Commercial Water Damage
This Property Manager was thrilled that we arrived so fast and did a great job!
This building experienced a toilet overflow on the 17th floor. SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland arrived within the hour. We always begin by walking the job with the Engineer and Property Manager to discuss a plan of action.
There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. 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.
Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (281) 412-6211
Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 281-412-6211
Conditions in Houston Area Might Be Right For Mold
If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:
- Emergency Contact - (281) 412-6211
- Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Mold Containment
- Air Filtration
- Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Cleaning Contents and Belongings
Common Mold Misconceptions
With sensational news stories and misleading advertising, you can easily understand why so many people are misinformed about indoor mold. Learn the facts about mold and the mold remediation process.
Mold Remediation and Restoration
Is Houston A Flood Zone?
This picture shows how deep floodwaters got along the Sam Houston Tollway. No wonder people were able to drive boats through the tollbooths!
After Hurricane Harvey, thousands of people were sent into a financial panic. Most people did not have flood insurance because their house was not located in what is considered a flood zone. Thanks to FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, many of these families were able to begin the recovery process. But what now? What does this once every hundred years storm mean for your insurance? You will be surprised.
New Flood Zones
Did the Harvey floodwaters cause over $5,000 in damage to your home? If they did, congratulations, you are now in what is considered to be a flood zone. Even if you have never flooded before this one event was all the insurance companies needed to raise their rates for flood insurance in your area. While it is possible and likely Houston will never experience another Harvey, we can not predict how the rivers and flood zones will change. Hence, causing the caution for all the rise in insurance.
Do You Need Flood Insurance?
There is no easy answer to that question. If you are in a flood zone, many communities will require you to have it. Here at SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland, we say "You can never have too much insurance. Better safe than sorry." Our recommendation is if you are along the coast or in a flood zone including those formulated after Harvey, purchase flood insurance. If you are outside of a flood zone speak with your agent to calculate the risk and consider putting together an emergency storm fund. If you do deny to purchase flood insurance your agent will need to receive it in writing. Ultimately, the decision is yours.
Either way, SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland will be ready to take care of you when the next storm hits; And if you do have insurance we are on their vendor list. All you have to do is request us and we will come to take care of you. Experienced a catastrophic weather event? Call us at 281-412-6211.
Pretend a Storm is Coming Now
Preparation is the best protection
against the dangers of a hurricane.
Don’t wait until you hear a hurricane, tornado or thunderstorm of the century is coming. There are plenty of storm preparation checklists and common-sense advice out there for storm preparation. Take care of the things you can now, so you don’t have to be scrambling at the last minute.
Here are some things you can check for:
- Make sure you have plenty of food and water supply
- Candles and batteries if the power goes out.
- A communication device in case there is an emergency
- A way to stay informed on changing weather conditions, for example, a tv, radio, or cell phone
- Boards to cover windows from any strong wind or debris
Know that SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is here 24-hours a day to serve you at 281-412-6211.
Time Is Money
Did You Know: After a Hurricane an average of every one out of three family owned businesses will not recover.
We work with your schedule
Here at SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland we understand how embarrassing it can be to have a damage repaired or cleaned. Especially for restaurants who need to maintain a certain level of cleanliness for their customers. Seeing a SERVPRO van in the front of the building may turn people away.
Our solution is to make ourselves available 24/7 and preform with the utmost discretion. Our teams have been known to come in at night, after hours or work from the back of the store out of sight. This allows your business to continue to run as usual.
Getting back to normal as soon as possible
Occasionally there does come the disaster preventing a place of business to function entirely. Here along the Texas cost, that usually involves a Hurricane. For every day work is delayed is another day of lost revenue. Time is Money. If your entire business is shut down SERVPRO of Friendwood/Pearland will work around the clock to get you up and running again in the event of any disaster. After Hurricane Harvey, we had some businesses open within 3 days!
This is a chart providing a quick look at the timeline of a STORM response.
What Is STORM?
A controlled response managed by one or more SERVPRO® Storm Sites which are operated by one of four Franchise owned teams. These Storm Sites are committed to being in a constant state of readiness. Always answering the call and mobilizing to service National Accounts clients’ customers. Always willing to assist the Local Franchises in servicing spikes in volume for which they have difficulty getting to all customers in a timely fashion.
How Does It Affect You?
The Storm Response Program maximizes production volume as a result of weather and catastrophic events. Through the four Franchise owned Storm Teams the program is capable of scaling to manage catastrophic events from a local microburst that provides only a few opportunities serviced by regional Franchises, up to large hurricanes that provide thousands of opportunities and require hundreds of crews.
How Do We Do It?
- Promote and Plan
- Monitor the Potential Event
- Activate the Event
- Execute the Event
- Exit the Event
- Post Event
Time is Money
As the leader in water damage restoration, SERVPRO® knows fast mitigation is the key to limiting business interruption. With an unmatched national footprint of over 1,500 Franchises nationwide, SERVPRO® is faster to any size disaster and can be on-site within a few hours to help reduce the future damage water can cause. We have the right equipment, procedures and training to help ensure the structure is dry the first time, saving you time and money.
SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is ready to help. Give us a call (281)-412-6211.
Do You Have a Multi-Story Building?
We service high rises in Downtown Houston and the Galleria area.
Here at SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland, we are no stranger to working amongst the clouds. In fact, we have serviced many of the high rises in Downtown Houston and the Galleria area. What a lot of people do not know is that when there is water damage on a higher floor that water will continue to travel down the longer it sits. It does not stop just because it hits a wall. The damage will continue to follow gravity even as it is being cleaned, so it must be repaired from top to bottom not bottom to top.
For a skyscraper with a busted pipe on the highest floor, that could be as many as 40 or more floors to clean and repair! Our most recent high rise was a 22-story building that became saturated from a busted pipe near the roof. Luckily for them, SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland was there and knew exactly how to handle this situation. After 2 days of cleaning and 3 days of drying, a total of 5 days the job, it was completed and life returned to normal.
Do you have a multi-story building such as an apartment or business office you would like the professionals to handle?
SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland Give us a Call: 281-412-6211
Facts About Hurricane Harvey
Facts and information
August 17- September 2, 2017
- 82 confirmed deaths
- Harvey was the first major hurricane to hit the US since Wilma (2005)
- Was the first Category 4 Hurricane in Texas since Carla (1961)
- Over 200,000 homes were damaged or destroyed
- 738,000 people registered with FEMA
- More than $378 million dollars have been paid out
- The Hurricane caused $125 billion in damage
- The first point of landfall was August 25 in south-central Texas
- Only 20% of homes hit had flood insurance, leaving the other 80% left without coverage
- Some areas were recorded getting up to 51 inches of rain
- The highest wind speed recorded was 134 mph
- Texans Football Player J.J Watt raised a staggering $37 million in relief funds for Harvey
Facts and information credited to:
Amadeo, Kimberly. “Hurricane Harvey Shows How Climate Change Can Impact the Economy.” The Balance, www.thebalance.com/hurricane-harvey-facts-damage-costs-4150087.
“Hurricane Harvey Aftermath.” Www.cnn.com, www.cnn.com/specials/us/hurricane-harvey.
“Hurricane Harvey: Facts, FAQs, and How to Help.” World Vision, 11 Dec. 2017, www.worldvision.org/disaster-relief-news-stories/hurricane-harvey-facts.
The Most Important Call
Call SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland
Dealing with Insurance companies can be scary. These are people who do nothing but take your money after all. It is okay. During an emergency, this is what they are here for. This is why you have been paying them for years. They are here to help you in your time of need. Calling them after an emergency is a must. Waiting or worse not calling at all is something you can't afford to do. Before an emergency happens, it is a good idea to have all the information in a place that’s readily available.
Things you need to know:
- Who is your Insurance Agent?
- What company do they work for?
- Keep a record of your claim number if you put in a claim
- Know your adjuster; you may even want to keep his phone number
- What is your deductible?
Reminder: It is your job to mitigate the damage. Meaning you must try and prevent further loss. For example, if you have water spraying from a pipe turn off the water and the electricity to affected rooms.
SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland will come out and inform you if putting in a claim is beneficial to your case. For a free estimate call us at 281-412-6211