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Fun Things Around East Dallas

11/30/2022 (Permalink)

Kyle Warren Park Home To A Park We love these local Dallas spots!

Dallas is truly the embodiment of the saying “everything’s bigger in Texas”.

With its jaw-dropping museums and massive shopping centers, Dallas overflows with big-time fun.

What’s more, the dynamic big D has a blooming culinary scene, exhilarating outdoor activities, growing arts community and a thriving nightlife.

Truthfully, this city can’t be categorized easily. And, guess what?

We’re helping you plan a memorable vacation here by featuring the best things to do in Dallas, Texas.

1. Sixth Floor Museum & Dealey Plaza — Downtown

With over 60,000 artifacts, it’s one of the must-see places to visit in Dallas, especially for history buffs.

3. Klyde Warren Park — Downtown

Traveling with the little ones?

With year-round family-friendly programs, this 5.2-acre park is easily one the top things to do in Dallas with kids.

Why You Should Go

Klyde Warren Park is a beloved community gathering spot, featuring everything from a butterfly garden to food trucks.

What’s more, it has a lineup of events throughout the year, including kiddie entertainment, musical performances and dance lessons.

The Worst Fire In Dallas History

11/30/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Burned Down Businesses and Homes Lives Were Lost, On This Tragic Day in Dallas History

50 Years Ago, The Worst Fire In Dallas History Occured

Dallas at the time was still reeling from the Kennedy assassination and was still abuzz with the fallout when the fire stole the headlines. News coverage from the time stated that the fire started in the basement of the restaurant and was eventually ruled  arson. One person would go on trial but was ultimately acquitted.

According to a 2015 synopsis of the fire on the City of Dallas’s news website, more than 750 firefighters fought through the early morning hours to put out the flames, including firefighters from Station 18 and Gaylord’s father, Jerry Henderson. Henderson was one of the firefighters inside when the floor of the building finally collapsed, sending him and several others into a fiery fall.

Gaylord said as the morning progressed, her mother and her family got the news that they always feared.

“Later on, of course, there was a knock on the door,” she said, saying her mom opened it to see a Dallas Fire captain and several of her father’s good friends. “They came in to tell her that it was confirmed, the four firemen were lost.”

East Dallas Favorite Diners

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

Favorite Restaurants WE love a good local East Dallas burger!

East Dallas is home to some of the city's most famous diners and upscale restaurants. We are no stranger to good eating here at SERVPRO of East Dallas. Here are some of our favorites!

Angry Dog: Located in Deep Ellum this is closest one from our main office so we are a fan of Angry Dog. We love this Deep Ellum classic they are known for cold beers and American fare in old-school no-frills digs. With over 30 years in Deep Ellum, Angry Dog has won countless critics and readers’ choice awards for best wings, dogs, hamburgers, and nachos from both D Magazine and the Dallas Observer.

Twisted Root: Owned by Chefs Jason Boso and Quincy Hart, who went to culinary school together then worked as line chefs at prominent Dallas restaurants, Twisted Root Burger Co is their longstanding dream come true.

SERVPRO of East Dallas will always recommend these Dallas favorites! 

East Dallas Home Suffers Kitchen Fire

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Team in Dallas A kitchen fire can be a fire that starts quick and can consume the whole house.

When it comes to cooking in the kitchen it is known to be careful due to the dangers. From hot pans to boiling water to sharp knives, there are few places in most homes with as much potential danger as the kitchen. All these can cause fires but do you know the #1 causes of fires in Dallas?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that around 173,200 home structure fires annually started as a result of cooking between 2013 and 2017 (according to their most recent report, released in November of 2019). Cooking fires alone accounted for an average of “550 civilian deaths, 5,020 reported civilian fire injuries, and $1.2 billion in direct property damage per year.” So it goes without saying that cooking fires are a very serious matter and should be avoided whenever possible.

When the NFPA lets us know what not to do as it relates to kitchen fires, most things boil down to one simple idea — don’t leave cooking food unattended. Whatever reason you have for leaving the room while cooking, just remember that you are leaving an active heat source and combustible material hanging out on their own, and that’s a recipe for disaster. Keep a close eye on food on the stovetop the entire time it’s cooking, and if you leave the room while food is in the oven, come back to check on it regularly.

If you are tired, have consumed alcohol, or are taking medication that make you drowsy or forgetful, avoid cooking when you can. If you must cook, practice extra care and never leave the room. It is when we are sleepy and decide to go lay down on the couch while our pan heats up or our casserole bakes that we are asking for trouble. SERVPRO of East Dallas is if you experience any type of smoke or water damage. 

Signs of Water Damage in a Dallas Home

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

Yellow Stains on Floor This is a clear sign of water damage on the floorboards.

SERVPRO likes to help out the community when it comes to water damage. We aren't afraid to give some tips on what water damage looks like and what to look for. 

Water Stains on the House

Water stains are the first sign you should be looking for, they are usually yellow looking spots on walls and the ceiling. Check those areas to find water damage.

Swollen Drywall

In some occasions, drywall will absorb some of the excess moisture in a property, which will cause it to bubble up and become swollen. Go around and look at the walls to see if you have any of these symptoms. 

Rotting Wooden Items

Speaking of materials that tend to accumulate/absorb water, you should also take a good look at any rotten wood in the house. Verify that the wooden furniture, fixtures, and more, are in good condition.

A Nasty, Humid Smell

The smell of excess humidity or mold presence in a place is unmistakable, as it has a strong scent of unfresh, rotten eggs, mixed with a dirty, wet dog. Smell the property intently to notice this disgusting odor.

The Sound of Leaks Around the House

Of course, if you hear water dripping around the house, there may be a leak. However, if that leak has been there for a long time, then you can almost bet that there is some water damage in the property.

Paint in Bad Shape

The paint job on the property also suffers when there's excess humidity or water damage. For that reason, it's important that you notice its condition: if it's bubbling, discolored, or it's peeling off, there may be some damage.

Located near Downtown Dallas, we are ready to help you if you see any of these signs in your home or business. 

Noticeable Smoke Damage in East Dallas Homes

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

Removing Smoke Damage from Kitchen Smoke Damage in this East Dallas home was saved from future smoke damage.

East Dallas homes are not invisible when it comes to fires and especially areas like Balch Springs after the neighborhood fire that occurred a couple of months ago. 

1. DIRTY WALLS OR CEILINGS

Sometimes, fire and smoke damage is hard to find. However, sometimes it’s very obvious! If you know exactly where the fire or smoke originated, check the walls and ceilings in that area. Hot air raises and unless a breeze adjusted its course, the smoke would go straight up. Such residue is easy to see on light walls, but may be harder to see on dark walls.

2. OUTER WALLS AND WINDOWS

That hot air we mentioned can still go in some unexpected directions. For example, cold air moving below hot air can move the smoke to your outside windows and walls. This is actually one of the most common ways that fire and smoke damage travels. Even if the fire was contained in the dead center of a room, it is worth checking all of the exterior walls and windows for hidden smoke residue. Obviously, such residue is easier to see during the day, so we recommend waiting until morning to make your inspection.

3. BLINDS AND DRAPES

Smoke has an annoying way of finding the cooler areas in your house. That’s one of the reasons that it often ends up behind your blinds and drapes. The area directly behind blinds and drapes is cooler than the rest of the room. This means smoke is likely to rest here, and you may not notice because the residue is invisible from the front. Areas such as this may absorb even if no one has smoked in the room for some time!

4. DRAWERS AND CLOSETS

So far, we have focused on exposed areas. And if you look hard enough, you can see a clear path that the smoke made to get there. One unexpected area for smoke damage is your drawers and closets. The reason smoke ends up here has everything to do with physics. The heat from a fire excites various molecules and sends them floating through the air. In cooler areas though, the molecules fall down. Seemingly-enclosed areas are usually the coolest areas in a room, making them a natural target for the smoke.

Local Casa View Business With Flooding Damage Helped

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

Pipe Burst Saving The Day in Casa View

Casa View's Treasured Store Suffered Water Damage

Another local business was struck by water damage last weekend due to a pipe burst. This store is located within the main shopping district so being closed for days was bad news for this retail store. Multiple rooms and ceiling tiles had heaps of water damage, this was read through our moisture detector. We sent out technicians that started to clean out contents and begin reconstruction. The equipment was installed in the same day, with each room getting a good number of fans to air out moisture. 

The fans were left over the weekend, with each day one of our technicians doing a check up. The store owners were expecting a longer closure week, however they were informed that we could possibly be getting out of the store earlier than expected. Thanks to our great clean out process we were out faster than expected. 

Keeping Your Home Safe From Fire

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

Home Fire Damaged Protecting your East Dallas Home

Kitchen fires can start small and quickly escalate into a full-blown disaster. Other areas of your home can feel the impact of the fire, and there is also the risk of bodily harm. Knowing what to do in a kitchen fire emergency and how to prevent one from happening ensures that your safety remains a priority. This blog will discuss in detail the importance of kitchen fire safety for your peace of mind.

What Are the Most Common Causes of a Kitchen Fire?

Many factors can cause a flame in the kitchen to become out of control, such as leaving something unattended on the stovetop or grease buildup igniting. Electric appliances in poor conditions can also create fires, such as toaster ovens and microwaves. Cooking oil and other flammable liquids can also pose a fire risk.

How to Put Out a Kitchen Fire

Regardless of the cause, a kitchen fire requires an immediate response.

If you can, you should first unplug or turn off the heat source; this includes the stovetop, oven, or any electrical appliances. Doing so will prevent the fire from spreading to other areas. You can try to smother the fire with a wet towel. Then, consider opening doors and windows to ventilate the space. 

Microwave and Oven Fires

If you find yourself face-to-face with flames in your microwave or oven, there are three easy steps you can follow to extinguish them:

1. Turn off the heat source. Doing so will prevent the fire from spreading.

2. Cover the flames with a damp towel or baking soda. This will help to smother the fire and prevent oxygen from reaching it. Let the fire burn out in the enclosed space. 

3. Call the fire department if the fire is out of control. It’s always best to err on the side of caution and let the professionals handle it. 

Oil or Grease Fires 

NEVER throw water on an oil or grease fire!

Putting out an oil or grease fire is not as simple as using water. Using water feeds the fire. The best way to put out an oil or grease fire is to smother it with a lid or a fire blanket. You can use baking soda if neither of these items is available.

Don’t hesitate to call the fire department if the fire is widespread. They can handle large-scale fires if a fire extinguisher isn’t sufficient. 

Keeping Your Home Safe From Fire

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

Home Fire Damaged Protecting your East Dallas Home

Kitchen fires can start small and quickly escalate into a full-blown disaster. Other areas of your home can feel the impact of the fire, and there is also the risk of bodily harm. Knowing what to do in a kitchen fire emergency and how to prevent one from happening ensures that your safety remains a priority. This blog will discuss in detail the importance of kitchen fire safety for your peace of mind.

What Are the Most Common Causes of a Kitchen Fire?

Many factors can cause a flame in the kitchen to become out of control, such as leaving something unattended on the stovetop or grease buildup igniting. Electric appliances in poor conditions can also create fires, such as toaster ovens and microwaves. Cooking oil and other flammable liquids can also pose a fire risk.

How to Put Out a Kitchen Fire

Regardless of the cause, a kitchen fire requires an immediate response.

If you can, you should first unplug or turn off the heat source; this includes the stovetop, oven, or any electrical appliances. Doing so will prevent the fire from spreading to other areas. You can try to smother the fire with a wet towel. Then, consider opening doors and windows to ventilate the space. 

Microwave and Oven Fires

If you find yourself face-to-face with flames in your microwave or oven, there are three easy steps you can follow to extinguish them:

1. Turn off the heat source. Doing so will prevent the fire from spreading.

2. Cover the flames with a damp towel or baking soda. This will help to smother the fire and prevent oxygen from reaching it. Let the fire burn out in the enclosed space. 

3. Call the fire department if the fire is out of control. It’s always best to err on the side of caution and let the professionals handle it. 

Oil or Grease Fires 

NEVER throw water on an oil or grease fire!

Putting out an oil or grease fire is not as simple as using water. Using water feeds the fire. The best way to put out an oil or grease fire is to smother it with a lid or a fire blanket. You can use baking soda if neither of these items is available.

Don’t hesitate to call the fire department if the fire is widespread. They can handle large-scale fires if a fire extinguisher isn’t sufficient. 

Trusted 24/7 Water Remediation Company

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair Services On Call For When You Need

For decades, SERVPRO of East Dallas has been providing high-quality disaster relief services for commercial and residential property owners who have succumbed to water, fire, and mold troubles. Each technician on the team is extraordinarily skilled with on-the-job experience and hands-on training. The goal of our national brand is to give their clients peace of mind and a sense of security that their property will be fully restored to a preloss state. Each service is available 24-hours a day:

  • Fire & Smoke Damage
  • Mold Removal & Remediation
  • Water Damage Cleanup
  • Flood Damage Restoration
  • Emergency Storm Damage

Our company is fully licensed and insured and complies with all EPA and IICRC protocols. When you need affordability, promptness, and reliable workmanship, you can always count our team for water damage restoration services.

Give SERVPRO of East Dallas a call today if you are needing services and we'll send help right away!