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Lufkin Sprinkler System Malfunction Requires Commercial Water Removal

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Lufkin Sprinkler System Malfunction Requires Commercial Water Removal Sprinkler systems help, should they go off by accident, you'll need to contact your local SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians are Always Available to Remediate Your Water Damaged Business Property

Ironically, a system designed to protect your business from catastrophe can damage it in other ways. A common example of this is a sprinkler system installed to protect a commercial building from fire. The waters sprayed to knock down the flames cause their own harm, and a restoration company needs to be skilled in both water and fire damage to offer your company the services you need. 
 
Even more disappointing is when your fire fighting sprinkler system malfunctions, creating an immediate need for commercial water removal in Lufkin Texas without the excuse of an actual fire. Regardless of the cause, a sprinkler, once activated, releases up to 24 gallons of water per minute. If more than one sprinkler head engages, the amount of water pouring into your commercial space can be significant. Water damage is serious and can result in a broad range of secondary damage issues if not remedied quickly. Our crews of water removal specialists have the skill and the equipment to remove large quantities of water fast. 
 
 
Sprinkler systems protect your property unless they operate unexpectedly. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County Commercial services is a trusted water removal partner for your commercial needs. Call (936) 637-0404 to schedule a speedy evaluation and begin the restoration process. 

Where Do You Begin When You Need Fire Damage Repair?

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Where Do You Begin When You Need Fire Damage Repair? If you need fire or smoke damage repairs in Lufkin or Nacogdoches, call a professional fire and smoke restoration specialist like SERVPRO of Lufkin.

About 380,000 people needed fire damage repair in their homes after an accidental or unintentional fire, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking accidents, heating issues, and electrical malfunctions account for close to 70% of all residential home fires. If you need fire or smoke damage repairs in Lufkin or Nacogdoches, call a professional fire and smoke restoration specialist like SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

Fire Prevention

Removing fire damage, soot, and smoke from walls, ceilings, and floors is a not a simple task. Take the following steps to minimize the risk of fire and smoke damage to your home in the future.

  1. Electrical - Check and replace damaged electrical outlets, plugs, cords, and wires regularly and do not keep them covered or pinched against a wall. Avoid overloading your homes circuit system and use surge protectors rather than unprotected power strips.
  2. Kitchen – Often overlooked as part of a kitchen setup is the fire extinguisher. Keep one in close reach and prepare yourself to use it. Most ovens have a self-cleaning button; use it regularly to prevent buildup. Keep the stovetop clean to minimize grease fires.
  3. Appliances - A clothes dryer holds lint and many other appliances with a fan or motor suck in dust and other particles. Clear the filter of lint after each load and the dryer vent often. Clean under all appliances regularly to prevent buildup.
  4. Other fire causes include smoking, placing grills less than 10 feet away from your home, and children’s curiosity.

Does your restaurant have an odor problem?

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Does your restaurant  have an odor problem? Keep your restaurant smelling fresh for your customers and employees!

Does your Lufkin/Nacogdoches restaurant smell like a bad recipe? Do you have customers come into your place and wrinkle up their nose? Or they walk in and then leave without ordering anything. You know you’re in need of odor removal when customers suddenly lose their appetite. Let SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County Odor Removal and Deodorization Specialist help you get back that sweet smell of success in two steps!

Deep cleaning

Sometimes you need a bit more than the everyday cleaning job your staff does. Just like we do deep cleaning a couple times a year in our homes, it is essential to have this done in our restaurants as well. Restaurants enjoy a thorough cleaning of the floors, drapes, blinds, carpeting, and upholstery. Food smells can become trapped in fabrics leaving a sour or greasy smell. We have specialty cleaning services to ensure your restaurant gets deep cleaned.

Deodorization

Not only does your Lufkin/Nacogdoches restaurant need a deep cleaning, but it needs an odor removal process using deodorization. Our staff is trained to discover what is causing the odors. This is an important first step in eliminating the odors. Once our staff knows where the smell is emanating from, then we can use the proper formula to remove it. We have several different deodorizing formulas created to get to the source of the bad smells. Odor removal is not just about hiding or covering up offending smells, but it’s essential to go to the root of the problem and neutralize it.

Solution


We make cleaning and restoration our expertise. We train and educate our staff to combat stinky smells wherever they may be. If you have a restaurant that does not smell too sweet, contact us today. Lufkin 936-637-0404 / Nacogdoches 936-559-0404 

SERVPRO's Quick Response can PREVENT Many Types of Secondary Damages

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO's Quick Response can PREVENT Many Types of Secondary Damages Water Removal Services Available for Your Lufkin / Nacogdoches Business.

As soon as an incident involving massive water intrusions occurs in your business, you need to call someone for help.  The longer it takes for you to make a decision, the more damaging the situation can become. What started as a broken pipe in your wall, affects your subfloor, floor, carpeting or floor cover, furniture, cabinets, crawl spaces, attic, or basement.  
  
Without the proper Water Damage Repair and Restoration your Lufkin / Nacogdoches Business can fall victim to water damage that causes massive problems. Water itself may be essential for living, but it can still cause catastrophic damage in your home. Everything from floods to leaky faucets can cause major health and safety issues, making quality restoration services a blessing. 
  
You want to stop the flow of water immediately, so knowing the location of and how to use your water main shut-off valve can help prevent many damages that may occur. After that, contact SERVPRO, we can repair the damaged water source, utilize industrial-grade water extraction and drying equipment to get things under control swiftly and prevent additional damages from forming.  

In Lufkin 936-637-0404, in Nacogdoches 936-559-0404. 
  

Is Your Lufkin Texas Business Ready for a Disaster?

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Your Lufkin Texas Business Ready for a Disaster? The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage. 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster

SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County disaster recovery team is a full service commercial restoration firm. We specialize in commercial drying, cleaning and decontamination needs. Our approach uses a collaborative method to reduce operational risks, minimize downtime and save you money in order to get your business up and running after a disaster.

Consider the statistic that 50% of businesses who suffer a major disaster will never reopen. Of the businesses that reopened, most of them had a plan in place.

Several questions a business owner may consider;

Do your employees know your chain-of-command?

Do your teams know where your water shut-offs are?

Would your employees be able to direct first responders?

The actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are critical. A prompt warning to employees to evacuate, shelter or lockdown can save lives. A call for help to public emergency services that provides full and accurate information will help the dispatcher send the right responders and equipment. An employee trained to administer first aid or perform CPR can be lifesaving. Action by employees with knowledge of building and process systems can help control a leak and minimize damage to the facility and the environment.

The consultation and Emergency Readiness Program is offered at no cost to your facility, give us a call at 936-559-0404 and schedule your appointment today.

The 3 Categories of Water Damage

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The 3 Categories of Water Damage Do You Know Where the Main Water Shut-off Valve Is?

There are 3 Basic Categories of Water

Category 1 originates from a sanitary source and poses no substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. However, it may not always remain clean after it comes into contact with other surfaces or materials.

Category 2 contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. It may contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological).

Category 3 is grossly contaminated and may contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. Such water sources may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances.

Time and temperature can also affect the quality of water, thereby changing its category. *Refer to the IICRC S500 for complete definitions.

No one expects pipes to burst, water heaters to break, or toilets and washers to overflow.  If this happens, your quick response along with the highly trained specialists from SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches Countywill limit your damages and potentially save you thousands of dollars!

The 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage Do You Know Where the Main Water Shut-off Valve Is?

The 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage

Class 1 is the least amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  It affects only part of a room or area, or larger areas containing materials that have absorbed minimal moisture.  Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion is present.

Class 2 involves a large amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  It affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion (pad).  Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches.  There is moisture remaining in structural materials and substructure soil.

Class 3 involves the greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  Water may have come from overhead.  Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and subfloor in virtually all of the entire area are saturated.

Class 4 relates to specialty drying situations.  Wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (eg. hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, light-weight concrete and stone).  Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity.  These types of losses may require longer drying times and special methods.

*Refer to the IICRC S500 for complete definitions. 

No one expects pipes to burst, water heaters to break, or toilets and washers to overflow.  If this happens, your quick response along with the highly trained specialists from SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County will limit your damages and potentially save you thousands of dollars!

Bring that old Letterman jacket back to life!

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Bring that old Letterman jacket back to life! Proudly ready to sport that like new letterman jacket!

Advanced Technology and Techniques

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Esporta Wash System is capable of decontaminating soft contents from all categories of losses; including sewage, mold and can restore  damage caused by smoke and soot from a fire.  The decontamination efficacy (this means how well it removes the contaminants) has been validated by numerous third party laboratory tests performed by leading hygienists, universities, and industry consultants. The Esporta Wash System is an unparalleled cleaning process capable of decontaminating without deteriorating fabrics or reducing material reflectivity.

Have Questions?
Call Us Today – (936) 637-0404

Even When the Fire is Contained Quickly the Smoke Damage can be Severe

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Even When the Fire is Contained Quickly the Smoke Damage can be Severe This electrical office fire was contained and put out very fast, but the smoke damage was quite significant.

While this electrical fire was stopped before it could spread too far, the smoke damage was very severe. Smoke damage can be especially destructive and can happen very quickly. In many instances your Lufkin property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Besides the obvious advantage of lower costs, our “restore first” mentality also gets you back into your home or business quicker and with less disruption to your life.

When your Lufkin home or business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

Wake up and your Lufkin Texas home flooded, now what?

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Wake up and your Lufkin Texas home flooded, now what? When you go downstairs and find you have an indoor pool.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (936) 559-0404

Faster to Any Size Emergency

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 and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.