Unseen Water Leaks Cause The Most Damage
There's always cause for concern whether you come home to a small water leak or a large water leak. Why should someone worry about a small leak? It is the water you can't see that actually causes the most damage! Your SERVPRO professionals understand how disruptive unseen water damage is. The water can contain bacteria, within a few days cause mold, and stopping the source can be very difficult if you can not easily see the water. That is where we come in! Do not risk secondary damages trying to cleanup the mess yourself. Call your SERVPRO professionals to ensure the source of the leak is stopped, the structure is completely dry so that mold will not spread, and to give you a peace of mind!
Here are a few tips to prevent leaks and a headache when they do happen:
1. Always keep your roof inspected and up- to- date on all repairs.
2. Document your possessions.
3. Keep your trees trimmed to prevent them from falling onto your roof.
4. Keep all gutters and spouts cleared out to make sure they are draining properly.
5. Guard your foundation and basement.
6. Keep up with your HVAC equipment and appliances.
This is a picture of our ozone room, we use it to clean and deodorize contents naturally!
Ozone treatment is a powerful way to eliminate odors without the use of chemicals or masking deodorizers. The ozone room can be used after a fire to get soot smells off of contents. You set the contents in the room, set the timer, and let it work its magic! The ozone room works by utilizing an electrical current and breaks down odors. The ozone room is a very important tool that SERVPRO utilizes when cleaning contents and deodorizing because it kills the odors at the source without using harsh chemicals. Here is the science behind the ozone room: Normal oxygen is mixed with an electrical current such as lightning transforming normal oxygen into activated oxygen. The activated oxygen is what cleans the air, contents, etc. This is why it always smells so fresh outside after a thunder storm! The activated oxygen from the electrical currents is cleaning the air naturally! Electricity is nature's way of cleaning the air.
How Mold Grows
There are many mold scares in the United States because it can be a huge health issue, mold can destroy a house, and it can be very hard to get rid of. Mold can be an epidemic for some homeowners because their home is food for mold! The way mold spreads is through spores in the air, that does not always mean it will lead to a mold epidemic in your home. Mold can not grow on dry surfaces, the only way it can spread is with wet surfaces. Simple solution is to keep your home dry and you wont have a mold problem. Although, it is not always that easy!
Here are some tips to keep your home dry and the humidity low to avoid getting mold:
- Before taking a bath, shower, or cooking a meal on the stove turn on your exhaust fan. This will suck up any moisture getting into the air.
- After taking a bath or shower leave your shower curtain open to air out the tub.
- Make sure to dry any wet areas immediately!
- Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate!
- Open some windows if it starts getting humid and burp your house.
- Monitor your humidity levels indoors.
- Equip your home with mold resistant products.
- Clean and repair roof gutters and try to direct all water away from your home.
Hurricane Season 2018- Slightly Above Average
Weather experts say there is a slightly above average hurricane season ahead of us this year. SERVPRO of Lake Arlington is ready to combat these storms! We have equipment for drying structures so they can be saved and not have to be replaced! This saves people time and money. The weather experts say to expect 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, 3 intense hurricanes, and an accumulated cyclone energy of 130. We must be prepared for these storms! Our certified storm technicians know the necessary steps to take when a storm hits your home. SERVPRO is capable of board-ups, roof tarps, and more! Our crew can travel to areas that are more likely to be affected by these storms like the coast of Texas and Houston areas; we traveled and worked during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. SERVPRO is here to help those in need!
Storm Season Is Here Again
It's storm season again when the cold arctic air from Canada and the warm tropical winds from the Gulf of Mexico meet and cause major weather disturbances in North Texas. As everyone who's lived here a while knows we can see all kinds of damaging weather from torrential rains, ice, sleet, hail, high winds and tornadoes. When these storms hit SERVPRO of Lake Arlington is ready to clean up the mess and make it "Like it never happened". With over 40 franchises in the Dallas Forth Worth metroplex and our expert storm team always on the ready SERVPRO of Lake Arlington has the resources available to handle any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians will restore your property while providing excellent customer service in the process.
24/7 we are here for you.
31st Annual SERVPRO Golf Tournament a Success!
Thanks to everyone who made this year's annual SERVPRO Golf Tournament a great success. It was great to see all the hard work leading up to the event pay off as the day ran as smooth as could be. We were blessed with a splendid October day at the beautiful Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas. Good times were had by all as we raised money for the American Red Cross. The Lake Arlington franchise showed up in force with four teams playing. Although none could bring home the top prize they were all competitive especially in the "left handed marshmallow drive" and all had a great time raising money for a great cause.
For those who couldn't make it we missed you and remember there's always next year to join in the fun.
31st Annual Golf Tournament
SERVPRO of Lake Arlington is proud to announce the 31st Annual SERVPRO Golf Tournament!
This year it will be held at the beautiful Bear Creek Golf Club which is located at 3500 Bear Creek Ct in Dallas, Texas.
The date is Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The festivities begin at 8:30 am with a shotgun start. Registration begins at 7:30 am.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided and there will be prizes awarded.
All proceeds from this years' tournament will go to the American Red Cross. During the event participants will also have additional opportunities to donate to this worthy cause.
We hope you can be our guest for a great day of golf, fun, food and prizes as we raise funds for an important organization.
Contact us for more information or if you are interested in participating.
Mold in Midland, TX
Here is a picture of our Marketing girls wrapping the front doors of the home to protect them while the crew was doing demo on the home.
A pipe bursting through a multi-million dollar home and flooding it while the family was on vacation caused a category 3 water damage that lead to mold. Our team was there for about 3 weeks as we began the remediation processes. Our SERVPRO team is certified in water, fire, and mold remediation. We began the process by packing out all contents of the affected rooms in the house and moving it to an unaffected area. Once all of the contents were squared away our team began demo. Our team pulled and saved granite countertops, cabinetry, and doors. Our crew also saved all of the hardware in the home to be reused. We then began to pull all of the flooring from the affected areas and cut the walls to pull drywall, insulation, and foam that was affected. Our team cleaned up after all the demo was completed and began hepa-vacuuming all surfaces. Our crew hepa-vacuumed multiple times to get up all dust, dirt, mold spores, etc. from the surfaces until it was clean. Lastly, our crew sprayed anti-microbial on all surfaces and fogged the home. We passed the mold test and was able to say our work was complete. The homeowner was very happy with the hard work from our team and was most impressed we were in and out in under 3 weeks!
Chemical Sponge Cleaning
This is a picture of chemical sponges that SERVPRO uses to properly clean fire and soot residue.
Chemical sponges are for removal of dry dirt, dust, and dry smoke soot residues. Our SERVPRO team uses these sponges on all of our fire jobs while cleaning. If our team needs to reach high ceilings we have poles that hold the chemical sponges up high so we can reach those areas. This is a very good way to get soot residue off of walls and ceilings. You never want to wipe fire soot off with a wet sponge, it will only smear more! We use a dry sponge for that very reason. Although, chemical sponges should not be used with protein fires because it will only smear it more. Our technicians are certified in fire restoration and we have the perfect chemicals for any size job.
Spring Showers Can Bring Summer Mold
Everyone knows a very high percentage of the rain that falls during the year falls in the spring. In Texas we get through the storms and heavy rain by looking forward to the beautiful bluebonnets they help produce along our highways and rural fields.
The heavy rains can also cause water damage in homes. Sometimes this damage occurs in a vacation home or in an area of the home that is not discovered until later, giving mold a chance to grow and take hold.
SERVPRO of Lake Arlington are experts in both water damage and mold mitigation and remediation.
Our professional technicians will restore your water damage or mold issue while providing excellent customer service.
SERVPRO of Lake Arlington is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help
Call us at 817-460-7766