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Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
Dallas, TX 75212
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Fort Worth, TX 76118
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6546 Overlook DrDallas, TX 75227
I was visiting my girlfriend in Dallas for the weekend when the basement of her house got flooded. Seeing her panic, I called Water Boys Restoration and enlisted their help. These guys couldn't have been more professional! I was really impressed by how thorough they were in addition to being pun…
13901 Midway Rd Ste 102-189Dallas, TX 75244
NEGATIVE 5 STARS OR WORSE!! Due to a judges legally binding decision, I cannot discuss the details of our horribly frustrating and costly experience with Around the Clock Restoration. That we and other home-owners in our neighborhood ultimately had to go to court and fight against this so-call…
2152 W Northwest HwyDallas, TX 75220
Very dishonest and incompetent people. They lie to you and to your insurance company about the things that they will do with your floors and house stuff. The person that deals with the insurance is so incompetent that doesn't even listen to messages from anyone about what it is supposed to do re…
Dallas, TX 75204
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11140 Petal St Ste 500Dallas, TX 75238
From Business: ServiceMaster Restore provides disaster restoration services to business and homeowners for every occasion and emergency, including floods, fires, storms, and vandalism. We work to your specifications and guarantee the job is done right or we do it over.Weve perfected the process for quickly identifying damage, determining…
700 N Pearl StDallas, TX 75201
From Business: At Dallas Mold Remediation Services, we offer a fast, professional, and experienced services in commercial, residential, and emergency restoration services the 365 days at any time. Our technicians are licensed, bonded, and certified for any of the services needed and are experts in emergency water removal, flood clean up,…
Serving North Central TexasDallas, TX 75201
From Business: For more than 10 years, homeowners all around the Dallas and Ft Worth area have called on us for immediate assistance with water restoration services for flooding and water emergencies. We have the resources and experience to deal with any kind of water situation quickly and efficiently. When your home or business has had …
3674 Howell StDallas, TX 75204
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3851 Cedar Springs RdDallas, TX 75219
From Business: At Flood Clean Up Services, we offer a fast, professional, and experienced services in commercial, residential, and emergency restoration services the 365 days at any time. Our technicians are licensed, bonded, and certified for any of the services needed and are experts in emergency water removal, flood clean up, fire dam…
120 E Colorado BlvdDallas, TX 75203
From Business: At Flood Clean Up in Dallas, we offer a fast, professional, and experienced services in commercial, residential, and emergency restoration services the 365 days at any time. Our technicians are licensed, bonded, and certified for any of the services needed and are experts in emergency water removal, flood clean up, fire da…
2422 N Henderson AveDallas, TX 75206
From Business: At Water Damage Restoration, we offer a fast, professional, and experienced services in commercial, residential, and emergency restoration services the 365 days at any time. Our technicians are licensed, bonded, and certified for any of the services needed and are experts in emergency water removal, flood clean up, fire da…
Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
Our home was saved after the floodwaters invaded it when we called your team for help. We are so grateful and will be spreading the word about you to all our neighbors and friends!
Your company is very caring and concern when your home is damaged by water damage. I thank you for the way you handled the problem. Recommendation are in order.
Our house had some pretty significant damage because of the storm. Even though it was a complicated fix Servpro was up to the challenge.
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Impressed by how fast you responded and how professional all workers were after an electrical fire. Tons of smoke and soot disappeared, and we were able to stay in the house during the work. Great job getting rid of that horrible smell, too.
The large hail damaged our roof and siding, and we wound up with a leak because of it as well. Your team came and assessed all the damages, helped us get the insurance coverage we needed, and repaired all the damages.
Mold is the last thing I wanted to find growing in my home. I called Servpro right away to take care of it and I was not disappointed.
The amount of time and effort that went into our mold remediation was impressive. Couldn’t ask for better service, you made us feel special and saved our home.
I really can’t believe the quality of work Servpro put into repairing the leak in my kitchen; it looks fantastic. I was pleased with your technicians professional, kind, and considerate attitude.
The fire at my dry cleaning business caused so much damage, I thought it was finished. But your company came in, repaired all the damages, and restored a lot more than I thought possible. I am forever thankful.
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.