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Electrical Fire in Borger, Tx

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Electrical Fire in Borger, Tx Our crew working hard to remove drywall and insulation damaged by fire.

A fire in your home or business may not always be caused by something on your property. This particular fire was caused by the neighboring home's electrical fence. This Borger, Tx home has suffered a large loss and is requiring a substantial amount of demolition and cleaning to restore it to its preloss condition. 

When a fire or smoke damage occurs and SERVPRO of West Amarillo is called out, we first access  the extent of the damages to the structure and contents, and decide if it can be restored on-site, or if the contents need to be packed out and restored off-site. 

With this home requiring demolition, we reached the agreement with the homeowner to pack the contents and bring them back for cleaning. We sent a demolition team back to the home to complete that stage, and kept a team at the shop to clean the contents and laundry. When the demolition is complete, we will have our cleaning crew go to the home to clean the remaining damage and prepare the home for rebuild. Once the home has been rebuilt, we will deliver the restored contents and set the home up the way it was before the fire. 

If you have fire or smoke damage to your home or office call SERVPRO of West Amarillo (806)331-4555 for more information.

Don't Come Home to Water Damage After Vacation

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

The last thing that should be on your mind when you’re on a vacation away from Amarillo, Tx is whether a broken pipe has caused an area of your home to flood. This can cause damage to your belongings and your home, so the best thing to do is to prevent the need for water pipe repair.

Prevent Burst Pipes

Broken pipes can be difficult to fix, and the damage can be costly. It’s best to keep this issue from ever happening. If you’re traveling out of town for an extended period of time, specifically during the winter, there are several steps you can take to prevent your home from being flooded:

• Don’t turn down the heat too far. If you keep the heat on, even if you turn it lower than if you were home, it can keep your pipes warm enough to prevent them from freezing.


• Keep the water running. You don’t have to run the water on full. If you allow the faucet to drip, this helps relieve the pressure in your water system, possibly eliminating water pipe repair.


• Wrap the pipes. If you wrap pipes, especially those that are exposed, with towels or blankets, it provides extra insulation against the elements.

Keep an Eye on Your Home From a Distance

If you’re going to be gone for several days, especially during the coldest parts of winter, it’s not a bad idea to have a neighbor, family member or friend stop by the house once in a while. This can be just a quick peek inside to verify there is no flooding or a broken pipe, or checking the thermostat to make sure plenty of warm air is circulating in your empty home.

You can also use video cameras that you can view from your phone or computer to check on your home. This won’t prevent a pipe from bursting, but it can allow you to at least get a professional there to do a water pipe repair sooner and prevent further damage. 

Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

The Texas panhandle experiences storm situations from ice storms to heavy rain and tornadoes. The residents of the panhandle region are no strangers to wildfires. With our vast open fields meant for crops and grazing, and that wild West Texas wind, we see many grassfires every year during every season. These fires can take days or weeks to put out and the damage they cause is devastating. Our rural residents call on SERVPRO of West Amarillo to clean up their soot and smoke damaged homes. You can see in the photo that this particular wildfire burned right up to this home, but stopped right outside.

If you or anyone you know has damage due to a grass or wildfire call SERVPRO of West Amarillo today at (806) 331-4555

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration and Fire Cleanup Services | SERVPRO Industries, Inc.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

 24 Hour Emergency Response
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  •  Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today (806) 331-4555

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage emergency. They will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion—getting your property business-ready.

Commercial Services

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning and Restoration Services | SERVPRO Industries, Inc.

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of West Amarillo Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Retail Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities

Have Questions? Call Today (806) 331-4555

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO Franchise Professional to get the job done right the first time. They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

Property Management

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Property Management - Fire and Water Restoration for Commercial Buildings, Apartment complexes, Office Buildings and Other Facilities


Our First Priority is to Return Damaged Property to Pre-Loss Conditions

When disaster strikes at one of your properties, we know your first priority is the safely and well-being of your clients. Whether it's an industrial facility or multi-family properties, our professionals are experienced in maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants while isolating the damage. We work efficiently to minimize the interruptions for your tenants' daily lives. 

Types of Facilities:

  • Multi-level Commercial Buildings
  • Multi-tenant Facilities
  • Small Office Buildings
  • Shopping Malls
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Hotels
  • Industrial Facilities

Our professionals are available 24-7/365 to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of your facility. 

Have an emergency at your property? – Call Us Now (806) 331-4555

We Will Protect Your Business and Your Clients When Restoring Your Property

At SERVPRO, we know that damage to the properties you manage could leave your tenants displaced or your client's business out of commission indefinitely. Our professionals work efficiently to minimize the disruptionand restore your facility to preloss conditions as soon as possible. We'll help you protect the security and safety of your facility and your clients.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Total Project Management
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Biohazard Remediation
  • Odor Removal
  • Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
  • Mold Removal 
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Vandalism Cleanup
  • Post-construction Cleanup

Why Choose SERVPRO?

 

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Speed is key. With over 1,700 Franchises across the U.S. and Canada, you can expect emergency work to begin quickly because there's always a Franchise nearby. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

 

Scalable Resources To Accomodate Any Size Project

As a national leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO can scale the number of personnel, equipment, and project management team members to accomodate any size project. For major events and large scale losses, we can mobilize one of our elite Commercial Large Loss Teams.

 

Flexible Solutions To Allow Normal Operations

We understand that your property needs to continue operating, even in the face of disaster. In many cases, SERVPRO can clean up in a way that the damaged space can be safely isolated from functional space so that normal operations can proceed around the cleanup. 

You Belongings and Fire Damage

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of West Amarillo Professionals understand your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are the very things that make a house a home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help,
Call Us Today (806)331-4555

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. They pretest your belongings to determine what items they can restore to pre-fire condition. They use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out has several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, they will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage. 

Electronic Cleanup

Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. A SERVPRO Franchise will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage..

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  1. Air Drying
  2. Dehumidification
  3. Freezer Drying
  4. Vacuum Freeze Drying
  5. Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. They take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Preloss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  • Peace of mind when you need it most!

Call SERVPRO for Flood Emergencies

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bear Creek News And Updates

If a flood or storm strikes your home or business, call SERVPRO West Amarillo at (806) 331-4555. Even minor floods and damages have the potential to cause major damages to a structure and if not treated quickly, the dangers of mold will become a concern as well.

Why you should call SERVPRO

SERVPRO has over forty years of experience on restoring flood damaged homes and businesses from coast to coast. SERVPROS' Disasters Recovery Team is trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and flood waters. 

Floods can strike anywhere

  • The principle causes of floods in the eastern united states are hurricanes and major storms
  • The principle causes of floods in the western United States are snow melt and rainstorms. 
  • Underpasses can be extremely dangerous during a flash flood especially at night.

If you have any damages that are caused by storm damages call SERVPRO of West Amarillo at (806) 331-4555

ESPORTA

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

People choose SERVPRO in the Amarillo panhandle when disaster strikes because of our highly trained team and our advanced equipment. One of the most impressive pieces of equipment is the ESPORTA. It is built to industrial standards with state of the art electronics. The Esporta wash system is capable of cleaning soot, sewage, water damage, and bi-contaminated soft items. These soft items include but are not limited to: clothing, outerwear, pillows, stuffed animals, leather items, sports equipment, helmets, boots, dolls, etc. The Esporta guarantees the best clean possible utilizing a game changing hydraulic cleaning process which has 4 different compartments with a specially patented tumble providing a food grade clean.  When fire, water, mold, or anything else damages your soft goods the Esporta will bring them back to new. The system is 2x better than dry cleaning so it also gets dirty, used sportswear cleaned like it is new again. If you have a disaster and your belongings are seemingly ruined or you just need your uniforms cleaned, call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Amarillo at (806) 331-4555. We are here to help!

Water Damage Tips

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives | SERVPRO Industries, Inc.

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have A Water Damage Emergency?
Call 806-331-4555

With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, there’s a SERVPRO Professional nearby and ready to serve you.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.