Recent Water Damage Posts

A Water Cleanup Process Tailored to Your Braun Station Home

4/7/2024 (Permalink)

B&A pics of ceiling water damage Our SERVPRO service illustrates the Before & After results--"Like it never even happened." We help our neighbors in Braun Station and nearby areas.

Water Damage Drying and Reconstruction

Like these Braun Station homeowners, you cannot always predict when water damage will strike. With water pouring from the ceiling materials, they knew they had to act fast to get qualified and experienced professionals working to help. SERVPRO® was a clear choice for our commitment to being Faster to any size disaster™.

Water damage in Braun Station homes like this spread rapidly, overwhelming the affected building materials. In this situation, especially with the delicate work around an active light fixture, we removed the heavy, soiled materials to expose the areas of this structural cavity that our drying tools could reach and help. The drying process, meticulously executed in several phases by our trusted team, sought to protect and preserve as much of the original materials and construction as possible.

Our Post Demolition Drying Process

With the cavity exposed, our use of thermal imagery and moisture sensors, which are highly effective in detecting the level of damage to other materials that we deem salvageable, ensures a thorough restoration process that homeowners can feel confident in.

  • Air Movers: Our use of air movers is one of the many constants of our water damage recovery work across homes and businesses in Greater San Antonio. This consistent blast of warm air promotes continual evaporation of trapped water in porous building materials like wood framing. 
  • Dehumidifiers: Evaporation raises the humidity in the house, however. So, we use dehumidifiers to regulate changing conditions and actively prevent mold growth and structural deterioration. 
  • Reinstallation: We seamlessly transition from drying to build-back services, and the After side of the photo can show our expertise in matching original building materials “Like it never even happened.” ™ 

Are you dealing with a water damage mess? Our SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals are only a phone call away, ready to help you get life back to normal. Call now at (210) 267-2159.

Braun Station's Comprehensive Closet Water Damage Restoration

2/13/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech extracting contaminated water from carpet with caption: WE DO WATER EXTRACTION If you have water damage in your Braun Station home, call SERVPRO. We are Here to Help® 24/7.

Effective Water Restoration Services for Braun Station

Water intrusion does not have to be significant to affect a home considerably. Even something as small as a closet space can leave damage that can feel overwhelming to address for property owners. The damage can range from superficial to structural, but with the right expertise, even the most afflicted spaces can reclaim their pre-damage glory, as shown in the before and after photos of this humble closet.

The Impact of Water Within a Home Space

Braun Station water damage in a space such as a closet can lead to many problems beyond unsightly water stains and the need to dry clothing items. Consider all the items commonly stored in a closet and the structural elements. Here's what water can do:

  • Rot and weaken wooden structures, including beams and flooring.
  • It can cause mold.
  • Excessive moisture leads to the corrosion of metal fixtures and rust on hangers.
  • Damage to electrical systems, creating potential safety hazards.
  • Ruin insulation leads to increased energy costs.

The Professional Approach to Water Restoration in Braun Station

The experienced SERVPRO® team tackles water cleanup with a calculated and thorough approach. Their team arrives equipped with industry-leading tools and a plan of action that includes:

  • Extracting standing water using powerful, submersible pumps.
  • Employing air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the area.
  • Utilizing moisture detectors to ensure no wet spots go untreated.
  • Sanitizing with antimicrobial and antibacterial treatments to help prevent mold.
  • Repairing or replacing damaged materials like drywall, flooring, and baseboards.

Taking a closet from waterlogged to restoration is a precise process that SERVPRO technicians take seriously. The team keeps the homeowner apprised of the entire operation from start to finish.

Connect with SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 for a fast response to water damage in a closet or any other area of your property, inside and out. Our team of restoration experts is Faster to any size disaster™.

San Antonio Remodel Post Water Damage

1/16/2024 (Permalink)

Photo on the left is of pooled water on the floor of a closet. On the right is the after photo with new walls and flooring. If your San Antonio home has water damage, call SERVPRO. We are Here to Help® 24/7.

SERVPRO® Does Water Damage Restoration for a San Antonio Bathroom

Residential bathrooms are one of the biggest hotbeds for water damage in San Antonio properties. Humid weather, hot showers, and plumbing concerns can all contribute to an environment that elevates moisture and potentially damages structural materials and fixtures in the home. Even small pipe leaks can damage walls, floors, and cabinetry considerably without swift, decisive action.

San Antonio properties needing water restoration can count on SERVPRO for rapid-response, comprehensive services that can expand beyond moisture extraction or drying. Crew members implement mitigation, demolition, and repair services, including those related to bathroom remodeling, per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards for home restoration.

How Under-Sink Water Damage Impacts Home Bathrooms

A pipe leak in this property damaged the bathroom sink cabinet and the flooring underneath. SERVPRO technicians responded to these damages by:

  • Pulling up the affected flooring
  • Extracting excess moisture
  • Decontaminating the space with EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions
  • Drying the area with air movement and dehumidification equipment

These strategies are essential to successful water cleanup, especially in bathrooms, which can be more prone to bacteria and mold growth than other areas of the home. 

While homeowners may want to take these restoration steps independently, trained technicians can implement them with full knowledge of the strategies and techniques necessary to avoid unintentional secondary damages from cleanup.

SERVPRO Bathroom Remodeling After Water Removal

After cleaning the space and removing water, SERVPRO needed to restore the bathroom to a pre-damage condition, which ultimately entailed a complete remodel. Steps taken to this end include:

  • Removing and replacing the water-damaged cabinet
  • Installing replacement flooring 
  • Repairing and repainting drywall

After SERVPRO completed this remodel, homeowners could return to their daily activities without worrying about potential water damage lurking under bathroom surfaces.

Residents can call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 for restoration services that make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Dealing With Common Water Damage Issues in San Antonio Properties

10/9/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® Ensures Prompt San Antonio Water Damage Repair

Moisture damage can have many consequences in your San Antonio home after a sustained leak. The level of damage may vary depending on factors like the source of the leak, the amount of water involved, and how quickly the issue is addressed. To minimize the impact of water damage, you should address leaks promptly and thoroughly. This often entails drying out the affected areas and repairing or replacing damaged materials.

The carpets, hardwood floors, and other flooring may require restoration when addressing water damage in San Antonio. SERVPRO professionals deeply understand how different materials and surfaces react to moisture. Therefore, we can assess the extent of the damage and determine the appropriate steps for repair or restoration. We also can allocate the correct drying equipment to remove moisture from affected areas.

When addressing water damage in San Antonio, the carpets, hardwood floors, and other flooring may require restoration. SERVPRO professionals deeply understand how different materials and surfaces react to moisture. Therefore, we can assess the extent of the damage and determine the appropriate steps for repair or restoration. We also can allocate the correct drying equipment to remove moisture from affected areas.

The effect of water on flooring materials

Moisture Removal on Hardwood Floors

Hardwood, being a natural material, can contract and expand as a reaction to fluctuations in moisture levels. When the humidity is high, hardwood flooring can absorb moisture and expand. Conversely, in dry conditions, it can lose moisture and contract. These changes can cause buckling, cupping, or warping of the material. When restoring hardwood materials after water damage, we aim to ensure prompt moisture removal while preventing over-drying. Achieving the right balance is crucial to prevent further damage and maintain the structural integrity and appearance of the wood.

Measures when restoring hardwood flooring

  • Sanding may be necessary to level the surface
  • Monitor the subfloor to ensure thorough drying
  • Erecting a tent of polyethylene over wet areas may be required to create a smaller drying chamber

SERVPRO of Braun Station helps assess and address water damage adequately. Call us at (210) 267-2159. We're Faster to any size disaster®.

Water Damage Results You Can Trust in San Antonio

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/17/2023 (Permalink)

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

Water Cleanup Handles More Than Water in Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Antonio Residents Deserve Rapid Water Mitigation Services

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO truck parked in the driveway of a house If you find water damage in your home, it needs to be dealt with quickly. Contact SERVPRO for professional services by our certified technicians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Immediate Water Removal Is Necessary from Your San Antonio Home

6/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Turn to SERVPRO For Water Extraction in San Antonio

One of the biggest mistakes a San Antonio homeowner can make is to fail to arrange for professional removal and drying services when water invades. Water might seem unlikely to cause significant problems if it is clean and allowed to drain away, but it can infiltrate deeply and destroy building materials. A bucket and mop or a wet or dry vacuum is an inadequate substitute for the work of trained water mitigation technicians. Your home is worth too much to risk, so engaging our services is advisable.

The destructive effects on both structural components and contents are profound when unabated. Water removal in your San Antonio home must be done rapidly, assisted by the tools and training only a professional restoration company can supply.

Less than complete removal of the excess moisture from the water event invites continuing deterioration of drywall, ceiling tiles, flooring materials, and more which is why SERVPRO technicians continually train in a wide range of strategies to extract as much water as possible. Pumps and wand extractors suction the majority of the water. We then take the remediation process one step further and use effective structural drying techniques to reduce the moisture content levels in porous materials.

Industry-Leading Equipment

Special handling gives the best results with materials like hardwood floors. SERVPRO uses advanced equipment, including drying mats to extract water more deeply by preserving beautiful and functional fixtures. Taping down the mats creates a seal, and hoses attached to the mats connect to powerful suction. The mats are moved across the surface, extracting the remaining moisture from all flooring layers. Similar action pulls the moisture from other porous materials and gives access to cavities behind walls without significant flood cuts.

Throughout a water mitigation project, SERVPRO technicians measure and monitor moisture levels in the structural elements of your home. These measurements assist us in establishing drying goals. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers create conditions that move water into the air as a vapor to be captured by evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers for disposal. Eventually, the moisture returns to normal levels, and final restorations minimize the risk of mold growth or further deterioration.

Water removal is a job for professionals. SERVPRO of Braun Station is your reliable helper after a water loss. We are a call away at (210) 267-2159, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How Professionals Remove Water in Your San Antonio Property

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged room Call your SERVPRO Franchise professional to remove water from your home. Each van in our Green Fleet is loaded with restoration equipment.

Important Milestones during Water Removal in San Antonio

Water spills can happen at any time, causing great inconvenience. Removing the spilled water to restore the home to the preloss state is also tedious, primarily if the spillage occurs when no one is around to take instant remedial action. You can ease the burden by involving a professional water restoration service. If done correctly, the process should also exceed certain milestones. 

Spilled water raises the relative humidity in the affected areas, so one of the milestones of water removal in San Antonio should be to bring such levels down. High humidity levels can cause mold development in parts of the property such as walls or even contents such as clothes and furniture. Our SERVPRO technicians reduce relative humidity to less than 60 percent within the first 24 to 48 hours after the spill helping curtail mold development. 

Many materials in the home absorb water and hold it over extended periods. Such materials include carpets, wooden floorboards, drywall, and even upholstery. Properly drying such materials is essential because the moisture contained can cause various problems, including deterioration of the structural integrity of the affected material and foul odors. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals combine advanced moisture detection and drying techniques to ensure proper drying. We use moisture sensors with probes to check the level of moisture migration in materials such as carpets. We also have moisture meters that help us determine the actual moisture content of various materials to guarantee that they are dry. 

Even when water spills from a clean source, it can lead to soiling in various ways. Stain transfer between fabrics such as draperies and carpets is common. Water can also transfer debris such as dust in the ceiling or pet waste to other parts of the property. 

Therefore, cleaning up the affected areas is an integral part of the water removal exercise. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals check for stains on carpets and clean them while still wet. We also check hidden areas where waste can remain hidden after cleanup to avoid problems like a foul odor that develops later. 

In case of a water spill in Leon Valley, Braun Station and Floresville areas, you can rely on SERVPRO of Braun Station to handle the removal successfully. You can reach us at (210) 267-2159 any day. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Damage from a Pipe Leak in San Antonio Homes

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged kitchen, ceiling tiles removed Water stains and sagging materials are often signs of ceiling water damage.

Physical Signs Can Indicate a Need for Water Damage Restoration in San Antonio Properties

Water damage is a consistent threat to San Antonio and Bexar County. It may be necessary to have a team of professionals to help mitigate damages when possible. Identifying the potential problem is the first step, and thorough the property inspection can help target where water damage might exist. As leading restorers, we can help with emergency services like:

  • Extraction
  • Content removal
  • Debris cleanup
  • Repairs

Ceiling Damage After Leaks

Water damage restoration for San Antonio properties must be determined through physical signs in problem areas. Identifying a plumbing leak in the ceiling assembly is often easier than wall systems, as gravity allows damp materials to sag under saturation weight and drip where structural elements become too overwhelmed by water migration.

Wall System Damage 

Wall assemblies can show signs of water damage through discolorations of the drywall out on the surface of the wall system. Damp materials like these will also begin to swell or crumble after prolonged water exposure. When surface materials do not need to be removed, weep holes can drain standing water from cavities and help with dry air infusion.

Drying and Repairing Structural Harm

A contractor license is a beneficial accreditation of our SERVPRO team. This license permits us to complete needed build-back services for your home after water losses. Our crew quickly removes and discards destroyed materials to make moist structural cavities accessible for drying and water removal services.

Plumbing is an essential component of the modern home, but not without the possibility of breaks and leaks. When water disasters occur in your house, our SERVPRO of Braun Station team can help throughout Greater San Antonio. We can mitigate and dry water damaged properties. We are ready to help 24/7 when you call (210) 267-2159.

Content Mitigation After Water Damage in San Antonio Homes

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged room Water damages not only the structure, but possessions as well. SERVPRO can help dry your home from top to bottom.

Emergency Services Play a Vital Role in Improving Water Damage Restoration Timelines for San Antonio Properties

Considerable water loss incidents and disasters can have a destructive impact on area homes and businesses. The first steps our SERVPRO team takes to help in these situations significantly affect the total cost and time involved. 

Water Removal Services 

Little water damage mitigation in San Antonio homes can happen without first addressing standing water concerns in the house. Pooling of any severity requires tools like wet vacuums or submersible pumps to resolve professionally.  

Content Inventory Solutions

Our SERVPRO team catalogs the damage that the contents in a home experience after a disaster. Through software like SERVPRO DryBook, we can maintain a detailed record of the location of contents and belongings, their drying status, and the progress of other mitigation and restoration processes. 

Relocation and Surface Cleaning

Homeowners typically want their contents and personal belongings to stay in the property whenever possible. To achieve this, we must conduct on-site surface cleaning where necessary and find a safe and dry space for storage until restoration completes. 

Pack-Out Process 

Our SERVPRO professionals can provide intricate and thorough drying, cleaning, and restoration solutions when on-site recovery is not feasible with a large, fully-equipped warehouse nearby. Prolonged exposure to standing water or flooding can cause permanent marring and damage, so it is vital to quickly determine when additional cleanup and advanced equipment might be needed. Some of the efforts we offer include: 

  • Surface drying
  • Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Disinfection

Protecting personal belongings, keepsakes, and contents of a residence plays a part in the successful restoration of the property. As leading water damage recovery specialists, our SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals work with on-site and off-site cleaning and restoration solutions to protect what matters most after a disaster. Contact us today at (210) 267-2159.

How Can I Cut Back on Water Damage in San Antonio?

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has the Technicians to Handle Prompt, Efficient Water Mitigation to Lessen Damage to Your San Antonio Property

Several incidents have the potential of creating water damage within your home. Water intrusion is never something a homeowner wants to deal with, and the longer that you wait to address it, the more the damage increases. Therefore, it is better to act fast so that your San Antonio home gets back to normal faster. The SERVPRO team has the techniques and industry training to help lessen the overall damage, resulting in less of a hit to your finances.

What is Water Mitigation?

Expert water mitigation in San Antonio helps to prevent the damage from flooding or leaks from getting worse. Fast action lessens the cost and the need for disposal or replacement of your building materials and contents. There are many potential scenarios leading to water damage in the home, including:

  • Moisture located behind walls
  • Leaks in your plumbing (pipes or fixtures)
  • Broken or burst hoses or pipes
  • Leaks in your roofing
  • Cracks in your foundation
  • Toilet clogs, and more

No matter the cause for your water issue, SERVPRO is quick to respond with comprehensive mitigation services. We arrive onsite in as little as four hours after you call us so that we can get to work with water extraction and helping to keep water from migrating to other areas of your home.

Until we arrive, we suggest that you:

  • Do not enter into rooms that have standing water until you know that the electricity is off
  • Do not lift up any tacked-down carpeting without professional assistance
  • Do not disturb any areas where you suspect mold
  • Do not use any electrical appliances while standing on wet flooring or carpeting

SERVPRO of Braun Station is the team to call when you need reliable water mitigation services. We are available 24/7 for emergency service by calling (210) 267-2159 to have a Green Fleet deployed to your property.

What Tasks Are Typical During Water Damage Mitigation at My San Antonio Home?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work and hardwood floor. SERVPRO technicians are trained in the art of preloss conditions. Water damage restoration services for your home are a job for us.

SERVPRO Educates Homeowners About the Issues Sparked by Water Intrusions Before Restoration Starts

If it is the first time you are handling a severe water damage situation at your San Antonio home, you might underestimate or overestimate the processes you have to complete to restore the preloss state. A professional restorer can help break down the process for a clearer understanding.

Knowing what water damage mitigation at your San Antonio home might require helps you plan your time or make other arrangements, such as addressing the cost implications of the process. After SERVPRO arrives at your property and performs the initial assessment, our crew chief provides a breakdown of the necessary actions, which can range from cleaning to rebuilding damaged structural materials.

Some typical cleaning processes after water intrusion include:

The necessary actions may depend on the source of the water or the lead time since the intrusion. Therefore they can vary greatly. Our SERVPRO technicians also help clarify why some of the supplementary processes may be necessary. For instance, we might decide to apply a stain-resistant topical treatment to items such as upholstery or carpets. Before doing so, we ensure you understand the importance of this step for the overall restoration of preloss conditions.

Removing and renovating various materials is also necessary. For instance, pads, insulation, and electrical systems may require replacement after exposure to high volumes of water. The removal processes affect the floors, walls, and other vast sections of the properties necessitating considerable rebuilding or refinishing tasks.

Some of the expected refinishing tasks include:

  • Carpet seaming
  • Repainting walls
  • Reinstallation of electrical outlets

SERVPRO of Braun Station can help you understand the water mitigation processes and deliver satisfactory outcomes. Call us at (210) 267-2159 to help address any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

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

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plumbing Breaches Often Require Water Removal In Your Leon Valley Home

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take a Guided Tour of San Antonio's Stunning Gardens this January

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

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The Japanese Tea Gardens in San Antonio are Open to the Public in the New Year

The Tea Gardens on North Saint Mary’s Street originally opened over one hundred years ago in 1915 by then city parks commissioner Ray Lambert. The former quarry has since become a local landmark, with the most recent renovation in 2007 costing a reported $1.6 million. The registered historic Texan landmark is opening for tours of both the gardens and its unique flora and fauna collection. The parks show cascading waterfalls alongside Koi fishes, but historical tours also inform you of the construction, maintenance, and preservation of this cultural icon. Tours are running from January 24th onward and should be booked in advance. Most guided trips include a visit to the Alamo and the nearby River Walk. 

  • The Japanese Tea Gardens contains a rare collection of botanical species and fish.
  • A large pagoda is situated nearby to the cafe for stopping off to enjoy the scenery.
  • You can purchase tickets for the Alamo, Tea Gardens, and River Walk can be purchased online.

It is essential to enlist professional restorers to stop water damage from becoming a permanent issue. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

Celebrate Christmas on the Ranch in San Antonio

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

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It’s a Night of Festivity in San Antonio at This Amazing Light Show

Christmas on the Ranch is hosted by Don Strange Range and is simply stunning. The celebration lasts through December 24 and is one of the biggest drive-through light show events in the San Antonio area. Visitors to Ranch can expect to find:

  • Brand new displays
  • Interactive carriage rides
  • Hayrides
  • Christmas shopping
  • Hot cocoa
  • S’mores
  • Food & drink
  • Santa & Mrs. Claus

With over 4 million lights and dazzling displays, it is an event you will not want to miss. Tickets are $15 - $25, and it all takes place at:

  • Don Strange Ranch 103 Waring Welfare Rd. Boerne, TX

SERVPRO of Braun Station offers water mitigation to San Antonio and the surrounding areas. If you have experienced home flooding from a burst pipe or similar situation, we can help. Our experienced technicians provide emergency mitigation and return your home to preloss condition whenever possible. We are here for all your water damage problems. Contact us at (2100 267-2159.

Tourism and Travel to the Greater San Antonio Area

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Learn About the Attractions, Culture, and Career Opportunities that Attract San Antonio Visitors and Keep Them Here 

There is an allure for tourists and travelers to see San Antonio and its immediate suburbs for many reasons. UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Alamo and the San Antonio Missions National Park can help attract those who want to learn and experience Texas history. In addition to our region's history, culture, and heritage, San Antonio remains a unique city in the country, growing consistently since its forming in 1718. 

A History as Broad as the State 

As a settlement and Spanish mission, San Antonio dates back into the early portions of the 1700s. The city would celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018, maintaining its status as the oldest municipality in Texas and among the south's cities. Five structures still stand from the original mission from the 18th century. The most famous and memorable to San Antonians, and Texans in general, is the Alamo. 

San Antonio would be the site of a battle still relevant to the Texas people today as it was then. The mission structure would be the site of a 13-day siege by the Mexican Army, resulting in a massacre of Texans standing their ground and fighting until the end. This act of bravery and defiancé would spark a fire throughout Texas for people to join the newly developing army against the formidable Mexican forces. 

Military Installations  

Many have found their way into Bexar County and Texas's central/southern regions for their stations with their military branches. Much like times before even the American Revolution, San Antonio has always been a haven for the military of whatever controlling power ruled over the territory, whether it was the Spanish, Mexican rule, or our own brief time as a country before joining the United States. The respect for the military in the state and country is a point of pride for San Antonio and its suburbs like Universal City. 

While many have affectionately named the area Military City, USA, that name has been appropriately earned with a total of three Air Force bases and an Army post in the immediate area. Hundreds of thousands of persons and their families have gotten the opportunity to experience San Antonio through the United States Air Force's basic training requirements. Lackland AFB serves as the primary training facility for recruits. 

The Iconic River Walk 

Beyond the extensive history dating back centuries for both the municipality and the entire surrounding areas, the city is known for its development of the structures around the San Antonio River moving directly through the center of downtown. While this would ultimately modify the layout of many skyscrapers and office buildings throughout the city's main avenues and streets, it also paved the way for one of the most iconic and memorable shopping and dining experiences you can have in Bexar County. 

The river plays an integral part in the city's festivals and celebrations, accentuating and highlighting the subterranean stores, restaurants, and boutiques that make up the gorgeous River Walk. In the spring, the city hosts the Fiesta San Antonio with a River Parade with flowered floats. These stone pathways lining the river's shores connect pedestrians to many attractions throughout downtown, including the Shops at Rivercenter, Marriage Island, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and our most famous attraction and World Heritage Site, The Alamo. 

Appealing Location  

One of the alluring factors that have helped San Antonio be among the fastest-growing cities in the country for the last 20 years is its location. With the city's position between the capital and coastal communities like Galveston and Corpus Christi, day trips become more feasible. Also, the manageable distances between these bustling points can be beneficial to startup businesses and aggressive entrepreneurs. The same can be said about San Antonio's connection to the three other major metropolitan areas in the state, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston through I-35, I-10, and I-45.  

The climate is favorable for those that love the sun and warmth. Summers can get hot and humid at times, but that also translates into very mild winter months with few instances where average temperatures drop below a frost point, making growing fruits, vegetables, and all produce possible in most conditions. San Antonio also receives a fair amount of rain (more than 30 inches annually) to accommodate area farms and orchards. 

Water Disaster Mitigation for San Antonio Homes  

Water damages can quickly spread throughout homes without the appropriate mitigation, and restoration steps are taken right away to prevent it. Our SERVPRO team is a foremost name in restoration for Bexar County and can often reach the scene within hours of the first notice of loss. The sooner mitigative actions begin, the less damaging water disasters are to the property and its contents. 

Mitigation often hinges most specifically on efficient extraction solutions. Surface water poses the most direct threat to the property and your personal belongings after plumbing breaches and appliance malfunctions. Removing any water pooling can reduce the likelihood of absorption into porous building materials like engineered wood flooring, carpeting, baseboards, and drywall. Depending on the severity of these situations, our technicians utilize multiple tools to achieve water removal goals. Some of these instruments include submersible pumps, wet vacuums, and weighted extractors. 

As general contractors certified through the state, our mitigation phase also encompasses vital repairs and construction tasks designed to protect your home. Controlled demolition removes degraded or deteriorating materials to provide a clean and stable foundation for replacement. Likewise, our experienced team can reach damaged utilities like broken water lines to install new connections, portions of pipe, or fixtures "Like it never even happened." 

Water disasters do not have to be total losses for your home. Let our SERVPRO of Braun Station help with water mitigation for your San Antonio residence. You can reach us 24/7 at (210) 267-2159.

What Should Inform the Decision to Hire Water Restoration Companies In San Antonio?

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO air movers being used in kitchen This is some of our restoration equipment being used to dry water damage.

You Can Hire SERVPRO to Help Manage Any Water Loss, Salvage Materials and Improve the Overall Speed of the Restoration  

Deciding whether to hire a professional to help with mitigation of water loss in your property or not, might be harder than it seems. Alternatively, you may be left with doubts on whether the one you choose is the best to tackle the problems water leaks introduce in your property. SERVPRO is one of the top San Antonio water cleanup and restoration companies that offer services, which can match your needs. 

Are there Loss Specific Issues that Influence the Choice of Water Restoration Companies in San Antonio? 

Your search for a company should factor in certain aspects of the loss like: 

  • Loss size versus the company's capabilities
  • The chances of hidden problems in a specific incident
  • Presence of dangerous materials at the loss site 

Water loss incidents in San Antonio vary in many ways, including the intensity or the size of affected areas. In most cases, the decision to seek help from a professional is made because the affected party cannot resolve the problem. Therefore, the chosen company should have sufficient capacity to handle the challenges the restoration process presents. 

SERVPRO has sufficient resources in terms of skills and equipment. We have IICRC certified technicians in fields such as: 

Our technicians undergo a 10-hour general and construction industry training by OSHA, thus equipping them with sufficient skills to address any issues that arise. We also have a wide range of equipment to handle all aspects of water removal from early-stage inspection to finishing processes such as deodorization, eliminating traces of the damage, "Like it never even happened." 

Is the assessment of water damage likely to change midway through the restoration? 

It is possible to discover that the San Antonio water spill's damage is worse than the initial assessment revealed. With this in mind, you should choose a company that can seamlessly upgrade the restoration process to tackle the new issues discovered. Some typical problems that can complicate water damage than assessed initially include:

  • Undiscovered deterioration of materials in hidden areas
  • Secondary problems such as mold development
  • Presence of moisture in unexpected areas 

Our SERVPRO technicians anticipate the likelihood of water intrusions being difficult than expected and therefore take a comprehensive approach when trying to resolve the problems at your premises. We start the restoration process with a thorough inspection of the affected property. We use various types of equipment, including penetrative moisture meters and thermal cameras, to trace moisture migration around the property. Our production trucks are also fully packed with all resources we might need for additional restoration processes. For instance, we bring extra equipment to the loss site, including: 

  • Hoses
  • Portable heaters
  • Power generators 

Hazardous materials can delay or halt the restoration as the service provider ponders ways to handle them. Various materials, including asbestos and lead paints, can cause harmful health effects. Our technicians have protective equipment, including gloves, rubber boots, and respirators for protection when handling hazardous materials. We also have contacts of specialty restoration services that can safely remove and dispose of materials such as asbestos. Therefore, delays to the restoration process are minimal when you hire us. 

Should the choice of a restorer depend on the interaction one has with the company? 

Although you may be desperate to remove the water from your home, the quality of service you receive from a restoration company is equally noteworthy. How representatives from the service provider treat you or your property will dictate your decision.

Our SERVPRO technicians make an effort to ensure you are comfortable with our presence at your property, and with the actions that we take while mitigating the loss. For instance, our technicians bring disposable shoe covers when entering your property, thus protecting your floor covers. We also seek affirmation on whether the spot we choose to park our vehicles is ideal. Our customer service staff is reachable 24 hours a day, giving you confidence that we have your best interests. 

Time is also a significant factor when mitigating water loss. Being a locally owned company helps minimize delays, unlike an operation based in a different city. We commit to send a team to your property within 4 hours of loss notification. Such timely response helps prevent long-term problems such as mold, rot, deep staining, and other issues that develop if your house remains waterlogged for periods exceeding 24 hours. 

SERVPRO of Braun Station can help you regain control when water spills affect your Leon Valley, Braun Station, or Dilley properties. Call us at (210) 267-2159.

Can My Couch Be Restored After Water Damage?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

Water pooling on living room floor Water quickly damages furniture. SERVPRO knows the mitigation procedures that will help restore your belongings.

If Your San Antonio Home Has Suffered Water Intrusion and Damaged Furniture SERVPRO Has Upholstery and Water Mitigation Experts That Can Help

If your couch or other furniture becomes tainted from water damage in San Antonio, you want a professional company that handles that type of problem.

Do you restore upholstered items like couches?

The contents of your home are important to you and often have sentimental value as well. We understand that and our technicians are experts at dealing with upholstery and furniture. The San Antonio water restoration Green Team is available twenty-four hours a day to provide emergency water mitigation if your home has suffered a water intrusion. Once the water is extracted, and the drying out process begins, we tackle restoring the content to preloss condition.

Restoring Your Couch

Water can ruin furniture, so immediate intervention is needed to keep further damage occurring. Staining and mold can develop if left untreated. Our upholstery crew will explain any current problems or pre-existing issues that they find. They then move on to the following steps:

  • Pre-testing – this process shows the technicians what type of fibers and fabric they will be handling. That determines the cleaning technique used.
  • Pre-vacuuming – if the couch is completely dry, this removes any loose soil and debris.
  • Cleaning – depending upon the upholstery type, several cleaning methods options may include shampoo, hot water extraction, or machine dry solvent. Specialty cleaning methods are available, as well.

Attention to Detail

There is not a one size fits all cleaning method. Your furniture is different from other client's furniture. The crew providing water restoration to your couch will use a unique process. We give special attention to buttons, fillings, skirts, and other design elements.

 Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 for your entire home's expert water restoration service.

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What Can Cause a Leak in My San Antonio Bathroom?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Expert Detection Skills and Tools Help SERVPRO Get the Fix on Hidden San Antonio Bathroom Leaks

It can be challenging to determine the source when the evidence of a San Antonio bathroom water loss shows up far from the cause. A significant percentage of households experience gradual damage from persistent moisture where no identifiable crisis like a burst pipe or toilet backup occurred. By the time you notice the problem, the situation can become complicated by the involvement of a range of building materials.

How Do I Know if I Have a Bathroom Leak?

You are not alone if your San Antonio’s bathroom water damage makes itself known first in another room or even on another level of your home. The damage in the bathroom itself can be invisible. There are many things restoration crews encounter that can indicate a water problem even if you do not see water puddled up in your bathroom.

What Are Visual Signs of a Suspected Bathroom Leak?

Structural components affected by excess moisture in your bathroom can swell or discolor. The water frequently migrates away from the footprint of your bath inside building cavities, following plumbing and electrical conduit or framing materials, showing up as:

  • Warping of the floor or wet carpeting next to the shared wall in a room or hall adjoining the bathroom
  • Staining or disintegration of the ceiling on the level below the bathroom
  • Bulging or blistering of paint on a wall on the level below the bathroom

Can Odors Signal Bathroom Water Damage?

It can take some time for the moisture to collect or saturate building materials enough to show physical damage. Odors are frequently a first sign, manifested as follows, among other ways:

  • A smell of damp wood caused by water dripping on framing, backer board, lath, or drywall
  • An odor of “sewer gas” caused by a loose toilet seal
  • A “musty” smell that can signal mold growth in a variety of hidden spaces fueled by bathroom moisture

Are There Signs of Damage I Am Missing Right in the Bathroom?

Even if you do not see dripping from a pipe or excess water on the floor after a shower, your bathroom can reveal damage. Here are some concerning items to note:

  • Ceramic tiles on the floor or wall coming loose, indicating water has invaded through cracked or unsealed grout
  • Areas of the floor might seem “spongy,” perhaps because the subfloor is wet and weakening
  • Streaks of mildew or mold on grout, tile, walls, ceilings 
  • Moisture beading up on surfaces, including persistent fogging-up of mirrors, glass, and chrome surfaces

Why Does Water Get Out of Control in the Bathroom?

One of the frustrations homeowners feel when their bathroom starts losing the battle of water containment is why the problems happen in the first place. The seemingly reasonable expectation that the water-rich environment of a bathroom should come complete with robust safeguards might be why the water damage in San Antonio begins. Skipping maintenance that enhances watertight features and failure to install or use moisture mitigation equipment expose the room to a heightened risk of water damage. Causes of the leakage and seepage that create moisture movement include:

  • Unsealed, cracked, or missing grout around ceramic tiles
  • Poorly maintained silicone seals around the joints between tubs, showers, and sinks 
  • Small leaks or broken connections in plumbing supply or waste pipes
  • Dried out toilet or bidet seals
  • Failure to contain shower curtains inside tubs
  • Warped or unclosed shower doors
  • Splashing or overflows of sinks, tubs, and spas
  • Absence or inconsistent use of exhaust fans, driving humidity buildup

Who Can Help with Bathroom Water Damage Issues?

Because the damage can have diverse causes and migrate in intricate ways, it is crucial to engage the services of a firm whose technicians are highly trained and thoroughly experienced in water loss and migration of moisture. SERVPRO ensures that the crew we send to help has mastered the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework in all aspects of water damage and structural drying best practices. We also invest in cutting-edge equipment that helps us detect and trace the journey water takes inside your home. Once the water and moisture-laden structures are identified, we use research-based strategies to remove the fluids and plan for efficient drying.

What Happens If the Underlying Water Risks Are Unresolved?

It can be tempting to pledge to do better and try to avoid some expenses by covering up stains with paint and using a consumer-grade wet vacuum on damp carpeting. Unfortunately, if comprehensive inspection and remediation go undone, it is nearly guaranteed that the damage will recur. The removal of standing water and drying is vital. Our team then works with you to make sure the root causes of the water damage resolve, including help in lining up plumbing repairs, installation or maintenance of exhaust systems, restoration of grout and sealants, and rehabbing of weakened floors or walls.

Have confidence in the qualified team assembled by SERVPRO of Braun Station when bathroom water damage needs attention. Call 24/7 to schedule an assessment by our experienced project managers at (210) 267-2159 to get the journey back to "Like it never even happened," started.

Is Water Damage Hiding in Your San Antonio Crawl Space?

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment stacked inside of storage facility No matter the location of the water damage, SERVPRO of Braun Station is equipped and ready to dry your home.

Water Removal Challenges in San Antonio Crawl Spaces

If your San Antonio home’s crawl space fills with water after a water heater ruptures or a supply line leaks, you must act. Even though the crawl space is not a living area like a basement or walk out, water can destroy essential structural elements, increase humidity levels in occupied spaces, and contribute to mold growth and damage. Our team of managers and technicians know how to get rid of the water safely and completely.

Safety First

When we plan a water removal project in San Antonio, keeping you and your family as well as our workers safe is paramount. We need to recognize, control, and adapt the extraction and drying process when the health and welfare of anyone involved could be compromised. Safety issues when working in a crawl space include:

  • Cramped and confined conditions
  • Potential of settling (compression of already close space) or even collapse of the overhead structure
  • Mold growth
  • Animals and insects
  • Utility lines threaded through or immediately above the space
  • Contaminants in water and the air (mainly when the floor is dirt and if vapor barriers are damaged or missing)

Water Removal Techniques

It can be challenging to get other types of water extraction equipment in the tight spaces of a crawl space, so the go-to water removers used by SERVPRO are submersible pumps. Because they are gas-powered, access to electricity is not relevant for their use, preventing any delays. Due to the hazardous materials potentially present, our technicians suit up in personal protective equipment (PPE) to work inside or when receiving bagged debris like wet insulation from other team members. Our technicians might need to squeeze into access points to dig a shallow trench directing water to the pump. 

Drying the Space

SERVPRO crew members need to assess all aspects of your particular crawl space to plan the most efficient drying approach. Actions taken include the following, adapted for your home:

  • Block foundation vents unless outdoor conditions support an open drying system.
  • Position air movers and dehumidifiers in the crawl space if space permits.
  • Create tented areas inside the crawl space to speed drying.
  • When lack of space prevents the installation of equipment consider options:
  • Remove sections of the subflooring above to gain access.
  • Use flex hoses as ductwork to allow air movement out of the crawlspace and to direct warm, dry air inside.
  • Dirt floors might need coverage with heavy-duty plastic sheeting to prevent the wet ground from slowing or preventing drying.
  • Periodic moisture monitoring must occur during the drying process

SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready to follow the water after a plumbing or appliance breach, even under your home’s living areas. Call us at (210) 267-2159 for an evaluation of your crawl space issues.

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When San Antonio Bathrooms Need Professional Water Removal Services

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician working in tub of water damaged bathroom Bathrooms are common places for water leaks to occur. You can trust SERVPRO to professionally restore your home.

Taking Care of Bathroom Water Removal in San Antonio

While bathrooms are well-equipped to handle large amounts of moisture, that does not mean it can withstand every drop of water. It only takes a small crack in your pipes or vulnerabilities in your shower installation to allow for moisture and microbes to damage this vulnerable part of the home. You can rest knowing there is a team that can take care of consumer-grade products, not designed to handle water damage, especially not behind structures.

If your San Antonio bathroom needs water removal services fast, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are available to restore your home to a preloss condition. SERVPRO technicians receive extensive training in water damage mitigation, drying, and cleanup for the benefit of homeowners who have suffered a disaster. The goal is to restore a structure while preserving as much as can be safely salvaged after damage occurs. 

Checking Your Shower for Water Damage

  • Test the flooring. Is it soft or squishy when you step on it? Do you notice dips or other peculiarities? If your home has a plywood subfloor, water may have affected it. Without fast action, the wood can eventually rot and create safety issues for your home. 
  • Use your nose.Have you noticed any musty or damp odors in your bathroom, even after cleaning? There may be water damage behind your walls.
  • Check for mold.One of the most obvious signs of water damage to your bathroom is mold growth. While you can remove mold from surfaces yourself, the chances are that there is more in the structure if it was able to grow on a surface in your bathroom. 
  • Check your walls.Do you notice any warping, softness, or crumbled drywall? There may be water damage lingering nearby. Paint and wallpaper can stain or start bubbling and peeling from exposure.

Should you notice any of these signs, have a professional evaluate your home immediately for water damage

SERVPRO's Extraction Tools

This team uses cutting-edge extraction tools to handle a variety of water damage situations. For hard-to-reach moisture from leaks or inside structures, portable extraction wands are the go-to tool. The extraction process must be thorough to ensure more effective drying and disinfection. 

If damage to walls behind your shower is extensive, some demolition may be required to preserve the integrity of the structure. If contents need removing from the property for any reason, we only perform it with documentation of the removal and the informed consent of insurance adjusters and property owners. 

SERVPRO of Braun Station can leave your home looking, "Like it never even happened." When you need disaster cleanup, you can call (210) 267-2159 to have a team at your residence within hours. 

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When Pipes Leak in San Antonio, SERVPRO of Braun Station is Here

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Two pipes behind drywall Pipes behind walls can cause extensive water damage. SERVPRO of Braun Station is always here to help.

We recently were called out to assist a customer who had a water damage due to a pipe leak.  This pipe leak affected several rooms and the flooring in those rooms.  The leak also affected cabinets in the customer's kitchen.  It important to start the drying process as soon as possible when water is seen in your home or commercial property.  SERVPRO of Braun Station will be out within four hours to start the remediation process.  Once drying is complete restoration can begin immediately.  Don't delay when water is present, call us today.  We are available to help twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.  Our I.I.C.R.C. certified production managers stand ready to help with all of your water damage remediation and restoration needs in San Antonio, Texas.  

A Primer on Handling Water Damaged Electronics in San Antonio

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water spill on electronic equipment, Power strip next to water spill Water and electronics don’t mix.  SERVPRO has the know-how to safely clean-up water spills.

Tips for Managing Electronics During Water Cleanup in San Antonio

Electronic devices are available to assist and entertain the residents of San Antonio in nearly every room of a home. Desktops, laptops, sound systems, televisions, projectors, appliances, mobile devices, and more are at risk of damage when your house experiences a water loss. Avoid the expense and inconvenience of replacing most of your electronics by adhering to the protocol that follows.

Protect Against Electrical Shocks and Shorts

The first step during water cleanup in San Antonio involving electronics is to unplug or shut off the power to all devices, including modern “smart” appliances. Disconnect backup batteries as well. Managing current flow ensures that you and your family, as well as members of our team, have protection from potential electrical shocks, which can result in severe injury or worse. It also minimizes the chances that the electronics might suffer a short in their wiring or systems that can permanently damage the unit.

Remove Devices from Water-Affected Environment

When possible, move electronics from the spaces in your home that contain excess water. If affected items are too large or heavy to move, the SERVPRO team recommends covering devices with heavy-duty plastic. Raising them on non-conductive blocks like wood or plastic is also a way to mitigate further harm from the water crisis.

Proceed with Water Extraction 

The spaces containing the electronics should receive water cleanup services from trained SERVPRO technicians. If the power must remain off, our truck-mounted equipment can extract moisture without delay. Blot excess water from the outside surfaces of the electronics with clean absorbent material such as towels.

Dry Out the Space with Caution -- Monitor Temperatures

During a water cleanup, maintain ambient temperatures above the dew point. Failure to do so can cause condensation and corrosion inside electronic equipment. SERVPRO sets up a dehumidification perimeter to stabilize space until arrangements can be made to have the various devices evaluated by appropriate electronics technicians. 

Be proactive with water damaged electronics by partnering with SERVPRO of Braun Station to protect and dry out items appropriately. Communicate your concerns about your “smart” technology when you call (210) 267-2159 to set up an assessment.

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Top Water Damage Causes in San Antonio, TX

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

One of the fastest ways to ruin a beautiful home is water damage. If you aren't careful, this destructive force will eat up your home's value and destroy your quality of life. SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio, TX, recommends taking precautions against the most frequent situations likely to leave water damage. While some accidents still happen, protecting from these five common causes of water damage in the home will significantly decrease your risk.

Most Common Causes of Water Damage

1. Broken Pipes

A plumbing problem can spew gallons of water through your house in moments, so it's important to keep an eye on your pipes. Pay attention to leaks, drips, and signs of deterioration, and have a plumber inspect your house regularly.

2. Accident

A clogged toilet or too much soap in the dishwasher can mean water that spreads across your kitchen or bathroom. While these areas are better equipped than most to handle a spill, if there's a large-scale problem, then professional water extraction can protect your property.

3. Leaking Roofs

All it takes is one little hole to let the weather into your house—and when a problem starts at the top floor, it can trickle down all the way to the bottom. Keeping your roof in good repair will protect your interior from rain and all the problems it brings.

4. Humidity

This insidious form of water damage has no single obvious source and is likely to affect your basement. A dehumidifier can help, but to make a long-term change you'll need to work on waterproofing your basement.

5. Flash Flooding

No matter how well your house is designed, it will only keep out as much water as you and the builders plan for. Research what to do in case of a flood in your area, and take steps if heavy rains are expected. Afterward, schedule professional flood cleanup.

Not all water damage can be prevented. If you still find your house taking on water, your next best step is professional cleaning and restoration. Call SERVPRO of Braun Station today to remove and repair water damage. You can reach them at (210) 267-2159.

Water Damage Remediation in San Antonio: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

two broken pipes on white background Whether water damage is external from a storm or comes from inside the home from a pipe break, contacting SERVPRO is an excellent solution.

SERVPRO Turns Around Water Damage in San Antonio Laundry Room

Some of the worst types of water damage that occur in homes happen when a regularly used appliance suddenly malfunctions or there is a supply line break. This results in copious amounts of water on the floor requiring removal. A good example is a washing machine, which performs its duties flawlessly until one day a homeowner places the usual load of laundry inside and goes off to do other things in the home and the machine malfunctions.

Once water is on the floor of the laundry room, migration happens fast, and everywhere it goes in the San Antonio residence has potential water damage unless clean-up efforts begin quickly.

Location of the Laundry Room Matters

When a water loss occurs on an upper level in a home, the potential for water to run through the flooring into the floor joists and breach the ceiling below is likely as water follows the path of least resistance, downward. SERVPRO technicians map the migration of the water using their advanced moisture detection equipment to scope the property and quickly ascertain areas that require attention.

Airflow Has to Happen

Unless adequate airflow reaches wet areas, the potential for further wicking into sheetrock, softening of building materials, mold and foul odors are all possible outcomes. Technicians drill weep holes to perform the dual purpose of allowing both drainage and increased airflow. 

Controlled Demolition as Needed

In cases where weep holes are not enough, SERVPRO technicians cleanly cut away warped or buckled sheetrock as has no restoration potential. When removed, they can direct air from their centrifugal air movers into the spaces and dry floor joists and wall cavities expediently. 

Attention to Carpet and Upholstery 

In the event water comes through a ceiling, furnishings on the floor below are in danger. When damage happens to carpet and upholstered furnishings, they are not necessarily a loss. The technicians have water removal equipment with specialized attachments such as weighted extractor heads for carpet and accessories for fabrics. 

Directed Drying

When the technicians set up drying configurations, it is more in-depth than pointing high-velocity air movers at wet surfaces. Attention to hard-to-reach areas such as floor joists between floors requires specialized equipment such as floor mats to force warm, dry air into these areas. 

SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 for the cleanup and restoration from water damage in your home. Our technicians have the training and expertise to make the water loss "Like it never even happened."

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How SERVPRO Locates Hidden Moisture Pockets in Your Water Damaged San Antonio Home

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

TV and clothes in a closet, mop in front of the dresser drawers Water had leaked behind the walls and we made flood cuts to dry this home. SERVPRO has the know how to restore any water loss incidents you experience

Likelihood of Inaccessible Water Damage in San Antonio Homes

For a homeowner that works to provide their San Antonio residence with the repairs and restoration it requires after any damaging event, time is of the essence to get essential mitigation processes started. No loss scenario can benefit from wasted time, and in all of these circumstances, prolonged periods before restoration begins can lead to further degradation and deterioration, or worse still, the development and colonization of mold. Part of successfully navigating these damaging events is understanding the severity of the situation and comparing that to your established cleaning and drying capabilities.

Knowing how widespread water damage is in San Antonio homes is the first logical step in developing your plan for recovery and restoration. Depending on the source of this damage, inaccessible areas could have become affected by the spreading water. These exposed structural elements and construction materials can be challenging to dry out without the appropriate cutting-edge equipment available to our SERVPRO professionals. At this point, you must determine the likelihood of damage in inaccessible parts of your property, and whether it might end up more cost and time-effective to reach out to our professional restorers instead.

While many homeowners in our area have successfully addressed moisture and water damage in their home after a loss incident, the success rate for this approach drops substantially without monitoring and moisture content readers. SERVPRO professionals both during the initial assessment and in the time during restoration utilize infrared cameras, thermal imagery, and probing content readers to have a constant understanding of relative humidity levels and the presence of hidden caches of moisture that could continue to erode and degrade affected materials. If you are attempting to restore these effects on your own, it is wise to either invest or rent discovery devices like these as well.

Water loss incidents present a clear risk to your property, especially when you are unclear as to how severe the situation has become. If you feel like a job might be too big for you to handle on your own, give our SERVPRO of Braun Station team a call at (210) 267-2159.

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Hey, San Antonio, Leon Valley, and Our 78250 Neighbors, SERVPRO Responds Rapidly to Your Water Loss

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

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How SERVPRO of Braun Station Handles Water Damage and Mitigation in Zip Code 78250

In the northern region of the Greater San Antonio area, you can find subdivisions and smaller communities like Northwest Crossing, Quail Creek, and Braun Hollow densely populated with ranch-style homes and one and two-story properties. With so many homes and businesses throughout this subsection of San Antonio’s metropolitan area, our SERVPRO professionals must stay prepared for damages that could affect these properties and their owners. 

Water damage in San Antonio can often be among the most common and detrimental of these events. Many reasons can cause negative impacts to your home or business. With plumbing issues, faulty appliances, severe weather, and other concerns that can leave homeowners contending with widespread water damage, you need a fast response from trained professionals that can help. Our SERVPRO team has a central location in San Antonio, close to Leon Valley, allowing us to reach homes and businesses throughout the 78250 zip code area with the full measure of our recovery efforts in typically less than four hours. 

What Can Cause Water Damage to Your Home? 

There are several potential causes for water damage, and below you can find a few of the most common of these. No matter how water forces can impact your property, our professionals have the expertise and equipment to help. 


Indoor plumbing is one of the most constant and well-built features of construction throughout San Antonio and its surrounding areas. With this intricate network of piping throughout the property, pressure fluctuations, strains, age, and other factors can contribute to damaging circumstances like leaks, separations, and ruptures. 

Faulty Appliances 

Appliances are also a modern convenience shared for nearly every home throughout San Antonio and Leon Valley, but with age, mismanagement, or other degradation these appliances can become more and more susceptible to complete failure. Water-fed appliances can leave a substantial mess in your home, which can only increasingly worsen until the valve that supplies the unit can get turned off.  

Severe Weather Damage 

While this 78250 zip code area might be a considerable distance from the coastal communities like Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico, the area has seen its fair share of tropical storm and even hurricane-level severe storms over the years. With structural damage to your home, it can be much easier for flooding and similar disasters to take place.  

Natural Disasters 

Flash flooding should always be a concern of residents throughout the 78250 area, as the conditions for this disaster can get met with enough steady rainfall over a few days. While this region we serve has fewer bodies of water than other areas inside and around San Antonio, flash flooding can quickly penetrate one-story homes, forcing through vulnerabilities in the construction of a home and its foundation. Never underestimate the force of a flash flood--a few inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away a car or truck. SERVPRO says to always be cautious during a flash flooding encounter.

What Does Water Damage Do to Your Home? 

With many homes in the 78250 region being one-story ranchhouses on concrete slab foundations, a substantial water loss incident could affect the entire property simultaneously. Depending on the source of these incidents, water damage can quickly spread from the point of origin to many rooms and areas throughout the residence. Our team has different approaches for the various materials and contents of the house that could become saturated or exposed to moisture and dampness. 

Roof damage can prove problematic as well considering that many homes do not have attic space and vulnerabilities in the roof can directly penetrate through insulation and into the main floor of the household. Additionally, spreading water can get into wall cavities between rooms, primarily if water loss incidents originate in a centrally located point of the property such as the walkway connecting rooms inside the front door. 

What Should You Do When Water Damage Occurs? 

Water loss incidents can quickly get out of control and almost always require the experience and specialized equipment like our truck-mounted pumps, portable submersible pumps, wet/vacs with special wands, and even squeegees, mops and buckets. Our SERVPRO team has earned the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoring Certifications (IICRC) certificates and when our Green Fleet rolls up to your property, you can be assured of top-notch results, and fast.

Some of the common sources of water damage can be stopped by simply turning off a supply line. This response is often the case for appliance malfunctions and failures from washing machines, dishwashers, and other water-fed units. Each of these machines has a source pipe with a shutoff valve to stop water flow, and turning this valve can help to protect your property amid an emergency. Less standing water means less cleanup and less damage.

There is little else that you can do to help the restoration process along once our SERVPRO professionals have gotten dispatched from our facility. With our centrally located warehouse and headquarters, we can respond to even substantial water loss incidents with the full complement of our recovery equipment and personnel typically in less than four hours. No matter when you call, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

How Can SERVPRO Help? 

SERVPRO of Braun Station commits to offering every customer the same high-caliber cleaning, drying, and recovery solutions when water damage occurs. As a locally owned and operated company, we respond to every situation as though we are helping our neighbors because we are! We want to help you through the traumatic and stressful experience of a water loss incident, and that begins with a fast, 24/7 response to your emergency with the equipment and the personnel to help. We can quickly remove standing water with a variety of extraction tools and can get to work soon after that to start rapid drying solutions with our high-velocity air movers, LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers, and other tools. We have specialized equipment like drying mats and our Injecti-Dry system that can address concerns like ceiling saturation, flooring saturation, and dry out wall cavities with an effective and expedient approach. 

We also understand the likelihood that moisture can lead to secondary damage like mold growth if left unchecked. Our SERVPRO professionals can utilize our antimicrobial sprays on surfaces and affected areas to reduce the possibility of facilitating the growth of this damaging organism. We can also neutralize foul odors after a water loss.

Water-damaging events can have a dramatic effect on your home, and no matter where you are in the 78250 region, our SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals can help you to overcome the loss. We have the expertise, advanced equipment, products, and the experience to make water loss emergencies “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime that you need us at (210) 267-2159.

Are You Setting the Table for Water Damage in San Antonio?

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Rain falling through the ceiling in a kitchen while a man is reading the newspaper and having his coffee Don’t let water damage ruin your morning coffee. Call SERVPRO of Braun Station to dry your water damaged furniture.

Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Water damage to Furniture in Your San Antonio Home

Leaks are typical in homes. Over time, pipes can degrade and rust away, hoses can be worn out, and faucets can break. Unfortunately, leaks can damage your prized furniture and upholstery. Symptoms of water damage include the swelling of furniture, the staining of upholstery, and color bleeding. To help prevent extensive damage, you should contact the professionals at SERVPRO. 

Furniture, especially non-laminated furniture, is easily damaged when exposed to water, which is why our technicians can act quickly to help prevent water damage from occurring in your San Antonio home. Once exposed to water, your favorite wood table or wood dresser can quickly become scrap wood. Non-laminated furniture absorbs water and begins swelling, causing cracks and warping. As a result, framing joints may weaken, and the furniture becomes at risk of breaking apart. Technicians from SERVPRO can help you prevent such situations through their experience in rapidly mitigating leaks and drying furniture. 

We can plug the source of leakage in your home, and then remove water stains on your furniture through wetting to avoid water lines. In more severe cases where your furniture may be physically damaged, a furniture furnisher may be needed to discuss whether it is worth repairing. Couches and other furnishings with upholstery often need additional work to preserve to upholstery. 

Fortunately, SERVPRO professionals can also perform upholstery drying services if needed. We can carefully extract pieces of upholstery and separate zippers from cloth with wax paper to reduce the spread of rust. Spongier pieces of upholstery like cushions can be rapidly dried with air movers and dehumidifiers to help prevent the growth of mildew. 

We understand the importance of preserving your precious furnishings, and we can help you quickly and efficiently get started on reducing water damage to your furniture. You can reach our SERVPRO of Braun Station team at (210) 267-2159. We are available 24/7 to be ready for any emergency.

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Floating Carpets and Other ‘Magic’ SERVPRO Uses to Dry Water Damaged Carpets in San Antonio

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Pooling Water Can Ruin Carpeting in Your San Antonio Home

Whenever water loss incidents occur within your San Antonio home, many areas and items become immediately at risk. Carpeting is a magnet for dust, debris, and dirt already, and when exposed to pooling water, can also quickly become saturated to the subflooring material. Even with conventional drying methods, homeowners often cannot keep up with the exposure and saturation becomes too deep to dry out without professional assistance. Our team can help.

For water removal needs in your San Antonio home, time is of the essence to get the process started as promptly as possible. The longer that exposure occurs with areas of your home, the more damage that can result. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly to an emergency like this with extraction equipment and drying tools that can preserve and protect affected materials that did not become too badly saturated or distorted by the water.

With restoring carpeted areas of your home, we have a few options to protect and preserve these materials from requiring replacement. The first of these involves the use of our ROVER equipment. This remote-controlled weighted system rolls over carpeted areas, and with its heavyweight, pushes moisture and water to the surface for collection by the high-powered vacuum on the machine. This equipment can affect the carpeting and into the subflooring, helping to reduce saturation levels noticeably.

Floating carpets is another tactic that our SERVPRO team can use to recover damp carpeting in your home. We pull up the edges of the carpets from the walls and allow our air movers to blow underneath it. This machine forces heated air into both the subflooring and the carpets when positioned between them, which can help to dry out exposed areas quickly.

While there might be many areas of your home that get affected by a water loss incident, you should rely on the team that can help you restore your property entirely. Give our SERVPRO of Braun Station rapid response team a call anytime that you need us at (210) 267-2159.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water from Your San Antonio Home

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Three pieces of green drying equipment including a dehumidifier and air movers in a home with flood cuts on the wall Each SERVPRO truck is loaded with water extraction equipment. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage.

The Case for Professional Water Removal in Your San Antonio Home

When an appliance or plumbing line breaks in your San Antonio home the amount of water threatening your property can be shocking. If the emergency happens when you are out of town or even away on a work day you can return to several inches to feet of standing water in the affected spaces. Facing the task of removing this amount of water with a wet household vacuum or a bucket and mop is a mistake. You need water moved out fast, and our highly-qualified crews can help.

The keys to efficient water removal in San Antonio are commercial grade equipment and specially trained technicians. Water damage moves quickly from inconvenience to significant structural component deterioration if not removed fast. Water that lingers more than 24 to 48 hours also subjects your home to the risk of secondary damage such as mold growth. You need a partner during this crisis with experienced employees and state of the art water removal and drying tools.

SERVPRO crews arrive within hours in our signature green trucks loaded with the equipment needed to remove water, detect structural moisture levels, and dry out your home. Submersible pumps and truck-mounted water extractors do quick work of suctioning out large quantities of water. If the electricity in your home is unavailable temporarily for safety reasons, we forge ahead using generators on our vehicles. 

Our crews certify as moisture measurement experts through IICRC coursework. SERVPRO also uses thermal scanning devices to locate any hidden pockets of water that need release and extraction after the water loss. Determining the levels of excess water with meters and probes in building materials and fixtures informs our drying goals. We position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to remove residual moisture, vital to restore the function of the building materials shaping and supporting your home.  

A final step in the water removal protocol is sanitation with an EPA registered disinfectant. SERVPRO treats the affected areas to inhibit any potential mold growth and to control malodors. Our full-service water removal and damage mitigation services get your property back “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Braun Station is prepared for any water removal challenge with an industry-leading combination of skilled technicians and commercial grade equipment. Contact us at (210) 267-2159 for an immediate assessment to put this water crisis behind you.

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Choosing Professional Water Damage Restoration for Your San Antonio Home

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Green air scrubber on brown carpet in a room in a house With SERVPRO’s equipment and training, we make your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

San Antonio residents take pride in their homes and properties. When disaster strikes or when you have a substantial mess to clean up, it is a common belief to roll up your sleeves and get to work to fix the problem as best as you can on your own. The trouble with DIY restoration for water incidents is that many homeowners fail to remove the entire lingering threat, allowing for continued damage and secondary effects.

While a homeowner might see a water damage situation in their San Antonio  residence as little more than a reason to break out the mop and run some fans, there is much more to water damage restoration that you might have previously believed. Ensuring that the area gets thoroughly dried often requires specialized equipment and detection tools. Failure to get your home below moisture standards for a house can lead to worsening conditions that pose a threat to the structure as well as your family.

One of the reasons that you might consider professional restoration like our SERVPRO professionals is our ability to respond to your situation rapidly. Even in smaller scale water incidents, fast response time is critical to mitigating loss and to get to work quickly on pulling out the water and drying up the affected areas.

Another reason that a homeowner should think about our SERVPRO  team is our industry-leading equipment, expertise, and unique training. These facts help us to be professionals that can quickly assess the full scope of the damage that affects your home and choose the most efficient and practical approach to eliminating the moisture and preserving the construction materials that have gotten saturated by the incident.

As much as you might be among the homeowners that seek to do things for themselves when something threatens their home, situations like water damages  require professionals with the right training and equipment to ensure that the job gets done adequately. Our SERVPRO of Braun Station water damage technicians are available 24/7 for any need you might have by calling (210) 267-2159.

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Flood Safety in San Antonio

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Its officially hurricane season and with that can bring a lot of unexpected rain to San Antonio. While living in San Antonio, we know that often we get quite a bit of flash flood warnings and watches. SERVPRO® of Braun Station wants to help you be prepared if water would ever intrude into your home.

Its unfortunate that we don't have anyway to prevent flood waters from coming into our home but we can help ourselves by knowing what to DO and DON'T DO after flooding.  

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

More information is provided by American Red Cross

SERVPRO® of Braun Station is here to help!

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Pipe Leak in San Antonio?

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO review next to green air movers SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help with your water damage remediation needs

Have you recently had a water damage in San Antonio? SERVPRO of Braun Station understands that water damage emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and we have on-call crews available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that your job receives the attention it deserves.  When you call us at (210) 267-2159, we have trained operators available. We have the professional equipment needed to begin the remediation process quickly.  Our number one priority is customer service and providing you with a positive experience.  A company you can trust in San Antonio.  We are here to help and also provide reconstruction services to help make any water damage, no matter how small or how large, "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Braun Station knows the importance of the SERVPRO advantage

When Water Damage Strikes in San Antonio

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professional will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk-through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

Why SERVPRO of Braun Station for Your Water Damage Remediation Needs?

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

When looking for who to choose to help clean up after you experience a water damage in your home or office, it is always important to know other peoples' experiences. with that company.  We would love for you to view our testimonials at Braun Station Customer Quotes

SERVPRO of Braun Station is part of a large network of franchises that adhere to strict guidelines to ensure that every job is done with the care & high quality that you would expect from the SERVPRO name.  Here is another real quote from a real customer:

“Our water heater burst in our home, resulting in tremendous water damage to our condo and many of the surrounding units in our building. What a nightmare for anyone to go through, but in this case the shining star for us was SERVPRO®! Carlos was called in and immediately, we all were taken by his professionalism and follow through from start to finish! He worked tirelessly and very closely with our building board members and the insurance companies on the details from the early estimates, to reviews, and right on through construction. He and his staff were simply the very best. He and his contractors exceeded our expectations in every way!”


If water intrudes into your home or business via a broken pipe, roof leak, overflowing washing machine, or any other route inside, call the team you can trust at 210-267-2159.


3 Water Damage Tips From San Antonio's Trauma Scene Experts

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

Water faucet with water leaking out When water damage strikes call the experts at SERVPRO of Braun Station

Water damage in your home can certainly be a nightmare, which is why it’s important to know what to do in the event of a disaster striking your property. Proudly serving San Antonio, TX, and the neighboring areas, SERVPRO of Braun Station offers a variety of trauma scene cleanup services, including water damage remediation, fire restoration, odor removal, and more. When you want your home to look and feel as good as new after a catastrophe, put your trust in the outstanding workmanship of the experienced professionals.

Whenever your pipes burst or your toilet overflows, water damage becomes a grave threat to your home. Here are a few tips for handling a water-related emergency on your property:

  • Check Your Insurance Policy: While most homeowner’s insurance policies cover water damage, many do not cover flood damage. Most likely, you have a separate insurance policy to cover flood damage. Discover the source of the water in your home, and file your insurance claim with the right company.
  • Act Quickly: If water damage is not cleaned up quickly, your property will be more vulnerable to developing a buildup of toxic mold or mildew. To preserve your health and prevent your property from incurring further damage, hire the professionals to perform water extraction services within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Monitor The Pollution Level: The type of water that has flooded or damaged your home will make a difference regarding health risks and cleanup measures. Water from a fresh source, such as a dishwasher, will be less hazardous than water from a toilet, which contains dangerous bacteria and contaminants. Make sure you let the professionals know the source of your water damage, so they can handle the issue appropriately.

For the most affordable, reliable, and efficient trauma scene cleanup services in the Greater San Antonio area, rely on SERVPRO of Braun Station to restore the integrity of your home. Call at (210) 267-2159 to speak with a hospitable staff member about water damage cleanup.

Real Quotes from Real SERVPRO Customers

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Customer service is our top priority at SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio, Texas.  This is what people who have had water damages are saying about SERVPRO:

“SERVPRO® is the most professional, good natured, calm, diligent and friendly organization I have had to work with and honestly have made this process as easy as it can be. We are so very thankful! Thank you, SERVPRO®!”—Marie, TX

“My wife and I recently experienced a flood in our home.  The gentlemen dispatched were extremely professional, dedicated, and hard-working. In a matter of a few hours they had our carpet, base boards, and padding out and started the drying process. Today marks the fifth day since the flood and I am very pleased to report our home is dry and ready to be put back together. We could not have asked for a better crew to come out in our time of need.  Those guys were truly our heroes!” —Morris, NC

San Antonio Are you Ready for Severe Water Damage?

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

If you live in the San Antonio region, we have seen more than our fair share of flooding in the last month.  SERVPRO of Braun Station wants you to be flood ready and an important part of that readiness is an emergency supply kit.  Here is a list of items that should be included in any emergency supply kit:

•Water (one gallon per person per day)

•Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)

•Manual can opener

•Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio

•Flashlight and extra batteries

•First aid kit

•Whistle to signal for help


•Dust masks or bandanas

•Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape

•Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

•Hygiene items

•Important documents: copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information


•Fire extinguisher

•Matches in a waterproof container

Remember: turn around, don't drown for water on the road.

SERVPRO of Braun Station Water Removal Difference for those living in San Antonio, TX

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

The People, Experience, Training and Equipment to make it

Like it never even happened.®

The People

With over 10,000 quality teammates nationwide, SERVPRO® Of Braun Station Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you get your life back.

The Experience

SERVPRO® is a Franchise System with over 40 years of leadership in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and commercial property managers and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon.970’s 1980’s


The Training

SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals undergo extensive water restoration training and certification.

SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is an approved IICRC school to help ensure our training meets and exceeds accepted industry standards.

The Equipment

With over 5,000,000 square feet of building space, housing over 140,000 pieces of cleaning and restoration equipment, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have the resources to help you take back control of your life.

Lower Recovery Costs –The SERVPRO® System Helps Save Money

_ Emergency Mitigation Services help minimize additional property damages.

_ SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals use specialized test equipment to determine hidden water.

_ Restoration versus replacement of contents saves heirlooms and money too.

_ By using advanced drying techniques, SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals monitor and ensure your property is properly dried. Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professional arrives on-site to perform water cleanup, the better the results – including lower claim costs.

San Antonio Are You Flood Smart?

3/9/2016 (Permalink)

River full of water SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help with your San Antonio Flood Damage Restoration

As the rain continues in Bexar County we at SERVPRO of Braun Station wanted to make sure that you are flood smart.

Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.  Whether your home or business is near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert- there is always a potential for flood damage. reports in the last 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods.  Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past, does not mean you won't in the future.  In fact, nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas.  On average, floods cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the United States.

According to the American Red Cross (ARC), floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than any other weather-related disaster.  The ARC offers the following flood safety tips.

  • Stay away from floodwaters.  If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way.  Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way.  If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.  Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water.  They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

If a flood does strike your home or business, contact your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals.  Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task.  The SERVPRO System is prepared to handle any sized disaster.  When fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO of Braun Station will help you take it back.

Roof Leak in San Antonio, TX

2/26/2016 (Permalink)

Ceiling with damage from water leak This flooded ceiling was caused by a recent storm.

Due to the recent storms a roof leak lead to ceiling damage in this San Antonio home.  This before picture shows the damage to the interior ceiling after the rain had stopped.  SERVPRO of Braun Station was called in to clean up the aftermath!  The owner was thrilled after we had completed our remediation work.  In causes where the roof is clearly falling down, we were required to remove the affected materials, spray antimicrobial, and then dry the structure utilizing dehumidification and air movement.  Our professionally trained technicians can begin this process and oftentimes finish this drying process in less than four days (depending on the extent of the damage).  We know that your home is vitally important and our goal is to quickly get you back to being able to enjoy it.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is Here to Help

2/15/2016 (Permalink)

Smiley face being carried by white computer graphics people After a flood or other water damage, call SERVPRO of Braun Station where our goal is happy customers

We recently received a review from a water damage customer in San Antonio, Texas and wanted to share it with our customers.  We are so pleased to be able to help when it is needed.

Due to a water leak resulting in major water damage, I contacted this company to assist in the clean up of my home (mostly to avoid mold). They set up equipment in the two rooms that received the damage. The owners and assistants were very sympathetic to my situation and the technicians were very professional and kind. They explained the steps throughout the entire process and kept me well-informed. Hopefully we never have an event like this again, but if we do I would definitely go through this company again.

Flooding May Occur San Antonio

10/22/2015 (Permalink)

ceiling with water stain This ceiling damage is the result of rain coming through the roof during recent rain storms. SERVPRO of Braun Station is able to help.

According to the National Weather Service we can expect rain in the major San Antonio regio through Saturday October 24, 2015 and with this rain there may be periods of heavy rain.  Did you know that flooding can occur quickly and has the potential to cause significant damage to your home or office?  Ground water, also known as flood water, carries significant bacteria that is harmful to your health, so please don't attempt to clean it without professional help. 

In addition to the potential for ground water seeping into your home we are available to help if you suddenly learn that your roof has a leak and water is coming into your ceiling.  We know that often people want to wait until the rain stops to call anyone, but that leads to further damage also known as secondary damage.  It is best to contact us at the first sign of wetness so that we can begin the mitigation process.  It's important to remember that it's the water you don't see that causes the most damage to the actual structure. 

We are available 24/7 and are a phone call or click away.

San Antonio do you Understand Wireless Emergency Alerts?

6/15/2015 (Permalink)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are free notifications delivered to your mobile device as part of a public safety system provided by authorized government- alerting authorities.  The alerts are designed to inform you of imminent threats to safety or missing person’s alerts in your area (e.g. AMBER Alerts).  Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.  

A WEA can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service.  WEAs may be used to share:

  • Extreme weather warnings.
  • Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action.
  • AMBER Alerts.
  • Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.
  • A WEA will look like a text message.  The WEA message will typically show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert.  The message will be no more than 90 characters.  

    If weather or other disasters strike, call us at (210) 267-2159 and we will be there to help.

    When April Showers Bring Flooding Instead Flowers San Antonio

    4/22/2015 (Permalink)

    In San Antonio, April Showers often lead to many beautiful flowers, but we also know they can lead to scary flooding situations.  SERVPRO of Braun Station is keenly aware of these concerns and is here to help at all times of the day or night.  We are a phone call away at (210) 267-2159.  We invite you to check out the latest water damage video on SERVPRO's you tube channel at:

    SERVPRO San Antonio Satisfied Water Damage Customers

    3/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Customer service flier with green check next to Excellent SERVPRO of Braun Station Strives for Excellent Customer Satisfaction on All Jobs

    We strive every day to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always so happy to get positive feedback from our customers.

    Here are some recent quotes from real customers:


    "You made our emergency a priority and the service provided was outstanding.  As this was my first exposure with SERVPRO, I am impressed with both your office and field staffs, which were always helpful.  It was a pleasure doing business with you." -Rick, NY

    "While we were devastated by our water leak and home getting ruined, your crew stepped up and saved our home.  In the process, they calmed us and made us feel like all was going to be OK.  We can never express how wonderful your crew was and how much they did to make it all OK.  Thank you!." -Evelyn, AL

    If water damage, from the smallest overflow from a toilet to full house flood from a pipe burst, threatens your home or office call us at (210) 267-2159.  We are here to help and care for not only your home or office, but for you as an individual.  We are a family owned business and know that each job is not simply a job, but is someone allowing us to come into their lives during a very stressful event.  Our ultimate goal is to help make it a little less stressful on you. 

    San Antonio SERVPRO of Braun Station Wants You To Know What To Do After A Water Damage

    3/24/2015 (Permalink)

    After you have experienced water damage the first thing you should do regardless of the type of water damage is to shut off the water source if possible.  Once the water source is stopped contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.  The faster mitigation begins, the less damage is sustained to your home or office.  While awaiting our services there are certain steps that can be taken:

    For clean water losses:

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.  Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.  Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions to allow more even drying.
  • Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture o a safe placed.
  • Do not leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors as they may cause staining.
  • Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water as there is a potential for electrical shock or causing damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet; do not enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
  • For contaminated water:

  • 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 items.
  • We are always here to help, where the water loss is big or small, clean or contaminated water and are a phone call away at (210) 267-2159.

    SERVPRO of Braun Station Wants You To Understand Flood Facts

    3/20/2015 (Permalink)

    Vehicles crossing flooded roadways SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio is here to help if floods or water cause damage to your home or commercial building

    Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.  It doesn't matter if your home or business is near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert- there is always potential for flood damage.

    Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past, does not mean you won't in the future.  In fact, 20% of all claims pain by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities.  On average, floods cost $3 billion in annual losses in the United States.  Commercial flood claims average more than $75,000.  

    According the American Red Cross (ARC), whom we are in sponsorship with, floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than any other weather-related disaster.  The ARC offers the following safety tips.

    • Stay away from floodwaters.  If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around, and go another way.  Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
    • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way.  If you are caught on a flooded road and water are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.  Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
    • Keep children out of the water.  They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

    If a flood does strike your home or business, contact your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals at (210) 267-2159.  Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task.  The SERVPRO system is prepared to handle any sized disaster.  The sooner work begins, the sooner order can be restored.

    When fire and water take control of your life, your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals will help you take it back. 

    Call the SERVPRO in San Antonio That's Faster to Any Water Disaster

    3/16/2015 (Permalink)

    Living room with water flooding into it as high as a tv and bookshelf No matter the size of the water damage, SERVPRO of Braun Station is a phone call away

    When it comes to life's emergencies, it isn't a matter of if they will occur- it's a matter of when they will occur.  Home and business owners can take steps to prepare for disasters, but you can never fully prevent them from happening.  An old pipe bursts.  A storm blows in dozens of gallons of water.  A washing machine malfunctions.  Chances are your home or business will suffer some sort of emergency; that is why it is important to prepare not, before disaster strikes.

    SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals are trained to respond quickly, professionally, and efficiently when mitigation your loss.  When your home or business is under water, every minute counts.  That's why your local San Antonio SERVPRO of Braun Station is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  During normal times, outside of natural disasters, our guaranteed arrival time is within four hours from the time you call.  We are local business owners ourselves as well as own a home in the greater San Antonio region so we understand how important it is to quickly respond to any size disaster ranging from the small toilet bowl overflow to the commercial sprinkler system that has flooded several floors of a building.  We are a phone call away at (210) 267-2159.

    SERVPRO in San Antonio wants you to be able to Protect Your Property this Winter

    12/17/2014 (Permalink)

    Snow and icicles on a white home SERVPRO of Braun Station wishes you a safe and happy holiday season

    Cold weather can wreak havoc and cause costly damage to your home or business if you are not properly prepared.  Whether it is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, sleet or snow, all can cause serious property damage.  While you can’t control the weather, you can take steps to be prepared, and help take the sting out of winter weather.  To help prevent weather-related damages, consider taking the following precautions before winter weather hits.

    • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches.  Weather, such as 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 out the gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall.  Leaves and other obstructions can lead to a damming effect, causing roof damage and interior water problems.
    • Clean chimneys and exhaust systems to ensure they are free of debris.
    • Test gas lines if they have been dormant to ensure they are in good working order with no leaks.
    • Inspect your property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.     
    • Protect pipes from freezing by allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. Make sure all exterior pipes are properly insulated.
    • If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting water off at the main valve in the basement of crawl space.  Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.        
    • Make sure all exterior doors, garages, roll-ups, and windows have sufficient weather stripping.
    • Ask your local San Antonio SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals about completing an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business.  The ERP is a no cost assessment to your facility, and provides you with a plan to get back in business fast following a disaster. 

    Call the Cleanup Team that's faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of Braun Station

    9/12/2014 (Permalink)

    Water on carpet If flooding happens in San Antonio, call SERVPRO of Braun Station

    In recent years many forms of disasters have affected the United States.  Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business and community.  During National Preparedness Month, SERVPRO of Braun Station wants you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature's worst.

    In the following weeks, we will be providing emergency supply checklists along with information on how you can help your customers and employees prepare for a natural disaster.  For more information on disaster preparedness, visit or call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.  SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals can help your business prepare for the unexpected by offering an Emergency Ready Profile.  The Profile is designed to be a quick and easy snapshot of your business providing critical facility information needed for detailed emergency preparation.

    The time to prepare for a disaster is now.  Call SERVPRO of Braun Station to make sure your business is "Ready for whatever happens."

    Before & After: Like it never even happened®

    8/11/2014 (Permalink)

    Imagine it’s 8:00pm on a Sunday, and you walk into your home after a relaxing vacation expecting to switch on the lights, put the kids to bed then get some rest yourself.

    The only problem? A water pipe has burst over the weekend, dumping thousands of gallons of water over your hard wood kitchen floor, your carpeted living room and your cement utility room. You realize this problem is far beyond the reach of your shop vac. What do you do now?

    When it’s your home or business that’s underwater, mitigation can’t wait.  You need mitigation to begin, put the kids to bed then get some rest yourself.

    The only problem? A water pipe has burst over the weekend, dumping thousands of gallons of water over your hard wood kitchen floor, your carpeted living room and your cement utility room. You realize this problem is far beyond the reach of your shop vac. What do you do now?

    When it’s your home or business that’s underwater, mitigation can’t wait.  You need mitigation to begin yesterday. If water damage strikes you or your customers, give your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals a call at (210) 267-2159 immediately.

    The cost of water damages can increase exponentially with time.  Wood floors warp, dry wall soaks in moisture and mold develops in hard-to-reach areas of your home or business.  The benefits of rapid mitigation by a SERVPRO® of Braun Station professional are two-fold: Your costs go down as potential hazards may be avoided, and your piece of mind goes through the roof.

    So if the unthinkable happens to your home or business, allow SERVPRO® of Braun Station to help quickly turn your “before” into a “happily ever after.”

    We invite you to check out our before and after pictures at:

    San Antonio Residents and Business Owners It’s the Water You Don’t See

    8/8/2014 (Permalink)

    Toilet in a bathroom It's the water that you don't see that can cause the most damage. Call SERVPRO of Braun Station if water intrudes where it should not be.

    With any leak, it’s the water you don’t see that causes the most trouble; especially when the water you don’t see contains bacteria, or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage.  Water damage can affect the value of your property.  So before you get out the mop bucket and box fan to try and clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property.

    Your local SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals understand how disruptive unseen water damage can be for your home or business.  For this reason, SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals offer 24-hour emergency response, and, under normal circumstances, will have a trained, uniformed technician on-site within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services.  By responding quickly with a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals can help you regain control quickly while drying, deodorizing, and protecting your facility or home and contents.

    SERVPRO of Braun Station technicians have the training and experience you need.

    A mop and common cleaning products may not be enough for serious water intrusion.  SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals are trained to safely clean and restore your building utilizing the following procedures:

    • Identify the source/ type of water.
    • Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis
    • Survey the extent of damage and inspect the premises.
    • Perform emergency water extraction.
    • Apply necessary treatments (disinfectants/ deodorization).
    • Utilize drying equipment and monitor drying.
    • Dispose of refuse.

    So, before you risk further damaging the value of your home or office by attempting to clean up the mess yourself, call your local San Antonio SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

    San Antonio Real Quotes from Real SERVPRO Customers:

    8/1/2014 (Permalink)

    “I want to thank you and your team for coming to our rescue after a sewer pipe broke in the basement.  Your team has gone above and beyond the call of duty.  The care used cleaning and saving my Mom’s ceramic Christmas decorations, that are irreplaceable to me, were as if they were your own Mom’s treasures.  Everyone on staff has been helpful and caring.  Your service and care is appreciated more than you will ever know. Please never doubt the importance of your jobs.  You save people when they are overwhelmed and devastated and make everything clean and sane again.  I hope I never need your services again, however, it is nice to know I have a special SERVPRO Team to call if I ever have the need.”- Debra, CT

    “Have more knowledgeable/ friendly people like Marcus.  He was awesome.”- Edward, TX

    “I had a leak from my newly installed water softener and called them on a Sunday morning.  I live on the Northwest side of town and they were there within an hour.  I had never had a water leak before and they helped me through the whole process.  Thank you to Erik and his team of helpers! “- Sonya, TX

    “Excellent work, prompt, very professional. Great team work. Would definitely recommend this group to anyone and would hire them again.”- Larry, TX

    “I had a pipe break in my master bathroom a few weeks ago and called up SERVPRO of Braun Station. Erik and his crew were very professional and explained their whole process with me and made me feel very comfortable. They were great and I will use them again in the future if any other problems arise!”- John, TX

    These positive reviews encourage us at SERVPRO of Braun Station to keep helping all of those that we can.

    Do you live in San Antonio? Has water appeared where it should not be?

    7/24/2014 (Permalink)

    Person in sneakers with pink laces standing in dirty water Whether it be a toilet overflow, pipe burst, or flood waters SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help with your water damage restoration needs.

    Call the Cleanup Team that’s faster to any size disaster.

    There’s no such thing as a small disaster- especially when a small leak now could blossom into a big claim later.  Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on subfloors, causing major problems over time.  You need help, fast.  No matter the time or day, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals at (210) 267-2159 to begin emergency mitigation.  Emergency mitigation means that under normal circumstances, SERVPRO of Braun Station can be on-site within four hours to begin drying your building and restorable contents.  The faster the water is removed the less chance of serious damage to your facility.

    Every SERVPRO of Braun Station professional is trained and understands how to manage the drying process.  By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your building is quickly and thoroughly dried, which helps prevent secondary water damage.

    SERVPRO of Braun Station will remove moisture, sewage, and any contaminants; disinfecting and deodorizing as we safely clean and dry your building and contents.  Help ensure the value of your property by calling your local San Antonio SERVPRO. 

    July Real Quotes from Real Customers: San Antonio residents listen to what other customers are saying about SERVPRO

    7/9/2014 (Permalink)

    Eight people with their thumbs up SERVPRO of Braun Station holds customer satisfaction as a top priority!

    "The quality of the work performed was very high. On completion of the project we inspected all the work, and, to our satisfaction we saw that all the results were of high quality-from the structure- content removal to the wall-ceiling gutting to the cleaning, spaying, disinfecting, and finally the drying of all interior walls." -Alvin, NY

    "I have been a claims adjuster for many years and I have never experienced such good follow-up activity at the highest level that was performed. It definitely reflects well on your facility and gives me something to brag about to my fellow adjusters and customers." -Deborah, CA

    "I appreciate the friendliness of this team while they were here. I never felt uncomfortable around the team members. They were considerate of our housing situation and made the drying process as comfortable for us as possible." -Karen, TX

    "Excellent & professional service."- Jeff, TX

    Other customers have been extremely satisfied with our services and we would love the opportunity to help with all of your #firemitigation and #waterrestoration needs.  Our direct phone number is (210) 267-2159.

    Leon Valley do you know the Science of Drying? SERVPRO of Braun Station does.

    5/28/2014 (Permalink)

    Man using an extractor to extract water San Antonio Water Damage in a commercial office

    Did you know, there is actually a science behind the process of drying?  The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition.  While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages.  If your business suffers water damage, SERVPRO of Braun Station will:

    ·         Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.

    ·         Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.

    ·         Speed up Mother Nature by using professional equipment.

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

    For this reason, SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals have been trained to use the top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more.  We also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

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

    San Antonio residents SERVPRO of Braun Station would like to give you some IMPORTANT INFORMATION – WATER DAMAGE

    4/21/2014 (Permalink)

    Two green pieces of drying equipment a dehumidifier and an air scrubber When a water loss occurs, call SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio, TX

    When water damage occurs, most customers do not know what to expect, so we have created a little guide to what SERVPRO of Braun Station will do upon arrival to your home.

    Survey Extent of Damage and Inspect the Premises

    We inspect and test the damaged area to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will inspect for safety concerns which may be evident. If there are any safety issues or you are aware of any asbestos containing materials before our arrival, please bring them to our attention.

    • Survey Damage.
    • Complete Safety Inspection.

    Identify Signs of Visible Mold Growth

    Visible mold growth and moldy, musty odors may indicate the source of a moisture or water intrusion. If extensive mold is evident, we will need to consult your adjuster or property manager before completing additional work.

    • Identify Mold Growth Present in the Structure.
    • Identify Odors or Musty Smells.

    Furniture Moved and Blocked In Place

    We move furniture and property contents and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.

    • Block Furniture.

    Emergency Water Extraction

    We remove as much excess water as possible from affected areas.

    • Remove Excess Water.

    Carpet Pad

    We check whether the carpet pad should be removed to save or protect the subfloor.

    • Inspect Carpet Pad.
    • Remove Carpet Pad if Needed.


    Our process may utilize deodorizers as odor treatments or EPA-registered disinfectants as antimicrobial treatments.

    • Apply Deodorizer or Disinfectant.


    We will remove and dispose of damaged materials with guidance from you and your adjuster.

    • Remove Refuse.

    Floor and Wall Inspection

    We check the extent of wet flooring, subfloors and walls.

    • Inspect Floor.
    • Inspect Walls.


    We examine carpet for damages and remove damaged carpet with guidance from you and your adjuster.

    • Inspect Carpet.
    • Removal Carpet if Needed.

    Measure Temperature/Humidity for Drying Analysis

    We monitor the temperature and humidity levels to make sure conditions are conducive for drying.

    • Measure Temperature.
    • Measure Humidity.


    Drying equipment removes moisture and brings the relative humidity level back to normal. We monitor moisture in wet materials until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

    • Utilize Drying Equipment.
    • Utilize Monitoring Equipment.


    Determining exactly what can be saved until everything is dry is usually impossible. We will set a follow-up date so we can monitor the drying process. In addition, the restoration process will be scheduled when the drying is complete. This can include floor preparation, tack strip replacement, carpet and pad installation, seaming, carpet cleaning and restoring, and furniture and contents cleaning. A scope of services will be provided.


    During the course of cleaning, it is likely we will remove day-to-day soiling, which existed prior to your loss. We are happy to do so. If, however, the removal of pre-existing soil requires significant extra effort, our crews will be instructed to move on to the next item. Pre-existing damage, including visible mold growth, will also be noted.


    In the course of our survey and cleaning, we will sometimes be required to open doors, cupboards, etc. to qualify and/or restore the damage. If any of these areas contain personal items you would prefer to relocate before we start work, please let us know.

    Guns and Ammunition

    Our crews are instructed NEVER to touch guns or ammunition. For this reason, we request you remove any such items from the areas we are cleaning.

    Jewelry, Valuables, Heirlooms

    Please remove any valuable items from the areas we are cleaning before the job is started. We are not responsible for those items.


    Although our supervisors inspect all work, you should accompany the supervisor on the final walk-through and bring any overlooked items or concerns to the supervisor’s attention.


    We are neither insurance adjusters nor agents. We cannot authorize anything to be replaced, repaired or painted. Our job is to preserve and protect, stop further damage from occurring and to restore damaged items to their prior condition when possible.


    The exact price of restoring your property following a water damage emergency is virtually impossible to determine on our first visit. However, in order to give you an idea, we will review the SERVPRO® Water Damage Emergency Services Report to provide you an initial estimate while on our first visit if requested. The scope of work can change due to unforeseen circumstances. The final bill will be forwarded to you and/or your insurance carrier upon completion.


    Maintaining your personal health and safety is of great concern to us. All occupants and pets should stay away from the work areas to protect their health and safety during the work process.

    Material Safety Data Sheets for our products are available upon request.


    The actual time required to complete the restoration process is difficult to estimate. However, the more quickly technicians begin work to limit the damage; the faster the job can be completed.

    When water has time to absorb, the drying and restoration process can take longer.

    SERVPRO of Braun Station is here for all of your water damage needs and is just a phone call away at (210) 267-2159. 

    SERVPRO in San Antonio, TX wants to help you with controlling water damage, moisture, and mold problems

    3/28/2014 (Permalink)

    Property management, construction and real estate companies in San Antonio, TX face a common challenge from water damage, moisture and mold problems.  As insurance premiums rise to offset the cost of these challenges, real estate industry professionals and insurers must work together to achieve reasonable solutions.

    Is media hype making the problems worse?  You Decide!

    Since January 1, 2000, more than 8,000 articles have been published on the subject of “toxic” mold

    “However according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention “There are very few case reports that toxic molds inside homes can cause unique or rare healthy conditions. The common health concern from molds include hay fever-like allergic symptoms.”

    Facts About Mold

    ·        Mold has existed since ancient times.

    ·        The human species has always lived in the presence of mold.

    ·        There are over 100,000+ species of mold identified.  The unique flavor of bleu cheese is produced by mold.

    ·        We are constantly exposed to thousands of different types of fungi in our everyday lives.  Certain types of fungi tend to exist naturally in soils, plants, fruits and textiles. Exposure to these fungi in naturally occurring doses is generally not harmful to health.

    Mold Needs the Right Environment to Grow

    ·        Water, moisture or high humidity

    ·        Food (any organic substance)

    ·        The right temperature (generally 68-86 degrees F, but some can grow in 30 degrees or colder)

    ·        Lack of ventilation

    ·        Mold presents greater challenges to young children, the elderly and other immunosuppressed people.

    ·        Some molds can produce toxins if the environmental conditions are right.

    The good news is there are things you can do to reduce the growth of mold.

    An Ounce of Prevention Can Protect You

    The most important step you can take is to identify and humidity, moisture or water damage problems before they create bigger problems such as mold growth or structural damage.

    §  Periodically inspect your building or home inside and out

    §  Look for any water or moisture. Pay special attention around pipes, in basements and crawl spaces. If you see a problem, call SERVPRO of Braun Station to identify the extent of the damage.  Sometimes moisture in ceilings or wall cavities cannot be seen.  This provides perfect conditions for mold growth.  SERVPRO of Braun Station can identify this moisture and remove it.

    §  Your nose knows! Musty and moldy odors may be an indicator of growing molds.  Your sense of smell may alert you to potential problems you cannot see.  Remember, the key to protecting your home or business is to identify a problem early, before it gets worse.

    §  Control humidity in bathrooms and wherever water is repeatedly used. Exhaust fans, proper caulking and effective cleaning with an appropriate cleaning product will keep problems away.

    §  Business: make sure your Emergency Response Plan includes vendors that have the proper personnel and reserves and guarantees response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  This especially includes plumbers and restoration vendors like SERVPRO of Braun Station. 

    §  Regularly have your HVAC system and air conditioner inspected to identify moisture problems or drain clogs.