Mold Prevention Tips
Mold Prevention Tips
Mold Prevention Tips:
- When water leaks or intrusions occur, act quickly! Wet or damp material that is dried within 24 – 48 hours of the leak, in most cases, will NOT grow mold.
- Remove wet carpet or furniture that cannot be dried within 24 – 48 hours.
- Do not install carpet in areas of water usage such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.
- Remove wet clothes from the washer promptly.
- Do not leave damp clothes or towels lying around.
- Keep indoor humidity levels below 60%. The ideal level is between 30 – 50%. Relative humidity can be measured by a moisture or humidity meter, a small and inexpensive instrument available at most hardware stores.
- If you see condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes, act fast to dry the wet surface and reduce the moisture or water source.
- Use air conditioners or dehumidifiers to keep humidity low.
- Keep air conditioning drip pans clean and the drain lines free of obstructions.
- Be sure dryers, stoves, heaters and exhaust fans vent to the outside, not into the walls or attic.
- Use a bathroom exhaust fan or open the window when you shower.
- Dry shower walls after a shower.
- When cooking or using the dishwasher, use an exhaust fan or open the window.
- Keep furniture from blocking air returns and vents.
- Dust and vacuum often.
- Clean and repair gutters regularly.
- Repair any roof leaks as soon as you discover them.
- Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation so that water does not enter or pool around the foundation.
- Insulate cold surfaces such as cold water pipes to prevent condensation.
- Repair any plumbing leaks as soon as you find them
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Kitchen Leaks - Have a plan !
Kitchen leak cause by Refrigerator
Every minute counts when you're faced with a flood or water leak in the kitchen, so having a plan is critical.
In a worst-case scenario, homeowners will need to shut off the main water supply line to the home before addressing the broken appliance or busted pipe directly.
There are two types of valves: the main valve, which stops water flow to the entire home; and supply valves that connect to specific appliances. Look for the main water valve and turn it off clockwise to stop the flow. (Note: if the valve is a lever, turn the handle perpendicular to the water line.)
Some homes have a supply valve located near the water line of the appliance. If this is easier to get to at first, turn it off; however, the main line should still be turned off.
Once the water valve has been shut off, call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio. We are faster to any disaster. Our highly trained technicians will arrive onsite and make it look "Like it never even happened."
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Flooding in McAllen
Storms are scary, especially when they target your home. SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio travels wherever needed to help those that have been victims of storms. Recently SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio traveled to McAllen to help with the Storm that hit this year in June.
McAllen got about 7 to 10 inches of water (18 to 25 centimeters) and had several dozen water rescues. Local authorities stated it had been close to 15 years since McAllen got that much rain. McAllen had residence that had vehicles and homes completely flooded out.
SERVPRO of North Central helps homeowners deal with the aftermath when storms hit.
If you need Storm damage assistance with your home call us today at: (210) 899-1017 or for more information visit us at: www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com
Commercial Water Damage - Balcones Heights
Rain Water traveled into this Balcones Heights Store
Here at SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio, we are faster to any disaster. When something goes wrong with a commercial property timing is everything. While timing is everything on every job it is under a bigger magnifying glass during commercial properties because the longer this property is closed the more money the business owner is losing.
SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio works by the one - four - eight policy. This means that we will have you in contact with us within an hour, be on site within 4 hours, and have a full scope of services within eight hours. Timeliness is key. We also use state of the art software. This helps us keep the client aware of everything that is going on and helps us mitigate costs to keep the cost of our job as low as possible. So, if you have a business and a disaster happens just remember a couple of key things. First, you need to get this fixed as soon as possible. Second, you need to use a trustworthy company that will be able to handle the size of this job.
Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio to get your business back to preloss condition right away. Call us at (210) 899-1017 or visit our website at www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com
Water Damage to local Business
Water Loss at local Gym
Water can come from many sources. Flood waters, Hot water tanks, Softners, Supply lines the list goes on. Whatever the source of your water damage SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio is always ready to help!
This picture shows a local gym that walked into their place of business one morning to find the carpet was soaked throughout. The source of this leak was the toilet tank that had been running all night. We arrived on site and quickly began to mitigate all water, tear out affected materials and set up our equipment. This process can take anywhere from 3-5 days depending.
If you experience a water loss at your place of business call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio today at: (210) 899-1017 or visit our website at www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/
Commercial Crawl Space Storm Waters
Flooded Crawl Space from Rain Storm
SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio is prepared to handle disasters of any size. We recently had a call from a commercial business that had hundreds of gallons of water pulling under into their crawl space.
SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio was dispatched out to begin extraction. There was approximately 3 1/2 feet of water below the building. It took two sump pumps, our largest extraction machine and 5 hours to mitigate the water. There is NEVER a job too large for SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio. We are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
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When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO is Always Storm Ready!
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.
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 & Storms
When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. SERVPRO has teams that travel to many areas of the country to help those affected by storm damage. 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.
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What to look for after a Hail Storm
Hail Storm San Antonio
Do you have hail damage? It is not that easy a question to answer. If your building has asphalt shingles or a metal roof, you may see dents. But, on a built-up (tar & gravel) roof, you might see few to no visible signs of damage.
When do you need professional help? Three Helpful Indicators:
Hail comes in many sizes and densities, so it can be difficult to know when you actually need to be concerned about damage. Whether you’re staring at pea-sized hail on the ground or golf-ball size hail, here are some signs that indicate it would be a good idea to at least talk to a professional:
- Damaged vehicles—If the roofs of nearby cars were dented, then there’s a good chance your building also sustained hail damage.
- Damaged siding, downspouts or windows—If you are unable to safely inspect your roof, hail damage to other parts of your building, such as dented downspouts or siding, can be a good indicator you may need to take action.
- Work on neighboring properties—If a neighboring building sustained hail damage and is being repaired, it’s a sign you should more closely inspect your roof and building.
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Let SERVPRO make it "Like it never even happened."
Commercial Water Damage Lincoln Heights
Commercial Water Loss at Local Sports Rehab Center
This local sport rehab center had a leak over the weekend. When the team arrived all the floors were buckled; it was clear what needed to be done. Our crew worked with the business owners schedule and took the proper steps in assessing and amending the damage that was done. Air movers and dehumidifiers were set up to begin drying the building. The cleanup process was effective and hasty thanks to our team members of SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio, knowing just what to do thank to their experience. You can see in this picture we have our dehumidifiers and air movers in place and in action. Our customer was very pleased with the turnout and grateful for us that they did not lose business during this time. If you experience a water loss in your place of business call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio today at: (210) 899-1017 or visit us at: www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com
Our Certified SERVPRO Technicians Have the Experience and the Equipment to Handle Flooding Disasters of Any Scale
No Disaster Too Big!!
One of the biggest nightmares any business in Texas can experience is a storm flood. If you have been an unfortunate victim of flood damage, there are certain procedures you should follow as you look to restore your property. If you are in the middle of an emergency, your best bet is to contact a reputable restoration company.
As a locally based company and a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO is conveniently located to respond quickly to flood damage emergencies in South Texas. We have a large team of IICRC-certified technicians who are properly-armed and highly experienced to restore any water-damaged properties to preloss conditions quickly efficiently, "Like it never even happened."
Whenever your home experiences considerable flood damage, the first course of action should be to vacate the building and then inspect for safety issues before reentering. Once you call SERVPRO, our technicians can come in and evaluate the extent of the damage. This step involves checking for structural damage, electrical issues, and possible health concerns that may come into play when performing flood damage repair and cleanup.
After addressing all major safety concerns, SERVPRO flood damage restoration professionals can move in and begin the actual cleanup process. It is essential to document all flood damage sustained for insurance purposes. This means taking pictures of the flooded areas, damaged furniture, and other house contents, and holding on to any repair bills you may incur along the way. The compensation procedure after a flood can be tricky; so, the more documentation papers you have, the better.
The dirty work begins after carefully documenting all the damage. It is important to carry out the drying and cleanup process as quickly as possible to prevent secondary damage and possible mold growth.
Our technicians use advanced extraction equipment to pump out any standing water, and then set up fans and dehumidifiers for the drying part. Hiring a flood damage repair expert (like SERVPRO) for this stage is always a good investment. Apart from having access to the right equipment, the knowledge and experience of working on numerous flood damage projects is useful to ensure a speedy and efficient cleanup process.
Storms and floods are a reminder of the force of Mother Nature. While they are unpredictable, you can count on SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio for local flood damage restoration services. For any questions, you can reach us anytime at (210) 899-1017
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