Recent Posts

San Antonio Small Business Owners Must Plan for Mold Damage Remediation

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

mold on drywall ad wall board; flooring removed Mold in your business is a serious matter. SERVPRO techs are trained in mold remediation- call us today!

SERVPRO Addresses Moisture Issues and Cleans Up Business Premises during Black Mold Damage Repairs

When you notice mold signs such as a musty smell or patches on various surfaces, you should take steps to correct the problem because it seldom goes away on its own. Mold usually signifies an apparent or hidden moisture issue. However, it takes more than drying your San Antonio premises to eliminate the problem.

The mold damage remediation executed in San Antonio business premises should address the physical remnants of mold growth. For instance, the infestation can cause pitting and other physical deterioration in various materials like wood. Such surfaces need restoring after cleaning off the mold colonies. In extreme cases, the materials lose their structural integrity, entirely necessitating replacement. Our SERVPRO technicians handle both teardown and material repairs. The location of the mold in your premises is one of the factors our mold specialists use to decide which approach to use.

Concerning the location, remediation processes can be categorized as:

  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Attic Mold Removal

In case of mold in an attic or ceiling, remediation procedures are likely to disrupt business operations since tearing down deteriorated ceiling or insulation materials spreads debris everywhere. In bathrooms, the surface materials like tiles are resilient, so the bulk of the mold colonies are likely to be concentrated in the wall or ceiling cavities where it is harder to reach.

Our SERVPRO technicians can expedite such teardowns since we have a more comprehensive range of tools. We can also limit the spread of debris by setting up containment barriers. After removing the moldy debris, we also apply antimicrobial agents to inhibit further growth.

SERVPRO of Braun Station takes enough precautions to ensure mold damage remediation does not close down your business for extended periods. Call us at (210) 267-2159. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does Flash Flood Cleanup in San Antonio Cover the Exterior of a Home?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged, carpet removed SERVPRO removes contaminated, soiled carpets after flooding in San Antonio homes

SERVPRO Flash Flood Cleanup Services Help Return the Interior and Exterior of San Antonio Homes to a Pre-loss Condition

Heavy rainfall can lead to a rise in the water table. Overflowing rivers, roads, or dams is often the root cause of flash flooding, which can occur over a matter of hours and cause billions of dollars’ worth of property damage to residences in the vicinity. We are an emergency flood restoration service that can assist homes with picking up the pieces after a flash flood. Our services include:

  • Flood restoration
  • Water damage restoration
  • Water cleanup
  • Decontamination with EPA approved antimicrobial agents

The priorities for flash flood cleanup in San Antonio are removing unwanted or non-salvageable material and draining and drying the property. A property fallen victim to flash flooding likely has significant debris and material damage. Our team can provide emergency services such as secure board-ups, deliver dumpsters for rubbish, and pressure washes the exterior of your home to remove grime, mud, and other solid waste.

  • Pressure washers are measured using pounds per square inch (PSI), with higher values representing stronger power.
  • An industrial pressure washer used by SERVPRO on flooded properties operates at over 3,000 PSI. Typical shower water pressure, by comparison, is around 45 to 55 PSI.
  • These pressure washers can be hooked up to mainline electricity or, in cases where there is a power outage, can run from gas.
  • We provide power sources when needed for running equipment

Get a professional response to a flood issue. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station for flash flood damage control and restoration at (210) 267-2159.

Is Hiring Professional Water Damage Removal Equipment in San Antonio a Good Idea?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

air movers drying house Rely on the Professional Team from SERVPRO for water damage cleanup and restoration for your San Antonio property

A SERVPRO Restoration Technician in San Antonio Can Organize Water Damage Removal Correctly and Efficiently

Water intrusion can severely reduce the value of your property. A slow leak, drainage issue, or sewer backup quickly compromises dry areas of your home. Sometimes water intrusion can carry with it biohazardous substances like pathogens or raw sewage. It is vital to avoid contact with the contaminants in these situations until a qualified professional reaches the property. We can help with:

  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs
  • Cleaning up after sewer backup

A qualified practitioner for water damage removal in San Antonio can significantly reduce the long-term harm caused by water intrusion. The critical part of mitigation is removing standing water from the property. Usually, standing water is removed using high-powered equipment such as wet-dry vacuums, extractors, and pumps. Once the standing water is removed, the next step involves decontamination of the affected area to help prevent longer-term damages.

  • Safety equipment for dealing with biohazardous substances include chemical-resistant gloves, respirators with at least n-94 grade filters, and vigilance toward any cuts or open wounds received on site.
  • Specially designed pumps can pass solid waste when draining the property, separating them from water, and storing them in separate tanks.
  • Disposal of wastewater may be possible at an open sewer point. In the case of backup, wastewater can be transported away from the property in 100+ gallon trucks.

Reacting quickly to water intrusion can help to reduce losses. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station for water damage removal at (210) 267-2159.

How Do San Antonio Businesses Deal with Commercial Fire Restoration?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked The SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives quickly to restore your San Antonio fire damaged business. Open for Business

SERVPRO is an Experience Commercial Fire Restoration Service for San Antonio’s Business Community

Cleaning and drying your business following a fire is one of the most effective damage-mitigation methods. While it may seem unusual to associate fire damages with water damages, it is commonly the case that water used in firefighting efforts can cause adverse effects to your business property. Often moisture can combine with soot or ash creating a residue that can spread through materials or bond with walls and surfaces. We can help your business with:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Water & fire damage restorations

Using a commercial fire restoration provider in San Antonio can help to reduce business closure, mitigate losses on the premises, and tackle fire-related odor problems. The primary method of controlling malodors is a thorough cleaning methodology that often relies on chemical actions. Industrial cleaning solutions can be costly to procure independently, which is why most businesses in the region rely on professional services that stock both equipment and cleaning products for use on-site.

  • Chemical actions are often surface-dependent with different treatments used for wood, steel, or acoustical materials.
  • The effectiveness of cleaning chemicals is also dependent on the type of smoke deposit, including wet, dry, or animal fat-based soiling.
  • Correct dilution, safety equipment, and know-how are essential to ensuring that restoration is conducted safely and achieves the desired result.

Get a quick quote for your business repair from an IICRC certified company. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station for commercial fire restoration at (210) 267-2159.

Is Professional Flood Damage Remediation Necessary in San Antonio?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Flood damage remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO certified IICRC technicians can handle any size disaster. Call now!

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, the water and debris that intrudes into your home are likely 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 and 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 dealing with it on your own. SERVPRO crews arrive with a seasoned manager to assess and devise a schedule to mitigate the situation and the workers to execute the plan. 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.

Trained Water Damage Restoration Technicians

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 remove 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 the evaporation of water absorbed into building materials. Once vaporized, our desiccant and evaporative dehumidifiers collect and contain the water for disposal. To ensure drying is effective behind walls or other barriers, we frequently make flood cuts.

SERVPRO of Braun Station exists to help the communities 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.

Why SERVPRO is Your Trusted Choice for Water Removal in San Antonio

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every size of water damage job. Call now for fast and immediate service.

The Importance of a Game Plan for Water Removal in San Antonio

Coming home to a flooded property can cause homeowners to phone the first available supplier. These are high-pressure situations, and, ultimately, a professional who can arrive quickly is the priority for a homeowner. However, using a provider who lacks the necessary expertise could result in longer-term problems than you may have expected, causing unnecessary time and expense.

Carrying out water removal in San Antonio begins with a phone call. At SERVPRO, we operate our call lines 24 hours a day so that residents in need can always reach out to us. Our technicians are all local to this area which reduces the amount of time you need to wait. As a national franchise, we can mobilize the resources to get you home back "Like it never even happened."

Equipment for Water Removal

The process of getting rid of standing water involves deploying submersible gas-powered pumps. SERVPRO uses this equipment for any standing water issue that exceeds two inches. These pumps can be handy and remove water to a nearby open sewer point. After removing the excess pooling, we can take a more accurate approach to remove moisture and dry saturated carpets, subfloors, and wall cavities.

Portable or truck-mounted extraction units are especially useful in home environments because they do not damage existing fittings which may become weaker when wet. These units contain heating elements, vacuum power, and agile wands to ensure we can dry areas thoroughly that may be smaller or difficult to access.

The final steps of our process are to deploy a combination of rapid air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers. The two-step solution works by first evaporating moisture into the air and then pulling the evaporated moisture out of the air to restore the natural humidity levels. It is the final step in a tried and tested formula that has helped hundreds of homeowners deal with water removal, cleanup, and repair.

A game plan is an essential part of a proper restoration service. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 to find out why.

Does SERVPRO Provide Clean Up Services for Flash Flooding Damage in San Antonio?

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. storm and flood damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. We will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

Need Flash Flooding Cleanup in San Antonio – Call SERVPRO

Storms with heavy rain can cause flash flooding with little warning in San Antonio! Within minutes your home is inundated with dirty, smelly contaminated floodwaters, there is debris in your home, and your contents are ruined. However, knowing who to call for help with floodwater and debris removal, cleaning, and drying can ease much of the stress associated with this catastrophic situation.

SERVPRO provides flash flooding cleanup and restoration services in San Antonio. Our teams can be at your home in less than four hours from your call, assess the situation, and immediately begin the process of recovering your home from all the damage caused by the floodwaters.

One of our team leaders assesses the situation and mobilizes the equipment and staff to address the damage. We also ensure that contaminated areas are cleaned and sanitized along with all of your contents. Some porous materials must be replaced, while most non-porous items can be cleaned and sanitized. We explain every step of the cleaning and restoration process to our clients and answer all of their questions. We aim to return your home to you, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO provides flash flooding clean up services:

  • Biohazard remediation and clean up
  • Floodwater damage remediation
  • Floodwater damage restoration 

Call SERVPRO of Braun Station for flash flooding cleanup in San Antonio and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (210) 267-2159.

Is Mold Hiding in Your San Antonio Home?

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

mold at hot water leak closet Moisture can lead to mold growth as shown in this San Antonio utility closet Photo. SERVPRO can remediate the damage with little or no demolition

Mold Containment in Damaged San Antonio Homes

As alarming as this might be for San Antonio homeowners, the best solution is to act quickly with microbial or fungal growth. Securing the right professionals to remove an active colony ensures that the entire organism gets removed as it should. It can also help make certain appropriate measures to prevent recurrences in the immediate future. This effective strategy begins with containment solutions designed to prevent the active spores from moving to new areas of your home and colonizing.

Once you have discovered mold damage in your San Antonio residence, you can often trust that the situation is worse than what you can see with your eyes. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly at the discovery of mold to help identify the full spread of the organism and begin installing the containment barriers and setting up equipment designed to prevent their spread to new areas of your house. Containment helps to make remediation much faster and effective.

Mold Removal

With a significant spread of damage throughout the property, removal is often the most effective solution to take care of active colonization in areas of your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can utilize controlled demolition techniques within the containment area to not only prevent the spread of debris and dust but keep any circulating spores within the thick plastic sheeting installed around the area.

Additionally, we can use several tools to help purify the air and reduce the volume of active spores through this affected area of your home. Our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators both work to pull particulates, dust, debris, and even mold spores from the air and trap them in a filter. We allow these machines to run for extended periods, even sometimes outside of the containment areas, to improve the indoor air quality before environmental testing occurs to determine the effectiveness of our mold remediation.

Should you discover mold growth in your home, you might not immediately know what you should do. To prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction, call our experienced SERVPRO of Braun Station mold remediation technicians as soon as possible at (210) 267-2159.

What is a Pack Out and How Does It Help with Flood Damage Restoration in San Antonio?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

green fleet at coning tower at airport San Antonians know that SERVPRO "towers" over the competition for storm damage cleanup and restoration

San Antonio Residents Can Rely on Pack-Out for a Successful Flood Damage Restoration Outcom

Flooding in your San Antonio home can be a harrowing experience. Central Texas from Dallas to San Antonio has the unfortunate nickname of “Flash Flood Alley.” Heavy rains can change the landscape from parched and afflicted by drought to many feet deep in dangerous moving water quickly. If your home is in the path of a flash flood, the structure and contents of your dwelling can be at risk.

One way residents improve their odds for a successful recovery from flood damage in San Antonio is to take advantage of our pack-out option. Removing furnishings and household and personal possessions immediately have dual benefits. The articles chosen for pack-out can receive specialized attention while the structure and fixtures can be dried out more efficiently emptied of these items.

Pack-Out During Flood Damage Restoration

SERVPRO uses a well-designed and detailed protocol to inventory and track items our technicians remove from the flooded areas of your home. Our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) utilizes digital documentation paired with lists and a barcode system to keep track of the possessions we transport to our production facility.

Evaluation of the flood damage done to pack-out inventory permits SERVPRO to keep you and your insurance company apprised of articles we can save, including the methods used and which we determine are unsalvageable. Our production technicians use innovative cleaning and drying techniques to rescue items you might consider ruined. We have freeze-drying for paper and thermal chambers for electronics.

Removing a significant amount of furniture and stored items from the flooded levels of your home makes it much less stressful to remove water and design structural drying configurations. Heavy furniture and a wide range of stored items would need to be continuously moved as the water removal, and drying occurs. SERVPRO technicians can reposition equipment more efficiently, and the soaked items out of the space cannot contribute to higher humidity levels in the work area.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready to help residents struggling with the challenges of overland flash-flooding. Call for an assessment and discuss a pack-out plan at (210) 267-2159.

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.