Prepare for Hurricane Harvey
With tropical storm/hurricane Harvey on the way, SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito would like to share some tips on hurricane preparedness.
1. Formulate an evacuation plan and identify the closest safety shelter in your area.
2. Be attentive to local radio or NOAA radio, & television weather reports.
3. Gather protective clothing, as well as food (ready-to-eat canned fruits, vegetables, & meats) & water (gallons of bottled water).
4. Have first aid (non-prescription drugs, CPR breathing barrier, etc.), supply & tool kits (a whistle, fire extinguisher, battery operated ratio, batteries, etc.) at hand.
We hope that this list helps you & your families remain safe this weekend. Look for more information on websites, like www.redcross.org, or contact your city's Office of Emergency Management.
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Did you know that July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month?
According to the Juvenile Arthritis Association, almost 300,000 patients under 16 years of age are affected.
Arthritis is a blanket term for various types of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Examples of Juvenile Arthritis include; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Juvenile Lupus, Juvenile Scleroderma, Kawasaki Disease, and Fibromyalgia. Each condition has its own distinct set of symptoms, but joint swelling, pain, and redness are most common among them all. While there is no known cure for the conditions, there are treatments to alleviate symptoms and manage the patient's pain.
SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito would like to help you spread awareness. If you have questions about Juvenile Arthritis, ask your doctor for information today.
Clean Air Ducts Mean Clean Air!
Did you know that dirty air ducts have the potential to circulate odors and contaminants like dust and mold throughout your home?
Just call SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito at (956) 277-0645 and we will send a team of our trained specialists to take care of you! They will examine your ductwork and make a clean sweep using our Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System technologies!
Do not worry! Our team can remove years of dust and grime built up, which can not only improve conditioning operation and efficiency, but reduce health affecting allergens!
Just give us a call and remember that here at SERVPRO of Harlingen/ San Benito we care and our goal is to help make it... Like it never even happened.
24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in the entire Rio Grande Valley.
SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (956) 277-0645
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito
SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito 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. 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.
Why do we need exhaust fans in the bathroom?
A bath exhaust fan can be helpful in many ways:
- It can remove odors and remove moisture, allowing fresher air to enter the bathroom.
- It can exhaust humid air, allowing dryer air to enter the bathroom.
- It also allows proper ventilation in the room that prevents and mildew and fungal growth.
Always try to run the exhaust fan to properly ventilate the bathroom and avoid the bathroom ceiling from staying damp and every surface in the room or they will soon grow mold.
Precautions to take when a water loss occurs.
Home with a water leak.
ith any water loss it is best to call for professional help as soon as possible. But first of all make sure you or your family members are not in harms way during a water loss. Try removing as much water as possible by mopping the area. Remove any wet area rugs/carpets that are not permanently attached. Prop up wet furniture on cushions and raise the furniture of the floor. It is important to try to remove as much water as possible because bacterial growth can grow within hours of the water loss.
Mold due to moisture
SERVPRO professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:
- The presence of visible mold,
- Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
- Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
- Excessive humidity.
These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.
We dont just do water & fire restoration.
SERVPRO HARLINGEN/SAN BENITO not only does fire & water restoration, we provide cleaning of air ducts and HVAC, biohazard, crime scene and vandalism, carpet, upholstery, drapes and blinds. As well as Ceilings, walls and har floores as well as deodorization.