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Retail Property Cleaning Needs? Call SERVPRO of Westfield

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westfield means business when it comes to servicing your retail property. Your store’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients, and we’re here to help you excel. If ever the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, you need trained and trustworthy professionals you can count on. SERVPRO of Westfield’s highly qualified technicians are just one phone call away, and eager to provide a level of security in knowing that your company will be well serviced.

If a disastrous fire, flood or mold problem closes your doors, the price tag of lost revenue can add up quickly. SERVPRO of Westfield understands the urgency of minimizing business interruptions while keeping recovery costs low. By providing 24-hour emergency response cleanup and restoration services, as well as expert cleaning services that may reach beyond the range of your janitorial staff, it is the goal of SERVPRO of Westfield to get you back in business quickly and with minimal interruption to you or your customers.

For more information on the services that SERVPRO® of Westfield provides regarding water, mold, and fire damage cleanup for your commercial structures, please visit or call:

Call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018

https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com

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Signs of Moisture Can Lead to Mold

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Have you had any long term moisture issues in your home?  Inevitably, it may lead to the growth of mold. If you’ve had previous water issues in your home, it's a pretty good chance that you could have mold growing. Some signs that you have a moisture problem include water stains or discoloration on walls, floors or ceilings in your home. Seeing these signs could be a clue that there is mold growing within or behind the material. Another sign that you may be facing a moisture problem is surface abnormalities like peeling, bubbling or cracking of the paint or wallpaper. If your walls are bowed, bulging or warped it probably means moisture has gotten into them. Another clue is if the surface of walls or other materials feel damp.

The above signs of water problems in homes are usually created by leaks that breed mold. However, if you’ve already had a previous water leak (such as leaking pipes or a leaking ceiling), even if you don't see signs of water damage, is a good sign that you might have mold growing in your house around the area where the leak was. Mold growth from leaks can often be hidden. If the leak was behind a wall or other surface then mold will probably be hidden behind the surface too. Even if the leak was not behind a surface, there could still be mold hidden out of view due to seeping. Walls, ceilings, windows, floors, furniture, insulation, air ducts, and attics are all common places for mold growth.

If You See Signs of Moisture or Mold, Call SERVPRO of Westfield Today – (281) 907-0018.

Seeing Signs of Mold

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Suspecting mold in your Houston, TX home could be a little tricky, and even overlooked. When mold is growing, hidden away, often a moldy smell might be the only clue that alerts you. Don't ignore mold odors due to not physically seeing it on a surface. Make the attempt to thoroughly inspect your home before a mold problem increases.

Visible mold growth might seem like an obvious sign. However, so often, many people overlook small amounts of mold growth even thinking it's just soot or dirt, or just simply ignoring it.

If you can see mold growth, even if it's considered very small, you should take action immediately. Small mold patches can spread and the fact that there is any mold shows that the conditions in your home are right for mold to grow.

If you don't take care of mold it will soon become a bigger problem. Visible mold growth could also be a sign that there is a much larger mold colony growing hidden away from view.

Sometimes you might not realize there is mold in your house, especially if it is unusual looking mold. Some mold growth looks white and thread-like. Other mold appears as clusters of small black spots. Mold can be black, gray-brown, gray-green or white in color. Mold growing behind wallpaper made of vinyl can even appear orange, pink or purple.

If you suspect that your Houston, TX area home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Westfield is well equipped to take care of remediation of your property.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Westfield Today – (281) 907-0018

Roof Water Damage in Houston, TX?

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

So often during heavy rains, winds, or falling debris, homes businesses can experience roof damage. For some, the first instinct is to apply a roof tarp, looking to quickly solve the issue and attempt to reduce the possibility of additional damage. Roof tarps allow you to have a quick solution and a gap of time until better weather conditions allow for safe inspection and repair.

It seems like a good, inexpensive idea to quickly cover the holes in the roof, stop a water leak, and to have a level of security in knowing that no rodents or other animals will enter your home or business through those holes.

Although a roof tarp has many benefits, we do not recommend it as a permanent solution to your problem, because:

  • Some brands are more heavy duty than others, but they all wear out over time.
  • If the roof has water damage that leaked into your home, mold could be growing in the affected areas.
  • Wind can move the tarp, leaving spaces uncovered where water can start leaking again.
  • The tarp may increase the heat inside your home or business, which could lead to a higher electrical bill.
  • If not installed properly, it could hold small pools of standing water, perfect for mosquitoes to dwell.

SERVPRO of Westfield is here to assist homeowners and commercial businesses with their water mitigation and mold remediation needs.  As a home or business owner, you have the right to protect your property and mitigate as quickly as possible. Here at SERVPRO of Westfield, our experienced team of technicians, whether having coverage from your insurance company or not, is here to assist in avoiding further water damage, and possible mold issues.

For your water mitigation needs, call SERVPRO of Westfield at (281) 907-0018, we're here to service you.

Got Mold?

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can be tricky, sometimes invisible to the eye, growing behind and around what you don’t see, but then a form of it can be right before your eyes, and even during those times, you can be unsure. Using a licensed mold remediation specialist helps to alleviate undetected mold exposure. Prolonged exposure to mold can possibly cause allergies, skin irritation, and a host of other health problems. Mold remediation is a serious job that is best handled by the results of a professional mold inspector, also known as a quality air specialist, followed up by a licensed mold remediation specialist, as we have here at SERVPRO of Westfield. We here at SERVPRO of Westfield take pride in knowing that we are professionally equipped in providing immediate relief from prolonged growth and exposure.

Residents of flood damaged homes should thoroughly clean and dry any areas affected to help lessen humidity or moisture that will cause mold to form and grow. SERVPRO of Westfield uses dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity present in water damaged properties. 

A home owner is unlikely to have access to all of the specialized equipment needed to complete such a task. With specialized equipment used and the expertise shown by the professional team at SERVPRO of Westfield, the customer will have comfort in knowing that insurance companies trust our team when their policy holders experience a water loss. 

Many customers and insurance companies call SERVPRO of Westfield first when they experience a loss or damage, because they trust that the work will be completed with expertise and precision.

Got Mold? SERVPRO of Westfield is waiting for your call.

Mold in Your Houston Area Home?

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Whether living in an apartment or a house, we have all experienced some type of mold at one time or another.  The important thing is when this happens; getting a professional involved should be taken in to consideration to handle it properly.  Spotting of light signs of mold can be aided by keeping areas clean, wiped down, and dry, but there may be more than what the eyes can see.

SERVPRO of Westfield has trained and certified technicians ready and available to handle the remediation job for you.  Our technicians use EPA standard products to make sure the job is completed safely and in a timely manner. We take pride in making your home safe again and our best to aid in keeping it that way.

SERVPRO of Westfield is a phone call away and waiting to hear from you.  Schedule an appointment today:

Call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018

https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com

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Tips To Help Prevent Freezing Pipes

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

The weather here in Houston can and has been rather tricky. In those times of freezing weather, the home can become a victim of freeze created leaks. Because the frozen water expands and can crack the copper tubing, not only do you have little to no water supply, but when the pipes do thaw out, there could be a severe level of leakage to repair.

Tips to Help Prevent Pipes from Freezing:

  • Keep all water-supply piping away from outside walls, where it could be exposed to cold winter weather.

    •Insulate pipes in all unheated areas, such as crawl spaces, basement, attic, and garage. Fix the source of any drafts (i.e. dryer vents, bathroom fan vents, windows, etc.) and insulate pipes at risk.
  • Open all faucets, both hot and cold water, to just a trickle, to keep water moving in the pipes to help to prevent icing.

  • Keep doors to all rooms open to allow heat to flow to all areas, which helps to warm the pipes in the walls.
  • Open the cabinets under the kitchen and bathroom sinks so that the warmer air temperature of each room can flow around the plumbing. (Be sure to keep cleaners and other hazardous chemicals away from children and pets.)

For your water mitigation needs, SERVPRO of Westfield is here to service you.


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SERVPRO of Westfield is Here for Your Commercial Carpet Cleaning Needs

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial carpets can be considered a big investment.  The heavy duty carpets are designed to endure, but with excessive foot traffic, properly taking care of them often is necessary. SERVPRO of Westfield is well equipped to assist with the upkeep of your carpet cleaning needs. Besides vacuuming the carpet regularly, your commercial carpet should also be deep cleaned to extend its life and to keep it looking well-kept and professional.

A clean, healthy carpet helps set the first impression your customers have when they walk into your business and should provide a clean and safe environment for your employees.  Carpets are also the place where a lot of airborne particles and other dirt gather over time.  Besides aesthetics, keeping a clean carpet also helps provide healthy indoor air quality.

How Often Should My Carpet Be Cleaned?

Different environments can have several different effects on your commercial carpet.  We typically notice that commercial carpets may need to be considered for cleaning no less than twice a year.  However, if you notice a buildup of dirt on your floors, it’s time to schedule a cleaning.  Every business is different.

Schedule An Appointment

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SERVPRO of Westfield is Here For Your Fire Restoration Needs

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

When the firefighters leave, it may seem like the danger has passed and the home is safe from further destruction, but without professionals to help clean the smoke damage, the building may never return to normal. While the principles behind fire restoration are fairly simple, it requires a lot of experience and manpower to perform adequately, and this means that it shouldn’t be attempted by a homeowner on his or her own.  The trained professionals at SERVPRO of Westfield should be called on-site immediately.  We can clean smoke damage and restore items affected by a fire, but we must be brought to the site as soon as possible to halt the ongoing issues that ash residue can cause. 

The only way to properly clean smoke and fire damage is to be extremely thorough. Ash residue is easily disturbed and can spread through the building with ease, causing nearly everything to need restoration. The experts at SERVPRO of Westfield will identify what can and cannot be salvaged, and will remove any built-up ash residue that is coating surfaces. Over time, ash builds up in layers, and may eventually form into a lacquer-like consistency. Once this is done, the restorers will locate the source of the odor, and treat it with specialized detergents that are formulated for neutralizing this kind of odor. Once materials are treated, they may be sealed off to prevent any further odor from permeating the air in the future.


For more information on the services that SERVPRO of Westfield provides regarding water and fire damage cleanup for your commercial or residential structure, please visit us at:

https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

or call us today at (281) 907-0018

Fire Restoration Process

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage is probably the last thing on your mind, but you may want to move it up on your list of priorities; preparation is the key. The first 48 hours after a fire often makes the difference between ‘restoring’ vs. ‘replacing’ your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Westfield provides a timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal, to content claims inventory and document restoration. Here is a timeline to help ease your mind of what should be done before and after SERVPRO of Westfield arrives:

  1. One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Westfield professional will contact you to arrange for service.
  2. Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Westfield technician will be onsite to start mitigation services.
  3. Detailed Explanation:  A trained and uniformed SERVPRO of Westfield employee will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.
  4. Pretesting: A SERVPRO of Westfield employee will begin pretesting for restoration, working from the source of the damage outward.
  5. Eight Hours: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope is communicated to the appropriate person.
  6. Cleaning, Restoration, & Deodorization: SERVPRO of Westfield will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property. We then use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to make it “Like it never even happened.”
  7. Final Walk-through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

SERVPRO of Westfield responds quickly, offering a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services to help you return home as soon as possible. Before risking further damage by attempting to clean up the damage on your own, call the fire damage clean up and restoration professionals at (281) 907-0018.