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Make the Right Choices When You Need Home Restoration | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

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If you’re buying or renting a home, you probably have a lot on your mind. It’s understandable. After all, there’s a lot to consider.

You may think about what works for your budget, whether or not the property has an HOA or the school zone that works best for your family.

But have you put any thought into a home restoration service? If not, now is a good time to start considering it.

Damage Is More Common Than You Think

The Insurance Information Institute collects statistics about homeowners insurance claims. Overall, one in 20 homeowners will file a damage claim this year.

We also have some statistics about individual types of disasters and issues, though. For example, about one out of every 350 American homeowners will deal with a fire damage claim each year. Those claims include everything from appliance fires to lightning strikes.

Water damage claims will be filed by about one in 50 homeowners.

That translates to millions of American homeowners, and some of these homeowners will need to seek help from restoration professionals to restore their home. That’s where choosing a quality restoration company will make all the difference for you.

Our Technicians Are Ready to Work

Beyond the training offered by SERVPRO at a national level, our technicians earn valuable certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. This non-profit group provides various certifications to ensure restoration and cleaning technicians can use the latest proven techniques when restoring your home.

Our commitment to training means you can trust that everything we offer and suggest is in line with the industry’s best practices. It will give you added peace of mind when you reach out to us. You can be sure we’ll do everything possible to restore your home.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

Take the Right Steps to Protect Your Home From Heavy Rains | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

bright blue rain splashing into a pool of water If you need help dealing with any damage caused by water, contact SERVPRO of North Fort Worth today at 817-232-3333.

Here’s an important fact for Fort Worth homeowners to consider. One out of every 50 American homeowners will likely file a water damage claim in 2021.

Depending on how many people you know, that means more than one of your friends, family members, coworkers or acquaintances might file a water damage claim. So if you find yourself dealing with home water damage, you definitely aren’t alone.

Water damage can come from a variety of sources. Most homeowners think about things like natural disasters or major appliance or plumbing malfunctions. But more common issues can also cause damage to your home.

Heavy Rains Can Damage Your Home

Heavy rains probably aren’t the first thing you consider when thinking about ways water can damage your home. But over time, rain can cause significant damage to your property if you don’t take the right precautions.

Thoughtful planning can actually go a long way toward protecting your home.

Control Your Risk for Rain Damage

Our team sees many water-damaged homes, so we have a lot of knowledge of some of the ways water can damage a home. That means we can offer tips that can help you avoid it, too. Here are some things experts recommend:

Understand how your yard drains. Knowing how your yard drains is key to protecting your home. If the water in your yard drains toward your home, then you may want to connect with a landscaping expert. They can help you find ways to protect your yard.

Consider using native plants. The flowers and shrubs you choose can do more for your home than add to the curb appeal. Landscaping can help protect your home from water damage, especially if you choose native plants. Talk to a local expert about native plants or visit a native plant sale.

Explore sealing your roof. Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step. Consult a roofing specialist.

If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.

What Business Owners Need to Know About Opening Up Now in Fort Worth | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

4/3/2021 (Permalink)

a crew of SERVPRO employees in PPE gear walking inside commercial building If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. Contact SERVPRO of North Fort Worth to learn more.

We serve the Fort Worth community by helping homeowners and business owners restore their property after a disaster strikes. But we also want to support other business owners in their efforts to succeed, too.

If you’re a business owner, we want you to know how important the services and jobs you provide are to all of us. We know your business is important to you personally, too. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve done a lot of work to get to where you are now.

Even the most detailed plan can’t predict everything, though. Over the past year, we’ve been dealing with the unpredictable challenges that stemmed from the global COVID-19 pandemic. It has changed how most of us interact with clients, add value and meet our customers’ needs.

Many businesses have already opened their doors again or found ways to serve their customers digitally. Regardless of how you and your employees are moving forward, you can find help and resources for your situation.

Resources to Help You Navigate Uncertain Times

Your customers and community want you to be a success. Resources and tools with information about business loans and tips, advice, and more are available from sources you can trust.

Keeping your business clean is vital now, too.

We’re available at any time to help you get your business clean and prepared for customers. That means a team of experts will use the latest technology to ensure your business is safe for everyone.

Here’s a closer look at what we can do:

First, we’ll consult with you about ways to help you clean and prepare your business.

Next, a team of experts will clean your space using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. Plus, we use cleaning and decontamination standards directly from the CDC.

When we’re finished, you can rest assured that you’re ready to be open for business.

If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time at 817-232-3333 to learn more about our cleaning services and how we can help you.

Be Sure Your Home Is Spring Storm-Safe l SERVPRO of North Fort Worth

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

heavy rain coming down from dark clouds If you experience any property damage from spring storms, contact SERVPRO of North Fort Worth.

Texans endured a surprising winter this year, including a late-season snowstorm and a pandemic. If you’re one of the millions of us who are ready for spring to get here, you aren’t alone.

Spring fever is expected in the Fort Worth area this year, and many residents are excited about the changes a new season will bring. That includes longer, sunny days and the chance to spend more time outdoors.

No matter if you’re planning to take a weekend hiking trip or spend your spring grilling in your backyard, there are plenty of ways to relax and enjoy this new season.

While you’re dreaming of how you’ll spend the spring, it’s a good idea to consider doing some important projects around the house, too. One of the biggest threats during spring is that your home will be impacted by severe weather, like thunderstorms.

Sometimes, these storms are intense and can even include heavy winds, hail and torrential rain.

There’s nothing we can do to stop a storm from impacting our homes and families. But there’s plenty we can do to help them stay safer when it does.

Here’s how you can put your home in the best position to weather the coming storms.

Important Spring Storm Safety Projects

These projects are worth a spot on our spring to-do list:

Make removing overhanging limbs and branches a priority. Anything that’s hanging over your roof or garage can fall and damage it when the winds get strong. Remove this hazard by trimming your trees.

Declutter your home’s gutters. This project will keep the water around your house moving in the right direction (away) instead of backing up and causing water damage.

Check your roof for damage. Be sure your roof doesn’t have any missing shingles or leaks. Repairing them will make your home safer.

Look for ways to secure loose items around your home. Don’t let unsecured furniture or other similar items become tools for wind damage. Trim back trees that need it and secure everything you can.

If a fire, flood or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Guiding Fort Worth Businesses Through Disaster Restoration l SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee wearing black shirt reviewing restoration plans on tablet SERVPRO of North Fort Worth knows the commercial restoration process inside and out. Here are some tips in choosing the right restoration company.

As a Fort Worth community member, we want local businesses to succeed and thrive—even after a disaster.

So our team has pulled together some of the information and advice they need to ensure their companies can be quickly and efficiently restored after a fire, flood or another natural disaster.

Walking Through the Restoration Process

Here are some of our team’s best advice members can offer to help local business owners through the steps to restore their business after a fire, flood or other natural disasters:

Don’t forget to let your disaster plan guide you. It can be hard to focus after your business is damaged. You can use your disaster plan to help you move forward. Review your list and follow the steps you laid out before the disaster.

Take photos and an inventory. Before you start cleaning up, take plenty of pictures of the damage and make a thorough list of any destroyed, damaged or lost items. If you can, add their values, too. Photos and lists are the type of information your insurance company will need.

Look for ways to help your employees. The people who work in your business will be affected by the disaster, too. Look for resources to help through organizations like the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Keep the people who matter to your business in the loop. Don’t neglect reaching out to your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your community..

Be strategic when you’re selecting your partners. Working with a trusted restoration resource in the community can ensure the work is done right—and that your business is back to its original state before you open your doors again.

If your business is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Where to Look for Water Damage at Your Home | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

standing water laying on white marble bathroom floor If you need help with water damage remediation, you can depend on us. SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is available 24/7 for emergency services.

Do you know where to find hidden water damage in your home?

Many homeowners don’t, even though water damage is the No. 1 reason American families need help restoring their homes. In fact, experts estimate that one in 50 homeowners will file a water damage claim this year. That means literally millions of homes will need water damage repair and remediation this year.

Finding Hidden Damage

Water damage can be hard to find, hiding in spots like the window panes. The good news is that you can find signs early and save yourself both time and money in repairs if you know where to look.

Here’s where you may want to look for water damage:

Around the window panes and door frames. These spots can hide the damage that can be particularly difficult to find an equally important to notice. Warped or compromised doors and windows can allow water into your home.

Behind your appliances. Check your cords and hoses in the kitchen regularly to ensure water damage isn’t hiding behind your refrigerator or dishwasher. While you’re inspecting your kitchen, tighten any hoses that are loose to help prevent leaks.

In the air. You can’t see water issues in the air, but you can generally smell them. The beginnings of mold and mildew have been described as having a musty, unique odor. If you notice that in your home, then it’s time to have your property evaluated.

If you see the signs of water damage, the smart thing to do is get the restoration process started as quickly as you can. Water damage worsens over time, and it lends itself to more extensive repairs if it’s left unchecked for too long.

If you notice these early signs, timely intervention can ultimately save you time and money. It will be easier to put your home back to its original state and protect your investment.

If your home is damaged due to water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

Simple Steps for Preventing Winter Fires | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

large image of red, yellow and orange flames House fires tend to peak during the winter. The SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team is available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

You’re more likely to suffer a house fire during the winter than during any other season during the year. In fact, insurance industry experts say that as many as 890 people die from house fires every winter.

That number doesn’t count the Americans injured in house fires or the damaged homes and lost property. Not every fire can be prevented because some are caused by natural disasters or accidents that couldn’t be predicted. But many more are caused by appliances and accidents that can be prevented.

The good news is you can take small steps that can put you in the best shape possible to ensure that your home is safe.

Making Fire Prevention Easier

We’ve pulled together this simple list that can help you incorporate fire safety into your daily routine:

Work to make your kitchen safer. Grease catches fire quickly.. Water may cause them to grow, so you can’t put them out with water. Keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen to put out these dangerous fires. Baking soda or a metal lid will work, too.

Have your furnace serviced. Even if your furnace seems to be working fine, it’s a good idea to have a professional check it. If your vents are clogged, or your blades are dirty, it can be a fire hazard.

Be careful about how you place candles. If candles are burning when you leave home or placed in a spot where they can be easily knocked over, then they can start a fire. Blow them out instead of leaving them burning. And never place them somewhere a child or pet can knock them over.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

Preparing Your Fort Worth Area Home For Winter

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

snowman in front of house SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is available to respond to your storm damage loss. Let us assist with stressful details so you can have fun outdoors.

You only need to spend a short time making sure your Fort Worth home is in great shape for the winter, but it will give you peace of mind and help to prevent expensive problems.

  1. Schedule an inspection for the HVAC system or furnace and change the filters.
  2. Check the drainage in your yard and around the foundation of your house, and clean out the rain gutters around the roof.
  3. Clean your chimney and fireplace.
  4. Test the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace the batteries if needed.
  5. Cover the outdoor faucets and protect pipes.
  6. Check your trees. Remove dead trees or dead branches, and make sure no branches are touching your roof or your home’s exterior walls.
  7. Contact your utility company to get an energy audit.
  8. Put away your yard care equipment and patio furniture.
  9. Pack a survival kit of food, water, flashlights, and essential things you will need if the power goes off.

If you do notice water in your home from a heavy storm or a broken pipe, be sure to call SERVPRO of North Fort Worth right away at (817) 232-3333.

Moving to Fort Worth?

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Technician creating contents inventory list on an iPad. SERVPRO of North Fort Worth technicians will inventory your affected contents after a fire or flood loss.

Whether you are thinking about preparedness, moving to a new home, updating your homeowner’s insurance, or perhaps making a significant purchase, now is a great time to create an inventory list of your belongings. You cannot predict when your home will be affected by flooding or fire damage, and you need to be able to report your losses accurately to your insurance carrier.


Having an organized list or spreadsheet and photos of your belongings will make it quick and easy to submit a contents claim to your insurance company.  This process is much easier to do when everything is in place and you have a clear head, instead of when you have just had a flood, fire, or burglary.  Once you create the inventory, you will simply add in new purchases or make other updates a few times each year.   

One easy way to do this, is to create a video of your home and narrate it as you go.  You can go from room to room, and even read off serial numbers, model information and more.  Even better would be to use an app on your smart phone or an inventory tool provided by your insurance carrier. Check with your insurance agent to see what is available. Document each item’s description, purchase date and price, serial number, and photo. Break up the project into manageable parts by inventorying just one room or category (i.e. electronics or furniture) at a time. Be sure to save a copy in the cloud or off-site in case of catastrophe.

If you do have a loss that affects your belongings, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is here to help. Call us at 817-232-3333, and we will be happy assist with either contents restoration or haul-away of non-salvageable items.

What to do when Sewage affects your Fort Worth Business

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Technician wearing PPE and disinfecting a bathroom. SERVPRO of North Fort Worth technicians are fully trained in water restoration as well as cleaning and disinfecting services.

Sewage? What should you do? Panic? Shout?

Imagine you arrive at your business tomorrow morning and immediately notice the disturbing sight and foul odor of raw sewage and contaminated water on the floor. Unfortunately, back-ups happen. It could be due to a plumbing issue, a result of work on the city sewer system, or even vandalism.

First, stay out of affected areas as much as possible and avoid contact with contaminated surfaces. Don’t walk through the wet areas or touch items that appear contaminated.

Limit the air movement in the building. Don’t use the HVAC system or set up fans to dry the wet areas. Contaminants can become airborne and spread to unaffected surfaces and to other rooms.

Call SERVPRO of North Fort Worth at 817-232-3333 so we can get a crew dispatched to your location, start on clean up right away, and minimize interruption to your business.