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SERVPRO's Duct Cleaning Process

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Air ducts Air ducts need a good cleaning every once in a while to ensure good, clean airflow throughout your home or business.

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but you can help change that! Inspecting the duct work in your home or facility should be a high priority.  In most cases, the HVAC has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite professional service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and duct work clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help you save money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite professionals will inspect your HVAC system and duct work and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind of the health of your HVAC system and duct work.

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. in these cases, SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite professionals can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. 

The SERVPRO Duct Cleaning System is proven to be cost-efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite professionals use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine duct work and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. 

  • The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the air stream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean. 
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt

For more information on duct cleaning or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite at 972-329-4747.

SERVPRO's Fire Restoration Plan

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

Walls damaged by fire Fire damage like this is easily solved through SERVPRO's fire restoration services.

Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a SERVPRO of Kaufman County, Mesquite professional arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results - including lower claim costs. Within four hours of a loss notification, A SERVPRO of Kaufman County, Mesquite professional will be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled properly by utilizing the following services:

Structural Cleaning 

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. A SERVPRO of Kaufman, Mesquite professional will pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found within the structure. 

Contents Cleaning

All of the restorable contents in the affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. SERVPRO of Kaufman County, Mesquite professionals can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all of the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to pre loss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Our SERVPRO employees can provide an inventory list of all "to be claimed" items for agents and their policy holders. 

Deodorization 

SERVPRO of Kaufman County, Mesquite professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO does not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. 

Tricks and Tools Of The (Water) Trade

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

Moisture meter being used We use tools like moisture meters to determine moisture levels when your property experiences water damage.

Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time. The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite professionals have the equipment, training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur. The proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense during a fire damage or water loss. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite will answer your call with fast action and a full arsenal of drying equipment. Here are a few of the tools used by our professionals.

  • Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards, and walls.
  • Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite professionals to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermohydrometers measure temperature and relative humidity. When armed with this information, SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite professionals can calculate and create an environment most conducive to drying. When facing a contaminated water loss, it is not only important to dry the structure, but the structure must also be disinfected and often deodorized.
  • Ultra Low-Volume foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that can easily penetrate the site where odor-causing residues may accumulate. This device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.
  • Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products by creating a dense fog. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solutions that attach to and neutralize odor causing particles.

The bottom line? SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Mesquite has the training and equipment to help make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO's 24-Hour Service

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles lined up SERVPRO is ready to help, no matter when or where!

When it comes to water intrusion / loss to your home or business, it should be considered an emergency. If you're not quick to respond to it, a lot of damage can happen in a very short timespan. Take sudden burst pipes, for example. Within the first few minutes, water can spread throughout your home or business. After 24 hours, the damage to your floors, walls, and important paper documents can't be ignored. So you need the professionals from SERVPRO to help you through the process.

WHY CHOOSE US?

With over 1700 locations across the country, SERVPRO is everywhere and available to help you out. We at SERVPRO of Kaufman County / Cedar Creek Lakes area pride ourselves on our 24-hour emergency services, so you don't have to be without a helping hand, even in the dead of night. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we're ready to respond and make the damage "Like it never even happened."

What Sets SERVPRO Kaufman County Apart?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro van parked in front of a home. SERVPRO is always here to help.

If you need fire cleanup, water removal, or any other type of damage restoration, you'll want to find a business that can help you restore your house to its original condition. SERVPRO of Kaufman County & Cedar Creek takes pride in going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to restoration for both residential and commercial properties.

We Handle The Entire Restoration Process

You may find yourself interacting with many contractors as you go through the stages to reverse water damage. Water restoration companies may only provide limited services, such as water extraction, necessitating the hiring of other contractors, such as mold remediation firms and demolition companies, which increases your costs.

SERVPRO, on the other hand, provides services that cover the complete water damage restoration process, including structural repair and mold removal. SERVPRO's professional crews execute a detailed and efficient water cleanup procedure that includes the following steps:

  • Inspection and Assessment 
  • Emergency Response
  • Extraction of Water
  • Getting Rid of Mold and Taking Anti-Microbial Steps
  • Cleaning and Restoration Cleaning and Dehumidification

Anytime, Anywhere, we're ready to assist.


SERVPRO is a national company with strategically situated offices in places like Kaufman County & Cedar Creek to assure speedy response to local disasters. Each locally owned and operated franchise can react rapidly to requests at any size home or business property, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We start clean up or water extraction expediently to minimize damage, and we use SERVPRO's nationwide resources, which include the highest quality professional equipment and cleaning supplies. An operations manager oversees the procedure to ensure prompt damage mitigation, and everything is properly documented to confirm the entire cleaning process for you and your insurance.

Experts who have been trained and certified to the highest levels


SERVPRO has extensive expertise responding to restoration requests following large-scale disasters. Its personnel have mobilized to restore damage after Hurricane Katrina, the Carolina floods, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, and other disasters, in addition to assisting fire restoration companies during California wildfires. Local command centers that are familiar with Mesquite and the surrounding area's emergency restoration demands are prepared to respond rapidly to any disaster, from a burst pipe to a city-wide flood.

SERVPRO technicians have Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration training and certifications to uphold the industry's best practices and standards, in addition to having hands-on expertise with storm damage, water restoration, and structure drying. Each employee is also required to participate in ongoing certification training and education to assure professional quality using the most up-to-date restoration procedures.

SERVPRO of Kaufman County & Cedar Creek is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services. If you require flood cleanup, fire damage restoration, or air duct cleaning please contact us - we're always here to help. 

Four Reasons to Choose SERVPRO

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van parked in snow. Rain or shine, hot or cold, we're there faster than the competition, every time.

SERVPRO is the top mitigation choice for post-disaster recovery in Texas, because our commercial and residential restoration services tackle every facet of loss and disaster situations. Our professionals are well-versed in flood cleanup, water mitigation, fire damage, and air duct cleaning, all of which are required following floods, fires, and other disasters. There are a dozen reasons to choose a company that is known across America and recognized as a leader in the mitigation industry, below, we'll cover just four. 

  1. Cutting Edge Technology, Resources & Network

SERVPRO's network is one of the big reasons for its success in crisis circumstances. Because of the state-wide franchise network, there are enough resources to take on any size job in any location. Our experts are prepared to repair commercial water damage, complete a comprehensive home restoration, or work to assist entire towns and cities after natural disasters.

Regardless of the size of the incident, all SERVPRO teams have access to additional resources for a quick and reliable response, with backup close at hand thanks to our STORM team. SERVPRO is on hand with enough man power to inspect and restore every detail of home and businesses all over the country, when the worst happens and storms strike.

  1. Expertly Trained Dedicated Professionals

SERVPRO's technicians are on the cutting edge of disaster recovery every day, allowing them to develop their processes and respond quickly. We take pride in training our people to the top of industry standard to ensure our customers receive the best service, every visit. Our teams where there when the Nation needed us most, during catastrophic events such as Hurricane Harvey. All parts of catastrophe cleanup are handled by our teams, including:

  • Cleaning of the air ducts
  • Removing mold
  • Service for fire damage cleanup
  • Water removal and flood cleanup
  • Cleaning services for homes and businesses
  • Lightning-Fast Response Times That Save You money

We understand that in many types of mitigation, time, is money. Our teams act fast to stop the spread of damage caused by water, fire or other unwanted elements that wreak havoc on a structure. To save the building's structural integrity SERVPRO shows up fast to cut the issue off and start the critical processes to reverse the damage and maintain the integrity of the building. 

  1. Experience Working With insurance Agencies

After a calamity, affected home and business owners have to deal with their insurance company. That's why SERVPRO has established a network of industry contacts to ensure a smooth and effective relationship with all insurance agencies. SERVPRO, being one of the Nation's premier restoration firms, works with all insurance companies to take the stress off our clients as much as possible, and make the restoration seamless.

Home and business owners alike deserve a dependable firm that can respond quickly and effectively to a crisis, which is why SERVPRO is the ideal choice for mitigation and restoration in Texas. Call SERVPRO Kaufman County & Cedar Creek for more information on how we can help you, today.

All The Reasons You Need to Make SERVPRO Your First Choice

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew posing in front of a van. We're better than the competition, all the time.

When your business is harmed by a natural disaster, a serious plumbing problem, a fire, or a flood, you must move quickly to minimize commercial water damage, minimize financial loss, and keep your doors open. Commercial restoration companies provide a variety of services to help you restore your property to its original state, which you probably won't be able to achieve on your own if you've had extensive damage. Why is SERVPRO better than the competition?SERVPRO's trained experts are among the best in the industry. No task is too huge for their Commercial Large Loss Division, which can manage any magnitude disaster anywhere in the United States. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our Disaster Recovery Team will respond quickly to water damage caused by floods, tornadoes, blizzards, and other natural disasters. Every day we help customers who have suffered damage to their home or business, get back up and running.  SERVPRO provides a wide range of restoration services to help you get your home back on track after a disaster, including: 
  • Cleaning up the water
  • Commercial cleaning services are available.
  • Restoration after a fire or smoke
  • Storm damage rehabilitation for businesses
  • After a disaster, excessive mold development is a common concern owing to water damage and wet conditions. Mold cleanup firms like SERVPRO can take care of the infestation and restore the property to its preloss state.
SERVPRO professionals understand that the longer a commercial property owner is forced to deal with a disaster, the more money they will lose. For years, this organization has been Kaufman County, and the surrounding communities' go-to option for top-tier restoration services.

Choosing a Water Mitigation Company

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

A man exalting in his wise choice: choosing SERVPRO. You could feel like this guy, after you give SERVPRO a call.

Dealing with a disaster can be difficult, and your friends at SERVPRO Kaufman County & Cedar Creek hope you never have to do it.  But if the worst should happen, following these steps can assist you in locating the best commercial restoration firm for your needs. Inquire about certificationsAll legitimate mitigation organizations should be able to show that their technicians have the requisite abilities and training to do all tasks. The company should ideally have an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) certification, which ensures high-level standards and ethics in the restoration process. Look for a comprehensive list of services.
Water and flood cleanup, debris removal, board-up, disinfection, and mold removal should all be included in the list of services provided by the business you hire to repair commercial premises. If the restoration team is unable to provide the services you require, you will be forced to seek out another firm, resulting in higher costs and longer wait periods for repair. Check for positive feedback.
To highlight prior clients' reviews, reputable businesses frequently offer testimonials or connections to review sites like Google. Check up their most current reviews to be sure they have knowledgeable, pleasant workers that provide fast service. SERVPRO has all this and more. We believe in community - a community of well trained, valued and skilled employees ready to give back to the community around us by providing gold standard service, when you need it the most. SERVPRO is a nationwide leader in restoration offering a comprehensive list of services, backed by a long history of good business, customer satisfaction and staying on the bleeding edge of technology for the mitigation industry.  If your home or business has been damaged, give us a call, and let us restore it "Like it never even happened."

Thank you, Kaufman County!

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Child dressed in an elf costume, pictured with a goat, also in an elf costume. Reindeer AND elves were there!

SERVPRO Kaufman County loved getting to see the Wills Point community last Saturday, music and cheer abound, and holiday spirit in full swing at Frosty on the Bricks 2020. With almost 4,000 people in attendance, there was no shortage of guests eager to get a photo with our “Reindeer in Training,” a petting zoo attraction kindly donated to SERVPRO for the afternoon by Blackburn Training of Terrell, TX. Those moments that your families showed to us were truly special – and we believe some of that magic, the stuff that gives this particular season its shine, was captured by our on-site photographer that afternoon. 

SERVPRO Kaufman County/Cedar Creek is thrilled to service the tight-knit community of Wills Point, and the many other rural communities that compose Kaufman County. Thank you, for showing SERVPRO Kaufman County exactly how special these tucked-away North-East Texas communities really are, and how special it is to be fellow members of those communities. 

SERVPRO will be at Christmas on the Bricks!

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Two Nigerian goats, one black, the other black-and-tan-pointed standing in front of a "Merry Christmas" sign. Reindeer in training. When did reindeer get so small?

SERVPRO Kaufman County/Cedar Creek will be at CHRISTMAS ON THE BRICKS in Downtown Wills Point, TX this Saturday – December 12th, 2020 – from 10AM – 4PM with our Reindeer in Training! They’ll be present to greet your kiddos for pictures, pets, and a novelty experience this holiday season. The Reindeer-in-Training are kindly trained petting-zoo goats, who will not only be dressed for the season, but will pose for pictures with kids and adults alike, while a SERVPRO professional stands by, ready to answer questions about our services, or your restoration needs. 

Our Reindeer-in-Training petting zoo attraction was kindly donated by Blackburn Training of Terrell TX, and is sure to bring a smile to each visitor that stops by! 

Pictures of your kiddos with the “Reindeer” will be uploaded to an exclusive album on our Facebook page, which can be found here

All we ask is that, please, when you stop by, don’t tell them they’re not reindeer. We haven’t figured out how to break it to them yet.

Need to Improve Your Air Quality? Duct Cleaning Can Help!

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but you can help change that! Inspecting the duct work in your home or facility should be a high priority.  In most cases, the HVAC has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek professional service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and duct work clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help you save money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek professionals will inspect your HVAC system and duct work and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind of the health of your HVAC system and duct work.

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. in these cases, SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek professionals can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. 

The SERVPRO Duct Cleaning System is proven to be cost-efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek professionals use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine duct work and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. 

  • The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the air stream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean. 
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt

 For more information on duct cleaning or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek for a free estimate! (972) 524-3894

Hoarding, a Serious Situation

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

According to the Mayo clinic, "Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficultly discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of them items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs." Many people with hoarding disorder do not find their habits to be a problem. 

Hoarded items are often things others would throw away or look at as junk or garbage such as old newspapers, junk mail or packaging.

Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. Bugs, fleas, rats and other vermin may be present, at which point an exterminator would need to be called. At times, hoarding may be spread to outside the home as well, to storage facilities, or even the garage or yard.

SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek encounters hoarding situations several different ways. Often, a SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek professional is called for a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation when they arrive on-site. A SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek professional will communicate with the insurance company regarding their contents coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried, and stored by SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek, or relocated to a storage facility so work on the fire or water loss can begin.

Another way SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek encounters hoarding jobs is through calls from landlords, case workers, real estate agents, or family members, often after the death of a loved one. In these situations, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job. Sometimes, family members will come and try to help the hoarder sort through their contents as well.

Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek professionals are here to help make it "Like it never even happened." If you encounter a hoarding situation at one of your properties, or with your insureds, call us today! (972) 524-3894

Help Protect Your Property With Prevention Tools

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Because undetected water can cause a great deal of damage to a building structure and its contents, many property owners are investigating in water detection systems. Water leak detection systems are available to help identify leaks, which can help prevent them from becoming floods. Water monitoring systems are typically activated at the first sign of seepage or moisture resulting from leakage. Help protect your commercial or residential property by utilizing a water monitoring system.

Water Alarms: Water alarms, also known as leak -sensors, are typically battery-operated stand-alone systems containing a moisture sensor that will activate and audible alarm when moisture is detected. Benefits of water alarms include accessibility and price. They can be places in basements or sum pumps, under sinks or near individual appliances such as washers, refrigerators, hot water heaters, etc. and are fairly inexpensive and easy to install. Some water alarms will actually shut off the water once a leak is detected, while others will simply sound an alarm to notify you of a leak. This particular water monitoring device is only beneficial if someone is inside the building to hear the alarm and take appropriate action to stop the leak.

Water Systems: While most water alarms simply notify you of a leak, water systems will actually shut off the water supply causing water damage. Individual appliances systems are installed in specific appliances and will automatically shut off the water supply in the event that the appliances has a leak. Whole house systems operate in a similar fashion except that the shut-off valve is installed on the main water supply line versus and individual appliance. This system is the most popular and beneficial to homeowners that travel often or reside in multiple properties seasonally throughout the year.

Managing Mold Damage in Your Residential or Commercial Property

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek technicians have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process.

Call SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek Professionals

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek. A representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.

Inspection and Damage Assessment 

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.

Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek technicians will utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Anti fungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents and Belongings

SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek professionals clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Restoration

Depending in the level of mold damage, drywall, sub-floors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek professionals understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business.

COVID-19 Cleanup, We can Help!

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee disinfecting a home Call our office today for a free estimate for a deep cleaning and sanitizing of your home or business (972) 524-3894

SERVPRO of Kaufman County/ Cedar Creek professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocol set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC's guidance for commercial spaces as well. 

Here is how you can keep your workplace or home safe. You should encourage everyone to....

Practice Good Hygiene

  • Stop shaking hands- use other non-contact methods of greeting
  • Clean hands with hand sanitizer or wash their hands frequently 
  • Avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes 
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly 
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning 

Be Careful with Meetings and Travel

  • Use video conferencing for meetings when possible
  • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
  • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings 
  • Assess the risks of business travel

Handle Food Carefully

  • Limit sharing food with others
  • Strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff and their close contacts 
  • Ensure cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene

Stay Home if...

  • They are feeling sick
  • They have a sick family member in their home

SERVPRO Professional training

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

"Like it never even happened."

Since 1969, SERVPRO Franchise professionals have been redefining the cleanup and restoration industry, and that includes award winning training in fire, water, and mold remediation. In 1992, SERVPRO Industries, Inc. opened the National Training Center to better teach its time-tested techniques. In 1995, the SERVPRO System again showed it commitment to having an industry leading training program be dedicating an entire wing of its new Corporate campus to a state-of-the-art National Training Center.

More than 100,000 square feet are dedicated to training at the Corporate campus. This includes the fully furnished two-story “Fire House,” which is put through fire damage situation on a regular basis to allow Franchise Professionals to hone their skills in true to life restoration situations.

SERVPRO Industries, Inc. also recently opened the doors to its “Flood House.” This fully-furnished, six-room structure helps to host the IICRC-approved Applied Structural Drying school, one of only nine such school in the entire country.

With such a solid foundation in extensive, hands-on, innovative training, it’s no wonder SERVPRO franchises around the country are praised time and time again for being heroes in the face of disaster. The next time disaster strikes you, call the professionals with the training to help make it “Like it never even happened."

The truth about mold

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Mold occurs naturally throughout the environment- both indoors and outdoors. In fact, mold spores could probably be found in nearly every structure in the United States, regardless of how new or clean the structure is. That's because mold is no more dangerous than dust or pollen.

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

If there us an ongoing moisture problem in your office, your home, or in your customer's home, it is important to be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold
  • strong, musty odors which may indicate mold is present
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have cause mold growth

If you suspect your home or business is suffering from a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek at (972)-524-3894 

Facts about mold

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Mold has existed since ancient times. The human species has always lived in the presence of mold. There are over 100,000+ species of mold identified. The unique flavor of bleu cheese is produced by mold.

We are constantly exposed to thousands of different types of fungi in our everyday lives. Certain types of fungi tend to exist naturally in soils, plants, fruits and textiles. Exposure to these fungi in naturally occurring doses is generally not harmful to health.

While the types and concentrations of fungi existing in the environment vary from one geographic region to another, the most common types are as follows: Aspergillus (most common), alternaria, bipolaris, chaetomium, fusarium, penicillin, and paecilomyes.

Mold Needs The Right Environment To Grow
Water, moisture or high humidity.
Food (any organic substance)
The right temperature (generally 68*F-86*F, but some can grow in 30*F or colder)
Lack of Ventilation
Mold presents greater challenges to young children, the elderly and other immunosuppressed people.
Some molds can produce toxins if the environment conditions are right.
If you suspect your home or business has a mold problem call SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek at (972)-524-3894