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COMMERCIAL CLEANING: FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Stafford Missouri City our number one priority is getting your business and dining room back in operation as quickly as possible.


When disaster strikes your restaurant or manufacturing center, you need the expertise of a specialized team who is experienced in food service cleanup. At SERVPRO®, our expert teams are trained in health codes, regulations and the use of food safe products. They understand the importance of getting your dining room, kitchen or production operational as quickly as possible. We’ll work to ensure all surfaces are restored and sanitized to health and food safety specifications and you are able to get back to business and your patrons can get back to the food.


OUR EXPERIENCE


Our experience in the food services industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following facility types: Food Manufacturing Facilities, Food Distribution Centers, Fast Food Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Senior Living Facility Kitchens, Educational Cafeterias


EVERYTHING UNDER YOUR ROOF. EVERYONE UNDER OURS.


From restaurants and cafeterias to national distribution centers, SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City works to make your food service facility disaster “Like it never even happened.”


LEARN MORE AT: SERVPRO.COM/COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL CLEANING: HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City our professionals are trained in adhering to the highest sanitation standards.

We understand that time is crucial for both your operations and your patients. Our employees know how to handle regulated medical waste and undergo special training to work in operating rooms and other restricted areas, always adhering to HIPPA regulations. We also coordinate with environmental and infection control teams to monitor progress and make sure that all necessary health certifications are obtained prior to completing any job. Our number one priority is to quickly and safely take full responsibility of your cleanup needs so that you are free to focus on your number one priority: the patients.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our experience in the healthcare industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following healthcare facilities: Hospitals, Assisted Living Centers, Outpatient Surgical Centers, Electronics and Machine Restoration, Hospice Facilities, Senior Living Facilities, Medical Office Buildings, Document Drying and Restoration

EVERYTHING UNDER YOUR ROOF. EVERYONE UNDER OURS.

From hospitals and large medical complexes to clinics and trauma centers, SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City works to make your healthcare facility disaster “Like it never even happened.”

LEARN MORE AT: SERVPRO.COM/COMMERCIAL

MOLD: DON’T LET IT GROW

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

MOLD: DON’T LET IT GROW

FROM THE ORDINARY

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum). Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

TO THE UNHEALTHY

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

TAKE PRECAUTIONS

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for: The presence of visible mold. Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present. Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth. Excessive humidity. These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

HELP IS HERE

If you think you might have a mold problem, call 281-403-2256. A SERVPRO® Franchise Professional trained in mold remediation will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold. In the event mold is found, you will be asked to approve and sign a work authorization form prior to any mold cleanup or related work being performed. The technician may also recommend you leave the affected area while the mold cleanup and associated containment process is being safely completed. If extensive mold growth is present, additional assistance may be required. Some situations require the addition of an Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional with the specialized equipment and services needed to assess and/or repair property. You may wish to consult your adjuster if needed.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment. If you have concerns about mold, the SERVPRO® Franchise Professional can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals care about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations, excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals can safely restore your building to preloss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can only be determined by an on-site, indoor environmental inspection. Please keep in mind SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals do not interpret insurance policies or coverage; you must consult your insurance company to determine the scope of policy coverage.

BIOHAZARD AND CRIME SCENE

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Vandalism and Crime Scene Cleanup and Restoration Services

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City can help with:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES

3/10/2017 (Permalink)

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City to make your work space look its very best.


SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City will get the job done right and get it done quickly because the SERVPRO® Advantage includes these benefits: Award-Winning Training, Nearly 50 Years of Experience and Exclusive Cleaning Products.


Specialty Cleaning Services


SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Their cleaning services include the following: Air Ducts and HVAC, Biohazard, Carpet and Upholstery, Ceilings, Floors, and Walls, Drapes and Blinds, Odor Removal, Sewage, Trauma and Crime Scene and Vandalism.


Commercial Large Loss Division
NO JOB IS TOO LARGE


The SERVPRO® Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.


The SERVPRO® Advantage is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor.


HELPING TO MAKE FIRE AND WATER DAMAGE “Like it never even happened.”

COMMERCIAL CLEANING: EDUCATION FACILITIES

3/10/2017 (Permalink)

AT SERVPRO® Stafford Missouri City we believe learning shouldn’t be paused or canceled, even in the face of disaster.

Disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school campus or an institute of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students, ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanups has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities: K-12 Schools, Colleges & Universities, Dormitories, Private Schools, Libraries, Daycares / Pre-K Facilities

From county school systems to large accredited colleges and universities, SERVPRO® of Stafford Missouri City works to make your education facility disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Houston Home Care: What to Look for in A Storm Damage Restoration Company

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

The need for emergency storm damage restoration in Houston is great. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are common with severe weather conditions in the Houston area. Because of this, you’ll find many storm damage restoration companies servicing Stafford and Missouri City. And with so many choices, it can be confusing to know which is the best at handling emergency residential restoration services.

Beyond looking at costs, it’s important also to consider how trustworthy a company is and what track record they have. Use this helpful guide below to help you accurately compare storm damage restoration business in Houston:

  • Experienced In Emergency Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration. It’s important to ask if the company is well equipped and experienced with storm damage and not just water damage. Storm damage could mean layers of mud in the living room, a tree through your roof, sewage in the basement, and so much more than the usual water damage. Houston SERVPRO is familiar and experienced in dealing with aspects of flood damage restoration --especially the unexpected kind.
  • Trained And Certified in Industry Standards. Similar to the above tip, a residential and commercial storm damage restoration business that wants to give their customers the best service seeks additional training. Technicians with SERVPRO go through extensive company training, training with industry partners, as well as training with the IICRC--the independent organization that sets criteria for professional home and commercial restoration.
  • Enthusiastic Customers. Some residential flood damage restoration businesses may be satisfied with “happy customers”, but we aim to have enthusiastic customers. With the fastest response time, Houston SERVPRO addresses your concerns quickly and thoroughly. We work alongside you and your insurance company, taking care of every aspect of your storm damage concerns, saving you time, money, and worry. The result is a home that looks as if water damage never occurred and enthusiastic customers that are proud to recommend us to their friends.
  • Community and Better Business Bureau Affiliation. Businesses that make an effort to be a part of their community often take bigger strides in servicing their neighbors. SERVPRO of Houston is a member of several professional leagues and organizations in Houston as well as part of the prestigious BBB. If you're unsure if a home restoration company is IICRC certified or part of the BBB, visit their respected websites and search the listings. You’ll find that your locally owned Houston SERVPRO is in good standing with both organizations.

When searching for local and top ranking storm and mold damage remediation business in Houston, you’ll see that SERVPRO stands above the rest. We’ve worked hard to earn the trust of our Houston neighbors, and we’ll work just hard to earn your trust.

Call on Houston SERVPRO for the fastest and most complete flood damage restoration for both residential and commercial. For 24-hour emergency response to storm damage call (281) 616-8125. Our customer service agents stand ready to dispatch a SERVPRO response team to your home anytime, day or night, to provide immediate restoration solutions.

Home Care: Protect Your Homes Value with Professional Fire Damage Restoration

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Restoring your life and home back to a pre-fire condition is reason enough to hire a professional fire restoration company in Houston, but have you thought about how this service can protect the value of your home?

Your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever have in your lifetime. Your hard earned money is carefully invested and multiplied with the ebb and flow of home values in Houston. With so much at stake, it’s important that your home is professionally cleaned up and restored after suffering fire damage.

We’re honored that so many Houston residents have trusted us with protecting and restoring their home. There are many choices for fire damage restoration in Houston, but even then, SERVPRO stands apart when it comes to protecting and restoring fire and smoke damaged homes.

Protecting and Restoring Your Investment

The first item to consider is the company’s track record and dedication to their craft. Some fire and smoke damage restoration businesses think that having business insurance, as Houston requires all businesses to have, is all it takes to prove their trustworthiness or experience to you.

At Houston SERVPRO, we hold ourselves to a higher standard –a standard that truly is for your benefit. Our team clocks many hours of advanced restoration training before we get to work on your home.

Every technician is considered an expert in his or her craft and knows exactly how to treat –and even anticipate –the challenges of residential fire damage restoration.

 

Houston SERVPRO Answers Your Call

Houston is a bustling city with nearly 800,000 homes and every year, the dedicated heroes of the Houston fire departments respond to over 40,000 fire-related calls. The whole state of Texas reports over $500,000,000 worth of property damage every year. We share those statics with you not to scare you, but rather to help you prepare.

House fires occur more often than you realize and may be more of a threat to your home investment than an uncertain economy. Houston SERVPRO helps to protect your investment by responding to your fire and water damage restoration needs in record time.

While the team leader goes through your home to assess your needs and creates a personalized recovery plan, the rest of the team gets to work on tarping and boarding up gaps in your home. After a plan is drawn up and discussed with you, we submit the plan to your insurance company.

Over-preparedness, a fast response time, immediate recovery solutions, and open communication with your insurance company. These extra steps are included with every restoration call and are but some of the ways that Houston SERVPRO has your best interest in mind.

You work all your life to create a safe home for your family, and Houston SERVPRO works with you to protect that precious investment. Whether damage from severe weather, fire, or anything else in between, you can trust the Houston SERVPRO restoration team to make as though it never happened.

Learn more about the home restoration services we provide and let us aid you in protecting the value of your home.

 

SERVPRO hosting Continuing Education Classes and Luncheon for Real Estate and Insurance Professionals

2/17/2017 (Permalink)

Do you need to earn additional Continuing Education Credits for your professional license? 

SERVPRO® of Stafford / Missouri City will be hosting two free Continuing Education classes and luncheon for Real Estate and Insurance Professionals on Thursday February 23, 2017 at the Old Hickory Inn BBQ located at 3334 FM 1092 Ste 400 Missouri City, TX 77459.

9AM – 11AM   Deodorization of Malodors. This will award 2 Continuing Education Credit Hours. 100% Attendance is REQUIRED in order to receive Continuing Education Credit for this course.

12PM – 2PM    Restoring Contaminated Buildings. This will award 2 Continuing Education Credit Hours. 100% Attendance is REQUIRED in order to receive Continuing Education Credit for this course.

11AM – 12PM  We will be having a Business Networking Luncheon between the two classes and be providing an opportunity for new connections and friendships to form.

**Please remember to bring your Photo ID, Licensing Number, plenty of business cards and a smile!  We will be having some giveaways and some great discussions!** 

To reserve your seat, please contact:

SERVPRO® of Stafford / Missouri City
Christine at 281-403-2256 or send an email to crojas@SERVPRO10094.com .

Class Size is Limited. Please Confirm Guests Attending.

Our very own Greg Carson will be our special guest instructor for this class you won't want to miss it!


Working to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Houston Home Health: Get Rid of Smoke Odors Before It Becomes a Persistent Problem

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Your house fire may have been weeks ago, so why does it still smell like smoke? As the Houston smoke damage restoration experts, we’ve had many residents come to us asking the same thing, and the answer involves a bit of science.


Although we tend to think of smoke and other unpleasant odors as something ghostlike, without form or substance, the truth is that smells are actually tiny particles. These micro particles settle and embed into wood, fabric, paint, and even plastics! Anything in your home that is woven or has a crevice falls victim to the noxious scent of smoke.


Certain items like plastic, resins, and other manmade products that burned leave an even stronger and more penetrating chemical and smoke odor. Powerful scents like these become more than a nuisance –disrupt your peace of mind and may even trigger adverse physical reactions such as headaches or irritated sinuses.


No amount of airing out, air fresheners, or wiping down will get rid of the acrid odor of smoke of this magnitude. However, there is a solution, and Houston SERVPRO can quickly offer relief to your smoke damage dilemma.


Houston smoke damage cleaning is a solution we have been offering for years, along with our water, storm, and fire damage restoration services. Since 1967, SERVPRO has been perfecting their odor removal method, and we proudly offer those services to you as your locally owned and operated Houston SERVPRO.


More than just bringing in the industrial fans, your smoke damage restoration team clears out the smoke by:



  • Inspecting your HVAC unit. Many times, your HVAC unit is responsible for spreading the smoke odors throughout your home. Your team will carefully inspect and service your unit to help eliminate the smoke odor.

  • Clean and Refinish Any Smoke Damaged Surfaces. Greasy residue on hardwood floors and smoke polluted walls are thoroughly cleaned and professionally refinished. This careful process also saves you money in the long run as you’ll find it unnecessary to replace your smoke damaged floors.

  • Deodorize and Restore Furnishings, Drapes, and Carpeting. Because these items involve fabric, they often pose the hardest challenge when it comes to smoke and fire damage restoration. However, your team will know exactly how to tackle these hurdles. We have a variety of professional odor removal techniques including the Showcase Premier Cleaning process for carpeting and a shrink-free dry cleaning method for your drapes.


Whether from a Sunday dinner that went amiss or a close call with stand alone heater, small scale fire and smoke damage can still cause big trouble. Let us take care of your problems with our time-tested home restoration services. Many of your Stafford and Missouri City neighbor’s have already trusted us with restoring their home back to health, and we can do the same for you.


Call us today to schedule an inspection and preliminary smoke damage treatment plan to get your home back to a smoke-free, healthy condition.