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Bio-Hazard Cleanup with SERVPRO

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Over the years SERVPRO has stood apart from many of our competitors. One important part of what we do is Bio Recovery.

Bio recovery refers to the cleanup and remediation of situations dealing with biological hazards. Bio Hazards are extremely unfortunate and unexpected but they have to be handled with careful detail and precision.

We have Certified Bio Recovery Technicians (CBRTs) on our staff, who have been specially trained in the cleanup of hazardous biological agents. Regardless of the scenario, our professionals are prepared to handle it. Any blood or other potentially infectious agents will be cleaned and disinfected, while any materials unable to be disinfected (particularly porous ones such as carpet) will be collected and disposed of in specific ways to prevent cross contamination. Using specialized equipment for disinfection and protection, along with their knowledge of blood borne pathogens and potential for cross-contamination, our CBRT certified SERVPRO professionals can guarantee a quick and safe cleanup of any biohazard situation you are dealing with.

Call SERVPRO of North Garland anytime at 972-496-2441 for all of your cleanup needs!

Getting Ready for the New Year with SERVPRO of North Garland

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

A captured image of a tornado touching down in the North Texas area. Natural disasters don't give us any warning before they strike. It's important to take steps to be prepared.

A new year means new beginning. It’s in these new beginnings that we need to remember to take care of the things important to us, and for a lot of people that includes their homes. When emergencies happen in your homes you’re left with very little options. SERVPRO offers some of  the leading services in the industry when it comes to home restoration. Preparation is the best way to minimize the aftermath of any disaster. Double checking and securing at-risk areas in your home is the first and most crucial step to dealing with these unfortunate events. 

While in the Winter season it’s critical to remember the importance of leaving the faucets running slightly. Check the plumbing in the home for cracks and breaks in any of the lines. Christmas decorations and trees should be stored and put away properly. Give SERVPRO of North Garland a call so you can learn more about the Emergency Ready Plan. The ERP is a no cost assessment your local franchise can provide for any facility at the end of which they will leave you with a detailed plan on the most efficient way to get back to business. The information provided to you includes full comprehensive information about your facility including, emergency contacts, shut off valve locations, and priority areas. While you get an idea of what your first steps are to take, it’s important that you call someone to get help ASAP. SERVPRO comes with over 50 years of experience and can be a big asset especially since we have already familiarized ourselves with the facility. 

As we go forth into 2020, remember this decade is all about being prepared. The past decade was home to some pretty awful disasters in the North Garland area. Most recently SERVPRO of North Garland did a lot of recovery work for local residents who’s homes were damaged by the tornadoes that hit the DFW area in October 2019. Many homes were lost and others required a full spectrum of repairs. Through it all SERVPRO of North Garland provided move out services as well as restorations for the properties that were salvageable. When emergencies happen we can do the same for you give us a call at 972-496-2441.

Taking care of mold the right way.

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold infested wall SERVPRO of North Garland is the professional help you need for your mold removal.

When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or a broken water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can affect your health and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, SERVPRO of North Garland professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process. 

Step 1 - Call SERVPRO of North Garland

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us, SERVPRO of North Garland, at 972-496-2441. One of our representatives will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources and personnel needed.

Step 2 - Inspection & Damage Assessment

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold grows best in dark, moist areas with a food source (drywall, wood, etc.), so the areas that promote growth in homes are often out of sight. 

Step 3 - Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Step 4 - Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO of North Garland technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress.

Step 5 - Removing Mold & Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth. 

Step 6 - Cleaning Contents & Belongings

SERVPRO of North Garland cleans your furniture, decorative items, curtains and any other items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. We are also able to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment. 

Step 7 - Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

SERVPRO of North Garland Professionals understand mold growth, and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Call us now if you suspect mold growth in your home at 972-496-2441.

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning- North Garland

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

Before and after photos of commercial air duct cleaning. Left side shows dust build up right side is duct after removal. Commercial Air Duct Cleanings save your home or place of business from unnecessary Pathogens Give SERVPRO of Park Cities a call for more info.

Cleaning air ducts in a commercial building may seem like an unimportant item to add to a long list of “building needs”; however, it is not something to ignore, even if your ducts do not seem to be experiencing any issues. If you own a commercial property in the North Garland; area, consider using SERVPRO of North Garland when it comes time to clean the air ducts in your building. There are many benefits to having air ducts routinely cleaned, here are just a few:

  • Decrease in dust reentering the system, which will cut down in cleaning and remove potential allergens from the environment.
  • Reduce the risk of mold in your ducts, which will help lower the amount of mold spores spreading throughout your property.
  • Remove any materials from previous pest infestations, and decrease the likelihood of any future infestations.
  • Longer HVAC lifespan and greater HVAC efficiency.
  • Better air quality for building occupants.

For more information regarding a duct cleaning service for your commercial property call  of North Garland at 972-496-2441

North Garland Professional Mold Removal

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

The ceiling of a commercial location suffering from mold damage next to their exit sign. Mold Damage is dangerous and should always be handled by the professionals. Let SERVPRO help you.

When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or a broken water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can affect your health and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Park Cities professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process. 

Step 1 - Call SERVPRO of Park Cities

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us, SERVPRO of North Garland, at 972-496-2991. One of our representatives will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources and personnel needed.

Step 2 - Inspection & Damage Assessment

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold grows best in dark, moist areas with a food source (drywall, wood, etc.), so the areas that promote growth in homes are often out of sight. 

Step 3 - Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Step 4 - Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO Of North Garland technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress.

Step 5 - Removing Mold & Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth. 

Step 6 - Cleaning Contents & Belongings

SERVPRO of Park Cities cleans your furniture, decorative items, curtains and any other items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. We are also able to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment. 

Step 7 - Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

SERVPRO of North Garland Professionals understand mold growth, and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Call us now if you suspect mold growth in your home at 972-496-2441.

SERVPRO Joins the Garland Chamber of Commerce 35th Annual Golf Tournament.

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

The Servpro table is set up on a golf course under a white tent with games and raffle items. SERVPRO of North Garland getting involved in a local Golf Tournament.

This past Friday on 9/20/2019 SERVPRO of North Garland, as well as many other local businesses, participated in the 35th Annual Garland Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. The team had the opportunity to set up a tent, where we hosted games, and had giveaways which the players won by entering a raffle. The SERVPRO team networked with many of the two hundred and six players that competed in the tournament that day and we even entered a team with four of our own members.

The impact the tournament had on our community outreach was significant as it connected us to many other businesses as well as their employees. Many of the players who visited the SERVPRO of North Garland tent really enjoyed the snacks and refreshments that we offered with us hearing many times how we were their favorite stop of the day. The day ended with four happy raffle winners who took home golf themed gift baskets that were given away at the award ceremony. To learn more about us visit us at SERVPRO or give us a call at 972-496-2441.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Services

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Bio recovery refers to the cleanup and remediation of situations dealing with biological hazards. These types of events are ones that people hope they never have to deal with, but unfortunately crimes and trauma do happen and when they do SERVPRO of North Garland can help.

We have Certified Bio Recovery Technicians (CBRTs) on our staff, who have been specially trained in the cleanup of hazardous biological agents. Regardless of the scenario, our professionals are prepared to handle it. Any blood or other potentially infectious agents will be cleaned and disinfected, while any materials unable to be disinfected (particularly porous ones such as carpet) will be collected and disposed of in specific ways to prevent cross contamination. Using specialized equipment for disinfection and protection, along with their knowledge of blood borne pathogens and potential for cross-contamination, our CBRT certified SERVPRO professionals can guarantee a quick and safe cleanup of any biohazard situation you are dealing with.

Call SERVPRO of North Garland anytime at 972-496-2441 for all of your cleanup needs!

Choose SERVPRO for All Your Cleanup Names

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Garland is the first choice for fire and water restoration needs in North Garland, but there are many other services our professionals can perform to benefit both residential and commercial property owners.

Biohazard and Crime Cleanup

Exposure to harmful pathogens and chemicals can be extremely dangerous to human health. SERVPRO professionals have been specially trained in the cleanup, removal, and disposal of hazardous materials. Through the use of specialized safety equipment we can supply quick, dependable, and safe cleanup of a home or business.

Duct and HVAC Cleaning

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprits when it comes to poor air quality. In order to ensure the highest possible air quality for your family or commercial property occupants SERVPRO professionals can completely clean out your vents and HVAC system, or simply provide consistent recommendations throughout the year on the state and care of your system.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

At SERVPRO we have received special training in dealing with offensive odors that are difficult to eliminate. When dealing with difficult odors typical masking or removal attempts may work for some time, but eventually will wear off. Often times professional equipment and training is the only way to find both the source and the most effective removal method.

Call SERVPRO Today

To schedule any of these services, or to hear about the others we offer, call SERVPRO of North Garland at 972-496-2441.

Call SERVPRO for Your Mold Needs

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

When mold growth occurs in a home there are certain signs that will alert you to its presence. If you notice any of these signs it is important to call the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO immediately. Time is of the essence when it comes to your home and mold, so the sooner the remediation process can begin the better. Here are some mold symptoms to look out for in your home:

1) A bad smell - odor is usually the first sign you may have a problem with mold growth somewhere in your home. While it can be hard to pin down exactly what the smell is, if there are any out of place smells in your home that will not go away mold is a possible cause.

2) A water leak - if you have recently experienced a water damage, no matter how small, your home is now at risk for mold. Mold requires certain conditions in order to flourish, and moisture is one of the key components to growth. If you notice the humidity is high in your home, if you notice paint peeling, or any discoloration on the wall or ceiling, you may have a leak somewhere. A leak is always a potential source for mold, so it is important to stop any leaks as soon as you notice them.

3) Discoloration - along with signifying a leak, wall and ceiling discoloration can also indicate mold growth. Mold can grow on most organic materials, so even discoloration on the grout between your tiles can serve as an alarm for mold.

If you suspect a water damage or mold in your home please call us anytime at 972-496-2441.

SERVPRO Storm Services

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Many SERVPRO crews flocked to North Carolina following Hurricane Florence to assist with the cleanup, including our own SERVPRO of North Garland professionals. Getting back to “normal” is a long process, especially for those who had their homes destroyed by flood waters. Unfortunately, this lengthy cleanup is often exacerbated by mold.

Mold requires a warm, moist environment to grow. The flood waters produced by hurricanes along with the high temperatures of hurricane season (June-November) provide the perfect climate for mold. Hurricane Florence produced an unprecedented amount of rainfall – damaging hundreds of thousands of homes. On top of dealing with water damage these home owners may also have to be concerned about hazardous mold growth.

If you ever experience a flood in your home, there are some steps you can take to protect both yourself and your home from mold.

  • Protect your mouth and nose with a N-95 respirator.
  • Wear gloves to tear out any drywall.
  • Use eye protection.
  • Open as many doors and windows as possible to encourage air flow before SERVPRO professionals can get to the scene.
  • Do not paint or caulk over any visible mold, it only hides the issue from view.
  • Throw away any items that cannot be saved.

The key to preventing mold from growing in your home is removing the moisture. SERVPRO crews will work as fast as possible to begin the drying process, and are prepared to handle any mold that may arise. If you experience a water damage in your house call SERVPRO of North Garland anytime at 972-496-2441.

SERVPRO Mold Mitigation Services

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Garland Professionals can help provide a solution to your property’s mold damage needs.

Buildings with excessive moisture can be breeding grounds for mold growth. If your facility has experienced an ongoing moisture problem due to water intrusion, long-standing leaks, roof damage or from poor humidity control, it is important to be alert to the following factors:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problem that might indicate previous mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

Should mold be found within the facility, mold removal and remediation can help eliminate a potentially dangerous situation. SERVPRO of North Garland Professionals will arrive on-site alert for any visible signs of mold. Following industry standards for mold remediation, they will work to remove visible mold and reduce the potential for future mold growth.