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Why You Should Hire Restoration Specialists: Part 2

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Part 2:

In part one, we covered several benefits of hiring restoration specialists to handle your water loss. These include the health and safety risks, efficiency, and potential for mold growth after a water loss. There are three more reasons why it’s in every owner’s best interest to use professionals when your property is damaged in a water loss:

  1. SERVPRO® of Moore is a leader in water cleanup and restoration. As a premier restoration company, we help to ensure your damage is mitigated according to industry standards. Our IICRC certified professionals will survey, inspect and assess the full scope of damage to not only mitigate but expose potential future damage as well. This wholistic approach ensures that your home is safe and sound so it’s “Like it never even happened.”
  2. Our technicians have access to professional equipment and the knowledge to use it. From special heaters to dehumidifiers to moisture meters, we will help to ensure that the job is done to industry specific standards. SERVPRO® of Moore is made up of a proven system of professionals and professional grade equipment that enables us to return your property to preloss condition in most cases.
  3. Finally, when we set up a containment area, we have already removed damaged materials and assessed which materials are salvageable. At SERVPRO® we work to restore rather than replace, whenever possible. This is not only better for the environment, but we know your property is both valuable and sentimental. And when your property is functional, you can get back to your daily routines and important business. Our teams are efficient, professional, and committed to quality.

Our knowledge, experience, tools, and techniques are why we are a leader in both residential and commercial water restoration. In times of chaos, SERVPRO® of Moore will expertly and quickly restore order and function to your property.

Why You Should Hire Restoration Specialists

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

So, you had a water leak, and you’re not sure if you can handle the job yourself or if your situation requires a team of professionals. There are many reasons why you should always have your property inspected by professionals after a water loss.

SERVPRO® of Moore utilizes the correct equipment and our professional knowledge and expertise to get the restoration process completed as quickly as possible, returning your home to pre loss condition in most cases.

Here are additional reasons why you should always hire professionals to mitigate water damage.

Part 1:

  1. Health and Safety: A professional company will assess if there is any contamination from gray or black water. They will also assess whether or not there is any microbial growth or mold, and remediate if detected.
  2. Efficiency: Our experts work quickly so you can get your schedule and routine back on track. Extending the time for remediation by hiring the wrong company or attempting to do it yourself will only further complicate an already uneasy situation.
  3. Mold: Mold is present after moisture has occurred. Whether it’s rain, burst pipes, ice dams that have leaked into a roof or even excessive humidity, the main culprit of mold growth is time. Mold growth can begin to occur within 48 hours of moisture's appearance.

Affordable Payment Options Today

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

A hand holds a phone and reads affordable payment options If you need financing, we've got options.

At SERVPRO® of Denton, we know we show up after a major unexpected event in your life. We also know that insurance doesn’t always cover a high deductible and sometimes may not cover a loss at all. However, the process of mitigation, repair, and restoration must continue. That’s why it’s important to have financing options available to you in your time of need. The financing process is straightforward, easy, and most of all quick! Here are some quick facts to help you make the right decision for your home:

  • Check rates in less than 2 minutes
  • Fixed monthly payments
  • Loans typically funded in 1-5 days
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Zero equity required
  • Fixed rates and terms

We have affordable payment options for any home improvement project!

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Maintenance Tips for Commercial Buildings

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Two technicians work on a water pump standing in several inches of water No matter the scale of the commercial job, SERVPRO® of Moore is prepared and available, 24/7

Whether you own a commercial building or manage many commercial buildings, they present unique challenges when something goes wrong. Proper maintenance can prevent little problems from becoming large-scale problems. If they do, SERVPRO® of Moore is ready help make it “Like it never even happened.” And while we are available 24/7 for your repair and restoration needs, we’ve compiled three tips from professionals across the industry that can prevent your commercial building structure from incurring a major loss:

  1. Maintain your roofing structure. Fixing leaks as soon as they arise instead of putting them off to deal with later will significantly decrease your chances for a major water loss. Whether the issue is minor or major may only be detectable by professionals. Either way, it’s imperative to address the problem sooner rather than later.
  2. Regularly check your fire control system. Whether it’s a communication line in your system that has gone down or fire suppression sprinklers aren’t working, your fire control system should be checked regularly to make sure it’s functioning properly. Responsible action and routine maintenance check can prevent significant fire damage to your building structure.
  3. Schedule regular HVAC maintenance. Commercial HVAC systems differ significantly from home HVAC systems. Which means they are significantly more complicated and usually require professional assistance. Proper planning and scheduling routine professional exams will allow parts to be replaced when needed, as well as checking for any major faults.

As you can see, the old adage ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ definitely applies to your commercial building structures. However, even with regularly scheduled maintenance and quick action on the part of the building manager, things can go awry. SERVPRO® of Moore has professionals that will answer your call immediately and begin taking actions to limit the damage. Our trustworthy and confident staff will develop a plan, move quickly, and execute flawlessly. We are a leader in the restoration industry, and our professionals are faster to any size disaster.

The Ins-and-Outs of Commercial Restoration

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A pipe in a warehouse sprung a leak and water is spraying everywhere Water leaks spring from many sources including this warehouse

There’s never really a “good time” for a commercial restoration project. Often they come out of necessity, without any warning, bringing your business to a screeching halt. With that in mind, we work fast - without sacrificing quality or thoroughness - to get your business back up and running after sustaining water or fire damage.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Commercial water restoration can present unique challenges, but it’s nothing we haven’t already conquered before. Our on-site team is comprised of Water Damage Restoration Technicians, Applied Structural Drying Technicians, Odor Control Technicians, and Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technicians, and each plays a key role in our process.

These technicians are expertly trained and equipped with top-of-the-line equipment to limit water damage and jumpstart the restoration process.

Learn more about SERVPRO Professional Franchise Training and Certifications.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Like with water damage, our fire damage restoration process involves a highly skilled team of expert technicians, armed with top equipment and unmatched training. The team includes Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians, Odor Control Technicians, Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technicians, and even Water Damage Restoration Technicians to restore any damage caused by putting out the initial fire at your commercial property.

And, whether it’s a fire or water damage restoration project when all is said and done we will not only keep our “Like it never even happened,” promise, but we can affirm that your commercial property is SERVPRO Certified clean, leaving no doubt around the cleanliness and safety of your property.

Disaster Recovery Team

It’s important to act fast when a natural disaster strikes your commercial property, and that’s why we have strategically placed storm teams who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They’ve dealt with damage from tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, blizzards; you name it, they’ve seen it before, and no job is too large for our teams.

And beyond commercial restoration, in the event of a storm or natural disaster, our SERVPRO Large Loss Division will come to your rescue. We know damaged equipment or products can not only cost you money but cost you time in re-opening your business, which is why we ensure every large loss is overseen by a Commercial Operations Manager. This person a seamless communication in replacing damaged equipment or goods.

Learn more about our Disaster Recovery Team.

Commercial Fire Restoration-What to Expect

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A mattress lies burned on the ground covered in ashes and soot This residential home suffered a fire loss that we mitigated and restored

After a fire at your business you have a long list of tasks ahead of you. Once the fire trucks leave, you are left with fire damage as well as smoke and water damage. You might be wondering exactly where to begin. It's a good idea to consider hiring a restoration company to handle everything from start to finish.

Why Should I Hire a Restoration Company?

A professional mitigation company specializes in disaster assessment, cleanup, and restoration. Technicians can begin the process from the moment you make a call, any time of day or night. They will go through the steps that will get your building back to the way it was before the fire. They can take care of:

  • Inspecting and assessing the damage
  • Boarding up and tarping the roof
  • Removing and drying the water
  • Removing smoke and soot
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Building restoration


What Is the Restoration Process?
First, technicians will visit your property to assess the fire damage. The fire area will be inspected along with adjoining areas to check the extent of repair needed. To maintain security, professionals will board up compromised windows or doors and cover the roof with a tarp to prevent further water or storm damage. Water removal will begin right away. Technicians will clean walls, carpet, window treatments and items of smoke and soot. Throughout the process, the company will provide your insurance adjuster with documentation.
Once your building is clean and sanitized, restoration can begin. Professionals will make smaller repairs where needed, such as installing drywall, laying new carpet or repainting surfaces. They will clean your belongings and restore items whenever possible rather than replacing them. Fire mitigation for areas with major damage may include rebuilding. Professionals can reconstruct rooms where needed.
Trusting a professional restoration company can help you through the process of repairing fire damage and ease the burden on you. At SERVPRO® of Moore we are here to help.

Why You Should Board Up Your Building

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Wires hang down from ceiling, walls and ceiling are entirely black with soot Commercial fires present unique challenges such as the loose wiring, water and smoke damage

Owning a commercial property requires a high level of care and consideration. Aside from routine maintenance and upkeep, you also have to decide what to do when unexpected events do occur. SERVPRO® of Moore offers board up services, which can be an essential for properties in our geographic area considering how prone it is to strong winds and thunderstorms. Read on to learn benefits that come along with boarding up your commercial property.

Protect your property from the elements. Windows are the most vulnerable part of your property. Even if you only have damage to one window, it is important to board up this window to prevent further damage. This broken window could serve as an entry point for water and cause damage to the inside of your building. This will leave you more problems to deal with than you had initially, and will create a bigger hassle for you.

Protect your property from vandals and thieves. Broken windows may be an entry point for more than just water or dirt-thieves and vandals often see broken windows as an easy access point. Boarding up your windows protects your assets. If an intruder did enter your building and sustained an injury, you could be liable. Boarding up also protects you from this potential risk.

Maintain your insurance coverage. Many insurance providers require you to board up your property after damage to ensure that more damage is not done. If you do not comply with this part of your insurance policy, you may lose coverage, which will create a whole other set of problems for you, especially if your property is already damage.

Contact SERVPRO® of Moore for any board up services that you may require. Whatever your commercial property needs, SERVPRO of Moore is here to help!

What Makes Us Experts

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

We don’t call our SERVPRO of Moore restoration professionals things like “specialists” and “experts” for nothing. And they certainly don’t get to be that way overnight.

So what exactly does go into training the experts who time and time again uphold our promises of being faster to any disaster and making your restoration project look "Like it never even happened."

The Certifications

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification: The IICRC sets the bar for the entire cleaning and restoration industries, and it’s our priority to not only meet but exceed those standards. Our specialists take to heart the IICRC’s best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and more.

Employee Certification Training: Our program is designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. It includes SERVPRO crew training and additional training in fire and water restoration and carpet and upholstery cleaning.

The Training House

The true foundation of our Franchise training is a 15-day hands-on program at our SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility. 

Here, team members get to work in the Training House, a model home where they can apply what they’ve learned in cleaning and restoration in simulated real-life situations. Taught by certified instructors, the course ensures our SERVPRO specialists are indeed experts who can handle anything because they’ve seen everything.

You can learn more about the Training House on our SERVPRO YouTube page.

e-Learning and Continued Education

Even after joining one of our Franchise teams, SERVPRO experts have plenty of resources to keep them at the forefront of new technologies or processes in the industry. 

Our library web-based training courses sharpen the skills and expertise of all our specialists. And SERVPRO of Moore even offers credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate adjusters and franchise staff, to improve their skills in emergency mitigation.

Courses include: 

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

Contact Our Team

If you’re ever facing a restoration emergency, find peace of mind with SERVPRO of Moore. Call us at (405) 289-9401 or request help online.

Cleaning the Mess You Can't See

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

You take pride in your home or commercial property, and work hard to keep it safe, clean, and comfortable. But what about the messes that might be hidden to the untrained eye; things like dirt and dust beneath the surface, or mold that can create foul odors and deteriorate the condition of your property?

That’s where SERVPRO of Moore comes into play. We’re not just experts in restoration, but in cleaning and mold removal as well. Take a look at a few ways our experts can help you maintain a cleaner home, be it with a visit from our team or just a few pointers you can use around the house.

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Our team attacks dirt and dust beneath the surface of your carpeting or upholstery with top-of-the-line equipment and industry leading expertise. The difference a clean carpet, or clean upholstery, can make in your home is noticeable. If you think the color in your carpet is beginning to fade, give us a call to bring your home back to life!

Air Duct Cleaning

For homeowners, “cleaning the air ducts” is a chore that often goes forgotten. As the old saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” But keeping your air ducts clean is vitally important for a number of reasons. Not only can it keep dust and other allergens from spreading throughout your home, but it can improve the heating and cooling efficiency of your home if air is flowing through clean ducts.

Remember to regularly run a feather duster along your ducts, and to change your air filters as often as is necessary; most homes need a change every 90 days, but some homes with pets can require a change as often as once every 30 days.

Odor Removal

Most cleaning services can’t top SERVPRO’s expertise in effectively deodorizing your home. Our residential cleaning services can rid your home of unwanted odors coming from sources you might not even be able to see.

Lightning Facts for Moore Residents

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

As one of the leading weather-related causes of death or injury in the nation, lighting deserves to be understood better so we can be both awed and avoidant of it.

At SERVPRO® of Moore, we strive to be knowledgeable, proactive and preventative in approaching the stormy seasons of Oklahoma.

Here are some flash facts about lightning:

  • While the speed of light (when we see the bolt) is 670,000,000 mph, the actual speed of a strike is only 27,000 mph. Need help visualizing this? Imagine traveling to the moon in only 55 minutes.
  • Everyday, there are over 3 million flashes of lightning (about 44 strikes each second). The earth is struck by lightning more than 100 bolts each second.
  • Lightning can help plants grow through creating nitrogen oxides by its heat and combining with moisture to provide nitrate-rich water for plants.
  • The width of a bolt is only about 2 to 3 centimeters (about the size of a thumb) but it spans a length of about 2 to 3 miles.
  • Lightning can reach up to 50,000°F, which is about 5x hotter than the sun’s surface.
  • Thunderstorms aren’t the only source of lightning; it can be found in volcanic eruptions, forest fires, nuclear detonations, snowstorms and hurricanes.
  • Using surge protectors won’t actually protect your appliances against direct strikes, so make sure to unplug all of your equipment.
  • Using the phone while indoors is actually the leading cause of injuries by lightning within a household.
  • You can easily be struck by lightning even if the eye of the storm is 10 miles away.

Lightning isn’t something to mess with or worth taking any chances at the risk of death or injury. It must be taken seriously, but we can admire the beauty and nature of lightning without compromising our safety.

And should your home or commercial property incur any damage from a lightning strike or other severe weather event, we're on call 24/7 and faster to any disaster. Just give us a call at (405) 289-9401 and we'll be on our way.