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Always Call An Expert

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

A water damage restoration service is the kind of professional that no one wants to call, but when they are needed, it is important not to delay. Homeowners know that moisture is often the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space, and taking advantage of every little crack and structural problem. No matter how moisture gets into the building, the response should be the same. Bring in SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony as soon as possible to clean the home, dry it, and ensure there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the home through a contaminated source, don’t try to handle it on your own. Floods and sewage backflows contain a cocktail of deadly bacteria, viruses and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can leave a person seriously ill. A certified water damage restoration service like SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, we have the protective equipment to remain free from harm.

Restoration technicians have a lot of technology at their disposal. These include powerful vacuums and pumping systems, high volume air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture meters, and a number of detergents formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While the technicians work on the building, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a home is safe to live, and a business safe to work in; any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony utilizes advanced equipment and technology to quicken the restoration time and to minimize cost. We proudly serve our community and surrounding areas with 24/7 emergency availability. Give us a call today! (972) 335-9900

The right equipment (part two)

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

different types of dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony understands that using the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense.When time matters,technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony professionals will answer your call with fast action,exceptional equipment,and trained,uniformed personnel. Certainly,the right tool for the job is vital to timely mitigation,but perhaps more important,these water damage professionals thoroughly understand how to dry a structure and personnel property effectively. 

Dehumidification equipment- By extracting water vapor from the air,dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity,which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. In a water damage structure,dehumidifiers pull in the moist,humid air and then discharge dry,warm air.The dry air acts like a sponge,absorbing moisture from the wet materials.

The two main types of dehumidifiers used by SERVPRO of South Frisco/the Colony are "Refrigerant Dehumidifiers" which work similarly to air conditioners; and "Desiccant Dehumidifiers", which use chemicals,called desiccants,that readily absorb moisture from the air.

SERVPRO Knows Deodorization

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage in master bathroom

Even a small fire can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized. Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent problems.

As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the structure, leaving odorous residues and deposits on surfaces and in hard to reach places.  Unless fast, Professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors.

SERVPRO Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. Any restorable item in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized, including: furniture, draperies and upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC air ducts, and more.

SERVPRO Professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out and remove the sources of the odor. Ask SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony to explain the various deodorization methods available and which will work best for you.

Call SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony today at (972) 335-9900

Educational Facilities

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded school that SERVPRO performed mitigation services at.

AT SERVPRO® we believe learning shouldn’t be paused or cancelled, even in the face of disaster. Disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and Flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school or a campus of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue while we restore your facility. Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students; ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so. 

Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanups has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities:

K-12 Schools Colleges & Universities Dormitories Event and Sporting Arenas Libraries Daycares / Pre-K Facilities

Call SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony today at (972) 335-9900

The SERVPRO difference.

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Equipment stored inside a SERVPRO warehouse

The SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony difference

The People- Professionals from SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony are available 24 hours a day,365 days a year to help you get your life back.

Experience-SERVPRO is a franchise system with over 45 years of leadership in fire and water restoration and cleanup. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry,countless homeowners,commercial property managers and in one unforgettable instance,even the Pentagon.

Training-Mitigation professionals at SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony undergo extensive water restoration training and certification.

Equipment- with tens of thousands of building space,housing hundreds of pieces of cleaning and restoration equipment,SERVPRO of South Frisco/The Colony's professionals have the resources to help you take back control of your life.

Tips on Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

Appoint an Emergency Contact

  • Arrange for someone to collect mail and newspaper or Contact the US Post Office and your local newspaper and ask to have your mail held and services suspended.
  • If family member or friend will collect your mail and paper instruct them to do daily, as full mailboxes and porches can tip potential burglars.
  • Place various house lights on a timer to give impression someone is home. 

Entrust this Emergency contact person with your trip itinerary, contact information, and leave written instructions for alarm codes in the event a problem arises.

Take Plumbing and Electric Precautions

  • Adjust your thermostat for the season this will help control usage and maintain proper temperatures in your home.
  • Double check smoke detectors to ensure they are functioning properly.
  • Unplug electronics this will guard against possible shortages, which could potentially cause a fire.
  • Turn off the water valves to appliances, sinks and toilets
  • Prevent leaks and water damage from the source by shutting off water at the meter, supply tanks or appliances. Your local water company can help with this.