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Partner With a Restoration Team That Is Right Down the Road | SERVPRO® of Westfield

10/20/2022 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO crew unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van No job is too big or small. Call SERVPRO of Westfield today to schedule your estimate.

There are many advantages to selecting SERVPRO for your restoration needs. We provide a wide spectrum of restoration services, like cleanup and repair after a water emergency, a fire or storm damage.

If you detect mold growing in your home or business, our team can inspect your property and create a remediation plan to prevent further growth and safeguard the structure. And if you require specialist services, such as the disposal of biohazards or the removal of graffiti, our crew can take care of the mess.

But one benefit that comes with partnering with a team like SERVPRO—we’re local!

Why is that essential, and how does it separate us from other repair companies? Here’s why a nearby crew is so helpful.

3 Reasons Being Locally Owned Is a Difference-Maker

When selecting a restoration partner, you need to search for a variety of traits, such as reliability and a consistent track record. But the team you choose should also be local. Here’s why it’s vital:

1. We Can Respond Fast

When calamity hits, you must act quickly! Postponing repairs will only result in further damage and lead to a long and pricey recovery process.

This will never be an issue when you work with our team at SERVPRO of Westfield. Our 24-hour services allow us to respond instantly to any size emergencies. And since we are your neighbors, we can be there fast!

2. We’re Prepared for Local Weather Conditions

We are locally owned and operated, so we follow the same weather reports you do. When dangerous weather is on its way, we get our materials and equipment ready to respond instantly after the storm.

Since we commonly respond to weather threats such as hurricanes, floods and thunderstorms, our team has plenty of knowledge when it comes to restoring the damage these hazards create.

3. We Know Westfield Front and Back

Many restoration providers will come in from entirely different cities or states and are oblivious to all the unique parts of our community. They might not even know how to get around town!

You won’t need to worry about this with our crew. We experience all the special attributes our city, region and state have to offer. Our region is full of interesting landmarks that will keep you entertained and educate you.

Westfield is home to a warm community and an array of unique opportunities. If you are an outdoorsy person, you might find yourself enjoying our beautiful botanical garden. If you are wanting something a bit more peculiar, our National Museum of Funeral History is a must-see.

Besides being knowledgeable about our lively town, we also understand local government rules and how to work with them. This allows us to get to work instantly to begin your home or business restoration journey!

An Extra Benefit

When calamity makes its way into our community, you can be confident that we can take care of the aftermath. While we are usually able to take care of all restoration demands through local experts and available materials, some disasters might result in massive damage throughout our region.

This is where the SERVPRO advantage comes into play: We are both locally owned and operated and supported by a nationally recognized brand with years of expertise. When a storm strikes and results in destruction throughout our area, we can reach out to nearby SERVPRO locations for a helping hand.

When disaster strikes your home or your business, we’re the team you can trust—located right here, close to home. Get in touch today to get started!

Understand the Different Kinds of Weather Alerts | SERVPRO® of Westfield

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

a red and white severe weather alert sign If you suspect any damage to your home from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of Westfield.

There are many different types of weather warnings, around 42 kinds to be exact. Each one is organized into one of seven distinct categories. It’s best to be informed about these alerts before severe weather strikes!

Understanding these weather warnings can help you prepare for any weather emergency that may affect our community. You’ll also know how to prepare your home to withstand any disaster.

Understanding all types of weather is important, but understanding what weather might strike Westfield is even more critical for staying safe.

How Alerts Are Issued

So, how are these weather alerts issued in the first place? How is the intensity, position and duration of a storm monitored if weather forecasts are just forecasts? The issuance of these warnings is influenced by a number of variables.

The National Weather Service is responsible for forecasting weather conditions and issuing any warnings when necessary. To ensure these warnings are location-specific, there are six regional offices and hundreds of sub-offices located around the country that send out these alerts. You’ll find your warnings in Westfield coming from the Southern Region headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.

Satellite radar, weather balloons, seismic activity meters and even ocean buoys are a few of the tools used by NWS meteorologists and other employees to develop forecasts. While the type of data used varies depending on the intensity of the weather condition, the primary objective is to create a prediction that is as accurate as possible.

The Most Important Alerts to Understand

Understanding the distinction between a “watch” and a “warning” is critical when understanding these weather warnings. This is terminology that is used in most weather alerts, including thunderstorms, hurricanes and strong winds.

watch indicates conditions are being monitored and could become severe, so you should take necessary action to keep safe. A warning is given in a smaller community, like a county or city, whereas a watch is issued in a larger area.

A warning means that a severe storm is approaching your area and you should take shelter immediately.

Understanding the many types of weather your community encounters regularly can help you know what to do when these weather alerts are issued during severe weather. Because Texas is a coastal state, residents in the Westfield region are vulnerable to hurricanes. You’ll receive hurricane advisories as soon as conditions develop within our community.

Protecting Your Home During a Storm

The best approach to protecting yourself and your property from weather threats is to become familiar with the many kinds of weather alerts, but there are a few other actions you can take to prepare your home for severe weather.

Cleaning your gutters and fastening any outdoor furniture is a simple way to safeguard your home for severe weather conditions such as flooding or strong winds. Prepare a shelter for your family with essential items and have an evacuation plan ready in case of an emergency.

Give SERVPRO a call if your home has been damaged by severe weather, such as hurricane-force winds or a flood. We can devise and carry out an effective restoration plan to restore as much of your home as possible.

Understanding what kinds of weather threats might impact our hometown is the best way to prepare for severe weather. Learn the many warnings that may be issued during severe weather so that you and your home are prepared for any crisis.

Experienced storm damage to your home or property? Contact us today for a quick response!

Keeping Any Backyard Fire Contained With These Safeguards | SERVPRO® of Westfield

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

a close up view of a bright campfire burning at night If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of Westfield.

There’s no better way to spend the summer evening than relaxing by the fire with your family in your own backyard. S’mores, scary stories and hot dogs are just a few ways you can enjoy this special night.

We use these backyard fires and campgrounds for many reasons, such as our own entertainment, preparing a meal, keeping bugs away or as a way to clear our yard of debris, but even the most contained fires still have their own set of hazards. The National Park Service states that nearly 85% of wildfires are ignited by humans.

Texas is the second most common state in the United States for wildfires to burn. In 2021, there were around 5,600 wildfires. Many of these fires are started by careless debris burning, but dry conditions allow these flames to get even more out of control.

Of course, you’re still able to burn your debris, toast your marshmallows, light your tiki torches and barbecue your burgers, if local laws allow it. Having safeguards in place every time you burn can allow you to minimize the accidental spread of flames and enjoy your backyard fires.

Recreational Fire Hazards

Any open flame can be hazardous, but campfires, fire pits, grills and fireworks are some of the most prevalent ways outdoor fires are ignited. Grills are responsible for an average of 8,800 home fires annually, usually caused by improper usage due. Before starting up your grill, check the gas lines and propane tanks that fuel it, and always be sure to supervise your grill before and after use

When constructing a campfire, place it in a safe area away from any buildings or vehicles, and only use a match or lighter to light your fire. Once your campfire is started, make sure you only use wood to keep the flames going, and always watch the embers even after you’re done with your fire.

Fire pits are an easy way to create a camp-like feel in your own backyard, but this equipment should be used with the same precautions as you would a normal campfire. If you’re able to move your fire pit, keep it off of a wooden deck and away from areas with an overhang.

While it may seem like a convenient way to get rid of construction or household debris, you should only burn approved firewood.

And if plan on lighting fireworks to celebrate, make sure to set them off in an open area and give them room to land away from vehicles, buildings or other debris. Westfield’s firework laws allow you to buy and possess fireworks, but you should refrain from using them in certain areas, like near hospitals, churches and schools.

Other Outdoor Fire Hazards

Fire and flammable materials still have a purpose even with their hazards. During the fall, if your yard collects a number of leaves and you don’t have a convenient way to dispose of them, burning your yard debris may be the easiest way to keep a tidy yard.

Before you begin burning, make sure your local authorities allow you to burn debris in the first place. Understand your area’s burn bans, and apply for a permit if necessary. In Westfield, conditions are particularly dry at the moment and officials have issued a burn ban until further notice. So, hold off on burning until local regulations say it’s safe to do so.

Clearing your yard of dead leaves and yard trimmings is actually a beneficial way to safeguard your home from wildfires, as well as strategic landscaping to slow the spread of flames before they reach your home. Knowing what is safe to burn and understanding the basic fire safety principles can help you keep any outdoor fire contained.

We all utilize our sheds and garages to store materials like gasoline, but irresponsible storage can have a devastating impact. Be sure to only store your gas in approved containers, and keep these containers in an area where kids can’t reach them.

Gas should only be used for its intended purpose as well, so even if you’re having trouble lighting that backyard fire, don’t turn to your gasoline can for any help.

Before lighting any fire outside, check our local weather forecast and regulations. If conditions are very dry or if winds are strong, save your marshmallows for a better day and reschedule your campfire.

And if a backyard fire inflicts damage on your home, contact our experts at SERVPRO. Our team has experience in dealing with the damage left over from smoke and flames, and we make it our goal to restore your home to its pre-fire condition as fast as we can.

Burn safely outdoors. And save some chocolate for us! If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Our SERVPRO Team Has the Answer to Any Damage You’re Facing | SERVPRO® of Westfield

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

a group of employees with restoration tools walking away from SERVPRO van. No matter what type of disaster you face, SERVPRO of Westfield is only a phone call away.

As an independently managed SERVPRO, we are familiar with the challenging situations that business owners endure regularly. As you attempt to manage a thriving company, you should consider a multitude of variables, and the worst thing that might happen is a catastrophe that halts your business productivity.

While you cannot anticipate and almost definitely cannot avert a natural disaster, you can be ready for one.

And where disasters affect businesses, they will also affect homes. Trying to recover after a disaster, regardless of the degree of the damage, can be stressful.

Establish an emergency plan to help prepare your household for dealing with a disaster. Knowing the most frequent disasters in your neighborhood is the first step toward building an emergency plan.

The American Red Cross has built a beneficial tool that uses information from resources all across the nation to assist you in preparing for any size disaster. There are plenty of Red Cross locations near Westfield that can help you prepare and train for whatever may come.

Whether you manage a business or own a house or both, you will eventually be affected by a disaster at some point. In any instance, you must begin restoration as soon as possible to avoid significant consequences. Here are some of the reasons why our team is the one to choose for any of your repair needs:

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We know that no two scenarios are the same. While disaster repair incidents are pretty prevalent throughout the United States, each case is unique.

For example, over 14 million houses are at risk of flooding every year, yet the harm inflicted to each property differs.

This is why our professional team is trained to take on the damage of any magnitude so that you can feel safe knowing your home or business will be efficiently restored. We will inspect your unique situation and execute an effective restoration plan.

We are here for you seven days a week. You shouldn’t wait too long when it comes to damage restoration—it’s crucial to act quickly. This is important to not only repair your home or business back to its pre-disaster state but also to keep the damage from worsening

When water infiltrates the home, it can lead to significant damage to any important belongings inside. And if the water is left unresolved for a long time, mold and mildew can find a place in your home and begin weakening your home’s walls and floors. This is why we operate 247!

We provide more than just damage repair. In addition to repairing the destruction a disaster has brought to your home, we handle every step of the process.

We can help you collect your belongings to prevent additional damages, and we can make the insurance process stress-free by speaking with your agent to get the most out of your claims. We strive to provide you with any help we can during this tough time to make the recovery process a breeze!

No matter the severity of the disaster, your local SERVPRO professionals are ready to jump to action with our experience and knowledge of damage repairs. Our restoration experts use advanced technologies and practices that can restore your property to its preloss state before you know it.

When you suffer damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get restoration started faster.

3 Ways Storms Can Damage Your Home | SERVPRO® of Westfield

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

a large lightning strike off in the distance of a dark sky When you suffer storm-related damage to your home or business, make SERVPRO of Westfield your first call.

Hazardous storms frequently cause major concerns for homeowners. While most current homes are constructed to take on these severe threats, most every home or property will experience some type of damage when severe weather rolls through town.

Depending on the time of year and the type of storm, strong winds and wind-related calamities can create lightning, flash floods, cold rain and snowstorms, which all present a serious risk to your property and the structure of your home.

Based on the kinds of storms and events taking place, various sorts of damage could affect your home. The surrounding terrain of your property, the region’s geography and the quality of your home’s base or construction materials are just a few of the many variables that affect how much damage could occur. (We’ll admit, there is also a component of chance.)

While being aware of the various weather dangers that could arise is beneficial, understanding the potential effects on our particular area is far more crucial. Your Westfield home is vulnerable to weather such as severe thunderstorms, floods and hurricanes.

Living in a storm-damaged home is never recommended unless safety experts give their approval. Various kinds of damage will be apparent straight away, but other kinds may not be visible to the naked eye.

To help you better plan for them, let’s explore the three primary forms of storm damage:

Wind

When violent wind gusts that blow at absurdly high speeds strike buildings, wind damage can occur. The most frequent cause of strong winds is tornadoes and hurricanes, although even thunderstorms can generate gusts of up to 100 mph.

Debris scattered throughout your yard may be lifted by strong winds and tossed into your home or cars. You must remain indoors during storms and stay away from any windows and exterior walls in case glass breaks or the walls are pierced by flying debris.

You can also take precautions ahead of the storm to reduce the amount of wind-related damage. Reduce the amount of material a storm has to work with by keeping your property free of any limbs, big rocks, loose furniture and dead trees.

Water

Water damage is a very frequent occurrence both during and following a storm. Even a small storm can produce rain showers that cause water to collect around your home and then seep inside through the seals on your doors and windows.

If there is enough water present, it may potentially seep into your foundation and severely damage its structural integrity.

Consider using creative landscaping methods that send water away from your home instead of amassing next to it to reduce the amount of damage that water may do to your property. Alternately, you may put in a rain garden, which is a smart way to brighten your yard and keep all that rainwater from becoming a major issue.

For your gutters to function as intended and keep the weight of water off your roof, you should regularly clean them out. Water can gather in clogged gutters and make its way into your house from the top, seeping down to the bottom.

Impact

Another typical form of storm damage that can have disastrous effects on your home is “impact damage.” Strong winds can cause trees to fall or debris to be blown into your property, causing significant harm. In essence, this type of damage encompasses anything that hits (or impacts) your home or other items on your property.

Trimming branches near your property and making sure any dead trees are cleared are the best ways to prevent this kind of catastrophe from happening.

Weather-related catastrophes cost more than $145 billion in destruction in the United States alone in 2021. By preventing these common disasters before they start, these techniques can help you safeguard your home and save you a ton of time and money.

Give SERVPRO of Westfield a call if your home is impacted by the hazards of a severe storm. Our restoration specialists are prepared to handle any size damage with cutting-edge technology and years of expertise.

When you suffer storm-related damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get your storm damage restoration started faster.

Combat Storms With These Steps | SERVPRO® of Westfield

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

"a dark cloudy sky with lighting strikes off in the distance"   If you discover storm damage to your home or business, reach out to SERVPRO of Westfield right away.

Severe weather is a scary issue to confront as a homeowner. In the United States, there are approximately 100,000 thunderstorms each year. This means it’s likely you will encounter severe storms a few times in your time as a homeowner. In Westfield, they are likely to occur 60 days out of the year!

Westfield can expect the most severe storms to occurring between May and October, so they’re straight-ahead. These strong storms are accompanied by flooding, hail storms, heavy rain and occasional tornadoes. This type of extreme weather is known for wreaking havoc on homes and the people caught in its path.

The unfortunate truth is there’s nothing we can do to prevent severe weather, but we can take steps to prepare for the impact. That might include putting together an emergency kit, a communications strategy and a plan for the aftermath.

No doubt, preparing for these things will at least give you a better shot at reducing their impact on you and your home.

Your Severe Weather Communication Strategy

When the weather turns bad, keeping in touch with your family and being able to receive communications from authorities is crucial. You should have multiple ways to receive alerts from officials, including a cell phone and an NOAA weather radio.

In addition, you should recognize the difference between warnings and watches so you know when to seek shelter as quickly as possible.

You also need to work on a communication strategy for your household. Include important items like where to go when the weather turns bad (perhaps a basement or bathroom). Moreover, plan for communication in case one or more household members are away from home during a storm so each person knows when and how to check in.

Your Severe Weather Emergency Kit

Take the time to put together an emergency kit that holds all your essentials. Include food, water and first-aid supplies, preparing for at least three days of sheltering in place.

That way you will not have to worry about having enough necessities to last until authorities rescue you. Keep the kit stored in your at-home storm shelter area.

Your Severe Weather Aftermath Checklist

Here are the steps you want to take after the storm: Evaluate your storm safety plan and figure out which areas could be improved for the next time severe weather happens. Ask for everyone in the household’s input on each element.

Next, once it is safe to do so, go around your property and look for any damage. You may notice water damage in vulnerable areas like your roof or window and door seals.

If there is damage, don’t fret! SERVPRO of Westfield is available 247 to meet all your restoration needs. We provide a quick response to save as much of your home as possible.

If you discover storm damage to your home or business, you can count on SERVPRO to handle the restoration. We’re here 247 to spring into action—get in touch with us today.

A Clean Home Is an Effective Way to Prevent Fires | SERVPRO® of Westfield

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

"interior view of a room with items completely destroyed by fire  "   If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO of Westfield is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration need.

House fires are without a doubt one of the most common and disastrous catastrophes in the country. Around seven fire-related fatalities occur each day in the United States, thus taking safeguards is vital. Since the beginning of the year, the American Red Cross has responded to more than 20,000 residential fires.

The first step in preventing fire threats is to take action to protect your Westfield home. Paying attention in the kitchen and checking your smoke alarms are two of the more obvious fire prevention measures, but you may not realize that tidying your house can also help to limit the spread of flames:

Create a Defensible Space in Your Yard

Westfield residents are at high risk of wildfires. Creating a fire-prevention layout on your lawn and cleaning up around the yard are two steps you may take to prevent outside fires from reaching your home.

Due to the prevalence of wildfires in California, the state has developed defensible space zones, requiring a yard arrangement that works as a protective barrier against fires.

Practice this in your Westfield yard by planting trees and plants away from your house and removing any branches that may be hanging over it. Utilize fire-resistant landscaping, such as hardwood and maple trees or yucca plants, to help keep a wildfire from spreading.

Clear the Clutter

Everyone’s house gets messy now and then, but allowing the mess to compromise your safety is potentially deadly. Too much clutter in your home creates a safety risk to you and everyone else in the house in the event of a fire.

A cluttered home with excess storage might hinder a speedy escape in the event of a house fire. Piles of clothes or towels also act as fuel to a flame; in the event of a fire, these materials will only help it spread.

Take care to clear out piles of anything flammable, including clothes, paper and books. This is especially important around appliances, outlets and heating devices.

Keep It Clean & Keep It Safe

A clean home can be difficult to achieve, but keep in mind that your efforts to clean your space can result in a safer living environment. Making it a habit to toss things away and dust around the house are simple actions that will make a significant difference if an unexpected fire occurs.

Dryers cause thousands of fires each year, with a dirty lint screen being the most common cause. Lint is flammable, resulting in a deadly combination of heat from your dryer. Dryer lint should be cleared from your dryer screen after each load of laundry.

Remember, a clean home is a happy home! A clutter-free environment will not only provide you with peace of mind, but it will also significantly minimize your risk of accidental fires occurring.

If you have experienced fire damage or want to learn more about our fire damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Workplace Damage? | SERVPRO® of Westfield

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

a large commercial building with extensive damage to roof and siding SERVPRO of Westfield is your local commercial disaster team. Contact us to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services.

When it comes to managing a commercial operation, business owners bear a great deal of responsibility. They are always busy, whether tending to customers or managing personnel.

And there are other items on their plates, too—workplace emergencies are something that all business owners will face at some point while running their company.

Businesses are the backbone of our country, and when one is impacted by an emergency such as a natural disaster, it affects everyone. Unfortunately, events like this have the ability to permanently shut down companies.

Every year, natural disasters wreak devastation in parts of the United States. According to the NCEI, the country has suffered an annual average of $153 billion in damages As natural disasters become more common, this number will only rise.

Tornadoes, floods, severe storms and even hurricanes are all potential weather hazards in Westfield. Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Westfield in 2017. Many businesses were forced to close as a result of the hurricane’s destruction.

We’ve included some information about the most typical causes of a workplace damage below.

Water Damage

Water damage can appear in a number of places within your business. Whether caused by the weather or a plumbing leak, these types of damages can be quite costly to your company.

Flash floods can occur as a result of severe weather or when dams break. Flood water can suddenly flood your property, causing harm to anything it comes into contact with. Determine if your business is in a flood zone and monitor weather conditions in flood-prone locations.

Leaks in your building due to something like an appliance failure may appear insignificant at first, but they can soon escalate into a major issue. Check for leaks near any equipment that uses water and maintain your plumbing to ensure no leaks occur. Checking for leaks before they become a problem can save your property from mold and structural damage.

Storm Damage

Storms can be devastating to businesses, leaving owners with damage that must be repaired. Some storms are so severe that businesses are never able to reopen. Strong winds can inflict irrevocable damage to your property during severe storms.

Wind gusts of 10 to 15 mph are common during storms, but severe storms can produce dangerous wind speeds of up to 100 mph. The strong gusts produce a 100-mile destruction path that can uproot trees and pull buildings’ roofs off.

Before a storm, inspect your building for any hazards that could be picked up by strong winds and hit your property during a storm. Check for any cracks or breaches in your building and get them sealed to keep the outside weather out.

Know Who to Call

Commercial damage can be detrimental to both business owners and the surrounding community. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure that your commercial property is prepared to withstand any crisis.

Our team at SERVPRO can promptly respond to any storm or water damage emergency. We can come up with a plan and get your facility restored in no time, no matter how severe the damage is!

If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.

Our Restoration Experts Are Ready to Help | SERVPRO® of Westfield

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

"two SERVPRO employees unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van"   SERVPRO of Westfield is your local restoration expert. We are the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration.

After any emergency at your Westfield home, the safety of your family is most important. Once we arrive, we’ll help you assess the situation further and take action to prevent additional damage to your property.

Here are just a few of the types of damage our experts can address:

Water Damage

Any amount of flooding, big or small, can bring about serious damage. Did you know floods cause more than $10 billion in damages nationwide every year?

Flooding is a serious issue in the Westfield area due to the Greens Bayou. Harris County Flood Control District recently completed construction on Phase 1 of the Aldine Westfield Stormwater Detention Basin to address the problem.

SERVPRO of Westfield technicians use a specialized process to handle water damage quickly and thoroughly.

Our process includes using best-in-class tools to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water. Then we will move on to creating a water damage restoration plan to make sure your home is clean, dry and restored to pre-flooded condition.

Fire Damage

Homeowners have many fears when it comes to handling their property. With the complexity and unpredictability that characterizes the modern world, a new disaster is always around the corner. One of those disasters is fire.

Fires occur every 23 seconds, so unfortunately, it is possible you will deal with a fire in your tenure s a homeowner.

If your home or business does encounter a fire, we’ll get down to business as soon as possible with our seven-step restoration process, starting with an inspection and damage assessment and progressing through all the in-between steps before starting repairs and construction.

Storm Damage

When a violent storm hits our area, it can cause serious damage to your home or business. If you experience any damage, call SERVPRO of Westfield to start the restoration process.

Some of the services we offer include dry-cleaning, wet cleaning, foam cleansing and abrasive cleaning. If your home requires a more extensive clean, we also offer move-out services so we can bring your home back to preloss condition as soon as possible.

What Sets SERVPRO Apart?

SERVPRO of Westfield is dedicated to always standing above the competition and constantly doing due diligence to maintain the highest standards of restoration.

We are proud to offer our customers a variety of services. You know that when SERVPRO shows up at your home or business, we can handle the job. We’ll get your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

Regardless of the type of damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when you need a dependable team to help you rebuild your life.

We Can Tackle Your Home’s Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Westfield

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

"a bathroom sink showing signs of a water leak" No matter the damage sustained, SERVPRO of Westfield has the tools and team to help your home return to a normal state quickly.

You already know that SERVPRO is the most trusted name in restoration, but we want to help you become the first line of defense for your home. One type of damage you’re likely to encounter as a homeowner is flooding or water damage.

This could start out with something as simple as a leaky faucet that turns into something much worse. The average household leak can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water in a year.

Water damage progresses rapidly, seeping into floors, walls and soft surfaces. It’s crucial to address the issue right away to produce the best results.

We have simplified the water damage timeline down to these key points you need to know:

In the First 24 Hours

Your Westfield home could have up to a one in four chance of a flood damaging it within a 30-year period in a high-risk area.

The first 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage are crucial. Certain items will immediately fall victim to water’s disastrous effects. Some paper-based belongings, porous materials and soft furnishings, will be seriously harmed by water exposure.

In addition, mold can begin to develop within this timeframe. Knowing what to do next is essential.

SERVPRO’s expertise and “restore vs. replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. If any materials cannot be successfully restored, this will be communicated to you. These materials are typically removed as soon as possible to expedite the drying of all restorable materials.

Within the First Week

Once you have surpassed the first 24 to 48 hours, the damage will get much worse and quickly. Mold will make an appearance throughout your home’s structure, thriving off of excess moisture.

Additionally, porous surfaces, such as wood surfaces and walls, will become increasingly compromised, and metal surfaces will start corroding.

After One Week

It’s best to get help far before this point, but we understand that things happen that are beyond your control. By this point, there may be catastrophic or even irreversible damage, and the likelihood of structural decay will be high, but SERVPRO is here for you regardless.

How SERVPRO Will Help

Whatever you need our experts to take on, they will. SERVPRO’s restoration process begins with the first call, preferably within the first 24 hours. Service work normally starts with a thorough extraction of water. This helps prevent the spread of water in the structure and reduces drying time.

There’s a strong chance floors, furniture and other belongings will require cleaning, sanitizing and deodorization. After the bulk of the water has been removed, our specialists will use industry-leading drying equipment to remove the water you can’t see.

After these initial steps, your home may need construction work to get your property back to its preloss condition. This step could include minor repairs or rebuilding entire areas of your home.

Take advantage of our full services by allowing us to handle both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. SERVPRO will keep you up to date on every step and have you back in your home or business in no time.

Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 247 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.

Can You Identify the 3 Types of Floods and Their Causes? | SERVPRO® of Westfield

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

"a street completely submerged in water with a flood warning sign sitting in roadway"  Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO of Westfield has the team to help you recover from any disastrous event.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster, and it claims more lives in the United States per year than hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning. It can affect everything from individual homes whose property collects excess water to wide swaths of communities and cities.

Flooding affects all 50 states and every U.S territory, but there are similarities in types and causality among all them. There are three common types of flooding, and they happen for four typical reasons.

3 Types of Natural Flooding

Flash floods are common, and they happen when heavy rain passes or sits over an area and overwhelms the ability of the ground to contain the moisture. Excess water runs off and takes garbage cans, cars and more with it.

River floods are exactly what they sound like. When there’s too much water for a river’s banks to hold, the water spills over the sides and causes destruction.

Coastal floods happen in areas next to large bodies of water, when storm surges or cyclonic activity causes ocean or gulf levels to rise to flood levels.

The 4 Most Common Causes of Natural Flooding

Heavy rainfall. Storms with excessive rainfall, or storms that sit and rest over an area for an extended period can cause flash floods or river flooding. Urban areas are more at risk for rain floods, because the higher percentage of concrete and asphalt means there’s a lack of soil to soak up all that water. In Harris County, a stormwater detention basin in underway to mitigate the risk of sever flooding. Phase 1 was completed in April 2021, and it was designed to hold approximately 217 million gallons of water.

Oceanic activity. Storm surges, hurricanes and rising tides can cause water levels to rise in waves, which can invade coastal communities and wreak havoc.

Dams and levees failing. The most notable example of this in recent history would be the disastrous levee breaks during 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Levees and dams fail when cracks occur or excess pressure overtakes the dam’s ability to contain the surge of water behind it.

Snowmelts and ice dams. In areas of the country where heavy snow and prolonged freezing temperatures are common, snow and ice can build up over a winter’s time, and when they start to melt, they cause rivers of water to flow through area communities. Ice dams or ice jams happen when rivers become blocked by built-up ice being carried downstream, causing the banks to overflow.

Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when flooding or water damage makes a mess in your life.

You’ve Found Your New Business Partner | SERVPRO® of Westfield

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

As a manager or owner of a business, you are well aware of the inherent difficulties in ensuring efficient operations. It’s realistic to assume that you’ll need the assistance of every available hand to keep afloat.

Businesses like yours are often forced to permanently shut their doors as a result of downtime or financial losses sustained as a result of a property damage incident. But when your firm needs cleaning and restoration services in the Houston area, you already have a trusted business partner on hand.

SERVPRO has the training, equipment and expertise to handle a wide variety of commercial cleaning and restoration requirements. It’s like you have a hidden business partner that oversees a huge chunk of your operations.

Large Loss Recovery. Fires, storms and flooding are among the most frequent causes of financial loss for businesses across the U.S., and they have the potential to cause considerably more damage if fast action is not taken. When you call SERVPRO, you are contacting a team of highly trained professionals who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to deliver proven emergency services and aid you in rapidly and thoroughly recovering your footing after a disaster.

Emergency Ready Plan. If your organization is prepared, recovery efforts can begin even before a tragedy occurs. We can assist you in determining the most effective reaction by creating an Emergency Ready Plan that can be launched immediately in the case of an emergency. You may need an emergency chain of command, alternative meeting or workplaces, or a number of other requirements, and we’ll set you up with a single button press that starts all of these preparations.

Cleaning of All Kinds. We offer a solution for any kind of cleaning need, from trauma scene cleanup and safe biohazard removal to everyday cleaning and restoration needs such as carpet and upholstery cleaning. We’ve worked in this business for a long time and have seen and cleaned just about everything.

Restoration Services. Flash flooding can swoop through during a severe storm. The interns may unintentionally start a fire. A ruptured water main might result in water damage. All of these situations need cleaning and restoration, which is what SERVPRO does best. You can count on us to restore the spark to your business after a property damage event.

Industry Specialization. We can help businesses in any industry since we have spent decades developing a knowledge of their particular requirements. We are prepared to take on any cleaning or restoration job your company may have, regardless of how unusual or particular it might be.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Spring Storms and Weather Hazards | SERVPRO® of Westfield

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

"an image with a cloudy, rainy, sunny and snowy sky"  Extreme temperature changes can lead to the possibility of severe weather. SERVPRO of Westfield is a click away if you experience any damage.

The United State is one of the world’s biggest countries. As a byproduct, seasonal weather varies significantly throughout the nation—different sections of the country encounter a range of weather patterns, resulting in a range of seasonal weather threats.

As spring arrives and warm and cold air masses meet throughout the nation, let’s examine the several weather patterns that might develop across the country, as well as what we can expect in Texas.

In the spring, the Pacific Northwest is prone to heavy rain, which may result in floods and water damage. At higher altitudes, snow will continue to build, and its melting and runoff will generate its own issues.

Wintertime is most severe in the Upper Midwest and Northeast, where low temperatures will remain throughout the season. Residents from Maine to the Dakotas should anticipate very cold conditions, as well as the threat of snow and freezing, even into the spring season.

The Southwest, in particular, will need to be vigilant for extreme heat waves that may endanger lives and property. The South Pacific region, which includes Hawaii, will be on high alert for tsunamis caused by tectonic activity.

Windstorms, derechos and the potential of wildfires, which spread quickly in high winds and dry seasons, will be a worry for the central United States, from Iowa to Texas. Tornado Alley is a portion of this area where strong storms and tornadoes are common.

Texas is consistently named among the top 10 states most impacted by severe weather events. In 2020, the state was impacted by 11 billion-dollar catastrophes. Drought, high heat and wildfires were the three most significant occurrences.

Finally, the Southeast, may see a variety of extreme weather events, ranging from tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in landlocked states to hazardous rip currents and early-season hurricanes later in the spring.

Extreme weather is a legitimate threat regardless of where you live in the United States. Your threat might differ to that of an acquaintance in another state, but it’s never a bad idea to be prepared.

If extreme weather leaves you with damage from water, fire or other elements, help is a click away. Contact SERVPRO for fast, expert recovery.

Is Your Company Prepared for a Disaster? | SERVPRO® of Westfield

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee standing in office next to a person reviewing plans If the day comes where your business is hit with disaster or emergency, you can rest assured SERVPRO of Westfield will be there to help.

Running a company is like balancing on a tightrope. You must strike a balance between staffing, payroll and keeping up with an ever-changing environment, all while competing in the marketplace and attempting to promote properly on social media. It is a full-time gig.

Scratch that—running a company is often an overtime gig. To get to this point, you’ve put in a lot of time and work. But if disaster strikes, are you prepared?

It only takes one disastrous event to completely derail a business. According to FEMA, 40 percent of small businesses are unable to reopen after a natural disaster, and a large percentage of those that do reopen shut down within a year.

With the economic horizon looming in the shadows of pandemic shutdowns as well as uncertainty about the future, it’s more crucial than ever for small companies to have a solid disaster plan in place. But three-quarters of all small firms do not have a strategy in place, which has to change.

SERVPRO of Westfield is delighted to assist companies in the area in building an Emergency Ready Plan. We can help you in determining what steps to take in the aftermath of a disaster event depending on your location and industry.

You’ll know the procedure from beginning to end, from the disaster damage restoration process to data recovery. If your company ever experiences a crisis, your plan will be ready to get to work right away to minimize delay and effect. You and your team will know who to call, what to do, when to do it, alternate inventory solutions, work locations and pretty much everything else.

To avoid making your business journey even more difficult than it currently is, plan ahead. Allow the SERVPRO specialists in our area to help you get prepared to bounce back with an Emergency Ready Plan. It might be the deciding factor in whether or not your company survives a disruption.

When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.

SERVPRO of Westfield uses Matterport Technology!

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

3D model of home Matterport camera captures a 3D image of the structure.

Traditionally, restoration companies scoped projects by sending a technician to photograph and measure a home or business, a process often requiring three or more site visits. For SERVPRO of Westfield, 3D capture transformed their workflow, eliminating the need for multiple visits to document hundreds of 2D photographs and manual measurements. Our investment is producing excellent upside, enabling the company to provide greater transparency of site conditions to adjusters and owners. When we receive a call from a customer, saying their home or business is damaged, the company captures the space with the Matterport Pro2 camera, uploads the scan to the cloud, and uses the 3D model to assess the damage, scope the work, and capture measurements. We are now able to produce an estimate more efficiently! By sharing the 3D models with stakeholders, we’ve reduced the number of inquiries and disputes from insurance adjusters, building consultants, and owners. 24-Hour Emergency Service Faster to Any Size Disaster Highly Trained Restoration Technicians A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry Locally Owned and Operated Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment Have Questions? Call Us Today – (281) 907-0018

Water Loss in Spring, TX

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Hallway with carpet saturated with water Toilet overflow led to water flooding office

We, at SERVPRO of Westfield, are available 24/7/365 for all of your water emergencies, whether large or small. When water damage occurs, immediate action is critical.  Even a small delay can greatly increase the gravity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

Call Us Today!  (281) 907-0018.

With freezing temperatures upon us, the likelihood of a water loss in your home or property greatly increases.  When/if you experience any water damage, we will make sure to help guide you through it.  SERVPRO of Westfield has specific water damage training and years of experience.  Water damage restoration is one of our specialties—in fact, it's the keystone 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.

We will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • 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)?

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield 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.

  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoratio Technician
  • Commercial Drying Specialist
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaning in North Houston

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Folded template card Higher standard of clean

Deep Commercial Cleaning in North Houston 

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, we have been steadily busy working with our commercial clients to ensure that their staff is safe to work in a pathogen-free environment. SERVPRO has been in the cleaning industry since 1967. In all the years we have learned some really great ways to ensure that a commercial building in Atlanta is cleaned properly. The CDC is constantly updating the proper cleaning guideline as they are finding out. We want our customers to know that we will continue to stay on top of the latest news regarding Covid19.

Commercial Cleaning Services

We offer a wide array of cleaning services to our Houston residents. We pride ourselves on being the go-to company for commercial cleaning as well as restoration. We have all the equipment ready to clean any job large or small. 

SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning Services:

  1. Air Ducts and HVAC
  2. Biohazard and Sewage
  3. Trauma and Crime Scene
  4. Carpet and Upholstery
  5. Drapes and Blinds
  6. Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  7. Odor Removal and Deodorization
  8. Vandalism

Covid19 Cleaning 

When it comes to cleaning a building specifically for coronavirus and other pathogens we follow our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: A certified cleaning trained professional knows that not all businesses are the same. A trained professional at SERVPRO of Westfield will come out and take a look and tailor a cleaning program based on the unique needs of your Atlanta facility.

  • Clean: Once the person in charge agrees on the plan, an expert deep clean will be initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. We are always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers, and community.

After Commercial Cleaning 

Trust us when we say that we care about the commitment and security of your employees, customers, and community. We serve Houston and the surrounding cities. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that we live by the saying "we are only as good as our last job."

We Go Above and Beyond

Hiring a professional service means you are getting experience, expertise, and professional cleaning tools that can clean your space to the highest standard. It might catch you off guard on the number of different services that we offer. If you have any questions regarding our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program please feel free to call our office at 281-907-0018. 

Is Floodwater a Biohazard?

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Flood damage in Spring can Bring Contaminated Waters into a Home, but SERVPRO can Mitigate the Problem Safely

Cities close to sea level can experience flooding any time of the year. With the sea rise level increasing annually, storms and flooding occur more often and are more intense. Floodwaters create a biohazardous situation that requires professional intervention. 

What Creates A Biohazard Incidence?

When a home experiences flood damage in Spring, it brings contaminated water into the building. These waters are teeming with microbes, and it is vital to understand the dangers. Microbes are living organisms that can pollute our air and water. SERVPRO deals with three main types:

  • Fungi – Multicell organism that digests materials to get the nutrients they need. Mold is a type of fungi.
  • Bacteria– Like fungi, bacteria absorb surrounding material to get nutrients but are single-cell organisms.
  • Viruses– Simple microbes that grow, multiply, and cause disease in living things.

While microbes are vital to the ecosystem, they can become a threat under certain conditions. Floodwaters are the perfect environment for a biohazard threat involving microbes. Homeowners should never attempt to clean up contaminated water on their own. 

SERVPRO of Westfield has trained, certified biohazard technicians who have the experience and the proper equipment to mitigate flood damage in Los Angeles. Call us today at (281) 907-0018 for more information.

Storm Damage To Your Home in Ways You May Not Consider

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

One of the reasons why prompt storm damage remediation is so critical is because a storm may damage your home in ways that aren't always obvious. A SERVPRO professional can help you identify and solve any storm damage to the structural portions and other inner workings of your home.

Discover some of the ways a storm could damage your home's structural integrity. Let's get into it!

Roof Damage

  • Your roof can have obvious structural damage if a tree falls on it. However, that's not the only way that a storm could damage the structure of your roof. For example, large tree branches that fall on the roof can also cause damage even though they don't cause an evident cave-in.

Foundation Damage

  • One type of storm damage that can affect your foundation is flooding. Another is erosion. Localized flooding can increase the pressure of water against your foundation wall, which could result in cracks, shifting, sinking, and bowed foundation walls.

Interior Water Damage

  • Whether it enters through a broken window or a roof leak or rises up from the ground, water can be one of the biggest forces of storm damage. Although water may not destroy literally everything it touches, it can come close. Water can cause structural failure in commonly used building materials in your walls, ceilings, and floors.

Pest Damage

  • Although storms don't actually create pests, they can send wildlife looking for places to shelter and can sometimes create damage that allows pests into your home. While most pests are just a nuisance (and sometimes a potential health and safety hazard), some can actually affect your home's structure as well. Prompt storm damage repair can reduce the chances of picking up any of these pests due to storm damage.

As you can see, your home's structure is susceptible to many other types of damage than just large falling objects. For more information on storm damage, how you can prevent storm damage, and what to do if you suspect your home has sustained damage from a recent storm, get in touch with SERVPRO of Westfield today. 

SERVPRO Helps With All Your Cleanup and Recovery Needs | SERVPRO® of Westfield

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

Man pulling equipment to load in van When you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO of Westfield to get the job done.

Your home is the site of an incredible number of goings-on, and many of them carry a certain degree of hazard. Think about it—you run electricity to dozens of outlets and devices, you have water streaming all over the place through pipes and sewer systems, you have a roof that takes a beating every day from the elements to keep you guarded, and so much more.

All these things can fail on their own—and sometimes outside forces cause them to go haywire, too. But for every situation, there’s a SERVPRO.

We’ve spent the last half-century-plus developing methods and techniques to see you through every kind of cleanup and recovery scenario. Here are just a few.

Water damage recovery. Whether you’ve got a basement flooded with water from a burst water heater, or you’ve discovered a sump pump issue that’s backing water up into your home, your solution is exactly one phone call to SERVPRO away.

Fire damage recovery. It’s no wonder we help so many homeowners recover from fire damage, when twice a minute new fires are starting in homes across the country.

Mold removal. Mold living in your home is dangerous, and so is removing it. Let us professionally rid your home of mold before it threatens your home’s structure.

Storm recovery. Coastal Texas sees tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and more, all of which have a way of leaving their mark. We help homeowners recover from the disastrous results of weather events and heavy storms.

Commercial needs. Disasters aren’t relegated to the residential community, and neither is the need for deep cleaning, mold removal or reconstruction. When your business has a need, SERVPRO has the answer for that, too.

General cleaning. Hey, you don’t have to have an acute situation in order to let us do our thing. We’re glad to help spiff up your place for no other reason than you want a world-class cleanup.

Specialty cleaning. There are countless situations in which our cleaning expertise comes in handy—suffice it to say that if surfaces or areas can get dirty or worn in any way, we come through with clutch cleaning services.

Construction. When more than a carpet job is needed, we’ve got you covered. Maybe it’s simply time for that remodel you’ve been putting off, or maybe a storm or damage event has left you with a need for reconstruction. Whatever you need, we can handle it all with one single point of contact for you.

Add 24-hour service and an easy insurance process to all this, and the picture becomes clear—when you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done.

The SERVPRO Method for Dealing with Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Westfield

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

House floating in sea of water. When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO of Westfield for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration.

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the drip: American homeowners experience a water emergency an astonishing 14,000 times a day. Multiplied millions of gallons of water spill into homes from everything from leaky pipes to floods every year.

When water is rushing in at home or you discover a soaked basement, you call SERVPRO. Then what?

Then this:

Emergency Contact. Your SERVPRO expert by chat or by phone will help you through some pertinent questions to discover the nature of your situation and help us know in a broad sense what we’re dealing with. Then we’ll figure out the best time to meet in person, and we’ll want it to be soon, for your sake.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment. If water is still leaking or spilling in, stopping it will be our first priority. Then we can settle into a plan for removal, make note of any materials or items that will require replacement, and let you know about potential hazards in the home.

Water Removal. There’s not a bucket big enough to get rid of all that water, but we’ve got pumps to take it to a better place. We’ll do whatever’s necessary to get rid of those offending gallons of water.

Damaged Material Removal. As stated, we’ll have identified items that may need replacing, and after we get the mass of water removed, we can do that safely, leaving a safer, quicker drying process in front of us.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Deodorization. Water leaves stains, stenches and germs behind, even more so if the problem stems from a sewer backup or flood. Leave it to SERVPRO to get things cleaned up and safe for you.

Drying. Drying is a critical part of the process. Even when the bulk of the water is gone, a hyper-focus on drying means the prevention of mold.

Monitoring. We’re always watching! When things need adjusting, we’ll be there. When you’ve got questions, we’ll be there.

Repairs and Construction. The full SERVPRO experience isn’t finished until we restore, restore, restore. And what can’t be restored, we’ll rebuild. We’ll do everything possible to make your home look "Like it never even happened."

When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration. We’ll make your damaged property look "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Is Always on Duty, Because It Makes a Difference | SERVPRO® of Westfield

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

Room fire with charred contents. If a fire issue causes damage to your home, remember the trusted leader in the recovery industry, SERVPRO of Westfield.

Ah, finally, the weekend. You’ve been looking forward to it since, well, last weekend. Finally a night to yourself, a day to sleep in and enjoy the serenity of a rest well-earned.

There’s only one problem—you’re not aware of it yet, but you’ve got a pipe pouring water down the walls in the story above you. And ‘round about 1 a.m. tomorrow, you’re going to be awakened to the drip-drip-drip-whoosh of your ceiling giving way under the weight of a whole mess of watery nastiness.

Obviously, we hope this scenario is total fiction, but we needed it to demonstrate a point: Disasters don’t happen when it’s convenient, and they don’t keep 9-to-5 work hours. Fortunately for you, neither does our emergency response team.

But we don’t offer 24-hour emergency service merely to say we do—it matters that we can offer quick response. When disaster comes calling in the middle of the night, you should be calling us, and here’s why.

After a fire. The flames of a home fire are certainly your first and most urgent problem, but the issue doesn’t end there: Soot and smoke are disastrous byproducts of fire that settle in and become permanent parts of your home mere hours after the fire. Fast action can be the difference between cleaning and replacement of walls, floors and more.

After water damage. Mold growth gets underway quickly after a water event. You have, at most, 48 hours until your water damage issue breeds mold in your home. The quicker your home can be relieved of its unwanted water and dried of the excess moisture, the better.

And what’s more, you could be startled awake by any number of outside disasters during nights, weekends, even holidays—heavy storms, freak weather events or floods can bring sudden calamity to homeowners at any time. And when then do, there’s no time to wait, because waiting only causes more damage.

No matter what time your disaster happens or is discovered, we’re here to make sure it gets handled quickly and professionally. Trust SERVPRO for 24-hour emergency service.

When you need help after a home or business disaster, fast service is a priority, and there’s nobody faster or more prepared than SERVPRO. Call us anytime to take advantage of our 24-hour emergency service.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Westfield

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

When you heard construction crews were coming into your home to work, you may have the fear of dust going everywhere, debris left behind, unprofessional teams, and jobs not completed in a timely manner. And that is why SERVPRO of Westfield is different. Here are some of the other reasons why we are different:

Our teams are professional and on time.

We cover all areas we are working in to keep dust off and prevent further damage to your items.

Our teams are on call 24/7 to respond to any disasters.

We are certified and carry licenses to ensure your mitigation, remediation, or reconstruction is done correctly.

Our project managers ensure your peace of mind by keeping you updated as we progress.

We work with your insurance and offer a transparent estimate.

SERVPRO of Westfield is committed to you and making it feel "Like it never even happened."

Here’s What Every Home Restoration Project Has in Common

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Insurance Policy If your home is damaged due to a disaster, Contact SERVPRO of Westfield. From start to finish, we will help navigate the restoration process.

No matter why you need home restoration, you have at least one thing in common with the millions of American homeowners filing damage claims each year. What is it? The importance of getting started on your project promptly.

Why is timing so important? It’s simple.

Common household damage culprits can get worse much sooner than you probably expect. Hardwood floors and furniture can show damage within just a few days, and mold can begin to grow within hours.

We’re Always Here

That’s why we’re passionate about providing service to our community 24⁄7 because we know that timing is everything when your home is damaged. No matter what time your emergency occurs, we’ll be here to answer your questions, address your concerns and start on your home restoration plan.

There are plenty of other powerful reasons to choose SERVPRO beyond our speed and availability:

Our team members are all highly skilled experts in their field. When you interact with one of our technicians, you’re talking with an expert. We ensure they have the latest training and certifications that ensure the strategy they’re suggesting will consider the latest advances in home restoration.

Our technicians use the most up-to-date technology. Our relationship with SERVPRO allows us to bring their leading-edge technology here to our community. And it gives our technicians the tools they need to restore your home.

Why You May Need Restoration Services

There are a wide variety of reasons people seek our help. In many cases, people need home restoration services after severe weather moves through their area. Accidents and appliance malfunctions can also do a lot of damage to a home.

If your home is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

SERVPRO of Westfield Offers Quick Help

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Water intrusion incidents happen without any warning leaving a trail of destruction in your home. Apart from removing the water, other steps, such as cleaning, stain removal, and even rebuilding some parts of the home, may be necessary. Calling SERVPRO of Westfield to handle the restoration can help you get quicker results because we have a deeper understanding of the process along with much experience.

Anticipation of Problems

Properties in Houston hit by water damage undergo different stages of deterioration depending on the amount of water spilled, and the time it takes to restore them. Some problems like rusting, rotting in wood, or even mold development, which are challenging to address, happen in the later stages of the loss. Anticipating such problems can ensure correct actions are taken early, thus preventing them from developing. Our SERVPRO of Westfield technicians expedite water removal, especially around hardwood floors. We can also remove some boards to prevent buckling when the floor swells after absorbing water.

Understanding Material Structure

The various materials that make up the house are unique in many ways, including having different internal structures. The structure affects absorbency and ability to hold water for long, which can have several implications, including fueling mold growth, long after the water spill incident happens. Our SERVPRO of Westfield technicians have extensive knowledge of various building materials. For example, we understand the arrangement and size of pores in woods such as Red Cedar. We also understand whether a specific house has a tight, loose, or moderate envelope and its impact on the drying process. The envelope means several things, including the roof, ceiling, foundation, and finished floors, among other aspects.

Variety of Sophisticated Equipment

The restoration process involves several steps performed together or separately. Most of the steps require equipment to complete. We have sufficient equipment making it easier to complete such steps. Some equipment can also shorten the process. For example, using injection-dry systems and drying mats, it is possible to remove water from floorboards without demolishing such areas, which can become quite costly. There again, we try to restore and not replace building materials and internal fixtures.

Better understanding of water loss helps improve the restoration process. Call SERVPRO of Westfield at (281) 907-0018 to help address any issue you face after the loss, “Like it never even happened.”

House Flooding

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Flooded Kitchen Flooding on the kitchen floor due to a broken pipe.

Water flooding in your house, business, or place of work can happen at any time. Most of the reasons for flooding are due to pipes breaking, backed up septic tanks, and/or water heaters. When those times happen we dry up the areas and think everything is dry and fine. But what most people do not realize is that moisture can be behind walls, cabinets, and rugs. 

Here are some facts: 

  • Mildew (mold in early stage) and molds grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, foods, insulation, decaying leaves, and other organic materials. Mold growths, or colonies, can start to grow on a damp surface within 24 to 48 hours.
  • It is not visible right after it happens meaning if you do not get a rapid response on the matter it will grow. 
  • Even if you dry the area it can be wet behind walls
  • Bleach does not stop the growth behind the walls. 

What To Do After Flooding

  • Turn off Electric to the affected area
  • Call SERVPRO of Westfield
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after the removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Your Guide to Water Damage Repairs in Houston

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water damage Do you have any water damage to your walls or ceiling? Contact SERVPRO of Westfield, we will help guide you through the restoration process.

If you have to file a water damage claim, you won’t be alone. Far from it, actually!

Did you know water damage claims have been growing steadily every year?

One in 50 American homeowners file one of these water damage claims each year. Even before the number of claims started rising, they were some of the most common claims made by homeowners.

You may be wondering when a leak and the resulting water issues become an issue that requires professional services and remediation help. Most homeowners aren’t sure.

You may know that some water can be cleaned up with towels or a mop and bucket if caught early enough. But if it’s more serious, water can start to damage your home within hours.

Here’s what you might see when your home has water damage that needs remediation by professionals:

Your windows or walls are warped. Wood in your home, like your window panes and walls, can start to warp if the water damage is severe. That means it’s vital if you notice these signs to get remediation help.

The floorboards or furniture show signs of damage. Wet wood will start to warp within days. If that happens in your home, it’s best to start seeking help from professionals who can help you restore your home.

You notice your home has a musty smell. Smell can be among the first signs of mold damage, meaning if you notice that scent, it’s time to call in a professional to help you deal with remediation issues.

If you have water damage in your home due to a burst pipe or another cause, you can count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services.

Restoring Your Belongings after Storm Damage

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Storm Damage Storms threaten our peace of mind and our homes. Click here to learn about how SERVPRO® of Westfield can restore your belongings after a storm.

For many of us home is everything. However, storms threaten our homes in more ways than one. Not only does a storm threaten your home’s structure, but the quality of your belongings and keepsakes. Our restoration services can help you save money and give you back your peace of mind by preserving your precious belongings.

Nowadays, we hold many of our memories and keepsakes digitally on our computers, phones, family videotape, and more. Please note that water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard so do not attempt to operate any of them in the wake of water damage. Let us coordinate the restoration of your electronics for you!

First, we will clean the outside of your electronic devices to help stop any further corrosion and damage. From there, a qualified electronics technician will clean and inspect the electronic devices.

More traditionally, valuable documents like wedding certificates and photographs make our house a home. Extreme caution must be taken with items like these because they can be delicate and easy to destroy. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO® of Westfield may be able to save a great deal of them and help minimize further damage. Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration process: air-drying, dehumidification, freezer drying, vacuum freeze-drying, and vacuum thermal drying.

If you have storm or water damage anywhere in your home you can count on us to help. You can contact us at any hour of the day to learn more about our services or to report damages.

Are you concerned about flood damage to your home or business? Here's Everything You Should Know

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What To Do When A Storm Is Headed Your Way?

Running a business in Houston, TX, requires one to wear many hats, one of which is disaster prevention. When a storm is brewing on the horizon, what can you do to avoid or reduce flood damage from happening? Here’s a couple of tips to get you started:

Get to Know Your Local Area

Some locations are more susceptible to flooding than others. This may seem self-explanatory and painfully obvious but you’d be surprised at how many business owners are unaware of how their location could impact their company in the event of a natural disaster. Find out if you are in a flood prone area and plan ahead.

Plan and Prepare with the Right Equipment

There are tons of modern equipment out there that are designed to minimize the impact of flood damage on your building. When in doubt, go with the tried and tested classic: the good ol’ sand bag. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are plenty of alternatives out there that are reusable and are easier to transport. However, be sure to do your research before you commit to a purchase. Install storm shutters that are easy and quick to secure and check your electrical equipment to ensure they will be out of reach of flood waters.

Check Your Surroundings

Perhaps the most important part of avoiding storm damage is to look outside your immediate perimeter for things that may encourage floods. This means looking at street drains and storm grates and making sure that they are free of leaves and other debris that inhibit the flow of water. This is easily overlooked in the rush of preparing for an incoming storm and can have a disastrous impact on your safety.

If the weather gets the best of you, there are flood remediation experts in your state that can get your business up and running in no time. Flood damage is no joke, but if you are well prepared you can easily reduce the impact that a storm can have on your business.

Re-open your Business Faster with Professional Restoration

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Come in we're open sign We understand the dangers of fire damages and the need for rapid response to your business property. We will have you back to business in no time.

SERVPRO Helps Houston Businesses with Commercial Fire Damage Restoration All Year Round

A commercial fire can impact your bottom line. Restoring a business involves cleaning soot or soiling, tackling odor problems, and replacing damaged materials beyond repair. 

SERVPRO offers expert advice and assistance to businesses with commercial fire damage in Houston, TX. We tailor our approach to your business premises' unique requirements and design by communicating effectively and pre-testing materials. Pre-testing incorporates cleaning tests, acidity testing soils, and applying cleaning products to discrete areas of potentially sensitive materials. By conducting a thorough pre-test before engaging in restoration activities, our services can ensure commercial restoration efficiency. 

  • Identifying wet and dry smoke stains in the property safeguards contents and structure against cleaning agents and chemicals' potentially damaging impact. 
  • Using pH paper to test acidity levels of soiling guides technicians on cleaning agents' right composition for the beast results. 
  • No two fires are the same. A multi-tiered, informed approach to restoring business premises' contents or structure is essential to a successful restoration. 

Bring your business to its preloss condition with the help of professional technicians. Contact SERVPRO of Westfield for commercial restoration at  (281) 907-0018.

3 Helpful Tips for Roof Repair

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Three Things You Want To Know About Fire Cleanup

If your business in Houston, TX, has suffered roof damage as a result of a fire, you may find yourself looking for tips on how to go about a fire cleanup. Here are three things you may want to know.

1. Protect the Damaged Area

It is important to protect any damaged areas to your company property until repairs can be made. You may want to consider boarding over the damage or taking advantage of tarp services offered by your local fire restoration company. Doing so can help prevent inclement weather from making any damage worse, as well as prevent wild animals from getting into the property.

2. Contact a Professional

It's often recommended that a fire cleanup be conducted by a professional restoration service. This is largely due to the fact that a fire can cause a number of types of damage, and that these professionals have the tools and knowledge to look for and repair any related damages along with the original problem. A restoration service may also be able to communicate with your insurance company in order to provide them with information they may need to process your claim.

3. Understand Possible Related Damage

In many cases the initial damage caused by fire can lead to additional problems, and it's important to understand this when dealing with a fire restoration. After a fire you may be looking at water damage and flooding, as well as roof repair, smoke damage, and potential mold problems. Understanding that these issues can be related to a fire can help you take the appropriate safety and clean up steps.

When conducting a fire cleanup at your place of business it's important to remember these three things. Protect any damage areas against further damage until repairs can be made. Contact a local fire restoration company in order to have repairs completed as quickly as possible. Understand any damages related to fire such as water damage or flooding so that proper clean-up procedures can be taken.

It’s Hurricane Season – Take Steps to Prevent Water Damage

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Hurricane rainfall presents an opportunity for water damage to your property. Leaks and floods can cause damage to your property and require that you temporarily move out of your building while it’s restored. This presents a challenge as you want to get back to business as usual as soon as possible! Furthermore, severe leaks can lead to floods which can increase your risk of exposure to mold, chemical hazards, injuries, and more.

Fortunately, these inconveniences are preventable! Whether your water emergency occurs in an office building or big box store, it is imperative that you take measures to prevent leaks and damage to your property. Keep a look out for the following:

Damaged Windows

Water can seep through windows that aren’t properly sealed. This can cause mold build-up and damage to walls. Because caulk, the material that’s often used to seal windows, breaks down over time, be sure to have your windows resealed regularly.

Broken Pipes

Changes in pressure throughout the year and cold weather can cause pipes to break and burst. Although there are some tell-tell signs of this issue, such as water stains on walls or floors or an unpleasant and musty smell, detecting leaky pipes is challenging. With that said, it’s best to consult a professional to help determine whether your property has broken pipes.

HVAC Problems

Hurricane season often coincides with colder temperatures so we crank up the heat! However, ducts in the HVAC system can get worn out and damaged over time, especially during seasons like this, and cause leaks. For that reason, the system needs to be cleaned regularly and any water in it needs to be removed. Like broken pipes, it’s sometimes difficult to determine whether your HVAC system is causing a leak, so it’s best to consult a professional.

One of the best ways to get ahead is to create an Emergency Ready Profile. This is an immediate plan of action for how to restore your building after a disaster and get back to business. Additionally, we have 360 degree technology to document preloss conditions, including your equipment and where it was before disaster struck.

Cleaning Up After A Fire

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that 370,000 residential fires occur in the United States each year. The property damage caused by these fires totaled $7 billion. But what types of flames are generating this damage, and how are they being put out?

Types of Fires

High-oxygen fires, low-oxygen fires, and kitchen fires are the three primary types of fires that commonly occur in American homes. Each of these flames has unique characteristics that enable it to cause different forms of damages. There are also several methods for thoroughly cleaning them.

The amount of oxygen in a fire has a significant influence on the amount of damage it produces. The fire triangle consists of heat, fuel, and oxygen.

High-oxygen Fire

Dry soot is produced by high-oxygen flames, making them simpler to clean than the other common types of home fires. They're usually cleaned with dry sponges and a low-alkaline detergent.

Low-oxygen Fire

Because it creates oily, wet soot, a low-oxygen fire is a little more difficult to clean than a high-oxygen fire. The fire smolders as a result of the damp, smoky residue. These fires are often cleansed using warm water and a high-alkaline detergent that may be used to wash walls and buildings.

Kitchen Fire

Kitchen fires are usually the most difficult type of fire damage to clean. The fact that soot residue is difficult to detect is the most problematic aspect of these fires. Cabinets, drawers, and other equipment must be removed after a kitchen fire.

Cleaning Fires

The majority of the damage caused by fires is caused by the smoke and soot that the fire creates, rather than the actual flames. The smoke and soot in the house have the power to infiltrate the paint, carpet, upholstery, and clothing. Some materials in the impacted residence may need to be removed and disposed of, while others may be cleaned. Regardless of where the fire happens, there are several crucial elements to consider throughout the cleanup procedure.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

When it comes to putting out a fire, the most crucial consideration is safety. Gloves, a protective mask, long-sleeved shirts, and pants should be worn by anybody cleaning up a fire. This equipment will assist to reduce the risk of coming into touch with the mold. Specialists are trained to deal with mold so that it does not affect them or anybody else in the house, which is one of the main reasons why mold should only be dealt with by professionals.

Remove Contents from the Home

All contents within the house should be removed, regardless of the material that has been damaged. However, depending on the type of material being handled, it may not be necessary to discard it. While some things must be discarded as a result of a fire, others can be cleaned.

Ventilation

Not just in putting out a fire, but also in recovering a property after a fire, ventilation is crucial. Smoke and grime make the building uninhabitable, and it desperately needs to be ventilated. When firemen get on the site, they will immediately begin the ventilation procedure to make the structure safer. Ventilation will assist in the removal of scents after they have left.

Additional Contaminants

While smoke and soot cause the bulk of the damage, lead and asbestos may also degrade the environment and necessitate rehabilitation. What started as a simple fire restoration might turn into a major environmental restoration if they are disrupted.

Duct Cleaning

The smoke and soot produced by a fire might become trapped in the building's duct system. As a result, following every fire repair, a complete duct cleaning is essential. It's possible that toxins and odors will spread to other parts of the house if duct cleaning isn't done.

A house fire may be a catastrophic occurrence. Depending on the type of fire, the damage may require a little clean-up or a complete clean-up. In any case, there are several components of the restoration that must be done. If your house has been damaged by a fire, contact SERVPRO to assure a thorough restoration.

Fireplace Safety Tips

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Kitchen stove fire before and after photos. Kitchen stove fire before and after photos.

After a fire, the first 48 hours can be the difference between recovering and replacing destroyed property and personal possessions.

A toasty fire may be quite comforting, especially on cold Houston evenings even though those evenings are numbered. Nonetheless, knowing these 5 easy safety rules can help you and your family remain safe while staying warm this winter in Houston. Our fireplace safety recommendations can keep you safe this season.

  • Only dried, split firewood should be used. Chemically treated wood should be avoided.
  • In your fireplace, install a chimney cap.
  • Inspect your house or company for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • When the fireplace is not in use, close the damper.
  • Schedule an annual check of your fireplace and chimney.

What You Should Know About Our Fire Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Westfield specializes in the cleanup and repair of fire, smoke, and soot damage. Our staff is highly trained restoration experts that utilize specialized equipment and procedures to rapidly and safely resolve your fire situation. If you have had a little or major house fire, please do not hesitate to call our office staff. Call 281-907-0018 to schedule a fire inspection.

Increasing Your Home's Storm-Readiness

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storm If you experience any property damage from storms, contact SERVPRO of Westfield.

If you’re thrilled to turn the page in February and start March with dreams of a warm spring afternoon filling your head, no one can blame you. It’s a great time to start planning new projects. For you, that might mean you want to create a vegetable garden or redo your landscaping.

Or maybe you like to spend the spring hiking or enjoying the outdoors before summer’s heat sends you back inside.

Spring is an enjoyable season, but like any season, it also brings some hazards for homeowners to manage. When it comes to this season, healthy and severe thunderstorms are always a concern.

While we don’t have the ability to make a storm take a different path around our home, we take steps to make our homes as safe and secure as possible, so they’re in good shape if a severe storm hits.

Projects to Do This Spring

Add these items to your project list this spring.

Cut and remove tree branches and limbs that need it. Limbs and branches that hang over your garage or home can be a hazard during storms. You can keep them from falling on your roof by cutting them down.

Declutter your gutters. We talk about the importance of this project every season. Keep your drains clean so that the water around your home is moving in the right direction instead of backing up and causing water damage.

Repair your roof. If you can check your roof to be sure it doesn’t have any missing shingles. Look for signs of a leak, too.

Make sure your home’s sump pump works. Not every family has one of these (or needs it), but it’s important to be sure it’s working correctly before your house goes through a rainy spring.

Don’t let items around your home become hazards. Be sure your patio furniture or other similar things don’t become tools for the wind to damage your home.

If a fire, flood, or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you

Industrial Hygienists Are Mold Infestation Experts

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Industrial hygienists also go by the name environmental hygienists. A hygienist can evaluate your mold problem, create a report and explain the findings. The report includes the types of mold present, the infested locations, and the severity of the infestation.

When it comes to insurance, the hygienist’s report plays a crucial role. The insurance adjuster uses the report to determine a course of action for mold cleaning. Insurance companies depend on the expert opinions of Certified Industrial Hygienists. Without an expert evaluation, a successful cleanup is difficult.

Mold Cannot Hide From Industrial Hygienists

One might think that a hygienist is someone who walks through your home with a clipboard and takes notes. That is certainly part of the job. Don’t be surprised when the gloves, mask, and tools come out. The hygienist’s job is also to find mold wherever it hides. The job includes removing wallboard and searching crawlspaces to discover mold’s hiding places.

If your home in the Houston, TX area suffers from a mold infestation, it’s time to pick up the phone. There are local certified hygienists and mold remediation specialists who are ready to evaluate your mold problem and begin the mold cleaning process right away. They are here to help.

Bathrooms are a breeding ground for mildew and mold. With moisture and heat constantly surging through your Houston, TX, bathroom, it can seem like an insurmountable task to keep it fresh and dry. Luckily, bathroom mildew is preventable.

Prepare for Severe Weather in Advance

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It is difficult to know if a storm that is forecasted to move through an area will be severe enough to cause damage before it arrives. Storms—as well as the damage they cause—can vary wildly, which is why we always recommend taking an approach grounded in advanced preparation to remain as safe as possible.

By taking steps to protect your home, you can be certain that no matter what type of storm moves through your area, you are as protected as possible.

Be as Protected as Possible From Storms

Prepare your home as much as possible. Though the nature of storm damage might seem erratic, by doing some preparation work in advance to protect your property, you can ensure you are taking the right steps to mitigate any possible damages. Trimming back any dead or overhanging trees is a great start, as is securing any objects that could possibly become loose during a storm. Many homeowners also have whole-home generators installed, allowing for utility usage if your power is out.

Create a family communications plan. When your family is all at home when severe weather is forecasted to come through the area, you can move as a group to your designated sheltering area and be certain you are all safe. However, if a storm catches one or more of your family members while they are out and about, it is important to have a communications plan so you can check-in and be certain that everyone is safe.

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked. The best thing you can do to be prepared for any emergency is to have an emergency kit in your home, and storms are no exception. Your emergency kit can house everything your family might need, both during the storm and after the fact. Items like flashlights, batteries, first aid supplies, food, and water are all good to keep on hand just in case.

Consider getting a weather radio. Having cell phones has made it much easier to receive emergency weather alerts no matter where you are, but in case of severe weather, it is always good to have a backup such as a weather radio. Storms can cause power outages and even knock out cell towers, so having a weather radio that is either powered by replaceable batteries or a manual system is smart.

If your home is damaged by a storm, you can depend on us to take care of any damages. Contact us at any hour to report damage and receive a rapid response.

Tips To Keep Your Bathroom Mold-Free

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Here are four tips to keep your humidity problem at bay.

  1. Always run your bathroom fan while showering or bathing. Introducing more airflow into your bathroom with the use of your built-in bathroom fan is the easiest way to prevent mildew. Keep your fan running for the duration of your shower and for at least half an hour after for maximum results. With increased ventilation, the majority of moisture in your bathroom should dissipate quickly.
  1. After you’re finished with your shower, remove moisture from your shower surround. It’s easy to get rid of a good portion of post-shower wetness with an inexpensive squeegee tool. One pass with your squeegee across your shower walls and your humidity problem will literally be heading down the drain.
  1. Keep your bathroom caulking fresh. After years of being exposed to moisture, the caulk lines around your bathroom tile, tub surrounds and shower doors may not be as secure as they once were. It is important to always check your caulking for bathroom mildew and mold while you clean. To prevent them, try to use heavy-duty cleaning products on and around your caulk lines regularly, such as a bleach-based or ammonia-based cleanser.
  1. Contact mold remediation at the first sign of mold. When you do find spots of mold that have spread to a larger area in your Houston, TX, home, don’t risk furthering the damage with DIY removal techniques. Call your local mold remediation and removal company to take care of it right the first time.

Definitely call in professionals if you find mold in your home. However, by following these simple steps to prevent bathroom mildew, your humidity problem can be a thing of the past.

Water Damage: The Most Common Causes

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Water damage has a wide range of effects on structures. Worst of all, water damage that isn't addressed right away, such as through water damage restoration, can eventually compromise a building's foundation. The worst thing about water damage is that it can happen at any time. No matter how great or small, SERVPRO of Westfield is waiting for your call!  Below is a list of common causes of water related loss:

Broken Pipe: Stoppages and damage are common in plumbing systems, especially in older homes. Look for cracks, bulges, stains, and other symptoms of moisture on your ceiling or flooring to prevent plumbing problems before they start. If you see a leak, it could indicate that there is also damage in other areas.

Increases in your water bill could also indicate that your landscaping, flooring, and foundation have been damaged. Look for pipes in places where water tends to collect, such as crawl spaces, cupboards, and attics. If you notice any evidence of water damage, contact someone as soon as possible to avoid further issues.

Washer Overflows: Leaky hoses are the most common cause of washing machine flooding. Over time, the leak may worsen, causing damage to your home. 

Water Heater Overflow: If you have an old water heater, there is a good chance it will leak at some point. The same can be said for water heaters that have been neglected or improperly installed. An overabundance of tank pressure might also cause a leak. When a water heater leaks, the area will immediately get flooded. Water damage prevention is difficult, but not impossible. If you address the following potential reasons, you might be able to avoid or at least minimize water damage.

Broken appliance hoses: As appliances age, their pipes may corrode and their hoses may become brittle. Leaks from your dishwasher might create an unsightly puddle on your kitchen floor. Worn gaskets, broken doors, and clogged drains are all common sources. It has the potential to harm your tiling, electrical wiring, and paint. 

Rising Water from Flooding: Hurricanes, thunderstorms, and floods can all bring a lot of water into your house, flooding it. Water that cannot be absorbed by the earth may overflow into your home. A flood alarm and warning system can help you prepare for a natural disaster and safeguard your home. If you live near a body of water, make sure you have flood insurance.

Air Conditioner Drip Pan Overflow: Condensation forms on the evaporator coil of your air conditioner, which drips into a drain pan and out the back of your house via a condensate drain line. Until the drain pan is destroyed or the condensate drain line is filled with dust or debris, this drainage system operates. Because the water can't get out, it will seep into your home through your air conditioner. All of the water spilling from your air conditioner may harm your floors and walls, as well as making your insulation wet.

Other causes:

  • Roof Leaks
  • Leaks from a Broken Window
  • Toilet or Bathtub Overflow
  • Fire Related Water Damage

Until you experience a water related loss you may not realize how important it is to hire a water damage specialist. SERVPRO of Westfield is trusted by insurance agents and property owners across Houston, TX and they are ready 24/7 to help you get back to life as you know it, "Like it never even happened.”

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Houston or Spring commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

For more information on the services that SERVPRO® of Westfield provides, please contact us:


(281) 907-0018
http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Is there any fire damage? Call SERVPRO of Westfield for any size job.

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The harm inflicted by fires does not stop once the flames have died out. When coping with fire damage, families frequently lose their favorite items as well as the roof over their heads, forcing them to seek refuge. Meanwhile, firms may have financial difficulties and be unable to trade. Prompt fire damage restoration can help lessen the emotional and financial hardships that a fire can create.

It is never a pleasant experience when a fire breaks out inside your home. Fires are not only dangerous to you and your family, but they may also be expensive to put out. A fire's heat, flames, and smoke may do significant damage to your property. Having specialists come in and examine the situation is the best option, whether the fire is minor or major. SERVPRO of Westfield is IICRC-certified and has worked in a variety of fire situations giving us the experience to help your property.

The heat and smoke produced by a fire can cause a variety of problems in your property. Inside the structure, flames can burn content and building elements. Oftentimes soot and bad odors are left behind as smoke spreads throughout the building. SERVPRO of Westfield's expert personnel are trained to reduce fire damage by categorizing each case based on the degree of the damage.

In fire damage situations, there are three main types of severity: minor, medium and major fire damage. Mitigating damage, delivering smoke damage cleanup, and water restoration as soon as feasible after a fire erupts are all part of the fire damage restoration process. The fire damage restoration process includes mitigating damage, providing smoke damage cleanup and water restoration as quickly as possible after the damage first occurs. The recovery of as much property as possible is ensured through an effective emergency response that promptly stabilizes the institution. The acidic soot and smoke damage caused by fires hastens the depreciation and corrosion of building components and important assets. To make matters worse, fires are usually put out using dry chemicals or water. In addition, the hazardous smoke odor must be neutralized and deodorized.

Hiring specialists can always provide you the greatest results, no matter how serious the damage is in your property after a fire. SERVPRO of Westfield is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (281) 907-0018 to assist you.

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What To Do When Water Damage Arrives

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Houston has been bombarded with thunderstorms almost daily the last several weeks. These storms’ lightning and heavy rainfall have caused many of our Houston homes' roof damages and water damages. SERVPRO of Westfield has seen an increase of houses affected this summer, and some of the damages have been catastrophic. These emergency tips will assist homeowners and their families in taking the proper actions until SERVPRO of Westfield arrives. By following these Dos and DON’Ts, it will help to reduce the amount of damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration.

Water Damage from Clean Water (Rain Water)

DO:

  • Find the source of the water if possible and stop or block the water from entering the home.
  • Turn off the circuit breakers in the wet areas of the house. Be sure the access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock before doing so.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirts off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

DON’T:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn off ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.



CLEANING UP AFTER A FIRE

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are an estimated 370,000 house fires each year in the United States. These fires cost a total of $7 billion in total property damage. But what kind of fires are causing this damage and how are these fires cleaned up?

Types of Fires

There are three main types of fires that typically occur in homes across America; high-oxygen fires, low-oxygen fires, and kitchen fires. Each of these fires has its own aspects that allow them to create different types of damage. There are also different ways to properly clean them up.

A major factor that impacts the damage a fire cause is an oxygen. Oxygen is part of the fire triangle of heat, fuel, and oxygen.

High-oxygen Fire

High-oxygen fires produce dry soot which makes these easier to clean than the other main types of house fires. They can typically be cleaned using a low-alkali detergent with dry sponges.

Low-oxygen Fire

A low-oxygen fire is a little more difficult to clean than a high-oxygen fire as it produces greasy, wet soot. This wet, smoky residue causes the fire to smolder. These fires are usually cleaned using a high-alkaline detergent with warm water which can be used to wash walls and structures.

Kitchen Fire

Usually, the most challenging type of fire damage to clean is kitchen fires. The biggest challenge of these fires comes from the fact that the soot residue is difficult to detect. After kitchen fires, cabinets, drawers, and other appliances must be removed.

Cleaning Fires

Most of the damage that comes from fires doesn’t come from the actual flames but from the smoke and soot that the fire produces. This smoke and soot have the ability to penetrate the paint, carpet, upholstery, and clothes throughout the house. While some material in the affected home will need to be removed and disposed of, other materials are able to be cleaned. When the cleaning process takes place, there are some key aspects regardless of where the fire occurs.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Safety is the most important aspect when cleaning up a fire. Anyone cleaning up a fire should wear gloves, a protective mask, long-sleeved shirts, and pants. This equipment will help to minimize contact with the mold that could be dangerous. Again, professionals are trained to deal with mold so that it doesn’t harm them or anyone else in the house which is a major reason why only professionals should deal with mold.

Remove Contents from the Home

Regardless of what the material is that has been damaged, all contents inside the home should be removed. However, depending on what the specific material is that is being dealt with, it may not need to be discarded. While some materials do need to be discarded following a fire, others are able to be cleaned.

Ventilation

Ventilation is a key part of, not just putting out a fire, but also restoring a home after a fire. Smoke and soot create an uninhabitable environment in the building which is in need of fresh air. When the firefighters arrive on the scene, they will begin the ventilation process immediately to make the building safer. After they leave, ventilating will help by removing odors.

Additional Contaminants

While smoke and soot are responsible for the majority of the damage, lead and asbestos also can create an environment that is in need of restoration. If they become disturbed, what began as a simple fire restoration could become a serious environmental restoration.

Duct Cleaning

The smoke and soot that are a result of a fire can get trapped in the duct system of the building. Because of this, a thorough duct cleaning is required after any fire restoration. If a duct cleaning is not completed, there’s the possibility that contaminants and odors can spread to other areas of the home.

A fire in the home can be a devastating event. Depending on what type of fire occurs, the damage can force a small clean-up or a total clean-up. Either way, there are certain aspects of the restoration that will need to be completed. If you suffer a fire in your home, call on the professionals at SERVPRO to ensure a complete restoration.

How To Safely Use Candles In Your Home

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Candles Candles can add a beautiful smell to a home, but you need to be careful.

While candles may be commonplace in homes across the country, they frequently cause house fires with an average of 23 home candle fires reported every day. Fortunately, there are many ways you can prevent a candle fire from ever occurring in your home.

Top Causes of Candles Fires

There are many reasons a candle fire can occur. One-third of fires begin in bedrooms and the top three days they occur are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. Those most common situations that lead to candle fires include:

  • Candles being left too close to flammable materials
  • Forgetting to extinguish candles before leaving the home
  • Leaving a candle burning while sleeping

What To Do if a Fire Starts

If a candle fire ever happens in your home in [City, State], you need to know how to properly extinguish it. When putting out a candle fire, you should never use water, which causes it to spread. If the wax inside the candle catches fire, grab a cover to remove oxygen from the candle. If the flames spread to other parts of your home and get out of control, quickly contact the fire department and evacuate your home. If any fire damage occurs or your home is in need of smoke cleanup services, a fire damage cleanup company can help restore your home back to its original condition.

Candle Alternatives

The best way to prevent candles from causing a fire in your home is to keep them out of your house entirely. There are many candle alternatives to consider including:

  • Incense
  • Flameless candle
  • Essential oil diffuser
  • Wax warmer
  • Oil warmer
  • Stick diffuser

While candles are often used for giving off a warm, romantic light and an appealing aroma, they can cause a candle fire if used incorrectly. It is important to always use candles responsibly or to try out any of the candle alternatives listed in this guide. Visit http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/ for more information on fire loss. 

Cleaning up the smoke and soot in Houston

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are extremely intrusive, and they can enter your home through many locations, producing hidden damage and odors. Our skill and experience with smoke damage allow us to investigate and precisely analyze the amount of the damage in order to build a complete plan of action.

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

Wet and dry smoke are the two forms of smoke. As a result, several forms of soot residue are left behind after a fire. SERVPRO of Westfield will analyze the soot to establish the type of smoke damage that has occurred before beginning the restoration process. The cleaning techniques will subsequently be determined by the data gathered during the pre-testing. Here's a little more information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 281-907-0018

What Causes Mold and How Can You Prevent It?

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Being exposed to mold indoors can cause health effects, so it’s important that you know what causes mold and how to prevent mold from building up in your home, school, or office building. 

What Causes Mold?

Mold can be found almost anywhere and it can grow on virtually any organic substance so long as moisture and oxygen are present. It can grow on wood, paper, carpet, food, and insulation. The cause of indoor mold is excessive moisture accumulating in buildings or on building materials especially if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed for an extended period of time.

It’s impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in an indoor environment but indoor mold can be controlled by limiting the amount of moisture in the building. Moisture requires water to grow so preventing moisture problems from occurring inside buildings is of the utmost importance.

There are many causes of moisture problems including uncontrolled humidity. Some moisture problems have led to changes in building construction practices in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. In some situations, they’ve resulted in buildings being tightly sealed but this can cause problems too. A building too tightly sealed may lack adequate ventilation, which could potentially lead to additional moisture buildup.

Moisture problems could include roof leaks, landscaping, or gutters directing the water into or under the building and unvented combustion appliances. Delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance has been associated with moisture problems occurring in schools and large buildings. It’s easy to accumulate moisture in less insulated buildings like portable classrooms and other temporary structures so these types of buildings are more susceptible to having mold problems.

Prevention

Since mold can grow almost anywhere and on just about any organic substance, it’s very difficult to prevent mold from growing. However, there are preventative steps you can take that will decrease your chances of having mold in your building.

Because moisture is the cause of mold, fixing leaky plumbing or any other leaks as soon as possible in the building will go a long way toward preventing the appearance of mold. Also, watch for condensation spots or wet spots around the building. Make sure to fix the source of this moisture as soon as possible to reduce the chances of it turning into mold.

The best way to prevent mold from building up in your building is to prevent moisture from accumulating in the building. You can do this by increasing the surface temperature or reducing the moisture level, the humidity, in the air. To increase the surface temperature in the building, insulate or increase the air circulation throughout the building. You can reduce the moisture level in the air by repairing any leaks in the building, increasing the ventilation if the air is cold and dry outside, or dehumidifying if the air is warm and humid outside.

Make sure to keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed as this is another potential cause of mold growth in the building.

Hidden Mold

In some cases, you could have hidden mold or indoor mold that may not be obvious. It’s possible that mold may be growing on hidden surfaces throughout the building such as the backside of drywall, wallpaper, paneling, the top of the ceiling tiles, or the underside of carpets and pads.

Possible locations where you could find hidden mold may be pipe chases and utility tunnels with leaking or condensing pipes, walls behind furniture where condensation can form, condensate drain pans inside air handling units, porous thermal or acoustic liners inside ductwork, or roof materials above the ceiling tiles which can be caused due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation.

There are some building materials like drywall with vinyl wallpaper or wood paneling that can act as vapor barriers that trap moisture underneath its surface providing a moist environment where mold can grow.

If your building smells moldy or you know there’s been water damage in the building, you may suspect mold is in the building even though you can’t see the source. If you start looking into the hidden mold, it’s important to remember that investigating hidden mold may be difficult and will require caution. Be sure to always use personal protective equipment when investigating a potential mold problem.

If you think you have mold in your home, school, or office building, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO to remediate the problem.

SERVPRO of Westfield: Why Can You Rely on Us?

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Selecting the right restoration company is incredibly important if you have had damage to your home or business. How do you know who to trust? Professional certifications are one way to tell the experts from everyone else. The restoration experts at SERVPRO of Westfield are ready to help.

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. SERVPRO of Westfield has years of experience in dealing with all forms of remediation and clean up.

Immediate action is needed in many cleaning and restoration situations. With over 1,700 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. 

Call SERVPRO® of Westfield at (281) 907-0018, we arrive quickly to help you with your restoration needs and give you peace of mind.

Water Damage in Commercial Buildings

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Area in commercial building If your Commercial building suffers water damage, call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018.

Commercial water damage is a severe issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Water damage can be caused by a variety of factors, including broken windows, roof leaks, busted pipes, sewage clogs, HVAC leaks, and sprinkler system leaks.

Fortunately, water damage can be avoided by installing a flood monitoring system, purchasing flood insurance, and performing regular property inspections and facility maintenance.

If you notice evidence of water damage in your commercial building, contact your local SERVPRO as soon as possible. By addressing the source of the problem, water damage can be prevented from getting any worse.

Detecting Water Damage

Leaks can be caused either suddenly as in the case of bursting pipes, which can be detected instantly, or gradually by a hose or pipe leaking slowly over a period of time. Underground leaks are another common problem. To find out if you business has a water leak look for the following signs:

  • Do you hear the sound of running water?
  • Are any wet areas or running water visible?
  • Can you detect an unusual drop in water pressure?

If you find yourself answering in the affirmative to any of these questions in Houston and the surrounding areas, there is a good chance of an undetected water leak in your business. SERVPRO® of Westfield can come to your place of business and check for moisture in your walls, floors and ceiling.  If you do in fact have a water leak, we will be able to successfully help with the structural drying of your business.

For more information on the services that SERVPRO® of Westfield provides regarding water and fire damage cleanup for your commercial structures, please visit or call:

www.SERVPROWestfield.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning or call today at (281) 907-0018

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Distinctive Challenges of Restoring Commercial Property

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Here at SERVPRO of Westfield, we know that being inoperable due to water, storm or fire damage can be harmful to your business. Damage to property is something that no one wants, but often occurs and that is where we come in to help.


Water damage and flooding at Houston commercial properties often come with numerous issues, sometimes unseen, that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether dealing with a proportionately small cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area to prevent further destruction. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility so you can be up an running again.


SERVPRO of Westfield has trained professionals who are mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working with your budgetary constraints. Here we understand that every moment spent cleaning can cause lost revenue, so when and emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.


Please call SERVPRO of Westfield at:
(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at
http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Water Removal From Carpeting in Commercial Buildings

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

All commercial properties serve as centers for specific activities, so much so that even a small disaster can limit your availability to customers. Water loss incidents, in particular, can spread quickly throughout affected areas and require immediate attention from qualified restoration specialists. Though you might have custodial staff that manages your entire building, they may not have the expertise and training to manage the water damage within the building structures.

Inadequate cleaning and management of water loss situation can lead to microbial threats or material degradation, both of which can result in the likelihood of replacing damaged materials and floors, and a costlier restoration. Getting water professionally removed has the potential to save you time and money along with preventing future problems from the previous situation.

Fast responses of qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team can help preserve and protect carpeted office spaces. Carpets can quickly absorb water, so drying out these flooring options requires an array of sophisticated tools and practices, beginning with extraction. Our SERVPRO team seeks to preserve instead of unnecessarily replacing materials, which makes drying out the carpet a critical step.

It is our job to get you back in business and here at SERVPRO of Westfield we have technicians ready to respond 24/7 to meet your needs. This all starts with an effective plan to reduce moisture and dry out damaged areas to make it look new.

Give our SERVPRO of Westfield team a call today:

(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at
http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Why should you leave fire cleanup to the professionals?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage can cause all types of damage, including damages in disguise. When any type of fire occurs in your home, it's smartest to rely on experts to instruct you on the safest cleanup methods. After a fire has damaged any part of your home or property, there are certain precautions that one must take in restoring the area. More often then not, certain tools and knowledge is required to deal with fire clean up.

Wall or floors must be entirely replaces, for many property owners, depending on the extent of the damage. This requires professional assistance. Without proper methods, it is very possible to cause further damage without realizing it. So you can live or work comfortably in your location you want your property to be restored properly.

SERVPRO of Westfield is more than willing to come assist you in any situation like this.

Please call SERVPRO of Westfield at:
(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at
http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Steps to Manage Damage Caused by Fire and Smoke

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Step 1: Safety


The top priority is safety. The first and most important step to take after a fire is making sure everyone is safe. If anyone should feel ill, it its imperative to receive medical attention. Following the assurance of personal health, the next thing to do is have the Fire Marshall assess whether or not it is safe to be in or near the building where the fire or smoke damage occurred. Electrical hazards are common occurrences after a fire and can be extremely dangerous along with water hazards caused from the fire or in the process of putting out the fire. Maintaining safety throughout the entire restoration process is vital.

Step 2: Restoration


Promptly following the Fire Marshall's declaration of the building being safe, then you, as well as your highly trained SERVPRO of Westfield professional, can begin restoration. We maintain the restore versus replace mentality in order to preserve the items that hold sentimental value, as well as saving you money.

The following is a list of to-do's and not-to-do's after a fire.

What To Do After A Fire

  • Movement in the home should be limited to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean to prevent further soil of upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Wash houseplants (if any) on both sides of the leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers (i.e. vents)

What Not To Do After A Fire

  • Do not attempt to wash walls and/or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting you SERVPRO of Westfield professional.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service
  • Do not use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures.

For further information and help on fire damage contact us
SERVPRO of Westfield


(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at
http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Protect Your Houston Home from Summer Storms

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

The gentle summer rain can be refreshing when faced with the alternative of heat and uncertainty of drought. But a gentle rain can easily turn into a thunderstorm or hurricane, which can be severe enough to cost homeowners across Houston, TX thousands of dollars in damages. The hurricane and tropical storm season occurs mostly around June 1 to November 30 in Houston, TX. Now is the perfect time to do a checkup of your home to make sure it is as protected as possible.

Checking gutters and downspouts. Gutters that are falling can cause serious damage to the foundation of your home. Properly installed gutters should carry damage away from your home’s foundation to prevent any impairment to you property.

Sump pumps. If you have a basement you may have a sump pump installed to remove excess ground water. If your system fails in the middle of a storm event, you may end up dealing with a flooded basement, which is why it is pertinent to ensure everything is working properly.

Roof. Have a professional inspect the shingle for any damage that could lead to leaks during heavy rain.

Landscaping. Regular maintenance of your yard should include trimming trees and shrubs to help minimize damage during a storm. Well pruned shrubbery is more wind resistant and less likely to cause damage to your property. Dead branches and limbs are easily transported when the winds are high. Anything outdoors that is not tied down, such as furniture, decorations, patio umbrellas, etc. should be brought inside in the events of a storm.

Generator. Weather-related outages can wreak havoc on the modern home. When electricity is lost, sump pumps stop working, food in fridges and freezers stop working, and home alarm systems are vulnerable. Having a standby generator, can keep essentials running until power is restored.

After the storm, if your home has suffered from water damage, remember SERVPRO® of Westfield is always ‘here to help.’

For further information and help on fire damage contact us

SERVPRO of Westfield

(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at

http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Tips to Prepare for a Thunderstorm

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Depending on your location you may experience a lot of rain and thunderstorms. It is important to be prepared and have a plan in place. You can do this by talking with those in your household and creating an emergency plan for thunderstorms, floods, and tornadoes. Below we have a few suggestions to make sure you are ready for whatever happens.

Protect electronics. Your electronics can get fried if they are not properly protected. Plug electronics into a surge protector to avoid damage during a storm

Prepare for power outages. Have battery-operated flashlights and lanterns in easy to get to places. Check on these items from time to time to make sure the batteries still work and replace them if necessary. Call your local power company to inform them of the outage and to get information regarding when the power should be restored.

Stay away from power lines. Do not go near power lines for if they should fall to the ground, they can be very hazardous. Call 911 if you see downed power lines.

Go inside when you hear thunder. If you hear thunder, it is likely that lightning is also occurring. Lightning can be dangerous, therefore, make sure to go inside when thunder occurs.

Seek shelter. There are many different natural elements that can be harmful when outside during a disaster. Therefore, during a storm it is important to seek shelter and be safe. If you’re inside it is best to be at the lowest level of your home.

Keep an emergency kit ready. Consider putting a kit of things you may want to have on hand during a storm. Items you would include may be water, non-perishable food, flashlights, blankets extra batteries, and a first aid kit.

If an emergency does strike your home during a thunderstorm, SERVPRO of Westfield is ready to help get your life back to normal. Call us, (281) 907-0018

Let the Professionals Aid in Your Houston Home Remediation Plans

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Damage to your home can occur at any time of the day or night, whether you are snug in you Houston home, at work or on vacation. It can come from fire, water, storms, or even undetected mold. No matter what type of loss has happened on your property, SERVPRO of Westfield has the expertise and equipment to restore your home to its original condition before the damage.

Why SERVPRO? We know you have choices for restoration companies. We are part of the local community and take pride in supporting our friends and neighbors when they need assistance with cleanup from fire, water, or mold damages. Our technicians undergo extensive training and learn the best practices for mitigation as taught through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We work hard on every site with a goal to always restore rather than replace items. This mindset saves property owners the cost of replacement for things that might otherwise get counted as a loss.

We know the longer the wait, the more damage that happens. We arrive on-site quickly with every piece of equipment we require in our green services vans. Our certified technicians scope the residence with advanced technology to ensure the greatest chance of restorability.  

When home disasters strike, contact SERVPRO of Westfield at (281) 907-0018. Our emergency response teams stand ready 24/7 to support our local community with assistance mitigating fire, water, storm or mold damage and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Fire, Smoke, Water, And Mold Damage Restoration

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

One of the most profound losses that business people and homeowners experience are mainly caused by fire, water, mold or smoke damages. Witnessing your home and precious belongings being consumed by water or fire can be traumatizing. The only reassurance you can have after such a disastrous loss is obtained from having a clear support and guidance in rescuing as much property as possible.

In the indoor environment, water is the only long-term most catastrophic material. Structures and other personal properties can deteriorate rapidly as a result of too much flooding or moisture.

We have successfully restored much water, fire and smoke damaged structures in Houston, TX. We have a wide variety of residential and commercial services to our clients. We have a team of certified and fully trained professionals who are ready to respond to all emergencies at any given time.

Our company can tackle any disaster since we have all the necessary equipment for fire, smoke, and water mitigation.

Some of the services that we provide are as follows,

• Fire damage restoration

• Restoration of water damage

• Restoration of storm destruction

• Mold damage restoration and others.

As a leading restoration firm, we are capable of handling it all; from damage restoration, to water removal, to the cleanup of fire damage.

If not handled carefully and immediately, natural disasters can cause extensive destruction to your property. That's why you need a company that is fully equipped and experienced to restore your property to its initial condition. SERVPRO of Westfield is the company you need for quick mitigation of any form of natural disaster.

Our team of emergency support is on standby 24/7, so you shouldn't hesitate to give us a call night or day.

Call us today at (281) 907-0018, and we respond immediately.

Houston 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen Water Damage SERVPRO of Westfield provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Houston

SERVPRO of Westfield is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 281-907-0018

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 Westfield 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
  • 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)?

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield 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.

Faster to your Houston Water Damage Event

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Restoration Vehicles SERVPRO of Westfield provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Houston

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Westfield provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Westfield arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 281-907-0018

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield 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.

Spring Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Spring basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 281-907-0018

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Westfield and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 281-907-0018

What to know about dishwasher leaks

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Dishwasher Leak Call SERVPRO of Westfield to help with your water damage (281) 907-0018.

For some people, dishwasher leaks start as a slow drip that may not be immediately noticed. Others discover dishwasher leaks as soap suds bubble their way across the kitchen floor.

Stopping leaks before they cause damage is ideal, but depending on the situation, is not always possible.

Time is critical when it comes to a water leak of any type. The faster you respond and take action to stop water from spilling onto your kitchen floor, the less damage that will be done – and that means less costly repairs!

What to do When Your Dishwasher Leaks

  1. If your dishwasher is leaking a significant amount of water, first turn off the dish washing cycle. For small leaks, it may be possible to capture the water with a towel or bowl and let the cycle finish first, but this is generally not recommended.
  2. Try to keep water from pooling on the floor. It’s easy for water to travel downwards and cause damage to your home’s structure out of sight. Use bowls, plates, and towels to capture and control the water flow.
  3. Clean up as much water as you can to minimize damage.
  4. Determine the cause of the leak. Every leak has its own particular cause, and your course of action may take a bit of detective work.
  5. Repair your dishwasher leak before it ruins your kitchen floor. Some flooring is more susceptible to water damage than others, such as wood or bamboo.

If you have an unexpected water damage call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018. We are always here to help!

 http://www.SERVPROwestfield.com/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes
  Water Damage? Let SERVPRO of Westfield help!

Lightning Strikes Can Cause a House Fire

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage to Roof Call SERVPRO of Westfield to help with your fire needs (281) 907-0018.

Did you know that thunderstorms can create fire damage in your home or business? Lightning striking your home can set your electrical lines on fire and create smoke damage, or any other material it happens to strike. When this happens, it leaves your home smoked up with a black residue (soot) all over your home or business. Don’t worry because the SERVPRO of Westfield professionals are here to make fire damage “Like it never even happened."® Locally owned and operated in Houston, Texas, and serving the greater Houston, TX area. Yes, we have come to the rescue of many smoke damaged homes and businesses due to lightning strikes. We are the fire and smoke damage professionals for North Texas!

SERVPRO of Westfield has the capability to pack out your home or business contents after a fire loss. Cleanup those contents and store them in a safe warehouse facility.

Please call SERVPRO of Westfield at:

(281) 907-0018, or visit our website at

http://www.SERVPROWestfield.com/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Roof Damage Tarping

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

When you think of a storm damaging your home, the first thing that may come to mind is your roof.  As the first line of defense to your home, your roof takes the brunt of the punishment from any storm that passes through your area.  If your roof becomes damaged due to a storm or any other reason, a professional should be contacted as soon as possible.  An assessment needs to be made and action needs to be taken.

One of the actions that may need to be addressed quickly is tarping your roof.  The professionals at SERVPRO of Westfield are able to provide you with roof tarping in the event of an emergency or as a precautionary measure.  Tarping the roof can prevent any secondary damage from occurring and can give you time to get the roof inspected and ready for repair.

In addition to roof tarping, board up services are also available.  Board ups are also helpful in securing your property and limiting any further damage.

Call SERVPRO of Westfield for your roof tarping and board up needs.

Memorial Day Weekend

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

If your plan is to grill up some good grub this Memorial Day weekend or any weekend for that matter, keep reading for some helpful tips to keep everyone safe!

  •  Maintain cleanliness! Grill fires are often caused by fat and oil buildup on the grill and the tray underneath the grill.  Use a wire brush to clean up excess fat and oil while the grill is still hot.  Try to clean your grill thoroughly at least 2 to 3 times a year.
  • Gas grills:  Be sure to check for any leaks on the propane tank.  A thorough examination does not take long and can help prevent a dangerous accident.
  • Do not leave the grill unattended.  This may seem like common sense, but it does lead to fires more often than you’d think! Also, grills stay hot up to an hour after use, so keep that in mind when you’re finished grilling for the day.
  • Wear proper clothing. If your clothing has long sleeves or hanging tassels/ strings, consider changing into a tee shirt. Clothing that has loose ends and hanging strings can catch fire easily.
  • Keep the grill outside.  It is best to keep the grill at least 10 feet from your house.  Almost one-third of grill fires happen on the porch or balcony of a residence. It is safer to be as far from the home as possible.

 Remember these simple tips to stay safe while grilling.  We want you to have the most enjoyable time with your families for the upcoming holiday weekend and the entire summer.

Restore...Don't Replace

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westfield is a Esporta Certified Operator which can restore over 90% of the soft contents that were previously considered nonrestorable (and thrown away) when using the traditional cleaning methods used by restoration dry cleaners.

What types of damage and contamination can Esporta Certified Operators restore?

  • Category 1,2 and 3 water damage
  • Heavy smoke and soot
  • Mold
  • Bio waste contaminated goods

Third party independent laboratory testing has verified that the Esporta Wash System restores contaminated items to FOOD GRADE CLEAN by removing 99% of contaminants.

How will you benefit?

Policyholders benefit from 24 hour turnaround time on emergency items, the recovery of sentimental items, a simpler and faster claim settlement and a satisfaction guarantee.  This results in delighted customers.

Insurance companies benefit from significantly reduced claim settlement costs.  SERVPRO of Westfield has saved insurance companies tens of thousands of dollars in settlement costs on hundreds of claims.

Preferred Vs Non-Preferred Vendor

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westfield is a preferred vender for most insurance companies.  We have been on some programs for over 16 years.  

I have heard people say you don't want to use a program vendor.  That preferred vendors only do the bare minimum and they only do what the insurance company says to do.  Those are not true statements. 

As a trusted vendor for many carriers if I can justify something they will pay for it on any covered claim.  In 18 years I have never had an insurance company or home owner come back to me for something that was not justified.

Insurance companies want you to renew your policy.  They know you need to been taken care of.  They only want good qualified companies representing them as a preferred vendor.  Price is not the insurance companies number one motive. 

Would you consider going out of network on your health insurance?  Probably not, simply because the carrier may not or will not pay for  your doctor visit.  I am not suggesting your carrier won't cover your claim because you don't use a program vendor, but you may run into challenges if a non program company does something your carrier doesn't approve of.  As a trusted vendor I can get approvals on questionable concerns very quickly. 

Water Damage, Fire or smoke, a preferred vendor really can make the claim process go much smoother.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - a defensive cleaning program

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Westfield today at  281-907-0018 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

IICRC Certified Firm

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westfield 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.

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

When Storms or Floods hit Houston, SERVPRO is ready!

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westfield specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Westfield, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com/disaster-recovery  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 281-907-0018

Conditions In Houston Might Be Right For Mold

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Westfield to assess the situation.  We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 281-907-0018

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Westfield for mold remediation services.

Houston Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Westfield for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Westfield specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –281-907-0018

We are Cleaning Experts

4/2/2020 (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 incude:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevators 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 Westfield, 281-907-0018

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES HOUSTON, TX

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westfield means business.


When it comes to servicing the retail property, whether you need cleaning for a commercial office or require industrial cleaning, your local SERVPRO is available. If ever the need for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services arises, we have trained and trustworthy professionals you can depend on. When wear and tear, odor, grime, and moisture challenges go beyond the ability of your regular janitorial staff, SERVPRO of Westfield is one phone call away.


Prices of lost revenue in the event of a disastrous fire, flood, or mold problem that closes your doors can add up quickly. SERVPRO of Westfield understands the urgency of minimizing business interruptions while keeping recovery costs low. We provide 24-hour emergency response cleanup and restoration services. It is the goal of SERVPRO of Westfield to get you back in business quickly with minimal interruptions to you and your business.


For more information on the services that SERVPRO® of Westfield provides, regarding water, mold, and fire damage cleanup for your commercial structures, please visit or call:

Call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018

https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com

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Damp Areas Can Cause Mold

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

HAVE YOU HAD ANY LONG TERM MOISTURE ISSUES IN YOUR HOME?

Besides causing major interruptions to your property, exposure to mold can present serious health effects. Mold grows in damp, warm humid environments. If you have had previous water issues, there could be a high possibility you have mold growing in your Houston, TX home/establishment. Most common forms of mold may be found around bathrooms, basements, ceilings, windows, insulation, and around plumbing pipes. Signs that you have a moisture problem include water stains or discoloration on walls, floors, or ceilings. If your walls are bowed, bulging or warped it probably means moisture has gotten into them. Additional signs that you may be facing a moisture problem are surface abnormalities like peeling, bubbling, or cracking of the paint or wallpaper. Seeing these signs could be a clue that there is mold growing within or behind the material.

The above signs and problems in homes are usually created by leaks that breed mold. Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. Mold growth from leaks can often be hidden, even if the leak is not behind the surface, due to seeping. If you have had previous water leaks, even if you haven't seen the signs of water damage, it's a good possibility that you may have mold and should get it checked. SERVPRO can quickly respond to contain the infestation to help prevent the spread of mold to other parts of the property.

If You See Signs of Moisture or Mold, Call SERVPRO of Westfield Today – (281) 907-0018.

Understanding Mold

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Visible mold growth might seem like an obvious sign. However, suspecting mold in your Houston, TX home could be a little tricky, and often overlooked as soot or dirt. Unfortunately the only clues that may alert us of growing mold is the odor. If mold can not be physically see on the surface do not ignore the smell. Make an attempt to thoroughly inspect the home before the mold problem increases.

Even if the mold growth is small, you should take action immediately. Small mold patches can spread, especially in the right conditions. Visible mold growth can also be a sign of a larger hidden mold colony. If you don't take care of mold soon, it can lead to bigger problems within your property.

You may not realize there is mold in your house, especially, if it is unusual looking. Some molds may appear white and thread-like while others may look like small clusters of black spots. Mold can be black, gray-brown, gray-green, or white in color. Mold growing behind surfaces can even appear orange, pink or purple.

If you suspect that your Houston, TX area home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Westfield is well equipped to take care of remediation of your property.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Westfield Today – (281) 907-0018


https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com

Sustaining a Water Damaged Roof

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to water damage immediate action is crucial. Roofs of a Houston, TX home or business can experience major damage from heavy rains, strong winds, or falling debris. Applying a roof tarp in an attempt to reduce the possibility of additional damage seems like a good, inexpensive way to quickly cover the holes in the roof and stop a water leak, but this only allows for a temporary solution until safe inspection and repairs can be done.

Although a roof tarp has many benefits, it is not recommended as a permanent solution due to the following:

  • They all wear out over time.
  • Mold could grow in water affected areas of the damaged roof
  • Wind can move tarp, leaving leaking spaces uncovered
  • Tarp may increase heat, leading to higher electrical bill
  • Improperly installed may lead to pools of standing water, perfect for insects

SERVPRO of Westfield in Houston, TX is here to assist homeowners and commercial businesses with water mitigation and mold remediation. You have the right to protect your property as a home and business owner. Whether having coverage from you insurance company or not, here at SERVPRO of Westfield, our experienced team of technicians are here to assist in avoiding water damage and possible mold issues.

For your water mitigation needs, call SERVPRO of Westfield at (281) 907-0018, we're here to service you.

HAVE A MOLD PROBLEM?

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mold remediation is a serious job that is best handled by a professional mold inspector, also known as a quality air specialist. Using a licensed mold remediation specialist helps to alleviate undetected mold exposure, because mold can be tricky and sometimes invisible to the naked eye. But even when a form of it is right before your eyes, you can be unsure. Prolonged exposure to mold can cause health effects. Here at SERVPRO of Westfield in Houston, TX we take pride in knowing that we are professionally equipped in providing immediate relief from prolonged growth and exposure.


At SERVPRO of Westfield we use dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity present in water damaged properties. With specialized equipment and a professional team of experts, you may have comfort in knowing that insurance companies trust our team when their policy holders experience such damages. SERVPRO of Westfield is contacted by many customers and insurance companies when they experience a loss or damage, because they trust the work will be completed with expertise and precision.


Many homeowners are unlikely to have access to the specialized equipment needed to eliminate mold, but here at SERVPRO we have the ability to help you. Got Mold? SERVPRO of Westfield is waiting for your call.


If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Westfield Today – (281) 907-0018
https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com

Solving Mold Problems In Your Houston, TX Home

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is a serious issue. At one time or another, we have all experienced mold, whether it has been in an apartment or a house. When experiencing mold the important thing to consider is getting a professional involved to handle it properly. If you start to notice light signs of mold, it can be aided by keeping areas clean, wiped down, and dry. But there may be more that what the eye can see. It is highly important to get mold checked out, as it can lead to further problems on the property.


Here at SERVPRO of Westfield we have trained and certified technicians that are always prepared and available to handle the mold remediation job for you. SERVPRO technicians use EPA standard products to ensure the job is completed safely and in a timely manner. Our business takes pride in the promise to make your home safe again and our best to assist in keeping it that way.

SERVPRO of Westfield is a phone call away and waiting to hear from you.  Schedule an appointment today:

Call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018

https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com

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Tips For Preventing and Thawing Freezing Pipes

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

When freezing weather approaches in Houston, TX things can get rather problematic and this does not only include frozen roads. You could also become subjected to freeze created leaks. Due to frozen water expanding within pipes, it could crack the copper tubing. This not only limits your water supply, but when the pipes do defrost there may be a severe leakage repair. Luckily there are aids to prevent pipes from freezing.

Tips to Help Prevent Freezing Pipes:

  • Fix source of any drafts (i.e. dryer vents, bathroom fan vents, windows, ect) and insulate pipes in all areas devoid of heat, such as crawl spaces, basements, attic, and garage.
  • Keep doors to all rooms open to allow heat flow to all areas.
  • Keep all water-supply piping away from outside walls, where it could be exposed to cold weather
  • Open all faucets, both and hot and cold water, to just a trickle, to keep water moving in the pipes and prevent icing. 
  • Open cabinets under the sinks so warm air temperature can flow around the plumbing. (Be sure to keep cleaners and other hazardous chemicals away from children and pets.)

For water mitigation needs, SERVPRO of Westfield is here to service you.
Call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018

https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com

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Higher Standard of Carpet Cleaning For Your Houston, TX Business

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial carpets are a big investment, especially when you have heavy foot traffic. There are heavy duty carpets designed for such situations, but properly taking care of them is often necessary. Here at SERVPRO of Westfield we are well equipped to aid with the upkeep of your carpet cleaning regularly. Apart from vacuuming the carpet regularly, your commercial carpet should also be deep cleaned. This allows you to keep it looking professional and well-kept, along with extending its life.

When customers walk into your business, a clean, healthy carpet sets the first impression and should provide a safe environment for the employees. Over time airborne particles and other dirt can gather within the carpets. Besides aesthetics, keeping a clean carpet also helps provide healthy indoor air quality for everyone.

How often should my carpet be cleaned?

Carpets cleaning varies based on environment. It is often typical we notice commercial carpets that only need to be considered for cleaning no less than two to three times a years. Nevertheless, commercial carpets should be cleaned if you start to notice buildup of dirt. A clean fresh carpet, that looks it's best, contributes to a healthier environment and sets a great impression to customers by enhancing the overall appearance.

Schedule An Appointment


Call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018

SERVPRO of Westfield is Here For Your Fire Restoration Needs

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

When the firefighters leave, it may seem like the danger has passed and the home is safe from further destruction, but without professionals to help clean the smoke damage, the building may never return to normal. While the principles behind fire restoration are fairly simple, it requires a lot of experience and manpower to perform adequately, and this means that it shouldn’t be attempted by a homeowner on his or her own.  The trained professionals at SERVPRO of Westfield should be called on-site immediately.  We can clean smoke damage and restore items affected by a fire, but we must be brought to the site as soon as possible to halt the ongoing issues that ash residue can cause. 

The only way to properly clean smoke and fire damage is to be extremely thorough. Ash residue is easily disturbed and can spread through the building with ease, causing nearly everything to need restoration. The experts at SERVPRO of Westfield will identify what can and cannot be salvaged, and will remove any built-up ash residue that is coating surfaces. Over time, ash builds up in layers, and may eventually form into a lacquer-like consistency. Once this is done, the restorers will locate the source of the odor, and treat it with specialized detergents that are formulated for neutralizing this kind of odor. Once materials are treated, they may be sealed off to prevent any further odor from permeating the air in the future.


For more information on the services that SERVPRO of Westfield provides regarding water and fire damage cleanup for your commercial or residential structure, please visit us at:

https://www.SERVPROwestfield.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

or call us today at (281) 907-0018

Fire Restoration Process

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage is probably the last thing on your mind, but you may want to move it up on your list of priorities; preparation is the key. The first 48 hours after a fire often makes the difference between ‘restoring’ vs. ‘replacing’ your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Westfield provides a timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal, to content claims inventory and document restoration. Here is a timeline to help ease your mind of what should be done before and after SERVPRO of Westfield arrives:

  1. One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Westfield professional will contact you to arrange for service.
  2. Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Westfield technician will be onsite to start mitigation services.
  3. Detailed Explanation:  A trained and uniformed SERVPRO of Westfield employee will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.
  4. Pretesting: A SERVPRO of Westfield employee will begin pretesting for restoration, working from the source of the damage outward.
  5. Eight Hours: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope is communicated to the appropriate person.
  6. Cleaning, Restoration, & Deodorization: SERVPRO of Westfield will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property. We then use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to make it “Like it never even happened.”
  7. Final Walk-through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

SERVPRO of Westfield responds quickly, offering a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services to help you return home as soon as possible. Before risking further damage by attempting to clean up the damage on your own, call the fire damage clean up and restoration professionals at (281) 907-0018.

Catch Me If You Can...Tips To Help Decrease In-Home Flooding

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in your home can happen in the blink of an eye. One moment everything is okay, and the next moment, water is everywhere. The experts at SERVPRO of Westfield are here to help make you more aware of common in-home appliances/areas to keep an eye out for.

Below are tips to aid in identifying and disarming their damage:

HOT WATER HEATER

What to do: Check the tank regularly for leaks. Have your tank maintained yearly. It is recommended to replace your water heater every 10 years.

WASHING MACHINE

What to do: Inspect hoses once a month. Look for signs of impending leaks, such as blisters, bulges, cracks, discoloration or kinks. Turn off the water supply to the washing machine when you go on vacation.

DISHWASHER

What to do: Tighten the drain line where it connects to under-sink plumbing. Replace the water supply line immediately if you run across a small leak. Don’t run the dishwasher while away from home.

REFRIGERATOR

What to do: Replace copper water lines with braided steel alternatives. Check the water supply line behind the fridge yearly.

AIR CONDITIONER

What to do: Install a secondary drain line and drain pan overflow switch. Have your A/C maintained regularly, which includes changing the filter and checking the refrigerant level.

Give SERVPRO of Westfield a call if you should ever incur water damage in your home. The quick response and efficient, professional services of our team of technicians will return your home to normal in no time; we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018.

http://www.SERVPROwestfield.com

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Winter Time Storm Preparation Tips From SERVPRO of Westfield

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Though it’s the beginning of winter, don’t think that you’re exempt from facing a storm with potential flooding. Taking proactive steps to protect your family and property from severe storms before they hit can save lives and minimize damage to your home or business.


Severe storms including hail storms, and flooding can cause billions of dollars in damage in the United States every year. When big storms hit, many families find themselves disorganized and unprepared. When preparing for a storm, it is important to have a storm plan and make sure everyone in your home knows the plan, in case of emergency.


Having a plan increases your chances of keeping you and your family safe. If you live in an area prone to flooding, consider buying flood insurance, as flooding is typically not covered under most homeowner’s insurance policies. In order to stay safe, it is important to understand your risks and have a plan of action in place before the storm hits.


Creating Your Storm Safety Plan


The first step is to create a written disaster plan and review it with everyone in your family, or as we call it at SERVPRO® of Westfield an ERP, Emergency Response Plan. Make sure everyone knows where to go and what to do in case of an emergency. Identify an emergency meeting place, such as a park, building, or other landmark near your home. If you get separated during the storm, have everyone meet at the designated location.


It is smart to assign an out-of-state friend or relative to be your family's emergency contact person. Teach all of the adults and responsible children how to shut off utilities in your home. Shutting off gas and water mains can decrease your risk of additional damage.


When severe storms are approaching your Houston community, tune into a local TV or radio broadcast covering the storm and follow evacuation orders, if they are issued. Check your emergency supplies and make sure you have enough water for everyone in your home, typically 1 gallon of water per person, per day for at least 3 days. Fill up your bathtubs with clean water. Turn your refrigerator and freezer up to the maximum setting so your food will stay cold for as long as possible in the event of a power outage. If you have storm shutters on your windows, make sure they are closed and secured. If not you can use pre-cut plywood to cover exposed glass. To prevent damage from flying objects, bring outdoor furniture, tools, pots and toys in from outside. Secure important documents, photographs and other valuables in a waterproof and/or fireproof case.


For more information on the services that SERVPRO® of Westfield provides regarding water and storm damage cleanup for your commercial or residential structure, please visit or call:

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Housewarming Tips For The Winter Months

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

In Houston, we are used to having really hot summers. But our winters can get pretty frosty at times too. Most of us don’t really know how to properly maintain a comfortable temperature in our homes.

6 Mistakes to Avoid While Heating Your House This Winter

Six mistakes homeowners commonly make when heating their homes can possibly help you avoid these pitfalls in the coming months, to not work your thermostats overtime or possibly incur high heating costs:

  1. Turning Up a Thermostat Too High to Quickly Heat a Cold House

When coming home to a cold house, it might be tempting to turn the heater up into the 80s to try to heat it faster. But thermostats don’t work like an accelerator on a car, turning the heat up to blistering levels won’t warm your home faster. Allow the time that’s needed to build up to comfort, it may save you money.

  1. Turning the Thermostat Way Down at Night

It’s best to avoid extremes with your thermostat. If you let the temperature in your house fall dramatically overnight, it’s going to require a lot of work from your heating system to warm the home in the morning. That could really cost you more than you want to pay.

  1. Overworking a Thermostat That Has Its Limits

If you want the house to be 70 degrees and your thermostat is only reaching 66 degrees, turning the thermostat up to 74 degrees in an attempt to make up the difference could be a huge mistake. The furnace could be forced to work beyond its capability. Instead, find out what’s causing the problem and fix it. Heat could be escaping somewhere in your home, or you may need to replace a faulty furnace.

  1. Heating an Empty House

In this day and age of modern day technology, controlling everything from a phone app, one of the easiest ways to save money is to install a system that can be adjusted remotely. Heating an empty home is one of the easiest ways to waste money, so a programmable thermostat can save hundreds of dollars every year. Giving your thermostat a break every day – but don’t overdo it.

  1. Leaving Curtains Closed on Sunny Days

While your home is vacant, open the curtains to allow as much heating sunlight into your dwelling as possible.  Solar warmth can go a long way not only in heating a house, but also in helping to give the furnace a break during the warmest hours of the day.

BONUS TIP: Keep all windows clean.  Dusty, dirty windows don’t allow as much sunlight into your home, which could cost you valuable heating power.

  1. Not Locking Your Windows

In the summer, it’s common for homeowners to have a constant tango between opening the windows and keeping them closed to let the air conditioner do the hard work of keeping a home cool. Before the cold season, take the time to ensure all windows are locked and sealed to keep warm air from escaping.

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Winter is Coming...Think Safety First!

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Think safety first!

Knowing the correct steps to take to prepare for the winter months is very important, and SERVPRO of Westfield is here to help. Think safety first and allow these following tips to help keep you and your family safe:

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change the batteries if needed.
  • Warm your car outside and not in the garage to avoid carbon monoxide entering the house.
  • Prevent water pipes from freezing by covering them if possible and turn off the water valve connected to the outside faucets.
  • During holiday season, keep holiday electrical cords and lights away from water.
  • Use battery operated candles.
  • Get your heater inspected.
  • Inspect your fireplace/chimney.
  • Check your clothes dryer vents for lent build up.

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Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Whether Storm or Flood, SERVPRO is ready!

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westfield specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. 

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Houston, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 281-907-0018

Water Damage Waits For No One, Call SERVPRO of Westfield

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westfield is just one call away!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Westfield provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Westfield arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield 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.

Professional Cleaning Services for Your Houston, TX Commercial Property

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Whether Large or Small, SERVPRO of Westfield Can Handle The Job For You

When it comes to commercial property, we’re here to take care of business. Whether it’s from a source of damage, or just wear and tear over a period of time, your appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning, why not depend on trained and trustworthy professionals? SERVPRO of Westfield has been helping retail and commercial businesses since 2007.

If a disastrous fire, flood or mold problem closes your doors, the price tag of lost revenue can add up quickly. Sometimes a good painting or a thorough cleaning could make all of the difference that you need. Your local SERVPRO of Westfield understands the urgency of minimizing business interruptions while keeping recovery costs low. By providing 24-hour emergency response and cleanup and restoration services, as well as expert cleaning services that reach beyond the range of your janitorial staff, it is the job of your local SERVPRO of Westfield to get you back in business quickly and with minimal interruption to you or your customers.

For more information on the services that SERVPRO® of Westfield provides regarding complete cleanup for your commercial structures, please visit www.SERVPROwestfield.com or (281) 907-0018.  Also follow us on Twitter @SERVPROWstfield and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO9458

Commercial Building: Water Damage Detection

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Even on your lunch break, give SERVPRO of Westfield a call, we're here to help (281) 907-0018.

Being the owner of a commercial property in Houston, TX and the surrounding areas, you will likely be responsible for maintaining its pipework including repairs if things go wrong. Since most office buildings and businesses remain unoccupied at night and on weekends, the potential for water damage can be very high on these premises.

Detecting Water Damage

Leaks can be caused either suddenly as in the case of bursting pipes, which can be detected instantly or gradually by a hose or pipe leaking slowly over a period of time. Underground leaks are another common problem. To find out if your business has a water leak look for the following signs:

  • Do you hear the sound of running water?
  • Are any wet areas or running water visible?
  • Can you detect an unusual drop in water pressure?

If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions in Houston, TX and the surrounding areas, there is a good chance of an undetected water leak present at your business. SERVPRO® of Westfield is available to come out to your place of business and check for moisture in your walls, floors, and ceiling. If you do in fact have a water leak, we will be able to successfully help with the structural drying of your business.

For more information on the services that SERVPRO® of Westfield provides regarding water, mold or fire damage cleanup for your commercial structures, please visit us at:

http://www.SERVPROwestfield.com/

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Fire Safety Tips: Pets Are Important Too

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

For some, pets are considered family too.

At any given moment, a fire emergency can take place in the North Houston area or abroad, and though unexpected; it can be beneficial to already have a plan in place for everyone in your home to evacuate and meet in a safe location. While you should always be most focused on keeping yourself and your family safe, you can also spend some time on pet preparation so that you can have a better chance of getting your pets out of danger as well. 

For some, pets are considered family also. You can be better prepared to keep your pets safe during a fire emergency by following these safety tips:

1. Practice Evacuating 

In the confusion caused by a fire, it can be hard to think of everything you need to do right away. If you have a plan in place and practice it a few times, you can be better prepared to handle a fire emergency. This can not only be helpful for pet safety, but also for the safety of everyone in your household. 

2. Notice Where Your Pets Are 

An important part of the planning process can be noticing where your pets usually spend their time. It can be especially helpful to note where they hide when frightened. You don’t want to put yourself at risk by spending too much time searching for your dog or cat during a fire emergency, but you can be better prepared to get yourself and your pets out as soon as possible by having a checklist of areas you can look. 

3. Keep Collars and Leashes Handy

Fires can be especially frightening to pets. By keeping their collars and leashes handy, you can more easily guide them out of the house. If you are unable to find them, it can be easier for the fire department to get them out if they are wearing collars. It can be a good idea to hang leashes by the door you are planning to evacuate through.

Our SERVPRO of Westfield Technicians are highly trained in property restoration. 

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SERVPRO of Westfield Quickly Arrives To a Water Damaged Commercial Building

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

A Houston, TX business can depend on SERVPRO of Westfield to arrive quickly to a location to help lessen the time of being shut down whether for a day, a week, or longer due to water damage. The water damage, especially if it is contaminated, must be removed quickly, preferably professionally. It helps to reduce the amount of damage, and aids in the turnaround time for business closure. Here at SERVPRO of Westfield we are here to help companies make sure they can stay open and get back to business faster; with less down time and loss of revenue.
 
When a commercial building must shut down due to water damage, their first priority is to reopen to support their customers, employees, and owners. SERVPRO of Westfield got a call from the facilities manager of a Houston, TX commercial building, regarding water damage due to seeping flood water. We arrived promptly and began with a quick inspection to confirm the complete area of water damage. 
 
In this particular commercial building, majority of the office consisted of carpeted area. Our technicians used an extraction wand to draw out nearly all of the water. We set up dehumidifiers to draw the damp air outside. We installed air movers at key points to force warm, dry air across the floors and walls. Our technicians directed and controlled the level of this air flow to prevent additional damage while drying out the building. 

If disaster should ever strike your business make sure to call SERVPRO of Westfield, we are here to help you get back to business as quickly as possible.


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Houston, TX: Got Water Damage? We're Here 24/7 For You

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018

SERVPRO of Westfield is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today - 281-907-0018

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 Westfield 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
  • 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)?

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield 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.

Need Emergency Service? Give Us A Call 24/7, We’re Here To Help

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If you have the damage, SERVPRO of Westfield has the time.

Mold Prevention

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can grow anywhere: on carpet, clothing, food, paper, and even in places you can't see, such as the backside of drywall, areas inside walls around leaking or condensing pipes, and above ceiling tiles.

Not only is having a mold problem difficult and costly to fix, but mold can also possibly produce allergens and irritants.

So what can you do if you're concerned about mold growing in your home? The best approach is preventing mold before it becomes a problem. The key to mold prevention is simple: moisture control.

9 Tips to Help Prevent Mold:

  1. Identify problem areas in your home and correct them. You can't mold-proof your home, but you can make it mold-resistant. Do you notice frequent condensation on an upstairs window? Is there a water stain on the ceiling from a persistent leak? Preventing mold from growing or spreading might be as simple as ripping up carpet in a damp basement, installing mold-resistant products, or repairing damaged gutters. 
  2. Dry wet areas immediately. Mold can't grow without moisture, so tackle wet areas right away. If you've experienced a flood, remove water-damaged carpets, bedding, and furniture if they can't be completely dried. Even everyday occurrences need attention: don't leave wet items lying around the house, and make sure to dry the floor and walls after a shower. Don't leave wet clothes in the washing machine, where mold can spread quickly. Hang them to dry — preferably outside or in areas with good air circulation.
  3. Prevent moisture with proper ventilation. It may be that your routine domestic activities are encouraging the growth of mold in your home. Make sure an activity as simple as cooking dinner, taking a shower, or doing a load of laundry doesn't invite mold by providing proper ventilation in your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and any other high-moisture area. Your energy-efficient home may be holding moisture inside, so open a window when cooking or washing dishes or showering, or run an exhaust fan.
  4. Equip your home with mold-resistant products. Building a new home or renovating an old one? Use mold-resistant products like mold-resistant drywall or mold-resistant Sheetrock, and mold inhibitors for paints. Moisture-resistant drywall is especially valuable in areas prone to wetness, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, and kitchens.
  5. Monitor humidity indoors. Purchasing a moisture might be great, but you can also detect high humidity by simply paying attention to potential problem areas in your home. Telltale signs of excessive humidity include condensation on windows, pipes, and walls.
  6. Direct water away from your home. If the ground around your home isn't sufficiently sloped away from the foundation, water may collect there and seep into your crawlspace or basement.
  7. Clean or repair roof gutters. A mold problem might be a simple matter of a roof that is leaking because of full or damaged gutters.
  8. Improve air flow in your home. According to the EPA, as temperatures drop, the air is able to hold less moisture. Without good air flow in your home, that excess moisture may appear on your walls, windows and floors.
  9. Keep mold off household plants. The moist soil in indoor plants is a perfect breeding ground for mold. Instead of getting rid of your plants, try adding a bit of Taheebo tea to the water you give to your houseplants.

For areas that have already fallen victim to mold, there is hope. SERVPRO of Westfield is a leader in the North Houston community in mold remediation and here to help! Please call (281) 907-0018 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Houston, TX Forecast - Rain, Rain and More Rain

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

The forecast in Houston, TX calls for several heavy downpours, increasing daily. Continuous heavy rain can heighten safety concerns.

Heavy rain and flooding are considered two of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.  No matter the location, there is always potential for flood damage.  In the last 5 years, via floodsmart.gov reports, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods.  Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past, does not mean you won't in the future. 

Please remember these safety tips:

  • Stay away from floodwaters.  Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way.  If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.  Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water.  They can be curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

If flood damage strikes your Houston, TX home or business, don’t hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Westfield (281) 907-0018. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task.  SERVPRO is prepared to handle any size disaster. 

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Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Extending The Life Of A Candle

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Tips to extend the life of your candle for smell or survival.

We burn candles for a variety of reasons, whether for the aroma or to light the home due to a power outage. Did you know that you could actually assist them in burning longer? 

Tip 1: Freeze your candle. Yes, put it in the freezer! By doing so, you are hardening the wax, which makes it melt more slowly and therefore last longer. It may not be feasible to store all of your candles in your freezer, so simply slip your next-up-to-burn candle into the freezer on the morning or night before you’re planning to light it.

Tip 2: After letting the candle burn long enough for a pool of wax to collect around the wick, blow out the flame. Then, quickly sprinkle table salt into the liquid wax. If necessary, use a toothpick to ensure that the salt actually mixes into the wax and doesn’t just sit on the surface.  Then re-light the candle.  Adding salt serves the same purpose as putting the candle in the freezer—it slows down the rate at which the wax melts, giving you a longer, more economical burn.  What matters most is how long you let the candle burn the first time you light it. Try not to extinguish it until the pool of wax has extended across the diameter of the candle. Blow it out too soon, and you may cause the candle to leave excess wax; if it doesn’t melt on the first lighting, the dry, hard wax around the outside edge will almost never burn.

Tip 3: It can also be helpful to keep the candle wick trimmed to about a quarter inch in length, because longer wicks tend to burn faster.  Leftover wax is a sign that the candle didn’t burn to its full potential. To get the most bang for your buck, make sure that the candle burns both evenly and completely. Finally, remember not to leave the candle near a door or window or in any similarly drafty spot; not only is such a location unsafe, but it can also result in uneven burning.

Flood Water Facts

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Across the United States, flooding is one of the most commonly widespread weather-related disasters. Whether your home or business is near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert, there is always potential for flood damage.

Though you may have never experienced a flood in the past, there’s no level of security to assure that you won't in the future.  In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. 

According to the American Red Cross (ARC), floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than any other weather-related disaster.  The ARC offers the following safety tips:

  • Stay away from floodwaters as much as possible.  If you approach a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around, and go another way.  Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way.  If you are caught on a flooded road and water are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.  Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water.  They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

If your home or business is ever affected by a flood, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Westfield at (281) 907-0018.  Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task.  The SERVPRO system is prepared to handle any size disaster.  The sooner work begins; the sooner your home or business can return “Like it never even happened.”

Home Fires: Grilling Safety Tips

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Nearly 8,900 home fires are started by grilling accidents each year.

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. To keep you and your family safe while grilling, follow these general guidelines.

General grilling tips:

  •  Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

Propane grills:

Before you use your grill:

  •  Check the major connection points between the gas (propane) tank hose and the regulator and cylinder, and where the hose connects to the burners. Tighten if loose.
  • Check the gas (propane) tank hose for the potential (gas) leaks. To do that:
    • Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose using a brush or spray bottle.
    • Turn the propane tank on. If there is a gas leak, the propane will release bubbles around the hose (big enough to see).
    • If there are no bubbles, your grill is safe to use.
  • If there are bubbles, turn off the tank and check connections, then have your grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
  • If the leak doesn’t stop, call the fire department immediately.

When the grill is on:

  • As you are cooking, if you smell gas, turn off the gas tank and burners.
  • If the leak stops immediately, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
  • If the smell continues, move away from the grill and call the fire department immediately. Do not move the grill.

Charcoal grills:

  •  There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
  • If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
  • Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
  • There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
  • When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

Call SERVPRO of Westfield for your fire restoration needs (281) 907-0018.

Flood Safety Tips: Houston, Texas

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

With the recent rain storms that the Houston and surrounding areas of Texas have been experiencing the past few days, sharing some basic flood safety tips may be very helpful. There is no good time for a flood.  No matter the size, minor or massive, a flood can cause a great deal of damage and poses a risk to people living and traveling through the flooded area.

To provide assistance to you, your family, home, and vehicles to aid in navigating through a flood without harm, follow these simple flood safety tips:

Prepare Before a Flood Hits

It may seem odd preparing for a flood before it even happens. However, if flooding is imminent, be prepared to leave your property. If floodwaters get too high, pack enough clothing and supplies to last a few days. Make sure to put important documents in your bag also. If time permits, try to move furniture and electronics to a second floor and flip off the circuit breakers to avoid electrical fires.

Keep Safe During a Flood

One of the most important flood safety tips to remember is to stay out of the water as much as possible. If you do have to evacuate during a flood, avoid walking through moving waters. As little as six inches of water can make an adult lose their balance and fall. Carry a walking stick with you to check for solid ground under the water ahead of you. Watch out for electrical equipment and fallen power lines.

If you’re driving during a flood, don’t attempt to drive through moving floodwaters. Two feet of moving water could be strong enough to wash your car away. If water begins to rise around your car, abandon the car if you’re able, and go to a safer area.

Dealing with the Aftermath

Return to your home only after being told it is safe to do so. You’ll need to begin the restoration process. Any remaining water should be removed as soon as possible. Everything within the home must be dried and disinfected quickly to prevent mold and mildew that can set in within 24 hours of the flooding. With SERVPRO of Westfield on your side we will help with all your water restoration needs. We are just one phone call away to make your flooding “Like it never even happened.”

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Restoring Your Houston Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Business in Houston, TX

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Flooding and water damage events at Houston commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Hazardous Mold Can Begin To Develop Within 24 Hours After Water Damage

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Air Scrubber, professional equipment provided by SERVPRO.

With the expertise and reputation of SERVPRO of Westfield, we can handle water damage emergencies immediately, as the threat of potentially hazardous mold can begin to grow and develop as soon as 24 hours after the original water damage. 

When a water loss occurs, SERVPRO of Westfield uses specialized equipment like dehumidifiers to dry properties and reduce the humidity levels. This is an extremely important part of cleanup after water damage. 

Normal drying methods may be the first thought of the customer, but in most cases, are simply not enough to reduce the humidity levels in a home after a major accident of water loss. Mold is able to grow behind cabinets, walls and under flooring very quickly, so the threat has to be handled by professionals who know how to properly dry flooring, walls, and other fixtures on the property. 

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

If you think that your home or business may have a mold problem, we can assist with having you scheduled for a certified mold test and inspection, with a follow up service to use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 281-761-2373

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Houston Home

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SERVPRO of Westfield 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.

About SERVPRO of Westfield

SERVPRO of Westfield 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Certifications

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO of Westfield in Houston, TX

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Houston and Spring residents: We provide fast service day or night!

SERVPRO of Westfield provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Houston and Spring, TX. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (281) 907-0018

Residential Services

Whether your Houston and/or Spring home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Houston or Spring commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

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