Ways to prepare for a Storm
SERVPRO onsite at a Storm location is San Antonio
Storm headed your way? Read these tips to prepare:
- Always keep a battery-powered radio in your home so that you can tune to radio stations if you lose electricity. Check or change the batteries frequently.
- Keep a flashlight in an easily accessible spot on every floor of your home. Check the batteries monthly, and replace them as needed.
- Keep a supply of candles on hand for power failures.
- As a safety precaution before leaving the house on vacation, unplug all electrical appliances except for those lights connected to automatic timers.
- If you live in a storm-prone area, nail down roof shingles or use adequate adhesives to keep them from blowing off in a violent wind. For roofs with shingles that are not the seal-down type, apply a little dab of roofing cement under each tab.
- A lightning-protection system should offer an easy, direct path for the bolt to follow into the ground and thus prevent injury or damage. Grounding rods (at least two for a house) should be placed at opposite corners of the house.
- Don't go out during a hurricane unless you have to. However, if flooding threatens, seek high ground, and follow the instructions of civil defense personnel.
- When a major storm is imminent, close shutters, board windows, or tape the inside of larger panes with an "X" along the full length of their diagonals. Even a light material like masking tape may give the glass the extra margin of strength it needs to resist cracking.
In the event your home or business gets damaged by a storm, call SERVPRO North Central San Antonio at (210) 899-1017
When Winter Freeze Hits Texas - SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO North Central San Antonio arriving onsite after a winter freeze / snow storm stopping in & causing damage to the Texas Juvenile Justice Dept.
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. Capable of working with your insurance company and assisting you with the claims process, our Professional staff can guide you through the entire process.
Since SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio is 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. Don't hesitate to call!
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit San Antonio, Texas 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.
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For Immediate Service in San Antonio, Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio
Here at SERVPRO North Central San Antonio, we are always loaded up and ready to help.
SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in San Antonio Texas. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
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Whether your San Antonio home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your San Antonio commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Preparing for Winter Weather
Pipe that froze, then later thawed out causing pipes to burst.
Winter is the restoration industry's busiest time and busted water pipes are a leading cause. Many times this costly damage could of been prevented with some easy preventive maintenance steps.
1. Pipe wrap to insulate the expose piping in and around the home. This is an inexpensive way to be proactive and to ensure that the exposed pipes will not freeze.
2. Seal/insulate all small cracks and openings in your home. Wires and pipes run inside/out of homes and could leave small open spaces which will permit freezing wind to directly affect an area of pipe. That area could freeze and burst. This again is a simply and cost efficient way to keep the heat inside and the cold out.
3. During those especially freezing nights, let the faucets slowly drip. Running water through the pipes will prevent it from freezing. Also, open cabinet doors under the sinks to allow the home heat to circulate underneath. Again, a few degrees can make a tremendous difference.
SERVPRO is here to serve you for all your smoke fire and water cleanup and restoration needs. We are an emergency services company available 24/7 to help make it "Like it never even happened."
This can be one of many forms of black mold.
What is black mold?
You may have heard on many reports that warn you about "black mold" or "toxic mold". These reports can be very alarming and confusing but there are beneficial on getting the facts to better understand mold.
Stachybotrys chartarum is the scientific name black mold. Stachybotrys Chartarum (Black mold) produces allergens and irritants that can have some serious health effects on humans and animals. Even though many molds can cause allergens and irritants you should treat every mold with caution and care. You should avoid the affected areas and you should not touch or disturb the mold.
How do I know if it is black mold?
Due to the fact that many molds can create allergens and irritants; no matter the color, size, smell. You should contact SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio immediately so we can inspect the mold and determine the best remedy for the mold. In many instances multiple molds can be living in the same house or structure.
If you see any signs of mold contact us today at (210)899-1017
Process for Water Removal with SERVPRO
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SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio proudly serves San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Water Removal Equipment
- Moisture detectors, hygrometers and other meters measure the extent of the moisture saturation.
- Infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high level water.
- Truck mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, & Anti-Microbial Treatments
- Deodorization products control odor from excessive moisture.
- Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew and other harmful microorganisms.
If you are looking for a fast responding team to take care of your water damage, look no further. SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio is here to take care of you.
We are one of the leaders in the industry and a preferred vendor for several insurance carriers. Don’t wonder if your walls, cabinets or other structure materials contain moisture that can support mold, mildew or bacteria.
Call SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio 24/7 365 days a year. (210) 899-1017 or visit us at: http://www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/
Fire Damage Restoration
SERVPRO: Your First Choice for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in a San Antonio Business
Fire Damage in San Antonio can be very inopportune for a business owner. If a fire strikes your place of business, the result can be primary and secondary water damage, along with possible structural damage caused by the combustion. Firefighter’s efforts to douse the flames can leave large volumes of water behind. Additionally, business owners will often find that their employees feel unsafe working in the office due to health and sanitation issues. Dealing with fire damage is also challenging given that management teams may have to deal with the loss of valuable inventory, expensive equipment, and important documents. Finally, business owners will be faced with the task of contacting organizations such as the fire department and their insurance provider following the fire. To ensure that you can effectively grapple with your roles and responsibilities following a fire, you should obtain professional assistance from a trained team of fire damage restoration experts. Learn why SERVPRO is the best company to offer you these services by reviewing the following outline:
How SERVPRO can assist you
The by-products of fire can be more severe and costly than the actual fire damage itself. They include water, smoke, and soot damage that results from the flames. If of any size and severity, then the professionals from SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio should be called in. The experts are trained to assess thoroughly the extent of the fire damage and subsequently determine the best course of action for restoration. Depending on the business, the contents that are under duress, documents, cash, and records, may be of more value than the structural damage. Our remediation experts will help you save and restore as much important material as possible. Our goal is always to minimize your expenditures and get your doors re-opened.
Our Talented Technicians
When it's time for you to find the ideal commercial fire damage restoration company, you should select a business known for employing capable technicians. And here at SERVPRO, that's precisely how we operate. Our trained technicians are IICRC-certified and known for offering exceptional customer service. The professionals at SERVPRO also specialize in many aspects of the restoration process, including upholstery restoration, fire damage restoration, and water damage restoration. This encompasses efforts of water removal, drying, cleaning, repairing and restoring whenever possible. Our team offers 24-hour emergency service. Finally, SERVPRO of North Central can and will work with the majority of insurance providers to optimize the restoration timeline and to minimize costs.
Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges
SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.
If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business. (210) 899-1017
How to Winterize your home, prevent and prepare for a fire
As the year is coming to an end, we often encounter more and more days and months with dropping temperatures. We are never fully prepared for a freeze/cold front that comes in overnight. During the winter months we often see a rise in home fires. Here at SERVPRO we are always prepared for any form of natural disaster and are ready to help you at any time of the day!
Here are some precautions we should always think about during these times;
- Make sure there is a 3ft clearance around fires, space heaters and floor furnaces from combustible and loose flammable materials
- Do NOT plug in space heaters into a power strip or an extension cord.
- Inspect all of the device for any breakage, damage, loose connections and frayed cords.
- Keep out of high traffic areas including doorways, and areas where kids and pets play and can easily knock over
- Check all Smoke detectors to ensure they are working and safe
What are combustible materials?
Combustible materials are anything that is flammable and will burn including but not limited to; curtains, paper, clothes, furniture, chemicals, mattresses and bedding
Combustible items are made of many different materials that will ignite, burning and releasing flammable vapors which can cause the fire to spread in a quicker timed manner to the surrounding materials.
Preparing the family in case of a fire
We should always show the kids and family what to do in case of an emergency such as a fire. Teaching kids and family what a smoke detector sounds like and what to do when it is going off. If they smell something burning to report it to an adult, if they see a fire to yell FIRE! Make sure they know the differences between noises of the smoke detector and the doorbell and any other alarm that goes off in the home.
Teach kids what to do in the next few steps and showing them an escape plan. For them not to worry about their belongings and make sure they know a safe spot, a neighbor’s house, a special location. To call 9-1-1 immediately and report the fire. Teaching kids where a fire extinguishers are in the home. Always teach kids that the smoke will rise and that if you crawl on the floor it will be clearer, if trapped in a room test to see if the door knob is too hot with the back of your hand, if trapped in a room open a window and block the smoke from coming in through cracks. If anyone were to catch on fire by clothing, hair or in any other way make sure they know the drill to stop, drop and roll.
And always have a Go kit in your car, with non-perishable foods, some water and extra spare clothes, and medications, activities for smaller kids, a blanket, first aid, etc. Make sure there is a way for emergency patrons to see how many kids and adults are in the home, in case of unconsciousness.
Preparing your pets for a fire
Keeping all pet information up to date, and having pets microchipped in case of separation due to any form of natural disaster. Add a secondary contact that is not in your immediate area in the manner that you’re surrounding area becomes inaccessible for any reason, add secondary contact to pets’ collar and name tag. Always have an emergency pet kit with your emergency kit. This can be a part of your “go kit” including non-perishable pet food, and treats, an extra leash, pet medications if any, pet first-aid, etc. If your unable to go home immediately, have a plan for your pet due to not all places are pet-friendly. Make sure there is a sticker or sign for emergency patrons can see that there are pets in the home and if you can how many, an ideal place for this can be a window.
SERVPRO North Central is available for you 24/7
In the case of a fire, and would like some restoration and help please contact SERVPRO of North Central at our 24/7 phone line (210)899-1017 at or visit our website at www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com
Timeframe of Water Damage
Flooding and water damage are very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage, cleaning and restoration costs.
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Timeframe of Water Damage
Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
Hours 1 - 24:
Drywall begins to swell and break down.
Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
Furniture begins to swell and crack.
Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
A musty odor appears.
48 Hours to 1 Week:
Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
Metal begins to rust and corrode.
Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
Paint begins to blister.
Wood flooring swells and warps.
Serious biohazard contamination is possible.
More Than 1 Week:
Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
About SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio
SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio specializes 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.
Resolving Water Events of All Sizes Fast Is How SERVPRO Protects San Antonio Homes from Big Losses
Small water damage big problems
Famous last words from a homeowner struggling with expensive and disruptive water property destruction often start with a rueful statement that the cause seemed like a relatively minor problem. Mopping up a puddle inside a cabinet or putting down a towel under the refrigerator because you believe, without any real proof, that the kids spill water daily, quickly show to be inadequate short term “band-aid” solutions. We can help residential property owners in San Antonio when water loss circumstances require comprehensive and analytical assessment and permanent professional resolutions.