1-800 Water Damage of McKinney now open

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1-800 Water Damage of McKinney opened May 30 at 403 Powerhouse St., Ste. 308, McKinney. From property flooding to carpet cleaning, staff provide a variety of restoration services, including fire and smoke cleanup, mold damage restoration, water and flood damage restoration and sewage clean up. This is the company's fourth Texas location with other locations in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. 214-666-5607. www.1800waterdamage.com/mckinney-tx
By Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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