Hurricane Relief Efforts
There were many families who were affected by the storm throughout the Gulf Coast. Although it will take years before all the cities and towns are back to normal, SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is always here to help with all storm damages.
In the surrounding areas of Houston and Port Aransas were among the areas with the greatest amount of storm damages. SERVPRO of Alamo Heights have many years of experience in storm damage cleanup.
The families who were effected by the storm were left with water in their homes and forced to leave. With our outstanding services and experience we were able to restore the families homes much quicker.
Our professionals here at SERVPRO of Alamo Heights are here 24/7 to serve all your needs. 210-267-2159
Cooking During the Holidays
November—when cooler temperatures arrive, the leaves change, and family-oriented get-togethers, like Thanksgiving, begin the holiday season. While you are busy whipping up delicious dishes in the kitchen, it is also important to take time to remember safety.
Each November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don’t practice safe cooking habits, your holiday could become hazardous very quickly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It’s important to be alert to prevent cooking fires.
Here at SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights we want to share with you some safety protocols to help keep your family safe.
Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.
Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
Keep anything that can catch fire—oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains—away from the stovetop.
Every Second Counts in A Fire
SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is here if a fire tries to interrupt your October
Every second counts during a fire. Fire experts agree; people have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out.* In a matter of moments, a small flame can
become a major fire, making it critical to be prepared and have an escape plan in place. A survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows only 26 percent of families have developed
and practiced a home fire escape plan. Once a plan is developed, it is critical everyone in the home understands the plan; the best way to do this is by practicing the escape plan at least
twice a year. Increase your chance of surviving a fire by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building an escape plan, and
then practicing the escape plan. The following are a few suggestions to help you develop an emergency escape plan.
Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that
lead outside open easily.
Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Store them near the window where they will be used.
Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the
location of the meeting place on your
Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Plan for everyone in your home, with special considerations for elderly
or disabled individuals.
Practice your fire escape plan during the day and at nighttime, at least twice a year.
Real Quotes from Real Flood Customers
“I would like to inform you of the superior service I received from individuals that represent SERVPRO® following a flooding disaster we sustained at our home. The cause of the flooding was a broken water line internal to our refrigerator that fed the ice maker.
I am an airline pilot and was out of town when the incident occurred. My wife came home after a long day of work and found the disaster, secured the flow of water, and immediately called our local SERVPRO®. Within just a couple of hours the crew arrived, rolled up their sleeves, and got to work. The Crew Chief consistently kept me
apprised of what they were doing and what to expect in the coming hours and days.
I have to tell you, you have fantastic people representing your company to the public on your behalf, and that should bring you great comfort. I had the opportunity to watch them work together, and as a 24- year retired military officer, I have extensive experience working together as a team to complete a mission. Your crew provides outstanding service to your customers. They maintained a virtue of courage, which must give strength to those in their lives and those they come into contact with. Their character enthralls each member to feel as though it was a pleasure to obey the other. Their gentleness attracts and unconsciously breaks down any opposition. They each seem to have the unique and extraordinary power of making those who serve with them feel honored in the service. These appear to be natural traits that each possess and will pay huge dividends for SERVPRO® as I am confident you are well aware of.
I applaud you in hiring such diligent employees as they are a direct reflection of your leadership and the SERVPRO® Brand.”
Be “Ready for whatever happens” WITH THE SERVPRO Emergency READY PROGRAM
National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers,
business, and family.
The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.”
In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority areas.
The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.
The ERP establishes your local SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights Franchise Professional as your
disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to 50 years experience and a System more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation.
Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.
Preparation is the key to making it through any
size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event
happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.
The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is
a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call your local SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights Franchise Professional to establish your Emergency
Why SERVPRO of Alamo Heights for Your Flood Clean-up Needs
Why should you choose SERVPRO of Alamo Heights? Here is a real quote from a real customer who experienced flood damage in their home recently.
“To all the guys at SERVPRO® — I would like to give you all a pat on the back. I’ve never experienced anything like my house flooding before, and I have never experienced a cleanup
process either. It was nerveracking, but I have also never seen a crew come in and put forth that much effort putting our house back together again. The professionalism and speed were remarkable.
As a manager (Chief) of the Fire Department, I’ve always said my job was to get the things my employees need, and the employees’ job was to
make their boss look good. Well– SERVPRO® did just that.”
–Steve and Rita S., Tennessee
Hurricane Season 2017
Hurricane season is currently underway. For the Atlantic, the season begins June 1 and runs through November 30. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began in mid-May and also ends November 30.
Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. While the primary threat is in coastal areas, many inland areas can also be affected by these hazards, as well as by secondary events such as power outages as a result of high winds and landslides due to rainfall.
Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Plan an evacuation route and your emergency plan, take inventory of your property, and take steps to protect your home or business.
For more information and preparation tips, visit the Ready campaign website at www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
Commercial Response in San Antonio
We are always happy to be able to take care of our commercial clients on a moment's notice. Here are some recent words of praise from some commercial customers:
“The SERVPRO® team gave me my life back! From start to finish they handled my situation with kindness, care and outstanding professionalism.”
“I just wanted to drop you
a quick note to personally let
you know how pleased we were
for the extraordinary service we got from SERVPRO®! Much of our 60,000 sq. ft. building was flooded due to an activation of a sprinkler system. The SERVPRO® team was extremely responsive and professional in all respects. I personally witnessed their excellent leadership and communication skills, and my staff consistently praised their performance.”
If your commercial building experiences a loss, call us at (210) 822-2063.
SERVPRO of Braun Station is "Ready for whatever happens" this summer
If your summer grilling results in a fire damage, contact your San Antonio fire clean-up experts at (210) 822-2063.
Each year, families and friends across the country enjoy the summer months with barbecues, camping trips, or by cooling off in a pool or lake. To enjoy these occasions, it is important to keep safety top of mind to ensure you have fun in the sun.
According to a recent study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 11,900 Americans were injured by fireworks in 2015, with the majority happening in the month surrounding the Fourth of July. Another 8,700 are injured by charcoal/ wood-burning and propane grill fires. A grill should always be supervised when in use. Keep children and pets a safe distance from the grilling area to prevent accidental burns or tipping of the grill.
Grills also cause an average of 8,900 home structure or outdoor fires. “These fires caused an annual average of 50 civilian injuries and $2 million in direct property damage,” according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
If you enjoy lounging by the pool or going for a boat ride to cool off from the summer sun, make sure you exercise caution, especially when children are present. Only swim in approved areas and supervise children at all times when near the water.
The summer season should be a time to make memories and enjoy the great outdoors. Don’t become a statistic. Take precautions to prevent these events from putting a damper on your summer months!
Why Choose SERVPRO of Alamo Heights for your San Antonio Water Damage?
SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is here to help with any of your home water damage remediation needs. We take great pride in ensuring that all of our customer's have a positive experience. Don't take our word, here is a quote from a customer:
I want to thank SERVPRO® for the service provided to me for a flooded duplex due to a
broken pipe. The damage was extensive, and even though I have built a couple of houses
for myself years ago, I did not have the time or contacts to proceed with the mitigation
and restoration work.
I was worried about the displacement of my tenants and completely losing them. SERVPRO® was on the scene within an hour. From the day of
the damage until the job was completed, it only took four weeks. This was no easy task.
I lost almost all the sheetrock downstairs. All the flooring throughout the unit needed to be replaced. The subflooring upstairs was buckled and ruined. The trim had to be replaced,
the kitchen cabinets had to be pulled. Even the garage needed new sheetrock. Thank you for
the great service. You saved my duplex, kept my tenants, and helped me make peace with the insurance company. I’ve got you guys on speed dial. Thank you very much.