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Would You Enter This Room?

Would You Enter This Room?

Before you enter this room, what hazards do you see?

Possible safety hazards include further collapse, electrical hazards, and more.

Think it stops at water damaged ceilings, think again. The longer you wait to initiate water damage cleanup the more the ceiling and wall paint will discolor, plaster will bulge. In addition, damage can occur to mounted lights and ceiling fans. Mold growth can result quickly in untreated water damage.

SERVPRO of S. Pasadena is here for you 24/7/365 with a licensed, expert team that will restore your property back to pre-disaster condition quickly, affordably and with integrity. Visit us at:

https://www.SERVPROsouthpasadena.com/

or call us at (713) 472-4162.

How to Avoid Secondary Damage

How to Avoid Secondary Damage

When your commercial building experiences water flowing into areas where it is not designed for, water damage can result. There are two different kinds of water damage, primary and secondary.

Water damage can still occur months after water has even cleaned up by homeowners or tenants, and this is why expert water removal services should be used. 

When resulting from water damage, properties that have had major spills indoors should be cleaned up as soon as possible. Significant leaks need professional cleaning and extraction.

When you have water damage, make it a priority to call us. SERVPRO of S. Pasadena at (713) 472-4162, as we can help you reduce the damaging effects of water damage and mitigate the chance that secondary water damage can happen. 

Keeping Your Items Safe

Keeping Your Items Safe

When disaster strikes, it is a good idea to get all valuables and furniture out as soon as possible while mitigating and repairing the environment. No need to rent a temporary storage facility that would cost hundreds when your Mitigating team will store it for you. Here at SERVPRO of South Houston.

we have an extremely organized pack out system allowing us to keep track of all your items with detailed precision so nothing is lost, forgotten about, and can be cleaned on site when required. 

Fallen Branches

Fallen Branches

If your home is surrounded by trees you know one of the greatest hazards during a strong storm or just on a windy day is flying debris from the trees. Large branches, like the one seen here, can fall on your roof and create a sizable hole opening you up your attic to the elements.

Document Recovery

Document Recovery

Soot tends to linger in the air even after the fire has been put out. It will get inside important documents and turn their pages black, making them unreadable. To prevent stirring up the soot and chemicals in the air, further damaging important items, we seal off to create a sort of

barrier

such as the one seen here inside the home or business. Our SERVPRO team is specially trained to preserve pages in their current state until they can be transported to our facility to be properly restored. 

A Pack-out For Your Home Or Business

A Pack-out For Your Home Or Business

An unexpected cost of a water damage can be having to rent out a storage facility to house all your valuables while the Mitigation team does their duty. One of the amazing features SERVPRO of South Pasadena offers is the ability to document and house all of your items in our secure facility. Our documenting is so detailed, if there is an important item you need that has been packed, we are able to find the exact location and box it was housed in. Saving you time, money, and stress.

Flooding

Flooding

Water and flood damage restoration is not a do-it-yourself project. It is a lengthy and potentially dangerous process that should be tackled only by experienced professionals, like the experts at SERVPRO of South Pasadena. If you have an issue, call SERVPRO of South Pasadena right away. While you wait for our restoration team to arrive, take the following steps:

1. Turn off all power
2. Move important possessions and documents to safety
3. Raise all furniture or remove it entirely
4. Let in fresh air if weather permits
5. If safely doing so is possible, use buckets to remove water, and clean out the internal and outside water drainage of your home or building

 So, if you live in Houston and have a water issue, call SERVPRO of South Pasadena immediately at 281-412-6211. Our professionals have the expertise to reverse and prevent the devastating effects of flooding and water damage.

Loose Window

Loose Window

Buildings that are taller are more exposed to the elements and at a higher risk for wind damage than those closer to the ground. The high up window seen here was loosened enough that water was able to seep through the cracks during a very windy storm.

Check for Wind Damage: Wind damage caused by flying debris can be destructive. Storm damage caused by wind cracks windows, creates holes and damages personal property. Wind damage weakens walls and causes wall slant or cracks, resulting in more repairs. Call our dedicated professionals SERVPRO South Pasadena. We are here to help 24/7. 

Mold Under The Sink

Mold Under The Sink

Mold likes to take hold in small, dim, damp places. The corner seen here has retained moisture from a pipe leak and sprouted mold. You can even see where it has followed the water line down the length of the trim.

Mold in Corners

Mold in Corners

Mold likes to take hold in small, dim, damp places. The corner seen here has retained moisture from a pipe leak and sprouted mold. You can even see where it has followed the water line down the length of the trim.

Mildew on the Ceiling

Mildew on the Ceiling

See the little splotches on the ceiling? That is growing mildew from a busted pipe in the bathroom above. The family here let it sit for the weekend before calling SERVPRO of South Pasadena and it had already begun to show signs of fungal growth. Once it reaches this stage the drywall needs to be removed and replaced. This is why it is crucial that if there is ever a water leak in your home you need to call SERVPRO right away!

Office Fire Forgotten

Office Fire Forgotten

This company evacuated their building after an electrical fire and didn't return for months. After some time, they decided it was time to return. But recovering from a fire requires a lot more than just letting the smoke clear. As seen in the picture above, leaving a fire to sit will cause an irreparable situation. At this stage, the entire building is better left completely gutted or demolished, costing tens of thousands. Don't put your business on hold because of a fire. Please, call us and prevent a biohazard. We can help. SERVPRO of South Pasadena 281-412-6211.

Burnt Leftovers

Burnt Leftovers

Leaving your garbage on the side of the road for pickup isn't always the best thing to do. Especially when the smell of burnt garbage can be smelled for 200 feet and you live in a close proximity condo. Aside from the smell, these debris piles are the perfect breeding ground for roaches and other local insects. While it may take more time, putting the remains in garbage bags or renting a dumpster will ultimately allow for easier transport and happier neighbors.

Melting Pictures

Melting Pictures

When exposed to extreme heat, plastics will begin to melt. For most plastics, the temperature only needs to reach around 212 degrees Fahrenheit to begin showing signs of deterioration. Most house fires will burn at a temperature of 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, leaving all plastic material in the area left looking like the Wicked Witch Of The West. So for those precious family photos hanging on the wall wrapped in a cheap plastic frame, you may want to consider switching to something a little more heat resistant. 

Hurricane Force Winds

Hurricane Force Winds

A common sight here in the Houston area is the scene of palm trees being pushed back by the wind amidst buckets of rain. Hurricane force winds have the ability to push back or even rip shingles from the roof of a home. In more extreme situations, they can even knock over trees, cars, and other loose objects leaving behind devastating damage. This is why it's important to routinely inspect your roofs for water leaks, holes, and missing shingles.

Meticulous Cleaning

Meticulous Cleaning

SERVPRO® of South Pasadena has an amazing team who performs a meticulous cleaning on every item that comes through the doors. In our home, OCD is a good thing. Smoke, though invisible, will linger on any item in proximity. Left untouched the smell will soak into the material. Through our specialized cleaning process, complemented with time and care, items are restored to be “like it never even happened.”

Can you find the DIY mistake?

Can you find the DIY mistake?

A common mistake in bathroom DIY's is improper installation of tile. For the most part, this bathroom was redone without any real major issue. Until you consider the possibility that one day you'll have to remove the baseboards. If you look closely, you will notice the grout lines the baseboards, essentially cementing them in. This makes their removal extremely difficult and borderline impossible without cracking tile during removal. The proper way to line baseboards is with caulking. The caulk makes for easier removal and replacement, protecting that bathroom tile and your DIY investment.

Office Stains

Office Stains

Day in and day out employees tread on the office carpet. They spill their lunch, morning coffee, papers, and whatever is on their shoes into the fibers below. Over time the office will start to look older and used. In the picture seen here, a stain has taken hold underneath a receptionist desk from years of Starbucks spills. You can also make out the traffic areas by the dark discoloration compared to the area that was protected by a mat.

Smoke Web

Smoke Web

What you see is not the result of an ordinary cobweb being darkened by smoke from a fire as many people immediately assume. Though the majority of the time you will only see them after a large house fire has occurred. It is something much more chemically astounding. These incredible web like structures are actually residual crystals that have formed from burning plastic particles being released into the air and coming together again to form in the corner of a room.

Clean vs. Gray Water

Clean vs. Gray Water

The terms Clean and Gray Water are not just terms of the trade. These samples, both taken from different categories of water damage visibly show the different levels of contamination present. This helps restoration experts to determine what precautions to use when mitigating. A general rule of thumb to tell the difference- If you would drink it, it's clean. If you wouldn't, its Gray. 

Water Trails

Water Trails

Water was pooling in the attic of this home for an extended period of time. Though the ceiling remained in tact, the water soaked through the drywall and started dripping down the sides of this kitchen. When not cleaned the water will leave yellowing trails composed of dirt and grime like the ones seen here. 

DIY Garage

DIY Garage

There is no hobby more manly than fixing up your own car, building a go kart with your son, or doing frankly anything with power tools. However what isn't manly, is starting a fire in the garage. If you watched Home Improvement as a child you remember all the dangers King of DIY Tim Allen put himself in when working with dangerous tools. Before using any power tools; Check to see that the wiring is in good condition; Always work in a well ventilated area; and never work on machinery that is turned on or else your garage may end up looking like this one.

The ROOT of the Problem

The ROOT of the Problem

Not even the biggest oak trees are a match for mother nature under the right conditions. This large oak tree was uprooted during a heavy windstorm and crashed directly on top of the unlucky residents who were only feet away. Thankfully, no one was injured. One of the many reasons this tree fell was because of its root system. Upon closer inspection you may notice all the roots are very small. It is possible the tree was sick with root rot which is caused when plants sit in moisture for too long. Another reason for the tree falling was due to the supersaturated ground. Recent storms had dumped enough water to turn the soil into a loose, slushy mixture for the root system to grip onto. Once the heavy winds came, the tree had met its fate.

Fallen Branches

Fallen Branches

One of the greatest hazard during a storm or windy day is flying debris. Large branches, like the one seen here, can fall on your roof and create a sizable hole opening you up your attic to the elements. Older neighborhoods are typically at a higher risk due to the higher number of taller trees. We advise homeowners to trim lose branches and remove dead trees from around their home to prevent damage.

Access Holes

Access Holes

Probably the most nerve racking part of the drying process to a homeowner, when removing moisture from a home it can become necessary to drill holes into the baseboards of the walls or cabinets. Having the holes allows SERVPRO air movers to remove water molecules from every inch of the room. Thus preventing secondary damage and the possible growth of mildew or mold. SERVPRO of South Pasadena understands how worrying it can be to see someone damage your property when the goal is to fix it. Which is why we explain the drying process in depth before making any cuts and our certified construction team will repair the damages afterwards. 

Stairway to Havoc

Stairway to Havoc

Water and Fire damage can occur on any level of a home. In the case of the picture seen above, a pipe busted on the second level. This requires the drying equipment to be moved to the second level. Many people have had the unfortunate experience of service men coming into a residence to fix a problem only to create another one of scratched and dirty floors. SERVPRO of South Pasadena has a moral code and believes that is simply rude. When working in a home, we cover the stairs in a protective layer of cloth or cardboard as seen above. Not only is it the right thing to do, we want it to seem- "Like it never even happened."

Mold Loves Houston

Mold Loves Houston

Here along the Texas coastline, Houston has become a perfect breeding ground for a wild variety of molds. Our Hot and Humid environment will encourage mold growth in as little as 24 hours! Drying homes in Houston can be as difficult as trying to dry long hair in the humid afternoon. (Ladies will be able to relate.) The mold seen here was caused as the result of a fire being doused by the fire department. Thankfully SERVPRO of South Pasadena was called to the scene and we know just hot to handle mold even in the most stubborn of environments.