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Ready for Storms

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Allen is your local franchise, available to meet your fire damage, water damage, mold damage, and biohazard needs. If you're familiar with us, you may have heard us say that we're faster to any size disaster. But, do you know why we can claim that?

Obviously, at our local office, we have experienced teams at the ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to be dispatched to your home or business, assess the situation you're experiencing, then get to work on remediating the damage to prevent further issues, and get your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible.

In addition to our local people, we also have a nationwide franchise network able to mobilize quickly. By utilizing our existing infrastructure, SERVPRO green can rain down and reinforce our efforts to rescue all of those impacted by storms.

Are You Ready?

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Are you ready in the event of a disaster impacting your business?

The best way to reduce business interruption following a crisis is to plan for it NOW. 

As many as half of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that do, the majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.

By working with SERVPRO of Allen to create an Emergency READY Profile for your company, you reduce business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

The ERP, as it is called, is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By utilizing this tool, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO of Allen is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Call us today to schedule a consultation to set up your ERP! The best time for planning for such events is not when it happens, but well before it does.

469-247-4429

Destructive Storms Roll Through

6/9/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy rain, hail, lightning, and strong straight line winds can come when severe weather strikes. Let SERVPRO of Allen help you pick up the pieces.

While thunderstorm season is technically over, it never really is in Texas, is it? 

Storms have been rolling across our state, dropping large amounts of rain, hail, bringing high speed straight line winds, lightning strikes, and leaving destruction of varying sorts in their wake.

SERVPRO of Allen is committed to be HERO Ready in emergencies, coordinating efforts to keep our crews equipped with supplies and energy in order to push relentlessly through the wreckage caused by storms.

Roofs, siding, windows, and brick effacements are only some of the external components of a home or commercial building that can suffer damage during a severe thunderstorm. Secondary to that is the water damage caused by leaks and flooding, or even mold damage.

SERVPRO of Allen is able to immediately respond to your call for aid, to move pertinent contents, and begin cleaning up the interior damage. Within 24 hours, progress can be well on the way to bringing down humidity levels, and demo can begin in order to prevent growth and expedite drying. 

Two Types of Smoke

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Two Types of Smoke?

Did you know that there are two types of smoke? Well, there are!

The two types are wet and dry smoke:

Wet smoke comes from plastic and rubber, usually low heat, with a strong odor, and is sticky and smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean than with dry smoke.

Dry smoke is usually fast burning, with high temperatures; the heat rises, which means the smoke does too!

These sorts of distinctions are only some of the reasons that you should choose SERVPRO of Allen to respond when you encounter fire or smoke damage in your home or business. Our history serving folks in the Allen area, regardless of the type of damage sustained, is a strong indication that you can trust us to care for you in your time of need. Give us a call, and let us help you with your fire or smoke damage!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Go team!

At SERVPRO of Allen, we feel we have one of the best teams around. Our crew members are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond to and help take care of all your emergency service needs. Throughout their day, our crews wear many different "hats," and tackle the job at hand! We are proud that we have such an amazing team here at SERVPRO of Allen. 

Being a part of the restoration and emergency service industry, our crews get called out at all hours of the night. We are proud to have such a great group of people willing to take on this task. There are times when our crews have had to miss holidays with their families in order to serve our customers, but they always do it with a smile! We are very proud of our team!!  

Let us take care of all your Restoration needs!

Soot and Smoke Damage

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot can permeate into unseen areas of your home. Let SERVPRO of Allen help.

Smoke and soot are very invasive, and can cover even non-visible surfaces within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. SERVPRO of Allen's smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action to remove it and restore your home.  

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Allen will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pre-testing. 

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We are equipped to restore your fire and smoke damage, will treat your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.

Have questions about fire, smoke, or soot damage? Call us today at 469-247-4429

24 Hour Residential and Commercial Restoration

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Allen for your restoration needs!

SERVPRO of Allen provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the experience to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. With our highly trained restoration technicians, and advanced restoration and cleaning equipment, we are exceptional in our industry. 

We offer residential and commercial services. Whether your home needs emergency water damage restoration, or your upholstery cleaned, you can rely on SERVPRO of Allen. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best.

When fire or water damage strikes your commercial property, every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

In the Event of an Emergency, Are You Ready?

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Get your Emergency Ready Profile so your business is prepared in the event of a disaster!

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it NOW.

According to the latest industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it occurs. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. It provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services, and is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.

Call SERVPRO of Allen today to get started!

469-247-4429

Fire Damage - What to do Until Help Arrives

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

When your home or business suffers a fire loss, here are some things to do and things to avoid

Things to Do:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely, and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim, and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks, and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on house plants.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Things Not to Do:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Allen.
  • Don't attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO of Allen.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat, or water (they may be contaminated).
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Don't send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Call SERVPRO of Allen for all your fire and soot damage restoration needs! 469-247-4429

Storm Damage?

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

With access to a nationwide network, SERVPRO of Allen is ready to respond to any size disaster

SERVPRO of Allen specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost.

When storms hit Allen, SERVPRO of Allen can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 franchises across the country, as well as elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Do you have storm or flood damage? Call us 24/7 at 469-247-4429