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Certified Admins/Technicians

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Our fellow staff is highly trained from initial to ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC Industry Certification for property damage restoration so we assure you that our staff is fully equipped with the knowledge to restore and clean-up your property! From the technicians receiving FULL training to even the admins taking those SAME classes.

We have been doing this for years so NO damage is too big or too small for SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island! If you or a loved one has been affected by any fire, smoke or water damage, don’t hesitate to call and schedule service for your home or business, we are here to help make all your stress and worry go away!

After all, SERVPRO is the cleaning restoration brand you know and trust! 

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Waterfront Property

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

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Hurricane season is nearly upon us, and if you own waterfront property in Texas, you’ll want to be prepared for whatever the season may bring. While we all hope for a quiet hurricane season, we know that it’s best to be ready for anything.

Read on to find ideas to help you prepare your waterfront home hurricane season.

  • Document & Secure Your Possessions
    • Take pictures or video of your deck, seawall, and home exterior. Photos and video as well as lists can help when dealing with FEMA or insurance claims if a hurricane does strike.

Hurricane Preparedness for Window

  • Invest in Hurricane screens. Lightweight, strong, and budget-friendly, hurricane screens can protect areas where shutters and other solutions may not be ideal, like large windows and open lanais.

Hurricane Preparedness for Doors and Garage Doors     

  • Impact Doors: Impact doors keep your home safe with special fiberglass or aluminum construction and reinforced jambs.
  • Impact Garage Doors: If you have a garage, consider the addition of an impact garage door. Impact garage doors are made of special materials intended to handle the impacts of debris, heavy winds, and driving rain. They also feature reinforced hardware and rail systems, so the door will stay closed and strong through a storm, protecting your whole home.

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job.

SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Top Tips for Water Damage Repair

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

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Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to prevent water damage. Emergencies happen when you least expect them, and more often than not, water comes in gallons instead of drips. When water damage occurs in your home, it’s important to act quickly and take protective measures to ensure everyone remains safe. Use these tips to avoid additional damage, clean & disinfect, & safely rebuild damaged areas.

Take Safety Precautions Against Water Damage

When water is flooding your home, all your impulses are likely screaming to remove the water as quickly as possible. While this is a good idea, you need to make sure the area is safe first. Begin by locating the main water supply to your home and shut it off. Before entering a flooded area in your home, turn off electricity to the area as well.

Now that you’ve addressed incoming water and the threat of electric shock, it’s time for one more potential safety concern.

What type of water is flooding your home? There are three types of floodwaters.

  • Clean Water
    • This water comes from rain, condensation, or leaky pipes. It has no outside contamination which makes it safe to remove and clean yourself.
  • Gray Water
    • Floodwater that can be described as slightly dirty comes from appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and even clean toilets. Gray water is also safe to clean as long as you use proper safety gear.
  • Black Water
    • The worst type of floodwater is black water which can be contaminated with sewage, bacteria, or other dangerous substances. This water comes from sewage or serious flooding by nearby rivers or other bodies of water. However, it is not safe to remove and clean black water yourself. Thus, contact a professional service with a good reputation.

When your Brownsville home has been affected by water damage from flooding or even pipe leaks, don't worry, we have the expertise, and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process are completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process daily. By doing so, this validates that your property has been dried thoroughly and properly.

Remember, every water loss is different but it is no challenge for our techs or our highly advanced equipment. We have seen it all and done it all and can make any damage "Like it never even happened."

Summertime Fire Grilling Safety Tips

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

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It's possible to enjoy a sizzling-hot summer without getting burned! When the time comes to haul out the gas grill, camping equipment, and lawn mower, give some thought to this advice from the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

It could keep you a lot safer this summer:

Grilling

  • Keep barbecue grills far away from anything that can burn -- your home, cars, dry vegetation, etc. Stay with the grill when lighted, and keep children and pets well away from the area. When barbecuing, protect yourself by wearing a heavy apron and an oven mitt that fits high up over your forearm.
  • Barbecue grills must never be used inside the home because, in addition to the fire hazard of indoor grilling, the grill can easily cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

Charcoal Grills

  • For charcoal grills, only use starter fluids (never use gasoline) designed for barbecue grills. Use a limited amount of starter fluid before lighting the fire. Don't add liquid fuel to re-ignite or build up a fire, as flash fires can result. Soak the coals with water before you discard them and leave the grill away from the house until completely cool.

Gas Grills

  • For gas grills, always store the gas cylinder outside - away from structures - and turn off the valves when not in use. Check frequently for any leaks in connections by using a soap-and-water mix that will show bubbles if gas escapes.

In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your Brownsville home may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect, and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care. We will work nonstop until we get your life back to normal.

SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island specializes in fire, and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment which gives us the ability to quickly restore your home back to pre-fire condition "Like it never even happened."

Choose the right kind of business insurance!

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

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It’s important to include the right commercial water damage coverage as part of your risk management plan. When it comes to small business insurance, the details of your property coverage matter.

Some commercial property insurance policies cover water damage claims, such as the cost of pipe breakage, but exclude damage from external flooding, groundwater, and backed-up sewer lines. Many policies also have exclusions for mold-related damage.

In many cases, you can buy endorsements (or “riders”) to your property policy to enjoy additional coverage. Your insurance agent can give you a better idea of which riders are available to you and what your policy covers.

If your business has to close because of flooding or water damage, business interruption insurance can help offset your loss of business income and cover your rent or relocation costs.

You might also consider commercial flood insurance, which covers the cost of water and flood damage, especially if you’re in an area at risk of flooding.

SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why work for SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO, you have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of people around you each and every day. We are seeking individuals who are self-motivated, proactive, responsible, and service-oriented teammates. Please join us in our mission to help our customers in their greatest moments of need. Coupled with a family-oriented culture and a standard of excellence in all we do, not only do our team members feel right at home, but they also end the day knowing that the work they deliver is among the best in the industry.

At SERVPRO, positions are always available for the right individuals who wish to join us in our vision of becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world. Not only is it our mission to develop a team of quality people who focus on fairness, excellence, and mutual respect, but we are also creating opportunities for our team members to grow within the organization. We desire to see you succeed! 

No matter which role you play in our organization, whether it is at the front desk taking calls or on the front lines extracting water, you can be certain that you are fulfilling duties that go beyond administrative tasks or heavy lifting, you are helping us restore hope and normalcy to the lives and daily routines of some of the most vulnerable and even traumatized members of our communities.  If you are highly dependable and excited about exceeding expectations, then you may be just the person we're looking for.

We're ALWAYS open, 24/7!

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

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Here at SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island, our main priority is you! We are here to quickly make any fire or water damage caused to your home our business "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island specializes in Clean-up and Restoration for residential and commercial property's that have been affected by any fire, smoke or water damage.

Not only do we specialize in Clean-up and Restoration for fire, smoke and water damage, we also mitigate mold and mildew from your home and business! Our fellow staff is highly trained from initial to ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC Industry Certification for property damage restoration so we assure you that our staff is fully equipped with the knowledge to restore and clean-up your property!

We have been doing this for years so NO damage is too big or too small for SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island! If you or a loved one has been affected by any fire, smoke or water damage, don’t hesitate to call and schedule service for your home or business. We are here to help make all your stress and worry go away! After all, SERVPRO is the cleaning restoration brand you know and trust!

How to prepare for hurricane season

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

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The National Weather Service recommends the following home preparation tips:

  • Know the elevation of your home if you're in a flood or evacuation zone.
  • Check mobile home tie-downs for rust & breakage.
    • Mobile home residents should evacuate when told.
  • Trim trees & shrubbery
    • replace broken fencing.
  • Inspect the roof for loose shingles.
    • Consider replacing old shingles with new ones rated for hurricane winds.
    • Clear clogged rain gutters.
  • Reinforce garage doors or replace with a hurricane-tested door.
    • Reinforce double entry doors with heavy duty foot and head bolts
    • Install hurricane shutters, if possible, and inspect existing shutters
  • Store lawn furniture and other loose, lightweight objects.
  • If evacuating from home, turn off propane tanks, unplug small appliances, empty refrigerator and freezer, turn off utilities if told, lock home and take pets with you.
  • If staying home, close storm shutters, notify family members of plans, lower swimming pool water level by 1 foot, turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest setting and only open, if necessary.
    • stay in a safe room such as a closet, bathroom or hallway.

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job.

SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

5 Fire Prevention Tips

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Maintain fire prevention systems

In addition to smoke alarms, your company should also look into installing sprinkler systems. Sprinkler systems not only protect over 99% of buildings from fire damage, they also prevent additional damage from occurring.

Don't forget your fire extinguishers

Like your other fire prevention systems, they also need to be annually inspected by a qualified professional, and any old or expired extinguishers need to be replaced.

Keep your space clean

Not only can a crowded and cluttered space add fuel to the fire (literally), but it could become hazardous for employees trying to evacuate the building once the fire alarms go off.

Create a fire evacuation plan

While you want to make practicing fire prevention a top priority, it's crucial that you have a plan in place if the worst might happen. Make sure that every member of your team is aware of the plan, that you have multiple exits depending on where they're located within the office, and that you designate an outside meeting space that's a safe distance away from your building.

SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a smoke or fire damage emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Brownsville community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

What to Consider Before Water Damage Restoration?

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

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How can you determine if you can clean up your home/commercial water damage yourself or is it time to hire a professional mitigation and restoration team?

The first thing you want to do is to evaluate the situation and consider a few of the following factors:

Water Volume

If your home is experiencing a small or moderate amount of water, you can typically manage it on your own if you have the proper tools. However, if there is significant flooding that is not going away despite your efforts, it might be best to call a professional.

If your neighborhood is recovering from a natural disaster or large flood, and your home has suffered significant damage, it may not be the time for a DIY project. Follow the instructions from your local disaster relief authorities and leave these repairs to the experts.

Source of Damage

Before you dive into water damage restoration, you need to discover where the water is coming from. There are three types of water you need to look out for when you have a flooding issue in your home.

  • Clean water
    • From rain or leaky pipes, this water does not contain harmful chemicals and is safe to handle yourself.
  • Gray water
    • Leaking from appliances like your dishwasher, toilet, or washing machine gray water may be slightly contaminated. With the proper precautions, you can clean this yourself.
  • Blackwater
    • The most harmful type of water, blackwater comes from the sewer or flooding from a nearby water source such as a river. It often contains health hazards and is unsafe to handle.

Damage Level

Lastly, you’ll want to assess the level of damage. Light damage can often be handled by the homeowner; however, significant damage can be hazardous and dangerous to repair without the help of a professional. For example, if flooding on an upper level has seeped through the floor onto the ceiling, the damage is beyond your ability to safely restore.

As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island are advanced in training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water-damage condition. Our process includes documentation of the drying process to validate your property is dry.