Why Should You Choose SERVPRO: Dakota
Dakota is one of our Production Managers here at SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County, and is easily one of the hardest working people that we know. His attention to detail and expertise in the field make him a stand out leader, and his desire to help our customers during a rough patch really shows with each job that we do. Dakota has been with us for two years and is certified in WRT, ASD, CDS and Lead Renovator which means he can help you out with pretty much everything.
When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time playing disc golf with his friends and coworkers, playing with his dog, going to concerts and spending time with his family.
To schedule an appointment with us today and meet Dakota, give us a call at 817.595.2506
Why You Should Choose SERVPRO: Jessica
Jessica is our Office Manager here at SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County. She is a strong willed, and dedicated person with an eye for detail and a fantastic work ethic. She has a fantastic dense of humor that makes a positive impact on both employee and customer’s days. She has been with us for a year but has over 16 years of experience in the restoration industry, making her a knowledgeable go-to for any question big or small. She is IICRC, WRT, and T&M training certified, and is an Xactimate queen!
In her free time, she loves to write, watch movies and binge tv, and spend as much time as possible with her four-year-old son (who we think looks just like her)!
To schedule an appointment with us give us a call today at 817.595.2506
Why Should You Choose SERVPRO?
Every day at SERVPRO we get asked by our customers: “Why SERVPRO?” We, of course, can give you statistics and show you our outstanding reviews from Google. But that just paints a picture of what we do – and how we do it. But to us, the answer of “Why SERVPRO” goes a bit deeper and we can find it in our staff.
Our staff is filled with amazing people, and each person brings unique qualities to our team. You’ll be hard pressed to find a day where someone isn’t laughing or telling some sort of story. We’re so much more than just a team, we’re a family here at SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant county and we are proud of that fact. In the following blog posts we will be showcasing members of our family – letting you learn a little more about them, and why SERVPRO is the best team to handle your disaster.
Ideal Conditions For Mold Growth
Preventing mold from growing in your home or office can be as simple as understanding what kind of environment mold likes to grow in. Once you know what to look for, you can use this information to keep microbial growth out of your home. Molds are found in nearly every environment on earth – both indoors and outdoors. The types of mold that grow inside your homes and offices prefer warm humid conditions. Basements and showers are extremely common areas for mold to grow. Once the spores find a suitable area, they will begin growing and spreading within 48 hours. If you have water damage from a storm or burst pipe, make sure the water is cleaned up quickly and properly. Our professionals are specially trained to get rid of water quickly so that mold does not grow; we will even spray affected areas with antimicrobial formula to be sure that mold cannot take root. Mold growth should be handled by professionals, or it could become worse. Call us today at 817-595-2506 if you have mold inside your home or commercial building.
Give Yourself Peace of Mind
I was recently in New York City on vacation, and as with most people who visit the city, the buildings absolutely stunned me. I know that if I was a building manager or a management company I would be incredibly stressed with the threat of water or fire damage always looming. But I know they have SERVPROs in the city, just like we have them here.
Give your business a peace of mind with SERVPRO’s Emergency Readiness Program or ERP! With an ERP we will visit your business location and map out all water shut offs, electric shut offs, and much more. It’s a completely free program and can give you the peace of mind needed to make sure your business is running smoothly. Give SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County a call today at 817.595.2506 to schedule your ERP building appointment today!
Office Supply Store - Grapevine TX
Our technician - Dominic - is here working hard on extracting water from this Office Supply Store!
The rain in Texas has been non-stop for a while, and buildings are not able to handle the amount of water we have been getting. This office supply store has water coming in from multiple areas; it is even soaking up through the floor! Due to the puddles, some areas of the store even needed to be closed off so that customers wouldn’t slip. Our team got on site quickly and worked to control the water while the store called in a plumber and a foundation expert to address the issues causing the leaks. We know how important it is for your store to be able to operate normally, so we immediately got to work extracting water and setting up air movers to keep the space dry. If your commercial space suffers from water damage, call us right away at 817-595-2506.
Dog Groomer - Grapevine, Texas
Before and After of the area!
When disaster strikes, our team is always ready to go. This set of businesses was flooded when a pipe burst in one of them. Since the owners of the business were out of town, nobody noticed the broken pipe. Water flowed all over the floor and even seeped under the walls to affect multiple buildings. There was standing water in 6 suites! SERVPRO® of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County knows how important it is to get your business back to normal as quickly as possible, so we called in a huge crew and got to work right away. We needed a total of 236 air movers, 13 dehumidifiers, 2 power distribution boxes, and 1 generator to make sure every inch of the buildings got dried out!
There is no job too big for us, so if you have a large loss in your business call us today at 817-595-2506.
Quick Fire Facts
Understanding how fires start and what you can do to quickly put them out is important to keeping you and your family safe. Check out these quick facts and stats to get a better understanding of how to avoid having fire damage in your home.
- About 50% of home fires are started by cooking accidents. Be sure you keep a fire extinguisher close at hand whenever you are working in the kitchen.
- Just above 15% of residential fires are caused by electrical malfunctions or issues with the heating system in the home. This is why it is extremely important to have your appliances checked often and keep up with their maintenance year-round.
- California, Texas, and Georgia lead the nation in fire deaths in 2016. Make sure you have a plan in place, so your family knows exactly what to do if a fire breaks out at home.
Being prepared plays a huge part of avoiding injury and death during a fire. Make a plan and be sure that everyone in the building is familiar with it so that if a fire breaks out, everyone knows exactly what to do.
If you have fire damage in your home, give us a call at 817-595-2506, and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”
Is All Mold Bad?
The fine folks in charge of home renovation shows have given mold a bad name. They tell tales of toxic black mold that kills everything it comes into contact with and leaves devastating health problems in those who “survive” the encounter. This is simply false information. Mold is found everywhere, both inside and out, and most people live their entire lives untroubled by it. In fact, we use mold to make many great things like penicillin and cheese! So, when does mold become a problem?
Everyone reacts to mold differently, so there is no hard and fast rule as to when mold is a problem. Generally, you want mold counts to be lower indoors than outdoors. This can be achieved with air scrubbers and other tools. If someone has allergies or asthma, you may want to be more cautious of mold spores in the air.
Visible mold growth indoors is never good and should be treated immediately. It is also important to note that “visible mold” may not be in a very visible area. Mold likes to hide in dark damp areas such as air ducts. If you detect a musty smell in your home, have it checked for mold. If any mold is discovered, call us at 817-595-2506. We serve Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake, Keller, Decatur, Roanoke, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas.
Types of Mold Found Indoors
Mold can be found everywhere, indoors and out. There are over 10,000 different species of mold, but out of this massive group, only 5 genera of mold are commonly found indoors
- Alternaria: Spores from this type of mold are in their highest concentration from spring to late fall in most areas. It is well known as an allergy causing mold and can trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks. It has a coloring that can range from black to grey to dark brown.
- Aspergillus: This mold is one of the most common types that we find indoors. There are over 200 different species in type of mold, but only about 16 of them are known to pose a health risk. It can cause allergic reactions and infections in folks with weak immune systems. It is often mistaken for “toxic black mold” because it can appear black in color, but it also comes in a variety of other shades including grey, brown, yellow, green, and white.
- Cladosporium: Mold from this genus is also one of the most common molds found indoors. It can survive in colder temperatures than other molds, and it is rarely harmful to people. Of course, the spores can still cause allergic reactions, so you don’t want to let it begin growing in your house. This mold is generally a dark olive green or black in color.
- Penicillium: If this genus of mold sounds familiar, it may be because some members of this group are used to produce penicillin and create antibiotics! Other species in this genus are used for cheese making as well! This type of mold likes to inhabit carpeting, wallpaper, drywall, and insulation. It is usually blue or green, and it often creates a musty odor.
- Stachybotry chartarum: Also known as “black mold,” this type of mold produces mycotoxins (toxic compounds) that are harmful to humans. While the mold produces toxins, the mold itself is not actually toxic. Even so, you should have it removed as quickly as possible. This type of mold usually only appears on surfaces that have been in contact with water for a while, so always be sure to check your home for hidden leaks. Despite the phrase “black mold” this mold is actually a very dark green.