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Lead can be found in all parts of our environment as well as inside our homes, especially if that home was built prior to 1969. Lead and lead compounds have been used in a variety of products in and around our homes including, paint ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials. Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body, if not careful. In rare cases, ingestion of lead causes seizures, coma, and even death. Keeping your home clean and well maintained will go a long way in preventing lead exposure. Inspect and maintain all painted surfaces to prevent paint deterioration. The most important step parents, doctors, and others can take is to prevent lead exposure is before it occurs. For questions or concerns on lead remediation, call SERVPRO of Champions/1960 the trained professionals.
What Is Soot?
Soot is what is left of solid materials that was consumed in a fire. Soot can be powdery and flaky. It's the carbon left behind on contents of burned materials. Cleaning up soot may involve repairing or replacing most surfaces in a home or business. SERVPRO of CHAMPIONS/1960 professionals, can determine what can be saved, during the restoration process. It's important to clean soot off all surfaces in your home or it will continue to stain and be distributed into the air. The first step to clean soot off any surface is to use a strong vacuum to remove loose particles. A vacuum with a HEPA filter is the best way to suck up soot. Use air scrubbers on site to help filter the air. When soot is dry it can easily be removed. Many items can be cleaned after a fire and soot damage, so your first concern should be deciding on the most efficient means of remediation. Call the professional of SERVPRO of Champions/1960 for questions and help.
Did You Know About Lead Paint?
Lead paint and lead poisoning as it pertains to old houses, have long been a lightening rod of controversy. Some people fear old homes of having lead paint and have difficulty buying them. Lead paint may not be the national health concern you've been told. For children and pregnant women, even the smallest amount of lead can be dangerous. Recent EPA, CDC rules and regulations concerning lead paint are completely unwanted and accomplish nothing , but increased cost for home owners. If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead base paint. SERVPRO of champions/1960 is very careful to follow the complex array of rules laid out in the Era's renovation, repair and painting act or (RRP), that went into effect in April 2010. Determine if your family is at risk for lead poisoning with the lead poisoning checklist. Be aware that a older home is more likely to have lead paint.
When Water met Wood
Water and wood don't mix. This is abundantly clear if you've been following the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. When water sits on top of hardwood floors it can permanently ruin the hardwood, as the wood will absorb the water through It's pores causing warping and discoloration. So if you have water damaged floors or even just a spill, you'll want to remove the water and dry your floors as quickly as possible. Speed is the key. The first 24 hours are critical and the longer the wood is in contact with water, the worst the damage could be. When water is removed from hardwood floors and properly dried you may be able to save the wood. Most likely you will need to sand and refinish the wood afterwards. SERVPRO of Champions/1960 will help you avoid the cost and hassle of ripping up and hauling away the hardwood, as well as paying for new wood and installation. Refinishing hardwood is less expensive vs replacing it.
(left to right) Doug Tyte, Thomas "T Dog" Kennedy, and Hendrick "HP" Palmer applying their expertise to the job
Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress and Champions 1960 we are known for our water restoration, fire restoration, and mold remediation. Usually when we get called it is because someone had a pipe burst or a kitchen fire. We are a great restoration company and enjoy helping people get their lives back to normal through water restoration and fire restoration but we do many other services.
Some services that we apply our certified expert technicians to other than water and fire restoration are move outs, contents restoration, electronic restoration, document drying, reconstruction, contents claim inventory, carpet and upholstery cleaning, HVAC cleaning, deodorization, biohazard, and vandalism cleaning.
We are dedicated to keeping our community running through doing these dirty jobs that no one wants to do because we love our community. We are certified in all the above services because we know that to do a good job you need to know the topic. We make it our duty to do the job right and to make it "Like it never even happened."
-The list of our services are water restoration, fire restoration, mold mitigation, storm response, move outs and contents restoration, electronic restoration, document drying, contents claim inventory service, reconstruction, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, air duct and HVAC cleaning, deodorization, biohazard and crime scene clean up, and vandalism cleaning in the greater Houston, Katy, Alief, Cypress, Bellaire, and Myerland areas.-
Hurricane Preparedness Kit
Hurricane season is officially upon us. You may think you are prepared, or you might not want to think about it all but here are some items that you might consider having on hand in case you have to spend days with out water or electricity:
Food and Medicine including:
Clean containers to last you 3-5 days
5 gallons of water per person in your home
Canned goods AND a manual can opener
Baby food and formula
First Aid Kit
Battery Powered Radio
Sleeping Bags and Extra Blankets
Peronal Care Products:
Feminine Hygiene Products
Call SERVPRO of Champions/1960 to clean up the aftermath!
SERVPRO of Champions/1960 would like to send a big THANK YOU to all of the SERVPRO franchises that came to help during one of Houston's biggest storm events in history. Without their assistance, many homeowners in the area would still be struggling with the devastation that the storm caused.
SERVPRO of Allen/Barren/Hart/Green and Taylor Counties
SERVPRO of Biloxi/Ocean Springs and Gulfport
SERVPRO of Birmingham South
SERVPRO of Central East Baton Rouge Parish
SERPVRO of Cheatham/Robertson and Dickson Counties
SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties
SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge
SERVPRO of East Central Cincinnati
SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia
SERPVRO of Hammond
SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties
SERVPRO of Hattiesburg
SERVPRO of Jackson
SERVPRO of Jackson and Dekalb Counties
SERVPRO of Lakeland
SERVPRO of Lawrence/Ottawa
SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties
SERVPRO of Marble Falls/Lampasas and Brownwood
SERVPRO of Monroeville/Evergreen/Brewton
SERVPRO of Montgomery County
SERVPRO of North Centraul Austin
SERVPRO of North Laredo
SERVPRO of Northeast Delta Lands
SERVPRO of Northeast Jefferson County
SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati
SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby County
SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill/Sequoyah Hills/South Knoxville
SERVPRO of Slidell
SERVPRO of South Austin
SERVPRO of South Chattanooga
SERVPRO of South Mobile County
SERVPRO of South Tulsa County
SERVPRO of Sone Oak
SERVPRO of The Quad Cities
SERVPRO of Seacoast
SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North
SERVPRO of Versailles/Nicholasville and Danville
SERVPRO of Warren County
It was truly a blessing to have all of these franchises come together as a team to help clean Houston up. We all bleed green and we all work together to make it "Like it never even happened."
Good morning from all of us here at SERVPRO! Don't forget to watch out for that chance of rain on Sunday. Remember that when disaster strikes, we're here to make it look like "it never even happened!"
SERVPRO Christmas Party!
Here's Kathy, Taylor & Ashley before enjoying a round of White Elephant at the Annual SERVPRO Christmas party. Happy Holidays!
SERVPRO Christmas Party
Chris and Joseph are enjoying themselves at our annual SERVPRO Christmas party!
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots are a wonderful organization based on helping those who are less fortunate to have a wonderful Christmas. Be sure to stop by any local donation drop off and leave either a new or even an old toy. SERVPRO is proud to have been able to be a part of this fundraiser and help those who deserve it. Have a very merry Christmas a happy New Year!
Our SMRs are hard at work putting together special holiday gifts for our clients. Here we have some caramel (homemade by Kathy) and red and green apples. A perfect healthy and festive snack that anyone can enjoy. Have a very blessed and happy holiday from our family here at SERVPRO to yours!