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Getting Back to Business Quicker with SERVPRO of McAllen

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Natural disasters can cause businesses to shut down for days or months until repairs can be made and structures are safe enough to enter and resume business. Every day you remain closed is another day of lost profits. Take precautions and set up an emergency fund to cover any additional costs that your insurance may not cover.

Locate and establish a relationship with a list of contractors who would be available for construction matters, and find a clean-up and restoration service that will be available to quickly respond to your emergency situation.

With SERVPRO® of McAllen, you can count on us to get to the disaster faster and make it "Like it never even happened." Our training and expertise have prepared us to help with water damage, storm damage, fire damage, and mold remediation quickly and effectively.

Knowing what to do when disaster strikes your business is of the utmost importance. When it comes to the cleanup and restoration aspects, depend on SERVPRO® of McAllen to be there for you 24/7!

Fire Prevention 101 with SERVPRO of McAllen

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

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There have been more than 20,000 house fires that the American Red Cross has responded to this year, and that is only a portion of the total number of fires that have occurred in the United States.

Smoke detectors will always be the best way to prevent damage and the loss of life, but there are a few other things you can do that can provide protection to your home and your loved ones, even some that are as simple as cleaning up.

Clear the Clutter

Clutter is likely something we all fight on a regular basis already, but it can actually create a fire hazard. Allowing hallways, stairways, and utility spaces to fill with unused items can not only block emergency exits but also provide fuel to the fire.

Leaving loose clothing near a water heater can actually start a fire. Keeping your space clear means quick access to escape routes in the event of an emergency and can also slow down the progression of flames.

Another common source of fire in the home is overloaded extension cords. Remove any unused electronics and unplug appliances that you don’t use on a regular basis.

Take a look around your home and ensure that there is space between your walls and furniture. This allows for proper airflow to prevent overheating.

Create a Defensible Space in Your Yard

The area around your home is key in providing protection from fires that originate outside. Using strategically placed landscaping protects your home and gives room for firefighters to work in the event of an emergency.

Some states like California have imposed defensible zone regulations because this is such an effective way to slow the spread of a wildfire. With our dry climate that creates such a potential for grass fires, this type of landscaping is smart for us, too. In January, we saw five acres burn after a grass fire started, and the windy and dry conditions spring brought kept us on a constant watch for fire.

Intentional landscaping doesn’t mean you can’t plant the annuals you want; instead, it means using intentional placements of your plants and trees to provide the best protection. You should always keep your yard clear of dead plants, leaves, and limbs as these can strengthen a fire.

Do You Have a Plan for When Weather Turns Severe?

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

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Bad weather can be very scary. Thunderstorms can bring lightning, heavy rain, hail, and strong winds. Every year, the United States sees nearly 100,000 thunderstorms, making this frequently occurring event common in all climates.

Our Texas climate is certainly favorable for severe weather. Along with thunderstorms, we have experienced flooding, hail, and hurricanes. Our typically warm weather and short winters mean that our storm season tends to be longer than most.

While we all step up our level of weather awareness during hurricane season, a year-round emergency plan is the best way to minimize potential storm damage and ensure our loved ones' safety.

Your Severe Weather Communication Strategy
When bad weather comes, communication needs to be the first step in your weather plan. This means it is essential to understand the difference between a watch and a warning so that you can move your family to safety at the appropriate time.

You should also have several ways to get weather alerts from trusted local officials. Your cell phone and a weather radio are two good tools to charge and activate long before the storm rolls in.

Your family needs a communication strategy that even includes what to do if someone isn’t home so that all can be marked safe during the event. Everyone in your house should know where designated safe spaces are in your home as well, so even the youngest folks can seek shelter as needed.

Your Severe Weather Emergency Kit
In your designated safe space, you should store an emergency kit with essentials for each of your family members. Enough food, water, flashlights, and batteries, along with first-aid essentials and comfort items, should be packed into this kit to sustain your family for up to 72 hours in the event that you need shelter in place.

Be sure to include items that will help you all stay calm as the storm rages.

Why choose SERVPRO of McAllen

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

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How SERVPRO Will Help

SERVPRO will start their process with the very first call, with the best results coming if the call is made in the first 24 hours. Work begins with removing as much water as possible to prevent any additional spread or damage and reduce total drying time.

Floors, furniture and other belongings will likely need to be cleaned, sanitized and deodorized. Once the majority of water has been removed, our specialized team will use industry-leading equipment to dry water you can’t even see.

Once these steps are complete, we will begin assessing for any needed construction to your property in order to restore your home back to preloss condition. This could include a minor repair or a complete rebuild of an area of your home.

SERVPRO is a full-service company and can simplify your recovery process by handling everything from initial damage mitigation to any required rebuild. We will stay in constant communication with you every step of the way to get you back in your home faster.

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.

We are here to help 24/7!

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Damage

Here in East Brownsville and our surrounding communities, we have learned all too well the damage that heavy rains can bring. Flash flooding has been a continual threat, and our neighbors in the South Padre Island area have also contended with rising tides and coastal flooding.

Whether it’s an inch or a foot, flooding causes extreme damage. Nationwide, more than $10 billion in damages is reported from flooding alone each year.

Flooding is a factor for all homeowners and business owners, but SERVPRO has the experience and tools to help. We can assess the severity of your damage and lay out a plan for restoration so that you can make informed decisions.

SERVPRO can even detect hidden water damage and clear out standing water. Our recovery plan will ensure that your home is clean, dry, and back to preloss condition.

Fire Damage

A fire is responded to every 23 seconds in the United States, and $8.1 billion dollars worth of property damage was reported in 2020.

If you suffer a loss from fire, our seven-step restoration process means we can jump-start recovery as soon as the flames are out.

Our process goes step by step through inspection, damage assessment, repairs, and construction. We will walk you through each necessary step to restore your property quickly and efficiently.

Storm Damage

Texas weather brings severe storms, river flooding, coastal flooding, and even hurricanes. We know the damage this destructive weather can cause, and we aim to get you back in your space as fast as possible.

Storm and water damage not only affects the structure of your home but your inside belongings, too. SERVPRO specializes in restoring the contents of your space so that you can restore rather than replace them.

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

SERVPRO Cook OFF!

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

helping others 2022 STX red, white & blue 5th annual festival sponsored by SERVPRO of McAllen. June 25, 2022.

This year's South Texas red, white and blue 5th annual festival was one for the books! On June 25th our SERVPRO of McAllen was more than honored to sponsor one of the cooking teams!

We are more than just a clean-up & restoration company, being locally owned and operated we live among your community. We have the opportunity to be extra involved! We want to thank everyone who came out to the event and enjoyed themselves! 

Can't wait to see ya'll again next year at the 2023 festival! 

Who is SERVPRO of McAllen?

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

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When you hear of SERVPRO of Mcallenyou might think, “who’s that”?

SERVPRO is a company that not only specializes in fire and water clean up & restoration, SERVPRO also works with COVID-19 disinfections and cleanings along with MOLD remediation! You could say they do a little bit of everything, with repairs and reconstruction services also available!
Personally, the best part of explaining who SERVPRO is and what they do for the community is when I mention that they provide 24/7 emergency services to their clients! Isn’t that just CONVENIENT! Whether you’re a business or homeowner the fact that you don’t have to close up shop early or have to leave work to be home for them! SERVPRO works with YOUR schedule!
In conclusion, we can at this point agree that SERVPRO of McAllenis a pretty outstanding franchise company offering a wide variety of services. Whether it’s a weekend or a holiday, before or after business hours you can most definitely count on the professionals to assist you.
Our admins are on standby round-the-clock, in the event of any questions you may have! We are in your community and we are ready to help and provide you your home/business back, “Like it never even happened.”

Accredited with BBB since 2014!

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

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When you are looking for a company to trust inside your home/business, so many factors matter in your search for the right company. We want you to feel more than confident when you chose of SERVPRO East Brownsville and SPI. Our admins are on standby 24/7 to answer any questions you may have or to begin a job. Meaning YES if we need a crew of technicians to go on-site on a weekend, Holiday, or before/after working hours WE WILL BE THERE.

You don’t have to work with our schedule, we’ll work with yours! Not only does that allow you to continue living your day-to-day life without interruptions but it allows us to finish faster and return your home/business, “Like it never even happened.”

We have been in business for over 13 years, and have been accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) on 09/2014! The search is OVER! SERVPRO is the company you want to hire when dealing with ANY catastrophic events! Our admins work 24/7 to answer any questions you may have in regards to our available emergency services. Don’t forget to browse our website and check out our before and after section to view the impact SERVPRO has on homes/businesses.

The SERVPRO Way!

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

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With our communities returning slowly back to the new normal SERVPRO is dedicated to providing a feeling of confidence in the valley and we’re doing just that with our CERTIFIED: SERVPRO Cleaned program.

We provide a new defensive pathogen cleaning program that goes way beyond your standard cleaning products. (This is a PROACTIVE viral pathogen cleaning) With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation & decontamination, trusting SERVPRO of McAllen professionals in your home when it comes to disinfecting is the way to go.

At SERVPRO we provide 24/7 services meaning we can work with YOUR schedule not the other way around. You don’t have to miss work or sacrifice your weekend for us. You pick the time and date and we’ll coordinate with you! It’s the beauty of having services available round clock.

Don’t wait, if you’re interested in our commercial services, or are you a consumer looking for disinfection of your home? You can reach out to one of our admins who are on standby 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

Spring Cleaning TIPS with SERVPRO

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

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As March marches itself into the year, how well are YOU prepared for spring cleaning?

That’s right, it’s that time again when we have the kids in our home for about 2 weeks and we start cleaning out ALL the clutter we accumulated over our “hibernation”. We all know we want to jump into the cleaning and get it over with, but sometimes that’s not the best way to go about it

In this blog we are going to jump into some tips that can help you provide a faster and more effective spring cleaning and even leave you some time to enjoy for yourself:

  • Go room by room: as we mentioned earlier, sometimes we want to tackle the whole house in one day and it can get overwhelming quickly. You want to start off easy, give yourself time, and go room by room
  • Organize: As you’re going room by room declutter and organize it’s the most effective way to create a system as you clean
  • Get the whole household involved: 2 is better than 1 and when you get the whole family to help out you begin to cut your time shorter and that’s always the goal
  • Keep your cleaning products to a minimum: One mistake we make is overbuying the cleaning products we think we’ll need to clean then not knowing where to store the cleaning products after. Purchase what you need only.

At SERVPRO we provide cleaning services that can help you accomplish this project if you feel it's not possible to fit a spring cleaning into your busy schedule.

Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, and homes get dirty, that's life. SERVPRO of McAllen has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than any other basic house cleaning services that our competitors provide.

Our residential, and commercial cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for you and your family.