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The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering from a disaster.

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

A no cost assessment of your facility.
This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm at 972-668-3117to get your SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile today!

Hurricane Harvey and How to Help

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Harvey and How to Help Photograph of Hurricane Harvey from the International Space Station.

Over this weekend, Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The category 4 hurricane collided into the Texas coast, overwhelming families and businesses in the Houston area. The amount of people injured and dead is still unknown, and estimates place the overall cost of property damage and lost business up in the billions.

  If that isn't bad enough, Harvey is now a Tropical Storm and is lingering off the coast, dumping water onto coastal Texas. As the rain continues, many people are in danger due to flooding while others have lost homes and property. A lot of people are wanting to know how they can help the people who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and the  easiest way is to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm are proud partners of the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey. To make a quick donation, just go to: https://www.redcross.org and select the amount and you can even set up the frequency of multiple donations. Together, lets be #HoustonStrong and help the thousands of people affected by this massive tropical storm.

Choose SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset.

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Because you have so much invested in your home, choose the professionals here at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm to protect your most valuable asset. Your home says a lot about you and makes an impression on all those who enter it. You invest your time, energy and hard-earned resources to maintain, protect and increase the value of your home. Expect the very best service, at a fair price. SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm is committed to providing expert fire and water cleanup and restoration services, as well as top quality professional cleaning services for your entire home.

Cleaning services include:

  • Fire, smoke and soot cleanup and restoration
  • Water removal and dehumidification
  • Vandalism and crime scene cleanup
  • Mold remediation
  • Contents claim inventory service
  • Air duct and HVAC cleaning
  • Carpet and hard floor cleaning and care
  • Upholstery and drapes: Wet and Dry cleaning methods
  • Odor identification and deodorization
  • Stain removal and stain resistance applications

When you decide to sell your home, call on your local SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm for professional cleaning and restoration services that will help you showcase your property to potential buyers.

Call us anytime around the clock at 972-668-3117, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm are the leading experts in cleanup and restoration services.

Helping Schools

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Educational institutions can depend on their local professionals here at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage. With 24-hour emergency response, SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm provides professional cleanup, mitigation and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum. Your local SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm also provides expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup.

SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm System Services

Restoration:

  • Fire, smoke and soot
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim and Inventory Service

Cleaning:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism
  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Identification
  • Deodorization

Here to Help

We atSERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elmhave been dedicated to helping out our community any way possible. From residential cleanup and restoration, to commercial services.

The professionals here at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm helped get teachers and their students back in class after a busted pipe caused major flooding at a local Frisco school when a busted pipe caused major flooding. We worked around the clock to restore the effected area and prevent any secondary damage from occurring. Here at SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm, nothing is too large or small. From a small bathroom leak, to a large commercial building fire, we are always “Here to help.”®

Call us anytime at972-668-3117

Grill Safely Tips from SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm 

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

June and July are peak months for summer grilling fires. So when you pull out your backyard grill to wipe the built up dust off of it to once again brush up on your grilling skills in hopes that you will finally perfect that perfect secret recipe.  As exciting as it is to break out the grill for the official start of the summer season right, we have to always consider the safety that needs to be taken into account when preparing cook outdoors.

  According to the National Fire Protection Agency(NFPA), fire departments in the United States responded to an average of 8,900 home fires that involved the use of grills, hibachis, or barbecues per year. These 8,900 fires caused an annual average of $120 million dollars in property damage, 160 injuries and 10 civilian deaths.  Almost all the losses resulted from structure fires. The leading cause of grill fires came from the inability to properly clean a grill before using it, as well as not keeping it a safe distance from outside structures or the home itself and leaving the grill unattended. 83%, which breaks down to about every 5 out of 6 grills involved in home fires were fueled by gas, while 13% used other sources of fuel.

Precautions to take while grilling

• Stay alert when grilling. Avoid grilling when you are tired or have consumed too much alcohol.

• Do Not leave your grill unattended.

• Keep the grill in a place that is free from flammable items and away from porch rails, and low lying branches.

• Keep children and pets as far away from the grill as possible

• Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year.

NOTE: A light soap and water solution applied to the hose is a great way to check for leaks. You can often smell a propane leak, but propane will also release bubbles when the soap and water solution is applied. If you detect a leak, turn the gas tank and grill off. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.

• Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before igniting.

• If you smell gas while cooking, immediately move away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.

• If the flames go out for any reason, turn the grill and gas off and wait at least 15 minutes before re-lighting it.

• Keep your grill clean by regularly removing grease or fat buildup from the grates and trays below.

Here to help

The professionals here at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm are no strangers to fire damage in both residential and commercial properties. We can be reached anytime around the clock at 972-668-3117 be out at the affected area within 4 hours.

We Mean Business

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

When it comes to retail property, we mean business. Your store’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, you need trained and trustworthy professionals. SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm has been helping retail and commercial businesses since 2009.

If a disastrous fire, flood or mold problem closes your doors, the price tag of lost revenue can add up quickly. Your local SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm understands the urgency of minimizing business interruptions while keeping recovery costs low. By providing 24-hour emergency response and cleanup and restoration services, as well as expert cleaning services that reach beyond the range of your janitorial staff, it is the job of your local SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm will get you back in business quickly and with minimal interruption to you or your customers.

• Small Office Buildings

• Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings

• Apartment Buildings

• Restaurants

• Hotel/Motels

• Small Retail Stores

• Large Retail/Big-Box Stores

• High-Rise Residential

• Manufacturing & Industrial

• Government/Military

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Within one hour from notice of loss , A SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service.

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Within four hours of loss notification, A SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on site to start mitigation services (if necessary).

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Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person by a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm is available 24 hours a day to restore your property so we can get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,700 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events.

Next time your business is in need of cleanup or restoration, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm at 972-668-3117.

anytime around the clock and we will make it.

Like it never even happened.®

Small Fires Lead to Big Odors

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Even a small fire can cause odors in your business for years to come.

Any fire in your facility is bad. But when you try to clean it up yourself, it can be a disaster. Especially considering that smoke and soot from even a small fire can cause odors that may resurface for years. So before you risk doing more damage by attempting to clean it up yourself, call your local fire, smoke and soot cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm.

SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm does not just cover up lingering odors, we seek out the sources of odor and remove them. We also do several cleaning and restoration services such as:

 

Restoration

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot.
  • Water Removal & Dehumidification.
  • Mold Mitigation & Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs & Contents Restoration
  • Electronics & Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service.

Cleaning

  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism.
  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes & Blinds.
  • Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors.
  • Odor Identification.
  • Deodorization.

 

Next time your business is in need of cleanup or restoration, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm at 972-668-3117.

anytime around the clock and we will make it.

 

Like it never even happened.®

Mold Intrusion Leads to Unhealthy Living Environment

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

   Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

 

Take Precautions

 

The professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

 

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • excessive humidity.

 

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/ Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. In the event that mold was found, you will be asked to approve and sign a work authorization form prior to any mold cleanup to related work being performed. The technician may also recommend you to leave the affected area while the mold cleanup and associated containment process is being safely completed.

 

If extensive mold growth is present, additional assistance may be required. Some situations require the addition of an Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional with the specialized equipment and services needed to assess and/or repair property. You may wish to consult your adjuster if needed.

 

Help is Here

 

If you think you might have a mold problem, call the professionals anytime at 972-668-3117. SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm has professionals trained in mold remediation that will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold and help to restore your home back to a safe and moisture/mold free environment.

 

Like it never even happened.®

Timing is Everything

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Timing is Everything Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration.

Water leaks within a business can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboards and walls while moving throughout the structure, potentially creating mildewed staining walls. Quick action is critical in avoiding costly repairs and expensive downtime. The professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm understand the water damage event can only disrupt your facility, it can also interrupt day-to-day business functions possibly closing the business and ultimately affecting your revenues.

 

Leak Prevention Tips

Exterior

  • Check roofing for deterioration.
  • Check gutters and down spouts for blockage.
  • check basements and crawl spaces for moisture.

Interior

  • Check appliances in break rooms and cafeterias.
  • Check sinks and toilets in restrooms.
  • Check HVAC for leaks  and blockage.

 

Time is Money.

SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm will send out uniformed technicians that will arrive onsite usually within four hours of notification. The quick response time helps ensure that the damage is contained and there restoration process begins promptly. Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm to help you avoid unnecessary damage, cost and downtime.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with your cleanup and restoration needs.

Call 972-668-3117 and let us help you get back to business.

Happy National Teachers Appreciation Week

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

National Teacher Appreciation Day, otherwise called National Teacher Day, is seen on the Tuesday of the principal entire week in May. In 2017, National Teacher Day will happen on May 9th. This day is a part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first week of May every year.

The National Education Association depicts National Teacher Day  as a day for with respect to instructors and seeing the continuing duties they make to our lives. Educators assume a basic part in teaching and molding our kids: the future pioneers of our nation. They are benevolent, persistent, persevering, devoted and understanding experts that shape our kids' lives in a positive direction. We endow our kids with the educators, and they influence their lives once a day.

Thank a Teacher

  The time has come to say, "Thank You" to the uncommon educators that you know. Tell them that they are acknowledged for all that they do. Utilize #TeacherAppreciationDay to post via web-based networking media(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

History of Teacher Appreciation Day

Political and instructive pioneers initially started dialogs for a day to respect educators in 1944. In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt convinced the 81st Congress to announce National Teachers' Day. Congress announced March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association(NEA) kept on watching Teacher Day on the main Tuesday in March until 1985, when the National PTA set up Teacher Appreciation Week as the principal entire week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.

We at SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm have been dedicated to helping out our community any way possible. From residential cleanup and restoration, to commercial services.

The professionals here at SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm helped get teachers back to educating their students at a local Frisco school when a busted pipe caused major flooding. We worked around the clock to restore the effected area and prevent any secondary damage from occurring. Here at SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm, nothing is too large or small. From a small bathroom leak, to a commercial fire, we are always “Here to help.”®

Call us anytime at 972-668-3117