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Why SERVPRO Is Your Go-To For Commercial Restoration in Selma, TX

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

It’s tough to pick back up the remains left behind by fire, water, mold, or storm damage to your Selma commercial property. SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and we have the know-how and the advanced equipment to bring your Selma business back to life. 

Why Choose SERVPRO Of Guadalupe & Gonzales? 

  • What makes us stand out from the crowd is our record response times! With over 1,700 franchise locations in the US and Canada, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. We know time waits for no one, and we make it so that we can take immediate action when disaster strikes. 
  • Our highly trained technicians are experienced in property damage restoration. Still, we believe in continuous learning, which is why we have ongoing training. This is so our staff is equipped with IICRC industry certifications and the latest trends in the restoration industry. 
  • With how boundless technological advancements have been over the past few decades, it only makes sense to incorporate the efficiency of technology into our processes! These advancements ensure that SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties can restore your Selma business back to its preloss condition quickly and reliably. Our specialized equipment includes water extraction equipment, drying equipment, moisture detection and measurement equipment, and antimicrobial treatments. 

How Does Our Disaster Recovery Team Help With Commercial Restoration? 

  • SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzalez Counties’s Disaster Recovery Team is composed of the cream of the crop in restoration! Our handpicked specialists are prequalified and carefully placed across the US to handle disasters of all sizes and scopes. 
  • To ensure prompt mitigation and seamless communication, every Disaster Recovery team is supervised by a Commercial Operations Manager. We also cut costs by the oversight of temporary labor. 
  • We are available 24/7, 365 days of the year because there’s no telling when disaster can strike!

Being a locally owned and operated business ourselves, we know how tough it is to see your business affected by the onslaught a catastrophe can bring. Whether it’s fire damage, water damage, storm damage, or mold remediation, SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties knows how to get you back to business! Contact us at (830)379-7474 and have us be a part of your commercial restoration journey. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

San Antonio Mold Removal - What You Need To Know

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Mold removal is a misnomer. While mold removal is ideal in theory, mold consists of thousands of tiny spores, microscopic particles that often can’t be entirely removed from buildings or surfaces. However, mold remediation is a process that we undertake at SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties to remove as many of the microscopic spores as possible and to remediate the adverse effects of any mold growth you experience.

What do you need to know about San Antonio mold removal?

  • In San Antonio, frequent storms and rain showers coupled with high humidity make mold growth reasonably commonplace. Therefore, minimizing the possibility of water damage and mold growth will go a long way toward keeping your properties mold-free.
  • The mold remediation process should be started as soon as possible after it is discovered, as mold can cause health effects. 
  • Mold remediation begins with an inspection and assessment of the damage before measures are taken to contain, sanitize, and remediate the mold-ridden area.

How does mold remediation work in San Antonio?

At SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties, our mold remediation process consists of the following steps. Keep in mind that each set of mold remediation professionals will do mold removal slightly differently.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  2. Mold Containment
  3. Air Filtration
  4. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  5. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  6. Restoration

Have you discovered mold at your San Antonio commercial or residential properties? Don’t hesitate to contact the SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties team at (830)379-7474 for mold remediation services. We’re available to respond to emergencies 24/7, every day of the year. This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why You Should Add SERVPRO To Your Emergency Contact List

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Many forms of damage can severely impact the safety, value, and look of your home. One example is property fires, which, according to the US Fire Administration, caused a $14.8 billion loss for damages in 2019.

Such disasters can occur at any time without notice, which can leave you in a vulnerable position. Luckily, there are many services out there you can hire to help you restore your property to a safe, pristine condition. And if you happen to live in Texas, you might just be lucky enough to have SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties close by.

When you’re ready for our services, you can call us at (830) 379-7474. Below are several more reasons why you should add SERVPRO to your emergency contact list.

We’re Experts in the Damage Restoration Field

Since 1986, we’ve helped countless individuals with the restoration of their properties. For more than 50 years, residents of the San Antonio area have been seeking our help to restore their buildings after damages caused by water, mold, and more. We’re even well-regarded for our services in fire damage restoration.

When you add SERVPRO to your emergency contact list, you can rest assured knowing you’ll be in the good hands of industry professionals.

SERVPRO is Versatile

It’s true that we provide fire, water, mold, and storm damage restoration services. But besides these, we also offer quality cleaning services as well.

Sure, you can clean your own home. But when it comes to those tricky areas — air ducts, sewage, etc. — there’s no denying your life will be easier if you hire a professional.

We’ve seen it all, so believe us when we say we know a thing or two about cleaning the right way. You can even count on us to safely and effectively clean any biohazard material in your home.

Add SERVPRO to Your Emergency Contact Today

If you don’t have us in your emergency contact list, don’t wait another minute. Disasters can happen at any time so be prepared and be ready to call us.

In case of an emergency, you can reach us 24/7 at (830) 379-7474 or fill out our online form for a free quote. 

What Can Your Water Mitigation Do?

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO® of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties, our favorite word is YES! No one likes to be told no by a company they need work done from. But many don't realize just how much your Water Mitigation Company can help you. 

Your Average Mitigation Company

They assist with:

  • Water & Fire Restoration
  • Reconstruction
  • Mold Remediation

Your average mitigation company can be a great help in emergencies listed above. But some commercial clients need a little more. They need a company who will say yes, whatever the request is. Is that your mitigation company?

SERVPRO® of Downey is your Solution

We assist with:

SERVPRO® of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties says Yes! If you're a commercial client with specific needs and a company to say yes, consider SERVPRO® of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties. We're here to help! 830-379-7474

Biohazard Remediation

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can cause serious potential health effects. Sewer backups and flood water are two common biohazard scenarios that can affect homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination.

Need Biohazard Cleanup? Call Us Today – 830-379-7474

After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious potential health effects.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.

Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Many home fires can be avoided if proper fire prevention techniques are in place. In this article, we will discuss some fire safety steps to implement in your home and prevent the need for fire damage restoration.

  1. The first thing that you need to do is educate yourself on the different types of smoke detectors that are on the market. There are two kinds of smoke detectors on the market, ionization and photoelectric. Ionization smoke detectors are best used for detecting the smoke that is given off from flaming fires where the photoelectric smoke detector is best for detecting the smoke particles given off from smoldering fires. The National Fire Protection Association will tell you that most deaths in home fires are due to smoke inhalation. However, since each alarm is equipped to detect different types of fires, and there is no way to determine which kind of fire will break out in a home, it is best to purchase both.
  2. You need to have a fire extinguisher in your home. If a blaze does happen to break out in your home, you are probably going to evacuate and not attempt to battle the blaze, but that does not mean you should not keep a fire extinguisher in your home. The fire extinguisher is like a tool, you want to have it and better it just sits there, and you never have to use it than need it and not have it there when you need it. Sure, fire extinguishers are kind of unsightly, but if you are stuck in a fire and flames block the only exit, that fire extinguisher is going to be the best-looking thing you have ever seen!
  3. Every home must have a fire evacuation plan, and you need to practice it a few times a year, especially if you have children. There is nothing more tragic than a family escaping a home fire only to have a member of the family run back into a burning home because they think they are going to get someone who they believe to be still in there but is safely somewhere else. Make sure everyone in your family knows the evacuation plan from the home in the event of a fire and make sure everyone knows where the family is supposed to meet. Explain the value of staying at the meeting place and waiting there, and practice, practice, practice that plan.

If you are interested in learning more about fire damage restoration services call us at 830-379-7474

The Storms You Don't See Coming

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

In the restoration industry, many storm events can be a big ordeal for local franchises. A lot of times when the topic of storms is brought up most people think of hurricanes, heavy sweeping rainstorms, or an arctic blast. Most of the time these events can be forecast ahead of time allowing for many Franchises to prepare trucks, stage equipment, and map deployment routes.

But what about unpredictable events? Living in the South this can be an all too common occurrence. April showers can lead to unprecedented rain totals causing basement and sub-surface living quarters to flood. Those hot August days can bring monsoon-type 5 o’clock storms with damaging blowing rain along with tree limbs crashing down and toppling trees instantly wreaking havoc on homes and businesses faster than a lightning strike.

These phenomena are scenarios that your local SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties train and always prepare for. We are constantly keeping multiple trucks stocked and ready to respond to emergency services twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.  We make sure that any equipment that is not kept on a vehicle, is easily accessible to load on the appropriate truck. SERVPRO is always checking and rechecking that all equipment is in working and fully functional condition.

Last but not least, we here at SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties are constantly keeping open lines of communication with neighboring franchises in case of a mass influx of damage to our community to help those in need of assistance.

To our fellow neighbors in our beautiful community, please know that here at SERVPRO we are #oneteam and we are #heretohelp

Get Thorough Fire Damage Restoration In Schertz by Hiring Expert Restorers.

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Soot on a marbled sink countertop You can depend on our SERVPRO teams to cleanup and restore your property and personal belongings after a fire takes place.

Reputable Restorers like SERVPRO Use Hi-Tech Equipment for Thorough Fire Damage Restoration in Schertz Homes

Property owners affected by fire go through a traumatic and terrifying ordeal, especially those who do not know where to begin. The intensity and ferocity of a fire can make you feel utterly fragile and can cause massive property damage and loss. To avoid more damage, involve professional restorers like SERVPRO for effective restoration.

How Fast do Restorers Respond to Customer’s Emergencies?

The more homeowners delay fire damage restoration in Schertz homes, the higher the restoration cost and chances of costly repairs. Our restorers respond to our customer’s emergencies as quickly as possible. We assess the damage and devise the most effective cleaning strategy.

Before We Begin Cleaning Smoke Residues, we First:

Identify the type of residues

Determine the type of surface on which the residue is present

Capture residues in solution or dry particulate form


Fire damage, as well as water damage resulting from firefighting efforts, can add up fast. As a result, SERVPRO restorers can use hot water extraction that uses water pressure and airflow to agitate carpet fibers. Our restorers can use a powerful vacuum to remove the residues. 

Fire damage can be disastrous, particularly if it is left unattended for an extended period. Contact SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties for professional restoration. Call us today at (830) 379-7474

How to Get Flooded Water Out of a House?

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Home Flood Clean Up

The water from floods that are the result of a storm is considered Category 3--grossly contaminated.   This type of water is considered to pose a serious health risk to human health and shouldn’t be touched.  

The reason to categorize it this way is that as the water hits the ground, it picks up everything that is out in nature--including pesticides, oil from the street, and many mother unknown contaminants.  

So, if flood water is contaminated, then how do you soak up flooded water?  

How to Clean Up After a Flood

If you live in an area prone to flooding or Hurricanes, talk to your insurance company about getting the necessary insurances to make sure your property is covered.  

Many property owners are often caught off-guard by rising waters and are saddened and frustrated to learn that their insurance claim is denied.  Don’t let this happen to you! 

“Hurricane insurance” is actually made up of a combination of various types of insurance and endorsements.  Talk to your insurance company about:

  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Flood Insurance
  • Windstorm Coverage
  • Other endorsements you may need to be fully covered for the typical type of damage in your area 

After you have the right insurances to protect your property, then prepare your property to handle the possible weather coming your way.  Make sure your property has proper and clear drainage and invest in sandbags and other water-prevention tools to keep the water out. 

Even with proper preparation, water may still find its way into your home.  In this case, we recommend you keep the following in mind:

  • Wear protective gear.  Wear protective clothing to protect yourself.  We recommend water-resistant overalls and nitrile gloves to start.  You may also want to consider goggles and an N95 mask. 
  • Stay safe.  Don’t try to lift heavy equipment on your own.  If it’s waterlogged, it will be much heavier.  Also, don’t mess with compromised electronics. 
  • Inspect your property.  Grab a mop, bucket, or a wet vacuum and start extracting the water.  If the water is more than these simple tools can help you with, consider calling a professional water damage restoration company to help.  They will have industrial equipment made to quickly extract water. 
  • Consider where the water went.  Did it find its way behind your walls?  If the water is at your baseboard, there’s a good chance it’s found. It's now gone underneath it and has wet the insulation behind the drywall.  Wet drywall will have to be removed.  If your flooring is carpet or has buckled, it will also have to be removed. 
  • Sanitize your property.  Wherever the water touched should be cleaned to kill any live contaminants and help avoid mold growth. 
  • Dry your property.  Air movers and dehumidifiers help remove the excess moisture from your property.  Check for any wet spots around your property to make sure you know exactly where any hidden water is.  

Call for a Free Flooded House Clean Up Estimate

If your property has been affected by floodwaters, give us a call.  We have years of experience in the water damage restoration industry, and we have restored thousands of properties after every type of water damage.  Our technicians have been part of the cleanup efforts in:

  • Local Cibolo storm flash floods
  • Hurricanes, including Harvey
  • Iowa Derecho storm of 2020

We accept all insurance claims and also work directly with property owners who are paying for the restoration themselves.  

Give us a call or contact us online anytime to set up a free water damage inspection appointment. 

Other Cleaning Up After a Flood Tips

Almost every water storm damage that is Category 3 will require some kind of repair or reconstruction for your home.  If you work with a professional water damage restoration company, ask them if they are full-service and if they’ll also be available to reconstruct your property.  Working with one company can save you the headache of managing multiple contractors.  

After flood damage, properties typically need repairs for:

  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Cabinets

Choose a Trusted Storm Damage Restoration in Cibolo

We’re a full-service SERVPRO in Cibolo with decades of experience.  When we arrive to help you with your storm damage cleanup, we will be there for you 100% of the way.  We offer:

  • Water Extraction
  • Emergency repairs like roof tarping and board-up
  • Drying
  • Demolition
  • Cleanup
  • Repairs / Reconstruction

Call us anytime at (830) 379-7474 for immediate water damage assistance.  We’re Here to Help. 

Why Calling SERVPRO for a water damage is important

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage from flooding, leaks, or high humidity can not only compromise the integrity of your home and its contents but also cause mold growth. A mold infestation can occur quickly after water damage, making restoration more challenging. The presence of even a small amount of moisture in a building can create a large mold infestation if not handled properly.

Mold spores – tiny airborne particles that are not visible to the naked eye – exist everywhere in nature, and they can grow into visible mold after a water damage incident. A home infested with mold can cause health effects for the occupants. Those with problems of breathing caused by allergies or asthma can also suffer health effects from mold exposure.

However, you can avoid mold growth in your home if you act fast. All it takes is eliminating the moisture before mold has had the chance to start growing. But how quickly does mold grow after a flood or moisture problem?

How long after a flood does mold grow?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mold typically grows 48 to 72 hours after a flood or water leak if the right conditions are met. However, it depends on the type of surfaces and materials, amount of moisture, and temperature. Indoors, mold generally grows faster on softer surfaces in darker, warmer (70 degrees or more), and more humid environments.

The chance for mold spores to spread from one area to another also increases with time. These microorganisms can quickly fill the air and spread throughout your home, affecting more and more areas with every passing hour.

Mold spores that start to colonize on surfaces within 24 hours become visible in about 18 to 21 days of the flooding. But that happens if nothing has been done to dry the water and restore the affected surfaces.

For these reasons, it’s essential to deal with water and moisture issues as soon as you have a flooding incident. The faster the cleanup and drying take place, the smaller the chances of major mold growth.

If you have had a flood or water damage in your home or place of business call SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties - 830-379-7474