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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.

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

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

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.

24 Hour Emergency Contact

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

    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. 

Trained and certified water technicians

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

Call the experts in water restoration

2/12/2021 (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.

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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

Water damage from pipe upstairs

2/8/2021 (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.

Winter weather

2/5/2021 (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

Frozen pipes and winter weather

2/4/2021 (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 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

Water damage to local home

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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.

If water damage strikes your home or business

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Certified technicians

2/3/2021 (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.

Water damages from storms

2/2/2021 (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

SERVPRO is 24/7/365

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Frozen pipes

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

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

What to do with frozen pipes

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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

Water damage from upstairs

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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 

Water damage to garage floor

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Water damage to local home

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

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

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

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

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

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

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Water damage to upstairs bath

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

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.

We are the Water Restoration experts

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

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.

When Water Damage Strikes

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

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.

When Water Damage Strikes

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (903)893-7166

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.

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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.

Count on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

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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

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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.

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

When Water Damage Strikes your home or business

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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.

Water or Fire Damages to your property

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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."

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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

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.

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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

Unseen Water Damage

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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

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

Flooding

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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.

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 

SERVPRO Experienced 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.

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.  

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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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 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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

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.