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SERVPRO of Braun Station is "Ready for whatever happens" this summer

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 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?

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

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.
-David R.

Alamo Heights Mold Restoration Process

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business.  Mold can affect your health & can also cause significant damage to your property.  Fortunately, your local SERVPRO of Alamo Heights Professionals have the necessary equipment to restore your home. 

Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, sub-floors, and other building materials may be removed.  Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, & installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in your home or business.

Your local SERVPRO of Alamo Heights Franchise Professionals understand mold & mold growth.  We have the necessary equipment to restore your home or business after mold remediation.

Alamo Heights Commercial Restoration

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alamo Heights has the expertise and experience to help with your Alamo Heights commercial damages.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights has trained professionals to help with any fire, water, or mold damage remediation.  From a small kitchen fire to a completely engulfed high rise building, SERVPRO of Alamo Heights can help you with your fire remediation needs.  From a small pipe leak to a fully flooded 10,000 square foot office, SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is here to perform the water mitigation.  In addition to these emergency needs, we have the expertise to help with your microbial growth remediation.  So, if you are looking for a local family owned San Antonio company then, SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is your remediation experts.  We are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at (210) 822-2063.

Dryer Vents and Fires in San Antonio, Texas

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

According to FEMA, failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even
cause injury or death.


To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your or your insured’s home or business, SERVPRO® of Braun Station can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.  Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load, and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by tree branches, a bird’s nest, or other potential obstacles. For more information on
preventing fire damages by cleaning your dryer vents contact your local SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights Franchise at (210) 822-2063.
Professionals.

The Biology of Mold in Alamo Heights, Texas

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Biology of Mold in Alamo Heights, Texas SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is here to help at the first signs of water damage to help prevent mold in your Alamo Heights home

How much do you know about mold?  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights knows a lot about mold and should be called at the first signs of microbial growth.  Did you know that mold is a fungus?  There are at least 20,000 species, but may be as many as 300,000 different species of mold.  It is classified as a saprophyte and most species derive nutrients from decomposing organic matter.  Mold grows by sending out branches via spores.  Airflow carries the spores off and they remain airborne until gravity finally causes them to settle.  So what makes mold harmful?  It is the mycotoxins that are produced by some fungi that attach to mold spores.  Do you know what mold requires to grow?  First, there must be mold spores, a food source (organic material), temperature between 32 degrees and 122 degrees Fahrenheit, water, and time (as little as 2 days).  If you notice microbial growth, call us today at (210) 822-2063.

Alamo Heights Water Damage Explained

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Although San Antonio, TX, is known for its dry climate, the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Heights know there are several ways liquid can easily enter your space and cause water damage to floors, ceilings, and walls. Their knowledge comes from experience providing area residents with water extraction, mold remediation, and restoration services for commercial and residential properties. 

If you’re experiencing water damage in your home or office, San Antonio’s leading restoration professionals share the top three common causes:

1. Sewer & Drain Clogs   

One of the main functions of septic equipment is to safely and securely transport waste water away from your property. For the system to effectively do its job, sewer and drain lines need to be free of blockages. When debris buildup clogs the channels, waste has nowhere to go but back up through drains and into your space. The standing water can damage the floor near drains and fill your home with awful odors.  

2. Broken Pipes Under Sinks

You might not notice a loose or broken pipe under your bathroom or kitchen sink at first. However, over time, constant pressure from running water can cause the damaged pipe to burst. The eruption of water can cause major damage throughout the area, from warping wooden cabinetry to staining ceramic flooring.

3. Appliance Problems

Major appliances, like air conditioners and refrigerators, produce a lot of condensation. When inner components that monitor condensation are damaged, the moisture buildup can lead to leaks. Because your washing machine also uses a lot of water, problems with the device can also cause water damage, mildew, mold growth, and foundation damage.    

Don’t let a pipe burst, sewer problems, or flooding destroy your property. If you experience water damage in your San Antonio home or office, call (210) 822-2063 to speak with the friendly receptionist.

Alamo Heights Storm Cleanup Experts

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

San Antonio is known for the Alamo and lots of rain in May that can cause flooding.  If your beautiful home experiences storm damage due to our south Texas weather, you need the experts at SERVPRO of Alamo Heights.  Rain water, which is considered clean water, quickly can turn to varying levels of contamination depending on how it comes into your home or office. If water leaks through your ceiling, oftentimes it encounters insulation and other materials in your attic.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is here to come remediate the damage that the storm water causes.  If flood waters creep in, please remember that these are highly contaminated and do not try to clean these up yourself.  We are available 24/7 and are a phone call away at (210) 822-2063.

Alamo Heights Mold Damage Experts

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Alamo Heights Mold Damage Experts Don't let a small leak (water damage) turn into a large mold problem. Call the experts at SERVPRO of Alamo Heights

As the April rains begin to recede, oftentimes you may notice a strange odor in your home or office.  Each year, SERVPRO of Alamo Heights gets calls from customers who didn't notice they had water damage until they noticed an odor or spot on their ceiling that they just couldn't get to go away.  Mold can quickly wreck havoc on your home or office resulting in damage to the physical structure of your building.  In order for mold and other microbes to continue to grow they just need a moisture source and some food, such as your drywall.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights can quickly remediate your mold damage after we thoroughly inspect your home and find the source of the water damage.  We are available 24/7 and are always here to help.

Does Your Alamo Heights Office Have Odors Due to A Fire?

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Does Your Alamo Heights Office Have Odors Due to A Fire? SERVPRO of Alamo Heights can help treat odors from a fire damage in San Antonio

Even a small fire can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned & deodorized.  Fire, smoke, and soot damange in your business can create unplease & potentially permanent problems.  As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the structure, leaving odorous residues & deposits on surfaces and in hard-to-reach places.  Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents & may result in resurfacing odors.

With technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights Franchise Professionals provide specialized services that can rid your business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage.  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights does not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; we seek out & remove the sources of the odor.

 

Call us today at

210-822-2060