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Water Leaks

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Act Fast! Have a water leak? Call SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito!

Undiscovered leaks and moisture can potentially build up and cause damage to the floors, walls and ceilings to your home or office, albeit the damage may go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Proper cleanup is important to the restoration of your home or work place. Here, at SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito, we use Thermal Imaging equipment that can detect even the smallest amount of moisture in a home.Once the waterdamage is located, SERVPRO trained professionals can provide water extraction and drying services to help return the property to prelosscondition. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito specialists can help protect your property and belongings from further damage. Within one hour from notice of loss a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange service. Within four hours of loss notification a SERVPRO professional will be onsite to start services. Within eight hours of onsite arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

Types of Smoke

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

We are here to help! SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito is here to help!

The following are types of smokes:

1. Wet Smoke. (Plastic and Rubber) Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky and smeary. Smoke webs are difficult to clean up

2. Dry smoke. (Paper and Wood) Fast burning, high temperatures: heat rises, therefore smoke rises.

3. Protein Fire Residue. (Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire) Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

4.  Fuel Oil Soot. (Furnace Puff Backs) While "puffbacks" can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito technicians can restore the contents and structure quickly.

5. Other Types. (Tear Gas, Fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue) Special loss situations require special care.

SERVPRO Of Harlingen & San Bentio can make it " Like it never even happened."

Call us At (956)277-0645

Ready to Help!

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

We are here to help! The aftermath of a storm can be catastrophic, but SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito is here to help.

It is common to see a storm with heavy down pours of rain causing flooding in the most places. Do you know what to do during a flood? SERVPRO Of Harlingen & San Benito  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 route.

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.

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 Harlingen & San Benito values our community; we are here to help when disaster strikes!

Clean Air means Healthy Lungs

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Before and After cleaning AC Ducts. Clean AC ducts can improve the environment and positively impact the health of those around you.

How does SERVPRO clean AC ducts? Well...

1. The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.

2. Next a powerful push - pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a container.

3. Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.7% of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.

4. An optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.

5. Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

For more information on duct cleaning, Call Us SERVPRO Harlingen & San Benito at (956)277-0645. Remember we are here to help! 

DOs and DON'Ts of Fire Damage

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Harlingen/ San Benito can help!

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems. Ceilings, walls, wood work, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough professional cleaning. If your home or business suffers a fire, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent further damage until SERVPRO of Harlingen & San Benito arrive. The following tips may help reduce damage and increase chances of successful restoration.

Do:

1. limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet

2. keep hands clean, soot on hands can further soil upholstery walls and woodwork.

3. place dry, colorfast towels or old linens rugs upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

4. Change HVAC filters and leave system off unitl a trained professional can check the system

Don't :

1. Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito. 

2. Don't attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.

3. Do not consume any food or beverages that may have been stored closed to the fire, heat, or water, as they may be contaminate. 

4. Don't send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Understanding Water Types

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Harlingen/ San Benito can help!

When your home or business suffers a water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensuring proper cleanup.

There are three types of water.

1. Clean water is water from a broken pipe, or other water sources, rainwater is also considered clean.

2. The term gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water. Clean water becomes grey water when it is left untreated allowing bacteria and others contaminants to begin growing, making the water hazardous. 

3.Black water is highly contaminated and filled with fungi, bacteria, chemicals and more. Black water is typically caused by sewage damage. flooding or any type of natural disaster. Black water should always be handled by a trained professional.

When you have a water damage don't leave your property to chance. Call SERVPRO of Harlingen & San Benito at (956)277-0645

What should you do when you suspect mold?

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Mold? SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito can help!

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 Harlingen & San Benito 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 Harlingen & San Benito 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.

Does your work space have mold?

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's got the Mold Under Control. SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito can help!

How should you manage mold?

Mold can cause dangerous and hazardous health effects, and can also even cause significant damage to your house or business property. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Harlingen & San Benito has the training, protective gear, specialized equipment, and experience necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, the general mold remediation process remains the same. Please review the following steps, which illustrate a typical mold removal process: 

1. Firstly, call SERVPRO Harlingen & San Benito and we will handle the following. 

2. We will conduct a damage assessment. 

3. Mold containment

4. Air Filtration

5. We will remove mold and mold-infested materials.

6. We will clean contents and belongings. 

7. We will successfully reach and complete restoration. 

Be Storm Smart

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage? No problem. SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito can help!

Floods are the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United State. Whether your home or business is near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert there is always a potential for flood damage. The American Red Cross offers the following flood safety tips.

1. Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where the water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way.

2. If you approach a flooded road while driving , turn around go another way,. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car and move to higher ground.

3. Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

If a flood does strike call SERVPRO Harlingen & San Benito. Floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure, when not treated quickly and properly and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task. We are always here to help no matter the size of the disaster.

We build relationships!

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

Cardinal Team Building friendships to strengthen our community.

Here at SERVPRO of Harlingen/San Benito we go out into the community and discuss how we can help our community be strong and healthy. Whether it be ecological health without nature center, or physical health, promoting prevention of diseases, such as cancer. Our goal is to be active in our community with you!