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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.

Why Immediate Water Removal is Necessary From Your San Antonio Home

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Immediate Water Removal is Necessary From Your San Antonio Home Water loss events are damaging to hardwood floors and need immediate remediation.

Why Turn to SERVPRO For Water Removal in San Antonio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO is Your Trusted Choice for Water Removal in San Antonio SERVPRO has the equipment, experience, and training to quickly remove water from your home.

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."

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 begin to 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 ensure restoring of 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.

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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)

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