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2020 Resolution: Plan Ahead Continued

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Preparation is key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in your building faster following a disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes, resolve to be READY by contacting SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch today to establish your Emergency READY Profile and be "Ready for whatever happens" in 2020. By downloading the free SERVPRO READY mobile app, this important information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device putting immediate help right at your fingertips.

Advantages of the SERVPRO ERP:

* A no-cost assessment of your facility

*A concise profile documentcontaining only the most critical information needed about your business and building structure in the event of an emergency.

*Provides facility details, such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

*Identifies the chain of command for authorizing work to begin.

*A guide to help you get back into your building quickly following a disaster.

*Accessible electronically

*Establishes SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch; 210-670-9591

Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 31, Issue 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in San Antonio Texas

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to inform you of the upcoming events surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On January 19, 1987 the Commission and the City of San Antonio held its first official Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honor one of the nation's most revered civil rights leaders. 

The signature event, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, is scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2020. The march will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the MLK Academy located at 3501 MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa (march route and info). 

San Antonio hosts the largest march in the nation, with approximately 300,000 participants. Large groups who will march together should submit a participation form. We encourage all to participate, including: 

  • Families and Individuals
  • Corporate and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Schools, Churches, and Civic Groups, 
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Members

For questions about the march, call 210.207.2123

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch; 210-670-9591

Source: sanantonio.gov

2020 Resolution: Plan Ahead

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

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With each new year, many people resolve to better themselves or some part of their life. This year, make a resolution to be READY. No one ever plans on a disaster or a water or fire damage to strike, but you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure your business is "Ready for whatever happens" in 2020.

In the event of an emergency, the ERP 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 contacts, shut-off valve locations, and priority areas.

The ERP also establishes SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to 50 years of experience and a system of more than 1,700 franchises strong. The ERP is a no cost assessment ; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future.

Call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch today for you free ERP assessment. 210-670-9591

Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 31, Issue 1

Winter Weather Worries

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel. Sometimes the temperatures do sink below freezing in San Antonio. That is when we are all at risk for frozen pipes, which can create a major disaster to your home or property.

Frozen pipes occur when exposed to cold weather, such as outside faucets and pipes located on exterior walls in kitchen cabinets, or pipes in attics. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused from the backflow of pressure between the water source and the blockage.

If winter weather causes water damage to your home or property, then call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591. We are faster to any size disaster. The faster that we can get on site, the less damage you will incur.

Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 31, Issue 1

Advantages of Drying Your Home Promptly

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

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As insurance companies continue the practice of raising deductibles on homeowners policies, we are seeing more and more clients putting off repairs on their homes after water damage events. SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to inform you as to some of the ramifications of these decisions and to let you know that we can help get you financing for your deductible or other home projects through SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch with a company called Greensky.

When your home or business suffers a water damage, it is imperative that you start the drying process as soon as possible. The longer that moisture stays in building materials, the chances increase that microbial growth will start. You will start smelling sour smells and if left wet long enough, you may experience mold growth. If mold growth occurs, the chance to dry out the affected building materials has been lost and now the affected materials will have to be removed and replaced. This will only elevate the cost.

If you ever decide to sell your home, then you will have disclosures that ask if your home has ever had water damage or mold. If you have to answer yes, and you have used professional mitigation, then you can prove that your home was dried or remediated professionally. If you have to disclose that nothing was done or that you did it yourself, then you will have to explain those procedures to the potential buyer and possibly not get as much for your home as you thought it was worth.

If you have any questions or are ever in need of our services, please call us at 210-670-9591, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Merry Christmas!

12/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Today is the day that christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The story is well known, but in ancient history there was a lot of argument about the true day of the birth of Jesus. 

The exchanging of gifts is one of the core aspects of the modern Christmas celebration, making it the most profitable time of year for retailers and businesses throughout the world. On Christmas, people exchange gifts based on the Christian tradition associated with Saint Nicholas,[179] and the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh which were given to the baby Jesus by the Magi.[180][181] The practice of gift giving in the Roman celebration of Saturnalia may have influenced Christian Christian customs, but on the other hand the Christian "core dogma of the Incarnation, however, solidly established the giving and receiving of gifts as the structural principle of that recurrent yet unique event", because it was the Biblical Magi, "together with all their fellow men, who received the gift of God through man's renewed participation in the divine life."[182]

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch hopes that everyone gets to spend quality time with their families today. If you find yourself in need of our services, please call us at 210-670-9591. We are always here to help!

Source:wikipedia.org

Hanukkah Begins

12/22/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to share the history of Hanukkah with you.

When the Second Temple in Jerusalem was looted and services stopped, Judaism was outlawed. In 167 BCE, Antiochus ordered an altar to Zeus erected in the Temple. He banned brit milah (circumcision) and ordered pigs to be sacrificed at the altar of the temple.[33]

Antiochus's actions provoked a large-scale revoltMattathias (Mattityahu), a Jewish priest, and his five sons JochananSimeonEleazarJonathan, and Judah led a rebellion against Antiochus. It started with Mattathias killing first a Jew who wanted to comply with Antiochus's order to sacrifice to Zeus, and then a Greek official who was to enforce the government's behest (1 Mac. 2, 24–25[34]). Judah became known as Yehuda HaMakabi ("Judah the Hammer"). By 166 BCE Mattathias had died, and Judah took his place as leader. By 165 BCE the Jewish revolt against the Seleucid monarchy was successful. The Temple was liberated and rededicated. The festival of Hanukkah was instituted to celebrate this event.[35] Judah ordered the Temple to be cleansed, a new altar to be built in place of the polluted one and new holy vessels to be made. According to the Talmud, unadulterated and undefiled pure olive oil with the seal of the kohen gadol (high priest) was needed for the menorah in the Temple, which was required to burn throughout the night every night. The story goes that one flask was found with only enough oil to burn for one day, yet it burned for eight days, the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of kosher oil for the menorah. An eight-day festival was declared by the Jewish sages to commemorate this miracle.[36]

If you need us for anything call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591. Happy Hanukkah!

Source: Wikipedia

Are You Winter Weather Ready? Part 2

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

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We will continue on with preparations for the upcoming cold weather.

* Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate a potential flood hazard.

* Inspect all handrails, stairwells, and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.

* Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open, allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting water off at the main valve in the basement or crawl space. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.

* Consider asking SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch about completing an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business. The ERP is a no cost assessment of your facility and provides you with a plan to get back in business faster following a disaster. Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well beforehand. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan and prepare for it.

When winter weather strikes, call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591 and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 30, Issue 12

Are you Winter Weather Ready? Part 1

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Are you prepared for the upcoming cold weather? Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not ready for it. From heavy rain and freezing temperatures to damaging winds, sleet, or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can take steps to be prepared and help take the sting out of winter weather. To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

* Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Wind, heavy rain,ice, and snow can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.

* Roofs, water pipes, and gutters should all be inspected to help ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall. Leaves and other obstructions can cause a damming effect, which can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.

If you experience any of these issues, please call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.

Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 30, Issue 12

Customer Comments on our Service

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to salute and share some of the comments that our customers have made about our amazing employees.

* Luis, Francisco and Maria were professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable about remediation! You are truly fortunate to have such personnel working for you. They are a credit to your organization. We would highly recommend SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch to anyone in need of your services. People make the organization. You need to recognize and reward exemplary performance!

* Continue doing what you are doing!

* Very Professional

* No further recommendations. Outstanding job. I am very happy with the work.

* Technician was extremely polite and courteous while doing his job.

* Thanks for the quick work and the guys sent were very nice and helpful in this crisis.

* Thanks for being so thorough and attentive!

* Your men did an honest and great job... I will save the contact information for your company. Thank you again!

* Keep up the friendly service.

* Everything was great

* The team of Lucio and Gabe was very professional, respectful, helpful and all around BAD***. Love this company. Thank you for your services.

* Everything has been wonderful so far. Lucio has made a scary experience seem like it's nothing! I really appreciate his knowledge, promptness and understanding demeanor.

* Great job

* Cole Galligan, Production Crew Chief, and his assistants did an outstanding job of mitigation.

* When asked what we can do to improve our performance in the future: None, everything went smooth.

Again we would like to commend our loyal employees on a job well done. If you are ever in need of our services, please call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.