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Preparing for Hurricanes

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Hurricane Kit Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (713) 472-4162

When preparing for hurricanes, having supplies to make it through the hurricane isn’t enough. Ensure you have supplies for the recovery period, which could be very long depending on the damage. For more tips on hurricane prep, visit http://bddy.me/******.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Mold Removal

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Mold removal Mold Removal

When mold starts to invade your home, dealing with the problem quickly and safely should be a priority. It can take less than 72 hours for mold to spread throughout your home, which may result in negative health effects to your family, as well as damage to your property. SERVPRO responds quickly to your call to assess your situation. SERVPRO professionals use advanced equipment and experience in mold mitigation to determine the water source of your mold problem. Then, we’ll work with you in the cleanup and restoration process with as little disruption to your family as possible.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (713) 472-4162

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. 

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Mold Containment
  • Step 4: Air Filtration
  • Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Step 7: Restoration

Why Choose SERVPRO?

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The #1 Choice in Cleanup and Restoration

WHY CHOOSE SERVPRO?

Faster to any size disaster

We have more than 1,900 locations nationwide serving 90% of all US zip codes within two hours.

Available 24/7

An emergency can happen at any time, and our Customer Care Center is ready to take your call, day or night. Just call SERVPRO for immediate assistance.

Highly-trained professionals with more than 50 years of experience

We’ve earned the reputation as #1 in the cleanup and restoration industry and specialize in fire and water damage, specialty cleaning, mold, and so much more.

(713) 472-4162 CALL NOW

(281) 520-8197 Kimberly Robb, Manager

 

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We work with your insurance.
For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Call for details.

Commercial Water Damage: Prevention and Response

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage in the office. We are commercial water damage restoration experts!

Severe floods, cold spells or internal plumbing failures can cause water damage that brings your business to a standstill. The impact is immediate on employees as well as the bottom line. There are Preventive Measures that mitigate the impact of these emergencies and Commercial Restoration Services to assist with the proper Response.

Preventative Measures

In the office environment, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of damage due to water leaks.

  • It is beneficial to educate your Office Managers on water damage preparedness.
  • This means that your managers should know how to turn off the water, electric, and gas supply.
  • They should know who to call in order to have these items completed.
  • Keep basic tools in the office in the event of an emergency.
  • Create and maintain a list of emergency contact phone numbers for all employees.
  • Maintain contact information for your local fire and police numbers for medical emergencies.

Response

Rapid response is critical to water damage in the office. The longer you wait to mitigate, mold can develop creating the need for commercial mold removal services.

The best immediate course of action is to:

  1. Call SERVPRO® of South Pasadena to remediate the damage.
  2. Call a plumber to fix the source of the loss.

Of course, you can call your insurance first, but recall we are experts at the insurance side of damages and can help you get the best coverage.

We are the leaders of commercial water damage restoration. Contact us today to learn more!

Water Damage and Thermal Imaging

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

Thermal Camera Just know when you call SERVPRO of South Pasadena, you are getting the best technology used in the industry.

When it comes to the latest tools of the trade, SERVPRO of South Pasadena spares no expense equipping our team. 

One of the best tools in our toolbox is the thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging technology uses infrared radiation to measure heat differences. This creates a color picture of the area being evaluated. 

The biggest value of using thermal imaging comes to us during a water loss situation. With a thermal imaging camera, we can literally look behind walls, ceilings, and floors to determine if the possibility of water is present. 

When used in conjunction with a moisture meter, we can narrow down the cause of your problem. In the past, we would have needed to do exploratory demolition which is costly.

On a recent loss in a commercial building where the loss started on an upper floor, we were able to assess the wet areas quickly and accurately. The pictures illustrate the wet areas in dark colors and allow us to focus specifically on those areas.

Just know when you call SERVPRO of South Pasadena, you are getting the best technology used in the industry. This equipment is in the hands of our talented and dedicated teammates and will help us make your situation “Like it never even happened.”

The Different Types of Storm Damage

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

storm damage SERVPRO of South Pasadena is just a phone call away. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Flood damage, wind damage, and hail damage are all possibilities here in the Houston area. If storm damage hits your home or office, here are a few tips to help:

Flood Damage & Recovery
If your home or office space is near water, or in a low-lying area, flood water damage is a risk. Heavy rains and flooding may cause water damage. If the land around your home or business cannot redirect the additional water, flooding can happen. Even homes and businesses at higher elevations can sustain flood damage if frozen pipes break. As soon as you see flooding in your home, contact SERVPRO of South Pasadena (713) 472-4162to start the water mitigation process.

Wind Damage Restoration
Tornadoes often cause severe wind damage. Roof damage from strong winds may lift roof shingles, causing cracks, or even removing parts of an entire roof. Repairing roof damage may prove difficult for homeowners and business owners after a disaster due to damages that is not easily seen. If you have wind damage, make sure to ask for a professional to check your roof for moisture and signs of roof leaks.

Hail Damage & Recovery
Hail damage may be the most overlooked cause of major storm damage. Hail can damage not just your roof but also your siding, exterior walls, and windows. You may think your home or office has survived a hailstorm without damage, but hail damage can be difficult to identify. It would be a good idea to hire a roofing professional to inspect your roof and exterior walls for damage.

Impact Damage & Recovery
During a major storm it is not just wind, hail, and rain that can cause major damage to your home or business. Trees can cause horrendous damage just like weather can. Big trees are a huge bonus in a yard because they can produce shade but during a storm, they can cause damage. You will want to make sure that your trees are at least alive and there aren’t any branches that extend over your home or are breaking off. If you happen to have a tree fall on your home, not only could it damage the roof of your home or business, but the force from high winds and size of the tree could cause it to enter the home and damage the walls, flooring and content inside.

SERVPRO of South Pasadena is just a phone call away. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter the size of your storm damage we will work to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Are you Prepared?

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

Flood damage with logo SERVPRO of S. Pasadena is here to help before & after the storm.

A well-equipped disaster supply kit should include, but is not limited to, the following items:

  • Water: 1 gallon per person per day.
  • Food: 3 to 7 days' worth of non-perishable or canned food and manual can opener.
  • Bedding: Blankets and pillows.
  • Clothing: Remember, although it may be warm, you may be working and cleaning and need pants and long sleeves to protect your skin. 
  • First Aid Kit: In the very least, include sanitizers and bandages.
  • Cash: Keep some cash and small bills on hand in case banks are closed.

Prepare your home:

  • Paperwork: Secure important documents
  • Windows: Remove debris, trim trees
  • Gas: Fill your car, fill your propane tank

SERVPRO of S. Pasadena is here to help before & after the storm. Proudly serving Houston and all surrounding areas. 

Call us (713) 472-4162

Open 24/7!

Why SERVPRO?: Free Emergency Preparedness Plans for Buildings

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Ready App Our Emergency Ready Plans (ERP) are great for any type of commercial structure and the best part is that they are free to set up!

Why SERVPRO? Our local restoration team works great with commercial properties. Whether it’s a hospital, school, apartment complex, hotel, nursing home, or even colleges and stadiums - SERVPRO is ready to help 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. SERVPRO's knowledge and experience is 50 plus years strong, and we are only getting better and stronger every year.

One thing our commercial clients love about us is our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP). It's a neatly organized map of exactly where to find important access points in your building, insurance information, and more. It's a plan for emergency preparedness that each and every building should have in case of a catastrophe. ERPs are free of charge for any commercial structure.

What Does An Emergency Ready Plan Contain?

Our “ERP” has information about the building that will come useful in case of emergency, such as:

  • Water shutoff valve location
  • Gas shutoff valve location 
  • Electric shutoff/circuit breaker location 
  • Contact information for operating each shutoff
  • Insurance information
  • Plumbing information
  • Loss documents
  • Photos

Our Emergency Ready Plans (ERP) are great for any type of commercial structure and the best part is that they are free to set up and only require an appointment

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plans are the "life savers" of buildings and will help save time and money during crisis. Our Crew Chiefs and Technicians are trained on the latest and up-to-date technology which helps us stay well-tuned and on our game. Call today and learn how you can get a FREE Emergency Ready Plan for your commercial building.

SERVPRO of South Pasadena
P: (713) 472-4162

2537 Roy Rd
Pearland, TX 77581
 

If You Think You Have Mold, Don’t Clean It Yourself!

2/2/2022 (Permalink)

mold wall See something like this growing in your home or business? Don't mess with it - give us a call instead!

We often get calls from homeowners who’ve tried treating a mold problem with a store-bought spray or with bleach, only to have the mold return. What they don’t realize is that they’ve spread potentially dangerous mold spores inside their home and used a cleaner that isn’t meant for the type of material where the mold is growing. The result is a situation much worse than if they had called us first. 

It’s Best Not to Mess With Mold

If you think you have mold, the best thing you can do is leave it alone and call us to come take a look. We’ll be there right away. If it’s not mold, which is sometimes the case, we’ll let you know, and we won’t charge you anything for the visit. It’s a courtesy our customers really appreciate. 

If we do suspect you have mold, then we’ll help you get mold sampling and testing to determine if the mold is toxic or a garden-variety type that presents low health risk. Depending on the results, we’ll put together a mold remediation plan and cost estimate for you to consider.

We’re Certified to Safely Remove Mold

Once a customer approves the plan and estimate, we get straight to work. We’re certified to remediate mold from homes and commercial businesses in the safest way possible. If the mold is toxic, we seal off contaminated areas from the rest of your house or business, so spores do not spread. Using special HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers, we clean and disinfect the entire area. We carefully remove affected materials, dispose of them properly and replace damaged areas with new materials, restoring your home or business back to its previous condition. When we get done, it's "Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of South Pasadena Before You Touch That Mold

All it takes is a quick phone call to save yourself from possible health risks and spreading more mold in your home or business. We deal with mold all the time and are well-trained to handle it, so you can trust us to do the work right. Because we’re a local business, we can be there quickly to give you an evaluation and recommendations for moving forward. Call (713) 472-4162 anytime, day or night. 

The Best Ways to Eliminate Smoke in Your Fire Damaged Home

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

House fire Have Questions? Call Us Today – (713) 472-4162

Removing Smoke Odors from Your Home After Fire Damage Requires Expertise

Fires are one of the worst accidents that can occur in a home. They not only ruin household items and structural materials irreversibly and quickly but also result in several additional hazards. Examples include water damage resulting from fire-extinguishing efforts, unpleasant odors, and soot damage.

It can take hours of cleaning to restore your home. You need to deal with the repulsive smoke odor that lingers after a fire accident. Eliminating the smoke odor is daunting because the smoke particles embed in different porous materials like clothing, draperies, upholstered furniture, and carpeting. Some steps to you can take to deal with the smoke scents include:

Remove all items affected by the smoke scent

You can wash things like drapes, carpets, clothes, and bed covers to remove the smoke smell. Before you clean them, take them out or at least separate them from other items.

Air out your home

Open the windows and place fans in your home for a few hours. The ventilation process helps blow away most smoke particles lingering inside your home. You can set the fans near open spaces, so they draw in the fresh air more efficiently.

Removing stubborn smoke odors requires effort and specialized equipment. It is not always possible to identify what is causing the smell or which deodorization method can counteract a particular source of the scent. Therefore, we often use multiple procedures that involve different professional products and equipment to remove unpleasant odors.

Our technicians can use deodorant granules or pellets to eliminate the scents. These products work by absorbing odors. Their main active ingredient is a material referred to as fuller’s earth, and it acts as a sponge to absorb and hold the smells. We can apply them to a specific area or the whole house. Some equipment we can use to remove smoke odors include:

  • Low Volume (ULV) misters
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Air scrubbers
  • Photocatalytic oxidizers
  • Injection Devices

Our SERVPRO Technicians can also ensure effective restoration of your home by eliminating the troubling reminders of smoke, soot and odor damage from at-risk items like tile, chrome, aluminum, brass, porcelain, upholstery, fabrics and carpets.

If your home has lingering smoke odors after a fire, give SERVPRO of South Pasadena a call at (713) 472-4162 for more information. Our team is professionally trained and can help you neutralize the odor to make it “Like it never even happened.”