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Types of Fire Extinguishers

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Types of Fire Extinguishers It's important always to use the right extinguisher for the fire. Using the wrong extinguisher can put your life in danger and make the fire worse.

There are three main types of extinguisher and they work in slightly different ways:

  • Water extinguishers, which are the most common, are essentially tanks full of water with compressed (tightly squeezed) air as the propellant to make them come out. Water extinguishers work by removing heat from the fire.
  • Dry chemical extinguishers are tanks of foam or dry powder with compressed nitrogen as the propellant. They work by smothering the fire: when you put a layer of powder or foam on the fire, you cut the fuel off from the oxygen around it, and the fire goes out.
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) extinguishers contain a mixture of liquid and gaseous carbon dioxide (a nonflammable gas). CO2 is normally a gas at room temperature and pressure. It has to be stored under high pressure to make it a liquid. When you release the pressure, the gas expands enormously and cools to make a huge white jet. CO2 attacks the fire triangle in two ways: it smothers the oxygen and, because it's so cold, it also removes heat.

That classifies extinguishers by what they contain. You'll also find fire extinguishers classified by the types of fires you can use them on. This gives us five different kinds:

  • A: Green: For wood, cloth, and paper.
  • B: Red: For combustible and flammable liquids such as oil, gasoline, and paint.
  • C: Blue: For electrical equipment and tools.
  • D: Orange: For flammable metals.
  • K: Black: For animal or vegetable oils or cooking facts.

It's important always to use the right extinguisher for the fire. Using the wrong extinguisher can put your life in danger and make the fire worse. 

7 Ways to Prepare For A Home Fire

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 7 Ways to Prepare For A Home Fire Fire experts agree that you have as little as 2 minutes to escape a burning home.

According to the American Red Cross someone dies from a house fire 7 times a day. Here are 7 ways to prepare for a home fire.

Prevention is key! 

  1. Install the right number of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

  2. Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one.
  3. Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting spot outside of your home.
  4. Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another.
  5. Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell “Fire“ to alert everyone that they must get out.
  6. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
  7. Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire.

Happy Birthday Sara!

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

General Happy Birthday Sara! Happy Birthday Sara!

Happy Birthday Sara! 

We would like to wish Sara Quinteros a very Happy Birthday! Thank you for all your hard work and for being such a pleasure to work with. Sara has been with our company for over 2 years. She is a very valuable employee and is always ready to help. We are very excited to announce that we will have a new SERVPRO baby soon, Baby A will be here before we know it!

About SERVPRO of South Arlington

SERVPRO of South Arlington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Jesus Lives!

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Close your eyes for a second and listen to the sounds around you, listen to the chirping of the birds, the cars driving around, the laughing of children. Now open them and look at the blue sky, look at the vibrancy of color around you, look at the child running around playing, watch life move at such a fast pace. It is because of a sacrifice a man made thousands of years ago that you are now able to do such things. It is because of the love he had for us that we live today. It is because of his mercy and grace that we can walk around enjoy the normalcy of life. Even with all the chaos that has been occurring throughout our country the love of Jesus shines through. Thank you Jesus for your love!

If you are in needing of emergency services after hours/ or during this holiday weekend SERVPRO South Arlington is here to help!

817-557-1447

When Storms or Floods hit South Arlington, SERVPRO is ready!

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage  When Storms or Floods hit South Arlington, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in South Arlington!

SERVPRO of South Arlingtonspecializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit South Arlington, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (817)557-1505

Does Your South Arlington Home Have A Mold Problem

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your South Arlington Home Have A Mold Problem In South Arlington, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your South Arlington home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today SERVPRO South Arlington–(817)557-1505

South Arlington Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation South Arlington Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of South Arlington for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of South Arlingotn specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (817)557-1505

Commercial Property Water Damage Restoration

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Property Water Damage Restoration Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at South Arlington commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Arlington

SERVPRO of South Arlington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Tips on How to Prevent Injury in Home Fires.

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tips on How to Prevent Injury in Home Fires. Talk to your family and create your fire escape plan today!

At SERVPRO of South Arlington it is our goal to ensure that Texas residents are equipped with the proper knowledge to prevent home fires. 

Here are a few tips for South Arlington residents to prevent injury in a disastrous event such as a fire. 

  • Does your family have a fire escape plan? Do your children know where to meet in the event of a fire? Do they know how to get out of a burning house? The answers to these three questions could be the difference between life or death for your family. Speak to your family today and create a fire escape plan. Find two ways to get out of each room. Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.Time your family on how long it would take to reach the meeting place. Be sure that the meeting place is a safe distance away from the fire in case of  an explosion.
  • An early warning could be instrumental in saving your families' lives. Periodically test your fire alarms to ensure they would function in an emergency. Always keep fresh batteries in your smoke detectors.Train your family to evacuate rapidly if they hear your smoke alarms. They may only have a few seconds to escape.

Develop your families' escape plan. And practice until it becomes second nature. Because when it comes to fires there is no room for error. Ask yourself how many smoke detectors are in your home. And check them monthly to ensure they are working. If a fire occurs our local SERVPRO of South Arlington technicians are standing by to help!

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(817)557-1505

Water Damage Prevention Tips For South Arlington Homeowners

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Prevention Tips For South Arlington Homeowners Homeowners can save about 10 percent on their water bill each year by fixing leaks.

If your a homeowner you may already be aware of the costs that can occur due to problems such as water damage. What most people do not know is that most water damage can accrue over time from small causes that can be fixed such as a leaking pipe. Water damage accounts for over 23 percent of all homeowner property damage. Here are a few tips that can save you thousands of dollars and prevent further water damage in South Arlington homes.

Water Damage Prevention Tips

  1. Water leaks over time can cause mold and mildew build up that is very hazardous for your family and pets. Inspect your home in areas that have water pipes such as; kitchen,bathrooms, basement, laundry rooms and more. In these areas look for signs of water damage such as; cracked or sagging floors, warped/bubbles in walls,Mildew/mold forming in kitchen or laundry room.If signs of water damage are found immediately turn of the water source and call your local plumber for inspection. An obvious sign of water damage around your home can even be detected by a high water bill. Over 3000 gallons are wasted each year due to water leaks.
  2. Pay extra attention to your toilet conduct a test flush and watch it when it refills. Check the bottom of the toilet to ensure there is no excess water surrounding the screws. If water is found shut off the source of the water and tighten the screws. Wipe it off and conduct a second test flush. Homeowners can save about 10 percent on their water bill each year by fixing leaks. 
  3. Test your sump pump. Make sure your sump pump is functioning properly. Use a gallon bucket, fill it with water and slowly pour water into the sump pump until the float triggers activate your pump. Watch the water level drop and if everything is working properly, the sump pump will shut back off once the water drops below the shutoff level. Sump pumps are instrumental in preventing water damage in your basement and can save you thousands of dollars in water damage repair. Sump pumps on average last five to seven years. The typical cost before installation ranges from $150-$400. However,drying a flooded basement can cost $500-$10,000or more! It is better to invest in a Sump Pump then to have to foot the bill for a flooded basement. 

We hope these simple tips can help you prevent any water damage for all South Arlington homeowners. If your home is already suffering from water damage give your local SERVPRO of South Arlington a call!

Water Damage? Call Us 24/7 –(817)557-1505