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Can San Antonio Fire Damage Restoration Remove Soot Stains from Walls?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

vacuum soot off of a rug SERVPRO techs put their training to work cleaning this fire damaged carpet in a San Antonio home

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Training Mitigates Stains and Odors Successfully

Small fires can happen in the blink of an eye. Whether a cooking mishap covers walls and cabinetry in soot or an electrical failure leaves behind smoky residue, these stains and odors can be exacerbated by household products.

SERVPRO responds to San Antonio residential fire damage restoration needs with commercial-grade cleaners, EPA-registered biocides, and training in proper mitigation of both soot damage and fire suppression damages. This specialized training ensures that technicians provide effective services that consistently adhere to restoration industry standards and insurance policies.

SERVPRO Training Prepares Techs for San Antonio Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO’s training process for technicians and franchise owners alike includes education about a variety of topics. The firm’s Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP)), for example, includes:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Technicians and staff can expand their knowledge through SERVPRO’s extensive array of e-Learning opportunities. Credit and noncredit courses are also offered for SERVPRO staff and other professionals, such as real estate agents and insurance adjusters. Continuing Education courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO of Braun Station’s 24/7 response keeps homes looking and feeling, “Like it never even happened.” Call (210) 267-2159 for comprehensive restoration services.

Plumbing Breaches Often Require Water Removal In Your Leon Valley Home

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

a woman holding a bucket to catch water falling from her ceiling Excess water can quickly cause damage to the structure and contents of your home. Our technicians are standing by to tackle the situation 24/7.

Get fast water removal after a burst pipe with the help of SERVPRO

Among the more recent bouts of extreme weather conditions that affected Leon Valley residents, the only threat that your homes face is not exclusively coming at you from the outside. While you should work to safeguard your home from the possibility of natural disasters as much as possible, indoor plumbing can also cause the same kind of catastrophe to affect both the structural integrity and the condition of your house.

While you might think of a breach in your plumbing as little more than a simple clean-up job, it likely requires professional water removal services for your Leon Valley residence. Every homeowner cares about protecting their investment, and your home's health becomes in jeopardy from poor cleaning techniques that do not adequately address the problem.

Our SERVPRO professionals understand that in these situations, time is of the essence. The longer those high volumes of water pool throughout the affected areas of your home, the more they weaken structural elements and cause more penetrative damages.

Locating the source of the damage is also a critical step in the restoration process for our SERVPRO team. By locating the problem, we can work to get the pipes repaired and the water back on to the rest of your house to help you return to your everyday life while the restoration process is underway.

Water removal itself is often an involved process. Starting with portable pumps and wet vacs, our team works to pull up all of the immediate pooling. More confined spaces and difficult-to-reach points require specialized drying equipment to reach, such as our injectidry system, to get into wall cavities. Thorough drying is critical for a successful restoration job.

While there might be multiple threats that your home faces over its lifetime, you cannot always account for or prevent some of them. With your indoor plumbing, most homeowners do not realize there is a problem until they face the pool of water the incident created. Trust in our SERVPRO of Braun Station technicians to help you clean up the mess, remove the water, and get back to your regular life. You can call us anytime at (210) 267-2159.

When Downpours Enter Your San Antonio Home

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

puddles of water in a basement from storm damage Recent flooding affecting your property? Our team is available 24/7 365 days a year to remediate the flood damage. Call right away.

Severe Weather Can Allow Flood Damage in Your San Antonio Home

While San Antonio might be far enough removed from coastlines like Corpus Christi to avoid the worst severe weather systems that hit the Gulf of Mexico, the region still sees enough of these storm systems to cause damage to area properties. Situations like flooding still threaten your home, and knowing what to do when these disaster strikes can make the difference in what can get saved and what does not.

From the moment that flood damages affect your San Antonio residence, you need to respond quickly to preserve both the structural integrity of your property and the contents inside of it. While the first call that many homeowners tend to make is to their insurance provider to begin the claims process, you should also call our SERVPRO emergency response team.

That initial call can put boots on the ground with advanced equipment capable of lessening the impact of the floodwater on your property with fast extraction and drying possibilities. Once our team arrives at your address, our highly trained technicians can get to work on assessing the full scope of the flood damage that your home has sustained, cataloging the damages and irreparable conditions, and estimating the costs of repair and restoration for the property. This information is what your insurance company requires to approve a loss claim.

Our training awards us a reputation of providing experienced and educated technicians on every job that we do. This education begins with our extensive training regiment to obtain our IICRC certifications for water damage restoration and secondary certifications in areas like mitigation, mold remediation, and odor removal.

While you might be unclear about how to respond to a flood in your home, by entrusting your property to the experienced technicians that we have at SERVPRO of Braun Station, your property can get restored fast. We offer 24-hour response to any size emergency that threatens your home to help you preserve what matters most. Give us a call today at (210) 267-2159.

If Your Carpet is Flooded and Damaged, SERVPRO in San Antonio can help.

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen and dining room with items floating everywhere Regardless whether flooding affected carpets or other types of flooring, team SERVPRO can quickly be on the scene to assess and remediate.

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Technicians in San Antonio Can Help Save Wet Carpets

Carpets can be up to 50% weaker, gather mold or other microbial activity, or become dirty following a leak, spill, or burst pipe. We pack our trucks with the correct equipment needed to assess, dry, and clean fitted carpets in your home. SERVPRO can also help with:

  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Burst pipes
  • Water damage restoration

The danger with performing water damage restoration to carpets in your San Antonio home is inadvertently causing harm to the pad. When carpet fibers detach from the base, negative effects like delamination are just some of the damages associated with wet carpets. Having the correct tool kit for carpet repair is essential.

  • Knee Kickers, Stair Tools, and Razor Knives allow technicians to detach carpets without risking further damage.
  • A seaming iron, tape, and Staple Hammer can be useful when retacking a dry or cleaned carpet. 
  • Latex adhesive can sometimes help to mitigate the effect of delamination on a wet carpet. 

Carpet replacement can be expensive. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station for water damage restoration at (210) 267-2159.

Providing San Antonio Residents with Detailed Fire and Smoke Cleanup

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room from under door; blaze seen under door SERVPRO is prepared to restore any fire and smoke damage your home may incur. Call us today!

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup with SERVPRO Gets Your San Antonio Property Back to Pre-Fire Condition

You might worry that your San Antonio house is a total loss after a recent blaze. However, SERVPRO has the training and experience to ensure fire damaged homes in the area get back to pre-fire condition “Like it never even happened.” We tackle each job and treat it as unique, handling every detail with precision and care.

Total fire restoration means addressing fire and smoke cleanup in San Antonio simultaneously. You must get in touch with your home insurance provider to determine what is covered and begin your claim. The most common to-do list homeowners will have with house fire cleanup projects include:

  • Structure safety and security –We will not enter until first responders onsite deem the building safe.
  • Documentation –Meticulous inventory and paperwork must get done, including photos of the damage.
  • Skilled assistance –Hiring the right fire damage restoration team for the job ensures everything gets done right the first time.
  • Work begins –SERVPRO can handle removal and disposal of all charred debris, interior cleaning, drying, and controlled demolitions, as needed.

Fire and smoke cleanup are better left to skilled technicians - this is where we come in at SERVPRO of Braun Station. With one call to (210) 267-2159, you will have our Green Fleet at your door and ready to get started within a few hours.

San Antonio Residents Deserve Rapid Water Mitigation Services

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in driveway; garage door open showing stacked SERVPRO restoration equipment When you see our Green Fleet, you can rest assured that SERVPRO is on the job.

Emergency Services Water Damage Mitigation Assistance is Available in San Antonio from Our Skilled SERVPRO Team!

Water emergencies such as ceiling leaks to flooding and other events can put anyone into full-blown panic. However, SERVPRO has trained water restoration technicians (WRT) to handle anything water loss event. When it comes to mitigation and water damage remediation, our crew always works to get the job done quickly while saving San Antonio homeowners money at the same time.

When it comes to water mitigation in San Antonio, your carpeting may have taken on some damage. Our team at SERVPRO has access to various equipment and techniques that allow us to work under a restore versus replace promise whenever possible. Water removal services kick it off, followed by special drying measures and other details to help us restore your carpet and belongings to like-new condition. When called for remediation services, we may use some of the following techniques on the interior of your home:

  • Spray and wipe
  • Damp wiping
  • Immersion cleaning
  • Shampooing
  • Hot water extraction, and more

Moisture management is imperative and must go hand-in-hand with water damage repairs. Our team strategically sets up dehumidifiers and air-flow management equipment to work in tandem to remove wetness from materials and belongings faster.

Some of the areas we specialize in here at SERVPRO of Braun Station are water mitigation and drying. Whenever you need us for water-related services, call us at (210) 267-2159.

Fire Damage Restoration and Insurance Claim Assistance in San Antonio

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot and walls and ceiling Fires are devastating to homeowners. SERVPRO can help! Our team is equipped your fire damage restoration needs.

Call SERVPRO to Your San Antonio Property to Handle all Water and Fire Damage Restorations with Ease!

San Antonio straddles Central and South Texas and happens to be the city that is the seventh most populated within the United States. The name is Spanish, meaning Saint Anthony, given the name after Saint Anthony of Padua, known for feast day on June 13.

Taking a closer look beyond the many attractions, shopping, and dining that San Antonio affords, this city is also home to several United States Armed Forces facilities, including:

  • Randolph Air Force Base
  • Lackland Air Force Base
  • Fort Sam Houston
  • Kelly Air Force Base (until 2001)
  • Lackland AFB/Kelly Field Annex

In addition to those listed above, both Camp Stanley and Camp Bullis are located just outside the city limits.

Famous People Who Came from San Antonio

San Antonio, TX, is also known for a long list of famous names, including:

  • Carol Burnett, actress
  • Rand Paul, politician
  • Joan Crawford, actress
  • Jared Padalecki, actor
  • Michelle Rodriguez, actress
  • Chris Perez, guitarist

Exploring San Antonio Means Looking at Some of the Top Neighborhoods

There is a diverse population living in San Antonio, making perfect destinations to check out delicious food, craft beverages, and local entertainment. A few of the more popular neighborhoods you must check out when you are in San Antonio, Texas, include:

  • Alamo Heights –Located along Olmos Basin Park, Alamo Heights' community is also home to famous destinations like the McNay Art Museum, Witte Museum, and the San Antonio Zoo.
  • Midtown –When you are looking for cutting-edge restaurants with creative flair, there is nothing quite like Midtown. This breathtaking area is also dotted with historic buildings and quaint shops to explore. 
  • Northwest Side –This area is known as the main campus home for the University of Texas at San Antonio. If you are up for excitement, this neck of the woods is also where you will find fun and thrill rides at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. 

With SERVPRO On-the-Job, We Handle Fire Damage Restoration Quickly to Get Your San Antonio Home Back to Normal

Numerous challenges arise with any fire damaged homes, but calling in our team of skilled IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO gets it done in a fraction of the time versus DIY. Our attention to detail brings impeccable results, so your San Antonio home is "Like it never even happened."

To start our fire damage restoration efforts in San Antonio, it is essential that you know the next best steps toward the finish line:

  • Insurance Provider Contact –Before house fire clean up, contact your home insurance provider to begin your claim. Ask about all coverages and double-check what documentation is required.
  • Securing the Property –There might be areas of your interior exposed to the elements depending on the nature of your fire incident. We offer tarping and board-up services to secure the property and the remaining belongings inside.
  • Assessment –This is where our crew chief determines the right fire restoration equipment and steps to handle the cleanup. Our team then starts with charred debris removal, soot and smoke residue cleaning, and controlled demolition, as needed.

SERVPRO of Braun Station can be reached 24/7 for emergency fire damage restoration by calling (210) 267-2159.

Which Cleaning Products Can Help with Fire Damage Restoration?

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

heavy smoke surrounding smoke detector Smoke and soot travel and reach the remote parts of your home. SERVPRO is always available to restore your fire damage.

SERVPRO has the Tools to Help San Antonio Homeowners 

The thought of cleaning after a fire is a daunting one. Soot has a way of coating all kinds of surfaces to leave your home looking black and beyond repair. However, please do not despair – SERVPRO technicians have the tools to help.

If you need fire damage restoration in your San Antonio home, we suggest that you do not start cleaning yourself. It is better to wait for the professionals because we have access to highly effective cleaning products that are not sold in regular stores. We also train our teams on using various products to minimize the risk of damage to your home. 

Our repertoire of cleaning products includes: 

  • Dry cleaning solvents are ideal for cleaning drapes or any other materials that cannot withstand wet cleaning.
  • Wood oil soaps to clean finished wood surfaces such as chairs and tables.
  • Carpet cleaners to restore your floor coverings after fire damage.
  • Volatile dry solvents to remove soot from fabrics.

If you need the right cleaning products for fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

Can You Save Your Restaurant Carpets after Water Mitigation?

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

picture of empty tables at restaurant; ready for guests Water leaks can close your restaurant. SERVPRO knows how to dry your floors while causing the least amount of impact to your business.

SERVPRO Helps San Antonio Restaurateurs Dry Their Rugs

If you suffer a leak on your restaurant premises, you want to salvage as much of the interior décor as possible. After all, it costs money to replace drapes and carpets, so it is better to clean them if you can.

SERVPRO trains our technicians to handle every aspect of water mitigation in San Antonio restaurants, including dealing with water-damaged carpets. Several factors affect whether we can salvage carpeting: 

  • How much water soaked into the carpet.
  • Whether the carpet is delaminated (the secondary backing separated from the primary backing.)
  • Are any contaminants present in the water.

When we arrive, our first step is extracting water from the floor covering. Then, if your carpet is salvageable, our team can take care of cleaning and drying it. We have a range of carpet cleaning tools available, and we also have air movers and fans ready to help dry the rug out. 

The time since the incident occurred is also a deciding factor, so it is essential to call SERVPRO as soon as you notice water damage. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

Do You Need a Fire Restoration Service in San Antonio?

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged possessions on bedroom dresser When it comes to your possessions, we try to restore over replace. We have the cleaners to clean and restore your family treasurers.

SERVPRO Takes the Stress Out of Fire Cleanup 

San Antonio is undoubtedly one of the most iconic cities in Texas. It is one of the earliest Spanish colonies in the state. Settlers first saw the area when an explorer named Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca landed there in 1536. Native people briefly captured him, and during his time there saw the river that would be called the San Antonio River. He reported back to colleagues in Mexico City. 

Spanish settlers founded missions and built forts in the area, and the missions grew until San Antonio was the largest Spanish settlement in Texas. During the Texas Rebellion, several pivotal battles took place in or near San Antonio. The United States annexed Texas in 1845. After the civil war, many Anglo settlers learned the traditional Mexican and Spanish herding techniques that were popular among Spanish and Mexican immigrants. San Antonio became a famous center of cattle culture and spawned a whole new generation of cowboys. By 1850, San Antonio was the largest city in Texas.

Today, San Antonio is a buzzing modern city that is still growing. Reminders of the past are all around, but you can find all mod cons too.

See the Historical Sites of San Antonio

As you can imagine, San Antonio is full of exciting and historical places. Why not start with:

  • The Alamo, formally known as The Alamo Mission, is one of America's most popular tourist sites, welcoming more than four million people a year. You can visit the chapel and the long barracks or stop by the museum to see the artifacts.
  • San Antonio Missions National Park preserves the city's other four Spanish frontier missions and includes green parkland and a visitor's center.
  • The Ethel Wilson Harris House is the former home of Ethel Wilson Harris, an artist, and conservationist. Robert Harris designed the house in 1956, and it is an excellent example of modern architecture. 

Family Fun at San Antonio's Attractions 

San Antonio boasts plenty of modern attractions too. Kids are sure to love: 

  • Morgan's Wonderland is the first completely accessible theme park in the world. Morgan's Wonderland includes fairground rides, a fishing lake, gardens, and an amphitheater. Guests with special needs go free, while other guests or caregivers pay only a small fee.
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas includes plenty of rides for thrill-seekers. Rides include Scream, a twenty-story tower ride, the SkyScreamer sky ride, the Crow's Nest Ferris wheel, and the Superman: Krypton roller coaster. There are sit-down restaurants and live entertainment for when you need to sit down!
  • Seaworld San Antonio is the largest Seaworld franchise, and its inventory includes whales, dolphins, seals, and sea lions.

What Happens to Décor During Fire Restoration? 

San Antonio's attractions often have historic and beautiful décor, including paintings, rugs, and drapes. You may be questioning what happens to your décor during fire restoration. SERVPRO trains its technicians to clean and restore as much as possible. We do not throw away items unless we are entirely sure we cannot salvage them. Some things we can do to help include:

  • Wiping down furniture, lampshades, and ornaments.
  • Using spot cleaning to deal with soot marks on textiles and upholstery.
  • Putting Venetian blinds, toys, and utensils in ultrasonic cleaning tanks.
  • Sending clothes and linens to our facility, where we have ESPORTA hydraulic washers.

We also deodorize your belongings and home after fire restoration. 

If you need fire restoration, call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.