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Production Tech Needed!!!

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO®of Edmond Production Technician

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as a newProduction Technician.In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We havea sincere drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened”!

Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting newpeople, has excellent communication skills, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and super-excited about routinelyexceeding expectations? Then youmay be our perfect hero!

As a valued SERVPRO® Franchise employee, you will receive a competitive pay rate, with opportunity to learn and grow.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Inventory and load the work vehicle with equipment, products, and supplies needed for each project. 
  • Maintain a clean and organized vehicle and clean equipment appearance.
  • Prepare rooms/areas for work activities. Set up staging area and equipment for each project.
  • Leave job site with a clean and orderly appearance.
  • Perform production processes following SERVPRO® production guidelines per work order per crew chief directions.
  • Ensure clear two-way communication with crew chief and other technicians (especially regarding customer needs and concerns).
  • Perform end-of-day/end-of-job cleanup and breakdown. Leave job site with a clean and orderly appearance.

Position Requirements

  • Effective oral communication
  • Basic math skills
  • Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred
  • High school diploma/GED
  • IICRC certifications preferred
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly, occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights, work in tight spaces (e.g., crawls spaces, attics)
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to repetitively push/pull/lift/carry objects
  • Ability to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals
  • Ability to travel locally and out of state when necessary
  • Ability to successfully complete a background check subject to applicable law 

Wednesday Tornadoes hit Arkansas and Oklahoma

3/27/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wednesday Tornadoes hit Arkansas and Oklahoma The U.S. had gone a month tornado-free until Tuesday when a waterspout formed over a lake in Arkansas.

Arkansas and Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. - The nation's slow start to tornado season reached a devastating conclusion Wednesday night in Tulsa when winds hit the city during rush hour and left one citizen dead and several injured. 

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Capt. Bill McKelvey announced that one person was killed in a residence of a Sand Springs mobile home park which was nearly destroyed due to the weather. It was not clear whether the tornado itself or straight-line winds caused such damage to the mobile home park, which according to McKelvey contains 40 to 50 mobile residences. "It could have been much worse," McKelvey said after stating that several people had been confirmed injured, though the exact number was uncertain.

Across parts of Moore, another Oklahoma suburb in which 24 people perished in a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado in 2013, was hit by small winds which continued to travel in the form of twisters from southwest Oklahoma to the east of Tulsa. Some where even reported down in the Ozark Mountains of nearby northwestern Arkansas.

The U.S. had gone a month tornado-free until Tuesday when a waterspout formed over a lake in Arkansas. Television footage captured the tornado as it swept through parts of Moore and and showed some of the roof damage houses suffered as a result of the strong winds, some of which were scraped to their foundations from the storm two years prior.  

In Tulsa, a glass door at the building which houses the National Weather Service's office was shattered, and several cars parked out front lost their windows. Resident Don Ruffin said that he and a neighbor were at a convenience store in southwest Moore when he caught sight of the tornado approaching. “I don’t know how close it was to us, but it looked like it was coming toward us, and so we didn’t take any chances,” Ruffin said. “We got in our vehicles, ran home and got in our shelters.”

He recalled that after the storm passed there was "patio furniture thrown everywhere," and that some houses had their fences knocked down. 27,000 homes and businesses were reported to be without power in Oklahoma City by electric companies, and 28,500 had lost power throughout Tulsa. According to the Oklahoma City Highway Patrol, a tractor trailer had overturned, causing a massive traffic jam in both directions of Interstate 35, a major north-south route. “Those troopers are working their guts out there right now,” Lt. John Vincent said.

While tornado season usually reaches full force in the United States in March, weather patterns this year funneled cold air into much of the country, which deprived the atmosphere of the warm, moist air necessary to fuel the bad storms for the majority of the month. After a quiet start to what is usually a hectic and destructive season, southerly winds pushed temperatures into the 70s and 80s through the Ozark Mountains and southwestern plains, where weather fronts churned the air into the storm's that hit Wednesday. 

Little Rock meteorologists Jeff Hood reported that a weak waterspout tornado had briefly touched Bull Shoals Lake in Marion County in northwest Arkansas on Tuesday night, but that it caused no known damage and will be rated an EF0, the weakest tornado with winds between 65 to 80 mph.

Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist for the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said that Wednesday's storms "will be the ‘tornado’ that breaks the drought for March."

Only about two-dozen twisters had been reported in total this year before this past week's massive storm, a startlingly low number during a period in which the average is 120. The last time the U.S. had no twisters in the month of March was nearly 50 years ago, according to figures obtained from the Storm Prediction Center. 

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When a natural disaster strikes it can be all too easy to lose hope in light of severe damage and loss. Whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood – the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help fast. 

No Disaster Is Too Big
The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Edmond Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,600 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big.

Oklahoma The start of spring traditionally

3/13/2015 (Permalink)

Community Oklahoma The start of spring traditionally In Oklahoma, the start of spring means cooler and more comfortable temperatures throughout the state.

The start of spring traditionally

In Oklahoma, the start of spring means cooler and more comfortable temperatures throughout the state. However, this is also the traditional start of severe weather season. This means that there are increased risks for property damage from wind, rain and hail, as well as for severe weather events such as Oklahoma's floods and tornadoes. There are many preparations that homeowners and businesses must follow to adequately prepare for the severe weather season. The first step should be to evaluate the current insurance coverage to ensure that it is adequate. To determine this, homeowners and businesses should examine the type of specific coverage that they currently have compared to how much they need, as well as the deductibles and available discounts. 

If a home is damaged from severe weather, there are several steps that a homeowner should take immediately. The first step is to contact the insurance company with the policy number and all relevant information. The homeowner should also find out what documents, forms and data will be necessary so that the claim can be processed. If the Oklahoma home has fire damage to the extent where the residents must live elsewhere during the repairs, the homeowner should also find out if they have coverage for living expenses incur while their home is being repaired. At that point, the homeowner should take photos and/or video of the damaged areas for documentation. The homeowner should then make any necessary repairs to the property to avoid further damage, avoiding any permanent repairs until the insurance company has inspected the property. When an insurance adjustor does arrive to the home, the homeowner and the adjustor will reach an agreement on the appropriate cost of the repairs. The homeowner should be sure to save receipts from all of the repairs, including the temporary repairs that may be covered by the insurance policy.

When there is damage to a home, most standard homeowner insurance policies cover the damage caused by trees and other falling objects, wind, wind-driven rain and the collapse of a structure. However, there are several weather related events that are generally not covered by a standard homeowner insurance policy. These events include Oklahoma flood damages, the removal of fallen trees from the property (unless they fell on the roof or walls of the home and caused damage), interior storm water damage when there was no damage associated with the home's walls or roof, Oklahoma water damage from backed up sewers or drains, and food spoilage due to power outages. 

Therefore, homeowners should carefully review their own insurance contract to determine the specific coverage and exclusions. If there are any specific questions relating to the policy, the homeowner should contact their insurance agent for clarification. Oklahoma residents should also be sure to take the proper steps to ensure their personal safety as the severe storm season draws close. Information on adequately preparing for a possible emergency can be found on the Office of Emergency Management's website at www.oem.ok.gov.

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SERVPRO of Edmond Professionals provide fire and water damage restoration services. SERVPRO of Edmond proudly serves Oklahoma City, Edmond, Tulsa, Stillwater, Yukon, Bethany, Mustang, Moore, Guthrie, Choctaw, and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or commercial structure caused by:

OKC Fire and fire damage cleanup Information

1/24/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage OKC Fire and fire damage cleanup Information Smoke can contain pollutants, toxic chemicals that can cause serious illness and even death.

The Details of Fire Damage and Smoke Damage Cleanup 

Unlike the flames of a house fire, the smoke that is produced is almost impossible to contain. It can pollute areas of your home that were never burned and its odor can linger for years if not properly remediated. Smoke can contain pollutants, toxic chemicals that can cause serious illness and even death. While the cleanup after fire damage OKC may appear to be a simple process, the average homeowner will simply not be prepared for much of what this task entails. 

About Smoke and Fire Damage
The nature of smoke will differ depending on the material that produces it. For example, when wood is combusted, the type of smoke it produces is different from plastics that have been combusted. Each type of smoke leaves its own kind of residue and the different types of residue may react differently to cleaning chemicals. Anyone cleaning up smoke and fire damage should know which chemicals to use or they risk worsening the property damage. The wrong chemicals can have the effect of sealing the smell into carpets, walls and ceilings instead of deodorizing the home. This kind of damage often occurs when homeowners attempt to clean up their fire-damaged home on their own. The damaged items will not be restorable, they will need to be discarded and replaced. 

Benefits of Professional Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup

Correct Equipment
Equipment like ozone generators can be used to get rid of the smoke odor in your fire-damaged home and restoration professionals will have access to these machines along with the training needed to use them safely. Note that ozone gas can be dangerous if it is used incorrectly.

Effective Soot Removal Methods
Soot is one of the byproducts of smoke. It is oil based and can be a magnet for dirt when it gets into carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture. One of the most important first steps when cleaning up smoke damage is to remove the soot, which can be difficult. Special methods and tools will be needed to avoid grinding it even further into the fabric. Use of a standard household vacuum cleaner may make the problem worse. A professional restoration company will have the equipment and training to perform effective soot removal and to restore your belongings to their pre-loss condition. 

Safety Gear
Restoration professionals will be aware of the risks associated with smoke. They will have protective clothing and equipment to protect them from toxic residue that may include carcinogens like benzene and formaldehyde. 

Cleaning up smoke and fire damage OKC is not something that you should try to handle yourself. While you may be able rent some of the tools needed, these will be very different from those that the professionals use. Aside from the risks to your health and to that of your family, there are numerous steps necessary for smoke damage restoration to be performed successfully. If you need to learn more about restoration after a fire or need to know which restoration company to use, your insurance agent will be able to help. 

Flood Damage Edmond - Finding A Company To Perform Flood Damage Repair

12/22/2014 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Edmond - Finding A Company To Perform Flood Damage Repair These tips will help when choosing a company when you experience flood damage.

Home can be impacted by the damaging waters of a flood due to a number of causes. Heavy rains cause flooding typically, such as from a hurricane or another severe or torrential storm. Flooding may also occur due to a major plumbing issue or for other reasons. The unfortunate truth is that standing or rising water inside a home can cause a significant amount of water in a short period of time. There is often a need to remove the water quickly, if possible. Then, the significant task of flood damage Edmond repair can begin. Finding the right company to perform the repair work is important, and you can pay attention to a few points to find the best company for the job.

The Type of Services Available

When water enters your home, it can impact almost every surface. Drywall and wood features can become warped and may even rot or decompose. Fabrics and upholstery may become stained and moldy. Electrical work may go on the fritz. These are just a few of the ways that water can impact a home, and all will need to be remedied before the repair work can be completed. Some items may be salvaged, but others will need to be fixed or replaced. The best results will be from a company that is focused on restoring the property to its former condition or better in a timely manner. The company may need to offer water remediation services if water is still in the home, and advanced equipment should be used to ensure thorough results. In addition, a full approach to repair work, including working with your insurance company to file a claim, is important.

A Certified Company

While there may be several companies in your local area that offer repair services, the fact is that you do not want to trust just any company with this important project. Instead, you want to work with a certified company that has a great reputation. Look for a company that is affiliated with or certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC. The certification to look for is the Cleantrust certification. In addition, while you should act quickly to schedule service with a flood damage repair company, you should also spend a few minutes reading consumer reviews to determine if the company is known for providing fast, quality work.

An Immediate Response with Focused Effort

When you contact an Edmond Flood Damage  repair company for assistance, you should inquire about availability. The company ideally will offer around-the-clock service if you are dealing with a flooding issue in your home. You typically only have a number of hours to dry out the home before the potential risk for mold growth increases, so a timely response is imperative. In addition, inquire about the steps the company will take to follow through on the work and about what finished results you should expect and the anticipated time frame. Flood damage repair can be significant, and the process may be lengthy. However, the company should be focused on working on your home until the work is completed.


At the first sign of a flood in your home, you should begin searching for a reputable company to use for flood damage repair services. When you focus on these factors, you can expect superior results.


SERVPRO of Edmond is locally owned and operated and serves Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, Stillwater, Yukon, Bethany, Mustang, Moore, Guthrie, Choctaw, and the surrounding communities

SERVPRO of Edmond’s fully certified water removal staff can perform a complete damage assessment to your home of office, and then recommend and follow the industries standards to get your water removal restoration repaired properly available 24 hours a day. 

Mold Damage Edmond - How to Select a Mold Remediation Contractor

12/12/2014 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Edmond - How to Select a Mold Remediation Contractor Mold damage to a home.

If your home has mold, it can be a scary prospect to try to get rid of it. Mold remediation is vital to living in a safe and comfortable home. The truth of the matter is that mold can cause a variety of respiratory and health-related issues, making it an incredibly dangerous thing to be living around or having your loved ones living around.

Hiring a mold remediation contractor is vital to getting rid of this problem in a completely professional manner. You should never attempt to get rid of the mold on your own because you may not necessarily know what you're dealing with or how to properly get rid of it.

One of the most important things when you're searching for Edmond Mold damage contractors is to see if they have licenses and insurance. The contractor needs to be fully insured so that both them and you are protected fully when they are on the job.

The problem with mold and getting rid of it is that it can be downright dangerous. You do not want to take the chance of hiring someone who has no insurance, gets sick from cleaning the mold and then tries to sue you for money. The contractor needs to have full insurance on themselves before they should attempt to work on any project.

You also want to make sure that the Mold damage contractor is licensed and has had a lot of experience working with and cleaning mold. This is relatively easy for you to find out, since all you have to do is ask the contractor about their licenses and to get information on their license number. You should also ask the contractor about their past project log and to give you at least five different referrals to past jobs that they have done for other people. It is then up to you to contact these past clients to see what the work was like and what they thought of the contractor after they had been hired.

When you hire the right type of Mold damage professional to remedy your mold problem for you, you're doing something that will benefit your entire home and all of your family.

You shouldn't attempt to clean the mold on your own because it can be downright dangerous and you may not even get rid of all of the problem for you.

This is why hiring the right type of contractor is your best bet, and diligent research should be done in your area to find someone who is qualified and licensed to do the job. Someone who has a lot of experience, licenses and insurance would be the ideal person for you to hire for this specific type of project. This is why you should take the time to look for a professional who can remedy the mold and get your home's water damage cleared up when it is most convenient for you.

SERVPRO of Edmond is locally owned and operated and serves Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, Stillwater, Yukon, Bethany, Mustang, Moore, Guthrie, Choctaw, and the surrounding communities.. Water comes from everywhere and our certified technicians can clean and dry any flood better than its original state. * 24/7 Fire Damage Restoration Service * 24/7 Flood Damage & Water Damage Service * 24/7 Sewage Damage & Sewage Removal Service * 24/7 Mold Remediation *24/7 Bio-hazard Suicide Clean *24/7 Fire Window Roof Board-up

Edmond Fire Damage: Don't Wait Until It's Too Late

12/12/2014 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Edmond Fire Damage: Don't Wait Until It's Too Late  Fire Damage in a home should be addressed immediately

Apart from causing physical harm, fire accidents also lead to damage to your property. Smoke and soot are the major culprits when it comes to property damage. So, what happens when you experience fire damage in your Edmond home - do you buy a new home, or do you move out? Well, all these are costly alternatives, but unnecessary. All you need is to have fire damage restoration to make your home as good as new.

What Happens After a Fire Accident?

During fire, a lot of smoke and soot is produced. This is due to the items in your house that burn up. As smoke and soot linger in the air it is deposited on various surfaces in the home. Walls, carpets, appliances, and ceilings begin yellowing, which spoils them. The fire also leaves odor on these items. With prolonged exposure to these elements, it becomes harder to remove them.

Handling the aftermath of fire damage might seem a simple task to you, but it is involving and needs you to hire a professional for quick and efficient restoration.

What Does Fire Damage Restoration Involve?

The focus of the expert is to take your home back to its original state before the fire incident. The specialist undertakes the restoration in a series of steps guaranteed to leave your home free from any smoke damage or soot. Here are the steps:

Post-damage Inspection

The specialist inspects the structure to determine the extent of damage. Your premises are checked for smoke damage and any structural damage. The aim of inspection is to understand the extent of the damage and determine the proper cleaning method.

Protecting Unaffected Areas

Not all items in your home are affected by the fire. There are those that were not touched by the fire or were partially damaged and have to be secured. Before the procedure, the specialist separates the items that can be salvaged and covers them to prevent further losses. Protecting the items prevents any unnecessary expenses.

The Restoration Process

It is up to the specialist to determine the type of restoration to use in your home. The specialist then removes any damaged materials and debris that resulted from the fire. After removal, extensively damaged structural elements are replaced.

During the fire incident, firefighters use a lot of water to put out the fire. The specialist performs water extraction to remove any excess moisture that resulted from putting out the fire. After this, the specialist removes soot, deodorization, and ash. The process culminates in a new paint job.

Final Words

The more you hold on after fire damage, the more costly it becomes for you. You need to use professionals for the process so that you get the best results.

SERVPRO of Edmond is locally owned and operated and serves Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, Stillwater, Yukon, Bethany, Mustang, Moore, Guthrie, Choctaw, and the surrounding communities

SERVPRO of Edmond's fully certified water removal staff can perform a complete damage assessment to your home of office, and then recommend and follow the industries standards to get your water removal restoration repaired properly available 24 hours a day

Water Damage Edmond - Why Preventing Water Damage Is So Important

11/12/2014 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Edmond - Why Preventing Water Damage Is So Important Prevent water damage in your Edmond, OK home

Flooding, plumbing leaks and water damage in Edmond Oklahoma can happen at any time. Internal and external forces can harm valuable items, carpets, furnishings and structural components. Even in a well-maintained building, pipes can break, toilets can overflow and water can seep behind walls and under floors. Waterlines for refrigerators often create concealed leaks that go unnoticed until mold and mildew have accumulated behind the appliance. The same is true for washing machine hoses that have cracked or become clogged. Water damage can also occur after a violent storm, a flood or several days of steady rain. Basements and lower levels are especially prone to this type of damage.

Water Damage Statistics

Any type of leak can cause property damage and create safety and health concerns. It's easy to think that water damage or storm damage won't happen to you, but statistics say otherwise. Water damage is among the most common causes of property insurance claims. One in every 55 homes will have a water-related property damage claim this year. While you cannot stop a storm, you can follow these steps to prevent water damage in Edmond Oklahoma.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms are susceptible to water damage due to the amount of plumbing in these areas. Fix leaking or dripping pipes promptly, and be aware of elevated humidity levels that could indicate an underlying plumbing problem. Maintain caulk around showers and bathtubs. Water that passes through gaps can penetrate walls and subfloors. If this sealant has cracked or separated, have it repaired. You can probably complete that task yourself.

Appliances

Inspect waterlines for appliances at least once per year. If hoses are brittle, cracked or crimped, replace them before they fail. Turn off the water supply for all appliances before traveling out of town. Pay special attention to hoses for washing machines, refrigerators and icemakers. Since washing machines have inlet hoses and drains, they are especially prone to leaks.

Protecting Pipes

Protect plumbing from freezing by insulating pipes that travel along exterior walls or through unheated crawlspaces. On cold nights, open cupboard doors, and let faucets drip. Before winter, drain all watering hoses, and turn off valves for exterior faucets. If a pipe does freeze, don't thaw it too quickly. That's how pipes burst. To protect your plumbing, never set the thermostat below 55 degrees. If an emergency does occur, follow these steps.

• Turn off the water supply immediately. Call your utility company if necessary.

• Use mops and towels to remove as much water as possible.

• Turn on fans, dehumidifiers or air conditioners to remove excess moisture.

• Use wood blocks or tinfoil to elevate furniture from wet surfaces.

• Remove area rugs, table lamps and colored items to prevent staining and to help dry the underlying surface.

• Place wet sofa cushions and upholstered items on end for faster drying.

• Never use ceiling lights, TVs or appliances in waterlogged areas.

• Remove books, magazines and items that may bleed or stain.

• Stay out of areas where ceilings are sagging.

By taking preventive measures, you can minimize the likelihood of water damage in Edmond Oklahoma affecting your home. You can also lessen the severity of the water damage by following these tips. If you do experience water damage at your home or business, respond quickly, and call a professional to handle the situation.   

SERVPRO of Edmond Professionals provide fire and water damage restoration services. SERVPRO of Edmond proudly serves Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, Stillwater, Yukon, Bethany, Mustang, Moore, Guthrie, Choctaw, and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or commercial structure.

Water Damage Restoration

Basement flooding or storm damage doesn't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We respond to your residential or commercial water removal and cleanup needs. Our fast response time and advanced drying methods help prevent secondary damage and mold. Common causes of water damage are:

  • Flooding caused by severe weather
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Sink, bathtub or toilet overflow
  • Sewage backup
  • Oklahoma City Don't Let Your Water Pipes Freeze This Winter

    10/13/2014 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Oklahoma City Don't Let Your Water Pipes Freeze This Winter As Oklahoma City temperatures drop, the likelihood of pipes freezing and resulting water damage increases.

    By Dave Jones
    12 Oct. 2014 8:45 AM Eastern

    Don't Let Your Water Pipes Freeze This Winter

    Everyone has had it happen. It's a cold day. You switch on the tap, and there's no water. Frozen pipes are frustrating. Then, you have to worry about how quickly they'll thaw out and what will happen when they do. As Oklahoma City temperatures drop, the likelihood of pipes freezing and water damage increases. It could happen at your home or your business, and it will probably occur at the most inconvenient time. Fortunately, there are measures that you can practice to protect your pipes from freezing weather. Oklahoma City gets less freezing weather than other parts of the country, but it is a real concern in Tulsa.

    Insulating water pipes is an excellent long-term solution to prevent Tulsa water damage. Pipe blankets should be installed on hot and cold water lines. They block condensation and keep pipes from freezing. Pipe wraps also prevent heat loss, so they can save energy and help you reduce water heating costs, during thoes cold spells in Edmond Ok.

    Weatherizing your home is another way to save energy and protect your pipes from water damage. Insulate crawlspaces. Install vapor barriers, and caulk small cracks and gaps where cold air enters. Pay extra attention to areas where pipes and utility lines pass through the foundation.

    Good habits will also keep your pipes safe on the coldest nights. Listen to local weather reports for the greater Oklahoma City area. If temperatures are anticipated to drop below freezing, prepare your plumbing for the cold weather. Watch KOCO-TV 5 in Oklahoma City for late breaking severe weather warnings.

    Opening your faucets during cold weather is one of the most effective and dependable ways to prevent frozen pipes and water damage. Ordinarily, you'll have the best results if you turn on faucets that are furthest away from the water main.You might also want to turn on faucets in cold areas that are prone to freezing in your Stillwater neighborhood.

    Pipes that pass through crawlspaces, cupboards and unheated areas are especially vulnerable. You can buffer temperatures by opening cupboards under sinks in kitchens and bathrooms. On extremely cold nights, you can protect your plumbing by covering crawlspace vents and reopening them the next day.

    If your pipes do solidify, it's important to follow the correct thawing procedure. Always open the tap before warming the area. Never pour hot water over pipes or use direct heat sources. Burst pipes are caused when steam builds up as the blockage thaws. Then, you have to deal another problem and call a professional to repair the pipe and clean up the mess from water damage. If a pipe does burst this winter, our SERVPRO of Edmond water damage specialists can help provide fire and water damage restoration services. 

    SERVPRO of Edmond proudly serves Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, Stillwater, Yukon, Bethany, Mustang, Moore, Guthrie, Choctaw, and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or commercial structure caused by:

    Water Damage From A Burst Pipe In Edmond Should Be Promptly Addressed

    10/6/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage From A Burst Pipe In Edmond Should Be Promptly Addressed Tulsa homeowners should pay close attention to leaks in pipes and other cold weather plumbing problems.

    Any person who has experienced water damage in Edmond from a burst pipe in their home probably understands how stressful such an event can be, not to mention how expensive. Not only is the Edmond homeowner's schedule and life on hold until the issue is addressed, damaged items must be replaced, before insurance claims must be filled out and submitted in Oklahoma. In addition, mold and mildew may compound the problem if not treated immediately. Fortunately, professional water damage experts in Oklahoma city are available to provide helpful services for those who have such problems.

    Leaking Pipes

    Tulsa homeowners should pay close attention to leaks in pipes and other plumbing problems that may create a constant source of moisture within the Tulsa dwelling. Prompt repairs must be made when a leaky pipe is found. However, only professionals are qualified to evaluate moisture problems, and it is never wise for property owners to try to diagnose the situation or make guesses concerning where the location of the problem is.

    Preventing Structural Damage in Yukon, Oklahoma.

    Any consumer dealing with water damage in Yukon, regardless of its source, must understand that procrastinating is never wise. One of the biggest dangers regarding the presence of water or moisture in the home is structural damage. When a Yukon dwelling sustains such damage, it must be dealt with promptly as it will only become worse if ignored. Therefore, having the damage accurately assessed by a contractor is essential.

    Mold Hazards

    Mold is often referred to as the worst type of water damage in Bethany. The reason for this is probably because of how difficult it is to eradicate. The presence of mildew or mold damage can result in serious health problems for anyone residing in the Bethany home. The cellulose used to manufacture drywall is a favorite location of mold spores, which proliferate quickly in such areas. Homeowners should look for mold and mildew on a regular basis in areas that are typically damp, such as laundry rooms and basements especially in Bethany. A mold inspection should be completed immediately after a water moisture problem in the home has been detected.

    Additional Considerations

    Attempting to deal with water damage from a burst pipe in Mustang without professional assistance is unwise. Few homeowners have the skills to repair such damage on their own. If they attempt to do so, they may inadvertently make the problem worse, leading to expensive repairs in the future. In Mustang, it is best to hire a water remediation company experienced in a broad range of moisture problems since they may provide services such as mold remediation, carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning, and water removal. An experienced company will provide a complete evaluation of the water damage, including a monetary estimate for the necessary repairs. It is wise to gather several estimates before hiring a water damage company. It is also important to ask the company if their staff members are certified in water damage repair. Because your home is your major investment, addressing water and moisture problems in a timely manner should be your top priority.

    SERVPRO of Edmond is a 24/7 emergency water removal, flood cleanup, and repair service. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with every water damage situation from sewage damage clean up, mold removal, smoke damage repair, fire damage repair, flooded basement, wet carpet, wet walls, crawl space sewage damage, pump out, dry out, flood water removal, commercial building water removal, building flood damage, hardwood floor water damage, wet hardwood floors, wet carpet drying, sewage restoration, flood cleanup, busted pipe water damage, broken pipe water damage, carpet water damage, basement water damage, flooded crawl space, sewer backup, sewage removal, mud removal, commercial water damage, restoration, house water damage, building water damage, hotel water damage, flooded building, crawl space water damage, busted sprinkler water damage, frozen pipe water damage, flood pump out, basement pump out, restoration equipment rental, dehumidifier rental, fan rental, demolition, painting, and construction.

    SERVPRO of Edmond proudly serves Edmond, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Stillwater, Yukon, Bethany, Mustang, Moore, Guthrie, Choctaw, Tulsa, Bixby, Claremore, Sapulpa, Okmulgee, Jenks, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Glenpool, Coweta and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or commercial structure caused by:

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