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Storm damage cleanup in Fort Worth, Texas

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

A hail storm caused roof damage for this home in Fort Worth, Texas.  The before picture shows the damage which affected living area and bedrooms.  According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hail causes about $1 billion in damage to property each year. The property damage can be as minimal as a few broken shinglesto total destruction.  Its important to know what to do when a severe storm hits in your city.  

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 Fort 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.  Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - 817-232-3333

Holidays and Kitchen Safety for homeowners

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

The holidays often come with a spike in house fires due to increased cooking.  Have you ever been running late, out the front door, and forgotten to turn off the electrical appliance, such as a stove, oven, or a space heater?  Creating electrical hazards in your home is all too easy.  You can do it unintentionally as you go about the business of a typically hectic day.

Here are some tips to eliminate potentially dangerous situations:

  • Maintain electrical appliances properly-repair or replace faulty appliances & replace broken or frayed cords
  • Don't run electrical cords under carpets
  • Don't overload outlets
  • Use extension cords only for temporary purposes 

If your home or business experiences a fire, call SERVPRO Of Northwest Fort Worth! 

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth is dedicated to responding immediately to your Fort Worth fire damage emergency. A faster response is the key to help prevent additional damage and reduce the restoration cost.

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We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

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We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

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Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

Our “restore first” mentality helps to lower costs and get you back in your home or business sooner. This focus relies upon our specialized training and equipment to restore your property back to pre-fire condition.

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Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a smoke or fire damage emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Fort Worth community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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

A pipe leak in foundation causes water damage in Fort Worth, TX

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

A pipe leak caused water damage in this residential home in Fort Worth, TX.  Our highly trained technicians assessed the situation.  After the  plumber repaired the leak water removal and water extraction began.  Set up of equipment was placed to help speed up the drying process to prevent further water damage.  The customer was satisfied with the results of the 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.

A fire sprinkler pipe break floods this local car dealership in Fort Worth, TX

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

A local car dealership in Fort Worth, TX had a fire sprinkler pipe break and flooded their Parts Department.  The phone call was dispatched after hours and our technicians arrived on the scene fast!  Drying equipment was set up to help speed up the drying process and to prevent further business interruption.  The manager was very happy with how fast we responded and the results of the completed job.  

Flooding and water damage events at Fort Worth commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.  

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Cooking Fire in kitchen creates a mess in Saginaw, TX

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

A cooking fire in this kitchen causes smoke and soot to affect other areas of the home.  The picture shows the mess left behind after smoke and soot settled onto the ceiling.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth was called to clean up the mess after the cooking fire.   Our highly trained technicians took out cabinets and cleaned the air ducts, ceilings, and walls.  The owner was happy and spoke about what a great job we did for them.  

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.  

Economic Impact of Storm Damage in the United States

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Economic Impact of Storm Damage in the United States Weather disasters in the United States in 2017.

Last year was an historic year for climate disasters according to NOAA Damage costs from weather and climate disasters exceeded $306 billion in 2017, when the United States was impacted by three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, drought, and wildfires. Records show that 2017 and 2011 are tied for highest number of billion dollar disasters, 16 each year. 

Looking at the current year, "In 2018 (as of October 9), there have been 11 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included 1 drought event, 6 severe storm events, 1 tropical cyclone event, 1 wildfire event, and 2 winter storm events. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 105 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted." (See: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2018).

At SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth, we are just a phone call away. Call us at (817) 232-3333, anytime, day or night. We will be happy to assist you with mitigating storm damage at your home or business.

Emergency Services in Saginaw, TX

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Emergency Services in Saginaw, TX After SERVPRO, this upstairs bathroom is dry and ready for new flooring in Fort Worth, TX.

When you have a water loss, call SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth at (817) 232-3333! A franchise employee answers the phone 24/7. We will ask you a few questions to find out the source of the water and what is wet. We will send a qualified crew out to your home or business right away, at your convenience, day or night. We show respect for your home, your property, and your family members. Please let us know your primary concerns, so that we can be sure to meet your needs. We will mitigate the water damage and dry the wet materials. If you file a homeowner's claim, we will communicate with your adjuster and invoice your insurance company. We minimize the disruptions to your routine, and keep our work areas tidy. Our entire staff wants you to be pleased with our work.

Recently, we helped a homeowner who had a different restoration company tell her that they would not be able to set up drying equipment because the job was too small. A few days later, she became concerned that the flooring upstairs was damaged. So she called SERVPRO. Our crew did a thorough moisture check in both levels of her home, identified the wet materials, and set up drying equipment. At the end of the job, the homeowner was happy that her home had been dried out properly. 

"We're Here to Help" - for emergency services and beyond. 

Staying Safe During a Storm in Northwest Fort Worth, TX

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Staying Safe During a Storm in Northwest Fort Worth, TX Thunderstorms with lightning make a big impression in Northwest Fort Worth, TX.

In Texas, thunderstorms and heavy rain are common. When a storm is on the weather radar, stay safe with a few simple tips. 

Preparing for the storm:

Put together storm safety kits for your family and pets. Include food and water, phone charging power bank, radio and flashlights, batteries, first aid kit, activity kit, blankets, change of clothes and shoes, and anything else you anticipate needing.

During the storm:

If the power goes out, plan to stay indoors. Use flashlights and battery powered lanterns instead of candles in order to minimize risk of fire. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Unplug appliances and electronics.

If you are outside during the storm, quickly get inside a safe structure. 

If you are driving your vehicle during the storm, drive at a slower pace on the clearest route. Stay away from downed or damaged power lines. Drive clear of damaged trees and tree limbs. Don't drive into water or through storm debris.

Use common sense and planning to get through the storm safely. If you have water damage from the storm, call SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth at (817) 232-3333 to take care of your home. 

Fire Extinguisher tips for Homeowners

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Most people pass by fire extinguishers as you walk  the hallways at work or school.  The question is do you know how to use a fire extinguisher?  According to FEMA, the majority of Americans don't know how to use an extinguisher, even if they have one at home.  Fires double in size every 60 seconds, so you don't want to be wasting time reading an instruction manual in an emergency situation.  

Three questions to ask yourself before attempting to put a fire out with an extinguisher:

  1. Are you taller than the fire?
  2. Do you have the right fire extinguisher for the type of fire?
  3. Is the fire extinguisher pressurized?

If you answered yes to all three questions, then you are ready to put out the fire with the extinguisher.  Position yourself with your back to an unobstructed exit so you can get out quickly if necessary.  Safety comes first! 

The discharge range for extinguishers can run from 6-20 feet.  You want to be far enough away to not be in danger of being burned, and close enough that the discharge will be effective.  

When dealing with a fire extinguisher just remember the acronym PASS.

  • Pull the pin
  • Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the trigger
  • Sweep from side to side

The next step is to slowly back away even if the fire appears to be extinguished, don't turn your back on it.  There could be hidden fires or unseen hot spots that can ignite into a large flame at any moment.  If you have any doubt about your ability to fight a fire.... EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY!

If you have never used a fire extinguisher before check with your local emergency services/community organizations who offer classes.  It is highly recommended that you do so.  Now you know the basics to pass along to others.   

Water Damage from Rising Water in Fort Worth, TX

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from Rising Water in Fort Worth, TX Heavy rains can cause rising water to flood your home.

It’s now November of 2018, and the rainfall total for the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex area is over 50 inches. The average annual precipitation for the DFW area is 36 inches. The local lakes and reservoirs are at or above 100% full. With all the rain in Texas this year, we have received more calls than usual from homeowners affected by rising surface water flooding their homes.

One homeowner has a lovely atrium with windows and sliding doors all around it. The drain filled with rainwater and leaves, and then water came through her doors and walls into several rooms of her home.

Other homeowners have had clogged rain gutters and downspouts. Rain water poured off the roof into the flower beds, then flooded through the lower walls into the house.

One homeowner called us when lake water rose up all the way past the patio and into his house.

When you call SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth at (817) 232-3333, we will be on site quickly to help mitigate the damage flood water caused, and to dry your home.