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Carpet delamination

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

In this blog we will cover what delamination is and how it affects carpet.

Carpet delamination is a condition where the secondary backing of the carpet is detached from the primary backing. If this were to happen to your carpets during a water loss situation, we are required to remove any carpet affected by the water as the carpet has become irreparable and once we have removed the damaged carpet we would place the appropriate drying equipment down to remove any remaining moisture in the area.

With SERVPRO being a preferred vendor of multiple insurance agencies, we have the experience and knowledge needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Call SERVPRO of Bear Creek at (281) 463-9800 if your carpet has been affected by water damage.

Water damage tips

7/25/2017 (Permalink)

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. They closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Biohazard emergency steps

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

If you have any emergency or feel threatened in your home at any time, call 911 before anyone else to ensure your safety.

With any trauma event that may happen in your home, SERVPRO of Bear Creek can help every step of the way from removing any bio-hazard material to disposing of the material safely and properly. Here are some tips on what you can do to ensure your safety during a traumatic event.

  • If there was a violent incident leaving vital fluid, call the police immediately before any other steps.
  • Remove yourself from the contaminated room to make sure you do not catch any sickness.
  • Do not remove any items from the area or room as they may contain harmful diseases from the trauma.

If you have a trauma emergency call SERVPRO of Bear Creek.

SERVPRO carpet cleaning

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

If you have carpets that are affected by stains or dirt, SERVPRO has multiple cleaning methods that depends on how soiled the carpets are.

The first and lightest cleaning method is Bonnet cleaning. The advantage of having your carpet cleaned like this is that it is the least aggressive method and drying time is the fastest of all the methods.

The second and most common type of carpet cleaning is hot water extraction. With either a truck mount or portable extractor, the unit applies a cleaning solution with hot water while vacuuming the carpet. The advantage of having this method is that it is a deeper cleaning method for all carpets and helps promote longer carpet life.

The third is the precondition and rinse. The process is spraying soil emulsifier on the carpet and using an extraction unit to remove it after fifteen minutes. The advantages of having this type is that it helps restore carpet piles and removes deeply soiled areas. 

And the final cleaning method is premier cleaning. This is a two step process that starts with us shampooing the carpet thoroughly and with us rinsing and extracting the entire carpet for a deep clean. The advantages of having this clean is that it is the most effective on restoring carpet after a fire.

If you have carpets that have been damaged, call SERVPRO of Bear Creek at (281) 463-9800 for a professional clean.

Call SERVPRO for flood emergencies

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

If a flood or hurricane strikes your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bear Creek at (281) 463-9800. Even minor floods and damages have the potential to cause major damages to a structure and if not treated quickly, the dangers of mold will become a concern as well.

Why you should call SERVPRO

SERVPRO has over forty years of experience on restoring flood damaged homes and businesses from coast to coast. SERVPROS' Disasters Recovery Team is trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and flood waters. 

Floods can strike anywhere

  • The principle causes of floods in the eastern united states are hurricanes and major storms
  • The principle causes of floods in the western United States are snow melt and rainstorms. 
  • Underpasses can be extremely dangerous during a flash flood especially at night.

If you have any damages that are caused by storm damages call SERVPRO of Bear Creek at (281) 463-9800

Storm and floods

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

With hurricane season here your safety is essential, here are some tips from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) on preparing for this hurricane season. 

Before the flood

  • Have qualified professionals elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel if susceptible to flooding.
  • Install "check valves" in sewer traps to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home or business.

During the flood

  • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing on water. 
  • Do not walk through the moving water as you could be carried away.

After the flood

  • Listen for news reports to learn if water supply is clean to drink.
  • Avoid flood waters as it may contain harmful chemicals.
  • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.

If your home is affected by a hurricane or flood, call SERVPRO of Bear Creek at (281) 463 9800

Lead paint safety

6/6/2017 (Permalink)

During early 1978 EPA (Environment protection agency) required most industries to stop the use of lead paint because of the hazards it caused. And being that this paint had been used on surfaces built before 1978, we as a SERVPRO are required to test surfaces before that time period to clarify if the surface has lead in it. Here are some tips on what you can do to protect your family from lead in Pre-1978 property. 

  • Keep young kids from chewing any parts of the wall as it could be poisonous.
  • Any pieces of paint or drywall that becomes detached to the wall, clean and remove it immediately.
  • Remove any shoes before entering the property as it could bring in more lead.
  • Wash children's toys, hands and bottles frequently

If you don't know if your property has lead paint, notify your landlord before deciding to chip paint or drywall. SERVPRO will assist in any water loss, if your property has water damage SERVPRO of Bear Creek is trained to deal with lead paint.

2017 Continuing Education Classes (CE) reminder

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

A simple reminder that SERVPRO of Bear Creek's class for Trauma/Biohazard Cleanup will be on 6/8/17.  Class size is limited so be sure to reserve your seat in advance. Class will start at 8:00 and will go through 12:30.  Lunch is provided.

Please contact us either from out phone at (281)-463-9800 or by email at office@SERVPRObearcreek.com to reserve your seat.

All classes are free of charge and lunch will be provided to any who attend.

Classes In the future: 

8/10/17 Fire and smoke damage restoration

  • What occurs when insured has fire damage
  • Fire cleaning techniques

10/12/17 Cleaning contents and deodorization of malodors

  • How restorers scope, clean and restore contents
  • Deodorization procedures for stinky situations

Facts on hurricanes

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

With hurricane season coming soon, not only being prepared for the season but having general knowledge of hurricanes can help in your preparation. Here are a few facts on hurricanes.

Hurricanes usually form in highly tropical areas where a high amount of water evaporates into the air.  The heated moist air is then twisted in the atmosphere and becomes a hurricane. Where the storm forms determines what kind of storm it is.  For example, storms made in the Atlantic or northeast Pacific are called hurricanes while storms made in the northwest Pacific (near Japan) are called typhoons. 

The strength of the storm is effected by where you are in relation to the storm and whether the storm is over a land mass. For example, the winds of the storm are normally faster around the eye of the storm.  Once a hurricane reaches a large land mass (such as North America) the storm slowly becomes weaker. 

If you have storm damage, SERVPRO of Bear Creek has professional technicians ready 24/7 to respond to any disaster. 

Basic flood facts

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Floods can be as small as six inches but can grow to over ten feet high and can be caused from a number of reasons. Here are a few facts on floods.

Extreme and quick floods are classified as flash floods and have been known to carry water up to twenty feet high and can be caused by both man made and natural reasons such as a break of a dam, landslide or overflowing waterways. Tropical storms can also be a cause of natural flooding such as a tsunami or cyclone. 

Fast moving water can be much stronger than most people think. For example, water over two feet can be strong enough to push an entire school bus away in its current. Floods have been known to destroy businesses and people with their strong currents.

If a flood is prepared to come into your town or area take all safety precautions to stay safe.  Seek higher ground immediately.