Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

The Dangers of Asbestos

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

3 technicians removing asbestos These technicians are removing asbestos that was found in ceiling panels in this commercial building.

Have you heard of asbestos? Does that word scare you? Do you know where asbestos originates from?

Asbestos is found all over the world, it is a naturally occurring mineral. Asbestos has crystals that form long, thin fibers.

Asbestos became popular as a component in insulation in the late 1800s. Insulation containing asbestos was primarily wrapped around boilers and pipes, as well as other high temperature applications.

Asbestos has been found to create negative long-term health effects in humans. One disease that can develop is asbestosis. Asbestosis typically develops over 15 to 30 years and is characterized by fibrotic scarring of the lung which can reduce lung function and capacity. This can create shortness of breath.

Multiple cancers can be developed after being exposed to asbestos including lung cancer and mesothelioma. When a person has been exposed to asbestos fibers, their risk of developing lung cancer increases by 5 times. For reference, cigarette smokers increase their chances of developing lung cancer by 10 times.

Mesothelioma is the rarest form of cancer that can develop after exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the chest cavity lining and possibly the abdominal cavity lining. Mesothelioma spreads very rapidly and is always fatal.

If you believe you may have asbestos in your home or business, call the removal professionals--SERVPRO of Highland Village.

Lantana, TX Lightning Strikes

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

During storms, lightning can strike anywhere, at any time. Fires can be caused by this lightning when it strikes houses. The Argyle Fire District has responded to numerous calls due to lightning strikes, high water rescues, and medical emergencies during a short period of time. Multiple Lantana homes have been considered a total loss as a result of fire and water damage.

Getting families back into their homes as soon as possible after being displaced due to a house fire is our top priority. We attempt to salvage as many items as possible when cleaning after fire damage. In order to make this possible, we clean furniture with our upholstery cleaning machine, clothes with the Esporta Wash System, and other salvageable household items with dry cleaning sponges. SERVPRO stands out among the crowd because of our attention to detail when handling a customer’s belongings.

Our Second Year

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

Harrison - image of male owner with hat on One of our owners, Harrison Stone

In May this year, we celebrated our second anniversary in business! In the whirlwind that has been the past year, we have learned how to best help our community during a global pandemic through our services. As we continue to strive to be a light in our community, we look forward to what the next years will bring. We reflect on our first years and are thankful for how much we have been able to learn and grow, while looking ahead at our future goals. One of our owners, Harrison Stone, has said, "Getting to help people these first years has been a really great experience and the things we have learned have changed our business a lot. The satisfaction of our customers is what continues to drive our business. We thank everyone who has been a part of it and we look forward to a long and bright future."

Storms in DFW

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

We have recently experienced a lot of storm activity in the DFW area. These high volumes of rain have affected homes and businesses in our community greatly. Flash flooding has been one of the biggest concerns, as it can happen quickly and can be quite dangerous. In order to help our community, SERVPRO of Highland Village is committed to responding faster than any disaster. Our professionals will be the first on site when a catastrophic water damage strikes in order to provide expert knowledge to help cleanup and restore affected areas with precision. If you are looking for help due to a water loss during the recent storms, please contact our office at (940) 241-3434. We are standing by, ready to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Hazardous Cleanup Services

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Have you experienced a potentially hazardous situation in your home or business? Taking precautionary steps during cleanup could make a huge difference in keeping you and your family safe and protected. SERVPRO of Highland Village aims to maintain the health and safety of our staff and the members of our community by eliminating harmful bacteria and pathogens before they have a chance to pose a risk. Through our thorough cleaning and disinfecting process and with our proprietary botanical cleaning chemicals, our cleaning technicians can sanitize and disinfect surfaces while eliminating airborne pathogens through disinfectant fogging. This cleaning process has been refined to follow CDC guidelines. If you feel your home or business may have been contaminated, please contact us at SERVPRO of Highland Village for a cleaning quote today.

How to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Disease

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

After being shut down for the last year during the global pandemic, COVID-19 taught us how easily respiratory diseases can spread and become dangerous. At SERVPRO of Highland Village, we want to give all homeowners and business owners the tools necessary to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. Many pathogens in our daily environment can be easily transmitted. One of the easiest ways to prevent the transmission of the flu is to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. If you are feeling sick, it is also a good idea to wear a mask in order to not infect others. We at SERVPRO of Highland Village follow all of these guidelines as well as are experts at disinfection and cleaning.

Choose the Leader in the Restoration Industry

8/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the number one leader in water restoration in the US. Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration, or your upholstery or carpets cleaned. We have the training, skill, and professional equipment to make your house feel like home again.  Check out these reasons to use SERVPRO of Highland Village:

  1. Faster to Any Sized Disaster
  2. A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,800 Franchises
  3. 24-Hour Emergency Service
  4. Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  5. Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

SERVPRO of Highland Village specializes in the restoration and cleanup of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. We can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. SERVPRO of Highland Village can also perform your duct and carpet cleaning in your home or business. We can even clean up after your construction project is completed.

Why choose SERVPRO of Highland Village? Because we can make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Highland Village

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO of Highland Village is the choice to make

If you find yourself facing a fire damage, water damage, mold damage, or storm damage in your residence or business, we realize you have more than one option for who to call. However, we want to build a case for why you should choose SERVPRO of Highland Village over your other potential choices.

SERVPRO as a brand is a well-respected leader in the restoration industry. Since 1967, we have been the company trusted with the nation's properties.

We are neighbors. SERVPRO of Highland Village is a part of the community. We live here, serve here, and it's our passion to serve all of our customers well. 

No matter the size of the damage, we are equipped to make your property "Like it never even happened." Aside from our individual franchise, we are supported by and connected to a nationwide network of franchises. Should we experience a large storm event, we are able to mobilize additional crew, equipment, and resources to help us help you. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call - we'd love the opportunity to assist you.

Extreme Response Team

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning storm in sky Should extreme weather threaten your home or business, the ERT is on standby to offer additional assistance

Tornado season runs usually from March to June; hurricane season is June through November. Between those two seasons alone, Texans can potentially face lots of storm activity.

Already this summer has seen large amounts of rain and flooding across the United States. 

When torrential rains, swelling streams, strong winds, and lightning strike...sometimes the damage is so widespread that the SERVPRO franchises in the affected area aren't able to meet the needs of the communities around them.

Should that occur in our area, SERVPRO of Highland Village has access to the Extreme Response Team, which can be activated as needed. These units are specially trained and equipped to assist and support in large loss situations. They are able to come alongside the local franchises and lend their strength, resources, and time to help the impacted community get back on its feet.

SERVPRO of Highland Village is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Our story

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

The Stone family has been with SERVPRO for over 40 years now. My great grandmother, grandparents, great aunt and uncle, both uncles, and my father have all owned their own separate franchises in the past. This business has fed our family for this long and along the way helped countless families and individuals get their lives back in order from all kinds of disasters.

My brothers and I have decided to take the family legacy to the next generation and carry on the pride and responsibility of restoring the homes and property of as many people as we possibly can.

With over 40 years of restoration knowledge and experience, we are truly able to handle any task and make it "Like it never even happened."