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

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage Hey, San Antonio, Leon Valley, and Our 78250 Neighbors, SERVPRO Responds Rapidly to Your Water Loss SERVPRO Service Includes Advanced Equipment and Techniques for Water Damage Mitigation in Leon Valley, San Antonio, and the Greater 78250 zip code are

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. 

Plumbing 

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)

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

Water Damage Floating Carpets and Other ‘Magic’ SERVPRO Uses to Dry Water Damaged Carpets in San Antonio Water can ruin carpeting and requires fast extraction and drying.

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 Professionals Remove Water in Your San Antonio Property

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Professionals Remove Water in Your San Antonio Property Call your SERVPRO Franchise professional to remove water from your home. Each van in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to extract the water an

Important Milestones during Water Removal in San Antonio

Water spills can happen any time causing great inconvenience. The process of removing the spilled water to restore the home to preloss state is also tedious especially if the spill happens 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 levels of humidity can cause mold development in parts of the property such as walls or even contents such as clothes and furniture. Our SERVPRO technicians work to 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 can hold it over extended periods. Such materials include carpets, wooden floorboards, drywall, and even upholstery. Properly drying such materials is essential because the moisture held can cause various problems including deterioration of the structural integrity of the affected material and bad 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 find out 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. 

Cleaning up the affected areas is, therefore, 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 bad 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.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water from Your San Antonio Home

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Removes Water from Your San Antonio Home 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)

Water Damage Choosing Professional Water Damage Restoration for Your San Antonio Home 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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Plumbing Breaches Often Require Water Removal In Your Leon Valley Home

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Plumbing Breaches Often Require Water Removal In Your Leon Valley Home When your water damage is too much for towels, count on the team at SERVPRO for your water damage remediation.

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 cleanup 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 normal 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 reach 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 are facing 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.

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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.

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Pipe Leak in San Antonio?

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pipe Leak in San Antonio? 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.


INSPECTION
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.


EMERGENCY SERVICES
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.


MONITORING
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.


RESTORATION SERVICES
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.

Water Damage Tips in San Antonio

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur in San Antonio for many reasons and is an unpleasant experience.  Most homeowners have never experienced a water damage and therefore do not know where to start when a pipe burst, a toilet overflows, a washing machine malfunctions, or a flood occurs.  If you wake up or come home to water in your house that was not there before, there are several steps you can take to help stop further damage.

What To Do After Water Damage

  • Contact your local SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals at (210) 267-2159
  • Ensure the home is safe to enter and be aware of the potential for fall hazards
  • Turn off the water either at the site of the water damage or at the main if you cannot determine where the water is coming from
  • Gather any sentimental items or important documents that you do not want to get wet if they are still dry and move them away from the water damage

SERVPRO of Braun Station will be there quickly to begin the remediation process and allow you to relax while we do the necessary steps in the water restoration process. For further information visit us at www.SERVPRObraunstation.com

When Disaster Hits

12/3/2017 (Permalink)

Disasters can happen at anytime! SERVPRO of Braun Station can help you become better prepared for any disaster that may happen with the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP). 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

San Antonio Water Damage Quotes From Real Customers

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage San Antonio Water Damage Quotes From Real Customers Whether a pipe burst causes water damage in your San Antonio home or a washing machine overflows, we are here to help at (210) 267-2159

Our customers are the most important part of our business.  We strive to do a great job for each and every one of our customers.

"Recently, my sister-in-law arrived at our coastal house in the afternoon and noticed water on the driveway, which was very unusual. When she went into the house, she discovered a water leak. She called my husband and told us what she had walked into. We called our insurance agent and he instructed us to call SERVPRO®. Your team arrived that evening to handle this situation, while I arrived in the next couple of days to see what was happening. Your entire crew was AMAZING. There was a lot to be done and they knew exactly what to do. The Crew Chief was great. He was very professional and kept me informed on what was happening, step-by-step. He and his crew worked very hard. I was amazed at what needed to be done to dry out a house, and the crew really knew what they were doing and worked very hard. You are lucky to have them as employees!”
— Linda P.

5 Top Causes of Water Damage in San Antonio, Texas

7/5/2017 (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.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Braun Station?

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to choose a company that you can trust when you have a water damage.  SERVPRO of Braun Station has the expertise and customer service to help you through each step of your water damage claim.  Here's a quote from a recent customer:

“There are not enough good words to describe SERVPRO’s service and the technician who took care of us after our entire living room flooded after the heavy rains. What a blessing he was!
Our insurance denied the claim, since we had no flood ‘coverage.’ Our technician came in, studied
the situation, and got right to work! He answered all questions we had and quoted a reasonable
cost. He returned yesterday to remove the equipment, and again, he was very punctual,
professional, and compassionate! Yes, compassionate, which is often hard to find in a service industry and in a man so young! I want y’all to know that our tech was the voice of calm in this crisis (or what felt like a crisis to us)! Thank you so much for your high-quality work, the reasonable pricing, and especially for our
technician. We will be more than happy to refer anyone to SERVPRO®!”
-Steve and Susan, Texas

SERVPRO Water Damage Remediation Experts in San Antonio

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Water Damage Remediation Experts in San Antonio SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help with any of your water removal needs

Hot weather is slowly creeping into our beautiful Alamo City and with it brings an increased chance of water damage to your home and office.  During the summer months, you will often start using your air conditioner more and may find that it has developed a leak that leads to water damage.  SERVPRO of Braun Station is available to help if that happens.  Water damage may also occur if your ice maker line breaks while you are trying to get more ice for all of those summer parties.  SERVPRO of Braun Station is a phone call away if that happens at (210) 267-2159.  We also know that summer means that your children may be home, so your pipes & toilets may be getting more use than they are used to.  If they burst or overflow, we are here for that too.  No matter what the cause, SERVPRO of Braun Station has the expertise to remediate any type of water damage.  We are always here to help.


 


 

San Antonio Water Removal Experts

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage San Antonio Water Removal Experts Don't ruin your towels call SERVPRO of Braun Station your local San Antonio SERVPRO experts that are here to help when the water is pouring in.

SERVPRO of Braun Station has been getting rid of unwanted water in San Antonio for years.  We know, from personal experience, that a water damage can be scary & stressful.  We also know that you may want to clean up the water yourself, but then find that you start smelling odors mere days later.  There is a science behind drying and as an active IICRC firm, we have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to help clean up your property before further damage occurs.  Floods are never expected and can happen day or night, so it is important to keep our number handy.  We recommend saving it into your phone, so when a pipe bursts or a washing machine suddenly malfunctions, you can quickly reach us. 

 

210-267-2159

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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.

 

Faster to your San Antonio Water Damage Event

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your San Antonio Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Braun Station provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in San Antonio

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Braun Station arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 210-267-2159

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Braun Station

SERVPRO of Braun Station specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Certifications

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

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

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

•Clothing

•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

•Cash

•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

2000’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)

Water Damage San Antonio Are You Flood Smart? 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.  Floodsmart.gov 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.

    San Antonio Water Damage Tips

    3/7/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage San Antonio Water Damage Tips San Antonio storms can cause a lot of water damage. SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help!

    When you have a water damage, consider taking the following precautions to help minimize danger or prevent further damage while waiting for SERVPRO of Braun Station help to arrive.

    Damage From Clean Water

  • Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified professional to do so.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if access to the power distribution panel is safe from potential electrical shock.  Do not enter rooms with standing water, as electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.  Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions to allow more even drying.
  • Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other valuable items that may be sensitive to moisture to a safe place.
  • Do not leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors as they may cause staining.
  • Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water as there is 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.
  • Damage from 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 areas.

  • We have some strong storms predicted for the next weeks, so please call us at the first sign of damage.  We are always here to help!

    Roof Leak in San Antonio, TX

    2/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Roof Leak in San Antonio, TX 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)

    Water Damage SERVPRO of Braun Station is Here to Help 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)

    Water Damage Flooding May Occur San Antonio 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 Explore the Science of Drying with SERVPRO of Braun Station

    7/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage San Antonio Explore the Science of Drying with SERVPRO of Braun Station Utilizing FLIR technology to identify San Antonio water damages

    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 pre-loss condition.  While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary water damages.  If your San Antonio business suffers water damage, your local SERVPRO of San Antonio Professional will: 

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.
  • What exactly does "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, drier.  The only problem is, nature takes too long and secondary damage may occur while the building is drying out. 

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

    You San Antonio SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals specialize in water damage restoration.  If your home or office experiences water damage, call us immediately.

    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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15CJILai24s

    SERVPRO is Faster To Water Damages in San Antonio

    4/1/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO is Faster To Water Damages in San Antonio Let the experts at SERVPRO of Braun Station help with your water damage in San Antonio

    You have heard it said again and again: Time is money.

    The old adage is never truer than when dealing with a water-damaged home or business. Every minute matters, because every minute the property remains wet could turn primary damage into secondary- or even permanent damage.  That's why emergency response matters.  

    Secondary water damage occurs when the moisture from the primary event (flood, leak, etc.) begins to evaporate on its own into the air.  Over time the air will no longer be able to hold the moisture from the evaporation.  The moisture will have to go somewhere and a very basic principle behind psychometrics is that wet goes to dry.  The moisture may go into your drywall, cabinetry, sheetrock, hardwood floors, vinyl floors, etc.  Once the moisture is allowed to sit, mold can then begin to grow.  This is why emergency action is so incredibly important.

    Let's face it: Floods, burst pipes, and leaks simply don't abide by the 9-to-5 workday.  So why should your restoration provider?  SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals are on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with the state-of-the-art equipment and proven methods to get the job done right as quickly as possible. This includes every holiday, even Easter.  So if that bunny decides to burrow into your piping and causes a water damage to occur you can call us and we will be there.

    If the unthinkable happens, call your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals at (210) 267-2159 to help you avoid the cost and hassle of secondary damages.  We pledge to help make it "Like it never even happened."

    SERVPRO San Antonio Satisfied Water Damage Customers

    3/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO San Antonio Satisfied Water Damage Customers 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:

    "MANY THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE AT OUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING. YOUR STAFF ARRIVED IN THE EVENING AND EVALUATED THE NEEDS AND STARTED TO WORK THE NEXT DAY. WE APPRECIATE THE FAST AND QUALITY WORK THAT SERVPRO DID FOR US. I AM GLAD TO RECOMMEND YOUR SERVICES TO OTHERS" -David, Texas

    "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)

    Water Damage SERVPRO of Braun Station Wants You To Understand Flood Facts 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)

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

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

    SERVPRO wants you to Plan to Stay in Business

    10/1/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO wants you to Plan to Stay in Business Does your San Antonio business have a disaster plan?

    As a business owner or manager, you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers, and community to follow. 


    This year, for National Preparedness Month (NPM), join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. 


    Disasters not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.  As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees, and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster.



    Ready Business asks companies to take three simple steps:
     

      • Plan to stay in business; 
      • Encourage your employees to become Ready; 
      • Protect your investment.


    This year, the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, with support from members of the National Preparedness Community across the nation, including your local SERVPRO of Braun Station Franchise Professionals, are focusing on encouraging individuals, families, and businesses to take active steps toward becoming Ready. We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship, and neighborhoods are Ready.

    Ready Business, an extension of the Ready Campaign, helps business owners and managers of small and medium-sized businesses prepare their employees, operations, and assets in the event of an emergency.  At Ready.gov/business, companies can find vital information on how to get started preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an emergency.

    Tips to help your Business by Ready



      • Update and Distribute Emergency Contact Information to your Employees.  Additionally, you can create and distribute a list of important emergency numbers in the areas you do business 
      • Organize an Emergency Preparedness Procedures review with employees to review your company's emergency plans. 
      • Conduct Office Evacuation/ Shelter-in-Place Exercises and Drills. Once completed, evaluate how well they worked and if additional training or exercises are needed. 
      • Put Emergency Items on Display. Showcase an Emergency Supply Kit in your break room or other high-traffic locations and encourage employees to get their own Emergency Supply Kits for their home.

    SERVPRO of Braun Station can help with business preparation with our Emergency Ready Plan.  Call us today for more information.

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

    9/12/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Call the Cleanup Team that's faster to any size disaster.  SERVPRO of Braun Station 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 www.ready.gov 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: http://www.servprobraunstation.com/beforeandafterphotos

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

    8/8/2014 (Permalink)

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

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

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

    Water Damage Leon Valley do you know the Science of Drying?  SERVPRO of Braun Station does. 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 pre-loss 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 do you know what you should do for a contaminated water damage? SERVPO of Braun Station is here to help

    5/9/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage San Antonio residents do you know what you should do for a contaminated water damage?  SERVPO of Braun Station is here to help SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help for your next water damage.

    If you home or office experiences water damage from contaminated water here are some emergency tips that will assist you in taking the proper action until you SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals arrive.  Please follow these DOs and DON’Ts to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration.

    Water Damage From Contaminated Water:

    DO:

    • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
    • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.
    • Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

    DON’T:

    • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
    • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
    • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
    • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

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

    4/21/2014 (Permalink)

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

    Treatments

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

    • Apply Deodorizer or Disinfectant.

    Disposal

    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.

    Carpet

    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.

    Equipment

    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.

    WHAT IS RESTORABLE

    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.

    PRE-EXISTING OR PRELOSS CONDITIONS

    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.

    PERSONAL ITEMS

    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.

    OVERLOOKED 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.

    INSURANCE ADJUSTERS OR AGENTS

    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.

    EMERGENCY CHARGES

    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.

    HEALTH AND SAFETY

    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.

    APPROXIMATE COMPLETION

    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 of Braun Station Emergency Water Damage Process Overview* For Greater San Antonio, TX Residents

    4/18/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO of Braun Station Emergency Water Damage Process Overview* For Greater San Antonio, TX Residents SERVPRO of Braun Station working on a water loss in San Antonio, TX

    ONE HOUR:

    Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO® of Braun Station will contact you to arrange for service. You’ll know help is on the way!

    FOUR HOURS:

    Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

    DETAILED EXPLANATION:

    A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO® Of Braun Station Professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

    EIGHT HOURS:

    Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.

    PRETESTING:

    A SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

    CLEANING & RESTORATION:

    SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

    FINAL WALK-THROUGH:

    After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

    If your home or office experiences water damage, contact us at (210) 267-2159 so that we can help to make it “like it never even happened.”

    *Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation.

    Why, as a homeowner with water removal needs in San Antonio, should I choose SERVPRO of Braun Station?

    4/9/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Why, as a homeowner with water removal needs in San Antonio, should I choose SERVPRO of Braun Station? Water removal at a home in San Antonio, TX

    FACT: Restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing!

    How does SERVPRO of Braun Station dry a structure effectively?

    Psychrometrics

    Psychrometry is the study of the air and its properties. The properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure and dew point are measured to evaluate air conditions in the structure, enabling SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professional to create the proper atmosphere for more efficient drying.

    Water can damage materials in two ways: first, by absorption through direct contact with water; and second, absorption of moisture from the air. Measuring the moisture content of the air is critical to the drying process.

    Restoration professionals must establish an environment favorable for drying.

    The restoration professional must also understand how to manipulate temperature and humidity levels to produce optimum drying conditions, without causing secondary damages through improper drying processes.

    Detection Equipment

    Scoping involves locating the areas of the structure affected by water and defining the extent to which the structure and contents have absorbed moisture. Moisture detection devices are also used to verify that an environment has been dried thoroughly.

    _ Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.

    _ Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate moisture readings that enable the SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professional to monitor the drying process.

    _ Thermohygrometers measure both temperature and relative humidity. Capturing these two readings, a SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professional using a psychrometric chart can calculate specific humidity, dew point and vapor pressure.

    Extraction Equipment

    The most effective method of removing moisture from a structure is extraction. This is why it is critical to respond quickly to water damage and to provide emergency mitigation services.

    When the water is extracted quickly, the environment can usually be dried much faster.

    _ Extractors are used in cleaning carpets and upholstery and in removing water from floors following water damage. Extractors can either be truck-mounted or portable, allowing for greater access inside structures.

    Air Moving Equipment

    Air movers are used in water damage restoration to enhance evaporation at the surface level, thereby reducing drying time. As airflow at the surface level increases, the moisture in the air increases. This moisture is then eliminated via the use of dehumidification equipment.

    Dehumidification Equipment

    By extracting water vapor from the air, dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity, which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. In a water damaged structure, dehumidifiers pull in the moist, humid air and then discharge dry, warm air. The dry air acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture from wet materials.

    SERVPRO® of Braun Station Professionals use two types of dehumidifiers:

    _ Refrigerant Dehumidifiers work similarly to air conditioners.

    _ Desiccant Dehumidifiers use chemicals, called desiccants that readily absorb moisture from the air.

    Deodorization Equipment

    _ Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. The device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other difficult-to-access areas.

    _ Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products in large volume, dense fogs suitable for confined areas. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles.

    The SERVPRO of Braun Station Water Removal and Remediation Difference for those living in the greater San Antonio, TX area

    4/4/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage The SERVPRO of Braun Station Water Removal and Remediation Difference for those living in the greater San Antonio, TX area Experience a water loss, need water extraction? Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159

    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

    2000’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 residents: SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help for all of your water damage needs

    3/31/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage San Antonio residents: SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help for all of your water damage needs When water damage affects your San Antonio home or business, choose SERVPRO of Braun Station to help make it "like it never even happened."

    Water damage can happen in any number of ways.  When your business or home is under a few inches of water, everything else takes a backseat.  Only one-thing matters when your business can't operate, and there is just one thing on the mind of the waterlogged resident: A solution.

    Your local SERVPRO of Braun Station professional is that solution.  Equipped with the knowledge, the experience, and the training to help make your water damage "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Braun Station will start helping the moment you call us at (210) 267-2159.

    Backed by more than 40 years of experience, you local SERVPRO of Braun Station will help put your worries at ease, because they understand the science of drying.

    When water damage strikes, give your professionals at SERVPRO of Braun Station a call; they will help make things dry and make it "Like it never even happened."

    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.

    SERVPRO of Braun Station responds faster to any flood disaster in San Antonio, TX

    3/21/2014 (Permalink)

    When the flood waters rise...so do we.

    Last year, many San Antonio residents experienced flood damage and SERVPRO of Braun Station was ready and able to help.  As the rainy season approaches we wanted to make sure that the San Antonio community is prepared for any floods that may happen with some tips.

    Before the Flood:

    Tips from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for Preparing Your Home or Business for a Flood.

    • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so.
    • Disconnect electrical appliances.
    • Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
    • Do not walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can make you fall.

    During the Flood:

    • Listen for news reports to learn if the community’s water supply is safe to drink.
    • Avoid fl oodwaters. Water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged.
    • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.
    • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.

     After the Flood:

    Flooding is still possible. Listen to weather radio, commercial radio, or TV for information.

    Know the terms:

    Flood Watch:

    Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to weather radio, commercial radio, or TV for information.

    Flash Flood Watch:

    Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

    Flood Warning:

    A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.

    Ask SERVPRO of Braun Station about setting your business up with an Emergency Response Profile.

    SERVPRO of Braun Station, San Antonio, TX EXPERIENCE to make fire and water damage like it never even happened.

    3/19/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO of Braun Station, San Antonio, TX EXPERIENCE to make fire and water damage like it never even happened. One of the most likely reasons for needing water removal: your washing machine. This one was in a home in San Antonio, TX.

    Experience Counts

    Live in the greater San Antonio region?  Experience a water loss in your home? Need water removal? Call SERVPRO7 of Braun Station located in Leon Valley, TX for a solution.

    Did you know? One out of every ten water incidents in a home is caused by a water heater or washing machine. When you finds a leak, you can also find the damage it causes to your home.  You may feel a sense of panic.  We can provide peace of mind. SERVPRO of Braun Station wants to be hero ready by:

    • Having a personal relationship with you
    • Understanding you during your stressful time
    • Providing reassurance to you
    • Answering any and all questions
    • Facilitating the cleanup process to help you regain control

    Call SERVPRO of Braun Station to begin the cleanup and restoration process. We are trained in the cleanup and care of your home and property, SERVPRO of Braun Station utilizes the knowledge and experience of 38 years of business to properly clean up damage caused by a leaking water heater or washing machine.

    Let SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals help you.

    Northwest San Antonio, TX: Most water damage occurs from the water you don't see. SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready to help!

    3/10/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Northwest San Antonio, TX: Most water damage occurs from the water you don't see. SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready to help! Utilizing advanced technology SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio can perform the water remediation needed to alleviate water damage to your home.

    Oftentimes homeowners will try to remove water themselves, but with any leak it's the water you don't see that causes the most damage. Your home should be your place of rest.  But when water begins leaking- even small leaks in areas you can't see- your home could quickly become a source of stress.  The possibility of harmful mold, rot and unseen damage may affect the value of your home and the health of your loved ones. There are several areas of the home that can be affected by a small water leak that you cannot see. These areas include the sheathing, wall studs, drywall, insulation, interior area, carpet, baseboard, carpet padding, bottom wall plate, sub-floor, floor joist, sill plate, and even foundation. 

    SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals understand how disruptive water damages can be for your entire family and will help ensure the water is identified, regardless of where it hides. That's why we offer 24-hour emergency responses by trained, uniformed restoration professionals.  With top-of-the-line equipment and time-tested cleanup and restoration techniques. SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals have the expertise to help make your house feel like home again.

    After all, when it comes to your home and your family, even small disasters can feel like huge problems. So if water damage occurs in your home, just call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159. We are ready to help. 

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

    3/5/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage San Antonio Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Home Cleanup and Restoration! This San Antonio home’s bedroom flooded due to heavy rains.

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

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more
  • If You Have Questions or Need Help, Please Call Us At  - (210) 267-2159

    A storm sewer backup caused the flooding in this San Antonio home. San Antonio had received over 12 inches of rain in less than a week and that overwhelmed the system.

    In less than five days we had the home dry. We use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine you’re your home’s structure is actually dry.

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

    We are Flooded Home Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
  • Home Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Here To Help - (210) 267-2159 

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in San Antonio, TX

    3/3/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in San Antonio, TX San Antonio residents: We provide fast service day or night!

    SERVPRO of Braun Station provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in San Antonio, TX. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
  • Have Questions? Call Us Today – 210-267-2159

    Residential Services

    Whether your San Antonio home needs emergency flood damage or your carpets cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  •  Commercial Services

    There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your San Antonio commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Friends in San Antonio do you know what you should do if you experience a water damage at your home or office?

    2/26/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Friends in San Antonio do you know what you should do if you experience a water damage at your home or office? SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help those in the greater San Antonio, TX area 24/7

    1.  SAFETYSERVPRO of Braun Station’s number one priority and what you should do first

    a.  Ensure that it is safe to enter into the premises.

    b.  Electricity is one of the most dangerous situations in regards to water. An electricity check should be made to ensure that the water is not in direct contact with any electricity. DO NOT enter the premises until this is resolved.

    c.  Slip/ fall dangers: remember that water makes floor surfaces incredibly slippery, so ensure that you are wearing the proper shoes to prevent slips

    d.  Use caution when trying to move items that are saturated with water as they will be heavier than usual

    2. Turn off the water source- as water is allowed to continue running it is continuing to damage your home or office

    3. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159- the faster we arrive, the faster we can make it like “it never even happened”

    4. Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.

    5. Wipe excess water from wood furniture

    6.  PLace aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

    7.  Turn the air conditioner off

    8.  Remove colored rugs and/or drapery from wet carpeting

    9.   Gather loose items from the floors

    10.  Remove art objects to a safe, dry place

    It is our hope that you never have to use these tips, but it is always better to be prepared. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (210) 267-2159.

    What can SERVPRO of Braun Station do for me as a homeowner?

    2/24/2014 (Permalink)

    Oftentimes we are asked how exactly can we help you?  

    Here are some answers to commonly posed questions:

    We can help with your water event; but what is a water event anyways? 

      A water event is any time that water is in a place within your house that it is not supposed to be.  Some common examples include: dishwasher overflow, pipe burst, flood water, roof leak, washing machine overflow, toilet overflow, washing machine line break, AC leak, refrigerator/ freezer leak, etc.  If you see water that is not supposed to be there, give us a call at (210) 267-2159.

    So, what exactly will you do for my water event?

      We will have certified, background cleared professionals that come out for FREE to scope* (inspect) your home within four hours of your call, day or night, to determine where the water has caused damage.

    But won't this inspection cause further damage?

      We use non-invasive moisture meters and a thermal imaging camera to find the hidden water and hidden damage, so no additional damage is caused to your home.

    Well, then what will you actually do?

      We will then, per IICRC guidelines (our governing body) and our 46 years of experience as the industry leading water mitigation company, dry your home to make it "like it never even happened."  We work with all insurances companies and will make sure that both you and your insurance know what is going on to help put your mind at ease.

    What if I don't have insurance?

      Have no fear, SERVPRO of Braun Station is here!  We accept all major credit cards and will work directly with you on payment arrangements.

    I didn't have a water event, so how else can you help me?

      We also help with fire damages and smoke damages.  A fire is a traumatic event in anyone's life and we work with you to get your life back to normal as soon as possible.  We will come into your home to perform a FREE*scope (inspection) of your home and let you know what needs to be done within four hours of your initial call.  At a minimum, fires typically require soot removal/ cleaning of all affected areas and deodorization.  We make sure that everything is done completely so that the trauma is as short lived as possible. 

    What else do you do?  I have never experienced a water event or a fire at my house, so why should I call you?

      We also do:

    • Carpet Cleaning
    • Air duct cleaning
    • Bio-hazard clean-up
    • Crime scene clean-up
    • Vandalism clean-up
    • Sewage clean-up

    What areas do you service?

      We have worked all around the country, including the recent Colorado floods.  On a day to day basis we work primarily within 50 miles of San Antonio, TX

    When are you available?

      We have someone available for water and fire damages twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

    *During regular business hours

    Large Loss in San Antonio, TX

    11/6/2013 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Braun Station is ready to handle all losses, large or small.  This past weekend we had the privilege of working at a local resort that was flooded during the recent rains.  The picture shows some of the extent of the water damage.  Remember there is no job is too big or small, we can handle them all.

    Crews hard at work in a water damage in San Antonio, TX

    10/25/2013 (Permalink)

    We take pride in our work at SERVPRO of Braun Station.  Our guys were busy this week. This photo shows them in their PPE's busily working on a home that had water damage in San Antonio, TX.

    Water Removal

    9/23/2013 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Removal San Antonio, TX SERVPRO of Braun Station

    Have you ever came home to standing water?
    Perhaps you just enjoyed a long 3 day weekend out of town only to come home to find water gushing out of your front door?

    Unfortunately, these things happen, and often times can come at the most inopportune times.

    Fortunately, SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help.  We like to assure people that even if you aren't prepared for a water event to happen SERVPRO always is!

    We have the knowledge and experience to help in whatever your situation is, so, even if your kitchen is flooded don't be afraid, give us a call and we'll take care of it all!

    Even if a water damage is a very stressful event for any person be assured that when we arrive you can sit back and relax, we have it covered.  Let us take care of the work and hardships so you don't have to.  We'll be happy to make it "Like it never even happened."