Signs of Water Damage
Remember to check your drywall!
We’ve spoken to many customers that will say, “I had no idea I even had water damage! How can there possibly be mold?”
Don’t feel like you’re the only one. If you have no reason to suspect there is water damage, you probably wouldn’t look for the signs. We always advise our clients to check for these signs as a precaution! For example, you can look to see if you have missing or damaged roof shingles. This may be an indication of water damage. Another sign includes holes in your roof flashing. Inside your home, you might want to inspect for cracks in your drywall or peeling paint. More obvious signs include warped flooring, wet carpets, or the odor of dampness or moisture. The sooner you become aware there is a problem, the sooner our team can go out there and fix it for you!
How To Prevent Storm Damages to your Home
We always hear about how we can prepare for a storm on the news, right? We are encouraged to have spare batteries and canned foods in our home. But what about preparing before a storm to prevent damages to our home?
There are often strong winds involved in storms. An easy way to prevent damage, would be to cut any loose branches from surrounding trees, and keep them trimmed. You should also consider getting rid of or tying down anything that can be lifted up by the wind and harm your structure. For example, you may have loose bricks from construction or patio furniture, such as a picnic table that can cause damage. It is recommended that you also keep an eye on your roofing and siding conditions. Ensure that neither are damaged and if they are, have them fixed prior. Finally, be sure that water can flow away from your home and into a drain or trench in order to prevent water damage to your home. If you have any questions or would like more tips, contact us at SERVPRO Harlingen/ San Benito.
What about the dangers of thunder and lightning?
How can a thunder and lightning storm affect your home or property? We don’t always hear about this, but they can be dangerous.
As you know, thunder and lightning come hand-in-hand. The temperature of the lightning that strikes can potentially be so high as to cause a fire. This may happen within the walls of your home. If this occurs, you should call the fire department. You should also consider consulting your electrician for further assessment. Electrical surges also occur and can cause damage to your electrical belongings, such as your television or stereo system. In order to prevent damages like this, remember to disconnect any electrical devices or appliances once the storm is announced. If your home or property happens to be damaged by fire, contact our team of trained and experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito.
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SERVPRO of Harlingen and San Benito are here to help you during difficult times when you've reached a crisis. Whether it be something as small as a carpet cleaning to as big as flooding SERVPRO is there for you every step of the way. There's no need to take matters into your own hands, at times that can cause more damage and result in spending more money than needed. SERVPRO is a company you can trust. We are available 24/7 to answer your calls and questions. A representative will go in and take an estimate of the damage and discuss the work that needs to be done with you. With us you're never lost, our priority is keeping you informed and safe.Our team will drive to your aid, and repair the damages so you don't have to.
Picture it on your way to work, you drive into the parking lot and what do you see? Flashes of blue and orange spray paint along your wall, the windows are smashed in and to top it all off it starts to rain!
Vandalism can cause some serious damage to your business. In this scenario the broken window could let in rain and cause water damage such as mold and wet carpet. While you may think that it’s no big deal that it’s nothing a good paint job or a window replacement can’t fix, You may be setting yourself up for a larger bill and workload than you realize.
SERVPRO of Harlingen and San Benito are certified in taking care of vandalism and can make it as if this nightmare never even happened. With our consultation we'll be able to tell you what you need to prevent further damage and explain to you why.
Does your workplace smell?
Walking into a home or office sets up a setting for people. A home is a peaceful setting to relax and be with family, an office is one of focus. However strong odors from mold, and family pets can cause those settings to be disrupted and make it unbearable to live with. SERVPRO of Harlingen and San Benito specialize in odor removal. Our workers are trained to identify the source of odor, which at times can come from not inside the building but outside along the property. Odors can be removed within just a day's work or with several sessions depending on the severity of the case. However SERVPRO will make sure that you can regain your daily life in a workable setting no longer having to struggle with odors.
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SERVPRO of Harlingen and San Benito is built on workers who treat each other as a family establishment. We believe that the way we conduct ourselves amongst each other, and how we handle our work behind the scenes makes it easier for you to trust and cooperate with us. We want you to know that we’re here to make things easy, and understandable for you. With the amount of cases we work we understand that the issues that arise for our clients can be traumatic and you not only need help, but kindness as well. We may make it "Like it never even happened," but we’ll make sure you remember the kindness and support we gave you and your family. Because to us at SERVPRO of Harlingen and San Benito you are our family.
How To Protect Your Home
Storm season brings about a lot of mild hurricanes, but can also bring about heavy storms. Regardless of the size, damage is a plausible outcome. So here are a few ways to make your home safer during storm season. Key elements to look at are windows, roofs, and door frames. When was the last time you checked on the shingles for the roof? Before storm season is a good time to replace any shingles so that they don’t lift or fall apart letting in water. Please be sure to board up any windows and place towels around any frames including door frames. Heavy winds could break windows and water can come in through the frames within your home. Water damage due to storms can be taken care of by SERVPRO "Like it never even happened."
What To Do In A Stressful Environment During A Storm
Let's say you've been caught in a hurricane and have lost electricity. Your kids are scared, the dog keeps barking, and your spouse keeps fiddling with the radio to hear about what's happening outside. How can you make things easier for your family during this difficult situation? Try to remain calm, it’s no good if you're frustrated as well and scare those around you. Once you’ve attained a piece of mind, brighten things up by lighting candles around the house. If you have a pet, and likely they are making a lot of noise, try to block out the noise outside with the radio. If that doesn’t work gently old your pet to provide pressure and reassurance. You can have the kids help with this, creating a distraction for them that makes them feel useful during the storm. Now when it comes to your spouse and the news take turns with this and other roles. If you take turns on food and radio watch, then you're more likely to be alert.
Storm Prevention Outside Of The Home
The outside of our homes can also cause a lot of damage to our house without us even realizing it. Before a storm it’s important to take these cautionary steps to make the area around your home safer. Start by trimming any trees around your home. If there are any lengthy branches the tree could cause serious damage to your home by breaking windows or even worse roofs. Take any patio furniture or decorations inside the garage or under a shed. This will prevent anything from flying into your home and breaking windows, as well as making things easier to clean up when the storm is over. Check around the house and inside the home for torn electric wires. These can be extremely dangerous and can lead to another emergency and it may be difficult for aid to reach you during the storm.