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Let The Qualified Professionals at SERVPRO of Longview Help Your Local Business with Fire Damage

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Indoor fire damage When fire damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We are dedicated to responding immediately, day or night, to your Longview business.

If you are Local Longview business owner, I know that you have worked hard to get where you are today. You are used to tackling any challenges that the business world can throw at you. But whenever a sudden fire strikes your local business, it can put a sudden stop to everything you have worked tirelessly for. That is why SERVPRO of Longview will work tirelessly right alongside you to get you back up and running.

It is no question that handling fire damage in your Longview Business is not a simple and quick process, in truth it has many different variables and requires a lot of foresight know-how. Luckily, SERVPRO of Longview has all the qualifications and experience to handle any fire damage problems you can throw at them. When fire damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We are dedicated to responding immediately, day or night, to your Longview business. A faster response helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce cost. As fire restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

If your Longview business has been affected by Fire Damage, you are not alone, SERVPRO of Longview is always ready to help.

Call us at (903) 238-8100

Your Local SERVPRO of Longview is Qualified to Restore any Water Damage Caused by Snow

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

House covered in snow and a photo of indoor water damage The sudden amount of water can leave lasting consequences of mold or other damage if not treated quickly.

East Texas Is not notorious for their extreme winter conditions. Snow and ice are typically not something we have to worry too much about as Texans. As a stark contrast to that however, just a few days ago we had more snow in a single day than we have had in the past few years combined. While this sudden winter wonderland was an enjoyable change of pace for many people, the beautiful fluffy white snow doesn’t stay that way for long. After the snow melts, it leaves your Longview home or business surrounded by water. The sudden amount of water can leave lasting consequences of mold or other damage if not treated quickly.

One of the things that East Texas is actually known for though, are copious numbers of trees. Most Longview residents have at least two or three growing in their own backyard. The rapidly dropping temperature can cause the limbs of the tree to freeze, which drastically weakens them. This combined with heavy snow piling on top can cause them to break and fall. Falling tree limbs could be completely harmless and simply land on the ground, but they can also fall and puncture your roof. The quickly melting snow can then leak through, causing a myriad of different issues.

Rest assured though, SERVPRO of Longview is trained and ready to handle these exact problems. SERVPRO of Longview is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we are already nearby and ready to help. SERVPRO of Longview's disaster recovery team has served the Longview area and stands ready — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — for whatever happens. So, do not let the freezing weather freeze you up, call the pros today at (903) 238-8100.

Upholstery Cleaning and MORE for Your Longview Home with SERVPRO of Longview

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

A before and after picture of a restored white chair SERVPRO of Longview could save the furniture you already own, saving you the hassle and heartbreak of purchasing an entirely new one.

Having a fire or flood in your Longview home is never a good time. One of the toughest parts of the entire process is getting rid of the damaged furniture and personal belongings. So many of these items can have sentimental value to you and there is just nothing that can quite replace it. That is one of the main reasons SERVPRO offers industry leading upholstery cleaning. Whether it is your great-grandmothers old rocking chair that has been in the family for generations, or maybe your child’s favorite stuffed animal, we can help restore them their former glory.

But SERVPRO is not just limited to helping you only if you have had fire or flood damage. SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home. However, we do not just stop there. SERVPRO also offers their residential cleaning services to remove any not so pleasant odors, truly stopping it at the source and going beyond an average cleaning service.

So, if you have just read this and experienced anything close to it, give the SERVPRO of Longview pros a call at

(903)-238-8100.

Meeting With Charlene Ingram's Local Longview State Farm Office

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Jerry Iverson standing with Charlene Ingram's Longview State farm Office We absolutely love any and every opportunity we have to serve our Local Longview Businesses.

SERVPRO of Longview's very own Jerry Iverson was able to stop by Charlene Ingram's State Farm Office. At the visit, they were able to discuss the impressive fire, water, and mold damage services that SERVPRO of Longview could offer to them!

We absolutely love any and every opportunity we have to serve our Local Longview Businesses. SERVPRO of Longview is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Longview, TX residents and business owners with any size cleaning or restoration emergencies.

Live in the Longview area and have any questions about the fire, water, or mold damage restoration process? Just give us a call at (903) 238-8100.

Storm Safety in Gregg County

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

A large lightning storm moving into a city. Protect yourself from the potential dangers of storms.

Summertime is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors, but when sudden storms pop up, staying safe is of paramount importance. Thunderstorms may come and go quickly, but while they are in the area, they can cause a concerning amount of damage.

While the safest place to be during a storm is at home, if a sudden storm pops up when you are away, here are some practical tips for safety.

Know your options for shelter. When you are made aware of a severe weather scenario and are safely at home, remaining there is the best thing you can do so you can wait out the storm. However, this is a luxury that will not always be present. If you are caught out in a storm, you can shelter in your car as long as you can pull over safely and cut off your engine.

Practice electrical safety. A lightning strike can hurt a structure in many ways, but the most common way is via a power surge. As the lightning travels through the home’s electrical system, the wires will become overwhelmed with charge and transfer that to anything plugged into an outlet. If you can, go through the area you are in and unplug everything before a storm. In general, it is best to also have surge protectors throughout your home and office.

Avoid direct contact with concrete. Concrete structures are so sturdy in part because of how they are built. As concrete is poured around metal, it creates a great structure—but also causes a concern if there is lightning nearby. The metal in concrete can disperse electricity if the building is struck by lightning, so avoid touching these surfaces directly if possible.

Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes. If you are out enjoying the day when a storm rolls in, make sure you are not rushing back out too soon and putting yourself in danger. Lightning strikes can travel tremendous distances, causing officials to urge people to stay inside for at least half an hour after the last clap of thunder.

The Toll of a Fire in Your Kilgore, TX Home

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

An old home that is completely engulfed in flames. The devastation of a fire is immense.

The devastation of a fire is one that few people can adequately prepare mentally for. If you are only going to do one element of fire preparedness, you should certainly plan your home’s evacuation routes and do regular drills with your family. However, we recommend taking it a step further and making sure you are prepared for the aftermath, as well.

The recovery and restoration process following a fire can be extremely stressful, but knowing how to handle it can go a long way in reducing your feelings of overwhelm and frustration.

Make Sure You Are Prepared for the Aftermath of a Fire

Prepare yourself for what to expect. While all fires will cause unique sets of damage to your home that are impossible to predict, understanding a general idea of what fire damage entails can go a long way. Not only will there be charred spots that have come into contact with flames, but smoke and soot damage can become widespread as it travels through the air of the home.

Wait to enter your home. Safety always comes first for any emergency action plan, even in the aftermath of a disaster. Always confer with officials regarding when it is safe to go back inside your home, and follow their guidelines for re-entry when you do. Fires can cause hidden structural damage that can be extremely hazardous if you are not aware of them.

Contact your insurance company. You will want to prioritize filing your fire damage claim as quickly as possible so you can receive compensation for the damages caused. Every insurance company is different in how they handle this, so contact yours quickly so there is no confusion about the process.

Document the damages. Staying organized is key to making sure nothing falls through the cracks, especially when it comes to keeping track of your belongings. Create a detailed inventory list so you know exactly what has been impacted by a fire, and be sure to take plenty of photos in case your insurance agent requests them for your claim.

Contact your restoration company. Prioritizing your emotional and mental well-being after a house fire is important to the healing process, and when you do not have to worry about restoration, that is much easier to do. Work with a company that you can put your faith into so you can gain peace of mind that your home is being restored well.

Call us any time or day, (903) 283-8100.

Old Appliances and water Damage

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

A washing machine that is leaking into a large room. When did you last check the health of your washer?

The East Texas Area is surrounded by different bodies of water and heavy rains can cause huge issues for your home. But, sometimes, the worst water loss issues in your home come from inside. An old or aging dishwasher or washing machine can cause massive damage in a short amount of time, leaving your home in a damp state.

Like all things, appliances have a finite lifespan. As frustrating as it is to have to replace one, for majority of their use, they function as a convince on our lives. So just as you might see a doctor once or twice a year for a routine visit, so should you have your appliances regularly service. Regular service and maintenance can prevent threats to your home, but even still hoses become disconnected, and seals wear out inside of the appliance itself. When these situations occur, high volumes of water could end up in the affected areas and require you to seek…..

From the moment that our experienced SERVPRO of Longview professionals get the call, we respond quickly. We understand that the longer water soaks into construction materials, the more irreparable damage that occurs. Once we arrive, we assure that water to the appliance has gotten stopped and assess the full scope of the damage that our team faces in a thorough inspection.

Extraction begins shortly after that with the use of various sump pumps and wet-vacs. Larger pools of water damage could require the use of truck-mounted pumps from our SERVPRO fleet. Once the water has gotten removed from the floors, we set out to thoroughly dry the area, clean it, and deodorize.

Flood Water Damage and Safety

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Flood water damage to the interior of a person's home. Never underestimate the power of water.

As Summer rolls along in East Texas and storm season continues, your Longview property could become victim to a flood. In the case of a flood or water damage event to your property, you need to call SERVPRO of Longview to start restoration work as soon as possible. The quicker we get out to your property the higher the chance that we will be able to restore and save more elements of the damage.

Of course, when things go wrong safety needs to be everyone’s top concern and our highly trained restoration technicians are no different. 

If electrical sockets were submerged, they need to be replaced. Even if they were only submerged for a short time this will need to be done. If the electrical sockets have stayed submerged it is unsafe to get into the water even if your power is out. It is generally recommended not to go into the water until the electrical meter has been removed from its socket. This ensures that the home is disconnected from the grid. 

Another safety issue with storm floods is the presence of various contaminants. Bacteria, viruses, mold, even feces can hitch a free ride onto the water coming into your home. That level of soil is why it is designated as category 2 water by our industry. Between our process of extraction and the application of an EPA registered disinfectant our technicians minimize the risk of pathogens during the restoration process. Since the air movers we set can aerosolize any remaining contaminants when there are particular health concerns, or a customer requests it we also can place a HEPA grade air filtration device to further protect our customers. 

If you experience any storm flooding or are concerned about it, give us a call today at (903) 283-8100 and we would be happy to help.

What A SERVPRO of Longview Rebuild Can Do For You

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

A home in the middle of a complete rebuild. Down to the studs, we've got you covered!

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.”  

SERVPRO of Longview Document Restoration

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO document restoration graphic featuring an old document and the SERVPRO house logo. Trust the SERVPRO professionals!

In the aftermath of disaster, some of your most valued contents—documents, photographs, and books—could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, SERVPRO’s restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it is too late.

Our Document Restoration Facility:

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
  • Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
  • Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

Need your valuable documents restored? Call Today - 903-283-8100

Our Technology

Then SERVPRO document restoration team uses innovate vacuum freeze-drying techniques; in fact, we use the same freeze-drying methods used by the Library of Congress to dry valuable historic documents and books. Our vacuum freeze-drying process is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA).