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Is Your Lufkin Home Storm Ready?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damaged neighborhood Call us 24/7 at (936) 559-0404 and let us help make it "Like it never even happened."

While Summer here in East Texas brings us lots of sunshine and pleasant warm weather, it also gives us a fair share of storms. With storm season going all the way through late November, it's important to get your property prepared. 

Here are a few tips to make your property more secure during a storm:

Get your roof and foundation checked out. Are there any cracks in your roof? If so, call a professional to have it repaired ASAP.

Remove any tree branches that pose risk to breaking a window, for example. Getting a tree trimming before the summer storm season begins is a wise idea.

Invest in storm windows.

Bring all patio furniture, grills, etc. indoors before the storm hits.

Tightly secure outdoor items you cannot bring indoors.

Bring potted plants inside until the storm passes over.

If you have a garage, park your vehicle inside it before the storm hits.

If you must evacuate due to the storm, secure and board up windows.

We hope you find these tips helpful and wish you an enjoyable and safe summer!

SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches is a full-service restoration company that specializes in the cleanup, restoration & reconstruction of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. We also mitigate mold & mildew, and biohazards from your home or business. Call us 24/7 at (936) 559-0404 and let us help make it "Like it never even happened."

How Can Smoke Damage Affect Your Lufkin Property?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

Indoor smoke and fire damage SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition. Click here to review our complete fire damage restoration process. Every fire is different, and smoke and soot creates a unique type of damage.

Smoke and soot damage is created after a fire has been extinguished in a home or a business, soot residue settles into the property. Soot is a very fine, black powder substance which binds to walls and fabric.

Like soot, smoke damage can be problematic, and it can cause serious health damage. It will cause discoloration of walls and it will sink into all property contents, causing smoke odor to linger for long periods of time.

This is why it is extremely important to hire a professional fire mitigation company to restore the damage.

The type of smoke or soot damage will define how we clean and treat the affected areas, but our process has several steps. We are trained extensively on all types of soot or smoke damage and if you contact as quickly enough, we will be able to restore most items. We also use Personal Protective Equipment as per Health and Safety regulations.

Fires can happen at any time, day or night. The most important thing is quick response time that’s why SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

How Does Mold Effect Your Lufkin Business

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling mold damage If you discover significant mold growth in your Lufkin business, call us at (936) 559-0404.

Interrupting business, risking the health of employees and patrons, and threatening the structural integrity of the building, mold in the workplace is nothing short of a nightmare.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration details the impact of mold in their article, “Guide to Mold in the Workplace”. They assert that mold can grow on “virtually any substance”. All that’s needed for mold to grow and thrive is moisture, oxygen, and a food source. OSHA also emphasizes that mold growth indoors should be avoided at all costs. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the most common areas in which mold can grow in businesses so that you can know where to look, allowing you to catch it before it grows into a more dangerous problem.

  1. Windows and Doors

Windows and doors are susceptible to mold growth, as moisture and warm, humid air from outside can easily sneak into your business through these entrances. On rainy days or days when condensation is present, monitor windows and doors for accumulating moisture. If you notice an abundance of moisture, be sure to dry it quickly in order to prevent a buildup.

  1. HVAC and AC Units

Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) units and air conditioning units are common in a variety of different kinds of commercial businesses. The units require regular and proper maintenance to prevent them from malfunctioning, which can have many negative consequences to your business. A malfunctioning HVAC or AC unit can lead to increased humidity and leaking, which both perpetuate mold growth. Luckily, with regular maintenance, this is easy to prevent. Be sure to also change your unit’s filters and clean its drip pan regularly to keep it from becoming obstructed. At the first sign of a leak, call a professional for help to avoid mold growth. It may be beneficial to also seek the help of a certified commercial mold inspector if you suspect that mold growth has already taken place. Be sure to also read about our Commercial Mold Remediation services, as well as our HVAC Cleaning Services.

  1. Employee Areas

While they’re not usually on display in a commercial business, employee areas such as kitchens and bathrooms can be hotspots for mold growth. These areas often contain sinks, drains, and toilets, which are all susceptible to moisture accumulation and mold if excess moisture goes unnoticed. The best way to prevent mold growth in employee areas is to clean and inspect them frequently, as well as keep an eye out for early signs of mold growth.

Remember: It Can Happen Anywhere

The aforementioned areas in commercial businesses are especially at risk for mold growth, but it’s important to remember the OSHA’s warning that mold can grow on “virtually any substance” and can therefore be found anywhere. When going about business as usual, pay close attention to any areas of your business dealing with water, including plumbing, pipes, faucets, and drains, for leaks or buildups of moisture. If any areas of your Lufkin business have experienced leaks in the past, be sure to add them to your list of high-risk mold growth spots and inspect them for leaks often.

Call SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches for Your Business’ Mold Remediation Needs

If you discover significant mold growth in your Lufkin business, call us at (936) 559-0404. We are commercial mold remediation professionals, who are committed to reducing the disruption to your business as best we can so that you can continue working as usual, making it “Like it never even happened.” For more information about our Mold Remediation Process, click here.

Matterport -Realestate and SERVPRO of Lufkin and Nacogdoches

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee with Matterport camera SERVPRO of Lufkin/S.Nacogdoches County uses the latest 3D mapping technology to provide better-documenting services for our customers.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S.Nacogdoches County uses the latest 3D mapping technology to provide better-documenting services for our customers. 

Matterport is the standard for 3D space capture. Our all-in-one platform transforms real-life spaces into immersive digital twin models. So much more than panoramic scans, Matterport empowers people to capture and connect rooms to create truly interactive 3D models of spaces.

Do you need to feature a home you're selling? Do you need to express the way the home was left the people moved out? Are you a homeowner and wish to have us film your home before a renter moves in and when the renter moves out? This is for you!! Call us (936) 559-0404, we can come out to capture a building or home for you.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/Nacogdoches clean smoke damaged clothes

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

dry cleaned clothes hanging on rack and garment boxes SERVPRO of Lufkin/Nacogdoches can clean and remove odor from clothes after a fire.

People often ask us if we can save smoke-damaged clothes? The answer may surprise you. If clothing has not been burned in a fire, there's a good chance smoke, and soot have damaged it. Even still, you can still restore your clothes to their original fresh state. However, this takes special care that often takes the expertise of fire damage restoration professionals.

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals understand your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are the very things that make a house a home.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. They pretest your belongings to determine what items they can restore to pre-fire condition.

How to Keep Your A/C Cool This Summer in Lufkin

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Male SERVPRO employee working in attic area on water damage SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches is always here to help remediate any water, fire or mold damages that wreak havoc on your home. (936)-559-0404

All of us here at SERVPRO of Lufkin hope you are enjoying the summer break, even with the blistering heat. As we are reaching record highs this season, your AC maybe taking a toll and packing heat from the outside air. AC leaks are quite common and can actually freeze the refrigerant coils due to extreme heat.

Here a few tips to help you enjoy a cool summer this year in Lufkin:

  • Turn the AC unit off immediately if you spot frozen evaporator coil until the problem is successfully corrected.
  • Replace your Air filter every 30 to 90 days
  • Do not Cover any air vents or registers
  • For systems that drain by gravity, be sure the condensate is flowing freely to the outside; the drain line (especially the elbow) may be plugged with mold and slime.
  • For systems that use a condensate pump, if the pump has failed, that could lead to water backing up in the system and overflowing the pan.
  • That the large pan below the cold coil (called the condensate pan) is not rotted and full of holes, and leaking water into the house. Note, that in most cases, replacing the pan below the coil is usually not something a homeowner can tackle. A leaking pan is almost always better repaired by a licensed air conditioning heating ventilation contractor (HVAC).
  • Clean the elbowed plug that leads to the condensate pan. You may need to cut and replace the plastic elbow, depending on whether it has slime/mold or not.
  • Use a shop vacuum to the end of the condensate drain, if any, and run the vacuum for a few seconds to pull any dried or wet contents out of the line. You need to remove the shop vacuum’s paper air filter to do this.
  • For metal Condensate pans, use bleach and water solution to routinely clear you drain line and prevent it from creating mildew.
    • Plastic/copper drains can be corroded and damaged. It may easier to use chlorine tablets instead.

For more information, go to https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to/a7782/quick-fixes-for-leaky-ac-systems-8925561/

And if all else fails, SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches is always here to help remediate any water, fire or mold damages that wreak havoc on your home. Please call us at (936)-559-0404

Leadership Nacogdoches Program

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees posing for picture Congratulations to our recent Leadership Nacogdhes Graduate and Alum

SERVPRO believes in giving back and participating in the community. Chamber of Commerce programs like their Leadership Program helps to promote community involvement by volunteering with non-profit agencies, attending city and government meetings, and developing business leaders to take a more active role in the community. 

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S.Nacogdoches County is proud to have two Graduates from this program. They have both become more aware and more active in the Nacogdoches Community. This nine-month training program develops new leaders in the community. Participants learn about the driving forces and services in Nacogdoches while developing personal strengths and valuable skills.

The class meets monthly with City, Government, and Business Leaders in an effort to become more involved in the growth of Nacogdoches. 

Each year the class completes a community service project. They adopt a class project from applications submitted by local non-profit agencies. This project will be a positive contribution to the community and will allow class participants a chance to apply their team-building and leadership skills while they give back to the community.

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SERVPRO of Nacogdoches Restores Water Damage Faster

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee cleaning water damage Don’t let water damage ruin your summer and call the Pros at SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches at: (936) 559-0404

In the summertime, basically everyone loves water. A nice cold glass of water or a dip in the pool are some of the best ways to cool down. One place absolutely no one likes to have water though, is in the middle of your living room, soaked into your carpet, and soaked into your furniture.

Sadly, it’s a pretty common problem, whether it be a summer storm, a burst pipe, or an overflowing sink. Water damage is fast and acting fast can determine how much of your property can be restored. That’s why SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches put so much effort into our fast response times.

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. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County professionals are prepared with the training, experience, and equipment needed to restore homes, retail shops, education institutions, healthcare facilities, food service operations and historic sites. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County redefines the unexpected to bring back comfort and productivity, and to preserve treasured and vital residences, municipal landmarks and businesses for generations to enjoy.

As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

Don’t let water damage ruin your summer and call the Pros at SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches at:

(936) 559-0404

Does Your Nacogdoches Business Have Invisible Water Damage?

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee cleaning water damage By using SERVPRO of Lufkin/S.Nacogdoches, you get trusted, professional, and expert service, care, and restoration.

Water damage to your Nacogdoches Business should never be underestimated, even though not all damage is easily visible, it will show itself with time. No matter the perceived damage, you need to call a professional remediation service, reaction time is one of the most important parts of any water damage situation. Water takes the path of least resistance, so it often finds its way through building materials where it eventually gets trapped and creates rot and mold growth.

Emergency water removal is the first step in preventing any more damage to your property. Once the water is out, and the area has been dried by our SERVPRO technicians, we thoroughly inspect your property and figure out what has been affected and what is undamaged. This process can usually be finished in a few days and is monitored closely to ensure proper drying.

Some of the most common water damage causes:

- Failures in Your Plumbing
These events can release hundreds of gallons of water quickly into your office building. Malfunctions can result from broken pipes, malfunctioning sprinkler systems, loose hoses, and other plumbing sources.

- Local Flooding
Flooding can come from sudden, heavy local rain falls. Downpours this intense can flood gutters, drains, and down spouts quickly, and the overflow can cause severe water damage to your business.

- Long-Term Moisture and Humidity
Small leaks usually hide and are and overlooked, however, over time they lead to water damage problems that need repair. Ceilings, wall cavities, bathrooms, hallways, and attics are the most susceptible areas to mold growth and wood rot from continued exposure. Basements and vented crawlspaces are also environments which can be humid, leading to similar water and mold issues. Standing water can fast turn into damage that is more widespread if it is not cleaned up right away. Mold starts growing in as little as twenty-four hours after a water intrusion and can spread through your building and do much harm to the structural integrity, plus to the health of your employees and any equipment inside.

- So, How Can You Get Your Business "Like it never even happened."

By using SERVPRO of Lufkin/S.Nacogdoches, you get a trusted, professional company to come out to your property to assess water damage and to begin the restoration process immediately.

Give SERVPRO of Lufkin/S.Nacogdoches a call today at (936) 559-0404 today!

Someone is always standing by to receive your call.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/Nacogdoches Offers Continuing Education Classes

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees teaching a class SERVPRO of Lufkin/Nacogdoches has Certified Continuing Education Instructors

SERVPRO offers both credit and non-credit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and Real Estate professionals. The CE courses provide you with information to better serve your customers.

These programs are designed to improve the knowledge of your staff regarding emergency mitigation. 

Here are some of the CE courses that are offered by SERVPRO

  • Fire Damage Restoration

  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry

  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage

  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar

  • Biohazard Cleanup

Since 1967, SERVPRO Industries, Inc., has been redefining the mitigation and restoration industries. In addition to training at the regional level, SERVPRO developed the National Training Center in 1992 to teach restoration and mitigation skills to Franchise Owners and insurance industry employees.

Contact us for a complete list of course offerings and class schedules (936) 637-0404