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Fort Worth, You Can Depend on SERVPRO | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

two SERVPRO employees unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is your local restoration expert. We are the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration.

SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is dedicated to always going above and beyond and consistently doing our due diligence to maintain the highest standards when doing home and business restoration. We also pride ourselves on offering a myriad of services.

When SERVPRO shows up at your home or business, we want you to know we can handle the job.

We encourage you to look into our company, so you can have peace of mind that SERVPRO is the right choice for you. We offer several remediation focuses, including anything in the following areas:

Water Damage

Regardless of the size of a flood, it can cause serious damage. Flooding causes more than $10 billion in damages nationwide every year.

It is likely that you will encounter flooding issues in your lifetime as a home or business owner, but SERVPRO has the tools to handle flooding.

Depending on the amount of water that makes up your flooded space, our team may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial-strength wet/dry vacuums. Furthermore, we will help you develop a plan to ensure that your home is cleaned, dried and fully restored to its preloss condition.

Fire Damage

Residential fires are far more common than you might think, with a fire department responding to a fire every 23 seconds.

Home fires have the potential to penetrate inside the core elements of your structure including the underlying support beams. This is why if your home has fallen victim to fire damage, it’s critical that you call SERVPRO of North Fort Worth immediately for a consultation that will begin the restoration process and get your home back to normal in no time.

Storm Damage

In Fort Worth, you never know when a light drizzle could turn into heavy rain or a full on flood. In the past, the area has experienced unexpected flash floods, which lead to damaged homes and business. If flash floods hit your home in the future, remember this important rule: Never let water damage set!

Storms and flooding can damage not only your house, but also your belongings. The mindset of SERVPRO is to restore content rather than to replace it so that we can save you money and keep your precious keepsakes alive.

Restoration may include anything from cleaning services to construction work. Regardless of the extent of the damage, we can bring your home back to preloss condition in no time.

What Sets SERVPRO Apart?

No one wants to deal with repairs at their home or business. At SERVPRO, we understand and go to great length to work with your schedule, making sure that our staff is trained to ensure you and your restoration needs are handled with care, and the highest standards.

If you have home or business restoration needs, call SERVPRO of North Fort Worth to set up an evaluation and estimate to bring your property back to life. You can rest assured we’ll have your home or business back to preloss condition as quickly as possible.

Regardless of the type of damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when you need a dependable team to help you rebuild your life.

The Partner You Never Knew You Needed | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of North Fort Worth - your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should your business experience any damage.

You need all the help you can get when it comes to keeping a company afloat. As a property manager or owner, you understand how difficult it is to just keep things operating. For businesses like yours, major interruptions or losses could mean closing your doors for good.

However, for all of your cleaning and recovery requirements, your business has a built-in silent partner, and it’s right here in Fort Worth’s backyard. SERVPRO can take care of so many different business demands that it’s like having a dedicated ally who is responsible for an entire aspect of your company’s performance.

Let’s take a look at what we mean:

Large loss recovery. Fires, storms and floods are among the top causes of financial loss for businesses around the country, and they can cause even greater damage if action isn’t taken fast. When you contact SERVPRO, you’re connecting with a top-tier professional crew that’s available 24 hours a day to deliver proven emergency services and help you get back on your feet quickly.

Emergency Ready Plan. If your company is prepared, recovery begins before a tragedy occurs. We can assist you in creating the ideal strategy to carry out when the time comes. During a crisis, you may need an emergency chain of command, alternative meeting or workplaces, temporary suppliers, or other services, and we’ll have you set up with a single button press that initiates all of them.

Cleaning of All Kinds. We have an answer for every case, from trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal to ordinary necessities like carpet cleaning and upholstery restoration in high-traffic areas. We’ve been doing this for a long time and have seen and cleaned all there is to see and clean.

Restoration Services. Storms can cause flash flooding. The interns can accidentally start a fire. A water line can burst. All of these things need repair and cleaning, which SERVPRO excels at. You can count on us to restore your business’ shine after an unwelcome occurrence, from water removal through to restoration.

Industry Specialization. We can assist any organization, and we’ve spent decades knowing the ins and outs of each industry. We can handle any cleaning or restoration requirements your company may have, no matter how particular or unusual they are. In many circumstances, we can also surround the repair area so that ordinary activity in other areas of your business is not disrupted.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Our Full Spectrum of Services | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

A green SERVPRO van parked in a warehouse full of equipment When you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO of North Fort Worth to get the job done.

You might know what’s happening when you see our big green truck rolling through town. Perhaps the corner store took some damage from the recent storm, and our team is arriving to help restore it.

Most have at least an idea that SERVPRO is some kind of restoration company. That isn’t wrong entirely, but it’s not at all the complete picture of what we really can do. We are a full-service cleaning, restoration and reconstruction beast—your insurance’s favorite beast.

Here’s a better look at the spectrum of services SERVPRO can provide:

Water damage recovery. From leaks to floods, no matter the size of water damage your house incurred, we will get you back to dry.

Fire damage recovery. While the United States is seeing a 40-year downward trend, fires still occur every 23 seconds. Fires can cause severe destruction, but we provide the help it takes to restore your home and property.

Mold removal. Mold can grow and spread soon after water damage if left untreated. It can even threaten the structure of your home. Because it isn’t safe to remove mold on your own, let our experts in green handle it for you.

Storm recovery. Natural disasters can cause unimaginable damage, but we have everything it takes to tackle all of your storm recovery needs.

Commercial needs. We provide businesses and commercial spaces the services we provide to homeowners—and even a few more specialized services.

General cleaning. Homes and businesses alike require an extra set of cleaning hands every now and then. Perhaps your carpets or upholstery need cleaning, but you have more important things competing for your attention. We will give you the clean you deserve while you focus on other things.

Specialty cleaning. We offer specialized services like document restoration, duct cleaning and even biohazard cleanup. No matter what it is, we can clean it, restore it or rebuild it.

Construction. When the worst case scenario happens and your space can’t be restored, you can rely on SERVPRO to rebuild it to its preloss condition. 

Add 24-hour service and an easy insurance process to all this, and the picture becomes clear—when you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Water Damage Restoration | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

< img src =”house.jpg” alt = “a house floating in a large body of water" > When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO of North Fort Worth for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration.

It’s happening right now in some unfortunate home, and it happens to 14,000 more people every day. Water damage, it seems, gets to us all at one point in some form.

You already know that you should call the experts at SERVPRO when you have a water damage issue. What you may not know is how you can expect that process to go.

A little enlightenment for you, if we may:

Emergency Contact. First, you have to contact us. When you do, we’ll walk you through a few questions and start scripting a plan for your issue. Then we’ll set an appointment time to meet up in person shortly thereafter.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment. Once SERVPRO experts arrive at your home, they’ll take a thorough look around and make a final appraisal of the damage, making sure to note any areas that may be hazardous for you. They’ll also determine the state of a few things—noting whether they can be restored and cleaned, or if they’ll need to be reconstructed or replaced.

Water Removal. These pump trucks aren’t here merely to look pretty. We’ll cut them loose and let the pumps drink their fill until your home is rid of all that unwanted output.

Damaged Material Removal. As determined earlier, some items will need replacement, and thus will need be removed. We’ll haul them away to get them off site and speed up the drying process for the remaining items.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Deodorization. Smells, stains and even toxins can fill your home after water invades. We’ll use our proprietary cleaning solutions and techniques to ensure that your home is both safe and clean.

Drying. Even after the pumps are done, there’s still going to be excess moisture in your home, which could allow mold to grow on various affected surfaces, including furniture and clothing. We’ll use specialized gear to get rid of that offensive moisture and prevent the growth of the toxic black stuff.

Monitoring. We’ll always have an eye toward progress and efficiency, and we’ll regularly be checking in to make sure things are going as they should.

Repairs and Construction. Finally, your pros will get to work restoring damaged items and rebuilding, repairing and reconstructing whatever is necessary to fully get your home back into shape. By the time we’re done, you’ll wonder if we were ever there in the first place.

When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration. We’ll make your damaged property look “Like it never even happened."

Common Sources of Home Water Damage | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

a leak in ceiling creating water lines running down an interior wall A water leak can turn into a big problem. Contact the SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team if you are dealing with any water damage.

Dealing with water damage probably isn’t on your dream to-do list for today, but unfortunately, we don’t often get advanced notice that we’re going to need to take care of it. With water constantly running in and out of your house, though, there’s a fair chance you’re going to come up against leaks and potential damage eventually.

Let’s look at a few potential problem areas, because if you know where to look, you may be able to prevent some leaks or catch them in their infancy.

Toilets. This oft-used apparatus is structurally solid, but the rubber parts used to seal the holes may wear over time. Check your flapper if water is running into the tank, and check the valve seal under the tank if it’s dripping into the floor.

Appliances. Anything that uses hoses, joints or pipes is a prime candidate for eventual leakage. Washing machines in particular are known for wearing out their supply hoses, so replace that every few years as a matter of course. And when did you install your water heater? Old units are prone not only to leaks, but dangerous and destructive explosions.

Clogged gutters. Gutter backups are highly preventable. Even though it might feel like a hassle to get up on the ladder and clear them out, we promise it’s less of a pain than having to deal with water damage down your walls or dry rot in your attic.

Roof damage. While you’re on that ladder, you can also take a look at your shingles, and you may be able to catch signs of wear before they become an issue. Visually inspect a couple of times each year and after any major storm.

Pipes. Many Texans learned about the danger of frozen pipes in February 2021, and of course, age and oxidation can cause pipes to fail as well. You may even have to deal with tree roots encroaching on your main water line, choking out your water supply or sending it wastefully into the yard. If one section of your yard has particularly green grass, that could be a clue.

Blocked garbage disposals or other pipes. Some foods break apart in the disposal and stick or clump together, creatine an impassable blockage in your drainpipe. Others can soak up great amounts of water or harden and cause problems further down the line. Both may require heavy plunging, which can add unnecessary pressure to the joints of your p-trap.

All running water presents a risk for leaks and damage, but a little care and maintenance may lessen the odds that you’ll have to deal with a major spill at home.

If a water leak erupts into a big problem at home, you’ve got the best team in the business on your side. Contact SERVPRO today so we can get started.

Take Precautions Against Summer Storms | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

a large lightning strike in a dark stormy sky If storms cause damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is on the line, ready to make things right.

It’s summer in DFW, and that probably means you’ve got a lot happening. The long days call for all kinds of fun in the sun—maybe you’re heading to out to the ball field to watch some baseball, or maybe you’re off to splash around in a pool somewhere and cool off. Wherever you’re headed, however, you’d be wise to pack an umbrella.

It seems a little odd, but the sunniest, warmest time of the year is actually a very active time for thunderstorms. Although our rainiest season peaks just before summer, summer still presents plenty of opportunities for storms to form because of the warm air and atmospheric moisture.

Be Storm-Alert

Storms can form quickly. If you receive an alert or see dark clouds forming, pay attention and take time to prepare. An NOAA Weather radio can help you stay in touch with up-to-the-minute updates and battery power.

Most of the rainfall in Texas comes in the form of thunderstorms, and dry soil can be as prone to flooding as oversaturated soil.

If flooding is possible, you may need to reschedule your plans or cancel outdoor festivities as a precaution. And check your property for anything that may need to be moved or tied down if heavy rains or winds come.

Getting ready for a storm isn’t as fun as watching Joey Gallo take his best cuts, but it can be the difference between keeping yourself safe or putting yourself in danger. Storms are the root cause of dozens of fatalities every year, and most of those occur because people chose to press their luck instead of playing it safe.

Be Storm-Safe

Don’t risk being outdoors during a thunderstorm. The risk of lightning is present until there have been no thunderclaps for at least 30 minutes, so stay inside until the storm has passed on.

Lightning strikes can also present dangers indoors. Avoid showering or taking baths during a storm, and stay clear of windows as well.

Make sure your emergency kit is current and stocked, and consider whether you may need a mobile kit for your vehicle in case you get caught on the road or have to evacuate.

If flooding occurs, stay safe by staying on high ground or the upper level of your house. Don’t drive in it, even with a big truck—a foot of water can carry away a truck or SUV. And don’t touch floodwater if you can help it, because it is often full of contaminants and chemical dangers.

There are any number of dangers that can come into play in a thunderstorm, and it’s always best to be cautious and put things on hold until storms safely pass. If storms cause damage to your home or business, SERVPRO is on the line, ready to make things right again.

Make the Right Choices When You Need Home Restoration | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

insurance document, pen and blue book sitting on black tabletop Contact SERVPRO of North Fort Worth today. We work with you and your insurance company to get things back to normal quickly.

If you’re buying or renting a home, you probably have a lot on your mind. It’s understandable. After all, there’s a lot to consider.

You may think about what works for your budget, whether or not the property has an HOA or the school zone that works best for your family.

But have you put any thought into a home restoration service? If not, now is a good time to start considering it.

Damage Is More Common Than You Think

The Insurance Information Institute collects statistics about homeowners insurance claims. Overall, one in 20 homeowners will file a damage claim this year.

We also have some statistics about individual types of disasters and issues, though. For example, about one out of every 350 American homeowners will deal with a fire damage claim each year. Those claims include everything from appliance fires to lightning strikes.

Water damage claims will be filed by about one in 50 homeowners.

That translates to millions of American homeowners, and some of these homeowners will need to seek help from restoration professionals to restore their home. That’s where choosing a quality restoration company will make all the difference for you.

Our Technicians Are Ready to Work

Beyond the training offered by SERVPRO at a national level, our technicians earn valuable certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. This non-profit group provides various certifications to ensure restoration and cleaning technicians can use the latest proven techniques when restoring your home.

Our commitment to training means you can trust that everything we offer and suggest is in line with the industry’s best practices. It will give you added peace of mind when you reach out to us. You can be sure we’ll do everything possible to restore your home.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

Water Damage When You Are Out Of Town

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Washing machine, laundry room. SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is a resource you can count on anytime water damage affects your home.

“Y’all are awesome!” – C.R.

When this Fort Worth, TX customer contacted us last week, her washing machine had just overflowed as she was leaving town for a business trip. We dispatched a crew right over to her house, took care of the water and set up drying equipment, and sent her daily photos and updates throughout the job.  She trusted our team, and by the time she returned to her house it was dry and comfortable again.

Water loss from a supply line, roof leak, or any variety sources can easily happen when you are out of town.

At SERVPRO of North Fort Worth, we love being a resource you can count on anytime, day or night. We are available 24/7 to take care of water damage emergencies. We can even coordinate all the details for you, to put your house back to preloss condition: “Like it never even happened.” For example, we can arrange for a plumber if you need one.  We can also handle any rebuild services that are needed. Call our office at (817) 232-3333, and let our trained team alleviate some of the stress that comes up when water damage happens to your home.