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First Impressions With Professional Carpet Cleaning

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

dog and baby on carpet. When you’re looking to make a positive first impression, you can trust that our commercial cleaning services will assist you to meet that goal

Even before your sales team greets a customer, they’re greeted by the appearance of your business. Make no mistake about it; first impressions are an important part of the sales process. When the first impression is that of a clean and organized business, it puts your customer at ease, and it makes it easier for them to say yes! That’s why regular commercial carpet cleaning is so important. Maintaining your office carpet in pristine condition lets your customers and sales team know that you’ve taken care of all the details, down to the carpet.

A clean carpet is also hygienic. Accumulation of dirt and grime along with pollen and animal dander that is tracked in by foot traffic can make for an unpleasant and allergenic work environment. Regular carpeting cleaning is also an opportunity for spot-checking for damaged and worn areas in the carpeting, potentially avoiding accidents.

While residential carpet cleaning is done about twice a year, businesses should aim for focused carpet cleaning about once every quarter for high traffic areas in addition to the twice yearly deep cleaning of the entire covered area. 

There are several techniques available for commercial carpet cleaning. However, hot water extraction is the recommended method of leading commercial carpet manufacturers. Hot water extraction for commercial carpet cleaning is also the preferred method of SERVPRO of Stafford/Missouri City, though we utilize a variety of specialized treatments such as deluxe preconditioning and showcase premier cleaning.

Hot water extraction involves injecting hot water and detergent deep into carpet fibers to lift up dirt and stains. SERVPRO's unique pH specific, low-sudsing formula is powerful enough to loosen up filth, but it also rinses away completely preventing the sticky, dirt attracting detergent residue other cleaners can leave behind. 

When you’re looking to make a positive first impression, you can trust that our commercial cleaning services will assist you to meet that goal.

Serving Missouri City and Stafford as local Houston SERVPRO, we know that professional carpet cleaning doesn’t begin with the machine, but rather with the technician. SERVPRO's carpet cleaning technicians take advanced courses in commercial cleaning services from the internationally recognized IICRC in addition to SERVPRO’s exclusive company training. 

Need other types of commercial cleaning? We do that too! From air ducts to drapes, vandalism to sewage, Houston SERVPRO helps you to put your best face forward with both daily maintenance and emergency commercial restoration.

SERVPRO’s dedication to service has made us a 40-year commercial cleaning and restoration leader with over 1,700 franchises the U.S.—and growing! From across the country to just down the street, SERVPRO is the top choice for commercial carpet cleaning. Call us today to develop a personalized commercial carpet cleaning plan ensuring that your business always looks it’s best in front of your customers.

Preventing Mold Growth

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Employee in PPE attire To prevent mold, proper cleanup needs to be completed as quickly as possible.

Don’t let a leaky roof, a burst water pipe, storm damage, or sewage backup cause a mold infestation in your office. Did you know that mold can start developing in as little as 48 hours after water damage in your Conroe or The Woodlands business?

In our naturally humid environment in the greater metropolitan Houston area, it's vital to prevent mold before it starts to grow. Calling on SERVPRO of Stafford/Missouri City for mold remediation guarantees that proper techniques and equipment will be utilized to clean, disinfect, dry, and dehumidify the property, resulting in the best prevention against mold growth. And preventing mold growth right the first time will save you time and money.

Two Easy Steps to Help Prevent Mold Growth

First, determine the type of water that caused the damage. Is it clean water from a broken pipe or overflowing washing machine? Is it sewage-tainted water? Is it from a flash flood or another water source that potentially harbors chemicals or bacteria? If it is clean water, you can proceed with the cleanup and restoration process. However, if it is from another source, it is vital that you contact a professional emergency response team that specializes in flood damage restoration.

Damage caused from dirty water, also called gray or black water, needs to be cleaned up with care. Protective clothing, respirators, boots with steel shanks, rubber gloves, and goggles need to be worn at all times to prevent direct contact with the tainted water.

Second, it is important to determine the level and extent of the damage to your home. As a general rule, if more than one room has been affected, call a professional restoration team. Remember, DIY projects always take longer than anticipated, and time is of the essence to prevent mold growth. If water has touched the HVAC system or has gotten into your ventilation system, SERVPRO can quickly respond and correct the damage. Mold spores spread through the air, and when mold is allowed to grow in your air ducts from moisture or standing water, it can spread throughout your home fast.

If the water damage is not extensive, these are steps to take to prevent mold growth:

1. Remove items saturated by water to an area with good air circulation.

2. Clean hard surfaces thoroughly with detergent.

3. Dry surfaces and items thoroughly by hand, and use a fan to circulate fresh, dry air.

4. Dehumidify the space by running your air conditioner, using fans, and opening windows, if weather permits.

5. Remove water from carpets and padding with a wet/dry vac. It is important that all water is extracted to prevent damage to the subfloor, and to prevent mold growth.

6. Allow 3-5 days for the dehumidifying process, running fans, air conditioner, and dehumidifiers 24 hours a day. While items may seem dry to the touch, humidity levels will still be high in the property, making mold growth more likely.

When dealing with  water damage cleanup, the CDC recommends long pants, long-sleeved shirts, watertight boots, and protective eye wear. While the article addresses mold removal, the personal safety equipment mentioned is recommended for water damage cleanup as well.

To prevent mold, proper cleanup needs to be completed as quickly as possible; if you are not able to do it on your own, call you locally owned and operated SERVPRO of Stafford/ Missouri City. We are faster to any size disaster, and are able to respond whenever water damages your home.

Commercial Cleaning Services

6/1/2020 (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

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.”

What’s the Difference Between the 3 Types of Water Contamination?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Background of blue water and on the middle a sign that says water categories Once water reaches carpet, drywall or the studs behind the wall, those materials will start to absorb it.

Water damage can come from many sources in Missouri City, TX. Flood waters can enter your home, a pipe may have a slow leak – or burst dramatically – and toilets are notorious for overflowing at inopportune times. The severity of the damage depends not only on how much water you have but the category of the contamination, with three different major types and two levels of contaminated water:

Category 1 is clean water.
Category 2 is grey water.
Category 3 is black water.

Is Category 1 Water Safe?

This type of water damage doesn’t present any danger of direct human illness from pathogens. It’s typically caused by a broken supply line, with the only danger being to building materials. Small amounts that are quickly mopped up – and any leak fixed – usually require no serious restoration efforts.

How Bad Is Category 2?

Category 2 water damage is considered potentially harmful to humans and domestic animals. It includes water with urine (but no feces), storm runoff floodwater that hasn’t been mixed with sewage and dishwasher or washing machine discharges. This is considered contaminated water, and unless the amount is small and only in areas with non-porous materials (such as tile or stone flooring), you’ll need to have professional disinfecting.

Why Is Category 3 Worse?

Black water is “grossly unsanitary.” Major flooding should always be assumed to contain contaminated water. All sewer system leaks and septic system failures are category three, and any water with harmful chemicals or toxic materials should be considered black water.

In most cases, significant water damage from both category two and three will require a professional restoration company to inspect the affected areas and locate hidden damage. Once water reaches carpet, drywall or the studs behind the wall, those materials will start to absorb it.

This is basically an open invitation to black mold, and large amounts of water damage can even cause structural unsoundness to your home. Depending on the cause of the water damage, your insurance company may pay for some or all of the restoration costs, so it’s certainly worth your time to ask them about your coverage.

3 Reasons Mold Grows

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

An office that suffered from water damage and many air movers are placed to start drying affected area Water damage in a Pearland, TX office causing secondary damage

3 Reasons Mold Grows

According to many mold remediation professionals, there are a few reasons mold growth could occur at your Pearland, TX, business. However, understanding the sources of these problems could help you take preventative steps. Here’s what you may want to know.

1. Moisture Problems

In many cases, water damage can become a contributing factor to spore growth. This is because mold needs areas of high humidity to grow and a persistent source of water such as flooding or a leak provides this. In addition to creating a humid environment, water can also lead to a breakdown of organic materials in the area which is another contributing factor to spore growth. If you have water damage on your company property it’s best to fix the issue as quickly as possible.

2. Dim Conditions

In many cases, mold growth is found in dark areas or those with dim lighting. This is partially because these areas are usual cooler than spaces in the sunlight, but also because for some varieties the darker conditions creates a higher relative humidity which may allow the reproductive mechanisms of the mold spores to work faster. This is one reason why mold is found in basements, attics, and in spaces behind walls.

3. Organic Fuel Sources

As a fungi mold absorbs nutrients from organic materials around it. This can be structural material such as wood or drywall, or more decorative like wallpaper or carpeting. With a source like this is available in a dim or dark area of high humidity it creates a prime habitat for spore growth.
In most cases, mold growth requires a few conditions in order to thrive. These include moisture which can create humidity, dim light which often helps keep the area cooler, and an organic fuel source. Understanding this growth process can help you take preventative steps. If you do find problems a restoration professional can help.

Protecting Your Business From Wind Damage

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

Roll down shutter Before evacuating the premises, install shutters

3 Things to Add to The Storm Preparedness Checklist

A tropical storm may quickly turn into a dangerous tempest, threatening cities with intense gales. In fact, those winds are not something to take lightly. They are fierce and destructive, capable of crippling companies with hurricane damage. Business owners in Fresno, TX, should establish protocols, securing the property and safeguarding assets. Here are three things to add to the storm preparedness checklist.

1. Have You Cleared the Land?

High winds could turn a seemingly innocent item into something disastrous. For example, take loose limbs or branches. When a storm hits the area, it could have winds above 74 miles per hour. This power may transform weak wood into a missile, hurling it into your structure; such force could shatter glass or endanger the roof; thus, managers should carefully inspect the grounds before a storm hits, taking in furniture, picking up loose items and having trees trimmed.

2. Are Your Windows Secure?

A main cause of hurricane damage is busted glass, whether from sliding doors or windows. What happens when an object flies through your store front? At that point, rain and wind may enter, creating moisture issues and establishing internal pressure. As the gale pushes against the walls and ceiling, the tension might cause a cave-in. Before evacuating the premises, install shutters. Have them cut before the season; then, store them in a dry location.

3. Is Your Rooftop in Good Shape?

Be proactive, and prepare for situations. Have management evaluate the covering several times a year, particularly before weather systems head your direction. During the inspection, look for weak areas. Any holes or cracks could become potential leaks, allowing water to infiltrate and begin mold infestation. In addition, have the edging and flashing checked, and make sure gutters are cleared, stopping possible clogs. If water enters, contact a water remediation company to test the location, determining the need for repairs.
Your corporation is an important financial investment; therefore, make efforts to avoid hurricane damage. Ensure that the landscaping and the roof are routinely maintained, free of debris and concerns. Then, purchase and store window shutters in case they're needed.

Trust Your Stafford Office to SERVPRO

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Your offices are a prime real estate location for disasters!

Imagine that you work on the first floor of a large building such as an office building with many offices for insurances, brokers, medical groups, banks, whatever the case may be. Everybody leaves for the day, let's pretend it's a Friday. Everybody leaves for the weekend, the entire office building is secure.  

On the top floor in one of the kitchens/breakrooms, the hose to the ice maker springs a leak.  Maybe the plastic hose split.

When you return on Monday there is water everywhere.  Looking up, the ceiling is sagging, the light fixtures have water in them.  Everybody is outside wondering what to do?

We should be your first call since we have the manpower and equipment to tackle any jobs, large or small.  Our Disaster Recovery Team is standing by ready for anything that comes our way.  You will be amazed at how fast our team will be on site, analyzing your situation and getting your office building back to the way it was, "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning and Repair for Healthcare Buildings

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO, our professionals are trained in adhering to the highest sanitation standards.

We understand that time is crucial for your operations and your patients. Our technicians know how to handle 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 first priority is to quickly and safely take full responsibility of your cleanup needs so that you are free to focus on your first priority: the patients.

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

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

Cleaning and Repair for Fast Food Franchises

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO, our #1 priority is getting your business, kitchen, and dining room back in operation as quickly as possible.

When disaster strikes your fast-food franchise, you need the expertise of a specialized team who is experienced in food service cleanup.

At SERVPRO, our 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 the proper health codes and food safety specifications and you are able to get back to business and your patrons can get back to the food.

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

Cleaning and Repair for Education Facilities

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

AT SERVPRO of 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 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.”

Summer Office Declutter Tips In Stafford

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

So Fresh And So Clean!

Put Some Clean In Your Summer By Removing That Clutter!

Tips and tricks to help declutter your office and get more productive brought to you by SERVPRO.      

  • Divide Your Workplace Into Zones: Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions.  This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.
  • Keep Only What You Need At Arm's Length: Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you've established for them.
  • Create A Daily Paper System: Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled "To Read", "To Do", and "To File". 

  • Sort Your Junk Drawer: Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. 

  • Eliminate Digital Clutter: Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper files - with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. 

  • Disinfect Regularly: Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard, and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes.

We can help with any of the heavy stuff that you just can not do in-house!

Large Loss Repair and Cleaning

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Let Us Handle Your Large Loss

Thanks to our 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 rate at which things move with ease and precision is unparalleled.

The SERVPRO Advantage is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Our team is massive and can be readied quickly to save you time!

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