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Emergency Ready Profiles

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

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!!

FREE CE CREDIT COURSE-Cleaning and Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

TO ALL WHO ARE IN NEED OF CREDITS TOWARD THEIR CONTINUING EDUCATION:

SERVPRO Spring/Tomball will be hosting a 2 hr. Class on July 20th, 2017. The class will be on Cleaning and Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents. 

This course is specifically designed to explain the different approaches and techniques to scoping, cleaning, and restoring smoke-damaged contents. The purpose is to provide you with a better understanding of the work performed by the mitigation vendor at smoke-damaged work sites.

Restoring a customers contents is a pretty big goal for SERVPRO. We have an amazing contents and mitigation crew that are determined to get things back to the way they were.

Classroom Credit= 2 hours

Light Drinks and Snacks will be provided during class time.

TIME: 9am-11am

DATE: 7/20/2017

FOR RESERVATIONS:

Please call 281-374-6454 or Email Us at: jack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com OR smr@SERVPROspringtomball.com

We Provide CE Classes at our Facility!

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial We Provide CE Classes at our Facility! 2017 Full Year Schedule for CE Classes

Are you in need of Continuing Education credits????

Is the deadline for your license coming up????

Are you looking to gain knowledge in a certain course topic??

Good thing SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball holds different classes monthly!!

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.

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:

Email: smr@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Cell: 281-804-8172

OR

Jack Goodroe (HR Generalist)

Email: jack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Phone: 281-374-6454

HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE!!!!

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

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!

Christmas by the Numbers

12/15/2016 (Permalink)

General Christmas by the Numbers SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. For this reason, SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball would like to provide you with some resourceful statistics to ponder over this holiday season: 

  1. Between 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 16 injuries, and $16.2 million in direct property damage annually. 
  2. On average, one of every 34 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires.
  3. U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 860 home structure fires per year that began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees, in 2009-2013. These fires cause  an annual average of one civilian fire death, 41 civilian fire injuries and $13.4 million in direct property damage.

  4. Half (51%) of the December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third (35%) in January to November.

     

Safety Tips When Using Heating Equipment

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Safety Tips When Using Heating Equipment SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening are below: 

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.

Texas A&M University Awards SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Texas A&M University recognized SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball at its 12th Annual Aggie 100 event. The 100 Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses with the highest annual growth revenues are honored and we were proud to receive this award for the second year in a row. 

Wet Insulation: A Hidden Hazard!

11/7/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Wet Insulation: A Hidden Hazard! SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

Insulation can become wet in a variety of ways. A pipe could burst, a seam could have been improperly welded, or there could be a puncture somewhere on your roofing system, among a wide variety of other possibilities. However, just fixing the cause of the leak is not enough; the wet insulation must be removed. The following three points explain the ramifications of not tearing out wet insulation.

1. Structural Stability

As mentioned above, wet insulation can negatively impact your entire building. The trapped moisture can begin to degrade your roofing system starting with the deck and working it’s way out. Rotting can occur and lead to collapses throughout the structure. There is also the overall weight burden to consider. As the insulation collects moisture, it gets increasingly heavier. The pressure can be catastrophic to the building and lead to complete system collapse.

 

2. Energy Efficiency Compromised

The presence of wet insulation in your roof will generally negate the energy efficiency benefits of your roofing system. This is due to the fact that the moisture is acting as a conductor of energy rather than repelling it as it is designed. Your building will now require more heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, resulting in higher utility bills. Moisture can cause your insulation to lose as much as 40% of it’s thermal residence capabilities.

3. Indoor Air Quality

It is highly likely that your building is being occupied for a good portion of the day and/or night depending on what industry you are in. As a result, air quality is incredibly important. If your insulation in your roof is wet, mold and bacteria can grow. Not a good sign for healthy air or happy occupants. The longer you leave the wet insulation untreated, the greater the potential danger to your occupants.

It’s important to be proactive with wet insulation in order to prevent the above scenarios from happening. If you have any questions regarding wet insulation please call SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball at 281-374-6454. 

Home Vandalism Clean Up

11/1/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Home Vandalism Clean Up SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

For home owners, there are few bigger headaches to come home than finding your home vandalized. Whether a broken window, an egged or keyed car or a front door defaced by graffiti, vandalism harms both the appearance and value of your home and property.

The key to relieving a home vandalism headache is having a quick restoration response plan.

1.) Remove any debris from the area vandalized. If your car or home was damaged by eggs, be sure to hose down the exterior of your vehicle or house. Vacuum glass particles from carpet and upholstery.

2.) Write down a complete inventory of all damaged and destroyed items.

3.) Promptly call your insurance company after discovering the damage. The longer you wait to report the damage, the more detrimental the damages will be. Gather any damaged items for your insurance company, who can use the items to estimate the size and take pictures.

4.) Report the damage to police. Law enforcement will help you gather evidence of the damage and will pursue the vandals.

The final step is simple: Call SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball to go to work for you and eliminate your home vandalism headache.

Beware of the Candles!

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Beware of the Candles! 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!