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What A SERVPRO of Longview Rebuild Can Do For You

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

The damage has been contained, the restoration crew has packed up, and the house is quiet again. You make your way to the site of the damage and you are confronted with the remains of what was your home. You are grateful for the men and women of SERVPRO of Longview’s emergency response team, but who is going to put your house back together? Where do you begin? Who can you call?

When the time comes to rebuild the areas of your property damaged by water/fire/mold or any other disaster, SERVPRO of Longview can step in and save you time, money, and the headaches of taking on a construction job on your own.

What makes SERVPRO of Longview’s Reconstruction division such a wise choice is that upon completion of any restoration demolition to your property, you continue to work with the same franchise for your home or business rebuild. This not only saves you time shopping for a general contractor but assures you that you will receive the same unsurpassed customer service from start to finish that you have come to expect from the leader in disaster relief: SERVPRO of Longview. 

Call the experts of SERVPRO of Longview and watch the damage to your home disappear “Like it never even happened.”  

Here to Help Rebuild Communities

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Why choose SERVPRO of Longview?

Because we have lived the heartaches and losses life brings. We understand how devastated our customers feel when they realize they've lost most everything they own.

Whether it's flooding from a hurricane, destruction from a tornado or a loss from fire damage, we have the professional training and experience you need to get your life back.

When you contact SERVPRO of Longview, our representative will guide you through the crisis and ask several questions that will help us better understand the equipment and resources needed for your site.

When we come to your home or business, we're ready to begin the restoration process. We will inspect and test to determine the extent of damage, and share with your our plan to mediate and restore your property.

We will treat you and your property with compassion and respect.

We will help you get through the crisis.

Our extensively trained and dedicated technicians are here to help you get your life back.

SERVPRO of Longview. "Like it never even happened."   

Restoration and Rebuild

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

After a frustrating and confusing property disaster, SERVPRO of Longview is committed to making the cleanup, restoration and rebuild process as organized, efficient and successful for our clients. Whether your home or building sustained damages from a storm, flood, fire or water disaster, you’ll have trusted and compassionate professionals by your side. Our staff works with you to survey the extent of the property damage, develop a plan for cleanup, restoration and reconstruction.

Disaster restoration and repair for your East Texas commercial or residential property is best left to professionals. Our SERVPRO professionals are skilled with the complexities of removing water and the water extraction, drying, dehumidifying, disinfecting and removal equipment required to complete the job properly. Our expert team has the experience, certifications, and equipment to complete any size restoration and repair your property disaster loss quickly, correctly, and affordably.

Some of our property Restoration services include:

  • Water Removal and Extraction: This important step in the process involves us removing and extracting standing water from all areas of your property. Our SERVPRO technicians utilize industrial grade equipment to move large volumes quickly and efficiently to minimize long term hazards and damage
  • Property Drying: After the bulk of the water is removed hazardous levels of moisture can still exist fibrous structural and aesthetic components in your home or business building. We utilize specialized equipment to pull moisture from the air to create an environment suitable for drying of these important pieces and may also attempt to speed the drying process with heat.
  • Cleanup: After water and moisture have been removed and dried it’s important to conduct thorough cleaning of the affected area to prevent future health hazards. Flooding from rivers and sewers can pose exceptional risks to health and welfare due to the silt and bacteria they carry. Our team will remove damaged items that are beyond repair
  • Soot and Smoke Mitigation: SERVPRO’s full-spectrum restoration capabilities has many benefits when it comes to fire and smoke damage restoration. We often use air scrubbers that creates negative air pressure to force contaminants through HEPA filters before exhausting to the outdoors. Air quality is improved, including the clearing of any fumes from cleaners or solvents used to remove protein-based soot from kitchen fires.

Our team dedicated team, provides professional and prompt emergency restoration services for all local Long Island commercial businesses and homeowners. SERVPRO of Longview’s building services gives our location a unique opportunity to streamline the entire property restoration and recovery process, while mitigating challenges and providing quick and seamless professional service from start to finish.

SERVPRO of Longview Rebuild After a Fire

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

After a devastating house fire there are times when the whole home needs to be restored. Our offices specialize in all aspects of restoration. We can provide mitigation services for fire, water, and storm losses. However, mitigation is only the first step in the restoration process.

Rebuilding a home after the mitigation is the second step in the restoration process. We are a "one-stop-shop" for mitigation and restoration. Give SERVPRO of Longview the opportunity to live up to our "Like it never even happened," tagline. We can provide the mitigation services in your home and restore the damaged building materials.

Choosing the Right Reconstruction and Rebuild Company in Longview

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Disasters are devastating.  Whether caused by water, fire, or storms they can turn your world upside down in a matter of minutes.  Even if your are the strongest of us all, you can begin to feel helpless not knowing where to turn after a catastrophe.  But fortunately for you, SERVPRO of Longview is here and ready to help.

Why SERVPRO?  Why not just pick another company?  Let's consider this; if you find out that you have life threatening illness that requires surgery, would you not want the surgeon with the most extensive training, experience, and a reputation to be the best to get you back to good health?  Well, your property is one of the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime, so it is also very important to have a company with the knowledge, experiences and reputation that you can trust to return your property to its preloss condition.

Three Best Reasons to Use SERVPRO of Longview

  1. Training- Here at SERVPRO of Longview we never stop learning and improving our skills.  We are trained to IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) high standards in fire and water cleanup, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning and other cleaning and other courses. Our SERVPRO education is always ongoing to help us succeed.
  2. Equipment- Our technicians have the professional equipment needed to completely clean and remove the effects of water, mold, soot, smoke, odor and more.  Here at SERVPRO of Longview we keep up on all the latest technology and techniques used in the restoration industry.
  3. Experience- SERVPRO is not some fly-by-night company.  They started over 50 years ago and currently have over 1,700 franchises nationwide. 

If ever in need of a disaster restoration company SERVPRO of Longview is here to help 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, including holidays. 

Reconstruction is Our Specialty in East Texas

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, SERVPRO of Longview's immediate concern is the safety of those residing in the home or employees in the business. SERVPRO of Longview will work with our customers to make sure the building is secure and safe. Then SERVPRO of Longview can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its pre loss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Longview can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Longview can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

SERVPRO of Longview can respond quickly to your commercial and residential asbestos abatement needs and has the training, experience and equipment to handle large commercial or residential asbestos abatement caused by water damage, fire damage or just choosing to remodel.  Whether your emergency or removal project occurs in an apartment building, school, office building or your home, we will respond quickly to conduct a hazardous assessment and manage the removal and restoration project through to its completion.  

Full Rebuild With SERVPRO of Longview

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that when you use SERVPRO of Longview for emergency water damage, you also get an in house reconstruction team ready to rebuild your home back to (if not better) than preloss condition? 

Yes that's correct. SERVPRO of Longview has its very own in house reconstruction team with over 30 years of experience! 

Often times, after the mitigation process is complete, reconstruction is needed to replace cabinets, doors, floor and etc.

As seen above, this homeowner needed his floor replaced after the mitigation was complete. Our team raced into action and rebuilt the floor truly making it, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Longview Reconstruction Services

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Longview can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Longview can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Longview can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • HVAC Services
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair

East Texas Reconstruction

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

East Texas businesses that suffer major property damage can rebuild economically and successfully. But it does involve following a few basic guidelines.

When your business or commercial property suffers damage from fire, water, wind, or other natural causes, your immediate concern should be ways to protect your property from more damage. When a storm is over that doesn’t mean the potential for damage is over. For example, broken windows should be boarded up. Compromised doors should be secured from more weather damage and (if possible) from entry. A damaged roof should be covered with roof tarps.

Be Careful About Entering

At SERVPRO of Longview we always advise business owners to use caution before entering a damaged commercial property. After major damage always get the go ahead to enter from the fire department, police, or other immediate responder in charge. Check for power lines, gas leaks, and structural damage. If any of your electrical equipment is wet, contact an electrician.

You do want to get in as soon as you can so you can prepare loss information for your insurance claims and get estimates of the damages. Take your time examining the property and write down all the damage so you can present a complete list to the insurer.

Need Commercial Business Reconstruction Estimates and Services? Call (903) 283-8100

Once you protect and secure your business or commercial property, professionals at SERVPRO of Longview can begin the restoration process. Many business owners need reconstruction work to get their property back to its preloss condition. Other critical steps business and commercial property owners should take are:

Call your insurance company

Your insurance agent should be among the first people you contact about any commercial property damage. He or she can be extremely helpful. Insurance agents go through the process of dealing with property damage all the time. They’re experts at assessing damage and making sure you do what you need to do to properly file and collect an insurance claim. Each insurance company has certain policies and procedures you want to be certain to follow.

Thoroughly examine the damage and talk to your local building department

After assessing the damage to your business or commercial property, contact your local town building department for information on the required building permits. Permits are always required for any demolition or permanent repairs, reconstruction, roofing, filling, and other types of site development. Regulations vary from Lufkin to Nacogdoches and other towns.

Protect your commercial property and yourself from contractor fraud

Only hire licensed contractors to do repairs on your commercial property. Check with your local building department to ensure the contractor is licensed. If you hire a contractor, don’t pull the permits for them. If the contractor makes this request, it may be an indication that the contractor is not properly licensed.

Take photographs of damage caused by the storm or weather event
Photographs of the after-storm condition of your commercial property can provide proof of damage for insurance and other purposes. Take the photos immediately after the damage and before repair work begins. Keep all your receipts for insurance purposes.

Prepare long before a storm hits

Don’t wait for a fire, flood, storm, or other natural disaster to begin preparing. Take a complete set of photographs of your commercial property in its current condition to serve as “before” pictures. Date those photographs and store them off site. If and when a storm strikes your business, you can take “after” pictures to show the full extent of the damage. 

Need Commercial Business Reconstruction Estimates and Services? Call (903) 283-8100

The professionals at SERVPRO of Longview can simplify the commercial property restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas of your business property. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save you time and lower your costs.

SERVPRO of Longview provides a full range of commercial building restoration services that will get you back in business and bring your building and property back to full use. This is one reason why SERVPRO uses the line, “Like it never even happened.”

The Potential Causes for Electrical Fires

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

Most electrical fires are caused by faulty electrical outlets and or old, outdated appliances. The following are the most common reasons why electrical fires happen:

  1. Old electrical sockets and unsafe appliances

Appliances that are old and overused and those that fall short of modern safety standards are the worst culprits. Frayed electrical cords, self-jointed wires, and worn out sockets that are not properly grounded are major causes of fires. They become ready outlets for directing heat and fire to carpets, rugs, curtains and combustible plastic. Older appliances draw more power than the wall sockets can handle.

  1. Using light fixtures that exceed the permissible wattage

A very common cause of fires is plugging lights, lighting appliances and bulbs into electrical sockets that cannot handle higher wattage levels. Antique lighting appliances may have defective wiring that makes the appliance unstable by overheating. Decorating lights with colored paper and cloth shades can increase the risk of fire when the material or fabric heats up.

  1. Using multiple appliances plugged into an extension cord

Unrestricted use of extension cords is a major fire hazard. The risk of fire increases when your TV, home theatre, computer and other appliances are all plugged into a single extension cord. This creates excessive power load on a single socket which may not be designed to handle that load.  So, there is a social and economic cost to damaged wiring!

  1. Locating portable heaters near combustible materials

Portable space heaters that use coils are potentially dangerous when they are positioned carelessly near curtains and rugs and adjacent to beds and cloth covered furniture. The chances of inflammable material coming into contact with the red-hot coils increase the risk of fire.

  1. Wiring that becomes defective with the passage of time

Over a period of time you add more electrical appliances such as wide screen televisions, home theatre, microwave oven, refrigerator and air conditioners. The outdated home wiring cannot handle the increased power load. Older wiring tends to heat up quickly and catches fire. If the breaker boxes are themselves defective, they cannot prevent overheated electrical panels from catching fire.