Why are Fire Alarms Important?
Smoke alarms are very important!
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), three of every five home fire deaths results from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%). A majority of fatal fires happen when families are asleep because occupants are unaware of the fire until there is not adequate time to escape. A smoke alarm stands guard around the clock, and when it first senses smoke, it sounds a shrill alarm. All in all, smoke alarms are crucial elements in the early detection of fires. If you have not checked your smoke alarm in years or several months check out these statistics from the NFPA.
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If you acquire fire or smoke damage, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO Spring/Tomball at (281) 374-6454. We are always here to help!
MUD BUG BASH!!!
We want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone that came out to our 9th Annual Mud Bug Bash! We hope you really enjoyed the experience and we are more than thankful that you attended our event.
This year we kept the crowd entertained with a live band, a photo booth, family games, and a bounce house for the kids!
We hope that you were able to eat all the crawfish, corn, potatoes, sausage, and shrimp that you possibly could and left with a full stomach.
We truly appreciate your support. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Three Categories of Water Damage
Water damage is a serious issue! Don't hesitate to call us anytime, any day at (281)374-6454!
A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage in an affected area as well as increase the cost of repairs. According to IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, there are three categories of water that cause damage in buildings.
Category 1 Water – That which is clean at the releasing source and does not pose a hazard if consumed by humans. Category 1 water may become progressively contaminated as it mixes with soils on or within floor coverings or building assemblies (walls, decking, subflooring). Time and temperature, which promote the growth and amplification of microorganisms in water can cause Category 1 water to degrade. Examples: burst water pipes, failed supply lines on appliances, vertically falling rainwater.
Category 2 Water – That which begins with some degree of contamination and could cause sickness or discomfort if consumed by humans. As with Category 1 water, time and temperature can cause Category 2 water to become progressively more contaminated.
Category 3 Water – That which is highly contaminated and could cause death or serious illness if consumed by humans. Examples: sewage, rising flood water, ground surface water flowing horizontally into homes. There are two ways in which water enters a building as a result of wind storm damage.
The information provided by: http://www.IICRC.org/the-basics-water-damage-restoration-training-a-23.html
If you experience any type of water damage, give us a call at (281)374-6454!!
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 which 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 an 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 CLASS EVERY MONTH!!!
FREE CE CLASSES!!
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 April 12,2019 for our next CE Class--this course will cover: Ethics and it is 3 hours long--from 1pm to 4pm. Following the class, we will be hosting our 9th annual Mud Bug Bash and you are invited!! Joins us for Live music and all the crawfish, shrimp, and sausage you can eat!
All classes are free of charge and include drinks and light snacks. We handle all of the paperwork 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 Samantha Love(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)
24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Spring/Tomball and surrounding Houston areas.
SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage and increase the cost of the repairs needed.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (281) 374-6454
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball has specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball
SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem?
In Houston and surrounding areas, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (281)374-6454
Satisfied SERVPRO Customers!
SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball is here to help YOU 24/7, 365 days a year!
We strive every day to ensure that our quality of service is up to the highest standard and we are always pleased to get positive feedback from our happy customers!
Here are some recent quotes from real customers who were satisfied with our services:
"Great level of expertise & professionalism. If you have water, fire, catastrophic loss, these are the people to call, they get you back where you were before. ...just "Like it never even happened" !! :)" -Ianussy L.P. Badgley
"pleased with the fact that when I needed them they came out immediately and took care of the problem without leaving a big mess behind. I went on a recommendation and was very pleased with the work. Thank you SERVPRO for being there when I needed you" -Sever-foster Perrie
"Once they were onsite we no longer had to worry... they came, they saw, they conquered our water problem..." -Mary M. Kinney
If you experience water damage, fire damage, or mold in your home or office call SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball at (281) 374-6454. We are here to help and care for not only your home or office but for you as an individual. We are a family owned business and know that each job is not simply a job, but is someone allowing us to come into their lives during a very stressful event. Our ultimate goal is to help make it a little less stressful on you.
Be Prepared for Storms
Call SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball at (281)374-6454. We are here to help YOU 24/7, 365 days a year!
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. Depending on the nature of the disaster, road conditions may prevent help from arriving in a timely manner.
Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days or even weeks. You should prepare a supplies kit that should contain items to help you manage during these outages.
Be prepared for a power outage by keeping necessary items centrally located in your home. Take the time to ensure that everyone in your family is aware of the "kit." Periodically check your kit to see that batteries operate properly. The following is a list of items that are suggested to keep on hand:
1. Flashlights for each family member
2. Battery-operated radio and clock
3. Extra batteries
4. Containers of bottled water
5. Canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated food, powdered milk, baby supplies for infants
6. Non-electric can opener
7. List of important phone numbers
8. First-aid kit
Following a disaster, there may be power outages that could last for several days. Stock canned foods, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils. The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies, you may already have many of these on hand.
•Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
•Choose foods your family will eat.
•Remember any special dietary needs.
•Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.
•Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods with high liquid content.
•Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and a can opener
•Protein or fruit bars
•Dry cereal or granola
•Non-perishable pasteurized milk
•High energy foods
•Food for infants
Always be prepared for the worst! Once the storm passes, SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball will be there immediately to assist you in any way that we possibly can.
When A Flood Hits, Act Fast!!
SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball is here to help you 24/7, 365 days a year!
Always be prepared for flooding events! We all know that Houston has had some major flooding issues these past few years. SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball wants to ensure that you stay safe by being prepared!
Watch for Pooling Water
Look for places around your property where water tends to create pools, then channel it away from buildings. Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and are directing water as intended.
Maintain Sump Pump
If you have a sump pump, check to be sure it is operational before water starts rising. You may find you need a back-up generator to ensure your pump works when you need it most. Contact your insurance agent to add coverage in case your sump pump fails.
Raise Storage Goods
Use shelving and/or pallets to keep storage items off the floor to reduce the impact of small floods. In many situations, raising boxes just a few inches will be enough to keep storage goods above the water line.
Cut Power if Necessary
As rising water approaches the level of electrical outlets, you risk having a live current flow through all the water. Cut the power if you can but do so safely without standing in water. Otherwise, evacuate immediately and contact an electrician to cut the power before you go back in for recovery.
Keep Storm Drains Clear
If you see water pooling around a storm drain in your neighborhood, the drain may be clogged with debris. Clearing the debris will help keep the water flowing away from your property.
Consider Flood Insurance
Homeowners insurance will not cover floods; you must purchase a separate policy for flood protection. When all else fails, flood insurance will provide you with the means to respond to a catastrophic flooding event.
Be Aware on the Road
Be careful when driving during storms, especially when you hear of flash flood watches and warnings. Never drive into a fully submerged roadway. The water surface will be at the same level as the pavement you can see. This view will deceive you into thinking the water is shallow because you cannot see how the road dips under the surface.
When a flood happens, you need to act fast to dry out any wet items, particularly structural materials like walls and flooring. Call SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball at (281) 374-6454 to extract water and mitigate any mold growth. Our franchise professionals have the training and experience to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”