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Water Damage Timeline

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

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 become a concern.

Four Ways to Check for Hidden Water Leaks

4/16/2022 (Permalink)

water puddle on concrete slab of residential property Hidden water damage found when wood flooring was removed.

Think you may have a water leak somewhere in your home? Here are some good ways to tell when the leak is not obvious.

  1. Pay Attention to Increased Water Bills

Monitor your water bill for sudden unexplained increases.

  1. Check Your Water Meter

Pick a few hours when you can go without using the water In your home. Record your water meter before and after. Was there an increase?

  1. Toilet Leaks

Put a drop of food coloring in your toilet’s tank. If within 15 minutes or less, the toilet bowl reveals that color, you may have a leak. Make sure to flush the toilet multiple times after performing this test so your bowl does not get stained.

  1. Look for Mold

Where there is mold, there is moisture. Something is feeding that moisture. It’s possible there is a leak somewhere.

SERVPRO® of Flower Mound / Lewisville will Deep Clean your Restaurant

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

Obviously, a restaurant's preparation areas should be kept clean. But, besides the everyday cleaning of kitchen equipment and appliances, it is necessary to perform a deep cleaning of kitchens at least once to twice a year.

Appearance

A restaurant's: atmosphere, attention to detail, and well-kept facilities are important for a customer's good first impression. The appearance of a restaurant's kitchen can bring in clients as well as scare them away.

Safety

A messy and unorganized look will affect guests' appetites as well as employee productivity. Daily mopping sustains a clean floor, but will not scrub deeply enough to remove certain bacteria. Sticky floors and unwanted objects can cause personnel or guests to slip. For a truly clean floor, it is important to remove: grease, oil, gum and even mold.

For a deep cleaning of your restaurant, please call SERVPRO® of Flower Mound / Lewisville today!

Source: Yahoo Finance online

Restoring a Lewisville home from a water line failure.

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Green air movers on a brown carpeted bedroom floor Restoring a Lewisville home from a water line failure.

Unfortunately we must remind those in our community that water damages don't wait until after the holidays. They always seem to happen at the most inconvenient time, right?

The water supply line to the toilet in this Lewisville home failed while the owners were away at work causing multiple rooms to be affected. Our emergency response team received the call and was onsite within 30 minutes to begin restoration services. Our team understands it's imperative to begin restoring the structure as soon as possible to reduce secondary damage as well as down time for residents and business owners.

If your home or business experiences a water damage or any other loss this holiday season, give our team at SERVPRO of Flower Mound/Lewisville a call! 972-420-4771 

Why is My Refrigerator Leaking Water?

12/19/2021 (Permalink)

Reasons for a Leaky Refrigerator

If your refrigerator is leaking water and causing water damage to your flooring it’s usually because if one of two reasons.

Reason #1 your fridge is leaking

A blocked defrost drain is one of the most common causes of water leakage. This happens when food particles or other debris clogs up the drain hose, which can lead to ice buildup and, eventually, water leaking out of the freezer and refrigerator.

Fix: First, try flushing the drain from inside the freezer with warm water, using a turkey baster or a small funnel. You can also try using a pipe cleaner or a straightened coat hanger to forcibly remove the clog. If this doesn't fix the problem you may need to manually remove the debris that is clogging the check valve at the end of the drain hose.

Reason #2 your fridge is leaking

From time to time, a clogged or frozen water supply line will cause water to puddle beneath the refrigerator. It will also affect ice production from the ice maker and slow or stop water flow from the dispenser.

Fix: First, unplug the refrigerator and locate the shut-off valve, typically underneath the sink, behind the refrigerator, or below the refrigerator in the basement. Make sure this valve is closed, and look for any leaks, kinks, or clogs in the plastic supply line.

Source: CNET online

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville Employees are Well-Trained

12/19/2021 (Permalink)

screenshot of employee bios from a website Check out our About Us section to learn more about our SERVPRO of Flower Mound team!

Why is SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville the best at damage restoration?

Back in 1992, SERVPRO Corporate developed a National Training Center to teach restoration and mitigation skills to Franchise Owners, employees, and insurance industry professionals.

The National Training Center offers employee training as a self paced program designed specifically for the franchise employee. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

SERVPRO is an approved IICRC (Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning) Training School that offers year-around classes in the following categories:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Applied Structural Drying

In addition, SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville is bio hazard and mold certified as well. Click HERE to view our full list of certifications and affiliations.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO Understands That When It Comes to Business, Time is Money

12/19/2021 (Permalink)

Does SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville work with businesses on damage restoration?

Yes, we sure do! And we understand how badly you need to get everything back to normal quickly.

When SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville restores commercial spaces from water damage, mold, fire damage, and other damage, we understand that the longer a business cannot operate, the longer it cannot generate revenue. SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville will work emergency hours and around the clock to get your business back up and running as fast as possible while working with your insurance company the entire way. No commercial job is too big or too involved for SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville. We are faster to any size disaster and are here to help. To learn more about SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville commercial restoration click HERE or call today to learn more.

Why SERVPRO?  SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville is Hazmat and Bio Hazard Removal Trained

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

man in tyvek coveralls holding up two peace signs in a stairwell Biohazard may not be very appealing but we are happy to assist our customers in their time of need!

Cleaning for Bio Hazard Information

Bio hazard clean up is considered: blood clean up, urine clean up, human feces clean up, animal feces clean up, vomit clean up, and other human fluids.  General maid and janitorial services will not remove these items due to their potentially hazardous nature.  SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville technicians are trained and properly uniformed to safely remove bio hazardous materials. This is why you can rely on SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville to get the job done quickly, safely, and to sanitation standards.  Many homes and buildings that have been left unattended and/or improperly cared for will generally require this type of service. SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville will remove all hazardous items and properly dispose of them. If you or your business is in need of bio hazard removal, please do not hesitate to call today.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO is Faster to Disaster

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville offers a 24 hour emergency service. Our office is open Monday through Friday, however there will always be someone to answer your call after hours and on the weekends.  If the event is classified as an emergency, SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville will be out right away regardless of time or day.  When hurricanes, floods, wild fires, and other disasters strike all around the country, SERVPRO franchises band together and travel sometimes thousands of miles to come to the disaster area to help restore homes and businesses affected. If there is a catastrophic event in the Dallas area, SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville will call in "extreme teams" that will arrive in your town to help cover more ground and to help more home and business owners. If your home or business has suffered a water damage or other emergency event, please do not hesitate to call. 

How Quickly Does Mold Grow After Water Damage

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Should I repair water damage myself?

Maybe you had a water leak from a plumbing problem or from a leaky refrigerator. Maybe we had a major storm, hurricane, or tornado sweep through the Dallas area. Either way, now your home has water damage. Depending on how severe the water damage, you are probably asking yourself, “Should I clean up the water damage myself or hire a professional?”.  The following are a couple things to consider. First, hopefully, the water damage will be covered by your insurance company. SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville works with all insurance companies in the area and knows what each company is looking for (this will make things easier on you). Second, if the area is not properly and completely dried out, even in the areas you cannot see, the structure will more than likely suffer secondary damage. What is secondary damage? Mold growing in your home is known as secondary damage after a water damage event. Mold needs moister to grown and it can grow within 24-48 hours.  Time is a factor after a water damage. If mold is already growing in your home after a water damage, SERVPRO of Flower Mound / Lewisville can remediate that as well. We are here to help. Give us a call today!