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SERVPRO has Safe and Efficient Mold Remediation in San Antonio 

10/5/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech wearing a glove using a moisture meter on a mold infested wall. If you suspect mold in your San Antonio home, call SERVPRO. We're Faster to any size disaster™.

San Antonio Homeowners Trust SERVPRO® with Mold Remediation 

Professional mold restoration involves identifying, containing, and removing mold from a contaminated area. SERVPRO techs use IICRC guidelines during mold remediation of your San Antonio home to limit the extent of the damage. 

SERVPRO techs meticulously plan the mold remediation of your San Antonio home to make the process thorough, effective, and safe. We aim to limit the spread of airborne mold fragments and spores to unaffected areas of the building.

Restoring Mold Damage in HVAC Systems

Mold damage in HVAC systems can be particularly challenging to remediate, as mold spores can quickly spread throughout the building through the system. SERVPRO techs use specialized techniques to clean mold damage in HVAC systems.

Here are some of the steps they typically take:

  • Inspection: The first step in cleaning mold contamination in HVAC systems is to thoroughly inspect the system to identify areas of mold growth and assess the extent of the damage. It involves SERVPRO techs conducting visual inspections, air sampling, and surface sampling.
  • Containment: Techs often establish containment barriers around the affected areas and use negative air pressure to contain mold spores released during cleaning.
  • Cleaning: After the affected areas are contained, SERVPRO mold specialists begin cleaning. It typically involves using specialized equipment and cleaning solutions to remove mold growth from the HVAC system. It may include HEPA vacuuming, antimicrobial cleaning, and air duct cleaning.

Preventing Mold Damage 

SERVPRO techs recommend preventative measures such as regular HVAC cleaning and maintenance, humidity control, and air filtration to prevent future mold growth in VAC systems.

You must seek help from professional restorers as quickly as possible if you suspect mold growth in your home to prevent the contamination from spreading.  

SERVPRO of Braun Station is only a click away. Our team of technicians is available round-the-clock to assist you with any questions you may have.

Mold Damage Cannot Wait if Suspected in Your San Antonio Home

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

Why is Mold Remediation So Challenging?

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

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

Why is SERVPRO the Team to Call for Mold Restoration?

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO Provides Trusted Mold Removal Services in San Antonio

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

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

Mold Removal in San Antonio is Efficient with Experts 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Antonio Homeowners Benefit from SERVPRO's Comprehensive Flood Mitigation Package

9/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in front of commercial property Why Call SERVPRO for Water Loss Mitigations—Large or Small? The Cavalry Has Arrived—We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

Why SERVPRO Provides Peace of Mind During Flood Damage Cleanup in San Antonio

When flash flooding impacts your San Antonio home, you need a fast response, not a shopping list of equipment, cleaners, and disinfectants. Mitigating and remediating the harm from floodwaters invading your lower levels, foundation, or crawl space requires both specialized training and the tools of the disaster restoration trade. These requirements are why new and returning customers seek out our services.

Safety During Flooding Response

Because mud, silt, other debris, infectious waste, chemicals, and dead animals and insects can contaminate your San Antonio home during flood damage, numerous safeguards must be in place during cleanup. First and foremost, the water of any category presents a hazard. Slips and falls, electrical shock, and even drowning are possible if responders are not prepared with a comprehensive understanding of the risks when wading into floodwaters. Illness and reactions to pathogens and chemical agents swept into your home are a significant source of concern. The need to follow the restoration industry best practices is critical. Our familiarity with and commitment to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper containment, removal, and disposal protocol are why we can deliver rapid results that meet or exceed local regulations and standards.

Comprehensive Understanding of Psychrometry

The science of drying or psychrometry is the foundation of our work in the flood recovery industry. If the principles of psychrometry are poorly understood or research-based protocols are not followed, the progressive deterioration of building materials is inevitable, and secondary damage like mold outbreaks are probable. Our employees’ mastery of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework on flood damage mitigation and remediation is why SERVPRO is an industry leader. Every phase in our assessment and project planning process is grounded in a firm grasp of the current drying theories standardized by the IICRC. The steps our certified technicians take to complete the multitude of tasks needed to make it “Like it never even happened” are carefully prioritized and completed professionally.

Flood Damage Recovery for Both Structure and Contents

Our full-spectrum range of services includes specialized evaluation, scoping, and strategies for flood damage to your house and also to the furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions that make it a home. Providing solutions to flooding damage that embraces both building materials and contents is why SERVPRO is a trusted disaster partner in the region.

Learn why SERVPRO of Braun Station is a reliable and reputable flood damage asset when you call (210) 267-2159 as the waters begin to recede. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and eager to prove the benefits of selecting our services.

The Role of Restoration in San Antonio Homes with Water Damage

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on the hardwood floor of an apartment Dealing with water damage in the home can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for certified technicians and effective water removal and drying equipment.

SERVPRO Offers Expert Water Cleanup Services

The process of dealing with property water damages is split into three categories. In the case of water intrusion, these categories are usually emergency mitigation, cleaning, and then restoration. Each of these categories is not mutually exclusive, meaning that sometimes drying a property or cleaning it can be sufficient to return it to its preloss condition.

An insurance adjuster decides the role of restoration for water damage in your San Antonio home. Our role as restoration technicians is to ensure that your home suffers minimal losses and return the property to you "Like it never even happened." Cleaning and drying wet structures or possessions are examples of our mitigation activities to reduce losses. Not all wet items need to be replaced, and, with the right equipment, many soft furnishings, textiles, and belongings can return to a good condition. However, in some situations, parts of the property may be deemed non-salvageable, in which case SERVPRO can arrange and install replacements. As water restoration providers, we can help with:

  • Ceiling leaks
  • Water mitigation
  • Water restoration

The types of activity classed as restoration by your insurance adjuster could include refinishing surfaces, replacing some of the building assembly, or replacing the ductwork in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. High-value, good-quality items such as solid wood flooring are good candidates for restoration because they would be expensive to replace and are often resilient enough to withstand exposure to moisture. Cheap materials may also be returned due to their low cost and low resilience. These replacements are very common in water intrusion events, including drywall or carpet pads. The carpeting in your property can often be expensive and time-consuming to replace. At SERVPRO, we have a tiered showcase cleaning system that can help return these items to preloss condition through cleaning and mitigation. 

  • During restoration, special services are available, including installing vapor barriers or replacing old insulation.
  • Electrical outlets can often be replaced on ceiling fans, light fixtures, or other parts of the home's electric circuit. 
  • Sanding down cupped or warped floorboards before refinishing is another example of restoration activities. 

If your home suffers from water intrusion, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station for water damage restoration at (210) 267-2159.

How to Take the Headache Out of San Antonio Flood Damage Remediation

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of the room on the ceiling and walls Has your home been affected by flooding? Team SERVPRO is standing by with efficient equipment and technicians who can help with your situation.

Why SERVPRO is the Flood Damage Remediation Go-To in San Antonio

Intense flooding is common in the San Antonio region, encouraged by the collision of moist, warm air from the Gulf with cooler air from the north. The air masses mix and often heavy rain results. The city’s location south of the Hill Country adds the concentration of the rain runoff from higher elevations to the situation. If your home finds itself in the path of one of the region’s flash floods you soon discover why we are a local flood remediation leader.

Since we live, work, and established our business in the area, we are extremely familiar with flood damage in San Antonio. More importantly, we commit to responding to flood calls fast and with a full complement of highly-qualified technicians and state of the art equipment. Our dedication and commitment to restoration best practices are why we deliver successful results even when the flooding is severe.

Flood damages can have long-term results when not mitigated swiftly. The structural integrity of your home can be compromised if the waters flowed in with great force. Water allowed to remain standing for longer than 24 to 48 hours exposes your home to the risk of mold damage. Years of experience and advanced training in flood damage restoration explains why SERVPRO is Faster to any size disaster, especially when it involves flood devastation.

Investment in skilled crewmembers and the most efficient equipment is why SERVPRO flood restoration projects resolve quickly and successfully. High-efficiency water extractors and pumps move the water out, and then air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers take center stage for structural drying. IICRC-trained technicians operate the equipment flawlessly, adjusting as needed to achieve the results desired.

Pack-outs of flooding scenes contribute to excellent outcomes. Water and debris removal and drying are easier in homes cleared of contents. The skill of our production facility technicians is why SERVPRO can surprise and delight customers who feared precious heirlooms, mementos, pictures, and documents were ruined. Document freeze-drying, specialized soft-article cleaning strategies, controlled thermal drying of furnishings, and immersion cleaning tanks are just a sampling of the strategies we use to return your life to normal after flooding.

SERVPRO of Braun Station awaits your call and pledges its best effort when flooding devastates your home. Call us at (210) 267-2159 day or night year round.

Why Seek Professional Assistance for Mold Remediation in San Antonio

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van in Driveway Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage on your property.

SERVPRO Completes All Mold Remediation Procedures in Properties Safely

Specific procedures must be followed to avoid contact when cleaning mold-infested properties. Seeking help from professionals presents the best chance of avoiding such exposure.

Performing cleaning and other mold remediation steps in San Antonio properties can disturb settled spores, releasing them into the air and increasing the inhalation chances. When SERVPRO technicians clean up a property affected by mold, we use protective equipment such as respirators to avoid this risk. We also set up containment barriers using plastic sheets, isolating the affected areas from the rest of the house. Other helpful protective gear includes: 

  • Rubber and latex gloves
  • Full bodysuits with hoods
  • Eye protection such as goggles or face masks

SERVPRO production trucks are already stocked with most of these protective gear, so our technicians do not have to source them first before using them to clean up your loss site. 

SERVPRO of Braun Station uses advanced equipment to handle mold remediation. Call us at (210) 267-2159 whenever you need professional assistance.

Professional Technicians Perform Mold Damage Remediation in San Antonio

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Ceiling if you find mold anywhere on your property call the experts of SERVPRO at (210) 267-2159.

SERVPRO Staff Trains to Assist San Antonio Homeowners With Mold Damage and Remediation

In a San Antonio home, mold damage typically occurs when humidity is not optimal, particularly following a storm or leak. Preservation of the structural elements of the building is as important as saving your belongings. Call a reputable company to assess the damage and determine the next steps with a trained technician specifically to handle mold in residential settings. Even if the growth seems contained, let the experts explore its extent and make a plan tailored to your needs.

In San Antonio, your mold remediation experts are a phone call away. When you reach out to SERVPRO, you gain access to a team of trained and certified technicians ready to handle all types of mold. Applying our expertise, we help you discard items that could pose a danger to your family’s health. Similarly, we help clean, treat and salvage other things, even when you thought they would be a total loss.

As inevitable as mold seems, there are some simple steps homeowners can take to prevent its spread, including the ones listed below-

  • Fix leaks when you detect them. Be vigilant of any change in your utility bill which may point to a water leak in your home. Standing water can damage drywall and create a suitable mold environment.
  • Discard moldy porous items like upholstered furniture and old textiles; they are often unsalvageable.
  • Keep your ventilation system and insulation in good repair. Excess humidity can happen as the result of condensation in attics and ceilings.

Our SERVPRO of Braun Station technicians are ready to come in and help address the mold in your home. All you need is to call us at (210) 267-2159 and let our training and expertise work for you. We pride ourselves on leaving our clients’ homes looking “Like it never even happened.”

What Makes One of the Best Mold Remediation Firms in San Antonio?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

Water puddling on tile floor; mold along baseboard and wall SERVPRO has a veritable armory of advanced cleanup and gear, enabling us to respond quickly to your call.

Specialized Skills and San Antonio-Based Resources Makes a Top Remediator

Finding a fast and effective remediator is crucial if you ever need mold cleanup work done on your San Antonio residence. This diligence is necessary because the longer the problem persists, the more difficult and costly it is to clean up. Fortunately, SERVPRO can give you the high-quality service you need.

Not many mold remediation firms in San Antonio have the specialized knowledge, locally based equipment, and mold specialists who have routinely performed everything from mold inspection to complete mold removal and black mold repairs. Underpinning all this extensive hands-on experience is the advanced training SERVPRO receive and their arsenal of state-of-the-art equipment.

A few of the specific resources remediators possess are:

  • Industry-recognized education and restoration
  • A veritable armory of advanced cleanup and gear located within easy reach in the San Antonio area, enabling us to respond more quickly and powerfully to your call
  • Equipment and products, like air movers, dehumidifiers, Injectidry systems, foggers, antifungals, and deodorants, designed to address almost every possible problem you may have

Employing all of these at our disposal, we can often return your home to its original state before the mold outbreak in less time than other local mold remediation services.

So, if you ever need a good mold remediation company, consider your neighborhood SERVPRO of Braun Station. We are always ready to help you conquer all your worst mold problems. Call anytime at (210) 267-2159.

What Are Some Major Considerations During Mold Remediation in San Antonio Homes?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold growth on walls and ceiling SERVPRO can repair the water leak and remediate the mold damage in this San Antonio home

SERVPRO Strives to Limit Mold from Spreading or Endangering People During Remediation

Mold can develop all over your San Antonio home or in limited sections such as the bathroom or kitchen. Whatever the case, finding an appropriate remediation approach is essential for convenience and better outcomes. Involving an experienced restorer may give you the best results.

Mold remediation in San Antonio properties requires sufficient control. Otherwise, many unexpected problems can arise. For example, although initially limited, contamination can spread throughout the house if handled wrongly. SERVPRO can help you accomplish the desired goals since we make serious deliberation before taking any step.

Some of the essential precautions our technicians take include:

  • Using remediation methods that do not worsen the problem
  • Choosing approaches that do not endanger people
  • Establishing the root of the problem before concluding restoration

Every case of mold development is usually tied to moisture accumulation in the property. Using the most sophisticated cleaning methods or replacing all affected materials can only provide temporary relief if the moisture issue is not addressed. Our SERVPRO technicians ensure this by checking for pipe or roof leaks. We also use thermal cameras to locate hidden moisture in cavities and thermo-hygrometers to confirm humidity levels in different house sections.

When doing remediation, the safety of everyone involved is crucial. Otherwise, the problem might evolve from house damage to personal harm. The contamination might also spread from the initial locations. Our SERVPRO technicians set up containment barriers using 6-mil plastic sheets to prevent debris from spreading into the air while we demolish affected areas. We also establish negative air pressure in the contained areas.

SERVPRO of Braun Station takes mold remediation with the seriousness it deserves, thus resolving any level of contamination, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (210) 267-2159.

Why SERVPRO is Your Trusted Choice for Water Removal in San Antonio

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every size of water damage job. Call now for fast and immediate service.

The Importance of a Game Plan for Water Removal in San Antonio

Coming home to a flooded property can cause homeowners to phone the first available supplier. These are high-pressure situations, and, ultimately, a professional who can arrive quickly is the priority for a homeowner. However, using a provider who lacks the necessary expertise could result in longer-term problems than you may have expected, causing unnecessary time and expense.

Carrying out water removal in San Antonio begins with a phone call. At SERVPRO, we operate our call lines 24 hours a day so that residents in need can always reach out to us. Our technicians are all local to this area which reduces the amount of time you need to wait. As a national franchise, we can mobilize the resources to get you home back "Like it never even happened."

Equipment for Water Removal

The process of getting rid of standing water involves deploying submersible gas-powered pumps. SERVPRO uses this equipment for any standing water issue that exceeds two inches. These pumps can be handy and remove water to a nearby open sewer point. After removing the excess pooling, we can take a more accurate approach to remove moisture and dry saturated carpets, subfloors, and wall cavities.

Portable or truck-mounted extraction units are especially useful in home environments because they do not damage existing fittings which may become weaker when wet. These units contain heating elements, vacuum power, and agile wands to ensure we can dry areas thoroughly that may be smaller or difficult to access.

The final steps of our process are to deploy a combination of rapid air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers. The two-step solution works by first evaporating moisture into the air and then pulling the evaporated moisture out of the air to restore the natural humidity levels. It is the final step in a tried and tested formula that has helped hundreds of homeowners deal with water removal, cleanup, and repair.

A game plan is an essential part of a proper restoration service. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 to find out why.

Is Mold Hiding in Your San Antonio Home?

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

mold at hot water leak closet Moisture can lead to mold growth as shown in this San Antonio utility closet Photo. SERVPRO can remediate the damage with little or no demolition

Mold Containment in Damaged San Antonio Homes

As alarming as this might be for San Antonio homeowners, the best solution is to act quickly with microbial or fungal growth. Securing the right professionals to remove an active colony ensures that the entire organism gets removed as it should. It can also help make certain appropriate measures to prevent recurrences in the immediate future. This effective strategy begins with containment solutions designed to prevent the active spores from moving to new areas of your home and colonizing.

Once you have discovered mold damage in your San Antonio residence, you can often trust that the situation is worse than what you can see with your eyes. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly at the discovery of mold to help identify the full spread of the organism and begin installing the containment barriers and setting up equipment designed to prevent their spread to new areas of your house. Containment helps to make remediation much faster and effective.

Mold Removal

With a significant spread of damage throughout the property, removal is often the most effective solution to take care of active colonization in areas of your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can utilize controlled demolition techniques within the containment area to not only prevent the spread of debris and dust but keep any circulating spores within the thick plastic sheeting installed around the area.

Additionally, we can use several tools to help purify the air and reduce the volume of active spores through this affected area of your home. Our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators both work to pull particulates, dust, debris, and even mold spores from the air and trap them in a filter. We allow these machines to run for extended periods, even sometimes outside of the containment areas, to improve the indoor air quality before environmental testing occurs to determine the effectiveness of our mold remediation.

Should you discover mold growth in your home, you might not immediately know what you should do. To prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction, call our experienced SERVPRO of Braun Station mold remediation technicians as soon as possible at (210) 267-2159.

Can San Antonio Fire Damage Restoration Remove Soot Stains from Walls?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

vacuum soot off of a rug SERVPRO techs put their training to work cleaning this fire damaged carpet in a San Antonio home

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Training Mitigates Stains and Odors Successfully

Small fires can happen in the blink of an eye. Whether a cooking mishap covers walls and cabinetry in soot or an electrical failure leaves behind smoky residue, these stains and odors can be exacerbated by household products.

SERVPRO responds to San Antonio residential fire damage restoration needs with commercial-grade cleaners, EPA-registered biocides, and training in proper mitigation of both soot damage and fire suppression damages. This specialized training ensures that technicians provide effective services that consistently adhere to restoration industry standards and insurance policies.

SERVPRO Training Prepares Techs for San Antonio Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO’s training process for technicians and franchise owners alike includes education about a variety of topics. The firm’s Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP)), for example, includes:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Technicians and staff can expand their knowledge through SERVPRO’s extensive array of e-Learning opportunities. Credit and noncredit courses are also offered for SERVPRO staff and other professionals, such as real estate agents and insurance adjusters. Continuing Education courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO of Braun Station’s 24/7 response keeps homes looking and feeling, “Like it never even happened.” Call (210) 267-2159 for comprehensive restoration services.

San Antonio Historical Park Opens for Winter Tours

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of SERVPRO vehicles in front of a house When you see our Green Fleet around town, you can be assured that we are available and ready to handle your flood damage.

This February, the San Antonio Missions Open for Public Tours

The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park includes a 9-mile stretch of land that contains four of the original structures created by Spanish Settlers. The historical sites are among some of the oldest in the US, dating back to the mid-eighteenth century. Originally used as churches for early settlers, these buildings contain the unique heritage of Portuguese, Spanish, and Texan settlers. San Antonio was the subject of many battles and land grabs during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These UNESCO world heritage sites are available to tour from February 1st, with guided tours taking roughly two hours and transport between sites taken by car. Visit the San Antonio Historical Society for further updates on renovations and COVID social distancing measures.

  • Tour the 9-mile stretch of UNESCO world heritage sites by road and explore the San Jose Mission's biking trails.
  • Learn about the lesser-known missions outside of Downtown and the introduction of Christianity to Texas.
  • Pickup gifts and souvenirs from the conveniently located gift shops at each mission site.

Unexpected flooding can cause havoc to an indoor environment. To recover your property, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

Fire Debris and Ash Can Cause Damage to your San Antonio Home

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Front image of The Alamo SERVPRO loves the history of our town. We are available 24/7 for your fire damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Assists San Antonio Residents with the Cleanup and Restoration of Property Fires

San Antonio is one of Texas's top ten largest cities, with a burgeoning population of one and a half million residents. The southern locale is situated between Austin and Fort Worth's diverse metropolitan areas but retains its identity as an urban area of San Antonio- New Braunfels. The conglomeration of these three large urban regions is affectionately known as the Texas triangle. The locale has a storied colonial history from its original inception named after Saint Anthony of Padua, a missionary priest in 1691. The city contains a stunning five historical Spanish frontiers and several UNESCO world heritage sites from explorers of the eighteenth century. As a civilian settlement, the city of San Antonio dates to 1731. In the following centuries, the town became a battleground region with power transferring between Spanish and Texian forces several times. The most notable battle was the fall of Texian defenders in the Battle of Alamo. It was not until 1835 that the US decided to annex the region leading to the American- Mexican War. 

Today, San Antonio is one of the fastest-growing cities in the southern region of America. The densely populated downtown district is famous for its historic architecture and bustling trade. North Central is home to some of the city's wealtheir inhabitants, while the South Side remains heavily populated by Hispanic residents. Part of San Antonio's growing population is due to the economic opportunities afforded in the local area. The Lady of the Lake University and St. Mary’s University on the West Side of the city provide nationally recognized education to thousands of students each year. At the same time, the diversified economy contributes a lot in terms of opportunity for graduates. San Antonio's leading sectors include healthcare, the military, oil & gas, and a thriving tourist economy. While it is not the most well-known city in Texas, San Antonio is the most significant banking district in the southern state, with Wells Fargo among the numerous Fortune 500 companies that headquarter in the city.  

  • The Alamo is an important historical site to visit during a stay in San Antonio. Situated on the Alamo Plaza, the Spanish mission frontier was first established in 1718, making the architecture and surrounding grounds over three hundred years old. The site is unique because it has flown the flag of six independent nations, with each one paid equal attention to during the two-hour guided tours of the structure and grounds.
  • The San Antonio River Walk is a favorite site to visit on East Commerce Street that runs alongside the Paseo Del Rio waterway. The district pays homage to San Antonio's Hispanic roots, with Mariachi music, cafes, dining restaurants, and cafes lining the streets. The area is typically busy. However, night-boat tours are available with many bars providing live entertainment to the passing foot traffic.
  • For a natural heritage site, the Natural Bridge Caverns are an underground rock formation terraformed over several million years. The largest areas stretch beyond the size of a football field. Above ground, the center offers ziplining and a canopy challenge that sits up to sixty feet above the surrounding nature.

Things to do in San Antonio, Texas

  • San Antonio plays host to over twenty million tourists each year who come to experience the rich blend of cultural diversity, historical sites, and resorts. There are many things to do in San Antonio with plenty of activities for children, shopaholics, history buffs, and sports fans.
  • Among the most famous places to stay is the Hotel Emma situated on Grayson Street. The building itself was originally a 19th-century brewery, which was subsequently converted into a luxury hotel. Hotel Valencia on Houston Street is a more budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of San Antonio's shopping district, while Mokara Spa provides a relaxing city getaway.
  • For family fun, the city of San Antonio is packed with kid-friendly activities. The Natural Bridge State Park is a great picnic destination with a zoo on the grounds to entertain kids. There are also several waterparks and theme parks, including SeaWorld, Morgan's Wonderland, and the Six Flags Fiesta theme park.
  • The AT&T Center in nearby Bexar County is home to the famous San Antonio basketball team, the San Antonio Spurs, which plays in the NBA. The arena has 18,418 seats for its basketball court, while a separate 16,151 ice hockey arena is in the same center. The local ice hockey team is the Phoenix Suns. 

SERVPRO Can Help you Overcome a Housefire in San Antonio with Expert Restoration Procedures

Housefires account for billions of dollars’ worth of property damages every year in the United States. Our team of expert restoration technicians can help mitigate losses in your property and lead a recovery effort that returns your home to its preloss condition. The crucial aspect of conducting fire restoration is to pre-test materials in the house. Smoke can have unique properties which do not respond to all types of cleaning agent or technique. By pre-testing soiling in the home, we can ensure that our restoration causes minimal damage to your home and increases repair efficiency. We work closely with insurance adjusters to produce a timely quote and communicate with you throughout service to minimize inconvenience.

  • SERVPRO customer services are available 24/7 to ensure you can arrange a call-out at any time. Technicians live in the local area and have experience dealing with site-specific residential architectures.
  • We offer a range of specialty cleaning and restoration services that could help mitigate losses to artwork, electronics, and textiles.
  • Our crew chiefs have extensive experience working in residential properties around San Antonio and can arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss. 

If a fire threatens your home or contents, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station is equipped to help your business or organization get back to normal

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A room with a stained glass window has had its walls removed and 5 SERVPRO green air movers strategically placed throughout A church in Louisiana asked SERVPRO of Braun Station to help restore their congregation space after recent damages from hurricane Laura

SERVPRO® of Braun Station can help

Whether you have a small business that needs to get back on its feet after a fire or a large multi-use property that needs to reopen for the community after a flood, SERVPRO® of Braun Station is the right choice for you.

What can SERVPRO® do for me after catastrophic storm damage?

  • We remove affected materials such as drywall, carpeting, laminate, and insulation
  • It is possible your structure will need an application of an antimicrobial agent to properly halt the spread of potential microbial growth
  • Using our high-end drying equipment and monitoring systems, we bring the structure's relative humidity down to a level that can prevent further damages

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

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Why Homeowners Need a Mold Remediation Company with Realistic Expectations

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

air scrubber and wet vac at work Air scrubbers help to remediate mold damage in San Antonio homes. SERVPRO provides advanced equipment--Why Not Call the Premier Company?

San Antonio Residents Need Good, Honest Mold Remediation

We live in a world of big promises and over-hyped marketing messages in San Antonio and all across the country. The wealth of information out there about any and every topic can be overwhelming.

When you require mold remediation in your San Antonio home, you need a company that makes and keeps its promises. You also want realistic expectations of what can happen and the likely outcome.

What is the difference between mold removal and mold remediation?

Some mold remediation companies advertise "mold removal." However, complete mold removal is not possible. The fungi occur naturally throughout nature, and the spores are microscopic, so you cannot see them. The tiny spores can bloom and develop into a mold colony as they have a food source, moisture, oxygen, and the correct temperature. Mold can grow in many places both indoors and outdoors, including:

  • On trees and plants
  • On spoiled food such as cheese or vegetables
  • On multiple materials throughout your home, including wood, wallpaper, drywall, and carpets

Mold forms colonies known as mycelium. Mycelium is a cluster of hair-like cells called hyphae. Each mycelium can release new mold spores, which drift throughout your home, looking for other places to grow. If they find a new site that meets all the criteria, they can start a new colony.

Because the spores are naturally occurring and so small that they can travel on the air or clothes or pet fur, it is impossible to stop mold from coming back. However, we can take steps to make your home less hospitable to fungus and reduce the risk of a recurrence.

What can SERVPRO do to reduce the risk of reinfestations?

Although no one can prevent mold from coming back, there are actions we can do to reduce the risk of a return visit:

  • Thoroughly drying the area. Mold loves moisture, so we dry out the walls, baseboards, ceiling, upholstery, and furniture. This is a quick way to prevent it from regrowing.
  • Lowering the humidity. We can use dehumidifiers to reduce the air's humidity, so there is less moisture available for fungal growth.
  • Using antimicrobial treatments on hard surfaces to kill fungus and prevent regrowth for up to four weeks.
  • Setting up containment and using a negative air machine to prevent air flowing out of the affected area, thus making it harder for spores to move throughout your home.

What about black mold?

If you look up anything about mold online, you are sure to find lots of horrifying information about black mold. Here at SERVPRO, we do not believe in fear-mongering. Stachybotrys chartarum is the fungus most commonly referred to as black mold, and although mold can cause health effects, please do not panic if you see it in your home. It is a common mold, and remediation works as well for Stachybotrys as it does for every other kind of mold species.

The important thing is to call SERVPRO of Braun Station as soon as you see or smell mold in your home. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and the quicker we can begin remediation, the less risk of the spores spreading.

What makes SERVPRO the right choice?

If you need mold remediation you can rely on, choose SERVPRO because:

  • We invest in training our technicians and provide ongoing e-learning opportunities to keep them up to speed with the latest industry standards and processes
  • We do not make unrealistic promises about total mold removal
  • We carry out mold inspection using scientific instruments for accurate data readings
  • We are a locally owned Franchise that cares about our community, with access to national resources to give you the very best in mold remediation

How can you know what to expect during remediation?

We keep you in the loop at all times – we do not do anything without your permission. If we need to set up containment, switch off your HVAC, or remove items from a room, you are informed of the necessary actions. We ensure you agree with our cleaning plan before we begin, and we conduct a walkthrough with you at the end of remediation. We also check in with you a week later to tackle any further concerns, should they arise.

What will your home look like after mold remediation?

We aim to leave your home looking "Like it never even happened." After we deal with the mold infestation, we can partner with additional contractors to build back or re-decorating if necessary. We also bring in air scrubbers and carbon filters to deodorize your home and get rid of the moldy smell.

 If you need a mold remediation company you can rely on, call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

What Type of Pump Does Your San Antonio Home Need After a Flood?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood zone" After your home suffers flood damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

With many extractors at our disposal, we customize mitigation and flood removal to the severity and spread of each disaster. 

Addressing the emergency as quickly as possible ensures that flooding scenarios affecting San Antonio homes do not have to be total losses. Our SERVPRO of Braun Station professionals have loaded, pre-stocked READY trailers and production vehicles ready to mobilize with the extraction, cleaning, and drying equipment necessary to gain control of a flood damage emergency. As a leading flood restoration company in Bexar County, our fast response can help us remove standing water in ranch-style homes before irreparable flooring, and wall system damage occurs.

Floodwater removal in San Antonio properties is one of the primary focuses of our responding technicians after a disaster. Eliminating standing water slows the absorption into flooring and other exposed materials and contents. 

Is a Trash Pump the Best Option for Flood Damage? 

Choosing the right flood removal tool is vital for this process, as some of the common choices like electric submersible pumps might not be best suited for natural flooding conditions in a house. Trash pumps are often the ideal choice for several reasons:

  •     Gas-Powered – Available power is a point of concern for technicians after flooding. Having pumps that do not require the trailered generator means more work that can be happening with electric-powered equipment in the house while extraction continues. 
  •     Portable – Even though trash pumps are much weightier than electric submersibles or wet vacuums, they are still portable units that can be relocated multiple times. 
  •     Passable Solids – Natural flooding introduces solids to the property that electric submersibles cannot remove. With a larger intake and output, smaller debris can get extracted along with the standing water. 

Removing floodwater is a process that requires the right tools and experienced professionals. You can reach our SERVPRO of Braun Station team 24/7 by calling (210) 267-2159.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in San Antonio, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Braun Station today at (210) 267-2159 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Pandemic Cleaning for San Antonio Businesses

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

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The Commercial Cleaning Industry Needs Support -- SERVPRO Leads the Way 

Are you a facility or maintenance manager in the San Antonio area? Once the World Health Organization (WHO) declared this pandemic, have your concerns and questions about how to handle cleaning and disinfectant products in your building multiplied? You are not isolated, but fortunately, there are resources for you and the owners or directors of commercial buildings.

All Inquiries Lead to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A collaborative effort among local and federal agencies helps schools and businesses cope with the stress and unknown of how to deal with the virus contamination. The CDC, along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Homeland Security (website, and more offer information and protocols to help you clarify and adapt cleaning and disinfecting routines. In San Antonio, we use these cleaning protocols help keep the buildings you manage to be safe.

SERVPRO Is a Biohazard Remediation Specialist

The high-trained and extensively experienced crews at your local SERVPRO have a significant hands-on background in cleaning and applying EPA registered disinfectants, as well as containing, removing, and lawfully disposing of hazardous medical waste. Our crews respond to calls for cleaning and disinfection, mold infestations, flooding events, and crime or trauma scenes. We certify our technicians in infectious material mitigation and remediation.

Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station practical assistance and guidance on how to manage the coronavirus pandemic issues in your facility. Call us at (210) 267-2159 to see how we can help you follow the CDC guidelines and recommendations.

We use advice from the medical and scientific community detailing how to deal with the coronavirus, based on present expertise, which is subject to change as the aspect continues to evolve. There can be no guarantee that disinfectants alone are adequate to eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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We are Cleaning Experts

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Alamo Heights, 210-822-2063


SERVPRO of Braun Station Professionals are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Braun Station is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Braun Station, 210-267-2159


SERVPRO of Braun Station Can Help Those in San Antonio

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Several white question marks with a blue question mark in the middle and a red question mark in the front of them all SERVPRO of Braun Station cares about helping our community with their damage remediation and restoration needs.

We at SERVPRO of Braun Station know that you have many choices of damage remediation and restoration providers when you have a fire, water, mold, or bio-hazard damage.  That is why we strive for the best customer service from the moment that you call.  Several of our employees and our owner have been through water and fire damages, so we understand how stressful they can be.  Your world goes from one of safety and comfort to complete chaos in mere moments.  That is why we have trained professionals ready to help.

What is the SERVPRO of Braun Station difference?

  • Locally owned and operated in San Antonio
  • Family owned
  • Employees at all levels have completed the appropriate IICRC training
  • Use of the newest technology for all remediation needs
  • Full service SERVPRO that offers reconstruction services too
  • Track record of quality customer service

When the unfortunate occurs, SERVPRO of Braun Station cares about not only your house, but your family too.  We are here 24/7 to help and are a phone call away at (210) 267-2159.

Water Heater Leaks in San Antonio? Call SERVPRO!

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

leaking water heater Water heater failures can cause water damage quickly. Inspect your water heater often for signs of rust and leaking.

Water Damage Recovery after a Malfunctioning Water Heater Leaks in your San Antonio Home

Many Texans switch their heating on from November through to early March to keep out the winter chills. But a malfunctioning heater could expose your home to water-related incidents. Water heaters are generally built to last decades of high usage since they can be costly to replace. However, with the sheer volume of water passing through a heater during the winter months can cause year on year corrosion of the steel storage tanks. When these leak inside an airing or heating closet, they can cause significant amounts of harm to your property. 

A heater with corrosion can start to leak over time, leading to water damage in parts of your San Antonio home. The likelihood of tanks bursting increases when there is steel corrosion, which can have a sizable impact. Performing regular maintenance checks and replacing the anode rod inside your water heater when necessary is the best way of avoiding water emergencies. However, accidents do happen, in which case you should have a firm backup plan in place to limit the losses to your property's structure.

One potential challenge SERVPRO technicians have in restoring structure around a large appliance is restrictive access. Typically, heating systems are built into closets or small enclosures out of the way of the main rooms in your house. These enclosed areas increase water migration because water builds up in a concentrated area, which can lead to water problems inside the cavities of your home. 

Water restoration technicians with experience can duct seal the enclosure and attach dehumidification hoses into the area to speed up the evaporation process rapidly. Since water extractors are likely to be unable to dry such a small space effectively, SERVPRO relies on closed-system dehumidification to dry. We may also need to assess the adjacent walls as well as the subfloor of your property to see how far excess moisture is traveling using Boroscopes. 

Water heater failure can cause extensive harm in small spaces. Contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

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Avoid ANY Delays When Dealing with Flood Damage in San Antonio

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room with man sitting on a couch Search no further! Contact Team SERVPRO for your water removal and flood damage remediation needs.

Why Call SERVPRO To Help Salvage Your Flood Damaged San Antonio Home?

A flood can happen without warning, leaving a fair amount of destruction behind in and around your home. Along with water removal, hiring the professionals at SERVPRO provides you with the help you need with cleaning and disinfecting, stain removal, and the renovation of portions of your home. We have the skills and training to get you the prompt results you need so that you can get your household back to life as usual.

Any properties hit with flood damage in San Antonio often possess varying degrees of deterioration depending on the level of floodwater, as well as the time it takes to extract all of the moisture. There could be issues that arise like wood rot, rust, and the potential for mold growth. All of these things are difficult to address on your own, which is where our experienced technicians shine. We move fast to extract the floodwater, paying attention to any materials that need removal along the way.

House materials are unique from one structure to the next, including different internal structures. SERVPRO assesses the structure of your home, using moisture detection equipment to ensure that no area is left with festering water. We also have a solid understanding of building materials, which allows us to determine the overall impact that the envelope of your home has on the drying process. 

Finally, our technicians come fully equipped with sophisticated tools that make the flood remediation process go a lot faster than if you were to try to take the DIY approach. When using our drying mats and injecti-dry systems, we can pull water from the floorboards without causing excessive, costly damage. 

Do you want to know more about how we can help you with all of your flood damage needs? Give our team of professional technicians a phone call today at SERVPRO of Braun Station, and we can send someone out as soon as possible. You can reach out to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (210) 267-2159.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Fire Damage Restoration In San Antonio

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van in parking lot Our certified technicians are ready 24/7 to handle your fire damage restoration. We have the expertise, equipment and experience.

Speed and Full-Spectrum Service Are Why SERVPRO Is San Antonio’s Fire Damage Solution

A fire in your San Antonio home is a crisis, hard to manage without professional skills, training, and experience. Many interrelated tasks need completion during a tight time frame, which is why our multi-certified team of disaster recovery specialists fits the requirements of a fire loss project so well. Rather than lining up various contractors who specialize in niche restoration areas, we can deliver a complete mitigation and remediation package with no delays.

Fire Damage Includes Water Damage

The instances where household fire damage in San Antonio do not have water removal as a first job are nearly non-existent. Firefighters use water and chemicals to knock down fires, and the resulting mess of dirty, debris and soot-filled water is an expected complication. Our crews count as members employees who hold certifications as either or both Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT). Our ability to move seamlessly from water containment and removal to soot and smoke mitigation and remediation is why we complete fire damage projects successfully, on time, and following industry best practices.

Precautions Needed for Safe Fire Residue Recovery

Fire damage residues are highly toxic and corrosive, capable of discoloring paint and drywall, tarnishing metal, and etching ceramics and glass. When cleaning up after a fire loss, our employees must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). As we collect and contain the dangerous debris, our knowledge of local hazardous waste disposal requirements streamlines that part of the job. Limitation of the harmful effects of airborne chemicals, gases, and particulates is why SERVPRO typically uses a negative pressure air filtering scrubber system in work areas. 

Rapid Mitigation and Remediation of Fire Damage

Significant deterioration occurs to surfaces beginning within minutes to hours of a fire. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and this commitment is why SERVPRO receive high praise from our customers. We can scale up the number of crew members to ensure that evaluation of the different kinds of soot occurs quickly. We follow with prompt treatment, utilizing specifically matched cleaning products, tools, and methods.

Our dedication to creating a comprehensive and well-equipped fire disaster recovery team is why SERVPRO of Braun Station stands out in the region. Call (210) 267-2159 for assistance with all aspects of fire loss remediation.        

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Become Familiar With How SERVPRO Can Help Facilitate Water Damage Remediation Success in San Antonio

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Black water damage on a ceiling next to a beige wall Regardless of whether water damage starts from a storm or a pipe break, the experienced technicians at SERVPRO can effectively remediate any damage.

The Role of Our Cleaning Crew for Water Loss in San Antonio Homes

Water loss incidents that affect your San Antonio home present unique threats that homeowners often cannot manage or overcome on their own. From addressing spreading saturation to reducing the conditions necessary to facilitate mold growth, a rapid response to these emergencies is critical. Much like the response that you need to address the primary threats when the disaster first occurs, premier cleaning services like our team provides can help to address lingering effects after mitigation work completes.

All emergencies that create water damage in your San Antonio home require a fast response from trained IICRC-certified professionals like our SERVPRO team. As a large loss recovery team, we have a broad inventory of recovery equipment to provide fast extraction and efficient drying solutions for water damage incidents occurring in your area home. Our response team is available 24/7 to roll out at a moment’s notice for emergencies that threaten your property.

Cleanup and recovery often occur after these vital mitigation steps, and even follows reconstruction when necessary. Many of the preserved structural elements and flooring materials do require focused cleanup and restoration efforts to make these disasters “Like it never even happened.” With materials like carpeting, our team can utilize our advanced equipment for pre-rinse cleaning, hot water extraction, or steam cleaning to revitalize the look and feel of soiled carpets.

Likewise, reconstruction and restoration efforts can often leave debris, dust, and residues on surfaces that require focused cleaning to return to preloss condition. Our experienced SERVPRO professionals can work to scrub all exposed surfaces, clean hard flooring materials, deodorize contents and affected areas of your home, and address any other lingering concerns before the final walk-through with our customer to showcase the result of our efforts.

While mitigation work often is a focal point of restoring water damage in your home, we have many phases critical to returning your property to preloss condition. Our SERVPRO of Braun Station team offers comprehensive support from the initial inspection through the final walk-through, helping to save you money and time on restoring your damaged home. Give us a call anytime you need us at (210) 267-2159.

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Why SERVPRO for your Commercial Properties?

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you serve customers on a daily basis or work from a private office, protecting your facility from water damage is essential for smooth daily operations. The following preventative measures can prepare your building for spring showers to come. Here is what you should know about preventing flooding at your facility.

3 Ways to Avoid Water Damage in Commercial Properties 

1. Schedule Basement Repairs

If your facility has a basement, don’t forget to periodically inspect it for foundation cracks or other issues. Make sure to have any cracks patched and caulked so the room isn’t flooded after the next heavy rainstorm. You can also install a sump pump to remove excess water as well. 

2. Improve Landscaping

Property elevation plays a big role in your risk for water damage. You can avoid potential flooding by altering your landscaping to ensure that water flows downhill and away from the building’s foundation. Use downspouts to direct water away from the building as well. You should also schedule a property assessment to identify flood-prone areas and then work with a landscaper to fix these issues.

3. Clear Drains & Gutters

It never hurts to look at the weather forecast. When you know rain is on the way, double check that all gutters, drains, and downspouts are clear of leaves and other debris. This way, you won’t have to worry about clogs causing water to back up and leak into the building.

If your facility has been affected by water damage, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station in San Antonio, TX. Serving Bexar County and the surrounding areas, they provide a variety of cleanup and restoration services, including for damage from fire, water, and mold. Locally owned and operated, their IICRC certified team seeks to treat each customer as a friend of the family to give you the best quality service. To learn more about how they can help your property, visit them online or call (210) 267-2159.

Call the San Antonio Cleanup Team That's Faster To Any Size Disaster

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

There’s no such thing as a small disaster—especially when the water you don’t see contains bacteria or can cause mold, rot and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. Before you get out the mop bucket and try to clean it yourself, consider how the damage can affect your property.

SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals know how disruptive water damage can be for your business. Your local SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals are trained and equipped to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your building will be quickly and thoroughly dried to industry standards, which will help prevent secondary water damages.  With rapid response time and a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Braun Station Franchise Professionals can help you regain control quickly, ensuring your facility and its contents are properly dried, deodorized and protected.

Before you risk further damaging the value of your facility by attempting to clean up the mess yourself, call your local San Antonio water damage cleanup and restoration professionals.

What to Avoid When Dealing With Water Damage in Your San Antonio Home

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Home flooded with water including a laundry room with a washing machine Whether water damage affects your home from a pipe break or an external cause, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Why Cross-training Matters in Water Damage Restoration Services here in San Antonio

Water damage can be debilitating. Private residents are more often than not ill-equipped to deal with large amounts of water and the longer it is left to sit the more likely it is to cause permanent damage. SERVPRO is a restoration company that has built its stellar reputation on professional handling of water and fire damages for commercial property managers and private residents. We are a local company with access to phenomenal resources thanks to our national franchises all over the US.

Water damage in San Antonio properties can often be the start of a long list of problems. The reason is that moisture can weaken structural areas of the home as well as its carpets, fittings, and furniture. Moist environments are also breeding grounds for secondary damages like mold growth or unpleasant odors. Here at SERVPRO, our technicians undergo intensive training to give them a broad working knowledge of different aspects of remediation and their knock-on effects.

A SERVPRO technician usually holds several certificates issued by the IICRC, and they bring that training into every service. Holding a certificate in odor control, for example, can be hugely beneficial during water cleanup. The same can be said for the assessment and remediation of mold which may be discovered during service. It is this broad range of expertise that differentiates our technicians from other providers.

Availability is the reason SERVPRO is the restoration service of choice for so many private residents and commercial property owners. We operate a 24 hour a day call line because we know that damages can be unexpected and happen anytime. Having the safety net of an emergency call line is essential to our customers. Because our technicians live and work local to the area, we can also promise to arrive on site within four hours of notification of loss.

Next time you experience property damages contact SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159.

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