San Angelo Water Damage Tips
Water damage can occur in San Angelo for many reasons and is an unpleasant experience. Most homeowners have never experienced a water damage and therefore do not know where to start when a pipe burst, a toilet overflows, a washing machine malfunctions, or a flood occurs. If you wake up or come home to water in your house that was not there before, there are several steps you can take to help stop further damage.
What To Do After Water Damage
- Contact your local SERVPRO of San Angelo professionals at (325)942-0414
- Ensure the home is safe to enter and be aware of the potential for fall hazards
- Turn off the water either at the site of the water damage or at the main if you cannot determine where the water is coming from
- Gather any sentimental items or important documents that you do not want to get wet if they are still dry and move them away from the water damage
SERVPRO of San Angelo will be there quickly to begin the remediation process and allow you to relax while we do the necessary steps in the water restoration process. For further information visit us at SERVPROSanAngelo.com
Flooding in San Angelo
We were awoken to significant rain falling outside of our houses today and know that especially in San Angelo rain can quickly lead to flooding. This rain may showcase, in the worst possible way, a leak you were unaware of in your roof. You do not want to ignore the small leaks, as they have a tendency to quickly become larger. We have crews available to tarp roofs, when safe, as well as perform water remediation to dry your home properly to help prevent secondary damage.
If the rain continues as predicted, you may face rising flood waters if you live in a flood zone and sometimes, unfortunately, even when you don't. Flood waters are highly contaminated and require an expert to remediate. Call us at the first sign of water intrusion.
SERVPRO of San Angelo is here for any of your weather related remediation needs. Call us today (325)942-0414.
San Angelo Damage Remediation Experts
Are you a business owner in the Concho Valley? Have you experienced a recent water, fire or bio-hazard damage at your commercial property? Are you looking for a reputable company with commercial remediation experience that offers a full service including construction? Then, look no further because SERVPRO of San Angelo is here to help. Conveniently available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, SERVPRO of San Angelo is able to work within the parameters of any commercial job site. Our goal is to get your business up and running as soon as possible to limit the interruption to your business. We have worked around schedules so that businesses could stay open while remediation occurred on the off hours in order to avoid monetary disruption. We know commercial losses are complex and we will work with you directly to help facilitate your needs. Call us at (325)942-0414 to see how we can help get your business back into business.
Our business is to get your business back to work for you in San Angelo and the Concho Valley. SERVPRO of San Angelo is here to help.
Get Rid of Mold
Get Rid of Mold
Here are some healthy tips to follow when you are dealing with mold from us here at SERVPRO of San Angelo. Some people cringe at the sound of the word mold but it may be easier to take care of then you think. Hopefully these will help ease the stress along the way.
- Take things that were wet for 2 or more days outside. Things that stay wet 2 or more days can have mold on them. Mold is not always visible by looking.
- Take out stuff made of cloth, unless you can wash them in HOT water.
- Use bleach to clean mold of of hard things(like floors, counter tops, toys, tools, and plates.)
- Never mix bleach with ammonia or other cleaners.
- wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, googles, and a mask.
- Open windows and doors to get fresh air when you use bleach.
- Mix no more than 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water.
- Wash the item with the bleach and water mixture.
- Rinse the item with clean water.
- Dry the item or leave it out to dry.
Residential Cleaning Services
Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. SERVPRO of San Angelo have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.
You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."
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Residential Cleaning Services include:
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.
Air Duct Cleaning
We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.
Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.
Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up
Our experts are ready to assist in the clean up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals.
San Angelo Building Safety
Building Safety is an opportunity to educate insurance and commercial property professionals, as well as the general public, on “what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable, and energy efficient homes and buildings,” according to the ICC website.
IMPORTANT TIPS FROM THE ICC
Disaster Safety & Mitigation
- If you live in a high wind or hurricane prone area and do not have tested and code-approved shutters for protection from wind borne debris, consider temporarily protecting your doors and windows by mounting exterior grade, 7/16" minimum thickness plywood and fastening it into place. Visit www.flash.org for
detailed instructions on how to use plywood for emergency board-up.
- Consider building or retrofitting to create a tornado-safe room in your home. Follow ICC/NSSA 500 Standard for detailed construction information and to ensure you achieve the highest level of protection for your family.
- In wildfire prone areas, remove fine (dead grass, leaves, etc.) and coarse fuels (dead twigs, branches, etc.) within 30 feet of a building to create a survivable space in case of wildfire. Be sure to remove dry leaf and pine litter from roofs, rain gutters, decks, and walkways. Follow ICC’s International Wildland-Urban Interface Code®
for detailed requirements.
- Flooded roads could have significant damage hidden by floodwaters. Never drive through floodwaters
or on flooded roads. Do not
attempt to cross a flowing stream. It takes only six inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off your feet and two feet of water to move an SUV-sized vehicle.
San Angelo Government Facilities
San Angelo Government Facilities
Government facilities in San Angelo need to stay open as much as possible when they experience a water or fire damage event. SERVPRO of San Angelo is dedicated to working with all businesses to quickly remediate the damage to minimize the downtime required to finish the process. We are committed to answer the call and quickly assess the damage to begin mitigation procedures. This helps to ensure minimum service interruptions and lower recovery costs. SERVPRO of San Angelo Franchise Professionals respond to disaster situations with the right personnel & equipment to provide timely mitigation. From large disasters to those special cleaning needs that exceed the capabilities of a facility's janitorial service, SERVPRO of San Angelo Professionals are committed to timely response and total customer satisfaction.
With over 30 years experience in cleanup and restoration... SERVPRO of San Angelo Professionals are faster to any size disaster.
When Storms or Floods hit the Concho Valley, SERVPRO of San Angelo is ready to help!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in the Concho Valley.
SERVPRO of San Angelo 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.
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 the Concho Valley, 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 (325)942-0414
IICRC Certified Firm
We are an IICRC certified firm
SERVPRO of San Angelo is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of
SERVPRO of San Angelo 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.
Steps in Fire Restoration
Our fire crews are very pleasant and conscientious!
After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.
Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Today (325)942-0414
Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call the local SERVPRO, whose phones are answered 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us dispatch the nearest SERVPRO Franchise Professional with the appropriate equipment and resources.
Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
Our Professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.
Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, the SERVPRO Franchise Professional can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. They will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
They will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.