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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.

3 Types of Cleaning after a Fire Damage

3/15/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning 3 Types of Cleaning after a Fire Damage For more information call SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball at 281-374-6454

Structural Cleaning - After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced local SERVPRO Franchise Professional will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure. Depending on the amount of soot, your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional may even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing. In other cases, SERVPRO will clean to "prepare for painting". This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface.

Contents Cleaning - All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more. Finally, SERVPRO can provide an inventory list of all "to be claimed" items if so requested.

Deodorization - SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. Ask your SERVPRO Franchise Professional to explain the various deodorization methods available and which will work best for you.