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We Are Cleaning EXPERTS!

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County at (713)-666-9222

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Mold Can Grow Year-Round!

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

A mold grows in…  everything

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold is everywhere—it grows year-round and can be found both indoors and outdoors. Mold is a living organism and, as such, it grows and spreads when it has the right conditions—and it likes the damp.

Outdoor molds are commonly found in shady, damp areas and in soil. Indoors, mold can be found where humidity and moisture levels are high, such as in basements, kitchens, bathrooms and on ceilings and wall interiors where water from leaky pipes, roofs or windows can accumulate.

Indoor mold can be ruinous to surfaces (like walls and wall coverings) and to your belongings.

Most mold is not covered by a standard homeowners policy

Mold, like rot and insect infestation, is a home maintenance issue and these are generally not covered by standard homeowners insurance policies. However, in the event that mold growth is the direct result of a covered peril such as a burst pipe, the cost of eliminating the mold may be covered. If you have federal flood insurance, it may cover you for mold and/or mildew damage—but only if it is directly attributable to a flood.

However, since it's unlikely you're covered for mold, it's even more important to keep your home mold-free—and in that effort, a strong offense is definitely your best defense.

The Three Types Of Flood Water

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

Flood waters with a black trash can floating and other trash with it Call SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County today at (281)-342-5326

The Three Types of Flood Water

  • Clean Water: Natural water, such as rain or tap water, that poses no additional health risks.
  • Gray Water: Water that may contain additional chemicals, such as discharge from a washing machine.
  • Black Water: Sewage or groundwater from nearby sources that may pose extreme health risks.

Even if the water appears clean, it might contain chemicals or bacteria that could be hazardous to your health. Wear waders or rain boots, rubber gloves and any other available protective equipment to avoid unnecessary contact with your skin.

Contact Your Insurance Company

We recommend initiating your flood insurance claim as early as possible to minimize claim delays and to help get repairs completed sooner. This is especially important if your damage is the result of regional flooding, in which case hundreds of other homes could be affected, and your insurance company will quickly become inundated with claims.

What To Do If Your House Is Flooded

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

What To Do if Your House Is Flooded

If your home is flooded, you need to take quick action to minimize the amount of damage to your property. Contact your flood insurance provider immediately to initiate the claims process and to schedule an adjuster to come to your home to assess the damage. Check for hazards, such as live electrical lines or structural damage, before you enter your home, and take photos or videos of all the damage before you remove any water. Keep in mind that flood damage that results from inclement weather isn't covered under a traditional homeowner's policy, so damage won’t be covered be unless you have an additional flood insurance policy.

Services For Every Need

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO logo with a cartoon woman and man running next to green vans Call SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County today! We are #HereToHelp!

SERVPRO® of West Fort Bend County offers a wide range of services to cover all of your needs when it comes to restoration. Check out the list below to see some of the problems we can take care of!

  • Water Damage: When it comes to water damage, a quick response it critical to preventing further damage. Our experts use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that your property has been completely dried to IICRC standards.
  • Fire Damage: After a fire occurs in your home or office, you will have to deal with smoke and soot damage as well as water damage. Our technicians can handle even the largest fire loss so that you can have peace of mind during this stressful time.
  • Mold Remediation: Nobody wants mold inside their house, and for those with allergies, microbial growth can cause serious problems if it is left unchecked. Our team of professionals is specially trained and certified to get rid of mold and make sure it doesn’t come back.
  • Biohazard Clean Up: Biohazardous substances such as blood or bile can be extremely dangerous and should always be disposed of properly. We can safely treat any affected areas and dispose of contaminated materials according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local standards.
  • Deodorization: From sewage, to mold, to pet stains, nobody likes living or working in a stinky area. We can locate the source of the odor and eliminate it rather than just cover it up.
  • Contents Claim & Document Drying: We offer pack out and storage services to keep your belongings safe until reconstruction has been completed. We are also able to restore paper documents through the deposition process.
  • Catastrophic Events: Our elite Large Loss Division can handle any size jobs. These teams are strategically located around the U.S. so that we can be on site as quickly as possible after a hurricane, tornado, or other catastrophic event

Blood Spills hmmm...It Depends.

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

A red blood splatter with the SERVPRO logo inside SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County can get the job done! (281)-342-5326.

Blood Spills on Carpeted Floors

  • Steam Clean: Depending on the nature and size of the spill, it is advisable to perform a steam clean of the carpet. Steam cleaners will clean, remove debris, and sanitize carpeting more completely than conventional washing. Although there is some additional cost to steam cleaning, it is the best way to protect against bloodborne pathogens.
  • Change Carpet Tiles: Removable carpet tiles are a great way to protect against exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Carpet tiles are often less expensive than traditional carpet, and if a certain area becomes heavily soiled with blood they can easily be removed and replaced. If your organization is equipped with carpet tiles be sure to dispose of them properly after being saturated with blood or any other potentially infectious bodily fluid.

Yes Mold CAN Sneak Up On You!

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

A person with a yellow glove wiping a wall with a small white wipe Call SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County today! (281)-342-5326

Mold grows in…  everything

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold is everywhere—it grows year-round and can be found both indoors and outdoors. Mold is a living organism and, as such, it grows and spreads when it has the right conditions—and it likes the damp.

Outdoor molds are commonly found in shady, damp areas and in soil. Indoors, mold can be found where humidity and moisture levels are high, such as in basements, kitchens, bathrooms and on ceilings and wall interiors where water from leaky pipes, roofs or windows can accumulate.

Indoor mold can be ruinous to surfaces (like walls and wall coverings) and to your belongings.

We are GREEN!

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

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Did you know that we are green? Not just our colors either! We are proud to offer special green products that are environmentally friendly, like our SERVPROXIDE! It’s one of our favorite products here at SERVPRO, and we want to tell you why!

It’s a disinfectant that’s got some serious powers. It can kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold leaving your home our business clean and sanitized. Because it’s such a good product, it helps us get you back into your home or business faster.

It’s EPA registered! I’m sure the question of “If it’s such a great product and can kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold how safe is it?” Well, SERVPROXIDE carries the lowest rating the EPA offers, making it completely safe for everyday use, and it’s safe for the environment, meaning that it’s 100% biodegradable.

We can Handle Your Water Loss

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Water losses can be very scary! Sometimes you don’t know how or even why there is a giant puddle on your living room floor or the frustration of your dishwasher not working correctly – when it should be. It’s also stressful to even think about how you could even get that much water out of your home where do you even start? That’s where we at SERVPRO of West Fort Bend Coutny come into play.

We are a team of highly trained and specialized in water extraction on drying. We use specialized equipment to make sure that every drop of water is out of your home like air movers and extractors. We also make sure to use dehumidifiers to make sure your air is returned to the perfect level so no mold growth can happen.

If you find yourself with a water loss in your home or business, give us a call today at 281-342-5326

Washing Machine Damage

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that some of the most common ways for water damage in your home is caused by washing machines? And there are so many different ways that your washing machine can cause a water loss like a supply line bursting, clogging, using the wrong detergent and even overloading the washer. The supply hose is the most common way for your washing machine to fail.

It’s wise to do routine inspections of your supply hose. Keep an eye out for cracks, blisters or a loose connection. Replace any hose that looks worn and tighten them if they’re loose. You should also replace your hose every five years even if you can’t see any problems – just to be on the safe side. When you’re shopping for a new hose try to get one that’s braided steel as it’ll hold up to more wear and tear over time. If you’re away from your home for any extended period of time, shut off the water supply line valve to make sure nothing can happen while you’re away from home