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Sugar Land Commercial Fire Damage

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Soot cleaning Making sure it is "Like it never even happened."

Even small fires can leave significant property damage. After a fire, soot and debris can spread throughout your building.  SERVPRO of Sugar Land can accurately assess fire and smoke damage to ensure that you can get your business back to normal as quickly as possible.

At SERVPRO of Sugar Land, our team can create an Emergency Ready Profile for your business. When a disaster strikes, you don't want to spend time trying to figure out who to contact for what. Our ERP's include a detailed assessment of your facility along with a profile document and guide to getting you back to business faster after an incident. We even offer a mobile app for convenience.

Interested in getting a free assessment for an Emergency Ready Profile?  Give our staff a call today to schedule your appointment for your business!

Space Heater Safety

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Over the last few days, Sugar Land is finally seeing some colder temperatures.  As the cold temperatures call for some residents to seek out other heat sources in an effort to keep living spaces comfortable.  The most common supplemental heat source is a portable space heater. Space heaters are easy to use and can quickly generate heat to warm a home up from a real cold day.  Consider the following tips to minimize the risks of a heating-related fire in your home:

  • Keep it three feet away from anything that can burn
  • Do not use extension cords
  • Turn off the space heater when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Don't use a space heater in a damp or wet area unless it's specifically made for that purpose
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and test monthly

If you or anyone you know experiences fire damage, give SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call.  Our highly trained technicians are certified and have years of experience.  We are always here to help!

Commercial Maintenance Check Up

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee working No matter how big or small the damage is, SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always here to help!

It is very important to keep up with your commercial maintenance needs because this can prevent crucial damages to your property. Taking a look at the hot water heater to see when the last time it was replaced or checking the condensation lines coming from your air conditioning unit is a quick and easy preventative measure. These are just some of the things you can check to prevent damages to your business.

Most water damages come from a preventable source such as the hot water heater, air conditioning condensation line, or sometimes even from a leaking faucet in the break room. With hot water heaters, you should replace them every 8–10 years. A replacement will vary with the severity of your local weather, the design of the unit, the quality of installation, and the maintenance your unit has received. With an air conditioner condensation line we would recommend cleaning it once a year to maintain a blockage free line.

Performing these two quick and easy checks can go a long way in preventing any potential issues.   If you have any questions about mold remediation, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Sugar Land at (281) 313-1338.

Smoke Odor

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Candles SERVPRO of Sugar Land logo SERVPRO of Sugar Land is dedicated to helping you!

Smoke odor is a stubborn odor that will linger long after a fire has been put out. The odor can be caused by an accident that occurred in the kitchen, a random electrical fire, or even from a candle that was unattended.

No matter what caused the odor, SERVPRO of Sugar Land has the trained professionals with the equipment and knowledge to clean up the structure of your home or business and remove any odor. We use a variety of products and equipment specifically to deal with odor, from Eco-friendly products to heavy soot and odor removal chemicals.  Our team will walk through with you and figure out the best solution and approach to get your home or business back "Like it never even happened."

Here at SERVPRO of Sugar Land, we are dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage and can help reduce the cost.  No matter how big or small the damage is, SERVPRO of Sugar Land is dedicated to helping you!

If your home or business suffers from an emergency give our team a call (281) 313-1338.

What to do when a Dishwasher Floods Your Kitchen

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee working Always here to help when disaster strikes

Dishwashers are one of the more commonly used appliances in a home.  Dishwashers are built to last for many years but over time the appliance may sustain a leak or even a break.   Dealing with a dishwasher flood can be frustrating, it is important to take quick action to limit further potential damage.  There are a few things that you can do when a dishwasher floods your kitchen:

Turn off the water – Turn the main water supply off by shutting off the shutoff valve.  This will help prevent extra water from flooding your kitchen.

Electricity shut off – This a safety precaution that ensures that leaking water and electricity do not mix.  Family members should be advised to stay out of the kitchen until the dishwasher is safe to use once again. 

Mop up water- Once the water and electrical systems are secure, it’s best to mop up and remove the standing water.  The longer the water sits, the higher the potential for further damages may occur. 

Call a trusted restoration company – while everything may seem to be dry, it’s the water that you don’t see that can possibly create further damages to your home.  Our team here at SERVPRO of Sugar Land has the tools and equipment to help meet your restoration needs.  Our team is faster to any water damage disaster and is able to eliminate the standing water with our effective methods. Give our team a call, we are available 24 hours 7 days a week!

Fire Loss Content Inventory

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee working with customer Always here to help when disaster strikes!

SERVPRO of Sugar Land has received calls for fire losses.  Calls came in from the larger commercial scale and others being small kitchen or garage fires.  No matter the size of the job, SERVPRO of Sugar Land is here to make it "Like it never even happened." 

In addition to the smoke and soot cleanup, one key component to a fire loss in the inventory process.  This requires a great deal of time in most cases due to the process involves detailed photographs taken of each item to ensure that all your items are documented and labeled to specific boxes. involved.  As our technicians being to take inventory on both what is salvageable and what is unsalvageable, unsalvageable items will be discarded and begin cleaning and boxing the salvageable items to be stored in a safe location until the restoration process has been completed.  In some cases, the restoration process in the home or business does not allow for storage of these items in which case they are brought back to the SERVPRO of Sugar Land office where they are stored in a climate-controlled and protected area. 

Once the inventory has been completed it is submitted to the insurance company and homeowner for review and to be processed as part of the claim. 

As soon as the restoration and reconstruction process has been completed, we will bring the stored items back to the homeowner or business owner safely and securely. 

Our trusted staff understands the importance of your belongings and will treat them with care.  SERVPRO of Sugar Land is committed to providing the best service to our customers.  

Water Restoration in Sugar Land, Texas

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Water overflow dishwasher SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always here to help our community when disaster strikes!

At SERVPRO of Sugar Land, we specialize in water damage and fire damage restoration. Our goal is to mitigate these types of damages in your home or business. There is no job that is too big or too small for our team.

Our trained team members and office staff work closely with your insurance company to ensure that your house or business gets the attention it needs to help limit the extra stress or disruption the situation may cause.   

Whether it is a ruptured pipe, flood and storm damage, roof leak, or sewage back up you can count on us to restore your property in accordance with industry standards. 

There are right ways and wrong ways to mitigate property damage and here at SERVPRO of Sugar Land, our team strives to operate at the highest levels of excellence.  Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Plan a Company Fire Drill to be Prepared in Case of an Emergency

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

fire safety cord Whenever disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Sugar Land is here to help!

No matter how big or small a fire is, a workplace fire could be catastrophic for your business. Fire drills are an important part of working in a commercial building as they can keep people safe in case of an emergency.  However, they are often ignored.  To prevent any employees from getting injured or fatalities, it’s important to be prepared.  Here are a few fire drill tips for the workplace to take seriously and limit confusion in case of a fire emergency.

  1. Prepare an evacuation plan

It is important to come up with a plan.  By creating a plan, it is important to be as detailed as possible to create little to no confusion.  Outline exit routes in the building and make a clear outline of actions that employees will need to take to get to the escape destination.  Ensure the plan includes the phone number for commercial building restoration services as well.

  1. Train and communicate with your employees

Once the plan has been created, introduce the fire drill to the staff.  Help the team understand the importance of the fire drill and ensure to follow the foolproof plan.   Before the first fire drill communicate with the staff in advance.  This will prepare them to act in accordance with the set procedure. 

  1. Practice

By running drills, you can feel prepared in case of an actual fire.  During these practices, runs be sure to set some goals.  A goal should be set to identify how well the evacuation plan works.  After the drill in complete assess the metrics to help improve the performance the next time a fire drill is conducted. 

  1. Follow up

Once a run-through of the drill has taken place, be sure to follow up on any corrections.  Revisit the plan and make any adjustments needed. 

Remember, fire drills are here to help ensure everyone's safety in case of a fire emergency.  By conducting the process regularly, you can improve your response to a catastrophic situation.  SERVPRO of Sugar Land is dedicated to helping our community, we are always here to help! 

Proper Remediation Can Help Prevent Additional Damage

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team remediating fire Always here to help!

Although kitchen fires generally begin on the stove, the damage can affect the entire kitchen including the walls, ceiling, air ducts, and appliances.  SERVPRO of Sugar Land offers a variety of services such as smoot and soot removal, deodorization, water removal, and dehumidification to help restore homes to the preloss condition when possible.  Proper remediation of fire, smoke, soot, and water damage can help prevent further damage such as lingering odors, mold growth, and permanent discoloration of items.  Electronic claims tracking provides real-time information to monitor our progress of the specific job claim.  Here are some helpful tips to follow to prevent further damage following a fire loss incident:

  • Limit movement to prevent further damage
  • Place clean towels or old linens on carpeted traffic areas to prevent additional soiling
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open
  • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets and appliances with a light coating of petroleum jelly 

SERVPRO of Sugar Land is here to help you.  Our professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year to help you.  When fire damage invades your home, give our team a call!

Rain vs. Flood Damage

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

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 Sugar Land!  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.”