Fire Prevention Week
This year's Fire Prevention Week (FPW) campaign, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere," works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire -- and how to escape safely in the event of one.
- LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
The purpose of Fire Prevention Week is to bring awareness to the risk of death in case of a fire and provide educational resources to everyone in order to keep safe. For more information or facts about fire, click here.
- LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could only have minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
- LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
2018 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 theme this year is "Don't wait, communicate". 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.
Now is the perfect time to make a plan and know what to do in case of an emergency. Mother Nature has created multiple large disasters around the Houston area this year. 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. It is never too early to be prepared. Remember disasters strike when you least expect it. SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always prepared, to help make it "Like it never even happened."
One Year After Hurricane Harvey
Most Texans remember August 25th, 2017. This date marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the category 4 hurricane that deeply affected the great state of Texas one year ago. Hurricane Harvey dumped around 50 inches of rain in parts of the Houston area, flooding thousands of homes and killing more than 80 people. The devastation was swift, and the recovery is far from over. SERVPRO of Sugar Land was proud to come to the aid of the people whose homes were damaged by the hurricane. The water damage was catastrophic. The professionals at SERVPRO of Sugar Land worked very hard, especially during that hurricane. Our team is dedicated and will always be here for you during any a storm...faster to any disaster to help you through when disaster strikes!
Commercial Water Damage
Flooding and water damage events at Sugar Land commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
SERVPRO of Sugar Land professionals is trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Sugar Land
SERVPRO of Sugar Land specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Importance of Being Prepared
Companies located in Houston should always be ready for a major storm to hit the area. Having a plan for the employees will increase the chance of remaining safe during a storm event. At SERVPRO of Sugar Land, we encourage employees to know the location of each electric panel and to know where the safest place in the building is. Storms can arise unexpectedly and can turn into a devastating disaster. Being knowledgeable and prepared for situations like these is important. Protect your employee’s and business by knowing who to call in events like these!
SERVPRO of Sugar Land understands the stress when a disaster arises. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your business! Our team specializes in water, fire, mold and storm damage. Feel free to give our company a call (281)313-1338.
It is important as homeowners to do things to prevent any kind of water intrusions in our homes. As a mindful homeowner, it is necessary to take precautions and measures to minimize the amount of moisture to reduce any possibility of mold growth or development in one’s home.
After water damage in a home (or business) mold can become a problem that can manifest if the water damage is not immediately taken care of. As mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, they tend to make their way through homes and are always present. As mold begins to grow, it can become a nuisance as well as a possible health problem.
Mold requires a food source, the right temperature, above freezing and plenty of moisture. As these conditions are all a part of your home's makeup, it is important to check your home for any kind of possible sources for water leaks. If you do come across a mold issue, call SERVPRO of Sugar Land. We are the mold remediation experts!
What is a Hurricane?
What is a hurricane? A hurricane is a massive tropical cyclone or low-pressure system that generally forms in the tropics with winds exceeding 74 miles per hour. Typically accompanied by heavy thunderstorms according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). They can cause threatening storm surges, violent winds, and heavy rain storms. Because we are located near the coast, it is that much more important for us to be prepared for a catastrophic event like this to happen. Although there may not be many hurricanes brewing this season, it never hurts to be prepared for a destructive event like this. Below are a few basic important tips to prepare for hurricane season. First, make a family emergency plan. It never hurts to be over prepared for disastrous situations.
- In case of an emergency evacuation, know where to go. Have a plan on what route to take and where to stay.
- As mentioned in our last newsletter, have a basic emergency kit together in case a hurricane were to strike. Here is a simple list of supplies to have, but is not limited to the following: water, non-perishable foods, a flashlight, extra batteries, cash, a first aid kit.
- Stay informed, connect with your community through email or text notifications for any emergency alerts or keep a battery-powered radio handy.
- If you decide not to evacuate your home, prepare your home to have adequate supplies that will last you for several days.
Be aware, hurricanes are usually followed by a tropical storm of heavy rain that can cause flood damage. For more information about staying prepared during a natural disaster visit: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
When Storms or Floods hit Sugar Land, SERVPRO of Sugar Land is ready!
SERVPRO of Sugar Land specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
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
If there are ongoing moisture problem in your office or home it is important to be alert for 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, in the basement, 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 (281) 313-1338.
Tornado Watch Versus Tornado Warning
A tornado WATCH means a tornado is possible in your area.
- Listen to local radio and TV stations for further updates.
- Stay away from windows
- Prepare a small disaster kit if there has not been one made
- Keep pets inside
- Bring patio furniture and outside items into a garage or inside storage area if time and weather permit
- Be alert to changing weather conditions. Blowing debris or sound of alert you; tornadoes reportedly sound similar to freight train.
A tornado WARNING means a tornado has been sighted and may be headed for your area.
- Seek safe shelter immediately if you are inside; go to a safe place located on the lowest floor and on the interior side of the building with little or no windows or glass. Take your disaster preparation kit.
- If you are outside, seek shelter in a sturdy building
- If you are in a car, mobile home, or portable building and head out to safety
- If you are driving avoid bridges or overpasses and pull over if debris is flying (with your engine running and your head down and covered) drive to nearest shelter when possible