What to do Until Help Arrives! Damage From Clean Water Do's.
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* Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
* Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power panel is safe from electrical shock.
* Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
* Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and table items.
* Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
* Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
* Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
* Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
* Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
* Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
If water damage occurs and disrupts your life, call the professionals at SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch. We Are Always Here to Help!
Support our Veterans on this Veterans Day!
SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch supports our veterans everyday. Tosay, we pay special tribute to the men and women that have served in our armed forces.
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Thank any veterans that you come in contact with for their service.
If you need the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch, please call us at 210-670-9591
Emergency Ready Profile
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The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."
In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile® 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 contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.
Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile:
* A no-cost assessment of your facility
* A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
* A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
* Establishes SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
* Identification of the line of command for authorizing remediation work to begin.
* Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591 for you free ERP.
SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch Faster to any Size Disaster
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When you've experienced a fire, water, mold damage, or you need disinfection for Coronavirus, you don't have time to waste searching for a company that can restore your property quickly and efficiently. Call SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.
Whether your home has suffered a small kitchen fire or your office is underwater following a flood, SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch is equipped and "Ready for whatever happens." No damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch.
Our technicians are highly trained and are certified by the IICRC (Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification). All of our technicians are certified Mold Remediation Workers by the State of Texas and we have a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor on staff. SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch is also a licensed Mold Remediation Company as well as an IICRC certified firm.
If you need your home or business cleaned and disinfected for Coronavirus, please utilize us for the Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned program.
When disaster strikes, call SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591. We are always here to help.
Hurricanes and Flooding
Hurricane storm surge
It has been a crazy year for storms and our crews are out in the field helping our clients put their lives back together.
SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch teams are in the Gulf Shores area after Hurricane Sally rampaged through the area. It has been interesting, because some of the losses are covered because of high winds creating damage to the structure, and some losses have been caused by rising water.
It is always a smart thing to review your insurance policy before these storms hit so that you know what losses you are covered for and those that you may not be covered for.
The most important thing though is that you practice safety and if you are asked to evacuate the area, that you follow the recommendations of your local officials.
If any of these storms have impacted you and you need our help, please call us at 210-670-9591. We are always here to help.
Our teams just recently returned from St. Louis, Missouri. We have been helping customers recover from flooding caused by torrential rain.
According to the American Red Cross, floods cause more damage in the U.S. Every year than any other weather-related disaster. The American Red Cross offers the following flood safety tips:
*Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around, and go the other way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
*If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
*Keep children out of the water.They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.
If flooding takes control of your life, call
SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.
We are always here to help.
Fire information for Homeowners
House on fire
For Homeowners, Putting out a fire can be worse than the fire itself.
The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO's 1-4-8 Service Response guidelines can help prevent fire damage from creating long term problems. SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss conditions when possible.
1- Within 1 hour from notice of loss, a professional with SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch will contact you to arrange service.
4- Within 4 hours of loss notification, a professional with SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch will be on site to start mitigation services ( if necessary).
8- Within 8 business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by a SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch professional.
SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly. Call us at 210-670-9591 for service.
Source: SERVPRO® pamphlet 45535
Psychrometrics, the science of drying
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There is actually a science to the drying process. The science is called psychrometrics. The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition.
While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, you need to call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch. We are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of secondary damage.
SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch will:
* Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
* Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
* Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.
If you experience a water intrusion into your home or business, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch. 210-670-9591 24 hours a day and 7 days a week including holidays.
Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 30, Issue 8
St. Louis Flooding
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SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch sent crews up to St. Louis to help with flooding caused by large amounts of rain in the area. They left yesterday are are there now to start work this morning.
This is the time of the year that the weather can be so unpredictable. Recently we have had warm or hot temperatures followed by cold fronts and vice versa. These extreme temperature changes can cause high winds, thunderstorms, hail, and torrential downpours.
When storm related events cause damage to your precious property, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch. We will take the stress out of the situation and put your mind at ease that we can restore your property. We have IICRC certified WRT and ASD technicians that will professionally restore your property.
Call us at 210-670-9591 for situations that include but are not limited to board up, roof tarping, water extraction, pack outs, placing of drying equipment, and remodeling.
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Leaks from the Hvac system can cause problems.
Air conditioning units on several floors of building
Air conditioning comes in many shapes and sizes and all of them have condensation.
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:
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.
Call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591 and we will respond to access what building materials are wet with state of the art moisture meters. We will then determine how much drying equipment to place to return the building materials moisture content back to a normal level.