Why SERVPRO Vol. II
SERVPRO is a staple in the restoration business. We here at SERVPRO of Champions/1960 take care of the greater Houston area of Texas. We share that market with other restoration companies, as well as other SERVPRO franchises. What sets us apart from the rest besides expert level experience and great customer service, is the fact that all SERVPRO franchises can come together to help one another. We had a very large storm team during Hurricane Harvey, because Harvey leveled Houston, back in September of 2017. We in SERVPRO call that Storm Team. Its when a catastrophic storm hits a certain area and causes more damage than one franchise can handle on their own. So we can act like the large restoration company you want, with a small shop vibe that demands over the top customer service. When SERVPRO of Champions/1960 hosted storm during Hurricane Harvey, we had over 120 different SERVPRO franchises to aid us in the clean up of our great city. That is why you remember seeing all those green trucks driving around town in the months to follow.
Water damage on roofs caused from leaks can appear as discolored spots on the ceilings. If the issue is not handled quickly, roof leaks can turn into a major problems throughout time. Moister can also cause mold and mildew growth. Here at SERVPRO of Champion/1960 our experienced technicians are experts in handling any water issue in your home or business. SERVPRO of Champions/1960 has the proper equipment for any job. Damages caused to the roof by water can also cause a roof to cave in. We at SERVPRO always recommend to investigate the leak to make sure you find its source. Sometimes damages can be caused by a pipe burst and not a hole in the ceiling. Call a plumber to locate the leak, then call SERVPRO of Champions/1960 so that we can take care of the rest.
Molds, Mildews, and SERVPRO
Molds are fungi that can be found both outdoors as well as indoors. Due to the fact that we live in South Texas, we are more prone to molds and mildews because of the over all moister in the air. Molds and mildews mostly grows in warm, damp and humid conditions such as ours. We offer many services to our community, one of the being mold remediation. We at SERVPRO of Champions/1960 always recommend that you let professionals handle the mitigation and remediation of mold and mold spores. There are too many protocols set in place by the state to allow anyone that isn't certified to be around or handle 25 contiguous square feet of mold. We urge any members of our community to call if they have any questions or concerns about mold in their home or business.
Why SERVPRO (I)
In most major cities such as ours, there are a few major restoration companies to choose from. So I guess the question is, why use SERVPRO of Champions/1960? The answer is very simple. SERVPRO of Champions/1960 has taken the time and dedication to help their community in times of need. Being on time and communicating with our customers is key in building a quality relationship, even if that relationship is created out of something negative such as water, fire and mold damages. Listening to our customers intently about their situation, then making sure we proceed accordingly based on what the customers desires require, is something we also pride ourselves on. In times of crisis, people turn to each other for help and comfort. This is a mandate that all of us here at SERVPRO of Champions/1960 follow at work and in our regular lives.
Water & The Damages Caused
We all have those moments in our lives when everything seems to go wrong at the worst times. Thanks to SERVPRO, you don't have to have that overwhelming feeling in the back of your mind anymore. SERVPRO of Champions/1960 is here for you, in your time of need. Lets remember that SERVPRO is a 24/7 company. Our certified technicians are on call at all times to make you're problem ours. One of the leading causes of damage to homes besides fires is water damage. So what is water damage and how may it occur? Water damage occurs when excess water begins to pool in areas where it shouldn’t. Many different factors can create this excess water and thereby contribute to water damage. Pipes that burst or leak are common causes of water damage. Drains and toilets that get backed up and or blocked can cause unwanted pressure in the pipe, which then causes it to burst or leak into an area of your home where water doesn't belong. Whether its the holiday season or mid-summer, remember to call SERVPRO of Champions/1960 for all your restoration questions and needs.
Cold Nights and Warm Days
Winters in Texas can be frustrating, to say the least. Freezing nights to mildly warm days can cause problems with your health as well as your over all living conditions. Going from hot to cold can have a negative effect on your immune system. It can also have an effect on your home. Going rapidly from warm to freezing can cause problems with older homes plumbing systems. It can cause the pipes to subtly bend and eventually bust, leading you to call a plumber as well as a restoration company to fix the problem. Sometime the burst or leak can be so minor that one may not even notice, resulting in major damages. Water damage in homes that go unnoticed can also result in mold issues.
Commercial Fires and Safety Plans
No one expects a fire to break out in there building, but this type of emergency strikes businesses across the country everyday. You and your employees could be forced to evacuate at a moment's notice. One should be ready and create an emergency action plan, which outlines the responsibilities of the employees, during a fire or another type of emergency. Here at SERVPRO of Champions/1960, our trained technicians are on call 24/7, 365 and ready to help in a residential or commercial disasters. Be prepared for the unexpected disaster, plan an evacuation route for the building. Decide whether to instruct a specific employee to use fire extinguishers or evacuate immediately. While preparedness is essential in a fire emergency, the proper preventative training may keep a fire from igniting in your building in the first place. You and your employees exiting safely and responsibly is the number one priority.
Mold vs Mildew
Mold and mildew are both types of fungi, but they are strikingly different when it comes to size, color and texture. Both mold and mildew are attracted to moist warm areas, where they can grow and spread easily; such as food, walls, ceiling, showers, etc. Mold is usually fuzzy or slimy in appearance and shaped in spots that can have different colors, such as blue, green, yellow, brown, grey, black or white. Mildew on the other hand can be described as a specific type of mold, and has a flat growth that remains on the surface and can be easily removed. SERVPRO of Champions/1960's technicians will refer you to mold inspection company, before starting the mold remediation and clean up. In accordance to state law, we are required to have a third party identify the mold before the clean process can begin. Both mold and mildew need to be taken care in a quick and efficient manner as both can be troublesome over time.
Fires Cause Damages
Fire damage is one of the most deadly things a home or business owner can face. Often negligence is a factor, other times malfunctioning electronics and even arson can be to blame. Regardless of the cause, fire damage is expensive to repair and often leaves nothing but ashes and lost memories. When wondering what to do after a fire, call SERVPRO of Champions/1960 and a trained service technician will advise you on what to do and not to do before the fire restoration process begins. Fire damage can be a devastating experience for both your home and your business, and can be caused by something as simple as preparing a meal or a smoking a cigarette. After a fire, be careful when using electronics such as the air conditioner or heater. Do not try and clean walls or clothing. We also encourage the people of our community not to eat any left over foods that were left out during the fire. For questions regarding this subject, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of Champion/1960.
Our business minded commercial restoration technician experts understand the pressures you are facing as a business owner. We are here to get your business up and running as quickly as possible. Further more we understand that the longer your business is down, the more money you as the business lose over time. This is why SERVPRO of Champions/1960 are one of the leading professionals in our field for our community. We know that time, financials, and communication are the key essentials to getting the job done on time and up to par for that business owner. As we say in our offices, "perfection is in the details." At SERVPRO we have a little program called the (Emergency Ready Profile) or ERP. The program can help prevent damages by getting the job moving faster. If you want to know more about this, ask your SERVPRO representative today.