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Deodorization After a Fire

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Whether large or small, a fire can cause odors to linger for weeks or months if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized. Fire, smoke and soot damage in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent odor problems.  

As various materials burn, the smoke will travel throughout the structure, leaving odorous residues and deposits on surfaces and in hard to reach places. Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors.

SERVPRO® of McKinney professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. Any restorable item in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and ozoned, including: furniture, draperies and upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC air ducts, and more.  

SERVPRO® of McKinney professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out and remove the sources of the odor. Ask our professionals to explain the various deodorization methods available and which will work best for you. 

If you experience fire damage or some other incident that requires deodorization services, contact SERVPRO® of McKinney at 469-714-7955.  

Roof Damage During A Storm

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

Stormy weather or major weather events can happen any time during the year, and can result in damage to your roof.  It’s important to take steps such as tarping or boarding the damaged roof to help reduce the potential damage to the inside of your home. In addition to preventing further damage to the roof, here are some other reasons to use a tarp or boards:

  1. The longer the damaged roof is left exposed to environmental elements, the more damage can occur. Potentially preventable problems could lead to an increase in your repair costs.
  2. Pests, such as squirrels or rodents, can sometimes find their way into your home through openings that resulted from the roof damage.
  3. Depending on the extent and location of the damage to your roof, there is a possibility that vandals or robbers could gain access to your home and destroy or steal your possessions. Tarping and boarding your home could be the deterrent you need.
  4. Until the roof has been professionally assessed by restoration specialists and properly boarded and tarped, you, other residents in your home, or anyone who visits your home could be at risk of injury from falling parts from the roof. 
  5. Depending on your insurance policy, there could be a provision that requires you to take steps to mitigate the damage to your roof. If you fail to act, your claim may be denied or the settlement offer reduced.

By acting quickly to mitigate your roof damage, you could potentially save on the costs of repairs and avoid more serious consequences that can result from waiting.

Fire Safety Precautions

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Not every home will catch on fire; but if it does happen, the best way to keep your family and home safe from a fire is to take action before it happens! 

For your loved ones, take the time to: 

  • Plan and practice fire drills with your family; 
  • Have an escape plan from each room; 
  • For second story bedrooms, consider purchasing an emergency escape ladder; 
  • Develop a ‘buddy’ plan if there are young children or elderly residents in your home; and,
  • Have a designated meeting place outside of your home to make sure everyone has safely made it out of the house.  

Here are some precautionary steps to help fireproof your home:

  • Check Your Smoke Alarms Often: Your smoke alarms will alert you of a fire before you see or smell smoke. Check them at least every six months and be sure to change the batteries.
  • Keep A Fire Extinguisher In Your Home: A fire extinguisher can be used to put out some small fires and stop them from spreading. Every home should have one. If your home has more than one story, it's a good idea to have a fire extinguisher on each level.
  • Never Leave Candles Unattended: Candles can easily catch furniture, papers and even hanging pictures and décor on fire. Be sure to extinguish candles when you leave the room and especially if you leave your home.
  • Remove Clutter: Clutter that is too close to a heat source can catch fire. Get rid of clutter that could catch fire or block an escape route. 
  • Check Your Electric Cords, Sockets and Exposed Wires: Check your electric cords and exposed wires often to make sure they are intact and not damaged. Make sure the wall sockets are not too full and that all the plugs are secure. 

Acting on these safety precautions will give you and your family peace of mind. 

When Storms Hit, Call SERVPRO® of McKinney!

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of McKinney specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crew is highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your home or business to its pre-storm condition.

Since we are locally owned and operated, SERVPRO® of McKinney is able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response can reduce the initial damage to your property, which can also help to limit or eliminate secondary or additional damage. A fast response might also help reduce the cost of restoration.

When storms hit McKinney, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country, as well as SERVPRO® Disaster Recovery Teams, which are strategically located throughout the United States.

If you have storm or flood damage to your home or office, call SERVPRO® of McKinney at 469-714-4955. Our phone is answered 24/7! We also offer reconstruction!

24/7 Water Restoration Services

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

We all lead busy lives, so it’s not uncommon for someone to start a load of laundry or turn on the dishwasher as they go to bed or leave the house. Unfortunately, some people wake up or come home to find their home has flooded because a water hose has failed. You need emergency water removal services now! SERVPRO® of McKinney is available 24/7 and has the expert technicians and equipment you need for fast and efficient water extraction and dehumidification.

We begin by extracting all free-flowing water. Based on the science of psychrometry and with the use of moisture detection equipment, our technicians will then place air movers and dehumidifiers in strategic places in your home to create a favorable environment to dry out the structure as quickly as possible. Each situation is different, but oftentimes we are able to dry and save items such as hardwood floors, carpet, baseboards, cabinets and drywall.

SERVPRO® of McKinney has the experience and expertise to help you when water has damaged your home. Call SERVPRO® of McKinney at 469-714-4955 for your water restoration needs.  We also offer reconstruction services!

Get Your Business Ready for a Disaster

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

The extended period of below-freezing temperatures that North Texas experienced in February was certainly an unexpected weather event. Many businesses had water damage when water pipes froze and then ruptured. This same type of event might never happen again, or it could happen again next winter. Make the decision now to be READY in case any type of disaster strikes your business! No one ever expects to have a disaster, but your business can be prepared in case it does happen. 

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are “ready for whatever happens.”  In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. Some advantages of the Emergency READY Profile include: 

  • a cost-free assessment of your facility by a SERVPRO® professional; 
  • a concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency; 
  • identifies a line of command for authorizing work to begin if a disaster should strike; and, 
  • provides a guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

SERVPRO® of McKinney is a locally owned business and is ready to serve our commercial customers 24/7, 365 days a year. Call SERVPRO® of McKinney at 469-714-4955

SERVPRO® is Here to Help!

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

When you are dealing with water damage in your home or business, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

SERVPRO® understands that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO® has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO® professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO® Representative will ask several questions, such as:

  • Your name and contact information
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • Is there standing water?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)

About SERVPRO®

SERVPRO® specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility in Gallatin, TN to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Helpful Tips for Fire Prevention

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Not every home will catch on fire, but the best way to keep your family and home safe from a fire is to take action before it happens! 

For your loved ones, take the time to: 

  • practice fire drills with your family; 
  • have an escape plan from each room; and,
  • have a designated meeting place outside of your home to make sure everyone has safely made it out of the house.  

For your home, take some precautionary steps now to fireproof your home:

  • Check Your Smoke Alarms Often: Your smoke alarms will alert you of a fire before you see or smell smoke. Check them at least every six months.
  • Keep A Fire Extinguisher In Your Home: A fire extinguisher can be used to put out some small fires and stop them from spreading. Every home should have one. If your home has more than one story, it's a good idea to have a fire extinguisher on each level.
  • Never Leave Candles Unattended: Candles can easily catch furniture, papers and even hanging pictures and décor on fire. Be sure to extinguish candles when you leave the room and especially if you leave your home.
  • Remove Clutter: Clutter that is too close to a heat source can catch fire. Once clutter catches on fire, it can make the fire worse and even stop you from getting out of your home during a fire. Get rid of clutter that could catch fire or block an escape route. 
  • Check Your Electric Cords, Sockets and Exposed Wires: Check your electric cords and exposed wires often to make sure they are intact and not damaged. Make sure the wall sockets are not too full and that all the plugs are secure. 

Acting on these safety precautions will give you and your family peace of mind. 

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

If a storm hits your McKinney, Texas home or business, you need help immediately!  SERVPRO® of McKinney’s 24 hour emergency response will help reduce restoration costs and help prevent secondary damage.

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO® of McKinney has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home or business back to its pre-storm condition.  Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques and progress monitoring.  We will work with your insurance company to provide the needed information for your claim. 

Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies.  On the other hand, SERVPRO® of McKinney can access resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters. 

Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955. We also offer reconstruction services!

Water Damage From Storms

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy or extended periods of rain can cause rivers, creeks and lakes to flood low lying areas.  Even if you don’t live near a body of water, heavy or extended periods of rain can cause your yard to become so saturated that the surface water in your yard could rise and flood into your home or business.  Outside water is always considered contaminated, so if it floods into your home or business, in addition to the water damage there is a risk of contamination spreading in the structure. 

SERVPRO® of McKinney has the knowledge, expertise and equipment to clean and restore your home or business of water damage, to include eliminating contamination and any secondary damage in your home or business.  Our goal is to restore your property as quickly and efficiently as possible and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flood cleanup needs to start as soon as possible after the flood. This will minimize damage from the water and keep the cleanup and restoration costs down. Call SERVPRO® of McKinney at 469-714-4955 for your water restoration needs.  We also offer reconstruction services.