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Why you should use SERVPRO of McKinney

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

If your home or business experiences water damage from any source, SERVPRO of McKinney has the equipment to help you get back to the pre-damage status as quickly as possible.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure and monitor moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for complete water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Portable extraction units efficiently remove standing water.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls and floors in your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace.
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 for your water restoration needs.

Spring Storms in Texas

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Spring is coming... and Texans know that means storms are coming, too! Whether it was surface water flooding that invaded your dwelling or damage to your roof or siding, your home or business could be permanently damaged if it hasn’t been properly restored.

During a storm the ground can become so saturated that it loses its ability to drain all the water. When this happens, dirt, lawn clippings, litter, animal feces, etc, will start to mix with the water. Whether it is still water or flowing water, these items will contaminate the water so that it becomes a health concern due to the diseases it can carry. It is important that any surface water be extracted from your home or office as quickly as possible.

Hail or high winds can cause severe damage to roofing materials, siding, stucco, windows, and doors, allowing rain to enter your home or business and cause damage. The resulting moisture causes damage to the structure, and if it’s not properly dried, the structure might develop another problem: mold. Mold starts growing in 48-72 hours, so time is of the essence to extract water, remove wet materials and dry out the building to reduce damage and lower the cost to repair.

When it comes to storm damage with resulting water damage, call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955.  

SERVPRO of McKinney is Here to Help!

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

When a disaster strikes your home or your business, the first call you should make is to SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955. Our phone is answered 24/7/365, no matter what time of day or night, and is even answered on weekends and holidays.

Once you are on the phone with our office, we will ask you some questions about the damage to your home or business, which helps our crew know what equipment and supplies will work best for your situation at that time. We will get your address and other pertinent information, such as your insurance information, since we work directly with insurance agents and adjusters so that all parties are aware of what is happening throughout the process. 

After assessing the damage at your home or business and with your permission, the SERVPRO of McKinney crew will begin taking the appropriate steps to restore your home or business to its pre-damage condition.

Making SERVPRO of McKinney your first call after a water, fire, smoke, mold, biohazard, vandalism or storm loss will always be the best call you'll make!  

SAFETY TIPS FOR USING YOUR STOVE/COOKTOP

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Almost every residence has a stove or cooktop which is used on a daily basis to prepare meals. These are important appliances in anyone’s household, but life can be dangerous if you are not practicing safety and caution while using them. Cooking-related fires are the primary cause of residential fires in the U.S., but most kitchen fires are preventable, if you follow these safety tips:

  • Never leave cooking food unattended.
  • Do a safety check before each use.
    • Make sure that there are no food particles or grease residue on the stove top.
    • If you have a gas stove or cooktop and you smell gas, open a window, leave the building and call the gas company.
  • Be sure to follow safety guidelines when using stove top burners.
    • Never use a pot that is too small or big for the burner.
    • Never leave a burner on that does not have a filled pot or pan on it.
    • Do not leave an empty pan on a hot burners.
  • Keep all flammable items (e.g. oven mitts, towels and paper) away from the burners.
  • Check for body safety:
    • Tie back long hair.
    • Roll up long sleeves.
    • Remove loose jewelry.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher, baking soda and metal lids nearby to put out fires quickly.

Commercial Cleaning Needs

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

When you need cleaning done right and done fast, call SERVPRO for all of your commercial cleaning needs. Whether your property needs emergency cleanup or restoration following water or fire damage, or for maintenance-type cleaning, SERVPRO of McKinney is available 24/7.

Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 for your emergency restoration needs. If you experience fire or water damage in your facility, you need a quick response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price.

With a goal to reduce your business interruptions and recovery costs, SERVPRO of McKinney is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services, plus the following services:

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning

Why You Should Call SERVPRO

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why You Should Call SERVPRO SERVPRO of McKinney

As a leader in water and fire cleanup and restoration, SERVPRO of McKinney’s number one goal is returning your home or office to its preloss condition. When SERVPRO of McKinney arrives at a job site, it’s about total restoration of the damage and about the life of the customer being helped.  

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter the most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well.  That's why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO of McKinney is so important. Our phone is answered 24/7, so call us at 469-714-4955, or visit our website at www.SERVPROmckinney.com. We're a leader in giving control back to homeowners, business owners and property managers after the ravaging effects of water or fire.

Regardless of the size of your property, be ready for the worst with the very best: your trusted, local SERVPRO Franchise Professional, SERVPRO of McKinney. With SERVPRO of McKinney our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of McKinney is Ready When Storms Hit!

1/21/2019 (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 to your property.  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’s Disaster Recovery Teams, which are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

After A Fire

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

If your home or office should sustain fire damage, occupant safety should be your first concern! After the fire fighters have left, consider the following before going in the building:

  • Is the house or office building structurally sound?
  • Wet materials can be very heavy, so be careful lifting any contents that are wet.
  • Common post-fire accidents involve slip and fall hazards or electrical-related incidents.
  • Only do activities that can be safely performed.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to clean or use any electrical appliances that may have been close to the fire or that were exposed to high heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire or exposed to high heat or water.
  • Don't turn on any lights or electrical appliances or fixtures if the walls or ceiling have fire damage or are wet. There might be damage to the wiring.
  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning could set smoke odor.

What To Do After A Fire

  • Call a qualified restoration company, like SERVPRO of McKinney, for proper cleaning of the structure and contents that were not destroyed.
  • Limit movement in the home or office to prevent soot particles from becoming embedded into the carpet or upholstered furniture.
  • Keep your hands clean to avoid further damage to upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet.
  • If the electricity is off, empty the refrigerator and freezer, then keep the doors open.
  • Clean and protect metallic finishes, like chrome or brass, with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Change the HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over the air registers.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.

Choosing a Fire Extenguisher

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know there are five different types of fire extinguishers and that each type is designed for  different types of fire? Whether for your home or business, it’s important to have the correct type of fire extinguisher available.

Class A: This is the most common fire extinguisher. It can be used to put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper and many plastics.

Class B: This type of fire extinguisher is used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline or oil.

Class C: These fire extinguishers are designed for fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment electrically energized or plugged in.

Class D: These fire extinguishers are for use on flammable metals, and are typically found only in factories that work with flammable metals.

Class K: This type of fire extinguisher is intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils or fats in cooking appliances. Class K fire extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, but are becoming more popular for use in home kitchens.

Multi-Use: There are fire extinguishers available that are able to be used on several different types of fires. A combination of Classes A, B and C is a common multi-use fire extinguisher.

Winter Storm Tips

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Although it doesn’t happen often in North Texas, we do still have days when the temperature falls below 32 degrees F. When freezing temperatures hit water in pipes can freeze, although you might not know it has happened until the pipe has thawed out. We all know that water expands as it freezes and becomes ice. If water has frozen in a pipe, the pipe can rupture due to this expansion of water into ice. As the ice in the pipe begins to melt, the water will escape through the ruptured parts of the pipe, resulting in water damage to your home or office.  

Here are some helpful tips for preventing frozen water pipes:

  • Keep your house at a warm, consistent temperature both day and night.
  • When you know temperatures will be dropping below freezing, allow water to run in all the sinks at a slow, constant drip. It only needs to trickle, and that tiny amount of water will keep the water moving through the pipes and prevent them from freezing.
  • Open up the cabinet doors in the bathrooms and kitchen. This will allow the heat from the home to circulate and warm up the pipes.
  • Keep the garage door closed to keep garage pipes from freezing.
  • If you leave your home for an extended period of time, do not set your thermostat lower than 55 decrees.
  • If you do end up with frozen pipes that haven’t ruptured, a hand-held hair dryer or heat lamp can thaw them.

If you do have water damage as the result of a frozen water pipe, call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 for your water restoration needs.