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Trust SERVPRO for Dependable Fire Damage Cleanup in San Antonio

5/21/2023 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering the ceiling and walls SERVPRO technicians have access to the latest equipment to help make the fire that occurred in your home a far off memory. Call SERVPRO 24/7.

SERVPRO Offers Comprehensive Fire Damage Cleanup in San Antonio Home

Even after the flames have been put out, the lingering odor of smoke can be a constant reminder of the fire disaster. Professional restoration companies, like SERVPRO, have the expertise and equipment to remove smoke odor during the fire damage cleanup of your San Antonio home. 

SERVPRO techs use various odor control measures during the fire cleanup of your San Antonio home, depending on the source and intensity of the odor. SERVPRO techs often use multiple methods during the restoration process to increase the efficiency of odor elimination. 

Deodorizing After Smoke Damage 

The biggest challenge SERVPRO techs face during deodorizing fire-damaged homes is reaching the odor-causing smoke particles hidden in pores and surface cavities. However, using the right equipment, it is possible to create conditions that enable the deodorizer to interact more effectively with the hidden odor-causing residues. 

Some of the most common equipment we use to neutralize odor after fire damage include-

  • Air scrubbers are machines that filter the air in a room or building. They capture and remove odor-causing airborne particles, such as smoke and soot, and can significantly improve indoor air quality.
  • Thermal foggers release a heated, deodorizing mist that penetrates porous materials, such as walls and furniture. The mist neutralizes smoke odor molecules, effectively eliminating the smell.
  • Ozone generators produce ozone, a very reactive gas that reacts with odor molecules to neutralize them. 
  • Hydroxyl generators produce hydroxyl radicals, which react with odor molecules to neutralize them. Hydroxyl generators are safe around people, pets, and plants and can be used in occupied spaces.

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Residue is Equally Important

In addition to the deodorizing agents, SERVPRO techs use specialized cleaning products and techniques to remove smoke residue from surfaces, such as walls, floors, and furniture. Removing the residue can further reduce the odor of smoke in a room or building.

Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 for fast service.

Have SERVPRO Experts Handle Your San Antonio Fire Damage

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked on the side of the road SERVPRO has the tools and equipment to remove soot after fire damage from your home in San Antonio.

SERVPRO Provides San Antonio Residents with Fire Damage Restoration

Any fire can be a frightening experience, but even more so when it occurs within your San Antonio home. Not only do you have to worry about whether everyone, including pets, got out safely, but you also need to think about items lost and the arduous process of cleaning up. DIY methods are never recommended, even if you had a small blaze in a guest bedroom due to electrical issues. Instead, calling trained fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) from SERVPRO gets you proven, efficient results!

There are many working parts for any restoration project, especially involving fire damage in San Antonio. When it comes to house fire cleanup, SERVPRO has the skills and equipment to address everything, including:

  • Soot and smoke residues
  • Charred debris
  • Structural damage
  • Water used to put out the flames

All of the above elements within fire damaged homes can wreak havoc on your interior and personal belongings. The good news for many property owners is that if you act fast and hire our team, we can get in to begin fire remediation efforts as soon as possible.

Fire Damage Inspection/Assessment

The first step our specialists take is ensuring your property is safe for entry. We look for structural issues that could jeopardize the home or pose a hazard to our crew. We then look at all soiling and water/moisture presents to select the best equipment and projects for fire restoration.

Debris Removal and Disposal

Once we complete the initial assessment and project planning, we secure the property, put containment in place, and start clearing debris from your perimeter and interior. We also have boarding and tarp-up services to handle any holes in your roof or walls, covering any broken or missing doors and windows.

Did You Know That We Can Restore Many Contents and Furnishings?

With our restore versus replace mode of fire cleanup, we always try to clean and restore items impacted by smoke and grime from the fire. We sort through all objects, determining what can get salvaged and what is damaged beyond repair. It is essential to act quickly so corrosive soot, and smoke does not have a chance to contaminate items or destroy them further.

  • All restorable items within fire-affected zones get carefully cleaned and deodorized.
  • We inspect and test fabrics for colorfastness and determine the best restoration methods.
  • Our crew uses wet or dry cleaning methods to help us achieve our desired result.
  • In some cases where electronics, artwork, and other specialty items call for additional care, we have trusted specialists in the area to tackle the restoration.

No Fire Restoration Project is Complete Without Deodorization

Pungent smoke odors are present in any fire situation, so we have Odor Control Technicians (OCT) on our team to rid your building of lingering smells. We always do more than just mask odors using fragrance. Instead, our fire and smoke restoration team seek out odor sources and eliminate them entirely. We do this with specialized cleaning agents, deodorizers, thermal fogging equipment, air scrubbers, and more.

We Want All Clients to Have a Good Experience

With any emergency in your home or place of business, you may feel an overwhelming sense of chaos. Our customer care team takes the initiative right from the start to gather information from you to dispatch a crew with everything we need.

Call us at SERVPRO of Braun Station when you require help with fire damage. We can be reached 24/7 at (210) 267-2159.

Water Damage Results You Can Trust in San Antonio

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in a living room with water damage Water damages not only the structure but possessions as well. SERVPRO can help dry your San Antonio home from top to bottom.

SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Water Damage Restoration for San Antonio Residents

Once your San Antonio property gets damaged by water, you need to repair it as fast as possible. Although water is an all-natural substance, it can wreak havoc on your building materials, structural elements, and belongings. Hiring skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) is the best way to get results without all of the headaches and pitfalls of DIY methods alone. SERVPRO offers an emergency response team to help you handle water cleanup and total restoration, as needed. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

We have trained technicians at SERVPRO that address your water damage in San Antonio appropriately and swiftly. Water infiltration is never anything you can put off because you risk costly secondary damage that leads to extensive repairs or a total loss of materials and contents. There is also the potential for mildew and black mold growth, which brings its own dangers.

Once you contact our customer care team, we can mobilize and have our Green Fleet at your door within hours. We inspect your property to identify the damage to formulate a course of action that allows us to facilitate water removal services and drying in tandem. Some of the items and equipment you may see us setting up once we begin include:

  • Containment to help us keep the water from migrating into unaffected areas of your home. We also work to limit the tracking of moisture and debris from one room to the next.
  • Submersible pumps, truck-mounted extractors, rovers, and carpet wand tools help us pull up as much water as possible.
  • Dehumidification equipment helps us pull moisture from the air to restore relative humidity (RH) to the appropriate levels.
  • Industrial-grade fans, centrifugal air movers, drying mats, and other equipment to execute our drying protocols.

Remember, Not All Water Damage is Visible to the Untrained Eye

When part of your home has taken on water from burst pipes or flooding, even if the damage does not seem severe, there could be areas where water migrated that pose a threat. Depending on the layout, where the standing water is located, and where it came from, substances could contaminate the water.

  • It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to water restoration, so our crew utilizes moisture detection equipment like meters and sensors that allow us to find hidden pockets of moisture.
  • Some areas of concern may be tight spaces, openings behind walls, underneath cabinetry, and between your flooring layer and the subfloor below.

Did you know? Restoration using water mitigation efforts can be less expensive than replacement! Our team constantly works to restore versus replace whenever possible – making it “Like it never even happened.”

We Evaluate and Adjust Our Drying Efforts as We Move Through the Project

Our IICRC-certified technicians understand the science behind psychometry, which involves the air and all of its properties – temperature, vapor pressure, humidity, etc. all get evaluated to ensure optimum conditions for drying and restoration. We take the time to add or remove equipment and adjust location as needed to help us achieve our drying goals as soon as possible.

In some water-related emergencies, controlled demolition is necessary for reconstruction purposes. If drywall, carpeting, baseboards, and other elements are unsalvageable, we have trusted area contractors to handle it with precision.

When you need water damage restoration, we are here to help at SERVPRO of Braun Station. Request help online or call for 24-hour service at (210) 267-2159.

Mold Damage Cannot Wait if Suspected in Your San Antonio Home

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage on a white wall Count on the professionals at SERVPRO if you find mold damage in your San Antonio home.

Never Trust Mold Damage Cleanup to Anyone but SERVPRO in San Antonio

Mold infestation is the type of problem you rarely see coming. You may expect to spot a bit of mold around your bathtub or shower, but if you start to see issues on your ceilings or walls, that is a much bigger problem. Unfortunately, mold remediation is a challenging and daunting process that is never smart for a DIY project. Due to the effects of black mold, having the pros at SERVPRO come to your San Antonio property is the safest, most effective option. We will always make it Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Why contact SERVPRO for help with mold damage in San Antonio? Because we have the training, equipment, and experience to get, the job done right the first time. You should contact us for mold cleanup if:

  • You start spotting mold development on your ceilings, walls, or under the bathroom or kitchen cabinets
  • There is a pervasive musty-type odor within your home
  • Your interior is relatively humid, or there have been several plumbing issues

Why is Mold Remediation So Challenging?

There are also countless types of mold growing inside and outdoors. All mold spores require the same elements to fester and colonize; organic materials and moisture. Homes are loaded with organic materials like wood, carpeting, paper, cotton, etc. However, the real catalyst in any mold situation is moisture. This is why so many bathrooms succumb to mildew and mold issues.

Mold remediation is exceptionally challenging for a couple of reasons. One reason is that mold can be hard to find, especially if there is a hidden plumbing leak. The other is that spores are both airborne and microscopic. These tiny spores can latch onto your hair, clothing, pets, and anything else that comes into your home. This is why it is better to have pros onsite and ready to handle all cleaning the proper way – never causing more of an issue by inadvertently disturbing mold so it travels to unimpacted areas of your home.

Why is SERVPRO the Team to Call for Mold Restoration?

We feature highly-trained IICRC-certified technicians with plenty of experience with mold projects. Our crew knows mold’s behavior, how to clean it safely, and keep it from coming back inside your home or business. The process generally includes the following:

  • The identification of the moisture source, which is usually a plumbing issue that we must address before cleaning mold.
  • We assess impacted areas to determine how far mold began to spread along with salvageable items and materials. Porous things like ceiling tiles and carpeting usually always require disposal.
  • We clean mold infestations from your home, including patches under carpeting, above ceiling panels, under cabinetry, and behind walls.

We want all of our San Antonio customers to know that there are ways to prevent mold from coming back in the future. You can start by keeping your interior humidity levels low, no higher than 50%. Ensure you have enough ventilation and fix any known leaks with your plumbing, walls, or roof. Should you have a water spill, we also suggest calling our water mitigation team to handle it. However, if you DIY, remove and replace carpeting or upholstery that has been soaked and you cannot dry it out properly.

Nobody gets the cleanup and restoration done quite like SERVPRO of Braun Station when it comes to mold damage. Call us at (210) 267-2159 for assistance!

Water Cleanup of Flooded, San Antonio Homes, is Fast with SERVPRO

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

water dasmaged kitchen; SERVPRO restoration equipment being used SERVPRO techs use a multi-step strategy during flood cleanup of your property, which ensures a fast and efficient restoration.

It Pays to Hire SERVPRO for Water Cleanup of your Flooded San Antonio Home 

Flooding after a storm can create a terrible situation for any homeowner. If water cleanup of your San Antonio home does not happen fast, the contaminated flood water can quickly cause irreparable damage. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO with the experience and training to deal with such situations can help you quickly restore your home to its preloss condition. 

SERVPRO techs use a multi-step strategy during the water cleanup of your San Antonio property, which ensures a fast and efficient restoration. Some of the essential steps include the following:

  • Establishing engineering controls
  • Extracting water and removing bulk material
  • Providing humidity control
  • Carry out controlled demolition, if required
  • Dispose of the waste 
  • Cleaning Salvageable Material During Flood Restoration 

SERVPRO techs clean and decontaminate the material exposed to floodwater. Different materials are cleaned using various techniques. Some of the ways in which SERVPRO techs clean surfaces after flooding due to a storm include the following:

  • Techs use HEPA vacuum to remove dry particles adhering to the surfaces like drywall.  
  • Structural components, including wall and floor surfaces, are cleaned with a pressure wash if contamination is absent.
  • Most remaining materials, such as wood and concrete, are wet cleaned using detergent cleaning agents.  

Once the cleaning is complete, SERVPRO techs use EPA-approved biocides to disinfect the cleaned surfaces. We always take your consent before applying chemical biocides and disinfectants during the restoration process.

Waste Disposal

SERVPRO techs dispose of wastewater according to local guidelines and regulations. Techs double bag all the contaminated porous material in 6-mil polyethylene bags before disposing of them. Once the restoration is complete, SERVPRO techs clean the tools and equipment with EPA-registered disinfectant.

Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 for a fast and efficient water restoration of your flooded home.

SERVPRO Provides Trusted Mold Removal Services in San Antonio

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

water damaged room; flooring removed; drywall removed for drying Left unchecked, water damage can lead to mold damage. SERVPRO's team is well trained and equipped for mold remediation.

Mold Removal in San Antonio is Efficient with Experts 

Mold spores are microscopic organisms naturally found on almost every surface, outdoors or indoors. Complete removal of mold and its spores from your house is virtually impossible. Hence the term mold remediation means that the right company to contact after discovering mold in your home promises a highly efficient mold remediation process, not perfect removal.

When you discover mold has invaded your home, you are safer contacting SERVPRO since we have the expertise and training necessary to remove mold in San Antonio homes. We can get you up on your feet in the shortest time possible. Our primary focus is bringing mold levels into natural levels to a place unaffected by excess moisture.

To ensure our services to our clients are always top-notch, SERVPRO technicians are highly trained. Our qualifications include the following: 

  • We are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) after training on the best practices and mold remediation standards.
  • We offer initial training to new employees after joining the franchise to familiarize them with our operational procedures.
  • We provide Voluntary Employee Certification Training for our employees.
  • We offer E-learning to ensure our technicians are at par with the professional qualities and industrial standards required of us.

At SERVPRO, we use a combination of approaches to get a house to its preloss condition, depending on the situation, under the guidance of EPA regulations and the ANSI/IICRC S520. Ineffective mold treatment can happen with the use of biocide and chlorine solutions. Our team can use plant-based enzymatic products that the EPA has registered. We also introduce several environmental controls, like the erection of plastic sheeting around the affected area to avoid contaminating the unaffected areas.

SERVPRO’s unconventional approach toward mold removal enhances efficiency, fast action, and directness. Our approach provides the best version of what our clients expect from us when they contact us. By the end of our work, your home can have a fresher environment.

For efficiency in mold remediation, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

For an Overflowing Tub, Get Water Cleanup Services in San Antonio

2/17/2023 (Permalink)

water extraction wand and vac servpro Water removal from plumbing problems or human error gets restored by SERVPRO. We promise our San Antonio neighbors -- "Like it never even happened

Water Cleanup Handles More Than Water in Your Home

SERVPRO's experts have the training needed for any disaster affecting your San Antonio residence. Many such catastrophes come from external sources like storms, but several can also start within your abode. When your kids try to put too much water in the tub, your house needs fast water cleanup.

If your water pressure is too high in your home in San Antonio, water cleanup might be something you should know. Higher pressure can force much more water than lower pressure into your living space. This situation calls for a fast response team to stop additional water from soaking into your walls, flooring, and furniture.

Different places inside your residence can leave more than water on the floor. SERVPRO can resolve each of these situations:

  • Overflowed soapy water from your clothes washer,
  • Soiled water from your dishwashing machine, and
  • Problems with your sink or tub drain.

Laundry soap, pre-treatment liquids, spot removers, bleach, and even vinegar are all possible 'ingredients' in your washing machine. Quickly cleaning this up minimizes possible bleaching of your carpeting. To help ensure the color remains a uniform shade, our Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) might recommend cleaning the entire section.

Dishwashing machines have water with similar properties. However, instead of slight soiling, we might encounter food particles, small amounts of grease, cooking oil, spices, and other items eaten by your family daily. Even in the cleanest kitchen, food particles often spoil while waiting for someone to run a cycle in the dishwasher. We want to treat the area with an antimicrobial to prevent unwanted effects.

Your house's plumbing system uses drains to drain water from sinks and tubs safely. Movement, rust, faulty installation, and normal wear and tear can cause minor (and unnoticed) leaks to develop. Cleaning up this type of damage can involve the removal of deteriorated cabinetry.

No matter the mess, SERVPRO of Braun Station can handle it. Call us at (210) 267-2159 for professional cleanup work.

Get Specialist Help for Commercial Water Damage Repair in San Antonio

1/15/2023 (Permalink)

a flooded office with water covering the ground Commercial water damage can certainly stop business from proceeding. Call our team to come out and start the water removal and drying process.

Commercial Water Damage Repair in San Antonio Is Faster with SERVPRO

Water damage is a source of stress not just for homeowners but also for businesses. It is important to handle water intrusion incidents on time to avoid a huge loss. Some causes include leakages from the roof, broken appliances or equipment, a damaged HVAC system, and a broken sprinkler system. The damage might vary in the different causes, but it needs to be handled quickly.

As a commercial property owner or manager, water damage is not an issue that should cause you to lose sleep. SERVPRO offers effective commercial water damage repair in San Antonio. Our technicians are well-trained and armed with sophisticated equipment to ensure no situation is too hard for us to handle. We can complete the repairs while causing minimal disruptions to foot traffic.

SERVPRO also has licenses from regulatory bodies, which ensures that restorers are qualified to handle such situations. We also work with your insurance provider to ensure the damages don’t drive you out of business.

In the process of cleanup and repair, SERVPRO uses such equipment as:

  • Self-priming trash pump to extract the standing water.
  • Structural cavity drying equipment to enable the flow of air into affected hidden areas for faster drying
  • Air Filtration Devices (AFDs) filter out airborne air particles.
  • Refrigerant dehumidifiers extract moisture from the air and affected items.

Preventing mold growth in your business after water damage is vital to SERVPRO’s repair. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has it that mold develops within 48 hours after exposure to water damage. Our drying process denies the mold any moisture that might aid in its development. Our AFDs have HEPA filters that filter out any airborne mold spores. This eliminates the probability of mold developing as repairs continue.

To avoid water damage driving you out of business via excess costs, losses, and inhibition of the flow of goods and customers, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station for help at (210) 267-2159. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Determines Damage Restoration Timelines in San Antonio Homes

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team on job-site SERVPRO provides top-quality fire damage restoration services in san Antonio. Call now!

SERVPRO Evaluates San Antonio Homes after Fire Damage

One of your main worries is how fast you can reuse your property after a fire incident and the total cost of fire damage restoration. Unfortunately, these issues could be more straightforward, so you might only get a specific answer from some of your concerns. Even friends or family affected by similar incidents may not give you all the answers you seek.

Carrying out a thorough inspection before starting fire damage restoration in a San Antonio home is essential because it helps reveal pertinent information that can clarify timelines and costs. The first people SERVPRO sends to your property when you notify us of the incident perform such an inspection before the main team arrives. 

Crucial information when restoring fire damage

  • Whether it requires cleaning only or demolition too
  • Whether content pack-outs are necessary
  • External factors like investigations
  • The refinishing needed

Fire soils and consumes structural materials. The level of deterioration determines the actions necessary to restore your place to its preloss state. For instance, deep soils such as wet smoke residues are challenging to clean and might be better addressed through controlled demolition of the affected areas. Charred wall or ceiling panels also need to go. An incident that requires stripping down sections of the property is likely to take longer than one involving soot cleanup only.

Handling Contents in Case of a Fire

Fire affects contents like furniture and appliances within your property. Contents can be obstacles to other activities, such as cleaning the floors and ceilings, even when not majorly impacted. The time spent moving contents away can delay the restoration process. Since leaving the contents in place is not the answer, our SERVPRO crews opt for workarounds such as covering bulky items with drop cloths and plastic sheets. We can also do pack-outs within the facility. Our technicians can move items faster since we have accessories such as lifting straps and dollies. Removing items also helps other processes, such as refinishing damaged areas.

Typical refinishing processes

  • Deodorization
  • Repainting surfaces
  • Replacing removed materials

SERVPRO of Braun Station can help you estimate and save time during fire damage restoration. Call us at (210) 267-2159. 

SERVPRO Restores Flood Damage after a Storm in San Antonio

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

areal view of flood damage Floodwater contains contaminants. SERVPRO has the training and equipment to safely dry your home.

SERVPRO Can Help Cleanup Flood Damage from Contaminated Water in San Antonio

Damage from storms in San Antonio can create havoc for everyone, even for those not directly in the path of the storm. Storm sewers are overwhelmed with contaminated floodwaters. Not only does the water not drain quickly from affected areas, but sewers can also back up into homes and businesses not directly impacted by the flood waters. Sewage and muddy water erupt through toilets and drains, soaking the house with smelly contaminated liquid.

SERVPRO provides San Antonio flood damage cleanup and restoration services to residents. Whether your home was in the direct path of the floodwaters or contamination was caused by sewage backups, we can clean your house, decontaminate everything and return your home to its original condition “Like it never even happened.”

Floodwaters absorb many contaminants, including feces, chemicals, medical waste, and even dead animals. Sewage backup up through toilets and drains is also heavily contaminated and contains bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Exposure to microbes in heavily contaminated water can lead to infectious diseases, allergies, and even toxic poisoning. Contaminated floodwater left in place can also lead to mold infestations in as little as 24 hours, which are also harmful.

SERVPRO can be onsite in less than four hours from your initial call, evaluate the situation and deploy the required equipment. We use high-capacity pumps to remove flood water and ensure proper water disposal. Our team members also wear PPE to protect them from infection, etc. We clean and disinfect all contents and equipment before removal from the premises. Controlled demolition of contaminated materials such as carpeting, drywall, and porous materials is undertaken before restoration begins.

SERVPRO provides the following services:

  • Flood damage restoration and repair
  • Water removal services and controlled demolition
  • Sewer cleanup, repair, and restoration

Call SERVPRO of Braun Station for flood damage repair and restoration services. We provide service to San Antonio and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (210) 267-2159.