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Lightning Truths and Myths

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

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It's important that we know our facts about the weather patterns to prepare for any future emergencies.  Learn the common myths and facts about lightning during spring!
 

Myth: If it's not raining, then there is no danger from lightning. 
Fact: Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall.  This is especially true in the western United States where thunderstorms sometimes produce very little rain. 

Myth: The rubber soles of shoes or rubber tires on a car protect you from being struck by lightning. 
Fact: Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires proved no protection from lightning.  The steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.  Although you may be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside. 

Myth: "Heat lightning" occurs after very hot summer days and poses no threat. 
Fact: "Heat lightning" is a term used to describe lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for thunder to be heard. 

To find out more information about the myths and the facts about lightning go to www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

Dealing with lightning damages can be very overwhelming to deal with alone.  Give the team of professionals here at SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio a call!

For Immediate Service Call SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Sugar Land.  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 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (210) 944-8052

Residential Services

Whether your 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

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Sugar Land commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Therefore, 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. Learn more about our commercial services.  

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration 
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Types of Flooding

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Flooding can occur at any time of the year, especially around the coastal region of Texas.  However, did you know that there are different types of floods?   There are several kinds of floods, and SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio feels it is important to educate our customers, so they can make informed decisions on how to handle the situation. 

Flash floods- most dangerous kind of flood, combining nearly

River flood – Occurs when a river overflows its banks.  A common cause for this is tropical systems (hurricanes, tropical storms, etc.) or an abundance amount of rain.

Coastal flooding – this is the result of strong onshore winds pushing on water from the ocean or bay.  These can be classified as storm surges and may greatly affect homes along the coast.

Urban flooding – floods are due to the lack of drainage in an urban area. 

SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio is here for any of your weather-related remediation needs, give our team of trained professionals a call!

It is The Water That You Do Not See

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Any water damage in your facility, in general, is bad.  There is no such thing as a small disaster.  Especially when the water you cannot see contains bacteria.  Unseen water can create a much larger claim down the road.  So before you try to clean things up yourself, consider how this will potentially affect the property if the clean-up is not done properly. 

Our professionals at SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio understand how disruptive unseen water damage can be for you and your customers.  For this reason, SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio offers 24-hour emergence response, and, under normal circumstances on-site of a water damage within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services.  By responding quickly within a full line of water clean-up and restoration services, our staff will help you reclaim your home quickly while drying, deodorizing, and protecting your belongings. 

So, before risking the value of your home SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio highly advises you to give our team of trained professionals a call.  Our staff is available 24/7 dedicated to helping our community when disaster strikes! 

Preparing for Rain

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

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When it rains, it pours.  SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  More rain continues to fall this week around the San Antonio area.  Is your home or business secure from the rainfall?  Here are a few tips to help prepare to help avoid potential rainwater intruding into your home use these precautions:

  • Weatherstrip windows and doors when rain is in the forecast
  • Regularly inspect and maintain your gutters
  • Check for holes, leaks, and rust on your roof
  • Check your downspouts
  • Have trees trimmed

Follow your local news source for up-to-date information on weather situations and pay close attention to their warnings. SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio is here for you! Give us a call for your storm damage needs!

Leaking Sink?

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

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Have you ever had to deal with a leak underneath the sink before?  It may go unnoticed for a while because it may be deep in the back or just a tiny leak.  By the time it has been discovered, potential damage has occurred leading to a costly mess.  It’s a good idea to have a routine check-up under the sink and behind the cabinets to make sure there is no moisture.  However, if there is water damage here are a few things tips:

Clear out the area under your sink.  This will give you more space and a better view to access the pipes around.

Find the source.  This oftentimes could be due to a clog, a loose compression nut, or even a pipe that is not fitted correctly.

Repair the leak.  After the leak has been spotted, it is important to get this fixed to prevent further water damage.

If you have tried locating the leak but are still struggling to find the leak or the problem may consist of more complications, consider calling a professional plumber to help with the situation.

SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for water emergencies and if you continue to deal with excessive water, do not hesitate to call our team.  We are always here to help when disaster strikes no matter how big or small the damage is!

Does Your San Antonio Home Have A Mold Problem?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all molds from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all molds, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  •  Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  •  Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Disasters Do NOT Wait for a Convenient Time

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Water damages or fire disasters do not wait for a convenient time to strike. That's why you can count on SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio to be there for your emergency service needs.

Our team provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response any time, day or night, from one of our certified professionals.

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

We understand the stress and worry that comes with water damage and we are here to minimize the interruption of your business. Give SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio a call (210) 653-4651 if your home or company experiences water damage!  SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio is always here to help to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Rain vs. Flood Damage

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Do you understand the difference between rain damage and flood damage?

Rain damage is caused by falling water. A leaky roof or window can cause rain to intrude into your home. Gutters and downspouts can also be a big contributing factor to rain damage. It is very important to clean your gutters and downspouts to keep the rain away from your walls and windows.

Flood damage is caused by rising water. Improper grading, failing drainage, or rising creek water are all examples of how flood damage can occur in your home. Flood damage can also cause cracks to your foundation allowing excess water to intrude into your home.

If you or anyone you know experiences either rain damage or flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio!  Our team is dedicated to helping you!  Do not hesitate to give our experts a call when disaster strikes! We want to help you restore your home “Like it never even happened.

Mold Removal vs. Remediation

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Many people do not know that there is a difference between “mold removal” and remediation. Mold spores exist naturally everywhere, both indoors and outdoors, as they are microscopic. This means that removing 100% of mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration companies will advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee they can completely remove all mold. This is simply not true.

Qualified restoration companies understand the science behind mold growth and the makeup of mold. All SERVPRO franchises provide thorough training on how to properly remediate mold. The remediation of mold focuses on getting the levels of mold back to natural and normal levels.

Since every mold damage scenario is different, each requires a different solution but our general mold remediation process stays consistent here at SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio. 

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  2. Mold Containment
  3. Air Filtration
  4. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  5. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  6. Restoration

Here at SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio, our technicians receive advanced training to deal with mold issues in a home or business.  Committed to providing excellent services, SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio has the state-of-the-art technology and crew to help you make it "Like it never even happened."