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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."

Commercial Cleaning in Stafford Texas

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning

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 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 workspace look it's 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

We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our 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.

HELPING TO MAKE FIRE AND WATER DAMAGE “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.”

Commercial Cleaning Services

3/20/2019 (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.”

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

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.”