Recent Commercial Posts

Drying Commercial Carpet

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded hallway This hallway shows where the water intrusion has stopped.

When commercial properties experience a water damage, they need to get their business back up and running as soon as possible. At this church in Argyle, a water supply line to a coffee maker burst, filling the room and their hallway with water. Since commercial carpet typically does not have a pad underneath the carpet and is glued directly to the concrete, the drying process is more simple but it does take a little bit longer. In order to dry the walls and the carpet effectively, the cove base is pulled off of the wall and holes are poked where the cove base was previously glued. Once the drying process is completed, the cove base is reinstalled and everything is "Like it never even happened."

Be prepared with an Emergency Ready Plan

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded workout room A flooded business' workout room in Corral City.

Water can create damage in your business that can keep you from being able to provide service to your customers. In this workout room, a clogged exterior drain prohibited water from being directed away from the building, resulting in water flowing into the workout room. Not wanting any downtime, this business owner in Corral City called us to be able to extract water immediately and dry down flooring and walls. Being organized and calm in emergency situations is key in order to get your business back up and running as soon as possible. Our team is ready to create an Emergency Ready Plan for your business every day. Be ready for any emergency at your business by signing up for an Emergency Ready Plan today!

How SERVPRO can Help Small Business

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

In a recent study titled COVID-19 Cleaning: A Reopening Study, 1,000 consumers were interviewed to help assess the attitudes and comfort levels of the general public as it relates to patronizing business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the conclusion of the study, our experts identified several factors that are important to note for all business owners during this time. The first being that consumers expect your business to be cleaner than their home. Nearly 71% of the respondents identified their need for a higher standard of cleanliness in direct comparison to that of their own home. As a result, customers identify cleanliness as a representation of how well a business is operated. Many respondents also believe that we have entered a new era for cleanliness in business and that consumer concerns regarding COVID-19 are not going away any time soon. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Highland Village has a solution through our COVID Cleaning Services. Our certified clean decal lets our neighbors know that your business is taking every precaution during this time of uncertainty. We are proud to know our actions are helping those around us and we hope you will join us by signing up your business today!

Water isn’t that dangerous, right?

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Imagine coming to your small business, opening the door and seeing all of your business' ceiling on the floor and water gushing from upstairs. For this business, they saw how dangerous and how much damage a water leak can cause. Their kitchen, offices, and hallway, were heavily damaged by an old toilet supply line that finally gave out.

The water started in the second floor bathroom which flooded three rooms upstairs, and soon after the water began to accumulate in the sub-floor between the 1st and 2nd floor. After so much water the sheet-rock fell under the tremendous weight of the water and then began to flood the 1st story.

Luckily the business owner contacted us ASAP and so we could start work right away, turning off the main water supply line and then excavating all standing water throughout the structure. There were also massive amounts of sheet-rock, carpet, carpet pad and even a brick wall that consisted of 4 tons of bricks that were removed due to water damage. 5 days later we successfully dried the entire business and then started the rebuild process of their business. Never underestimate the power and damage water can have on your home and always check old supply lines.

We Are Ready For Any Challenge

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Distribution center that has standing water on the floor. This is a commercial distribution center that has standing water on the floor.

Experiencing a loss at a commercial property can be devastating. Not only will you be dealing with the detriment of having property damage but now your business and income will be negatively impacted as well. Recovering your business as swiftly as possible is important to ensure as little downtime as possible. With the ability to arrive on site 24/7 within two hours of receiving the call you can rest assured that the mitigation process can begin ASAP. Upon arrival our experienced crew will determine the best course of action to get your business back up and running. Whether the damage is fire or water we can restore your business back to a grand opening look. If you have trouble in the future with water or fire damage, please call us at (940)-241-3434.

Auditorium Has Severe Water Damage

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

Three pictures of sitting water in an auditorium These pictures are the result of devastating water damage to this auditorium.

When it comes to your commercial business needs, SERVPRO of Highland Village is well equipped to handle any size job. Whether you have a one-story building, warehouse, school, hospital or even a 15-story skyscraper there is no job we can’t handle. As one of the countries leading fire and water restoration companies, our competitors do not easily match our inventory of equipment and neither our experience in the field. Just in Dallas, TX alone there are over 50 independently owned and operated SERVPROs, nationwide includes over 1300 SERVPROs, giving us a vast amount of resources. Not only do we have an unlimited amount of resources but also we have the trust of many customers throughout the years. From start to finish we have only one goal in mind, which is to get you back in business.  We have come a long way since our startup in 1967 and as the years continue we strive for excellence as a company. You can trust us to get the job done.

Allergy Season is here

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Woman blowing her nose Seasonal Allergies? We are here to help!

Allergies are at full force this year and this is the time of year they are present. Whether it’s pollen or dust plumes blown over from the Sahara Desert, it gets into your HVAC system and without regular cleaning. SERVPRO of Highland Village specializes in air duct cleaning on homes and businesses in Highland Village and surrounding areas. Our technicians are trained to handle any type of HVAC or air duct cleaning.

You definitely don't want you or your family living in an unhealthy environment.

Call our office today at (940)-241-3434 and we will come out for free to look at your system and provide you with a thorough estimate of what your small business or home might need.

https://www.SERVPROhighlandvillage.com/

Flash Flooding: Preparation Over Restoration

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Trinity river next to Downtown Dallas Trinity River in Dallas Flooding

Flash flooding is responsible for more deaths annually than any other type of severe weather. Flooding in dense cities is becoming increasingly devastating as cities grow. Whenever we build a new building, highway, sidewalk or parking garage, we take away an area where water can soak up in the soil like a sponge. The grasslands and wetlands that used to inhabit most of DFW, have been built over with a mountain of interlocked concrete. This accelerates the flow of rainwater which leads to more ‘flash floods’. 

A side note: many cities are encouraged to build up walls and barriers along rivers in order to prevent flooding in the area. This is not only ineffective but in turn, makes flooding much worse for others downstream. Rivers need room to transport massive amounts of rainwater and constricting them only is like rubbing dirt on an open wound.

How to protect your business or home from water damage related to excessive rain?

Most of these issues I’ve stated are problems that can only be fixed through smart urban planning and other political actions. In order to get the most effective change and ensure your community minimizes their flood risk is to contact your local congressman or woman through email, phone, or in-person, and explain your concerns for smart flood control in your community. However, we all have seen how unreliable and uncooperative the political process can be. So, what actions can you take immediately?

  • The cheapest way is by redirecting your downspouts. Making sure that the water coming off your roof makes it's way to a drainage or water source is important. 
  • Adding a garden: Since plants absorb water much more efficiently than grass it would be a good idea to introduce a garden to your lawn.
  • Rain barrels allow the water coming from your downspout to be reused to water your plants which helps save you money.

There are other measures like dry wells and rain gardens that serve as extra prevention measures, but, they are more costly.