Recent Posts

How SERVPRO Helps with a Smooth Commercial Restoration Project

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

fort worth commercial restoration For a smooth commercial restoration, contact our Fort Worth SERVPRO. We'll help you get your business back to normal as soon as possible.

Fort Worth businesses encounter emergencies and other unexpected situations all the time. The longer you have to keep your building shuttered, the more revenue you stand to lose. SERVPRO is here to streamline the recovery process so you can resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Instead of hiring several different services to do commercial restoration, hire SERVPRO to do it all. Since we are a full-service cleaning and restoration company, we coordinate multiple issues at once: biohazardous material cleanup, crime scene management, graffiti removal, fire damage, water damage, mold infestation, etc.

Comprehensive Cleaning

Sometimes businesses don’t have enough staff or the necessary equipment for deep cleaning. We sanitize the facility from floor to ceiling - even the HVAC system! Our team of experts goes to work to leave it better than we found it.

We’re also equipped to handle COVID-19 and biohazard cleanup with the best EPA-registered cleaning products available.

Once the project is complete, you can display our branded signage to let the public know your business has been professionally cleaned by a trusted brand!

Water Restoration

Thousands of businesses count on us for Fort Worth water damage restoration. We’re prepared to go to work immediately to remove all the water and repair the water damage. The area is dried thoroughly to prevent mold growth. 

If a mold problem has already developed in your building, we are equipped to do complete mold remediation.

Fire Restoration

Fire damage restoration can be a long and complex process. Because we are equipped to handle all the aspects (including reconstruction) the recovery time is as efficient as possible. 

Storms and Major Events

Flash floods, tornadoes, and criminal activity can hit a business at any time. That’s why we’re here 24/7 for emergency contact. We work quickly to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO for a Free Commercial Restoration Project Quote!

Our top priority is to have your business back to normal as soon as possible. Because of our extensive experience in commercial restoration and our capability to handle all the different aspects of it at once, the downtime of your business is minimal. The cost savings of our efficient process is passed on to you! 

We also work around your business hours so we won’t be in the way of the operation you have in place. Crews can be scheduled overnight and on weekends - whatever works best for you. 

It all begins with a free consultation. Let us put together a custom plan that works best for your situation. Call (817) 589-1499 today to get started!

Preventing Kitchen Fire: Tips for Your Fort Worth Home

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

preventing kitchen fires in fort worth Contact the experts at our Fort Worth SERVPRO for professional fire damage restoration services.

Most residential fires begin in the kitchen. The safer your habits are in the kitchen, the more you reduce your risk of a house fire. 

At SERVPRO of Fort Worth, we’ve seen our share of housefires and how the loss takes an emotional toll (especially when it could have been prevented). Though we are always available for Fort Worth fire damage restoration, we’d rather they didn’t happen in the first place. 

We want to do our share toward preventing kitchen fires. In this guide, we’ll share how to be safe in the kitchen. 

Kitchen Safety Checklist

An organized kitchen safety plan is a list of action items. Preventing kitchen fires is about maintaining everyday habits. How many of these do you already know about? 

  • Have at least one fire extinguisher in the kitchen (especially around the stove and oven) and have it tested every six years.
  • When a pan fire happens, be careful not to discharge it directly at the pan as this will spread the grease which causes the fire to spread.
  • Keep cooking areas clean and clear of combustibles such as oil spills, grease splatters, towels, paper, etc. Avoid wearing clothing that could catch fire (such as bathrobe sleeves that would drape over the stove).
  • Don’t cook with fats in a pan or pot that is too small.
  • Never leave cooking unattended.
  • Keep pets and children away from heating elements. Keep the pot handles turned inward so they are not bumped by accident or reached by tiny hands.
  • Keep the lid nearby so if a small grease fire starts in a pan, you can slide the lid over the pan to snuff out the fire. Never pour water on a grease fire.
  • If a fire starts in the microwave or toaster oven, unplug it and do not open the door. Wait for the flames to die from a lack of oxygen.
  • Have an escape plan and makes sure everyone in the house knows what to do when it’s time to evacuate.
  • If you can’t quickly get it under control, call 911 for help.

Having heightened awareness in the kitchen goes a long way toward preventing kitchen fires.

Contact SERVPRO for Fire Damage Recovery

Sometimes no matter how careful you are, house fires still happen. SERVPRO is here 24/7 for emergency contact - even on weekends and holidays. 

Once everyone is safe and you’ve contacted your insurance company, give us a call at (817) 589-1499! We’ll get started right away on fire damage recovery and smoke removal.

3 Main Storm Safety Tips to Prepare for a Fort Worth Storm

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage in fort worth If your property has been damaged by a recent storm, contact our Fort Worth SERVPRO team for professional restoration services.

Fort Worth is a tornado hotspot. Do you have a plan in place for when the next big storm hits? SERVPRO is prepared for any disaster and we want you to be too. The safety of our citizens is the most important thing, so here are our top storm safety tips.

1. Have a Plan and Supplies

If you don’t have a storm shelter or basement, you should designate a sturdy-framed room in your home or business that has no windows like a central bathroom, pantry or closet.

Have on hand a stash of emergency supplies: bottled water, non-perishable foods, candles, lighters, flashlights, batteries, battery-powered radio (for updates), a camera, and comfort items like blankets or pillows. A portable battery pack or small generator keeps your phone charged.

When a powerful tornado hits, it’s good to shield yourself with something thick for coverage from debris if the roof peels off (such as a mattress).

2. Heed Warnings and Advisories

If the power goes out, a battery-powered device like a radio or a cell phone comes in handy so you can still receive information about tornado warnings. Take shelter immediately when advised to do so and remain there until you have the all-clear.

During electrical storms, stay away from bodies of water and don’t use electronics that are plugged into the wall.

3. Brave the Aftermath

When it’s time to move out of your shelter, watch your head and your step. Debris could still be falling, and there is likely to be a lot of glass on the ground (or other sharp objects).

Seek medical attention for any injuries in your party. Once everyone is safe and accounted for, use your camera or cell phone to take pictures of the damage. Next, contact your insurance company to initiate a claim.

Do not reenter the property until it has been deemed safe to do so by the authorities. If your insurance policy offers no provisions for temporary housing, and you have no one else to stay with, contact the Red Cross for assistance.

Contact SERVPRO for Storm Damage Recovery

Our final piece of advice: hire a reputable restoration company for property recovery. SERVPRO is a preferred vendor by many insurance companies for Fort Worth water damage restoration and storm damage.

We even work directly with your insurance company on your behalf and board it up as we wait for repair approval (to protect property from further damage). Call us for emergency contact 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (817) 589-1499.

Professional Fort Worth Warehouse and Industrial Cleaning Services

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

fort worth warehouse and industrial cleaning Contact our Fort Worth SERVPRO for professional warehouse and industrial cleaning services

Many Fort Worth area facilities find it difficult to cope with cleaning demands: not enough staff coverage, time constraints, inadequate equipment, shortage of personal protective equipment, etc. Others need a periodic deep cleaning to maintain standards or comply with industry regulations.

That’s where SERVPRO comes in. We have the proper equipment and the highly-trained staff needed to support all your warehouse or industrial facility cleaning needs. 

We understand that warehouses and industrial facilities have compliance issues, so we’re here to handle the tasks appropriately so you can check this off your to-do list.

SERVPRO’s 3 C’s

SERVPRO of Fort Worth is equipped to clean any size facility from floor to ceiling - even the HVAC systems. We can scale any of our cleaning services, including Fort Worth fire damage restoration

We deliver unparalleled warehouse cleaning services by consistently following these foundational principles:

Consult: Every warehouse or industrial facility has its own unique set of circumstances. By way of a comprehensive consultation, we customize a bespoke cleaning program to suit the needs of each individual facility.

Clean: We deep clean surfaces with our proprietary EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning treatments. We understand the regulatory issues surrounding industrial sites, so we adhere to our own high standards that include CDC cleaning and decontamination guidelines. We are also equipped to properly clean up biohazardous material.

Certify: When you display our branded signage on your facility, the public is assured that your facility has been properly cleaned a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

Yet another “C” has arrived - COVID-19. Coronavirus maintenance is a challenge to keep up with, so we are here to support Fort Worth facilities that need help structuring or implementing a COVID-19 cleaning plan. We address the public health needs of each scenario such as schools, nursing homes, fully-staffed warehouses, retailers, etc.

Contact SERVPRO for All Your Warehouse and Industrial Cleaning Needs in Fort Worth

SERVPRO is a reputable industrial cleaning service. Many Fort Worth warehouse and industrial facility managers have trusted us to carry out specific cleaning procedures according to each unique circumstance.

Not all cleaning companies have the capacity to meet your facility’s needs. A trustworthy cleaning company will be honest and transparent about its abilities. We won’t start on the work until we have a sustainable action plan in place.

Confidently established service agreements begin with a free consultation.  Call us today at (817) 589-1499 to set up a meeting.

SERVPRO Provides Professional Cigarette Smoke Removal in Fort Worth

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

professional cigarette smoke removal Restore and refresh your property with professional cigarette smoke removal services from our Fort Worth SERVPRO.

While not as common as it was decades ago, cigarette smoking is still a part of American life. Smokers may be “nose blind” to the odor that cigarettes leave behind, but most people are used to smoke-free air.

Whether you are prepping a house for sale or an apartment for rent in Fort Worth, you need to have the air clear of cigarette smoke so that even the most sensitive of noses won’t detect it.

With SERVPRO cigarette smoke removal, the new inhabitants will never know a smoker was ever there. We make it "Like it never even happened."

How SERVPRO Gets Rid of Stubborn Cigarette Odor

The longer smoking goes on indoors, the more it penetrates through the air ducts and fibrous materials (furniture, drywall, curtains, etc.). Sometimes it even stains materials in the room with a yellow tinge. 

Below are the core components of SERVPRO cigarette smoke removal.

  • Evaluate - We start out by doing a thorough assessment of the affected space so we can account for all the areas that have become a source of the odor.
  • Cleaning - We thoroughly clean upholstery, carpet, furniture, curtains, blinds, walls, countertops, etc. with our industrial-strength cleaners. 

Fabrics and soft-goods with stubborn stains and odors are restored in our state-of-the-art Esporta Wash System.

  • Air duct remediation - The longer a home or building has been smoked in, the more likely it is that the HVAC system will harbor cigarette smoke remnants. 

We clean out the air ducts so that you can run the air conditioner cycling the odors.

  • Air scrubbing and deodorization - As a finishing touch, we use HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers to grab airborne cigarette odors. 

We also apply industrial-grade deodorizer treatments to anything in the room that is still harboring cigarette odor.

By the time we have finished, no one would guess that a smoker was there. The work is not complete until the room and the air are neutralized and smell completely fresh.

Contact SERVPRO for Cigarette Smoke Odor Elimination in Fort Worth

Restore and refresh any property with cigarette smoke odor removal. We apply our Fort Worth fire damage restoration professional techniques to rid your spaces of cigarette smoke once and for all! 

We are here to take your call 24/7 at (817) 589-1499. Set up a free consultation today!

Why Fort Worth Home Owners Call Our SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

fort worth water damage Contact our Fort Worth SERVPRO for professional water damage restoration services.

Water damage restoration is a core service we’ve had the pleasure of providing to our community for over 40 years. SERVPRO is known for consistent and dependable service.

We understand that water damage is a frustrating problem to deal with, so our staff of water damage specialists is here to make your life easier with powerful equipment and expertise that comes from experience.

What Homeowners Get with Our Water Damage Restoration Services

There is a difference with SERVPRO. Our goal is to make the water damage restoration process stress-free for our customers. We’re here to relieve you of the burden of any water emergency.

Commitment to Timeliness

We are “Faster to any size disaster.” A water emergency can happen at any time, so our lines are open 24 hours a day to take your call - even on weekends and holidays! We are ready to dispatch our crew whenever you need us.

Dedicated Thoroughness and Expertise

Water damage is often more than meets the eye. Our team of specialists checks everything to make sure that all water damage has been accounted for. Our IICRC-certified technicians receive extensive and updated training. 

SERVPRO has it down to a science - literally. Our teams are trained on the latest advancements in restoration technology and water damage techniques.

Restoration Over Replacement

SERVPRO understands how upsetting loss is. Our goal is to salvage as much as possible by repairs and restoration versus replacement.

Whatever construction cannot be fixed is replaced with new materials that match the original as closely as possible. No need to hire a contractor - we’ve got it covered.

Unparalleled Efficiency

Being a full-service restoration company means we streamline the entire project by coordinating every aspect of the process, including reconstruction. The money saved by efficiency is passed onto the customer.

Exceptional Customer Service

SERVPRO customers have a single point of contact. We even work directly with your insurance company. This means you have just one call to make to keep track of the progress of your case.

Our technicians are prompt, efficient, and will answer any questions you have before they start the work. We’re here to give you peace of mind and get you back to life as usual as soon as possible.

Contact SERVPRO for Full Service Water Restoration in Fort Worth

Water damage cleanup is burdensome for Fort Worth property owners. Water creeps through all the layers and ruins everything. We’re here to take care of the mess and fully restore your property to preloss condition.

Our team of IICRC certified technicians is equipped with the experience, knowledge, and training needed to complete Fort Worth water damage restoration with excellence. 

Don't wait for water damage to your property to worsen or become a mold risk. Call the experts anytime at (817) 589-1499.

What to Do After a Flood in Your Fort Worth House

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

What do you do when you have gallons of water trapped in your house? Perhaps your instinct is to grab a bucket and start scooping it all out, but that’s not necessarily the best thing to do first.

While severe weather floods the insides of homes and businesses in Fort Worth, the most common cause of internal flooding is plumbing failure. In this guide, we’ll share what to do after a flood step by step.

What To Do After A Flood in 7 Steps

Floods are stressful, and unfortunately, there aren’t any shortcuts in the recovery process. He’s what to do after a flood in seven steps.

  • Be Safe - Here are safety tips to follow:
  • Heed evacuation advisories.
  • Seek alternative shelter if the structure is hazardous.
  • Turn off the main power to the house even if there is a power outage. Note: For your safety, only do this if you can without walking through the water.
  • Do not make contact with contaminated water without adequate personal protective equipment. Blackwater contains potentially life-threatening toxins.
  • Call for Help - Sometimes the only way to manage a water emergency is to call for help. Here are some examples of who to call:
  • 911 - You are in a dangerous situation, someone needs medical attention, someone is lost, etc.
  • Emergency electrician - You cannot safely turn off the power.
  • City - Water main break, sewage spill beyond your property line.
  • Emergency plumber - Water is gushing, and you can’t turn it off.
  • SERVPRO - Contaminated water has entered your home, and it’s unsafe to clean up.
  • Insurance/warranty company - If you have coverage for water damage or water emergencies.
  • Stop the Flooding - If the water source is internal (from plumbing, appliances, etc.), shut off the main water valve. When floodwaters are coming in from the outside (from a storm, city sewer, water main break), contact city services for assistance.
  • Document - If it’s safe to approach and reenter the property, take plenty of photos, videos, and notes to pass along to the insurance company or home protection organization.
  • Clean Up - Water must be extracted from the structure, and all contaminated objects must be carefully bagged up or disposed of.
  • Prevent Mold - Mold begins to grow about 48 hours after a flooding event. The home or building must be completely dry to prevent mold from growing inside and outside the structure.
  • Prevent Future Floods - Inspect the home for potential plumbing problems that need preventative repair. Consider installing a flood alarm in places that might flood without forewarning (for example, the basement).

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Worth for Flood Damage Restoration

SERVPRO has been a trusted provider of Fort Worth water damage restoration for decades. We remove gallons of water from structures with high-powered extractors and use advanced techniques to prevent mold growth.

If you have coverage, we are the preferred restoration company for many top insurance companies, plus we work directly with them on your behalf. Call us 24/7 for emergency contact at (817) 589-1499.

How to Remove Soot from Fabric

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

how to remove soot from fabric During a fire, soot can cover the fabrics inside your home. Contact SERVPRO in Fort Worth for fire damage restoration including fabric recovery.

Not only is fire destructive by reducing things to a pile of ash, but the soot left behind is also damaging. Soot is acidic and known to cause corrosion and discoloration.

Soot stains because it is oily. If you have an heirloom quilt, a designer suit, or a favorite dress that is peppered with soot, is it worth trying to save? Before you toss it out, try these tips.

Steps for Removing Soot from Clothing

To keep the stain from getting worse, follow these steps for how to remove soot from fabric.

  • Remove loose soot - Shake off the excess soot before it has a chance to add more to the stains. Be careful not to shake the soot onto other materials that might stain. Take it outdoors or shake it into a trash bag (or another disposable plastic item).
  • Flush out the soot - Using cold water, rinse both sides of the fabric to force the soot out. High-pressure water can be more effective with this.
  • Pretreat - Mix a solution of water and stain remover like sodium percarbonate (Oxiclean). Submerge the fabric and leave it to soak.
  • Wash - Without rinsing out the pretreatment, put the item into the washing machine by itself. Launder the item on the highest temperature setting. You may use laundry detergent and bleach for white items (or color-safe bleach as needed). Borax and washing soda are also effective at fighting stubborn stains in the washing machine cycle.
  • Observe - After the wash cycle is complete, remove the item and examine it. If the stain is still there, do not place it in the dryer as this will set the stain. Instead, use these other treatments:
    • Alcohol - dab the stain with rubbing alcohol using the sponge. Avoid rubbing the stain as this pushes the soot further in. You’ll want to extract the stain with a dabbing motion.
    • Salt - Pour salt over the stain and let it sit for several hours. The salt soaks up some of the soot.
    • Formula 409 - Douse the material with Formula 409 to dissolve the soot.
  • Wash again - After applying one of these methods, launder the item in the washing machine again.
  • Check again - Once no signs of soot or stains appear on the fabric, you may dry it in the clothes dryer.

Contact SERVPRO for Fabric and Soft Goods Restoration

If nothing else works, there is still hope! Our Esporta Wash System recovers fabrics and other soft goods (like stuffed animals) as part of our water restoration or fire damage restoration Fort Worth process. Our state of the art industrial washing machine restores materials back to food-grade cleanliness. Call SERVPRO of Fort Worth any time at (817) 589-1499.

How to Fix a Toilet that Keeps Clogging Up

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

how to fix a toilet that keeps clogging up If a clogged toilet has made a mess in your house, contact the experts at SERVPRO in Fort Worth for professional water damage restoration services.

It seems that you use the plunger so often that you may as well leave it by the toilet.

So, why is the toilet getting backed up so often and how do you fix a toilet that keeps clogging up?

Reasons Why a Toilet Keeps Clogging Up

It could be the age of the toilet, plumbing issues, or user error. Below are the common causes of toilet backups. 

  • The toilet is old - First-generation low-flow toilets manufactured in the 1990s don’t flush materials as well. 
  • Materials - Not all toilets and not all plumbing can cope with “flushable” wipes, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, cotton balls, hair, or dental floss. 
  • Fill valve malfunction – The fill valve controls how much water collects in the tank, so there is enough water for the next flush. Without enough water to thoroughly flush the toilet, it becomes clogged.
  • Blockage in the pipes - The toilet isn’t clogging, but a blockage in the pipe(s) causes a backup.
  • Sewer line issues - The problem is not above ground with the toilet or plumbing, but below with a blockage in the sewer line. 
  • Plumbing vent damage – The plumbing vent is compromised, and this throws off the pressure needed for movement through the pipes.

Solutions for a Toilet that Keeps Clogging Up

Wondering how to fix a toilet that keeps clogging up? Here are things to try when your toilet backs up.

  • Replace the toilet - If you have a low-flow toilet from the 1990s, upgrade to a newer one with an updated design.
  • House rules - Make a habit of only flushing a reasonable amount of toilet paper. Everyone using the toilet should be made aware that flushing anything other than toilet paper could cause a backup.
  • Check the fill valve - It could be that your toilet tank isn’t refilling properly. Open up the tank and check if there is enough water in the tank and check if the fill valve appears to be broken. Repair as needed.
  • Call a professional - If you’ve tried everything to fix the toilet itself and there are still backups, there may be a problem with the plumbing or sewer line. These issues need to be diagnosed by a professional plumbing or sewer line service in Fort Worth.

Contact SERVPRO for Bathroom Water Damage Restoration

If toilet backups left a nasty mess, call SERVPRO for Fort Worth water damage restoration. Not only will we thoroughly clean up the wastewater, but we also use professional drying techniques to prevent mold growth. 

In the case of a sewer backup, we get close to the contamination with personal protective equipment so that you don’t have to. 

We can also help with many household repairs including plumbing. We’re here to take your call 24/7 at (817) 589-1499.

What to do After a Storm Causes Property Damage

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage restoration fort worth If your property has been damaged by a storm, contact the Fort Worth storm damage repair experts at SERVPRO now.

Fort Worth, TX is among the top 20 Texas cities with the highest tornado index while the highest-ranking towns are immediately south of here. Because the Fort Worth area is such a hot spot for severe storm activity it’s necessary to have a plan in place for what to do after the next storm blows through. 

The hope is that your home or business will be spared storm damage, but the reality is that property damage is a real possibility during the warmer months. Being prepared for a major storm event means you’ve secured adequate property damage coverage and that you know what steps to take when storm damage happens.

SERVPRO of Fort Worth is “Faster to any size disaster” and we want members of our community to be prepared as well. Read this guide to help you put your own action plan together.

What is Property Damage?

Property damage is any destructive alteration of a structure (like a house) or belongings (like a car) to the point that it needs repair, reconstruction, or replacement. The typical causes of damage to properties are negligence, willful destruction (like vandalism), or an act of nature.

The cause of the damage matters, because it determines property damage liability. For example, if you are in a car accident and it’s the other person’s fault, they are on the hook for the repairs.

Property damage from weather events are not the fault of any party, so responsibility usually falls on the insurance company of the insured (when coverage allows).

SERVPRO Restoration Services for Storm Damage

Not all storm damage is the same with all the variables at play. You have the age of the property, plus the kind of storm that happened (tornado, flash flood, electrical, etc.)

One property may have more wind damage than flood damage and vice versa. Some properties may catch on fire from rare factors like a tree falling on a power line.

Because of these different factors, the steps involved in the restoration process will be adjusted accordingly. Below are the core components of our storm damage recovery process, including Fort Worth water damage restoration.

24-hour service - Bad weather can happen at any time, so we are always here and ready to assist.

IICRC Certified Managers and Storm Technicians - We send teams to the scene who are specially trained for storm event cleanup and restoration.

Water removal and water damage restoration - High-powered water extractors remove gallons of water from your property, followed by complete moisture removal to prevent rot and mold growth.

Fire Damage Restoration - If fire damage results from the storm, we fully clean and restore the property.

Roof tarping and board-up - Severe storm damage leaves property vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and additional damage from natural elements, so we secure the property with tarping and board-up.

Storm debris cleanup - We collect and properly dispose of all storm debris on site.

Temporary fencing - For lengtheir projects, we will set up a fence and security to protect the worksite from theft and trespassing.

Moving services and long-term storage - We carefully store your personal effects and property content while the restoration is underway.

Clothing sanitization - We use our industrial-grade Esporta Wash System to remove smoke and floodwater contamination from fabrics, textiles, and soft goods.

What Types of Storm Damage are Under Insurance Coverage?

Generally, storm and hail damage are covered by insurance. However, if the insurance adjuster finds that the damage is due to neglect, they may decline part or all of the claim.

Property insurance coverage doesn’t usually cover flood damage either. If your property is at risk for flooding, you should secure supplemental coverage.

Steps to Take after Storm Damage to Your Property

Storm damage transforms a property in the blink of an eye. In such chaotic aftermath, where do you even begin? As a professional restoration company with decades of experience in the DFW area, here are the steps SERVPRO recommends and in the order you should do them. 

  1. Assess the Property Damage
  2. Contact Your Insurance Company 
  3. Prevent Additional Property Damage
  4. Choose the Best Restoration Service for Your Home

Assess the Property Damage

It’s human nature to want to reenter property as soon as possible after an event to understand how much loss there is, but, the structure may not be safe to enter. It’s best to get clearance from the authorities first (like the fire department)

Once you can safely reenter, take plenty of photos and video. Document everything that may have been lost or damaged. Missing roof tiles, ripped rain gutters, damage to the glass, lost siding, etc.

Contact Your Insurance Company

As soon as you have all the damage documented, contact your insurance company. Do your best to determine the monetary value for the items that were lost.

Some insurance policies may offer reimbursement for your temporary housing needs. Keep receipts for temporary housing (like a hotel), replacement clothing, and personal care items so you can be reimbursed for these expenses. 

Once your insurance company receives your property damage claim, an insurance adjuster conducts an assessment. From there, the insurance company will either grant or deny your claim (or partially deny the claim), which results in repairs paid for by the insurance company, or reimbursement for the total loss of the property.

Prevent Additional Property Damage

We strongly recommend that you do your best to secure the property with shields from secondary damage, like tarping or board up. Insurance companies may deny coverage for further damage that should have been prevented. SERVPRO is prepared to set up these safeguards (such as roof tarping and board up)

Choose the Best Restoration Service for Your Home

Does it matter which storm damage restoration company you go with? Don’t they all do the same thing? While all restoration companies should deliver the same results, the truth is that some may cut corners or give poor service. Read up on a company before securing their services. 

After you make contact with your insurance company, you’ll want to get a reputable storm damage restoration company lined up right away. The sooner crews come out and work on the damage, the more secondary damage can be averted like mold growth or further breakdown of construction. 

Certified Dallas SERVPRO Experts Ready to Help With Property Damage Restoration

As mentioned in the previous section, not all restoration companies are equal. What makes SERVPRO different is that we handle all aspects of restoration in one streamlined process. This means you don’t have to hire one company to do debris removal, one to clean up the water damage, and then a contractor to rebuild. We handle it all, including mold remediation.

SERVPRO of Fort Worth is a preferred vendor by many insurance companies and we work directly with your insurance company on your behalf. We have extensive experience working with insurance carriers, so we have the process down to a science with efficiency. 

And with a single point of contact managing your property restoration, that means you have just one call to make for updates - to your SERVPRO case manager. No list of phone numbers to toggle. One call to us and you can track and be part of the process.

When it comes to storm damage recovery, you call the shots. 

  • First, call emergency services and make sure everyone is safe.
  • Next, call your insurance company to get the claims process going right away - don’t put this off.
  • Finally, call SERVPRO for emergency contact. We’re faster to any size disaster and will get started on the process for you ASAP! We are never closed. We are always here to answer the call 24/7.

We also offer free estimates. Call SERVPRO of North Richland Hills (817) 589-1499 any time.