Recent Water Damage Posts

We're highly trained water damage specialists

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

bathroom vanity, grey floor, green equipment Locally owned and here to help

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. Our highly trained technicians will immediately respond to your home, inspect the affected areas, and begin the cleaning and drying process.

Utilizing the latest technology, we will remove standing water and affected floor coverings, establish a scientifically based drying method, and monitor and document our findings daily until your home is SERVPRO dry.

Properly restoring your home after a water damage event requires specialized equipment and products. Our advanced equipment helps us to remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently. We then dry the structure with powerful dehumidifiers. Finally, our technicians will clean the affected area with professional grade cleaning and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, and are dedicated to responding quickly to all water damages.

Call us at 940-263-1550. We’re here to help.

Roof Tarp & Board-up Service

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

brick house, boarded up window Water damage comes from many sources. Trust us when emergencies strike.

When a storm or other emergency leaves your home open to the elements, you must act quickly to help prevent further damage and protect your home’s interior.

Roof damage to your home or business can be caused by a storm, fire, or other emergency. Damage needs to be addressed immediately to help avoid further harm by the elements or intruders.

Our professional crews use roof tarping and board-up techniques to help keep your home or business secure while the roof is inspected and repaired.

If your windows or walls are damaged, you will need professional board-up services to secure your property. We use approved board-up techniques to help minimize further damage and secure your home or business from weather, animals, and illegal entry.

Water damage from storms can happen quickly. Call the cleanup and restoration team that's faster to any size disaster, and here to help 24/7/365.

The water restoration process: Part Two

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

business office, wet tile floors, green equipment What to expect when water damage happens

Water Removal

Service work normally begins with a thorough extraction of water. This helps prevent the spread of water in the structure and reduces drying time. Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using powerful pumps and extraction units during the water removal process.

Damaged Material Removal

If any materials cannot be successfully restored, this will be communicated to you. These materials are typically removed as soon as possible to expedite the drying of all restorable materials.

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Deodorization

Water damage can create cleaning, sanitizing, or deodorization needs for floors, furniture, and other personal belongings. SERVPRO professionals use a variety of specially formulated products, industry-leading equipment, and proven techniques to accomplish this important aspect of restoration.

Drying

After the bulk of the water has been removed, our specialists use industry-leading drying equipment to remove the water you can’t see. This will target water within materials to bring these materials back to their normal moisture level. This equipment is normally placed during the first visit to your property. The type and amount of equipment is based on your unique situation and industry standards.

The water restoration process: Part One

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

white kitchen cabinets, wet tile floor What to expect when you call our team

SERVPRO® has the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

Emergency Contact

When you call, our specialist will guide you through several questions that will help us appropriately respond to your unique water emergency. Beyond understanding your situation, we will want to set up a time for your local SERVPRO professional to inspect the property and create a restoration plan for you. Fast response is critical, so we’ll want to schedule this as soon as possible.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

After our professionals arrive at your home, they will thoroughly assess the water damage and help you understand its severity, hazards that may be present, and determine what can be restored. If necessary, we will also assist with stopping the source of the water damage. All of this is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in the successful restoration of your property.

What to do until help arrives...

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

wood floor, bare stud walls, green equipment ...And some tips on what not to do.

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Water damage at work? Call the experts at SERVPRO.

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

commercial kitchen, wet floor Here to help lessen the impact on your business

f you’re a business owner, any kind of water damage to your facility needs to be remedied quickly with the least amount of downtime to your daily business functions. A call to SERVPRO will help you get water damage repaired and restored in order to minimize downtime and prevent loss of revenue.

Whatever size the water damage is to your business, we have the experience and equipment to deal with it. Our professionals will work closely with you and the other occupants of your building during the restoration process to have as little disruption as possible to your daily business activities.

SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience. Letting you focus on more important things, like running your business.

When water damage happens, call the #1 recommended cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. 

Water damage? We're here to help.

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

wet carpet, green equipment Helping make damage "Like it never even happened."

A storm, flood or plumbing problem can leave your home with extensive water damage. Immediate action is necessary to mitigate the damage.

SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in repairing and restoring following residential water damage. Our customer-focused professionals will assess the residential water damage to your property.

Then, we’ll help you understand the severity of the damage so you’re able to make the best decisions for the restoration of your home.

Our top-notch people use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water.

We have more than 50 years of experience in repair and restoration so you can trust us to help you develop a water damage restoration plan to help ensure your home is clean, dry and restored to its pre-damaged condition.

When water damage happens, we're here to help.

Flooded basement? We can help.

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

commercial basement, bare concrete, green equipment Here to help with basement and crawlspace flooding

Too many homeowners have descended their basement steps to find a pool of murky water. Water follows the path of least resistance, finding cracks and holes through basement walls. Flooding can often be attributed to insufficient drainage around basement walls, heavy rains, a faulty sump pump, or a combination of these factors.

SERVPRO is highly trained in water damage restoration including basement and crawlspace flooding. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to remove the water and dry your basement properly.  Our water removal and drying process emphasizes monitoring and documentation to validate your property is dry.

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When water damage happens, you need help fast. Call the team that's here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

We utilize advanced equipment and training to dry your home

2/20/2022 (Permalink)

hallway, wet floor, green equipment When water damage happens, trust the experts at SERVPRO

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Our highly trained technicians will immediately respond to your home, inspect the affected areas, and begin the cleaning and drying process.

Utilizing the latest technology, we will remove standing water and affected floor coverings, establish a scientifically based drying method, and monitor and document our findings daily until your home is SERVPRO dry.

We follow industry approved standards for the level of dry, which often means most homes will achieve a dry stage in three to five days, while larger flood or commercial sites may take longer.

As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water-damage condition. 

The restoration process, part 2

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

kitchen floor, missing flooring The water restoration process summed up

Yesterday we touched on the basic outline of the water restoration process. 

Today, we'll take a look at the final steps. Remember: your situation is unique, and you'll have many more questions. 

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

What is the restoration process?

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

bedroom, wet carpet, green equipment Explaining the restoration process, part 1

You have water damage. Now what? Call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls to get the cleanup and restoration process started.

Our team of experts will be there soon.

We know you're worried about your property, and have a lot of questions about what's going to happen. Here's an outline of how the process works:

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Our next blog will detail the final steps in the water damage process. But rest assured, you can always ask our technicians what to expect from your own unique circumstances!

Water damage is more than property damage

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

wet carpet under orange chair Here to help with the cleanup and restoration process

Water damage is more than property damage. It’s personal, and emotional.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls understands the overwhelming devastation when faced with the daunting task of cleaning damage from a water loss.

And we’re here to help you through the restoration process.

Our team of restoration professionals will assess the damage, coordinate the removal of contents with your insurance agent (if needed), and establish a restoration timeline.

We will always keep you, and your agent, informed of any adjustments we make during the restoration process.

Rest assured, you and your property will be treated with dignity and respect every step of the way.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. 

The trusted experts in commercial restoration

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

carpeted hallway with green equipment Commercial water damage? Call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

You come in to work after an amazing weekend and...what the???

There’s water. Literally everywhere. Every room is flooded in water, and the bathrooms actually have water running down the walls.

Sigh. It’s going to be a long day.

Unless you call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. One call to our team of professionals will bring everyone under our roof to clean up and restore everything under yours.

We’ll start by locating the source of the loss (air conditioning unit in the ceiling) and stopping the flow of water.

Our team will then begin to extract the water, move and elevate furniture, and tear out wet walls and flooring.

It’s still going to feel like a long day, but rest assured we’re working hard to return your office to a safe and healthy environment.

Water damage disrupts business operations

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

tile floor, green fans We help you maintain business operations after water damage

It's never a good morning when you discover water damage at your home or office.

Mornings are hectic, and as we plan for a busy day the last thing we need is a major distraction from our day.

That's why customers call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Our highly trained technicians inspect the damages, extract standing water, and quickly begin the drying process to prevent further property damage.

We also work with your insurance agent and adjuster to ensure an easier mitigation process.

At SERVPRO, we know there's a lot that has to happen to restore your property. And we know that water damage is a disruption you don't need to worry about.

That's why we're the #1 recommended restoration services company. 

When water damage happens, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. We're here to help.

Here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

bare metal studs, debris, orange ladder Water damage doesn't wait for regular business hours and neither do we

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours.

Just ask one of our Wichita Falls area commercial clients who were notified part of their warehouse roof had been ripped off during the severe thunderstorm the night before.

Ask how this customer felt when he noticed the water damage inside. Then ask them how SERVPRO of Lawton was truly Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Here in Texoma, severe thunderstorms can strike quickly and we strike right back. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

Storms don’t take holidays off and neither do we.

Our professionally trained experts know that water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Call us at 940-263-1550 at the first sign of water damage. We're here to help.

What is "secondary" damage?

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

Man in black shirt, tan pants Antimicrobial applications provide a healthier environment

You've heard us mention the term "secondary" damage on our website, blogs and Facebook posts.

But what, exactly, is it?

The water restoration industry uses this term to describe damages that can happen after the water loss itself.

Oftentimes, we use it to describe microbial growth that occurs when a property is still in the drying process.

This can occur when demolition of wet materials, such as sheet rock, insulation, and carpeting are still in place, and the moisture from these items are showing microbial growth.

While secondary damages cannot always be prevented due to demolition and drying processes, we can control the damage.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls technicians continuously monitor job sites, and will treat surfaces with an antimicrobial product to eliminate and prohibit future growth.

This attention to detail lets you rest easy, knowing our expertly trained technicians diligently follow the restoration process to ensure a healthy environment.

Technology speeds drying time

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

green equipment drying tile floor We utilize advanced technology to ensure proper drying

"How long will it take to dry my home?"

That question is frequently asked by homeowners after suffering water damage.

The answer depends on the amount of damage, and the overall area affected.

When you call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls, our expertly trained technicians will inspect your property to thoroughly assess the damage.

This helps us determine the proper drying protocol to ensure your home will be completely dry and healthy, and to minimize secondary damages.

Smaller areas, such as a kitchen or bathroom, may only need three to five days of drying time. Larger areas can take up to seven days, or longer, depending on any demolition that may be required.

Our technicians will walk you through the drying process, and explain it every step of the way.

When water damage happens, SERVPRO of Wichita Falls is here to help. Call us at 940-263-1550.

Water damages historic Kell House Museum

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

flooded basement Here to help with historic losses

"Built in 1909 by local pioneer Frank Kell, the Kell House bridges past, present, and future.

The Kell House Museum tells the history of Wichita Falls through the eyes of the Kell family. Tours of this local, state, and national landmark include stories of the Kell family, the city that grew around them, and their contributions to the community and nation."

A true jewel in the history of Wichita Falls. And sadly, severely damaged due to burst pipes from the recent winter weather.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls is honored to be a part of the restoration of this historic property, and saddened beyond words at the scope of the damage.

Here's a brief article from the museum's Facebook page: "On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, as a result of the big thaw following Snowmaggedon 2021, we were greeted with water gushing in the Kell House Museum. Some water spread out into the pool room and traveled into the library, but the bulk of it filled our basement to at least five feet.

We would like to offer a great big Thank You! to Brian's Plumbing, Trinity Hughes Construction, and SERVPRO of Wichita Falls (Thank you Michael), for your help in getting the situation under control!"

The restoration process will be a long one, and all of us at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls will be doing our part to help in the complete recovery of this historic home.

Learn more about the Kell House Museum and track the restoration process at https://www.facebook.com/KellHouse.

Time matters when it comes to water damage

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

green dryers and wood kitchen cabinets A fast response is important when mitigating water damage

Water damage comes in many sizes and from many different sources.

With the recent winter storms, the majority of water loss calls we've received are due to busted pipes.

While some may be relatively small, such as one that affects a kitchen or bathroom, others have flooded entire properties and left water standing up to eighteen inches deep.

Regardless of the size of the damage, time is what matters most.

The quicker we receive notice of water damage, the faster we can deploy our team of water restoration experts to begin the restoration process.

An inspection of the property will help us determine the scope of the loss, the equipment needed to properly dry the property, and the amount of time it will take to restore your home or office.

One call to the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls and we'll help make water damage - big or small - "Like it never even happened."

When frozen pipes thaw, water damage can happen

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

flooded concrete floor Broken pipes flood facility dining room

Temperatures are slowly on the rise after February's arctic blast.

While this is a cause for celebration, it's also a cause for concern.

As your pipes begin to thaw, they may burst, causing water damage.

This customer called us in the midst of the severe weather with that very problem.

Though they were fortunate not to loose power, their heating system simply could not keep up with the subzero temperatures.

Water pipes in the ceilings and along exterior walls froze, and burst, causing employees to scramble to contain the damage.

Then they called SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. Our team of expertly trained professionals quickly began extracting water and moved furnishings to dry areas.

Once the extraction process was complete, our team established a drying protocol to ensure the property was completely and thoroughly dry.

When water damage happens, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. We're here to help.

A small leak is still a big deal

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

Wet carpet and vinyl floor Small job versus large job: we treat them the same.

A friend once asked, "What's the difference in a small water leak versus a big one? What do you do different?"

Nothing. A small leak has the same damaging consequences as a large one, and both should be addressed equally.

Let's say you had a toilet overflow, which only affected the bathroom and two adjacent rooms. If not thoroughly dried and cleaned, you could soon see secondary damage (like mold) appear.

The same is true if your hot water heater failed and flooded the entire first floor of your home. Without proper restoration, more costly damages could occur.

The rule of thumb: when it comes to water damage, the experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls utilize the latest technology and restoration innovation to ensure your property is completely dried and safe from secondary damages.

When water damage happens, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Small leaks can cause major damage

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged hardwood and subfloors Water damage destroys flooring

Hidden water leaks that go undetected for long periods of time can create major damage to your home or business.

This customer kept noticing damp spots on her carpet, but couldn't locate the source or track the frequency.

When she heard SERVPRO of Wichita Falls offers free inspections, she called to see if we could locate the source.

It took time, but our expertly trained technicians discovered a small, pinhole leak in the crawlspace.

One of her water lines had been stapled to the sub-floor, and slowly began spraying water onto the joists and subfloor along its path.

Once our team located the source, we were able to turn it off and begin the restoration process.

Sadly, though it was a small leak, it created major damage to the hardwood floors and subfloors.

If you suspect water damage, call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. We're here to help.

We've experienced losses, too.

7/3/2020 (Permalink)

man in black bare stud walls Mitigating damage and restoring your property

We get a lot of compliments on how professional and friendly our certified technicians are.

They arrive on site, thoroughly inspect your property, and immediately start the extraction and drying process.

If we could rewind to earlier this morning, and watch our technician awake to a burst hot water heater, it would be a different picture.

Imagine him frantically rushing around to turn the water off, throwing every towel and sheet in the house on the wet floors, all while trying to coral five kids and worrying about getting to work on time.

Sound familiar?

At SERVPRO, we're human, too. We have the same responses and reactions to fire, water and storm damage in our homes as you do.

Once the damage has been contained and we head into the shop, it's a different picture.

Now we're here to help you, and our losses are pushed into the distant past.

Why? Because it's the SERVPRO way. 

Not up to code, and not up to the task

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

water heater over washer When it's more than just a water leak, call SERVPRO!

When we arrive on site to a water damage claim, we often have to search for the source.

Not in this case. The moment our technicians arrived and saw this set up, they knew that not only had the water heater gone out, but the installation was certainly not proper.

Continued inspection showed water had seeped through the wall and into the living room, saturating insulation and the wood floors.

After determining what city code required to remove, replace, and relocate a new unit, we provided the customer with an estimate as well as the estimated time of completion.

They were very happy to know that the drying process would only take three days, and the restoration would be completed within the week.

Another happy customer. Another restoration adapted to code. That's why we're the #1 recommended restoration company.

It's okay to throw in the towel and call us!

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

towels on floor Overwhelmed with cleanup? Throw in the towel and call us!

Fire, water or storm damage? It's okay to throw in the towel and call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

As leaders in the restoration industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience!

Our technicians know that properly restoring your home after any damage event requires specialized equipment and products. In the case of a water loss, this advanced equipment help us to remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently.

We then dry the structure with powerful air mover and dehumidifiers. Finally, our technicians will clean the affected area with professional grade cleaning and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

Our teams of highly trained professionals respond to your loss promptly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 940-263-1550.

Check the age of your hot water heater!

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

bare concrete and wood furniture Leaking hot water heater ruins new carpet

Before purchasing new carpet, might we recommend you check your hot water heater?

Here at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls, we respond to a lot of water damage calls. And quite often the culprit is an old hot water heater.

Manufacturers recommend replacing these every ten years. They know the majority of hot water heaters last between eight and tens years.

We also know that even if your hot water heater is in a location that won't cause a lot of damage if there is a leak, even those in the garage could still cause damage to adjoining rooms.

When was the last time you checked your hot water heater? Does it have a drip pan? Is it plumbed to the outside to prevent water damage?

Water damage? Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550.

Bathroom leak interferes with work.

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

tiled bathroom Leaking plumbing creates severe water damage.

You know it's going to be a rough day when you're getting ready for work and step onto a wet floor, courtesy of a plumbing leak. Sigh. Take a deep breath and call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Our highly trained technicians will immediately respond to your home, inspect the affected areas, and begin the cleaning and drying process.

Utilizing the latest technology, we will remove standing water and affected floor coverings, establish a scientifically based drying method, and monitor and document our findings daily until your home is SERVPRO dry.

We follow industry approved standards for the level of dry, which often means most homes will achieve a dry stage in three to five days, while larger flood or commercial sites may take longer.

Water damage? Call the trusted restoration experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550. 

Small leaks create big messes

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

plumbing under sink A small leak can still cause a big mess.

Water damage is more than property damage. It’s personal, and emotional.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls understands the overwhelming devastation when faced with the daunting task of cleaning damage from a water loss.

And we’re here to help you through the restoration process. Our team of restoration professionals will assess the damage, coordinate the removal of contents with your insurance agent (if needed), and establish a restoration timeline.

We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

Our highly trained technicians will always keep you, and your agent, informed of any adjustments we make during the restoration process.

Rest assured, you and your property will be treated with dignity and respect every step of the way.

Water damage? Call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550.

Water damage destroys local home.

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

bare studs, damaged wood floor Water damage, if not caught quickly, leads to severe structural damage.

Wichita Falls entered a period of record drought in 2010, and other parts of Texoma were soon in similar straights—2011 was the driest year in Texas history. When the drought ended in 2015, it did so in dramatic fashion with flash flooding.

When your home or commercial property suffers water damage from flooding or leaks, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Our highly trained technicians will immediately respond to your home, inspect the affected areas, and begin the cleaning and drying process.

Utilizing the latest technology, we will remove standing water and affected floor coverings, establish a scientifically based drying method, and monitor and document our findings daily until your home is SERVPRO dry.

We’ve helped restore thousands of homes and businesses after major water damage. We have the expertise and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”

24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. Water damage doesn’t take a holiday, and neither do we.

Call us at 940-263-1550.

Toilet overflow damages RV

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged bathroom Water damaged all levels of this RV.

We know a thing or two about water damage.

It's not everyday a customer calls asking if we offer water restoration for an RV.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls is a leader in the water damage industry, so of course we can apply our expertise to an RV.

Our highly trained team of technicians arrived on site and inspected the damage.

The bathroom was in the upper level bedroom, and water had spread throughout the RV living space and storage areas.

Knowing the construction of these vehicles, our team quickly extracted water and set in place an aggressive drying process.

Even though it was a clean water loss, the customer asked that we thoroughly clean the entire unit, top to bottom, so they could be assured the RV was clean and disinfected.

At the end of the job, we had a very satisfied customer. And we learned a thing or two about RV's.

Water damage? No job it too little, too small, or too odd for SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Most common household leak? The bathroom.

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

bathroom no flooring The common culprit - the bathroom.

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Our highly trained technicians will immediately respond to your home, inspect the affected areas, and begin the cleaning and drying process.

Utilizing the latest technology, we will remove standing water and affected floor coverings, establish a scientifically based drying method, and monitor and document our findings daily until your home is SERVPRO dry.

We follow industry approved standards for the level of dry, which often means most homes will achieve a dry stage in three to five days, while larger flood or commercial sites may take longer.

Oh, and if it's a sewage leak and not a clean water source? Our technicians are trained for that, too!

Water damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550.

We make water damage disappear "Like it never even happened."

Severe water damage requires demolition

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

missing kitchen cabinets and floor Restoration isn't always an option

Sadly, severe water damage removes the restoration option from our services. This kitchen was so damaged we had to completely demo the base cabinets and flooring.

The cabinetry had wicked up water and was literally falling apart. Our expertly trained technicians noted the water leak had been ongoing, as there was mold behind and underneath the units.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls technicians removed all wet materials and established a drying protocol to protect the remaining materials.

The damage from this loss was substantial, and took seven days from initial visit to verifying the home was SERVPRO dry.

At SERVPRO of Wichita Falls, we know that properly restoring your home after a water damage event requires specialized equipment and products.

This advanced equipment help us to remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently.

We then dry the structure with powerful dehumidifiers. Finally, our technicians will clean the affected area with professional grade cleaning and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

Water damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550.

Small leak causes big damage

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

wet carpet and sheet rock Using infrared technology to detect hidden leaks.

When this homeowner woke up, she noticed the carpet was wet. Puzzled, she started searching for obvious leaks, but could not find one.

Then she call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. Our expertly trained technicians immediately responded and began to search for leaks.

Utilizing our infrared technology, our technicians were able to find a small leak that had been damaging the sheet rock and insulation, until it finally surfaced under the carpet.

Our team removed the wet materials and established a drying protocol while the customer called in a plumber to fix the source of the leak.

Once the leak was repaired we extracted the remaining water from the carpet and continued with our drying protocol.

Overall, the damage to the home and the disruption to the homeowner was nominal.

Water leak? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at 940-263-1550. We're here to make property damage "Like it never even happened."

Why are there holes in my cabinets?

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

When and why SERVPRO of Wichita Falls drills air holes

Water damage varies from clean water, grey water, and flood water.

Clean water, like this loss from a leaking water line, can easily be cleaned and dried. Therefore, this cabinet can be restored instead of replaced.

Our team of highly trained technicians know the first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.

That's why we respond quickly to all water damage sites and we immediately inspect the damage.

We extract the excess water to prepare the area for drying. We drill holes in cabinetry and install our Injector Drying System to ensure all areas are completely dry.

And we monitor all equipment daily, recording the moisture readings and adjusting the equipment as needed to speed the drying process.

We communicate our processes to your and your adjuster, and we listen to any concerns you may have.

When you have water damage, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls.

Call us at 940-263-1550.

Hot water heater leaks, causing water damage in local home

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls team removes wet carpet to speed the drying process.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.

This customer woke up to wet carpet, and quickly noticed in had spread to every room (except two) in the home.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls immediately responded with our professionally trained team and began the drying process.

Because at SERVPRO, we know an immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

If you have a water loss, call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls at          940-263-1550.

Toilet overflow or sewer backup?

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

We have the specialized training and equipment to safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Wichita Falls will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Wichita Falls professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are water damage restoration specialists with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.

If you need cleanup from water or sewer damage, please call us at 940-263-1550.

Just because you can't see water doesn't mean it's not wet!

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water is trapped behind the drywall in the kitchen and laundry room.

This customer thought the only water damage from her HVAC and hot water closet was in the garage.

But our SERVPRO of Wichita Falls professionals found water on adjacent walls!

While inspecting the damage, our technicians are trained to check surfaces surrounding the immediate location.

We found water had traveled under the walls in both the laundry room and kitchen.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls professionals specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls teams are dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

If you have water damage, call and let our team of specialists inspect and protect your home or business.

940-263-1550.

What is the water restoration process?

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls is your restoration specialist.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

Move outs and pack outs: If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Wichita Falls can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area.

A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Have questions? Call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls today at 940-263-1550.

What is the water restoration process?

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls specializes in restoring your property.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

Move outs and pack outs: If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Wichita Falls can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area.

A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Have questions? Call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls today at 940-263-1550.

Plummeting temperatures may lead to bursting pipes.

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Temperatures will be frigid this week in Texoma!

Temperatures are set to plummet this week across Texas and Oklahoma, according to the Norman reporting center.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls wants to remind our followers to bring your pets inside and follow these simple tips to avoid potential water damage from bursting pipes:

When temperatures plummet, the risk of your pipes freezing and bursting skyrockets. In fact, burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during frigid weather and can cause thousands in water damage—easily $5,000 or more.

The pipes most at risk are those in unheated interior spaces such as basements, attics, and garages. But even pipes running through cabinets or exterior walls can freeze. The good news is there are some simple things you can do to keep your water running and your house dry.

“Pipe insulation can cost as little as 50 cents per linear foot at your local hardware store,” says Susan Millerick, IBHS spokeswoman. “So for not much more than the cost of the aspirin you’d need, you can avoid the headaches of cleanup, loss of precious keepsakes, and the cost of your insurance deductible.” Use the pipe insulation liberally to protect any vulnerable pipes.

Both the IBHS and the American Red Cross, which is in the business of emergency preparedness, have useful advice on how to prevent your pipes from freezing, as well as how to thaw them if they do.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls is here to help you 24/7! Call us at 940-263-1550.

For more information on preventing and mitigating water damage, please visit:

https://www.SERVPROwichitafalls.com

Wichita Falls 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water leak saturated carpet and laminate flooring in this customers home. SERVPRO of Wichita Falls responded quickly to help restore the property.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 940-263-1550

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Wichita 
Falls, TX

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Get The Facts About Mold Growth After Flooding

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding from broken pipes can cause massive amounts of damage if not cared for properly. Water damage can ruin flooding and sheetrock, leading to extensive repairs that may be expensive. The longer water is left unattended, the more damage it can cause, so the water cleanup process should be done quickly and efficiently.

Assessing the Damage

Damage from a broken pipe may be limited to a single room or, if left undetected for several days, could spread throughout an entire floor. To understand exactly needs to be done, it is important to remove any remaining water with the help of a sump or a trash pump and then thoroughly examine the damaged area. There are two types of damage to look for:

1. Water damage. This type of destruction involves any damage to the structure of your home from the flood. It includes ruined wood flooring, carpet, sheetrock, and insulation, among other structural components.

2. Secondary damage. Unlike other types of damage, this type of problem may not be visible without a thorough investigation. Warm, moist environments can become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria, so these fungi and pathogens thrive under wet carpet and in porous materials. In many cases, removing mold is more difficult than repairing structural damage.

Calling a Professional

Not only is repairing and restoring your home from flooding often difficult and time-consuming, but fixing secondary damage often requires the help of a qualified restoration company. Household cleaning products may not be strong enough to remove mold, and thoroughly disinfecting the area is necessary for safety. Call for help quickly to reduce the amount of damage caused by flooding.

In many cases, having broken pipes is difficult to handle on your own. After assessing the damage, calling a company for the water cleanup process may be a good idea. To reduce the impact of water damage, the issue should be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Visit http://www.SERVPROwichitafalls.com for more information on water damage.

Are you winter weather ready?

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Are you prepared for the coming cold

weather? Cold weather can have a huge

impact on your home or business if you

are not ready for it. From heavy rain

and freezing temperatures to damaging

winds, sleet, or snow, all can cause

serious and costly property damage.

While you cannot control the weather,

you can take steps to be prepared and

help take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to

weather, consider taking the following

precautions to protect your property

before colder weather hits.

 

- Check your business property

for downed tree limbs and

branches. Wind, heavy rain, ice,

and snow can cause branches to

fall, which could cause damage

to the property and potentially

cause personal injuries.

 

- Roofs, water pipes, and gutters

should all be inspected to ensure

they are in proper order. Gutter

downspouts should be directed

away from your building. Clear

gutters of debris that may have

gathered during the fall. Leaves

and other obstructions can

cause a damming effect, which

can lead to roof damage and

interior water problems.

 

- Inspect property, especially

walkways and parking lots, for

proper drainage to alleviate

flood hazard potential.

 

- Inspect all handrails, stairwells,

and entryways to address and

correct potential slippery or

hazardous areas. Install mats or

non-slip surfaces and post caution

signs where water could be present.

 

- Protect water pipes from freezing

by simply allowing water to drip

when temperatures dip below

freezing. If pipes are under a

cabinet, leave the cabinet doors

open, allowing warm inside air

to circulate around the pipes. If

the building has outdoor faucets,

consider shutting water off at the

main valve in the basement or

crawl space. Once the valve is off,

open the outdoor faucet to ensure

it drains, preventing any remaining

water from freezing in the pipe.

 

Ask your local SERVPRO®

Franchise Professionals about

completing an Emergency READY

Profile® (ERP) for your business.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment

to your facility, and provides

you with a plan to get back in

business fast following a disaster.

When winter weather strikes, call

your local SERVPRO® Franchise

Professionals to strike back.