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What to do Before, During, and After a Power Outage

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Power Outages Stay safe this season by following these tips to know what to do before, during, and after a power outage!

Ready, a national public service advertising campaign, gives us these tips to follow before, during, and after a power outage.

Before

  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  • Make sure you have alternate charging methods for your phone or any device that requires power.
  • Charge cell phones and any battery powered devices
  • Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it.
  • Purchase ice or freeze water-filled plastic containers to help keep food cold during a temporary power outage.
  • Keep your car’s gas tank full. Gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps. If you use your car to re-charge devices, do NOT keep the car running in a garage, partially enclosed space, or close to a home, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by visiting your states or local website so you can locate the closest cooling and warming shelters.
  • If you rely on anything that is battery-operated or power dependent like a medical device, determine a back-up plan.

During

  • Only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Most food requiring refrigeration can be kept safely in a closed refrigerator for several hours. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours.
  • Put on layers of warm clothing if it is cold outside. Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking indoors. Never use your oven as a source of heat. If the power may be out for a prolonged period, plan to go to another location that has heat to keep warm.
  • Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices. Consider adding surge protectors.
  • If you are considering purchasing a generator for you home, consult an electrician or engineer before purchasing and installing.
  • Only use generators away from your home and NEVER run a generator inside a home or garage or connect it to your home’s electrical system.

After

  • Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color, or texture. When in doubt, throw it out!
  • If food in the freezer is colder than 40 degree Fahrenheit and has ice crystals on it, you can refreeze it
  • Contact your doctor if you’re concerned about medications having spoiled.
  • Restock your emergency kit with fresh batteries, canned foods, and other supplies.

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SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland's main priority this season is safety. For any water or fire damage needs, feel free to call us at (281) 412-6211.

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is Ready!

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

storm damage Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration.

SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is faster to any size disaster and 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.

Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland professionals specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Houston, 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 (281) 412-6211.

Hurricane Preparedness

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Hurricane Kit When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland responds immediately and uses advanced equipment

When preparing for hurricanes, having supplies to make it through the hurricane isn’t enough. Ensure you have supplies for the recovery period, which could be very long depending on the damage. For more tips on hurricane prep, visit http://bddy.me/******.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Mold Removal

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Mold Removal

When mold starts to invade your home, dealing with the problem quickly and safely should be a priority. It can take less than 72 hours for mold to spread throughout your home, which may result in negative health effects to your family, as well as damage to your property. SERVPRO responds quickly to your call to assess your situation. SERVPRO professionals use advanced equipment and experience in mold mitigation to determine the water source of your mold problem. Then, we’ll work with you in the cleanup and restoration process with as little disruption to your family as possible.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (281) 412-6211

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. 

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Mold Containment
  • Step 4: Air Filtration
  • Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Step 7: Restoration

Why Choose SERVPRO?

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The #1 Choice in Cleanup and Restoration

WHY CHOOSE SERVPRO?

Faster to any size disaster

We have more than 1,900 locations nationwide serving 90% of all US zip codes within two hours.

Available 24/7

An emergency can happen at any time, and our Customer Care Center is ready to take your call, day or night. Just call SERVPRO for immediate assistance.

Highly-trained professionals with more than 50 years of experience

We’ve earned the reputation as #1 in the cleanup and restoration industry and specialize in fire and water damage, specialty cleaning, mold, and so much more.

(281) 412-6211 CALL NOW

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We work with your insurance.
For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Call for details.

Commercial Water Damage: Prevention and Response

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage in the office. Your commercial water damage restoration experts!

Severe floods, cold spells or internal plumbing failures can cause water damage that brings your business to a standstill. The impact is immediate on employees as well as the bottom line. There are Preventive Measures that mitigate the impact of these emergencies and Commercial Restoration Services to assist with the proper Response.

Preventative Measures

In the office environment, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of damage due to water leaks.

  • It is beneficial to educate your Office Managers on water damage preparedness.
  • This means that your managers should know how to turn off the water, electric, and gas supply.
  • They should know who to call in order to have these items completed.
  • Keep basic tools in the office in the event of an emergency.
  • Create and maintain a list of emergency contact phone numbers for all employees.
  • Maintain contact information for your local fire and police numbers for medical emergencies.

Response

Rapid response is critical to water damage in the office. The longer you wait to mitigate, mold can develop creating the need for commercial mold removal services.

The best immediate course of action is to:

  1. Call SERVPRO® of Friendswood/Pearland to remediate the damage.
  2. Call a plumber to fix the source of the loss.

Of course, you can call your insurance first, but recall we are experts at the insurance side of damages and can help you get the best coverage.

We are the leaders of commercial water damage restoration. Contact us today to learn more!

Water Damage and Thermal Imaging

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

Thermal Camera Just know when you call SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland, you are getting the best technology used in the industry.

When it comes to the latest tools of the trade, SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland spares no expense equipping our team. 

One of the best tools in our toolbox is the thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging technology uses infrared radiation to measure heat differences. This creates a color picture of the area being evaluated. 

The biggest value of using thermal imaging comes to us during a water loss situation. With a thermal imaging camera, we can literally look behind walls, ceilings, and floors to determine if the possibility of water is present. 

When used in conjunction with a moisture meter, we can narrow down the cause of your problem. In the past, we would have needed to do exploratory demolition which is costly.

On a recent loss in a commercial building where the loss started on an upper floor, we were able to assess the wet areas quickly and accurately. The pictures illustrate the wet areas in dark colors and allow us to focus specifically on those areas.

Just know when you call SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland, you are getting the best technology used in the industry. This equipment is in the hands of our talented and dedicated teammates and will help us make your situation “Like it never even happened.”

The Different Types of Storm Damage

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

storm damage SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is just a phone call away. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Flood damage, wind damage, and hail damage are all possibilities here in the Houston area. If storm damage hits your home or office, here are a few tips to help:

Flood Damage & Recovery
If your home or office space is near water, or in a low-lying area, flood water damage is a risk. Heavy rains and flooding may cause water damage. If the land around your home or business cannot redirect the additional water, flooding can happen. Even homes and businesses at higher elevations can sustain flood damage if frozen pipes break. As soon as you see flooding in your home, contact SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland (281) 412-6211 to start the water mitigation process.

Wind Damage Restoration
Tornadoes often cause severe wind damage. Roof damage from strong winds may lift roof shingles, causing cracks, or even removing parts of an entire roof. Repairing roof damage may prove difficult for homeowners and business owners after a disaster due to damages that is not easily seen. If you have wind damage, make sure to ask for a professional to check your roof for moisture and signs of roof leaks.

Hail Damage & Recovery
Hail damage may be the most overlooked cause of major storm damage. Hail can damage not just your roof but also your siding, exterior walls, and windows. You may think your home or office has survived a hailstorm without damage, but hail damage can be difficult to identify. It would be a good idea to hire a roofing professional to inspect your roof and exterior walls for damage.

Impact Damage & Recovery
During a major storm it is not just wind, hail, and rain that can cause major damage to your home or business. Trees can cause horrendous damage just like weather can. Big trees are a huge bonus in a yard because they can produce shade but during a storm, they can cause damage. You will want to make sure that your trees are at least alive and there aren’t any branches that extend over your home or are breaking off. If you happen to have a tree fall on your home, not only could it damage the roof of your home or business, but the force from high winds and size of the tree could cause it to enter the home and damage the walls, flooring and content inside.

SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is just a phone call away. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter the size of your storm damage we will work to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Are you Prepared?

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

storm SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is here to help before & after the storm.

A well-equipped disaster supply kit should include, but is not limited to, the following items:

  • Water: 1 gallon per person per day.
  • Food: 3 to 7 days' worth of non-perishable or canned food and manual can opener.
  • Bedding: Blankets and pillows.
  • Clothing: Remember, although it may be warm, you may be working and cleaning and need pants and long sleeves to protect your skin. 
  • First Aid Kit: In the very least, include sanitizers and bandages.
  • Cash: Keep some cash and small bills on hand in case banks are closed.

Prepare your home:

  • Paperwork: Secure important documents
  • Windows: Remove debris, trim trees
  • Gas: Fill your car, fill your propane tank

SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland is here to help before & after the storm. Proudly serving Houston and all surrounding areas. 

Call us (281) 412-6211 

Open 24/7!

Mold Damage In Houston

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

Moldy wall SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Call for details.

A customer contacted us about a major mold infestation. A pressure relief valve malfunction on the boiler while they were away on vacation. This caused mold to grow, and our experts were ready to help. Our crew was able to return this property to pre-damage condition. SERVPRO of Friendswood / Pearland is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event.

Related Water Services

When a major flooding event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.