Recent Water Damage Posts

FREE FEBRUARY CE CLASS!!!

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

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 February 21st, for our FREE CE Class-- this courses will cover: Restorative Drying for Water Damage 9am-1pm.

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:

Emailsmr@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Cell: 281-804-8172

OR

Jack Goodroe (HR Generalist)

Emailjack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Phone: 281-374-6454

SEPTEMBER CE CLASS!!!!

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

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:

Emailsmr@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Cell: 281-804-8172

OR

Jack Goodroe (HR Generalist)

Emailjack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Phone: 281-374-6454

Clean, Grey, and Dirty Water

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

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. 

Is your home suffering from a water disaster?

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Why should you choose SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball for your Water Mitigation?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water damage. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, we are strategically positioned to be faster to any size water emergency, so Spring/Tomball residents can expect an immediate response, day or night.

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

We are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. Using advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles to get your property dried quickly, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

GIVE US A CALL!! 281-374-6454 

Roof Leak

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Do you know what steps to take if you notice a roof leak?

First Things First - Deal with inside the house to minimize interior damage!

In most cases, a leak will slowly pool at the ceiling until it finds an escape route. After a couple of hours, the leak will start to find multiple escape routes. To minimize your ceiling damage, find the wettest spot or a bulge in the ceiling and poke a small hole in the middle. Use a bucket to collect the draining water. 

Second Step – Locate the point of entry! 
Start with the inside, such as an attic.

Third Step – Maintain the situation until help arrives! 
Once you locate the point of entry from the inside, there are a couple of options for temporary repair such as roofing cement, roofing tape or a tarp.

Busted pipes - OH NO!

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Busted pipe in your home? No worries, SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball has got you covered!

1. Stop the water

First thing, turn off the water flow when you notice a pipe has broken, even if you don’t know where the water is coming from. Once the main water switch is off, you’ll need to drain the pipes.

2. Locate the broken pipe and inspect the damage

After draining all the excess water, locate the burst pipe. Inspect the damage and consider where the pipe is located before repairing it.

3. Repair the busted pipe

Fixing a rupture or crack in non-main pipes is usually fairly straightforward, but it can become expensive depending on the mending material you choose.

4. Bring in a professional drying crew.

Give SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball a call- 281-374-6456

We will come out to your house to clean up from the water damage and make it look like it never even happened! 

Tips to avoid water damage to your home!!

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

 14,000 homeowners rush to deal with water leak emergencies every day- don't let it be you!

Follows these tips to avoid water damage in your house!

  1. Disconnect your water hose during a freeze. Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipe and create an ice block that may bust your pipes and create damage to walls and floors. 
  2. Check and maintain your appliances regularly for leaks.
  3. Check your water pressure. If the pressure is too high, pipes and hoses may fail.
  4. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are cleaned out.
  5. Investigate leaks right away and fix immediately.
  6. Know the location of your water main. If you leave your house for an extended amount of time, shut it off to avoid leaks while you are gone.
  7. Monitor your water bill. Sometimes, the only way to realize you have a leak is by taking a good look at your water bill. If your usage jumps significantly from one month to the next without explanation then you may have a leak somewhere. 

CE Class & 8th Annual Mud Bug Bash!!!!

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Please come out and join us for our CE Class on April 6th beginning at 1 pm right here at our facility. The class will be hosted by SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball and will cover Ethics. This class will run until 4 pm and is worth 3 credits.

Following after the CE Ethics Class, will be our 8t Annual Mud Bug Bash! It'll go just about all night long, so we hope that you come with hungry belly's and a dancing leg. We will have live music and entertainment, a photo booth, all the craw fish, corn and potatoes you can eat!! And for those of you that aren't too fond of craw fish, we will also be serving sausage and shrimp. So come out, dig in and have a good time ON US!!

We sure hope to see you out there!

To RSVP please call us at 281-374-6454 or send us an email at: jack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com OR ashley.baker@SERVPROspringtomball.com

REVIEW & RATE!!!!!

7/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage REVIEW & RATE!!!!! Facebook Yelp Google

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.

https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO.springtomball

https://www.yelp.com/biz/SERVPRO-of-spring-tomball-tomball-2

Google us at SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball to leave a google review

We Provide CE Classes at our Facility!

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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) or Jack Goodroe(Human Resources) 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

We would love to have you out to our classes and get you the credits that you need. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

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. 

How To Protect Your Home From Water Damage

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Protect Your Home From Water Damage SERVPRO® of Spring/Tomball Please Call 281-374-6454

Water damage is one of the most common and costly disasters affecting U.S. residences, accounting for billions of dollars in losses to homeowners and renters annually. However, consumers can protect themselves with the right amount and type of insurance coverage. Generally speaking, water that comes from the top down, such as rainfall, is covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy, while water that comes from the bottom up, such as an overflowing river, is covered by a separate flood insurance policy.

By the same token, properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage.  A homeowner can prevent water seepage by painting water-sealant around the basement, and avert a sewer backup by installing and maintaining a backwater valve which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

The Institute for Business & Home Safety offers these additional tips for homeowners: http://www.iii.org/article/how-protect-your-home-water-damage

The Three Categories of Water Damage

8/24/2016 (Permalink)

A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage in an affected area. According to IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, there are three categories of water that cause damage in buildings. They are summarized as the following:

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 from rivers and streams, 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