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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.”

Commercial Services

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning SERVPRO of South Pasadena understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage.

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. We have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services.

Related Commercial Services

SERVPRO of South Pasadena also assists with detailed cleaning!  Our estimators come to you to provide you with a FREE cleaning estimate.  Cleaning services include carpet & upholstery cleaning, duct cleaning, and drapery cleaning.  Our professionals can also provide you with a detailed cleaning estimate for restaurants, local business offices, schools, and libraries.  Call Kimberly Robb today at 281-520-8197 to schedule your FREE onsite estimate!  

About SERVPRO of South Pasadena

SERVPRO of South Pasadena specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our Crew!

Was Your Business Smoke-Damaged?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damage We respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day.

Commercial businesses rely on us to remove smoke odor.

SERVPRO® of South Pasadena invests heavily in specialized equipment to efficiently restore smoke damage in properties like yours. Depending on the type of fuel burned and the severity of the smoke damage, we may use one or a combination of the following types of equipment:

Air Scrubber or Filter

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier is useful for capturing larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator

This is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging

Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After people evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

A hydroxyl generator relies on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors.

Vapor Modification

Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor.

Call Us!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your business or home, SERVPRO® of South Pasadena is Here to Help. ® Call us at (713) 472-4162!

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage SERVPRO of S. Pasadena was called in to clean up the aftermath! The owner was thrilled with our service.

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of S. Pasadena

It's easy to schedule service for your home or business. Just call us at (713) 472-4162.

Restoring your Commercial Property after a Water damage Event

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water Let US Help YOU!

Flooding and water events affecting commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable, quick, and flexible response.  Whether we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area.  In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

About SERVPRO of South Pasadena

SERVPRO of South Pasadena understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

  • Our History
    Since 2001, SERVPRO of South Pasadena has been helping the people of Houston and neighboring communities.
  • Committed to Our Community
    Owners Pat & Tammy Munoz and our leadership team grew up and raised their families in this community. We are invested in the future of our community and our customers’ needs. As we’ve grown, our mission has never changed. We serve the people, the businesses and organizations of Houston that help make our community great. We help organizations such as The American Red Cross and Harris County Sherriff's Department and are dedicated to partnering with Toys for Tots and the Pearland Neighborhood Center.

If you find your business in need of water or fire restoration, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of South Pasadena.

Waterborne Dangers

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded area Waterborne Dangers

Waterborne Dangers in Commercial Properties

Standing water is an ideal place for microorganisms, like bacteria, and viruses, to breed. The chances of standing water becoming a breeding ground increases when the water damage contains toxins and sewage. Even if the floodwater comes from a clean source, the microorganisms that breed.

Dampness is another risk worthy of concern. The dampness of household items, furnishings, and even the building can create an environment that encourages the growth of mold, dust mites, microorganisms, and cockroaches.

Why Cleanup After a Flood is Important

Cleaning up after a flood or water damage should be a priority. The cleanup process should also be handled with care. Any items that get cleaned must be cleaned properly. Throw away anything that cannot get cleaned or is damaged beyond repair.

Excess moisture after a flood or water damage negatively impacts indoor air quality. Because of this, flooded areas need thorough cleaning as soon as possible. Here are a few of the problems caused by moisture:

The environment becomes perfect for the reproduction and growth of microorganisms that cause health effects.
Long-term exposure to humidity is ideal for the population of dust mites.
Anyone involved with cleaning up after a flood or water damage should wear proper attire that includes masks and gloves. Coming into contact with many of these contaminants can cause illness.

The Cleanup Process

No one enjoys cleaning up after a flood or water damage, but its importance cannot be overestimated. The health of everyone who lives in the home may be affected. Depending on the severity of the water damage, the cleaning process can be an arduous task. Here are the necessary steps that need to be taken.

  1. Find the source of the leak and stop it.
  2. Figure out who could get affected
  3. Determine the extent of the problem
  4. Formulate a cleanup plan

The plan needs to involve removing water-damaged items and furniture while protecting those involved in the cleanup process. Any items that can be salvaged should be cleaned. Those that cannot be cleaned should get thrown away. Any items that sat in water for 24 to 48 hours needs to get thrown away. Once everything is clean, do a final check to assess the thoroughness of the task. Throughout the process, make sure everyone involved is wearing protective gear.

It is important to not rely solely on air purification devices to get the job done. Proper cleaning and throwing away damaged items from water damage is the only way to clean after a flood.

We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore your home or commercial structure caused by:

  • Water Damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Disaster, storm, and flood damage
  • Mold Damage

Call Us Today – (713) 472-4162

Fire Awareness Tips

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Extinguisher Fire-safety tips focused on keeping the workplace safe.

Here are a few fire-safety tips focused on keeping the workplace safe.

  1. Keep your workplace clean and organized. Mess contributes to fires by providing more fuel to the flames and by limiting access to exits and emergency equipment.
  2. Place all oily/chemical covered rags in a seal-able metal container. Dispose of this waste on a regular basis.
  3. Keep machinery on an appropriate maintenance schedule and keep to it, to prevent overheating and sparks.
  4. Report all electrical hazards immediately faulty wiring is a common cause of fires along with and malfunctioning electrical equipment. Never attempt electrical repairs unless you are qualified and authorized.
  5. Have easy access to all electrical control panels. Clutter and equipment stored in front of the panels slow down your ability to shut down the power in emergencies.
  6. Use and store chemicals safely. Read the label and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to determine if the substances are flammable or hazardous in any way. Provide proper ventilation when using and storing these substances.
  7. Smoke only in designated areas and extinguish smoking materials safely and thoroughly. Never smoke in storerooms or chemical storage areas. Never exposes areas containing chemicals to open flames of any variety.
  8. Never block sprinklers, firefighting equipment, or emergency exits.
  9. Have an emergency information list near telephones. The list should include emergency numbers, company address, and fire evacuation plans.
  10. Learn the location of all fire extinguishers and how to properly use them.

Commercial Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of South Pasadena Today – (713) 472-4162

Dry Out Your Property & Contents

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage cleanup For help with wet books, call SERVPRO of South Pasadena at (713) 472-4162 today.

Naturally, you do not want your business’ or institutions’ books to get wet, and in the event of water damage, it is natural to panic.

 
However, professional water removal can help preserve and save books. Even books that are entirely soaked might be salvageable using a robust process known as freeze drying. First, documents are freeze dried to preserve their current state. Then, we place them in a specialist freeze-drying chamber, and all air is suctioned out. A combination of pressure and temperature are used to evaporate water and collect it outside the chamber.
 
SERVPRO understands that the sight of wet books and papers is upsetting and it is natural to want to take action as soon as possible. However, we recommend caution and offer the following guidelines.
 
Stop water flow if it is safe to do so, to prevent further harm to delicate books.
 
We suggest taking unaffected papers to another, drier, location if you can, to prevent them from being affected.
 
It is essential that the affected area is kept dry and cold. We recommend using a dehumidifier if possible to reduce humidity. You can use a fan for moving the air and aiding the drying process. Do not panic if you do not have access to the correct equipment - our IICRC-certified technicians arrive equipped with dehumidifiers and fans ready to do the job.
 
Be very careful with water-logged books. Do not open the volumes, remove their bindings, or fan the pages. Handle each item as little as possible until our staff arrives.
 
If water is still dripping from a leak or broken pipe or roof, spread plastic sheeting over collections to protect them from drips.
 
Swift action is vitally important. The sooner books are frozen, the higher the chance of salvaging them successfully. That is why we recommend putting in a call to SERVPRO as soon as you can. Our IICRC-certified technicians are ready to remove water from the floor, reduce humidity, encourage evaporation and, most importantly, carefully take your books for freeze-drying.
 
For help with wet books, call SERVPRO of South Pasadena at (713) 472-4162 today.

Sewage Damage? 4 Steps To Take

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Sewer cleanup Sewage damage is never pretty, but it doesn't have to be debilitating. Call US to Cleanup!

Four Things To Do If You Find Sewage Damage In Your Business

Discovering sewage damage in your business can be both harrowing and disgusting. However, you'll need to be on your toes for the sewer cleanup. If it's more than a simple floor leak, specific measures need to be taken. While a restoration company can do the cleaning, there are a few procedures you may carry out. Here are four things to do if you find sewage damage in your business.

1. Unplug and Turn Off Nearby Electronics
First and foremost, it's essential to get rid of any safety hazards around the sewer backup. Make sure anything that runs on electricity is turned off and/or unplugged. Here are some items to look out for in a business setting:

  • Computers
  • Chargers
  • Televisions
  • Video Equipment

Don't try to use anything electronic that was in the area. If the water touches one of these items, the surrounding area could become dangerous.

2. Open Windows
Mold is a serious concern after sewage damage occurs. Therefore, airing out your space is an essential task if you want to deter it. The fresh air also helps to get rid of any putrid smells from, for instance, a flooded toilet.

3. Remove Endangered Items
Anything that's been contaminated by the sewage should be left to the professionals, but it's prudent to remove non-contaminated items from the area. If the water keeps leaking, it's liable to reach more of your property. Keep in mind that contaminated items might be restorable.

4. Inspect the Damage
The entire sewer cleanup process will go faster if you know what needs to be done. Without coming in contact with the sewage, try to see what damage has been caused. Make sure that restoration experts know your findings. If you can tell that something can't be restored and must be replaced, you'll be able to start that process immediately.


Sewage damage is never pretty, but it doesn't have to be debilitating. Stay attentive and know what steps to take. Once the sewer cleanup is over, you can know you did your best for the business.

Water Damage? Call Us Today!

Office (713) 472-4162

Kimberly Robb (281) 520-8197 

Water Damage? What To Do Until Help Arrives

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage There are actions you can take to lessen the damage until our team arrives, thus saving money and time.

When your commercial property suffers water damage, every second to recovery counts.

Commercial water damage can be especially devastating since more often than not, it affects more than just a single occupant of the building. It can lead to loss of income for businesses, and severe hardship for any employees if they cannot return to work for a period of time. For these reasons, and more, you need a clean-up and restoration company you can trust. SERVPRO of South Pasadena is that company!

There are actions you can take to lessen the damage until our team arrives, thus saving money and time.

WATER DAMAGE FROM CLEAN WATER

DO:

  • Shut off the water source if possible, or contact a qualified party to stop the water.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.

 DON’T

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TV’s or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

WATER DAMAGE FROM CONTAMINATED WATER

DO:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON’T

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

If water damage of any nature threatens your business, count on the professionals at SERVPRO of South Pasadena to restore your properties to pre-disaster condition. Commercial water damage can be reversed and we’ll have you back in business in a flash, "Like it never even happened."

Please call our office at (713) 472-4162, or call Kimberly at 281-520-8197 any time of the day or night for assistance. We are proudly ranked as of one of the leading commercial restoration companies in the nation.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Dry Out Commercial Property

12/31/2020 (Permalink)

commercial water damage SERVPRO of South Pasadena is here to help reopen the doors to customers.

Houston flooding can shut a business down for a day, a week, or longer. The water, particularly if it is contaminated, must be removed quickly by a professional service. It reduces the amount of damage, reopens the business, and is preferred by the insurance companies.

 
When there is a shutdown after commercial water damage, businesses need to reopen to support their customers, employees, and owners.  We begin with a quick inspection to determine the type of water, tools we need, and how many technicians required for the job. Most water damage in municipal or government offices comes from a burst pipe that brought water into the building. The water is clean, meaning it contains no contaminants and requires no special actions or protective gear.
 
If the damage includes a clogged toilet or a broken, outgoing sewer line, then the water contains some contaminants. This water is gray or black, depending on the amount present. Our work crews wear protective boots at the minimum and in extreme cases, a full protective suit. Before we start to pump out gray or black water, SERVPRO technicians spray an anti-microbial chemical agent on the water surface. Once we remove the water, we spray the chemical agent on all surfaces the water covered.
 
In these buildings, there are few carpets except in some private offices or waiting areas. If the water was contaminated, we remove them as soon as we can and spray the area underneath with an anti-microbial agent. If the water was clean, technicians use extraction wands to draw out nearly all of it and then move on to drying the facility.
 
With the threat of contamination removed along with the water, we dry the facility. For any traces of water, we use long-handled squeegees to push it off the floor and outside the building. Finally, we set up fans to draw the damp air outside. To replace it, we install air movers at key points to force warm, dry air across floors and walls. Technicians direct and control the level of this air flow to prevent additional damage while drying everything.
 
Regardless if it is a government services building or your private business, SERVPRO of South Pasadena is here to help reopen the doors to customers. For more information on what our restoration teams can do for you, call us today at (713) 472-4162.

Commercial Mold Remediation

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Mold logo Commercial facilities have their own concerns compared to a home, but SERVPRO of South Pasadena is ready to help!

Getting the water out of a structure is often the easy part of clean-up after a flood or plumbing failure. Depending on the building and its construction materials, trying to dry it out and deal with any mold problems can be more time consuming and expensive.


SERVPRO has extensive experience in the Houston and surrounding areas dealing with commercial mold damage. Many of the commercial buildings we clean are constructed from cinder blocks which have their own special requirements.

The open cells in cinder blocks can retain a significant amount of water or moisture if the affected walls have equalized with the surrounding environment. This means that the humidity and temperature have become roughly the same inside and out. When that occurs, there is little to no transfer of moisture from the wall to the outside. This is when our technicians may have to drill a series of holes near the bottom of the wall to assist in removing standing water and increase moisture transfer. This is done through the mortar between the blocks which can be easily repaired and patched. If the affected wall has either a gloss or semi-gloss paint on the outside, then this will have to be done as the paint acts as a vapor barrier which reduces transfer even further.

All of this has to be completed before mold can be cleaned and removed. While it may seem that we have to do is leave the wall alone, you have to remember that a mold growth smaller than a pinhead contains hundreds of spores. These spores can escape or grow through even the smallest crack to infect areas of a building that may have even been water free originally. Once the water and moisture have been dried, our technicians will use anti-fungal foggers to destroy the spores in the wall. Then, they will set up exhaust fans and specialized vacuums with HEPA filters to remove everything possible.

Commercial facilities have their own concerns compared to a home, but SERVPRO of South Pasadena is ready to support all of our neighbors and fellow business owners. If you notice excessive moisture or have that "musty odor" which indicates the presence of mold, call us today at (713) 472-4162.

The Science of Drying

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

flooded area We are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages.

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying?  The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its pre loss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, your local SERVPRO® of South Pasadena Franchise Professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. If your business suffers a water damage, your local SERVPRO® of South Pasadena will: 

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material–but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature often takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out. For this reason, your local SERVPRO® of South Pasadena have been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more.

SERVPRO® also uses state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process
to help speed the drying of your home or business.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (713) 472-4162

Tell me MORE! What is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC)?

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal When you choose SERVPRO, your employees, customers, and community can rest assured that you selected a “higher standard of clean”

Our CSC program is designed to provide our communities with a way to know that a structure has been cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected to minimize harmful pathogens. If a structure is sanitized and disinfected as part of the CSC program, signage will be provided to display on a window to let everyone know it was sanitized and disinfected.

We adhere to SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) with EPA-approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Being open for business is just the beginning of our new journey forward.

Employees may be hesitant to return to work, and customers may wonder whether the businesses they patron are safe. 

We are proud to launch Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned— a cleaning and disinfecting program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a level of clean that goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning.

How can we help your business? When our logo is on your door, your commitment to clean is clear. When you choose SERVPRO, your employees, customers, and community can rest assured that you selected a “higher standard of clean” — Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Robb at 281-520-8197 or via EMAIL.

Commercial Cleaning Services

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Office Commercial Cleaning Services-Call Today!

SERVPRO of South Pasadena is known for fire damage repair and water damage restoration, but you don’t have to wait for disaster to strike to contact them. SERVPRO cleaning services and other commercial services erase the messes of everyday living to keep your office safe and clean.

Everyone in your office will breathe more easily after SERVPRO professionally cleans your carpets, upholstery, and air ducts. Dust and dirt collected in the air and fabrics in your office can aggravate allergies and trap odors. Regular commercial service cleanings extend the life of your carpets and your HVAC system, saving you money in the long term.

If you operate a business, you are responsible for the daily health and safety of your employees. That means providing a clean work environment. From regular maintenance like air duct and carpet cleaning to bigger issues like moisture problems, vandalism, or biohazard cleanup, SERVPRO of South Pasadena can help with the commercial services they offer. You can expect professional commercial service for your office building, hotel, restaurant, or virtually any other business, providing the best impression to your clients with minimal disruption to their service.

SERVPRO technicians aren’t just another cleaning crew. The staff adheres to Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards to ensure that you receive the most qualified commercial service possible. SERVPRO technician certifications include Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) for mold and sewage remediation and SCI/SPI/SEN Carpet Inspector certification.

Don’t forget that while they are happy to help with regular commercial services, SERVPRO also offers 24-hour emergency service in the unfortunate event of fire, flood, storm damage, and most other types of emergency damage repair and restoration, including emergency fire damage repair and storm damage restoration. To learn more about how SERVPRO of South Pasadena can keep your home or business clean and safe, call them at (713) 472-4162, visit our website, or like us on Facebook!

Tips For Creating a Successful Emergency Ready Plan

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

ERP info and logo Be Prepared!

Emergency Ready Plan

  1. Let the professionals help you. Work with an emergency restoration company for assistance in creating your emergency ready profile.
  2. Identify and label utility shut-off locations.
  3. Identify local utility contact information.
  4. Identify local emergency contact information such as fire, police, and hospital contacts.
  5. Establish main internal contacts for purposes of employee safety and emergency work authorization.

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. Please contact our Commercial Business Development Manager, Kimberly Robb to setup your free Emergency Ready Profile.

(281) 520-8197

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of South Pasadena has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. "Like it never even happened." Contact us 24/7 for more information.

Is Your Business Ready For a Disaster?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

ERP info and logo By teaming up with SERVPRO® for your Emergency Ready Profile, your business can recover faster!

Are You Ready?

The best time to create a disaster plan is NOT while the disaster is happening, but rather well before it happens. Preparedness is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The big question for every business owner is “Are you ready for whatever happens?”

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

The SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile® is a start-up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By teaming up with SERVPRO® for your Emergency Ready Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 45 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.

SERVPRO Advantage

Below is a list of what SERVPRO® has to offer your business:

  • A No Cost Assessment for Your Facility
  • A Concise Profile Document
    • This contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A Guide for Restoration
    • This will minimize the amount of time your business is unable to operate by having a plan already in place.
  • Establishes SERVPRO® as Your Personal Mitigation and Restoration Provider
  • Identification of the Chain of Command
    • This ensures your company leaders are the ones responsible for authorizing work to begin and the appropriate members of the staff are notified with the status of your restoration project.
  • Provides Facility Details
    • Lists shut-off valve/breaker locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
    • Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens”.

Call SERVPRO® of South Pasadena at

(713) 472-4162 today get your SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile® started.

A Graffiti Situation

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Graffiti stairway SERVPRO of South Pasadena in an expert in Graffiti removal.
 

It can happen to any business at any time. Schools and Downtown buildings understand the fear all too well. One day it’s not there and the next the walls are filled with colored scribbles. Graffiti can come in many forms such as tagging, wild style, or a creative piece. (click here to learn more).

Not all Graffiti is created equal. Some would argue it can be a piece of art, others are seen as disgusting vandalism. There are countless reasons people do it but something universal to all version is how difficult it is to clean up. If you find your business marked, have your maintenance man/woman take a look at these tips for removing graffiti.

5 Handy Removal Tips

  1. Remove the Graffiti as quickly as possible! The longer it sits the more it settles into the material.
  2. Use a 3000psi pressure washer. When using this method do so with caution as too high of a pressure will etch the image you are trying to get rid of permanently into the surface.
  3. Commercial cleaners do exist that will help strip the paint. Take a trip to your nearest Home Deopt or Lowes
  4. Sandpaper the image down before removal to weaken the top layer of paint.
  5. Do not try to scrub the paint off with cloth, use a steel brush for better results

Bonus Tip

  • When in doubt, call the professionals!

SERVPRO of South Pasadena in an expert in Graffiti removal. The SERVPRO franchise has developed special chemical cleaners to aid in the removal of paint that, when used correctly, could lessen the damage to the surface trying to be cleaned. 

Did your building get tagged when you weren't looking? Don't let it be something you stress over and call Kimberly Robb at (281) 520-8197. 

The #1 Choice

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

virus with grey background Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

We can help minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning! At SERVPRO, we’re trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration. Call or email us to see how we can help clean your home or business.

We follow industry approved standards for the level of dry, which often means most homes will achieve a dry stage in three to five days, while larger flood or commercial sites may take longer.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

A higher standard of clean

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today - 

Kimberly Robb, (281) 520-8197, Kimberly@SERVPROpearland.com

Related Commercial Services

Commercial Water Damage

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

office with drying equipment This Property Manager was thrilled that we arrived so fast and did a great job!

This building experienced a toilet overflow on the 17th floor. SERVPRO of S. Pasadena arrived within the hour.   We always begin by walking the job with the Engineer and Property Manager to discuss a plan of action.

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Water Damage or Flooding? 

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today - 

Kimberly Robb, (281) 520-8197, spkimberly1@gmail.com

Catalina Cardenas, (281) 520-8196, spcatalina1@gmail.com

Large Loss Repair and Cleaning

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Front of an old damaged hotel Let Us Handle Your Large Loss

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. The rate at which things move with ease and precision is unparalleled.

The SERVPRO Advantage is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Our team is massive and can be readied quickly to save you time!

CALL TODAY to schedule your cleaning!

(281) 520-8197 Kimberly Robb

(281) 520-8196 Catalina Cardenas

HELPING TO MAKE FIRE AND WATER DAMAGE “Like it never even happened.”

3 Reasons Mold Grows

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Drying equipment drying an office floor Water damage in a Pearland, TX office causing secondary damage

3 Reasons Mold Grows

According to many mold remediation professionals, there are a few reasons mold growth could occur at your Pearland, TX, business. However, understanding the sources of these problems could help you take preventative steps. Here’s what you may want to know.

1. Moisture Problems

In many cases, water damage can become a contributing factor to spore growth. This is because mold needs areas of high humidity to grow and a persistent source of water such as flooding or a leak provides this. In addition to creating a humid environment, water can also lead to a breakdown of organic materials in the area which is another contributing factor to spore growth. If you have water damage on your company property it’s best to fix the issue as quickly as possible.

2. Dim Conditions

In many cases, mold growth is found in dark areas or those with dim lighting. This is partially because these areas are usual cooler than spaces in the sunlight, but also because for some varieties the darker conditions creates a higher relative humidity which may allow the reproductive mechanisms of the mold spores to work faster. This is one reason why mold is found in basements, attics, and in spaces behind walls.

3. Organic Fuel Sources

As a fungi mold absorbs nutrients from organic materials around it. This can be structural material such as wood or drywall, or more decorative like wallpaper or carpeting. With a source like this is available in a dim or dark area of high humidity it creates a prime habitat for spore growth.
In most cases, mold growth requires a few conditions in order to thrive. These include moisture which can create humidity, dim light which often helps keep the area cooler, and an organic fuel source. Understanding this growth process can help you take preventative steps. If you do find problems a restoration professional can help.

The Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Large size drying equipment on top of attached trailer. Specialty Drying Equipment for Commercial Large water damages.

Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms.
 
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of South Pasadena will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (713) 472-4162 for fast help.

Is Your Business "Ready for Whatever Happens"?

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

Cellphone displaying the Ready App Download the app! Your company's important information and contacts is at your finger tips at all times!

Are You Ready?

The best time to create a disaster plan is NOT while the disaster is happening, but rather well before it happens. Preparedness is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The big question for every business owner is “Are you ready for whatever happens?”

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

The SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile® is a start-up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By teaming up with SERVPRO® for your Emergency Ready Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 45 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.

SERVPRO Advantage

You can get started building your SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile® today! Below is a list of what SERVPRO® has to offer your business:

  • A No Cost Assessment for Your Facility
      • There is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value and peace of mind at no cost.
  • A Concise Profile Document
      • This contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
      • Only takes a little time to complete and will save you an immense amount of time if ever needed.
  • A Guide for Restoration
      • This will minimize the amount of time your business is unable to operate by having a plan already in place.
  • Establishes SERVPRO® as Your Personal Mitigation and Restoration Provider
      • You have a company of professionals that are recognized in the industry at your side from the moment the disaster occurs to the minute your building is restored to “Like it never happened”. 
  • Identification of the Chain of Command
      • This ensures your company leaders are the ones responsible for authorizing work to begin and the appropriate members of the staff are notified with the status of your restoration project.
  • Provides Facility Details
    • Lists shut-off valve/breaker locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
    • Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens”.


Call SERVPRO® of South Pasadena at (281) 472-4162 today get your SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile® started, or visit SERVPRO.com/ready.

Spring is Coming!

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

Road sign reading Spring Cleaning ahead and sky in the background Spring Cleaning is Coming!

Spring is coming and it's the ideal opportunity to refresh your work-place. Winter months normally mean windows stay shut, and dirt and grime from boots and heavy shoes gets tracked onto the floor. Spring cleaning isn't just for your home, you should do the same for your business. SERVPRO of South Pasadena offers plenty of services that can help your work and even your home start the season fresh!

Clean Your Air Ducts and HVAC

Your air ducts and HVAC unit work hard throughout the winter to keep your customers and employees warm. The ventilation system should be properly cleaned in the spring to make sure the air quality in your restaurant is not poor. If it has not been serviced for some time, your air could be circulating dust, pollen, odors and dirt and debris. Our technicians and equipment can clean out your system and make sure everyone breathes easier in the new season.

Kitchen Cleaning

Checking the hoods in the kitchen is usually a twice a year job, so what better time to start than for spring cleaning. Cleaning the pilots lights (if it is gas) is also a good idea. Just make sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions. Empty and sanitize the ice machine, and wipe down walls, ceilings and dry storage areas. SERVPRO of South Pasadena offers great commercial cleaning options as well, so give us a call if there are items you want the professionals to fix.

Rugs and Carpets

If your business uses rugs or carpet, springtime is a great time to freshen them as well. If the furniture in your work-place does not often move, tracks from normal foot traffic can start to wear down your rugs or carpets. When they become matted, these items also hold in an abundance of dust and debris that is carried in on shoes. A proper cleaning will get rid of the smells and the dust!

SERVPRO of South Pasadena is only a phone call away if you need a professional to help freshen up for spring.

Calls us: 281-472-4162

Who Do You Trust?

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

ERP Example Don't Be Ruined! Be Ready!

Did you know that businesses rely on SERVPRO of South Pasadena for exceptional care of their office or building? You never know when danger will strike so it is always better to be prepared. 

SERVPRO of South Pasadena offers an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). It includes important information customized to your facility. Whether its the location of a shut-off valve is, who your service providers are, or adjusters/insurance personnel to call when you have an emergency. We have your back. Not only does it have all of your important information in one place, but we also have a user-friendly app for your phone or computer so you are always one click away from accessing your information fast when you need it the most. Call SERVPRO of South Pasadena today at 713-472-4162 to schedule your ERP!

A True Texas Shrine - The Buc-ee's Bathroom!

6/23/2019 (Permalink)

Aside from ranking Cleanest Restroom in the Nation, another survey in 2018 showed over all rest stop cleanliness rose 6%!

THE Texas Pit Stop 

If you're from Texas, you know a road trip only means one thing - a visit with Texas' favorite beaver. Buc-ee's is a household name in the lone star state. What sets it a part from your normal travel station? Other than it's endless aisles of candy, world class beef jerky, irresistable fudge, and walls of Texas themed mechandise, Buc-ee's has the cleanest restrooms in the nation. 

A Texas (Porcelain) Throne

Buc-ee's Bathrooms were ranked Cleanest in the Nation two years in the row, and is in the running for a third. How high are they setting the bar? There is a whole staff dedicated to cleaning the bathrooms, every hour on the hour 24/7. The staffs southern hospitality continues with the thoroughness of their toilet cleanings. Each toilet is scrubbed down and sanitized each cleaning. Other employees serve as restroom attendants, directing customers to available facilities and toiletries. While this is not the most desirable job, Buc-ee's ensures their wages are "Cleanest Restrooms in the Nation" worthy.

Not only does Buc-ee's take pride in their cleanliness, they provide an excellent overall restroom experience. Each Buc-ee's contains hallways of private stalls, opening into the handwashing area near the entrance. In each stall they offer towelettes for the seat and toilet handle, lid covers, and hand sanitizer pumps. Thus only improving the chance of cleanliness to grow.

If you're traveling across the Lone Star State this summer, check your route and visit a Buc-ee's! Take the Texas Beaver Challenge and visit all 34 Buc-ees locations across the state! Check out the list of all locations.

SERVPRO® of South Pasadena wants to remind you to have safe summer road trips! 

SERVPRO Takes To The Sky

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know there are over 360 high rises in Houston according to ipsf.io?

Here at SERVPRO of South Pasadena, we are no stranger to working amongst the clouds. In fact, we have serviced many of the high rises in Downtown Houston and the Galleria area. What a lot of people do not know is that when there is water damage on a higher floor that water will continue to travel down the longer it sits. It does not stop just because it hits a wall. The damage will continue to follow gravity even as it is being cleaned, so it must be repaired from top to bottom not bottom to top. For a skyscraper with a busted pipe on the highest floor, that could be as many as 40 or more floors to clean and repair! Our most recent high rise was a 22-story building that became saturated from a busted pipe near the roof. Luckily for them, we were there and knew exactly how to handle this situation. After 2 days of cleaning and 3 days of drying, a total of 5 days the job, it was completed and life returned to normal.

Do you have a multi-story building such as an apartment or business office you would like the professionals to handle?

Call Us: (713) 472-4162

Flooded Office Building in Houston

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

This flooded commercial building was caused by a water pipe break above kitchen.

This flooded commercial building was caused by a water pipe break above kitchen.

Tenant space above had a crack in the water filtration system that ran all night long and flooded multiple floors. 

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, call SERVPRO of South Pasadena 281-412-6211 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

 Learn more about our commercial services in South Pasadena and also our Friendswood/Pearland locations:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Time is Money

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Did You Know: After a Hurricane, an average of everyone out of three family-owned businesses will not recover.

We work with your schedule

Here at SERVPRO of South Pasadena, we understand how embarrassing it can be to have a damage repaired or cleaned. Especially for restaurants who need to maintain a certain level of cleanliness for their customers. Seeing a SERVPRO van in the front of the building may turn people away. 

Our solution is to make ourselves available 24/7 and perform with the utmost discretion. Our teams have been known to come in at night, after hours or work from the back of the store out of sight. This allows your business to continue to run as usual.

Getting back to normal as soon as possible

Occasionally there does come the disaster preventing a place of business to function entirely. Here along the Texas coast, that usually involves a Hurricane. For everyday work is delayed is another day of lost revenue. Time is Money. If your entire business is shut down SERVPRO of South Pasadena will work around the clock to get you up and running again in the event of any disaster. After Hurricane Harvey, we had some businesses open within 3 days! 

A Graffiti Situation

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

The Be Someone sign is Houston's most famous piece of Graffiti. You can see it stretching over I-45 heading Southbound to Galveston.

It can happen to any business at any time. Schools and Downtown buildings understand the fear all too well. One day it’s not there and the next the walls are filled with colored scribbles. Graffiti can come in many forms such as tagging, wild style, or a creative piece. (click here to learn more).

Not all Graffiti is created equal. Some would argue it can be a piece of art, others are seen as disgusting vandalism. There are countless reasons people do it but something universal to all version is how difficult it is to clean up. If you find your business marked, have your maintenance man/woman take a look at these tips for removing graffiti.

5 Handy Removal Tips

  1. Remove the Graffiti as quickly as possible! The longer it sits the more it settles into the material.
  2. Use a 3000psi pressure washer. When using this method do so with caution as too high of a pressure will etch the image you are trying to get rid of permanently into the surface.
  3. Commercial cleaners do exist that will help strip the paint. Take a trip to your nearest Home Deopt or Lowes
  4. Sandpaper the image down before removal to weaken the top layer of paint.
  5. Do not try to scrub the paint off with cloth, use a steel brush for better results

Bonus Tip

  • When in doubt, call the professionals!

SERVPRO of South Pasadena in an expert in Graffiti removal. The SERVPRO franchise has developed special chemical cleaners to aid in the removal of paint that, when used correctly, could lessen the damage to the surface trying to be cleaned. 

Did your building get tagged when you weren't looking? Don't let it be something you stress over and call us at (281)-412-6211. 

ERP- Emergency Ready Program

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Call us at (281)-412-6211 to schedule your ERP appointment.

In the face of an Emergency do you know what to do at your business? SERVPRO of South Pasadena wants to make sure you are able to say "Yes!". Just schedule an appointment and we will walk through your business with you to develop an Emergency plan. Whether its for a Fire, Flood, Tornado, busted water pipe, or any emergency, we can help you make a plan. Its all placed into a neat little folder for your convince to be accessed at any time. The best part? Its Free!

What's included:

  • Emergency Action Checklist
  • Advanced Warning and Emergency Contacts List
  • Main Utility Information
  • Primary Contact Information
  • Insurance Contact Information
  • A Property Overview
  • Building access Information
  • And tips to keep you and your employees safe.

Download the App

As an extra measure SERVPRO has developed an App that gives you access to your ERP at any time. In this day n' age no one wants to search for papers and in an emergency situation there may not be time to. With the SERVPRO App, your plan is right at your fingertips. It is available via the Apple and Google Play store.

Don't wait until the last minute to develop a plan. Get prepared now with SERVPRO's expert help.