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Happy Fathers Day 2018

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Happy Fathers Day from SERVPRO of Bellaire. Take a look at some fun activities around town!

All Weekend Long

  • $50 Gift Card for $40: Dad’s Month Specials at Birds Barbershop in the Heights| Daily –Snag a $50 gift card, plus a hat or t-shirt, for just $40 for Birds Barbershop in the Heights, now through Saturday, July 1, 2018. Simply stop by Birds Barbershop’s location at 420 E. 20th Street to get a $50 gift card for only $40 and take your pick of a signature Dad Hat or Cool Dad Tee. All day.
  • Houston Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanin Concert at Jones Hall | Friday, June 15 to Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 – The Harry Potter phenomenon continues with the third film of the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert at Jones Hall. The Houston Symphony will perform every note from John Williams’ sensational score while audiences relive the magic of the film projected in high definition on the big screen. Tickets start at $39. Times vary.
  • Comic Ryan Hamilton at Houston Improv| Friday, June 15 to Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 – Laugh it up with Dad and score 2-for-1 tickets to see fresh-faced, clean-cut comedian Ryan Hamilton. An observational comic, he “often riffs on the absurdity of his own wholesomeness.” Tickets range from $20 to $30, but for a limited time, 365 Houston readers can score 2-for-1 tickets to the Thursday, Friday, and Sunday shows with promocode Happy365Times vary.

Friday, June 15, 2018

  • Yoga in the Park at Evelyn’s Park| FREE – Relax with your dad as Define Bellaire hosts an outdoor yoga class at Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 8:30am.
  • Backyard Jam Concert Series at Market Square Park| FREE – Market Square Park in Downtown hosts a free outdoor concert series featuring local bands and musicians. Take Dad to enjoy music in the park from Ume. 7pm.
  • The Eagles and Chris Stapleton at Minute Maid Park Sing along to “Hotel California” with your pops as one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time, The Eagles land at Minute Maid Park for one night during their massive stadium tour. Nashville recording artist Chris Stapleton opens the show. Tickets start at $69.50. 7pm.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

  • Dads, Dinos, & Donuts at The Woodlands Children’s Museum Celebrate your Father with breakfast donuts, meet a life-size dinosaur, create a dinosaur hat, and take part in some Father’s Day art projects that would make great gifts at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. This event is included with general admission to the museum. 8am to 9:30am.
  • Flea by Night at Discovery Green| FREE – Shop for everything from art to furniture and collectibles from a variety of vendors while enjoying live music and food trucks during Discovery Green’s Flea by Night. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Sugar Land Superstar Round 1 at Sugar Land Town Square| FREE – Bring your lawn chair and enjoy Round 1 of Sugar Land Superstar, an American Idol-like competition at Sugar Land Town Square. 7:30pm tp 9:30pm.
  • USA Rugby vs. Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium Get loud as the USA Rugby team plays against Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets for this match range from $23 to over $175. 8pm.

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018

  • Father’s Day Breakfast at Hermann Park Celebrate Father’s Day with your family at Hermann Park with a scenic breakfast on Pinewood Cafe’s patio overlooking serene McGovern Lake. Continue the fun with a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad, a fun arts and craft activity, and pedal boat ride. Tickets are $14 for adults; $7 for children 12 and under. 8:30am to 10am.
  • Father’s Day Brunch at Cadillac Bar Houston Cadillac Bar Houston hosts their Father’s Day Fiesta Sunday Brunch with over 70 buffet items to choose from. Menu prices vary. 9am to 4pm.
  • Father’s Day at Churrascos Treat Dad to a delicious meal when all Churrascos locations host a Father’s Day Brunch buffet from 10am to 4pm and dinner after 4pm featuring their signature South American food. Churrascos locations include River Oaks, Westchase, and Memorial City. Cost of the dinner is $34.95. 10am.
  • Father’s Day at Américas Bring Dad over to the South American restaurant, Américas in River Oaks for a special brunch buffet from 10am to 4pm or a three-course dinner beginning after 4pm. Cost of the dinner is $39.95. 10am.
  • Father’s Day Out at Traders Village Houston| No Cover – Bring the whole family out to Traders Village Houston for the Father’s Day Out concert and car show. Local’s Wet Deam VW Club hosts the show with over 50 cars and live music by Sol Flair. Free to attend; $4 for parking. 10am to 5pm.
  • Father’s Day Barbecue at City Acre Brewing Co. Celebrate your pops with some tasty barbecue at City Acre Brewing Co. There will be a dad-friendly playlist going, dad-friendly movies on the TV and lots of yard games for the kiddos. Plates are $18.95. 11am to 4pm.
  • Father’s Day: Free General Admission for Dads at MFAH Share a day of art with your fathers and grandfathers at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. All fathers will receive free general admission. 12:15pm to 7pm.
  • Father’s Day at Bayou Bend Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens host a Father’s Day event that includes complimentary lemonade and cookies at the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center. Fathers and grandfathers receive complimentary admission. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Father’s Day Fried Chicken Party at Revival Market Celebrate Dad with a fried chicken parking lot shindig at the Heights neighborhood favorite, Revival Market. The eatery will have live music from the Will Van Horn Trio, beer from Spindletap, games for the whole family, and of course, fried bird. Plates can be purchased in advance for $35; Kids plates are $10. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Father’s Day Screening: True Gritat Alamo Drafthouse Houston – Take Dad to enjoy a screening of the iconic 1969 Western, True Grit, on the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Houston. Tickets are $9.74. 6pm.

Memorial Day 2018 Fast Approaching

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Community Memorial Day 2018 Fast Approaching Happy Memorial Day

SERVPRO of Bellaire wants to thank our brave servicemen and service woman for their dedication to our country. Here are some great free events in town to get out and honor their service and sacrifice.

Sunday May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration & Fireworks Shows - 4  - 9 pm.  Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in The Woodlands. The festival pays tribute to all military service men and women who lost their lives while serving the United States, and also honors all veterans who serve as a symbol for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice of life to protect our freedom. Memorial Day Weekend in The Woodlands features live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainers and more at Town Green Park. The evening concludes with a dazzling fireworks display choreographed to a patriotic soundtrack. 

Monday May 28, 2018

Houston National Cemetery Ceremony -  9:30 am (at Hemicycle) National Cemetery Administration will host Memorial Day ceremonies at VA national cemeteries across the country with the help of local communities. Each cemetery and community will add their own special touch of patriotism and “thanks” during the events.

Sugar Land Memorial Day Ceremony - 10 am - 1 pm The City of Sugar Land will honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their selfless service by hosting its 9th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. The program includes: patriotic music, educational and commemorative activities, on-site military exhibits, flag ceremony

Memorial City - 3 pm to 6 pm -Memorial Day in Memorial City. Join us as we pay tribute to our heroes and celebrate Memorial Day with a color guard ceremony, country music, and fun activities for the whole family.

When Storms or Floods hit SERVPRO is ready!

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit your city, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 409-762-4411

SERVPRO: Helping Business Owners Get Back to Business After A Loss

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bellaire is committed to helping commercial customers get back to normal as quickly as possible after they have faced a loss. 

Types of losses commercial customers could possibly experience are, fire damage, water damage, storm damage, vandalism, biohazard contamination, and many others. It is imperative that business owners call experts in the industry to help them restore the property to the preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Bellaire has helped many businesses in and around the city, when they have faced the unthinkable. The professional team is dedicated to providing the best possible service. Understanding the situation, the business owner is in, is important and the team knows they play a key role in that business reopening.

The faster a business is able to re-open after experiencing a loss the more likely they are to succeed. SERVPRO of Bellaire takes pride in helping business owners in Houston and the surrounding areas succeed even after experiencing a loss, "Like it never even happened."

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Bellaire will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 713-266-9294

Home Fire Statistics from SERVPRO of Bellaire

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

House fires affect more than 374,000 homes each year and smoking is the leading cause of fire related death. House fires are devastating and they cause more than 7 billion dollars in damage in the United States each year. 

It is important to know ways that you can reduce your family's risk of experiencing a house fire. Below is a list of a few things you can do: 

  • Do NOT smoke in bed or anywhere in your home for that matter. People lay down while smoking a cigarette and fall asleep causing more fire related deaths than any other cause worldwide. 
  • Unplug appliances that are not in use. Certain appliances have auto on features that keep them on all the time so you can turn them on right away. These appliances can catch fire when left plugged in. 
  • Keep clothing and debris off power strips. Make sure your children do not leave clothes on power strips as the clothing can catch on fire. 
  • Unplug irons and flatirons for straightening your hair. When you leave the bathroom unplug your flat iron. Do not walk away to do something else before unplugging it, because you could forget. 
  • Iron and use your flatiron on a flat surface. Do not leave irons or flatirons on soft surfaces that may catch on fire. 
  • Keep portable heaters away from all cloth and clothing. Make sure they are on a flat stable surface and cannot tip or be knocked over by children. Heating elements are the second leading cause of house fires. 
  • Do not walk away from food while cooking even for a brief period of time. Make sure that you turn pot handles so that children cannot grab them dumping scalding contents which can burn them or start a fire. 
  • Use baking soda to extinguish grease fires as water will make them spread. 
  • Keep batteries in your smoke detectors and test them frequently. 
  • Make a fire escape plan with your family, especially if children are on a different floor. 
  • Call 9-1-1 if your home catches on fire!!!

Knowing these tips will help keep you and your family safe. If you do experience a house fire call SERVPRO of Bellaire at 713-266-9294. We are fire restoration specialists. 

MOLD REMEDIATION: The Importance of Using a Licensed Mold Remediation Specialist

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold remediation is a serious job that always needs to be handled by licensed mold remediation specialists like the team at SERVPRO of Bellaire. Mold is a potentially hazardous health concern. 

FEMA warns residents of homes that flood to thoroughly clean and dry any areas affected by flood water to ensure that mold does not grow, but sometimes that is not enough. SERVPRO of Bellaire uses dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity present in water damaged properties. 

A home owner is unlikely to have access to the specialized equipment used by the team at SERVPRO of Bellaire, which is one reason insurance companies trust the team when their policy holders experience a water loss. 

Many insurance companies call SERVPRO if Bellaire first when their clients experience a loss because they trust that the team will complete the work properly preventing subsequent mold claims. 

Commercial Cleaning Services

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services Commercial Customers Can Count on SERVPRO!

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 of Bellaire Franchise Professional. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Bellaire Professionals to make your workspace look its very best.

Your local SERVPRO of Bellaire Professional will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products
  • Specialties include:
    • Air Ducts and HVAC
    • Biohazard
    • Carpet and Upholstery
    • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
    • Document Restoration
    • Drapes and Blinds
    • Odor Removal
    • Sewage
    • Trauma and Crime Scene
    • Vandalism

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Bellaire will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –713-266-9294

Six Common Types of Fire Damage to Homes

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Six Common Types of Fire Damage to Homes Thunderstorm lightning fire to the roof of the home
  1. Class A Fire Damage: Fire damage from a Class A fire is the result of a fire involving flammable solids, including, various plastics, paper, rubber, wood, and cloth.
  2. Class B Fire Damage: Class B fire damage consists of damage as a result of flammable liquids or solids that can become liquefied. This includes gasoline and various forms of petrol, oil, various waxes and plastics, and paint. However, fires caused by cooking oils and fats don’t count as Class B.
  3. Class C Fire Damage: A Class C fire damage is one involving flammable gasses, including hydrogen, propane, butane, and natural gas.
  4. Class D Fire Damage: Class D fire damage consists of fires caused by combustible metals. This may include magnesium, potassium, and sodium.
  5. Class E Fire Damage: Class E is fire damage that results from the factors in both Class A and Class B. The difference being, Class involves the introduction of electrical elements, which makes fighting the fire and the resulting damage very different from Class A and Class B.
  6. Class F Fire Damage: Class F is a fire that results from cooking oils and fats. This type of fire differs from Class B because these fires are significantly hotter and the damage more severe.

Call SERVPRO of Bellaire Immediately at 713-266-9294