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Severe Weather Safety

4/9/2022 (Permalink)

Storm chasers  The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work

Severe weather can happen any time, anywhere. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms*:

  • 10,000 severe thunderstorms
  • 5,000 floods or flash floods
  • 1,300 tornadoes
  • 2 land-falling deadly hurricanes

Approximately 98 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 650 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage.* Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action, and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

Know Your Risk.

The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business, and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms, and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

Take Action.

Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.

Be an Example.

Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Contact SERVPRO® of Durant for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile® (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster.

SERVPRO® of Durant can help you be “Ready for whatever happens!”

*Facts and figures provided by noaa.gov

**Courtesy of Restoration Newsline Vol 29, Iss 3

We are Cleaning Experts

4/2/2022 (Permalink)

We are Cleaning Experts We are Cleaning Experts

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Durant, (580) 740-4848

Residual Damage from Fire!

3/26/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage on wall SERVPRO of Durant meets all the qualifications and more to make your home safe and back to normal

When dealing with fire damage, there is more to be cleaned up than just what is affected by the flames. Soot and smoke the fire leaves behind can continue damaging property long after the flames are extinguished, and this can give rise to other issues such as mold and rust as well.

If left untreated, this damage can compound over time, becoming more difficult and costly to remediate.

What Untreated Fire Damage Can Cause

If you’ve been affected by a fire, it is important to call your restoration team right away to prevent giving rise to other issues such as:

Soot Damage. Soot is the most common form of carbon byproduct that materials produce when they burn. Most home and commercial fires consist of multiple burned materials, leading to soot that is highly acidic. This acid can cause damage to nearly any surface it comes into contact with, with porous or textured surfaces being the most at-risk. Any soot allowed to remain in the affected area can lead to damage of carpets, walls and unburnt portions of the house. The longer the soot is allowed to sit, the more unlikely the damage can be reversed.

Mold Damage. After a fire, affected areas are often left without any artificial or natural lighting. If the fire was doused with water or set off a sprinkler system, this creates mold’s ideal environment to thrive. Mold can quickly begin growth on almost any surface, leading to discoloration and damage to items and structures.

Corrosion and Rust Damage. Rust and corrosion might not be the first thing you think of when you consider fire damage, but water left untreated on small electronics can cause it to develop and greatly increase the risk for short-circuits or electrical shock.

If you’ve been affected by a fire, know that SERVPRO of Durant meets all the qualifications and more to make your home safe and back to normal. Contact us today to learn how we’re able to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

3/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern.  

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Durant today at (580) 740-4848 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Paris is available 24 hours a day

3/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van No job is too small or too large! We are here to help!

SERVPRO of Durant is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small.

You never know what life will hand you. You could wake up to a big disaster or come in from vacation to a flooded home. Nobody wants to be wading through water in the morning but when you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.

A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage and also ruin your personal belongings.

The quicker SERVPRO can get to you the better.  When you are dealing with water damage. You need plenty of support in your time of distress. Let us provide you with that support. Rest assured we will be right there to take care of you and your family or business.

No job is too small or too large! We are here to help!

Call SERVPRO of Durant with all your emergency water needs. (580) 740-4848

Don't let water damage interrupt business as usual

3/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van We are Here to Serve, Here to Clean, Here to Help!

As businesses reopen and settle in to business as usual, the last thing you need is water damage.

Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Durant.

We're here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week with water, fire, storm and viral damages.

One call, and we'll inspect the damaged area, extract water, remove wet materials as necessary, and begin the drying process.

We'll consult with your agent and adjuster after we've stabilized your environment, and explain our recommendations for the restoration process.

And we'll be here throughout that process to ensure your property has been fully restored.

Water, fire, storm or viral damages? Call the #1 recommended experts at SERVPRO of Durant (580) 740-4848. We are Here to Serve, Here to Clean, Here to Help! 

SERVPRO: We Like To Help

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van SERVPRO of Durant Here to Help

The SERVPRO band has a reputation for liking to help people in their times of need. 

This is a very important part of our brand identity.  SERVPRO always responds quickly when there are natural disasters that occur around the country.  It is a sense of relief when customer's see the lime green trucks, cars, and 18-wheelers arriving to their town after a natural disaster has struck. 

SERVPRO of Durant feels strongly about helping those in need.  Not only our customers who are dealing with water and fire losses, but we feel strongly about helping our community. The SERVPRO brand has been known for the generosity that has been shown through the decades, and we want to continue this tradition.  The owners and employees of SERVPRO of Durant are always ready to help when our community needs us.  We are ready to respond when we are needed and we enjoy contributing to our local charities, schools, and businesses. 

SERVPRO of Durant is always here to help!  You can reach us directly at (580) 740-4848.  We are always ready to jump into action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.  We are here FOR YOU

Storms or Floods on the way to Paris? SERVPRO is ready!

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

Crew Works in the rain Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Oklahoma

SERVPRO of Durant specializes 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 Oklahoma, 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 (580) 740-4848

Why SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

2/12/2022 (Permalink)

Burned Phone A fire is scary enough, do not tackle the damage on your own. Call SERVPRO of Durant we want to help.

Why SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

A fire in your residence can be an overwhelming experience. Often ignited by an accident or failure to monitor a common household task like cooking or a decorating decision like lighted candles, the blaze is unexpected. The homeowner or family members can feel incapacitated in the aftermath with fear or even guilt. Our professional fire restoration crews manage the damage and set your mind at ease.

The extent of and variations in the fire damage to your dwelling can be daunting. Your instincts and reliance on other cleanup experiences do not provide the foundation needed to mitigate the damage appropriately. Charring, smoke, and soot damage require specialized techniques, tools, and products for the best outcomes. Fire extinguishing also leaves most homes soaked in water and chemicals. This complex mix of challenges requires our broad spectrum of disaster restoration training and skills.

Water & Fire Damage Restoration

Our production team leads arrive ready to assess and plan for all aspects of the damage. Water removal and structural drying precedes other tasks for safety and to prevent secondary issues such as microbial growth. Then the SERVPRO team focuses on cleaning the residues left by the fire.

If the fire burned, fast and hot, loose and ashy debris is typical, frequent when the fire ignites paper or other quickly burning items. Fires in the kitchen are often protein-based, leaving a sticky, almost lacquer-like substance on surfaces. Electrical shorts and oily rags or other slower burning fires combust incompletely, spreading a dark, thick, and sticky soot. SERVPRO crews evaluate the characteristics of the residues and match tools and products to the particular circumstances of your home fire.

Ash and light soot respond well to brushing with dry sponges and vacuuming with HEPA fitted equipment. The hardened leavings of a kitchen fire can require solvents or other bond-dissolving cleaners. After electrical and other slower burns, heavy coatings benefit from cleaning products containing wetting agents and surfactants that loosen and lift the heavy soot. SERVPRO technicians train extensively in methods that allow for effective abrasive actions without permanent damage to the surfaces treated when the soot adheres firmly.

We work fast but professionally, the speed necessary because the acidic residues from a fire progressively damage all building materials and your prized possessions. SERVPRO also packs out fire damaged movable items to clean and restore off-site. We also offer deodorization services that eliminate, not cover up, fire-related smells. All the tasks take time, most efficiently done by our team of fire damage specialists. 

Take the first steps to restore your home to “Like it never even happened.” Engage the services of SERVPRO of Durant. Call (580) 740-4848 immediately after the firefighters leave to get the process moving.

Restoring Your Home After a Fire

2/5/2022 (Permalink)

House fire Many methods are used when restoring a home after a fire. Contact SERVPRO right away and let our expertise work for you.

How Do You Restore a House After a Fire

Having your home and belongings damaged by a fire can be devastating for everyone involved. However, by getting content cleaning and fire restoration services on the job right away and investing in a few things like dry-cleaning and content storage, you can help to bring your home back to its former glory. There are a few steps you should follow to get everything on track for recovery:

  • Getting in touch with your insurance company
  • Locating a reliable fire and smoke cleanup crew
  • Finding a storage space for undamaged belongings

Contacting Insurance

After dealing with emergency services, your insurance company should be the first call you make. Your insurance professionals can help estimate how much your repairs will cost and direct you to fire cleaning professionals who are covered by your homeowners insurance. This can help you get the financial support you need during the recovery process.

Choosing Your Crew

While your insurance company will likely suggest and endorse a number of cleanup crews, it’s ultimately up to you to decide who you want to trust with your home content cleaning. Do your research and find a company that has a reputation for getting the job done right and for following up on their results after you’re settled back into your home.

Finding Storage Solutions

During your cleanup process, crews are likely to use machines and chemicals that rid your home of smoke smells. It’s always a good idea to move undamaged belongings into a storage unit until your home is completely repaired to protect them from dust, debris, and even water from damaged roofing or pipes. Dry cleaning may be appropriate for some minimally damaged belongings.

Between dry-cleaning, working with insurance agents and all of the other steps of content cleaning after a fire, the home recovery process can be a long one. However, it’s well worth it to feel safe and secure in your own home again.