Beware of Candle Flames
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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 liquidsDo 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
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
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), their are 10 things we should all know about mold.
- Potential health effects
- 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.
- If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
- Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
- 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
- Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
- 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.
- Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
- 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).
- 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..
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!!
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
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!
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.
Up Coming CE Class-August 17th
Are you in need of CE Credit Hours?
LUCKILY we host Continuing Education Courses every month right here at our facility! Each course is taught by either the Owners of our Franchise or one of our Production Managers.
Join us on August the 17th 2017 for our CE Class--this course will cover: Restoring Contaminated Buildings. This course is 2 hours long--from 9am to 11 am.
All classes are free of charge and include drinks and light snacks. We handle all of the paper work and get your certificate out to you as soon as possible. If you would like to RSVP please contact us at the information provided below.
Please contact Ashley Baker(marketing representative) at the information below if you have any questions regarding the CE Classes or if you are interested sending an RSVP:
Jack Goodroe (HR Generalist)
REVIEW & RATE!!!!!
So you loved our services that we provided you after a disaster occurred?
Or you have some concerns and would like us to know and take care of them?
WELL, IT MAY SEEM LIKE NOBODY USES IT-----BUT---Leaving us a review or rating on any of our three websites can help us make each and every job better one step at a time. We highly enjoy receiving reviews and ratings because of three honest reasons:
1.) We can address each customer based on their review/rating and publish it to our website!
2.) Why not make GREAT SERVICE known to others who are looking for a good company to perform work for them?
3.) It help's us is SO MANY WAYS by posting a good review for us!! And we are so incredibly grateful for them. We truly love reading the positive things people always have to say about SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball.
People don't realize these days that Reviews and Star Ratings can be SO IMPORTANT!!
So PLEASE, if you have every used us before for services, don't ever hesitate to leave us a rating or review on the links below.
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Emergency Ready Profiles
EMERGENCY READY PROFILE(ERP)!!
What is an ERP you ask?
Well, an ERP is an Emergency Ready Profile that we make pertaining to the layout of your commercial building. ERP's are used in circumstances where a disaster has occurred and you contact us to come out and perform mitigation services. An ERP will help business' save time and money. This profile creates a less stressful manner of dealing with the disaster.
An ERP will contain the following:
- A No Cost assessment of your facility.
- A Concise Profile Documentation that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
- Provides Facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
- Identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin and authorization during the working process.
With this profile, SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball will have a complete layout of your building to be fully prepared for any disaster or incident strike!!
Don't let our first exposure to your building be during a disaster response. If we become familiar with your property now, we can get started with mitigation faster and get your business up to pace as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions, or are interested in and Emergency Ready Profile being done for your commercial building, please give us a call at 281-374-6454.
CALL US TODAY TO GET STARTED!!