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Storms Brewing In San Antonio

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

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 becomes 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! 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.


INSPECTION
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.


EMERGENCY SERVICES
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.


MONITORING
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.


RESTORATION SERVICES
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.
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210-267-2159

Taking Control of the Flames

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

A backdraft of emotions often sweeps over the homeowners after a fire ravages a home. Fear, uncertainty, stress and doubt about the future of the property can overwhelm the homeowner long after the flames have been extinguished and the smoke has cleared.

So after the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let your friendly neighbors from SERVPRO® of Braun Station help you restore it. With our highly trained professional technicians and cutting-edge technology, along with our open communication, we strive to restore not only the home, but the customer's peace of mind.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call your friends at SERVPRO® of Braun Station. Available 24/7- 210-267-2159 

Take Precautions!

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Braun Station's highly trained professionals handle water damages everyday and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, here are some things to be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold
  • Strong, musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

As your San Antonio mold remediation professionals, SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help.

San Antonio, Texas Storm Damage Due to Rain

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage San Antonio, Texas Storm Damage Due to Rain Don't allow a rainy day to damage your home or office. Call your San Antonio Storm cleanup experts at (210) 267-2159

We were awoken to significant rain falling outside of our houses today and know that especially in San Antonio rain can quickly lead to flooding.  This rain may showcase, in the worst possible way, a leak you were unaware of in your roof.  You do not want to ignore the small leaks, as they have a tendency to quickly become larger.  We have crews available to tarp roofs, when safe, as well as perform water remediation to dry your home properly to help prevent secondary damage. 

If the rain continues as predicted, you may face rising flood waters if you live in a flood zone and sometimes, unfortunately, even when you don't. Flood waters are highly contaminated and require an expert to remediate.  Call us at the first sign of water intrusion and for some tips while you wait visit our website for Water Damage Tips.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is here for any of your weather related remediation needs. 

Water Damage Tips in San Antonio

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur in San Antonio for many reasons and is an unpleasant experience.  Most homeowners have never experienced a water damage and therefore do not know where to start when a pipe burst, a toilet overflows, a washing machine malfunctions, or a flood occurs.  If you wake up or come home to water in your house that was not there before, there are several steps you can take to help stop further damage.

What To Do After Water Damage

  • Contact your local SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals at (210) 267-2159
  • Ensure the home is safe to enter and be aware of the potential for fall hazards
  • Turn off the water either at the site of the water damage or at the main if you cannot determine where the water is coming from
  • Gather any sentimental items or important documents that you do not want to get wet if they are still dry and move them away from the water damage

SERVPRO of Braun Station will be there quickly to begin the remediation process and allow you to relax while we do the necessary steps in the water restoration process. For further information visit us at www.SERVPRObraunstation.com

Carbon Monoxide: A Silent Killer in San Antonio

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Carbon monoxide is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. According to ready.gov, an average of 430 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Oftentimes, it is the result of faulty, improperly used, or vented consumer products like furnaces, ranges, water
heaters, room heaters, and engine-powered equipment, such as portable generators.


However, there are precautions you can take to help protect yourself, your family, and your employees from deadly CO fumes.


Reduce the chance of CO exposure in your workplace by performing regular maintenance on equipment and appliances that can produce CO. Install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home, including outside of all bedrooms.

Consider having all fuel-burning heating equipment and chimneys serviced annually by a professional. Use portable generators only in well-ventilated areas away from doors, windows, vents, and any other openings to prevent fumes from entering the home.


For additional CO safety information, visit usfa.fema.gov or osha.gov.