SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is Prepared for Storm Damage
What are SERVPRO® "Extreme Teams"?
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas keeps an eye on the weather and is always prepared for storm damage at any moment. In the event of a huge storm that affects many homes in the Marble Falls / Lampasas area, storm "Extreme Teams" are called in to help us so we can help out even more homes and businesses in the San Antonio area. Often times with storm damage comes water damage, and if not properly treated, comes mold damage. The first 48 hours of storm damage are critical in preventing further damage to your home or business. As always, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas works with your insurance every step of the way. To learn more about storm damage restoration from SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas, click HERE. And be sure to call right away after storm damage.
SERVPRO will Work Seamlessly with your Business’ Insurance
Does SERVPRO® work with my insurance company?
The owners of SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas have been SERVPRO owners in the Greater San Antonio area for over 20 years now. There is not much we haven't seen and restored. We have worked with nearly all the area's business insurance companies over the years and have developed great working relationships with each. When you trust your business to the certified professionals at SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas, you are in good hands before, during, and after the restoration. Whatever insurance company you have: State Farm, Hiscox, Allstate, Progressive, Hartford, Travelers, etc, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas will make sure they have everything you need for your claim. Call today for commercial restoration, remediation, and clean up completed by certified professionals who arrive quickly and on time when you need it the most.
How to Get Rid of the Smell of Cigarettes
How do I get rid of cigarette odor in my home?
It's obvious to a non-smoker when a home smells like cigarettes. The smell of tobacco and/or cigarette smoke and tar is stubborn because it "sticks" to all surfaces in your home as it spreads through the air. So, how do you get rid of the cigarette odor? The short answer is that it's very difficult. ALL surfaces in the home need to be scrubbed and deodorized, including the: flooring, walls, furniture, appliances, knick-knacks, and clothing. Even the air in the home needs to be deodorized during the process. It's not an easy task, but the experts at SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas have done it many times and are more than willing to help you. Give us a call today and start breathing fresh smelling air!
Home Kitchen Fire in Burnet
Kitchen fires are the most common fires in a home. Cooking is the number one cause of fires in the United States.
So, the big question here is, "How can we protect our selves from a house fire?"
Below are a few tips to help make your kitchen a little safer:
- NEVER leave pots or pans on the stove top unattended. what is a "I'll only be gone for a second", could turn into a lifetime of recovery.
- Keep a fire extinguisher readily available
- Make sure all of the smoke alarms in your home are working and functioning correctly. Change the batteries regularly.
- Keep your stove and oven cleaned; spilled food can ignite when hot enough.
Between the soot, water and burnt materials from the aftermath of a house fire, you find yourself stressed, emotional and frantically wondering, where does the recovery start and take place?
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas can help. We use precise detail to make sure that everything salvageable is cleaned and smoke free to the best of standards.
Gives us a call today to get started. We will work with your insurance every step of the way.
Mold Growth After a Water Damage
Maybe you had a water leak from a plumbing problem or from a leaky refrigerator. Maybe we had a major storm, hurricane, or tornado sweep through the Marble Falls area. Either way, now your home has water damage. Depending on how severe the water damage, you are probably asking yourself, “Should I clean up the water damage myself or hire a professional?”. The following are a couple things to consider. First, hopefully, the water damage will be covered by your insurance company. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas works with all insurance companies in the area and knows what each company is looking for (this will make things easier on you). Second, if the area is not properly and completely dried out, even in the areas you cannot see, the structure will more than likely suffer secondary damage. What is secondary damage? Mold growing in your home is known as secondary damage after a water damage event. Mold needs moisture to grown and it can grow within 24-48 hours. Time is a factor after a water damage. If mold is already growing in your home after a water damage, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas can remediate that as well. We are here to help. Give us a call today!
Four Ways to Check for Hidden Water Leaks
Do I have a water leak?
Think you may have a water leak somewhere in your home? Here are some good ways to tell when the leak is not obvious.
- Pay Attention to Increased Water Bills
Monitor your water bill for sudden unexplained increases.
- Check Your Water Meter
Pick a few hours when you can go without using the water In your home. Record your water meter before and after. Was there an increase?
- Toilet Leaks
Put a drop of food coloring in your toilet’s tank. If within 15 minutes or less, the toilet bowl reveals that color, you may have a leak. Make sure to flush the toilet multiple times after performing this test so your bowl does not get stained.
- Look for Mold
Where there is mold, there is moisture. Something is feeding that moisture. It’s possible there is a leak somewhere.
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
Deep Cleaning Industrial Kitchens
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas would like to deep clean and sanitize your industrial kitchen! Whether your building is a restaurant, a school, a church, an office, a cafeteria, or even a roller rink, chances are it's been a minute since the kitchen has had a full deep cleaning and sanitization. The flooring is cleaned and sanitized along with all surfaces and storage areas. Today, it's more important than ever to keep food preparation and storage surfaces clean and sanitized. Customers and patrons have been more and more demanding of a clean restaurant and/or industrial kitchen. In addition to cleaning the flooring, and the food prep and storage surfaces, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas employees will move large appliances to the best of their abilities and even clean behind those as well. Call today to schedule. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas, Here to Help.
Make Sure to Have a Fire Extinguisher in Your Home or Business
Where should I keep my fire extinguisher?
Not only is it smart to keep fire extinguishers in your home, it’s also the law in many states.
It's important to make sure you have the right types of fire extinguishers on hand to put out common household fires. Read our fire extinguisher safety tips to learn how to stay safe and don't forget to make sure you have the right coverage if your home sustains fire damage.
Getting started with fire extinguishers
The first thing to do when choosing a fire extinguisher is to decide which rooms in your house need one. You should keep at least one on each level of your house. Make sure you keep fire extinguishers handy where fires are more likely to start, like in the kitchen and garage.
Learning how to use your fire extinguisher
How do I use a fire extinguisher?
Once you've made your purchases, familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher directions so you’ll be prepared in case you need to put out a fire. Typically, fire extinguishers are fairly easy to use in the case of a fire. Most of the types operate using the P.A.S.S. technique:
- Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher in order to break the tamper seal.
- Aim the fire extinguisher low, with the nozzle pointed at the base of the fire.
- Squeeze the handle of the fire extinguisher to release the extinguishing agent.
- Sweep the nozzle from side to side while pointed at the base of the fire until it is extinguished.
- If the fire re-ignites, repeat the last 3 steps.