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Physical Barrier Containment's for Mold Remediation

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

After setting up a HEPA Filtered Negative Air machine in a contained area, a physical barrier must be established. 

This is generally specified by a Mold Assessment Consultant and is usually done with 6 mil plastic. The main goal in installing a physical barrier is to isolate the work area from any adjacent, non-affected areas. A zipper door is installed to allow technicians in and out to perform remediation activities. 

Once the containment is in place, the HEPA Filtered Negative Air machine is turned on and will quickly establish a negative pressure environment. The air pressure in the contained area will be less than that of the outside area. If the zipper door is opened, the air from the outside will rush in, making it virtually impossible for any mold spores to escape the contained area.

If you have any questions or concerns about mold, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.

Fire Restoration using Ultrasonics

8/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch uses ultrasonic cleaning on fire damage and smoke damaged contents.

When used in Fire Restoration, items that are completely covered in thick soot can typically be cleaned in about 5 to 15 seconds, and this is accomplished without tedious hand wiping or using expensive and dangerous chemicals. The ultrasonic sound waves produced by our machines penetrates even the smallest groove, crevice and detail of an object and gently lifts away soot and other contaminants.

Ultrasonics is this effective all the time, every time. Ultrasonics is safe and gentle. It will not scratch, pit or damage items the way that conventional cleaning methods, such as scrubbing or using harsh chemicals can.

If you experience smoke damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591 for all of your contents cleaning needs. We are here to help and will make it "Like it never even happened."

V-J Day

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to bring your attention to a little bit of history about V-J Day.

On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Since then, both August 14 and August 15 have been known as “Victory over Japan Day,” or simply “V-J Day.” The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan’s formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Coming several months after the surrender of Nazi Germany, Japan’s capitulation in the Pacific brought six years of hostilities to a final and highly anticipated close.

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to honor the men and women in the armed forces that fought for our freedoms and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Source: history.com 

About Ultrasonics: Cleaning with Sound

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch has recently started using new technology in cleaning.

It is called ultrasonic and uses sound. Sound is a power thing; It allows people to do everything from sharing information to singing songs. It is the science of sound that measures and controls sound waves. Ultrasonics is simply the application of sound waves to the cleaning process. 

Our system is from Morantz Ultrasonics. Morantz Ultrasonics Cleaning Systems use the unique properties of sound waves to make cleaning with sound possible.

Morantz Ultrasonics controls the sound and focuses it on dirty and contaminated areas of an object in order to clean it.

It is the unique precision, and of course the power, of Morantz Ultrasonic systems that makes Ultrasonic Cleaning the fastest, most effective, most efficient and effortless cleaning method available.

For all of your cleaning needs call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.

Source: Morantz Ultrasonics

Be the Difference Manifesto

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Be Grateful you are blessed with unique God given talents and gifts

Be Intentional so that you can share your WOW with others in a transformational way to make the world a better place.

Believe you have everything you need to lead a life of love, health, abundance and joy!

Be Bold and take inspired action because when you have the courage to take risks wonderful opportunities appear and success finds YOU!

Breakthrough and you Soar-Step into the greatest vision of your success and know that it's time to share your gifts, make more money, and create a meaningful difference in the world!

Be the Difference - Step up and out into the greatest expectation you have of yourself to be of service and know with certainty that it's your time to Share your Gifts, Make More Money and a Meaningful Difference in the World!

Be a Light For Others-Take authentic, inspired action and know that it means you will be "in spirit" and surrounded by a strong circle of support. Encourage others and keep going! You're on the right track and you simply cannot fail because you were born to Be the Difference!

Source: ©2019 Corrine Wofford International. All Rights Reserved.

HVAC Leak Causes

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

What causes HVAC systems to leak into your home? The most common cause is that the condensate drain line is clogged or disconnected. 

It can become clogged with dirt and debris and even some fungi growth. If you see water running out of your emergency drain, usually located in a location that you can see it, then you know that you have an issue. If this line becomes clogged, then the water will come into your house and cause water damage.

At this point, you need to clear the drain line or call a professional. If you do get water in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch. 210-670-9591

HVAC Leaks Inside the Home

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage HVAC Leaks Inside the Home AC Closet

When you find water anywhere inside your home where it does not belong, it is always a major cause of concern. Not only are you worried about where the water may be coming from, but what to do next and whom to call. If it is your air conditioning leaking water inside then:

Call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591 and then you need to act fast to prevent further damage. 

Turn off the AC system to stop the water flow and also protect your equipment from further damage.

Clean up the water that has leaked to prevent further damage to ceilings, walls, and floors. If there is furniture in the area, then either move the furniture to protect the legs or place foil under the legs to prevent absorption into wood.

We will talk about the causes of AC systems leaking into the inside in our next blog.

Call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.

Containment of Mold Affected Area

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

When an area in a home has been designated as an affected area, it must be separated or contained from the unaffected areas of the home.

When setting up containment of the work area, the first step is to install a HEPA Filtered Negative Air machine. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. It will remove 99.7 % of particulates in the air down to 3 microns. Most mold spores are 3-100 microns in size. A cross section of a human hair is approximately 50 microns.

The HEPA Filtered Negative Air Machine is a fan that will pull air from the affected area and exhaust the contaminated air outside of the structure using vinyl ducting. Doing this will draw the airborne mold spores away from the space , creating a negative pressure environment in which the mold spores will not be able to escape in to unaffected areas.

For further information about Mold in your home, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.

Shocking Facts About Lightning Part 2

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

In the second part of our series about lightning, SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to give you a couple of more safety tips concerning staying safe from lightning. Again the chances of being struck by lightning are only 1 in 500,000, but why tempt fate.

Avoid Windows, doors, porches, and concrete. Do not lie on concrete floors and avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.

Avoid water. Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a buildings plumbing.

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch hopes that these tips have been helpful to you. If you need us for any reason, please call us at 210-670-9591.

Source; Center for Disease Control; cdc.gov

Shocking Facts About Lightning Part 1

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like you to know some facts about lightning.

Lightning is on of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. Though the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 500,000 , some factors can put you at greater risk for being struck. Here are a few lightning safety tips. 

Be Aware. Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities. If it calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity, or make sure adequate safe shelter is available.

Go Indoors.Remember the phrase,"When thunder roars, go indoors." Find a safe, enclosed shelter when you hear thunder. Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard top vehicles with the windows rolled up.

If you have any questions or if we can help you in any way, please call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.

Source: Centers for Disease Control; cdc.gov