Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Damage? Leave it to the Professionals

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage? Leave it to the Professionals Suffering with water damage? Leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm.

Most people don't actively plan on water damage in their homes or businesses, so deciding the proper way to restore a flood damaged property is important.

With so many aspects of life becoming increasingly more expensive by the day, it is no wonder that so many Americans choose to go the Do-It-Yourself route on an ever expanding wide array of tasks. While changing one's own oil or even doing one's own drywall job is commendable, there are still some jobs that are best left to the professionals. Water damage restoration and mitigation is one of them.

Each year, billions of dollars in property damage occur all over the United States due to flood damage. While some of these properties will inevitably be written off, the vast majority are completely salvageable. This means that, even though massive property damage was ultimately incurred, there absolutely never should have been any to begin with. All too often, this is the simple result of the property owner not recognizing the severity of the situation and taking the proper steps to remedy it.

One of those important steps is to mitigate damage after a flood.

Call SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm

for professional mitigation services anytime around the clock at 972-668-3117 or click  www.SERVPROprosperlittleelm.com for more information.

Recognizing the Signs of Water Damage

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Recognizing the Signs of Water Damage There are some areas of your home that will be more at risk for water damage than others.

Water damage can be tricky to spot sometimes, but with these tips and tricks SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm can help you recognize whether you’re experiencing water damage in your home or property.

There are several things to look for such as colorations, textures, or even smells caused by water damage. Recognizing the signs of water damage can also help you prevent costly mold damage from developing.

  1. Pooling Water – This one is the most clear sign of water damage. You can usually find these around home appliances like toilets or water heaters. Pooling water can form on the ground from a leaky ceiling.
  2. Coloration – Water damage can cause discoloration on home structures. These are most notable on ceilings or walls. Usually water damage in a ceiling or wall will cause a yellow or brown discoloration. There can also be texture changes in the structure.
  3. Textures – Bubbling or peeling of paint on walls or ceilings is a sign of water damage if no discoloration is spotted. When it comes to flooring, keep a keen eye out for any warping, sagging, or swelling of flooring.
  4. Smells/Odors – Smells or odors are a sign of mildew from water damage that has gone undiscovered. This often happens in basements or under the home.

There are some areas of your home that will be more at risk for water damage than others, and it’s a good idea to periodically check on them so that you catch any water damage before it begins to do more damage to your property.

Some of the most frequent and at-risk places in your home for water damage are the following:

  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Roof
  • Building Foundation
  • Home Appliances

If you have discovered water damage in your home, it’s time to call a professional. SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm can help you out. Call us immediately at (972) 668-3117or REQUEST HELP ONLINE if you have been affected by water damage.

We work with your insurance! For a stress-free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.

Water Damage Restoration in Frisco, TX

11/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration in Frisco, TX We can efficiently and quickly dry up your Frisco home or business.

SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm now offers water damage restoration in Frisco, TX! Our water damage repair services involve water removal and cleanup of your home or business.

With all of the rain we’ve had in the North Texas area, there’s been a huge risk of water leaks in many people’s homes. Not only does leakage in your home put you at risk of mold, but also general water damage as a whole.

It is possible that your home or business has leaks in your foundation, walls, or ceiling. Our trained professionals can help identify and diagnose any potential leakage in your business. Hidden leaks can be hard to spot, so we recommend calling in a professional (link to contact/phone) to properly assess whether or not you have leakage.

We can efficiently and quickly dry up your Frisco home or business using our specialized water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques. SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm will properly document the drying process and make sure your home or business is dry and the job is done right from the start!

Give us a call at (972) 668-3117 or contact us through our website to get started with water damage restoration in Frisco, TX!

Water Damage Restoration in McKinney, TX

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration in McKinney, TX It is possible that your home or business has leaks in your foundation, walls, or ceiling.

SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm now offers water damage restoration in McKinney, TX! Our water damage repair services involve water removal and cleanup of your home or business.

With all of the rain we’ve had in the North Texas area, there’s been a huge risk of water leaks in many people’s homes. Not only does leakage in your home put you at risk of mold, but also general water damage as a whole.

It is possible that your home or business has leaks in your foundation, walls, or ceiling. Our trained professionals can help identify and diagnose any potential leakage in your business. Hidden leaks can be hard to spot, so we recommend calling in a professional to properly assess whether or not you have leakage.

We can efficiently and quickly dry up your McKinney home or business using our specialized water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques. SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm will properly document the drying process and make sure your home or business is dry and the job is done right from the start!

If you’d like more information on water damage, we have some tips that you can use until help arrives.

Give us a call at (972) 668-3117 or contact us through our website to get started with water damage restoration in McKinney, TX!

Water Damage? Leave it to the Professionals

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage? Leave it to the Professionals Suffering with water damage? Leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm.

Most people don't actively plan on water damage in their homes or businesses, so deciding the proper way to restore a flood damaged property is important.

With so many aspects of life becoming increasingly more expensive by the day, it is no wonder that so many Americans choose to go the Do-It-Yourself route on an ever expanding wide array of tasks. While changing one's own oil or even doing one's own drywall job is commendable, there are still some jobs that are best left to the professionals. Water damage restoration and mitigation is one of them.

Each year, billions of dollars in property damage occur all over the United States due to flood damage. While some of these properties will inevitably be written off, the vast majority are completely salvageable. This means that, even though massive property damage was ultimately incurred, there absolutely never should have been any to begin with. All too often, this is the simple result of the property owner not recognizing the severity of the situation and taking the proper steps to remedy it.

One of those important steps is to mitigate damage after a flood.

Call SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm

for professional mitigation services anytime around the clock at 972-668-3117 or click  www.SERVPROprosperlittleelm.com for more information.

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!

What to do After a Flood

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

What to do After a Flood

 

  Regardless of whether a flooding is brought about by ground water, falling water, or home water system malfunction, there are some accepted procedures you'll have to utilize inside the initial 24 hours after the flood to guarantee the security of your home and family and give you the most ideal result with your insurance agency.

  If flooding was serious enough for you to leave your house, make sure to avoid additional risks when you return. Do not enter the home until you have checked for any visible damage around the structure of the home. In addition, its important to turn off all electrical and water supplies to your home, even if they aren’t working at the time, open the fuse box to your home and flip the main breaker to avoid additional risks.

  Once you have determined your home is safe to enter, you want to thoroughly document the extent of the damage caused by the flood. Take pictures of all damaged areas and do not remove the built up water until you have documented all flooding damage to your entire home, if so you could be minimizing the amount of coverage from your insurance provider.

  Make sure to wear the proper protective equipment when returning back to your home and removing all undamaged possessions.

  The built up water from the flood could have sewage water or other contaminants from household chemicals inside the home. Wearing rubber gloves and water-proof boots will help ensure your health and safety. 

  Once you have removed all of your undamaged possessions, you will want to call your insurance provider and give them the state your home is in and all repairs you intend on doing, follow your insurance providers directions if they want you to wait on any home repairs before an adjuster can come out to your home. To guarantee you receive the best cleanup and restoration services, make sure and call SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm at 972-668-3117 and we will work quickly and efficiently on the cleanup and restoration of your home.

Don't let MOLD happen to you!!

1/19/2016 (Permalink)

From the Ordinary

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Fungi produce some very useful results.  Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods, and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold.  An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold. 

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful.  Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

To the Unhealthy 

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 is 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 multiple.  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.

SERVPRO of Propser/Little Elm has the professionals that are needed to prevent mold from becoming a problem when a water damage occurs.