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Our Certified Technicians Respond Quickly To Water Damage Emergencies In San Antonio

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Certified Technicians Respond Quickly To Water Damage Emergencies In San Antonio A HEPA vacuum is being used to remove debris from the cleanup after a kitchen sink and cabinet were removed.

Water Damage Recovery for San Antonio’s Arts and Culture Venues

San Antonio is a destination for visitors from near and far. Members of our community also enjoy the historical sites, museums, performance venues, and the dining and hospitality options that make our region vibrant. If your commercial property on the Broadway Cultural Corridor experiences a water loss, fast and professional recovery is crucial to get your business back to normal operations.

Individuals traveling to our city anticipate taking in the sights, sounds, food, and drink, not realigning their itinerary because of water damage in your San Antonio  venue. Unfortunately, all it takes is appliance failure or a loose plumbing connection to send gallons of water into your commercial property. If a water disaster does occur, you need to partner with a water remediation company that arrives quickly, works efficiently, and returns your business to “Like it never even happened” condition fast.

SERVPRO is the solution to your water damage  recovery needs. Our phones pick up 24/7 because we know disasters do not respect regular business hours. Each service vehicle stocks the equipment needed to remove water and dry out your commercial property rapidly. The technicians responding completed rigorous training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), preparing them for all aspects of the project plan drafted after assessment by one of our experienced managers.

We design the project to permit you and your staff to continue operations as much as possible. Containment of the damaged area with flexible plastic sheeting helps define the work areas, and using air scrubbers ensures odors and particulates stay out of unaffected spaces in your establishment. The SERVPRO crew members shift from task to task seamlessly, moving from pumps and extractors for water removal to air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers for structural drying. As needed throughout the job, our team cleans and disinfects surfaces, employing EPA-registered products for superior results.

Avoid disappointing customers who long awaited enjoying your products and services by engaging SERVPRO  of Braun Station for your commercial water damage restoration. You call (210) 267-2159, and we answer--day or night, all year-round.

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How to Remove Smoke Damage from Your San Antonio Home

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Remove Smoke Damage from Your San Antonio Home Smoke and soot ashes penetrate surfaces and leave odors. SERVPRO of Braun Station has the equipment to leave your home smelling fresh.

Professional Deodorization after Fire Damage in San Antonio

A fire in your San Antonio home causes many kinds of harm. Destruction of contents and supporting structures from charring can be severe, and soiling from soot drifting throughout your home reaches areas far from the blaze. As you cope with the many tasks needed to restore possessions and building materials, you concentrate on safety and swift remediation of your living spaces back to a clean, dry, and safe state.

Although your initial focus might not be on the smells resulting from fire damage in San Antonio, failure to address the odors in your dwelling can come back to haunt you. Lingering smoky aromas impact the enjoyment you deserve to remain in your home after cleanup and restoration. Our team of highly-qualified fire damage responders includes graduates of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) course for Odor Control Technicians (OCT). We have strategies to rid your home of offensive odors related to the fire damage.

The first steps toward effective odor control are part of overall fire damage cleanup. SERVPRO removes all charred items from your home, which might need some detective work if the fire spread behind walls or other hidden areas. Sealing of charred surfaces is sometimes an option if the disposal is not possible. Any burned materials continue to emit odiferous vapors unless steps are taken to remove or contain them.

Thorough cleaning also works to reduce odors. SERVPRO uses appropriate cleaners and solvents to clear bad-smelling soot and other residues. If disposal of charred remains and heavy-duty cleaning do not do the trick, we move on to technological advances that use different approaches.

Thermal fogging is an option SERVPRO employs in some cases. A heated chamber recreates the fire’s environment, combusting deodorizing compounds that then spread into the air seeking odor-bearing particles. When the heated deodorizers encounter the particles, they combine, neutralizing the odor through a series of chemical changes. Ozone machines and hydroxyl generators also create minute deodorizing residue, sending these tiny bits airborne to locate the odor-bearing particles, rendering them odorless at the molecular level.

Consult SERVPRO of Braun Station for assistance in eliminating the odors created by fire damage. Call (210) 267-2159 to set up an appointment with a deodorization expert.

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Are Flash Floods Becoming Unwanted Diners at Your San Antonio Cafe?

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Are Flash Floods Becoming Unwanted Diners at Your San Antonio Cafe? Don’t let flash floods ruin your business. Call SERVPRO to restore the water damage quickly.

Restoration After Commercial Flood Damage in a San Antonio Cafe

Living and working in Texas often means getting accustomed to frequent storms and flooding, and being prepared when events like flash floods occur. While flooding can be devastating for homes, businesses affected by flash floods have an immense amount to consider, as such damages affect both the ability to operate and provide a livelihood for employees.

If flash flooding has impeded business, our SERVPRO technicians are ready to mitigate commercial flood damage to your San Antonio cafe. We have the tools, training, and experience to both extract water and restore your items so you can get back to business as usual. 

All it takes is water creeping in through damaged rubber seals on the front entrance to your cafe to cover your floors and affect furnishings. Our SERVPRO team can move furniture to prepare it for drying and use extraction wands, wet/dry vacs, and even mops to take care of water on your flooring. Cement floors are highly durable and resistant to moisture with the right seals, so the focus can quickly shift to saving your tables, chairs, and upholstered items. Your cafe's front can be quickly dried with air movers and dehumidifiers while our team works on restoring and disinfecting your items. Upholstered items such as armchairs or ottomans in your café require removal for preventing exposure to contaminated water. 

We dedicate our team to ensuring that our cleaning techniques are in line with local health department regulations, and the formulas we use for cleanup and mitigation are also designed to meet the standards expected of any commercial facility. We can also repair loose seals in your facility to prevent future issues from flash floods

SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready to address any size disaster and leave your business looking "Like it never even happened." Our emergency response team can be at your facility within hours of your call, so give us a call today at (210) 267-2159.

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Commercial Mold Damage San Antonio

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Mold Damage San Antonio Don’t let mold be your new office decoration, call SERVPRO today.

Don’t share your office with mold.

Since mold can grow on pretty much any organic surface where oxygen and moisture are readily available, the interior of your factory building in San Antonio could be under attack at any time. You could even have a mold problem growing out of sight, so being diligent with the maintenance and upkeep of your building is essential.

Not only does mold damage your San Antonio building, it can cause health effects for your workers as well. Therefore, it is necessary to clean it up right away, and recruiting the help of a remediation company such as SERVPRO helps get the job done faster and more efficiently. With our professional training and equipment, you can trust us to make your building look as if nothing ever happened.

Since mold can be sneaky, stay vigilant and make a routine inspection plan that searches explicitly for any signs of mold where it might grow such as in areas with high moisture content and damp surfaces. Look for any spotting or stains on walls and ceilings and be aware of any musty smells. If you have janitorial staff, ask to be notified of any signs of mold in the building.

Before SERVPRO staff can help the mold damage in your building, we take precautions such as establishing a containment area. We do this so that the mold does not spread to clean parts of your structure while we work. Containment can include installing plastic sheeting and creating negative air pressure inside the contaminated area. We also seal HVAC vents to stop the contamination getting into your duct system. Clean rooms are also established and used for decontaminating materials and equipment, as well as decontamination rooms for leaving and entering the work area.

To protect your building from a mold outbreak, it is also essential to make any repairs, such as fixing leaky roofs, cracked foundations, and unsealed windows and door frames. If you make the repairs as they occur and catch leaks and water damage before the wetness sits too long, you can do a lot to keep mold growth away.

SERVPRO of Braun Station are experts at mold remediation, so you can trust us to thoroughly clean your business structure in San Antonio, Braun Station, Pearsall, Dilley, or Jourdanton after an outbreak. Once you suspect you have an issue, give us a call at (210) 267-2159 so we can stop it from spreading further.

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Hey, San Antonio, Leon Valley, and Our 78250 Neighbors, SERVPRO Responds Rapidly to Your Water Loss

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hey, San Antonio, Leon Valley, and Our 78250 Neighbors, SERVPRO Responds Rapidly to Your Water Loss SERVPRO Service Includes Advanced Equipment and Techniques for Water Damage Mitigation in Leon Valley, San Antonio, and the Greater 78250 zip code are

How SERVPRO of Braun Station Handles Water Damage and Mitigation in Zip Code 78250

In the northern region of the Greater San Antonio area, you can find subdivisions and smaller communities like Northwest Crossing, Quail Creek, and Braun Hollow densely populated with ranch-style homes and one and two-story properties. With so many homes and businesses throughout this subsection of San Antonio’s metropolitan area, our SERVPRO professionals must stay prepared for damages that could affect these properties and their owners. 

Water damage in San Antonio can often be among the most common and detrimental of these events. Many reasons can cause negative impacts to your home or business. With plumbing issues, faulty appliances, severe weather, and other concerns that can leave homeowners contending with widespread water damage, you need a fast response from trained professionals that can help. Our SERVPRO team has a central location in San Antonio, close to Leon Valley, allowing us to reach homes and businesses throughout the 78250 zip code area with the full measure of our recovery efforts in typically less than four hours. 

What Can Cause Water Damage to Your Home? 

There are several potential causes for water damage, and below you can find a few of the most common of these. No matter how water forces can impact your property, our professionals have the expertise and equipment to help. 

Plumbing 

Indoor plumbing is one of the most constant and well-built features of construction throughout San Antonio and its surrounding areas. With this intricate network of piping throughout the property, pressure fluctuations, strains, age, and other factors can contribute to damaging circumstances like leaks, separations, and ruptures. 

Faulty Appliances 

Appliances are also a modern convenience shared for nearly every home throughout San Antonio and Leon Valley, but with age, mismanagement, or other degradation these appliances can become more and more susceptible to complete failure. Water-fed appliances can leave a substantial mess in your home, which can only increasingly worsen until the valve that supplies the unit can get turned off.  

Severe Weather Damage 

While this 78250 zip code area might be a considerable distance from the coastal communities like Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico, the area has seen its fair share of tropical storm and even hurricane-level severe storms over the years. With structural damage to your home, it can be much easier for flooding and similar disasters to take place.  

Natural Disasters 

Flash flooding should always be a concern of residents throughout the 78250 area, as the conditions for this disaster can get met with enough steady rainfall over a few days. While this region we serve has fewer bodies of water than other areas inside and around San Antonio, flash flooding can quickly penetrate one-story homes, forcing through vulnerabilities in the construction of a home and its foundation. Never underestimate the force of a flash flood--a few inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away a car or truck. SERVPRO says to always be cautious during a flash flooding encounter.

What Does Water Damage Do to Your Home? 

With many homes in the 78250 region being one-story ranchhouses on concrete slab foundations, a substantial water loss incident could affect the entire property simultaneously. Depending on the source of these incidents, water damage can quickly spread from the point of origin to many rooms and areas throughout the residence. Our team has different approaches for the various materials and contents of the house that could become saturated or exposed to moisture and dampness. 

Roof damage can prove problematic as well considering that many homes do not have attic space and vulnerabilities in the roof can directly penetrate through insulation and into the main floor of the household. Additionally, spreading water can get into wall cavities between rooms, primarily if water loss incidents originate in a centrally located point of the property such as the walkway connecting rooms inside the front door. 

What Should You Do When Water Damage Occurs? 

Water loss incidents can quickly get out of control and almost always require the experience and specialized equipment like our truck-mounted pumps, portable submersible pumps, wet/vacs with special wands, and even squeegees, mops and buckets. Our SERVPRO team has earned the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoring Certifications (IICRC) certificates and when our Green Fleet rolls up to your property, you can be assured of top-notch results, and fast.

Some of the common sources of water damage can be stopped by simply turning off a supply line. This response is often the case for appliance malfunctions and failures from washing machines, dishwashers, and other water-fed units. Each of these machines has a source pipe with a shutoff valve to stop water flow, and turning this valve can help to protect your property amid an emergency. Less standing water means less cleanup and less damage.

There is little else that you can do to help the restoration process along once our SERVPRO professionals have gotten dispatched from our facility. With our centrally located warehouse and headquarters, we can respond to even substantial water loss incidents with the full complement of our recovery equipment and personnel typically in less than four hours. No matter when you call, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

How Can SERVPRO Help? 

SERVPRO of Braun Station commits to offering every customer the same high-caliber cleaning, drying, and recovery solutions when water damage occurs. As a locally owned and operated company, we respond to every situation as though we are helping our neighbors because we are! We want to help you through the traumatic and stressful experience of a water loss incident, and that begins with a fast, 24/7 response to your emergency with the equipment and the personnel to help. We can quickly remove standing water with a variety of extraction tools and can get to work soon after that to start rapid drying solutions with our high-velocity air movers, LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers, and other tools. We have specialized equipment like drying mats and our Injecti-Dry system that can address concerns like ceiling saturation, flooring saturation, and dry out wall cavities with an effective and expedient approach. 

We also understand the likelihood that moisture can lead to secondary damage like mold growth if left unchecked. Our SERVPRO professionals can utilize our antimicrobial sprays on surfaces and affected areas to reduce the possibility of facilitating the growth of this damaging organism. We can also neutralize foul odors after a water loss.

Water-damaging events can have a dramatic effect on your home, and no matter where you are in the 78250 region, our SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals can help you to overcome the loss. We have the expertise, advanced equipment, products, and the experience to make water loss emergencies “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime that you need us at (210) 267-2159.

Are You Setting the Table for Water Damage in San Antonio?

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are You Setting the Table for Water Damage in San Antonio? Don’t let water damage ruin your morning coffee. Call SERVPRO of Braun Station to dry your water damaged furniture.

Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Water damage to Furniture in Your San Antonio Home

Leaks are typical in homes. Over time, pipes can degrade and rust away, hoses can be worn out, and faucets can break. Unfortunately, leaks can damage your prized furniture and upholstery. Symptoms of water damage include the swelling of furniture, the staining of upholstery, and color bleeding. To help prevent extensive damage, you should contact the professionals at SERVPRO. 

Furniture, especially non-laminated furniture, is easily damaged when exposed to water, which is why our technicians can act quickly to help prevent water damage from occurring in your San Antonio home. Once exposed to water, your favorite wood table or wood dresser can quickly become scrap wood. Non-laminated furniture absorbs water and begins swelling, causing cracks and warping. As a result, framing joints may weaken, and the furniture becomes at risk of breaking apart. Technicians from SERVPRO can help you prevent such situations through their experience in rapidly mitigating leaks and drying furniture. 

We can plug the source of leakage in your home, and then remove water stains on your furniture through wetting to avoid water lines. In more severe cases where your furniture may be physically damaged, a furniture furnisher may be needed to discuss whether it is worth repairing. Couches and other furnishings with upholstery often need additional work to preserve to upholstery. 

Fortunately, SERVPRO professionals can also perform upholstery drying services if needed. We can carefully extract pieces of upholstery and separate zippers from cloth with wax paper to reduce the spread of rust. Spongier pieces of upholstery like cushions can be rapidly dried with air movers and dehumidifiers to help prevent the growth of mildew. 

We understand the importance of preserving your precious furnishings, and we can help you quickly and efficiently get started on reducing water damage to your furniture. You can reach our SERVPRO of Braun Station team at (210) 267-2159. We are available 24/7 to be ready for any emergency.

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Storm Damage Is Likely In San Antonio and Surrounding Areas

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Is Likely In San Antonio and Surrounding Areas SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to serve the storm damage needs of San Antonio, Texas residents

Spring is here and with it comes our usual dose of spring storms.  As I look out my window I see the clouds are gathering and I have already prepared my home for the winds that may accompany this storm.  Our business is also preparing for the many calls that may come rolling in over the next few days.  KSAT reports that the storms are likely and you should be prepared.  If your home or office experience hail damage to a roof call us at (210) 267-2159.  We are here to help if suddenly wind driven rain is at your feet or if any water is at your feet and you are unclear how it arrived there.  SERVPRO of Braun Station has the expertise to help locate the source and quickly remediate it.  We are also able to perform full service reconstruction services as needed. 

When an Employee Microwaves Commercial Fire Damage in San Antonio

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When an Employee Microwaves Commercial Fire Damage in San Antonio Do the snacks in your break room have the potential to cause fire damage?

Commercial Fire Cleanup Eliminates Microwave Popcorn Nightmare in San Antonio Drycleaner Breakroom

Fire damage can happen to a commercial property or business for many reasons. Natural disasters such as lightning are rare or more common causes like electrical wiring overloads and failures, arson and employees and residents misusing appliances such as microwave ovens.

The foundation for a successful restoration begins with commercial fire damage cleanup. In San Antonio, SERVPRO was called to assist a dry cleaner establishment that had a fire in a small backroom area. An employee made popcorn set the timer on too long and left the area. Although extinguished quickly, the fire left residue throughout the back area of the facility and a strong odor. The owner thought this would harm his business because potential customers were going to encounter the smell that from the first moment they walked through the door.

When our technicians arrived at the site, they immediately had the owner turn off the HVAC and contained the breakroom area to stop any further issues with soot and odors spreading. We moved the clothes the dry cleaner had on site to a locked, separate glass area, so they were not in danger of any contamination from soot or odor. Our technicians began hand vacuuming the fire extinguisher residue and removed the charred microwave that was contributing heavily to the smell in the room.

Once removing the visible loose debris, SERVPRO techs wiped down the surfaces with our professional-strength cleaners to eradicate any fire damage residues remaining, and this lowers odors. To ensure that we left no odor-causing particulates in the area, our technicians set up an air scrubber which pulls air in the room through a series of HEPA-filters and can capture tiny particles smaller than the human eye can see that are still capable of causing odors.

After completing the cleanup efforts, the owner was walked through the area to ensure our work met his approval.

SERVPRO of Braun Station knows commercial fire cleanup is crucial to getting your business back on track. Call us at (210) 267-2159 when you need fast, professional restoration for your fire loss.

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How to Take the Headache Out of San Antonio Flood Damage Remediation

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How to Take the Headache Out of San Antonio Flood Damage Remediation Storms can affect the area without warning and cause flood damage in your home. Your best recourse is to contact SERVPRO.

Why SERVPRO is the Flood Damage Remediation Go-To in San Antonio

Intense flooding is common in the San Antonio region, encouraged by the collision of moist, warm air from the Gulf with cooler air from the north. The air masses mix and often heavy rain results. The city’s location south of the Hill Country adds the concentration of the rain runoff from higher elevations to the situation. If your home finds itself in the path of one of the region’s flash floods you soon discover why we are a local flood remediation leader.

Since we live, work, and established our business in the area, we are extremely familiar with flood damage in San Antonio. More importantly, we commit to responding to flood calls fast and with a full complement of highly-qualified technicians and state of the art equipment. Our dedication and commitment to restoration best practices are why we deliver successful results even when the flooding is severe.

Flood damages can have long-term results when not mitigated swiftly. The structural integrity of your home can be compromised if the waters flowed in with great force. Water allowed to remain standing for longer than 24 to 48 hours exposes your home to the risk of mold damage. Years of experience and advanced training in flood damage restoration explains why SERVPRO is Faster to any size disaster, especially when it involves flood devastation.

Investment in skilled crewmembers and the most efficient equipment is why SERVPRO flood restoration projects resolve quickly and successfully. High-efficiency water extractors and pumps move the water out, and then air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers take center stage for structural drying. IICRC-trained technicians operate the equipment flawlessly, adjusting as needed to achieve the results desired.

Pack-outs of flooding scenes contribute to excellent outcomes. Water and debris removal and drying are easier in homes cleared of contents. The skill of our production facility technicians is why SERVPRO can surprise and delight customers who feared precious heirlooms, mementos, pictures, and documents were ruined. Document freeze-drying, specialized soft-article cleaning strategies, controlled thermal drying of furnishings, and immersion cleaning tanks are just a sampling of the strategies we use to return your life to normal after flooding.

SERVPRO of Braun Station awaits your call and pledges its best effort when flooding devastates your home. Call us at (210) 267-2159 day or night year round.

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Is Professional Flood Damage Remediation Necessary in San Antonio?

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is Professional Flood Damage Remediation Necessary in San Antonio? DIY efforts often come up short and can cause secondary damage.

Why Professional Flood Damage Remediation is Crucial in San Antonio

Flooding in the San Antonio area has been frequent in the past. Climate change might make the problem more prevalent and intense in the future. Because we anticipate severe flooding does not mean recovery is straightforward or a do-it-yourself proposition. If your home is in the path of flash flooding, be sure you seek the assessment of the scenario by our dependable remediation team. Managing the cleanup on your own can worsen the outcome.

When your home suffers from flood damage in San Antonio, it is highly likely that the water and debris that intrudes into your home are contaminated. Chemicals, road waste, insects, dead animals, sewage, and more can be in the mix. Quantities of silt and mud make it complicated. Removing the debris and sludge along with the water needs careful handling and often containment of the fluid for appropriate hazardous waste disposal. Our trained and well-equipped crews prepare for these challenges.

Speed is essential when cleaning up flood damage, an overwhelming proposition when you are trying to deal with it on your own. SERVPRO crews arrive with a seasoned manager to assess and devise an agenda to mitigate the situation and the workers to carry out the plan designed. Each signature green truck carrying our team to your address has pumps and extractors to remove the water, as well as tools to remove mud and silt.

Our crews take care to avoid exposing your lower levels to collapse when we extract the water. IICRC training and job experience guide us if many feet of water invade your home. We extract the water in a controlled manner to prevent the pressure from the saturated ground outside your home from damaging the foundation. SERVPRO scans for hidden water and measures moisture levels in structural components to ensure that we remove all flooding.

Once the standing water evacuates, we reach for the drying equipment also in our service trucks. A balance of air temperature and movement accelerates evaporation of water absorbed into building materials. Once vaporized our desiccant and evaporative dehumidifiers collect and contain the water for disposal away from your home. To ensure drying is effective behind walls or other barriers we frequently make flood cuts.

SERVPRO of Braun Station exists to help the communities we manage catastrophes like flood damage. Make a call to (210) 267-2159 to schedule an evaluation as soon as the water rises inside your home.

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