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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. 

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!

Commercial Damage

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Bursts Pipes Are No Fun A Burst Pipe can cause commercial businesses to shut down the building. This is not good for business. We strive to open up as soon as we can.

Prompt Commercial Water Damage Restoration Helps Returning To Normal Business Hours

Water leaks in business premises like a retail store are always unpleasant to discover. If water damage occurs, you may have to close down the business for repairs. Your next decision determines how extensive the damage spreads.

You should contact SERVPRO restorers as soon as possible when you need commercial water damage repair in Balch Springs. Due to our expertise of water damage losses, we understand that its important to act fast. Quickly removing water from a building reduces exposure time. Removing water fast helps reduce the primary and secondary destruction that can occur. Through SERVPRO's water restoration process, you can return to business within a short time to avoid losing revenue.

SERVPRO uses advanced equipment, tools, and approved products for an efficient and fast mitigation process. We remove any extra damage that has already saturated the building materials during the drying process through evaporation and dehumidification. Our restorers can use two 20-inch reinforced duct lines with desiccant dehumidifiers to dry your property.

Dehumidifiers absorb moisture using chemicals called desiccants. The heat is transferred through one of the duct lines to the affected area through the desiccant. Following the heating of the affected area, another duct line removes moisture from the affected building. Our SERVPRO team prefers using desiccant dehumidifiers because:

  • The equipment produces the driest air with the least vapor.
  • It is advantageous for complicated assemblies comprised of different materials and voids.
  • It works well for dense and semi-porous materials such as concrete, large timbers, and hardwood flooring.

We also consider desiccant dehumidifiers ideal for large loss areas or commercial settings because they can create a substantial vapor pressure differential and quickly dry the property.

Flood Damage Restoration and Biohazard Remediation in Balch Springs

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO flood damage repair A SERVPRO of Balch Springs work vehicle.

Water Cleanup and Flood Damage Repairs – Balch Springs

Many commercial buildings have been requiring biohazard remediation from floodwaters, carrying hazardous materials into their commercial premises. The floodwaters have infectious waste, bacteria, viruses, and various chemicals that can be hazardous to human health.

SERVPRO of Balch Springs technicians are trained flood damage specialists with the expertise to safely remove, restore and repair your commercial properties after a flood. Our emergency response teams can be onsite in less than four hours to begin work and protect the contents and the structure from further damage.

Let us help you return to normal operations. We are available 24 / 7 for:

  • Water Clean up
  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Biohazard remediation
  • Flood Damage Repairs 

Avoid delaying cleanup and disinfection. Mold infestations can also occur in 24 hours, which adds to the dangerous mix of chemicals, biohazards, viruses, and bacteria that may exist in your commercial property after a flood. This toxic mix can be hazardous, causing health effects.

3 Things To Know About Commercial Property Insurance in Case of a Fire

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Balch Springs Fire Damage Repair A kitchen fire in SERVPRO of Balch Springs that our team was able to clean up & remove any soot damage.

Commercial Property Insurance

In the event that your Balch Springs building experiences a fire, you'll want to have the right commercial property insurance. This is essential for financing parts of the fire damage restoration process. If you're unfamiliar with this type of insurance, here are three things to know as a business owner.

1. What Can Be Covered
One of the most important parts of getting commercial property insurance is determining what it will cover in the event of a fire. Essentially, this type of insurance covers the building itself, the assets inside and the assets that are just outside. These are some things that can be covered:

  • Computers
  • Equipment
  • Documents
  • Landscaping
  • Inventory

After thinking over what you have, consider how much your business’ assets are likely worth and choose the amount of coverage that covers these costs. Also, consider any deductibles that would need to be paid before your coverage kicks in.

2. What Steps To Take
If you're looking to get this type of commercial insurance, there are some key steps you should take. First, thoroughly inspect your property. Take stock of every physical asset you encounter.
Next, meet with an insurance agent to get a better sense of how your coverage would work. If you can afford the agreed-upon coverage, it would likely be wise to invest in it.

3. What the Cost Is
The cost of your commercial insurance can't be immediately determined. Insurance agents need to analyze the replacement value of your inventory. Your agency will also take several other factors into consideration. Essentially, the cost will be lower if your building is less likely to experience a fire. This can involve your building's materials, the city's fire protection, the fire preparation in your building and the building's tenants.
In the event that your building experiences a fire, you'll want to be prepared with commercial insurance. Assess your property and consider taking steps to protect it.

Emergency Readiness Profile

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

Be Emergency Ready with SERVPRO of Balch Springs.  Download the Emergency Ready app at no-cost!  It is a readiness plan that places your business ready plan data on your mobile device for quick access during an emergency.  Download the Free App

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers, owners, and residential homeowners. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business.

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration in Balch Springs

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. 

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give our team a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.