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We are small business owners like so many of you, and we understand how difficult the day to day of running a company can be. Working on a never ending to-do list while you try to make your business successful is stressful enough, so the last thing you want to handle is a disruptive natural disaster.
You may not be able to prevent a disaster, and sometimes they can’t even be predicted, but you can prepare yourself for one. And we know that disasters don’t just strike businesses, so that means being prepared at home as well.
In order to get yourself ready, you should start by creating an emergency plan.
The American Red Cross has a great website that can help you get a wide range of knowledge on a multitude of natural disasters that happen across the Nation.
Once you have a good overview of events that are possible, seek out more location specific information for the most common natural disasters that happen here in Texas. The Texas division of emergency management is a great place to visit for statewide information, and Cameron County’s website will have localized information that will be helpful before, during and after a disaster.
Whether damage strikes your home or your business, the faster you are able to respond, the less severe your losses will be. That is why you want SERVPRO as your choice of restoration professionals.Why Choose SERVPRO?
We know every disaster is different. Natural disasters that result in the need for restoration are common across the United States, but every situation is different.
Flooding is a great example of a widespread event that creates a range of damage. Each year, 14 million homes are at risk of flooding, but each house that takes on water will need a different restoration plan.
Our experts are trained for every situation, large and small. We create a response plan that fits the needs of each project in order to dry everything out.
We have availability 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The most important part of any damage restoration project is timing. The faster the response, the more of your property that can be saved.
When water enters a home, the damage to soft furniture, fabrics and painted surfaces is immediate. When water is left to sit, mold and mildew will begin to form which could eventually affect the structure of your home. That is why you can call SERVPRO 24⁄7 to get things started quickly.
We cover your entire recovery. We don’t just restore the immediate damage left behind in the wake of a disaster, we take over your entire project.
That means we will talk with your insurance agent and help with claims, pack your belongings and even tarp your roof if you need it. We want to offer every bit of assistance you need and make your restoration as painless and easy as possible.
Regardless of the kind of disaster you experience, SERVPRO of McAllen has you covered. We have years of experience and training, along with industry leading equipment, to get your property cleaned up faster. You will be back in your home and back to your life before you even 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.
Why SERVPRO you may ask?
For more information on our 24/7 emergency water mitigation services call 956-631-0348
Here at SERVPRO of McAllen, our main priority is you! We are here to quickly make any fire or water damage caused to your home or business "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of McAllen specializes in clean-up and restoration for residential and commercial properties that have been affected by any fire, smoke, or water damage. Not only do we specialize in clean-up and restoration for fire, smoke, and water damage, but we also mitigate mold and mildew from your home and business!
We work 24/7 to be able to provide a thorough and effective service, “Like it never even happened.” And that’s always the goal for us!
Getting Back to Business Quicker with SERVPRO of McAllen
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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!
Why choose SERVPRO of McAllen
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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 24⁄7 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.
We are here to help 24/7!
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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.
Who is SERVPRO of McAllen?
Call now at, 956-631-0348.
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.”
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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!
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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
Our professional residential & commercial cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet, or any other dirty upholstery "Like it never even happened."
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.
Go BACK TO SCHOOL with SERVPRO and with EASE!
Choose SERVPRO of McAllen the professionals, when looking for a top of the line home/commercial disinfecting service!!!
Did you know the flu virus can travel up to 12 feet through the air, at 100 miles per hour? That’s faster than a running cheetah, hitting a max speed at about 70-80 mph, THAT’S CRAZY! But with that being said, flu season is right around the corner along with BACK TO SCHOOL. Weather your littles ones remain taking classes from home, or go back to school it’s important to realize that we may not be able to prevent our kids being exposed to germs and viruses.
Here at SERVPRO we understand the safety of our children is #1 priority over all, so we handle our disinfection cleaning services VERY seriously. Weather you’re using this service to prevent viruses or even after a covid-19 exposure, you can count on us to handle the job 100% to the fullest.
Our disinfection services are highly requested from schools, daycares to personal homes for the same reason that it provides an assuring feeling that our children will be safe inside the building or home as well.
We work 24/7/365, viruses don’t take vacations and neither do we! Being a family-owned franchise, we understand our children’s health and our own cant be delayed. Call us! For more information on our disinfection cleaning services!!
“It's 5 o'clock on the dot so….”
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It's 5 am and for some reason you’re awake... Why is there a busted pipe in my kitchen? Why did I just wake up in a pool of water…? It is silly to think we could plan ahead of time a leaking fridge or sink. It is even MORE silly to think there was a company that provided 24/7/365 services in remediation and restoration. Oh, wait? THERE IS!
At SERVPRO, forget about having to wait for normal business hours! We work around the clock for our customers, so believe in us, the professionals, to make your experience trouble-free. Odor control, water mitigation, cleaning sanitation, debris removal, textile cleaning and more are just some of the services we offer for your home and/or business!
If you are undergoing some home/business damages or you are curious to know if you have water damage or you see mold growing give us a call, we’d be happy to take a look at it!
Who you gonna’ call? SERVPRO!
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That’s got to be the biggest question, you may ask yourself, when you’re standing Infront of a busted pipe in your kitchen or your husband tried building his own hot tub and now your whole living room is starting to look like a small kiddie pool? Who do we call??? SERVPRO!!
But, why? There’re multiple reasons why, but let’s start with the obvious.
Two words, 24/7. The fact that we are answering our phones no matter what time of the day it is, provides a relief to all our customers. That’s what were here for, to provide you a safe and restored home for you and your family!
Depending on the damage, taken by your home we take immediate action.
From clearing out your home; i.e., from all its interior belongings, cleaning and sanitizing.
To insurance claims, also! SERVPRO's claim services help us communication between the property owner, insurance company, and restoration professionals. The claims information is provided electronically, so it is available even after business hours.! Loss photographs, job cost estimates, necessary paperwork, and other important documents are all available electronically, making thigs easier to manage.
Your home is returned “Like it never even happened,” and I think that’s the best part for our customers! A fast quick process, in which you can claim your homes restoration process is done faster than ever!
Don’t think about it to much next time you ask, “why SERVPRO”? Being a family-owned franchise, the decision should come easy when choosing who to work in your home.
“Can you please make sure the burst pipe happens during business hours?”
At SERVPRO we know this will never be the scenario and that the worse case scenarios happen when we aren’t ready. Count on SERVPRO McAllen to be ready no matter what time or date of the year it is. Our shop light be off, our vehicles might be parked, but best assure that in your emergency need we will be there. We provide our services 24/7/365 for this reason. We want to be able to assure our clients that we are ready to tackle on the task no matter how big or small the job is. Rest assures the climate won’t stop us from sending out crews to inspect start and finish the job. Our services offer from helping you restore your home to helping you restore your textiles; know you will be receiving an experience where you’ll walk back into your home thinking, “Like it never even happened.”
Ready Plan App by SERVPRO NOW AVAILABLE!!
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Check it out! We have an app called, Ready Plan! We offer this for any home and/or business owners so they can be ahead of the game in the event of a disaster. We all know disasters can be overwhelmingly devastating, but it’s always a relief to know you have a plan and someone to count on in this event. SERVPRO!
PERKS of downloading our app
- We provide a free assessment of your facility, (look at that instant budget save!)
- Build a profile document in seconds where you will be provided with critical information you will need in the event of a disaster.
- A detailed guide to help you get back into your home or business after a disaster.
- Set your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration.
- The app will also provide you details in case of a disaster on immediate actions you can take for example shut off valve’s locations, priority areas and contact information (which will have u prepared and ready before a disaster)
Think about how all the information within our app, can help you and your business! With some of the tips we offer, you may even be avoiding any actual damage to your property! Also feel relieved, knowing we would be there by your side in the event anything does go wrong. Offering services 24/7, this app will lead you directly to the professionals and have you saving more than you ever imagined!
Downloading SERVPRO, Ready Plan has never been easier follow with these easy steps!
- Visit SERVPRO.com/ready and in seconds register for an account, using your email address as your username and choose a password. (save your password and email you’ll need to have this information close by for later)
- Choose your local SERVPRO Franchise representative to contact in the event your home or business experiences fire, mold, water or other type of damage.
- Begin creating an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) for your property (you will also have the ability to add more than 1 property or business if that’s the scenario)
- Go to your app store and download the SERVPRO, Ready Plan application on your tablet, blackberry, android or iPhone.
- Log in using the email and password you created for your account back in step 1
And that’s it, it’s that simple! You’re now in and able to browse through all the above-mentioned features! Stay safe and welcome to the family!
SERVPRO stands by your side
SERVPRO team suit ready!
Here at SERVPRO we provide all our employers with proper training and courses throughout the year to stay up to date on the many services we provide to our customers. Our employers are trained in various courses with The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). These certificates i.e include fire and smoke restoration, odor control, trauma, water damage (are just a few of the courses our employers are certified in) This help us to be able to provide efficient, effective and quick services. From when you place your first call to get your free estimate to the very end when we hand over your home back to you looking, “Like it never even happened.” We even handle any paper work with your insurance making the call even easier to SERVPRO! SERVPRO stands by your side during these times of need, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
SERVPRO is One Team
When the south-central region of the United States endured below-freezing temperatures for multiple consecutive days, they turned to one brand to help restore their homes and businesses that were affected by burst pipes and water damage: SERVPRO. As the temperatures dropped, the number of customers affected by flooding caused burst pipes to quickly increase. By the end of the week, tens of thousands of home and business owners were calling SERVPRO to mitigate the damage. There’s a reason why during the most historic cold snap in 70 years, residents of the south-central and southwestern part of the United States called SERVPRO. In fact, there are about 1700. These 1700 reasons show up in the form of franchises and crews that have left their home states, some for extended periods of time, to travel with their equipment and assist local franchises in the restoration of these homes and businesses that suffered water damage. The amazing thing about choosing SERVPRO of McAllen is that our customers don’t just get access to one restoration company, but they partner with a trusted name in the restoration industry that has access to a network of franchises that are willing to come and assist in historic events such as the one we as a region experienced in February of 2021. So no matter if it’s hurricanes or freezes, SERVPRO is always ready to unite forces to help a region restore its communities, living true to the tagline: One Team.
We Are Available Day Or Night!
Quick, Effective, and Friendly Local Water Removal Services
Many potential situations could happen in your home that may lead to needing professional water removal services. It is nothing to be ashamed of; it happens to many people every day. Accidents happen. What is important is how you quickly you can respond to the water damage. After all, it is imperative to clean up a spill of any kind swiftly to avoid future problems.
Imagine a scenario where the sink in your bathroom suddenly begins to leak and leaves your home in desperate need of local water removal services. It is essential to know where the water shut-off is in your home, in case a situation like this was ever to occur. Imagine how much worse the standing water in your bathroom would be if it took you significant time to turn off the water.
Promptly calling for professional help is also important to prevent other problems from occurring, such as the growth of a mold colony. At SERVPRO, we understand how imperative it is to arrive at your home in a timely manner. For this reason, we can gather a team of our highly certified water damage restoration technicians (WRT) and send them to your location as quickly as possible. Our technicians use advanced equipment and can walk you through the process of remediation step by step, keeping you informed the entire time we work in your home.
Once inside of your home, our SERVPRO WRT could quickly bring wet/dry vacuums and extractors to your bathroom to clean up the standing water damage. You may think that our job might be done once the puddle is gone, but that isn't necessarily true. To help ensure that water damage doesn't set in, SERVPRO can use dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers to ensure that any excess moisture in your bathroom is removed, especially from the floor tiles. Once finished, we can return your bathroom to you, "Like it never even happened."
Our Certified Technicians Have The Experience To Service Your McAllen Home
How We Train for Mold Remediation in McAllen Homes
Addressing mold growth in your home should not be something that you leave to chance or to the inexperienced handymen that you might designate for other repairs and upkeep. As tempting as it might be to save yourself some money and work on removing mold colonies yourself, many lack the expertise and extensive training available to our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) obtaining their endorsements through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)
Choosing among the professional teams in the area might not be as challenging as you might think, as many have built their names on false claims like mold removal instead of mold remediation for RGV properties. We have an honest approach to the way that we do business, and our SERVPRO professionals cannot and do not remove all mold from your home, because mold spores exist naturally in nearly every environment. These microorganisms only become a threat when dampness feeds these spores and allows them to root themselves into organic materials in the immediate area.
While the process takes up to 72 hours to complete, mold damage can often go unnoticed in its earliest stages, leaving homeowners contending with a much more substantial situation once colonies eventually get discovered. The education of our technicians involves the best approaches for removing active colonization, including our line of potent antimicrobial solutions, media blasting, sanding, and lastly, controlled demolition. Removing colonization is only part of the solution, however.
Our technicians must also address the moisture and dampness concerns that allowed for mold organism production in the first place. Between our team of general contractors and our experienced SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), we can provide immediate solutions to dampness and moisture concerns, including plumbing repair, reconstruction, and rapid drying for lingering water loss effects.
SERVPRO Professionals Are Always Ready to Help
At SERVPRO of McAllen, our Team of Professionals are always ready to help. It doesn't matter where the loss is, when the loss happens or what the loss is, we are always loaded and ready to head out and help assist our RGV Community with any or their Cleaning and Restoration needs.
We are equipped to help numerous people and agencies at any given time, and we are equipped to help for long periods of time, until our help is no longer needed. We will be the first onsite and the last to leave.
With Hurricane season around the corner, When natural disasters or large commercial losses happen, make the SERVPRO of McAllen Team your first call! Trust the Professionals at SERVPRO to Get the Job Done in an efficient, correct, and Professional Manner!
24-Hour Emergency Board Up Services
No Matter the Time or Day, We are Ready to Help Assist you With your Emergency Board up Needs.
Boarding up damaged property is a burden that no one should ever have to go through, especially if it is your property that has been damaged.
Boarding up damaged property incorrectly could cause secondary damages such as moisture or animal intrusion, making your stressful situation even worse. Not to mention boarding up after damage, can be as dangerous as the damage itself.
SERVPRO of McAllen has many years experience is boarding up both commercial and residential properties. Board-ups after fires, or abandoned homes are something that we are called out often to do. SERVPRO of McAllen will also board up commercial properties if a car runs into your building, a rock is thrown through your window, or any other situation that would benefit from closing the damaged space.
Your SERVPRO of McAllen professionals can board up the damaged property and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind. Make SERVPRO of McAllen your FIRST call. 956-631-0348
Customer Service Is Top Priority for SERVPRO of McAllen
When disaster strikes you or your family, your home or your business, the first call you should make is to SERVPRO of McAllen. We have a 24/7/365 business phone that one of our SERVPRO of McAllen employees will answer, no matter what time of day or night...even on holidays.
Once you are on the phone with our office, we will ask you some questions about your home and your loss, which helps our crews know what equipment and supplies will best work for your situation at that time. We will get your address and ask for insurance information as well, as we work directly with insurance agents so that all parties are aware of what is happening throughout the process.
After assessing your loss, we will schedule a SERVPRO of McAllen crew to come out to your home or office as soon as possible to begin assessing the loss and to answer any questions you may have.
Making SERVPRO of McAllen your first call after a water, fire, smoke, mold, biohazard, storm or commercial loss will always be the best call you'll make! 956-631-0348
We are your Local Cleaning Experts!
SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of corona virus (also know as COVID-19) this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Center 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 include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the corona virus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product line tested against this particular strain of the corona virus, 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 McAllen, (956) 631-0348
Here’s Why Your Business Needs a Disaster Plan
We are always on the look out for our community to make sure they are safe, and ready for when disaster strikes. Would your business be prepared to face all that Mother Nature can throw at it through floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes? The most important key to survive these natural disasters is to be prepared for these situations. Being prepared for those situations involves creating a natural disaster plan for your business, and we are using this blog to list some aspects to consider when designing that plan.Where to Begin
There are many things you will need to consider when developing a disaster plan for your business.
Some of the things you need to include in your considerations should be:
- Ways to protect your employees
- Ways to secure your assets
- Getting your business back up and running again
Many checklists have been made available through sources like the Red Cross, FEMA and Ready.gov that offer information that will help you identify areas that need to be included in your natural disaster preparedness plan. These sources will also help you see just how prepared you truly are.Ways to Protect Employees
If disaster were to strike without warning, that very disaster plan could be the difference between life, and death. Hence it is important to have a plan in place that lays out procedures and safety measures for employees, and visitors to follow. Ensure that evacuation routes, and exits from your facility are all clearly marked, and visible, identify an area that will serve as a shelter, consider the installation of emergency lighting, and have designated staff “safety wardens” properly trained that will be ready and able to guide, and assist with all emergency efforts.
When picking out a shelter space, a basement or storm cellar is ideal in case of tornadoes or other high-wind situations. If you have no basement space, find a small interior room on the lowest level of the building, such as a closet or interior hallway.Asset Protection Planning
Even if the business is located in a brick and mortar location, there will be decisions that need to be made concerning protecting the assets inside the building like equipment or merchandise, for example. Everything is at risk when a natural disaster strikes.
Always have a comprehensive, and up-to-date inventory of these items, and if possible, take photographs prior to a disaster as this is always helpful if insurance claims will have to be made. If you keep your assets stored on a computer server, take the steps necessary to ensure that your backup system is doing regular backups and utilize a cloud storage system, which cannot be damaged.
If you own your building, contact a contractor to uncover areas needing structural integrity improvements, who can walk you through possible safety upgrades and offer advice on any areas that may not withstand certain weather situations.Getting Back to Business Quicker
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 cleanup 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 & restoration aspects. You can depend on SERVPRO of McAllen to be there for you.
We Are Always Making Sure Your Family Is Prepared for Severe Weather
Always be prepared for disaster, Remeber SERVPRO of McAllen is always here to help!
Making Sure Your Family Is Prepared for Severe Weather | SERVPRO® of East Brownsville & South Padre Island - SERVPRO OF EAST BROWNSVILLE & SOUTH PADRE ISLAND Blog
Advanced warning is important for some types of severe weather, but unfortunately, there are also those occasions where Mother Nature allows no chance for advanced warning.
Take a look at some of these steps you can take as well as safety tips to follow that will ensure your family is prepared for various severe weather happenings.Where to Start
Establishing a family emergency plan is one of the best ways to stay ahead of the weather and the havoc it can wreak.
It’s great if your family does have an emergency plan in place, but be sure to regularly discuss and review it when the weather seasons change so that everyone is on the same page and knows exactly what to do.
If you’ve not yet created a family emergency plan, we’ve listed some considerations for creating that plan:
1. How will emergency alerts and warnings be received?
Thanks to today’s technologies, emergency alerts, and warnings are “at our fingertips” through the use of smartphones equipped with a weather app or Google to quickly give emergency alerts, which provides you with valuable time in severe weather situations. If there is no smartphone available, warnings, and alerts are also still broadcast over the radio, and television.
2. What type of storm shelter do you have?
Determine where you will take shelter if you live in an area where tornadoes are common, and you have no basement. In that situation, you’ll want to be in the lowest part of your home in an interior room that is away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Tornadoes aren’t the only weather situation that require a form of storm shelter, and you can get more information about those situations that call for them by visiting ready.gov.
3. What is our evacuation route?
When faced with evacuation as a result of hurricanes, flooding or fires, which can quickly force you out of your home, you should always have routes mapped out that can serve as an evacuation route. It’s wise to have multiple routes in the event that one is impassable, and make sure you have found places to stay with your pets along the way if you have furry family members to evacuate with.
4. How will the family stay in touch?
Your family needs to stay connected and it is easy to rely on cell phones for that purpose, but in a severe weather situation that may not be the way to stay in contact with each other. Weather can damage cell towers and cause power outages, phones could be lost or left behind, and batteries will die when there is no power to recharge them.
Your family needs an emergency communication plan, as well as a pre-arranged safe meeting place so that you can all meet there if separated.
If a storm does cause damage to your home or business, don’t hesitate to call your friends at SERVPRO of McAllen to get the cleanup & restoration process started.
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We Make Our Applicants Our Priority.
Water or Fire damage in your home? Don't Worry we make damage "Like it never even happened".
Flood damage, burst pipes, and storms, OH MY! It feels like between all the crazy weather we have had in the past year, we have enough to worry about when it comes to potential water damages affecting your home or businesses. However, there is a hidden danger that lies within your home or business's walls that needs to be paid attention to. Leaking, and blocked appliances may not seem like a big deal, but it does not take a lot of time for a little leak to cause a lot of damage to your business. Taking the time to pay attention and keeping your appliances up to date can not only save you a lot of money in the long run, but it can also ensure you are keeping your property doors open and operating. Here are some helpful tips on how to make sure you're making your appliances a priority.
Mark Your Calendar
When you purchase new appliances, make sure you write down the expiration dates and recommended replacement dates on their parts and hoses. You have enough to remember throughout your busy days, so this allows you to write it down and forget about it (until the time comes to make replacements that is).
Make a Date Every Friday Afternoon
Cut out 30 minutes every Friday afternoon and walk around and check all your appliances that are hooked up to a water source. Check for blockages, the hoses, and any leaks, so that you can make sure you are not leaving them unattended for a whole weekend. A small leak over a two-day span could not only create a large amount of damage, but it could be the cause for you having to close your business's doors for a few days. Keeping up with your appliances will help keep your weekend as stress-free as possible.
Don't Put it Off
When you find the problem, fix the problem. Replace a leaky hose, or call a plumber to clear the blockage in your drains or sinks before it is too late. Finding and fixing an issue early on will save you a lot of trouble, time, and money, so don't put it off!
If you do find yourself with a water damage due to a faulty appliance, make sure you give SERVPRO of McAllen a call at (956)631-0348
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With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry, and its professionals are faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of McAllen professionals are available 24 hours/7 days a week, and are ready to restore or clean your property. When it comes to our customers home or business, our main priority in every job is to try, and restore everything back to preloss condition vs having to replace our customers valuables. Another reason to consider SERVPRO is that we have the training, experience, and equipment to quickly get your home looking its best. We take pride in our work to make sure that all of our customers are happy with the results of or work. We are a locally owned, and operated company so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. Day or night, rain or shine, we are always here to help make any kind of damage "Like it never even happened."
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