Rain vs. Flood Damage
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.”
Emergency Ready Profile
SERVPRO of Sugar Land is here to help making it "Like it never even happened."
September marks National Preparedness Month and this is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place for your business.
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.
The ERP establishes SERVPRO of Sugar Land as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to years' experience. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building 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 before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.
The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Give SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call to establish your Emergency READY Profile® today!
National Preparedness Month
September is known as National Preparedness Month at SERVPRO of Sugar Land to help bring awareness to our local communities. This awareness event is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the 2020 theme is "Disasters don't wait. Make your plan today." This program encourages everyone to take advantage of the information provided by FEMA because advanced planning is critical in dealing with and recovering from unexpected disasters, such as flooding and hurricanes.
Take this time to create a plan and know what to do in case of an emergency. Mother Nature has created multiple large disasters around the Sugar Land area. It is important to keep your emergency contact list up-to-date and have alternative communication methods set up in case traditional means are affected. If you would like more information about staying prepared, visit www.ready.gov/september. Expect the unexpected and remember it is never too early to be prepared. Keep in mind that disasters can strike when you least expect it. SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always prepared, to help make it "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Sugar Land is storm ready!
When disaster strikes our community, SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always here to help!
SERVPRO of Sugar Land specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. As we continue to keep an eye out for Hurricane Laura, our staff is highly trained and ready if disaster strikes. Our team uses specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since SERVPRO of Sugar Land is locally owned and operated, our team is able to respond quickly with the right resources, which is extremely important when disaster strikes. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
When storms hit Sugar Land, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (281) 313-1338
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of Sugar Land today at (281) 313-1338 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
Be Prepared for a Rainy Day
This past weekend, there has been quite a bit of rainfall. SERVPRO of Sugar Land has worked on a couple of different sites due to the amount of rain that the city has seen. Several customers have called during after-hours due to leaks caused by the excess rain. Although these leaks are unavoidable at times, our goal is to help you be prepared before the next rainy day comes. To help avoid potential rainwater intruding into your home use these precautions:
Regularly inspect and maintain your gutters
Check for holes, leaks, and rust on your roof
Weatherstrip windows and doors when rain is in the forecast
Check your downspouts
Have trees trimmed
When it comes to storms, SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always here to help. We are dedicated to helping our community when disaster strikes. If you have any questions regarding potential water or storm damage in your home, give our trusted train professionals a call (281) 313-1338!
Benefits of Getting your Air Ducts Cleaned
SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always here to help!
Is it worth having your air ducts clean? Getting the ventilation systems inspected should be a high priority on your to-do list. In most cases, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system has been operating for some time without attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your business or home.
Clean air ducts benefits:
- Eliminates offensive odors
- Reduces potential mold growth
- Remediates bacteria, fungi and mold
- Restore peak energy efficiency
- Lowers indoor air pollution
A routine part of the SERVPRO of Sugar Land service is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money.
Potential Roof Leak in your Sugar Land Home?
SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always here to help when disaster strikes!
They say April showers bring May flowers, but this April weather has been nothing less but perfect. The weather has been warmer and the trees and flowers have begun to bloom, However, springtime always seems to bring plenty of rain and plenty of rain always brings a higher risk of water damage to your home.
With the increase of showers as well as high winds, roof damage may occur or be revealed as water intrudes through your roof and damages your ceilings and walls. To reduce the risk of roof leaks, you should inspect your roof for any damages from the winter and inspect it after every major storm.
The most common cause of roof leaks is a damaged or missing shingle from storms or fallen branches. If you do experience water damage inside your home from the ceiling or wall, contact a professional. Give SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call to help your storm damage needs (281) 313-1338!
Are you Detecting Mold in Your Office?
If there is an ongoing moisture problem in your business it is important to be alert for the presence of visible mold, strong, musty odors which may indicate mold is present, or any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused mold growth.
Mold can be found behind walls, under the carpet, in damp areas of the house, surrounding roof leaks or in an area that experiences high humidity If you think you may have a mold problem, give your team of experts a call. SERVPRO of Sugar Land knows how to find the source of the mold problems and locate any water damage or leaks causing the mold. We can help put your home back to the preloss conditions. If you have any questions about mold remediation, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Sugar Land at (281) 313-1338.
Preparing an Emergency Kit
Results after a sever storm can be devastating if you are not prepared for the situation. That is why SERVPRO of Sugar Land is encouraging to follow some tips in case of an event that a severe storm is approaching.
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Any medicine currently being taken
- Emergency food and water
- Extra change of clothes and shoes
- Important documents and cash
- Pet supplies if you are taking care of an animal
These are a list of basic supplies just in case disaster may strike. It is encouraged that everyone has an emergency kit. Aside from having an emergency kit ready, a plan should also be in place. If there is a designated storm area inside the home or office, occupants should head there with the emergency kits. Severe storms cannot be avoided, but with the right tools and resources they can be easier to deal with. Our team at SERVPRO of Sugar Land is dedicated to help you when disaster strikes!