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Fire damage restoration

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (317) 243-3149

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.

Step by step process for fire damages

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

 

Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

Our “restore first” mentality helps to lower costs and get you back in your home or business sooner. This focus relies upon our specialized training and equipment to restore your property back to pre-fire condition.

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.

 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. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  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

Odor Removal and Deodorization after Fire Damage

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors which include Fire and Smoke damages.

These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other shortcuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace.

Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Give our office a call for further information:

(903) 893-7166

Cleaning of Walls and Ceilings

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Ceilings and Walls

Ceiling and wall cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your home or business. You should also clean walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can help.

Ceilings and walls are exposed to dirt and dust, pet dander, cooking oils and grease, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants. Your heating and air conditioning system can distribute these contaminants throughout your property.

Using SERVPRO’s time-tested and industry-approved steps, along with our proprietary cleaning products and methods, we strive to restore your ceilings and walls without the need to repaint or refinish and to help the entire property smell fresh.

Need Professional Cleaning? Call Today (903) 893-7166

SERVPRO Cleaning of Your Belongings and Fire Damage

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Fire Damage Tips

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

What To Do After A Fire. 

Give our office a call for an estimate: (903) 893-7166

  • 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 us.
  • 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.  

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.

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.

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

Caring for your belongings

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Fire Damage

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Fire safety in your home

3/1/2021 (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 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.

Fire loss and your local restoration needs

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

Fire damages can be stressful

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO is here for you

2/8/2021 (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 will take care of your fire damage

2/5/2021 (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

FIre damages

2/4/2021 (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 within an hour of your call.   #SERVPROofshermandenisonfirecleanupteam.Call us today if you need our assistance 903-893-7166

Fire damage to your home or business

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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

Safety for burning candles

2/3/2021 (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.

We are Locally owned and here to help

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

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

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

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

2/2/2021 (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 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

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

What to do if you have a Fire Damage

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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.

Restoring your Home or Business

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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.

( 903 ) 893-7166

Fire Damage and the Aftermath

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

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.

903-893-7166.

Fire Damage Services

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

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

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

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

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

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

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Electrical Fires

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

Fire Damage

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

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

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

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 

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.