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What To Expect From Professional Mold Remediation In San Antonio

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What To Expect From Professional Mold Remediation In San Antonio Count on the professionals at SERVPRO if you find mold damage in your home.

Removing Mold damage from your home

Mold growth looms as a potential problem for any homeowner in San Antonio. Mold spores coexist within residential settings, encompassing both outdoor and indoor environments. Although they usually pose little harm, when moisture is present, the invisible mold spores explode into invasive mold colonies. Our mold remediation services can help.

Mold damage is sometimes visible in a San Antonio  home, but it also announces itself with an unpleasant, musty odor. Ignoring a moldy smell is not advisable as large mold infestations can hide between walls, in attics and foundations, under flooring, and above ceilings. If you notice staining or some feathery or leathery growth, alert our remediation team. A small visible mold issue may be just the tip of a significant mold invasion.

SERVPRO mold remediation teams train to IICRC, EPA, and OSHA standards. We cannot promise to eliminate mold spores, but we can eradicate active mold colonies and take steps to inhibit further mold growth. Some individuals are sensitive to the vast quantities of mold spores generated by colony growth and the byproducts some molds shed as they multiply. Because of this, it is critical that EPA precautions  be observed during remediation.

Mold debris needs containment during remediation. SERVPRO employs a variety of strategies to keep individuals safe during mold abatement. Our employees wear personal protective equipment and shield unaffected areas of your home during the remediation process. We use physical barriers such as heavy-duty plastic sheeting to contain the debris. Negative pressure air scrubbers use filters and suction to keep the moldy particles away from people and clean areas of your home during the project.

Once the chosen containment strategies are in place our crew scrapes and sometimes blasts, using soda as a gentle abrasive, the mold off of surfaces. We bag and dispose of the moldy materials per local codes. Then the surfaces receive an EPA registered antimicrobial treatment to limit the possibility of additional mold growth.

SERVPRO  also identifies and recommends elimination of the moisture sources that fuel the mold growth. If the dampness, spills, leaks, or condensation that encouraged mold spores to multiply are not resolved, mold can return.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready to help remediate a mold damage issue in your San Antonio home. Call us at (210) 267-2159 if you suspect mold growth and we can assess the situation and develop a plan.

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Flood Safety in San Antonio

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Its officially hurricane season and with that can bring a lot of unexpected rain to San Antonio. While living in San Antonio, we know that often we get quite a bit of flash flood warnings and watches. SERVPRO® of Braun Station wants to help you be prepared if water would ever intrude into your home.

Its unfortunate that we don't have anyway to prevent flood waters from coming into our home but we can help ourselves by knowing what to DO and DON'T DO after flooding.  

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.

More information is provided by American Red Cross

SERVPRO® of Braun Station is here to help!

Call us 24/7 - 210-267-2159

Do you know where to turn off your water supply?

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

When the unfortunate happens, and a water pipe bursts in your business property, do you know where to run and turn off your water supply?

That is where SERVPRO® of Braun Station comes in! One of the many services we provide is what we call, an ERP (Emergency Ready Profile). We create an Emergency Ready Profile personalized specifically for your business. The ERP helps make a plan for your business incase a disaster were to happen in your property, such as a bursting pipe that causes a flood.

Benefits from an ERP:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes that SERVPRO® of Braun Station as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

These benefits help with a much faster response time to your business, which helps avoid any further damages to your property.

50% of businesses may never reopen again following a disaster.

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Call us today to schedule your free ERP, SERVPRO® of Braun Station: 210-267-2159

Cleaning Up San Antonio!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Braun Station has launched a full general cleaning division. With this added service we can service more commercial properties, such as restaurants, office spaces, etc. Our general cleaning service is deep clean of the entire property.

Here is a list of our total commercial cleaning and maintenance we offer:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Cleaning of Draperies
  • Walls, Ceiling & Hard Surface Cleaning
  • Janitorial services
  • Deodorization
  • Vandalism cleaning
  • Kitchen cleaning (degreasing)

Along with the general cleaning of commercial properties. We also offer our duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning for all commercial properties as well.

Have any more questions?

Find us on the web, SERVPRO® of Braun Station Commercial Cleaning Service.

Call us today for your free quote on your commercial property!

SERVPRO® of Braun Station: 210-267-2159

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Helps Everyone!

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

According to all local weather channels, like KSAT 12 Weather , storms will be officially coming through Friday, with a 30% chance of rain for Thursday. SERVPRO® of Braun Station has help many people in the past who have been affected by severe storms that have came through San Antonio in the past. 

In severe weather situations we pride ourselves in our response time. SERVPRO® of Braun Station has the ability and capability to respond to an emergency situation within one hour of the customers initial call.

If you become affected by any storm damage call the experts you can trust. We offer a free initial assessment, and working with your insurance company. Our free assessment saves customers a substantial amount of money in the long run. 

Be sure to call SERVPRO® of Braun Station to get your free assessment we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station - 210-267-2159 

Storms Brewing In San Antonio

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storms Brewing In San Antonio Have no fear of storm damage, SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio is here. 210-267-2159

A severe thunder storm warning has been issued for the city of San Antonio. KSAT 12 Fiesta Forecast brings you the forecast for today and the upcoming week. If your home or office become impacted by the storm, SERVPRO® of Braun Station will be working tirelessly through the night helping anyone in need of our emergency services, even through the Fiesta holidays! As the premiere mitigation team in San Antonio, our crews have the experience, expertise, and professionalism to handle any size storm mitigation needs.  As part of the San Antonio community, we understand that south Texas has some wild weather that can cause roof leaks as well as massive flooding very quickly and that is why we are always available to help.  Call us 24/7, nights and weekends, 210-267-2159.

Hidden Moisture

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Multiple pipes burst in this Virginia home during a mid-atlantic freeze. SERVPRO® of Braun Station was part of the storm team that helped the homeowners of Virginia.

This picture was taken during the initial scope. The loss came from multiple pipes bursting in the upstairs restroom and had been running for several days. When the initial scope of work was done the water had been absorbed by the building material throughout the home.

During scoping it involves locating the areas of the structure into which water has intruded and defining the extent to which the structure and contents have absorbed moisture. Moisture detection devices are also used to verify an environment has been dried thoroughly. This process is very important during our mitigation services. You can see more of our Advanced Restoration Technology by clicking the link.

Pipe Leak in San Antonio?

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pipe Leak in San Antonio? SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help with your water damage remediation needs

Have you recently had a water damage in San Antonio? SERVPRO of Braun Station understands that water damage emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and we have on-call crews available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that your job receives the attention it deserves.  When you call us at (210) 267-2159, we have trained operators available. We have the professional equipment needed to begin the remediation process quickly.  Our number one priority is customer service and providing you with a positive experience.  A company you can trust in San Antonio.  We are here to help and also provide reconstruction services to help make any water damage, no matter how small or how large, "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Braun Station knows the importance of the SERVPRO advantage

When Water Damage Strikes in San Antonio

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk-through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

Unhealthy Environments

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failure, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.

Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

 Unfortunately, water-related disasters can occur at any time. The costs and effects of water damage are unpredictable, which is why it is important to begin the mitigation process in a timely manner.