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Destroy Odors with Deodorization

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Destroy Odors with Deodorization Odors do not stand a chance!

Even a small fire can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized.  Fire, smoke and soot damage in your home or business can be unpleasant and potentially permanent problems.


As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the structure leaving odorous resides and deposits on surfaces and hard-to-reach places.  Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors. 


With technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s Professionals provide specialized services that can rid your home of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage.  SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s Professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out and remove the sources of odor.  Once the source is found, SERVPRO’s own proprietary line of cleaning products is used to treat and prevent the odor from returning.  Any restorable item in affected areas will also be cleaned and deodorized, including furniture, draperies, and upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC air ducts, and more.


If you suffer from fire damage or some other accident and require deodorization services, contact us today!  Whether it is fire, water or mold damage, or just a stubborn odor that refuses to go away, we’ll help make it “Like it never even happened."  

May is Building Safety Month

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial May is Building Safety Month May is Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month – it its 37th year – is an initiative of the International Code Council (ICC) and their 57,000 members across the world, as well as their partners in building construction and design, and the safety community.  Building Safety Month is an opportunity to educate insurance and commercial property professionals, as well as the general public, on “what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable, and energy efficient homes and buildings,” according to the ICC website.

The theme for 2017 is Code Officials – Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth and highlights managing disasters, specifically natural disasters, in week three of this year’s campaign. 

Some of the topics and tips shared throughout the month include Disaster Safety and Mitigation, as well as Fire Safety and Awareness.

The general public may not be aware of how codes and code officials “improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship, and play”, and this month can certainly improve awareness!

 

IMPORTANT TIPS FROM THE ICC

Disaster Safety & Mitigation

  • If you live in a high wind or hurricane prone area and do not have tested and code-approved shutters for protection from windborne debris, consider temporarily protecting your doors and windows by moutning exterior grade, 7/16” minimum thickness plywood and fastening it into place. Visit www.flash.org for detailed instructions on how to use plywood for emergency board-up.
  • Consider building or retrofitting to create a tornado-safe room in your home. Follow ICC/NSSA 500 Standard for detailed construction information and to ensure you achieve the highest level of protection for your family.
  • In wildfire prone areas, remove fine (dead grass, leaves, etc.) and course fuels (dead twigs, branches, etc.) within 30 feet of a building to create a survivable space in case of wildfire. Be sure to remove dry leaf and pine litter from roofs, rain gutters, decks, and walkways.  Follow ICC’s International Wildland-Urban Interface Code® for detailed requirements.

Flooded roads could have significant damage hidden by floodwaters.  Never drive through floodwaters or on flooded roads.  Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream.  It takes only six inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off your feet and two feet of water to move and SUV-sized vehicle.

Destroy Odors with Deodorization

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Destroy Odors with Deodorization Odors don't stand a chance!

Even a small fire can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized.  Fire, smoke and soot damage in your home or business can be unpleasant and potentially permanent problems.

As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the structure leaving odorous resides and deposits on surfaces and hard-to-reach places.  Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors. 

With technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s Professionals provide specialized services that can rid your home of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage.  SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s Professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out and remove the sources of odor.  Once the source is found, SERVPRO’s own proprietary line of cleaning products is used to treat and prevent the odor from returning.  Any restorable item in affected areas will also be cleaned and deodorized, including furniture, draperies, and upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC air ducts, and more.

If you suffer from fire damage or some other accident and require deodorization services, contact us today!  Whether it is fire, water or mold damage, or just a stubborn odor that refuses to go away, we’ll help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Biohazard and Crime Scene

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard and Crime Scene Helping families with Biohazard & Crime Scene Clean Up

SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s Restoration Professionals provide fast, reliable biohazard crime scene clean up and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.  Our Technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean biohazardous substances and prepare waste for disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulation. 

In certain circumstances bereaved families are often unprepared to assume the task of cleaning a residence following an unexpected passing of a family member or friend.  Now families have somewhere to turn for help.  SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland is committed to providing safe, courteous clean up and restoration services to protect the health of family members and to help preserve their memories of the deceased.

SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s Professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. 

Biohazard emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours, and that’s why SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night. 

Clean up & Restoration Services:

  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson/ Vandalism
  • Sewer Backups
  • Mold
  • Homicide Cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup

Who’s prepared?

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

General Who’s prepared? Building your Emergency Kit

If a disaster strikes, will you be ready?  It is important to prepare before a disaster occurs; one way to do that is by building a basic emergency kit.  The following items are recommended for your kit.

  • Water, one gallon per person per day
  • Food, non-perishable 3 day supply
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic Sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, if necessary
  • Cash
  • Important documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
  • Local maps
  • Hygiene items
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container 

Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone.  Take action now to protect yourself and your property. 

Be Ready with the SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Program

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services Be Ready with the SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Program 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster.

The SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business is “Ready for whatever happens.”

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.  The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact information, Shut-Off Valve locations and Priority Areas.  The REP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan App to access this information anytime using your smart phone or tablet. 

The ERP establishes SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to our Professional Restoration Technicians 24/7.   Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation.  Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. 

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, weather it is a small water leak, large fire or an area flood.  The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happened.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but now you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you a lot of time in the future.  Call SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland today to establish your Emergency READY Profile®. 

SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s Spring Cleaning Tips

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland’s Spring Cleaning Tips Spruce up your home or business this spring

The flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping.  Spring is in the air, but you can’t shake those winter blues!  Spruce up your home or business with a deep cleaning.   Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our environment and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. 

A clean environment is a healthy environment.  Improve your living and work spaces this spring. 

Spring Cleaning Tips:

  • Always start from the top.  As you clean higher items, like ceiling fan blades and top shelves on bookcases, you’ll knock dust down to a lower level.  Cleaning from the top down will prevent soiling areas you have already cleaned.
  • Stay focused on the task at hand.  When cleaning out a closet or drawer, it’s easy to get drawn in by old photo albums and keepsakes.  Set aside time for the fond memories later; you’re on a mission!
  • Don’t be a pack rat.  You don’t wasn’t to throw away precious keepsakes but try to limit junk laying around your home or office.  If you haven’t used it in a year or two, throw it out!
  • Hit the hidden areas.  We all avoid the dreaded hidden areas in our homes, but now is the time to face the dust bunnies!
  • Tackle big projects first.  It happens every year, we start with the best intentions to scrub our homes from top to bottom, but somewhere in the middle we run out of steam.  Tackle the biggest projects first or you may never get to them. 
  • Yard sale time!  Don’t just chuck your unwanted items.  Put them up for sale; you may be surprised to see what could bring in a few bucks. 

 

Other Cleaning Services Provided by SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland

 Air Ducts & HVAC

Biohazard

Carpet & Upholstery

Ceiling, Floors & Walls

Drapes & Blinds

Odor Removal

Sewage & Toilet Overflow

Trauma & Crime Scene

Vandalism & Graffiti

Building Services

Commercial Cleaning Services

March is Red Cross Month

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Community March is Red Cross Month SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland is proud to have a Corporate Sponsorship with the American Red Cross

Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross is a charitable organization that relies on donations and volunteers to carry out their mission.  Whether it is a disaster relief, blood donations, military family support, or training and certification in CPR, life guarding, first aid and more the Red Cross is committed to helping those who need it most.  The American Red Cross is part of the Global Red Cross Network, the world’s largest volunteer network founded in 187 countries, according to redcross.org.

 Every year, March is declared Red Cross Month by the President of the United States.  The American Red Cross celebrates by honoring the “every day heroes” who support and carry out the mission of the Red Cross by donating, giving blood, taking a class or volunteering. 

 SERVPRO ® began a partnership with the American Red Cross in 2013, and became an official Disaster Responder partner in 2016.  The Disaster Responder program provides families and individuals immediate support, comfort and assistance when a disaster, such as a house fire, happens to them.  Disaster Responders also help communities prepare for disasters ahead of time by participating in preparedness activities such as the Smoke Alarm Installation Campaign.

 To learn more about the American Red Cross, or about how you can get involved, visit redcross.org.

By The Numbers

  • Around 3.1 Million people donate blood through the American Red Cross.
  • The American Red Cross collects and processes about 40% of the nation’s blood supply to approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.
  • Volunteers constitute about 90% of the American Red Cross workforce, making it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires. 

                                                                       Source: The American Red Cross

SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland takes care of air quality by cleaning your HVAC & Air Ducts

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland takes care of air quality by cleaning your HVAC & Air Ducts Servpro of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland Cleans Contaminated Air Ducts & HVAC System for local area home

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality.   

Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.  By having your Ducts & HVAC System cleaned can:

-Reduce allergens and pet dander.

-Eliminate offensive odors.

-Improve operating conditions and efficiency. 

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

-Dust

-Pollen

-Odors

-Dirt and debris

-Other contaminants

Our Professional Technicians at SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

-Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.

-May help to eliminate offensive odors.

-Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

To schedule a Duct Cleaning in your home or office building in the Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland Areas give us a call today.  936-441-8550

Other Cleaning Services Provided by SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland

Biohazard

Carpet & Upholstery

Ceiling, Floors & Walls

Drapes & Blinds

Odor Removal

Sewage & Toilet Overflow

Trauma & Crime Scene

Vandalism & Graffiti

Building Services

Commercial Cleaning Services

Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland Areas - 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

2/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland Areas - 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in the Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland Areas

SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 936-441-8550 or 281-356-9991

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)

About SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland

SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland 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.