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Nominate a Texoma First Responder

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

football with text SERVPRO of Wichita Falls proudly supports First Responders!

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls is honored to support our Texoma First Responders, and needs your help nominating a hero to be recognized on ESPN!

Please share a department approved photo and the reason you believe this First Responder is a hero. We will submit all entries to our corporate office for selection, and we want a Texoma hero featured in one of ten bowl games or a chance for this individual to appear in our SERVPRO First Responders Bowl Game on December 30th in Dallas!

**Please share this post and submit entries to SERVPRO@SERVPROwichitafalls.com by September 24th!

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls has already partnered with our area First Responders and provided them with free 24 hour emergency kits for distribution to area residents in need.

Please help us honor their service!

Cigarette smoke and unclean air? Make it disappear!

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Bad odors, germs and unclean air disappear with our Photocatalytic Hydroxl Generator!

Whenever odors are present, germs are in the air, or you want to clean and purify the air, call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls!

Why SERVPRO? Because bad odors, germs and unclean air don't stand a chance against our Photocatalytic Hydroxl Generator!

This high tech device safely removes odors, kills germs and cleans the air.

We recommend this treatment because it's ideal for use in apartment complexes, casinos, hospitals and commercial settings and can safely be used while your facility is occupied!

How does it work? UVA rays emitted from a TiO2 photocatalytic lamp pass through the anatase -coated reactor sleeve, forming electron hole pairs that react with H2O and O2 in the air. These form hydroxyl radicals that, when dispersed by a fan, decompose organic and inorganic gases and air pollutants into carbon dioxide and water.

Curious? Call us for more information or a free local estimate! SERVPRO of Wichita Falls, 940-263-1550.

Post-Construction Cleaning and Final Cleaning for new Facilities!

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

The bottom line is, you are responsible for getting the doors open on time. Let SERVPRO of Wichita Falls help meet your deadlines!

Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt and get ready for interior design. That's when you call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

We offer post construction cleaning, as well a final cleaning so your new facility will look it’s best when the doors open.

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls to give your building that extra shine! Services include:

  • Carpet, resilient and non-resilient floor prep and finish
  • Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Debris Removal (if necessary)
  • Window Cleaning
  • Dehumidification and Drying

You can trust our professionally trained team to meet your deadlines by providing post construction and final cleanings of your new facilities.

Want to learn more? Call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550 for a free local estimate!

Fire damages local home, SERVPRO of Wichita Falls restores it

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fire, water and soot damages every room.

When this homeowners heater malfunctioned, it caused a fire to break out in the heater closet, up into the attic, and throughout the hall. 

Needless to say, soot was found throughout the home, and the water damage from fire fighting efforts caused sections of ceilings to fall.

Thankfully, their agent recommended SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Our teams of highly trained professionals arrived onsite and immediately began removing ceiling debris while another team explained the SERVPRO restoration process.

As cleaning progressed we worked with the homeowners to sort what could be restored from what was clearly too damaged to keep.

Our teams were busy photographing each item from both piles, documenting their status and then packing out the property for cleaning and restoration.

As each room was cleared of furniture and other belongings, our crews removed flooring and sheetrock and prepared the room for the cleaning crews.

Finally, with the house itself cleaned and the restoration work in the planning stage, we were able to dedicate our resources to restoring all the  personal items that had been removed.

Once all items had been cleaned, deodorized, ozoned and packed into clean boxes, we were ready to deliver the property back to the homeowners.

The feeling we get when we can restore and return  property? It's the best feeling in the world.

That's why we do this job. At SERVPRO of Wichita Falls, we love to make it "Like it never even happened."

Summer is prime time for grilling and grilling-related fires

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Grilling Safety Tips provided by the NFPA

When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.

Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker*, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

In 2013-2017, fire departments went to an annual average of 10,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including 4,500 structure fires and 5,700 outside or unclassified fires.

These fires caused an annual average of 10 civilian deaths, 160 civilian injuries and $123 million in direct property damage.

According to the NFPA, the top three causes of grilling fires are failure to clean the grill, leaks in gas hose lines or breaks in the grill body itself, and proximity to flammable objects.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls urges our customers to grill safely, and follow additional tips from the NFPA at www.nfpa.org/grilling .

Safety First! On the job site and while surfing online.

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

The FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) program is a nationwide initiative designed to educate children about the dangers they face online.

As we enter summer, many children will be increasing their time on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

The internet can be a great place to learn and interact but also can be a dangerous place for unsuspecting young people.

We encourage parents and caregivers to be aware of the apps and sites being used by children, manage content, use content filtering and manage screen time in general.

The FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) program is a nationwide initiative designed to educate children in grades 3 to 8 about the dangers they face on the Internet and to help prevent crimes against children.

It promotes cyber citizenship among students by engaging them in a fun, age-appropriate, competitive online program where they learn how to safely and responsibly use the Internet.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls is proud to support safety programs that help keep our children safe.https://sos.fbi.gov/index.html

Tornadoes from Oklahoma to Missouri 22 May 2019

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Joplin Missouri tornado 22 May 2019

Severe weather continues to plague Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Missouri.

The Tornadic Expeditions Storm Chasing team captured this photo of a tornado that destroyed a large part of Joplin, Missouri.

From all of us at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls to everyone affected by this week's massive outbreak, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families!

SERVPRO has a team of over 200 professionally trained and dedicated members to help those affected by severe weather.

Please reach out to any SERVPRO location or call 1-800-SERVPRO for immediate assistance in mitigating your loss.

We have direct expertise in dealing with storm damage through our national SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, and have helped hundreds of families recover from losses from hurricanes and localized flooding. Severe weather happens. Be prepared to call the team with the experience, the equipment, and the resources to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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Watch: House falls into Cimarron River as floodwaters rise in Oklahoma

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

KOCO-TV of Oklahoma City providing coverage of severe flooding from this week's storms.

More houses are at risk of falling into the Cimarron River in Crescent, Oklahoma. On Wednesday, a house, barns and trees were washed away by floodwaters.

Flooding from this week's storms have also closed many roads and camping areas throughout Texoma.

Remember, flooded areas may not look deep, but any water over roads and cresting over banks can be life threatening.

Turn around - don't drown. Avoid flooded areas and let emergency responders do their job.

And, if you are affected by storm damage, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550.

We can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events. 

https://www.koco.com/article/watch-house-falls-into-river-as-floodwaters-rise-at-cimarron-river/27561467

Severe weather season is upon us: is it time for an insurance checkup?

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team helps families recover from storm and flood damage.

Life changes fast. And when it does, your property coverage probably needs to change, too. 

Why? If you’re carrying too much coverage, that means you’re overpaying. If you’re carrying too little, then you’re taking on too much risk. 

There’s only one way to find out if you’re where you need to be: by making time for a quick checkup. 

Here’s how to find out if you’re properly covered:

Your Home

Whether you’re remodeling your home or buying a new one, a quick revisiting of your homeowners insurance will be needed.

Ask yourself:

  • Are you covered for the actual cash value of your belongings or do you have a replacement cost policy? Is this still the right choice?
  • Is your policy large enough to cover current rebuilding costs? 

For more information contact your insurance agent or visit: https://terryallen.myhomehq.biz/single-newsletter/is-it-time-for-an-insurance-checkup-1

If you suffer damage to your home or commercial property, call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550.

Hoarding: getting to the bottom of the pile

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Hoarding cleanup requires thorough cleaning and disinfecting

Approximately 1 in 20 Americans have hoarding tendencies. There are five levels of hoarding, ranging from level one, which looks like a lot of clutter and is generally messy. Level five is the worst, typically having only one path to navigate, appliances and bathrooms aren't usable, and home itself has structural damage.

Some of the risks associated with these homes include water damage, mold growth, structural damage, and of course the increase of potential trips and falls.

Getting to the bottom of a hoarders home is not an easy task. At SERVPRO of Wichita Falls, our technicians are professionally trained in the use of personal protective equipment and cleaning products to ensure their health and safety on these sites.

Hoarding is a very serious condition. And the emotional discomfort a hoarder feels when we remove their property is difficult to witness.

If you need hoarding clean up, call the compassionate professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.