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Unique Challenges of Restoring Commercial Property

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Westfield, we understand that every day you are not operational due to water, storm, or fire damage is a day you are losing business revenue.


Flooding and water damage events at Houston commercial properties are often complex and come with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.


At SERVPRO of Westfield our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


Please call SERVPRO of Westfield at:
(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at
http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Removing Water from Carpeting in Commercial Buildings

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

All commercial properties serve as center for specific activities. Even a small compromising disaster can limit your availability to customers. Water loss incidents, in particular, can spread quickly throughout the affected areas and require immediate attention from qualified restoration specialists.


Usually, you may have a custodial staff that manages your entire building, though they might not have the expertise and training to manage water damage in Houston structures. Inadequate cleaning and management of water loss situations can lead to microbial threats or material degradation, both of which can result in costlier restoration work and a likelihood of replacing damaged materials and flooring.


Carpeted office spaces can often get preserved and protected with the fast response of qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team. At SERVPRO of Westfield we have technicians ready to respond to threats 24/7. Carpets can quickly absorb water, so drying out these flooring options requires an array of sophisticated tools and practices beginning with extraction.


Because our SERVPRO team seeks to preserve instead of replacing materials unnecessarily, drying out the carpet is another critical step. Much of the work that your office needs can happen after hours. It is our business to get you back in business, and that starts with an effective plan to reduce moisture and dry out damaged areas to make it look new.


Give our SERVPRO of Westfield team a call today:

(281) 907-0018.

Why you should leave fire cleanup to the professionals.

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

When any type of fire occurs in your home, it's probably smartest to rely on experts to instruct you on the safest cleanup methods. After a fire has damaged any part of your home or property, there are certain precautions that one must take in restoring the area. More often then not, certain tools and knowledge is required.


For many property owners, walls or floors must be entirely replaced, and this requires professional assistance. Because without the proper methods, it is very possible to cause further damage without realizing. You want your property to be restored properly so you can once again live or work comfortably in the area.


SERVPRO of Westfield is more than willing to come assist you in any situation like this.

Please call SERVPRO of Westfield at:
(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at


http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

How to Minimize Damage Caused by Fire and Smoke

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

The first and most important step to take after a fire is to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe. Should anyone feel at all ill, it is imperative that you receive medical attention.


The next step is having the Fire Marshall assess whether or not it is safe to be in or near the building in which the fire or smoke damage occurred. Once again, the top priority after a fire is to maintain safety through the entire restoration process. Electrical hazards are common occurrences after a fire and can be extremely dangerous. As well as possible electrical hazards, there are water hazards. The water used to put out the fire creates a prime location for slipping and falling.


As soon as the Fire Marshall declares the building safe, then you as well as your highly trained SERVPRO of Westfield professional can begin restoration. We maintain the restore versus replace mentality in order to preserve the items that hold sentimental value, as well as saving you money! The following is a list of to-do’s and to-do-not’s after a fire.


What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.


What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO of Westfield Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.

For further information and help on fire damage contact us
SERVPRO of Westfield


(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at
http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Protecting Your Houston Home from Summer Storm Events

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

For many, a gentle summer rain can be refreshing especially when faced with the alternative of the heat and the uncertainty of drought from year to year. From thunderstorms to hurricanes summer storm events can be severe causing homeowners across Houston, TX thousands of dollars in damages. The hurricane and tropical storm season runs from Jun 1 to Nov 30. The season peaks in mid Aug and winds down in late Oct.


Now is a perfect time to do a checkup of your home to make sure it is as protected as possible before storm events including thunderstorms start to occur.

Check gutters and downspouts. Failing gutters can cause serious damage to the foundation of your home. Properly installed gutters carry water away from your home’s foundation.

Sump pumps. Many basements will have sump pumps installed to remove excessive ground water. If your system fails in the middle of a storm event, you may have to end up dealing with a flooded basement, and damage to any contents in the room.

Roof. Have a professional inspect the shingles for any damages that could lead to leaks during heavy rains.

Landscaping. Regular maintenance of your yard to include trimming trees and shrubs will help minimize damage during a storm. Well pruned shrubbery is more wind resistant and less likely to cause damage to your property. Dead branches and limbs are easily transported when the winds are high. Anything outdoors that is not tied down, such as furniture, decorations, patio umbrellas, etc. should be bought inside.

Generator. Weather-related outages can wreak havoc on the modern home. Without electricity, sump pumps stop working, food begins to spoil, and home alarm systems are vulnerable. Having a standby generator, can keep essentials running until power is restored.


After the storm, if your home has suffered from water damage, remember SERVPRO® of Westfield is always ‘here to help.’

For further information and help on fire damage contact us
SERVPRO of Westfield


(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at
http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Tips to Prepare for a Thunderstorm

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

During this time of year we can experience a lot of rain, which can lead to thunderstorms. It’s important to be prepared and have a plan in place. Talk with your family and create an emergency plan for thunderstorms, floods, and tornadoes. Think about an emergency shelter and evacuation plan. Below we have a few suggestions to make sure you and your family are ready for whatever happens.

Protect your electronics

Your electronics can get fried if they are not properly protected. Plug electronics into a surge protector to avoid damage during a storm.

Prepare for power outages

Have battery-operated flashlights and lanterns in easy to get to places. Check on these items from time to time to make sure the batteries still work, replace them if necessary. Call your local power company to inform them of the outage and to get information regarding when the power should be restored.

Stay away from power lines

Do not go near power lines should they fall to the ground, they can be very hazardous. Call 911 if you see downed power lines.

Go inside when you hear thunder

If you hear thunder, it is likely that lightning is also occurring. Lightning can be dangerous, therefore, make sure to go inside when thunder occurs.

Seek shelter

There are many different natural elements which can occur and be harmful when outside during a disaster. Therefore, during a storm, it is important to seek shelter and be safe. If you're inside, a good place to be is at the lowest level of your home. If you have a basement or storm cellar you can hang out in until the storm passes.

Keep an emergency kit ready

Consider putting together a kit of things you may want to have on hand during a storm. Items you may want to include would be water, non-perishable food, flashlights, blankets extra batteries, a radio, and a first aid kit.

If an emergency does strike your home during a thunderstorm, SERVPRO of Westfield is ready to help get your life back to normal. Call us, (281) 907-0018

Why You Can Trust SERVPRO of Westfield

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

If you have had damage to your home or business, selecting the right restoration company is incredibly important. How do you know who to trust? Professional certifications are one way to tell the experts from everyone else. The restoration experts at SERVPRO® of Westfield are ready to help.


From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO® of Westfield is an IICRC firm. We have years of experience in dealing with all forms of remediation and clean up.


In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


Call SERVPRO® of Westfield arrives quickly and your peace of mind and professional restoration start right away

(281) 907-0018.

Let the Professionals Aid in Your Houston Home Remediation Plans

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

It can happen at any time of the day or night whether you are snug in your Houston home or at work or on vacation. Damage to your home occurring from fire, water, storms or even mold quietly growing undetected. No matter what type of loss has happened in your property, SERVPRO of Westfield has the expertise and equipment to return your home to its preloss condition.

Why SERVPRO? We know you have choices for restoration companies. We are part of the local community and take pride in supporting our friends and neighbors when they need assistance with cleanup from fire, water, or mold. Our technicians undergo extensive training and learn the best practices for mitigation as taught through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We work hard on every site with a goal to always restore rather than replace items. This mindset saves property owners the cost of replacement for things that might otherwise get counted as a loss.

Our technicians carefully take readings in the home until the affected areas verify less than optimum moisture levels to ensure mold colonies cannot regenerate. When SERVPRO technicians complete fire loss mitigation, we leave behind no residual reminders within the property. After thorough remediation and cleaning, we give the homeowner a detailed report of the actions taken during mitigation as well as any repairs necessary.

When SERVPRO answers a call for water cleanup, we know the longer the premises remains wet, the more damage that happens. We arrive on-site quickly with every piece of equipment we require in our green service vans. Our certified Water Restoration Technicians scope the residence with advanced technology to ensure we locate all water, mold or fire problems within the home, so there is a higher chance of restorability.

If our technicians are unable to clean and restore water-damaged items on-site, we pack them out for in-plant cleaning on a case by case basis. After water removal and drying the home, we then thoroughly disinfect the property, so it is safe and healthy for habitation.

When home disasters strike, contact SERVPRO of Westfield at (281) 907-0018. Our emergency response teams stand ready 24/7 to support our local community with assistance mitigating fire, water, storm or mold damage and make it "Like it never even happened."


http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Fire, Smoke, Water, And Mold Damage Restoration

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

One of the most profound losses that business people and homeowners experience are mainly caused by fire, water, mold or smoke damages. Witnessing your home and precious belongings being consumed by water or fire can be traumatizing. The only reassurance you can have after such a disastrous loss is obtained from having a clear support and guidance in rescuing as much property as possible.

In the indoor environment, water is the only long-term most catastrophic material. Structures and other personal properties can deteriorate rapidly as a result of too much flooding or moisture.

We have successfully restored much water, fire and smoke damaged structures in Houston, TX. We have a wide variety of residential and commercial services to our clients. We have a team of certified and fully trained professionals who are ready to respond to all emergencies at any given time.

Our company can tackle any disaster since we have all the necessary equipment for fire, smoke, and water mitigation.

Some of the services that we provide are as follows,

• Fire damage restoration

• Restoration of water damage

• Restoration of storm destruction

• Mold damage restoration and others.

As a leading restoration firm, we are capable of handling it all; from damage restoration, to water removal, to the cleanup of fire damage.

If not handled carefully and immediately, natural disasters can cause extensive destruction to your property. That's why you need a company that is fully equipped and experienced to restore your property to its initial condition. SERVPRO of Westfield is the company you need for quick mitigation of any form of natural disaster.

Our team of emergency support is on standby 24/7, so you shouldn't hesitate to give us a call night or day.

Call us today at (281) 907-0018, and we respond immediately.

Houston 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen Water Damage SERVPRO of Westfield provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Houston

SERVPRO of Westfield is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 281-907-0018

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Westfield has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.