Commercial Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
The devastating effects of fire can damage or destroy any type of commercial facility – such as banks, schools, offices, hospitals and more.
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We know how dire the consequences of fire damage are and thanks to our decades of experience, a highly trained team and specialized, state-of-of-the-art equipment and restoration techniques, we can help you to get your business back in operation. At SERVPRO of East Mission/South Edinburg, we recognize the urgency involved when it comes to protecting your investment, and we’re here to help you minimize damage to your business or facility.
Working through Fire and Smoke Damage
Smoke can cause more damage to a building that isn't visible to the naked eye. A facility affected by even a small fire will need to be thoroughly checked and cleaned before re-use. SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg uses cutting-edge equipment to clean and restore items like carpets, walls, ceilings, electronics and woodwork from damage caused by smoke. We can also decontaminate your H.V.A.C. system and duct work to remove allergens, soot, and mold.
Once the structural cleaning is performed to SERVPRO standards, the rebuild will begin. SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg is fully qualified to provide both interior and exterior reconstruction services. We can take care of emergency repairs, controlled demolition, and our emergency response service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. We also work closely with insurance companies ensuring the smoothest restoration process possible.
Why SERVPRO Is A Better Restoration System.
We always make sure our equipment is looking sharp after every job!
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Over the years, SERVPRO franchise professionals have developed new, and advanced ways to make sure every job is complete to our SERVPRO Standards, and for our customers satisfaction.
The Right Equipment
SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg understands using the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When time matters, technology, and equipment must be counted on to perform. SERVPRO will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained, uniformed personnel. Certainly, the right tool for the job is vital to timely mitigation.
Psychrometrics is the study of the air, and its properties. The properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point are measured to evaluate air conditions in the structure, enabling a SERVPRO franchise professional to create the proper atmosphere for more efficient drying.
Scoping involves locating the areas of the structure into which water has intruded, and defining the extent to which the structure, and contents have absorbed moisture. Moisture detection devices are also used to verify an environment has been dried thoroughly.
- Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets, and carpet padding.
- Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate moisture readings that enable SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg Professionals to monitor the drying process.
- Thermo-Hygrometers measure both temperature, and relative humidity. Capturing these two readings, a SERVPRO franchise professional using a psychrometric chart can calculate specific humidity, dew point, and vapor pressure.
- Infrared Cameras can identify the location, and extent of moisture in walls very effectively.
- Manometers allow SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg to measure the difference in air pressure when creating a negative air pressure environment.
Why hesitation leads to Mold Growth.
A water loss from a faulty pipe can lead to mold growth if not handled properly.
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SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg professionals handle water damages on a daily basis and the most important thing to them is to take action as soon as possible to prevent mold growth.
Mold is likely to spread in an environment that has been subject to moisture for an extended period of time. If your property has sustained recent water damage, it is vital to extract any excess water/moisture and dry out the structure right away.
In an area like ours, down here in the RGV, quick action is especially critical. Since we have a warmer climate, combined with almost 100% humidity pretty frequently, it is crucial that we respond without any hesitation.
Here is a list of things to be on the watch for once you notice that there is moisture present:
- The presence of visible mold,
- Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
- Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
- Excessive humidity.
- Stagnant or “stale” air.
Certain conditions may even require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.
Now, after seeing just how much effort goes into mitigation work, it’s clear to see why these are situations that require special professional attention.
If you have an emergency water loss, don't hesitate to call the Professionals at SERVPRO of East Mission/South Edinburg.
24 hour emergency services
Who is SERVPRO and Why choose us for your Cleaning and Restoration Needs?
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The fairly typical scenario we’ve probably all had the misfortune to witness: broken/leaky pipe. It’s more of a common occurrence than I first believed. It’s a major pain to deal with. More so out of inconvenience than anything else. It’s not really that large of a situation to call up your insurance company and file a claim.
The last thing you want to have to do is file a claim and mess with your insurance. So, what do you do?? Guess you grab some towels and buckets and cancel your weekend plans, right?
Guess again! Not so fast!
You may ask: “Well what’s the harm in picking up the mess? It has to get done, right?”
The issue is really about all the things that are lying beneath the surface… behind the walls, under the carpet/tile. The things we don’t see.
- Do you have pets? No matter how well you’ve cleaned up after them, they leave behind all kinds of germs and bacteria, and when they come back into contact with water, those harmful toxins are reactivated and can leave foul odors, and stains
- What year was your home built? This may seem like a pointless question at first, but it really helps us find out what tools we’re gonna need to get the job done the right way. See, in the early 90's, there was a large amount of Chinese Dry Wall being used in home construction. The difference in this type of drywall is that it is a lot more dense, heavier and may even contain metal. This plays a big role in how long we’d need to leave drying equipment set up.
The type of insulation of your home is another factor to consider. Carpet? Type of carpet pad? Type of tile? Ceramic? Sub floor? Plank wood floor? You get the idea.
- Relative Humidity. Well you can just open a window, right? That’ll dry it out, right? Relative Humidity. That’s the difference between humidity in the home vs. outside the home. And the difference in whether you might get mold or not. Unless you have the equipment to test the moisture levels in the air, then it may not be the best idea.
You may be able to mop up the surface, but that’s as far as most will be able to reach. It’s the water you don’t see that becomes the problem. Can’t exactly mop behind your walls, or under your tile. A few weeks may go by and you’ll notice a funky smell that never really goes away… and that’s when you’ll know: mold.
Although at first thought, it may seem like unnecessary, fancy solutions to a simple problem… it’s honestly way more than that. Getting in front of the problem to prevent secondary damage is what SERVPRO does best.
So next time you experience any kind of unexpected mishap, test us out and see what SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg can do for you.
Commercial Services For Rio Grande Valley Business Owners & Managers
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There is no job too big or too small for our SERVPRO team.
Our services are available those in property management, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, food services, government/military, manufacturing/industrial and many more!
For our commercial customers, we offer a myriad of services such as
- Water/Fire restoration
- mold remediation
- storm and major events
- disaster recovery
SERVPRO of East Mission / South Edinburg offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing bio-hazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get you back to business in no time at all. Our cleaning services include the following:
- Air Ducts and H.V.A.C.
- Bio-hazard and Sewage
- Trauma and Crime Scene
- Carpet and Upholstery
- Drapes and Blinds
- Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
- Odor Removal and Deodorization
If you or someone you know would benefit from our services, feel free to call SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg at (956) 585-3499.
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Our services are available 24/7/365 and we will always execute our jobs with promptness and professionalism.
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Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
This is the aftermath of a home who suffered a severe Fire loss.
Our team has responded so far to 3 fire losses this week. The cause of loss in this East Mission home is unknown. This before picture shows the disaster left behind after the fire was put down from the fire department. SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg was called in to clean up the aftermath! This picture was taken on day one of the project. our technician supervisor performed a Fire scope in this home, and day two, our team of professionals will be ready to restore this home back to Pre-loss fire conditions, and make it "Like it never even happened." The first step of this project is to clean up all the debris, and start the reconstruction process. If you would like to see the end results of this project, Please stay tuned on our blogs! If disaster ever strikes your home. Just know that SERVPRO is here to guide you through this crisis, and treat your home with great care
We have seen it all!
This flooded home was caused by a recent storm.
When it comes to water damage, You would be surprised how many big water losses we have come across to like this one! No matter the size of the job, We have the ability to handle any situation calmly, and professionally, and give you the best results in every water job we receive. This home suffered an emergency water loss and our team responded as soon as possible, Once we arrived at the scene, we began services as quick as possible to prevent any further damages. Our Team started off the project with extracting the standing water that was remaining in the customers home. We then proceeded to separate all the salvageable items, and the un-salvageable items in the home. Our Technicians had to remove our customers carpets due to the water being a category 3 Loss. Once we finished the extraction, we began the mitigation process. After the home was dry we the proceeded to the final step, which is repairs to our customers home.
Severe Flooding In Harlingen, TX.
Severe flooding after the major storm.
A recent storm that hit the RGV recently caused a major flooding in Harlingen, TX That affected many houses with more than 2" of water. Our technicians worked long, and hard hours for a whole week to make sure that all homes were restored in this difficult time in the valley. Our Team had to team up with 2 of our local SERVPRO'S in the valley to make sure we were able to assist as many people as possible. Many people in the Harlingen area weren't able to gain access to their home for a days due to how bad the area was. Till this day, some areas still have some standing water remaining in the streets of Harlingen, TX. Our Storm team did an amazing job assisting the valley, and we are so proud of their undying commitment, and dedication to the work they put out for our customers satisfaction.
Flooded Neighborhood In Harlingen, TX
The major flooding was caused by a recent storm that hit the RGV.
This was the most difficult time for the RGV. Our storm team handled the situation as professional as possible. All the homes were affected with more than 2 inches of water, and most people weren't able to have access to their home. Our clients were so thankful to have us there to take the stress away in this difficult, and confusing time. All the long hours that our technicians worked, all paid off in the end. We did a lot of water extraction, Mitigation, and demoing in every home and they were all satisfied with the aftermath of our reconstruction. Our storm team has the knowledge, and certifications to be able to restore your home back to Pre-loss conditions. We treat every home with great respect. When emergency water loss strikes your home, don't hesitate to call the storm damage experts in SERVPRO of East Mission/South Edinburg.
The Science Behind Mold: How It Begins, Grows, and Is Eliminated
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Mold can be a nasty problem to have in your home. Understanding the science behind mold can help to demonstrate how it gets a foothold in your home and what’s necessary to remove it. Mold can sometimes seem like a small, smelly inconvenience, but it can be a big problem in your home. Taking steps early on is one of the best ways to tackle this problem, but even cases where the mold is significant, it is not impossible to conquer when you understand it.
How Does Mold Begin According to the Science Behind Mold?
Mold is an organism that can be found anywhere, and in the right conditions, can grow on just about any substance. Add some mold spores to a moist environment, and you’ve got the potential for mold. Mold spores are the byproduct of mold, and it moves through the air currents outside and in your home. The scariest part of that means that you could have mold in one area of your home, and the air currents could allow it to travel to other rooms.
How Does It Grow?
Once mold spores have found the perfect environment for it to live upon, the spores start to grow. This growth is dependent upon moisture and a food source. Many of the conventional materials in your home are the perfect environment for mold. Your carpets, the padding beneath them, your drywall, plywood, and other surfaces are likely places for it to reside. Dust, cellulose and other organic materials make up their food source. Leaking pipes, roofing issues, or additional moisture sources contribute to its growth.
You may think that just getting rid of the food source or the moisture is sufficient enough to stop the growth of mold, but that’s not the case. In fact, mold will become dormant. It doesn’t die but basically puts itself in a state of hibernation. Think of it as being almost similar to bears. They feast and then sleep through the winter months to reawaken in the spring. That is when food is back to being plentiful. Mold will wait until the right conditions reappear and reactivate itself.
It can bother you that your mold doesn’t have an apparent source of moisture, but just the humidity in your home can be enough for mold to thrive. This moisture-laden air allows water vapor to collect on the surface the mold is living upon as it condenses. You may find that if you don’t have the proper vapor barriers in your home, mold can thrive in crawl spaces and your basement.
How Is It Eliminated?
Now that you understand the science behind mold, it’s easy to see that it’s not easy to eliminate it. Although there are plenty of DIY sprays that claim to kill mold, it takes more than spraying a chemical and forgetting about the mold issue. You have to be sure that you’ve thoroughly sprayed and killed the mold. Once you’ve gotten it sprayed down, it’s essential to safely remove the mold. You have to be sure that you get all of the mold out of your home, or you’ll find that in a short time that you’re right back at square one with the hidden mold spreading back to where you cleared it.
Why Is Mold An Issue?
There are a few reasons why mold growing in your home or business is an issue that needs elimination. One of the first reasons why you need to have mold removed from your home is that it’s unsightly. It can be a real ugly looking spot on your wall, your floor, or your baseboards. It can make your home look dirty and unkempt. In addition to being unsightly, the mold is a health hazard. Mold can cause respiratory and other issues in people that visit or live in your home. Someone that already has immune issues can be impacted by coming into contact with mold in your home, but even healthy individuals can develop health problems when exposed to it.
How Can Professionals Help?
The science behind mold can help pinpoint the reason as to why a professional service can be helpful. Mold isn’t one of the most straightforward problems to get rid of in your home. It can be easy to miss a spot here or there and allow it to retake a substantial foothold after a short time. Professionals are familiar with how mold grows and behaves, so they often can have a better chance of removing it all the right way the first time around. Let our professional staff at SERVPRO help you to understand what is necessary to remove the mold safely from your family’s environment. You may not realize how that case of the sniffles could be cleared up from removing the mold rather than hitting the doctor’s office.