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SERVPRO of Alamo Heights Storm Damage Remediation Experts

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Alamo Heights Storm Damage Remediation Experts SERVPRO of Alamo Heights working in Richmond, Virginia during recent STORM travels

Did you know that SERVPRO of Alamo Heights will travel to help with damage that occurs after a storm or other disaster?  We just recently went back East to Virginia to aid another SERVPRO with their influx of burst water pipes due to a massive freezing event.  We have also traveled during hurricane Harvey to aid local Houston residents with their storm cleanup.  As your local San Antonio SERVPRO, we want you to rest assured that we are here for any of your storm damage remediation needs whether it be damage due to a hail storm or a burst pipe due to our random freezes.  If you have water in your home or office and you need it out immediately, we are always here to help at (210) 822-2063.    

Preventing Mold Damage in San Antonio

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preventing Mold Damage in San Antonio San Antonio we can help prevent further damages after a water leak or can help remediate mold damage

Living in this beautiful Alamo city, especially during the summer, it can be tempting to assume that any water leak can be cleaned up with some towels and then it will be hot enough for everything to dry on its own without the assistance of a professional remediation team.  Unfortunately Mother Nature doesn't work as quickly as needed to prevent secondary damage from the original water damage.  This secondary damage may include the growth of microbes including mold.  When mold is allowed to grow it destroys the material that it is growing on as well as possibly may cause adverse health issues depending on the species of mold that is growing.  Water damages are one of those cases where it is best to call the experts in and not try to do it yourself.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is available 24/7 to help with your water damage needs or mold damage remediation at (210) 822-2063.

San Antonio Commercial Damage Experts

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial San Antonio Commercial Damage Experts Commercial Fire Damage in San Antonio

Commercial water, fire or bio-hazard damage presents a unique challenge to the remediation expert.  Oftentimes commercial clients need to get their operation back into business as quickly as possible to avoid lost revenue.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights has worked with many commercial operations to quickly remediate their damage in order to facilitate a seamless return to operations.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights has also been asked to work with businesses to allow them to keep their doors open while we worked around their schedule to complete the remediation.  Contacting SERVPRO of Alamo Heights at the first sign of damage is the key to getting your business back into business.  Another service that we offer is an emergency ready plan, which allows you to have all of the important information ready at the touch of button if disaster occurs.  For more information about this plan or to aid in your commercial remediation needs contact us at (210) 822-2063.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Experts in San Antonio

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

As we begin to see more rainy days in San Antonio, we also see an increased threat to our homes and offices for storm damage.  Oftentimes we think our roof is just fine until a storm happens and we notice water dripping onto our heads.  We also might find out that drainage is not as great as we thought it was and water is now pooling into our front door.  These unexpected and unpleasant storm events are scary, especially when our prized family memories start to get wet or we have to close down our business.  When water starts to seep in, call SERVPRO of Alamo Heights immediately.  We will arrive quickly to begin the remediation process and stop further damage from occurring.  We are the flood damage experts in San Antonio.

Alamo Heights Fire Damage Remediation Experts

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Alamo Heights Fire Damage Remediation Experts Electrical Fire in San Antonio, TX

Living in this beautiful Alamo city, we don't often think about what happens if a fire damages our home or business.  Unfortunately fires can happen, and if they do you need professionals who have dealt with the fire remediation process before.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights has the experience and expertise to help walk you through the fire damage remediation process from start to finish.  Now offering a full service experience from remediation to reconstruction, SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is your local SERVPRO that can quickly respond to any size fire damage.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights can remediate whatever type of fire damage that occurs, ranging from the small kitchen grease fire to a fully involved commercial electrical fire.  Available twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five days a week, SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is here to help at (210) 822-2063.

The Science of Drying in San Antonio

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying?  The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, your local SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights Franchise 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 a water damage, your local SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights Franchise 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 often takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out. For this reason, your local SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights Franchise Professionals have been trained to use 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.

SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights also uses state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process
to help speed the drying of your home or business.

Putting Out Fires

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Alamo Heights professionals can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. Our SERVPRO professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. 

Your SERVPRO of Alamo Heights professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly.

Ask about our content claims inventory service and document restoration services.

Winter Storm Ready

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Keeping Your Home or Business Fresh!

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

What Is Duct Cleaning?

This process refers to the cleaning of various system components of your heating and cooling system. The components that should be regularly cleaned include grilles, supply and return air ducts, heat exchangers, coils, and unit housing.

When not cleaned, these components can become contaminated with dust, dirt, and pollen. In addition, moisture can even result in mold growth, which often has harmful health effects. A thorough cleaning, however, can prevent such contamination and keep your indoor air at a high quality. 

How Can It Help Remove Foul Odors?

When the ducts are thoroughly cleaned with proper equipment, professionals can remove dander, mold, dust, and other contaminants in your air vents. These particles are generally the cause of foul odors. For example, mold often causes a musty smell, while pet fur and dander trapped in the ducts may cause other odors. To truly remove these smells, the process sanitizes and deodorizes all areas that are affected.

Microbiology of Microbial Growth

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

Indoor and outdoor environments naturally harbor a great variety of microscopic life forms termed microorganisms or microbes. Found everywhere in nature, their largest components are classified as bacteria and fungi. Bacteria are an extremely large and diverse group of single-celled organisms found in all earthly habitats to include the most extreme and harsh physical environments.

In addition to visible bacterial or fungal growth and detection of moisture in porous materials, an obvious indicator of microbial growth and contamination is a "musty", "moldy", or "mildewy" odor. Bacteria and fungi produce a variety of volatile organic compounds during active growth in damp or wet building, finishing, and furnishing materials. These microbial volatile organic compounds, which are detected through the smell are generated by many molds, and also gram-negative and actinomycete bacteria as they rapidly metabolize and amplify.