Recent Storm Damage Posts

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

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waste Disposal

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

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

SERVPRO Restores Flood Damage after a Storm in San Antonio

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO provides the following services:

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

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

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Remediation in San Antonio

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

storm clouds and lightning Storms happen, and SERVPRO is always standing by. We are always available to restore your home.

Initiate Flood Damage Restoration Immediately in San Antonio – Call SERVPRO

Everyone is overwhelmed after a storm passes through San Antonio, causing damage to homes and businesses. Every home experiences different amounts of damage, from broken windows to holes in the roof from flying debris and flood waters high enough to enter buildings as the water cascades through your area. After ensuring everyone is safe and unharmed, it is time to begin cleanup and repairs.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup, drying, and restoration services in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Our team has gained extensive experience dealing with every storm in the past ten years and assisting other centers nationally. We have the human resources, the equipment, and the expertise to provide immediate assistance.

Water causes secondary damage to floors, walls, insulation, and structure if it is not removed immediately and drying operations undertaken. Hardwood floors, for example, are porous and readily absorb moisture. The water seeps between the hardwood planks and the subfloor, and the subfloor and hardwood flooring absorb moisture.

The result can be twisting, cupping, or buckling the hardwood planks if they are not dried immediately. Often, the floor must be removed and replaced once it has warped.

We use hardwood floor drying mats to remove the excess water and moisture before the wood can absorb moisture. In most situations, once properly dried, there is little need for sanding or refinishing required when water and moisture are removed quickly.

SERVPRO provides the following services to our clients dealing with damage from storms and flooding:

  • Water clean up
  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs and restoration

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

San Antonio Flood Damage Mitigation

6/11/2022 (Permalink)

tech, hose, truck-mounted extractor SERVPRO has the training and equipment to restore flood damaged San Antonio properties and businesses.

SERVPRO's Truck-Mount Flood Extractor in San Antonio Homes

While much of the greater San Antonio area combat bouts of drought annually, these same instances can be responsible for substantial flood losses when torrential downpours happen after long periods without rain. Flash flooding can occur before ground saturation has an opportunity to occur, threatening all homes and businesses in the path of the flowing water. In some situations, homes can contend with several inches of standing water on the main floor of the house.

With many properties in the outer-lying metropolis constructed as single-story ranch houses, flood damage to San Antonio residences can encompass the entire household. Addressing these threats as quickly as possible is the priority of our SERVPRO flood recovery team, as the less saturation and exposure that occurs, the less tear-out and reconstruction that your property ultimately needs. While we have an in-house division of licensed contractors to address structural concerns, our objective is to restore versus replace.

While we have dozens of extraction tools and devices that we use to address standing water in various scenarios and severities, the worst potential flood loss situations demand the use of our truck-mount pump tanker truck. This high-capacity unit can forcefully remove standing water down to a two-inch depth, where our SERVPRO team would traditionally begin using wet-vacs and light wands to collect the rest of the remaining water in the damaged region.

Because this extractor is part of our Green Fleet of service vehicles, it can roll out with our team of certified Water Restoration (WRT) and Structural Drying (ASD) specialists. We can place it near available entry points to ensure that the hoses can reach wherever the problem areas are in the single-story flooded residence.  

As challenging as flood loss can seem, you have a team of qualified professionals to help with mitigation, reconstruction, restoration, and cleaning to make these losses “Like it never even happened.” The fast solutions for water removal during a flood hinge on the powerful and effective truck-mount options. Our SERVPRO of Braun Station team is standing by 24/7 by calling (210) 267-2159. 

How Flooding Damages Your San Antonio Home

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with furniture floating everywhere in floodwater Finding the living room flooded is certainly a cause for alarm. Contact our certified team fast for water removal and storm remediation efforts.

Why SERVPRO Helps in Making the Right Decisions after Flood Damage Incidents in San Antonio

Flooding incidents are stressing to everyone they affect since they not only lead to financial losses but also are highly disruptive. Sometimes the urge to find a solution fast enough leads the homeowner to make the wrong decision, worsening the situation.

Calling SERVPRO to handle the mitigation and restoration processes in your San Antonio property can help eliminate mistakes.

Preparation of the site after flood damage loss in San Antonio helps a great deal. As the famous saying goes, failure to plan is planning to fail. Our SERVPRO technicians scope the site to establish the full extent of the loss, thus making the correct restoration plans, including deciding which equipment to use. We then create a staging area where we place all the equipment we bring to the site, which cuts down the trips we make back to the vehicles to get supplies, saving time. Laying a paper or plastic drop on the staging area also helps protect the equipment from soiling, which they can transfer to other areas of the property during cleanup.

The damage caused by flooding varies in many ways. There is a need to establish whether an incident falls under category 1, 2, or 3 of water loss to ensure the correct response. The categories depend on the level of contamination involved. If the flooding is from rainwater intruding through the roof, there is no contamination, so the priority is water extraction. For category 2 loss, the use of light protective gear such as gloves and disinfectants is sufficient since contamination is minimal. However, if it is a category 3 loss, our SERVPRO technicians need to move the people and contents from your house. We also use full PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, including full-face respirators, rubber boots, and full bodysuits.

Extracting all floodwater from the loss site and cleaning up the mess helps restore the property to its preloss state. Our SERVPRO technicians have a wide array of pumps to handle the removal. We also use different types of cleaning equipment, including pressure washers and rotating brushes to remove soils. The use of detergents and other professional cleaning agents also helps.

A properly run flood damage restoration process should help deal with an incident, "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 to help. We are available 24/7.

We Discuss Important Steps During Flood Cleanup in Your San Antonio Home

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Floor And Wall Our experts will take care of any flood damage in your home and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Crucial Steps During Flood Cleanup in Affected San Antonio Properties  

Flooding incidents can cause many problems, but soiling the property is the main issue. The water can sweep mud and silt into the structure. The water intrusion also leads to bleeding of dyes and stains in fabrics due to chemical changes. Carrying out a thorough cleaning exercise is therefore vital to restore the property to its pre-damage state. Several steps are crucial for successful flood cleanup.

Removing All Forms of Soiling

For the flood cleanup exercise in San Antonio to bear fruit, there is a need to reach all areas soiled during the incident. Depending on the source of the water or other prevailing conditions during the incident, the sites might be widespread and affected materials vary. In cases where intrusion happens through the roof, soiling might extend beyond the ground level. Our SERVPRO cleaning specialists inspect the entire house paying close attention to concealed areas such as cabinets and contents made of fabric. We use shovels to remove sludge, silt, mud, pressure washers, or other equipment to clean the soiled areas. 

Removing Deteriorated Materials

Water intrusion affects materials compromising their structural integrity in different ways. For example, some types of insulation mat, when wet, while drywall becomes soggy and discolored. Water also affects carpets and pads. Removal of all deteriorated materials is essential during the cleanup. Our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts removing wet drywall and creating room to reach insulation and other materials in the wall cavities. We also remove the carpet and pad for disposal.

Deodorizing All Smells

It is common for bad smells to develop when the property is affected by a flooding incident. The smell of rotten eggs, in particular, makes the home uninhabitable. Such smell is likely to develop in case of sewage backup or when floodwaters sit in the house over extended periods. Most of the smells dissipate after routine cleaning. However, lingering odors require specific deodorization efforts depending on the materials. For upholstery, our SERVPRO technicians mist on a deodorizer after cleaning. For walls and ceilings, we use a pump sprayer or ULV fogger to apply the deodorizer.

When done correctly, cleanup should help restore your property to its pre-damaged state. Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Tree Damage Can Flood San Antonio Properties

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

fallen tree on roof Let SERVPRO of Braun Station take over your water damage worries in San Antonio when a tree falls on your home.

We Can Help with Your Flood Damage, as Well as Any Debris in or Around Your San Antonio Storm Damaged Home 

The Greater San Antonio area has seen substantial storms ranging from the remnants of hurricane strength systems that make landfall in Corpus Christi to tornadoes and other natural disasters that can threaten our locale. Excessive winds and torrential rainfall make a potent concoction that can spell disaster for trees on your property, especially if they are already compromised. A fallen tree that hits your home can leave openings and wide gashes accessible to water runoff and direct rainfall.

Flood damage in San Antonio homes can happen in several ways, but when tree damages have led to the flooding, you have more than one concern to face. Not only do you have to address the standing water in your home that continually worsens, but you also must address the structural damage of the tree and its removal. Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals have gotten equipped to help you handle all these concerns.

With a team of contractors under our roof, we can approach these storm damages with confidence and experience. Not only can we address temporary boarding and tarping of breaches in your home’s exterior, but these same professionals can oversee the removal of the tree to prevent further structural compromise. Once we complete the mitigation work inside the house, our restoration professionals can repair and rebuild areas of the property damaged by a falling tree.

Addressing the flooding inside the house is also an important step that must begin immediately. Standing water can quickly absorb into materials and surfaces, so our SERVPRO team utilizes efficient extraction tools and drying equipment. From our portable sump pumps and trash pumps to our air movers and dehumidifiers, we can quickly gain control of a flood loss situation to protect your home and its contents.

As tricky as flood loss situations can be to navigate, they can be even more challenging when you include the removal of a tree and the destruction it can cause your home. Whenever these situations arise, you can count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Braun Station team to help however you need. Give us a call whenever disaster strikes at (210) 267-2159.

What Can Be Done as Flash Flood Mitigation in San Antonio if the Water Is Yet to Recede?

10/31/2021 (Permalink)

flood water level high, wearing galoshes. Flood and storm damage remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service.

SERVPRO Helps Take Actions That Minimize Contamination and Moisture Action in a Flooded Home

Various incidents can leave your San Antonio property flooded. A flash flood is one example of such an incident. Apart from inundating your property with filthy water, it can create other problems. Starting mitigating the damages as soon as you discover the issue is crucial to regain control of the situation. 

Even when you know what is necessary for flash flood mitigation at your San Antonio home, several factors can force you to delay the necessary action. For instance, since the flood covers vast areas, you cannot start water removal from your house until the water recedes from the surrounding areas. However, professional restoration companies like SERVPRO can find ways to address some issues during the wait.

Issues that can be addressed while the house is still inundated include:

  • Control of indoor humidity and moisture migration
  • Management of contaminants
  • Content pack out

Apart from the effects caused by the water pooling on various surfaces, there is additional moisture action within the building from other sources. For instance, the standing water evaporates, constantly increasing the humidity levels in the air. High humidity can cause deterioration in any section of the house since air movements are not limited. 

Another problem caused by the stagnant flood water is wicking through materials which can spread the moisture problem along the walls from the ground upwards. Finally, the proliferation of microbes in the standing water is high, which can worsen the contamination levels in the house. SERVPRO can help take different actions to address the problems.

The top actions that can make a difference include:

  • Spraying EPA-registered disinfectants directly into the stagnant water
  • Setting up dehumidifiers in the house to keep relative humidity levels below 60%
  • Making flood cuts to contact moisture wicking through materials

SERVPRO of Braun Station offers sufficient resources for flash floods mitigation, addressing any problem, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (210) 267-2159.

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

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is Professional Flood Damage Remediation Necessary in San Antonio?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

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

Why Professional Flood Damage Remediation is Crucial in San Antonio

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

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

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

Trained Water Damage Restoration Technicians

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

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

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

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

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

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

Need Flash Flooding Cleanup in San Antonio – Call SERVPRO

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

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

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

SERVPRO provides flash flooding clean up services:

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

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

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

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Pack-Out During Flood Damage Restoration

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

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

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

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

When Downpours Enter Your San Antonio Home

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

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

Severe Weather Can Allow Flood Damage in Your San Antonio Home

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

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

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

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

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

Texas Storm Damage - Faster remediation for faster results

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Braun Station was there!

When Hurricane Hanna hit the Texas gulf coast in July of 2020, SERVPRO® of Braun Station was there to help in the recovery. We dispatched crews from our home franchise in San Antonio, TX all the way to the Rio Grand Valley.

We immediately started assessing damages to local resident's homes so we could begin services as soon as humanly possible. This speed is what makes SERVPRO® a leader in storm damage remediation. Not only do we provide expedient service, we perform the work correctly. We value your belongings as if they were our own. We use hundreds of rolls of plastic and tape every year to protect the contents and appliances that you value.

If you find yourself in need of our expertise or services, call 24 hours a day at 210-267-2159 or visit our website at this link: SERVPRO® of Braun Station

Your Last Chance to Participate in San Antonio’s Run the River Event

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Pair of grey running shoes on white background SERVPRO runs to remediate storm damage. Call us today!

Race and Marathon Enthusiasts Around San Antonio Should Consider this Virtual Event 

Did you know that 2020 is the 4th year for the annual Run the River 5k? While the pandemic forced some unexpected changes into the format for this year, a virtual platform for the race has given racers some time to get the work done at their own pace. November 28 is your final chance to obtain a spot among the participants and push your way to the unparalleled highs of crossing a virtual finish line by reaching your 5k goal – even from your treadmill in the living room. 

Competitors also get entered into a raffle for several giveaways and one substantial grand prize experience. Take the challenge with countless other San Antonio residents with the Run the River event. 

When it is the river doing the running, and your basement or crawlspace ends up flooded, you can count on our SERVPRO of Braun Station team to help with extraction and cleanup for flood damage to San Antonio homes. Give us a call today at (210) 267-2159.

How Do We Restore Saturated Walls?

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling; damaged part removed Sometimes we need to remove water damaged drywall and ceiling, as we did in this home.

After a San Antonio Storm, SERVPRO Comes in With Advanced Equipment and Controlled Demolition to Address Walls with Flood Damage 

Any homeowner needs to know that there are times when DIY methods alone will not get your home the restoration level you need. If the walls in your San Antonio home take on water after a flood, they could be repaired or replaced. However, they must dry from the inside out before any measures to recover and repaint. SERVPRO understands that even if your walls feel dry to the touch, there could be hidden saturation that has to get addressed. With our methods and technology, we can ensure your interior will be “Like it never even happened.” 

What Can Skilled Technicians Do That I Cannot? 

When you call us to help with flood damage in San Antonio, we get to work quickly to halt water migration and begin extraction measures. We utilized specialized techniques and industrial-grade equipment that homeowners cannot access. Drying times often depend on the dry air we can circulate as we regulate temperatures and bring down relative humidity within the living space. 

  • Water damaged paneling and plaster are often salvageable, but we need to dry the sills and studs by creating air circulation.
  • We can remove laminated paneling, drywall, and plaster to just above the level that floodwater wicked
  • Whenever wallboards have encountered dirty and contaminated floodwater, they must get thoroughly replaced. 
  • Wallboards treated with vinyl-coating wallpaper will restrict drying, so removal is best to ensure no hidden moisture gets left behind.  

In addition to wall restoration, our contractors take care of carpet repair and installation, subfloor repair and replacement, any other aspects that call for controlled demolition for a flawless finish. If required, we can also recommend skilled tradesmen to assist with the build back. 

Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 when you need skilled flood damage restoration. We are always available for emergency restoration services to bring your home back to preloss condition.

Should Homeowners in San Antonio Prepare Before Starting Flood Removal Processes?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room with items floating on top Flooding in your home can damage many things. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation and mitigation services.

SERVPRO Helps Identify Obstacles That Can Hinder Flood Removal at Your San Antonio Home

When your home floods in the aftermath of a severe weather event, the first thing you want to do is probably to clean up and fix damaged areas. However, for the best outcome, you may want to take some time to prepare for the process. One of the reasons SERVPRO promises San Antonio homeowners a positive outcome is because we spare no effort when doing such preparation.

What would preparation before starting flood removal in a San Antonio home involve?

  • Identifying project restrictions 
  • Establishing the true scope of damage
  • Determining the resources needed for the task

Which restrictions interfere with flood removal?

When the situation is ideal, you can venture into the flooded property and immediately start mitigation processes such as water extraction. However, after a storm incident, you might not be sure whether there are health risks or safety hazards that you might be exposed to in the property. If you have no way of confirming the level of danger, then you are restricted from performing the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians can help scope the risks in such a case because we have the tools needed, including:

  • Electric circuit testers to check for electrical faults
  • Luminometers to confirm the presence of contaminants
  • GFCI to ground electrical equipment

What determines the scope of damage?

From a casual look, you might trivialize or exaggerate the damage caused by a flooding incident. That would lead to a wasteful or insufficient approach during removal. Since none of the two options would be convenient, it is best to find out the scope of the damage so that you can respond appropriately. Our SERVPRO technicians check for things such as the total area of your house affected by the incident and the percentage of porous materials exposed to floodwaters to come up with a precise estimate of the cleaning, demolition, and drying needs.

SERVPRO of Braun Station can handle any incident at your Leon Valley or Braun Station home, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (210) 267-2159.

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How Should a Homeowner Prepare in Case the Next Hurricane Brings Flooding to San Antonio?

9/13/2020 (Permalink)

flooded basement laundry room with washer and dryer Regardless of the way that your home was flooded, SERVPRO is the effective company for water removal services. Call right away.

When the Flood Damage Risk Increases, San Antonio Residents Have a Well-Trained, Equipped, and Experienced Partner in SERVPRO

Although we might prefer a role as an evacuation destination for other Texas residents who live closer to the gulf, the fact is hurricanes, tropical storms, and depressions can make their way to San Antonio during the season from June to November. Other extreme weather patterns can also bring torrential rains and incredibly high winds to the region, ultimately flooding homes and businesses. Awareness of the potential and action taken to respond to the possibility of exterior damage and overland flooding can go a long way to minimizing the effect on your property.

What Can a Property Owner Realistically Do to Manage Storm Damage and Resultant Flooding?

Many resources exist that offer homeowners advice in San Antonio seeking flood damage avoidance and property and personal protection. Some interventions can take place long before a storm threatens:

  • Upgrades and maintenance of your home's exterior drainage systems -- roofs, gutters, and downspouts
  • Landscaping improvements to slope the surrounding ground away from the foundation
  • Inspection and reinforcement of foundations and crawl spaces, including repair or installation of appropriate vapor barriers
  • Installing a sump pump
  • Considering the purchase of a generator
  • Making long-term storage decisions that move essential articles above the flood line
  • Making digital copies of vital documents and treasured photos 

Other interventions are best applied as a storm gathers force and appears likely to affect the area:

  • Securing windows, doors, outbuildings
  • Storing outdoor furnishings, toys, equipment, and other "loose" items inside
  • Monitoring official announcements and following recommendations about evacuation or other safety suggestions or orders

Note: Although it is important to plan for property damage, it can save you and your family's lives to have an emergency plan to keep yourselves safe. Be sure to follow local agencies' advice and collect and pack up in "go bags" the following and more as recommended for each member of your family:

  • Medicines
  • Food and water
  • Clothing

Needed documents should also have their own waterproof "go" container. Be sure to let relatives or other individuals know your plans, including evacuation locations you intend to use. Make plans also for pets, perhaps boarding them ahead of time. Gas up your car and charge your mobile devices. Leave for your safety when authorities strongly suggest or order the population to do so.

How Can a Homeowner Increase the Odds for Successful Restoration of the Home After Flood Damage?

Flood damage in San Antonio needs the attention of skilled and trained professionals for the best outcomes. Even when you prepare, storm activity's intensity can damage exteriors, permitting water to pour into your home. Overland flooding also occurs when torrential rains collect and spread rapidly on roadways and across the ground, forcing its way into or under your home's foundation. It is critical to rapidly remove the flood water, contaminated with a broad range of hazardous substances, including chemicals and sewage. Safe handling requires personal protective equipment (PPE) and protocols for containment and disposal that follow local regulations. SERVPRO teams can:

  • Secure exterior damage with boards and tarps
  • Assess and control structural hazards -- examples are shutting off electricity and other utilities and shoring up walls or ceilings filled with water
  • Releasing water from building cavities with weep holes, sawn or drilled holes, and flood cuts (wall materials removed between studs several inches above the flood line)
  • Dig out the muck and pump water deeper than two inches into treated sewers
  • Extract the remaining water with both truck mount and portable units as appropriate -- truck-mounted extractor can remove up to 36,000 gallons of water per unit per day
  • Contain the contaminated water for lawful disposal -- truck mounts direct water into tanks that can hold over 100 gallons

Is Removing the Flood Water Enough to Save the Home?

Once the liquid water exits via pumps and extractors, our teams turn to cleaning, disinfecting, and structural drying. Mold damage can commence within 24 to 48 hours, so moisture levels must fall to a normal range fast. Our crews:

  • Use EPA-registered proprietary cleaning and disinfecting agents to remove soiling and pathogens from affected surfaces
  • Test your structural components (including any dry areas) with moisture detectors and meters to provide baseline data for drying goals  
  • Balance air movement, temperature, and humidity to facilitate the evaporation of water from porous materials -- the resulting vapor collected for disposal through the use of our high-efficiency dehumidifiers

Count on the professionals at SERVPRO of Braun Station to partner with you when flood damage is too extreme to manage on your own after severe storms. We are poised to help 24/7. Call us day or night at (210) 267-2159 for flooding mitigation and remediation from an industry leader.

What Can I Do for Flooding in My San Antonio Home?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged hallway When flooding damaged this home, we were there. We restored the house to its preloss condition.

Many Ranch-Style Properties Have One Story that Allows a Single Flood Incident to Impact the Entirety of the Home and its Contents

There are many homes in San Antonio and throughout Bexar County that sit in lower-lying areas. Having a home susceptible to flooding conditions can be a constant worry for property owners. Severe weather events can quickly overwhelm water diversion and storm drain catch basins to present fast-developing flood scenarios. With many homes being single-story throughout the area, one massive flood event can compromise the entire house.

It does not take long for flood damage in San Antonio homes to get out of control. We can ensure our prompt arrival through pre-stocked trailers in our warehouse ready to mobilize when disaster strikes. These production vehicles get stocked with many tools for water damage recovery, which consequently can also aid in flood removal. We have multiple extractors designed almost exclusively for extracting floodwater, especially pooling water with solids and debris present. These units include: 

  • Trash Pumps
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Truck-Mount Extractors

Can SERVPRO Perform Demolition and Build Back? 

With a team of contractors available to arrive alongside our technicians, we can offer both repairs and controlled demolition immediately upon arrival. These repairs benefit your property by providing temporary construction solutions that reduce floodwater penetration to allow mitigation steps like extraction to be more productive. These same professionals can oversee complete build back and reconstruction of areas destroyed in your home. This transition to construction can happen seamlessly after mitigation completes, making it more cost-effective and time saving for customers.

We endeavor to provide a fast response to flooding and storm emergencies that impact your home. We have industry-leading extraction and drying tools and potent cleaning products to address any contamination concerns. However, we can help after a flood, you can give our SERVPRO of Braun Station team a call at (210) 267-2159.

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What Should I Do When Flash Flooding Occurs?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged area Flash flooding happens quickly. SERVPRO has the equipment to restore your home.

Flash Flooding can Damages San Antonio Homes Every Year, but our SERVPRO Team can Help with a Fast and Reliable Response

Because so many single-family homes in San Antonioare ranch-style properties, the single story of the residence sits on a concrete slab. Without crawlspaces or other preventative measures, unexpected disasters like flash flooding that rushes more than a foot of water at once can find its way through openings in your house's construction and spread over your property.

While you might not be prepared to address flood damage in your San Antonio home, you can count on our SERVPRO team's reliable technicians. We have an extensive inventory of recovery tools that can work to remove standing water quickly, dry out saturated elements, and better protect your belongings. There are ways that you can help before our experienced professionals arrive, however. With efforts like relocating valuable belongings and shutting off utilities when it is safe to do so, you can reduce the severity of losses.

What Can I Expect Professional Restorers to Do with the Flood Damage? 

Because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, our qualified professionals are ready to mobilize whenever emergencies occur. We can often reach water damaged homes throughout Bexar County. With natural flooding, there are added threats and risks beyond standing water and saturation, however. We can contend with blackwater with efficient muck-out and thorough cleaning that can prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction of structural framework. Some of the emergency services and mitigation steps that we take after a flood include:

  • Muck-Out
  • Protecting Personal Belongings
  • Cleaning Exposed Surfaces
  • Extracting Standing Water
  • Drying Damaged Elements
  • Controlled Demolition

Because flooding can be a devastating force, we have professionals available 24/7 to help. With our experience and cutting-edge tools and equipment, our SERVPRO of Braun Station team can make it "Like it never even happened." Contact us anytime at (210) 267-2159.

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Flood Damage in San Antonio Kitchen Needs Extensive Cleanup

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Person with gold and green boots and black pants standing in a pool of water Don’t let flooding wreak havoc in your San Antonio Home. Call the experts today at (210) 267-2159.

SERVPRO’s Rapid Response and Training Can Save Your Home from Further Flood Loss

Dealing with flood damage is something no homeowner wants. However, when it happens, the cleanup needs to begin quickly, or the amount of loss has the potential to increase. 

When flood damage in a San Antonio home happened, the water pooled around an exterior door leading to the kitchen. The homeowner moved some small items up and off the floor but could do little else. 

Locating Areas of Moisture

Even though SERVPRO techs arrived quickly after the initial call for restoration services, much of the water had receded. The techs use their moisture detection equipment to locate moisture under floors and behind walls.

Fast Extraction

Once the loss area has all the areas of moisture identified, the techs extract the water using portable pumps. The detection equipment showed moisture in the subfloor, so the techs carefully removed the tile to open up the substrate for drying. The toe kick under the cabinet required removal, so the extractions wands could get underneath and allow airflow. The baseboards around the room were removed and inspected for the potential of cleaning and reinstallation to save the homeowner the cost of replacement.

Drying Challenges

SERVPRO techs set up a plastic tent over the exposed floor and created tubing from air movers to direct the warm, dry air directly over the substrate to concentrate airflow over the subfloor. Dehumidification equipment worked to port away the captured airborne moisture to rapidly dry the loss area. Specialized drying equipment such as the Injecti-Dry system is ideal for forcing air where the baseboards got removed or under cabinets to ensure those areas attain drying goals. 

Deodorization is a Must

To ensure the musty calling card smell of water does not remain in the home, the technicians use various odor control methods depending on the scale of the issue to leave the property smelling as clean as it looks.

SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 has the equipment, experience, and certified technicians to handle any type of flood damage in your home and is available 24/7 to make it "Like it never even happened."

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Flooring Damage After Flooding in San Antonio Homes

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on wood flooring in a living room. It is imperative that you contact quickly when your San Antonio home floods.

SERVPRO can help save your floors after your flood damage in San Antonio

Flooding after some of the severe storms that can impact the San Antonio area can leave several inches, or even feet, of standing water on the lower levels of your home. With many area properties being ranch-style homes constructed on a concrete slab at ground level, storm damage can allow for water penetration to migrate through the entire floor of the property. Materials like hardwood planks can resist water penetration for a short time but ultimately succumb to saturation, swelling, and disfigurement.

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our SERVPRO professionals can provide flood removal for San Antonio homes. If a homeowner takes several days to notify professional restoration providers like our team about the damage in their house, irreparable damage to construction materials can happen in as little as 24 hours.

In some situations, our professionals can arrive and deploy practical extraction tools like our electric sump pumps and trash pumps to remove standing water from the damaged areas consistently. After submersible pumps and wet vacuums have removed surface water, we can work to address trapped water in the wood flooring itself with drying mats and air movers. Both of these processes work on evaporative drying techniques but are not worth attempting if physical damage to the planks is visible.

Because our SERVPRO team also features a division of licensed general contractors, we can oversee the removal of wood plank flooring to expose subflooring materials. This exposure can expedite the drying of these lower support levels before our experienced contractors reconstruct the removed surface plank to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water can collect on the flooring of your flooded home, making the preservation of wood planks or even carpeting impossible. Our SERVPRO of Braun Station team has the expertise and equipment to provide controlled demolition solutions and capable build back to get your home back to normal quickly. Give us a call today at (210) 267-2159.

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Preventing Storm Damage To Your San Antonio Home

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damaged roof with a blue tarp on top SERVPRO of Braun Station is available for your storm damage needs in San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio weather can be unpredictable

This past weekend we enjoyed comfortable temperatures and were able to spend some time out and about in our beautiful Alamo City.  Now, just days later, we are drenched in rain and it feels colder as the day goes on. Being from San Antonio means you know to dress for winter in the morning and layer in case the afternoon becomes summer. As the weather changes, what can you do to protect your home against water damage?

Start with the outside first

  • Clean your gutters: when gutters are full of leaves, they don’t allow rain water to flow naturally and can result in an overflow of water.  This water might find it’s way into your house via your walls, roof, or accumulation that results in ground-floor flooding.
  • Check trees around your house: any trees that are close to your home could ultimately fall in a windy storm, breaking your roof and allowing water to seep into your home.  Trees that are too close to your home can also allow animals to climb into your attic, further breaching your roof’s integrity.
  • Check your roof: We have been speaking about the importance of maintaining your roof to keep the inside dry.  Now is the time to make sure you don’t have any loose shingles or tiles.  

Time to Check Inside

  • Check your windows and doors: weather-stripping around doors and windows can help to make sure rain doesn’t come indoors.  You will want to look for obvious cracks, spaces, and loose hardware. These items can allow droplets to rain into your home.
  • Check the foundation: Look for any cracks in the foundation or in the walls.  If any are found, deal with them immediately.
  • Check your garage door: it is important to ensure that it closes fully and properly to prevent water from entering during a storm.

If Storm Damage Happens

SERVPRO of Braun Station is available to help if rain water finds a way into your home.  We are a phone call away at (210) 267-2159 and will be there quickly to start the remediation and restoration process.

What to Do After Unexpected Flood Damage in a San Antonio Home

1/11/2020 (Permalink)

Cut drywall with SERVPRO equipment on the floor of a home drying the open area on the wall. San Antonio, your flood damage will need assistance, let SERVPRO help you.

SERVPRO knows what your San Antonio home needs after flood damage. 

When flood damage strikes properties in this area of Texas, even half-an-inch of water has the potential to do significant harm, and more if cleanup efforts do not begin immediately as the water can breach the subfloor and wick into sheetrock rapidly.

Intense storms are commonplace in San Antonio, and flood damage creates emergencies for residents. Flooring by far fares the worst when prolonged exposure to moisture occurs, and SERVPRO has the skills and equipment to lessen the loss in many cases. Depending on the type of water in the home, the techs can often dry the carpet in place and gather delaminated tiles for potential reinstallation.

Homeowners Can Lessen Loss

Before SERVPRO arrives on the scene for cleanup and restoration, and only if it is safe to do so, the removal of items from the area in the home affected by flood water helps. Pick up things on the floor, ink from magazines, for example, can transfer or stain from wood furnishings has the potential to bleed into the wet carpet. For furniture too heavy to move, merely placing a barrier such as raising it on wood blocks with foil between the furniture and the floor can save the carpet from permanent stains.

Rainwater vs. Groundwater

If the water in the home is from rainwater, examples might be from a hailstorm, a tree limb damaging a window or roof allowing rain to enter; there is little danger for anyone coming into contact with the water as long as cleanup efforts begin within 24 hours before bacteria has a chance to set up. Groundwater may contain anything from toxins to sewage, and it carries a classification as a class-three biohazard; SERVPRO recommends avoiding it until the technicians arrive on-site to test and extract the water.

Extraction, Drying and Sanitizing

When it comes to any flood loss in a home, you need professional water removal, complete drying, and sanitization-level cleaning to ensure your home is safe and healthy for habitation.

When flood damage hits hard, SERVPRO of Braun Station is available 24/7 to assist local properties with any size cleanup and restoration services at (210) 267-2159 to make the loss "Like it never even happened."

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Storm Damage Is Likely In San Antonio and Surrounding Areas

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Braun Station logo with phone number in front of dark stormy skies SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to serve the storm damage needs of San Antonio, Texas residents

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

How Fallen Trees Can Cause Water Damage in Your San Antonio Home

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Two trees in next to a house with flooding Heavy storms and high winds have the potential to cause limbs from trees to fall and damage your home.

Tree Damages Can Cause Flooding for San Antonio Homes

For as inviting as the natural light can be to your San Antonio home, grand window layouts can also present potential threats when your home encounters one of the many severe storm systems expected throughout the year. When trees get pushed over or split due to excessive winds, lightning, or other damages, these significant additions to your property can find their way to the windows you have installed and break them out. As alarming as this situation might be, the flooding that can result from this exposed portion of your home can become even more threatening. 

There are many homes throughout the area and its smaller surrounding communities, so storm and flood damage in San Antonio after a severe storm can affect many properties simultaneously. While there are many steps to recovering your home after substantial damages like this, you need a team of professionals that can arrive fast with the expertise to handle all phases of the job through its completion. Our SERVPRO team offers comprehensive support in flood damage situations to handle mitigation, assessments, reconstruction, and final restoration work that returns your damaged home to preloss condition.

Our professionals can arrive quickly with the equipment to begin extraction while our licensed contractors board up the areas broken out from the wind or falling trees. We can remove the tree or its limbs from against your home as well to further protect it from continued water damages. Once mitigation completes, our contacting division can step in immediately to repair and reconstruct damaged areas of your property.

The faster that our SERVPRO team can get notified of the situation the better able we are to protect your home against threats from flood effects. In the right circumstances, many of the saturated materials and affected areas can get fully restored without the need for further demolition and reconstruction.

It is essential to secure professional restoration services immediately when disasters like this strike, as you are rarely the only home in the area affected by the severe weather. Our SERVPRO of Braun Station rapid response team can work to make flooding in your home “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (210) 267-2159.

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Avoid Remediation Delays When Affected by San Antonio Flood Damage

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Electrical pole down on a street after a storm When our area is affected by storm damage, the results can be overwhelming. Pick up the phone and immediately contact SERVPRO for effective remediatio

How to Keep Floodwater Removal in San Antonio Manageable

Floods happen when least expected, and the costs that pile up in the bid to restore the property to the preloss state can balloon to unmanageable levels. The costs emanate from the cleanup and replacement of damaged materials. Secondary damage can also happen in the bid to restore your San Antonio property if you make mistakes, driving the costs even higher. We are IICRC certified in ASD, applied structural drying and Applied Microbial Remediation enabling us to handle the removal process effectively.

Speed is necessary during floodwater removal in San Antonio to prevent the development of additional problems such as mold and deterioration of materials through rotting or rusting. Making the home habitable also eliminates costs such as external accommodation or eating out. Despite this, care is necessary to avoid exacerbating the problem. For example, before entering the property, you should turn off power at the mains to prevent the risk of electrocution. Using equipment affected by the floods is also not advisable to avoid damaging them further. Our SERVPRO technicians can handle the process speedily because of the experiences we have had. Our team members are also equipped with PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, to protect them from hazards in the water.

Since the amount of water is usually high in most flooding incidents, having the right equipment helps fast-track the removal process. For water over two inches deep, a submersible pump is more effective. A truck-mounted water extractor is also faster than a portable one. Our SERVPRO technicians have different types of extraction equipment including portable extractors to handle all areas affected by the flood effectively.

Since water flows indiscriminately, it reaches concealed spaces such as wall cavities and the spaces below floorboards. Failure to extract such water can lead to recurring mold and bad odor problems. On the other hand, removing this water is not easy without tearing down the affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians perform a flood cut two feet above the water line allowing easy access to the wall cavities. We also have specialized drying equipment such as the injecti-dry system and drying mats that help remove moisture from concealed spaces after cleanup.

Handling a flooding incident on your own can be overwhelming. Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO® of Braun Station Helps Everyone!

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

According to all local weather channels, like KSAT 12 Weather , storms will be officially coming through Friday, with a 30% chance of rain for Thursday. SERVPRO® of Braun Station has help many people in the past who have been affected by severe storms that have came through San Antonio in the past. 

In severe weather situations we pride ourselves in our response time. SERVPRO® of Braun Station has the ability and capability to respond to an emergency situation within one hour of the customers initial call.

If you become affected by any storm damage call the experts you can trust. We offer a free initial assessment, and working with your insurance company. Our free assessment saves customers a substantial amount of money in the long run. 

Be sure to call SERVPRO® of Braun Station to get your free assessment we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station - 210-267-2159 

Storms Brewing In San Antonio

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Braun Station logo with phone number on top with lightening striking trees on the bottom on the picture Have no fear of storm damage, SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio is here. 210-267-2159

A severe thunder storm warning has been issued for the city of San Antonio. KSAT 12 Fiesta Forecast brings you the forecast for today and the upcoming week. If your home or office become impacted by the storm, SERVPRO® of Braun Station will be working tirelessly through the night helping anyone in need of our emergency services, even through the Fiesta holidays! As the premiere mitigation team in San Antonio, our crews have the experience, expertise, and professionalism to handle any size storm mitigation needs.  As part of the San Antonio community, we understand that south Texas has some wild weather that can cause roof leaks as well as massive flooding very quickly and that is why we are always available to help.  Call us 24/7, nights and weekends, 210-267-2159.

Hidden Moisture

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Person in glove holding a moisture meter showing 99% SERVPRO of Braun Station uses the most up to date technology to track your water damage

Multiple pipes burst in this Virginia home during a mid-atlantic freeze. SERVPRO® of Braun Station was part of the storm team that helped the homeowners of Virginia.

This picture was taken during the initial scope. The loss came from multiple pipes bursting in the upstairs restroom and had been running for several days. When the initial scope of work was done the water had been absorbed by the building material throughout the home.

During scoping it involves locating the areas of the structure into which water has intruded and defining the extent to which the structure and contents have absorbed moisture. Moisture detection devices are also used to verify an environment has been dried thoroughly. This process is very important during our mitigation services. You can see more of our Advanced Restoration Technology by clicking the link.

San Antonio, Texas Storm Damage Due to Rain

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

A park with trees and rain coming down Don't allow a rainy day to damage your home or office. Call your San Antonio Storm cleanup experts at (210) 267-2159

We were awoken to significant rain falling outside of our houses today and know that especially in San Antonio rain can quickly lead to flooding.  This rain may showcase, in the worst possible way, a leak you were unaware of in your roof.  You do not want to ignore the small leaks, as they have a tendency to quickly become larger.  We have crews available to tarp roofs, when safe, as well as perform water remediation to dry your home properly to help prevent secondary damage. 

If the rain continues as predicted, you may face rising flood waters if you live in a flood zone and sometimes, unfortunately, even when you don't. Flood waters are highly contaminated and require an expert to remediate.  Call us at the first sign of water intrusion and for some tips while you wait visit our website for Water Damage Tips.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is here for any of your weather related remediation needs. 

Dangers of Extreme Cold in San Antonio, Texas

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service, $2.84 million dollars of property damage was caused by extreme cold in 2015.

Even scarier? Fifty-three people died and three were injured due to extreme cold the same year.
It is important to be aware of the effect extremely
cold temperatures can have on you. The two main conditions to be aware of are frostbite and hypothermia.

Frostbite is caused when your skin is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Physical symptoms are white or grayish-yellow skin, skin that feels unusually firm, or waxy numbness.

Hypothermia is when your body temperature falls to an abnormally low temperature, caused from long exposure to cold weather. Signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. If someone’s body temperature is below 95°F, seek medical attention immediately.

To avoid these conditions, stay indoors if possible. If not, dress warm in layers and try to keep dry.


Winter Storm Ready

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Are you prepared for the coming cold weather? Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not ready for it. From heavy rain and freezing temperatures to damaging winds, sleet, or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can take steps to be prepared and help take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Wind, heavy rain, ice, and snow can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Roofs, water pipes, and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall. Leaves and other obstructions can cause a damming effect, which can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.

Hurricane Relief Efforts

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

There were many families who were affected by the storm throughout the Gulf Coast. Although it will take years before all the cities and towns are back to normal, SERVPRO of Braun Station is always here to help with all storm damages.

In the surrounding areas of Houston and Port Aransas were among the areas with the greatest amount of storm damages. SERVPRO of Braun Station have many years of experience in storm damage cleanup. 

The families who were effected by the storm were left with water in their homes and forced to leave. With our outstanding services and experience we were able to restore the families homes much quicker.

Our professionals here at SERVPRO of Braun Station are here 24/7 to serve all your needs. 210-267-2159 

San Antonio Are You Prepared?

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Take Action Disaster Poster SERVPRO of Braun Station encourages our San Antonio community to be disaster aware

Are You Prepared? As a member of the Ready Campaign’s National Preparedness Coalition, SERVPRO® is proud to present the following information.

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 common sense measures business owners and managers can take to start getting ready. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, the local economy, and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival. Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.

Be Informed
Do you know what kind of emergencies might affect your company? Do you know what you
will do in an emergency situation?

Develop a Business Continuity Plan
Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating? Do you have backup plans for those operations? Do you know what you will do if your
building or plant is not accessible? Do you know what you will do if your suppliers are impacted by a disaster?  Are you ready for utility disruptions?

Prepare Your Emergency Plan
Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan? Do you have a plan to communicate with employees before, during, and after an incident? Do you have copies of building and site maps with utilities and emergency routes marked? Are your employees trained for medical emergencies?

Practice the Emergency Plan
Have you practiced your plan recently? Do you practice and coordinate with other businesses in your building or industrial complex? Have you reviewed your plans in the last 12 months?

Review Insurance Coverage
Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to see if you’re covered in a disaster?

Secure Your Facility and Equipment
Have you secured all the ways people, products, and supplies get into your building? Have you conducted a room-by-room walk-through to
determine what can be strapped down?

Improve Cybersecurity
Do you regularly install patches to your software? Have you installed a firewall on your computer? Do you regularly update your antivirus software?

Promote Family and Individual Preparedness
Do you encourage employees to have a personal emergency supply kit and a family communication plan?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions, visit and learn how to better prepare your business.

San Antonio Rains Can Cause Flooding

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

As the rains fall off and on in the month of April, the risk of flooding increases in San Antonio.  If flooding does occur, this water is considered contaminated or black water and you will need an expert like SERVPRO of Braun Station to come out to remediate the situation.  Here are some tips is flooding or other contaminated water finds its way into your home or office:


•    Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. Wash your hands thoroughly if you come in contact with contaminated items.
•    Do not walk through contaminated areas, as you could spread damage to unaffected areas.
•    Do not turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
•    Do not use household fans to dry the structure; air flow could spread contaminants.
•    Discard any food and/or products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

When you have a water damage, don't leave your property to chance.  Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at


Severe San Antonio Weather & Your Home

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

Red sticker that says locally owned & operated SERVPRO of Braun Station understands the storm damage remediation needs in our hometown of San Antonio

As we enter into spring, the threat of severe thunderstorms increases with each passing day in South Texas.  Recently a tornado caused significant damage in San Antonio.  Prior to the tornado, hail damage left many with water in their homes and offices.  SERVPRO of Braun Station has been part of the San Antonio community throughout these events as well as past flooding.  SERVPRO of Braun Station is owned by owners who live in our beautiful city & understand the specific storms that can wreck havoc on our Alamo City.  For a name you can trust the next time a Texas sized storm causes damage to your home or office, call on your locally owned SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals at

(210) 267-2159

We are here for you everyday of the year, all day and night.

SERVPRO of Braun Station Are Your San Antonio Flood Damage Experts

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen anywhere.  According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), "Approximately seventy-five percent of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding." NOAA lists the most common flood hazards in the United States as:

  • Flash Flooding

  • River Flooding

  • Storm Surge & Coastal Inundation from Tropical & Non-Tropical Systems

  • Burn Scars/ Debris Flows (Caused by Wildfires)

  • Ice/ Debris Jams

  • Snowmelt

  • Dry Wash (Caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas)

  • Dam Breaks/ Levee Failure

Just because you haven’t experienced a flood doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. On average, floods cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the U.S., and commercial flood claims average more than $75,000 (NFIP).

When catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals can help. They can help you prepare ahead of time with an Emergency Ready Profile® (ERP), or respond to any size disaster to begin cleanup and restoration to get you back in business as soon as possible.

Your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals are ready to help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO in San Antonio is Here to Help All Year Long

12/7/2016 (Permalink)

The holiday season is a time for gathering with friends and family to enjoy fellowship and quality time.  As the weather outside turns frightful, we rely on the warmth of our homes to host gatherings with loved ones.


What happens if a disaster strikes your property during the most wonderful time of the year?  You can't afford to wait for a restoration company to return from Christmas vacation to begin the cleanup.  You need help now- even if it is the night before Christmas or Christmas.  If a fire or water damage strikes your home or business during the holidays, give your local SERVPRO of Braun Station a call at (210) 267-2159 or contact us online at SERVPRO of Braun Station.  We are on call 365 days a year, because we know disasters can't wait.  SERVPRO Professionals have been keeping homes merry and bright for more than 45 years.

Tools to Keep You Storm Safe in San Antonio

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

NOAA Alert box SERVPRO of Braun Station Wants You to Have to Tools for San Antonio Storm Safety

One of the best precautions you can take is to purchase a good quality weather radio. A weather radio is designed to alert you to potentially dangerous weather situations, like an approaching tornado. It allows you to be warned ahead of storms, providing you time to seek shelter. A weather radio is the most reliable source for weather alerts.

Weather radios have made many advancements over the years and are very affordable. Most basic weather radios average around $30 and can be programmed to only alert you for the weather alerts you choose.

When shopping for a weather radio, look for the following key features:

·         Reviewable alerts (you can scroll through alerts and turn off the siren for alerts you do not wish to hear).

·         Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) alert programming (alerts when specific counties are threatened, ensuring you only receive alerts for your county).

·         Ease of programming.

If you need help programming your weather radio, you can always contact your local National Weather Service Office or for additional information, including county codes for your state, visit the NOAA Weather Radio website at

Shocking Facts About Lightning from SERVPO of Braun Station

5/6/2016 (Permalink)

Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. Though the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 500,000, some factors can put you at greater risk for being struck. Here are a few lightning safety tips.

·         Be aware. Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities. If it calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity, or make sure adequate safe shelter is available.

·         Go indoors. Remember the phrase, “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Find a safe, enclosed shelter when you hear thunder. Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard-top vehicles with the windows rolled up.

·         Avoid windows, doors, porches, and concrete. Do not lie on concrete floors and avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.

·         Avoid water. Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a building’s plumbing.

·         Avoid electronic equipment. Do not use computers, laptops, game systems, washers, dryers, stoves, or anything connected to an electrical outlet. Lightning can travel through electrical, and wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring. Equip homes and offices with whole-house surge protectors to protect appliances.

Call SERVPRO of Braun Station: The San Antonio CleanupTeam Faster To Any Sized Disaster

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Tornado touching down in the middle of a roadway No matter the storm, SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help

When disaster threatens, it is often too late to take the necessary steps to prepare homes, businesses and family members for the situation. Whether it’s a blizzard, flood, hurricane or wildfire, disasters of all types often give little to no warning before they strike. The time to prepare for a storm is not as it approaches, the time to prepare is now. In the coming weeks, you will find tips and information to help you be better prepared when severe weather strikes on our blog, including a list of items needed to create an emergency supply kit. No matter what part of Texas you call home, we want to help ensure you are prepared for any type of disaster. Whether you have damage caused by a hurricane, tornado, flash flood, or any other reason, your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals have the resources, experience and training to help get your doors reopened for business as soon as possible. If your property suffers a fire or water damage, your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will be ready to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

San Antonio Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Home Cleanup and Restoration!

4/27/2016 (Permalink)

River full of water SERVPRO of Braun Station is STORM ready!

A home can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. The first floors of homes are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building. There are a number of reasons why your San Antonio home could flood, including:

· A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe

· Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

· Storm sewer backup

· Sanitary sewer backup

· Foundation drainage failure

· Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

· And many more

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Please Call Us At - (210) 267-2159

We use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine when your home’s structure is actually dry.

If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

We are Flooded Home Specialists:

We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Home Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Here To Help - (210) 267-2159

San Antonio Hail Damage Experts

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

Hail on grass SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help with your San Antonio Storm needs

Did last night's storm cause damage to your home or office?  SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help.  We have been busily helping your friends and neighbors all throughout the night with their storm damage.  We know how scary these storm events can be and want you to know that we are here if you need us.  We work with all insurance companies and can step you through the whole claim process from beginning to end.  So whether hail came through your skylight or lightening caused a fire, SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help at (210) 267-2159.  We have professional trained and certified technicians that are available to begin the work to take care of your home or office twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Are You Prepared San Antonio?

9/29/2015 (Permalink)

Photo collage: Tornado in upper left hand corner, fire in upper right hand corner, hurricane in bottom picture SERVPRO of Braun Station can help with your disaster clean-up needs

As a member of the Ready Campaign's National Preparedness Coalition, SERVPRO of Braun Station is proud to present the following information.

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 common sense measures business owners and managers can take to start getting ready.  A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, the local economy, and even the country.  It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.  Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.

Be Informed.

Do you know what kind of emergencies might affect your company?  Do you know what you will do in an emergency situation?

Develop a Business Continuity Plan.

Do you know which staff, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating? Do you have back-up plans for those operations?  Do you know what you will do if your building or plant is not accessible?  Do you know what you will do if your suppliers are impacted by disaster?  Are you ready for utility disruptions?

Prepare Your Emergency Plan.

Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan?  Do you have a plan to communicate with employees before, during and after an incident?  Do you have copies of building and site maps with utilities and emergency routes marked?  Are your employees trained for medical emergencies?

Practice the Emergency Plan.

Have you practiced your plan recently?  Do you practice and coordinate with other businesses in your building or industrial complex?  Have you reviewed your plans in the last 12 months?

Review Insurance Coverage.

Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to see if you're covered in a disaster?

Secure Your Facility and Equipment.

Have you secured all the ways people, products, and supplies get into your building?  Have you conducted a room-by-room walk through to determine what can be strapped down?

Improve Cyber Security.

Do you regularly install patches to your software?  Have you installed a firewall on your computer?  Do you regularly update your antivirus software?

Promote Family and Individual Preparedness.

Do you encourage employees to have a personal emergency supply kit and a family communication plan?

If you answered "No" to any of these questions, visit and learn how to better prepare your business.  We at SERVPRO of Braun Station can help with our free Emergency Ready Plan.  Call us today at (210) 267-2159 to set one up for your business.

SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio is Ready for Whatever Happens

8/17/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery working on large commercial building SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help from San Antonio throughout the country during a disaster.

When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is poised and "Ready for whatever happens." With a network of nearly 1,700 Franchises, the SERVPRO System strives to be faster to any size disaster. Strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team, is trained and equiped to handle the largest storms and highest flood waters.  Providing experience, additional manpower, equipment and other resources, the Disaster Recover Team assists your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Franchise Professionals.  SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team has responded to hundreds of disaster events.  In the aftermath of a disaster, there is only one objective, to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

2015 Siberian Express: Record sub-zero temperatures caused major problems for a large portion of the country stretching from Floriday to Maine.  The Midwest also expereicned record breaking low temperatures resulting in frozen pipes and ice dams causing major problems for residents.  SERVPRO of Braun Station helped in this event.

2014 Mid-Atlantic Flooding: Rainfall rates up to 2" per hour caused major flash flooding stretching from Northeast Ohio all the way up to Portland, Maine.  Eastern Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland were also impacted creating over 1,381 jobs for the Storm team to produce. SERVPRO of Braun Station helped in this event too.

2014 Polar Vortex: Record low temperatures caused by a break in the North Pole's polar vortex resulted in an unprecedented freezing event, spanning form east of the Rocky Mountains to as far south as Central Florida, effecting all of part of 39 states and 70% of the SERVPRO's Franchise System.  SERVPRO of Braun Station again helped in this event in Mississippi.

We love that we are able to not only help locally in San Antonio, but on a National level too.

San Antonio Be Prepared For Severe Floods

5/27/2015 (Permalink)

People in PPE suits and hard hats SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help if you have been affected by the recent storms

Severe weather can happen any time, anywhere.  Being prepared to act quickly can be critical to staying safe during a weather event.  In recent days San Antonio as well as surrounding areas have experienced severe flooding.  

In 2013, there were more than 440 weather-related fatalities and nearly 2800 injuries.  Deadly weather caused more than $8 billion in property damage.  Many businesses affected by major disasters never reopen- especially if they do not have an emergency plan in place.  Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example of are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of other.

Know Your Risk. The first step to becoming weather- ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family or employees.  Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts.  Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business.  Put together or purchase an emergency kit.  Keep important paper and valuables in a safe place. 

Be an Example.Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter.  Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster and having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building faster following a disaster.  Call your local SERVPRO of Braun Station if disaster strikes your home or office. 

San Antonio: Call the SERVPRO Cleanup Team that's faster to any size disaster

7/11/2014 (Permalink)

Faster to any sized disaster. For SERVPRO of Braun Station, this is not just an empty tagline.  It is a commitment from each SERVPRO Franchise Professional to be there when you need us most.

Whether you are a small business owner in San Antonio who has to close your doors after a minor fire damage, or a property manager in Leon Valley dealing with a widespread disaster, SERVPRO of Braun Station has the resources to respond quickly and efficiently.  The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins. The sooner restoration begins, the sooner you our your customers can resume life and business as usual.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is just the tip of the iceberg.  Should a major disaster occur in Bexar County Texas, such as a flood or wildfire, 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 you local SERVPRO professionals at (210) 267-2159.  Backed by a system of franchises more than 1,600 strong, we'll help make your property disaster "Like it never even happened."

San Antonio: SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready for whatever happens.

7/7/2014 (Permalink)

Ocean, storm sky with lightening SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready for whatever Storm damage happens.

When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® is poised and “Ready for whatever happens.” With a network of over 1600 Franchises, the SERVPRO System strives to be faster to any size disaster.  Strategically located throughout the United States allowing for a faster response time, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team®, is trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and highest flood waters. 

Providing experience, additional manpower, equipment and other resources, the Disaster Recovery Team® assists your local SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals.  SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® has responded to hundreds of disaster events, including those listed here.

2014 Polar Vortex: Record low temperatures caused by a break in the North Pole’s polar vortex resulted in an unprecedented freezing event, spanning from east of the Rocky Mountain to as far south as Central Florida, effecting all or part of 39 states and 70% of the SERVPRO Franchise System. SERVPRO of Braun Station helped in Oxford, Mississippi during this event.

2013 Colorado Floods: Heavy rainfall, with amounts up to 17 inches in some areas, resulted in widespread flooding in Fort Collins, Boulder, and surrounding Colorado mountain communities.  The Disaster Recovery Team® responded with 109 crews from 48 Franchises to assist the local SERVPRO® Franchises in the emergency response.  SERVPRO of Braun Station assisted in this clean-up effort.

2013 Alberta, Canada Floods: Heavy rainfall triggered flooding affecting more than 120,000 residents, and ultimately, the costliest disaster in Canadian history with damages estimated at C$5 billion, with C$1.7 billion in insurance damages.

2012 Hurricane Sandy: Affecting more than 20 states, Sandy left widespread damage and flooding from Florida stretching the entire eastern seaboard to Maine.  The Disaster Recovery Team® placed nearly 1000 crews in affected areas, representing over 300 SERVPRO® Franchises from across the country.  Teams traveled from as far as Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington.

2012 Hurricane Isaac: Hurricane Isaac caused flooding and damage across five states before weakening, including Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.  Nearly 100 SERVPRO® Franchises were activated to assist in the cleanup and restoration efforts.

2011 Hurricane Irene/ Tropical Storm Lee: With storm damage spanning from North Carolina to New England, activation of the Disaster Recovery Team®, combined with local resources, placed approximately 1,000 crews in affected areas.

2011 North Dakota Floods: SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals provided restoration services to more than 400 residents and businesses, including municipal buildings and the area hospital. The SERVPRO® System sent hundreds of crews to help.

In the aftermath of a disaster, there is only one objective, to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

Ranging from a small water leak to a storm event, SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready to help and can be reached at (210) 267-2159.

San Antonio are you ready for hurricane season? SERVPRO in San Antonio is!

6/6/2014 (Permalink)

Hurricane season has officially begun.  For the Atlantic, the season begins June 1 and runs through November 30th.  The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began in mid-May and also ends November 30th.  Hurricanes can be life threatening as well as cause serious property threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes.  Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.  Plan an escape route, take inventory of your property, and take steps to protect your home or business.

For more tips and preparation tips, visit the Ready campaign website at

San Antonio residents SERVPRO of Braun Station encourages you to BE STORM SMART AND STORM READY

4/25/2014 (Permalink)

Lightening in a purple storm sky SERVPRO of Braun Station encourages those in San Antonio to be storm ready

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere.  Being prepared to act quickly can be critical to staying safe during a weather event. 

In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States.  These events included five severe weather and tornado events, a major flood event, and the western drought/ heat wave.  Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.

Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

Know Your Risk. The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business, and your family.  Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts.  Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communication plan for your home and business.  Put together or purchase an emergency kit.  Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.

Be an Example. Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-0workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter.  Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Contact #SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 for additional readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP).  Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is “Ready for whatever happens!”