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Fire Closet

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Remaining badly damage shell of a closet Fires can get started in unusal places...the closet with the Christmas decorations here. Sometimes there are items which can be saved and restored.

No One Wants a Fire to Come Out of The Closet

Actually no one wants a fire in the closet either.

This fire got started accidentally in the storage closet.  A big loss in the closet was Chrismas decorations.

At this point, SERVPRO of Waco could only remove the rubble in the closet of this Teague TX area home.  There was nothing left to save in this closet or the family room...and in much of the house. 

SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, rescued a large number of collectibles which were saved, cleaned, inventoried and boxed, to be saved for the new home.

Even in a larger fire, items of sentimental or high value can sometimes be saved and restored.  It is always worth a look through the mess.

SERVPRO of Waco has been helping folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area with fire damage situations for over 20 years.

Let us help you should you need it.

SERVPRO of Waco...there's only one!

(254) 756-4300

Secured Loads

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Handpainted warning sign about untarped loads at a landfill Americana Art? Well, it gets the warning about untarped loads at this landfill across well.

Yes, We Do Secure Our Loads!

We are we cheap too pay the fine. 

More importantly, we aren't going to let any debris we need to haul away from customer homes or businesses blow off and all over the place.

Professional... right down to the trash.

It is also important for the impression it makes on our customers neighbors, customers, workers, etc., as well as safety.

We thought this, obviously hastily made, landfill sign was a hoot!

SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, has hauled debris away from water damages, fire damages & mold damages for folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area for over 20 years.

Let us help you with any property damage situations you might encounter.

SERVPRO of Waco...there's only one!

(254) 756-4300

Hydroxl

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

fan looking machine with blue "bug zapper" looking bulbs inside Hydroxyl generator in use, effectively and safely removing odors from the air.

Odors Zapped Here!

Getting rid of the smoke smell in a fire damage, while working in the area and/or before working in the area and/or after working in the area can be a real challenge.

There are different ways to reduce or eliminate the odors.  Some do require people and pets to be out for periods of time.

One highly effective method SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, uses is hydroxyl generation or, more simply put hydroxyl generator.

Sometimes called the "detergent of the atmosphere" hydroxyl radicals are among the most effective odor removers in existance.

The machine pulls air across the "bug zapper" looking lights and the hydroxyls clean the air.  Hydroxyls are very short lived, hence drawing the air to them.

This allows deodorization to work around the clock, or selected time periods, and be safe for people and pets in the area.

We do find some dead bugs in the bottom of the machine too, but not too many.

SERVPRO of Waco has been helping folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area with deodorization and fire damage situations for over 20 years.

We'd be happy to help you too.

SERVPRO of Waco...there's only one!

(254) 756-4300

Mold Protocol

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

Wall with suspected mold growth on the surface A mold test in Texas needs to be done by a licensed mold assessor and needs to result in a removal protocol (plan). Be sure the quotes include both!

MOLD PROTOCOL...you need one!

If you are contacting some some to assess/test for mold in your home or business, be sure they are going to also give you a plan (protocol) for removing any mold they find which needs remediated.

At SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, we are licensed as a mold remediation contractor.  We are are prevented from assessing/testing for mold by Texas rules/guidelines for mold damage.

We certainly do give some names of mold assessors we feel are reputable so you can pick one and the assessor works for YOU.

There are some assessors charging as much for a testing as most assessors are charging for mold assessment AND the protocol (plan) to remove it.  The assessors not including the protocol (plan) with the testing and then charging another, high fee for the protocol.  The protocol/plan is necessary for mold removal under the guidlines.

SERVPRO of Waco has completed hundreds of successful mold removal...mold remediation jobs for folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area over the past 20+ years.  We'd be happy to help you too.

SERVPRO of Waco....there's only one!

(254) 756-4300

Hardwood Floors

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Hardwood floor with water stains showing through from the back side An engineered hardwood floor showing water damage staining.

Did the Water Affect Our Hardwood Floor?

In this case, yes.

The section of hardwood floor just in front of the door frame darkened at the top, and also the section in the upper right hand corner of the picture have water damage and water stains.

This particular engineered hardwood floor is glued down in "honey glue" which holds the moisture against the wood, making it difficult to impossible to dry quickly.

Sometimes these areas don't show at first.

The floor will need replaced.  Generally the floor is replaced until it ends in open areas and/or the floor continues into a room where a door can be closed.

At SERVPRO of Waco we have experience assessing and monitoring wet hardwood floors in water damage situations, as well as laminates and other wood style floors.

Let us help you with yours.

SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, has been helping folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area deal with water damage and water extraction related issues since 2001.  

SERVPRO of Waco.....there's only one!

(254) 756-4300

Ripped off door panel

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Old door side window panel laying on the stairs The kids got another piece off the old building lower level entrance. Side window panel this time. SERVPRO of Waco reattached and better secured it.

The vandals stole the handel.

Oh wait..they didn't steal it, they tore it off the building and went in.

This long term shuttered up building has kids trying to get in all the time.  It is a big three story place.

Years back, SERVPRO of Waco securly boarded up the door this panel is beside.  The door did not get opened, but the panel needed resecurred.

We got the call in the afternoon and had the building resecurred, better,  by 5:30 pm.

Building board up services are just some of the emergency services provided by SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company.

We have been helping folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area with boarding up buildings and emergency mititigation services for over 20 years.

SERVPRO of Waco...there is only one!

(254) 756-4300

Purple water

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

tall trash can full of purple colored water on beige carpeting It is not everyday we encounter a trash can full of purple water in a conference room. We scooted it out slowly and disposed of the problem.

But, but...the water is purple and in the middle of the conference room!

Fortunately, the customers reailzed the air conditioning unit was leaking and got a large trash can to catch it.

Somewhere along the line a chemical joined the flow.  Talk about stain in a can!

SERVPRO of Waco addressed the problem immediately.  While there was wet carpet, etc., the stain in the can was a major water damage problem.  Water extraction needed done to the rest of the room, but the risk of spilling this stuff was significant.

Our quick thinking technician came up with the solution.  Get the furniture sliders under the container and slide it out slowly and carefully to the back hall.  There was a janitor's sink in the back hall...and no carpeting.

At SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, we have helped hundreds of folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area through "periless" situations for over 20 years.

SERVPRO of Waco....there's only one!

(254) 756-4300

Covid Spraying

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

worker in tyvec suit with a backpack sprayer and ppe A quick selfie during a Covid 19 precautionary office area cleaning.

It's a bird...It's a plane...No, It's sprayman

Yes, it's a selfie, the result of being all alone in a building for a while.

This is an office area where SERVPRO of Waco did a precautionary Covid 19 spraying and wiping down of touch point areas.  One of the fellow coworkers tested positive for the virus.

SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, did precautionary treatments for many businesses during the pandemic.

The backpack sprayer pictured was purchased after the onset of the pandemic for Covid 19 related spraying.

That baby holds four gallons of antimicrobial at a time, is lithium battery powered (with 2 spares) and spray tips specifically to spray for Covid 19.

  It can run for hours with no cords to move around or anything. Just keep going with it.  Four gallons does weigh 32 pounds, so we rarely fill it past half way...but we could!

At SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, we were able to adapt our disinfecting and sanitizing work experience to help with the pandemic.

For over 20 years, SERVPRO of Waco has been helping the folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area with building damage issues.

SERVPRO of Waco...there's only one!

(254) 756-4300

Leak wouldn't stop

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

wter droplet dropping off plastic water line Sropping this drip was pesky. The vavle at the well just wouldn't close all the way.

The Water Leak that wouldn't Stop.

Every once in a while, we get into a water damage where the leak seems to just keep going ever so slowly even after all the water is shut off.

At first it isn't obvious it is still happening.  But the next day some things are wet again. Water extraction is necessary again in some places.

The leak in the picture is from a refrigerator ice maker and water dispenser line. It was thought to be just draining out the lines as it was the low spot in the pipe.

Day three our SERVPRO of Waco water damage  technician realized a slow leak was still continuing. Realizing what was going on, a plumber was called who confirmed the well valve at this West area home was not closing all the way.

The problem was fixed and drying that portion of the job got on track.

SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, has helped hundreds of folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area through property damage issues for over 20 years.

SERVPRO of Waco...there's only one!

(254) 756-4300

Help Everyone

8/1/2021 (Permalink)

Rainbow/Pride flags on a wood fence All customers are appreciated, accepted and respected!

We Help Everyone!

Whatever the situation of your home or business, we professionally clean up water damages, fire damages, mold damages, etc.  If you need help, we will help.

Professional and non-judgmental. 

House keeping situation, fix-it skill level, lifestyle, address, religion, political viewpoint, vehicle you drive...just doesn't matter.

The facility with the fence pictured needed help with a fire extinguisher discharge incident inside the building.  That stuff goes everywhere you know.  The facility was cleaned well in a timely manner.

At SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, we have helped hundreds & hundreds of folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas area through fire and clean up damages for decades...since 2001.

SERVPRO of Waco...there's only one!

(254) 756-4300