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We can help your historical home after a fire or water loss.

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged wood flooring Saving and drying out wood floors is our specialty.

Our number one priority is to help our community.  Our clients have helped transform us from a small franchise to the Large Loss Response Team we are today, serving all of Deep East Texas of SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County would not be here today as an industry leader in your local area without the faithful community members that have trusted us with their mitigation, restoration, and cleaning needs.

The communities we serve are full of beautiful historic homes inside and out and in a water loss situation, we have the expertise it takes to salvage as much of your home’s historical structure as we possibly can.  We especially cater to the natural hardwood floors, trim, and base as well as the plaster that was used for ceilings and walls in most of the older homes. From our hands to our specialty equipment, SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County handles these materials with the utmost care and diligence for preservation. 

When catastrophe strikes anywhere in Deep East Texas you can always call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County 936-559-0404. Available for emergency services 24/7365 and we are always just a phone call away!

Anytime is a good time for a deep residential cleaning

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

Cleaning house with SERVPRO team Residential spring cleaning for this homeowner includes removing years of nicotine buildup on ceilings and walls.

Ceilings and Walls

Ceiling and wall cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your home or business. You should also clean the walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County can help.

Ceilings and walls are exposed to dirt and dust, pet dander, cooking oils and grease, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants. Your heating and air conditioning system can distribute these contaminants throughout your property.

Using SERVPRO’s time-tested and industry-approved steps, along with our proprietary cleaning products and methods, we strive to restore your ceilings and walls without the need to repaint or refinish and to help the entire property smell fresh.

Hard Floors

Hard flooring, like hardwood and tile, is often used in today’s homes and commercial properties. At first glance, hard flooring appears to be easy to clean, maintain, and restore. However, these materials tend to have soil accumulate over time, and eventually, you’ll need professional cleaning to remove this buildup.

We have specialized training in time-tested and industry-approved cleaning methods. Also, our proprietary cleaning system allows our Professionals to properly clean and restore your floor’s original beauty.

Need Professional Cleaning? Call Today 936-559-0404 in Nacogdoches and 936-637-0404 in Lufkin

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Lufkin Home

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

Call us anytime for service at (936) 637-0404

Building and Reconstruction Services

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Tarped Roof SERVPRO tarped this roof after a storm removed shingles.

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal
Mold Remediation Contractor License #: MRC-1443 Call us anytime for emergency services at 936-637-0404.

Being Local, Means Participate in Great Local Causes

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees taking a picture The annual Do Dat BBQ Cookoff is one of our favorites with the proceeds going to the great work of the Nacogdoches Area United Way!

Being local means, we take great pride in participating and giving back to our local community. The annual Do Dat BBQ Cookoff is one of our favorites with the proceeds going to the great work of the Nacogdoches Area United Way!

The Nacogdoches Area United Way (NAUW) is a volunteer organization that supports and funds programs that address three essential impact areas; health and well-being, education, and financial stability. The organization is guided by a thirty-member Board of Directors who establish policies and procedures designed to carry out the mission and vision of the organization. NAUW serves Nacogdoches, Shelby, and San Augustine Counties. United Way Worldwide is the franchisee for over 1,800 United Ways in forty different countries. 

There are typically 30 or so teams cooking up BBQ to serving samples to guests! There is a family-friendly fun atmosphere with many vendors selling refreshments and other goods! 

The history of the Do-Dat BBQ in Nacogdoches goes back more than twenty years. Countless memories of friendly competition and family fun have been made on the midway of the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center.

One of the most interesting parts of living in Texas is that everyone cooks BBQ. Texans also know that they have the best BBQ around, and it's better than yours.

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO carpet cleaner Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Your home’s carpets get the most use—and abuse—of any surface in your home. You can keep your carpet looking good for years with the carpet cleaning services of SERVPRO®.

A Trusted Name in Carpet Cleaning Services

A professional carpet and upholstery cleaner can remove deep-seated dirt and grime to keep your carpet and rugs looking their best and extend their lifespan. Even the most high-quality items can become soiled with dust, dirt, pet hair, and the daily traffic of family life. SERVPRO applies its more than 50 years of knowledge and experience in restoration to carpet and upholstery cleaning projects of all sizes. We use a variety of cleaning methods depending on your situation. Our goal is to clean carpets, rugs, and upholstery to your satisfaction to restore them to their original appearance. 

Why Choose SERVPRO for Carpet Cleaning?

Provide 24/7 Emergency Service

Should your carpets need cleaning due to an emergency, SERVPRO will respond quickly to lessen damage and avoid costly repairs. 

Highly Trained Technicians

Our professionals are trained to the highest standards and are backed by state-of-the-art equipment and more than 50 years of experience. 

#1 in the Cleanup and Restoration Industry

We’re a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

Why choose SERVPRO to help with your water loss?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

servpro technician using the latest in technology to perform mitigation.    Moisture can not hide from a well-trained SERVPRO technician using the latest mitigation technology!

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

At SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County, we pride ourselves in knowing that we are the mitigation experts in our area. That includes having the most highly trained and prepared technicians in the business. Our technicians train from day 1 within our corporate structure and hold IICRC industry certifications. All of this work goes into knowing that when we send a technician into your home or business, regardless of the job, they will be prepared. This foresight also provides our customers the clarity that SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County has the tools to complete and meet your expectations on any job.

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

We are always ready, available, and here to help 24/7/365. Call us (936) 637-0404

How Can SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches Help You With Disaster Preparation?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van in front of business It is critical to be prepared if disaster does strike. SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County is ready to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County is always prepared for unexpected disasters from fire, water and mold.  Our restoration professionals help restore properties daily from emergencies such as pipe breaks and smoke damage, and the situation can often be overwhelming.  We are reminding local homeowners and businesses to plan and help protect their properties in order to prevent such a disaster.

Being prepared for a natural disaster is extremely important. Having a plan for things such as a house fire is extremely important. Now is the perfect time to prepare and create or update your evacuation plan in case of any type of emergency. Click here to learn important fire prevention guidelines and safety measures from the American Red Cross.

Building an emergency kit is a helpful way to be prepared for a disaster. You should also know what to do in case of power outages in your area.

  • In order to protect your property even further, SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County also offers an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) to businesses for free. This is a digital file with information such as water shutoffs, fire suppression systems and key personnel that businesses can utilize in the event of an emergency to help minimize downtime and prevent further damage. Click here to learn more about the ERP.

It is critical to be prepared if disaster does strike.  Should you experience fire, water or mold damage, SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County is ready to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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.

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.


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

Energy Saving Tips for Lufkin Texas

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo in front of sunny background We also provide HVAC and vent cleaning services! For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (936) 559-0404.

Although we have had some crazy cold winter months, it’s shaping up to be a very hot summer. To anyone who’s lived in East Texas for any amount of time however, that comes as no surprise. What’s the average Joe’s solution to the heat dilemma? Well, cranking the A/C all the way up of course. While this is not the worst solution, it’s certainly not very energy efficient. So, I’ve compiled a short list to help of energy saving tricks to hopefully save you some money this summer by lowering your energy usage.

Ensure air conditioning vents are unobstructed and opened to full capacity.

Get your air conditioning unit serviced to ensure it’s working efficiently.

Clean range-hood grease filter to ensure proper ventilation.

Vacuum refrigerator condenser coils to improve efficiency.

Remember that dark colors absorb heat. You can repel excess heat by using light-colored blinds, shades and draperies on the sunny sides of the house. Make sure the draperies are insulated or lined.

Use natural lighting early in the day to reduce your energy usage.

Use ventilated awnings and other shading devices to prevent heat from entering windows exposed to direct sunlight.

Perform activities such as mopping and washing dishes in the coolest part of the day. These tasks add moisture - and heat - to your home in the summer.

Use a bathroom exhaust fan or open a window to remove heat and moisture when the bathroom door is closed. This spares the air conditioner extra work.

Use your kitchen exhaust fan while cooking to remove excess heat, moisture and cooking odors. But don't let it run more than 15 minutes after cooking or it will be taking out conditioned air.

Try setting the thermostat at 78 degrees or above during the summer. If you have a ceiling fan, you may be able to raise the temperature to 80 degrees or higher. 

Set the thermostat and then forget it. If you change the temperature often during the day, you are more likely to waste energy.

Hang laundry outside to dry during the warm weather. Running the dryer raises the overall temperature of the house and requires a great deal of electricity.

Why SERVPRO of Lufkin?

5/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees working Our team has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to handle both fire/smoke and water losses of all sizes.

The progression of damages after a structure fire can happen very quickly and be very overwhelming for a property owner.  During the fire, the flames spread across flammable materials, damaging nearly everything in their path.  Along with the flames come soot residues and smoke odor, which spread even further than the flames, and linger long after the fire is extinguished.   With extinguishing the fire often comes water, and large amounts of it, which saturates your structure and contents.  Now you have fire, smoke, and water damage!  Where do you go from here?

Call SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches for Help!

Our team has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to handle both fire/smoke and water losses of all sizes.  We offer 24/7/365 emergency response to begin the remediation process as soon as possible, reducing the total amount of damage sustained by your property.  We also work with your insurance company, to help alleviate the stress of the claims process

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches is your “one stop shop” for property damage restoration, offering multiple services lines for both structure and contents, removing the need to deal with multiple companies for your loss.  Finally, SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches also has a reconstruction division, so after the remediation process has been completed, we can help you to rebuild “Like it never even happened.”   

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches is your locally owned and operated Clean Up & Restoration company with the backing of over 1,700 nationwide franchises.  To learn more about our service lines, schedule service, or for any questions, please give us a call at


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!

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.

Our Training and Experience Opens your Doors Sooner

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO female employee stands with SERVPRO vehicles in front of business Our Quick Response Ensures Open Doors For Your Customers In Nacogdoches Texas.

IICRC - Pursuit Of Perfection in Nacogdoches Texas

SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County is always looking for ways to better serve the Deep East Texas Community. In this pursuit, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) have declared the SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County team have met the standards and requirements for the Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) title!

Since 1972, The IICRC has certified and developed certifications and standards for inspection, cleaning and restoration. The IICRC also serves as valuable consumer referral source for certified technicians and firms. They provide education and testing in a similar fashion to a university. There are prerequisites that must be met before an individual or a company can gain certification in a particular course or track. The course and description page even resembles a college coursework curriculum! All of this means SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County always works to exceed industry standards.

Having the ability to offer companies commercial drying is a huge benefit for Nacogdoches County businesses of any size. SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County can dry buildings in a more efficient and effective manner than ever before. This is especially true in emergency situations where businesses need their doors open quickly.

Keep our number in your cellphone in case an emergency arises!

Call Us Anytime 24/7 - (936) 559-0404

What is Water Mitigation?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

Question: What is Water Mitigation?

Answer: Water mitigation is the act of preventing water from causing further damage to your property and provides moisture removal and control.

Let us talk about water damage statistics really quick. 

"When you consider the statistics, it becomes clear just how common and devastating a problem water damage can be. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day, and 98% of basements in the US will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime."

Luckily basements are not too common here in East Texas but it does not take a basement to house water pipes and an estimated 250 gallons a day could leak from one 1/8 inch crack if left untreated.

Water Damage is serious business, call SERVPRO to help if you have water mitigation needs today!

Laundry Room Safety

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

When you’re thinking about household fire hazards, you probably think about your kitchen, fire place, or electrical system. But do you ever think about your laundry room? According to U.S. Fire Administration, home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss.

The most common reason for these fires by far is dirty or congested dryer vents and ducts. To reduce the risk of these fires happening, hire a professional cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO® to clean your ducts when you notice your clothes are taking longer than normal to dry.

Other safety tips for your dryer from the National Fire Protection Agency include 

  • Cleaning the lint filter before and after each load. Purchase a vent brush (it’s like a giant bottle brush) to use between professional cleanings.
  • Making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not blocked by a bird’s nest or other potential obstacles
  • Keep your laundry room tidy. Don’t leave laundry or old lint near the machine where they could be ignited by an overheating machine.
  • Never run the dryer while you’re sleeping or away from home. 

For more information on cleaning dryer vents contact SERVPRO of Lufkin at 936-559-0404. We are always here to help!

Essential Ways to Prevent a Sewage Backup

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

A sewage backup is something that no Deep East Texas homeowner wants to experience. Not only can this water be difficult to clean up, but it can also cause lasting damage to your property. While it is possible to repair the damage, it is best to prevent it from occurring in the first place. The following are a few ways that you can do that.

1. Dispose of Items Properly
There are only a select few items that are designed to be flushed down your toilet or poured down your kitchen sink. Disposing of other things in this way can cause a backup. Make sure you are not flushing napkins, paper towels, or other products that do not disintegrate quickly. You should also refrain from pouring grease or food down the drain.

2. Remove Plant Roots
Plants can be drawn to the moisture in your pipes and begin growing their roots there. This can make it difficult for the water to drain, resulting in flooding in your yard or in your home. Check for overgrown roots and remove these when necessary.

3. Unclog Your Drains
If there is nothing on the outside affecting your pipes, then you might simply have a clog. If you cannot identify the source of your backup, this is likely the case. Use chemical cleaners or a plumbing snake to remove anything that may be blocking the pipes.

4. Maintain Pipes Regularly
Storm damage, plants, and aging can result in your pipes not performing as well as they should. If your pipes are broken or blocked, water will not be able to move through them efficiently. In some cases, repairs can be done, but your pipes may need to be replaced depending on their type and age as well as the severity of the damage.
If clogged or broken pipes result in water overflowing into your bathroom or kitchen, you may need to have sewer cleaning done by a professional. A cleanup and restoration company can remove water and can make repairs to return your home to its previous condition.

Mold in your crawlspace in Lufkin, TX

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Many people don't often think about the spaces under their homes in Lufkin, TX. However, just because you may not think about the spaces under your home doesn't mean problems may not occur there. As a homeowner, it can be wise to know what common issues, such as mold growth, could be affecting your home's crawlspace.

1. The Areas Under Homes Are Frequently the First to Acquire Water or Mold Damage

When flooding occurs, areas closest to the ground are most likely to sustain damage first. As a result, mold growth is likely to appear in areas under your home. However, other issues can also encourage mold growth under your home. Rain spouts that aren't diverted in a direction away from your home can cause water to build up under your house, and pipe leaks are another common cause of damage.

2. The Damage May Go Unnoticed

Many homeowners avoid going under their homes when possible, and since your crawlspace is not easily visible, the area may sustain damage without you noticing. Though you are likely to notice if a flood has affected the structure of your house, a slow pipe leak can result in equal amounts of damage. Keeping track of your water bills and looking out for unexplained increases in cost can help you to notice a leak before it's too late.

3. Media Blasting Can Be Beneficial

If the underside of your home has been affected by mold, restoration and sanitation can be difficult. However, mold remediation experts often use a method known as media blasting when removing mold from small spaces underneath houses. As the name suggests, media blasting entails blasting baking soda onto moldy surfaces. Then, specialized vacuums help to contain any remaining mold spores.

It's often useful to know about issues that could affect your home's crawlspace, as well as solutions that can fix common problems. Knowing that areas under your home are prone to damage, that problems can often go unnoticed and the benefits of media blasting can help you better prepare for any potential issues under your home.

What to Expect when you call SERVPRO

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

e Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call SERVPRO of Lufkin Today

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Lufkin has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information including your phone number and email address
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • Is there standing water (if applicable)?
  • What year was the home or business built?

About SERVPRO of Lufkin

SERVPRO of Lufkin specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Call us 24/7, 365 at 936-554-0404.

An Unclean Air Duct

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

A dirty, unclean air duct filled with mold, dirt, and other harmful things. Air Ducts can be the last thing you think about to clean.

It’s East Texas and the calendar is inching us closer and closer to the Summer months. After a cool Winter, many will be turning their air conditioners on more and more as the temperature rises. But, indoor air can get polluted with dust, allergens, and other small particles. If you are concerned about your indoor air quality, you might benefit from having your air ducts cleaned. Having your air ducts professionally cleaned may make a difference in the overall quality of your indoor air. And, cleaning your air ducts may also help your HVAC system function more efficiently.

When it comes to air duct cleaning, homeowners often have many questions. Here are a few of the most common:

Does a professional air duct cleaning really make a difference?
A professional air duct cleaning can benefit you in more than one way. First, the cleaning will remove dust, debris and other pollutants from your air duct system. This can be beneficial to anyone living in the home who suffers from allergies, has breathing problems, or is sensitive to pollutants. Second, clean air ducts can result in a more efficient HVAC system. When your home’s ventilation system is clean, it can function more efficiently – which may ultimately save you money on your monthly energy bill.

How often should I have my air ducts cleaned?
Unless you are in the midst of a home renovation project or you live in an area with extremely high pollution, you should not need to clean your air ducts more than once a year. In fact, after your air ducts are professionally cleaned, you may not need another thorough cleaning for several years. For advice on how often you should have your air ducts cleaned, make sure to ask your air conditioner repair company. If the air conditioner company does not offer air duct cleaning services, they should be able to provide you with the name of a reputable company to call.

Can I clean the air ducts in my home myself?
Many homeowners wonder if they can clean their home’s air ducts with their own vacuum cleaner. In reality, it is practically impossible to clean an air duct system with a regular vacuum. Air duct cleaning companies use special equipment that is designed to specifically clean air ducts. As a homeowner, one of the best things you can do to prevent pollutants from infiltrating your air ducts is regularly change your HVAC system’s air filters.

Is a professional air duct cleaning expensive?
The cost of air duct cleaning services varies. Factors that are taken into consideration when an air duct cleaning company provides you with a quote include the number of air ducts in your home, the age of your home, the length of time since the air ducts were last cleaned, the current condition of the air ducts, and more. 

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (936) 559-0404.

We Stand by Our Promises!

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County, we find that it is massively important that our neighbors, both close and far away, know that they can always count on us. That’s why we travel any time a disaster strikes. It is just a part of the way we do things at SERVPRO. We make sure that the areas that are hit hardest by any large storm will have the resources to respond and help those in need. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,800 Franchises. Our team travels across the country to different storm sites and lends their aide to any home owners and commercial businesses.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

When a disaster strikes, there will be much uncertainty in the direct aftermath. But, where there won’t be uncertainty is in the fact that SERVPRO will be there!


3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County at (936) 559-0404

The 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

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!

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

A man holds a freshly restored letterman jacket. 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

How To Safely Remove Odors, Kill Germs And Clean The Air In Nacogdoches, Texas

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO fan drying flooring 5,000 cfm max fan output, 40,000 cubic feet maxi treatment area, 8,000 hour optimum performance bulb life & Permanent washable electrostatic filter

The Hydroxyl Generator is one of the most scientifically-advanced pieces of equipment we use to combat malodors and leave a property deodorized following biohazard, fire or water damage events.

The main benefit of using a true hydroxyl generator is that they are safe to use in occupied areas for deodorization purposes. For insurance companies and commercial businesses alike, they love this machine because it means less out of pocket expenses and henceforth, less business disruption!

These generators have been successfully tested on fires and other restoration and bio jobs, including protein fires, floods, dead body situations, skunk odors, pet urine odors, musty odors and many types of odors. However, it’s important to note that hydroxyl generators are not intended for use on mold remediation jobs where there is a large infestation on surfaces or behind walls. The established protocols should always be followed in these instances. But generators with good filtration are excellent for airborne microbial remediation where bacteria or fungi have become aerosolized.

Here’s a rundown of some additional facts in order to give you the inside scoop, should you ever need to reach out to us for smoke/soot deodorization needs:

How it Works:

  • UVA rays are emitted from the titanium dioxide photocatalytic lamps (wow, that was a mouthful) where they then pass through a permanent anatase coated super reactor screen, forming electron hole pairs that react with water and oxygen in the air to form free electrons and hydroxyl radicals that then decompose and eliminate organic and inorganic gases and air pollutants. Wow, trying saying all that in one breath!


  • Use on fire and flood damage restoration jobs
  • Use to destroy odors from cigarette smoke, dead body, urine, garbage, airborne VOCs and more

As always, if you want to learn more about any of our SERVPRO of Lufkin/S.Nacogdoches County pieces of restoration hardware, feel free to reach out. We have helpful staff willing to explain further any of our services – (936) 559-0404.

Help From Severe Weather In Lufkin, Texas

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

Weather radar of a storm moving through the country If you have storm damage and need us, we are available! 365/24/7 936-637-0404 anytime!

Lufkin and Deep East Texas is no stranger to Hurricane force winds and damage from severe weather. We are here to help 24/7/365 936-637-0404

Disaster Tips

1- Photograph and Document Damage:     Document the damage thoroughly with photos, as it will make the insurance claims process much easier. In addition to photos, keep a running list of all damaged items.

2-Conduct Emergency Repairs:                    Do only what's necessary to prevent further damage after a storm, such as covering broken windows with plastic or roofs with tarps to keep rain out. Don’t make or commission permanent repairs until an insurance adjuster reviews the damage. While it may be tempting to start cleaning up and throwing out damaged items after the storm, your insurance adjuster needs to see what happened firsthand to make you the best offer to settle your claim.

 3- Secure Home Inventory:  All home insurance policyholders should compile a home inventory of their possessions before a storm strikes, and keep it in a safe place. A home inventory is a list that documents the contents of your home. It should include photos, detailed descriptions, and purchase receipts when possible. Having a home inventory will make the claims process much easier. If you don’t currently keep a home inventory, start one as soon as possible. 

4- File a Claim ASAP: Insurance companies sometimes work on a first-come, first-served basis; so it's in your best interest to file an insurance claim as soon as possible. When you contact your provider, let them know the extent of the damages and that you have an inventory of your possessions. An insurance adjuster will come to your property, assess the damage, and determine the size of your payout. 

5- Secure Safe Lodging:  If you home is uninhabitable, you’ll need to find your family a safe place to stay while your home is being repaired. The loss of use coverage in a standard homeowner insurance policy typically helps pay for your family's lodging as long as the damage is part of a covered claim. Check your policy or ask your agent to make sure you have this coverage and to determine its monetary value and time limits. 

Suffering damage or loss from storms can be devastating, and recovery takes time. If you are prepared and plan in advance, repairing the damage will go much smoother.

Remember to be patient during the claims process. With the proper preparation, things will be back to normal soon.

Potenial Mold Dangers In Lufkin, Texas

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold covering a large section of a ceiling Don't let mold in your home take root.

For most Lufkin homeowners, mold is not even on the list of dangers to their residences. Fire and especially flooding are what occupies most people’s concerns over their home and checkbook. What many forget is that mold can grow unnoticed for years to become just as expansive and expensive a threat.

So why use SERVPRO for cleaning and removing mold from your Lufkin home? Our restoration teams train to the latest industry standards for cleaning and remediation. Our office maintains an extensive inventory of cleaners and equipment for a rapid response. If we do need additional, specialized tools, our access to a national support network ensures we can get everything we need in usually only a day.

The first step our technicians take is to isolate the mold infested areas from the rest of your home. They turn off the HVAC system and, if the ducts are clear of mold, cover the vents with plastic to prevent contaminating them while cleaning. As they do this, other team members seal off the affected area with heavy, plastic sheets and set up a combination of air movers and fans to create negative air pressure and direct loose spores out of your home.

Now, our restoration team removes mold from surfaces in the affected area. The type of surface determines what tools we use. If a surface is metal, glass or plastic, it is non-porous, which means the mold rarely penetrates the surface. Our technicians can wipe these surfaces free of the mold using cloths or sponges. For thicker layers, they may need to use water or a mild cleaning agent to break them up for removal.

For items like carpets, wood, or building materials like drywall, mold often grows or settles into the surface. These are porous surfaces and are harder to clean. SERVPRO technicians must use stronger cleaning agents and a brush to agitate the mold to draw it out. In many cases, especially with drywall, we recommend disposal since it is cheaper to replace the items than expend the labor hours to restore them.

Afterward, we wait for any spores disturbed by our efforts to settle on surfaces. Our teams use vacuums with special, HEPA filters designed to draw out even a single mold spore from a table or chair. They finish by wiping down the surfaces and then repeat these last actions until the air mold content tests at a safe level.

At SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County, our goal is to get you back into your home quickly and safely. If you think there is mold in your home, call us at 936-559-0404 to schedule a visit.

Professional Water Damage Restoration Services for Lufkin Residents

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can leave behind unpleasant odors, SERVPRO has the professional equipment to rid your home of these unwanted smells.

As a property owner in Lufkin, you can struggle to combat the resulting smells after a water damage disaster. You may lack the skills to identify all the sources of the odors. To professionally solve the stress, it is advisable to work with trained restorers who use specialized tools to deal with the problems.

Usually, the wet materials that are left behind after a water damage incident bring about unpleasant odors. That means returning the moisture to normal levels does away with most of the smells. Though that is the case, not all smells completely disappear. That is why service providers like SERVPRO that operate in Lufkin use multiple approaches to mitigate the odors with less chance of returning.

Sometimes a customer can complain of imaginary and real smells; this is when experts from a company like SERVPRO decide to use masking agents. We work by releasing a pleasing scent that covers the bad odors. Absorption and filtration agents can be used to serve the same purpose with the main difference being the manner in which they work. When we use them, absorption of some oils, humidity, and moisture takes place. The restoration process can also make use of pairing agents, disinfectants, sanitizers, as well as electrically generated deodorizers.

Imagined and real odors are the main types of smells that SERVPRO work towards eliminating. Actual substances cause real odors while on the other hand, thoughts of people trigger the psychological or imaginary smells. Irrespective of the situation at hand, our trained professionals are equipped with the right tools and skills to do the needed deodorization.

Drying and water removal are critical when mitigating water damage disasters. Reporting the incidents to our certified professionals at SERVPRO should be done as soon as possible so that the correct restoration procedures can start.

At SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County, we respond to all storm, water, mold and fire damage disasters with urgency. Call us at (936) 559-0404 to learn more about the professional options at your disposal.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Helping our neighbors, always!

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.

What to do while Waiting for SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County to Arrive

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

  • Ventilate wet areas. Turn on air conditioning for accelerated drying in summer; in winter alternate cycles of opened windows and heating.
  • Remove standing water from flat surfaces by sponging and blotting.
  • Take up saturated rugs and carpets when hardwood floors are at risk.
  • Stay out of rooms were ceilings are sagging from retained water.
  • Transport computers to a dry environment, remove cases and blow dry with low pressure air.
  • Remove lamps, telephones and decorative items from wet furniture tops.
  • Open drawers and cabinet doors for interior drying, but do not force open stuck drawers or doors.
  • Freeze valuable books and documents to retard mildew growth until drying can be performed.
  • Place aluminum foil squares, china saucers or wood blocks under furniture legs to avoid carpet staining.
  • CALL SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County Immediately 

Bring that old Letterman jacket back to life!

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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.

What to Expect From the Water Damage Cleanup Process

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Repairing water damage to parquet hardwood flooring Lufkin, Texas.

What to Expect From the Water Damage Cleanup Process.

If you’ve recently experienced a flood or pipe burst and have water damage in your home, you’re probably wondering “what happens now?” The first, and most important, step when dealing with water or flood damage is to stop any active leaks in the home. This can be done by shutting off the home’s main water supply. If you don’t know how to shut off your home’s water supply, call a professional plumber or your local water supply company for assistance. Once any active leaks have been addressed and all water has been turned off, it’s imperative you call a professional to start the water damage cleanup process as quickly as possible to minimize damage.

How a Home is Restored After Water Damage

All water damage restoration jobs are unique and the amount of work required for each depends on a variety of factors such as the amount of area in the home that’s been damaged and how long the water has been present. Once a SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County professional arrives onsite and has a chance to inspect the home, they’ll be able to put together a detailed project timeline specific to your job. 

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (936) 559-0404