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Volunteering for the Lufkin Police Department's Blue Santa 2020

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee stand with Blue Santa from the Lufkin Police Department Blue Santa always pulls the community together and shows just how much Angelina County cares.

Each and every year the Lufkin Police Department's nonprofit, LPD cares, donates to children in need in the Angelina County community. SERVPRO’s own Candice Stott and Dakota Marks had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer and be Blue Santa’s helpers for the day. From local businesses donating money and supplies, to people who give their afternoon to spread the joy, Blue Santa always pulls the community together and shows just how much Angelina County cares. This year’s event was a wonderful success, and many boxes of gifts, food, and supplies were delivered to our friends in the Angelina County community.

Blue Santa always pulls the community together and shows just how much Angelina County cares, from businesses donating money and supplies, to people who give their afternoon to spread the joy. We here at SERVPRO of Lufkin were happy to be a part the wonderful event!

Snow Damage, In Lufkin??

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Snowy house and checking for water damage East Texas winters are not typically known for having the harshest of conditions, however every year serves to be unpredictable.

East Texas winters are not typically known for having the harshest of conditions, however every year serves to be unpredictable. Within the first couple weeks of January this year, we have seen more snow in a 24-hour period than we have in the past few years combined. So, many Lufkin homeowners and businesses are not always prepared for these conditions and the challenges they can present. Because while nice fluffy snow is fun for a little while, it can quickly melt leave your home or business surrounded in water.

Snow can provide a variable amount of water damage issues, especially when the weathers heats up and it begins to melt. In the Lufkin area (and in East Texas in general), trees and foliage are commonly growing near and/or above many houses and businesses. The falling temperature can cause the water inside surrounding trees to freeze, causing the limbs to be much weaker. Having sudden heavy snowfall can put extra weight on some of those trees’ limbs, causing them to fall. Falling limbs could have no effect and simply hit the ground outside, or they could unfortunately fall onto your roof and puncture your roof. With the snow also melting quickly because of rising temperatures, this can rapidly turn into a major leak into your home.

Rest assured though, because SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches is prepared and ready to handle these exact issues. Since 2006, SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County disaster recovery team has served Nacogdoches and stands ready — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — for whatever happens. By responding immediately, SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County limits the damage caused by water, fire, mold and storms. So, do not let the snow freeze you up, act fast and call the Pros today at (936)-559-0404.

How to Clean Your Carpet and Upholstery with SERVPRO of Lufkin

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

Before and After Picture of Restored Recliner Our experts are trained and ready to restore your carpet upholstery and restore them to their former glory.

Having a fire or flood in your Lufkin home is never a good time. One of the toughest parts of it all is getting rid of the damaged furniture and personal belongings. So many of these items can have sentimental value to you and there is just nothing that can quite replace it. That is one of the main reasons SERVPRO offers industry leading upholstery cleaning. Whether it is your great-grandmothers old rocking chair that has been in the family for generations, or maybe your child’s favorite stuffed animal, we can help restore them their former glory.

But SERVPRO is not just limited to helping you with fire or flood damage. SERVPRO's carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home. However, we do not just stop there. SERVPRO also offers their residential cleaning services to remove any not-so-pleasant odors, truly stopping it at the source and going beyond your average cleaning service.

So, if you have just read this and experienced anything close to it, give the us a call at (936)-559-0404.

Specialized Fire Damage Mitigation for Your Nacogdoches Home

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire damage with SERVPRO employee scoping the damage For any fire damage in your Lufkin home or Business, Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches - 936-637-0404.

It is no secret that house fires are never a welcome surprise. Something as simple as leaving an item in the oven can often have disastrous consequences. Kitchen fires like this (protein fires) are not as simple as one would initially think. 

So, what exactly is a protein fire? A protein fire is smoke damage resulting from the extreme burn of a protein rich fiber (such as meat left cooking in an oven). And, like mentioned above, at first glance, protein fires do not appear to cause any damage to other surfaces in your kitchen and home. Nonetheless, the damage is there.

What makes the damage hard to quantify? Protein fires generally leave little visible residue, often confusing the untrained observer. While it may be difficult to visually see damage, you can most definitely smell it. Protein fires create a significantly more repugnant smell than most other fires. The nature of the burn also causes it to penetrate deeply into walls and furniture even more completely than other fires. This makes the mitigation process more difficult than most fires and can sometimes require multiple attempts and methods.

Now the final question is, what to do after the fact? Luckily, this question has a simple answer, contact the pros at SERVPRO. Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. So regardless of what type of fire your Nacogdoches home has had, we have the tools and experience to handle it.

For any fire damage in your Lufkin home or Business, Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County to speak to a Fire Mitigation Specialist. 936-637-0404.

Why SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches?

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Various pictures of storm damage with SERVPRO logo If your Lufkin or Nacogdoches home is in the need of fire or water restoration, call the Pros here at SERVPRO at (936) 559-0404.

SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County has been helping families in Deep East Texas since 2006. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. Our trained staff can help you with your home or business anytime of the day or night. We offer a full turnkey solution from carpet cleaning, to fire and water damage to a complete rebuild of your home or business. But don’t just take it from us personally, our customer’s amazing testimonials will speak for themselves!

SERVPRO was very helpful through the process & was the best choice we could have made. If you need anything taken care of in a timely manner SERVPRO is the right choice.   

-Cameron S.

We had a water backup in our basement after heavy storms came through. We were one of many who needed help and were placed on a wait list. Candice and Patrick came to our rescue all the way to Columbus OH. They were so nice and helpful and got our job started quickly! Their team explained everything about the process and came to our house every day to check on things and make adjustments. They cleaned everything before they left as if they weren't even there. We are very happy with the results! Thank you guys!!   

-Alexandra V.

SERVPRO came to my rescue and dried out my basement after another flooding. (2nd flooding in less than 2 months). I had used another company for the 1st flood and was very unhappy with their service. With SERVPRO I was quoted a fair price and they delivered what they promised. Every day when they came to check the progress they would thoroughly mop & disinfect the floors and left them in better condition than when they started. The men who worked in our house were very professional, made sure we were satisfied with their service; we would not and will not hesitate to use them again.   

-Steve C.

If your Lufkin or Nacogdoches home is in the need of fire or water restoration, call the Pros here at SERVPRO at (936) 559-0404. Don't forget to leave us a review as well!

What to do About Frozen Pipes in your Nacogdoches home

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage and a SERVPRO employee working who does one call for the water damage from the burst pipe in Lufkin or Nacogdoches? Call the pros at SERVPRO.

Happy holidays everyone! Even though it is hard to believe, we are finally in the homestretch of 2020. The year that has simultaneously gone by in an instant, but also felt like it has lasted 3 years. Since times have been so crazy, we can fall behind on common house maintenance and now that we have made it to the holiday season the temperature has begun dropping. When temperature starts to drop quickly like this, the risk of the pipes in your home or business bursting increases dramatically.  

So how does one prepare for a situation like this? There are a few methods that could be implemented, with one of the most common being pipe insulation. Insulation for the pipes is also quite inexpensive, and faucet insulation covers are very affordable.  

What to do if you suspect you already have a burst pipe? The best answer is to turn off your water to prevent any further damage and to bring in a professional plumber.  

Now the final question is, who does one call for the water damage from the burst pipe in Lufkin or Nacogdoches? This question has a very simple and easy solution, contact the pros here at SERVPRO. Since 2006, SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County disaster recovery team has served Nacogdoches and stands ready — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — for whatever happens, including burst pipes.  

So, contact us today at (936) 559-0404.  

Leadership Nacogdoches Monthly Meeting

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Firetruck and people standing wearing firefighting gear Here is the Leadership Nacogdoches team learning more about some of the City of Nacogdoches' most vital workers.

Every month Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce Leadership Nacogdoches Program has a meeting in which all the members get to serve, learn, and become stronger leaders. While at this month's meeting, SERVPRO's own Dakota Marks had the amazing opportunity to speak with some of the City's sanitation workers, airport, police force, and firefighters. They were also able to learn more about the various tools and vehicles they use to help the residents of Nacogdoches. At the end of the day, they all had a better understanding of what exactly goes into keeping the City running smoothly, especially in these trying times. 

Tips on Keeping Your Lufkin Home Fire-Safe This Winter

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

House Indoor Fire Damage According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating equipment ranks as the second leading cause of house fires nationwide.

As the frigid winter months keep creeping closer, keeping your home warm and cozy for the holidays is going to be a necessity. Thus, most of us this holiday season will be relying on heating systems. So, it is really no surprise that according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating equipment ranks as the second leading cause of house fires nationwide. All these risks are nearly entirely preventable if proper precaution is taken. Be sure to keep any flammable items away from your heaters. Also, it is vital to stay aware to any open flames you may have going in your home, such as candles. Be sure to also test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a month and inspect all your electrical equipment for defective parts (such as a frayed cord). In essence, to enjoy a safer holiday, be vigilant and stay proactive.

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.

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