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A COVID-19 Defensive Cleaning Program - Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

8/8/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of East Mission and South Edinburg is here to help get you 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 healthy 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 bio-storm of COVID-19. 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.

Information You Should Have To Handle Commercial Property Losses

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

There is no such thing as a disaster-proof property. Nor is there a perfect, all-encompassing disaster plan for Texas.  Our unique location puts us in the path of tornadoes, hurricanes or floods.

Still, a vigilant property manager can mitigate the impact of these unforeseen disasters with some careful preparation. Here are seven things you should do to be prepared for a disaster and its aftermath:

1) Have an Emergency Action Plan in Place

An effective plan will enable your tenants to vacate the property quickly and calmly, as well as gather at a safe distance from the building. Make sure your exits are clearly marked, unobstructed, and known to all. OSHA provides a great tool for developing an Emergency Action Plan for your property that encompasses virtually any scenario.

2) Know Your Tenants

Do you have tenants with special needs such as those who are visually, hearing, or mobility impaired? Are there small children (apartment complexes, daycares, etc.) that may require extra assistance/attention? What about those with respiratory issues? All of these conditions can impact how you implement your Emergency Action Plan.

3) Keep Your Contact Information Relevant

Make sure your employees and tenants provide you with the latest contact information. If someone is unaccounted for, being able to provide current and correct contact information will assist in any search. Also, make sure your insurance agent’s information is up-to-date, as well as your security personnel, the property owner. Make sure that everyone has your information as well.

4) Have an EAP for Your Data

Do you store sensitive documents on-site? If so, then keep originals and irreplaceable documents in fire-proof cabinets or safes.

How often do you move these to an off-site storage facility? If you aren’t using a cloud service, you should definitely look into an off-site storage location for tape and disk backups. Most banks offer a safety deposit box, which is a great place to store sensitive data. Go over your options with your IT professional.

5) Be Prepared for Insurance Claims

The easiest way to visualize and list assets on a commercial property is to film them. A simple walk-through with a high-definition camera – no need for Oscar-level cinematography here – pointing out large-ticket items like HVAC units, IT equipment, the condition of the roof, the foundation, doors and windows will make claims settlements that much easier in the event of a disaster.

Additionally, you’ll want to meet with your insurance agent to review your policy to make sure there haven’t been any changes to your coverage, or that your property is left exposed to a specific kind of disaster. FEMA provides a great PDF on property documentation here.

6) Consider The Aftermath

This is where things can get expensive. You’ve seen the roofers with ladders on their trucks canvassing your neighborhood after a storm. The same thing happens with commercial properties.

Be careful when employing a company to handle your repairs after a disaster. Ask if they are bonded and insured, as is the case with SERVPRO of East Mission an South Edinburg, and make sure to consult your insurance provider as well — they may only work with a select group of service providers. Ask other questions like: What sort of warranties do they offer? How long have they been in business? What seems like a good deal now may cost you a fortune later.

With SERVPRO of East Mission and South Edinburg, you can rest assured that all the above criteria are met.  No job is too small or too big in our point of view.  Our attention to detail and customer satisfaction are our main priority!

Things You Should Know About Mold And Its Effects

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

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If you're a business or property owner in Mission or Edinburg, TX, you're probably concerned about the possibility of finding mold growth in your building, especially the more harmful types such as black mold. Happily, there are several ways to keep mold from being a problem. In the following article, we'll talk about what mold is, how to prevent it, and what's involved in a mold cleanup.

What is Mold?

Mold is a fungus that propagates through airborne spores. Mold is everywhere, and can be found indoors and outdoors. It thrives anywhere that there is a moist environment. It can enter a building in several ways, including:

  • Windows
  • HVAC Systems
  • Air Conditioners
  • Vents
  • Doorways
  • Attached to:
    o Bags
    o Pets
    o Clothes
    o Boots and Shoes

Common types of mold include stachybotrys chartarum, or black mold, trichoderma, a mold usually found in damp carpeting or wallpaper, and aspergillus, which is found in air conditioners and on food.

Preventing Mold Damage

To prevent mold damage in your building, it's important to eliminate any possibility of a moisture problem. If there is a high degree of humidity present, try to use a dehumidifier or an air conditioner to bring it down. Making sure that the building is well ventilated also goes a long way towards keeping the mold out. Plumbing and roofing should also be inspected to ensure that no leaks are present, and any vents should be vented to the outside.

Consult with a Professional

If you've encountered a mold problem in your building, it's important to have it taken care of by a professional mold remediation company, especially when dealing with a more toxic type such as black mold. These professionals are equipped to do a thorough mold cleanup, which involves removing the source of moisture, cleaning and disinfecting using specialized treatments, and repairing any damage caused by the mold. They can make sure your building is completely safe and mold-free in no time. But hopefully you won't need to call them; by following the information provided above, you can stop it before it becomes a problem.

How To Protect Your Property Before And After A FIre

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Trying to create the perfect disaster plan for your company in Mission or Edinburg, TX is virtually impossible. After all, a variety of unexpected things can occur when the moment strikes, forcing everyone involved to simply adapt and react accordingly. However, devising a smart evacuation plan ahead of time for employees to practice can be crucial, while setting up a proper contingency plan affects how your business deals with the aftermath.

When you’re proposing a plan for evacuation procedures, here are some key things to incorporate:

  • Ensure a map of the building with exit doors and escape routes is systematically placed around the office for convenient viewing at all times. Take practice runs with employees to help them pinpoint their closest exits, or demonstrate an alternative escape method in case the fire happens to be blocking their intended exit.
  • Teach employees risk assessment questions. While small fires can often be quickly contained with the use of a fire extinguisher, any fire has the potential to get out of control. Enforce a meeting to discuss risk assessment questions employees should immediately consider when a fire erupts.

Water Loss in Commercial Locations

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at 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.

Unique Challenges When Restoring Commercial Properties 

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 East Mission and South Edinburg

SERVPRO of East Mission and South Edinburg 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.

Our Commercial Services

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of East Mission and South Edinburg has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of East Mission and South Edinburg responds quickly to your fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO equipment lining the floor We can help restore your commercial property back to preloss conditions faster than you can say green.

8/21/2019

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Flooding and water damage events at 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 East Mission/ South Edinburg.

SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg 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.

All your Commercial Cleaning Needs.

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO Professionals Assisting a local Walgreen That needed a Bio-hazard Clean-up

8-19-2019

Perla Chapa - Marketing Coordinator

Time is a Precious Commodity.

When you need it done right, and done fast, call SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg for all your commercial cleaning needs. Did you know when you hire SERVPRO for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response- That's the SERVPRO way.  Can't Figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO of East Mission/ South Edinburg for all your emergency restoration needs. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information, and the very best service at a fair price. We are committed to providing fire, and water cleanup, and restoration services to reduce business interruptions, and recovery costs. 

Commercial Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

The devastating effects of fire can damage or destroy any type of commercial facility – such as banks, schools, offices, hospitals and more.
 

8/13/2019

Perla Chapa - Marketing Support Coordinator

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.

Reconstruction 

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.

Commercial Services For Rio Grande Valley Business Owners & Managers

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial clean up

8/9/2019

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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

COMMERCIAL CLEANING.

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
  • Vandalism

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.

*Remember: call direct and avoid the lines!

Our services are available 24/7/365 and we will always execute our jobs with promptness and professionalism.

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