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SERVPRO of Bellaire, Leader in Storm Restoration

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bellaire is a leader in storm restoration and is backed by the national network of SERVPRO owners. SERVPRO is faster to any disaster, because when a major storm happens the network of franchise owners across the United States springs into action and the company's vast resources and equipment is sent to the location in need. 

When major hurricanes are expected to make landfall teams of SERVPRO professionals from across the nation are rushing to the scene, so they are able to help as soon as possible with the cleanup efforts. 

SERVPRO is a leader in storm restoration and cleanup and SERVPRO of Bellaire is always ready to help those in their time of need. Especially the community they serve. Call SERVPRO of Bellaire first when you experience a loss. 

Hurricane and Other Types of Storm Damage

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bellaire customers are in an area where they could experience the following types of storm related damage: 

Hurricane Damage

Hurricane season is June 1 to November 30th. During this time residents in Houston, TX and surrounding areas are susceptible to hurricane damage. 

Tornado Damage

Local residents do not normally experience tornadoes, but it is possible to have tornado anywhere. The tornadoes experienced locally are usually small and only last for short times. The damage they can do during that time is extensive. 

Flooding Damage

Flooding is always a concern in and around Houston, TX. The city often experiences major flooding events from regular thunderstorms. The city has experienced several major flooding events in the past few years, but has not had a major tropical storm or hurricane in many years. 

Hail Damage

Hail damage can occur at any time. Hail is formed by strong rising air currents that carry the rain drops high enough for them to freeze into ice balls before falling as rain. Hail can range in size from the size of a normal rain drop to softball and even larger sized hail. 

Lightning Damage

Lightning can strike a property during a storm causing the structure to catch on fire. When this happens, wiring is often burnt and systems within the home may fail. It is important to call emergency services immediately to put out any fire caused by a lightning strike. 

When Storms or Floods hit SERVPRO is ready!

SERVPRO of Bellaire 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 713-266-9294

SERVPRO of Bellaire, Leader in Storm Restoration

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bellaire is a leader in storm restoration and is backed by the national network of SERVPRO owners. SERVPRO is faster to any disaster, because when a major storm happens the network of franchise owners across the United States springs into action and the company's vast resources and equipment is sent to the location in need. 

When major hurricanes are expected to make landfall teams of SERVPRO professionals from across the nation are rushing to the scene, so they are able to help as soon as possible with the cleanup efforts. 

SERVPRO is a leader in storm restoration and cleanup and SERVPRO of Bellaire is always ready to help those in their time of need. Especially the community they serve. Call SERVPRO of Bellaire first when you experience a loss. 

SERVPRO of Bellaire Responds to Storm Disasters Nationwide

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bellaire responds to storm disasters across the nation when local franchises are unable to meet the need created by emergency disasters. When they receive the call the storm response team is quickly on the scene of any disaster. 

Often the SERVPRO of Bellaire team is on the scene before they are able to get to work, but they are ready as soon as they can to get to work helping the community in need. 

When the SERVPRO of Bellaire team responds to out of state disasters they assist local teams in handling the needs of the community created by storms or other disasters. Helping other communities is part of being a SERVPRO owner and team member. It is an opportunity for SERVPRO of Bellaire to help communities across the nation in their time of need. 

Hurricane and Other Types of Storm Damage

SERVPRO of Bellaire customers are in an area where they could experience the following types of storm related damage: 

Hurricane Damage

Hurricane season is June 1 to November 30th. During this time residents in Houston, TX and surrounding areas are susceptible to hurricane damage. 

Tornado Damage

Local residents do not normally experience tornadoes, but it is possible to have tornado anywhere. The tornadoes experienced locally are usually small and only last for short times. The damage they can do during that time is extensive. 

Flooding Damage

Flooding is always a concern in and around Houston, TX. The city often experiences major flooding events from regular thunderstorms. The city has experienced several major flooding events in the past few years, but has not had a major tropical storm or hurricane in many years. 

Hail Damage

Hail damage can occur at any time. Hail is formed by strong rising air currents that carry the rain drops high enough for them to freeze into ice balls before falling as rain. Hail can range in size from the size of a normal rain drop to softball and even larger sized hail. 

Lightning Damage

Lightning can strike a property during a storm causing the structure to catch on fire. When this happens, wiring is often burnt and systems within the home may fail. It is important to call emergency services immediately to put out any fire caused by a lightning strike. 

When Storms or Floods hit SERVPRO is ready!

SERVPRO of Bellaire 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.

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

8/11/2022 (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."

How To Clean Up a Water Heater Leak

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

How to Fix a Leak in a Water Heater

Are you having trouble getting enough hot water? Do you notice strange sounds coming from the tank? Maybe you're seeing puddles or drips that haven't occurred before? These are signs of a leaking water heater. You deserve a warm shower without water damage. With that in mind, residents in Houston, TX, should act swiftly to remedy the issue. Here are five steps to assist in alleviating your water heating needs.

1. Seek Professional Advice
Where do you start? A water restoration company understands the importance of remediation and repair. Contact a reputable business within your area, asking for immediate arrival. They have equipment and experience, making the process smoother and more efficient.

2. Turn Off the Electricity
Your failed water heater is a hazard for you and the family. Therefore, as you wait for the professionals, protect your home and everyone in it by shutting off the electrical circuit to that zone.

3. Request Testing
Begin by determining the extent of property damage. This is important in ensuring that future complications don't arise. The crew can assess if the moisture invaded the foundation or the drywall, offering a complete picture of your replacement needs. They can also work on the leaking water heater, figuring out why the device broke. If possible, they can fix it. If they can't, they'll arrange for a new unit to be installed.

4. Remove Water
Lingering liquid can create a musty odor or damage walls. This fluid needs extraction, so the team should use dehumidifiers to draw out the excess humidity.

5. Restore the Area
Once the broken water heater is removed and the new piece is installed, specialists will begin to rebuild your room. This often includes putting in new baseboards and drywall. Painting or patching takes place to get everything back to normal.
leaking water heater should be handled with care. Think about your safety by cutting the electricity off. Then, begin to work with a restoration team that can lead you through the appropriate remediation steps.

The Hows and Whys of Document Restoration

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

The Hows and Whys of Document Restoration

A big storm, a building fire or a flood can do a number on just about everything a business owns. Knowing how to deal with water removal, mold abatement, smoke odors, and other issues is a must for a professional disaster mitigation franchise. The process of document restoration is one area that requires expertise, training, and the right equipment. With the proper procedures the following materials can be salvaged in many situations:

  • Photographs and films
  • Paper documents
  • Maps and blueprints
  • Books and magazines
  • Parchment

Successful restoration involves state-of-the-art technology and experienced technicians. A fast response to damaged documents increases the chance of success.

Why Document Restoration Is Needed

Any major upheaval to a business in Houston,TX, could result in damaged documents. A flood could bring in dirty water that coats papers and photographs with contaminated bacteria and chemicals. A fire could result in soot damage to materials. To prevent these important, historic or valuable materials from being lost forever, a meticulous restoration process can save them. With advanced document drying and cleaning techniques, these materials can still be retained in the company archives and be accessible to employees. SERVPRO technicians know how important it is to recover these valuable documents.

How Restoration Is Accomplished

HIPPA master-certified technicians use the latest technology to restore documents. Vacuum freeze-drying methods and gamma irradiation technology are two options to dry, clean and sterilize paper and parchment. Technicians use many of the same methods employed by the Library of Congress and the National Archive and Records Administration. SERVPRO provides full-service document restoration. These measures, in addition to drying, include cleaning and disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorizing. The digital process uses a computerized inventory system that converts paper and photos to digital, thereby increasing storage, ease of access, and durability of materials. When documents are affected by water damage, always call in a team of professionals that are Here to Help.

Get a Fast Response for Your Emergency

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has franchises in nearly 2,000 locations around the country. When you need flooding, fire, or storm restoration services, SERVPRO gets there faster to any size disaster. Bellaire TX, trained professionals are available every day at all hours, so when your property needs damage mitigation or other emergency services, a technician is just a phone call away.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

  • On-call teams are available at all times.
  • Teams arrive faster to any size disaster.
  • Franchises are recognized industry leaders across the nation.
  • Technicians are ready to file your insurance claim.
  • Local insurance companies and other service providers prefer working with SERVPRO.
  • Technicians have top-quality training for fire, water, mold, and mildew cleanup and restoration.

If you're not sure which services you need or how to get started, get answers with a simple phone call.

Trust Owners and Technicians From Your Hometown

It's easier to trust an emergency flood damage restoration company with your home when you know the technicians doing the work. SERVPRO franchises are locally owned, so you can verify the quality of training, work results, and methods. Services for residential customers include:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Fire damage cleanup and repairs
  • Mold identification and remediation
  • Storm damage cleanup and restoration
  • Cleaning services for other disasters

Residential and Commercial Services

Do you have a commercial property that needs attention as well? The condition of your business sends a message to clients, even after natural disasters. Get your commercial properties looking their best as quickly as possible. SERVPRO cleaning and emergency restoration crews are on standby to provide emergency services that prevent further damages and to make a plan of action immediately following the disaster.

Any Time, Any Size Service Response

Whether you need emergency damage restoration for your Bellaire, TX, home or business, SERVPRO professionals are ready to arrive faster to any size disaster. Locally owned franchises are located across the country, so teams can be mobilized to provide you with the services you need to feel like the disaster never even happened.

SERVPRO Teams Up with Green Ready, Inc. on a Job in Bay City, TX

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO and Green Ready, Inc. recently teamed up to provide excellent service to a refinery in Bay City. This chemical refinery experienced a water related loss and needed restoration. 

Green Ready, Inc. was called in to handle the asbestos abatement at the business, because all asbestos work has to be performed by an EPA licensed asbestos contractor. 

SERVPRO is the first one on the scene of an incident. The industry leading restoration company secures the property and completes all necessary restoration work. After SERVPRO has completed the initial restoration other companies are called to complete any additional repairs, abatement services, or services that other companies are licensed to perform. 

Partnering with other companies to offer exceptional service is an important part of the restoration industry. 

Luxury Living

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

Why is it important to have a rapid response team ready to go 24/7 365? Well, as this 24-story luxury apartment building found out at 5:30 one Saturday morning, it is critical. The property manager of this building had used SERVPRO of Bellaire during Hurricane Harvey and remembered our hard work and professionalism. They called us Saturday morning and we were out to asses the damage. All in all, this job has over 10 stories and 81 apartment units affected by a 4-inch water main bursting in the top floor. SERVPRO of Bellaire has 3 subcontractors and over 70 people working on the job. So, it does not matter if a pipe burst in your home or 24-story luxury apartment building. Call SERVPRO of Bellaire “Faster to any size disaster!” Call us today at 713-266-9294.

Home Fire Statistics from SERVPRO of Bellaire

8/9/2022 (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. 

Six Common Types of Fire Damage to Homes

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

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  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