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EVERYONE USES SERVPRO

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

We are one of the biggest restoration franchises in the world. We have built an outstanding reputation for ourselves, and are recommended by hundreds of different companies all over the world. If you check your national accounts list for sub-contractors. There is a good chance our name will be at the top of the list. We were founded in 1967 and have grown to over 1900 franchises throughout the United States and Canada. Most of our companies are family owned and get involved with our communities. When you choose SERVPRO. You are not just choosing a cleaning company. You are choosing your child's team sponsor or a big contributor to your local fundraisers. You are choosing a part of your community. We will do everything we can to not only keep your business, but your trust as well!

Call SERVPRO of Bear Creek today for all of your restoration needs- 281-463-9800

A BUSINESS THAT CARES

12/8/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Bear Creek we understand how important our community is. We like to support our businesses by shopping local when possible, using local vendors and giving back every chance we get. SERVPRO is a flourishing franchise with over 1900 locations throughout the U.S, and Canada, but most of those franchises, like ours are owned by local people who care about their communities. We work with local Police Stations and Fire Departments. We know that in order to keep a village strong we all need to work together. We are here in your time of need, we offer free estimates, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know building and growing relationships is very important, without you our business cannot strive, and for that. We thank you!

Call SERVPRO of Bear Creek today for all of your restoration needs!

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

During this winter season take a little time to prepare your home for when Mother Nature knocks at your door. Frozen pipes are always a possibility. However, you can prevent water damage caused by a broken pipe as well as minimize the need for extensive cleanup. Don’t let a burst pipe ruin your Holiday activities.

Here are a few tips and facts to be aware of during the winter season.

To prevent frozen pipes from bursting, it is recommended that you take the following steps:

  • For pipes located on the exterior of your home, cover them in an insulated material throughout the duration of the winter season.
  • When the temperature drops below freezing, leave the faucets throughout your home at a slow, steady drip.

Frozen pipes:

  • Frozen pipes are especially dangerous because you do not know what has happened until it it too late.
  • Frozen pipes burst when ice is created in the line and blocks the water, but the rupture is normally caused by the re-flux of pressure between the water source and the blockage.

As a trusted restoration company, SERVPRO of Bear Creek is ready to answer the call, and make it “Like it never even happened”

WE DO IT ALL!

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Some may wonder why SERVPRO? Well I am here to answer that question. SERVPRO technicians are trained to listen to and help homeowners in some of the worst times of their lives. We specialize in getting your home back to preloss condition. We try to restore instead of replace whenever possible to help cut back on the cost of home repairs. We have special cleaning solutions specifically designed to clean, but not damage your belongings. We address your concerns and know the customer is always right! We work closely with your insurance companies, and can help you understand the claims process and how it works. Documenting each step along the way to make everyone's job simpler. Big or small, wet or dry. We are always here to help!

Call SERVPRO of Bear Creek today for additional information 281-463-9800

When a Winter Storm Hits

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your home or business in Bear Creek, you need help immediately. Our 24 hour emergency response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Bear Creek has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies. On the other hand, SERVPRO of Bear Creek can access resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters.

3 Tips on protecting your business from winter storm damage

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

When cold weather descends on Houston, TX, it can affect your business in a variety of ways. A winter storm can bring heavy snowfall, freezing rain and single-digit temperatures that might cause power outages, frozen water pipes and other issues that might damage your building. However, there are a few steps you can take before bad weather arrives that may help you protect your business.

1. Back Up Your Data To the Cloud Cold weather can cause your building’s pipes to freeze. When this happens, the expanding water inside them may result in a pipe break and flooding. This can be especially common in basements, where the overall temperature is cooler to begin with. Stored files can be ruined by this type of flooding, so it is a good idea to transform paper records to electronic ones that can be stored on the cloud. This can also make searching for certain blocks of data more efficient when you need to access them.

2. Have an Employee Storm Plan in Place Prepare a contingency plan with your employees and discuss it in detail so they know how to react in case of a winter storm. Include how they will be contacted in case of a closure, whether they can telecommute in case roads shut down and how to close the building down if the weather forces a shutdown in the middle of the day. Keeping everyone on the same page can prevent confusion and ensure the safety of your employees.

3. Have a Restoration Company on Retainer Trying to find a storm damage and restoration company after your building has been partially destroyed by winter weather can be frustrating and cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost operating hours. To prevent this, sign on with a company before the cold weather comes. Then, if the worst should happen, you can start the recovery process with one phone call.

The fallout from a winter storm in Houston, TX, can be severe and harm your business. However, when you prepare for such an event, you may be able to act with more confidence and protect your investment.

When the Storm hits, call SERVPRO

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When the Storm hits, call SERVPRO Hurricane Harvey, 2017

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

Out of (Hurricane) Season Emergency Kit!

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

In Houston, TX between June 1st & November 30th, you'll find yourself prepared for Hurricane Season with a Hurricane Emergency Kit. However, this isn’t the only time of year you should have an Emergency Kit on hand.

Although Houston may not see snow and ice very often, when we do it is always best to be prepared. During the winter months you should also be prepared with a Winter Emergency Kit.

Some items to include are a flashlight, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, a multi-purpose tool, bottled water, non-perishable food and of course warm clothing/blankets.

Remember, a little preparation can go a long way!

Call SERVPRO of Bear Creek at 281-463-9800!

What Happens After Commercial Fire Damage

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be especially devastating to property and business owners. If your structure happens to survive the fire, there are a host of issues, including smoke damage, soot damage and many similar challenges. The process of fire damage restoration can be overwhelming to the average person. Most people never encounter a serious fire in their lives, so they simply do not have a guidebook on fire cleanup. What should you do when fire damage threatens your property or business? Reaching out to a restoration company is a great beginning step. While some might think cleaning fire and smoke damage would be a weekend do it yourself project, an experienced commercial fire damage company is more than necessary when you are faced with fire damage in your property or business. Safety First

After you make the call to a restoration company to handle your fire damage restoration, you should exercise extreme caution. Structural issues may exist and beyond that, the fire department may have cut holes in the property to fight the fire. As the property owner, you should tread carefully, avoiding the structure altogether until commercial fire damage repair is completed. Contacting your insurance company

To begin the process on the fire loss, start by contacting your insurance company. Your insurance provider will link you with a fire damage company that can provide professional assistance. They will also advise you on how to itemize the losses you have suffered. During the cleanup process, it will be important to keep track of every dollar you spend. As a business owner, this type of record keeping would be routine as you are already in the habit of keeping your accounting in order on a daily/weekly basis. Working closely with the authorities

Your local police department and fire department will play an important role whenever you have damage from a fire. The fire department may advise you to board up the structure until a commercial fire damage company has repaired the issues. You may learn that smoke damage and soot damage make the business unusable for a short time. Beyond that, your utilities may need to be shut off until this process is completed. Your local fire department can provide advice on when the smoke smell will clear and what steps you should take next. It's important to let your local police department know if you are going to board up your property and leave in the wake of a fire. This will give the authorities a chance to keep an eye on your business or property after you have chosen to board up and before the restoration company begins its work. Abandoned properties are popular among vagrants, so you will want the extra eyes to keep your property safe. Working with a fire damage restoration company

The fire damage restoration process will be much easier when you enlist professionals to do the job. Getting the smoke damage and soot out of the structure can require professional equipment and expertise. When there's a fire in the home or a fire in your business, good companies will work tirelessly to get you back in business if at all possible.

Do's and Don'ts after a fire

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

A fire in your home can be a devastating experience.  Contact SERVPRO of Bear Creek to help you with the restoration process. Here are some important Do’s and Don’ts to help you before we arrive:

DO:

Limit movement in the house to prevent soot particles from being embedded into carpet and upholstery.

Keep your hands clean.  Soot on your hands can further soil upholstery, wall and woodwork.

Place dry, towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

If the electricity is off, empty the refrigerator and freezer completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.

Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricants.

Change HVAC filter, but leave the system off until a trained professional can check the system.

If the HVAC system is left on, tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

DON’T:

Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Bear Creek.

Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first contacting SERVPRO of Bear Creek.

Attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to the fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.

Consume any food or beverage that may have been stored close to the fire, heat or water.  (These items may be contaminated.)

Turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.  Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may cause secondary damage.

Send garments to the dry cleaners. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.