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Make Your Facility Brand New!

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Make Your Facility Brand New! We are the premier leader in air duct and HVAC cleanings!

Has your business just opened after recent construction? Do you have debris left from renovations and need to clean your building? You are in luck!

Here is How SERVPRO Can Help You!

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in Air Duct and HVAC cleaning to eliminate the extra dust and dirt in the air, creating a healthier environment to breath in.

We also do deep cleanings in carpet, upholstery, drapes and blinds to remove embedded dirt and hidden bacteria.

If you don’t have carpets in your facility, we also deep clean hard floors types, as well as less cleaning places that may need some extra TLC like walls and ceilings.

Any additional smells that may be lingering in your new facility, we offer deodorization to create a pleasant work atmosphere.

Think that you want your building to be deep cleaned from top to bottom, or to make your facility as good as new? Give SERVPRO of North Richland Hills a call!

Get To Know Us!

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after damaging event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility for regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at (817) 589-1499 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

SERVPRO TO THE RESCUE!

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO TO THE RESCUE! SERVPRO of North Richland Hills is on the scene with water removal!

Alliance Medical Center Experiences Surprise Flood!

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills came to the rescue when a medical center began to flood suddenly overnight! Administration for the building was worried about the rising water levels and the areas of the building that were becoming affected. Fortunately, SERVPRO of North Richland Hills was on the case! Within the hour, SERVPRO was on the scene!

Much like the medical center, you never know when it will happen to you! Preparation is key, but for whenever the unexpected happens – SERVPRO is there to help!

A Little About SERVPRO of North Richland Hills

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after damaging event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility for regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at (817) 589-1499 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

5 Spots Mold Plays Hide-N-Seek

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 5 Spots Mold Plays Hide-N-Seek Fuzzy Mold That Feeds off Humid Temperatures! Stop the game of Hide-N-Seek with Mold.

With all the rain, it is easy to get sick from cooler temperatures and warmer homes. Though, keep an eye on the hidden mold that grows in this perfect environment. Warm and wet regions of your home can be subjected to perfect mold conditions and affect your health.

5 Spots Mold Hides in Your Home

  1. Your Shower – the most common place where mold grows. Check around tile grout, washcloths and loofahs, and even your shower curtain.
  2. Your Sink – Any excess moisture creates a living environment where fungus thrives. Make sure to check around your faucets and in toothbrush caddies.
  3. Your Walls and Floors – If you have any leaky pipes, prepare to investigate because it’s a place where mold can grow while not being disturbed.
  4. Your Refrigerator – Expired food can be a hotbed for any growth and could affect your other food and health!
  5. Your Mattress – Excess moisture and the right temperature can encourage mold growth under your bed.

Avoid getting sick this season from unnecessary mold growth and keep your family and home safe from fungus.

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills Seeks and Mitigates! 

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after damaging event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility for regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at (817) 589-1499 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

October 16th is National Bosses Day!

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO October 16th is National Bosses Day! Kristi and Jeff Stokes, Owners of SERVPRO of North Richland Hills & Denton

October 16th is National Bosses Day and we want to recognize our hardworking owners at SERVPRO North Richland Hills and SERVPRO Denton.

Meet The Owners

Jeff and Kristi Stokes are #relationshipgoals when it comes to cleanup and restoration. Through flood and fire, thick and thin, Jeff and Kristi are the dream team you want to trust in times crisis. They have seen it all and are ready to tackle the toughest projects to help you, your family and your home or business.

Awards

Need more proof that you can rely on SERVPRO of North Richland Hills in times of trouble? Check out our list of accomplishments… (not to brag or anything!)

Director's Bronze

Rookie of the Year

Director's Gold

Million Dollar Club

Million Dollar Club

Million Dollar Club

Million Dollar Month

Millionaire's Gold

Chairman's Bronze

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after damaging event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility for regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at (817) 589-1499 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Check out American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program!

Check out Tips for Tacking Tornadoes!

Hurricane Michael Update

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Michael Update NASA Image of Hurricane Michael

Harvey. Florence. And now Michael. It has been one hurricane after another. Do you know the impact of Hurricanes in your area? Check out these updates about Hurricane Michael and what SERVPRO can do for you after major storm damage!

Facts about Hurricanes

  • On average, the U.S. Eastern Coast experiences 10 tropical storms a year.
  • They form from warm waters over the Atlantic Ocean, and under right circumstances, develop into massive hurricanes, circulating at 180 MPH.
  • They can last for 2 to 3 weeks before they even making landfall.
  • Hurricanes can cover miles in circumference, increasing the mass area for destruction.

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida on the afternoon of October 10, 2018. Hurricane Michael’s winds were at 155 MPH, the category 4 hurricane (close to being a category 5) and the most powerful hurricane since 1992. The Florida panhandle was left in ruins but still continues to travel up through Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina with strong winds and flood warnings.

What Can SERVPRO do for you?

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after damaging event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility for regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at (817) 589-1499 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Check out What to do in a Natural Disaster!

Check out Tax Deductions for Storm Damage!

CAI "Amigos After Expo" Happy Hour

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO CAI "Amigos After Expo" Happy Hour Meet Montana (on left), our amazing Marketing Manager at SERVPRO of North Richland Hills!

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills had such a great time at the 15th Annual DFW Community Associations Institute Expo & Trade Show in September! With the theme iconic like Deep In The Heart of Texas, it was so much fun to network with all the different industries in Dallas and Fort Worth!

Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of CAI

The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Community Associations Institutes provides for the vast community associations in DFW. Members include condos, apartments, cooperatives, HOAs, and even businesses that help and provide products and services to the industry.

There were wonderful breakout sessions and keynote speakers at the Expo and SERVPRO of North Richland Hills had a great time there.

CAI "Amigos After Expo" Happy Hour

Then we hosted the “Amigos After Expo” Happy Hour with some of the folks from the expo. There were some prizes, giveaways, and we loved getting to catch up and build relationships with our neighbors.

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility for regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at 817-589-1499 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

 Also, read our American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program!

Check out our SERVPRO Named to Entrepreneur’s Top 10 List!

7 Tricks to Prevent Candle Fires this Fall

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 7 Tricks to Prevent Candle Fires this Fall A single candle that is burning by a flame.

Autumn for the beginning of cozy weather and holiday festivities like going to pumpkin patches, trick or treating or even lighting a pumpkin spice candle to enjoy the fleeting days of fall (and in Texas, it goes by fast!)

Candle Safety & Preventing Candle Related Fires

Who doesn’t love lighting the candles, especially in fall and winter? Though precautions have to be made when handling a live flame. There are nearly 24 fires from candles reported per day with December as being the peak month for most candle-related fires from home decoration. One-third of all fires from candles start in the bedroom and cause 36% of deaths. But what may be a surprise is that half of home candle fires happen when left less than twelve inches from a combustible material.

To keep your home and family safe, read these 7 safety tips to stop candles from burning your perfect holiday memories (and a hole in your wallet!):

1. Keep Candles Away from Children and Pets

If there is any advice that is the most important, this is it! Kids and pets can be all over the place and all it takes is one curious finger or fur to close to the flame to get burnt!

2. Never Leave a Candle Without Supervision

Anything can happen when you turn your back. Be aware of the surroundings and keep an eye on the candle.

3. Hide Lighters and Matches

Lighters or matches places too close to a flame or in a child’s reach can cause major destruction. Hide lighters, matches, gas, oil, and combustible items out of sight, up high, or locked up!

SECRET TIP: Use a candle burner to have the same scent fill the house without the fear of the flame!

4. Use Candle Holders...Seriously!

This is such an understated hack! Candle holders are LIFESAVERS and are a great way to decorate for the holidays while still being safe. Place candles inside a flame retardant container, or place on a candle holder to collect melting wax.

5. Use a Snuffer to Put Out Flames

Blowing out a candle or using water to put out a candle fire may cause more harm than good. Keep in mind that wax that forms around the flame is now a liquid and blowing the candle may spray the wax, or pouring water on the candle may cause the wax to spray out of the candle. Using a snuff, cover that is placed over the flame to cut off oxygen source is the safest method of putting out a candle flame.

6. Stick with Flashlights in Emergencies

If the power is cut off or it is dark at night, try to use flashlights over candles. Moving in the dark may cause tripping, and dropping a candle can instantly start a fire on a rug or carpet.

7. Toss Old Candles

Have that favorite candle that is burned to the bottom? Best to throw it out because using candles with a short wick can cause a fire. Try saving the leftover wax by melting what is left of the candle on a candle burner or in a bowl of shallow hot water over a boiling pot, and {CAREFULLY} pour the wax into a new container (be aware of plastics and glass!)

This way you can combine what is left of all your favorite fall candles into a new autumn mix!

That's a Wrap!

Now that you have brushed up on candle safety and preventing future fires for #firepreventionmonth, bring on all the cozy smelling scents!

Though in the case you have experienced a home fire from candles, fireplaces, holiday cooking, grilling or more, SERVPRO of North Richland Hills is there “to make it like it never even happened!”

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility for regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at 817-589-1499 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Check out Four Steps to an Effective Business Contingency Plan!

Also, check out Tips for Protecting Your Pets From Fire!

Sources:

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire/Candles

What to do in a Natural Disaster?

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to do in a Natural Disaster? Lighting strike during a storm.

Due to the effects of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast, you may have been affected directly or know someone who was affected in the recent storm. In efforts to encourage preparedness and safety, here is a quick look on what to do in a natural disaster situation.

Pre-Disaster

It is essential to have different emergency plans that best suits your family, the region you live in, and the various types of disasters you may face (i.e. flood, fire, tornado/hurricane, earthquake, etc.) An emergency kit in your household or vehicle before the disaster occurs is crucial for safety and survival. One way to know if you may be facing a potential disaster is staying tuned into local news programming. This is vital to know which precautions should be taken and what new developments have occurred.

Basic Disaster Kit:

  • An easy-to-carry container, box or bag is ideal. Remember that this will need to withstand the elements, so try to find materials that are Waterproof and/or Fireproof
  • One gallon a day for every person in your household for three days
  • Non-perishable food supply for three days for every person in your household. Note how to open canned food items and if they may need a can opener
  • Flashlight (don’t forget extra batteries!)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Pocket Knife
  • A whistle to alert for help
  • Matches and candles
  • A radio that is hand cranked or battery powered
  • A tarp and heavy duty paracord for a makeshift shelter
  • Warm blankets or sleeping bags
  • Extra garbage bags, plastic ties, and hand sanitizer for sanitation
  • A cell phone and charger and battery backup source
  • Some books or cards (for entertainment)
  • Copies of personal identification (driver’s license, social security, medical records), prescription medications, insurance contact and information, emergency services numbers and resources, local maps, extra cash, and an extra paper and pen
  • Keep all important paper documents in a plastic sealed bag, then placed in a portable, lockable cash bag

Steps for Safety

Keep in mind that safety is the top priority. Staying alert and calm is essential in natural disasters. If authorities advise evacuating the region, make sure that your gas tank is filled and you follow the advised routes. Before leaving your property, make sure you lock all valuable in the house.

  1. If you are leaving your property, make sure to have a full tank of gas and follow advised evacuation routes.
  2. Keep valuables in your home and lock your property.
  3. If there is flooding, try to wear waders, waterproof boots, or even gloves. Contaminated water can make cause health problems later on.
  4. Turn off fuse box. You don’t want to water and electricity to be in contact with each other. If the area around the box is surrounded by water, don’t attempt to turn it off.
  5. Take photos of the damage, if you can, for the insurance purposes.
  6. Call SERVPRO of North Richland Hills to assist with any water, fire, mold, storm, or Biohazard damages. SERVPRO North Richland Hills also provides services for residential and commercial cleanings.

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility for regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at 817-589-1499 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Check out Tax Deductions for Storm Damage!

Check out Four Steps to an Effective Contingency Business Plan!

How To Deal With Burst Pipes and Supply Lines in Your Commercial Building

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services How To Deal With Burst Pipes and Supply Lines in Your Commercial Building Flooded company in Forth Worth, TX

Burst pipes and supply lines are something that every business owner may have to deal with at one point or another during the course of business ownership. If you find yourself faced with a burst pipe or supply line leaking, there are a few steps you can take to make the pipe burst cleanup as painless and cost-effective as possible:

  • Shut off the supply line.
  • Locate the broken or bust pipe and inspect the damage.
  • Repair the damage yourself or, if necessary, call in a plumber.
  • Call your Fort Worth, TX, water cleanup team immediately.

Stop the Water To Prevent Further Damage

A lot of people, when faced with a leaking supply line, immediately reach for the phone, but not too many reach for the supply line shut off valve. No matter how quick a plumbing team is to respond, no team is quick enough to prevent further water damage. You, however, can prevent further damage by going to the water main and shutting down the supply line.

Doing so can prevent further water damage to your building as well as possible damage to your pipes. It can also help make the pipe burst cleanup process go a lot quicker, and therefore, a lot cheaper.

Call in the Professionals

When dealing with any type of water damage in a commercial building, it is best to retain the help of the professionals. It's difficult to tell the extent of water damage upon an initial glance, and if you fail to dry out all damaged areas, you risk mold growth and other costly issues. A professional water restoration team can assess the damage and dry out all affected areas, thereby ensuring that secondary damage doesn't creep up on you later on down the road. Pipe burst cleanup doesn't have to be painful or costly. Contact your local water remediation team today to learn more about what you can do to prevent unnecessary water damage in your building.

Four Steps to an Effective Business Contingency Plan

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Four Steps to an Effective Business Contingency Plan Fire damage to a business in Fort Worth, Texas

Regardless if it’s fire or water, planning ahead at your business mitigates a large amount of risk when handling a disaster. A contingency plan requires a bit of forethought and preparation, but it is worthwhile to plan now to prevent significant consequences later. With these four steps, your business can have its own plan to counteract disaster.

1. Consider All Risks to Your Business

This step involves inclusive brainstorming. Getting multiple perspectives from your employees allows you to identify risk you may’ve otherwise missed. This offers perspective on the different effects of a disaster on certain sectors of the business. For example, an IT professional may know something about the risks for servers or computers that you do not.

2. Complete a Draft of the Plan

Starting with the largest risk, begin drafting your contingency plan. This requires gauging what should be done to effectively minimize losses. Responsibilities and communication should be assigned for every important procedure like an evacuation plan.

The plan should be written in straightforward steps, so everyone can understand the process if the time arrives to act. You can ask employees to proofread your draft for readability and potentially missed steps.

3. Complete Your Plan and Distribute It Afterwards

Ease of access is key, so ensure that the completed plan is readily accessible. With the prevalence of online mobile devices, these documents can be stored on a remote cloud server or a specialty offline phone app. Regardless of digital availability, they should also be kept as hard copies on the grounds.

4. Update the Plan As Your Business Changes

Your business continues to grow and change, and your plan should too. Keeping it up-to-date prevents anyone no longer in a position from being assigned key responsibilities. It’s worthwhile to revise the plan once a year to add any new considerations.

A contingency plan will keep your Watauga, TX, business safe from unnecessary loss. Any damage sustained, despite proactive measures, can be restored by a professional commercial damage restoration crew. The cost of a disaster can be minimized extensively with your planning and the assistance of expert repair.