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The Dangers of Toxic Water | SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

If contaminated water has made its way into your home, call SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland. We want to help restore your space!

Whether you think about it on a daily basis or not, there is a combination of safe water and toxic water flowing through your home every day. You may not think twice when turning on a faucet to brush your teeth or wash your hands, but the pipes that carry our wastewater away are lurking just behind our walls and under our floors. 

Contaminated water can be dangerous if it leaks or makes its way into your living areas. Even fresh water can be dangerous if it is left to sit without being cleaned up right away. 

You should always err on the side of caution when you discover mysterious water or a new puddle in your home. SERVPRO® of Friendswood/Pearland would be happy to come out and take a look! We explain some of the different types of water that may be found on your property and what to do about them.

White Water 

This is the kind of water that you are probably most familiar with, This water is the kind that comes from your pipes that is safe to consume. 

If it flows out of a busted pipe or leaks from your sink, it can be considered safe to handle if you take care of the issue right away. The longer it sits unaddressed, the higher the chance that bacteria has started to grow.

Gray Water

White water turns into gray water as soon as it has been used. Sources of gray water come from situations like overflowing washing machines, a malfunctioning dishwasher or the water that flows down your sinks after you wash your hands. 

You should wear sturdy gloves when cleaning gray water up because accidentally ingesting it can cause GI discomfort or mild illness. 

Black Water
Black water should never be cleaned up on your own. In order for it to be considered black water, this water has to have been mixed with some sort of toxic or dangerous substance. 

Sewage leaks, runoff from a flood or water that has been compromised with bodily fluids like blood are all considered hazardous. 

Where We Come In
If you come upon a sewage leak on your property or you discover a mysterious puddle in your basement, get us on the phone right away. Our sewage cleanup crew will investigate the situation, contain the area and tackle your cleanup and repairs. We have the proper protective equipment and safety gear to handle it swiftly and securely.

Sewage leaks and other toxic water situations can make many people really ill if they aren’t cleaned up the way they should be. Contact us day or night so we can get to work for you. 

Toxic water can be dangerous. Contact SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland right away for a fast cleanup.

Understanding Texas Texas Mold Regulations: Protecting Yourself from Unlicensed Risks

1/25/2024 (Permalink)

Meet our friendly mold spore expert, always ready to give a thumbs up for safe and professional mold remediation. Decked out in SERVPRO orange.

Hello, Texas homeowners! Let's explore a topic that's crucial for keeping your home healthy and safe: understanding Texas mold regulations. Think of it as your guide to a happier, mold-free home!

The Bright Side of Texas Mold Regulations:

In Texas, mold management is taken seriously, thanks to the clear guidelines set by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). It's like having a trusty map to navigate the world of mold remediation.

Key Highlights of the Regulations:

  • Licensing: Mold remediators in Texas must be licensed. This ensures they have the proper training and equipment to handle mold effectively.

  • Assessment and Planning: Before tackling mold, a licensed Mold Assessment Consultant must develop a detailed plan. This step is key to ensuring the removal process is safe and thorough.

  • Clearance Testing: Post-remediation, your home undergoes a clearance test by an independent consultant to ensure the mold is completely gone.

Risks of Unlicensed Mold Remediation:

Opting for unlicensed mold remediation can be risky:

  • Health Concerns: Improper handling of mold can exacerbate health issues, particularly for those with allergies or respiratory conditions.

  • Inefficacy: Unlicensed remediators might lack the expertise to fully eradicate mold, leading to potential recurrences.

  • Insurance and Legal Issues: Using unlicensed services might complicate insurance claims and reduce your recourse in case of unsatisfactory work.

How to Protect Your Home:

To ensure a mold-free living space, consider these tips:

  • Verify Licenses: Always confirm the mold remediator's licensing status. It's an essential step in choosing the right professional.

  • Seek Recommendations: Go for companies with positive reviews and strong track records in mold remediation.

  • Stay Informed: Understanding the basics of mold remediation helps you make better decisions for your home.

In Summary:

Navigating mold regulations in Texas doesn't have to be daunting. By choosing a licensed professional, you're ensuring safe, effective mold removal, and keeping your home healthy and comfortable. Remember, when it comes to mold, it's always best to play it safe and go with the experts!

The Benefits of Utilizing Our Services for Your Business | SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland

11/21/2023 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes your business, SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is Here to Help®. Call us today!

We are proud to serve our community in times of disaster, and we are passionate about helping homeowners recover from fires, floods and storm damage. Did you know that we also offer our full restoration and cleaning services to the amazing commercial properties and businesses in the Friendswood and Pearland communities?

We know that you are busy enough providing your services or products to our community, which is why it can become easily overwhelming to deal with restoration projects and cleaning tasks at the end of a busy day or week. 

SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is here for you! We explain below some of the benefits that our team can provide to your business so you can function smoothly. 

Our Restoration Efforts 

We have a large entertainment industry in our community, and we know that our area wouldn’t be half as great without the hotels, convention centers, entertainment venues and restaurants in town. This is why we are here to help if disaster strikes your business! Our large-loss recovery team will jump right into action to help you overcome your damage situation. 

We can handle everything from large restoration projects, like recovery after a catastrophic warehouse fire, all the way to some minor water damage in a hotel room. We will work on creating a recovery timeline, and our project manager will oversee the entire process and keep everyone focused on the end goal. 

Our team knows that every minute your business is closed can be detrimental to your staff and your bottom line, which is why our goal is to always work quickly, yet efficiently, to restore your space and get you back open for business.

Keeping It Clean and Safe

We imagine that you didn’t open your business with the hope that you get to spend your nights and weekends cleaning it after everyone has gone home, so let us do that for you! Our specialized cleaning services can ensure your business is shining and sparkling while you focus on other aspects of your daily schedule. 

We can clean your air ducts, deep-clean carpets and upholstery, address grimy curtains and blinds, and even come out to your property regularly for routine cleanings.

Our cleaning team is trained in biohazard situations and can handle any cleaning needs you have if the unexpected happens. Certain issues like sewage leaks and bloodborne pathogen situations should always be cleaned up by a professional, so give us a call and we will arrive with the proper tools and safety gear to help control, clean and manage the situation. 

We are proud to be here for you when you need us, whether that is offering restoration assistance after a destructive storm or coming out for your routine carpet cleaning. Give us a call today. 

Our commercial services team is ready to help your business thrive. Contact SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland today.

The Destructive Nature of Lightning Strikes | SERVPRO® of Friendswood/Pearland

5/19/2023 (Permalink)

Lightning damage can come as a big shock. If you experience storm-related damage, call SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland to get it under control.

As the heart of severe storm season is fast-approaching, it is important to protect your home from the dangers of severe weather. It may be more common to take steps to avoid water leaks or wind damage, but the importance of preparing for damaging lightning strikes cannot be overlooked.

A single lightning strike can cause widespread damage and can spark a devastating house fire. Read on to learn more about how lightning can impact homes below.

When a Lightning Strike Hits

If lightning is in the area, it is important that you stay away from the windows and remain inside until the storm has passed. As the wind blows and thunder booms, flashes of lightning can pop up unexpectedly. If your home is struck by lightning, you will hear a very loud, powerful boom that could shake your entire home.

As the lightning strike makes its way down to ground itself, it can cause widespread destruction and can spark a fire. The heat can get up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which can easily ignite flammable materials inside your walls and rooms. A fire can also break out if the lightning bolt travels through your electrical wiring and causes an explosive surge.

What to Do First

Even if you don’t initially see flames or smell smoke, you still need to call 911 so the fire department can come out and investigate further. The fire could be behind your walls or smoldering quietly before it becomes a large blaze later. If it is safe to leave your home, do so quickly and gather at your pre-determined safe shelter location.

If a fire is discovered in your home, the authorities will have the tools and equipment to identify exactly where it originated and will put out the fire as quickly and efficiently as possible. Once the fire is out, it’s time to call SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland.

How Our Fire Damage Restoration Process Works

No matter how it starts, suffering a house fire can be really overwhelming and incredibly scary. Our fire damage restoration team knows this, and so we prioritize working alongside you to ensure a smooth and easy recovery.

We arrive quickly and will secure the rest of your home with tarps and other equipment to prevent further damage. Once secured, we get to work removing damaged debris and compromised possessions.

We can remove soot and the smell of smoke from virtually any area of your home! Once your space is clear of the damage, we can clean and sanitize and then start the repair process. We can lay new carpet, hang new drywall and can even give your space a fresh coat of paint to finish.

We can help you recover from a house fire faster. Contact us at SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland today.

Commercial and Large Loss Restoration

1/30/2023 (Permalink)

We want to make the process as smooth as possible.

As the #1 choice in the cleanup and restoration industry, we can help you every step of the way. From immediately after the disaster to returning your property to its preloss condition, we want to make the process as smooth as possible.

Benefits In Choosing SERVPRO for Large Loss Events

 

Available 24/7

Storms and other disasters can strike at any time of the day or night, so we are ready to help as soon as we’re needed. 

Personal Attention

Each large loss project is managed by a project manager from your local SERVPRO location. They’re backed by the SERVPRO headquarters operations team to help you have the smoothest restoration experience possible 

Commercial Large Loss Division

Our Disaster Recovery Teams are composed of elite technicians who have the training and resources to handle large-loss events for industries that have included hospitals, universities and government facilities. 

Easier Insurance Claims Process

SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Flooding and water damage events in Houston area commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO

SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We Clean Medical Facilities

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

If you're looking for a locally owned and operated experienced commercial cleaning company for your medical office, call us at 281-412-6211.

During the winter months, doctors' offices, urgent care facilities and hospitals are busy with adults and children with colds and flu. It is important that these facilities are cleaned nightly to spread any of the viruses that walk through the door. Did you know that on average, adults get two to three colds per year and children might come down with as many as six to 10, according to the CDC, prompting millions of visits to healthcare providers annually.

Not only is important for the facilities to be clean for the sick patients, but for the doctors, nurses and administrative staff to stay healthy. The staff members likely do a routing cleaning before and after patients are in the procedure rooms a commercial cleaner can sanitize to reduce germs and disinfect to kill germs.

A nightly routine done by commercial cleaning is vital for facilities that need sanitizing and disinfecting to protect patients and staff from contagions that can linger on surfaces such as door handles, counter-tops, toilets, sink handles and other high-contact areas. Areas that require extra cleaning in medical facilities:

  • Lobby and Waiting Areas
  • Examination Rooms
  • Procedure Rooms
  • Corridors
  • Bathrooms
  • Administration Areas
  • Check in Area

Beyond fighting germs, medical facilities must present a pristine appearance to gain the trust of patients and families. Commercial cleaners can properly and routinely maintain other areas in medical facilities as well. Keeping your medical facility clean and healthy is a top priority for SERVPRO. Your patients are counting on you to protect them. If you're looking for a locally owned and operated experienced commercial cleaning company for your medical office, call us at 281-412-6211 to receive your free estimate.

We Are Highly Trained!

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

When your home or commercial business has fire, water, storm, or mold damage, our local team, we can help. Call us today at 281-412-6211.

Our team is highly trained to restore fire, water, storm, and mold damage. Our professionals also perform a full range of cleaning services. We are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

e-Learnings

Everyone on our staff has access to web-based training. This training is voluntary and is designed as an ongoing training series for our employees. These training courses feature video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. Continuous education keeps our employees current on new industry standards and best practices in the cleaning and restoration industry.

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business has fire, water, storm, or mold damage, our local team, we can help. Call us today at 281-412-6211.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Why Choose SERVPRO for Your Next Commercial Construction Project?

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

Every project is unique and customized to you!

Single Contact

Seamless communication is the key to any successful business restoration project. SERVPRO will be your advocate from start to finish so you don’t have to manage multiple repair teams. 

Expedited Restoration Process

Because we’re a one-stop shop, the construction project to your business will go much quicker due to our ability to coordinate construction work at the same time we’re mitigating. This helps minimize your downtime and loss of revenue. 

Quality Workmanship

You can be proud of the results we deliver because our passion is to give you quality workmanship with attention to every detail. 

SERVPRO’s Clean Build Technology

Designed to protect you and your property. We offer premium services using EPA-registered products for dust control, viral pathogen protection (including COVID-19) and other contaminants. 

On-Time & On-Budget

Our professional construction service providers work with your insurance company to restore your commercial property to its pre-damaged condition in a way that helps minimize downtime. 

Easier Insurance Claims Process

SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.

Tips to Prevent Pipes Bursting

12/21/2022 (Permalink)

Prevent frozen pipes.

We don’t want you to have to use SERVPRO’s services and fight another battle besides the cold temperatures. SERVPRO recommends the easiest thing to do is to simply increase the temperature inside your home a few degrees. Yes, you are going to pay more on your utility bill, but it is certainly cheaper than a large disaster response on your home. Opening cabinets to allow heat to reach the pipes and leaving a faucet on a small drip, unless you are in a mobile home, can help prevent pipes from bursting and causing water damage.If a home is vacant, it’s also important to make sure the heat isn’t completely off. You should maintain at least a minimum temperature at 55 degrees in a vacant property to prevent any problems. If you ignore these helpful tips or just need SERVPRO’s services, check out our website https://www.SERVPROfriendswoodpearland.com/ Call Kimberly at (281) 520-8197Office (281) 412-6211