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8 Cooking Safety Tips for the Holidays

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 8 Cooking Safety Tips for the Holidays SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

During the holidays, everybody enjoys a nice meal with their families. Baking a ham, green bean casserole, dressing, and cranberry sauce--YUMM!

When cooking these meals, be sure to be cautious of oven and stove top safety.

1.) Keep spills cleaned up on and around your stove top.

2.) Keep and eye on your pans in the oven. Always set a timer.

3.) Keep a fire extinguisher close by.

5.) Be sure your smoke detector has good batteries in place.

6.) DO NOT throw water on a grease fire.

7.) Keep your body safe guarded at all times by wearing proper safety gloves or mitts.

8.) Keep children and pets away from ovens and stove-tops in use.

Follow these simple steps in keeping safety in your kitchen during the holidays!

From our team here at SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a very Happy New Year!

10 Tips to be Storm Ready

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 10 Tips to be Storm Ready SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

If for any reason or chance, you and your family are unable to make it out of your home or town when a storm is coming, there are ways to feel and be Storm Ready. Follow the steps below to feel better prepared when a storm hits:

1.) Have a home emergency plan.

-Know all of your safe exit points of the home.

-What to do with pets.

-Keep on hand at least 2 Emergency Kits.

-Let your neighbors know you are still at the home.

2.) Stock up on the easy essential foods, water, toiletries, candles, lighters and flashlights.

-Have plenty of blankets and pillows handy.

3.)   Keep some games and toys for the children handy--Waiting for the storm to pass over might actually get boring in some cases.

4.) Secure loose things around and on your property.

5.) Make sure there are no branches hanging over your home or garage.

6.) Stay in doors when the storm is upon you.

7.) Ensure your home, contents and car insurance is adequate and current.

8.) Learn how to safely turn off your power, water and gas.

9.) Keep a battery powered radio nearby so you can keep up with warnings and updates on the storm.

10.) Keep water containers, a camping stove and fuel safely on-hand

Stay safe and be somewhat prepared for when a storm hits with these safety and life tips.

THE TREE'S ON FIRE!!!!!

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage THE TREE'S ON FIRE!!!!! SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

You go out with your family and pick out the BIGGEST, MOST BEAUTIFUL Christmas Tree that you all have ever seen. You take it home and decorate it as a family. That tree looks AMAZING!!!!! Every day that you walk through your living room, you admire what a beautiful tree you have.

Well wouldn't you prefer to keep that tree and your home safe?? I don't know about you, but all of the time and effort and love I would have for that Christmas Tree could be wasted effort if you don't keep it nice and hydrated.

Keep in mind that Christmas Trees cause over $17.5 million in property damages each year.

So remember, keep your Christmas trees hydrated and your holidays happy!

From our team here at SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a very Happy New Year!

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Beware of Candle Flames

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Beware of Candle Flames SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires and home fire deaths. According to the National Candle Association, 70% of households in the United States use candles. Most people don’t see candles as a major fire hazard, but according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) from 1983-1998 candles accounted for 8,690 fires, 104 deaths, 974 injuries and an estimated $126 million in property damage. Between 2001-2002 an estimated 18,000 fires were started by candles with 130 deaths, 1350 injuries and $333 million in property damage.

DON’T GET BURNED! FOLLOW THESE SAFETY TIPS!

  • Use candles only with constant adult supervision
  • Never leave a candle burning!
  • Keep candles away from items that can catch fire, such as Christmas trees, clothing, paper or curtains
  • Place candles and candleholders on a secure piece of furniture. Make sure candleholders are non-combustible and large enough to collect the dripping wax.
  • Do not place candles in windows where blinds or curtains can close over them
  • Keep wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch and extinguish candles when they burn to within 2 inches of the holder
  • Keep candles and all open flames away from flammable liquids
  • Do not use candles in places where they can be knocked over by children or pets
  • Always have a working smoke alarm!

Cleaning Mold from Tiles & Grout

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning Mold from Tiles & Grout For more information please call SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball 281-374-6454

Removing Mold from Tiles and Grout can be a lengthy process, but we do our best to get it taken care of in the proper steps.

First, begin by scrubbing the mold off the tiles and grout. You should use a scrubbing brush along with a household cleaning product or mold killing product. There are also commercial tile or grout cleaners you can buy.

After this you'll probably find there is still mold stains left on the grout. You can use bleach to fade these stains away. Before you use the bleach you should spot test it to make sure that it won't discolor your tiles. You should also wear gloves to protect your hands from the bleach.

Apply the bleach to the grout and leave it sit for about 10 minutes. Instead of chlorine bleach you can use hydrogen peroxide if you like. Another alternative is to use baking soda. Mix it with water to create a paste and then use a toothbrush to scrub it onto the grout.

If you find the stain remains on the grout after bleaching then repeat the process. Give it some time and this should fade away the mold stains on the grout.

What You Should Know About Mold

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What You Should Know About Mold SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), their are 10 things we should all know about mold. 

  1. Potential health effects
  2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
  3. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
  4. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
  5. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by:
    • Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside
    • Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
    • Increasing ventilation
    • Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
  6. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  7. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
  8. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
  9. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
  10. Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

Hurricane Harvey Strikes..

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Hurricane Harvey Strikes.. Cypresswood Landing Shopping Strip-2017 Hurricane Harvey Damage

This photo represents Cypress wood Landing Shopping Strip-2017 Hurricane Harvey Damage. What a terrible time for people who did not expect things to get as bad as they did.

When Hurricane Harvey hit, he flooded out over a quarter of Texas. Hurricane Harvey damages were estimated at around $190 Billion; this including homes, and businesses. The damages were saddening. Families lost their homes and have no where to live. Some left their homes in evacuation and come back to nothing...

If you are in need of damage control or mitigation from the hurricane still, please don't hesitate to contact us at our office 281-374-6454. We are here to help. We alone took in over 250 calls from people just like you all over the area.

It's a stressful time and no one should have to deal with it alone.

TEXAS STRONG, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER!!

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage TEXAS STRONG, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER!! Stay Texas Strong.

This hurricane season has been a rough one. People, families, children, business owners..etc..have lost homes,vehicles and business all across Texas.

During times like these, we truly begin to see the love of a community, friends and family come together and REBUILD. And yes, we will REBUILD!!!! Hurricane Harvey was a disaster that affected so many lives, and it will never be forgotten. As we took in calls about flooded homes and no way to get to them, it was devastating hearing their stories. It's in times like these that SERVPRO's all over will band together and get out to those homes and businesses and begin work when nobody else can.

As we look around us and see all of the fundraisers, and groups coming together in our communities to help one another, it is truly amazing. It helps us to remember that in bad situations and disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, there is still so much good throughout our communities.

Let us all continue all of the hard work and efforts to rebuild our State. TEXAS STRONG, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER!!!!!!!

2018 Continuing Education Class Schedule

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Needing Continuing Education Credits in the upcoming year?? We have our 2018 Continuing Education Class Schedule ready and we welcome you to join us at any of these courses. We hold classes every month to give you a chance to make it out!

The classes are FREE to the public, we have great instructors and light snacks and drinks are provided. COME AND JOIN US!!!!!

If you see any particular course that you are needing, just shoot us an email to smr@SERVPROspringtomball.com OR jack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com

and we will add you to the list in advance!

**ALSO if you have any questions regarding our Continuing Education Courses, please don't hesitate to ask. We are here to answer questions and help make the process easier for you!

Flooding Hazard!

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding Hazard! SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

April Floods 2016-Tomball Regional, Tomball TX

Floods can be surprising. They can catch you off guard as to how bad they can get. You would be so surprised at what water can sneak its way into and through.

The disaster that our local Hospital faced in April of 2016. With over 8,000 square foot of the radiology department affected--this includes over 12 hallways and 67 rooms that were affected.

Being sure that we have the equipment, and the hands for work this big is very important to us. Our crews know the situation and get out there and get the work done as professional and quickly as possible while staying very meticulous.

Flooding can be dangerous and scary. Be sure to have emergency kits with you at all times in case of a storm.