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11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Oh, no! Not another leak, but where is it even coming from !? And who do you call at 10:30 pm on a Sunday??
Here’s what you’re going to do, call the professionals SERVPRO of McAllen!!!
You must understand that as the #1 preferred company for most insurance companies and local businesses and as a personal preferred go to restoration and mitigation company we KNOW what we’re doing and we do it the BEST!! With 24/7 services available you can expect a fast response and a team out there to you quickly!


Now we don’t want you to feel like there’s nothing you can do. Knowing what kind of categories of water damages there are can you a better understanding of what you are dealing with.

There are 3 different types of water categories, let’s break them down:

Category 1: Clean water

> this is an example of floodwater that does NOT post an immediate health threat, aka clean water. Clean water can result from malfunctioning appliances or melting snow and rainwater. These damages are easy to clean up normally by one self. Note: if this clean up isn’t done within 48 it will turn to our, next, category 2: greywater

Category 2: Greywater

> aka as a sullage. It is referred as wastewater that is NOT contaminated with fecal matter. Household waste water comes from bathtubs and showers, washing machines, dishwashers, and sinks. This kinda water normally contains fewer pathogens than blackwater and can be recycled, like to flush toilets. Note: if this isn’t treated within 48 hours it will turn into category 3: black water.

Category 3: Blackwater

> now THIS is going to be your contaminated water with human waste and other pathogens and toxins. Black water is commonly known coming from broken sewage pipes and contains human waste such as urine and fecal matter as well as even toilet paper. Raw sewage is classified as black water and is known for carrying bacteria and contaminated with dissolved chemicals and particulates, making contact even more dangerous.
If after going over these different categories you suspect your home might be a victim of black or greywater, call the 24/7 cleanup and restoration company you can rely on.
Call SERVPRO of McAllen!!

Safety Tips

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

When your home or business have been flooded, you may want to call a water damage clean up contractors to save your house from heavy damage.

Before SERVPRO of McAllen arrives to the home to begin mitigation, these are some safety precautions you may follow:

1. Be aware of insects

in flood water, many dangerous animals may have washed in from outside with the water. Keep children and animals away from any gray or black water

2. Stayaway from electrical wires

Turn off all ceiling fans if the ceilings are wet.

3. Keep away from damaged walls and floors

in the event that the flood in your home was severe, if stepped on or with time they may cave in. try to stay away from these areas until a professional gets there for inspection.

4.Protect important documentation

Any important documentation that you want to want to preserve, keep them in a ziplock bag!

When you find yourself in a situation where the water damage is too severe count SERVPRO of McAllen into cleanup and restoration of your home.

SERVPRO of McAllen is here for YOUR business

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

We understand that your business is like your second home, so staying on top of your business is and should be your #1 main priority. With that being said how do you know if your business is healthy? Meaning how do you know there’s any internal water damages from your building …?

Here’s a few signs to look out for:

> large puddle or standing water

> mildew or strong odors

> sounds of running water

If these signs are ignored they could result in:

> foundation damage

> roof damage

> microbial growth and mildew

Count on SERVPRO of McAllen to be able to help from the initial call. We’ll reach out to your adjuster and handle the claim process so you won’t . We’ll provide an inspection and begin mitigation services ASAP and if repairs are needed trust we will handle that as well.

Stay safe this coming winter

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

It’s fall,, The leaves are changing color and falling as is the temperature! Although we may not experience much cold in the valley, we sure did learn our lesson with the last free we had! Lesson being we can never be too overly prepared.

Heres how:

- have a ready kit including some of the following: 

 ~ batteries

 ~  medicines 

 ~ important phone numbers 

 ~ flashlights 

 ~ candles 

 ~ matches

- scope out the home before a storm and look for any rook/window cracks that could lead to leaks or other severe damages
- trim any branches that could lead to accidents during a storm with high winds 

- fill up your primary vehicles gas tank 

- have a spare gas can as a back up 

- carry cash with you in the event of a black out 

   Stay safe this coming fall! From your local SERVPRO of McAllen!! 

Fire safety for kids

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Parents! Teaching your kids the importance of knowing fire safety is something that has to be taught on a yearly basis. As kids grow, they might forget what they learned 2-3 years ago by you going over and over this information it’ll stay fresh in their mind.

Here’s a safety checklist you can follow with your kids:

~ never play with fire 

~ show the kids where the alarms are 

~ replace 10 year alarms 

~ test alarms every 6 months 

~ have a list of emergency contacts nearby, eye sight level 

~ practice stop drop and roll (covered face at all times with hands ) 

Children can easily get distracted and forget a set or 2 under difficult scenarios it’s important to teach them to stay calm. 

Bye Bye Germs Hello Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

As the year progresses and we move onto another year of COVID we want to remind our businesses weather local or cooperative of our CERTIFIED: SERVPRO cleaned services!!
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of McAllen Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.
We are locally owned, we know that your business is as important as coming the home you go to AFTER you close up shop. We want to be able to give you a sense of reassurance when you and your cob workers are working a full shift.

available 24/7 always puts the cherry on top! We can send a crew to do a cleaning before production, let’s say 5 am? We’ll be there! Let’s say you prefer after closing hours let’s say 9-10 pm? Heck, lefts make it 11 pm it doesn’t matter what time you need us we’ll be there!

Preparing your home for a winter storm

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

wall cuts equipment When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. 956-747-3020

In the event your home suffers any damages due to a winter storm, call the 24/7 company that can assist you no matter the time or temperature. The storm gets clearer after, when you call SERVPRO, that you can be assured of.

We will take all precautions necessary from sending out crews to the site to handling the actual insurance 1x1 claim process.  We promise, you will see a rainbow after the storm when we take your home into our hands and provide it back to you, “Like it never even happened.” (And that’s just the best feeling isn’t it?)

Although we stand by your side in the event of any disasters striking your home, I’m sure you’re asking yourself “what can I do to PREPARE my HOME before a WINTER STORM hits?”

Here are a few tips you can take into mind to be one step ahead of the storm:

  • More insulation in your attic
  • Seal off any leaky windows/doors
  • Clean up any rain gutter
  • Protect water pipes

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO has over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada that are ready to help.

SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island professionals have the advanced training and equipment needed to clean or restore your home. We also have the resources to respond faster to any size of the disaster

How it works at SERVPRO of McAllen

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO 24/7 - technician cleaning We are part of a NATIONAL NETWORK of over 1,700 Franchises.

Water damages, don’t knock at the door and let us know that they will be arriving at 3 am causing you to not only miss work but spend money. As much as a little “heads up” sounds great, it just doesn’t work like that.

When disaster hits, it hits. Whether it was caused by mother nature or just a pipe burst that lead to an unwanted indoor pool of water.

Regardless of the scenario, what do you do when that happens?

First things first, don’t panic. CALL SERVPRO. As a 24/7 emergency water restoration company, it doesn’t matter what day of the week time it is, as soon as we receive your call the process begins.

Following that, we begin the paperwork and insurance calls to get the ball rolling.

The fun part begins when we get started on providing you the best services, “Like it never even happened.”

Have water or flood damage?

CALL US NOW 24/7 emergency services available, not a holiday nor weekend can stop us from getting to you.

Use Caution with Holiday Lights This 2021

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

servpro 24/7 Have Questions? Call Us Today – (956) 631-0348

Lights are a staple for decking the halls. When used improperly, however, they create a fire hazard.

Keep some of these suggestions in mind when decorating;

  • Purchase lights tested by underwriters’ laboratories.
  • Dispose of lights when cords begin to fray or look worn.
  • Go over the instructions to know how many strands can be connected together. Use extension cords sparingly to avoid overloading a circuit.
  • Use indoor lights indoors and outdoor lights outside.
  • Turn your lights off before heading to bed.
  • Hang lights with plastic clips, because nails can damage lights causing a fire risk.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Immediate action is crucial when dealing with fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost. CALL NOW, 956-631-0348, for more information on our fire clean up and restoration process.

One Spark, One Fire, One Team; We are HERE to HELP!

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

commercial fire technician clean-up We proudly serve McAllen, TX, and surrounding areas. If you have any additional questions about fire, smoke, or soot damage? Call (956) 631-0348

When it comes to fires, we all know what to do. We call 911 and follow our fire escape plan or simply go to a safe area away from the fire. Right? But what happens after the fire, what do YOU do after the firefighters have left your property?

Simple. Call SERVPRO of McAllen, that’s where we step in. You see there's nothing you need to worry about when you contact our team of professionals who, when it comes to fires, are 110% ready and high trained. Our technicians handle everything from;

-Emergency Contact

-Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

-Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)

-Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

-Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

-Cleaning and Repair

-Restoration

Trust in SERVPRO of McAllen we are locally owned and operated—so we are part of the McAllen community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.