Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO is Faster to Disaster
SERVPRO offers a 24 hour emergency service. Our office is open Monday through Friday, however there will always be someone to answer your call after hours and on the weekends. If the event is classified as an emergency, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas will be out right away regardless of time or day. When hurricanes, floods, wild fires, and other disasters strike all around the country, SERVPRO franchises band together and travel sometimes thousands of miles to come to the disaster area to help restore homes and businesses affected. If there is a catastrophic event in your area, SERVPRO will call in "extreme teams" that will arrive in your city or town to help cover more ground and to help more home and business owners. If your home or business has suffered a water damage or other emergency event, please do not hesitate to call.
Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO is at the Forefront of Continuing Education for the Insurance Industry
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas offers complementary continuing education credits for insurance and real estate industry professionals. Call or email us today to find out when and where the next class is. (830) 693-6415
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas offers both credit and noncredit courses for: real estate professionals, insurance adjusters, insurance agents, and franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Restoration and Remediation
- Restorative Drying for Loss Control
- Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
When we all work together for our clients, everyone wins. Striving for the most efficient and cost-effective restoration process is always the goal. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is happy to offer CE credits in our specialty lines of business.
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas - Here to Help
Overflowing Toilet – What to Do
An overflowing toilet is a problem everyone will likely deal with at some point. When water overflows from the bowl, chances are the culprit is a clogged toilet drain—usually an easy fix with some basic tools.
First, turn off the toilet’s water supply, on the wall behind the toilet. If you can’t find the water supply to stop the toilet overflowing, take the top off the tank and lift the float ball or cup high enough to stop the water from running. If that does not work, the shut off valve for the water supply to the house is generally located near the water heater.
Should overflow continue once the main water supply is off, you’re dealing with sewage backup, a serious situation due to the hazardous nature of the sewage water. If you are on a municipal septic system, you may need to call the city. If you have a septic tank, you’ll need a plumbing company that can flush out your system.
Water Damage to a Mobile or Manufactured Home
At SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas, we often are asked if we can restore water damage to mobile or manufactured homes. The answer is “yes”! Mobile homes and manufactured homes are treated for water damage very similarly to single family homes. Actually, the process is often times quicker. If the mobile or manufactured home is not often used, many times the water damage goes undetected for some time and has caused mold growth to form as well. Mold growth after untreated water damage is called “secondary damage”. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is mold certified and can treat the secondary damage in addition to the water damage if needed.
If you suspect water damage or mold growth in your mobile of manufactured home, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas today. We will work with your insurance.
Protecting Your Roof During a Hurricane
Protect your roof. Consider hurricane straps to ensure your roof is bolted to the rest of your house. And inspect your roof tiles or shingles to make sure they are secure. Use roofing cement to fix any loose tiles to prevent them from becoming lethal projectiles during a storm and damaging the underlying roofing material. Seal any areas where wires enter the home, minimizing the chance of water damage during heavy wind and rain.
Trim your trees. Broken limbs could land on your (or your neighbor’s) roof/house or become missiles that can break windows during a storm. If your tree damages your house or a neighbor’s house, your insurance cover the damages, but it may pay only a portion.
If your home is damaged during a San Antonio area storm, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas. Faster to Any Disaster
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Securing Your Home for Hurricanes
Brace your garage door to prevent more-extensive damage. Most garage doors are not reinforced, and when the wind gets into the garage, it creates a positive push at the same time that the wind swirling above the structure creates a negative pull. That push-pull combination can cause the roof to fly off. Find a kit that you can buy at home-improvement stores to brace your garage doors.
Secure your windows and doors. Broken windows can let in wind and rain, and they can also increase the pressure under the roof. Storm shutters provide the best protection, but boarding up windows when a storm is on the way can help, too. Make sure doors have several locking mechanisms so they don’t fly open; deadbolts are best. And it’s important to secure windows and doors at all sides of the home -- not just the one facing the body of water where hurricanes could form -- because hurricanes can swirl in any direction.
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SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas will Deep Clean your Restaurant
Obviously, a restaurant's preparation areas should be kept clean. But, besides the everyday cleaning of kitchen equipment and appliances, it is necessary to perform a deep cleaning of kitchens at least once to twice a year.
A restaurant's: atmosphere, attention to detail, and well-kept facilities are important for a customer's good first impression. The appearance of a restaurant's kitchen can bring in clients as well as scare them away.
A messy and unorganized look will affect guests' appetites as well as employee productivity. Daily mopping sustains a clean floor, but will not scrub deeply enough to remove certain bacteria. Sticky floors and unwanted objects can cause personnel or guests to slip. For a truly clean floor, it is important to remove: grease, oil, gum and even mold.
For a deep cleaning of your restaurant, please call SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas today!
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Tips to Prevent Water Damage to your Commercial Space
- Train all employees on the location of the water shut off valves and make sure they are easily accessible.
- Find out if your business is located on a flood plain and if your area offers programs for business owners.
- Conduct regular inspections of your HVAC units, roof, water heaters, refrigerators, sinks, toilets, and any other area you have that may have a water leak.
- Make sure your insurance policy is up to date and you are insured.
- Keep any documents, inventory, or anything critical to your business' survival at least a few feet off the ground.
- Be prepared for a water damage event. The faster the water is removed and dried out, the better off you are going to be. Time is an important factor. Please save our number to your phone so you know who to call. SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas: (830) 693-6415
Office Disinfecting for COVID-19
During these difficult times, please know that SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is here to help your business. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas will disinfect your business, office, restaurant, school, commercial building, and more! Would you like to assure your customers and employees that your commercial space has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected? We can help you with that! We will give you a sticker for your window as well that lets customers know the building has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Deep cleanings and bio hazard removals have been services SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas has been offering for over a decade. We know how to do it safely and effectively. To learn more about Commercial Cleaning from SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas, click HERE. Or, call today for more information – we are here to help: (512) 525-8825.
The Three C's of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. It is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning.
SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia, and Cleveland have been cleaning, sanitizing, and removing Bio Hazard in both homes and businesses for over a decade. Deep cleaning is not new to us.
Below are the Three "C's" of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned:
- Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
- Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
- Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.
So when you are walking around the San Antonio area, when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield sticker in the window, you know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.