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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.

Mold Remediation in San Antonio Takes Specialized Knowledge

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the walls in the corner of a room Mold damage can happen to anyone, but SERVPRO can help you deal with it. Our technicians can formulate a plan to mitigate and remediate the damage.

We Know How to Do Mold Remediation in San Antonio

Mold and related issues pose special threats to San Antonio commercial establishments. These troublesome microbes can quickly develop into a major problem with little forewarning. Once such fungal growths impact your facilities, they can prevent you from continuing normal operations. Fortunately, SERVPRO knows how to hinder mold proliferation and eliminate it.

SERVPRO is a well-known and highly respected mold remediation firm in San Antonio. Over the past several years, our highly trained mold specialists have performed numerous mold inspections, basement mold remediation, bathroom mold removal, attic mold cleanup, and black mold damage repair jobs. In completing this work, they remain mindful of the factors contributing to fungal growth and work to minimize them. The specific actions SERVPRO technicians generally take are:

  • Removing any standing water with powerful wet vacs and extractors, if necessary, to limit physical contact between household materials and water that could promote mold development
  • Aiding air circulation to force out mold spores and drying out airborne moisture in interior spaces with high-velocity box fans, state-of-the-art air movers, and innovative Injectidry systems 
  • Keeping airborne moisture levels below 55% relative humidity to prevent or limit mold growth with advanced dehumidifiers
  • Using air conditioning units to prevent interior temperatures from reaching or rising above 68F, a temperature at which many molds start to grow
  • Disposing of severely impacted building materials/furnishings and removing wood, paper, or cellulosic fiber products that these microbes could use as a food source
  • Fogging or injecting all salvageable structural elements/contents with professional-grade antifungals to neutralize existing fungi and help prevent future issues 

Once all of these measures have been taken, our remediation crews thoroughly deodorize your business using industrial-grade deodorants.

So, if you ever need mold remediation work done, don’t hesitate to call your neighborhood SERVPRO of Braun Station. We are always ready for your call at (210) 267-2159.

Have Your Fire and Smoke Damage Assessed by San Antonio Experts

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with debris everywhere and soot covering everything After a fire in your business, you want to get back up and running. Call SERVPRO and our technicians will make it “Like it never even happened."

Save on San Antonio Fire and Smoke Damage Repair

Before having your San Antonio business remediated, it is wise to have its overall damage evaluated so that work can begin quickly and proceed smoothly. In this way, you can often avoid surprises and reduce the overall cost and time required to return your facilities to their pre-fire condition. Firms like SERVPRO carefully inspect your property before starting their work.

San Antonio fire and smoke damage remediation SERVPRO expertly determines what is cleanable and what isn’t when they arrive at your commercial site. This assessment enables our technicians to determine what smoke remediation and fire damage restoration efforts are going to be necessary to complete their work. Such preliminary examinations are known in the fire restoration industry as cleanability testing and achieve the following ends:

  • Identifies what fire and smoke damage has resulted from the present fire, where deposited residues are, and which ones can be effectively cleaned up
  • Better focuses worker efforts to promote the greatest efficiency by determining what supplies/equipment are necessary to complete the job and how much money and time it is likely to take to finish your project
  • Facilitates better damage estimating by first having technicians examine all structural components and building contents for salvageability before commencing work
  • Aids communication between IICRC-certified technicians and insurance adjusters, enabling adjusters to better understand worker efforts and the related cost savings

As you can see, our cleanability testing often saves local business owners time, money, and additional headaches in the long run. These desirable outcomes are what our company strives for every day as we work to restore fire damage effectively the first time and avoid any unnecessary efforts or expenses.

With that said, rest assured that your neighborhood SERVPRO of Braun Station is always prepared to remediate your commercial fire and smoke damage. Call us anytime at (210) 267-2159 for assistance.

Fast And Efficient Water Damage Restoration for San Antonio Shops

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

Gift shop sign in wildflower garden If your gift shop or business experiences water damage, count on the professionals at SERVPRO

Experienced Teams are Ready to Assist with Your Water Damage Restoration

San Antonio has a long and rich history, with visitors from around the country and the world traveling, enjoying, and learning about our city. Committing to providing an open and pleasant environment to residents and visiting guests in our museums, cafes, restaurants, and shops is essential to their positive experience. If water damage threatens your ability to deliver on this promise, we can help.

Your response to the call from your staff that a pipe broke and caused water damage in your San Antonio gift shop can make all the difference to the future prosperity of your business. You may try to DIY the damage yourself to keep your store open. Mopping up the water and hoping that a gradual air dry takes care of the issues takes more time than your fear and can expose your business to long-term deterioration and secondary damage. The window to getting your business back on track is short, and our trained technicians work fast and cover every issue with tools and products a business rarely has available.

We also are very flexible in working with you to allow at least some of your core operations to continue. Our team can employ barriers to isolate the work areas away from spaces where you can still interact with customers. SERVPRO knows the reality can be businesses that shut down because of a water disaster struggle to reopen. The answer is not to do a quick job on the water damage cleanup. A better approach is to team up with a reliable, experienced company focusing on water mitigation. At the same time, you concentrate on adapting your commerce until your retail space is restored.

SERVPRO arrives with all the equipment needed for water damage restoration loaded on our service vehicles. Although each damage scenario is unique, the commonalities in water loss remediation guide our crew leaders to devise an effective plan quickly. Within hours of your first call, our crew is at work in your store extracting water, measuring moisture levels to establish drying goals, and positioning the air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters to dry the space quickly. Our goal is to get your business back “Like it never even happened.” while also avoiding complications like mold growth or hidden pockets of water missed in a rushed response.

Get your business back on track after water damage with the assistance of SERVPRO of Braun Station. Call us immediately at (210) 267-2159, so we can start the process.

Deodorization for a Small San Antonio Office Fire Restoration

6/11/2022 (Permalink)

tech, respirator, removing charred debris SERVPRO techs remove charred debris to begin IAQ treatment following a commercial fire in San Antonio

We Improve Air Quality During Fire Restoration

Air quality is often a notable concern in office buildings after a fire. From the contaminants and smoke solids circulating to harsh odors, filtration and treatment are necessary steps. Many materials are capable of producing offensive smells when burning, including:

  • Plastics
  • Wood
  • Accelerants
  • Chemicals
  • Electronics

Counteracting Harsh Malodors

Odors are one of the more challenging aspects of fire restoration in San Antonio offices. Even minor breakroom or trash flare-ups can result in pungent odors. We work first to reduce the severity of these smells with counteractant measures:

  • Cleaning Surfaces – Cleaning up soot and smoke residues can greatly reduce the presence of strong malodors.
  • Debris Removal – Eliminating heaped debris and smoke solids from the flooring in the affected area can also reduce the strength of smoke smells.
  • Counteractant Products – Absorbent beads and granules can be placed throughout the work area to trap odor compounds and reduce the severity of smoke effects.

Removing Smoke Smells

Malodors after a fire can spread far beyond the initial ignition point. Counteractant products can only achieve so much of the desired reduction before more direct deodorization practices are necessary. With foggers and hydroxyl machines, we can help to overcome offensive smells without requiring your office to vacate.

Treating Imaginary Odors

One of the more challenging obstacles for fire restoration is the odors that might not exist. The lingering effects of fire damage can trigger "odor memory" that sticks to your staff. We must treat imagined odors (phantosmia) as directly as we overcome the actual threats to the structure.

No matter what impact smoke odors have on your businesses, our SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals can help. We are a full-service contractor to help with post-fire damage recovery and repairs. Call us when you need us at (210) 267-2159.

Can Office Fittings be Saved Following a Water Leak?

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

Office Carpeting Let SERVPRO help with your water soaked carpets.

SERVPRO is Based in San Antonio and Provides Commercial Water Removal Services to Local Offices. 

What Issues Can Occur With Wet Fittings?

Excess water in your San Antonio business can lead to unpleasant or unsanitary working conditions. The key to tackling a moisture problem is to ensure ventilation throughout the company's wet areas, both on top of and underneath fittings. Consider a carpet. These fixtures are a common place in commercial offices and are usually constructed from porous synthetic fibers. A water leak can soak through a carpet in a relatively small amount of time. Vacuuming the upper surfaces may appear to have solved the water issue; however, wet molecules could migrate to the fittings' underside. Beneath a carpet is an area of restrictive airflow that could impede drying and lead to long-term water damage or mold growth. 

What Does Water Do to Office Fixtures?

  • Water that soaks through carpets can cause mold growth and delamination of the underside.
  • Acoustical ceilings can absorb large amounts of moisture and yellow due to increases in humidity or condensation.
  • Some office furniture can absorb large amounts of water and water contamination, which, over time, could require replacement.

What do Commercial Water Restoration Technicians Do to Save Wet Office Fittings and Fixtures?

Venting affected areas are vital for successful commercial water removal for your San Antonio business. Air movers are valuable equipment to blast hot air into business areas, which may otherwise be tough to reach. The correct deployment of these can also dry the underside of office fittings. The carpeting in the premises can be detached to allow airflow to the bottom, carpet pad, and subfloor. This method of floating carpets using air-movers decreases the drying time significantly. Upper areas like acoustical ceilings can benefit from dehumidification to pull any absorbed moisture out of the materials. Long-term exposure may require a quick replacement to avoid further harm occurring. As the ambient air holds more water vapor, dehumidifiers can condense this into hold pans, thus restoring a comfortable RH relative humidity to the workplace.

How do Professionals Float Carpets to Decrease Drying Times?

  • Carefully remove the carpet from its tack strips to allow airflow beneath
  • Place air-movers correctly so that the sides and vents of the equipment are not blocked, and air can pass freely.
  • Use caution to prevent stretching the carpet by over floating or using too much power. 

If fittings in your business are at risk of water exposure. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

Why Are Timely Water Removal Services Essential for My San Antonio Business?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

hallway of commercial building showing water on floor The damage caused by a water loss can range from relatively minor to catastrophic. Don't delay! Call SERVPRO!

They Allow Your San Antonio Business to Continue Its Normal Operations Sooner

Nearly all San Antonio businesses experience some type of water-related crisis at some point in their existence. The damage caused by such troubles can range from relatively minor to catastrophic. Regardless of their impact, these water issues need to be resolved quickly to permit your business to resume normal operations.

SERVPRO, a local water removal company, has identified, cleaned up, and restored almost every kind of commercial water damage in San Antonio. imaginable. We have successfully performed countless inspections and dealt with numerous ceiling leaks, burst pipes, and basement flooding events. Moreover, our water cleanup professionals have expertly completed the necessary water damage repairs to return area businesses to their pre-event state.

The following complications can eventually result from a poorly remediated water issue:

  • Expansive mold growths that can discolor structural elements, deteriorate wall coverings and produce persistent, unpleasant odors throughout your commercial facility
  • Sagging of ceilings and warping or buckling of walls and floors that requires significant restorative efforts
  • Dry rot that can degrade the structural integrity of your buildings, leading to collapse and extensive reconstruction work
  • Temporary/permanent cessation of business operations, or a loss of patronage and difficulty retaining employees as a result of deteriorated facilities

Considering these potentially devastating outcomes, it is in your best interest to have water removal services completed effectively and as soon as possible. Remember your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Braun Station with this in mind. Regardless of the scope or severity of your situation, we are likely to assist. Call us anytime at (210) 267-2159 for help.

What Is Necessary During Fire Debris Removal From San Antonio Business Premises?

10/24/2021 (Permalink)

Here To Help Commercial fire damage restoration is no easy task. Call SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified techs handle all the work for you.

SERVPRO Handles the Process Professionally Guaranteeing Site Safety and Appropriate Disposal

Fire leaves a wide range of debris, from the fine ones such as soot and ash to the bulky ones such as partially burnt structural materials like ceiling panels. Taking care of all the debris is essential in restoring your property and resuming daily routines at your San Antonio business premises. 

Various factors can impact fire debris removal from your San Antonio facility. For instance, the amount of debris and the need to comply with local or state laws during disposal are two crucial factors. SERVPRO can help provide the resources and expertise needed for the safe handling of the debris.

Successful removal takes various steps, including:

  • Collection of debris
  • Manipulation of the debris
  • Safe handling

Debris tends to be scattered in different sections of a property. Finding and consolidating it is one crucial step in the removal process. Our SERVPRO teams use various resources to facilitate this. For instance, we bring large wheeled trash cans to hold materials like insulation or ceiling panels torn down from the structure. We also have zip-lock plastic bags for carrying the finer residues.

Since the debris must be transferred from the loss site to a disposal site, organizing it is crucial. Organizing can mean different things, including separating materials for disposal in different locations or packing them securely for safe transportation. Our SERVPRO technicians facilitate this too. Since we have various powered cutting tools, we can reduce bulky structural materials into small pieces that can be snuggly packed for transportation.

A properly handled debris removal process ensures:

  • Capture of all wastes and harmful materials
  • Separation of hazardous materials from the regular waste
  • Organization at the loss site until materials are disposed

SERVPRO of Braun Station helps manage fire debris removal professionally, allowing faster resumption of your normal business operations. Call us at (210) 267-2159. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

When Your San Antonio Commercial Property Falls Victim to Water Damage

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged kitchen; damaged ceiling removed SERVPRO removed the damaged parts of the kitchen to thoroughly dry the leak.

Understanding the Need for Tear Out/Demolition Strategies After Commercial Water Damage in San Antonio

After a substantial plumbing leak or equipment malfunction in your San Antonio commercial property, you hope for a fast and successful recovery to get back to business as usual. Our highly qualified Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians might dismay your team when recommending a step that feels like an amplification of the chaos and destruction rather than part of a solution. The following are reasons we must pursue partial demolition after a water damage.

Safety Considerations

Water damage in your San Antonio commercial property must always be assessed initially from a safety standpoint. When we arrive, our crews are ready to begin emergency services, but wait until our project manager scopes for hazards exposing you, your workforce, and our employees to risks that could cause injury or even death. Saturated and deteriorating building materials can fall, topple, and fail to provide structural support underfoot or side to side. To mitigate the chance of continuing damage and clarify the extent of the destruction, we might perform the following actions and more. We adhere to local building regulations after consultation with your insurance company and structural engineers if required.

  • Pull down waterlogged ceilings
  • Remove crumbling drywall and insulation
  • Remove soaked carpet and padding
  • Pull up buckled wood or laminate flooring
  • Clear away dislodged ceramic or other tiles

Creating Access for Water Removal and Drying

Often water migrates far from the original damage. SERVPRO technicians use a range of tools to map out the dimensions of the water spread, including building cavities or recesses where water lies trapped. Because water continues to destroy structural components and moisture provides the perfect environment for mold growth if not removed within 24 to 48 hours, we must be creative in releasing hidden caches of water and planning for efficient drying even in confined spaces. Ways we accomplish these goals include:

  • Flood cuts several inches above the water line on wet drywall to release water and allow warm air flow for drying
  • Drilling holes in mortar joints in cinder or concrete block construction
  • Strategic removal of baseboards and flooring to allow extraction of water between walls and in layers of subflooring
  • Drilling or cutting holes in salvageable structures to allow hoses or other connections to suction water out and/or direct warm, moving air in to normalize the moisture load in building materials

SERVPRO of Braun Station uses planned demolition techniques for project safety and to remove water and dry out moisture fast, then helping arrange for rebuilding. Call us at (210) 267-2159 to arrange an assessment after your commercial water damage.

San Antonio Small Business Owners Must Plan for Mold Damage Remediation

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

mold on drywall and 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.

How Do San Antonio Businesses Deal with Commercial Fire Restoration?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

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.

What Does A Water Cleanup Exercise Involve?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of business Call in the professionals for water cleanup, to avoid additional water loss on your property. Our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7.

Call SERVPRO for Cleanup that Restores your San Antonio Premises to its Pre-loss State

If there has been a water spill at your business premises, various aspects are considered part of the cleanup process, including extracting standing water, drying excess moisture from materials or the air, and cleaning any soiled surfaces. 

In most cases, water extraction is a priority step during water cleanup in San Antonio business premises. Leaving water pooling around may worsen deterioration of materials, create hazards such as slick surfaces or lead to mold development. Our SERVPRO technicians expedite extraction using different types of equipment like:

  • Light wands
  • Portable or truck-mounted extractors
  • Weighted water extractors such as Water Claws

Since water causes dyes to run, paint chipping, or even spreads fine dirt around a property, general cleaning is necessary after water intrusion. If the water stagnates, a bad odor might also develop. Our SERVPRO technicians perform the necessary general cleaning of your business place. We use various professional cleaning agents to loosen soils, control microbes or generally deodorize the property. 

SERVPRO of Braun Station combines the advantage of years of experience and the use of sophisticated equipment to deliver quality water cleanup services. Call us at (210) 267-2159 to assist.

illumiNight – A Magical Drive-Thru Experience in San Antonio

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Trees lit up by colorful lights. Go out and enjoy the spectacular illumiNight drive of lights this year.

San Antonio Families Can Celebrate the Holidays at This Engaging Event

It is an illuminated journey to the North Pole when you drive through 4 million twinkling lights. This magical event is a great way to stay safe this holiday season but enjoy an outing with the family at the same time. There will be:

  • A mile of light displays
  • Photo opportunities
  • Curbside treats
  • 3-D displays
  • Music that plays along with the lights

The illumiNight takes place through January 3rd. It begins at 6 PM each night. Tickets are $35.50 per car. You can also purchase the Santa Express Pass for $63.00. This includes a photo with Santa, following CDC guidelines, and a VIP Entry Designated Lane.  For more information, email or visit the illumiNight website. 

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation for San Antonio Businesses

Do not let mold shut your business down. SERVPRO has technicians that are certified in mold remediation. We get to the source of the moisture problem, clean and sanitize the facility. You can count on SERVPRO of Braun Station to take care of the problem as quickly as possible. Contact us at (210) 267-2159.

San Antonio Businesses Count on SERVPRO When Disaster Strikes

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

A hotel hallway with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. It always helps to be prepared on the off chance that a disaster may occur. Call SERVPRO of Braun Station for assistance today.

Professional Storm Damage Mitigation is a Phone Call Away in San Antonio

San Antonio gets its name from a Portuguese priest, Saint Anthony of Padua, who was part of a Spanish expedition in 1691. It is a city rich in history that uniquely combines the past with modern growth. It is among the top ten largest cities in the United States and one of the fastest-growing cities. As of 2019, 1,547,253 residents live, work, and play in San Antonio.

Payaya Indians & Spanish Explorers

When the Spanish explorers first came to the area, the Payaya Indians lived in the San Antonio River Valley. The spot was known as Yanaguana, and means “refreshing waters.” Spanish explorers, along with missionaries, traveled up the river to the settlement on June 13, 1691. The group named the place San Antonio in honor of St. Anthony of Padua. June 13 is celebrated as his feast day. Even with the group visiting this area, it would be quite some time before a settlement was established.

A Spanish Settlement Began

In 1709, Father Antonio de Olivares arrived and decided it was an excellent place for a mission and a settlement. In late 1716, approval was given by the viceroy to build a combination mission and presidio. One of the goals was to stop French expansion in the area. They already had a colony to the east of the area. Another goal was to prevent illegal trading with the natives. Martín de Alarcón was to get the establishment started, but it was delayed due to differences between him and Olivares. But in 1718, the building commenced. The work that Olivares undertook was amazing and, with the help of the Payaya Indians, resulted in:

  •   The Mission de San Antonio de Valero ( The Alamo)
  •   The Presidio San Antonio de Bexar
  •   A bridge to connect both 
  •   The Acequia Madre de Valero

The Establishing of Villa de Bejar

The presidio and mission built by Olivares and the Indians resulted in families coming to the area and establishing the Villa de Bejar. The Father would be granted ownership of the Mission de San Antonio de Valero. This town would become one of the most important towns in Spanish Texas. Olivares commissioned the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar on May 5, 1718. 

Growing Texas by Importing Families

A proposal was brought to the King of Spain on February 14, 1719, by the Marquis of San Miguel de Aguayo. The proposal put forth that 400 families from Havana, the Canary Islands, or Galicia get transported there in order to grow the province of Texas. Approval was given, and families were sent by way of Havana and Veracruz.

A Small Group Goes Forth

The small group that began the undertaking, under the leadership of Juan Leal Goraz, traveled overland from Veracruz. They arrived on March 9, 1731, at the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar. The group now included 15 families and joined the military community when they arrived. They would become the first organized civil government in Texas as part of the villa. 

Spanish - Mexican settlement

During the next century, Spanish-Mexican settlements would pop up all over the Southwestern lands. Juan Leal Goraz, Jr claimed approximately 100,000 square miles and became a prominent person in the area. His land spread out over what is now six states. San Antonio was the capital of his land, and he ruled over it for over 30 years. Leal Goraz would be a bold figure in exploration and the establishment of colonial bases. Eventually, his military forces were pushed back into Mexico, within today’s boundaries, because of bankruptcy.

San Antonio Becomes the Largest Spanish Settlement in Texas

The province of Tejas, which was at first under Spanish rule then Mexican, is where San Antonio became the capital. As the area grew, Camino Real was built to allow travel to Nacogdoches. Today it is known as Nacogdoches Road. European-American pioneers were now allowed into the area by Mexico. Violence broke out when Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna abolished the Mexican Constitution of 1824.

A War Begins

As the violence escalated, a Texian Army was formed, and they forced the Mexican soldiers out of the area east of San Antonio. Americans were the main occupants of that settlement. In December 1835, Texian troops captured San Antonio from Santa Anna’s brother-in-law. Ben Milam would lead the Battle of Bexar. Santa Anna marched on San Antonio in the spring of 1836.

The Alamo

This little mission would be fortified and occupied by men under the command of James C. Neil. When he left, James Bowie and William Barrett Travis jointly commanded the mission. Many good men would bravely die in the battle of the Alamo, which took place from February 23 through March 6, 1836. All the men were killed, and the Texian Army was defeated, but it was a crucial point in defeating Santa Anna. The cry, “Remember the Alamo,” would be one that would become a rallying point for freedom across the United States. 

SERVPRO Proudly Serves San Antonio Businesses

When storms hit, they can be devastating to local businesses. Flash flooding can rage through the town, causing contaminated water to flow through homes and commercial buildings. When this happens, it puts your business on hold. At SERVPRO, we understand the importance of getting your enterprise back on its feet after flooding. We provide storm damage mitigation that:

  •   Removes black water
  •   Cleans contaminated areas
  •   Sanitizes surfaces 
  •   Dries the premises
  •   Disposes of unsalvageable material
  •   Packs-out and clean content
  •   Uses controlled demolition to dry and restore 
  •   Repairs and restores structural elements

One of the best things business owners can do is consider SERVPRO’s Emergency Readiness Program (ERP). It allows commercial ventures to be prepared before disaster strikes. It enables you to access an online portal with all your company’s information in one place. Enrollment in ERP also means SERVPRO has the information we need to roll out immediately when needed. 

Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 to talk to our team about setting up your ERP profile.

A Beautiful Night Among the Lights of the San Antonio Zoo

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Experience the Iconic San Antonio Zoo as you have Never Seen it Before this Holiday Season 

Children of all ages should be sure not to miss out on the Whataburger Zoo Lights – A Starry Safari happening at the San Antonio Zoo. Experience how the zoo transforms into a winter wonderland when the animals get tucked into bed for the night. There are must-see events, concessions, and even a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus that can put anyone in the holiday spirit. 

Your price of admission includes entrance and access to: 

  • Lakeside Sideshow – a pixel technology light show illuminating Zootennial Plaza.
  • Reindeer Row – Life-sized reindeer light displays
  • Holiday Plaza – Decorated with holiday cheer, you can even snap a photo with our Lion’s Pride statue dressed for the occasion.
  • Zoo Lights Spectacular – a walk through fun displays and interactive stations
  • Camel Trek – Take a once-in-a-lifetime ride on a camel 

If your Christmas cookies catch fire in your downtown bakery, let our SERVPRO team help you clean up the fire damage in your San Antonio business. Give us a call today at (210) 267-2159.

What Kinds of Services Qualify as Water Mitigation When My San Antonio Business Suffers Damage?

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO's Water Mitigation Efforts Prevent Further Damage Inside Your San Antonio Commercial Building

When you hear the word "mitigation" in reference to water damage, remember that the purpose of this initial phase of a water emergency recovery is somewhat like holding up a stop sign. Stop! San Antonio. As our crew steps in faster and more efficiently, we put a halt to progressive water loss. We can then quickly and thoroughly move on to remediation, which comprises the range of work our crews perform to try to undo or erase the effects of the water damage.

Can There Be a "Pause" Phase Before Mitigation Efforts Begin?

When our team arrives at your San Antonio business, water mitigation interventions begin as soon as we complete a basic safety inspection.  We institute adaptations, ensuring that occupants and mitigation technicians can perform duties without the risk of injury or other concern for well-being. This pause before commencing mitigation activities is always necessary but is perhaps most critical when your commercial building has sustained interior or exterior damage threatening the integrity of the structure. There is also the time during this preliminary chapter for you and our crew chief to discuss the direction we recommend the overall project should take.

What Actions Do We Take During the "Pause?"

  • We secure the damaged or wet areas with:
  • Cautionary signage, for example, "wet floor" or "stay behind tape"
  • Boards and tarps
  • Barriers and baffles (to hold back or otherwise manage flooding)

What Input Do You Have?

Before we swing into the full mitigation phase, we discuss with the customer what we intend to accomplish during this portion of our recovery efforts. You have a chance to list any priorities and ask about concerns and special requests.

What Are Some Examples of Water Mitigation in A Commercial Water Damage Scenario?

Once the scene is secured, we concentrate on preventing further damage to both the structural components and contents inside your business space. Our project manager follows the outlines of a general protocol individualized for your circumstance, directing our technicians to perform some or all of the following:

Removal of damaged furnishings for further assessment and building materials inappropriate for remediation or restoration:

  • Wet and crumbled drywall
  • Wet and packed-down insulation
  • Ruined laminate flooring (rarely can this engineered product survive water damage)
  • Padding and perhaps carpeting when the water category is evaluated by one of our experts to be 2 or 3 (most contaminated)

Pack-up of materials judged to be salvageable, staging them in a safe, dry space on your property or at our production facility for further evaluation

  • Pumping or extraction of excess water
  • Pumps used when water is deeper than two inches
  • Truck-mounted extractors used to move large quantities of water Containment of contaminated water for lawful disposal
  • Portable extractors employed in confined areas

Note: Aggressive extraction is essential to achieving the best results from structural drying during the next step. Aggressive does not mean reckless, and our technicians are highly skilled at removing as much water as possible without damaging surfaces or fixtures.

Moisture location and measurement:

Before structural drying, our crew uses sensitive detection and metering tools to locate any trapped water, which we endeavor to remove using a range of strategies and set baseline moisture levels. If possible, we also test moisture levels in similar materials in another unaffected space in your building for comparison purposes.

Applied structural drying:

Our team employs the elements of psychrometry, the science of drying, to calculate drying targets. The dimensions and positioning of the drying equipment are also settled using psychrometric principles. We set up air movers, and heaters if we determine the temperature must be raised to enhance evaporation rates, at appropriate angles. As water transitions to a vapor, dehumidifiers, also strategically placed, remove it through condensation or absorption for permanent removal from your building.

What Happens After Mitigation?

The water mitigation process sets the stage for later phases, including remediation and restoration. After we halt the damage, our project manager makes decisions focused on how to bring the water-damaged structures and contents back to preloss condition. Remediation and restoration cannot proceed unless mitigation efforts complete successfully.

The team at SERVPRO of Braun Station masters training in both water mitigation and remediation, complementary methods working together to try to put the effects of a commercial water loss behind you as you resume day to day business. Waste no time in connecting with us at (210) 267-2159 after water damages your building.

Who is responsible for a water leak in a property, the landlord or the tenant?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO can advise you on some steps from being a renter to being an owner. 

The responsible for most restoration work in a property lies with the landlord. If you are renting a freehold property, you are likely only responsible for a small portion of the property and not the building or tenant's possessions. If a tenant does report flooding or water leaks, you should respond quickly to maintain good relations and protect your property from potentially expensive damages. At SERVPRO, we work closely with landlords and other businesses to help recover losses urgently.

If I am renting a freehold property to tenants, what am I responsible for in a water emergency?

Contracts differ, and you should check with both your freeholder and your insurance provider about coverage when organizing commercial water cleanup in San Antonio. Generally speaking, you are likely to be responsible for fittings and fixtures in the property. These include any permanent attachments in the property such as linoleum, carpeting and potentially some appliances. Water can cause significant damage to fittings and fixtures as well as being a high risk for secondary water damages like mold growth. 

What can I do to restore the property's fittings and fixtures after a water leak?

  • Instructing your tenants to shut-off the water supply is essential to controlling losses in a water incident
  • You can expect to need both water extraction and drying services to bring the property back to its original state successfully
  • Removing carpets may be beneficial to prevent them from soaking the subfloor allow airflow beneath- floating carpets may be vital to preventing microbial growth
  • Expert pre-conditioning and carpet cleaning may be necessary depending on the type of water as well as the length of exposure to moisture for the carpet- longer than seventy-two hours can lead to permanent harm
  • Professional restorers can detach and reinstall carpets without risking further harm

Is bonnet cleaning an effective way to restore wet carpets?

Bonnet cleaning is a useful method that is the least aggressive on carpets. However, you may risk causing further harm if the carpets are delaminating, the seams are loose or on thick fiber carpets. SERVPRO technicians can carefully detach the carpet to inspect areas of risk before performing bonnet cleaning. We first vacuum the carpet to prevent any residual grit from causing damage during rotary cleaning. Remember to moisten the bonnet pad before working. The heat and friction that this method produces can harm dry carpet fibers if misapplied.

Is there a difference between clean water spills and water leaks from unclean supplies?

Clean water spills can generally return to a good condition with light intervention. However, water can deteriorate other times and with the interaction of other substances. The longer water sits, the more likely it is to deteriorate. This deterioration can make carpet cleaning more challenging for landlords. We offer cleaning services for any scale of water contamination, including black water caused by sewer backups or flooding. 

Landlords can benefit from our hot water extraction technique which is very effective on moderate carpet soiling. The RX-20 is a rotary extraction tool that releases a liquid or powder emulsifier directly onto the carpet surface. Using the inbuilt vacuum of the RX-20 restorers can continually run over the affected area until the soils, water and solution are sufficiently extracted. Any cleaning wastes from extraction are securely stored in tanks for disposal in an open sewer point or at a wastewater facility. 

As an owner of multiple flats in the same building, do I need to arrange services individually for each tenant?

SERVPRO commercial restoration teams are large enough to cover a set of flats in one arranged service. Our business emergency contact line is available twenty-four hours a day for commercial clients. During your service, we can communicate with you throughout to ensure that we are performing as you expect. We can also benefit from your intimate knowledge of architecture, build and any warranties you may have to ensure a smooth procedure from start to finish.

What are the dangerous factors of a water emergency?

  • Water migration can result in damp spots inside wall-cavities. These can be tough to spot and challenging to restore. Without proper care, they can cause significant harm
  • Water deterioration can result in rising costs. Mold colonies can form in as little as forty-eight hours in ideal conditions
  • Safety concerns from slip and trip hazards are a critical factor in any restoration involving water
  • Subfloor inspections are essential to ensure there are no hidden damages that could occur further down the line.

The fastest way to recover from a commercial water emergency is to enlist professional assistance. Our teams are here to help guide you through the recovery procedure and ensure that there are no unforeseen damages like mold growth. If your business suffers from a water emergency, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

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Do You Know How to Remove Water from a San Antonio Vending Machine?

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Woman with red hair standing in front of vending machine Water damage occurs in vending machines, too. SERVPRO has the know how remove the water and get your vending machines back in the snack business.

Commercial Water Removal for a San Antonio School Vending Machine

Vending machines are one of the fixtures that a business can count on to work with minimal maintenance. Specialists can handle them if there is a problem in many cases. However, what do you do when excess condensation from the machine caused by damaged parts creates water damage on the floor underneath? Many business owners may not realize the issue until it has penetrated and potentially damaged their flooring.  

If your San Antonio property requires commercial water removal from IICRC-certified professionals, SERVPRO techs are ready to assist you. The goal of mitigation is not just to clean surfaces after a disaster, but to restore them as carefully as possible to their preloss state. Maintaining a clean and sanitary space is especially important for school systems, where requiring high sanitation standards ensures the safety for students and faculty alike.

Preventing Vending Machine Water Damage

There are a variety of points of failure in a vending that can cause water damage. Keep an eye out for the following:

  • Compressor problems like low freon or a short-cycling thermostat can create excess frost or condensation. 
  • A vending machine door that is overly tight can create excess water by damaging the seal, meaning small gaps of air create temperature fluctuations that cause condensation. 
  • Inner door gaps or a sagging gasket can also create condensation-causing temperature fluctuations. 
  • Check for leaks under the machine. An overflowing drip pan can be enough to cause water damage. 
  • Make sure the temperature in your vending machine is 38 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit.

How SERVPRO Restores Your Facilities

If the water damage is on a polished concrete floor, the floor likely contains a seal with a vapor barrier sealant, meaning the liquid can potentially spread until it saturates nearby surfaces, which can lead to water damage to the wall behind the machine. SERVPRO techs can drill small holes into the wall to ventilate and force air into these cavities to remove water from the interior. Techs can apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to prevent mold growth on porous surfaces like sheetrock or brick.  

SERVPRO of Braun Station can ensure that your establishment looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (210) 267-2159 for mitigation services that can get started within hours of your initial contact.

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Your Guide to Fire Preparedness in the Workplace | SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

a green exit sign surrounded by flames If your business has experienced a fire, call SERVPRO of Alamo Heights. We provide a full service from mitigation to restoration.

When considering the risks your business might face, competition and industry-specific problems may come to mind, but it is important to consider fires as well.

Fires in commercial buildings happen quite frequently and can be dangerous, especially if the employees on-site are not prepared in advance for what to do.

To reduce your risks and make sure your business handles an emergency scenario as efficiently as possible, preparing in advance for a fire is wise. Knowing your risks, practicing evacuations and making sure everyone is aware of various fire safety measures is key to reducing your liability and making sure your business can recover quickly after a fire occurs.

Fire Preparedness in the Workplace

Follow code guidelines and inspection schedules. Your business should be up to date on fire codes set forth by the National Fire Protection Association regarding fire equipment and testing. Make sure you know when to perform your monthly tests of alarms, as well as when to work with your local fire department for more in-depth inspections.

Identify your specific risks. Every industry will have different fire risks associated with it, and it is a wise idea to assess what your specific risk profile looks like. While for some businesses, their biggest fire hazard will simply be the staff kitchen, others may have flammable chemicals or other machinery to contend with during the fire preparedness process as well.

Create (and practice) a fire evacuation plan. Identifying multiple ways to exit your building during a fire and practicing fire safety drills with your staff will ensure everyone knows exactly what to do if a fire should break out. Panic can spread through a group quickly, especially if they are unprepared for the situation, so making sure everyone knows what to do is a wise time investment as a business owner.

Have regular fire safety seminars with staff. Hosting fire safety seminars with your employees on a regular basis will also go a long way for fire preparedness. Review items such as locations of fire extinguishers, when and how to set off the fire alarm manually, and any other industry-specific knowledge that might benefit your workers and increase safety for everyone.

If your business has experienced a fire, we’re here 247 to respond and begin restoration. Call us today to learn how we can help you.

We Are Commercial Water Removal Experts in San Antonio

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

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San Antonio we are ready and prepared to be there for your commercial water damage.

When a vast San Antonio commercial building, like a warehouse or a bus garage, suffers from a supply line leak, the quantity of water let loose inside can be substantial. Even if you have a high-quality and committed cleaning staff, managing tremendous amounts of water pouring into your building can quickly overwhelm your on-site housekeeping crew. A half-inch pipe spews 50 gallons per minute. Larger pipes up to four inches in diameter can unleash 3,400 gallons per minute. Conventional cleaning equipment is not up to the challenge.

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

We respond quickly to a major water loss, turning off the water main immediately upon arrival if needed before planning your water removal project in San Antonio. If the electricity is off as a safety measure, we do not miss a beat. We put into operation a fleet of high-capacity gas-powered pumps and truck-mounted water extractors. Because our service vehicles stock multiple pumps and onboard powered, it is relatively straightforward for us to scale up our response to your water loss. We arrive promptly and roll out the needed equipment, ready to pull liquid water from all areas affected.

Moisture Detection and Metering

Our emergency response team initially focuses on the visible water, but even more crucial are efforts we take to search for water migration patterns in your commercial building. SERVPRO employs the following tools to locate hidden water and determine saturation levels in porous materials to inform drying goals:

Thermal imaging cameras

Using temperature variations recorded, technicians can pinpoint building cavities that likely hold trapped water.

Moisture detectors

Prongs sample materials, indicating if water is present. Detectors help us outline the perimeters of the total water incursion, so we do not leave any moisture lingering and destroying materials or encouraging mold growth.

Moisture Meters

The devices measure the amount of moisture in porous materials. We also use them to establish and monitor progress toward drying goals by providing data on unaffected structures within your commercial building.

Rely on SERVPRO of Braun Station to respond to the scale needed to resolve substantial water removal challenges in your commercial building. Call us at (210) 267-2159 round the clock for help within hours.

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Does Your San Antonio Diner Have Fire Damage on its Menu?

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen stove and counter on fire Don’t let a kitchen fire close your restaurant down. SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help.

Fast Fire Damage Remediation for Your San Antonio Diner

Residents and visitors to San Antonio have dozens of alternatives when choosing a location for a snack or meal. You worked diligently to distinguish yourself from the competition. Your ambiance and menu grew a loyal core of regulars and presented an exciting vibe for business and pleasure travelers looking for an authentic Mission City experience. The last thing you are willing to do after a kitchen fire is to throw in the towel. With our team in your corner, watch how fast you are back.

Commercial Kitchen Challenges

When a fire damaged your San Antonio restaurant kitchen, call number two, after 911, was to our emergency line. We arrived as the firefighters were bidding their goodbyes and loading their sprinklers and hoses having done the job. Your quick thinking got a high-energy crew of Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) on-site as soon as possible. Trained in collaboration with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), our managers and technicians are ready to apply research-based industry best practices to get you back behind the griddle in record time.

Rapid Yet Reliable Assessment 

Our crew chief took in the damage and called for immediate water removal. The SERVPRO service vehicle stocks the equipment and products we need for post-fire water evacuation. Most of our technicians hold multiple certifications from the IICRC, so the water remediation proceeded smoothly. 

Protein-Based Residues-No Match for Our Team

Kitchen fires commonly spread a thin, incredibly adhesive, and pungent residue. Not as much smoke as the substances left as the fluids in food and grease evaporate, SERVPRO technicians know the coating needs special attention. Abrasive tools such as steel wool and solvents pair up to loosen and remove the residue. As we worked, an air scrubber set-up helped seal off the affected space, forcing the enclosed air through HEPA filters, reducing airborne contaminants and odor. 

Your Diner Ready for Diners 

Because the sprinklers limited the fire’s spread, we were able to turn the job around fast. Passing inspection and ready to feed hungry fans within just a couple of days, your restaurant is open again, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Braun Station is eager to help business customers round the clock because we know how essential it is to maintain a presence. Give our commercial fire remediation team a call at (210) 267-2159 and expect us on site shortly.

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How Professionals Restore Fire Damaged San Antonio Hotels

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Hotel with clouds in the sky Should fire damage your hotel, call SERVPRO of Braun Station for fast remediation.

Rely on Restoration Professionals When Fire Damages Your San Antonio Hotel

Whether your San Antonio hotel caters to the tourist trade, business travelers, or both, a fire can expose your facility to canceled reservations and a tarnished reputation. Our team knows how crucial a fast response can be when managing a fire crisis. We strive to deliver services that meet or exceed the best practices developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The goal is to return your hotel to preloss condition with minimal disturbance to your day to day operations.

The specialized training our technicians use to mitigate and remediate fire damage in San Antonio is specific to the challenges of cleanup after heat, flames, smoke, and firefighting efforts. Your housekeeping and maintenance staffs have neither the education nor the equipment needed for efficient and appropriate post-blaze residue removal. We carry an extensive inventory of cleaning products and equipment designed for fire recovery.

Firefighting can fill spaces inside your hotel with dirty water and chemical extinguishing agents. When SERVPRO responds to a fire scenario, we also leverage the training, experience, and equipment we possess when water containment and removal is necessary. Slip and fall and electrocution risks are significant until we use commercial-grade pumps and extractors to remove the often filthy and debris-ridden fluids remaining after the flames are knocked out. Our managers and technicians hold multiple certifications from the IICRC, making it seamless to move from task to task.

We are committed to cleaning up the fire damages quickly. Our team also works with you and your employees to contain the affected areas so other locations in your hotel can remain open. SERVPRO employees partition off the damaged rooms and hallways, using heavy-duty plastic barriers and air scrubbing equipment to seal perimeters and isolate our working space. Airborne debris and odors are reduced substantially as the atmosphere within the configuration vents through HEPA filters to the outdoors.

Our technicians classify the types of soot residues found, using research-based approaches when selecting cleaning products, tools, and methods to remove. SERVPRO employees avoid worsening the soiling by using differing yet appropriate procedures for dry, wet, and protein-based soot.

Have confidence in the crews responding to your commercial fire damage from SERVPRO of Braun Station. Call us at (210) 267-2159 as the firefighters leave, and then relax. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Green air scrubber in a room 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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Are Flash Floods Becoming Unwanted Diners at Your San Antonio Cafe?

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Cafeteria with tables and chairs 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 flooring with black mold on the walls 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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When an Employee Microwaves Commercial Fire Damage in San Antonio

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Popcorn in a basket in front of a red microwave 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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Warning! Water Damage at a Historical San Antonio Facility can Quickly Escalate

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling and walls where the water is causing the paint to peel off Water damage in any part of a historic facility can quickly degrade the property. Contact SERVPRO immediately to mitigate the situation.

San Antonio Landmark Preservation Following Water Damages

For those who reside in the San Antonio area, we take great pride in our nationally recognized landmarks like the Alamo and the Riverwalk. While both of these treasures have been in place for a long time, they are as susceptible to damages from accidents or unexpected incidents the same as other commercial or residential areas throughout the region. Water damages can occur quickly from something as simple as a leaking water fountain or toilet supply line.

With so many commercial properties adorning the Riverwalk, overcoming water damage to this San Antonio landmark must happen quickly. Even with a seemingly smaller incident, water can spread quickly to affect neighboring properties and prove even more challenging to overcome. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly and have the industry-leading equipment to clean up the mess and restore any damages more effectively than a custodial staff could.

One of the biggest concerns for any business is the loss of customer foot traffic when a water damage situation like this occurs. Our professionals can help to assess the situation immediately upon our arrival to determine if you can continue business as usual while we work to clean up the water. There are instances in which water damage restoration is as simple as drying up the area thoroughly, and this might not always require shutting your doors to the public.

Another thing that you need to consider about the effectiveness of professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team is the rapid response we provide for the incident. Without immediate attention, a low-scale water damage incident could turn into a severe situation that requires many days, or even weeks, to return to original condition. Your fast reaction to the situation can help our emergency response teamwork to keep restoration times to an absolute minimum.

Our SERVPRO of Braun Station franchise takes great pride in serving the commercial properties throughout the city and the landmarks that define our history. Whenever you have to contend with water damages to your facility or your business, give our experts a call at (210) 267-2159.

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Immediate Restoration For Water Damage at Your San Antonio Bar

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO green truck and green car parked near the Tower of The Americas See the SERVPRO team roll past the Tower of the Americas to your water damage incident.

You might find that San Antonio has a nightlife that you cannot find in other cities. From the bustling Riverwalk to the bars and nightclubs throughout the city, there is always somewhere to be when the sun goes down. With steep competition with other bars throughout the city and its surrounding communities, you cannot afford to let an unexpected water incident derail your business. When damage like this occurs, trust in the fast response and experienced techniques of our reliable technicians.

As you might imagine, water damage can have a dramatic effect on your San Antonio business. From the immediate concerns in the loss of customers on a particular day to the grander concerns of the effects that persistent moisture and dampness can have on structural elements and contents of the affected areas, getting the problem resolved requires experience and the right equipment. Our SERVPRO professionals work to live up to our claim that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

One of the first things that you need to appreciate in a water loss incident is the immediate spread of this water damage to the surrounding materials such as your flooring, bar, stools, booths, and more. As these elements absorb the spreading water, they can bloat and distort. Without the ability to get to these materials and pull the moisture out quickly, they might suffer irreparable damage.

Our SERVPRO technicians also worry about the possibility of water penetrating beyond the immediate flooring material and absorbing into subflooring and the supports. This saturation can not only weaken the material itself, but it can also allow for mold and mildew growth. The microbial growth like this can threaten the health of your customers and staff, requiring even more intricate restoration and remediation work before you can re-open your doors again.

The important thing to remember when you get posed with a water damage situation in your bar is to react quickly to get the right personnel working on the problem as quickly as possible. The faster that our SERVPRO of Braun Station specialists can work on the issue, the less time it takes to resolve it. Give us a call anytime you need us at (210) 267-2159.

Learn more about the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio here.

Fast, Reliable Mold Remediation For Your San Antonio Restaurant

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Three silver pots on a stove If steamy pots lead to mold damage, contact SERVPRO for fast and reliable mold remediation.

When mold damage threatens your restaurant, count on the SERVPRO team

San Antonio restaurants, bakeries, and other food preparation enterprises know inspections are regularly conducted to ensure public health and safety. Mold growth is one of the negative marks your business can receive, so you want to move on mold remediation before the inspector comes. Stick to creating your delicious savory and sweet treats and hire us to manage the mold.

Mold damage in your San Antonio  bakery and restaurant not only violates health regulations but also repels your customers if they see or hear about it. In a perfect world, your business would never need to deal with mold growth, but the conditions supportive of mold spores germination are common in most food preparation areas. Mold prefers temperatures from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but some strains thrive at temperatures as low as 30 or high as 120 degrees. Water, even in the form of steam or high humidity fuels the growth of the fungi, and organic materials offer a food source. All commercial kitchens present this type of environment. We are familiar with the challenges of mold remediation in these circumstances.

Expect SERVPRO mold remediation technicians to assess both the current mold damage and the various sources of moisture observed. Unless your business addresses the moisture issues, mold can recur. In kitchens, one of the essentials is an adequate ventilation system, including exhaust fans that move the steam out of the area. Spills, neglected plumbing leaks, and condensation from coolers, freezers, and ice machines all contribute to the water mold spores seek to absorb.

SERVPRO technicians apply the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation  using the IICRC Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation when responding to your mold emergency. The restoration industry outlines the best practices in this standard and guide, and we as industry leaders follow the recommendations and steps.

We do our best to complete the mold remediation while allowing your business to operate. The SERVPRO team erects physical barriers to contain the moldy area, a zone outside of which your staff and customers remain during the process. Air quality cannot be compromised, so we frequently use negative air pressure machines to prevent the contaminated air from drifting into the rest of your business and that employ HEPA filters to catch airborne debris before venting to the outdoors.

Once contained, our technicians remove the mold, using wiping, scraping, and abrasive techniques like soda blasting. SERVPRO  clears the residues with HEPA filtered vacuums, and bag the debris for disposal according to local codes. EPA-registered antimicrobial formulations treat surfaces to inhibit future mold growth and damage.

Let SERVPRO of Braun Station partner with you when mold damage threatens your food service business. Call us for an evaluation of even a minor infestation at (210) 267-2159 -- the sooner, the better to retain your hard-earned reputation for unique and tasty delicacies.

Click here for a list of the excellent eateries throughout San Antonio.

Do you know where to turn off your water supply?

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

When the unfortunate happens, and a water pipe bursts in your business property, do you know where to run and turn off your water supply?

That is where SERVPRO® of Braun Station comes in! One of the many services we provide is what we call, an ERP (Emergency Ready Profile). We create an Emergency Ready Profile personalized specifically for your business. The ERP helps make a plan for your business incase a disaster were to happen in your property, such as a bursting pipe that causes a flood.

Benefits from an ERP:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes that SERVPRO® of Braun Station as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

These benefits help with a much faster response time to your business, which helps avoid any further damages to your property.

50% of businesses may never reopen again following a disaster.

Stay informed by visiting:

Call us today to schedule your free ERP, SERVPRO® of Braun Station: 210-267-2159

Cleaning Up San Antonio!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Braun Station has launched a full general cleaning division. With this added service we can service more commercial properties, such as restaurants, office spaces, etc. Our general cleaning service is deep clean of the entire property.

Here is a list of our total commercial cleaning and maintenance we offer:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Cleaning of Draperies
  • Walls, Ceiling & Hard Surface Cleaning
  • Janitorial services
  • Deodorization
  • Vandalism cleaning
  • Kitchen cleaning (degreasing)

Along with the general cleaning of commercial properties. We also offer our duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning for all commercial properties as well.

Have any more questions?

Find us on the web, SERVPRO® of Braun Station Commercial Cleaning Service.

Call us today for your free quote on your commercial property!

SERVPRO® of Braun Station: 210-267-2159

San Antonio Commercial Remediation Experts

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in a hallway with debris. SERVPRO House that says Your Problem. Our Solution. under it Our business is to get your business back to work for you in San Antonio and surrounding areas. SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help.

Are you a business owner in San Antonio?  Have you experienced a recent water, fire or bio-hazard damage at your commercial property?  Are you looking for a reputable company with commercial remediation experience that offers a full service including construction?  Then, look no further because SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help.  Conveniently available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, SERVPRO of Braun Station is able to work within the parameters of any commercial job site.  Our goal is to get your business up and running as soon as possible to limit the interruption to your business.  We have worked around schedules so that businesses could stay open while remediation occurred on the off hours in order to avoid monetary disruption.  We know commercial losses are complex and we will work with you directly to help facilitate your needs.  Call us at (210) 267-2159 to see how we can help get your business back into business.

Keeping Your Home or Business Fresh!

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

What Is Duct Cleaning?

This process refers to the cleaning of various system components of your heating and cooling system. The components that should be regularly cleaned include grilles, supply and return air ducts, heat exchangers, coils, and unit housing.

When not cleaned, these components can become contaminated with dust, dirt, and pollen. In addition, moisture can even result in mold growth, which often has harmful health effects. A thorough cleaning, however, can prevent such contamination and keep your indoor air at a high quality. 

How Can It Help Remove Foul Odors?

When the ducts are thoroughly cleaned with proper equipment, professionals can remove dander, mold, dust, and other contaminants in your air vents. These particles are generally the cause of foul odors. For example, mold often causes a musty smell, while pet fur and dander trapped in the ducts may cause other odors. To truly remove these smells, the process sanitizes and deodorizes all areas that are affected.

San Antonio Government Facilities

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Government facilities in San Antonio need to stay open as much as possible when they experience a water or fire damage event.  SERVPRO of Braun Station is dedicated to working with all businesses to quickly remediate the damage to minimize the downtime required to finish the process.  We are committed to answer the call and quickly assess the damage to begin mitigation procedures.  This helps to ensure minimum service interruptions and lower recovery costs. SERVPRO of Braun Station Franchise Professionals respond to disaster situations with the right personnel & equipment to provide timely mitigation.  From large disasters to those special cleaning needs that exceed the capabilities of a facility's janitorial service, SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals are committed to timely response and total customer satisfaction.

With over 40 years experience in cleanup and restoration... SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals are faster to any size disaster.

San Antonio Building Safety

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Building Safety is an opportunity to educate insurance and commercial property professionals, as well as the general public, on “what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable, and energy efficient homes and buildings,” according to the ICC website.

Disaster Safety & Mitigation

  • If you live in a high wind or hurricane prone area and do not have tested and code-approved shutters for protection from wind borne debris, consider temporarily protecting your doors and windows by mounting exterior grade, 7/16" minimum thickness plywood and fastening it into place. Visit for
    detailed instructions on how to use plywood for emergency board-up.
  • Consider building or retrofitting to create a tornado-safe room in your home. Follow ICC/NSSA 500 Standard for detailed construction information and to ensure you achieve the highest level of protection for your family.
  • In wildfire prone areas, remove fine (dead grass, leaves, etc.) and coarse fuels (dead twigs, branches, etc.) within 30 feet of a building to create a survivable space in case of wildfire. Be sure to remove dry leaf and pine litter from roofs, rain gutters, decks, and walkways. Follow ICC’s International Wildland-Urban Interface Code®
    for detailed requirements.
  • Flooded roads could have significant damage hidden by floodwaters. Never drive through floodwaters
    or on flooded roads. Do not
    attempt to cross a flowing stream. It takes only six inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off your feet and two feet of water to move an SUV-sized vehicle.


SERVPRO of Braun Station Faster to Your Disaster

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Your disaster may not always be fire & water related, but the Franchise Professionals at SERVPRO of Braun Station are still "here to help" when it comes to other situations.  There are several services that you may never think of until a related disaster strikes your business including biohazard and crime scene cleanup.  Equipped with the knowledge, experience, and training, SERVPRO of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will start helping the moment you call us at (210) 267-2159.  When disaster strikes, make sure you have experienced professionals on the line.  No matter how big or small the loss is, your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will be ready to help make your business property damage "Like it never ever happened."  We are available day or night 365 days a years to help.

San Antonio's Premiere Commercial Restoration Company

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Are you a business owner in San Antonio or surrounding counties?  Have you experienced a water or fire damage to your offices?  SERVPRO of Braun Station has the training to handle all of your remediation needs ranging from a single office to an entire warehouse.  We understand the complexities that come with commercial damages and have experience in quickly remediating your water or fire damage.  The amount of down time can be reduced by quickly calling us at 210-267-2159 the moment you notice the damage.  A quick response allows us to get on-site quickly and then begin the remediation process which may help to eliminate secondary damage.  This helps your bottom line by allowing you to get back to your daily operations.  If you need us, we are here day or night to help keep your business running after a fire or water damage event.

2017 Resolution: San Antonio Plan Ahead

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Green fact 50% - the percent of businesses that may never reopen after suffering a disaster SERVPRO of Braun Station is READY 24/7 to help with any of your fire or water mitigation needs.

With each new year, many people resolve to better themselves or some part of their life. Th is year, make a resolution to be READY. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you are “Ready for whatever happens” in 2017.  
In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off  valve locations and priority areas. The ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving  you access to over 45 years experience and a System more than 1,700 Franchises strong. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making  it a great value that could save you time and money in the future. By downloading the free SERVPRO® READY App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device putting help at your fingertips.  

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Don’t wait until disaster strikes—resolve to be READY. Call your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals to establish your Emergency READY Profile®, and be “Ready for whatever happens” in 2017.

SERVPRO of Braun Station Your San Antonio IICRC Certified Specialists

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

IICRC Certified Firm Certificate San Antonio's Trusted Certified Firm SERVPRO of Braun Station is here for all of your water and fire damage remediation needs.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is proud to be a member in good standing of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC).  In order to be recognized as a certified IICRC firm, SERVPRO of Braun Station has pledged to implement an advanced training program and a course of study leading to the certification of all On-Location Operators actively engaged in providing services to the consumer in cleaning and restoration and has pledged our support in establishing and maintaining a professional attitude in the conduct of our daily business at all times.  We have also pledged to provide our consumer with the highest degree of professionalism possible.  This certification helps to ensure that every time a job is performed, from the smallest water loss to the largest water loss, SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to professionally ensure that the job is completed correctly.

San Antonio Be Ready with The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Racks of green air movers and equipment SERVPRO of Braun Station is Ready to Help Prepare your San Antonio Business

National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, business and family. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.”  In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile®, can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using yoursmartphone or tablet. The ERP establishes your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a System more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quickresponse and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. The ERP is a no cost assessment, all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional to establish your Emergency READY Profile®. Commercial Services  

Does Your Business Have a Plan San Antonio?

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today.  The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency.  While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies.  The following are basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing.  A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, local economy, and even the country.  It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan.

Your organization’s risk needs will vary depending on the specific industry, size, scope and location.  Begin by reviewing your business process flow chart, if one exists, to identify operations critical to survival and recovery.  Carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. You should also establish procedures for succession of management.

Review Insurance Coverage.

Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to major financial loss if your business is damaged, destroyed or simply interrupted for a period of time. Insurance policies vary; check with your agent or provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage and business interruption.  Understand what your policy does and does not cover.

Prepare your Emergency Plan.

Your employees and co-workers are your business’ most valuable asset. Communication is central before, during and after a disaster. Include emergency information in newsletters, on your company intranet, in periodic employee e-mails and/or other communication tools.

Practice the Emergency Plan.

Some disasters will require employees to leave the workplace quickly. The ability to evacuate workers, customers and visitors effectively can save lives. If your business operates out of more than one location, establish evacuation procedures for each individual building. If your company is in a high-rise building, an industrial park, or even a small strip mall, it is important to coordinate and practice with other tenants or businesses to avoid confusion and potential gridlock.

Secure Your Facility and Equipment.

Install fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and detectors in appropriate places. Secure all entry and exit points and plan for mail safety. Plan what you will do if your building, plant or store is not usable. Secure valuable equipment.

Improve Cyber Security.

Protecting your data and information systems may require specialized expertise, but even the smallest business can be better prepared. Use anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date. Don’t open e-mails from unknown sources. Use hard-to-guess passwords. Protect your computer from intruders by using firewalls. Back up your computer data and download security protection updates known as patches regularly.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is Faster To Any Size Disaster

6/29/2016 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO fleet vehicles lined up including vans, trucks and big rig in the back SERVPRO of Braun Station is backed by a system of Franchises that are always ready for any disaster

Faster to any size disaster. This is not just another catchy tag line for SERVPRO® of Braun Station. It is a commitment from each SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional to be there when you need them most.  Whether you are a small business or home owner facing minor fire or water damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, the SERVPRO® of Braun Station System has the resources to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins and the sooner you can resume life and business as usual. Your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise is just the tip of the iceberg. Should a major disaster such as a flood or wildfire occur, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® is always poised and ready to go where they are needed.

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the size, call your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals. Backed by a system of Franchises more than 1,700 strong, we’ll help make your property disaster “Like it never even happened.”

San Antonio The Science of Drying

6/1/2016 (Permalink)

Yellow and black tubing for inject-a-dry into wall cavities The right equipment comes with knowing the science of drying.

Did YOU KNOW there is actually a science behind the process of drying? Having the knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. If your business suffers a water damage, your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional will:
• Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
• Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
• Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does it mean to help “speed up Mother Nature”? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture
will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material–but only if the air is, indeed, drier.  The only problem is, nature takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out.

Your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals have the tools and equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls (pictured below), and much more. Your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom line? Your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals have the training and equipment  to help make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Braun Station is to here to help San Antonio homeowners and business owners with all of their emergency fire and water restoration needs

4/27/2016 (Permalink)

Office with flood waters rising around chairs and desk SERVPRO of Braun Station understands commercial remediation

Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to preloss condition, doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.” Every SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professional is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped. Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered–whatever the case, with SERVPRO® our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What is the SERVPRO difference?

Serving America Since 1967

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have been helping home and business owners recover from water damages across the United States.

Over 1,500 Franchises Nationwide

More locations means faster response. A SERVPRO® Franchise Professional can usually be on-site within four hours to help protect the structure, business and personal property.

SERVPRO® National Call Center Served Over 300 Insurance and Property Management

Companies and Their Clients Nationwide in the Last Year Alone.

We have earned the trust of the insurance industry by serving thousands of their policy holders and clients with respect and integrity. The more we restore the less that needs to be replaced. This helps our clients save millions of dollars each year. That helps lower your insurance rates too!

24-Hour Emergency Service

In our business, you need us fast! The sooner we arrive, the better the chance we can reduce damage and save money. Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Trained, Uniformed Franchise Professionals

A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professional will walk you through the job process and then work quickly to restore your property to preloss condition whenever possible.


From large commercial environments to small residential losses, SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals understand your loss is the job that matters most! We will be happy to provide references so you can feel confident that SERVPRO® is the best system to service your needs.

You Can Trust SERVPRO® of Braun Station!

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals Put Property Owners Back in Control.  Call us at (210) 267-2159 today for all of your water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, bio-hazard restoration needs.

San Antonio Commercial Flooding Help Is Here

4/18/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings surrounded by flood waters SERVPRO of Braun Station Understands San Antonio Commercial Needs

As the rain has continued to pour down since yesterday, there are still several flash flood watches and warnings in San Antonio.  KSAT Weather We want you to know that SERVPRO of Braun Station is here for all of your commercial flooding remediation needs.  SERVPRO of Braun Station understands the specific needs of commercial clients during these water damage events.  We have professionally trained and education technicians that can walk you through each step of the drying process to get your business back to work as soon as possible.  Our staff have certifications in water restorative drying and applied structural drying from the IICRC.  When you need a name that you can trust, SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help.  When you realize that water is creeping into your building, call us immediately at (210) 267-2159. 

Tuesday Tip for Our Busy San Antonio Business Owners

3/29/2016 (Permalink)

Tip Tuesday tip Tip Tuesday from your friends at SERVPRO of Braun Station

Every business owner deserves a little tip here and there, so we wanted to make sure your Tuesday was a little easier with a tip on how to handle the dreaded ink pen bleed.  We hope you have a wonderful work week!

Today's Tip: Did an ink pen bleed onto your shirt?  Spray the stain liberally with hair spray, and let it sit for ten minutes.  Wash the shirt with your normal washing machine settngs.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is here for all of your commercial needs and is a phone call away at (210) 267-2159.  We also provide free emergency ready plans and would be more than happy to provide your commercial business with one.  We are also happy to present continuing education for those in the insurance industry.

Spring Cleaning Your Workspace San Antonio

3/25/2016 (Permalink)

Woman holding mop container full of cleaning supplies San Antonio SERVPRO of Braun Station knows clean

As Spring has sprung, the desire to clean is here too.  We wanted to give you some quick spring cleaning tips for your Bexar County workspace.

·         Divide Your Workspace Into Zones:

Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions.  You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for your research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives.  This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.

·         Keep Only What You Need At Arm’s Length:

Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go.  Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only.  Supplies paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you’ve established for them.

·         Sort Your Catch-All Drawer:

Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands.  Go through the drawer every six weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn’t being used.

·         Eliminate Digital Clutter:

Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter.  Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper files- with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders.  Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor for calendar reminders.

·         Create a Daily Paper System:

Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled “To Read,” To Do,” and “To File.”  Establish set days for each, so that you don’t get behind or feel the overwhelming need to do everything at once.

·         Disinfect Regularly:

Prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and fingerprints.  Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes.

We hope these tips will help keep your San Antonio workspace clean.  Remember see green, think SERVPRO of Braun Station clean!

San Antonio Resolve to be Ready

1/22/2016 (Permalink)

The new year signifies a fresh start. With each new year, many people resolve to better themselves or some part of their life. ?This year, make a resolution to be READY. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can prepare for it. ?The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you are “Ready for whatever happens.”   In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. ?The ERP is a comprehensive documentcontaining critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. ?The ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation andrestoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a System more than 1,700 Franchises strong. ? The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time andmoney in the future. By downloading the free SERVPRO® READY App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device making help just a fewclicks away. Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of timeyour business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Don’t wait until disaster strikes. Call your local SERVPRO® of Braun StationFranchise Professionals at (210) 267-2159 to establish your Emergency READY Profile®, and be “Ready for whatever happens” in 2016.  

Make Your Resolution: Be Ready!

12/29/2014 (Permalink)

Green big rig truck and cellphone with Ready App on it SERVPRO of Braun Station is Ready for Whatever Happens

A new year brings the opportunity for new beginnings!  Start your year off right by being READY!  Your local San Antonio SERVPRO of Braun Station Franchise Professionals want to help ensure you enjoy a safe and happy new year by helping you be prepared for anything the year may hold.

Did you know up to 50 percent of businesses that suffer a disaster never reopen?  Of the businesses that survive a disaster, the overwhelming majority had an emergency preparedness plan in place.  Make your resolution one that helps protect you and your business.  Call SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals at (210) 267-2159 to learn more about how we can help you be "Ready for whatever happens" in 2015.

A new year often signifies a fresh start.  Many people make resolutions to better themselves or some part of their life.  This year, make a resolution to be READY.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can prepare for it.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens."  In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.  The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations and priority areas.  The ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a system of nearly 1,700 Franchises strong.  The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future.  By downloading the free SERVPRO READY App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device making help just a few clicks away.

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Franchise Professionals as your disaster mitigation provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether is it a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.  Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.  Don't wait until disaster strikes.  Call SERVPRO of Braun Station to establish your Emergency READY Profile, and be "Ready for whatever happens." 

Be Ready with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

10/1/2014 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month, which just past, is a perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, business and family. 

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.  The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas.  The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information anytime using your smartphone or tablet.

The ERP establishes SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 40 years experience and a System nearly 1700 Franchises strong.  Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation.  Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.  The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no cost assessment, all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future.  Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 to establish your Emergency Ready Profile.