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Water Is For Faucets, Not For Floors

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

This picture depicts a water damage scene in which our SERVPRO of Texarkana's team was called out to after water leaked into the bedroom. The carpet was saturated upon arrival so the team jumped into action.  When this happens, the carpet must be dried out and in this case, the wall needed to be dried also. After the moisture readings were complete, the team pulled the carpet back from the wall and begin to set up the drying equipment. In this scenario, the carpet is dried with different equipment that the SERVPRO  team brings with the to the site.  As you can see in this picture, the carpet is lifted as the equipment sends air under it. This helps the carpet dry more quickly and efficiently. The wall is being dried with the equipment also. This customer was very pleased with the results from our work and was surprised that we were able to work so quickly to get this job finished for them.

Storm In Sight

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Spring showers can lead to severe storms and the flooding of your home. We’re here to help mitigate the resulting water damage to keep your shelter sturdy and safe. If a storm tears through, SERVPRO of Texarkana is here to get your home or commercial business back in working order. SERVPRO of Texarkana can handle any size disaster. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know by calling 903-832-4400. Don't hesitate to call us when disaster strikes. We are always here to help at SERVPRO of Texarkana!

SERVPRO of Texarkana specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

The Grossest Profit

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Toilets overflow with sewage from time to time due to a sewage backup, and commercial properties are just as vulnerable as a home, apartment complex, condominium, ext. That means if the main sewer line to your office building gets clogged, then your entire office will be grossly contaminated with sewage water.

If you are a business owner and have to close your office for any period of time this could be detrimental to your business. In moments like this, it is important to remember to think calmly and act quickly. Contacting your property owner is usually a priority. Next to that you need to contact SERVPRO of Texarkana to handle this type of emergency. SERVPRO of Texarkana's team is highly trained to mitigate and restore any size property loss. Also, SERVPRO operates 24/7. Isn't it relieving to know you have a SERVPRO in your community who can respond to an emergency like this? Call us today at 903-832-4400.

How To Prevent A Water Damage

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

No matter what time of year it is, if you’re going to be away from your home for an extended amount of time – even just overnight – it’s a smart idea to turn off your water until you return home. Why? Because it doesn’t take very much water to cause a whole lot of damage! If your pipes freeze and burst while you’re gone, or if a washer hose ruptures or a supply line leaks, major water damage can occur! There are a few things you can do before heading out of town to give you peace of mind when it comes to the state of your home’s water.

Shut off the Main Water Valve

Your safest bet is to turn off the main water valve. Make sure the adults in your home know where the main shutoff valve is and know how to turn it on and off. (Knowing this will also come in handy if you’re at home during an emergency, so the water can quickly be shut off!) Locate the main water valve near your water meter usually located in the basement, near the front of the house, attached to the outside of the home’s exterior, or in an underground box in the yard.

There are two types of main shutoff valves. You’ll probably find what’s called a “gate valve” if you’re in an older home. Turn the rounded handles a certain number of times to open or close the valve. The “ball valve” is more common today. Turn the lever-like handle 90 degrees to turn the water on or off. If this valve crosses the pipes, it’s closed; if it’s parallel to them, it’s open.

Test shutting off the valve ahead of time by locating the main shutoff valve, turning it off, and running a faucet. If no water comes out, you’ve successfully turned off your home’s water supply!

Turn off Individual Water Valves

But what if you’re leaving during the summer and you can’t turn off your entire water supply because you have automatic sprinklers? If this is the case, you can simply turn off individual water valves to the water sources with the highest damage risk. These sources include the dishwasher, washing machine, and ice-maker. Individual shutoff valves tend to be located directly on the supply lines leading to most appliances, including toilets and faucets. Usually, this will be a small rounded handle that you’ll turn clockwise. Doing this will turn off the water to that source. (Take note that the ice-maker shutoff valve may be under the sink or in the basement!)

If you’ll be shutting off individual water supplies, it’s a good idea to kill two birds with one stone and check your supply lines themselves. They can become weak over time, resulting in leaks, cracks, or bulging. If you notice these or other forms of corrosion, you may want to repair or replace them before leaving.

Turn off Water Supply to Outdoor Faucets

If you’re leaving during the colder seasons, it’s a good idea to also shut off the water to your outdoor faucets as well. Their shutoff valve will most likely be located inside your house. Shut it off before you head out the door. Once you’ve shut off the valve, turn on the exterior faucet to drain any excess water. And remember to detach the hoses, too!

How To Recover After A Fire

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

After a fire, making sure all of your valuables and personal belongings are clean of all smoke and soot is your top priority, therefore it is our top priority.

This is no easy task:

First, we start with inventorying your content and separating the salvageable from the non-salvageable. Second, we carefully pack up the salvageable content from the home to take it to our secured warehouse, where we start the cleaning process. Next, we unpack the items, clean them, and repack them into new, fresh boxes. Now that the contents have been individually cleaned and re-boxed, they can be put into our Ozone room where our ozone generator is able to take any additional smoke smell out of the material. Finally, we will bring your items back "Like it never even happened."

If you are in need of fire restoration, give us a call at 903-832-4400

Local Commercial Apartment Fire

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning takes a lot of knowledge, experience and manpower to do the job right. Our crews are properly trained and certified in all these areas and are ready 24/7.

This apartment fire started in the kitchen on the stove affecting the entire apartment. SERVPRO of Texarkana was called to access the damages and restore the property. Our teams cleaned the structure, and deodorized the apartment. 

Choose SERVPRO of Texarkana, the Professional Company that specializes in fire, water, mold and storm damage restoration. We are Here to Help and ready to respond to your needs if any of these conditions arise in Rankin County.

SERVPRO of Texarkana is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies. Our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

 Call us 903-832-4400

Overflowing Toilet

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Texarkana responded quickly to a residential water loss caused from a toilet overflow in the hall bathroom. The water migrated through the hallway, living room and kitchen, affecting the laminate wood flooring in all the rooms. After SERVPRO removed the wet laminate wood flooring, we started the drying process with drying equipment to the concrete sub floor completing the job.

Let us restore your water damage property to its preloss condition. We are always here to help! 903-832-4400.

We provide quality water restoration services to your home and business. No matter what the cause or how large the project we have got you covered. No job is too small or too big for us at SERVPRO of Texarkana. Don't wait; call us to care for your needs.

Plumbing Leak in the Attic

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

This homeowner had water damage from the attic caused by a plumbing leak. The ceiling collapsed, there were three rooms affected with carpet and laminate flooring. Our trained technicians were on site quickly, accessed the damages, removed wet carpet pad, lifted the carpet for drying, removed the wet laminate flooring, and then set the drying equipment to dry the wet materials to complete the job.

Contact us immediately if you have a water loss.

SERVPRO of Texarkana is locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Do Not hesitate to call our team for help, this is what we do and specialize in. 

SERVPRO of Texarkana is well equipped to respond to an emergency of this magnitude. We have trained and certified technicians to handle all the aspects of your loss. If you have water damage to your home or business call us (903)832-4400. We are always here to help 24/7/365.

Clogged Drain on the Roof of Your Property

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Clogged drain on the roof of this business caused water to leak down from the roof thru the ceiling tiles affecting several offices with water damage. SERVPRO of Texarkana was called to the job site to access the damages and start the mitigation process. Our crews extracted the standing water, removed the wet materials and began the drying process using air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the job.

Our crews are highly trained and certified. Restoring Commercial Properties, whether we are dealing with a small water clean up or a large one, no job is too big for us at SERVPRO of Texarkana.

Choose SERVPRO of Texarkana, the Professional Company that specializes in fire, water, mold and storm damage restoration. We are Here to Help and ready to respond to your needs if any of these conditions arise. Call us 903-832-4400.

The Impact Of Smoking In Your Home

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

It is common knowledge that smoking has negative consequences on your health, but it can also be dangerous to your home.

Fire Danger

Smoking is the leading cause of death in home fires.  Fires caused by smoking is most common in bedrooms and living rooms where flammable items such as carpet, blankets, and furniture are exposed.

Resale Value

Homes occupied by someone who smokes regularly are much more difficult to sell.  On average, house value decreases by nearly 29%. The smell left behind by cigarettes can get trapped in cupboards, vents, and even the ceiling.

While exceedingly difficult, it is possible to reduce and potentially get rid of the smell of smoke in your home.  Thoroughly cleaning the walls and ceilings, followed by a deep cleaning of the carpet and floors is the first step.  It may also be necessary to professionally clean the air ducts to prevent the smell from continuing to circulate throughout your home.