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Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire orwaterdamage to strike your business in Sherman/Denison. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'llbe there fast with the help you need.

No Job Is Too Large

TheSERVPROCommercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

Ifyour business suffers a major loss, call (903) 893-7166

No Job Is Too Large

TheSERVPROCommercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

Protecting your belongings from mold

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Content Management Solutions 

Protecting your belongings from migrating mold growth is a considerable hurdle for our remediation team. It is one of our emergency response team's focal points upon arrival to your damaged house. We assess each item in your home individually to determine whether on-site cleaning and drying or off-site recovery are necessary. Between drying, cleaning, and deodorization, we have multiple in-house strategies to restore your belongings.

No matter how severe mold damage can become, our SERVPRO team can help you overcome it. Give us a call anytime for fast and reliable remediation.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Storm Damages

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning Up After a Storm in Your Westerly Property

Storm loss emergencies can have disastrous effects on your home or commercial property here in Westerly, making it vital to not only secure restoration professionals but also a team of qualified contractors that can help with repairs and reconstruction. Our SERVPRO team can help in both of these areas with a full-service approach ranging from assessment and mitigation to restoration and rebuilding. We can make it "Like it never even happened."

Structural Damages Caused by Storms 

The Sherman/Denison area has been known to suffer some severe weather situations. While some of these systems have been large enough to cover the entire state at once, they can also arrive with a violent force that can damage roofs, siding, windows, and more. High winds can knock down trees and smaller structures, and these situations can also have a damaging effect on the main house. Our professionals can help with temporary construction solutions like roof tarping and board up that prevent flood water penetration and seal up unnatural openings to the outside.

Call SERVRPRO at (903) 893-7166

Fire/Smoke Damage Services

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

    What you need to do until help arrives

After any fire 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!

Have A Fire or Smoke Damage Emergency?
Call (903) 893-7166

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Bio Recovery Services

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Twenty years ago, no one thought much about getting blood on themselves.  Aside from the repulsive nature of blood, the very thought of blood being the carrier of deadly and debilitating disease was furthest from our minds.

Today, with HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis, and other diseases, Federal and State agencies have issued regulations outlining the precautions needed to handle blood and body fluids.

BioRecovery Technicians provide regulatory-compliant on-site cleaning, decontamination, and restoration of property damaged by blood, body fluids, decomposition, projectiles, animal contamination, and other physical destruction associated with dead or injured victims. Services range from removing blood stains from the carpet to the clean-up of large-scale multi-casualty scenes.

If you need SERVPRO to take care of this type of loss Please contact our office at 903-893-7166.

SERVPRO Water Damage Services

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair and Restoratin

When our rainey Season hits Sherman/Denison , SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help the local residents and businesses with their water damaged properties.

Our technicians and office staff are IICRC certified to properly dry your home or business. SERVPRO is also a certified vendor for most all of the Insurance companies.

If recent storms have caused flooding or a pipe has burst, our highly trained technicians are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Sherman/Denison property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our local technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal. 

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Henderson community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities.

When You Need a Quick Response

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

As a commercial property management professional, your clients and tenants rely on you for efficient day-to-day operations of their property. They also depend on you to protect it.

SERVPRO understands there's no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact occupant safety, revenue loss, and business continuity.

Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions, and recovery costs. You and those who depend on you will appreciate the rapid response, expertise, and training that enables SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to help get your facility back into operation quickly.

You Can Trust SERVPRO!

Serving America Since 1967

Over 1,700 Franchises in North American including Canada and Hawaii 

24-Hour Emergency Service

Trained, Uniformed Franchise Professionals

Contact our office today at: (903) 893-7166.

SERVPRO Cleaning Services

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Even the highest-quality items can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling SERVPRO of Sherman/Deenison to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery.

Today's carpet and upholstery materials vary dramatically. SERVPRO offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today (903) 893-7166

SERVPRO franchise professionals also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.Preventative maintenance actions include: 
  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 50 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards.

Call us today at: (903) 893-7166

Bio Hazard Services

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Today, with HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis and other diseases, Federal and State agencies have issued regulations outlining the precautions needed to handle blood and body fluids.

Bio Recovery Technicians provide regulatory-compliant on-site cleaning, decontamination, and restoration of property damaged by blood, body fluids, decomposition, projectiles, animal contamination, and other physical destruction associated with dead or injured victims.

Services range from:

  • Rodent clean up services
  • Biohazard remediation
  • Hazmat companies
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Biohazard cleaning company
  • Disinfecting companies
  • Hoarder cleaners

Is a Biohazard Cleaning Team Necessary?

There are certain situations where biohazard cleaning and hazmat companies are required by both overseeing insurance companies or property management. Because there are many threatening situations for a structure, disinfecting companies like ours recognize bio-threats of varying degrees. Our extensive coursework and training in recovery niches can prepare our team to help when you need it most. This training can include: 

  • ABRA – American Bio Recovery Association
  • IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification 
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • SERVPRO Hero Ready Program

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at (903) 893-7166.

Why SERVPRO is your Best Choice

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

Call our office today with any questions at (903) 893-7166.

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Information

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today – (903) 893-7166

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.Preventative maintenance actions include: 
  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.

(903) 893-7166

Mold Information

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrive

The best way to protect your home from mold is to prevent fungus growth from occurring in the first place. That means keeping your home in good repair, maintaining proper ventilation and keeping indoor humidity under 60 percent. Unfortunately, mold may become an issue anyway, and if it does, you’ll need to pay a professional mold remediation service in to take care of it. Will your homeowners insurance cover it? The answer is: it depends.

As a rule, insurance policies exclude mold damage that results from:

• Structural leaks
• High humidity
• Poor drainage 
• Water seepage
• Flooding

This covers nearly all of the most common causes of mold damage, so if you’re already dealing with a mold issue, your chances of being covered are low.

Have a Mold Problem?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

Storm Damage Tips

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration 

Storms leave severe damages that include soiling or contamination of properties. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help you formulate a perfect response after such an event. We have considerable experience dealing with such incidents so we can help secure your property from further damages through boarding up or installing roof tarps. We also carry out other steps including cleanup of damaged sections.

Our crews understand the need for fast response during storms and hurricanes. We're Faster To Any Size disaster. We manage to respond fast because we have fully stocked storm trucks ready to deploy at any time to affected property. We also have advanced equipment in our production trucks including submersible pumps, truck-mounted water extractors, power washers, and desiccant dehumidifiers. With such industry-leading gear, we can remove floodwaters, clean soiled areas and dry your residential or commercial property quickly after a storm or flood.

Our crewmembers also receive regular training and IICRC certification to help them tackle any challenges of flood and storm damage. We have Water Restoration Technicians, Commercial Drying Specialists, and Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians to help restore your property to the preloss state.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (903) 893-7166

When Fire Damage Strikes

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration


Our technicians receive regular training, which helps them gain a better understanding of how fire damages commercial and residential properties. Training also equips them with the latest techniques developed for the restoration industry. We have IICRC certified FSRT, Fire and Smoke Restorations technicians who deal with every aspect of damage left by fires. We also have OCT, Odor Control Technicians, whose skills help rid properties of any odors left after performing the other restoration steps.

Use of advanced equipment also helps us deliver quality results. We have automated surfaces scrubbers that help remove residues left on surfaces effectively. We also have power washers and odor control equipment such as Ozone generators and Hydroxyl generators. We also use professional cleaning agents, some specially formulated, for cleaning and odor control.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (903)893-7166.

Bio Recovery Services

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Water Damage and Reconstruction

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

  • 24-hour Restoration services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment

Water damage can happen fast if a pipe or other source with a high volume of water releases it in unwanted sections of your residential or commercial property. It can also happen over time if a small leak is involved. Whichever type of damage affects you, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help restore your property to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened."

Our services are thorough and fast because of the advanced training our crews receive. We have IICRC certified Water Restoration Technicians, Applied Structural Drying Technicians ASD, and Commercial Drying Specialists. Our team members are also highly experienced in restoration projects considering they have a combined experience of 33 years.

We believe that a wide range of advanced equipment when restoring water damage is the right way. For fast extraction of standing water, we rely on pumps and truck mounted water extractors. We also have specialized equipment such as injectidry systems, which help extract water from concealed sections of the property such as wall cavities. We also understand the dangers posed by water damage that extends beyond the surface, so we use different moisture detection equipment including thermal cameras and moisture sensors to check the level of migration. Our goal is to leave your property dry and clean after water damage restoration.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Orlando community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Commercial Services

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your Orlando business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

That water damage can lead to more damage, like mold and even odors. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, we will be there fast with the help you need.

  • 24 hour Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

Available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week. 

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Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (903) 89-7166

When you suffer a Fire loss

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.

A backdraft of emotions often sweeps over the homeowners after a fire ravages a home. Fear, uncertainty, stress and doubt about the future of the property can overwhelm the homeowner long after the flames have been extinguished and the smoke has cleared.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help prevent fire damage from creating long term problems.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison provides timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke, and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is available 24- hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly.

Please call our office for a free no obligation estimate.

(903) 893-7166

Commercial Cleaning Services

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

If you have a mold, water, fire, bio, smoke or just a general cleaning need our SERVPRO team is well prepared for any of these services. Our technician's are fully trained and are IICRC, ASD and Bio Recovery certified.

SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to preform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties.

SERVPRO uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for clean up practices.

If you are interested in inquiring about our services we're here to help- 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Please contact our office for an estimate at (903) 893-7166.

What is Black Mold?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

What Is Black Mold?

 You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166.

Storm Damage Cleaning Information

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Marathon home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (903) 893-7166

Why Choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison?

 

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your Marathon home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

 

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Plano has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

Call our office today at: (903) 893-7166.

Cleaning Services

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet and Upholstery Service

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Bio Hazard clean up

Our experts are ready to assist in the clean up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals.

Bio Recovery Services

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Today, with HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis and other diseases, Federal and State agencies have issued regulations outlining the precautions needed to handle blood and body fluids.

Bio Recovery Technicians provide regulatory-compliant on-site cleaning, decontamination, and restoration of property damaged by blood, body fluids, decomposition, projectiles, animal contamination, and other physical destruction associated with dead or injured victims.

Services range from:

  • Rodent clean up services
  • Biohazard remediation
  • Hazmat companies
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Biohazard cleaning company
  • Disinfecting companies
  • Hoarder cleaners

Is a Biohazard Cleaning Team Necessary?

There are certain situations where biohazard cleaning and hazmat companies are required by both overseeing insurance companies or property management. Because there are many threatening situations for a structure, disinfecting companies like ours recognize bio-threats of varying degrees. Our extensive coursework and training in recovery niches can prepare our team to help when you need it most. This training can include: 

  • ABRA – American Bio Recovery Association
  • IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification 
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • SERVPRO Hero Ready Program

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at (903) 893-7166.

Advanced Restoration Technology

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The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry.

These advancements allow SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning.

The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Please give our office a call if you have any questions on our services (903) 893-7166.

Water Damage Tips

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Extraction of wet carpet Extraction of commercial wet carpeting

If your home or Business has a water damage here are a few tips to get you by until help arrives:

1) Shut off the source of the water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

2) Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

3) Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

4) Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and table items.

5) Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.

6) Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

7) Remove to a safe place, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moister.

8) Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.

9) Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.

10) Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

These Emergency Tips will assist you in taking the proper action until SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison arrives.

Give our office a call if you have a water loss.

(903) 893-7166.

Water Damage Information

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help when our local residents and businesses experience flooding or water leaks to their properties.  

No matter the size of your water damage, our team has the experience, expertise, and training to properly restore your home or business quickly. SERVPRO team’s top priority is to assess and remove the water from your property and place the proper amount of drying equipment.

Our team will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to preloss condition. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is always ready to respond 24/7 because we understand that disasters never happen at a convenient time.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Caring for your belongings

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Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • 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.
     

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Plano can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. 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.

Electronic Cleanup

Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Preloss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims

Peace of mind when you need it most!

Call us today at (903) 893-7166.

Why use SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison

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Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO Mold Process

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Local and state laws may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the affected area. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation.

When there is a water intrusion in your home or business, mold can quickly become a problem. It can spread through your residential or commercial property in as little as 48 hours, potentially causing health effects and significant damage to your property.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison services our local area . If you suspect your home or business has a mold infestation, we can inspect and assess your property. Once mold is discovered, our team of professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment to remediate your mold problem.

(903) 893-7166

Cleaning Services

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Life is busy and messy. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, significant others will walk through the house with dirty shoes, and your home will just get dirty. Accidents happen and SERVPRO of Sherman/Dension is here to help.

We have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic weekly cleaning routine. Our team will create a safe, clean and comfortable environment for you and your family with our professional cleaning services.

When living a busy life or a life of messes, our SERVPRO team is here to ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home. We can make dirty carpet “Like it never even happened.”

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (903)893-7166

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

Our experts are ready to assist in the clean up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals

How SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison responds to Storm damage

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      Sherman/Denison is no stranger to severe weather. Starting in mid-March through late June, we can experience flooding rains, damaging hail, strong winds, violent lightening, and destructive tornadoes. We even experience winter storms of ice and/or snow.  Storms can leave your home or business vulnerable to damage from these elements.

Our dedication to responding immediately, helps minimize secondary damage and restoration costs. Whether your power goes out causing your sump pump to fail or you discover your basement flooded due to large amounts of rainfall, your local professionals at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help. We have the experience in restoring your property back to pre-storm condition.

We are always available 24/7/365

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
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SERVPRO commercial services

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There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. For your commercial restoration needs in Plano Texas count on the commercial restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

If your business suffers a major loss, call (903) 893-7166.

24 Hour Emergency Contact

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The restoration process begins when you call us. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Even a delay of a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. While you wait for help to arrive, check out these tips to ensure your safety. Water damages can put you at increased risk for falls and even being electrocuted. 

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Today - (903) 893-7166.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (903) 893-7166.

Water damage can be chaotic and traumatic. When you call us, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 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.

Fire Damage

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

 If you are dealing with fire damage from a house fire, the experienced team at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is ready to respond. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are prepared for damage to your home or business, and are able to respond quickly. Immediate action and a fast response can limit damage, prevent further damage and reduce restoration costs. Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. 

Choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, a local company that specializes in fire, water and storm damage restoration. We are Here to Help® and ready to respond to fire, wind and soot conditions in our community.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166.

Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services

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Didn't know SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison does roof tarpings, board ups, temporary fencing and more? We can do it all! With the addition of our construction division, the entire water damage process has never been easier, quicker, and less stressful for you.

Flood water, vandalism, and natural disasters work around the clock, and so do we. No matter the time or season give us a call for all your building services needs. 

Need a roof tarp after a storm?

Tree fell on your garage?

Give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call today! 24/7-including holidays! 903-893-7166.

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Odor Removal

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

If you experience a Bio Hazard situation

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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?

Call Us Today –(903) 893-7166.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage back-ups
  • Crime scene clean-ups
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

When Storms strike Sherman/Denison

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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Severe storms wreck havoc throughout the United States year round. When a disaster strikes, you need the team of restoration specialists from SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison on site to mitigate your loss.

We have direct expertise in dealing with storm damage along with our SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams who are available through out the country to assist with larger than normal projects., and have helped hundreds of families recover from losses from hurricanes and localized flooding.

When 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." Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison - 903-893-7166.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (903) 893-7166.

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

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    The Water Damage Restoration Process

Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

We then 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (903)893-7166

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

Advanced Technology and our Techniques

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n the past few decades, technology and techniques used have seen a rapid advancement in the restoration industry.

These advancements allow SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. You can count on SERVPRO to get the job done right, the first time! Our highly-trained staff has access to top of the line equipment, ensuring that your property will be restored and clean to the highest standard.

Our job is to communicate with you the owner and the insurance company. This is why our technicians are highly trained in uploading all of the notes and photos of your water, fire, smoke storm or bio loss to the necessary people in order to close out your claim in a timely manner.

Call SERVPRO today to learn more about our equipment, our staff, and how we can help you when disaster strikes. (903) 893-7166.

Residential Cleaning Services

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Residential Cleaning Service

Sometimes life gets messy and out of control.

Drinks can get spilled, pets can have accidents and life overall can get messy. Our SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison team has the best expertise and equipment to provide a deeper clean to your Sherman/Denison, TX home.

Our goal is to ease the burden that constant maintenance cleaning of your home brings, while also creating a clean environment for you and your family.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is known for our water and fire restoration but our residential cleaning services can make any dirty home "Like it never even happened."

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service, give our office a call today! (903)893-7166.

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Bio Hazard Cleaning and restoration

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Biohazard Cleaning

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips until help arrives guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (903)893-7166.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage Backups
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Storm Damage Restoration

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Storm Damage Restoration and Reconstruction 

If your Plano, TX home or business experiences storm or flood damage, give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call. Our team has specialized storm and flood damage training, expertise, and equipment needed to properly clean up and restore your residential or commercial property back to preloss conditions.

Our team is dedicated to minimizing the disruption that storm damage has on your life, while also making your damage seems "Like it never even happened."

When disaster strikes, you can trust the pros at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to take care of you and your home. If you have any questions or need emergency service, give our team a call today!

Have Storm or Flood Damage and need service now?
Call Us Today (903)893-7166.

Storm Damage Restoration

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  • 24 hour emergency services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Plano home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Please do not wait until growth appears. SERVPRO recommends having us out to evaluate your situation and give you an estimate on mitigating the loss to your home or business.

We have the IICRC trained professional technicians and the right equipment to map out where the moister has traveled throughout the property. We  know what can happen if no mitigation is preformed.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (903) 893-7166

Fire safety in your home

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According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters respond to a home fire every 79 seconds.

Simple steps can be taken throughout the home to reduce the risk of fire and injury/loss of life:

Working smoke alarms should be found in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the building are working properly and the batteries are good?

Be sure fire extinguishers are available on every level of the home and that each household member knows how to use them?

Reduce the risk of fire outside of the home by removing dying or dead trees and shrubs and by keeping dry brush and debris at least 30 feet away from the home.

Keep gutters, roof, and eaves clear of debris? Be sure any candles in the home are placed away from curtains and other furniture, as well as out of reach of children and pets.

Consider using safer alternatives such as flameless candles.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help! Please call us at 903-893-7166 for a free estimate.

Storms

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Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 903-893-7166

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Everything you need to know about MOLD

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Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 903-893-7166

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Fire loss and your local restoration needs

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Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. 

Trust the leaders in the restoration business. We are on most of the insurance preferred vendors lists and must follow their price guide.

Learn more about our fire damage restoration services.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Trust you local SERVPRO for your fire damage needs

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Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. 

Trust the leaders in the restoration business. We are on most of the insurance preferred vendors lists and must follow their price guide.

Learn more about our fire damage restoration services.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Trained and certified water technicians

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Water Cleanup, Restoration, and Reconstruction

When it comes to the threat of water damage and the need for responsible mitigation and restoration, Plano is no different than any other city in America. Roofs will leak, pipes will burst and appliances will not always be reliable. When these moments happen, water damage happens, and you'll want to act fast to avoid secondary damages and mold growth.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in this type of restoration. We've put together a skilled team, we've worked to develop expertise through training and experience, and we've invested in the right equipment. You can trust the experts in the restoration service.

We're ready to address any water damage event and make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Count on us! 

(903)993-7166

What is MOLD

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Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for more information at (903) 893-7166.

SERVPRO knows Commercial restoration

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands that there is never a convenient time for a water loss to occur in your business or commercial property.

Every hour that is spent restoring your business is an hour of lost revenue and concerned employee's.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help you restore your property in a timely manor.

If you experience water damage on your commercial property, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison team has specialized equipment and expertise to properly restore your water damage. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can quickly respond and get to work to make your commercial water damage "Like it never even happened."

If a water loss damages your commercial property, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is always ready to help.

 Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at (903) 893-7166.

Do you have storm damage?

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Storm Damage Restoration and Reconstruction 

If your Plano home or business experiences storm or flood damage, give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call. Our team has specialized storm and flood damage training, expertise, and equipment needed to properly clean up and restore your residential or commercial property back to preloss conditions.

Our team is dedicated to minimizing the disruption that storm damage has on your life, while also making your damage seems "Like it never even happened."

When disaster strikes, you can trust the pros at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to take care of you and your home. If you have any questions or need emergency service, give our team a call today!

WE are always here to serve you!

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (903) 893-7166.

Mold growth on ceilings and walls

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Mold contamination shown throughout the garage

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help 24/7 903-893-7166

 When a contamination reaches over 25 contiguous square feet we are required to call in a mold assessment consultant to take air samples and draw up a remediation protocol and clear the project once it has been completed. You'll see in this photo it was clearly necessary as this is just one room showing the growth.  

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - 903-893-7166
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Call the experts in water restoration

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

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. Backed by a nationwide system of more than 1,500 qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!903-893-7166

Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

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Water Cleanup, Restoration, and Reconstruction

When it comes to the threat of water damage and the need for responsible mitigation and restoration, Sherman/Denison is no different than any other city in America. Roofs will leak, pipes will burst and appliances will not always be reliable. When these moments happen, water damage happens, and you'll want to act fast to avoid secondary damages and mold damage.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in this type of restoration. We've put together a skilled team, we've worked to develop expertise through training and experience, and we've invested in the right equipment. We're ready to address any water damage event and make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Count on us! 

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Fire damages can be stressful

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

 After the fire trucks are gone, your Sherman/Denison home and belongings can very likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage but also significant water damage from firefighting efforts. Our SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison team has specialized fire and water damage equipment and expertise to properly restore your home to preloss conditions. Our team also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.

The aftermath of a fire can be devastating to your home. Our SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison team will help guide you through this crisis and quickly make your fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Our teams go through intensive training in order to serve our customers. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Mold growth and Restoration

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

Local and state laws may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the affected area. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation.

If your Sherman/Denison home suffers from a water loss, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce health effects to you and your family. If you discover mold in your home, you will want a professional that has the best training, expertise, and equipment to properly remediate your mold infestation.

If you suspect that your Sherman/Denison home has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can quickly respond and inspect, assess and remediate your property.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Building and Reconstruction Services

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Building and Reconstruction Services

 When your business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Cleaning
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Cleaning
  • HVAC Services-Cleaning
  • Linoleum Floor Cleaning
  • Marble Floor Cleaning
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp

Please reach out to our office for an estimate at:(903) 893-7166.

Hoarding is considered a bio hazard cleaning

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According to The Mayo Clinic, “Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.

A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items.

Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.” Many people with hoarding disorder do not find their habits to be a problem. Hoarded items are often things others would throw away or look at as junk or garbage such as old newspapers, junk mail or packaging.

Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. Bugs, fleas, rats and other vermin may be present, at which point an exterminator would need to be called.

At times, hoarding may spread to outside the home as well, to storage facilities, or even the garage or yard. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison encounter hoarding situations several different ways.

Often, a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is called for a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation when they arrive on-site.

A SERVPRO Sherman/Denison will communicate with the insurance company regarding their contents coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried, and stored by the SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, or relocated to a storage facility so work on the fire or water loss can begin.

Another way SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison encounter hoarding jobs is through calls from landlords, case workers, real estate agents, or family members, often after the death of a loved one. In these situations, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job.

Sometimes, family members will come and try to help the hoarder sort through their contents as well. Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

If you encounter a hoarding situation at one of your properties, or with your insureds.

call  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today 903-893-7166

We have the experienced crews to walk you thorough this serious situation.

SERVPRO is ranked number 1 in the restoration business

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Proper Restoration Needs Proper Tools

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison uses the most advanced equipment to start restoring, mitigating, and cleaning your property as soon as possible to avoid long lasting damage. 

Our wide array of equipment along with naturally powerful solutions and cleansers help restore your property “Like it never even happened.”

Using techniques that properly bring the life of your contents and property back from water or fire damage with the essential knowledge and equipment provides the best service that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can offer. 

Don't pass on quality when it comes to your home or business. Trust the premier leaders in the restoration industry.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.
  • If you have any further questions please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903) 893-7166.

Water damage from pipe upstairs

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was dispatched to a water damage in a home that was caused by a toilet overflow in an upstairs bathroom.

This type of water damage should be addressed immediately so that we can dry the structure properly.Damage can be extensive if not addressed properly.

Mold growth can begin soon after the water damage has happened.

The wet materials will need to be removed and the structure needs to be dried.This customer's home was dried to standards and renovations are starting in the next week. 

If you happen to experience this type of damage to your home or business SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is always here to help you. 

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166.

SERVPRO is here for you

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Emergency Board Up and Roof Tarping

A few tips from your local SERVPRO:

Did you know that some insurance companies deny at least part of a fire insurance claim if it finds that a property owner did not try to protect their property from secondary damage?  This can be avoided by allowing our in staff contractor to do emergency board up and roof tarping.  

After most fire damages, many properties experience damaged roofs, windows, doors, and even damaged outer walls.  This type of damage makes a building susceptible to secondary damage. Weather can come in and cause water damage and mold.  

Easy access also makes it easy for theft to occur.

For these reasons, we recommend emergency fire damage services as soon as the fire department has left.  We can:

  • Attach a weatherproof roof tarp.
  • Board up damaged doors, windows, and outer walls.
  • Provide the rebuilding for construction
  • Send a security guard to protect your property 24 hours a day.

After your property is secure, we can inspect your property and begin fire damage cleanup and remediation services as well as the rebuilding of your property.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166

We are always here to help you and your family.

What to do if you find mold in your home or business

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Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold.

This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.

Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
  • Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for an estimate at 903-893-7166

Commercial property and MOLD

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Commercial Mold Remediation

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present health effects to people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Storm damage to your home

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Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 903-893-7166

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Why call SERVPRO

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Faster than the speed of light, your SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison team.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison works hard to be faster to any disaster. How fast is fast you may ask?

Our work from start to finish, that is from the time you call our office to the moment the work is finished and we hand in the bill, is on average about 5 days.

What does that look like in real life?

Say your water heater broke just as you got to work on Monday morning.

You call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903)893-7166 right away.

Within 4 hours we’re on site placing equipment and on the fifth day, Friday, your home is dry. Is this the case for every job? Certainly not, but the dedication to exceptional work and the importance of restoring your home in a timely manner remain exactly the same.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166. 

Our crews will walk you through this disaster one step at a time.

Storm damage to your property

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Texas is known for big beautiful trees but unfortunately they can cause major damage during a storm.

STORM damage in Texas can happen quickly and SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can act quickly and unexpectedly.

During heavy storms here in Texas customers can encounter trees blown down or blown onto properties/roofs due to wind.

When trees come down on customers homes or businesses it can cause major problems ranging from WATER and sometimes FIRE damage.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903)893-7166 has the Certified Technicians to Mitigate your WATER/FIRE Damaged property.

If SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is contacted quickly we can start the drying/cleaning process.

SERVPRO is on the Majority of Insurance Companies Preferred Vendor Lists.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the necessary staff and the state of art drying equipment for any job large or small.

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for any Property Damage you might have.

903-893-7166

Winter weather

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Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel.

If you live where temperatures sink below freezing, you are also at risk for frozen pipes, which can create a major disaster to your home or property.

Frozen pipes occur when exposed to cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.

A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused from the backflow of pressure between the water source and the blockage.

If winter weather causes water damage to your home or property, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are only a call away! (903)893-7166

SERVPRO will take care of your fire damage

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SERVPRO will act quickly when a fire strikes your property.

This can mean the difference in thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in secondary damage, that can happen after the fire.

Securing your property with a board up is only the first step in this process. Proper Mitigation and Restoration, from highly trained technicians with cutting edge technology ensures you that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has you covered. 

If it is preparing your business ahead of time with one of our Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) or having us programmed ahead of time in your smartphone. This simple preparation cannot be stressed enough.

SERVPRO of  Sherman/Denison has been helping families and businesses recover when disaster strikes, for almost 24 years  Trust the fire professionals that the insurance professionals trust.... trust SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

Our Fire crew and office staff are certified to clean after a fire to your property.

We are always here for you!

 SERVPRO 24 hour Emergency Services for Fire - Water Damage - Mold - Biohazard 903-893-7166

Sewage damages are considered Bio hazard clean up

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Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (903)893-7166

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at (903) 893-7166.

Mold growth restoration

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Sherman home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants, and it has the potential to cause other health effects. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediation your mold infestation.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the highly trained technicians that can look at your loss and what the next step is in the process of remediation.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – (903-893-7166)

Frozen pipes and winter weather

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Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel.

If you live where temperatures sink below freezing level, you are also at risk for frozen pipes and ice dams, which can create a major disaster at your home or property.

FROZEN PIPES Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages or kitchen cabinets. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the back flow pressure between the water source and the blockage.

A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. To prevent pipes from freezing, here are a few steps you can take, according to The American Red Cross.

Be sure to completely drain water from swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses. Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air circulate near the plumbing.

When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes. Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night. ICE DAMS Ice dams can be a little-known, but a major problem during the snowy season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can back flow under the roof’s shingles and into the structure’s interior areas, as well as causing gutters and shingles to move or fall. Icicles can be an initial sign of an ice dam, according to Travelers.com. To spot ice dams inside, “check for water stains or moisture in your attic or along the ceiling of exterior walls of your house.

Water stains or moisture may be an indication that an ice dam has formed and water has penetrated the roof membrane.” Removing an ice dam as soon as it is found is vital to helping prevent damage to your property and can be done using heated cables, a roof shovel or calcium chloride ice melter.

If winter weather causes water damage to your property, Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison we are only a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to preloss condition. 903-893-7166

FIre damages

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out to a large garage FIRE/WATER Damage.

Once onsite our supervisor Consoled the homeowner and walked them step by step through the whole process.

Our water mitigation crew started the extraction process first and then the fire damage crew proceeded with the fire damage restoration process.

Our TEAM members work 24-7 to complete these large losses and are proud to say we value each and everyone of our clients. If you are in need of Fire or Water damage clean up services please contact our office at: 903-893-7166. We answer our phone 24.7 with a live person. Our crews are dispatched within an hour of your call.   #SERVPROofshermandenisonfirecleanupteam.Call us today if you need our assistance 903-893-7166

Mold mitigation

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Handling Mold: Containment

When performing mold remediation work it's essential to have good containments. You want to ensure no spores are spread throughout other areas of the home or business that were not previously affected.

Containment is a large part of our job when dealing with mold jobs.  Our goal is to keep the affected area as small as possible to get you back into your home or business as fast as possible!

If you require mold remediation services in your home or business give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison! (903) 893-7166. 

We will return your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

*SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are Highly Trained Restoration Specialists*

Our SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

Bio hazard clean up

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Odor Removal and Deodorization As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside of a structure.  

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has two Bio Recovery technicians on staff that have been licenced to mitigate these situations. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service. We're dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster with training,equipment, and experience to respond to your restoration or cleaning needs.

24-hour Emergency Service.

Faster to Any Size Disaster .

Highly Trained Bio Recovery Staff .

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry.

Locally Owned and Operated.

Advanced Restoration and Cleaning equipment.

Have Questions? Call Us Today at (903)893-7166

Storm damage to your commercial building

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Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 903-893-7166

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

SERVPRO is the Best in Restoration

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The Best Trained in Disaster Restoration

Our clients put their trust in us, and they deserve only the best. Training to become a staff member for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison begins immediately. Our training is thorough and results in the majority of our staff having multiple certifications in the restoration industry.

Water Damage Restoration

The IICRC Water Remediation Technician Certification prepares our staff to handle water removal services and proper structural drying. Water damages can occur from:

  • Storm Damage Flooding
  • Leaking Pipes
  • Water Heater Leaking
  • Sewage backup
  • Firefighting Efforts

Fire Damage Restoration

Our technicians have the Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician Certification from the IICRC. We add more training so we can complete:

  • Fire Smoke Deodorization
  • Home Inventory Documentation (for Fire Insurance Claims)
  • Sanitation of Soot Affected Belongings

Other SERVPRO Training

  • Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP)
  • OSHA Training
  • Chemical Safety Using SDS

Get Guidance from a SERVPRO Near You

We’re here to answer your questions. Contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly. (903) 893-7166.

Training for Mold Remediation in Dallas

We are a licensed Texas Mold Remediation Company. Our employees certified Mold Workers and have performed residential and commercial mold removal on hundreds of properties.

 IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Water damage to local home

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When water invades your home, it can damage the structure, harm personal belongings and cause distress.

Water damage, whether large or small, interrupts your day-to-day life, potentially causing undue stress to you and your family. Despite the shock, you also know the problem needs to be resolved quickly.

When calling your insurance provider to report the damage, ask for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to cleanup the damage and restore your home and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the physical and emotional strain this type of damage can cause. Staff will work with you and your insurance company to help ensure the water damage is cleaned quickly and properly.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide detailed documentation and real-time electronic information of services preformed to ensure the job is completed in a timely manner and done right.  Working with you and your insurance company SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help you get your life back. So before you risk further damage by attempting to clean it up yourself, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166.

Fire damage to your home or business

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration 24-Hour Emergency Services

  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry.

Many potential sources can lead to fires that affect your Plano home or business, and all of these situations require the skill and expertise of qualified restoration specialists like ours. Fires can do plenty of damage before first responders and firefighters extinguish the blaze, but effects can continue to compound and worsen the longer that your property goes without the appropriate mitigation and recovery solutions.

As we are available 24/7 to respond to these emergencies, our production vehicles stay stocked with essential mitigation equipment to ensure that we can save our customer’s property and money from the moment we arrive. For example, we can address indoor air quality concerns and odors with hydroxyl generators and ozone machines. We also arrive with personnel that have IICRC-certifications as Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration, Odor-Control, and Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians.

To make fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today.

We offer free no obligation estimates and can give you a print out for you and your Insurance company.

Have Questions? Call Us Today –

(903) 893-7166

If you find mold growth in your home or business

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Our Specialists Can Help When Your Sherman/Denison Home Has Mold Issues.

Mold can grow almost anywhere in your home. When you do discover you have mold growth, you want to find a professionally trained mold removal company right away. Concerns regarding indoor exposure to mold have been on the rise as the public becomes more aware that mold can create health effects. It is essential to hire a remediation service which has the training and experience needed to implement a plan for remediation, plus has the right protective equipment and containment.

Cleaning the mold damage in your Sherman home is our priority at SERVPRO once you contact us. Our staff has been professionally trained, and we have all the equipment needed to help you return your property to a safe living environment.

We start the remediation process by finding and correcting the source of the moisture which created the mold. Then, SERVPRO techs contain the areas of your home that were affected by the mold and start the removal of any visible water. We use high-tech air movers, air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers to get the area dry again. Sometimes, demolition of the floors and walls is necessary to make sure we thoroughly remove the mold.

When cleaning the mold, various methods can be used including wet vacuuming, damp wiping, EPA vacuuming and removing damaged materials and sealing them in plastic bags. We can usually scrub mold off of hard, non-porous surfaces with detergent and water and then dry the surface. Any porous or absorbent materials such as carpet and ceiling tiles may need to be discarded.

Our immediate response lowers the amount of damage to your property, plus reduces your restoration costs. We also work closely with adjusters, insurance companies, and you as the homeowner throughout the entire process of remediation.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the expertise to clean the mold damage in your home in the Sherman/Denison area. Get in touch with us by dialing (903)893-7166 any time you need assistance from the professionals.

Bio hazard cleaning

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is certified in Bio Recovery and mitigation.

Our technicians are highly trained in the Bio Cleaning process for residential or commercial properties. These types of losses are very difficult for our customers.

Our technicians are highly trained and sympathize with customers who have suffered such troubled losses.

Important information to know before you attempt to clean up bio material yourself:

Body fluids can harbor blood borne pathogens.

Hepatitis B virus ( HBV )

Hepatitis C virus ( HVC )

Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( HIV )

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease ( CJD )

Bacterial Meningitis 

Tuberculosis

SERVPRO of Sherman/ Denison has the trained and certified staff to mitigate this type of loss.  Call the experts in Bio Recovery.

We come prepared for any type of bio cleaning. If you need a free estimate please contact our office today at 903-893-7166.

Commercial restaurant cleaning

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Commercial Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning and De-greasing.

SERVPRO has completed several restaurants that needed heavy duty cleaning due to grease and they needed it before their inspections.  

If your commercial restaurant, bar, or pub requires quick, efficient, and cost-effective heavy-duty cleaning services, call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

We will clean your food preparation, service and dining areas.

We use modern equipment and proprietary chemicals to clean and de-grease your kitchen equipment, prep tables, walls, ceilings, and floors in order to help ensure the health and safety of your employees and customers.

Our SERVPRO team is very trained in cleaning of commercial properties and we know what products will work on each surface.  We also specialize in deodorization of commercial properties. 

If you want a truly clean and sparkling restaurant give us a call today.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166 for your free estimate.

When storms strike

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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has experience restoring homes and business affected by storms and flooding.

We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO employee's are IICRC certified and ASD certified. All crew members have to have a clean driving record and clean criminal background. All of our technicians are properly uniformed as well.

SERVPRO is the leader in STORM damage clean up and water damage mitigation services. All of jobs are electronically uploaded to the insurance companies as required.

  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today 903-893-7166

Why choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison

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Advanced Technology and Techniques

Proper Restoration Needs Proper Tools

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison uses the most advanced equipment to start restoring, mitigating, and cleaning your property as soon as possible to avoid long lasting damage. 

Our wide array of equipment along with naturally powerful solutions and cleansers help restore your property “Like it never even happened.”

Using techniques that properly bring the life of your contents and property back from water or fire damage with the essential knowledge and equipment provides the best service that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can offer. 

Don't pass on quality when it comes to your home or business. Trust the premier leaders in the restoration industry.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.
  • If you have any further questions please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903) 893-7166.

If water damage strikes your home or business

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When a sudden water damage hits your home or business time matters.

Water needs to be removed immediately so that no further damage is caused to your property. 

The Best way to remove the water is calling SERVPRO the professionals in mitigating after losses.  

Emergency water damage tips 

• Shut-off the water source, if possible or contact a qualified professional to stop the water source.

• Turn-off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

• Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

• Place aluminum foil or woodblocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

• Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.

• Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water! This could cause electrical shock or damage to the device.

 For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO Of Sherman/Denison at (903) 893-7166.

Apartment fire loss

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Early morning apartment fire displaced several families and affected 4 apartment units in The Sherman/Denison area.

This apartment building had the entire third floor that was affected and most all had some sort of smoke or Water damage to their contents. 

Some units were just dealing with deodorization needs while others needed much more assistance.  Four of these units had tenants that had lost just about everything they had owned.

Thank goodness Red Cross was there to offer some assistance to the tenants and their families..

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was there assisting several customers with their personal belongings and will help these families any way we can. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is available to give you a free no obligation estimate if you suffer a SMOKE/FIRE damage to your property.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison with any FIRE or WATER damage needs you might have. 903-893-7166.

We are the cleaning experts

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During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the Coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the Coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

903-893-7166

Certified technicians

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

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. Backed by a nationwide system of more than 1,500 qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!903-893-7166

Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.

Safety for burning candles

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Here are a 10 tips to keep your home safe from candle use.

  1. Young children should be taught to stay away from lit candles. Keep lit candles out of reach of children and pets. Candle lighting is not an appropriate activity for small children, so keep all matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children. Older children can learn to use them under adult supervision.
  2. Burn candles away from drafts, other heat sources, and all flammable objects or materials. In other words, never use candles near windows or exits.
  3. Keep burning candles away from curtains, wrapping paper, combustible decorations and displays, flammable liquids, and aerosol sprays, such as hair spray, which can explode. Never allow a candle flame to touch any glass surface. Don't burn candles more than four hours at a time.
  4. Unattended candles are an invitation to disaster; so don't forget to snuff out candles before leaving the room or going to bed. Blowing candles out doesn't do the trick: Extinguish them by wetting the wick. Here are some tips for burning candles safely:
  5. Candles other than jar candles must be used in an appropriate non-tipping, non-flammable holder. Make sure that candle containers and holders are made from tempered glass or have a proper glaze. All candles should be placed on a safe, heat-resistant dry surface. If possible, place glass chimneys or shades over them. For Christmas luminaires, use 15-hour votive candles in holders, placed in paper bags filled with at least 2 inches of sand. The candle must be of a size that will allow adequate space between the candles and bag so as not to ignite the bag.
  6. Remove labels and tags from candles before burning.
  7. Keep wicks trimmed to ¼ inch at all times. This inhibits smoking and carbon build-up at the tip of the wicks and provides a cleaner burn.
  8. Sometimes a layer of liquid wax forms that causes the wick to fall to the side. To maintain an even burn, keep the wick centered. This will also protect the candleholder, since a flame that's too close for too long may crack the holder.
  9. Keep the wax pool free of foreign objects such as wick trimmings and matches. They will interfere with proper burning and are flammable.
  10. Extinguish taper or pillar candles when they get within 2 inches of their holders. Discontinue use of containers candle when ½" of wax remains.

Steps for mold remideation

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When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation contact our office.

  1. Emergency Contact - (903)893-7166
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Bio hazard information

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Recognized as a leading Fire and Water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals offer fast, reliable Biohazard and Crime Scene cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.

A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals are Certified in Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals can help with

  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions 
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

State and local regulations vary.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals for 24-hour Emergency Service. (903) 893-7166

COmmercial business that had a water damage

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison received a call this morning  from a commercial property owner who opened the door to his business to find water pouring out of the front door and water was just about everywhere.

The pipes in ceiling of the building had frozen due to this sudden and unexpected winter weather in our area.

Several suites were affected.  Some suites sustained more water damage than others. Most of these suites had contents damage as well as structure damage. Most of the suites just needed extraction and cove base pulled as well as drying equipment set.  These suites should be completely dried to acceptable levels in about 72 hours.  

The owners and doctors were very pleased that they were still open and allowed to still see their patients.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166 if your building our home has a water damage.

Heavy rain storms flooded school

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April and May mean Spring rain season is here and is in full force and SERVPRO is here and ready to help you if your home or business floods.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison technician's were contacted from a middle school in our area.

Major rains caused the water to rise and come up through a pipe and disperse muddy water throughout the school. Many classrooms and halls were saturated in a muddy residue from the rising water.

Our crews spend several hours extracting several inches the muddy water throughout the building for several hours and finally reached the point of pulling cove base and setting the drying equipment. 

The school was allowed to reopen the very next day. 

If you experience a flooding due to heavy flooding rains give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call today if you receive any storm damage to your property
903-893-7166.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is faster to any size disaster

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Faster than the speed of light, your SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison team.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison works hard to be faster to any disaster. How fast is fast you may ask?

Our work from start to finish, that is from the time you call our office to the moment the work is finished and we hand in the bill, is on average about 5 days.

What does that look like in real life?

Say your water heater broke just as you got to work on Monday morning.

You call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903)893-7166 right away.

Within 4 hours we’re on site placing equipment and on the fifth day, Friday, your home is dry. Is this the case for every job? Certainly not, but the dedication to exceptional work and the importance of restoring your home in a timely manner remain exactly the same.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166. 

Our crews will walk you through this disaster one step at a time.

Mold Remediation in Commercial properties

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Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold.

This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.

Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
  • Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for an estimate at 903-893-7166

When you find mold in your home

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If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today –(903) 893-7166

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call today at: (903) 893-7166

Water damages from storms

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Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government-alerting authorities through your Mobile carrier.

Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, and the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.

Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency.

With WEA, alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service. WEA may be used to share:

* Extreme weather warnings

*Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action.

AMBER Alerts.

Presidential  Alerts during a national emergency.

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison with any questions 903-893-7166

SERVPRO is 24/7/365

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Why you should call SERVPRO

Faster To Any Size Disaster

24 Hour Emergency Service

Nobody ever plans for an emergency; If given the option, nobody would ever choose to put one on their schedule at any time.

What we can count on emergencies for is this: they're going to be unexpected. And, while you can't plan your emergency or schedule it, you can plan to call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for your cleaning and restoration needs when an emergency arises.

We're on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- ready to respond to your home or business, assess the damage, remove the problem, and restore your property to how it was before the damage occurred.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (903)893-7166.

We are Locally owned and here to help

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Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

We proudly serve Sherman/Denison and surrounding areas.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Emergency Contact

  1. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  2. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  3. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  4. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  5. Cleaning and Repair
  6. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(903)893-7166.

When a fire damage strikes

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Fire Damage Restoration Process

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (903)893-7166

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call us today for your free no obligation estimate.  (903)893-7166.

Fire restoration

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals understand the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern created by a fire damage.  Our priority is to help you regain control and to get your doors open, fast.

Responding quickly to a fire damage can save your company money, minimize additional extensive damage and shorten the length of down time.

Armed with the latest equipment, processes and technology, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals will help remove smoke, soot and fire damage from walls, flooring and air ducts and work to restore your facility to preloss condition.  The leading causes of fire in a business include:

*Cooking Equipment

*Electrical

*Heating units

No matter how the fire started, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals are trained in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for a FREE No Obligation Estimate:903-893-7166

Mold mitigation

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Commercial Mold Remediation

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Commercial properties and Restoration

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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Storm damage

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has over 25 years of experience restoring homes and commercial properties affected by storm damage and flash floods in North Texas.  

We are your Emergency Restoration Service Experts.  Our franchise has traveled to emergency storm events around the country such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey.  

We have also helped restore communities affected by tornadoes and those needing hail damage repair.

During a storm, we respond immediately.  When a storm occurs in our home of Sherman/Denison and our surrounding areas, our office activates its disaster cleanup services.  We ready our specialized equipment and prepare our entire office to respond to storm damaged properties. Our office has worked with damages of all sizes, from homes to high-rise apartments and office buildings.

Our storm services include emergency roof tarp, fire or water emergency, board up, debris removal, and flood restoration services.  After the storm passes, we provide roof restoration and reconstruction services.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  We provide 24-hour emergency dispatch for any kind of storm emergency in the Sherman/Denison and surrounding areas.  As a locally owned and operated business, we care about our home of Sherman/Denison.

We respond to all residential and commercial restoration emergencies with storm damage, large or small.  Call us any time.  We’re ready to help!

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (903) 893-7166.

No job is to large for our team

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      No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a storm or major event strike, call 903-893-7166 storm and Major Event Response

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Our Storm damage services

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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has experience restoring homes and business affected by storms and flooding.

We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO employee's are IICRC certified and ASD certified. All crew members have to have a clean driving record and clean criminal background. All of our technicians are properly uniformed as well.

SERVPRO is the leader in STORM damage clean up and water damage mitigation services. All of jobs are electronically uploaded to the insurance companies as required.

  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today 903-893-7166

Frozen pipes

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Water Damage Repair and Restoration

Here in Sherman/Denison Texas water damage restoration calls come from many different types of disasters.

In the winter the cold weather in the region causes pipes to freeze and burst resulting in internal water damage to the home. Ice dams on the outside of the house lift shingles damaging the home and resulting in water damage as well.  That is why we are constantly training our techs and upgrading our equipment so that we are prepared to help any number of Sherman/Denison residents of business owners in the event of a water damage emergency.

If you need our assistance please contact our office at:

(903) 893-7166

SERVPRO knows the restoration industry

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When Water or Fire damage strike you home or business time matters!

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will respond to your call within one hour and report onsite within 4 hours and have a report to your adjuster in eight hours.  Our staff is all highly trained and certified in our procedures.

SERVPRO technicians have all been sent to IICRC training and know the process of how water travels and what to test for dryness.

From the moment that your call comes into our office everything is done electronically meaning your home and everything about your loss is in a program call drybook. 

When drying is completed your job file is uploaded to your adjuster and you are ready for your re-build.

Give us a call today at 903-893-7166 for your estimate.

SERVPRO technician's and crew members are highly trained

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When schools flood the campus staying open is always a factor in emergency situations such as this.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was dispatched to this water loss around 2am during the school week.  Our technicians had all of the water extracted and drying equipment paced before the children started to their classrooms that morning.

SERVPRO crew members are on call 24-7 and 365 days a year to serve our Sherman customers. We take pride in our work and all of our crew members are IICRC certified to handle any size job large or small.  SERVPRO is on all of your major insurance preferred vendor list and all of our work is preformed and uploaded electronically.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

What to do with frozen pipes

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Frozen pipes Winter weather and frozen pipes

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

Here in Sherman/Denison Texas water damage restoration calls come from many different types of disasters. In the winter the cold weather in the region causes pipes to freeze and burst resulting in internal water damage to the home. Ice dams on the outside of the house lift shingles damaging the home and resulting in water damage as well.  That is why we are constantly training our techs and upgrading our equipment so that we are prepared to help any number of Sherman/Denison residents of business owners in the event of a water damage emergency.

If you need our assistance please contact our office at:

(903) 893-7166

Fire damage to roof

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy fire damage Heavy fire damage to residential roof

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals understand the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern created by a fire damage.  Our priority is to help you regain control and to get your doors open, fast.

Responding quickly to a fire damage can save your company money, minimize additional extensive damage and shorten the length of down time.

Armed with the latest equipment, processes and technology, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals will help remove smoke, soot and fire damage from walls, flooring and air ducts and work to restore your facility to preloss condition.  The leading causes of fire in a business include:

*Cooking Equipment

*Electrical

*Heating units

No matter how the fire started, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals are trained in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for a FREE No Obligation Estimate:903-893-7166

Bio Hazard Cleaning and restoration

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Bio material on tile flooring Bio material on flooring

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup:

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (903)-893-7166

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Water damage from upstairs

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Ceiling water damage Water from pipe upstairs causing water damage to ceiling

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.

Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

INSPECTION -SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.

Emergency services:

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying.

They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step. MONITORING To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you. RESTORATION SERVICES SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings.

A final walk through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to pre loss condition.

EMERGENCY WATER DAMAGE TIPS: Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source. 

Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.  Place aluminium foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.  Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place. 

Don’t enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.

Don’t use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water; this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner. 

Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

For more information on recovering from water damage, contact your local SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today. 903-893-7166 we are available 24/7 

Body fluids on carpeting

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is called out many times a month to clean after a bio hazard issue. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison technicians are highly trained and certified.

We are very sensitive to each and every situation.

Our crew suits up in their Personal Protective Equipment or PPE and starts by removing all of the carpet and affected materials then SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will apply sterilant to sanitize and disinfect the area.

Hoarding is also known as a biohazard cleanup as well.

All contaminated items are then placed in appropriate disposal bags. A negative air is placed to help with deodorization and will run for approximately 3 days.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help walk you or the property owner through each step of this process. If you are in need of this service please contact SERVPRO of Plano today  (903) 893-7166

Water damage to garage floor

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Water damage from pipe upstairs Water damage from pipe break upstairs

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

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.

Backed by a nationwide system of more than 1,500 qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today! 903-893-7166.

Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.

What to do if you have a Fire Damage

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What you can do until help arrives

After any fire 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!

Have A Fire or Smoke Damage Emergency?
Call 903-893-7166

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Water damage to local home

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Water damage from pipe Very wet carpet and pad.

When our customer returned home from work she walked into a huge mess.

The toilet valve broke and water had ran all day saturating the entire home. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contacted and our technicians arrive within an hour to start the mitigation process.

SERVPRO certified technician's will evaluate the home to see where the water has traveled.

Water was extracted first in all rooms of the home then all of the pad under the carpet was removed.

The pad was disposed of due to the fact that the pad acts like a sponge and would have continued to soak up all of the water.

Once the pad is removed our technicians placed the drying equipment this home needed 25 air movers and 3 dehumidifiers.

The equipment was monitored for about 3 days.  After the carpet was dry the technicians removed the equipment and we came back to reinstall the pad and cleaned all affected carpet.

The customer was very pleased with our time line and she said that she would refer us to anyone she can.

If you come home to huge mess like this please give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call at (903) 893-7166.

Bathroom sink left on causing a large flood

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Water damage to carpet Water damage on carpet in master bedroom

This water damage happened when the kiddos left the sink running in their parents bathroom.  The family had left for the day to only return to this mess. 

This customer had already contacted a plumber thinking that a pipe had broke then realized that the faucet was the cause of the water.

The only area that was really affected was the master bedroom and master bathroom.

The customer's called our office and was wanting us out on site quickly.  The technician's were dispatched with in an hour of the call on a Sunday.

SERVPRO certified technicians started the extraction process which usually only takes about 30 minutes. Then the carpet was placed back down on the concrete slab in a flat position. Drying equipment was placed for drying.  The drying will take several days. 

Once dried out then SERVPRO will come back and replace the pad and clean the carpeted areas.

If you encounter a mess of a water damage such as this one give our office a call at ( 903) 893-7166.

Helpful Tips If you experience a water damage

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The Water Damage Restoration Process

When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (903) 893=7166

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.

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.

Give our office a call today at 903-893-7166

Sewage Damage

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SEWAGE DAMAGE AND FESTORATION SERVICES

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Please contact our office today if you experience a sewage damage at your home or office at 903-893-7166.

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

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Board up of apartment fire Board up of an apartment building after fire damage

Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. In many instances your Collin County property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us restore your home to pre-fire condition.

We understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and more than a little vulnerable. Our technicians will treat your family with empathy and your home with great care. Until help arrives, please refer to our fire damage information and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Garage Fire

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Garage fire Wall that was exposed showing the insulation after a fire

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help.

The below picture is of a garage fire that was caused by rags left next to an old can of paint thinner.

SERVPRO of Sherman/ Denison arrived onsite to help this homeowner.  Our crews arrived onsite with in one hour. 

We started by removing the insulation in the walls and attic space, then we moved on to cleaning all walls and ceilings, garage door and concrete flooring. 

All of the contents were inventoried boxed pictures taken and brought back to our office for the deodorization process. 

Once the deodorization is complete on all of the large and small contents SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will store this customers items.  Once our reconstruction team is complete on their end we will move all items back to the customers garage.

If you suffer a garage or kitchen fire damage please give our office a call for an estimate.

903-893-7166 

Lightning strike to home

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning struck a home Lightning strikes house

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contacted by a homeowner that had suffered a fire during a major Rain and Hail storm.

The lightning had struck the top of her roof line and attic space. Luckily the homeowners were home and called 911 quick enough preventing the fire to spread.

Once SERVPRO arrived onsite work began immediately. We started on getting all of the wet insulation out of the attic space and some walls, Placed some drying equipment and walked the homeowner through the rebuilding process.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison sent out our reconstruction manager he worked up an estimate for the rebuild and sent this to the Insurance adjuster. Once the rebuild estimate is approved by the customers Insurance company work can begin on rebuilding the roof and attic.

If you suffer from a large or small fire damage please give our office a call at 903-893-7166.

Local storm damage to High school

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Food damage to high school Mud and water to high school hall

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is ready for whatever happens.

If your property has suffered storm damage our experts are there with you through the entire process from the mitigation to the rebuild. 

Our Teams are ready to respond quickly to any size Storm or Water Damage you might have experienced.

Home or business large or small we know how to mitigate the property quickly and effectively. Our technicians and office staff are all IICRC certified and they know the drying standards that it takes to make sure that the property is dried to proper standards.

We also have the most state of the art drying equipment. Please do not try and dry out your property by yourself. This takes trained and certified technicians. Contact us 24 hours a day for a free estimate. We would be honored to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

(903) 893-7166.

Restoring your Home or Business

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Fire in garage Local home has fire damage to the garage

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

We proudly serve Sherman/Denison and surrounding areas.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Emergency Contact

  1. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  2. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  3. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  4. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  5. Cleaning and Repair
  6. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(903)893-7166.

Bio material on walls

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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison removes and dispose's of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death.

Trained SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison follow's federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces. CRIME SCENE RESIDUES From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can clean and restore your property and contents.

ARSON AND VANDALISM SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage.

Your local Franchise Professional also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Water damage to upstairs bath

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When water invades your home, it can damage the structure, harm personal belongings and cause distress.

Water damage, whether large or small, interrupts your day-to-day life, potentially causing undue stress to you and your family. Despite the shock, you also know the problem needs to be resolved quickly.

When calling your insurance provider to report the damage, ask for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to cleanup the damage and restore your home and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the physical and emotional strain this type of damage can cause. Staff will work with you and your insurance company to help ensure the water damage is cleaned quickly and properly.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide detailed documentation and real-time electronic information of services preformed to ensure the job is completed in a timely manner and done right.  Working with you and your insurance company SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help you get your life back. So before you risk further damage by attempting to clean it up yourself, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166.

Mold in bathroom wall

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

  • Locally Owned and Operated

Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present and if the water is not addressed properly and remediated. If you contact our SERVPRO office right away when the  first sign of a Water Damage our certified mitigation team will address your water loss immediately.

Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your Sherman/Denison home if you suspect you have a mold problem.

If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation in your home or business.  We can also Refer you an Industrial hygienist that can test the mold spores and mold count.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (903) 896-7166

Commercial services

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Have Questions? Call Today – (903) 893-7166

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison responds quickly to your Grayson County fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency.

Learn more about our commercial restoration services and for a free no obligation estimate contact our office today at (903) 893-7166.

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. 

To learn more about our Commercial Services Please call us today. 

903-893-7166

Post Construction Cleaning

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Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are the professionals that can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building or home for interior design.

There can be fine dust particles that become airborne and really penetrate all surfaces of your home or business including the HVAC unit as well as things such as insides of cabinetry.

This is a list of the services that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide to your Business or Home:

Ceiling, Walls and Fixture Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Debris Removal

Window Cleaning

Carpet and Floor Cleaning

Contents Cleaning

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for services in your area.

Sherman: 903-893-7166

Denison: 903-893-6539

We are the Water Restoration experts

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

Have Water Damage?
Call Today 903-893-7166

Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 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. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. SERVPRO Professionals utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • 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.

You start it we'll help you finish it

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Structural integrity, materials, labor, safety, customer satisfaction and deadlines. The list goes on and on when building a commercial facility.

The bottom line, however, is you are responsible for getting the doors open in time.

SERVPRO of Plano can help you meet your deadlines by providing thorough post-construction services in a timely manner. These services include:

* Post-Construction Cleaning.

* Dehumidification and Drying.

* Final Cleaning.

* Fast-Track Drying.

* Fire, Smoke and Soot.

* Mold Mitigation and Remediation.

* Catastrophic Storm Response.

* Document Drying.

* Air Ducts and HVAC.

* Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors.

* Deodorization.

* Emergency Response Restoration and Cleanup Services.

SERVPRO crews utilize industrial grade equipment, training and electronic communication to help ensure the job is done right the first time, saving you and your business time and money.

Rely on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done as quickly as possible.

Call us today at: 903-893-7166

Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup and Restoration

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Crime Scene Residues

Arson and Vandalism

Sewage Backup

These are just a few of the services SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison offers.

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison offers fast, reliable bio hazard and crime scene clean up and restoration services to both residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison employee's are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will help turn the unsafe environment into a clean, safe home or office.

When your dealing with Storm Damage

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  • Locally Owned and Operated

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Sherman/Denison business owners and residents.

As leaders in the storm and 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-storm condition.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at:903-893-7166.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians 

We are Cleaning Experts

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During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the Coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the Coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

903-893-7166

How to handle Mold growth

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Mold along baseboards Ongoing water damage causes mold along baseboards

MANAGING MOLD - When there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, your local SERVPRO® of Sherman/Denison professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a “typical” mold removal process. The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call your local SERVPRO® franchise professionals. A representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed. Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. Mold Containment. Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. Air Filtration. Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO® technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress. Removing Mold & Mold-Infested Materials. The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth. Restoration.

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. Your SERVPRO® Sherman/Denison franchise professionals understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business.Give us a call today at (903) 893-7166.

Call The Clean up Team

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern created by a fire damage.

Our priority is to help you regain control and to get your doors open fast. Responding to a fire damage can save your company money, minimize additional extensive damage and shorten the length of down time.

Armed with the latest equipment and advanced technology SERVPRO will help remove smoke, soot and fire damage from walls, flooring and air ducts and will work to restore your facility to preloss condition.

Did you?

* There are over 1.3 million fires reported each year in the US. These fires are responsible for more than 3,000 deaths, nearly 12,000 injuries, ad over $11.5 billion in property damage.

* A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds.

* One structure fire is reported every 65 seconds: more than 1300 fires in one day.

These are the leading causes of Fire in a business:

* Cooking

* Electrical

* Heating Units

No matter how the fire started, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is trained in Fire damage.

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SERVPRO is ready for any type of storm damage

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is ready for whatever happens. If your property has suffered storm damage our experts are there with you through the entire process from the mitigation to the rebuild. Our Teams are ready to respond quickly to any size Storm or Water Damage you might have experienced. Home or business large or small we know how to mitigate the property quickly and effectively. Our technicians and office staff are all IICRC certified and they know the drying standards that it takes to make sure that the property is dried to proper standards. We also have the most state of the art drying equipment. Please do not try and dry out your property by yourself. This takes trained and certified technicians. Contact us 24 hours a day for a free estimate. We would be honored to help you make it "Like it never even happened." (903) 893-7166.

Who is SERVPRO ?

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SERVPRO is a Franchise company with over 45 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration.

Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon.

You may be aware that your local SERVPRO Franchisee Professional is part of a Franchise System that has been helping make fire and water damage "Like it never even happened," since 1969. But did you know that this system has grown to include more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide in 48 states? SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is just the tip of the bright green iceberg.

Wherever there is a house full of water or an office building full of smoke, you know you can count on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

Services offered:

* Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes cleaning

* Ceilings, Walls, and Hard floor cleaning.

* Air Ducts and HVAC cleaning.

* Deodorization.

* Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleaning.

* Vandalism.

Please call our office with any questions at ( 903 ) 893-7166.

When Water Damage Strikes

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When a sudden water damage hits your home or business time matters. Water needs to be removed immediately so that no further damage is caused to your property. The Best way to remove the water is calling SERVPRO the professionals in mitigating after losses.  Emergency water damage tips • Shut-off the water source, if possible or contact a qualified professional to stop the water source.• Turn-off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.• Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.• Place aluminum foil or woodblocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.• Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.• Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water! This could cause electrical shock or damage to the device. For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO Of Sherman/Denison at (903) 893-7166.

Fire Damage and the Aftermath

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For Homeowners, putting out a Fire can be worse than the Fire itself.

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring verses replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure that your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly.

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives:

* Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.

*Place clean towels or old linen on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.

* Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.

* Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.

* Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.

* Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery

* Do not clean any electrical equipment.

* Do not send clothing to a dry cleaning service it could set in the smoke smell.

When a FIRE or SMOKE Damage happens call the professionals at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

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Why you should choose SERVPRO

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The Best Trained in Disaster Restoration

Our clients put their trust in us, and they deserve only the best. Training to become a staff member for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison begins immediately. Our training is thorough and results in the majority of our staff having multiple certifications in the restoration industry.

Water Damage Restoration

The IICRC Water Remediation Technician Certification prepares our staff to handle water removal services and proper structural drying. Water damages can occur from:

  • Storm Damage Flooding
  • Leaking Pipes
  • Water Heater Leaking
  • Sewage backup
  • Firefighting Efforts

Fire Damage Restoration

Our technicians have the Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician Certification from the IICRC. We add more training so we can complete:

  • Fire Smoke Deodorization
  • Home Inventory Documentation (for Fire Insurance Claims)
  • Sanitation of Soot Affected Belongings

Other SERVPRO Training

  • Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP)
  • OSHA Training
  • Chemical Safety Using SDS

Get Guidance from a SERVPRO Near You

We’re here to answer your questions. Contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly. (903) 893-7166.

Training for Mold Remediation in Dallas

We are a licensed Texas Mold Remediation Company. Our employees certified Mold Workers and have performed residential and commercial mold removal on hundreds of properties.

 IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

When Water Damage Strikes

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The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.

Within four hours of receiving a loss notification, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

INSPECTION SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning the work.

EMERGENCY SERVICES SERVPRO Sherman/Denison will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal property and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step by-step.

Monitoring To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO of Plano will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated with you.

Restoration services SERVPRO Sherman/Denison will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and contents.

A final walkthrough of the jobsite will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to its preloss condition.

Emergency water damage tips

• Shut-off the water source, if possible or contact a qualified professional to stop the water source.

• Turn-off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

• Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

• Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

• Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.

• Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water! This could cause electrical shock or damage to the device.

For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at 903-893-7166.

Mold and Remediation

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

  • Locally Owned and Operated

Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present and if the water is not addressed properly and remediated. If you contact our SERVPRO office right away when the  first sign of a Water Damage our certified mitigation team will address your water loss immediately.

Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your Sherman/Denison home if you suspect you have a mold problem.

If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation in your home or business.  We can also Refer you an Industrial hygienist that can test the mold spores and mold count.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (903) 896-7166

Why choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison

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Advanced Technology and Techniques

Proper Restoration Needs Proper Tools

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison uses the most advanced equipment to start restoring, mitigating, and cleaning your property as soon as possible to avoid long lasting damage. 

Our wide array of equipment along with naturally powerful solutions and cleansers help restore your property “Like it never even happened.”

Using techniques that properly bring the life of your contents and property back from water or fire damage with the essential knowledge and equipment provides the best service that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can offer. 

Don't pass on quality when it comes to your home or business. Trust the premier leaders in the restoration industry.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.
  • If you have any further questions please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903) 893-7166.

Preparing for The Next Storm

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One of the most important reasons to prepare for emergencies is so that quick, informed decisions can be made in the midst of crisis.

Having Plans in place minimizes fear and confusion, and can ultimately save lives.

PLAN

Know what threats are in your area and plan for situations that may result, should they affect you.

Consider being stuck in your home or what to do if immediate evacuation is necessary.

PREPARE

Assemble GO KITS to be kept in your home and cars to ensure you have provisions and tools you may need to survive or treat injuries.

Take any action necessary, based on your plans that would make your response easier and faster for you and your family.

Make sure family members can turn off utilities if necessary.

PRACTICE

Going through the motions will reinforce actions that each individual should take and help them be clear minded and calm.

Mold Remidiation

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

  • 24 hour Emergency Response
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

As a licensed mold remediation contractor firm through the Texas Department of Health Services, our IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have experience and skills to help your home or business affected by fungal growth. With the severity of this situation both for the structural integrity of your property and for potential health risks that could result from exposure to active colonization, we understand the importance of arriving quickly to these mold situations.

Our technicians know how quickly mold colonization can get out of control, so we work immediately to set up containment barriers both with physical blockades of plastic sheeting and through the application of our industry-leading equipment like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers. With effective strategies for colony removal, we work to protect and preserve hosting materials and only remove and reconstruct these areas when the damage has become too severe.

No matter where your Grayson County home or business might be, our IICRC-certified AMRTs can respond 24/7 with effective remediation strategies to make mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

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Why you should choose SERVPRO

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Why Choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison?

(903) 893-7166

 We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

Our initial focus is to stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and the latest equipment to serve you better

Our focus is on you and we will walk you through each step of our process.

The Mold Remediation Process

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The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (903) 893-7166
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are proud to provide mold remediation services in our local communities:

We proudly serve Plano and surrounding areas.

Black Mold, What is it?

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What is Black Mold?

 You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Plano immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

If you see Mold in your home

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If You See Signs of Mold,
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Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call today at: (903) 893-7166

Bio Hazard Cleaning

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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

 Recognized as the leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, We are certified to mitigate any type of bio hazard cleanup. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals also offer fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

 Our technicians are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison's team helps turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

Below are some of the following issues we can help with:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens 
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues 
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusion
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals today for 24-hour emergency service and a free estimate and inspections for your property.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?

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Need Bio Cleaning?

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Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – ( 903) 893-7166

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional to all involved.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison's number one job is to assure our customers that our staff is sensitive to each homeowners needs and to walk each customer though the mitigation process.

Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances. All of our Technicians are trained and certified in Bio Recovery services. These Certifications are kept up on monthly and always follow the American Bio-Recovery Association.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations.

These include the following:

  • Sewage back-ups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

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Bio Hazard Scenarios

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Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

Hoarding

Hoarding is very difficult situation for our customers and their families.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the trained and certified technicians that know the process it takes to complete a hoarding situation and have a very satisfied customer.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: (903) 893-7166.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning

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Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup:

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (903)-893-7166.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Sewage Cleanup

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Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (903)893-7166

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at (903) 893-7166.

Why you should call SERVPRO

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Faster To Any Size Disaster

24 Hour Emergency Service

Nobody ever plans for an emergency; If given the option, nobody would ever choose to put one on their schedule at any time.

What we can count on emergencies for is this: they're going to be unexpected. And, while you can't plan your emergency or schedule it, you can plan to call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for your cleaning and restoration needs when an emergency arises.

We're on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- ready to respond to your home or business, assess the damage, remove the problem, and restore your property to how it was before the damage occurred.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (903) 893-7166

Water Damage Tips

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Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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

  • 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!

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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.

Faster to any size Disaster

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is
Faster to Any Size Disaster

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

We proudly offer restoration, mitigation, remediation, abatement, and premier cleaning services to the residential and commercial properties throughout Grayson County. With over 30 IICRC-certified technicians with a broad inventory of recovery equipment in our 30,000 square foot facility, we have the expertise and equipment to handle any sized disaster that can affect the Collin area communities and commercial districts we serve.

We focus most on customer satisfaction, and that stems from offering a 24/7 response to emergencies and disasters. No customer should ever have to wait for effective and money-saving mitigation, and that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

This commitment to our customers stems from the compassion of our owners, John and Kim Beres. We care about the city and all of Collin County because we call it home as well.

Each of our technicians undergoes extensive training to obtain their IICRC-certifications in recovery solutions for damage from water damage, fire, mold, storms, floods, lead, and even biohazard threats.

With our industry-leading equipment and drive to respond immediately to emergencies, we can minimize the interruption to your life with our effective restoration solutions that make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today –(903) 893-7166.

Water Damage Process

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When a Squeegee Isn't Enough for Water Removal from Your Plano Home or Office--Call SERVPRO Real Fast

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The Process of Turning Around Water Damage in Plano Properties

Many people think that cleaning up after water damage means mopping or throwing down towels on the floor and setting up a fan or two to dry any water the towels or mop did not pick up. One of the main factors affecting the restoration of a structure and contents is the amount of time it was saturated before cleanup efforts began and another important factor is if any residual moisture remains.

Plano Water Damage Comes in Many Forms

When there is a hot water tank failure, pipe burst or even a leak in a roof allowing rain into the home, the water you can see may be all you assume needs to be cleaned up. The problem can go much deeper. In the case of moisture behind drywall, vapor barriers can hold moisture and become a perfect host for mold growth. When flooring is drenched, the subflooring underneath can retain moisture and cause a host of issues. In almost every circumstance, having your property cleaned professionally by our team at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help you avoid potential repairs or replacement cost from secondary damages.

Our Sherman technicians use several state-of-the-art moisture detection devices including moisture sensors that can show if there is any residual moisture in baseboards, walls or carpeting. Moisture meters are a valuable tool used to determine how much moisture in various materials and how we define when an affected area is truly dry. We can use devices with sharp probes or flat surfaces, depending on the material being checked. Thermal imaging can be used in cases where probes cannot adequately measure the moisture within structures. Color imaging on a small visual screen indicates temperature variations, a possible indication of dampness or water. Thermohygrometers measure humidity, vapor pressure and dew point. This measurement is essential for determining the baseline indoor humidity in unaffected areas of the property so drying goals can be established.

Quick Water Extraction is a Key Element

Sometimes when our water damage restoration team arrives at a local site, often the property owner has done some water clean up before our arrival. What they often find shocking is the amount of water still left in carpeting, furnishings, walls, and flooring. For fast extraction, we utilize the power behind both portable and truck mounted extractors. Weighted extractors are ideal for pushing water out of carpeting and upholstery. For large amounts of water, we can pull it out of a home or business quickly using our truck-mounted pumps. Bottom line: the more thoroughly water is extracted, the faster the home or business dries.

How SERVPRO Dries Properties So Quickly

Our technicians have an array of tools that are often used in tandem to reduce moisture quickly in a property. Our Plano technicians are certified in the science of Psychometry, the study of air and control of moisture content and its effects. This training enables the technicians to choose the right configuration of high-grade air movers, high-velocity axial fans, industrial heaters and dehumidifiers on a case by case basis for the best results. The air movers are vital to the drying process as they are positioned to draw moisture air to the surface and the dehumidifiers eliminate the moisture as it rises. Our goal is to work quickly and cause as little disruption to your home or business as possible during our restoration efforts. Whenever possible, we dry furnishings in place, setting the legs on foil and raised on blocks of wood or dense foam.

Carpeting is not automatically a loss if it has absorbed water. With our extraction methods, we can pull much of the water from within the padding. Using a method such as "floating" where strong currents of air are directed under the carpeting, it can often be dried in place and saved. In the cases where carpeting cannot be dried in place but appears to be restorable, our technicians can suggest removal to a drying facility or to another location at the property. Padding is often discarded, not worth the effort nor the expense to salvage.

In-Plant Restoration Services

There are times contents cannot be dried on-site. In those cases, with the permission of the property owner, our technicians pack and more items for in-plant servicing. In the case of upholstered furnishings or carpeting, both can often be saved through our restoration methods. Our goal is always to restore rather than replace whenever possible, and our specialized restoration techniques for books and papers use the same recovery methods as the Library of Congress for historical documents. Lyophilization has saved many an important document or manuscript.

Leaving No Reminders of Water Damage Behind

Although drying the structure and contents eliminates a good deal of the unpleasant odor, there are additional steps taken to ensure there are no traces left either visually or offend the olfactory sense. Thoroughly hand-cleaning using our proprietary cleaning solutions eliminate bacteria and fungus along with leaving a pleasant, clean scent. In many cases, this is enough to take care of any residual odors left behind.

When the Water Odor is Bigger Than Hand Cleaning Can Handle

While our cleaning methods may banish any lingering odors. Sometimes, the odor left behind requires robust methods to eliminate it. When the scent additive in cleaning products is not enough, another masking agent that works often comes in the form of time-release gel beads. For strong odors, our Odor Control Technicians utilize ultra-low volume fogging. This method uses a solvent that is released as fog, and it changes the makeup of the odor at the molecular level neutralizing it. We can also utilize mechanical means of odor control by stationing HEPA filtered air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators.

Avoiding Mold after Water Damage

Mold is a real concern and our approach to water removal cleanup addresses making the structure and contents non-supportive for mold growth at every step. Along with lowering moisture, our powerful antifungal cleaning agents leave surfaces unfriendly for mold growth. A common home remedy that gets repeated often is to spray bleach on areas after cleaning. That never addresses mold spores and colonies that have extensive hyphae, root-like structures embedded in porous materials like drywall. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison provides the correct remedies to inhibit mold proliferation.

Do not take on the task of water removal from your home on your own. Whether it is a little or a lot of water causing you stress, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, and let our technicians professionally clean and restore your property to its pre loss condition.

(903)-893-7166

Fire Damage Services

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration 24-Hour Emergency Services

  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry.

Many potential sources can lead to fires that affect your Plano home or business, and all of these situations require the skill and expertise of qualified restoration specialists like ours. Fires can do plenty of damage before first responders and firefighters extinguish the blaze, but effects can continue to compound and worsen the longer that your property goes without the appropriate mitigation and recovery solutions.

As we are available 24/7 to respond to these emergencies, our production vehicles stay stocked with essential mitigation equipment to ensure that we can save our customer’s property and money from the moment we arrive. For example, we can address indoor air quality concerns and odors with hydroxyl generators and ozone machines. We also arrive with personnel that have IICRC-certifications as Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration, Odor-Control, and Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians.

To make fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today.

We offer free no obligation estimates and can give you a print out for you and your Insurance company.

Have Questions? Call Us Today –

(903) 893-7166

SERVPRO can clean after

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Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison office free no obligation estimates and these estimates can be printed and/or emailed to you and to you or to your Insurance company.

The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage services.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration of contents
  8. Rebuilding of your Home or Business

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(903)893-7166

Caring for your most prized possessions

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Your Belongings and Fire Damage

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • 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.
     

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. 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.

Electronic Cleanup

Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for your free FIRE/SMOKE damage estimate (903)893-7166.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison steps for Fire Damages

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Fire Damage Restoration Process

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (903)893-7166

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call us today for your free no obligation estimate.  (903)893-7166.

SERVPRO locally owned and Operated

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Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

We proudly serve Sherman/Denison and surrounding areas.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Emergency Contact

  1. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  2. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  3. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  4. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  5. Cleaning and Repair
  6. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(903)893-7166.

SERVPRO and Commercial Services

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Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training and expertise to help make it

“Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

If you Have Questions Call us Today – (903) 893-7166

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison responds quickly to your Forney fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. 

Call our office today at: (903) 893-7166.

Commercial School Cleanings

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Commercial Services

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (903) 893-7166

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison responds quickly to your Forney fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. 

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services by calling our office at

(903) 893-7166

Commercial Buildings

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Have Questions? Call Today – (903) 893-7166

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison responds quickly to your Grayson County fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency.

Learn more about our commercial restoration services and for a free no obligation estimate contact our office today at (903) 893-7166.

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. 

To learn more about our Commercial Services Please call us today.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Mold in your Commercial building

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Commercial Mold Remediation

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present health effects to people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services

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  • WATER DAMAGE
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  • FIRE DAMAGE
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  • MOLD DAMAGE
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  • COMMERCIAL SERVICES
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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration
  • 24- hour Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

If recent storms have caused flooding or a pipe has burst, our highly trained technicians are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Grayson County property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our local technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.

Call us today for a free inspection at 903-893-7166.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (972) 403-9004

When Storms Hit our area

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Water Damage Repair and Restoration

 When heavy storms hit Grayson County in 2019, SERVPRO of Plano helped our local residents and businesses with their water damaged properties. If recent storms have caused flooding or a pipe has burst, our highly trained technicians are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Sherman property.

We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. We also have the most advance drying equipment available.

Our local technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal. Give our office a call if you or someone you know experiences water damage. (903) 893-7166.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (903) 893-7166

Heavy rains flood our local middle school

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April and May brings heavy spring flooding in our area. This is the time of year where we see a lot of storms with heavy rain and wind damage.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison technician's were contacted by the principal at one of our middle schools in our Denison area due to very heavy rains and flooding overnight.

Major rains caused the water to rise and come up through a pipe and disperse muddy water and sewage material throughout the halls, classrooms and library.

Many classrooms, halls and library were saturated in a muddy sewage residue from the rising water.

Our crews spent several hours extracting  the muddy water throughout the building for several hours and finally reached the point of pulling cove base and setting the drying equipment. 

The school was allowed to reopen the very next day. Needless to say the Teachers and the Staff were very appreciative for our hard work.

If you experience a flooding or sewage backup due to heavy flooding rains give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call today at:
903-893-7166.

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

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      No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a storm or major event strike, call 903-893-7166 storm and Major Event Response

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Commercial Storm Damage Services

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Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 903-893-7166

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Why you should consider SERVPRO of Plano

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Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Plano offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO has the trained employees

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When an unexpected fire from a candle starts in your home you can count on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to assist you in making sure you and your most valuable investment is handled with the upmost of care.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the trained and certified technicians and who's only concern is making sure that your home or business is cleaned to pre loss condition. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has our own products that are produced by our chemist at our corporate office.  These products have been tested for only one thing and that's for cleaning fire damage losses. We train our crew's on the precise use of the products in order to clean the soot from your walls and ceiling's. SERVPRO also has the deodorization skill's to help with most of your odor's that can develop due to smoke damages.

Give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call today for your estimate at:903-893-7166

SERVPRO is your premier Water Restoration Company

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24 Hour Emergency Service

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

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (903) 893-7166

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. We then supply you and/or your Insurance company a detailed dry log and final copy of your homes mitigation.

Call us today at 903-893-7166

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is always here for you

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The team that works and plays together

With offices across the country, technicians nationally certified and a factory that makes patented cleaning products SERVPRO is not a small company by any meaning of the word. SERVPRO has been in our area for over 25 years and we are so very Thankful to all of our Customers.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, however, distinguishes itself by being a franchise that has all of the means of a large corporation, while maintaining a family owned feeling.

The Owners Kim and John Beres are second generation owners and are “nothing short of amazing”.

The team here at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is truly bonded like family. Most of our employees have worked with SERVPRO for over 10 years. When disaster strikes and your family is in need of help, call ours. 24/7/365 we don't stop until we've made it "Like it never even happened."

(903) 893-7166.  

SERVPRO has the right Technology

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    Advanced Technology and Techniques

 The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

 Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

Why you should call SERVPRO

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Why you should call SERVPRO

Faster To Any Size Disaster

24 Hour Emergency Service

Nobody ever plans for an emergency; If given the option, nobody would ever choose to put one on their schedule at any time.

What we can count on emergencies for is this: they're going to be unexpected. And, while you can't plan your emergency or schedule it, you can plan to call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for your cleaning and restoration needs when an emergency arises.

We're on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- ready to respond to your home or business, assess the damage, remove the problem, and restore your property to how it was before the damage occurred.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (903)893-7166.

Winter weather worries

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel. If you live where temperatures sink below freezing, you are also at risk for frozen pipes, which can create a major disaster to your home or property.Frozen pipes occur when exposed to cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused from the backflow of pressure between the water source and the blockage.If winter weather causes water damage to your home or property, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are only a call away! (903)893-7166.

BIOHAZARD,VANDALISM, and CRIME SCENE CLEANING

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Biohazard, Vandalism & Crime Scene Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.Failure to properly handle and safely remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. Our production crews are professionally trained to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. SERVICES:

  • Bloodborne pathogen cleanup - SERVPRO can remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. SERVPRO will thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the residential property.
  • Methamphetamine labs - Many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs, such as meth, are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. SERVPRO will follow applicable federal and state guidelines to clean all surfaces.
  • Crime scene residue
  • Arson cleanup - SERVPRO can provide cleanup and deodorization for situations involving arson.
  • Vandalism - SERVPRO can provide general cleaning services for situation resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.
  • Sewage backup/Black water intrusion - Sewage backup and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits - -these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a residential structure. SERVPRO can remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, disinfecting as they clean. We will ensure the home is cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.

 SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products. Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166.

Garage Fire Damage

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out to assist on this large garage fire. 

A battery had overheated in a golf cart causing it to melt the surrounding case that holds the battery in place.  Gasoline was store in the garage along with the normal garage items such as paints and thinners.

The homeowners were at home but did not notice the smoke until a neighbor came bye to let them know that their garage was on fire.  The homeowners tried to use two fire extinguishers but to no avail. The  Volunteer fire fighters were able to bring the fire under control.  The First responders had to actually remove the entire garage door to make access to the garage due to the door being closed by a garage door opener.

Luckily there was minimal damage to the inside of the home abd the garage sheetrock had to be removed.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison cleaned everything and homeowners were able to return their home with in a couple of days.

If you have a business or home fire contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903) 893-7166

Count on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage to commercial structure Dehumidifiers placed after water damage.

When water invades your home, it can damage the structure, harm personal belongings and cause distress.

Water damage, whether large or small, interrupts your day-to-day life, potentially causing undue stress to you and your family. Despite the shock, you also know the problem needs to be resolved quickly.

When calling your insurance provider to report the damage, ask for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to cleanup the damage and restore your home and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the physical and emotional strain this type of damage can cause. Staff will work with you and your insurance company to help ensure the water damage is cleaned quickly and properly.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide detailed documentation and real-time electronic information of services preformed to ensure the job is completed in a timely manner and done right.  Working with you and your insurance company SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help you get your life back. So before you risk further damage by attempting to clean it up yourself, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166.

Hair Salon Water Damage

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Salon floods Equipment being placed.

When water invades your home, it can damage the structure, harm personal belongings and cause distress.

Water damage, whether large or small, interrupts your day-to-day life, potentially causing undue stress to you and your family. Despite the shock, you also know the problem needs to be resolved quickly.

When calling your insurance provider to report the damage, ask for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to cleanup the damage and restore your home and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the physical and emotional strain this type of damage can cause. Staff will work with you and your insurance company to help ensure the water damage is cleaned quickly and properly.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide detailed documentation and real-time electronic information of services preformed to ensure the job is completed in a timely manner and done right.  Working with you and your insurance company SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help you get your life back. So before you risk further damage by attempting to clean it up yourself, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166.

Texas Storms with heavy rains and lightning

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

two story brick house with roof shingles coming off Large local house fire

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison arrived onsite as the fire department was almost complete with extinguishing the fire at the house. 

This was from lightning that had struck the back side of this home around 6:30 am.  There were children, pets and adults in this home when this occurred but everyone had made it out safely.  

The fire department crew needs a huge Thank you for their quick actions that saved the animals that were still in the home after the family had evacuated their house.

SERVPRO would like to encourage all homeowners to invest in a proper smoke detectors this is what saved this family. No one expects to be shaken out of bed with this horrible fire but the smoke detectors did their job.

If you find yourself in this type of situation please do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at: (903) 893-7166

Fire damage to your local Sherman/Denison home

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and belongings.

SERVPRO can work directly with you and your insurance company throughout the entire cleaning and rebuilding process.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will help prevent fire damage from creating long-term damage to your personal property and special belongings.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from FIRE, SMOKE, and SOOT removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.

These services help to ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the best FIRE damage restoration trained team members.

SERVPRO is available 24-hours a day, 365 day a year to help you regain control quickly.

 Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for your free no obligation estimate at: (903) 893-7166

Cleaning and deodorization of Restaurants

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning and De-greasing.

SERVPRO has completed several restaurants that needed heavy duty cleaning due to grease and they needed it before their inspections.  

If your commercial restaurant, bar, or pub requires quick, efficient, and cost-effective heavy-duty cleaning services, call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

We will clean your food preparation, service and dining areas.

We use modern equipment and proprietary chemicals to clean and de-grease your kitchen equipment, prep tables, walls, ceilings, and floors in order to help ensure the health and safety of your employees and customers.

Our SERVPRO team is very trained in cleaning of commercial properties and we know what products will work on each surface.  We also specialize in deodorization of commercial properties. 

If you want a truly clean and sparkling restaurant give us a call today.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166 for your free estimate.

It's that time of the year for Summer Rain Storms

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

While the spring season is known for the potential to experience severe weather, the threat exists throughout the summer months as well.

In fact, the potential for severe weather even increases in some areas. Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th also ending November 30th.

BEFORE THE STORM

• Build an emergency supply kit and develop a communication plan.

• Unplug any electronic equipment before the storm arrives.

• Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.

• If you are outdoors, get inside a building, home or hard top vehicle (not a convertible).

• Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.

DURING THE STORM

• Use your battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio for updates from local officials.

• Avoid contact with corded phones. Cordless and cellular phones are safe to use.

• Unplug appliances and other electrical items, such as computers. Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage.

• Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords.

• Avoid contact with plumbing. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.

• Stay away from windows and doors.

AFTER THE STORM

• Never drive through a flooded roadway.

• Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk.

• Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately. While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, there are steps you can take now to help ensure you are ready when disaster strikes.

One way to prepare your home or business for any type of disaster, is to establish an Emergency READY Profile® (ERP). The ERP is free of charge and will prepare you for any upcoming storm or water damage to your home or business.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at 903-893-7166.

SERVPRO Technicians are Certified in Bio Recovery

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is certified in Bio Recovery and mitigation.

Our technicians are highly trained in the Bio Cleaning process for residential or commercial properties. These types of losses are very difficult for our customers.

Our technicians are highly trained and sympathize with customers who have suffered such troubled losses.

Important information to know before you attempt to clean up bio material yourself:

Body fluids can harbor blood borne pathogens.

Hepatitis B virus ( HBV )

Hepatitis C virus ( HVC )

Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( HIV )

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease ( CJD )

Bacterial Meningitis 

Tuberculosis

SERVPRO of Sherman/ Denison has the trained and certified staff to mitigate this type of loss.  Call the experts in Bio Recovery.

We come prepared for any type of bio cleaning. If you need a free estimate please contact our office today at 903-893-7166.

Wet Ceiling from broken pipe in upstairs bathroom

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was dispatched to a water damage in a home that was caused by a toilet overflow in an upstairs bathroom.

This type of water damage should be addressed immediately so that we can dry the structure properly.Damage can be extensive if not addressed properly.

Mold growth can begin soon after the water damage has happened.

The wet materials will need to be removed and the structure needs to be dried.This customer's home was dried to standards and renovations are starting in the next week. 

If you happen to experience this type of damage to your home or business SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is always here to help you. 

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166

Why you should Clean your dryer vents

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Plano has the trained technicians that know how to clean your dryer vents. Our staff will walk you through step by step of our cleaning process.

Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death to you or to your family.

To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your home, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.

Tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include:

Cleaning the lint filter before and after each load of laundry and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird’s nest or other potential obstacles.

It is recommended to check your outside vent flap once a month or every other month.

For more information on cleaning dryer vents, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

903-893-7166

Heavy rains flood local school

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

April and May mean Spring rain season is here and is in full force and SERVPRO is here and ready to help you if your home or business floods.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison technician's were contacted from a middle school in our area.

Major rains caused the water to rise and come up through a pipe and disperse muddy water throughout the school. Many classrooms and halls were saturated in a muddy residue from the rising water.

Our crews spend several hours extracting several inches the muddy water throughout the building for several hours and finally reached the point of pulling cove base and setting the drying equipment. 

The school was allowed to reopen the very next day. 

If you experience a flooding due to heavy flooding rains give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call today if you receive any storm damage to your property
903-893-7166.

When Water Damage Strikes your home or business

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage to your home or business and to your contents. Trust the leaders in the Restoration business.

All of our technician's and office staff are IICRC certified.

Within four hours of loss notification call,  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

INSPECTION

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. Our technicians will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

MONITORING To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.

RESTORATION SERVICES

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

EMERGENCY WATER DAMAGE TIPS

Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source. 

Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock. Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. 

Place aluminium foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.  Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place. 

Don’t enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards. Don’t use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water; this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner. 

Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166.

We are always here to help you.

When Fire or smoke damage strikes your home or business

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Even a small fire can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized or if the charred or burned material is not removed properly.

Fire, Smoke Water and Soot damage in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent problems if not addressed immediately. SERVPRO professional technicians can help mitigate damage.

As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the structure, leaving odorous residues and deposits on surfaces and in hard-to-reach places. Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors.  

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison acts fast! When you place your call to SERVPRO or office will dispatch an estimator free of charge to come out to your home and start working up an estimate for you or your insurance company.

 Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at  (903)893-7166

Restoring your home after a Fire or Smoke Damage

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will act quickly when a fire strikes your property.

This can mean the difference in thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in secondary damage, that can happen after the fire.

Securing your property with a board up is only the first step in this process. Proper Mitigation and Restoration, from highly trained technicians with cutting edge technology ensures you that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has you covered. 

If it is preparing your business ahead of time with one of our Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) or having us programmed ahead of time in your smartphone. This simple preparation cannot be stressed enough.

SERVPRO of  Sherman/Denison has been helping families and businesses recover when disaster strikes, for almost 24 years  Trust the fire professionals that the insurance professionals trust.... trust SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

Our Fire crew and office staff are certified to clean after a fire to your property.

We are always here for you!

 SERVPRO 24 hour Emergency Services for Fire - Water Damage - Mold - Biohazard 903-893-7166

Water or Fire Damages to your property

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a Fire, Smoke or Water Damage.

All of our crew and office members are certified in these types of cleanups.

Our rebuilding team can rebuild your property after a Fire, Smoke or Water damage loss to your property.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained and has the following certifications:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Re installation Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ABR- American Bio-Recovery Association

For 24 hour professional emergency services you can count on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to make it "Like it never even happened."

903-893-7166

SERVPRO has the certified technicians for Bio-Recovery

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Some things just can't be replaced!

Bio Recovery is not something you can DIY. 

The SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison franchise provides cleanup and recovery services for many bio hazard situations.

These include the following:

*Sewage backups

*Crime scene residues

*Suicide/death accidents

*Homicide cleanups

*Blood cleanup

*Accident cleanup

*Hoarding scenes

*Animal waste/remains

*Chemical spills

*Tear gas cleanup

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding, or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Because of this specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company.

Our technicians Andrew and Lisa are highly trained to handle any type of situation, when it comes to a bio cleaning job.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has preformed thousands of cleanups such as these and we are very sensitive when working directly with the customers that are affected by tragic events like these.

If you should have any questions on any type of bio cleaning please give us a call at 903-893-7166

SERVPRO offers Commercial services

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Commercial Services

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has been taking care of Commercial properties for over 20 years we have highly trained technicians.

Commercial property and business services are available to you 24 hours a day.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning, debris removal, mold remediation, or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
  • Rebuilding after your loss 
  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison @ 903-893-7166

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is ready to serve our Sherman/Denison customers.

Fire or Smoke damage to your property? We have you covered

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Board Up and Roof Tarping

A few tips from your local SERVPRO:

Did you know that some insurance companies deny at least part of a fire insurance claim if it finds that a property owner did not try to protect their property from secondary damage?  This can be avoided by allowing our in staff contractor to do emergency board up and roof tarping.  

After most fire damages, many properties experience damaged roofs, windows, doors, and even damaged outer walls.  This type of damage makes a building susceptible to secondary damage. Weather can come in and cause water damage and mold.  

Easy access also makes it easy for theft to occur.

For these reasons, we recommend emergency fire damage services as soon as the fire department has left.  We can:

  • Attach a weatherproof roof tarp.
  • Board up damaged doors, windows, and outer walls.
  • Provide the rebuilding for construction
  • Send a security guard to protect your property 24 hours a day.

After your property is secure, we can inspect your property and begin fire damage cleanup and remediation services as well as the rebuilding of your property.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166

We are always here to help you and your family.

SERVPRO's Water Damage process

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have WATER DAMAGE in your Sherman home?

STEP BY STEP

You may be wondering what is about to happen, how long the remediation process is going to take, and, if you’re filing an insurance claim, how to navigate this claim with your insurance adjuster.  

While every property is different and requires its own plan of action, our office follows a general guideline for every water damage.  

This process has been refined for decades and is scientifically proven and accepted by the restoration and insurance industry.

Our franchise has successfully restored thousands of homes and businesses in Plano since we opened our doors.

When you call our franchise for water damage, this is what you can expect:

24 Hour Emergency Service

Our franchise is available for 24 hour emergency service.  When you call, our on-call manager will ask you a few questions that’ll help our crew prepare for dispatch.  We’ll ask for:

  • The size of your property
  • Has the water been stopped
  • The number of rooms and affected
  • The type of flooring in each room
  • The source of the water damage
  • Ask if you are filing an insurance claim

Cutting off the Source of the Water

It’s important to cut off the source of the water damage as fast as possible.  Leaking pipes can be stopped by shutting off the water to that area of your home or by cutting off the water completely from the street.  If you need assistance, please call a plumber.

If the source of water damage is from a leaking roof or ceiling, please let our on-call manager know so our technicians can be prepared to install temporary tarping.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at:

903-893-7166

Water Damage to commercial buildings

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison received a call this morning  from a commercial property owner who opened the door to his business to find water pouring out of the front door and water was just about everywhere.

The pipes in ceiling of the building had frozen due to this sudden and unexpected winter weather in our area.

Several suites were affected.  Some suites sustained more water damage than others. Most of these suites had contents damage as well as structure damage. Most of the suites just needed extraction and cove base pulled as well as drying equipment set.  These suites should be completely dried to acceptable levels in about 72 hours.  

The owners and doctors were very pleased that they were still open and allowed to still see their patients.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166 if your building our home has a water damage.

If you have Frozen Pipes in your home or business

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Do You Know What To Do When Pipes Freeze?

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help! Call us whenever your pipes burst or freeze for fast remediation!

Winter time is approaching and that means that frozen pipes are more common than not.

Here is how to spot potentially frozen pipes and what to do before water damage happens.

Prevent Frozen Pipes is To Prepare for Frozen Pipes

Prevention is the key to preparedness before dealing with frozen pipes.

  • If your piping is covered in frost, or bulging, that means that it is probably frozen.
  • Also, if no water coming out of faucets or filling up in toilets, that is also a sign of frozen pipes.

When noticing a frozen pipe, keep in mind that the ice acts a barrier between water and the crack in the pipe. So when thawing the pipe, prepare for water leakage, depending on the size of the crack. Space heaters or hair dryers are options to warm the pipe.

When there is water damage, turn off the water supply valve and call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to remove water, mediate mold, and dry out the area.

903-893-7166

Odor control and Deodorization

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Odor Removal and Deodorization As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside of a structure.  

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has two Bio Recovery technicians on staff that have been licenced to mitigate these situations. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service. We're dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster with training,equipment, and experience to respond to your restoration or cleaning needs.

24-hour Emergency Service.

Faster to Any Size Disaster .

Highly Trained Bio Recovery Staff .

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry.

Locally Owned and Operated.

Advanced Restoration and Cleaning equipment.

Have Questions? Call Us Today at (903)893-7166

If you have a Water Damage SERVPRO Will Be There

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Any water damage made to your home or business Call SERVPRO !!!

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service. We’re dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster with the training, equipment, and experience to respond to your restoration or cleaning needs.

All of SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison crew members are certified in water damage remediation services (IICRC) and ASD applied structural drying.

24-Hour Emergency Service Faster to Any Size Disaster Highly Trained Restoration Technicians A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry Locally Owned and Operated Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment Have Questions?

Call Us Today – (903)893-7166

SERVPRO is here to serve our local Sherman/Denison customers call.

Storms that occur in Sherman/Denison

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storms in North Texas can pop up at any time mostly when you least expect them.  When the storms hit and it rains for days or rains a lot in a few hours run off is the main concern. 

Run off can cause immediate flooding which can intrude your home or business. Water will usually enter through the foundation or windows and doors. When this occurs the water is now considered dirty water due  to the fact that there is unknown contaminants in the water. If this water intrudes your home or business all of the flooring and contents would need to be disposed of due to containimation. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the experienced Technicians to walk you through this type of disaster. Our crews are IICRC and ADS trained and certified.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at:

903-893-7166

Water Damage at a Hair Salon

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contacted by the property manager of this large strip center on Sunday morning. The employees had arrived to work, opened the door and were standing in about an inch to two inches of water throughout their salon.

Water from the hot water heater had leaked out overnight and had saturated most all of the hair salon rooms. Multiple types of flooring was involved as well.

Our technicians arrived onsite in an hour and started the extraction process. After the standing water was extracted, baseboards were removed to expedite the drying process.  Then all of the air movers and dehumidifiers were placed throughout the building. This was a commercial property that had commercial carpeting as well with no pad under it.

The property is drying to standards and soon they will have the baseboards reattached and the carpet cleaned.

If you happen to go to work and find yourself in this type of situation, please contact:

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at 903-893-7166.

Our SERVPRO has Bio Certified Recovery Technicians

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

The Bio Recovery Technicians preform a unique service.

Bio Recovery technician provide regulatory-compliant on-site cleaning, decontamination,and restoration of property damaged by blood, body fluids, decomposition, projectiles, animal contamination, and other physical destruction associated with dead or injured victims.

Services range from removing bloodstains from a carpet to clean up of large scale multi-casualty scenes.Many of  our customers are not aware the many different instances that fall into the Bio Hazard category. Below you can see what falls into this category:

Black water 

Rain water intrusion

Storm water

Bodily fluids of  any type

Death of animals

Animal feces

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.

Failure to properly handle and safely remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and businesses.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals can help with:Remediation & Cleanup BIOHAZARD, VANDALISM, & CRIME SCENE.

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals offer fast, reliable biohazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanup and remediation services to residential and commercial property owners.

* Bloodborne Pathogens

* Crime Scene Residues

* Arson

* Vandalism

* Sewage Backups

* Black Water Intrusions

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death.

Trained SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at :(903)893-7166

Fire Damage to your Home or Business

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When an unexpected fire from a candle starts in your home you can count on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to assist you in making sure you and your most valuable investment is handled with the upmost of care.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), Fires caused an estimated loss of more than $2.4 million in 2019.

Most fires are from the following causes:

* Cooking Equipment

* Grease From cooking

* Electrical

* Heating equipment

* Lightning Strikes

* Chemicals in Garages

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the trained and certified technicians and who's only concern is making sure that your home or business is cleaned to pre loss condition. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has our own products that are produced by our chemist at our corporate office.  These products have been tested for only one thing and that's for cleaning fire damage losses. We train our crew's on the precise use of the products in order to clean the soot from your walls and ceiling's. SERVPRO also has the deodorization skill's to help with most of your odor's that can develop due to smoke damages.

Give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call today for your estimate at:903-893-7166

SERVPRO has the trained technicians for your large loss

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When schools flood the campus staying open is always a factor in emergency situations such as this.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was dispatched to this water loss around 2am during the school week.  Our technicians had all of the water extracted and drying equipment paced before the children started to their classrooms that morning.

SERVPRO crew members are on call 24-7 and 365 days a year to serve our Sherman customers. We take pride in our work and all of our crew members are IICRC certified to handle any size job large or small.  SERVPRO is on all of your major insurance preferred vendor list and all of our work is preformed and uploaded electronically.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

SERVPRO will take care of your Fire or Water damages

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When Water or Fire damage strike you home or business time matters!

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will respond to your call within one hour and report onsite within 4 hours and have a report to your adjuster in eight hours.  Our staff is all highly trained and certified in our procedures.

SERVPRO technicians have all been sent to IICRC training and know the process of how water travels and what to test for dryness.

From the moment that your call comes into our office everything is done electronically meaning your home and everything about your loss is in a program call drybook. 

When drying is completed your job file is uploaded to your adjuster and you are ready for your re-build.

Give us a call today at 903-893-7166 for your estimate.

Mold and Placement of Containment

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Handling Mold: Containment

When performing mold remediation work it's essential to have good containments. You want to ensure no spores are spread throughout other areas of the home or business that were not previously affected.

Containment is a large part of our job when dealing with mold jobs.  Our goal is to keep the affected area as small as possible to get you back into your home or business as fast as possible!

If you require mold remediation services in your home or business give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison! (903) 893-7166. 

We will return your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

*SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are Highly Trained Restoration Specialists*

Our SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

If Your Business has a Water or Fire Damage SERVPRO can help

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Nobody likes to start off their work week with a water damage at your business. But if you do find yourself in this situation you can trust that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the experience to dry your structure properly.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can dry out your commercial property usually in about 3-4 days time depending on the severity of the loss. SERVPRO has the employee's that are trained and background checked to work on your loss and we take pride in our experience 

You can trust that when SERVPRO arrives onsite that the work will be preformed by the most professional and courteous technicians that can answer any of your questions and who can walk you through the whole process step by step.

Call us today at 903-893-7166

Broken pipes to your business

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Don't let busted pipes in your business slow you down. Call the team at:

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903)893-7166

Did you know that sprinkler pipes are required in most all commercial properties? 

Most of the pipes in commercial properties tend to break and cause severe water damage due to freezing temperatures, which can happen at any time during the cooler months!

If pipes freeze and break, the damage in commercial properties or buildings can be very extensive and costly.  Water damage will need to be mitigated by SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison quickly and efficiently in order to get the property back up and running and decrease the loss in business time, which will cost even more money!

The water from a damaged pipe can travel from the top floors in a high rise all the way down to the lower level causing damage and possibly mold, if left sitting, on every floor of the building and affecting the materials in between the floors.  If SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is contacted quickly we can mitigate the loss and make it "Like it never even happened." No matter the size, we’ve got you covered!

Call us today at 903-893-7166! 

Mold Growth

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Our Specialists Can Help When Your Sherman/Denison Home Has Mold Issues.

Mold can grow almost anywhere in your home. When you do discover you have mold growth, you want to find a professionally trained mold removal company right away. Concerns regarding indoor exposure to mold have been on the rise as the public becomes more aware that mold can create health effects. It is essential to hire a remediation service which has the training and experience needed to implement a plan for remediation, plus has the right protective equipment and containment.

Cleaning the mold damage in your Sherman home is our priority at SERVPRO once you contact us. Our staff has been professionally trained, and we have all the equipment needed to help you return your property to a safe living environment.

We start the remediation process by finding and correcting the source of the moisture which created the mold. Then, SERVPRO techs contain the areas of your home that were affected by the mold and start the removal of any visible water. We use high-tech air movers, air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers to get the area dry again. Sometimes, demolition of the floors and walls is necessary to make sure we thoroughly remove the mold.

When cleaning the mold, various methods can be used including wet vacuuming, damp wiping, EPA vacuuming and removing damaged materials and sealing them in plastic bags. We can usually scrub mold off of hard, non-porous surfaces with detergent and water and then dry the surface. Any porous or absorbent materials such as carpet and ceiling tiles may need to be discarded.

Our immediate response lowers the amount of damage to your property, plus reduces your restoration costs. We also work closely with adjusters, insurance companies, and you as the homeowner throughout the entire process of remediation.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the expertise to clean the mold damage in your home in the Sherman/Denison area. Get in touch with us by dialing (903)893-7166 any time you need assistance from the professionals.

Call SERVPRO for your Fire Damaged Home

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will come out to your Business or Home after a Fire or Smoke damage to your property and provide a free of charge estimate .

Depending on the size of your property these estimates can take upwards of two hours to estimate. We are very detailed in our estimates an in our work.

Once SERVPRO works up your estimate it can then be sent to you and your Insurance company for further review. 

Once approved then SERVPRO will contact the policy holder and set up a time that works with your schedule to send our highly trained fire crew out to start the clean-up of the smoke damage.

We also can work up an estimate on the rebuilding of your  property.

Call our office today for a no obligation estimate at:903-893-7166.

Mold Problems in your home or Business

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When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours. Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional that has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation.

If you suspect that your Sherman/Denison home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can inspect, assess and remediate your property. 

Do not leave the mold untouched.  Become mold aware! The more that you know about MOLD growth the better off you are.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help 24/7.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by contacting our office.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – (903)893-7166

Mold Remediation

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When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation contact our office.

  1. Emergency Contact - (903)893-7166
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Ready to take on any size disaster

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the resources to handle storms and disasters.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is proud to be a part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and to have an elite Disaster Recovery Team within our repertoire. The elite large-loss specialists are prequalified to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor.

Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2018 Hurricane Michael
  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Tornado in Moore, Oklahoma
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2013 Boulder, Colorado Flooding
  • 2012 Super Storm Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville Floods

Should a storm or major event strike, call (903) 893-7166

If you have a loss Let our family take care of your families needs

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With offices across the country, technicians nationally certified and a factory that makes patented cleaning products.

SERVPRO is not a small company by any meaning of the word. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, however, distinguishes itself by being a franchise that has all of the means of a large corporation, while maintaining a family owned feeling.

The Owners Kim and John Beres are second generation owners and are “nothing short of amazing”.

The team here at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is truly bonded like family and most of our employees have been with SERVPRO for over 10 years.

When disaster strikes and your family is in need of help, call ours. 24/7/365 we don't stop until we've made it "Like it never even happened."

(903)893-7166. 

SERVPRO has the trained staff to mitigate all types of losses

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SERVPRO of Sherman/ Denison has the trained certified staff for any type of loss you have.

Faster than the speed of light, your SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison team.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison works hard to be faster to any disaster. How fast is fast you may ask?

Our work from start to finish, that is from the time you call our office to the moment the work is finished and we hand in the bill, is on average about 5 days.

What does that look like in real life?

Say your water heater broke just as you got to work on Monday morning.

You call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903)893-7166 right away.

Within 4 hours we’re on site placing equipment and on the fifth day, Friday, your home is dry. Is this the case for every job? Certainly not, but the dedication to exceptional work and the importance of restoring your home in a timely manner remain exactly the same.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166. 

Our crews will walk you through this disaster one step at a time.

Three Reasons Not to Wait for an Adjuster

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3 Reasons Not to Wait for an Adjuster to Visit Before Restoring Your Home

After your home in Sherman/Denison Texas has sustained water damage due to a flood, flood insurance often requires an adjuster to come to your home to assess the damage that has been done. However, waiting to restore your home until after an adjuster to come to your home after a STORM is often not necessary for several reasons.

1. Adjusters Are Busy

Once a natural disaster has occurred, insurance companies immediately begin to work with their customers to help them restore their homes. However, the demand for an adjuster to visit homes can mean you’ll be waiting to see an adjuster. Waiting to begin making major fixes to your home isn’t necessary, and you can document the damage that has been done by taking photographs and saving receipts. 

2. You Won’t Lose Money Cleaning Up

Although you might be tempted to leave your home exactly as it is after it has sustained FLOOD damage, you will not receive less compensation if you start the cleanup process quickly. It is likely that you will want or need certain items removed from your home before your flood insurance company sends an adjuster to visit your home, and this is okay. Documenting the cleanup process can help to ensure you are fairly compensated for your losses.

3. Your Home Could Become More Damaged

Minor issues in your home can quickly become major issues if they are not fixed in a timely manner. Structural damage, mold damage and more can occur if your home is not dried out and if standing water is not removed. In order to save yourself from having to spend more money, time and effort in restoring your home, it’s often wise to start the restoration process quickly.

Knowing that you do not have to wait for your flood insurance company to send an adjuster to your home before beginning the restoration process might help you save money and protect your home. As you start the restoration process, many people find it helpful to work with professionals in water damage cleanup and restoration.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at

(903) 893-7166

Mold Remediation and Restoration Process

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Water left unattended can cause very serious issues for your business or home.  You must take immediate care of a water loss. The longer water sits on materials the less of a chance to restore these items back to normal. 

SERVPRO acts fast to save your home or business.

Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health effects. Mold can spread quickly through your Dallas home or business in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – 903-893-7166

What mold can do in your business or home

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Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold.

This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.

Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
  • Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for an estimate at 903-893-7166

Storm Damage Restoration Services

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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has experience restoring homes and business affected by storms and flooding.

We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO employee's are IICRC certified and ASD certified. All crew members have to have a clean driving record and clean criminal background. All of our technicians are properly uniformed as well.

SERVPRO is the leader in STORM damage clean up and water damage mitigation services. All of jobs are electronically uploaded to the insurance companies as required.

  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today 903-893-7166

SERVPRO will be there for you and your family

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Why Choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

 We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

In addition to our own resources, we can access equipment and personnel from over 1,700 Franchises across the state and country. 

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major storm or flood event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

Small or a Large loss SERVPRO will be there for you

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No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a storm or major event strike, call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at: 903-893-7166

Here to serve our Sherman/Denison and surrounding areas.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has over 25 years in service

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has over 25 years of experience restoring homes and commercial properties affected by storm damage and flash floods in North Texas.  

We are your Emergency Restoration Service Experts.  Our franchise has traveled to emergency storm events around the country such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey.  

We have also helped restore communities affected by tornadoes and those needing hail damage repair.

During a storm, we respond immediately.  When a storm occurs in our home of Sherman/Denison and our surrounding areas, our office activates its disaster cleanup services.  We ready our specialized equipment and prepare our entire office to respond to storm damaged properties. Our office has worked with damages of all sizes, from homes to high-rise apartments and office buildings.

Our storm services include emergency roof tarp, fire or water emergency, board up, debris removal, and flood restoration services.  After the storm passes, we provide roof restoration and reconstruction services.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  We provide 24-hour emergency dispatch for any kind of storm emergency in the Sherman/Denison and surrounding areas.  As a locally owned and operated business, we care about our home of Sherman/Denison.

We respond to all residential and commercial restoration emergencies with storm damage, large or small.  Call us any time.  We’re ready to help!

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (903) 893-7166.

Frozen Pipes at your home or business

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Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel. If you live where temperatures sink below freezing level, you are also at risk for frozen pipes and ice dams, which can create a major disaster at your home or property.

FROZEN PIPES Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages or kitchen cabinets. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the back flow pressure between the water source and the blockage.

A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. To prevent pipes from freezing, here are a few steps you can take, according to The American Red Cross.

Be sure to completely drain water from swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses. Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air circulate near the plumbing. When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes. Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night. ICE DAMS Ice dams can be a little-known, but a major problem during the snowy season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can back flow under the roof’s shingles and into the structure’s interior areas, as well as causing gutters and shingles to move or fall. Icicles can be an initial sign of an ice dam, according to Travelers.com. To spot ice dams inside, “check for water stains or moisture in your attic or along the ceiling of exterior walls of your house. Water stains or moisture may be an indication that an ice dam has formed and water has penetrated the roof membrane.” Removing an ice dam as soon as it is found is vital to helping prevent damage to your property and can be done using heated cables, a roof shovel or calcium chloride ice melter. If winter weather causes water damage to your property, Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison we are only a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to preloss condition. 903-893-7166

School Water Damage during construction

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out to our local high school on Sunday due to a pipe break. 

The schools maintenance personnel found the break and were very quick to shut off the main Water line to the property.  Water Damage's such as this one do not happen between the hours of 8am and 5 pm. most Water Damage's happen after business hours.  That's where our 24 hour service comes in handy for property owners.  

The school is under construction. This pipe break saturated several class rooms, Halls, Bathrooms and the Cafeteria. Thanks to our Certified technicians we were able to extract, pull cove base and set drying equipment so that this school could continue with their remodeling project and to make sure that the school can open on time for the upcoming school year.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at 903-893-7166.

You can Trust SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison

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As a commercial property management professional, your clients and tenants rely on you for efficient day-to-day operations of their property.  They also depend on you to protect it. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals understand there's no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact occupant safety, revenue loss and business continuity. 

Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions and recovery costs.  You and those who depend on you will appreciate the rapid response, expertise and training that enables SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals to help get your facility back into operation quickly.

* Electronic File Documentation Complete with Loss Reports

*24/7 Call Center

* Large Loss Capabilities-Catastrophic Loss Response team.

*Professional Reassurance and Consistency

*National Accounts Guidelines ( for National Accounts Insurance Clients)

*More than 1,700 Franchises located in North

America. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison works to keep all parties involved up to date on every thing that is going on at your property 24/7.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today: (903)-893-7166.

Storm Damage and Restoration Services

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When you are dealing with STORM, FLOOD, and WATER DAMAGE, Immediate action is crucial.

You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Plano can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has certified technicians on staff to help you with any damage you might have. 

SERVPRO is also on all of your major Insurance preferred vendor lists.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today(903)893-7166

Why Choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

 We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As leaders in the storm and 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-storm condition.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters.

We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at:903-893-7166.

Is your Home STORM READY?

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Each year Storms can hit all over the United States you must be STORM Ready.

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, winddriven snow that lasts for several days.

Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community.

Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

Here are some tips to stay warm:

 * Dress in several layers of lightweight clothing, wear mittens and a hat (preferably one that covers your ears).

* Wear waterproof, insulated boots to keep your feet warm and dry and to maintain your footing in ice and snow.

* Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.

* Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).

* Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.

* Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out. 

*Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year. 

*Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.

*Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.

* All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear. Cold-Related Emergencies

* Frostbite and hypothermia are two dangerous and potentially life-threatening emergencies. Learn how to care for these emergencies by taking a first aid class.

* Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.

* Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. *

Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task. * Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

* Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.

* Check on your animals and make sure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles. If possible, bring them indoors. Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills * Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.

* The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.

* Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.

* If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.

* Call for help from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.

Let Your Family Know You’re Safe

If your community experiences a severe winter storm, or any disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well Web site available through RedCross.org to let your family and friends know about your welfare.  

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today with any FIRE OR WATER DAMAGE you might have.

903-893-7166

Property Damage from falling tree limbs to your home

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Texas is known for big beautiful trees but unfortunately they can cause major damage during a storm.

STORM damage in Texas can happen quickly and SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can act quickly and unexpectedly.

During heavy storms here in Texas customers can encounter trees blown down or blown onto properties/roofs due to wind.

When trees come down on customers homes or businesses it can cause major problems ranging from WATER and sometimes FIRE damage.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903)893-7166 has the Certified Technicians to Mitigate your WATER/FIRE Damaged property.

If SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is contacted quickly we can start the drying/cleaning process.

SERVPRO is on the Majority of Insurance Companies Preferred Vendor Lists.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the necessary staff and the state of art drying equipment for any job large or small.

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for any Property Damage you might have.

903-893-7166

Safety Tips to keep warm for your home

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Heating Safety Tips:

1) Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or a portable space heater.

2) Have a three foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters. Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home. Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

3) Test smoke alarms monthly. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel. Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.

If your property does suffer fire damage or smoke damage please contact:

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166 for your free estimate.

Mold and the steps required to remove it

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Services

Mold has the potential to cause health effects and can spread through your property in as little as 48 hours.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Have Mold Related Questions? Call Us Today –(903) 893-7166

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and they may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Let your nose lead the way. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (903)893-7166

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

  1. Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

  1. Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

Unseen Water Damage

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison arrived onsite to a Water Damage due to an ongoing leak from the hot water heater.

This home was not occupied so the damaged occurred over several weeks. Unseen damage can be extensive and could be extremely costly for the homeowner. If you notice any type of damage to the floors, ceilings or your walls you should get it check out by a certified technician as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has IICRC certified technicians on staff who are trained to know where the water has traveled and what type of damage was associated with the leak. Most damage if found quick can be repaired .

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help you and your family at any time.

Contact SERVPRO of Plano at 903-893-7166 for your Water Damage needs. #SERVPROofshermandenisonwaterdamage

large Residential Water Damage

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison had dispatched our Technicians to assist a homeowner with a very large WATER DAMAGE due to a pipe break in the upper level of the home.   

The water has been running for quite some time and was not known.

After SERVPRO extracted the standing water we then pulled the baseboards. our technicians then cut the wet materials that were affected out.  Then we then placed several pieces of drying equipment to expedite the drying process. 

The homeowner was very happy with the time that our Crew responded in the middle of the night ready to start cleaning up her home.

SERVPRO is always available any hour of the day or night to service your home or business.

SERVPRO would love to help you or your family.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at:

903-893-7166

Commercial Property water damages

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is onsite extracting water from a commercial property that suffered a flood from clogged rain gutters.

SERVPRO technicians were onsite within an hour of receiving the call from the principle.  He was very concerned that the staff and kids would be arriving to a huge and possibly a dangerous mess.

SERVPRO of Sherman/ Denison went right to work on the extraction of the water and pulling of cove base as well as drilling holes behind the cove base.

Our Highly trained Technicians placed all of the drying equipment and performed their daily moisture readings of the wet structure.  SOme of the contents also needed some drying equipment placed on them as well.

 Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at 903-893-7166 today with any of your WATER, FIRE or SMOKE DAMAGE needs. #SERVPROtechsarethebest

What can you do until help arrives

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems.Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough professional cleaning.

If your home or business suffers a fire, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent further damage until SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison arrives.

The following tips may help reduce damage and increase chances of a successful restoration

WHAT 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/refrigerator completely and propdoors open to help prevent odor.

* Wipe soot from chrome kitchen/bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect the 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.

* Tape double layers of cheese cloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system. 

WHAT NOT TO DO 

* Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison The Professionals.

*Don’t attempt to shampoo carpets upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

*Do not 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.

* Do not consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water, as they may be contaminated.

*If ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fans. 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 today at 903-893-7166 for a free estimate.

Lightning Strikes a Home

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

With upcoming storms forecasted for this weekend Please be aware of Lightning strikes!

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help walk our customers walk you through every step of the cleaning process after a fire damage has happened to your property

 Here you will see how much debris is left when lightning struck a roof.

SERVPRO starts immediately cleaning up the sheetrock and insulation, pulling wet carpet and pad and then we inventory and box then remove and secure all of your treasured contents.  Once we have your contents ozoned we will then start hand cleaning all of your items from your home. Then your items are boxed into clean boxes and stored until your home/business is rebuilt.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today to help with your FIRE or WATER DAMAGE needs 903-893-7166 #SERVPROofshermandenison #SERVPROcleansfire

SERVPRO supports our Local Sports

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison supports our Local Little League Teams!
We are so very proud of the Dragonitas.

SERVPRO of Plano loves to be involved in local activities. Our community means the world to all of our staff and owner.  When we work very long hours we enjoy attending as many local little league games as possible.  We would love to support some new little league teams in the area.

If you ever need our help with a fire or water damage in your home or business give our office a call for a free estimate at 903-893-7166.

Our crew are certified in all areas water damage, fire damage and bio hazard clean up. We would love to be your go to person.

#SERVPROofshermandenison#girlssoftball#dragonitas

Defense against MOLD GROWTH

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

DEFENSE AGAINST MOLD GROWTH:Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions. Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent. Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations.

Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks. Keep gutters and drains clear of debris. Respond to all water intrusions immediately. Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building and perform necessary maintenance.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is local to our community.  This means that we can respond quickly to your needs.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold in your home or business.

We are available 24/7 and 265 days a year.

903-893-7166

It's the WATER that you don't see

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

It's The WATER that you don't see:

 Even small water damage shave the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.

The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals have the equipment,training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur. The proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense during a fire or water loss.When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted onto perform.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals will answer your call with fast action and a full arsenal of drying equipment.

Here area few of the tools used by SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets,baseboards and walls.Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to monitor the drying process.

Thermohygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity. When armed with this information, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals can calculate and create an environment most conducive to drying.

When facing a contaminated water loss, it is not only important to dry the structure, but the structure must also be disinfected and often deodorized.Ultra Low-Volume (ULV) Foggers(pictured below) will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a finemist that can easily penetrate the sitewhere odor-causing residues may accumulate.This device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.Thermal Foggers dispense solvent based products by creating a dense fog. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that attach to and neutralize odor causing particles to deodorize structures,garments,automobiles and other places where cleaning cannot reach.The bottom line?SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals have the training and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 903-893-7166

Garage Fire

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out to a large garage FIRE/WATER Damage.

Once onsite our supervisor Consoled the homeowner and walked them step by step through the whole process.

Our water mitigation crew started the extraction process first and then the fire damage crew proceeded with the fire damage restoration process.

Our TEAM members work 24-7 to complete these large losses and are proud to say we value each and everyone of our clients. If you are in need of Fire or Water damage clean up services please contact our office at: 903-893-7166. We answer our phone 24.7 with a live person. Our crews are dispatched withing an hour of your call.   #SERVPROofshermandenisonfirecleanupteam.Call us today if you need our assistance 903-893-7166

Summer Safety tips:

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. It is important to know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness, and recommended first aid steps. Some of these symptoms and steps are listed below.

–Heat Exhaustion
Symptoms:

Heavy sweating
Weakness
Cool, pale, clammy skin
Fast, weak pulse
Possible muscle cramps
Dizziness
Nausea or vomiting
Fainting
First Aid:

Move person to a cooler environment
Lay person down and loosen clothing
Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of the body as possible
Fan or move victim to air conditioned room
Offer sips of water
If person vomits more than once, seek immediate medical attention.


–Heat Stroke
Symptoms:

Altered mental state
One or more of the following symptons: throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, shallow breathing
Body temperature above 103°F
Hot, red, dry or moist skin
Rapid and strong pulse
Faints, loses consciousness
First Aid:

Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal.
Move the victim to a cooler, preferably air-conditioned, environment.
Reduce body temperature with cool cloths or bath.
Use fan if heat index temperatures are below the high 90s. A fan can make you hotter at higher temperatures.
Do NOT give fluids.

Hoarding is a disease

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

For over 20 years we’ve been in the business of assisting residents.

We take questions and calls from people of all kinds of hoarder-related service requirements. Our business is not to judge people, instead, we’re in the business of assisting people with finding solutions. Getting a customer’s environment restored back to a living condition that is suitable so that they feel comfortable once again is our main goal. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will show up on the day that has been scheduled and that is a good time for you. We listen carefully to your requests and treat each cleaning job that we do as a completely unique customer experience.

Over the years we have provided services to hundreds of customers and handled the requests of our clients for a thoughtful and discreet crew to handle all of their belongings. We ask you to participate in making the decisions for what stays and what goes from a site if you wish.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will not just go into a house affected by hoarding conditions and start throwing things out. Underneath the piles of clutter and confusion, there are actually items that are valuable and important that you will want to keep.

Our understanding of this reality and our great attention to details is what puts SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison in a category that is ABOVE and BEYOND our competitors. Our cleaners will package, transport as well as store items while removing unwanted items during the remediation process.

Give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call for our compassionate, discreet, respectful and certified hoarding cleanup services.
903-893-7166

FIREWORKS Landing on your roof could cause a FIRE?

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

It has happened plenty of times... especially when there is debris in the gutters, like dried leaves and twigs. Just because it is an asphalt roof shingle, doesn't mean it won't catch fire... just think... what is asphalt? It is a petroleum based product, on a hot roof, and if it then comes in contact with sparks from a firework, you potentially have a problem.

Fireworks were also banned in central Texas this year due to the extremely dry/drought conditions. 72% of Texas is in the highest drought category this year.... whew! Most of the area cities also cancelled their public firework displays due to the extreme fire danger.If a FIRE strikes your home call the professionals SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Call SERVPRO for Biohazard, Crime scene and Vandalism Cleanup

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Recognized as a leading Fire and Water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals offer fast, reliable Biohazard and Crime Scene cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.

A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals are Certified in Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals can help with

  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions 
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

State and local regulations vary.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals for 24-hour Emergency Service. (903) 893-7166

Celebrate Summer Safely

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Celebrate Summer Safely Why take the risk?

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166. Working to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Summer is a time to enjoy the great outdoors,but it is also important to keep safety in mind.Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family safe all summer long. When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.n When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks.Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks. Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire. Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite. Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline)away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison wishes you a safe and happy summer!

903-893-7166

EXTREME heat can be dangerous

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

As summer sets in, it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat in the coming months.

Heat affects all people, but especially the young, elderly, sick, and overweight. Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas due to the heat island effect.

According to the EPA, “the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50–90°F hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces—often in more rural surroundings—remain close to air temperatures.” These surface heat islands are strongest during the day when the sun is shining, while the atmospheric heat islands are more likely after sunset “due to the slow release of heat from urban infrastructure.”

Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several things you can do to prepare for and prevent extreme heat from affecting you.

If possible, stay indoors in air conditioning. Be sure to check on your pets who may be outdoors or bring them inside.

Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake. If you must go outside, wear loose fitting, light-colored clothing, and be sure to apply sunscreen often.

Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which are heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, and clammy skin; nausea or vomiting; and fainting, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life threatening. Signs of heat stroke are a high body temperature (103°+), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool. Reduce body temperature with cool, wet cloths or a bath. Do not give a person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency (CDC).

If you live in a humid climate, be aware of the heat index. The heat index factors in the humidity, which can make the temperature feel 15° hotter. Extreme heat is a serious danger. For more information on preparation and prevention, visit ready.gov or cdc.gov. 

Summer Solstice the story

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

At exactly 6:07 a.m. EDT Thursday, the noonday sun’s daily march northward will suddenly halt and reverse direction, an astronomical phenomenon traceable to the tilt of Earth’s axis. We in the northern hemisphere hail that singular moment as the summer solstice – “solstice” coming from the Latin words for sun and stop – but few of us today understand its full significance.

Our ancient ancestors were far more connected than we are to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

This is evident from the innumerable solstice-related monuments and traditions of nearly every nation and culture on the planet – from the stone temples of the Mayas and Aztecs to the bonfire festivals of northern Europe, practiced even now.

Call SERVPRO today at:903-893-7166

CARBON MONOXIDE: an unknown Silent Killer

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

CARBON MONOXIDE:

A Silent Killer You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels, it can kill a person in minutes.

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide, or CO,is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas,created when fuels, like gasoline, wood,coal, natural gas and propane burn incompletely.According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning. Itis estimated another 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to CO poisoning.

All people and animals are at risk for CO poisoning, with some groups—including unborn babies, infants, and people with chronic heart disease,anemia, or respiratory problems—being more susceptible to the effects of carbon monoxide.An excess of CO, leading to CO poisoning, can result from faulty furnaces or other heating appliances,portable generators, water heaters,clothes dryers, or idling cars left running in garages.Taking some basic, precautionary steps can help eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Protect yourself by reviewing the following tips, provided by the United States Fire Administration. Have fuel-burning appliances, like oil and gas furnaces, gas or kerosene heaters, fireplaces, and wood stoves inspected by a trained professional every year.

Open the damper for proper ventilation before using a fireplace.Never use your oven or stovetop to heat your home. Make sure all fuel-burning vented equipment is vented to the outside to avoid CO poisoning. Keep the venting for exhaust clear and unblocked.

If you need to warm a vehicle,remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Never run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open.

Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not blocked with snow, ice, or other materials. Make sure vents for the dryer,furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow and other debris.

Only use barbecue grills outside,away from all doors, windows,vents, and other building openings.Some grills can produce CO gas.Never use grills inside the home or the garage, even if the doors are open. Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows, vents, and other building openings to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the home.

FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mitigation always requires quick action on the insured 's part.

The faster SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results—including lower claim costs.

Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled by utilizing the following services.

Structural Cleaning After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning.

Your experienced local SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your insured’s structure.

Contents Cleaning All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to pre loss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items for your insured.

Deodorization SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison provides specialized services that rid your insured’s home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison does not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

National Flag Day is celebrated

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison celebrates National Flag Day. 

In the United StatesFlag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress The United States Army also celebrates the U S army birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holidayTitle 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110 is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the president's discretion to officially proclaim the observance. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of RennerdaleNew York Statutes designate the second Sunday in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.

Perhaps the oldest continuing Flag Day parade is in FairfieldWashington. Beginning in 1909 or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since, with the possible exception of 1918, and celebrated the "Centennial" parade in 2010, along with some other commemorative events. Appleton, Wisconsin, claims to be the oldest National Flag Day parade in the nation, held annually since 1950.

WATER and FIRE damages to your building

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

AT SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison our priority is returning damaged property and items to their preloss condition.

Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client’s facilities needs to be handled by professionals who understand the importance of your tenants’ safety.

At SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison our teams are trained in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants.

Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruptions for your tenants’ daily operations.Our experience with property management companies has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities:

*Multi-Level Commercial Buildings

*Multi-Tenant Facilities

*Shopping Malls

*Apartment Complexes

*Hotels

*Industrial Facilities

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Major damage to the Local High School several rooms wet

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out to one of our local high school on Sunday due to a pipe break. Our crews arrived within 45 minutes and started our mitigation process.  Our phones are answered 24 hours a day with a live person.

The school is under construction. A forklift driver at this company lifted the forklift to high and had broke a pipe that runs in the ceiling of this large  causing this pipe break saturated several classrooms and hallways. Thanks to our IICRC and ECTP Certified technicians we were able to extract the water, pull cove base and set large dehumidifiers and fans so that this school could continue with their remodeling project.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at:903-893-7166.

Fire Safety in you're home or business

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters respond to a home fire every 79 seconds.

Simple steps can be taken throughout the home to reduce the risk of fire and injury/loss of life:?

Working smoke alarms should be found in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the property are working properly and the batteries are good?

Be sure fire extinguishers are available on every level of the home and that each household member knows how to use them?

Reduce the risk of fire outside of the home by removing dying or dead trees and shrubs and by keeping dry brush and debris at least 30 feet away from the home.

Keep gutters, roof, and eaves clear of debris? Be sure any candles in the home are placed away from curtains and other furniture, as well as out of reach of children and pets. Consider using safer alternatives such as flameless candles.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help! Please call us at 903-893-7166

Commercial and Water Damage

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out to a local business because a PIPE BROKE inside a wall.

Our technicians have to act fast so no secondary damage occurs. The technicians are highly trained and certified for any size of loss your business might suffer.

All of our staff are IICRC certified in the science of drying structures.  Our staff are background checked and uniformed.

The majority of the 3300 sq ft building had flooded. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison extracted the water and pulled cove base then our Technicians set up Dehumidifiers to expedite the drying process. 

After about 72 straight hours of drying the structure the equipment was removed. Once the structure is dried to standards we can start the rebuild process.

Call our office today for your estimate at:

(903) 893-7166.

HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

It may seem early, but hurricane season is currently underway.

For the Atlantic, the season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began in mid-May and also ends November 30. Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. While the primary threat is in coastal areas, many inland areas can also be affected by these hazards, as well as by secondary events such as power outages as a result of high winds and landslides due to rainfall. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Plan an evacuation route and your emergency plan, take inventory of your property, and take steps to protect your home or business. 

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for any Fire, Smoke or Water damage needs you might have.

903-893-7166

Apartment Fire

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Early morning apartment fire displaced several families and affected 4 apartment units.

Thank goodness Red Cross was there to offer some assistance to these families.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was there assisting and will help these families any way we can.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison with any FIRE or WATER damage needs you might have. 903-893-7166.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will be happy to work you up a free estimate.

Water Damage to Commercial Property

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contacted by a manager at this property due to a break in a water line on the third floor causing half of this commercial property to become saturated.

Water had run down three levels causing insulation to be saturated and needing to be removed. 

The structure can not be dried until wet insulation is removed because it holds in the moisture causing the structure not to dry properly. Once our technicians check the moisture levels they will remove the wet insulation and pull back the base boards to help expedite the drying process.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison crews arrived onsite and started the extraction process.

If you find your property under water Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Cleaning of University

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contracted for the second year in a row to clean and sanitize over 300 dorm rooms at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Every surface is cleaned and sanitized for the new and returning students so they can be ready for their semester to begin.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in this type of service and no job is too small or too large for SERVPRO to handle.

We would love to come out and work up a free estimate for you.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

Residential Lightning Strike

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storms moved through our area causing a lightning strike to a local home. 

The damage caused all of the electronics in the home to be destroyed and busted some pipes in the attic causing secondary water damage.  

This home shows what a lightning storm can do to your business or home.

Water came through all of the light fixtures after the pipe broke causing all the sheet rock to be saturated.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is on the scene mitigating the loss.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for a no obligation free estimate.

When Disaster strikes your home or business call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at:

  (903) 893-7166.

National Women's Check up Day!

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY

Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health and as part of National Women’s Health Week, the second Monday in May is National Women’s Checkup Day.

The goal of National Women’s Checkup Day 2018 maintaining regular checkups as one of five healthy habits women can do to improve their health.  Other habits we can include are physical activity, healthy diets, quit smoking and following general safety rules.

Yearly well-woman visits are important and should include discussions of your health habits and family history, setting health goals and scheduling or receiving screenings or necessary exams.  Screening would include blood pressure, cholesterol, cervical cancer and others.

SERVPRO encourages all of our staff to get regular check ups.

Relay for Life

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Relay For Life is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them. Relay also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Each year, more than 5 000 Relay For Life events take place in over twenty countries. Events are held in local communities, campus universities and in virtual worlds.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. ... Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

Thank you to JB for representing SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison in Relay for Life last Friday!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By raising awareness of the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging sun-safe habits, we can change behaviors and save lives.

With the incidence of this disease reaching epidemic levels, we can’t do this work alone. We need your help. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to get involved.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison would like everyone to be active in checking for skin cancer.

International Firefighters Day

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

THANK YOU for your SERVICE!

INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTER'S DAY.

On December 2, 1998, a tragic event shook the Linton Community, Australia and the world. Firefighters in Linton, Australia- a populated region in Victoria- were fighting a large bush fire and called for mutual aid. This urgent mutual aid call brought the Geelong West Fire Brigade to the scene not knowing the despair and tragedy that was in store. Garry Vredeveldt, Chris Evans, Stuart Davidson, Jason Thomas, and Matthew Armstrong all loaded into company’s truck. They were part of a strike team and were being sent to help extinguish the flames. As the five headed into the hot zone, the wind suddenly switched direction, engulfing the truck in flames and killing all five members. This unfortunate incident is what inspired JJ Edmondson to bring about an international holiday, called International Fire Fighters Day, to support the lives lost and dedicated fire fighters who risk their lives every day to save life and property.One of the most significant symbols of International Fire Fighters Day is the red and blue ribbon. This ribbon is cut precisely five centimeters long and one centimeter wide, with the two separate colors conjoined at the top. JJ Edmonson chose red and blue because the red stood for the element of fire whereas the blue would represent the element of water. Coincidentally, red and blue are also the colors recognized world-wide to signify emergency services; therefore, red and blue being the best choice of color to recognize an international holiday. The ribbon is traditionally worn on the lapel-otherwise known as the fold of fabric on a shirt- but is not limited to that certain spot. Some people may also put it on their cars visors, hats, hang them in windows or off of car mirrors, or even hang them from trees in their front lawn. The places this ribbon can be placed are plentiful- just be creative! The red and blue ribbon is a simple but yet effective way to show support for International Fire Fighters Day.

Flooding

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service (NOAA),

"Approximately seventy-five percent of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding". NOAA lists the most common flood hazards in the United States as:

Flash Flooding

River Flooding

Storm Surge and Coastal

Inundation from Tropical and Non Tropical Systems

Burn Scars/Debris Flaws (caused by Wildfires)

Ice/Debris Jams

Snowmelt

DryWash (caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas)

Dam Breaks/Levee Failure

Just because you haven't experienced a flood doesn't mean you won't in the future. In fact 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. On average, flood cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the United States.

When catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help. We can help you prepare ahead of time with an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) .

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at (903) 4893-7166

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can work you up an estimate before work starts.

Bio hazard, Crime scene and Vandalism Cleanup

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison removes and dispose's of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Trained SERVPRO of Plano Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison follow's federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces. CRIME SCENE RESIDUES From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can clean and restore your property and contents. ARSON AND VANDALISM SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. Your local Franchise Professional also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Bio hazard, Crime scene and Vandalism Cleanup

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison removes and dispose's of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Trained SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison follow's federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces. CRIME SCENE RESIDUES From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can clean and restore your property and contents. ARSON AND VANDALISM SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. Your local Franchise Professional also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Large Commercial Water Damage

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out this week to assist in extracting water in a 25,000 sq ft building that had a pipe fitting break on the sprinkler system up above the drop down ceiling.

The water had been running for a couple of days over the weekend before the cleaning service came in on Sunday to do the normal janitorial servicing of the building. Most of the desks and other office furniture were damaged due to the water as well as electronic equipment.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison crews worked for hours extracting water pulling cove base and we were setting all of the drying equipment later that day.  The customer was very pleased with our quick response. Our crews know the science of drying.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at:903-893-7166.

SERVPRO is always here to help our customers.

Bio Hazard Clean up

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Hoarding Hoarding

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands How to mitigate this type of situation.

 Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. Hoarding is considered to be a Biohazard situation.

A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Counter tops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and virtually all other surfaces are usually piled with stuff. And when there's no more room inside, the clutter may spread to the garage, vehicles, yard and other storage facilities.

Hoarding ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, hoarding may not have much impact on your life, while in other cases it seriously affects your functioning on a daily basis.

People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand how their beliefs and behaviors can be changed so that they can live safer, more enjoyable lives. Our crews are highly trained and can address this type of situation.

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903)893-7166 today to let us help walk you through this situation. Our crews are always very sensitive to each situation.

Vandalism to Childcare

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Dust on every single item!

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contacted early on a Monday morning from the manager at a local daycare center that was really in a state of shock.

The manager walked in to a huge mess! Vandals had entered their facility and set off 5 fire extinguishers throughout the entire facility as well as destroying property throughout the child care. computers were also taken and the vandals urinated all over the floors.

The dust from the extinguishers cover every surface on every single item in the building. Our SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison team cleaned every single toy in their building!

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison started on Monday and finished late Thursday. This business was open and caring for their children by Friday morning.Call our office today if you have a need for this type of service (903) 893-7166

We offer free estimates during regular business hours.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

The Importance of Cleaning Dryer Vents According to FEMA.

Failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death. To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your home, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup. Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird’s nest, or other potential obstacles.

For more information on cleaning dryer vents, contact  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903) 893-7166

We are always here to help our customers!

Electrical Fire in Wall Outlet in Apartment

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Electrical Fire SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out to help with an electrical fire loss in an apartment wall.

This is just what can happen when a fire starts in an electrical outlet. Your electrical wall outlet can become to hot and overheat. Some plugs on your items may be frayed or become to hot while plugged into the outlet causing the cord to overheat and the plastic to start to melt/burn.  If the homeowner is not at home when this occurs it could be tragic. In order for this type of loss not to occur we suggest that you check your items that are plugged in to the wall often.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is in the process of cleaning and deodorizing all contents back to normal.

Please be safe and call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903)893-7166 if you should experience this type of loss we provide a free estimate during regular business hours.

Are your Ducts Dirty?

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality?

In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home. A routine part of your local SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money.

Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, your SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition. If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.

The SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost-efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services,  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins. Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container. Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean. As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns. Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt. For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment,

Contact your SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today. 903-893-7166

We are available 24/7 for your needs.

You can Be Ruined or You can be Ready with the Help of Technology

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Technology can now be a vital tool in preparing for emergencies or disasters, as well as during or after to stay informed of the situation and in communication with others.

From common technology you already use on a day-to-day basis to taking a few extra steps to prepare, the following will help you be ready in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Store Information Online There are many places to store important information securely online. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox offer free way to store different types of files, from a Word document to images of important documents. Ready.gov suggests saving an electronic version of insurance policies, identification documents, medical records, and information on your pets, if necessary. Follow the News Stay informed by following agencies such as FEMA, local news channels, and local government on Twitter for the most up-to-date information in a disaster situation. You can also alert first responders if a rescue is needed through Twitter. Mark Yourself Safe The American Red Cross offers a Safe & Well check-in site to list yourself as safe or find family and friends in situations where communication is difficult to establish. Facebook also has a feature called Safety Check that is activated after natural disasters or a crisis. You will receive a notification from Facebook if you’re located in the affected area at that time. Get in Touch Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in your phone and e-mail for communication with family, friends, business contacts, and others whom you may need to get in contact with before, during, or after a disaster. Charge Up Keep a portable charger in your car and home in case of an emergency. You may need to recharge this from time to time, but you can also buy solar-powered chargers as well. Get an Emergency READY Profile® SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is proud to offer Emergency READY Profiles (ERP) for free at ready.SERVPRO.com to help prepare you, your property, or your business for an emergency. By developing a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Emergency READY Profile® for your property or 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 property or business. Put help in the palm of your hand with the Ready Plan App.

Get in touch with SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for more information on developing an ERP for your property or business.

Call us today at: 903-893-7166

Hoarding: A Serious Situation

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

According to The Mayo Clinic, “Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.” Many people with hoarding disorder do not find their habits to be a problem. Hoarded items are often things others would throw away or look at as junk or garbage such as old newspapers, junk mail or packaging. Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. Bugs, fleas, rats and other vermin may be present, at which point an exterminator would need to be called. At times, hoarding may spread to outside the home as well, to storage facilities, or even the garage or yard. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison encounter hoarding situations several different ways. Often, a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is called for a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation when they arrive on-site. A SERVPRO Sherman/Denison will communicate with the insurance company regarding their contents coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried, and stored by the SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, or relocated to a storage facility so work on the fire or water loss can begin. Another way SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison encounter hoarding jobs is through calls from landlords, case workers, real estate agents, or family members, often after the death of a loved one. In these situations, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job. Sometimes, family members will come and try to help the hoarder sort through their contents as well. Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” If you encounter a hoarding situation at one of your properties, or with your insureds.

call  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today 903-893-7166

We have the experienced crews to walk you thorough this serious situation.

When Water Damage Strikes

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps. INSPECTION SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work. EMERGENCY SERVICES SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step. MONITORING To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you. RESTORATION SERVICES SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition. EMERGENCY WATER DAMAGE TIPS: Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.  Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock. Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.  Place aluminium foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.  Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.  Don’t enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards. Don’t use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water; this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.  Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water. For more information on recovering from water damage, contact your local SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today. 903-893-7166

We are available 24/7 

National Vietnam Veterans Day

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

The Vietnam War is a story of service members of different backgrounds, colors, and creeds who came together to complete a daunting mission. It is a story of Americans from every corner of our Nation who left the warmth of family to serve the country they loved. It is a story of patriots who braved the line of fire, who cast themselves into harm's way to save a friend, who fought hour after hour, day after day to preserve the liberties we hold dear. From Ia Drang to Hue, they won every major battle of the war and upheld the highest traditions of our Armed Force.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison would like to Thank all of our service members who have paid the ultimate price for all of us.

SERVPRO Experienced Restoration

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

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. Backed by a nationwide system of more than 1,500 qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!903-893-7166

Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.

FIRE AT ASSISTED LIVING HOME

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

When a fire strike at an Assisted Living Facility SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is there to help with the damage! Our customer has had many water damages in the past and knew who to call and we Thank them for the opportunity to work with the entire staff.

This COMMERCIAL CUSTOMER is an assisted living facility that is a four story building. The tenant has just received a grocery delivery from a local store and had the grocery sacks placed onto of the counter and stove.  The customer was unaware that the stove top knob was left in the on position.  The fire had started soon after customer left to visit a friend in the building and had come back 30 minutes late to find smoke throughout the apartment.  Fire was extinguished and SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contacted.

This has been a Commercial Customer of our for years.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison arrived onsite within 30 minutes of this call.  Once onsite SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison technicians started the extraction of water and pulling cove base starting on the 4th floor of this facility.  The drying process is still continuing.  The FIRE/SMOKE clean up has started working our way down cleaning each apartment.

If a Fire Damage happens in your building Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166.

Water and Fire Damage at local assisted living home

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

When a fire strike at an Assisted Living Facility SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is there to help with the damage!  Water had penetrated from the fourth floor down to the first floor and every material in between was saturated.

This commercial customer is an assisted living facility that is a four story building with over 150 individual apartments. The tenant had just received a grocery delivery from a local store and had the grocery sacks placed on the counter and stove.  The customer was unaware that the stove top knob was left in the on position.  The fire had started soon after customer left to visit a friend in the building and had come back 30 minutes late to find smoke throughout the apartment.  Fire was extinguished and SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contacted.

This has been a Commercial Customer of our for years.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison arrived onsite within 30 minutes of this call.  Once onsite SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison technicians started the extraction of water starting on the 4th floor of this facility.  The drying process is still continuing.  The FIRE/SMOKE clean up has started working our way down cleaning each apartment and reassuring the tenants things will be back to normal soon.

If a Fire Damage happens in your building Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166. Our professional team will know what steps to take to get you and your belongings back to where they were before the fire.

The science of drying after a water damage

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

The Science of Drying after a Water Damage

Drying a property after a water damage needs to be done correctly and quickly.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison technicians are trained in the science of psychrometrics and follow strict industry-approved standards to ensure secondary water damage is minimized.

Psychrometry is the calculation of relative humidity and water-vapor pressures from temperature and barometric pressure. It’s also called hygrometry.

If your home or business has a water damage, we will:

  • Inspect your property to detect any wet materials.
  • Measure the amount of moisture in the wet materials.
  • Set up professional drying equipment.
  • Monitor wet materials every day to ensure they dry properly and quickly.

Why Drying Quickly is Important

Materials can often dry on their own if the moisture if the moisture in the wet material moves to drier air (assuming there is drier air).  The problem with letting nature take care of drying your property is that it simply takes too long and the chances for secondary damage become high.  This is the reason we use professional drying equipment, such as air movers, dehumidifiers, and other specialty equipment, to help speed up nature.  Our technicians know the right amount of equipment and its most efficient placement to dry your structure.

How We Monitor the Drying Process

We will visit your property every day to check the drying status of all wet components.  We use a start-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help the speed of drying.  As areas become dry, we remove equipment.

DryBook

We document all drying data into a proprietary program called DryBook.  This is how we:

  • Manage industry drying requirements.
  • Provide real-time documentation of the drying process.  This documentation is given to your insurance provider, should you file a claim.
  • Validate services are executed to standard.
  • Report to all stakeholders involved.
  • Allow real-time updates.

Our technicians have the training and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”  We’re ready to help.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison and all surrounding Grayson County communities.  We can be reached 24/7 at (903) 893-7166.  

FASTER TO ANY DISASTER

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals understand the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern created by a fire damage.  Our priority is to help you regain control and to get your doors open, fast.

Responding quickly to a fire damage can save your company money, minimize additional extensive damage and shorten the length of down time.

Armed with the latest equipment, processes and technology, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals will help remove smoke, soot and fire damage from walls, flooring and air ducts and work to restore your facility to preloss condition.  The leading causes of fire in a business include:

*Cooking Equipment

*Electrical

*Heating units

No matter how the fire started, SERVPRO of Plano Professionals are trained in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for a FREE No Obligation Estimate:903-893-7166

I Had A Water Damage. What Do I Do now?

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

I Have A Water Damage. What Happens Now?

We’ve helped restore many homes and businesses after a water damage. For over 24 years, we’ve responded to water damage emergency calls on a daily basis. We can help you, too.

#1 Call us; we’ll be there in less than 4 hours
SERVPRO of Plano's promise is to respond to all water damages within 4 hours of receiving a call. We will gather information about your loss and dispatch a prepared crew immediately. We offer emergency services 24/7/365.

#2 Call your insurance (if you want to file a claim)
While we’re on the way, give your insurance provider a call and let them know what is happening. Inform them that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is on the way.

#3 Extraction
When we arrive, we will inspect the extent of the water damage and begin extracting all the water. Our crew will document all affected areas and begin the documentation process for your insurance claim (even when an insurance claim is not filed, our documentation process is still the same).

#4 Drying and Monitoring
Once all standing water has been extracted, we will set professional equipment to begin drying your home. We will place air movers, dehumidifiers, and possibly other specialty equipment for hard-to-reach places. We will return to your property once a day to monitor the drying process and remove equipment. For more information about our drying process, read our blog “The Science of Drying after a Water Damage.”

#5 Restoration
After your property is dry and clean, we will send one of our Reconstruction Project Managers to assess the damage, if any, the water caused. We will submit documentation and work with your insurance to get all necessary reconstruction approved. Once we get the green light from your insurance provider, we will repair your property.

If you find your property has experienced a water damage, don’t despair. We’re an experienced, certified, and professional team that can help.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison services 
Sherman/Denison and all surrounding Grayson county. We can be reached 24/7 at (903)893-7166.

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National Love Your Pets Day!

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY

On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day.  This holiday is a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets.  This is a good day to focus on the special relationship that you have with your pets.

Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet?  While there are more cats than dogs in the United States, more households have dogs than cats, but not by much. Pets are not limited to the canine and feline categories.  There are quite a few who prefer the companionship of birds, reptiles, fish or rats.  Whoever your pet companion is, we are sure you will enjoy spending a little extra time with them on National Love Your Pet Day and reap the benefits, as well such as stress relief and lower blood pressure.  So on February 20 (and every day) show your appreciation to your pets!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Bring your pet a special treat, take an extra long walk or give them more attention on National Love Your Pet Day.  Whatever you decide to do, spoil and appreciate your pets! 

Happy President's Day

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Presidents' Day in the United States

Washington's Birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA's first president.

What Do People Do?

Washington's Birthday officially honors the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States. The day commemorates past presidents of the USA. Washington's Birthday is sometimes known as Presidents' Day. This is because while most states have adopted Washington's Birthday, some states officially celebrate Presidents' Day.

Some states pay particular attention to Abraham Lincoln, as his birthday was also in mid-February. In the weeks or days leading up to the holiday, schools often organize events and lessons for students about the presidents of the United States and George Washington in particular. It is a popular day for stores to start their sales.

The US federal holiday is on the third Monday of February each year, but records show that George Washington's birthday is on February 22.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

THE LEGEND OF ST. VALENTINEThe history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Did You Know?Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

National Sticky Bun Day

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

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NATIONAL STICKY BUN DAY

National Sticky Bun Day is observed annually on February 21st.

Originally known as “schnecken” and still considered to be a Philadelphia specialty, it is believed that the sticky bun’s origin in the United States began in the 18th century when the German settlers brought baking tradition with them when they began settling near Pennsylvania.

Most often served for breakfast or as a dessert, sticky buns consist of rolled pieces of leavened dough that often contain brown sugar and sometimes cinnamon.  Before the dough is placed in the pan, the pan is lined with sticky sweet ingredients such as maple syrup, honey, nuts, sugar and butter.  When the buns are finished baking, they are then flipped upside down so that the sticky bottom becomes the topping.

National Strawberry Day

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY

We continue with February’s heart-shaped and red theme by observing National Strawberry Day on February 27. These juicy, sweet berries can brighten up any dish and are delicious all on their own.

There are a few different stories behind the origin of the name. The more widely accepted version is that the berries would drop off the leaves and become “strewn” about the plant. Overtime “strewn-berries” became “strawberries”. There was a time (and some gardeners still do this today) when strawberry beds were mulched with straw, insulating the plants over the winter, keeping weeds at bay during the growing season and making them easier to harvest. Another sweet story tells of English children stringing the berries on grass straws and selling the “straw berries” in their neighborhoods.

Strawberries are a little unusual as far as fruits go; they wear their seeds on the outside.

Not only are they delicious, but they are also fragrant. One of the more aromatic fruits, they belong to the rose family.

Strawberries are grown in nearly every corner of the Earth (if the Earth had corners) except for her most frozen southern and northern reaches. Along with all these possible locations, there are over 600 varieties of strawberries as well.

An excellent source of Vitamin C, strawberries are also a good source of folic acid, potassium and fiber. At 55 calories and zero fat in 1 cup, these sweet things hit the spot when a snack time is calling!

Happy FAT TUESDAY

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as Mardi Gras Day or Shrove Day. It is a day when people eat all they want of everything and anything they want as the following day is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a long fasting period for Christians.

Related popular practices are associated with Shrovetide celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as the United Kingdom, Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the word shrive, meaning "confess".

 Mardi Gras and Carnival are the same celebration. Though Mardi Gras technically refers only to Fat Tuesday, the Mardi Gras season actually begins on Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrated on January 6 that is otherwise known as Three Kings Day or the Twelfth Day of Christmas.

When You Need a Quick Response Call on SERVPRO

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

As a commercial property management professional, your clients and tenants rely on you for efficient day-to-day operations of their property.  They also depend on you to protect it.  SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals understand there's no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact occupant safety, revenue loss and business continuity. 

Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions and recovery costs.  You and those who depend on you will appreciate the rapid response, expertise and training that enables SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals to help get your facility back into operation quickly.

* Electronic File Documentation Complete with Loss Reports

*24/7 Call Center

* Large Loss Capabilities-Catastrophic Loss Response team.

*Professional Reassurance and Consistency

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*More than 1,700 Franchises located in North America.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today: (903)-893-7166

Clean Out your Computer Day

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

 Feb 12  Clean Out Your Computer Day

Have you been putting off cleaning out those old files on your desktop? Well, today is the day you should do it, because it is Clean Out Your Computer Day.

Started in 2000 by the Institute of Business Technology, the day falls on the second Monday in February.

How to Celebrate

  • Backup your computer, including all your files, documents, and pictures.
  • Clean out your desktop. Delete or archive files that you have no use of or haven’t used in several months.
  • Organize your folders, files and bookmarks.
  • Uninstall all the programs you no longer used.

Did You Know…

…that the Perottina was the world’s first commercially marketed desktop? Launched in 1964, the computer was named after its inventor Pier Giorgio Perotto.

Post-Construction Cleaning Services

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Your local SERVPRO professional provides fast,thorough services to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done quickly as possible. And do not forget, SERVPRO Professionals provide 24-hour emergency mitigation, clean up and restoration services for Water, Mold and Smoke Damages.

SERVPRO also Provides Dehumidification as part of our Post-Construction service.  If you think you might need to deal with a moister issue, let us give you the help you need.  We are trained to respond quickly and to do the job right the first time.

The first impression you make is when your buyer opens the door to their new home for the first time. Rely on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to make you look great!

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for a free detailed estimate today at : 903-893-7166

National Boy Scouts Day

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

NATIONAL BOY SCOUTS DAY

Since 1910, boys across America have been doing good deeds, learning survival skills and developing moral foundations through the Boy Scout of America.  February 8th annually recognizes National Boys Scouts Day.  

The Boy Scouts of America has roots in the British Boy Scouts organization which was created in 1908 after the success of the book Scouting for Boys by Robert Baden-Powell.

On a foggy day in London an American newspaperman, William Dickson Boyce, became lost when a Boy Scout came to his assistance. With the boy’s guidance, Boyce arrived at his destination. When Boyce offered payment for the assistance, the Boy Scout refused explaining it was a good deed.

Boyce was inspired to organize similar youth groups into one organization. On February 8, 1910, Boyce filed papers of incorporation, and the Boy Scouts of America was born.

Boy Scouts have had a profound impact on the United States.  Many presidents and other dignitaries have been Boy Scouts.  A total of 181 Astronauts have also been a part of the Boy Scout program.

National Send A Card To a Friend Day

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

February 7 is Send a Card to a Friend Day.

Stay Connected

While we all love our friends and would like to keep in touch with them all the time, daily life can sometimes make it hard to stay connected. If you are unable to keep up with the lives and times of your friends, then Send a Card to a Friend Day is the prefect excuse to take some time during the day to write a note to a dear friend to let them know you are thinking of them.

How to Celebrate?

  • Celebrating this holiday is very simple. Take some time out of your busy day and write notes to your friends.
  • Everyone loves a handwritten note, but if you can’t do that send them an e-card or even an email. No one will judge you as long as they hear from you.

Did You Know…

…that the earliest known greeting card is a Valentine’s Day card thought to have been sent sometime in the 1400s?

Dr. Seuss Day!

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

NATIONAL READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY (DR. SEUSS DAY)

National Read Across America Day is an annual event that is part of Read Across America, an initiative on reading that was created by the National Education Association.

Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  However, if it falls on a weekend, it is observed in the school systems on the school day closest to March 2nd.  This day is a motivational and awareness day, calling all children and youth in every community across the United States to celebrate reading.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Pick up an interesting book and read it.  More importantly, read with a child. 

Tips to Remove Sewage Backup After Heavy Rains

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Tips To Safely Remove Sewage Backup After Heavy Rains

Sewer backup in Sherman, TX following heavy rains is not uncommon. This can result in just a few inches of standing water or several feet of rain water accumulating. Knowing how to remove this water safely and properly is important. You might also consider putting preventative measures in place to reduce the risk of this situation in the future.

Taking Preventative Measures

If you have experienced a sewer backup once, you know it is definitely something that you do not want to happen again. There are a few ways to reduce your risk:

• Install backwater valves on any basement plumbing fixtures
• On the house trap, ensure that all sewer trap plugs fit properly and tightly

Removing Sewage Backup

First and foremost, you want to shut off the electricity and gas in the space that was affected by the backup. Then, the most important part is to get all of the standing water out as quickly as possible. A sump or trash pump might be beneficial for this step in the process. Once removed, start by opening windows and doors and running fans to air out the space.

Any items touched by the backup or black water should be thrown away due to the risk of them being contaminated. Then, start cleaning. Use appropriate cleaning solutions, such as bleach and other disinfectants. Go over all surfaces multiple times, using clean sponges or cloths so that you can avoid cross-contaminating cleaned areas. Once clean, make sure to use another fresh towel to thoroughly dry the area. As you are doing this, be careful not to track sewage or other debris to already-cleaned areas. 

It is important that sewer backup is promptly removed to avoid additional problems. Once it is gone and restoration is completed, consider instituting preventative measures to help to decrease the chances of your home experiencing this issue in the future. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903)-893-7166 

Candle Burning Safety

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Here are a 10 tips to keep your home safe from candle use.

  1. Young children should be taught to stay away from lit candles. Keep lit candles out of reach of children and pets. Candle lighting is not an appropriate activity for small children, so keep all matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children. Older children can learn to use them under adult supervision.
  2. Burn candles away from drafts, other heat sources, and all flammable objects or materials. In other words, never use candles near windows or exits.
  3. Keep burning candles away from curtains, wrapping paper, combustible decorations and displays, flammable liquids, and aerosol sprays, such as hair spray, which can explode. Never allow a candle flame to touch any glass surface. Don't burn candles more than four hours at a time.
  4. Unattended candles are an invitation to disaster; so don't forget to snuff out candles before leaving the room or going to bed. Blowing candles out doesn't do the trick: Extinguish them by wetting the wick. Here are some tips for burning candles safely:
  5. Candles other than jar candles must be used in an appropriate non-tipping, non-flammable holder. Make sure that candle containers and holders are made from tempered glass or have a proper glaze. All candles should be placed on a safe, heat-resistant dry surface. If possible, place glass chimneys or shades over them. For Christmas luminaires, use 15-hour votive candles in holders, placed in paper bags filled with at least 2 inches of sand. The candle must be of a size that will allow adequate space between the candles and bag so as not to ignite the bag.
  6. Remove labels and tags from candles before burning.
  7. Keep wicks trimmed to ¼ inch at all times. This inhibits smoking and carbon build-up at the tip of the wicks and provides a cleaner burn.
  8. Sometimes a layer of liquid wax forms that causes the wick to fall to the side. To maintain an even burn, keep the wick centered. This will also protect the candleholder, since a flame that's too close for too long may crack the holder.
  9. Keep the wax pool free of foreign objects such as wick trimmings and matches. They will interfere with proper burning and are flammable.
  10. Extinguish taper or pillar candles when they get within 2 inches of their holders. Discontinue use of containers candle when ½" of wax remains.

Household Appliances Cause Most Water Damages

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

If you come home to flooded floors from a failed appliance in your home, call SERVPRO.

Steps to removing water and drying your home after a failed appliance causes a flood

Most flooding problems in homes come from the inside, rather than from a rising creek or river. In many of these cases, the problem results from a failed dishwasher or a split intake hose for a clothes washer.

Appliance flood damage in a Grayson county home sounds simple, but the truth is very different. A failure of either of these machines can drop over five gallons of water on the floor every hour. SERVPRO knows that if this happens in the morning after everyone leaves for work, that means an entire, three-bedroom room can be under an inch of water before the homeowner or renter walks in to find a disaster.

The only advantage to dealing with flooding from such an inside source is that it is clean water. There is no contamination to have to worry about, so there is no need for special protective gear and since cleaning the surfaces is not required, the overall time necessary for the job is far less as well.

The first step we take is to stop the flow of water. If a resident has not turned off the water main, we do it immediately after arriving on the property.

Next, we get to work removing standing water. For any amount over an inch, we start with commercial grade water pumps. These machines can empty out an average home in an afternoon, allowing us to bring in more equipment and inspect for damage to floors, carpets, and walls. If the power is out, we bring in our generators for uninterrupted electrical support.

If there is no permanent damage, we draw out remaining water trapped on carpets and floors. Technicians use extraction wands which are designed to bring out the water without harming wood surfaces or damaging the nap of the rug. This part of the job is more time-consuming and can take up to a full day or more.

With the water removed, we now lower the moisture levels in the surrounding air. To do so, we use dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the air. Each device can remove over twenty gallons every day depending on the humidity and size of the dehumidifier we use. We perform this task to prevent the possibility of rot or mold growth in the walls and floors.

Drying out your home is not an easy process, but the right restoration company can do it quickly and safely. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has decades of experience helping our neighbors put their homes back together after a flood. If you need our help, call today at (903)893-7166.

NATIONAL BACKWARDS DAY

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

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 January 31st honors everything backward.  National Backward Day is an opportunity to reverse our ways, our direction or simply our shirt.  Dessert for breakfast, perhaps? There are many ways to celebrate this fun day, so just let your imagination be your guide.  

This day is very popular with school-aged kids, but there is no age limit on who can participate in all of the backward fun. So EVERYONE, let’s have some fun!! 

FUN FACT:  Leonardo da Vinci wrote backward.  Not only did the artist and inventor write from right to left, but he also wrote his letters backward.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Do things backward and use #NationalBackwardDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Backward Day.  

There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

Most Popular Dog Breeds

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

5 Of The Most Popular Dog Breeds In The World

ByMike Clark  

There are plenty of obscure dog breeds out there, but some breeds just rise to the top more than others. These dog breeds are so popular that almost everyone in the world has heard of them, seen them, or lives with them. In fact, if you ask a stranger to picture a dog in their mind, chances are good it will be one of these breeds. The most popular dog breeds in the world can be found in dog shows, in homes, and even as hard workers in all kinds of fields. Here are the most popular dog breeds in the world and some of the reasons they’re so famous.

5. Beagle

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You may remember the Beagle breed from the film Shiloh, or you may recognize the most famous Beagle ever, Snoopy, the dog from the Peanuts comic strip. If you take one look at a Beagle, it’s easy to see the appeal. They have adorable, puppy-dog eyes, floppy ears, and soft features. And they have a very friendly personality to match. But most of all, they have powerful noses. They’re scenthounds, which means they were bred to rely mostly on their sense of smell to hunt. They are still used for this purpose today.

In fact, all of these traits make them the perfect choice for working in airports around the world. They’re friendly and cute, so they don’t intimidate people, and they have great sniffers, which helps them detect contraband, even in a crowded airport. This began in 1984 when the U.S. Department of Agriculture started using Beagles to detect illegal food products being brought into Los Angeles International Airport. The Beagle was so successful that the “Beagle Brigade” still patrols 20 international airports and points of entry into the U.S. today!

4. Poodle

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The Poodle held the title of most popular breed in the United States for almost 20 years. While they may seem prim and proper to those who have only seen the fancy-hairdo-wearing pups from dog shows, those familiar with Poodles know just how friendly and loyal they can be. And that fancy hairdo may be for show today, but it once served an important purpose. Poodles were originally bred to be waterfowl hunters. Their fur would be cut short in places to prevent being caught by underwater debris, but was left long around the joints and organs to protect the dog from cold water.

Their biggest asset is their intelligence. Circus performers recognized their talent for learning tricks, and their fur was perfect for styling into a visual spectacle for shows. These days, Poodles continue to dazzle audiences with their obedience and agility feats, which earn them high honors in many dog shows. Their friendly nature, intelligence, and “hypoallergenic” status makes them highly sought-after for interbreeding with other dogs, leading to the rise in popularity of breeds like the Goldendoodle.

3. German Shepherd

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The German Shepherd owes his popularity, at least in part, to the dog who saved HollywoodRin Tin Tin. But the German Shepherd has kept his status as one of the ten most popular breeds in the United States with its ability to be trained to do just about anything. They work as assistants to the disabled, police dogs, military dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, contraband sniffing dogs, and herding dogs among other jobs.

German Shepherds are loyal, sometimes to a fault, and must be socialized early on to be friendly to other dogs and humans. But they make excellent guard dogs for this reason. They are naturally suspicious, so if an intruder breaks in to a German Shepherd’s home, he’s likely to have a hard time getting away without some teeth marks. The German Shepherd’s reputation as an intelligent, trainable dog with a strong sense of loyalty makes it a favorite as a worker dog and as a regular companion.

2. Bulldog

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The Bulldog may have one of the most unique looks in the world of dogs. Perhaps it is their easily recognized appearance that draws it such popularity. Or maybe it’s their friendly, albeit lazy demeanor. In fact, it’s this good nature that separates it so strongly from the ancestors they originate from. The Bulldog was bred in England from Mastiff dogs for the purpose of bull baiting, which was a bloody, vicious sport that involved the dog biting the nose of a bull and shaking it. Eventually the sport was outlawed, and the Bulldog lost its purpose as a working dog.

Rather than let the Bulldog fall by the wayside, patient breeders selected only the kindest, most pleasantly-tempered members of the breed to reproduce. So the Bulldog we have today has none of the vicious tendencies of its forefathers. Still, their unique body structure causes joint and respiratory problems. They tend to be overweight and lazy, they snore, they have excessive gas, and they’re sensitive to extreme temperatures. Even with all these problems, they are one of the most beloved and popular breeds in the world. Their looks may be both their biggest asset and their biggest downfall.

1. Labrador Retriever

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The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in the United States. And if you’ve ever met a Labrador Retriever, it’s easy to see why. They’re incredibly friendly and loyal, great for families, and perfect companion dogs. In fact, they’ve been made famous by art, books, and movies, like Old Yellerand Marley & Me. But a good natured personality isn’t the Labrador Retriever’s only strength. They were bred to be working dogs. It won’t take you long to notice that Labrador Retrievers love the water. That’s because they originated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where they accompanied fisherman and helped with work on the ship. The loyal Labrador would haul in nets, fetch ropes, and catch fish that got off the hook.

Labradors may not be helping fishermen as much today, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t working dogs. Labrador Retrievers are employed as assistance dogs for the disabled, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, and hunting companion dogs. Their intelligence and pleasant demeanor make them great at working with humans. The only job they’re not so talented at is being watchdogs. They’re too friendly, even to intruders. But their loving nature and adaptability make them the most popular dog breed in America.

Post-Construction Cleanup Services

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SERVPRO IS PROUD TO HAVE A REPUTATION BUILT ON TRUST.

* Over 1700 Franchises Nationwide

* Serving America Since 1967

*Trusted by over 600 Insurance companies

*Nationwide Large Loss Response Team

*Guaranteed 24-hour Emergency Response

Your local SERVPRO Professional provides fast, thorough service to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done as quickly as possible. And do not forget, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison provides 24-hour emergency mitigation cleanup and restoration services for Water, Fire and Smoke Damages.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison also provides dehumidification as part of our post-construction service.  If you think you might need to deal with a moister issue, let us give you the help you need.  We are trained to respond quickly and to do the job right the first time.

Rely on SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to make you look great! (903-893-7166)

SERVPRO Knows Deodorization

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Even a small fire can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized. Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent problems.

As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the structure, leaving odorous residues and deposits on surfaces and in hard to reach places.  Unless fast, Professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors.

SERVPRO Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. Any restorable item in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized, including: furniture, draperies and upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC air ducts, and more.

SERVPRO Professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out and remove the sources of the odor. Ask SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to explain the various deodorization methods available and which will work best for you.

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The Water Damage Process

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (903-893-7166)

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

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.

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.

MOLD REMEDIATION and RESTORATION

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Sherman home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants, and it has the potential to cause other health effects. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediation your mold infestation.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the highly trained technicians that can look at your loss and what the next step is in the process of remediation.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
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STORM DAMAGE CLEANUP AND RESTORATION

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage to a Commercial Building

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of SHerman/Denison can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
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Why Choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

 We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As leaders in the storm and 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-storm condition.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

Call our office today at 903-893-7166

SERVPRO HEROES

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage

SERVPRO Heroes to the Rescue

When you leave the office, you are expecting it to be the same as you left it, not flooded. This office building has about 6 inches of standing water throughout their halls and offices. Our SERVPRO Heroes were called to the rescue to extract and dry this office building in Plano, TX. Sometimes, having that much water can cause the carpet to not dry properly and is recommended to install new flooring. Here at SERVPRO, we can remove the carpet, clean it, and reinstall it.  Having all the necessary equipment handy, and only have to call one company out instead of two makes it convenient for you. 

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes
  • Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today (903-893-7166)

Electrical Fires

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Fire in an Attic

Here are just a few ways an electrical fire can occur.

* Electric wires in attics being chewed on by animals/rodents.

*Plugging in extension cords incorrectly or frayed extension cords.

*Over usage of a electrical socket

*Tree branches coming to close to outside wireing

Please make sure that your home has an updated breaker box and updated wiring.

Check your attic once a month for a rodent problem and treat if necessary.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for a free estimate:903-893-7166

School/Educational Faculities

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AT SERVPRO® we believe learning shouldn’t be paused or cancelled, even in the face of disaster. Disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and Flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school or a campus of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue while we restore your facility. Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students; ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so. 

Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanups has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities:

K-12 Schools Colleges & Universities Dormitories Event and Sporting Arenas Libraries Daycares / Pre-K Facilities

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Hospitality Facilities

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HOSPITALITY FACILITIES AT SERVPRO® we understand that keeping your guests satisfied is your top priority, and you can rest assured that you are ours. When disaster strikes at a hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible. Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head or a natural disaster, we work to efficiently isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can continue normally, and guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact. Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance teams to prioritize spaces and make sure that all areas are restored to your complete satisfaction.

Our experience in the hospitality industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following hospitality facilities:

Hotels Convention Centers Casinos Resorts Entertainment Venues Banquet Halls

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

The Worries of Winter Weather and Storm Damage

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel. If you live where temperatures sink below freezing level, you are also at risk for frozen pipes and ice dams, which can create a major disaster at your home or property.

FROZEN PIPES

Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. To prevent pipes from freezing, here are a few steps you can take, according to The American Red Cross:

Be sure to completely drain water from swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses. n Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air near the plumbing.

 When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.  Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.

ICE DAMS

Ice dams can be a little-known, but major problem during the snowy season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof ’s shingles and into the structure’s interior areas, as well as causing gutters and shingles to move or fall. Icicles can be an initial sign of an ice dam, according to Travelers.com. To spot ice dams inside, “check for water stains or moisture in your attic or along the ceiling of exterior walls of your house. Water stains or moisture may be an indication that an ice dam has formed and water has penetrated the roof membrane.” Removing an ice dam as soon as it is found is vital to helping prevent damage to your property and can be done using heated cables, a roof shovel, or calcium chloride ice melter. If winter weather causes water damage to your property,  SERVPRO of SHerman/Denison are only a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to preloss condition. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

Extreme Cold From Winter Storms

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According to the National Weather Service, $2.84 million dollars of property damage was caused by extreme cold in 2015.

Even scarier Fifty-three people died and three were injured due to extreme cold the same year. It is important to be aware of the effect extremely cold temperatures can have on you.

The two main conditions to be aware of are frostbite and hypothermia. Frostbite is caused when your skin is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Physical symptoms are white or grayish-yellow skin, skin that feels unusually firm, or waxy numbness. Hypothermia is when your body temperature falls to an abnormally low temperature, caused from long exposure to cold weather. Signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. If someone’s body temperature is below 95°F, seek medical attention immediately. To avoid these conditions, stay indoors if possible. If not, dress warm in layers and try to keep dry.

Dangers of EXTREME COLD Why take the risk? Call a SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

Working to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at: 903-893-7166

Fire Damage

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Fire Damage by Front Door

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903-893-7166)

Restoration

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot.
  • Water Removal & Dehumidification.
  • Mold Mitigation & Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs & Contents Restoration
  • Electronics & Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service.

Downed Trees

1/7/2018 (Permalink)

STORM damage in Texas can happen quickly and SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can act quickly!

During heavy storms here in Texas customers can encounter trees blown down or blown onto properties due to wind.

When trees come down on customers homes or businesses it can cause major problems ranging from WATER and sometimes FIRE damage.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903)893-7166 has the Certified Technicians to Mitigate your WATER/FIRE Damaged property. If SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is contacted quickly we can start the drying/cleaning process.

SERVPRO is on the Majority of Insurance Companies Preferred Vender Lists.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the necessary staff and the state of art drying equipment for any job large or small.

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for any Property Damage you might have.

903-893-7166

Water Heaters

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Failing Water Heaters

During the up and down temperatures here in North Texas SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison encounters major problems with Water Heaters breaking and causing extensive damage to properties.

Once the water heater malfunctions and goes out the flooding can be very serious if not addressed immediately.  The water heaters located in the attic can cause even more damage inside the home when the water penetrates the insulation and the sheet rock.  When this occurs the ceiling can get so saturated that it tends to fall causing damage to anything and anyone below. The contents and flooring in the path of the ceiling is usually very saturated and will need drying.

SERVPRO technicians are highly trained to handle these type of damages and will know how to dry your structure and to return you back to normal.

Please call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for your Water/Flood damage services: 903-893-7166

Frozen Water Lines

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded Building due to Frozen Water Lines

Winter has hit Texas hard!  Frozen water lines have caused major damage this week for our Residential and Commercial customers. 

Many of our customers call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for our professional Mitigation services and our highly qualified and Certified WATER DAMAGE Technicians.

Once the weather reaches above the freezing mark that's when the damage starts to reveal itself.

SERVPRO will walk you through the drying process step by step to ensure that you have the knowledge during this tying time.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-1766 will respond to your needs as quick as possible!  Please contact our office if you find yourself in the need of water damage remediation SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and highly trained to handle any size of damage.

Commercial Building Flooding

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Commercial Building Flooded due to Frozen Pipes

North Texas during the winter encounters major temperature changes. If the temperature drops below freezing in our area you tend to see pipes freeze. When the temperature rises above freezing the pipes thaw out causing major damage to Homes and Businesses.

SERVPRO has the highly Qualified and Certified Water Damage Technicians that can come out and mitigate the damage quickly and efficiently.

During this cold weather sprinkler systems and any pipes in commercial buildings have a tendency to freeze.

If SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is contacted immediately we can mitigate the damage properly and restore your building back to normal.

SERVPRO staff are all IICRC and our Managers are IICRC and ASD Certified in the State of Texas.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

What to Expect From Mold

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Growth

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (903)893-7166

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison proudly serves Sherman, Denison and surrounding areas.

Space heater safety for your home

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Space heaters can cause so much damage this time of year. When temperatures drop and everyone wants to stay warm this is when things can go very wrong for the homeowners.

By taking correct precautions you could prevent damage to your property. Please use the following tips to ensure your safety.

Do not use an extension cord on the heater. Plug heater directly into wall .

Do not place space heater near upholstery items or rugs.

Do not leave space heaters running when you leave your home.

Do not use old space heaters .

Do not use space heaters if there is a frayed cord.

If you notice a burning smell unplug space heater promptly.

Please call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison if you have had a smoke/fire damage this year.

903-893-7166

Frozen Pipes

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Please check out this blog post from the Rossen reports.

https://www.today.com/video/rossen-reports-update-how-to-avoid-bursting-pipes-and-costly-repairs-this-winter-1126605891570

Please take the necessary precautions for your pipes.

Pipes can burst at or below freezing temperatures 30 degrees or below.  The more you know the better you can prepare!  With a little money spend a head of time you might save thousands of dollars in damage due to broken pipes.

Wrap your pipes, Drip your faucets, Turn off your sprinkler systems and Shut off main water line if you are going out of town for the holidays. 

With a little preventative action you might just save thousands of dollars in damage. 

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at 903-893-7166 if you have a water damage to your property. Our technicians are on cal 24/7 for you.

Commercial Properties

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Did you know that sprinkler pipes are required in most commercial properties? 

Most of the pipes in commercial properties tend to break and cause severe water damage due to freezing temperatures.

If pipes freeze and break the damage in commercial properties or buildings can be very extensive and costly.  Water damage will need to be mitigated by SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison quickly and efficiently in order to get the property back up and running and decrease the loss in business time.

The water from a damaged pipe can travel from the top floors in a high rise all the way down to the lower level causing damage on every floor of the building and affecting the materials in between the floors.  If SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is contacted quickly we can mitigate the loss and make it "Like it never happened."

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

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There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (903)893-7166

No job is to small or to large for our SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison franchise we help to restore your Residential or Commercial Property back to normal with highly trained technicians for any type of Damage ranging from Water, Fire, Smoke and Bio clean up.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (903)893-7166

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Commercial Mold Remidiation

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intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting.

 Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, We will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (903)-893-7166

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and perform the remediation to preloss condition. 

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Take Precautions

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SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moister for a long period of time.  If sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moister problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

The presence of visible mold.

Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

Any evidence of past moister problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

Preventing Spontaneous Combustion of Oil Soaked Rags

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire in Garage due to DIY project

Rags are the most common type of Spontaneous Combustion fires. Most are caused by improperly disposed of oil and stain soaked rags.

Examples of these products are oil-based paints and stains, teak and linseed oils, varnishes and polyurethane, paint thinners, etc. Spontaneous combustion of oily rags occurs when rag or cloth is slowly heated to its ignition point through oxidation. A substance will begin to release heat as it oxidizes. If this heat has no way to escape, like in a pile, the temperature will raise to a level high enough to ignite the oil and ignite the rag or cloth.

 The fire from this can spread quickly to other combustibles and cause great damage to your home or property. Prevention of spontaneous combustion fires begins with good housekeeping.

A clean work area can prevent a fire from spreading and getting bigger by not allowing the fire fuel to burn. Also understanding the potential for self-heating of rags soiled with oils such as linseed oil and turpentine is a key step in eliminating these preventable fires. To properly and safely dispose of oily rags, Bend Fire Department recommends the following steps:

1 Use a container with a tight fitting lid. A metal can is preferable but a plastic can or zip lock bag can work if nothing else is available.

2 Place soiled and used rags inside and then fill the rest the way with water, seal the top and do not open it. This will prevent the oils from oxidizing, and thus keeping the rags from heating up and igniting.

3 Contact your local garbage disposal company for their policy on disposal of the can and contents. Some companies will permit disposal in regular household trash.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

From The Ordinary

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. 

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi (penicillin chrysanthemum) .

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is available 24 hours and 7 days a week for any type of damage you might have large or small from Commercial to Residential. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has trained and certified technicians ready at all times to begin the remediation your loss and make it "Like it never even happened."

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166 with any questions.

The pattern may look interesting but MOLD GROWTH is no joke!

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Mold on walls Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison

Mold contamination shown throughout the garage

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help 24/7 903-893-7166

 When a contamination reaches over 25 contiguous square feet we are required to call in a mold assessment consultant to take air samples and draw up a remediation protocol and clear the project once it has been completed. You'll see in this photo it was clearly necessary as this is just one room showing the growth.  

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - 903-893-7166
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Being Prepared for Tsunamis

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

BE PREPARED:

Tsunamis- Why take the risk? 

Did you know tsunamis can hit any U.S. coast?

While Tsunamis are more likely to hit states on the Pacific coastline or in the Caribbean, it is good to know what to do if a tsunami does strike where you live, or even where you may vacation.

Ready.gov says “tsunamis, also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called “tidal waves”), are a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite.” Areas within a mile of the coast and less than 25 feet above sea level have a greater risk of being hit.

As with any emergency, be sure you have a plan.

Know the evacuation plan and move inland or to higher ground and avoid the beach. “The first wave may not be the last or the largest,”

For more information on preparing for a tsunami, visit ready.gov/tsunamis. 

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for an estimate: 903-893-7166

Time is Money

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage to a Commercial Property

You have heard it said again and again! Time is money.

The old adage is never more  true than when dealing with a water damaged home or business. Every minute matters, because every minute the property remains wet could turn primary damage into secondary-or even permanent damage.  That's why Emergency Response Matters. 

Let's face it: Floods, Burst Pipes and Leaks simply don't abide by the 9-5 workday.

 SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are the professional on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with the state-of-art equipment and proven methods to get the job done right as quickly as possible.

If the unthinkable happens, call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

We pledge to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Be Storm Smart and Storm Ready

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Severe Weather Lightning Stike

In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, a major flood event, and the western drought/heat wave.  Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.

Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

Know Your Risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather can impact your business and your family.

Take Action: Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business.

Be an Example: Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison with any help you might need at: 903-893-7166

Learn More About Wireless Emergency Alerts

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government-alerting authorities through your Mobile carrier.

Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, and the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.

Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency.

With WEA, alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service. WEA may be used to share:

* Extreme weather warnings

*Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action.

AMBER Alerts.

Presidential  Alerts during a national emergency.

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison with any questions 903-893-7166

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

If you have any concerns regarding growth in your Commercial or Residential property please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside the structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.

If you have concerns about mold, Your SERVPRO Franchise Professional can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any of your emergency needs. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at 903-893-7166 today.

Educational Services

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Collage Campus

AT SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison we believe learning shouldn’t be paused or canceled, even in the face of disaster.

Disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable anda flexible response.

Whether we’re dealing with a small school or a campus of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue while we restore your facility.

Our Certified professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students, our job is to make sure you have a safe place to do so.

Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanup has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities:

*K-12 Schools

* Event and Sporting Arenas

*Colleges & Universities

* Libraries

* Dormitories

*Day cares/ Pre-K Facilities

Please call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for an estimate:903-893-7166

Kitchen Caution Stay Safe This Holiday Season

12/13/2017 (Permalink)

Kitchen stove fire

Each holiday, families gather to celebrate  by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don’t practice safe cooking habits, your holiday could become hazardous very quickly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It’s important to be alert to prevent cooking fires. Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.  If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.  Keep anything that can catch fire—oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains—away from the stovetop. If you have a cooking fire, consider the following safety protocols to help keep you and your family safe.  Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.  For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.  If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out. Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for your no obligation estimate.

LIFE SAVERS Smoke Alarms

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fireplace fire with a non working fire alarm.

Smoke alarms save lives! When properly installed and maintained, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

In homes, smoke alarms should be in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level, including the basement.

Extra smoke alarms may be needed in larger homes. Test the smoke alarms monthly using the test button. 

Smoke alarms with non replaceable batteries need the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten years. Other alarms need batteries replaced every year, and the unit replaced every ten years.

If the alarm chirps signaling low battery, take the proper steps to replace the unit or the batteries immediately. 

If you need help installing, testing or changing batteries in your smoke alarms. contact your local fire department, an electrician or the American Red Cross. 

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for a no Obligation estimate.

903-893-7116

Light the Night...Safely

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

The American Red Cross offers the following safety tips to help greatly reduce the fire risk in your home this holiday season.

*Place Christmas trees, candles and other holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, and heat vents.

*Make sure that light strings and other holiday decorations are in good working condition. Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords and always follow the manufacturer's instructions.

*Always unplug tree and holiday lights before leaving the property or going to bed.

* Remove your real Christmas tree as soon as possible from your home due to being very flammable as the tree continues to dry out any spark can ignite the tree.

If you happen to suffer from a smoke damage to your property Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for a non obligation free estimate on smoke damages.

903-893-7166

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison wishes you a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Travel Trailer Homes

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has provided service to countless Travel Trailer Homes

Most people do not realize that every year there are several hundred fires caused by electrical and cook top stoves in travel trailers.

Fires in Travel Trailers can be anywhere from a small amount of soot to the extreme loss.

 Let SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison come out to perform a free no obligation estimate today.

Most of these fires can be cleaned to preloss condition if the owner acts fast.  The fire extinguisher dust can penetrate every inch in a trailer making it very difficult to restore.

Trailers need to be mitigated professionally by SERVPRO.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 909-893-7166 to help with the restoration process after your trailer fire loss so we can get you back on the road and on with your travels.

Are you Winter Weather Ready?

12/8/2017 (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 wind, sleet, or snow, all can cause serious and costly damage. 

While you cannot control the weather, you can take the 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.

* Check your property for downed tree limbs.

*Roofs, water pipes and gutters should be inspected to ensure they are in proper order.

*Inspect property for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazards.

*Inspect all handrails, stairwells, and entry ways to address slippery conditions.

*Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under sink cabinets leave cabinet doors open or cracked to get air flow.

Ask SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 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.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for an Estimate: 903-893-7166

Residential Lightning Strike

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Lightning struck a house and SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was called out to perform a structure clean and deodorization to counteract the smoke and soot.

The longer the soot sits the more damage it causes.

Fire damage is especially devastating during the summer time while the kids are not in school. In addition to the fire and smoke damage significant water damage from firefighting efforts may occur. If your home or business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we'll respond immediatley to get you back like it never even happened. 

  • 24 hour emergancy serice 
  • Faster to any size disaster 
  • A trusted leader in the fire and water restoration industry with over 1,650 franchises. 
  • Highly trained fire and water damage restoration specialist 

Biohazard, Crime Scene, and Vandalism Cleanup

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants,employees,customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and State and Local health regulations. Along with these requirements comes compassion to get though these tough situations that impact our customers.  Each and every SERVPRO trained technician shows compassion toward our customers.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professional can help with the following issues:

Blood borne Pathogens

Crime Scene Residue

Arson

Vandalism

Sewage Backups

Black Water Intrusions

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at:

903-893-7166

Post Construction Cleaning

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trucks and Crew are Ready to Service you!

Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are the professionals that can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building or home for interior design.

There can be fine dust particles that become airborne and really penetrate all surfaces of your home or business including the HVAC unit as well as things such as insides of cabinetry.

This is a list of the services that SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can provide to your Business or Home:

Ceiling, Walls and Fixture Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Debris Removal

Window Cleaning

Carpet and Floor Cleaning

Contents Cleaning

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today for services in your area.

Sherman: 903-893-7166

Denison: 903-893-6539

Knowing the different types of smoke and behavior patterns

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire caused by a lit candle.

12/1/2017

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands the need to restore order quickly and are equipped with the technology and training needed to help ensure your property is restored to its preloss condition. For instance, knowing the different types of smoke and behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration. 

Wet Smoke-Plastics and Synthetics: Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.

Dry Smoke-Paper and Wood,Fast burning, high temperatures,dry,powdery,no smeary residues.

Protein- Virtually invisible,discolors paints/varnishes,extreme pungent odor.

Fuel Oil Soot- Furnace Puff Backs.

Other Types- Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue.

It is very imperative to respond quickly to any one of these disasters.

When a Fire strikes your property, contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for Professional help to restore your home.

Christmas Tree Fires

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Christmas Tree safety

One in every 31 Christmas tree fires is deadly, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). ... Dry Christmas trees can also be a major source of fuel in a fire, according to a report by the NFPA. The NFPA says a dry tree can burn faster than newspaper.

11 ways to prevent Tree Fires

  • Make sure string lights have no loose connections, cracked lamps or frayed cords.
  • Use only a single extension cord that can reach your home's outlet without being too long and being tangled.
  • Use UL-approved lights and cords.
  • Make sure lights are off when you go out and before you turn in for the night.
  • Make sure all outdoor light connectors are away from metal rain gutters and off the ground.
  • Never use candles to light or decorate a tree.
  • To lessen the chance of a fire hazard, purchase a freshly cut tree.
  • Make sure to keep your tree at least three feet away from any heat source.
  • Water the tree every day, and remove it from your home after Christmas or once it becomes dry. 
  • Don't burn Christmas tree branches or wrapping paper in your fireplace.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that could burn.

Water Damage F.A.Q.

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

  • Should I file an Insurance Claim?
    • Maybe, it all depends on your deductible and what our services are going to cost. We recommend having your deductible information on hand and reaching out to your local insurance agent to discuss your policy. We can give you an estimate before beginning work to help you make the right decision on whether or not your loss is claim worthy. If you do file an insurance claim SERVPRO is on vendor lists for a wide variety of insurance companies and works directly with them to make it easier for you.
  • What can I do before you get here?
    • A few things we recommend; try and pick up small belongings off the floor, if you’re dealing with carpet you can place pieces of tin foil under the legs of your furniture to prevent furniture staining, also it is crucial that you make sure the water is turned off or the leak is repaired before we arrive onsite.
  • What are some safety concerns I should be aware of?
    • Water damages can definitely be dangerous in your home if the right steps aren’t taken. If water came from above we suggest you do not use lighting fixtures or ceiling fans until the loss has been assessed and there are no structural support concerns. Do not plug anything into outlets that may have been submerged in water on the floor or low on a wall. If dealing with flood waters or sewage losses try not to walk in the water it could pose serious health risks.
  • What will you do when you get here?
    • First we will assess the loss area to confirm the cause of loss and see where the water has traveled using moisture meters and sensors. Next we might preform extraction on standing water where we could move and protect furniture and remove area rugs from the loss area. Then there is the potential for demolition services such as; lifting or removing carpet and pad, removing damaged or swollen baseboards, removing drywall and insulation, or removing other non-salvageable flooring materials. Finally we will setup drying equipment, air movers and dehumidifiers, to create a balanced drying environment; this equipment usually runs for 3-5 days for residences and 5-10 days for commercial properties.
  • How much will your services cost?
    • It all depends on what we find when we assess the loss site. We cannot accurately give an estimate without seeing the damage. We do preform free estimates Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. If needing an estimate on the weekend or not in that time frame the cost is $175. Our services could range from a couple hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the size of damage and materials affected.

Post Holiday Cleaning

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Did a relative who can remain nameless spill their cabernet all over your carpet during that inevitable political discussion that y’all all agreed to avoid? Did little Johnny or Susie go too literal and make a gravy train across the floor? Did one of the teenagers not look up from their smart phone long enough to receive the cranberry sauce making its way around the table? Whatever your mess might be, holiday related or not, SERVPRO is ready to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Get your flooring clean in-time for another round of holiday hosting or gift your sweetie by letting them put their feet up while SERVPRO does the cleaning. Call our office today to get your appointment with us before we book up.

Holiday Turkey Frying Tips

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Explosion caused by turkey fryer

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m sure most of you have already started planning and prepping for the big feast. Every Thanksgiving meal revolves around the turkey and there are numerous tried-and- true recipes out there, but if I had my pick a juicy fried turkey is where it’s at.

Here are some tips so your Thanksgiving festivities don’t end disastrous:

  1. Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
  2. Make sure the turkey is fully thawed and dry before cooking. Water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  3. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  4. Place the fryer on a level surface and avoid moving it once it's in use.
  5. Leave two feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  6. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
  7. Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that's 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
  8. Never leave fryers unattended.
  9. Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
  10. Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  11. Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms, and keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher close by.
  12. Skip the stuffing when frying turkey, and avoid water-based marinades.
  13. Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  14. Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner; place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.
  15. Do not pour oil down the sink drain or disposal.
  16. Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparedness Supplies?

4/21/2016 (Permalink)

In this season of severe weather, the Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is raising awareness of the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 23-25. Now is the time to stock up on all your disaster supplies and save in the process. You can find the information below at

http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo/taxpubs/ tx98_1017.html.

You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2016 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 25.

These emergency preparation supplies qualify for tax exemption if purchased for a price:

Less than $3000:

  • Portable generators

Less than $300:

  • Hurricane shutters
  • Emergency ladders

Less than $75:

  • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
  • First aid kits
  • Fuel containers
  • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
  • Hatchets
  • Axes
  • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
  • Nonelectric coolers and ice chests for food storage
  • Nonelectric can openers
  • Portable self-powered light sources (hand cranked flashlights)
  • Portable self-powered radios, including two-way and weather band radios
  • Reusable and artificial ice products
  • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Tarps and other plastic sheeting

These supplies do not qualify for tax exemption:

  • Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
  • Camping stoves
  • Camping supplies
  • Chainsaws
  • Plywood
  • Extension ladders
  • Stepladders
  • Tents
  • Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
  • Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies

Additional Charges Affect Purchase Price Delivery, shipping, handling and transportation charges are part of the sales price. If the emergency preparation supply being purchased is taxable, the delivery charge is also taxable. Consider these charges when determining whether an emergency preparation supply can be purchased tax free during the holiday.

For example, you purchase a rescue ladder for $299 with a $10 delivery charge, for a total sales price of $309. Because the total sales price of the ladder is more than $300, tax is due on the $309 sales price.

For more information, contact us at comptroller.texas.gov/taxhelp, or call 1-800-252-5555. Pub. 98-1017 March 2016

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