This October, pink warriors can run or walk a bit closer to home to fight breast cancer as the City of Tomball again stages its annual Paces4Pink on Saturday, October 6th, throughout the historic downtown district. Paces4Pink (formerly "Sherine's Stride") is a 5K certified run and 1-mile family walk through old Tomball to benefit breast cancer research and awareness. Funds raised through this event go to local non-profit, TOMAGWA to provide free breast cancer screenings. Please feel free to invite all friends and family to this great event!
Storm tips for Pets
How do you handle dog fear and anxiety related to storms?
Here are eight tips to calm your dog during a storm:
Stay home with your Dog
For a dog who already fears thunderstorms, being alone will only worsen the anxiety. If bad weather is in the forecast, try to be home or have someone stay with your dog during the storm.
Give your dog the comfort and attention she/he needs to calm her anxiety. An anxious dog is unable to learn due to being overly stimulated and emotional, which means comforting is not rewarding the fear. Try a calming massage to help your dog relax during the storm.
If a dog is punished or ignored during a frightening event, it’s likely to worsen the anxiety. Instead, offer a positive stimulus, such as gentle petting, to distract and calm your dog. If your dog will still engage, try a game of indoor fetch, tug, or offer a high-value chew.
Offer a Safe Place
Place your dog’s crate and/or bed in the most sound-proof room of your home. A crate is a natural, psychological defense for dogs and can have an incredible influence on their comfort level. It’s also helpful to close the blinds to shelter your dog from the visual stimulation of a storm.
SEPTEMBER CE CLASS!!!!
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 September 20, 2018, for our 2 FREE CE Class-- these courses will cover: Mitigation Awareness & Response Seminar from 9am-11am and Restoring Contaminated Buildings from 11am-1pm. These will be 2 different courses.
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 Makenna McNulty(marketing representative) at the information below if you have any questions regarding the CE Classes or if you are interested in sending an RSVP:
Jack Goodroe (HR Generalist)
Clean, Grey, and Dirty Water
Do you know the difference between clean, grey, and dirty water??
What is Clean Water?
Clean water is water that comes from your faucet or showerhead that you can drink safely. It is also considered rainwater or snowmelt. In regards to water damage to your home, it can come from a broken water line, a busted toilet tank, a leaky washer or refrigerator, or rain or snowmelt entering your home. While clean water flooding your floors may not cause an immediate health risk, it can quickly evolve into the gray water after prolonged contact with building surfaces, material, and items. This can happen within 48 hours which is why it is important to call SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball as soon as possible after a flood or water damage.
What is Gray Water?
Gray water is water that may contain chemicals or contaminants that may be harmful to your health. Gray water can come from the shower and sink drains, the washer drain, the dishwasher drain, and aquariums. Gray water can cause even more damage than clean water and can evolve into black water within 48 hours causing even further damage and health risks.
What is Black Water?
Blackwater is contaminated water from floodwaters and sewage waters. Blackwater can come from a flooded river or a backed up toilet or a backed up sewage line in your home. Blackwater can contain all types of harmful contaminants like bacteria, mold, and viruses that can be extremely harmful to humans. Blackwater can cause diseases and illnesses like cholera, hepatitis, and norovirus. Blackwater can be very dangerous to ones' health and it is imperative to call a professional cleanup team like SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball immediately. If the water damage from Blackwater isn't professionally removed, dried out and cleaned, infections and illnesses can occur from microbes in the air and dust. That is why it is crucial that you hire professionals that have the right tools and processes to ensure a thorough cleanup.
The 4th of July!!
The 4th of July is right around the corner which means FIREWORKS! Please keep these tip in mind when you're popping Fireworks!
Firework Safety Tips
- Follow the directions on all fireworks and don't use them for anything other than what they're intended for.
- Don't attempt to alter or combine fireworks products.
- Never use homemade fireworks.
- Report illegal explosives to the nearest fire or police department.
- When lighting fireworks, always have water handy. A hose is best, but a bucket will suffice.
- Spectators should remain a safe distance from the fireworks being lit.
- Whoever lights the fireworks must be sober, wear safety glasses, and keep clothing well away from the flame when lighting.
- Only light fireworks outdoors on a smooth, flat surface, away from all flammable materials including dry leaves and paper.
- Never try to relight fireworks that appear to be duds. Wait up to 20 minutes for a possible delayed ignition. Then if nothing happens, soak the firework in a bucket of water and dispose of it.
- Dispose of all firework materials by first soaking them in water before putting them in the trash.
- Keep sparklers away from clothing and other flammable materials.
We hope everyone has a fun and SAFE 4th of July!!
City of Tomball Kid Club
Kids Club, Tomball's summer program, has recently partnered with the Houston Food Bank to bring free meals to participating children through the Backpack Buddy and Kids Cafe programs. During the summer months, access to free school meals becomes limited, adding strain to families who already struggle to put food on the table. Kids Club will be providing nutritious, child-friendly food to children to take home over the weekend through a food pantry at Lone-Star Community College, as well as make hot breakfast and lunch served twice a week for the attendees at the Tomball Community Center.
With that being said, SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball loves our Community and we want to do everything we can to give back and help out the ones in need.
FREE CE COURSE- Property Fire Damage!
SERVPRO Spring/Tomball will be hosting a 4 hour Class on July 19th, 2018. This class is over Property Fire Damage Restoration!
So what will this course cover?
This course has been specifically designed to teach and explain the special procedures used by professionals in mitigating and restoring fire damage claims for the insured. The purpose of the course is to provide attendees with a better understanding of the work performed by the mitigation vendor at fire damage work sites.
Classroom Credit= 4 hours
Light Drinks and Snacks will be provided throughout the class.
DATE- July 19, 2018
LOCATION- SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball- 33550 Pinehurst Loop Magnolia, TX 77355
FOR RESERVATIONS please call 281-374-6454 or Email us at- smr@SERVPROspringtomball.com OR jack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com
Hurricane Season is here!!!
Hurricane Season is here and will be until around Early November as expected.
Let's talk FACTS: Most Hurricanes rage harmlessly in the sea without ever making landfall--but when they do you should be SERVPRO Ready!
Hurricanes cause billions of dollars worth of destruction EVERY YEAR. They can cause over 11,000 deaths, over 231 hurricane landfills absorbing homes, your local coffee shop and even a mall.
Be prepared! Here are some safety tips during Hurricane Season:
1.) Stay Indoors
2.) Unplug Appliances
3.) Get a battery operated radio to listen to updates on the weather
4.) Have a first aid kit handy
5.) Stay together as a community, because there is nothing more powerful than a community that rebuilds together!
If flood waters reach into your home do as much as you can to either keep it out or get it out! Standing water, is bad water!
Stay safe, and watch the weather!
Mold Damage Tips!
In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. SERVPRO of Spring / Tomball has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.
Have a Mold Problem?
Call Us Today – (281) 374-6454
If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:
- Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
- Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
- A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Spring / Tomball for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
Mold Remediation Services
If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Spring / Tomball has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.
Below are the most common Fire Hazards in your home.
It's a fact that many house fires are caused by someone attempting to cook or smoke while under the influence of alcohol.
Candle fires happen in places like bedrooms and bathrooms where people use them as mood enhancers. Unfortunately, people can fall asleep with a candle still burning or leave the room without snuffing out the flame. Candles should NEVER be left burning unattended!
Many items in the kitchen can catch fire easily including pot holders, dish towels, and product packaging. Keep curtains away from the stove and clean up all spills on the stove top or near by counters.
Unsafe use of electricity can be a ticking time bomb! An electrical fire can happen at any time. Follow-up when a fuse or circuit breaker blows. Don't just reset the breaker or replace the fuse. Find out what caused the problem.
Too many fires are caused from careless disposal of smoking materials