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Get an Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of Victoria

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Do you own a small business?  Disasters can happen when you least expect them and preventing them is a challenge too.  However, you can always be prepared.  Let SERVPRO of Victoria help you stay in business by helping you be prepared for unplanned disasters.  By planning ahead, this can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.  By creating a Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) with SERVPRO of Victoria you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  The Emergency Ready Profile provides critical details of your facility along with immediate contact information that provides a guide to help get you back into your building after a disaster.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is key to a timely mitigation.  This will help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.  Be ready and get a free Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of Victoria, give our office a call at (361) 573-6000.  Making sure "Like it never even happened."

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Victoria for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Victoria specializes in mold cleanup and restoration; in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Water Classification

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Without warning, emergencies can strike your home or business.  Immediate response is critical especially when water damage strikes.  Did you know there are three different major classifications of water that can cause a loss in a home?  The three types of water classification are defined as the following:

Clean water does not contain waste products, and presents few health risks.  Sources of clean water include burst pipes, defective appliances, water heaters and rain or snow entering through a leaky roof.  

Gray water carries waste products, but does not include human waste.  Sources of gray water include overflowing washing machines, dishwashers and bathtubs.  Gray water generally does not present the hazard of spreading disease. 

Black water carries waste products and disease causing organisms.  Sources of black water include flood water and sewage backups.  Black water losses pose serious health threats, and damage is generally more severe.  

SERVPRO of Victoria understands that dealing with water damage is a highly stressful.  Our highly trained technicians are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.  Give SERVPRO of Victoria a call if you or anyone you know experiences water damage, (361) 573-6000. 

Take Immediate Action When It Comes To Mold

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes a home or business its human nature to want to take immediate action and find a solution to the problem. However, that is not always the case when it comes to mold. There are things that can be put in place to limit the spread of mold spores and to limit exposure to it; but before mitigation can begin the source of the moisture must be found. If there is ongoing water damage, mold may come back even if remediation is completed. SERVPRO of Victoria are able to come and inspect your workplace or home to see if mold is a real concern and help to try and identify the source of water damage that is ultimately causing the growth of the mold. SERVPRO of Victoria is dedicated in helping make disasters “Like it never even happened” call us at (361) 573-6000

Water Damage Timeline

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. SERVPRO of Victoria arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout the property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost may increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Victoria

SERVPRO of Victoria 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. Give us a call if you have any questions (361) 573-6000!

Flooding Safety

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

It is common to see a storm with heavy down pours of rain causing flooding in the most protected neighborhoods. Do you know what to do during a flood? SERVPRO of Victoria has a few tips for you to follow in case an event was to happen:

  • Be prepared, create an evacuation plan
  • Learn and identify different evacuation routes to be able to evacuate quickly
  • If public transportation is relied on, contact the local emergency management for evacuation information
  • Turn Around, Don't Drown! ® Moving water above two feet can knock you down; one foot of water can move vehicles away
  • Move to higher ground if there is a chance of flash flooding
  • Driving during high rain falls can be extremely dangerous. Stay update by checking service announcements through the National Weather Service.

For more information about flooding, visithttps://www.ready.gov/floods. Be proactive and create an evacuation plan to keep safe. It is very important to stay up date when it comes to natural disasters. SERVPRO of Victoria values our community; we are here to help when disaster strikes!

Winter Storms in Texas

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Usually, Texas does not endure freezing cold temperatures.  However, Texas has been going through a flurry of weather changes in the past few weeks.  Temperatures have been dropping and we are here to help give you tips on what to do to protect your home during the extreme cold weather. 

  • Wrap and insulate any exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas of the home
  • Clear out all gutters to prevent ice from forming for any kind of water damage
  • Seal any type of leaks that can allow cold air inside near any water pipes especially in unheated parts of the house  
  •     If possible, drain water in your yard irrigation systems as this is a common place for water to freeze and cause damage
  • Cover vents around the foundation of your home
  • Bring your potted plants inside or cover them to protect them from freezing temperatures 

SERVPRO of Victoria is dedicated to help you.  If you face any winter storm damages, give our team a call (361) 573-6000 and we’ll be there to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Truth about Mold Growth

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

It is important to treat water damage immediately when it happens or right when it is discovered.  When water damage occurs, small or large, and is not properly treated, there is potential that it could lead into further damages.  In as little as 48 hours, mold can begin to spread throughout the affected areas; especially if the conditions of the area are moist and dark.  Do not leave the safety of your home up to chance.  If you have experienced water damage take charge and give the professionals a call to properly dry out your home to prevent mold growth.  SERVPRO of Victoria has highly trained technicians with years of experience and certifications to get the job done.  Do not hesitate to give SERVPRO of Victoria a call (361) 573- 6000.  Our team is dedicated to help you when disaster strikes! 

Commercial Water Damage

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Victoria commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Victoria professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Victoria 

SERVPRO of Victoria specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.

What to do Until Help Arrives

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Have you ever experienced water damage in your home?  Each time a house is damaged by water, the type and/or amount of damage can be different and requires different and unique solution.  When sewer water enters your home, it may contain bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that can cause illness.  Fortunately, SERVPRO of Victoria has the right equipment and specialized training to quickly fix any problems.  While you're waiting for our services, here are some helpful things to do and not until help has arrived. 

Do's: 

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. 
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items. 

Don'ts:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily damaged or we areas
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if they have been exposed to the contaminated areas. 

We understand the stress and worry that comes with water damage and we are here to minimize the interruption of your business. Give SERVPRO of Victoria a call (361) 573-6000 if your company experiences water damage!