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Why is My Toilet Overflowing? What Do I Do?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Toilet Overflowing To find a solution for a toilet that overflows, we need to find out why it’s happening. Unaddressed water damage leads to warped flooring and molding.

If you’ve lost count of how many times you’ve grabbed the toilet plunger or “snake” you’re probably asking yourself “Why does my toilet keep overflowing?”

We understand how frustrating it is when a toilet isn’t flushing properly, so we’ve put together some troubleshooting tips and solutions that may resolve this issue.

Why Your Toilet Clogs and Overflows

To find a solution for a toilet that overflows often, we need to find out why it’s happening. Below are common issues that cause a toilet to not drain properly.

  • Older toilet - An old house is likely to have old toilets. In the 1990s, first-generation toilets were designed to be “low flow.” These toilets are notorious for not flushing well, and newer designs are more reliable.
  • “Flushable” products - Because we flush toilet paper, we assume that other soft materials like wipes, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, and even paper towels go down the same way. Some toilet and plumbing scenarios cannot cope with anything but a moderate amount of toilet paper. Even if a wipe is packaged as “flushable” it still may not be compatible with some toilets.
  • Malfunctioning fill valve – The toilet needs enough water force for it to flush properly. The fill valve controls the amount of water in the toilet tank so it has enough for the toilet to function well. Without this balance, clogging occurs.
  • A pipe is blocked  - If there are no apparent problems with the toilet itself, there could be a blockage in the pipe that prevents the toilet from draining.
  • Sewer line problems - Are your neighbors having issues too? There may be a problem with the sewer line.
  • Damage to the Plumbing vent  – The plumbing vent maintains the pressure needed for normal movement through the pipes. When this component isn’t working correctly, this could affect the toilet’s ability to flush.

Solutions for a Toilet that Overflows

Once you’ve determined the reason the toilet is getting backed up, you can work on a solution. Here are some fixes for common problems.

  • Upgrade the toilet - If you happen to have one of those old-school “low flow” toilets from the 1990s, it’s time for an upgrade. Ask your local home improvement store staff which one they recommend for your setup.
  • Only flush toilet paper - Limit what you flush down the toilet to just a moderate amount of toilet paper. If you are on a septic system, use products that are labeled as “septic safe.” Remind people in the household to not flush only toilet paper down, even if the package says a product is “flushable.”
  • Check the fill valve - Is the tank refilling properly when the toilet is flushed? With the tank lid removed, flush the toilet and look for anything unusual when the tank refills. You may need to replace the fill valve or another component. Don’t attempt to flush the toilet again if it’s currently overflowing.
  • Call a professional - Sometimes the reason for a toilet overflow is beyond your understanding or control and you’ll need the help of a professional. A reputable professional plumber or sewer line service can resolve the matter.

Contact SERVPRO of Richardson for Bathroom Water Damage

If you find that several instances of an overflowing toilet have caused water damage in your bathroom, we’re here to help. Unaddressed water damage leads to warped flooring, damaged baseboards, and mold growth. Contact us 24/7 at (972) 690-1414 for an estimate!

Sewage Cleaning Services in North Dallas, TX

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage Cleaning Services SERVPRO of North Dallas is prepared to respond to any sewage emergency. Our water damage experts will address the damage contamination step by step.

Sewage is also known as wastewater. Washing clothes, dishes, and body parts, as well as flushing toilets, all contribute to wastewater. Because sewage is biohazardous due to it containing human waste, systems are designed to keep sewage securely contained.

Sewage emergencies can and will happen due to sewer line failures or blockage within the system. It could also happen during a storm when floodwaters knock sewage-containing components out of place. 

However sewage gets inside your home or business, it’s necessary to exercise extreme caution whenever contaminated water is present. Making contact with the biohazardous waste in sewage threatens your health, and possibly your life.

How to Identify Sewage

If water is coming up through a toilet, shower, or sink drain that smells foul and looks dirty, there’s a high probability that it’s contaminated. If floodwaters enter your home or business from the street, there is also a good chance that the water has mixed with toxic waste.

Septic issues are another cause of sewage backup. The CDC advises those with septic systems to watch for these signs of septic failure:

  • Sinks drain slowly
  • Toilets drain slowly
  • Floor drains overflow
  • Sewage becomes visible outside the home

What to Do When There is Sewage Indoors

Because sewage contamination poses a serious health hazard, you should do your best to steer clear of it. Here are tips on how to handle a sewage contamination situation that is indoors.

  • Try to avoid the affected area as much as possible. Do not handle contaminated items without personal protective wear.
  • Turn off HVAC systems and open the windows for ventilation.
  • Turn off the main breaker if there are high floodwaters.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • You may add small amounts of chlorine bleach to standing water until help arrives.
  • Do not attempt to unclog drains because the sewage must be removed first.
  • Do not use a shop vac or other vacuum to remove contaminated water.
  • Call emergency services if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Take photos for property insurance documentation.

While no one likes to have a big mess in their space, it’s best to leave it alone and wait for professionals to come help. 

Call SERVPRO of North Dallas for Sewage Cleanup

SERVPRO of North Dallas is prepared to respond to any flood damage or sewage cleaning emergency. We have the proper personal protective equipment to get close to the contamination so that you won’t have to. 

Our team of water damage experts addresses the contamination step by step. First, we do an assessment of the area to see how much of it is affected. Next, we work to safely extract as much of the contaminated water as possible. Then we dry out the area and rid all materials of contamination, including any textiles that have been touched by the water.

If your home or business has been affected by sewage in any way, don’t delay! Contact us 24/7 at (972) 690-1414 for emergency contact.

Top Areas to Check for Water Damage in your North Dallas Home

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Areas to Check for Water Damage If you suspect that there is water damage lurking in areas around your household, we have some suggestions on where to look so you get to the damage.

There may be hints that there could be water damage in your home. One of the clues is a musty or moldy smell in the home. If you suspect that there is water damage lurking in areas around your household, we have some suggestions on where to look so you can intervene before it gets worse.

Exterior Water Damage

Look at the frames of the windows and doors. Dew accumulation leads to deterioration on the surface between the materials, such as bubbles, peeling paint, or warping. Also, you might find signs of moisture affecting the framing of the windows where pieces start to degrade and break away.

With siding, check where the panels meet for flaws where water can sneak in. Similarly, the water can pass through protective siding through cracks. If your exterior is wooden, look for signs of rot.

Next, we look to the roof. Are your gutters clear of debris and intact to control water runoff? Are there any missing shingles or depressions along the roof’s surface? Is the flashing in good shape? For tiled roofing, look for broken or loosened tiles. Just one flawed shingle, tile or piece of flashing is a vulnerable spot for water to creep in.

Interior Water Damage

Check around the window framing for signs of warping or peeling of paint. Do you see water stains on the walls or the ceiling? These are warning signs of water problems.

Next, check where water is used most: appliances, bathtubs, showers, and sinks. 

  • For appliances, check under the dishwasher, and behind the clothes washer. 
  • For sinks, check under the sink and look for warping in the surrounding countertop. 
  • For toilets (especially if it wobbles) look for warping and mold growth behind the toilet and around the base where there may be floor damage. 
  • For tubs and showers, look for damage around plumbing connections. If any caulk is missing around the tub, check the tub surround. Look up at the walls surrounding the shower. There may be warped drywall or mold and mildew forming from a lack of ventilation.

Attic or Basement

It’s easy to miss the progression of water damage in an attic or basement when you seldom enter these. Up in the attic, there may be damp or moist areas or watermarks on the surface above. Does it feel humid up there during the summer? Moisture is getting in somehow.

In the basement, water can leak from plumbing or enter via hydrostatic pressure around the perimeter of the house. Look for damage around the windows and window wells along with swelling and water stains on the basement walls.

Check any plumbing that may be running water to the basement (bathroom or laundry room). Also, check for puddles around the sump pump or other draining apparatuses. If the basement isn’t draining properly, this leads to water damage.

Call SERVPRO of Richardson for Water Damage Restoration Services

SERVPRO’s teams are trained on advanced moisture detection techniques and specialized equipment. We remove water-damaged materials, extract as much water and moisture as possible, and use thorough drying techniques.

We work to solve the water damage problem at its source and eradicate all traces of moisture to prevent toxic mold growth. If you have recurring water damage problems or don’t have time to address these issues, give SERVPRO a call at (972) 690-1414 for a free estimate.

What To Expect From A SERVPRO Commercial Restoration Project

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration Project If a death, vandalism, biohazardous event, or contagious disease situation occurs in your facility or property, call on the experts at SERVPRO.

Managing your commercial facility is already a lot to handle, so when an event like a fire, storm, workplace accident, or vandalism happens, it throws your whole schedule off. 

The longer your business facility has to be fully or partially shut down impacts your bottom line and often your employee’s pay, so SERVPRO’s top priority is to get your facility back to normal as soon as possible while minimizing interruption of operations.

The Commercial Restoration Process

Commercial property operations are complex, so before a restoration company can make any guarantees or promises, they need to have a full understanding of your situation. During your consultation, they are made fully aware of any regulatory issues involved with the nature of your business so that the restoration process is aligned with compliance.

From there, the scope of the project will be outlined. The restoration company should clearly explain how they will address all the action items needed to recover your property back to preloss condition. SERVPRO is a comprehensive commercial restoration provider, so we usually cover all the action items needed to do a complete restoration.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation

Our thorough water extraction is the fastest in Dallas. We are available 24/7 for emergency contact. Within a few hours, our team of IICRC-certified technicians comes out to the site fully equipped with all that is needed to do a speedy water and moisture extraction. This includes hard floors, carpets, rugs, furniture, and surfaces.

We use the most efficient drying equipment and advanced drying techniques to thoroughly remove all water and moisture from the area so that mold has no chance to take root. We use moisture-sensitive tools to test the area for any lingering droplets.

From there we test for contamination and remove what cannot be salvaged. We replace any construction materials or flooring that had to be removed. We make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

From a small fire to significant fire damage, our team of fire damage restoration experts is prepared to do a full restoration while coordinating with your insurance company. We protect your property with tarping, board-up, and secure temporary storage while the project is in progress.

We remove all construction ruined by fire, all traces of soot, and odors with air scrubbers and deodorizers. We also salvage property like furniture, electronics, and even documents. 

Other Commercial Scenarios

What makes our commercial services comprehensive is our preparedness to handle less common scenarios. We handle sensitive scenarios with careful consideration and discretion.

If a death, vandalism, biohazardous event, or contagious disease situation occurs in your facility or property, we have the proper personal protective equipment and training to do a complete and proper recovery. We’ll work with you to protect your privacy while making your facility safe and clean again.

HVAC Maintenance For Your North Dallas Apartment Building

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

HVAC Apartment Maintenance If your maintenance staff is a bit overwhelmed these days, SERVPRO is here to help to protect your HVAC units while keeping your utility costs low.

Put simply, the goal of HVAC maintenance for your apartment buildings is to get the most life out of your systems. Replacement of air conditioning and heating is very expensive and can easily cut into your investment property profits, so you want them to stay operational as long as possible.

SERVPRO is here to help commercial property owners and maintenance managers keep their apartment properties in great shape. We offer HVAC duct and vents cleaning services to improve the air quality, reduce stress on the overall system, and maintain your utility costs.

Monthly Filter Replacement

While the label on a 1-inch air filter may say that it can last up to three months, heating and air conditioning experts say that it should be replaced about once per month. While the assumption about an air filter is that it manages air quality, this device does more to protect the unit.

When a filter is full to the point that obstructs the airflow, this puts stress on the system causing it to “run hard” and thus shortens the lifespan of the system. This leads to increased use of electricity and raises utility costs.

While some landlords leave it up to the tenants to replace their own filters, you might consider doing this for them as a courtesy. Because the HVAC system belongs to you (and not your renters), it’s in your best interest to protect your investment with well-timed filter replacement.

When to Do Yearly Maintenance

Other HVAC maintenance tasks are done once per year, or sometimes twice a year. According to an experienced HVAC tech-based in Texas, the ideal time to address these items is in the spring when the temperature is above 75.

Wash Down Outdoor Units

The outdoor units should be cleaned once per year to preserve the fan motor. When the fan is too dirty, this causes it to overheat and over amp which affects its performance. For the best energy savings and efficiency, it’s good to clear out any debris once per year. 

Have a Technician Check Refrigerant Levels

Is the unit running but not cooling? This could be a sign of a refrigerant leak. Even with no change in performance, it’s still a good idea to have a professional check the levels. The system may be due for a recharge or show signs of a developing leak issue.

Check Drain Lines

Condensation needs a place to go, so that’s why there are air conditioning drain lines connected to your plumbing system. Clogs in a condensate line can cause water damage, so you’ll want to check on this at least once a year to make sure it’s draining properly.

Contact SERVPRO of Richardson for an HVAC Cleaning

SERVPRO is not an HVAC service, but we do duct and filter cleaning to help you maintain the air quality and maximize your system’s lifespan for your apartment building properties. 

If your maintenance staff is a bit overwhelmed these days, we’re here to support your efforts to protect your units while keeping your utility costs manageable - especially during those hot summer months.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had your vents, ducts, and permanent filters checked for build-up and debris, contact us at (972) 690-1414 for a free evaluation of your apartment property! 

Preparing Trees for Storm Season in North Dallas

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Preparing Trees for Storm Season Trust SERVPRO of Richardson and their team of experts to help recover and restore your storm-damaged property.

Trees beautify any property and give us much-needed shade during the hot months. However, storms can be unkind to trees, forcing them down with strong winds or sending destructive lightning bolts down their trunks.

When a tall tree comes down, it can damage a roof, break a window, or down utility lines. When there are heavy soil saturation and persistent gusts of winds, even the strongest trees can collapse.

While we can’t defend our trees from nature’s fury, we can take measures to mitigate damage to trees and other objects. Make time to tend to your trees before the next storm season hits.

Examine the Trees

Inspect each tree for damage such as “deadwood,” decomposition, dense canopies, splits, or damaged trunks. Infestation, illness, or other weaknesses can topple a tree in a storm.

Next, consider proximity to structures and powerlines. Tall trees too close to these things are a risk. Sometimes utility crews will come through and trim back problem trees. While this should solve the problem, the tree is vulnerable to infection or infestation if the cuts are done incorrectly.

Once you become aware of any tree problems on your property, you can plan the best course of action for each issue you discover.

Perform Maintenance

Trees need seasonal pruning, pest control, mulching, watering, fertilization, and care by an arborist when needed.

Plan to prune your trees in the late fall or early spring. Removing branches that are too close to structures plus dead or weak branches reduces the chance of damage. Pruning the low damage of young trees helps you avoid instability from multiple leaders.

Be careful not to overcut the limbs or cut into the root system. If you are unsure of how to properly prune a tree, consult the experts or hire an arborist. 

Thin the crowns by cutting back limbs and foliage from inside the crown. This reduces the weight and allows more air and sunlight to come through.

As for new planting, there are other best practices. New trees should be planted where roots won’t be intrusive or where they won’t tower over things they can fall on. Use stakes and ties to train trees to grow straight up so they don’t bend down.

Be mindful of where you dispose of cut wood and branches. These can become projectiles during a storm.

Call an Arborist

Some tree challenges can leave the average homeowner stumped. Arborists will be able to properly assess storm damage risk factors and help you save your favorite trees from infection and decay.

When in doubt, call the experts. Being proactive saves you emergency tree removal expenses and inconvenience.

Call SERVPRO for Help After a Storm

While we may not be arborists, we specialize in Richardson storm damage restoration. We’ve been recovering storm-damaged properties for over 30 years. If a fallen tree damages your home or business, we’re ready 24/7 to come help! After you call your insurance company, call us at (972) 690-1414.

How to Create a Fire Escape Plan

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Escape Plan A fire escape plan is an important protocol that you should discuss with all members of your household.

Richardson Fire Department responded to 6,104 fires in 2020. Though fires don’t happen every day they do come on suddenly and without warning. Smoke is an immediate and grave threat to anyone in the home or building. If you don’t already have an escape plan for your family, take the time this week to put one together. We’ll guide you through what a fire escape plan involves.

Plan It Out and Write It Down

You need a written plan so that you can communicate protocol with members of your household. Instructions should include:

  • Where the best exits are.
  • How to avoid smoke inhalation.
  • Feeling the doors for heat before opening the door.
  • Who is responsible for small children and disabled adults (it’s a good idea to delegate this to someone who has a bedroom close to those who need help.)
  • What to do about pets.
  • Warnings to all that they should not re-enter the burning structure.
  • Where the meeting place is (should be a place outside the structure that is not too close such as across the street).

Inspection

There are several things you should check for ahead of time.

  • Smoke detectors: Do they work? Test the alarm twice a year and replace as needed. Some use daylight savings time changes as a reminder to put fresh batteries in smoke alarms.
  • Doors and windows: Make sure each exit opens easily. You don’t want to run into a jam when you are trying to get out. Remove locks from children’s doors so adults will not be locked out when there is a fire emergency.
  • House number visibility: Can it easily be found by first responders?
  • Important documents: You will not have time to gather all of your passports, social security cards, birth certificates, and precious family photos. Lock them up in a fireproof box.

Do Drills

Acting it out may seem silly at first, but it helps people remember the steps. Plan to do this rehearsal with your group at least twice per year.

Familiarize your group with the sound of the fire alarm. If you have a carbon monoxide alarm as well, help everyone understand the difference between alerts. 

Plan for accommodations for members with special needs such as a deaf person. Small children may not wake to alarms, and it’s been noted that they are more likely to wake to the sound of a familiar voice. Have someone designated to locate and lead small children out of the house.

Have everyone practice opening and exiting each door and window you’ve outlined in your plan. Remind them to feel doors for heat before they open them, and go over best practices to avoid smoke inhalation (example: get down low and crawl out of the home).

The final drill involves everyone meeting at the rendezvous point. This should be easy for you all to locate in the dark, but not too close to the home. Across the street may be best. Once everyone is at the right spot, remind them to never re-enter the house. Belongings can be replaced, lives cannot.

Call SERVPRO After a Fire

Once everyone is safe and you’ve called your insurance company, you will need a professional North Dallas fire damage restoration company to help you recover. Keep our number handy: (972) 690-1414. We’re faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO is Your #1 Prevention and Restoration Expert

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Being the leader in fire and water damage restoration for North Dallas is not a responsibility we take lightly. Our community depends on it in times of crisis.

It takes time and continuous learning to become an expert. With over 30 years in the restoration industry and with a ceaseless commitment to education, we’ve gained and continue to grow our expertise. 

SERVPRO - The Leader in Restoration

Our franchise is not lax about the reputation we have. We continue to deliver dependable and consistent service to each and every customer.

There are several Richardson water damage restoration companies to choose from, so why go with SERVPRO?

  • Always On Call - Because emergencies never take a day off, we don’t either. Even on weekends or holidays, our emergency contact staff is available year-round, 24 hours a day to take your call.
  • Leadership - People can rest assured knowing a business has been thoroughly cleaned when they see the “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” sign. We are also the choice of many top insurance providers.
  • Accredited - We are IICRC certified along with many other industry-specific credentials. Our franchise is licensed and bonded.
  • True Specialists - Experience and education come together to form our team of experts. We’ve been at it for over three decades, and continue to implement the latest moisture management and mold mitigation techniques that come from scientific breakthroughs.
  • Comprehensive Restoration - We make it, “Like it never even happened,” by providing full-service restoration. Streamlining the process saves you time and money. This means you hire one team to do the cleaning and the reconstruction - no need to hire individual contractors. We do it all. 

Our team has accrued plenty of positive testimonials from satisfied customers.

Recovery and Restoration for Richardson

After emergency contact, our team immediately dispatches from our prime location near the Central Expressway. We do a comprehensive assessment so our team will have all the supplies necessary to get the job done as quickly as possible.

  • Removal - Water from flooding, fire-damaged material, and contaminated materials are removed from the affected area. We use advanced drying techniques to eliminate all moisture.
  • Recovery - We prioritize restoration over replacement. For example, our Esporta Wash System recovers soft goods and textiles back to preloss condition.
  • Repair - Sometimes broken appliances are the culprit for water damage. We can do many repairs to stop water damage at its source.
  • Replacement - Once we’ve exhausted all other options, we will replace damaged materials. This includes drywall, flooring, lumber, etc. We’ll also repaint the walls to match the original appearance.

Preventative Measures

We love to see return customers, but not because we missed a step. Our team looks for problems that could lead to future damage. We do Richardson mold testing to get ahead of any toxic mold growth.

Many property owners don’t know that waiting too long to address damage puts insurance claims at risk of being partially or fully denied. We take measures to prevent secondary damage such as boarding and tarping to keep out damaging moisture and vandals.

SERVPRO Experts Are Just One Call Away

At SERVPRO of North Dallas, our goal is for people to be comfortable in their homes, and to have minimal disruption to their business operations. We have restoration efficiency down to a science to save you time, money, and aggravation.

We work directly with your insurance to make the process go smoother. You have one point of contact so there is only one call to make for updates. We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us at (972) 690-1414 any time.

Richardson Water Damage Restoration for Winter Storm Damages

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

winter storm water damage restoration north dallas If you've experienced water damage due to a winter storm, contact our North Dallas SERVPRO location for professional water damage restoration services

As we’ve seen in 2021, extreme winter weather takes a toll on Texas. We cope with car crashes, empty shelves at the grocery store, downed powerlines, and everything is frozen - pipes included.

While we wish our neighbors could spend the winter blast sipping some cocoa by the fire, many property owners find themselves scrambling to handle damage from fallen trees, frozen plumbing problems, and sometimes even a housefire.

No matter what winter weather does to damage your property, we’re prepared to come to your aid and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is Winter Ready

One of the most common problems property owners encounter is water damage from indoor plumbing failure or external problems like roof damage. 

Unfortunately, water damage is usually something you can’t just let dry out. The longer you wait to address water damage, the more likely it is that secondary damage happens such as mold growth. Secondary damage easily adds on more repair costs.

Waiting too long to address water damage might also impact an insurance claim. If an insurance company determines that secondary damage could have been prevented, some or all of the claim could be declined.

Where to Check for Damage After a Winter Storm

Because unaddressed damage leads to more costly repairs, it’s wise to account for all damage done to the property. Below is a list of what you should check for after a winter storm.

  • Fence damage - Fallen trees can ruin the fence or other property structures.
  • Roof damage - Problems like ice dams lead to roof damage. Look for missing shingles, flaws in the flashing, or depressions on the roof surface. Also, check the spouting and downspouts.
  • Siding - Are panels loose or cracked?
  • Windows and doors - Are there any signs of leaks?
  • Basement or crawl space - Has water collected in these out-of-the-way areas?
  • Sheetrock and subfloor - Extreme flooding tends to penetrate deep into the construction.

Now is the Time to Call SERVPRO of Richardson

Don’t wait for secondary damage to happen. The longer water sits, the more construction materials will rot and mold will flourish. Timing is everything, so we are, “Faster to any size disaster.” With 24/7 service (even weekends and holidays), we are always ready to get started on Richardson water damage restoration tasks.

What you get with our comprehensive water damage services:

  • Single point of contact - just one call to make.
  • Work with insurance on your behalf.
  • A team of specialists who act quickly and have advanced training in drying techniques and mold detection.
  • Thorough inspection and damage assessment.
  • Address the source of the water damage with needed repairs.
  • High-powered water extraction equipment.
  • Thorough drying and moisture elimination.
  • Mold testing and application of mold mitigation measures.
  • Cleanup and handling of contaminated materials.
  • Professional-grade cleaners and deodorizers.
  • Carpet and flooring cleaning.
  • Repair or replacement of construction materials (including roof repairs).
  • Furniture recovery.
  • Textile, clothing, and other soft good restoration in the Esporta Wash System.
  • Electronics recovery.
  • Appliance repairs.
  • Document and photo recovery.
  • Addressing risks of future damage.

SERVPRO doesn’t wait until the day before the first freeze to prepare for winter weather. We’ve been ready all year. Call us now at (972) 690-1414.

Commercial Water Damage Repair and Clean Up in Richardson

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

commercial water damage restoration North Dallas SERVPRO of Richardson provides professional commercial water damage restoration services for businesses in the North Dallas area.

Water problems are a potential threat to commercial property assets. Water on the floor creates a slip and fall accident liability. Extensive mold growth may make a building uninhabitable. Unmitigated water damage may lead to some buildings becoming a total loss.

Our hope is that business owners and commercial property owners find the early signs of water damage before it turns into a big problem. But if it does progress into a big mess, we have your back. SERVPRO of Richardson addresses commercial property water damage of all shapes and sizes.

Comprehensive Commercial Water Damage Care

Running a business keeps you very busy. So instead of hiring several different services to manage water damage recovery for your commercial property, SERVPRO does it all.

  • Single point of contact - No list of phone numbers to keep track of means only one call to make for progress updates and communication.
  • Comprehensive cleanup - Most building management has a cleaning staff, but this is rarely enough to cope with a major water damage cleanup.
  • Advanced drying techniques - Our staff is equipped with special tools and the most up-to-date training on the most effective drying methods. Moisture is no match for us.
  • Mold remediation - Mold is a tricky problem, but we educated about a wide range of species and our team stops infectious mold dead in its tracks.
  • HVAC system cleaning - If water damage affects your air ducts or other parts of your system, our team is prepared to clean and remove invasive moisture from your system to prevent mold growth and corrosion.
  • Biohazard handling - Our team has the right training and full personal protection equipment needed to approach and properly manage water damage cleanup involving hazardous waste.
  • Restoration - To save you money and stress, our goal is restoral over replacement.  We work to salvage as much as possible. Our Esporta Wash System fully restores textiles, furniture cushions, and other soft goods.
  • Reconstruction - What cannot be recovered is replaced with materials that match the original construction. We replace the flooring, plus a fresh coat of paint gives walls and trim the finishing touch.
  • Risk mitigation - We love our customers, but we’d rather see you again for a new issue than for one that could have been avoided. We’ll inspect for trouble areas that could lead to future water damage.
  • Scalable action plans - No site is too big or too small. 
  • Work with Insurance - When you file a property damage claim, we work directly with your insurance on your behalf to make the process more efficient.

SERVPRO of Richardson for Expert Commercial Water Damage RestorationSaving business owners time, money, and stress is our top priority for Richardson water damage restoration and other commercial services. Being at your service 24/7, 365 days per year allows us to work flexibly around your schedule to minimize operation disruption. We get you back to normal and your property back to preloss condition ASAP. Call us at (972) 690-1414 for a free quote.