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Angelina County Harold's House Drive-in Bingo

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Drive-in Bingo Night at Angelina County Exposition Center The chilly November night was perfect for some bingo fun!

As communities begin to open back up and things start to look familiar again, it is still important to keep safety at the top of all of our priorities. That is why many community events are now featuring alternative ways to celebrate, post COVID-19. Candice Stott, with SERVPRO of Lufkin and Nacogdoches, was able to enjoy a wonderful night of charity bingo, but with a twist. For the first time ever, the bingo night benefitting the Harold's House - East Texas Alliance for Children, was held in a drive-in fashion. The whole event was held outside at the Angelina County Exposition Center, using projectors to display the called bingo numbers. This creative new way to keep things fun and safe helps all those in the community to feel a sense of normality again. Not only does it provide fun for the community, but it helps to support the wonderful organization, Harold's House.

SERVPRO of Lufkin is faster to your water loss

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee drying flooring after a water loss. Faster to your water loss!

When a storm hits your Lufkin home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed.

 With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage, cleaning and restoration costs and we're constantly growing our fleet to be able to answer more calls.

 As water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

 Feel free to contact SERVPRO anytime 24/7 at (936) 637-0404.

A Clean Water Leak in your Deep East Texas Home

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

A broken water pipe that is leaking water. All water leaks in your home are an issue for mold.

Most concerns over a water leak in your home are about the cleanliness of the water itself. While sewer water or blackwater as is it defined can quickly lead to mold growth in a home, clean water can also lead to dangerous mold growth. Blackwater contains lots of dirty bacteria that can quickly promote mold growth by itself. Clean water can cause mold spores that are naturally present in air, and dust can also lead to mold growth.

The dangers in clean water leading to mold growth are that clean water can easily go unseen in a home due to the lack of odor when compared to black water. Clean water or gray water which is rainwater, can leak into a home’s attic or walls or crawl spaces and linger without being spotted. This water can then lead to mold spores activating and growing in these unseen areas. It’s not until the mold spreads to visible parts of the home or causes a musty odor that it is finally found. By that time, the damage caused by the mold can be quite extensive.

So even if you have a leak in your home that isn't Blackwater give SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches a call to get the affected areas dried out to prevent further damage from starting.

Flash Floods Explained

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

Vehicles driving through a flooding roadway. Never drive on flooded roads!

With the country currently in the middle of Hurricane Season and the threat for heavy rain always being there, it is important to know exactly what hazards are. One hazard Angelina County often sees is flash floods.

Flooding from heavy rains is the second leading cause of fatalities from landfalling tropical cyclones. Widespread torrential rains associated with these storms often cause flooding hundreds of miles inland. This flooding can persist for several days after a storm has dissipated.

Flash floods are the most dangerous kind of floods, because they combine the destructive power of a flood with incredible speed. Flash floods occur when heavy rainfall exceeds the ability of the ground to absorb it.

If your area is under a Flash Flood Warning or a Flood Warning, you need to take action. This means a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground.

Water moving at 9 feet per second is a common speed for flash floods. At this speed, water can move rocks weighing almost a hundred pounds. Flash floods carry debris that elevate their potential to damage structures and injure people.Most fatalities in the US from flash flooding are from vehicles driving into flooded roadways.

Turn around, don’t drown! 

An old appliance can cause a water loss in you Lufkin, TX Home.

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

A washing machine that is leaking into a large room. When did you last check the health of your washer?

The Deep East Texas Area is surrounded by different bodies of water and heavy rains can cause huge issues for your home. But, sometimes, the worst water loss issues in your home come from inside. An old or aging dishwasher or washing machine can cause massive damage in a short amount of time, leaving your home in a damp state.

Like all things, appliances have a finite lifespan. As frustrating as it is to have to replace one, for the majority of their use, they function as a convenience on our lives. So just as you might see a doctor once or twice a year for a routine visit, so should you have your appliances regularly serviced. Regular service and maintenance can prevent threats to your home, but even still hoses become disconnected, and seals wear out inside of the appliance itself. When these situations occur, high volumes of water could end up in the affected areas and require you to seek…..

From the moment that our experienced SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County professionals get the call, we respond quickly. We understand that the longer water soaks into construction materials, the more irreparable damage that occurs. Once we arrive, we assure that water to the appliance has gotten stopped and assess the full scope of the damage that our team faces in a thorough inspection.

Extraction begins shortly after that with the use of various sump pumps and wet-vacs. Larger pools of water damage could require the use of truck-mounted pumps from our SERVPRO fleet. Once the water has gotten removed from the floors, we set out to thoroughly dry the area, clean it, and deodorize.

Weather Is Unpredictable, but We are here for you!

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

A man boards a bus in heavy rain with rising water. Flooding is fast and dangerous.

Severe weather is frightening to everyone and you may be worried about your home or business. You can't control the weather, and simply hoping for the best, will not be enough.  

Though you can't control it, you can know who to call after the storms strike.  

Restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Lufkin property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage. 

Floods and storms don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week.  

If your Lufkin home has been affected by water damage, call SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County at: (936) 559-0404.

The Ins and Outs of Move-Out/Pack-Out

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee moving large boxes from a home. Move-Outs are easy with SERVPRO of Lufkin!

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (936) 559-0404
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

The Importance of Flood Damage Safety

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

A flood warning sign. Never underestimate the power of water.

As Summer rolls along in East Texas and storm season continues, your Lufkin property could become victim to a flood. In the case of a flood or water damage event to your property, you need to call SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County to start restoration work as soon as possible. The quicker we get out to your property the higher the chance that we will be able to restore and save more elements of the damage.

Of course, when things go wrong safety needs to be everyone’s top concern and our highly trained restoration technicians are no different. 

If electrical sockets were submerged, they need to be replaced. Even if they were only submerged for a short time this will need to be done. If the electrical sockets have stayed submerged it is unsafe to get into the water even if your power is out. It is generally recommended not to go into the water until the electrical meter has been removed from its socket. This ensures that the home is disconnected from the grid. 

Another safety issue with storm floods is the presence of various contaminants. Bacteria, viruses, mold, even feces can hitch a free ride onto the water coming into your home. That level of soil is why it is designated as category 2 water by our industry. Between our process of extraction and the application of an EPA registered disinfectant our technicians minimize the risk of pathogens during the restoration process. Since the air movers we set can aerosolize any remaining contaminants when there are particular health concerns, or a customer requests it we also can place a HEPA grade air filtration device to further protect our customers. 

If you experience any storm flooding or are concerned about it, give us a call today at (936) 637-0404 and we would be happy to help.

Neighbors in Need

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO graphic with the SERVPRO hat logo. 24/7, 365 is our promise!

When you choose SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County, you are not only choosing the nationally recognized leader in the industry. You are choosing hometown help from your locally owned franchise. We not only work in the area, we live here. We aren’t just taking care of a customer, we are taking care of our family, friends and neighbors. It’s about more than a professional image.

For us, it is a very personal reputation on the line. We truly care about every customer and making them feel like a priority is always our number one goal. We are active members in the community both as a business and as an organization that participates in civic and charitable causes. To us, reputation is everything and we can’t build that if we accept anything less than the best.

Our goal is to be the hometown helpers that you can rely on when the unexpected occurs!

Call SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County today at 936-559-0404.

Like SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches on Facebook!

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

The facebook wordmark on a blue background. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date!

Have you visited our Facebook page? If not, you should drop a follow at our SERVPRO page!

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S.Nacogdoches’ Facebook is a great and easy way to keep up to date with all of our events, reviews of our service from real customers, and is a great way to reach out to us.

If you're still deciding on if we're the best choice for your situation put your mind at ease by checking out our reviews. All of the reviews on the SERVPRO page are by actual customers just like yourself!

We are also heavily involved with our community so by liking and following our page you can see which events we will attend! We have give-a-ways, games and prizes quite frequently and it's always a great time. 

Feel free to get in touch with on Facebook by messaging us and by leaving a comment or review!