DRC Fort Worth, LLC. d/b/a SERVPRO of North Fort Worth Proudly Joins Choice Partners and HCDE to Enhance Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Services
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DRC Fort Worth, LLC. d/b/a SERVPRO of North Fort Worth Proudly Joins Choice Partners and HCDE to Enhance Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Services
At SERVPRO of North Fort Worth, our commitment to excellence in disaster mitigation and recovery services has taken a significant step forward with our recent award of contract #24/002TC-04 from Choice Partners Cooperative (CP) and the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE). This new partnership positions us to play a pivotal role in providing Disaster Mitigation Commodities Services and Disaster Recovery Job Order Contract Services to our community.
Choice Partners: A Trusted Procurement Source
Choice Partners, a division of the Harris County Department of Education, is a nationally recognized cooperative purchasing organization. With a focus on securing the best value for its members, CP connects public entities with carefully vetted vendors to streamline procurement processes. The co-op completes the legal, competitively bid government procurement process so members can act immediately to access this contract, saving time and money on the bidding process and purchase. We are honored to be selected as a vendor, and this collaboration opens up exciting possibilities for delivering top-tier disaster mitigation and recovery solutions.
HCDE: A Commitment to Education and Community Well-Being
The Harris County Department of Education serves as a crucial hub for educational services and cooperative purchasing solutions. By joining forces with HCDE, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth aligns itself with an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of education and community services in the region. This partnership reflects our commitment to contributing to the overall well-being and resilience of the communities we serve.
Disaster Mitigation Commodities Services: Strengthening Preparedness Efforts
As an awarded vendor for Disaster Mitigation Commodities Services, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is well-equipped to provide essential goods and services to support preparedness efforts. From state-of-the-art equipment to supplies that facilitate proactive disaster mitigation, our team is ready to assist public entities in fortifying their resilience against unforeseen challenges.
Disaster Recovery Job Order Contract Services: Rapid and Effective Recovery Solutions
In times of crisis, a swift and effective response is crucial. Our inclusion as a vendor for Disaster Recovery Job Order Contract Services empowers us to offer expedited recovery solutions. Whether it's restoring damaged infrastructure, mitigating environmental hazards, or providing comprehensive recovery services, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is poised to be a trusted partner in the restoration process.
Our Commitment to Excellence
Being selected as a vendor for CP and HCDE is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in disaster mitigation and recovery. Our experienced team, cutting-edge technology, and dedication to customer satisfaction position us as a reliable partner for public entities seeking superior services to safeguard their communities.
As we embark on this new chapter with CP and HCDE, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is excited about the opportunities to make a positive impact on disaster preparedness and recovery efforts in our community. We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of service and contributing to the safety and well-being of those we serve.
In conclusion, our partnership with Choice Partners and HCDE represents a significant milestone in our mission to provide exceptional disaster mitigation and recovery services. SERVPRO of North Fort Worth looks forward to the opportunities this collaboration brings and is ready to play a vital role in enhancing the resilience of our community.
Weathering the Storm: Fort Worth's Resilience in the Face of Nature's Fury
Weathering the Storm: Fort Worth's Resilience in the Face of Nature's Fury
Fort Worth, Texas, a city known for its vibrant culture, thriving economy, and warm hospitality, is no stranger to the whims of Mother Nature. The city and its surrounding areas have, over the years, faced their fair share of stormy challenges. When severe weather strikes, it often leaves behind a trail of destruction, testing the mettle and resilience of its residents. In such testing times, the community turns to reliable allies like SERVPRO of North Fort Worth to help them pick up the pieces and restore their homes and businesses to their former glory.
The Impact of Storm Damage
From powerful thunderstorms to hurricanes and tornadoes, the Fort Worth area is no stranger to the fury of nature. Storm damage can be devastating, leaving homes and businesses in disarray. The aftermath often includes flooded homes, fallen trees, damaged roofs, and a myriad of other issues. These challenges can be overwhelming, leaving families and business owners desperate for help.
SERVPRO of North Fort Worth: A Beacon of Hope
In the midst of chaos, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth stands as a beacon of hope. With their professional expertise and unwavering commitment to the community, they have been instrumental in helping residents overcome the aftermath of storms. Their highly trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment enable them to handle even the most severe storm damage, providing effective solutions and restoring peace of mind to those in need.
Immediate Response and Comprehensive Solutions
One of the key reasons why SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is a trusted partner in storm damage restoration is their swift response. Understanding the urgency of the situation, they offer round-the-clock emergency services. Their rapid response teams assess the damage promptly, creating a customized plan tailored to each situation. Whether it's water extraction, structural drying, or debris removal, they execute their services with precision, ensuring a thorough restoration process.
SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is not just a restoration company; they are an integral part of the community. Their empathetic approach and genuine concern for the well-being of their neighbors make them a reliable choice for storm damage restoration. Beyond their professional expertise, it's their compassion and understanding that truly set them apart.
Preparedness and Education
In addition to their restoration services, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth actively engages in community education initiatives. By imparting knowledge about storm preparedness and preventive measures, they empower residents to minimize potential damage. Their workshops and seminars educate people on creating emergency kits, securing their homes, and developing evacuation plans, ensuring that the community is well-prepared to face any future challenges.
As Fort Worth continues to grow and thrive, the occasional storms remind us of the importance of resilience and unity in the face of adversity. With allies like SERVPRO of North Fort Worth, the community can rest assured that, no matter how fierce the storm, they have a dedicated team ready to help them weather it. Together, Fort Worth and SERVPRO of North Fort Worth exemplify the spirit of resilience, turning challenges into opportunities for growth and solidarity, making the city stronger and more united with each passing storm.
Waiting for Cleanup Means Taking More Damage | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth
If a fire issue pops up during the holidays, remember the trusted leader in the recovery industry, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth.
We used to do a lot more waiting. We did so much of it at the doctor’s office, for example, that they have a whole room dedicated to it, and named for it. But now we’ve advanced so much and sped up our processes that even a lot of doctor visits can be made without even leaving home—set up a simple video chat, and that’s that.
In some cases, eliminating the wait is simply a matter of convenience; in others, however, it’s a matter of importance.
When you have a damage issue arise at home, waiting will cost you more than time. That’s why your local SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, with no exceptions, for emergency service. Getting started on your cleanup and recovery right away is part of our plan to serve you better and keep the damage to a minimum.
After a fire. The flames aren’t your only issue; what they leave behind can be equally problematic. Sticky, black soot covers cooler spots in your home after a fire, in areas where combustion wasn’t able to finish its process. Tiny particles settle into carpets, fabrics and walls within minutes, staining and further mucking up your already-damaged home.
In only a few hours, the dismal damage done by soot and the malodorous work of smoke become permanent parts of your home, meaning they can only be managed by complete removal of affected drywall, flooring and more.
After water damage. Once water breaks free of its containment somewhere in your home, a countdown to mold begins, and you’ve only got 48 hours to prevent it. After that, mold sets up camp all over surfaces and organic materials in your dampened areas.
Left to grow, mold becomes a structural and medical hazard that can damage both your home and your health.
In addition to these situations, your home can take on any number of acute challenges with the occurrence of a freak storm or natural disaster, and when that happens, you’re left with no time to wait.
It’s good to know that you can click or call SERVPRO anytime, night or day, and get the best team in the industry working the case. Faster to Any Size Disaster is something we take very seriously around here, because time is more than money—it’s an opportunity to save your home from further damage.
When you need help after a home or business disaster, fast service is a priority, and there’s nobody faster or more prepared than SERVPRO. Call us anytime to take advantage of our 24-hour emergency service.
PRESS RELEASE: SERVPRO Urges Fort Worth Property Owners to Focus on Disaster Readiness as Spring Approaches
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SERVPRO Urges Fort Worth Property Owners to Focus on Disaster Readiness as Spring Approaches
Property damage remediation specialist says the importance of advance planning grows as severe weather and climate events become more frequent
Fort Worth, TX (Grassroots Newswire) February 9, 2023 - Since Fall 2022, the United States has experienced extreme weather from coast to coast ranging from major rain and flood events to hurricanes and tornadoes to extreme freezing conditions including a “once in a generation blizzard.” As catastrophic weather events impact property owners more frequently, it magnifies the need for disaster readiness ahead of this spring’s storm season.
The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reports that from 1980-2022, there were, on average, 7.9 “billion-dollar” events each year. In 2021, there were 20 “billion-dollar” weather or climate disaster events, and 2022 delivered another 18 – each year more than doubling the previous multi-year average.1
“These statistics are revealing,” says Casey Weidner of SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth, “but not surprising to businesses like SERVPRO who specialize in disaster response and remediation. SERVPRO franchise owners experience the real-life impact of events like these as home and business owners reach out for help after flooding, fire, wind, and other natural disasters wreak havoc on their properties. That’s why we continue to emphasize the importance of preparing in advance before disaster strikes.”
Because spring weather can be particularly unpredictable, Weidner urges property owners in the Fort Worth area to take advantage of state, federal and other online resources now to prepare for a possible severe weather event. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers tips here2 for preparing an emergency kit to have on hand. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers an emergency preparedness checklist here3, and more ideas and tools are available from sources like the Red Cross, the AARP, and others.
According to Rick Isaacson, CEO of SERVPRO Industries, LLC, the number of calls for help and web traffic to SERVPRO.com increased more than 300% after the most recent winter storm event in late December 2022 over the same period last year (12/22/22 – 12/28/22).
“Advance preparation might have helped some of these property owners literally weather the storm with less damage,” said Isaacson. “And for those whose homes or businesses were severely damaged or destroyed in spite of efforts to avoid damage, advance preparation would mean that critical papers, contact numbers, insurance information, and recovery plans would be close at hand. Time spent improving your disaster readiness is time well spent.”
SERVPRO specializes in disaster cleaning, restoration, and construction services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO of North Fort Worth, please contact Casey Weidner at (817) 232-3333 or cweidner@SERVPROnorthfortworth.com. For more information about SERVPRO, please visit www.SERVPRO.com.
For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, construction, mold mitigation, biohazard and pathogen remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 2,000 individually owned and operated franchises spans the United States and Canada, responding to property damage emergencies large and small – from million-square-foot commercial facilities to individual homes. When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners and major insurance companies alike rely on SERVPRO to make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO Can Effectively Eliminate Unwanted Odors | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth
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With thousands of locations located all over the country, SERVPRO provides expert cleaning and restoration solutions for homes and businesses suffering from disasters of all shapes and sizes. Our team specializes in the restoration of all types of damage, including the eradication of foul odors.
Getting back on track after your property has been damaged by a disaster can be a complex and hectic process. One issue that may arise after a catastrophe is the development of a persistent odor that must be properly eliminated.
Whether you’re dealing with water, fire, storm or mold damage, these dangers can all produce a strong smell that will only intensify the longer you wait for repairs. No matter how tidy you keep your home, nasty odors can sneak into areas you’d never imagine.
Luckily for you, our team has an effective solution to an annoying odor that has overstayed its welcome! Here’s how we go about restoring the fragrance and cleanliness of your property.Odor Removal Techniques
Odors are produced from chemicals, gases or small particles in the air. When their origin is eliminated, our team uses deodorization technology in conjunction with various materials and methods meant to eliminate nasty smells.
Some of these include:
Masking agents. Although this isn’t our main method of elimination, these solutions can mask the smell to create a more pleasant environment while we plan and get ready to employ our other strategies.
Filtration agents. Absorption agents are particularly absorbent substances that may eliminate odors from building supplies and furnishings. When the filtering agent runs through adsorption agents, the stench is trapped.
Disinfectants and sanitizers. These solutions target and eliminate any bacteria and fungi that may produce odor inside the affected areas.
While there are other methods that our specialists can employ to eliminate odors from your property, these three are crucial steps in the process of thoroughly recovering your home.The Signature 4-Step Process
There are four major steps we take to make your property odor-free:
1. Remove the source. Debris saturated with odor-causing substances will only penetrate deeper until the issue’s main cause has been located and addressed. This is why we try to execute this step before anything else.
2. Clean residue from surfaces. Affected areas need to be cleaned and deodorized after removing the odor source. Small particles and residue will generate more unwanted odors if these areas aren’t sanitized.
3. Recreate the odor-causing conditions. Just as odor-causing particles originally infiltrated the surface, our professionals will similarly use a deodorizer. For example, our crew employs ”deodorizing smoke” for this stage if smoke was the cause of your pesky aroma.
4. Seal exposed surfaces. If the problem is serious, sealants may be required to avoid stop odor-producing substances from sneaking inside. We implement this phase when odor treatment becomes too costly or difficult to accomplish.
A swift response is the solution to removing odors once and for all. If you’re dealing with a lingering odor after a calamity, we will be on the scene rapidly to mitigate losses and keep costs low. When you’re faced with an unexpected disaster, turn to SERVPRO of North Fort Worth to help you get the issue under control.
If you experience an odor or other damage inside your home or business, call us at any time, 24⁄7. We have the training and equipment to quickly get your property back in operation.
Guiding Fort Worth Businesses Through Disaster Restoration l SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth
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 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.
Winter Is Coming, Fort Worth! | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth
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This year, the first official day of winter is set for Dec. 21, and depending on where you live, this arrival could look extremely different.
Winter in areas like Fort Worth can go unnoticed since the only change we see is a drop in temperature, but in other places, winter starts off strong, and hazards like snow and ice don’t stop coming until the weather starts to warm up.
Regardless of where you reside, winter poses a particular set of risks that can harm your property and put your family outside in the cold (or rain…or fog…or, well, you get the idea).
Thankfully, you can safeguard your home and protect the ones you love when you are aware of all the threats winter creates.Winter Around the Nation
Chilly, damp, wet and icy are all terms that have been used to characterize winter throughout the country and the side of the map you land on will influence what words get thrown around.
In areas of the Midwest and the East Coast, winter temperatures plummet to record lows and severe snow can be expected for most of the year. On the West Coast, temperatures stay moderate and rain is more of an issue than snowfall.
Although your location will affect how hard winter could hit your home, it’s smart to ready your home for the worst to reduce your risk of potential damage.Winter Around Fort Worth
Unless our community experiences a Christmas miracle, you shouldn’t expect a blizzard in Fort Worth this winter. But freezing temperatures are not uncommon in Fort Worth, which has the most winter weather in any area in Texas.
Even if we aren’t hit by a snowstorm, there are still plenty of hazards you can prepare your home for in advance. Sleet, rain and ice are all capable of causing harm if your property is not protected from them.Get Prepared
Learning about the various types of winter storms is one of the first steps in getting ready for whatever winter throws your way. Next, ensure you have two or more ways to stay weather aware. Make sure one of your sources is usable when you are without power, so you can stay updated even during an outage.
Preparing an emergency kit is another helpful way to stay ahead of winter weather. Think about keeping a kit in your vehicle, too, so you’ll have the essentials you need on the go.
Weatherproofing your windows and doors is a must no matter how frigid this winter gets. This can both cut your electric expenses as well as assist you in avoiding water damage brought on by excessive moisture.
To ensure your home is fully prepared for whatever this winter brings, address any roof damage, cut any branches hanging over your home, seal up any openings around your property and add insulation to your attic.
Stay warm, cozy and, most importantly, safe this winter by safeguarding your property. Reduce your risk of damage and give SERVPRO a call if winter gives you any trouble this year. We are available 24⁄7 to restore your home to its preloss state.
If you experience damage in a winter storm, call us. We have the experience and equipment to get your home back to normal.
Commercial Water Damage Could Put Your Company on Hold | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth
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Water can enter your business building through internal leaks in the roof or faulty plumbing, destroying your property and damaging your equipment and inventory. Another frequent source of water damage is natural disasters, which can often be even more destructive depending on how bad the conditions are.
Your Fort Worth business could run into flooding from heavy rain, hurricanes or droughts. Since our state is commonly referred to as “flash flood alley,” it’s crucial that businesses work to protect their buildings from these natural hazards.
Knowing how to react when water seeps into your workplace could protect your building from substantial damage. This guide can assist you in understanding how to swiftly deal with the problem so that it doesn’t spiral out of control.Know Your Building’s Layout
It’s important that you know where the various water shutoffs are located around your building. Make sure you know where to find important spots like the main water cutoff valve and your fire sprinkler system so you can quickly shut them off when necessary.
Pass this information down to trusted members of your team and ensure they know where important areas like this are. In the event of a water emergency, it will be advantageous to have several people searching for and turning off the source so the issue may be resolved as soon and effectively as possible.Know the Types of Water Involved
When dealing with water damage, the kind of water produced can help you establish the severity of your problem. Understanding what you’re handling will keep everyone in your building safe from harm:
White water: This kind of water is typically created after a plumbing failure. It is not regarded as contaminated and you should be safe to take care of it in small quantities.
Gray water: This kind of water is caused by clogged sink drains and overflowing toilet tanks. Even though the water is contaminated, it is not hazardous.
Black water: Frequently occurring origins of heavily contaminated black water include sewage overflows and storm flooding. You should always seek the help of a qualified professional to handle this water; never attempt to handle this water on your own.Take Action Quickly
When water breaks out, try to find the source and shut it off as quickly as possible. Keep windows and doors open to allow for some ventilation so that the area can dry a little bit quicker. After that, designate any affected areas as off-limits and inform everyone inside the premises.
It’s a good idea to record any areas of your building that are noticeably damaged. This can make the insurance claims process quick and painless, and you’ll know what parts of your property require more strengthening.Remember to Be Patient
The apparent water damage you’re dealing with might only be a small portion of an even bigger issue. There could be hidden water damage all around your commercial building.
No matter the source of your water damage, our team at SERVPRO of North Fort Worth can find a solution. Our professional restoration team can use advanced equipment to locate hidden water. After that, we can dry out your building and fix any remaining damage.
The severity of the damage will determine how long your restoration job will take, so try to be patient as our expert crew repairs your business. You and your team will be back to work in a safe, fully restored building in no time!
When disaster strikes your commercial property, we’ll be there to help clean up and get you back in business quickly. Reach out 24⁄7 to get started!
A Well Deserved Team Outing
SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team.
The SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team had a well-deserved team outing at Blue Bayou in Fort Worth. Thank you to the crew at Blue Bayou for taking care of us! They did a wonderful job and served great food. Looking forward to the next team outing at Blue Bayou. To say “Thank You” doesn’t touch the amount of gratitude we have for the SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team members. The development and success of SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is a direct representation of the effort they put forth.They have done it all – from demoing houses during the freeze (while not having hot meals to eat), painting and repainting walls, extracting sewage water, remediating mold, resorting water damaged homes in Fort Worth, cleaning up smoke and fire damage, and working in extreme heat. This team steps up to every challenge and conquers it! They do it for our clients and each other. The dedication and willingness to consistently go above and beyond expectations huge. The SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team members are the fuel that feeds the machine and without you, we wouldn’t exist. So, THANK YOU for all you do. We are so proud and grateful to have your support and are excited to see what we can do together as FAMILY.
Keep Your Home Secure From Lightning-Related Fires | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth
If you are dealing with smoke or fire damage from a recent fire, call SERVPRO of North Fort Worth to learn about a restoration solution for your issue
House fires can be devastating, but with the right tools and safety measures, you are better able to protect your family and your Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) property. While most house fires are manmade and thus preventable, though, others are started by natural threats that may significantly damage your home.
There were over 70,000 damage claims in 2020 as a result of lightning strikes. Even though personal lightning strikes are a rare phenomenon, your home isn’t safe from this danger. When lightning hits, it can destroy trees, burn through your electricity or even ignite a fire.
Approximately 6,000 lightning strikes are thought to occur every minute. This means that every one of us is at risk of being affected by lightning, and we should prepare ourselves and our properties before severe weather is forecast.What Is Lightning?
Lightning is a huge bolt of electricity that occurs between clouds in the air and the ground. Thunderstorms may seem like the only source of lightning, but it can also strike during volcanic eruptions, dangerous wildfires and even severe snowstorms.
We equate lightning with severe weather, but it’s capable of striking even on a clear and sunny day. “Dry lightning” occurs without rain, and it’s a huge concern since it can spark wildfires.
So, as we begin to prepare for storms, we should also learn to be prepared for potential flames.Protecting Your Home From Lightning Fires
Quite a lot of damage, including fires, can result from a lightning strike on your property. The heat of the impact itself or an electrical surge brought on by it can both spark a fire.
When flames start after a strike, you might not catch it instantly as it will burn up in your attic or between your walls. Even if you don’t see a strike, though, you are likely to hear its distinctive, explosive boom.
If you hear a strike, look for signs of burning. If you notice scorch marks or smell smoke, immediately inform the fire department.
A great tool to help avert lightning-related flames is a lightning rod. This metal pole can deflect lightning’s energy away from your house and straight into the ground, preventing any fires from starting due to its electricity and heat.When Lightning Strikes Nearby
Wildfires and other outdoor fires frequently start from lightning strikes. Lighting fires are more common in certain parts of the country depending on the season, but around 9,000 fires are ignited each year by lightning strikes.
To protect your home, keep a tidy yard free of deceased or dying plants and trees, and think about utilizing defensible zones to create a barrier from close lightning strikes and flames.
Be sure to install a smoke alarm on every floor of your home and in the bedrooms to notify you if flames break out anywhere you can’t see.
If your home is affected by flames, our team at SERVPRO can deal with the damage.
The fire recovery process can be a stressful time, but we can make it easier on you with a quick response and a thorough inspection. Once we get started, we’ll keep you updated every step of the way as we return your home to its pre-fire state.
Have you experienced smoke or fire damage in your home? Call us today to get the restoration finished fast.