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How To Properly Use A Fire Extinguisher

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Properly Use A Fire Extinguisher If you have the slightest doubt about your ability to fight a fire....EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY!

The following steps should be followed when responding to incipient stage fire:

  • Sound the fire alarm and call the fire department, if appropriate.
  • Identify a safe evacuation path before approaching the fire. Do not allow the fire, heat, or smoke to come between you and your evacuation path.
  • Select the appropriate type of fire extinguisher.
  • Discharge the extinguisher within its effective range using the P.A.S.S. technique (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep).
  • Back away from an extinguished fire in case it flames up again.
  • Evacuate immediately if the extinguisher is empty and the fire is not out.
  • Evacuate immediately if the fire progresses beyond the incipient stage.

Most fire extinguishers operate using the following P.A.S.S. technique:

  1. PULL... Pull the pin. This will also break the tamper seal.
  2. AIM... Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle (or its horn or hose) at the base of the fire.

    NOTE: Do not touch the plastic discharge horn on CO2 extinguishers, it gets very cold and may damage skin.

  3. SQUEEZE... Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
  4. SWEEP... Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it appears to be out. Watch the area. If the fire re-ignites, repeat steps 2 - 4.

If you have the slightest doubt about your ability to fight a fire....EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY! 

The Truth About Mold

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Truth About Mold Over 70% of homeowners are unaware of mold lurking in their walls.

As a homeowner you are vulnerable to certain types of damages such as water and even mold! Mold can develop at anytime, anywhere in the world!

Most homeowners do not inspect their homes for leaks and moisture build up. Even the newest of homes could have excess moisture in even the smallest nooks and crannies.

It is imperative that homeowners prepare themselves for any possible damage to their home.

Here at SERVPRO of North Arlington we believe education is key in preventing any and every possible damage situation. 

Do you know the truth about mold? Mold can grow in any environment there are over 100,000 different species of mold. Over 70% of homeowners are unaware of mold lurking in their walls. And 100% of all type of mold have the potential to cause health problems for your family. The symptoms of mold related illness are often confused for the common cold. Mold toxicity symptoms include but are not limited to; 

  • Sneezing
  • Itching,Watery eyes
  • Runny Nose/Nasal congestion
  • Itchy nose, Mouth & Lips 
  • Fatigue/Weakness
  • Headache/light sensitivity

The truth is mold is everywhere. And by arming yourself with the proper information you can handle any mold situation in your home.

How To Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home...

Check out these easy tips on how to prevent mold growth in your home. And remember prevention is key! 

  • Identify problem areas in your home and correct them. 
  • Dry wet areas immediately. Mold cannot grow without moisture. Don't leave wit items hanging to dry. If you hang dry certain items dry items outside. 
  • Prevent Moisture with Proper Ventilation
  • Monitor moisture humidity indoors. The EPA recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30 and 60 percent. You can measure humidity with a moisture meter  from your local hardware store.  
  •  Improve air flow in your home. According to the EPA, as temperatures drop, the air is able to hold less moisture. Without good air flow in your home, that excess moisture may appear on your walls, windows and floors.
  •  Keep mold off household plants.The moist soil in indoor plants is a perfect breeding ground for mold, which may then spread to other areas of your house.

If you are suffering from mold damage on your home call your local SERVPRO of North Arlington at (817)557-1447.

Water Damage Statistics

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Statistics Did you know? About 93 percent of all water damage can be prevented.

At SERVPRO of North Arlington we understand that water damage from the usual wear and tear can occur at anytime. Texas homeowners must be prepared to resolve any damage that may occur in their home. That is why SERVPRO of North Arlington is ready 24 Hours/ 7 days a week with skilled technicians ready to respond to your water emergency. 

Here are a few statistics for North Texas   Homeowners to bring awareness to water damage in the home.

Water damage in homes typically comes from the following sources:

  • Frozen pipes
  • Leaking pipes
  • Leaky roof
  • Broken washing machine hose
  • Plumbing problems
  • Insulations issues

Usually water damage in the home is not at the forefront of a homeowners mind and is considered a rare occurrence. 

Take a look at just how often it does occur with these Water Damage Statistics:

  • Almost 40 percent of all homeowners have said that they have experienced loss from water damage
  • About 93 percent of all water damage can be prevented
  • Water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States
  • 250 gallons of water is released a day due to a 1/8-inch crack in a pipe
  • About 20 percent of all insurance claims related to water damage of some kind
  • Billions of dollars in property losses are spent each year as a direct result of water damages

If your experiencing water damage and need help today. Call Your local SERVPRO of North Arlington at (817)557-1447. 

Our technicians are standing by to respond to your water emergency now! 

A Flood of Emotions

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Flood of Emotions When damage strikes our local SERVPRO technicians are ready to respond 24/7!

SERVPRO of North Arlington knows that with every flood comes a flood of emotion. When your home, business or belongings become damaged, you don’t just want things clean, you want your life back!

And that’s where SERVPRO comes in. SERVPRO of North Arlington specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration. Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to preloss condition, doing all that we can to help you regain control following a disaster. Our goal is to make it like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of North Arlington has local storm and water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, we document the drying process to validate whether your home or business is ready. In addition to our own resources, we have access to equipment and personnel from over 1,700 Franchises across the state and country. We can even call upon our local strategically located Disaster Recovery Teams such as http://www.SERVPROnortharlingtontx.com/water-damage-restoration for catastrophic storms and major events.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (817)557-1447

How Prepared Is your Family for an Emergency?

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Prepared Is your Family for an Emergency? Does Your Family Have an Emergency Plan?

When Disaster Strikes!

Is your family prepared for an emergency?

Disasters can strike at anytime and when they do time is extremely important. At SERVPRO of North Arlington we understand that these situations can be unavoidable. This is why here at SERVPRO of North Arlington we have provided tips for Arlington families to be prepared for emergency situations. 

  • Prepare an Emergency Kit- depending on the type of disaster injuries may be imminent. It is essential in the event of an emergency to have an emergency kit nearby. Have your kit made and in a safe location that is easy to access. Your kit must include items such as first aid kit, flashlights, and non-perishable food items. 
  • Arrange a "Safe Haven"- Plan your emergency exit and arrange a meeting place for your family in case of separation. Be sure that small children are aware of how to exit and where to meet in the event of an emergency. 
  • Keep Extra Supplies on Hand- If you need to escape your home for any reason and you plan to use your vehicle. In an emergency you may not be the only family that needs to evacuate the area. Have your escape route out of the city mapped out. Keep maps in your vehicle with your emergency kit and extra supplies such as gas, jumper cables,batteries, flares and more. 
  • Emergency Etiquette- In emergencies it is imperative that your family remains calm. Although, it may be hard to control your emotions in unpredictable situations it is essential that your family is mentally prepared for all survival situations. Prepare small children for what is to come next. Keeping your family informed may keep everyone calm enough to escape emergency. Go over " Emergency Etiquette",to prepare your family for any situation. 

If your North Arlington home is suffering from Storm, Fire or Water Damage call your local SERVPRO of North Arlington at (817)557-1447

Conditions In North Arlington Might Be Right For Mold

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation  Conditions In North Arlington Might Be Right For Mold Mold growth can occur in any home, So, it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity.

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of North Arlington to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at (817)557-1447

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Arlington for mold remediation services.

Does Your North Arlington Home Have A Mold Problem?

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your North Arlington Home Have A Mold Problem? In North Arlington, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts: 

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (817)557-1447.

Did You Know There Are Three Types of Contaminated Water?

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Did You Know There Are Three Types of Contaminated Water? If your home or business is suffering from water damage call your local SERVPRO of North Arlington (817)557-1447

At SERVPRO of North Arlington we understand that water damage could strike at anytime. Our local North Arlington technicians are ready to respond to your emergency 24/7! 

In the U.S alone it is estimated that over 14,000 homeowners rush to deal with water leak emergencies every day. It is important that you know the source of the damage when you call your local SERVPRO of North Arlington. Because without knowing the source of the damage it is difficult for our technicians to decipher how to assess and repair the damage. To avoid a longer repair time knowing the category and source of the leak or damage is instrumental in restoring your property to pre-disaster condition. 

Did You Know There are 3 Types of Contaminated Water?

When your local SERVPRO of North Arlington is called you will be asked a number of questions such as; do you know the source of the damage? How severe is the damage? And with this information we will then categorize the damage type and prepare your repair plan with in minutes! 

The Three Types of Contaminated Water 

Most home or business owners are unaware that there are three types of contaminated water. These three are broken up into categories depending on the source.

Here are the three types of contaminated water:  

  1. Category 1: "Clean Water"- Clean water is from "clean" source such as a broken water line. A category one water damage originates from a source that does not contain waste. This category is less severe as it presents less risks for humans conducting the restoration.
  2. Category 2: "Grey Water"- Grey water is water that may contain bacteria and viruses. Harmful, if consumed by humans and may cause sickness. Examples of category grey water include dishwater, washer water and more.  
  3. Category 3: "Black Water"- Black water is extremely unsanitary and harmful to humans. Black water may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals and microbes. Examples of black water are sewage backup and flood water.  

If left untreated these categories may degrade.It is imperative that water damage is treated immediately. Time is of the essence when a disaster hits. Our local SERVPRO of North Arlington technicians are standing by 24/7 to help! 

If your home or business is suffering from water damage call your local SERVPRO of North Arlington (817)557-1447

Jesus Lives!

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Jesus Lives! Jesus Lives!

Close your eyes for a second and listen to the sounds around you, listen to the chirping of the birds, the cars driving around, the laughing of children. Now open them and look at the blue sky, look at the vibrancy of color around you, look at the child running around playing, watch life move at such a fast pace. It is because of a sacrifice a man made thousands of years ago that you are now able to do such things. It is because of the love he had for us that we live today. It is because of his mercy and grace that we can walk around enjoy the normalcy of life. Even with all the chaos that has been occurring throughout our country the love of Jesus shines through. Thank you Jesus for your love!

If you are in needing of emergency services after hours/ or during this holiday weekend SERVPRO North Arlington is here to help!

817-557-1447

What should you do when your business floods?

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What should you do when your business floods? SERVPRO of North Arlington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event.

Imagine waking up in the morning and going about your normal routine. You get out of bed and stretch out the drowsiness. Rub the sleep out of your eyes. Head to the bathroom brush your teeth,wash your face and get ready for the day. And as you're making your coffee you receive a call from the commercial building owner at your business to inform you that a pipe has just burst! And your entire livelihood is covered in water. The floor is up to four inches in water and counting!

What should you do?

Here at SERVPRO of North Arlington we understand that disasters can happen at the drop of a hat or in this case at the burst of a pipe!

Here are a few steps to help guide you through this stressful situation.

  1. Gather your insurance information.

  You would be surprised at the number of business owners that do not know their policy details and at disastrous times such as these it is very important to have your insurance information on hand and ready to go!

   2.Remain Calm & Call SERVPRO North Arlington

At SERVPRO North Arlington we strive to fully restore the damaged area in a prompt and professional manner. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.