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Don't let water damage interrupt business as usual

11/15/2022 (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 Paris.

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 Paris 903-784-2700. We are Here to Serve, Here to Clean, Here to Help! 

SERVPRO of Paris is available 24 hours a day

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Paris 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 Paris with all your emergency water needs. 903-784-2700

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

11/15/2022 (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 Paris today at 903-784-2700 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.

Restoring Your Home After a Fire

10/5/2022 (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.

Why SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

Burned Phone A fire is scary enough, do not tackle the damage on your own. Call SERVPRO of Paris 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 Paris. Call (903) 784-2700 immediately after the firefighters leave to get the process moving.

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

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Paris 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 Paris, 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 903-784-2700

Why Should I Call Professionals for Water Cleanup and Restoration?

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van After your home suffers water damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Emergency Service to Handle Your Water Damage Restoration Needs

A sudden water intrusion like a leaking pipe or the breakdown of your water tank can be a sizable inconvenience. However, this inconvenience turns into a substantial loss if not addressed quickly and using the right methods. Hiring trained water restoration technicians (WRT) to come to your Paris home helps you limit the loss and get your home back to normal faster than DIY methods alone. 

What is SERVPRO’s Response Plan for Water Damage?

Whenever we get called for water damage restoration, we formulate a plan based on any combination of methods to help us:

  • Minimize the need for demolition
  • Repair or restore rather than replace
  • Create an optimum atmosphere for drying, such as closed drying systems 
  • Expedite restoration to have you back to your routine fast

How is the Need for Demolition Determined?

With many water removal projects demolition is required to remove any wet structural components or wall materials. Controlled or partial demolition efforts allow us to remove and replace just a portion of the materials to have it finished off to match the preloss condition. Our team always uses a variety of non-invasive techniques to ensure no moisture is left behind, including:

  • Moisture sensors
  • Moisture detectors
  • Thermal cameras

Of course, whenever your interior has standing water, we use extraction tools and a combination of methods to facilitate faster removal. Some of the standard options our SERVPRO technicians will use include:

  • Submersible pumps
  • High-powered extractors
  • Draining any trapped water behind walls using bore-holes
  • Mopping
  • Wet-Vac, and more

Why Should I Have SERVPRO Restore My Carpets?

We are well-versed in best practices for restoring carpeting impacted by water loss within the home. Upon arrival and formulation of our restoration plan, we inspect your carpeting and select the best equipment and methods to achieve our goals. The process includes:

  • Inspecting carpeting using moisture probe technology – this allows us to determine how deep the moisture has embedded into the carpet and the pad below.
  • Detachment of the carpet with the proper tools so our technicians can further inspect to see if the carpet has delaminated or mold has begun to colonize.
  • In cases where the water has not infiltrated the carpet pad or the subfloor below, we may use centrifugal air movers to float the carpet, thus allowing warm air to circulate beneath.
  • In cases where water moisture saturates the carpet fully, we will remove the padding below and dispose of it to be replaced after the drying of the zone is complete.

In general, carpet detachment is the fastest way to facilitate drying as it allows air to flow underneath. However, we have some in-place drying methods that will enable us to achieve drying goals without detachment. This may involve using a weighted extractor, or rover, that works from the perimeter inward while drying. In-place drying is ideal when moisture has not made it all the way down to the carpet padding.

Why is Professional Restoration Better Than DIY?

What many homeowners may not realize is that there does not have to be extensive water damage for it to add up to an immense loss. There could be hidden moisture left behind in wall cavities and other tight spots that make it difficult for DIY methods to get the job done. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians that have the choice between two distinct systems to ensure your home is back to appropriate humidity levels. These systems include:

  • Open Drying System – This works by using outside air to speed up the drying of the impacted area. Warmer months allow us to use an open system for active, time-efficient drying. This method helps to promote evaporation while using equipment like air-movers and box fans to exchange evaporated moisture with drier outside air. We can do this by opening up doors and windows in conjunction with a centrifugal motion to create fluid air movement.

• Closed Drying System – This system works by using dehumidification equipment within a concentrated drying zone for air exchange. Such a method is excellent during times of the year when temperatures are lower, and access to the outdoors is limited. This works on the same principle, yet a closed system gives more control of the temperatures. Higher temps mean the air holds more moisture, and drying is faster. We also use desiccant dehumidifiers within the work zone for moisture removal and to thwart the potential for mold growth.

SERVPRO: We Like To Help

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van SERVPRO of Paris 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 Paris 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 Paris 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 Paris is always here to help!  You can reach us directly at 903-784-2700.  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

Cleaning up After Water Damage in Your Home

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Fans drying a room When you get the right help many items are salvageable when there is water in your home!

No homeowner wants to experience the dread of finding flooding in the house. Even minor water damage can be costly and difficult to clean up.

After your safety and that of your family members, you worry about your belongings and materials. Fortunately, when you get the right help on your side, many items are salvageable when there is water in your home. 

What You Can't Clean

In most cases, when water saturates porous material, you must throw it out. Failure to do this could result in mold growth. Some typical items you'll want to tear out and replace include:

  • Drywall
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling tiles

Documents
If a broken pipe or other problems bring water into your , home, items such as books, photographs, maps and other paper are at risk. You should first remove the materials from harm's way. Put them in a place where they can dry out. To completely clean them, a professional crew will use specialized techniques to remove the water preserve the documents. Freeze-drying is one of the most common tactics.

Furniture
In a flood, furniture is susceptible to damage. Flood cleanup specialists can address water issues on couches, chairs and other items and allow you to keep them intact. The crew will use dry cleaning to thoroughly extract and dry the furniture. The team will also disinfect the furniture to discourage mold growth.

Electronics
it's vital with water in home that you don't turn on any electronic devices. Instead, unplug the products and get them away from any water. A professional company has the skills and tools to clean your electronics. The technicians will handle your belongings with care and respect. The team will start by using damp cloths to remove dust and then will clean the interior of the electronics.


It's never good to see water in home, but you can clean most items. Get a flood cleanup team on the job, and your possessions can look as good as new.

Six Common Causes for Water Loss

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Wall with water damage Water Damage Restoration

While even clean water can be damaging and require the need for water damage restoration services, it’s reassuring to know that unwanted water in your building is not contaminated or unsafe to handle.

Here are six common causes of water loss, that are considered Category 1 water.

Broken Supply Line

Supply lines can start to leak around fittings and connections, or a sharp object can cause a supply line: broken pipe to break completely and start to gush out. Deterioration, freezing temperatures, and earthquakes can also can a water line to break.

Cracked or Broken Pipe

Broken pipes are a common cause of water damage. While an undetected leak that has been sitting for a long period time is likely contaminated, a recent pipe burst is a clean water source.

Overflowing Sink or Tub

If a sink or tub is accidentally left leaking or a drain is plugged, water can overflow and cause extensive damage. As long as there were no contaminants in the sink or tub, this water is considered Category 1.

Clean Toilet Bowls

An overflowing toilet with no urine or feces in it is still considered clean water. If only urine is present, the water is labeled Category 2. Water with feces is grossly contaminated Category 3 water.

Melted Ice or Snow and Rainwater.

As long as it hasn’t come into contact with contaminants, water from melted ice or snow is safe to handle. Additionally, rainwater is considered clean enough to touch and even consume.

Appliance Malfunction

While water that leaks from a dishwasher or washing machine may be slightly contaminated, other appliance leaks are considered safe. However, you will need to be careful to avoid electrical hazards.


A positive sign that floodwater in your building is Category 1 is that it came from a clean water source. While there are other potential causes of flooding or leaks, these water sources are some of the most common.