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Tenants or Landlords: Who's Responsible for Water Damage?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

House Flood Damage When a house flood causes water damage in your rental property, who is responsible?

About ten percent of homes suffer from leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more each day. But while this issue persists for those who live in apartments, another issue arises:

Is the tenant or the landlord responsible for water damage?

Fixing water damage should always be a priority for tenants. But if you’re not entirely sure if it’s yours or the landlord’s responsibility, then continue reading to find out. 

SERVPRO has provided Dallas water damage restoration to many tenants and is aware of who should ultimately resolve this pressing issue.

So, Who’s Responsible?

It can be difficult to know for sure. There are many factors at play when it comes to who must pay for water damage. For this reason, you need to be mindful of what ultimately caused the damage. Knowing what started the leak will help you determine if the damage is the result of the tenant’s or the landlord’s negligence.

When it’s the Landlord’s Responsibility

Determining when it’s the landlord’s responsibility is difficult. Most properties have insurance of some kind but if you’re the tenant, then you must be aware of all details of your lease. Understanding your lease will help you determine what, if any, actions need to be taken when water damage occurs in a rental property. 

When it’s the Tenant’s Responsibility

If you’re the tenant and don’t notify your landlord of the water damage in a timely manner, you may be responsible for the damages. So, when you notice a leak or other water-related issues, tell your landlord immediately.

If water damage occurred as the direct result of your negligence (i.e. leaving your faucet on), then the tenant is responsible and will need Dallas water damage restoration services. 

Need Help with Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dallas Love Now

Regardless of whose responsibility it is, you will need a professional to get the job done. When you need help, contact SERVPRO for our Dallas water damage restoration.

Call us at (214) 272-7600 or fill out our online form for immediate assistance.

Protect Your Home From Slab Leaks

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Slab leak causing cracks in home foundation When a pipe underneath a home's slab foundation has a leak, most don't notice the problem for a long time. This can cause water damage to the home.

Did you know that when you fix small water leaks, you can save about 10 percent on your home’s water bill? Obviously, when it comes to slab leaks, this is the type of water damage that isn’t so easily correctable. But just imagine how much more money you’ll save when the issue is detected early and resolved quickly. 

SERVPRO knows a thing or two about slab leaks because we’ve been providing Dallas water damage restoration for many years. To learn more about the warning signs of slab leaks, keep on reading. 

What’s a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is when a pipe underneath a property’s slab area is leaking. The leaking pipe allows water to seep into the earth and the home’s foundation.

Slab leaks can damage concrete and erode the soil surrounding your property. It can take a long time for a property owner to realize they have a slab leak, which is why you should be aware of the following warning signs.

Dome Formations

Slab leaks can warp your floors and turn them into dome-like shapes. Even though they are an indicator of slab leaks, they are also an indicator that slab leaks have been occurring on your property for a long time and there is severe damage.

Warm Areas on Your Floor

If the hot water line is what’s causing slab leaks, then you can detect such types of leaks just by feeling how warm your floors are. Having carpeted flooring can make spotting these warm areas rather easy. Any other type of flooring that is otherwise thick will make detection difficult.

Increased Water Bill

If there’s a sudden spike in your water bills, this can often be an indicator of a severe leak.

SERVPRO of Dallas Love Can Fix Your Slab Leaks

If you have a slab leak in your home, you can resolve it quickly when you call SERVPRO for our Dallas water damage restoration services.

Call us today at (214) 272-7600 or fill out our online form to get Dallas water damage restoration right away.

Eliminate the Mess in Your Office with Proper Cleanup

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Professional cleaning up of office SERVPRO of Dallas Love is prepared 24/7 to help with any restoration or cleaning services your office needs.

You never know when a disaster will strike your commercial property. And you may not even know how common they are. Fires, for example, were responded to in the US by fire departments every 23 seconds

With that in mind, you need to be prepared for when the next disaster strikes. More importantly, you need to hire the best service around to clean the aftermath.

When mold, water, and even fires damage your office, you can trust SERVPRO of Dallas Love to restore your building to its former glory.

Continue reading below to learn more about our services.

Dallas Mold Remediation

Mold is a residue that non-professionals shouldn’t tackle. That’s why we encourage you to call SERVPRO for our Dallas mold remediation services.

SERVPRO will assess the mold in your property and remove the spores accordingly with our state-of-the-art technology. After we remove the mold in your business, you can expect a clean atmosphere again.

Dallas Water Damage Restoration

Water can be a deadly force. If you don’t detect leaks early, they can slowly erode areas of your property over time. But don’t worry, you can trust the experts of SERVPRO for our Dallas water damage restoration.

After the inspection is complete, our staff will perform the necessary water extraction, and make sure your interiors are dry.

Dallas Fire Damage Restoration

Fire is perhaps the most destructive element when it comes to property damage. It can destroy just about anything within a matter of seconds. Moreover, it can leave behind a nasty mess of soot and smoke damage.

When you need help removing soot from your walls, floors, and even textiles, SERVPRO will be ready to help. We’ve assisted many fire-damaged businesses and feel confident we can help you, too.

Call the SERVPRO Experts Today

SERVPRO of Dallas Love will always be ready to assist you with your property damage endeavors. 

When you need help, call us at (214) 272-7600 or visit our contact page.

Get Your Home Restored to its Original State with SERVPRO

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Living room after building restoration "Like it never even happened." - SERVPRO of Dallas Love provides professional building restoration services to have your home looking like new.

Homes are susceptible to just about anything pertaining to the elements and can be easily damaged at any given moment. When it comes to fires, for instance, at least one-third of fires caused in 2020 took place in or on structures. In any case, when your home is damaged (whether it be due to a fire or a leak) it can be frustrating trying to fix your now ugly home.

SERVPRO understands how important one’s home is, which is why we do everything in our power to ensure your home is restored to its original beauty.

If your property is the victim of a fire, leaking pipes, or even abundant mold, then continue reading below to learn how our services can help you.

How SERVPRO of Dallas Love Helps

SERVPRO is versatile when it comes to our various restoration services. But our most popular ones include:

Dallas Water Damage Restoration

While we tend to think of water as a serene natural element, it can also be a powerful force. Even when it strikes subtly, such as a leaking pipe, water can erode your entire property.

If you didn’t detect the leak in time and water has damaged your home, don’t hesitate at all contacting SERVPRO for our Dallas water damage restoration. We’ll extract the water and make your interiors dry and beautiful again.

Dallas Fire Damage Restoration

Fire is very destructive and it can be difficult to clean up the soot and smoke damage afterward. Leave it to SERVPRO with our Dallas fire damage restoration and we’ll restore your floors, walls, and even textiles in your home.

Dallas Mold Remediation

Removing spores from your home is not easy and it’s a job best left to the Dallas mold remediation experts. SERVPRO’s staff will inspect your mold and use state-of-the-art technology to remove the mold from your property.

Ready to Restore Your Home? Call SERVPRO Today

Here at SERVPRO of Dallas Love, we know a thing or two about home restoration, and this is because we’ve been doing it for 35+ years.

When you’re ready to be in good hands, call us at (214) 272-7600 or fill out our online form.

Reduce the Risk of Losing Your Property to Fire Damage

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Fire disaster inside of home Reduce the risk of losing your property to fire damage by taking preventative measures. Here's what our SERVPRO experts recommend.

Just about anything can cause a fire. In fact, according to the US Fire Administration, cooking alone proved to be the cause of 50.2% of fires in 2019. Because of how randomly fires can strike, it’s vital that you prepare yourself for any fire emergency. More so, it’s also crucial to know who to call when you need Dallas fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO of Dallas Love has been providing its fire damage restoration services for 35+ years. To learn more about how we can help you, continue reading. 

How We Help Restore Your Property

SERVPRO is always readily available, 24/7. After you contact us, we will immediately get to work assisting you. Upon arrival, we’ll inspect and assess all damage that occurred after the fire.

After inspection is complete and depending on the severity of the damage, we will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. This is to ensure security as well as protection against further damage.

If water is present after firefighters extinguish the fire, we will remove the water and dry your premises with dehumidifiers and air movers.

Soot and Smoke Removal

Smoke damage is no joke. It’s best to leave the restoration to the experts to prevent further damage from occurring from a DIY attempt. 

In our 35+ years of service, SERVPRO has provided Dallas fire damage restoration to many individuals. We’ve handled many surfaces and know how to properly remove soot from virtually any surface. 

If your floors, walls, ceiling, or even your textiles have suffered from smoke damage, you can count on us to restore them to their former beauty.

In Need of Dallas Fire Damage Restoration? You Can Count on SERVPRO

You can trust SERVPRO to provide the best fire damage restoration that you won’t get anywhere else. After we’re done, we feel confident that your property will look good as new.

Call us today at (214) 272-7600 or visit our contact page.

Get Expert Help for Your Fire Damage Restoration Now

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged kitchen and appliances Fire damage can be catastrophic to your home. Once all living beings are accounted for, reach out to SERVPRO of Dallas Love for fire restoration.

According to the US Fire Administration, from 2019 to 2020, there was a $14.8 billion increase in fire damage losses. While many variables could have caused this increase, it can be assumed the increase may have been due to a lack of immediate action. 

After a fire is out, you should always contact Dallas fire damage restoration services to help reduce losses. SERVPRO of Dallas Love is always ready to help and has been doing so for 35+ years.

Here’s why you should always contact us soon after a fire.

Benefits of Dallas Fire Damage Restoration Services

With fire damage restoration, you’ll receive many benefits as a result of our services. They include:

Cost-Effectiveness

As mentioned above, there was a near $15 billion increase in fire damage losses from 2019 to 2020 alone. If you consider the possibility that this increase was likely due to delayed action on the part of property owners, then you can see why urgency is necessary to help you save money.

By hiring Dallas fire damage restoration services right away, you can counter the damage done to your property and save yourself more money in the long run.

Maintain Property Value

Your property is an investment. To ensure your investment is secured, you always need to treat it with the best care.

In the aftermath of a fire, despite the damages, you can secure your investment with fire damage restoration. With an expert’s touch, your home or business’ foundation will become strong again.

Restore Beauty

Your beautiful property can become ugly immediately after a fire, but its beauty can be restored with restoration services. When it comes to soot-covered walls, floors, ceilings, and even textiles, you can count on SERVPRO to make these parts of your property gorgeous once again.

Get Dallas Fire Damage Restoration Services from SERVPRO Today

If you want to reduce your costs, maintain property value, and restore your property’s look and appeal, call SERVPRO of Dallas Love right away after a fire.

Call us at (214) 272-7600 or fill out our online form.

When to Disconnect Your Garden Hoses in Winter

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Outdoor garden hoses In Dallas, Texas, it's important to be prepared for winter freezing to prevent water damage to your home.

The average home’s water leaks contribute to more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year. A significant factor in this statistic is many homeowners will forget to disconnect their garden hoses during the winter season. 

Even if they don’t forget, it can be difficult to determine when hoses should be disconnected. But if you’re a homeowner who isn’t sure, don’t worry, SERVPRO has all the information you need to prepare you for winter. We can even provide you with the Dallas water damage restoration you need to get your property back to pristine condition. 

When Should You Disconnect Your Garden Hose?

The short answer — you should disconnect it right before the beginning of winter.

If you’re a homeowner, you likely have at least one outdoor spigot. And if you do, it’s crucial that you remove garden hoses from it right before winter starts. 

Frost-resistant spigots are designed to withstand cold temperatures. But even if you have that, you should still detach it before a cold front moves in.

Why Should You Disconnect Your Garden Hose?

If you don’t disconnect your garden hose before winter comes, you run the risk of having your pipes freeze, expand, and burst.

When water freezes, it expands. By leaving your hose attached to the spigot and filled with water, it will freeze and will take up close to 10% more space in your pipes. Eventually, your pipes will burst and your valves and joints will likely break as well.

What Should I Do if Water Damage has Already Occurred?

Water damage is no joke — it can cause damage to your structure and you probably won’t know your property is damaged until after winter when the ice melts.

The experts at SERVPRO have been providing Dallas water damage restoration for 35+ years. Through our services, we’re confident that we can help you.

Call us today at (214) 272-7600 or visit our contact page.

How Do Garage Fires Start and How to Prevent Them?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Fire caused by electrical circuits We hope a garage fire never happens to your home, but if it does, SERVPRO of Dallas Love is at the ready for any fire damage restoration needs.

Fire is perhaps the most destructive element that can damage any home. And when your garage is set ablaze, it’s only a matter of minutes before it’s severely damaged. 

Many factors can cause a fire in your garage, but there are common issues that homeowners should be aware of. Moreover, they should also be aware of how to prevent garage fires.

SERVPRO experts are highly knowledgeable about garage fire causes and prevention. We’ve been providing Dallas fire damage restoration for 35+ years. To learn more about how you can prevent garage fires, continue reading below.

What Causes Garage Fires?

Anything can cause a fire at any given moment. But for garages, specifically, there is one variable that is common: electrical malfunction.

Electrical malfunctions are the least leading causes of garage fires specifically. In fact, the US Fire Administration states that electrical malfunctions only account for about 6.8% of residential fires caused in 2019. But regardless of how common they are, they are still the number one cause for garage fires. Hence, you should be mindful of your electrical wiring and ensure that everything is up to code.

How Do You Prevent Garage Fires?

As mentioned above, electrical malfunctions are the leading cause of garage fires. So make sure there is no faulty wiring.

But besides inspecting your wiring, you should also:

  • Store your flammable items (oil, gas, etc.) in a separate area, such as a shed
  • Don’t store any items on top of electrical appliances in your garage. If you have a washer and dryer in your garage, don’t leave textiles on top of them
  • Don’t plug too many appliances into a single outlet in your garage
  • Clean your garage regularly, ensuring no dust remains lingering on its floors
  • Install a heat alarm instead of a smoke alarm in your garage

In Need of Dallas Fire Damage Restoration? Call SERVPRO Today

If a garage fire occurred in your home, don’t hesitate at all in contacting the professionals at SERVPRO of Dallas Love. Call us at (214) 272-7600 or visit our contact page to learn more about our Dallas fire damage restoration.

Get Back to Enjoying Your Home Quickly After Storm Damage

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Outside view of beautiful restored home If your property has been damaged by a storm, pick up the phone and call the experts at SERVPRO of Dallas Love for cleanup and restoration services.

In addition to being a safe shelter from the elements, your home is also for occupants to enjoy leisure activities like reading, watching TV, and enjoying quality time with loved ones. But when a powerful storm hits your home, dealing with the aftermath is devastating. 

When a powerful storm damages your house, you can trust SERVPRO to provide our fast and reliable restoration services. Continue reading to learn how we can help you.

How SERVPRO Can Help

Since 1980, US citizens have witnessed 308 weather and climate disasters with damage costs exceeding $1 billion.

When you want to reduce your costs for home repairs and restoration, call us immediately after a storm has hit your house. We can provide you with the following services.

Dallas Mold Remediation

Storms allow water to seep into your home’s structures and provide the perfect setting for mold to develop. It’s often difficult to spot mold in your home early on, and before you know it, there are spores spreading rapidly throughout the house.

When mold is taking over your home, leave the problem in expert hands. SERVPRO can provide you with the Dallas mold remediation you need so you don’t have to worry about spores infecting your interiors.

Dallas Water Damage Restoration

Apart from mold, water itself is a very powerful force. During a storm, water can put tremendous pressure on your home’s roof and foundation. But if water is affecting your living space, you can trust us for our Dallas water damage restoration.

We’ll extract the water and after our work is done, we’ll ensure that your home is dry again.

SERVPRO is the Leading Provider of Restoration Services in Dallas

When you need help removing mold spores, you can count on SERVPRO for our Dallas mold remediation services. Likewise, you can also trust us to provide the best Dallas water damage restoration you won’t find anywhere else.

For any inquiries, you can call us at (214) 272-7600 or visit our contact page.

Are Your Sprinklers Causing Water Damage to Your Home?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Working water sprinklers in yard A broken sprinkler system can cost money, cause water damage and a ton of headaches. Reach out to SERVPRO of Dallas Love if you suspect issues.

Irrigation systems with a small leak have the potential to waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. So, it’s important to know if your sprinklers are causing water damage to your home.

It’s a difficult area of your property to understand, and it’s just as equally difficult to know if your sprinklers are leaking. But don’t worry, SERVPRO houses a team of experts that can provide you with the information you need to understand your irrigation system and prevent water damage.

Here’s how. 

Faulty Sprinklers: Most Common Problems

There are many things that could cause sprinklers to malfunction and inflict water damage. The most common, however, include:

Improper Installation

When not installed correctly, your sprinklers can cause severe water damage both in and outside your home. If the pipes underneath your property weren’t installed as they should be, they can become loose and leak.

Burst Pipes

Because your home’s irrigation system is connected to your main water line, your pipes can likely burst open. And when damaged, the water within can flood your home.

Overspray

Make sure your sprinkler heads are functioning properly. If they aren’t working as they should and your sprinklers go off, they can spray water onto your home.

How to Handle Water Damage from Faulty Sprinklers

Water damage is a devastating force to deal with. But it can be taken care of properly when you hire the experts at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO has been trusted for 35+ years to provide the Dallas water damage restoration individuals need. We’ll extract the water and ensure your home is dried properly.

We can also assist you with spores that have developed as a result of the water damage with our Dallas mold remediation services.

Tackle Mold and Water Damage with SERVPRO Today

You can count on SERVPRO to provide the best Dallas water damage restoration around. Likewise, you can also count on us for our Dallas mold remediation services as well.

For any inquiries, you can call us at (214) 272-7600 or visit our contact page.