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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

3/20/2022 (Permalink)

men in hazmat suits walking into a commercial building, photo taken from above, SERVPRO logo Do you need proactive cleaning of your commercial property? Call SERVPRO of East Arlington today at (682) 708-1001.

SERVPRO is Here to Help®

During unprecedented times caused by the global pandemic, our customers reminded our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services. We adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Years of Experience and Training

SERVPRO of East Arlington is prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work of a regular janitorial staff.

The CDC encourages cleaning high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables.

Commercial Cleaning Checklist:

  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevators
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Specialized Products

A helpful tip that we use when cleaning is to mentally walk through an environment—if a person would touch it in any way—we clean it. This is especially helpful when determining the precise part of an object to clean. When cleaning a door, for example, the most important parts to clean are the handles, but also the flat surfaces right above the handles. People often push open doors on their flat surfaces, not just where handles are present.

The CDC recommends the usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. Some of our product line is available on Amazon.

Do you need proactive cleaning of your commercial property? Call SERVPRO of East Arlington today at (682) 708-1001.

Is SERVPRO the Mold Professional I Need?

3/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the Mold Professional You Need

Everyone knows a very high percentage of the rain that falls during the year falls in the spring. In Texas, we get through the storms and heavy rain by looking forward to the beautiful bluebonnets they help produce along our highways and rural fields.

Heavy rains can cause water damage in homes. Sometimes this damage occurs in a vacation home or in an area of the home that is not discovered until days, weeks, or months later, giving mold a chance to grow and really dig its roots.

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  2. Mold Containment
  3. Air Filtration
  4. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  5. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  6. Restoration

SERVPRO of East Arlington is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help if you notice or suspect mold in your home or business. Call us today at (682) 708-1001.

If you see visible mold, do not touch or disturb the mold or suspected mold growth. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home. We suggest you: stay out of affected areas, turn off the HVAC system and fans, and contact a mold professional.

Qualified Mold Remediation Specialists

SERVPRO of East Arlington specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly fix your mold problem quickly and safely.

SERVPRO of East Arlington are experts in both water damage and mold mitigation and remediation.

Our professional technicians will restore your water damage or mold issue while providing excellent customer service.

When was the Last Time you Cleaned your Air Ducts?

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

When was the Last Time you Cleaned your Air Ducts?

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in low indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating Dust, Pollen, Odors, Dirt, and other contaminants.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used in homes for heating or cooling is wasted. This means contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten your system's life. Therefore, when an HVAC system is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

What About Filters?

Although filters are useful to keep the air system working well, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through daily use.

More Than Dust and Pollen Circulates Through Air Ducts

In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt, several other factors can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:

  • Pets
  • Occupants with allergies or asthma
  • Cigarette or cigar smoke
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • Home renovation or remodeling projects

Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, young children, and the elderly tend to be more affected by the types of low indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.

SERVPRO of East Arlington professionals routinely inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units (HVAC). Keeping them clean by hiring a professional in the industry can extend the life of the equipment. This can save you money in the long run and give you cleaner air to breathe. For additional information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (682) 708-1001.

The State-of-the-Art Equipment Necessary to Save a Silicone Roof

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

Saving Facilities After Silicone Roof Water Damage

Water damage is the second most common type of insurance claim a business owner can make. Twenty percent of all filed claims are related to water damage of some kind, whether this is from an internal pipe malfunction or external storm damage. Without thorough mitigation and drying, this damage can challenge the structural integrity of your business as well as the safety of employees and customers.

Silicone Roof

Silicone Roofing Risks

While silicone roof coatings can help business owners with flat roofing save on electricity and other costs, there are some risks to consider when choosing to coat your roof:

  • Abrasion and tear resistance. Compared to other coatings like modified bitumen, silicone roofing is not the most durable. It can get very slippery when wet, which can make it more prone to tears. Foot traffic dropped tools, and other activities can potentially damage the coating.

  • Attracting dirt. Silicone roofing, which is often white, can get a visible coat of airborne dust and dirt over time, darkening roofing. Clean regularly to maximize the energy-reflective nature of the roof coating and save on HVAC costs.

  • Recoating. While recoating may not be needed as often as it is for other roofing solutions, it is imperative to choose silicone compatible with your current coating. 

Even if your business doesn't use silicone roofing, all roofs are subject to water damage under the right circumstances. Make sure your building is protected by keeping up with routine roof maintenance and knowing the lifespan of your roof. It may also be a good idea to regularly inspect your roof, ceilings and walls for signs of damage like discoloration, water spots, and missing shingles.

How SERVPRO Dries Your Facilities

Suppose you have a roof leak in your facility. In that case, SERVPRO can step in with years of expertise and the resources to efficiently complete the drying, cleanup and any reconstruction or construction needed.

SERVPRO of East Arlington uses centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers in tandem to pull moisture off of surfaces, replacing the moist air with warm and dry air. To dry a wet ceiling, technicians will open ceiling panels on either end of the affected area and position equipment so that air circulates straight up and through the space between your ceiling and roofing. This placement also helps warm, dry air circulate through the affected space for better results.

If your office needs commercial water damage mitigation, you can count on a certified SERVPRO team to handle the damages quickly and efficiently—no matter how large or small the disaster—so you can get back to business. Our professionals are dedicated to restoring your business and ensuring that cleanup is done to code. Call (682) 708-1001 today for rapid disaster mitigation.

Who Cleans Water-Damaged Senior Living Facilities?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

senior living facility after a pipe break, servpro air movers strewn on the floor of medical hallway, drying out the facility Call our certified technicians at SERVPRO of East Arlington: (682) 708-1001. We clean senior living facilities.

Dicey weather has caused many pipes to freeze, thaw, and burst, so SERVPRO of East Arlington gets numerous calls to perform common services this time of year.

If you own or manage a senior living facility or some other caretaking property, a leak and its results are plenty to deal with without other complicating factors that come with the caretaking sphere of business. 

The building itself is likely one of the last items you may consider in the event of a catastrophic emergency at a senior living facility. While a flood could put an average business out of the office for weeks, a caretaking facility has more on its plate. Timely water mitigation is a necessity.

SERVPRO is well-known for professionalism and service. It is in our name! We work with our clients to ensure their safety and satisfaction with our work.

Our Past Experience with Senior Living Facilities

Our SERVPRO worked on a senior living facility where a pipe burst causing flooding in four different resident's rooms. We arrived within the hour and got to work moving residents and their uncontaminated items to dry rooms, extracting water, setting up equipment, cleaning resident's affected items, packing it safely for the move, and ensuring all steps to dry and restore the structure were done in a timely manner! 

We know each moment counts, and we are proud to say we are Faster to any size disaster™ for that very reason. 

About SERVPRO of East Arlington

We are a completely turn-key company. We even do rebuilds and renovations. Our certified technicians stay in contact with our customers every step of the way to make sure our customers have the best experience and clearest answers! 

Call our certified technicians at SERVPRO of East Arlington: (682) 708-1001

The Importance of Fast Water Cleanup

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

How Fast Should Water Damage be Cleaned Up?

You depend on your business to keep money flowing in, and you rely on the building where location keeps business going. However, when a pipe or supply line springs a leak, it throws a kink in your week. The time it takes for you to arrange pipe burst cleanup can make the difference between a simple and fast water cleanup or extensive and expensive water damage.

The First Few Minutes

Water damage begins with a variety of events, including:

  • Pipe break
  • Supply line leak
  • Toilet overflow
  • Adverse weather
  • Foundation crack

If all you need is pipe burst cleanup or supply line repair, the first few minutes of water cleanup are crucial. If possible, turn off the source of water as quickly as possible.

The First Few Hours

The longer water sits, the more potential havoc it wreaks. Once exposed to humidity, walls can start to disintegrate, and items made of pressed wood—which often includes cheap flooring—can swell and warp. Water from burst pipes and supply lines can also damage furniture and other supplies in your workplace. 

The First Few Days

Damage that is not mitigated quickly will also become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria growth. Prolonged damage can interrupt your business’s daily operations, possibly harming your bottom line. To limit the extent of water damage to your business, call a professional in the restoration industry like SERVPRO of East Arlington. SERVPRO’s highly trained professionals are equipped with knowledge, experience and all tools capable to restore your business to its preloss condition. We know the disruption that results from supply line leaks, overflowing toilets, adverse weather, foundation cracks, pipe breaks and other catastrophes. By calling our emergency team, available 24 hours per day, you may be able to turn a potentially massive setback into an easy and fast fix. For additional information regarding commercial restoration, call us at (682) 708-1001.

Team SERVPRO Has the Experience to Eliminate Many Different Types of Soot Residues Remaining in Your Home After a Fire

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Team SERVPRO Has the Experience to Eliminate Many Different Types of Soot Residues Remaining in Your Home After a Fire

Your Texas home was not intended to stop fires before they spread to other areas of the house. In fact, most of the materials used for the construction of your home have the ability to catch fire and help it to spread throughout the structure. Unfortunately, this can spread the effects of this blaze throughout your property and cause a lot of work for the professional restoration team that you choose to help clean up this mess. 
Working to clean up the mess after the incident is over is no easy task, either. Most often the substantial effects that stand out are smoke and soot damages. These are common versions of fire damage in homes, and they can often prove to be challenging to remove without the right equipment. 
Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals have the tools and expertise to help you through often widespread soot damages throughout your household. While the most concentrated of this effect can get found around the fires originating at the point where it burned the longest, this is not always the case. This matted debris and film from the combustion leave a dark, often black residue on surfaces, furniture, flooring, and other materials. 
Removing this residue requires multiple approaches. For wall surfaces, scrubbing with wet and dry sponges can often remove the bulk of the present film. Confined spaces like ductwork require high powered vacuums to get used instead. 
Smoke damage often presents itself in the form of a harsh odor lingering in fabrics, carpeting, and open spaces throughout affected areas of your house. Removal of this odor typically requires thermal fogging, a process that releases an unscented chemical compound into the environment and contents of the room to break apart odor molecules and leave no discernable scent behind. 
There is very little that most homeowners can do alone to bring their homes back from the harmful effects of a fire. When you face these kinds of damages, seek out the professionals we employ at SERVPRO of East Arlington. We can respond quickly and get your home back to preloss conditions as soon as possible.

Renovating your Home?

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Just because it’s winter time it doesn’t mean home renovation projects necessarily go on hold. Since the weather outside isn’t really ideal for outdoor renovations, homeowners tend to start projects indoors to utilize time. When it comes to indoor projects, it’s always a good idea to start thinking of safety first. So how should you go about preventing accidents and practicing safety?

Start by making sure you have the proper equipment and that it works correctly. This is the first major step to thinking about safety with your home renovation projects. Malfunctioning equipment can cause injuries, air quality problems, messed up projects, and more, so a quick and thorough check will go a long way.

Wearing the right clothing and protective gear is extremely important since protecting your eyes, hands, ears, and skin is always a good idea. Taking care when using certain equipment, like ladders and power tools, is important too.

The outside of your body isn’t all you should worry about with renovation safety; caring for your lungs is also important! Be sure to have good ventilation when sanding, sawing, or painting. Wearing a protective mask may also be a good idea since particles from sanding and other projects can be so fine in texture.

Also, don’t forget that things like renovation dust will clog your air filters in your home more quickly, so always change them once you’re finished with your project. This is probably one of the most important cleanup projects since the air quality in your home is important to your health.

If you decide at the end of a large renovation project (or just because it’s overdue!) that your HVAC system could use a revamp itself, call us for an air duct cleaning. Our service technicians will come to your home and perform a hassle-free and thorough cleaning, extending the life of your furnace and improving your air quality at the same time. 

Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget Your Carpets

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

When’s the last time you’ve had your carpets cleaned at your home or business?

Spring cleaning brings visions of dusting off shelves, organizing closets, and decluttering from winter’s hibernation tendencies. Although we don’t want to admit it, most of us can’t remember the last time we’ve had our carpets professionally cleaned!

Oftentimes, our carpets are not the most obvious offenders when we think about what makes our home messy or unclean. Unfortunately, according to some recent microbiology research, the average carpet is about 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat! Gross! When broken down, that means there is an average of 200,000 bacteria per square inch…

Sounds like we need to clean our carpets more often! And while it may seem like bacterial infections are the risk here, it’s actually allergies. Springtime itself brings a fresh onset of allergies, but one way to combat those is to have your carpets professionally cleaned (we can help you out!).

When shoes are worn from outside and brought into the house, bacteria, pollen, and dust can be tracked into the carpet fibers. These allergens can later be kicked up into the air, causing household allergy symptoms. Not to mention thousands of dead human skin cells have also settled into the carpet fibers, along with pet hair too. This makes out for a dust mite buffet, as dead skin cells are their primary food source. Dust mites also can inflame allergy symptoms.

So what can you do? Vacuuming is important, so be sure to do this at least weekly. This will help with the dust mites and the pet fur, but you do need to get your carpets deep-cleaned for the best effect. Although you can clean them yourself with an at-home system, it’s not recommended. Water that can be left behind from cleaning may form mold, which will further irritate allergy symptoms.

When you’re ready for a thorough spring cleaning, give us a call! We’ll be over in no time to spruce up your carpets.   

Flu Season isn't Over

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Sneezing. Sniffling. Aching. Fever. It might seem that the flu season should be wrapping up, but don’t be so sure about that already: this year’s flu season is right up there with some of the worst that has ever been recorded. And all states in the US have reported widespread flu activity so far this season – all except Hawaii, anyway.

The flu spreads easily and strikes quickly, but you’re not completely defenseless.

When it comes to flu prevention, we’ve got 5 tips for you – and they all involve the place where you likely spend the majority of your time: your home.

  1. Wash your hands!

One of the single most important things you can do to prevent the spread of the flu virus is to wash your hands. A great habit to get into is washing your hand's first thing when you get home. This will help to minimize the influx of viruses and bacteria that you may be carrying around with you from your day.

  1. Change your dish towels regularly, or use a paper towel

You and your family share more than you might realize. Stop sharing germs by making sure that you launder your towels regularly, or better yet, just use disposable paper towels to minimize germ transfer from person to person.

  1. Break out your humidifier

Might sound strange, but the flu virus doesn’t thrive well in humid, warm environments, so up your defense by utilizing your humidifier.

  1. Wipe down all hard surfaces

Flu germs float in the air, but they eventually have to land somewhere! Disinfect hard surfaces like countertops, handles, faucets, light switches, etc.

  1. Look at your home from ‘Kid-Level’

Be sure to wipe down and disinfect areas your children have more access to, including those cabinets you may have overlooked during your cleaning or the floors they may be crawling around on.

Follow these tips and stay healthy this flu season, and as always, we’re here “Ready for whatever happens” should you need a little help cleaning!

When "What If" Becomes "What Now?"...Emergency Ready Profile

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Being a property manager or landlord is not always an 8 to 5 job. Mishaps and problems do not care if you are on vacation or if you are out of the office; they can arise 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The key to being prepared before disaster strikes and dealing with these unforeseen circumstances is to implement our Emergency Ready Profile.

 As many 50% of businesses have to close down following a disaster. Majority of businesses that survive a disaster had a preparedness plan in place beforehand. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile not only helps your business in having a plan in place but also assists to keep you and your staff members informed on exactly how to handle fire and water damage.

 To learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile visit SERVPRO of Lake Arlington ---

If a Pipe Bursts: The Importance of Timely Water Mitigation

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

You depend on your business in East Arlington to keep money flowing in, and you depend on the building where it’s located to keep business going. When a pipe or supply line springs a leak, however, it can throw a kink into your week. The time it takes for you to arrange pipe burst cleanup can make the difference between a simple cleanup or more extensive water damage.

The First Few Minutes

Water damage can be caused by a variety of events:

• Pipes breaking
• Supply line leaking
• Toilet overflowing
• Adverse weather flooding
• Foundation cracking

Even if all you need is pipe burst cleanup or supply line repair, the first few minutes of water cleanup are crucial. Turning off the source stops more water from making the problem worse. 

The First Few Hours

The longer water sits, the more potential havoc it wreaks. Walls can start to disintegrate, and items made of pressed wood can start to swell and warp if they are exposed to too much humidity. Water from burst pipes and supply lines can still damage the furniture, floors, and supplies in your workplace. The First Few Days of water damage that persists can interrupt your business, having a negative effect on your bottom line. It can also become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria growth. 

To limit the extent of water damage to your business, SERVPRO of East Arlington needs to begin pipe burst cleanup as soon as possible. By acting quickly, you may be able to turn a potentially massive setback into an easy fix.