Recent Water Damage Posts

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.