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Commercial Restoration Services

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Is property damage slowing your business down? Fire, smoke, water, mold, and more can be quickly addressed with the help of SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio. We can get your business back up in no time, with minimal disruption.

Full Service Commercial Restoration

We offer 24/7 service response. 

  • Board ups and tarp overs
  • Content relocation and storage
  • Debris removal and cleanup
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleaning
  • Mold remediation
  • Odor removal
  • Full service restoration

Fast response – because we have your bottom line in mind.

At SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio, we know how important it is to quickly return your business to its preloss state. That’s why all of our employees are highly trained and certified in using state of the art equipment and techniques designed both to minimize disruption and ensure our certified technicians can produce the rapid, quality results your business needs.

Our technicians are certified by the industry-leading Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and can meet your specialized commercial restoration needs, regardless of your industry:

  • Property management
  • Hotel and motel
  • Restaurant
  • Hospital and health care
  • Education
  • Industrial
  • And more… just ask!

Need to restore your business to its pre-damaged state now? Contact SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio at (210) 899-1017 or visit our website at 

http://www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/

Commercial Water Damage in San Antonio

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

No business owner in San Antonio, TX wants their property to go through a damaging event or any kind. May it be fire, water, or mold. 

When you find that your commercial property in San Antonio has been impacted by water, it's important that you secure a professional, highly trained company. Below you will find some important information regarding the commercial water mitigation in your area.

Since 1967, SERVPRO has been offering commercial clients the high-quality services that ensure getting their business restored to its pre-water damaged condition as soon as possible. Because of our commitment to operating ethically and offering excellent customer service, we maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Testimonials indicating a very high degree of customer satisfaction.

What We Do. Here at SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio, we understand that there is a wide range of services that our commercial property owners may require during the course of normal business operations or when a serious event occurs affecting their property. For this reason, we're pleased to offer all of the following remediation services provided by our IICRC certified technicians: 

• Water removal--for floods or large volumes of water we use Large Portable Extractors, sump pumps, and wet-vacs.


Mold remediation--inspect, remove porous materials like drywall, clean, wipe down and disinfect, HVAC vacuuming, air scrubbers and foggers for removal of odors.

Structural drying--high-velocity air movers, dehumidifiers, and specialized drying equipment.


Soot and smoke removal--special tools and chemicals for wiping down all structure and content surfaces, mitigate staining, using foggers and ozone for odor entrapment


Decontamination-sewage backup protocols to ensure containment and sanitizing.


Our Customer-Centered Outlook
As an industry leader with over 1,650 franchises, the professionals of SERVPRO have come to realize that the key to success is maintaining a customer-centered outlook. For this reason, our technicians work directly with clients to ensure that we gain a full understanding of their needs and preferences. Additionally, we make sure that clients are fully cognizant of each step of the cleanup, drying, and repair processes that we execute.

Choose SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio. When you find that your commercial property in San Antonio has been impacted by a natural disaster or a ruptured pipe, that results in water damage, Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio. Our goal is to get your business back in business.

Call us at (210) 899-1017 or visit our website at

http://www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/

Commercial Water Restoration in San Antonio

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

It’s very important to keep up with your commercial maintenance needs because this can prevent damages to your property. Things like checking your hot water heater to see when the last time it was replaced or checking the condensation lines coming from your air conditioning unit are quick and easy preventative measures. These are just some of the things you can check to prevent damages to your home.

Most water damages come from a preventable source such as your hot water heater or air conditioning condensation line. With hot water heaters, you should replace them every 8–10 years. Replacement will vary with the severity of your local weather, the design of the unit, quality of installation, and the maintenance your unit has received. With an air conditioner condensation line, we would recommend cleaning it once a year to maintain a blockage free line.

There are plenty of websites that explain how to do these things yourself but we would recommend that if you are not a professional, you should hire a professional to perform maintenance on your home or business. Performing these two quick and easy checks can go a long way in preventing any potential issues. 

REMEMBER to call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio when you need help.

Call us 24/7/365 at 210-899-1017

www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com

Protein Fire in San Antonio Kitchen

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

When dealing with a fire in your home, more than likely you will notice there is visible smoke residue and large amounts of soot. When dealing with a protein fire, it is the opposite. There is little to no visible smoke residuebut a strong pungent odor is present. A protein fire usually occurs in the kitchen and the low level of heat reduces the animal fat and food protein to a mist that leaves an almost invisible residue. This can be an extensive problem because an untrained eye will see no black soot and will underestimate the damage that has occurred on their property. With a protein fire, there is an absence of smoke that is visible and when paired with a pungent odor, can be frustrating to any home or business holder. In most cases, both structural components and contents are compromised in this situation.

During a protein fire, the burned material is consumed in a slow manner, making it easy for the residue to penetrate the interior of cabinets, closets, and even air ducts. This type of fire can also cause a discoloration on painted surface that will have a beige or pink tint which could be permanent. If cleaning does not do the trick, then re-painting may be the best option for the homeowner in that instance. Any carpeting, clothing, and upholstery that are affected will also need to be cleaned meticulously to ensure that the odor generating residue is removed. In most cases, textiles usually release the odors greater than hard kitchen surfaces such as tiling.

Many odor sources are overlooked by the untrained eye, as they do not know what to look for in the case of a fire disaster that leaves no visible residue. Usually, these odors are found near the source; in kitchens, dining rooms, and adjacent rooms to where the fire has occurred.

SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio will follow a strategy and many steps until the problem is fixed and solved. All home and business owners should know that residue left from a protein fire is more damage, and more persistent, then its appearance lets on.

Fire Damage in San Antonio, TX – Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio at (210) 899-1017. Or visit us at http://SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com We are available 24/7/365

Fire Damage in San Antonio, Texas

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

A fire is one of the most destructive disasters that can break out in your home or workplace. It threatens human life and destroys most of the things that get caught in its wake. As a fire rages, it also produces thick plumes of smoke that carry soot and caustic chemicals that deal additional damage to everything touched. This damage happens gradually and can persist long after the fire has been put out.

Smoke leaves behind a burnt odor that is hard to get rid of even after cleaning your place and using deodorizers. Making things worse is the fact that smoke’s caustic residue eats away at wood, paint and plastics. Over time, acidic reactions weaken and discolor these materials and damage both your infrastructure and its contents. Metals aren't safe from smoke damage, either. The same caustic substances can cause rapid corrosion and the breakdown of electronic equipment.

Don’t let a fire do extra damage long after its final embers have been doused. Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio, we have dealt with every mess imaginable that fire has left behind. We use the most advanced equipment and up-to-date cleaning processes to track down and get rid of every last bit of residue that fire and smoke left behind. Our team of cleaning experts is trained to handle post-fire situations safely and effectively to get the job done in as little time as possible.

Fire Damage in San Antonio, TX – Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio at (210) 899-1017. Or visit us at http://SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com   We are available 24/7/365

Mold Facts for your San Antonio Home

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold is a common problem associated with leaks and flooding; furthermore, mold growth can cause damage to your property and the belongings within. Addressing a mold problem as soon as you notice it is the best way to prevent damage from spreading and restore the appearance and safety of your property. SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio offers fast, effective mold remediation for homes and businesses that have sustained damage from flooding.

Mold requires certain ingredients to grow, including warm temperatures, a ready supply of water, and available food. In nature, mold is responsible for the breakdown of organic material; most molds prefer to consume cellulose, a plant-based fiber, which is found in many household building and decorative materials. Thus, certain areas and items in your home can be more susceptible to mold, either because of their composition or their ability to readily absorb water.

  • Drywall, gypsum, wood, and plywood are all easily digestible materials for molds, and common places to discover mold growth.
  • Molds can also attack paper, cardboard, and organic adhesives, as well as wallpaper and particle board.
  • Mold also grows easily on painted surfaces, tile grout, and fabrics such as carpeting, upholstery, and curtains.

Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio if you suspect Mold in your San Antonio home. (210) 899-1017 or visit us at http://www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/

Limit Mold Growth in Your San Antonio Home

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Although you may not be able to completely eliminate the presence of mold spores entering your home from the natural environment, there are many ways you can limit or prevent mold growth in your home to protect it.

  • Keep your HVAC system maintained and change your air filter regularly, which will prevent the buildup of mold spores in your ducts and prevent the circulation of spores through your indoor air.
  • When remodeling or redecorating, consider using products such as paints and flooring with antimicrobial properties, which makes them less susceptible to mold growth, even if there is a flood or leak.
  • Reduce the amount of moisture in your home by running ventilation fans while bathing and using your air conditioner to extract moisture from the air on hot, humid summer days.
  • Have your roof inspected at least once a year to identify damage or leaks and repair them immediately, as roof damage can otherwise go unnoticed and lead to extensive water damage and mold growth before the issue is caught and addressed.

Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio if you suspect Mold in your San Antonio home. (210) 899-1017 or visit us at http://www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/

Storm or Flood Damage in San Antonio

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit San Antonio, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 210-899-1017 or visit us at http://www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/

FLOOD FACTS for SAN ANTONIO

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. FEMA reports, in the last 8 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. As most of us have recently experienced, nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas. 

Here are a few Flood Facts provided by FEMA:

  • Flash floods can bring walls of water from 10 to 20 feet high.
  • Flooding can be caused by spring thawing (snow and frozen grounds melting in the spring), heavy rains, snow melt runoffs, flash floods, and mudflows.
  • Floods are the most widespread natural disaster aside from wildfires. 
  • A 2,000-square foot home undergoing 12 feet of water damage could cost more than $50,000 to repair.

Here are a few supplies you need to prepare for a flood:

  • Stock up on First Aid items
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Three gallons of water per person for 3 days
  • Battery operated radio for weather reports
  • Extra batteries
  • Personal hygiene necessities

About SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio

SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio we specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 210-899-1017 or visit us at http://www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/

Causes and Effects of Water Damage in San Antonio

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage happens when unwanted water gets to the parts of your building that are supposed to remain dry. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, heavy rainfall and overflowing bodies of water are the most common culprits. In a lot of other cases, water intrusion can come from man-made water sources. Plumbing failures, sewage leaks, water heater bursts and toilet overflows are common incidents that can result in indoor flooding.

While water doesn't seem quite as threatening as fire, it can be every bit as destructive. Water can weaken wood, corrode metals, ruin appliances and destroy valuable documents. It can also render carpets, draperies and upholstery unusable after prolonged exposure. Worst of all, intruding water can short-circuit a building’s electrical infrastructure and create fire or electrocution hazards. It can even spur the growth of disease-causing bacteria and fungi indoors.

To mitigate property loss and to bring back safety in your home or workplace, SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio follows a stringent water damage restoration process. When you call us in, we’ll send a team of experts to your site. We will then follow these steps in route to a fully-restored building in as little time as possible:

  • Damage Mapping – Using state-of-the-art water and moisture detection equipment, we’ll track down every trace of unwanted water within your property. This allows us to take away all of it and prevent it from doing incremental damage right under your nose.
  • Water Source Shutdown – If you aren’t aware of where the water is coming from, we’ll find the source for you. We will then shut it down to prevent the floodwater from massing up and doing even more damage.
  • Water Extraction – When the flooded area stabilizes, we’ll bring in powerful water pumps that suck out the unwanted water from every affected section of your building.
  • Dehumidification – It’s not enough to get rid of water in its liquid form. Water that has evaporated and turned into moisture can leave a musty odor and sustain life for microbes. We use industrial dehumidifiers to flush out excess water vapor and normalize indoor air conditions.
  • Disinfection– After all the water and excess moisture has been dealt with, it’s time to kill the germs that have grown and thrived when water entered your building. We use disinfecting agents that are gentle on your property and the people in it, but ultra-tough on microbes that can make people sick.
  • Content Inventory – We’ll account for every piece of content in your home or workplace’s flooded areas and assess repaired vs replacement.
  • Reconstruction – We’ll inspect your infrastructure for damage and assess what needs repair, what needs to be replaced and what needs to be rebuilt. We’ll give you the best recommendations; and, if you give us the go signal, we’ll get down to business in getting your place back to its former glory.
  • Final Assessment – Before we wrap up, we’ll go through all the work we did based on the quote that we agreed upon. We want to make sure that you’re completely satisfied with what we’ve done and we’ll be glad to make adjustments, if needed, to your satisfaction.

Water damage is a cumulative process. The longer you wait on it, the worse it gets. Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio 24/7/365 at:

(210) 899-1017 or visit our website www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com