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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.

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!  

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."

Call SERVPRO for Water Restoration Emergencies

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

What if you returned home from vacation to find water has flooded your home? Your first thought and action will likely be to call a plumber to stop the water. Your second thought will likely be about the water damage to your home and wondering who to call to restore your home. A water restoration company, like SERVPRO of McKinney, is the perfect answer!

As a professional water restoration company, our goal is to restore the water damaged parts of your home. SERVPRO of McKinney technicians are certified and qualified in drying and cleaning water damage according to IICRC industry standards. We have the necessary equipment to aid the drying process, with an average drying time of 3-5 days. Occasionally wet materials have to be removed, but this only happens if materials can’t be dried according to IICRC standards and our established protocol. Restoring your home is more cost efficient than replacing materials in your home. We work with all home insurance carriers and are here to help 24/7 for your emergency losses. Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 when you need water restoration needs.

The History of SERVPRO

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

In 1967 Ted and Doris Isaacson started SERVPRO as a painting business located in Sacramento, California. But with a background in the cleaning and restoration, Ted and Doris soon transformed the company into a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists. Their business grew and they soon began  selling franchises. In 1979, SERVPRO acquired the Bristol-Myers Domesticare Division and its 175 Franchises.

In a strategic move to place itself within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S. population, SERVPRO relocated the corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, Tennessee, in 1988. At the time of the relocation, the SERVPRO system consisted of 647 Franchises.

In 2005, SERVPRO moved to a 140,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Gallatin to provide more room for expansion.

SERVPRO continues to grow and now has more than 1,700 Franchises operating in the United States and Canada. There will always be a need for experienced, trained and professional cleanup and restoration experts. With a proud history, a successful present and a bright future, SERVPRO will press on toward becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company.

Call SERVPRO for Quick Service

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

After suffering water or fire damage in your home or office, you want the damage resolved as quickly as possible. Call a local cleanup and restoration company, like SERVPRO of McKinney, to help you though this difficult time. Our job is to provide exceptional service to our customers who need expert water or fire damage restoration. We will work directly with you or with your insurance company.   

 Once our technicians arrive at your home or office, we will inspect your property and assess the extent of the damage. If the damage is from water, we will need to determine if it was clean water or contaminated water, so that we will use the correct water extraction and drying methods, to include placing equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers. If the damage is fire related, we will pretest various surfaces to determine the extent of damage, and then use specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your home or office.  We will provide you with an estimate of the cost to cleanup and restore your property. If you have filed a claim with your insurance company, we will provide this information to your insurance company and will work with your adjuster throughout the claims process. 

The SERVPRO Difference

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

With more than 1700 independently owned and operated Franchises in the United States and Canada, SERVPRO is a Franchise System with over 45 years of leadership in fire and water cleanup and restoration services.  SERVPRO Franchise professionals have established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients.    

Thanks to the combined effort of each Franchise and the SERVPRO Call Center, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  We offer 24-hour Emergency Service, with goals to contact you within one hour to arrange for service, to be on-site within four hours to start mitigation services, and to provide a verbal briefing to the appropriate person, such as your adjuster or property manager, within eight business hours. The sooner we arrive at your property, the better the chance we can reduce damage and save money.    

Water Restoration Done Correctly

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Why should you call SERVPRO if you have water damage in your home? The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has established specific criteria for the water restoration industry to follow for proper water extraction and drying processes, which help to minimize the overall damage to your home. If left standing, water can cause hardwood floors to warp, vinyl flooring to peel away and carpets to mold. If water is left to evaporate on its own, it may absorb into other parts of the structure, such as the subfloor, between walls or into ceiling material, causing secondary damage and increasing cleanup costs in the long run.

It is always best to hire IICRC trained professionals, such as SERVPRO of McKinney, to clean up water damage the correct way and according to industry standards.

What is IICRC?

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

In our website you’ll see references to IICRC; however, most homeowners don’t know what IICRC is or why it’s important for a water restoration company to adhere to the standards and guidelines established by IICRC. IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, which is a non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry. The IICRC is an independent organization that sets and promotes high standards and ethics and technical proficiency within the cleaning and restoration industries. The standards developed by IICRC, which are used by both the water restoration industry and insurance companies, resulted in common terminology, concepts and procedures regarding cleaning and restoration.

SERVPRO of McKinney adheres to the standards and guidelines established by IICRC and requires our employees to be IICRC Certified Technicians. While we hope no one has to experience water damage, if this does happen to you we hope you will have peace of mind knowing you can rely on the IICRC Certified Technicians at SERVPRO of McKinney.