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Blach Springs Worst Fire To Date

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

Balch Springs House Fire This fire turned tragic after multiple houses were burnt to the ground.

What started as a grass fire in suburban Dallas turned into a devastating blaze, torching 10 to 20 acres and damaging more than two dozen homes, officials said.

The fire ripped through a neighborhood of Balch Springs Monday, after someone mowed an area of tall grass or brush, known as “brush hogging.”

“The fire started from someone brush hogging in the field behind the homes,” Balch Springs Fire Marshal Sean Davis told CNN on Monday. “He hit some debris in the field that caused a spark. The spark set the cut grass on fire.”

Nearby residents were evacuated in the suburb about 15 miles southeast of Dallas.

Davis said the blaze damaged 26 homes. Nine are a “total loss,” he said.

At least six fire departments helped extinguish the flames by Monday night, Davis said. No injuries were reported.

But the risk of a fast-moving blaze is not over.

According to the National Weather Service, parts of North Texas face “elevated fire danger” Tuesday, with temperatures expected to soar past 100 degrees.

Balch Springs Fun Things To Do

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

Balch Springs Landmarks Here are some fun things to do in East Dallas and Balch Springs.

SERVPRO of Balch Springs is located in East Dallas and in Balch Springs, we are known to have some fun when we aren't solving water or fire damage problems, here are some of our favorite things to do in the city!

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden  is located in the east of Dallas. It was built in 1940 and covers an area of 66 acres. It consists of a series of themed gardens. It is a good place to enjoy leisure, relaxation and viewing flowers and plants. Well received by tourists. Although it is only 66 acres, the colorful flowers in the botanical garden give people a full visual shock. Every season, there will be flowers in different flowering periods, and you can enjoy beautiful flowers no matter what season you go to.

Nasher Sculpture Center is a museum located in the Dallas Arts District, Texas, United States, facing the Dallas Museum of Art and opened in 2003. Mainly collecting modern and contemporary sculptures, it is a good place for sculpture lovers to study and research; it is also one of the few institutions in the world dedicated to the exhibition, research and preservation of modern sculptures.

We love these local Balch Springs fun spots!

Storm Damage Team Near You Today

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is here to help We are here to help the community if storm damage is something you have experienced

If you are dealing with storm, flood, or water damage from our ever changing Texas weather, the experienced team at SERVPRO of East Dallas is ready to respond. Since we are locally owned and operated, we have prepared for expected damage and are able to respond quickly. Immediate action and a fast response lessens damage, limits further damage, and reduces restoration costs. Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. Our teams are prepared with equipment strategically located in case of flood or storm emergency in our area.

Choose SERVPRO!

We are a local company that specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. We are Here to Help® and ready to respond to storm and flooding conditions in the Dallas, TX metroplex.

Balch Springs Local Business Suffers Water Damage

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Certified We have the workload needed to handle any size disaster.

Being located right in Balch Springs we were called out an apartment building, this building had a roof leak that caused multiple units to be damaged. There was standing water and moisture detected in 4 units. SERVPRO of Balch Springs was able to get out there the same day and get to work. 

We had two technicians go and do a moisture test to see how much work needed to be done. We extracted the water and began the drying process. There were multiple equipment out that was needed for all of the units. We were able to leave the equipment on all day and within a few days each unit were dried out. The apartment manager was thrilled with the results, especially the tenants living in the affected units. They were thankful for calling SERVPRO of Balch Springs. Give us a call if you are a commercial property that has been affected by water damage. 

Trusted Balch Springs Water Damage Restoration

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Team SERVPRO's fleet of vehicles.

If you experience a flood, a severe roof leak, or an overflow of your toilet or tub and the water has seeped into your walls or carpets and is dripping from your ceilings, that's a sign you will need the assistance of water restoration services. One of the most important things when it comes to water damage is that you need to act fast to minimize the damage and the growth of bacteria or mold.

SERVPRO of Balch Springs is the located in East Dallas and has the team power available to handle any size disaster. 

Commercial Fire Restoration for Balch Springs Businesses

9/13/2022 (Permalink)

Balch Springs Fire Cleanup Soot on walls after a candle started a small fire in Balch Springs home.

Fire Restoration Services for Businesses

A fire at your business impacts more than just the structure of your building; it can damage inventory or machinery and displace workers or tenants. Outside of the expected fire and smoke damage, firefighting efforts may cause additional water damage.

Commercial fire restoration services should always be conducted by IICRC-certified professionals and we have multiple at SERVPRO of Balch Springs. This helps you to ensure that fire and smoke damage repairs have been handled appropriately and that your building, inventory, employees and tenants are safe. At SERVPRO of Balch Springs, it’s our goal to get you back to work safely, as soon as possible. Choosing our full-service organization means one team of experts can take your business from cleanup through full restoration.

Remediating Smoke Damage from Fires

Smoke damage from fires is often overlooked, but it’s important to understand that even a relatively small fire can leave your property with significant smoke damage.

During a fire, not all materials burn entirely. Even materials like wood, that appear to burn safely, can leave behind smoke and soot. Other materials used in the building and manufacturing process may leave behind dangerous chemicals. Some of this damage will be visible to the naked eye, but not all of it.

Smoke damage can cause or exacerbate health problems and decrease the value of your property. After any smoke damage event, it’s important to have your property professionally remediated.

Give SERVPRO of Balch Springs a call today!

SERVPRO of Balch Springs Helps Balch Springs After Flooding

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

Floor Damage from Storm Water seen in hallway of building.

This Monday in Balch Springs turned into a flash flooding watch. The roads and highways became a disaster with high waters causing chaos around East Dallas. SERVPRO of Balch Springs has seen a 500% increase of calls on Monday. All of our technicians were called into work with a mission of helping each person that we possibly can. 

Some homes got unlucky with flooding water entering their home and leaving them in a feet of standing water. The homeowners were quick to give their local restoration company a call. Once SERVPRO of Balch Springs was on site, we began extracting any water and started installing equipment. Multiple dehumidifiers and air movers were installed in all homes that were affected with flooding. 

Thanks to the homeowners have a quick response to call us. We were able to salvage more contents and save some stress from the owners. This flash flooding came as a surprise to all of Dallas, but SERVPRO of Balch Springs was able to save the day! 

Does Your Insurance Company Cover Water Damage?

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage on Floor SERVPRO of Balch Springs is here to help your next water damage emergency.

Water damage sets you back badly if you were not prepared for it. For this reason, you need to ensure that you are covered against such issues. While you can get water damage insurance, certain scenarios will not be covered by your insurance. To help you with this, here is everything you need to know about water damage insurance.

What is Water Damage Insurance?

Water damage is insurance money that is paid out when your house is affected by water damage. It helps deal with the pairs. While companies like SERVPRO of Balch Springs come in and help restore your home, insurance companies ensure there are enough funds for the home restoration.

Situations Where Water Damage Insurance Works

There are situations where insurance companies will pay for the damages caused to your home. Here are the situations when your insurance will pay for your water damage:

  • Accidental leaks- Insurance will take care of leaks from pipes and broken washers that cause water damage.
  • Burst pipes- Water damage from burst pipes due to frozen pipes and any other incident will be covered
  • Damage from fires- If the water was used to put out a fire and caused damage to your property, the damage will be insured.
  • Roof leaks- If there was water damage to the interior of your house because of a roof leak, that would be catered to by insurance. The only thing you need to ensure is the leak was not caused by a fallen tree or a caved-in roof that was not fixed.
  • Water damage from storms like heavy and sudden rain,
  • Ice dam- Insurance will cover ice dams built in your gutter in cold months. If these ice dams result from neglect, you will not get them fixed.

Situations When Water Damage Will Not be Covered by Insurance

There are also times when your insurance will not work for water damage. Knowing about these will help you be careful with the care you give your home and figure out when you can rely on insurance and when to deal with it independently. Here are the situations where insurance will not cover water damage:

  • Flood damage. Any damage caused by extreme flooding will not be covered
  • Water damage is caused by negligence or lack of maintenance. If your home gets water damaged because you did not fix leaks when they occurred or did not carry out regular checks, then this will not be covered
  • Damage for intentional acts. If you set your ho on fire or turn off the heat in winter, then you will not be compensated for whatever damage
  • Water damage from backup sewer lines. You need to get a proper cover for that
  • Cost of repairing source. No compensation will be given for a broken heater or washer

Commercial Storm Damage Repair Process

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Balch Springs Storm Damage Experts We have trained professionals to handle any size disaster.

Implement  A Storm Preparedness Plan For Your Business

Storms can wreak havoc on commercial buildings. By implementing some sound storm preparedness plans you can reduce the risk of severe damage to your property in Balch Springs.

1. Mitigate the Risks
Strong winds and heavy rain account for much of the damage during a storm. Before the storm hits, prepare your property to reduce the risk of extensive damage.

Bring in outdoor equipment, such as grills and lawn furniture to avoid items becoming airborne. Board up windows and glass doors so they don't shatter during the storm.
Inspect roofing materials to ensure they are secured. Fix any loose materials right away.
Trim any loose branches near the building so they don't damage the siding or break windows.
Disconnect computers and other electrical devices. Don't unplug the refrigerator, however.
Move loose items away from windows inside the building as much as possible.

2. Train Employees on Storm Procedures
Make sure all employees and visitors understand what to do in an emergency. Property management must develop work instructions to address the risks and then train workers on the procedures.
Conduct emergency drills with all employees so that they are familiar with the emergency procedures. This will reduce the risk of people becoming panicked during a true emergency.
Designate evacuation exits and assign persons who are responsible to account for employees and visitors.

3. Inspect the Property After the Storm Passes
Wait until you are sure that the storm has passed before inspecting the building. If the emergency required persons to evacuate, don't allow employees to enter the building until authorities have given permission to do so.
Authorized personnel should inspect the property around the building to look for damage. They can identify issues to the structural integrity of the building and look for potential hazards that must be addressed. Call a storm restoration service if you need help with repairs.
Implement a sound storm preparedness plan to reduce the risk of damage during a storm.

What to do before, during, and after a storm

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in Balch Springs SERVPRO of Balch Springs Storm Damage Repair Team

After a flood happens in Balch Springs homeowners may be faced with property losses and damage. Unlike a pipe leak, which is relatively clean water, the cleaning requirements for floodwaters are different. Along with potential black water in the mix, there can also be debris and loosened materials to watch for.

Assessing the Damage

Anything the flood waters touch will need to be addressed. If the flooding is overwhelming, a flood clean professional help you address the problem and provide services to get your home looking “Like it never even happened.” During an initial inspection, in addition to checking flooring and walls, check the following for any contact with the waters:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Kitchen utensils, plates, cups, etc.
  • Appliances
  • Mattresses
  • Toys

While some of these may be able to be cleaned, such as appliances and furniture, some of them should be thrown away. Things like mattresses and stuffed animals can be difficult to completely clean. If a rug has been saturated more than 24 hours, it may need to be tossed. Any clothes, rugs and furniture should immediately be removed and set out to dry before cleaning.

A Thorough Clean

One of the main cleaning requirements for flood waters is a good flood disinfectant. It will not only eliminate bacteria, stains and odors but also help reduce the potential for mold to grow. Once any wet items have been dried, usually for at least 48 hours, the cleaning process can start. Be sure to clean anything that has been in contact with water and remember to take safety precautions during the process, such as:

  • Wear disposable gloves and clothing.
  • Avoid touching the face or eyes.
  • Refresh cleaning solution when it becomes cloudy.
  • Thoroughly wash hands after cleaning.

While cleaning requirements may feel overwhelming on top of all the other stresses from the flooding itself, it’s important to ensure everything is clean. That will ensure any mold or bacteria is stopped in its tracks before becoming an issue down the road.