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Mold Hazards

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

A/C Unit Covered with Mold

A water-damaged property requires special attention to avoid or correct a mold explosion. Molds produce spores which spread easily through the air, and they form new mold growths (colonies) when they find the right conditions: moisture, nutrients (nearly anything organic) and a place to grow.

If you see mold growth, even if it's only small, you should take action immediately. Small mold patches can spread and the fact that there is any mold shows that the conditions in your home are right for mold to grow. If you don't take care of mold it will soon become a bigger problem. Visible mold growth could also be a sign that there is a much larger mold colony growing hidden away from view.

Mold can damage materials and health. The longer mold is allowed to grow, the greater the risk and the harder the cleanup. So as soon as the floodwaters recede and it is safe to return, don’t delay cleanup and drying.

Call SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson at 409-762-4411

Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem?

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mold affected areas.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Black Water. What is it?

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Sewage Damage resulting in Black Water.

The most hazardous of the three types of water damage, “black” water is usually a result of natural disasters or sewage damage. Example of Black water is water that comes from toilet overflows, sewage back-ups, rising flood water from rivers and streams as well as septic systems. Black water can include toxic materials such as bacterial diseases, chemicals, pesticides, microbes and more. If your home has suffered this type of damage, it is best to let a qualified professional begin the disinfecting process before you attempt to handle the damage on your own. They have the proper equipment and safety precautions in place to restore your home safely and thoroughly. You put yourself at risk if you are not careful with black water.

It is important to note that “gray” and “black” water are not necessarily the colors of the water that you will see in your home. They are simply terms that denote the level of contamination. If you experience a flood from a heavy rain, the water may look “clean,” but if there is any ground water that has backed up into your home as a result, there may be invisible microbes lurking in the water. This is why it is recommended that you allow a professional restoration service to assess and fix any water damage to your home. Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your physical health, as well as the structure of your home.

Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Galveston Island/Lake Jackson for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Galveston Island/Lake Jackson specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

What is Clean Water?

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Clean Water Overflow Mitigation

There may be instances when the water that has encroached upon your home is “clean.” When a pipe bursts or an appliance malfunctions, or there is a leak in your roof that allows falling rain water to enter your home, oftentimes the water will be deemed “clean.” This is perhaps the easiest type of water damage to handle, since there will not be too many microbes living in the water. The biggest hazard clean water presents are if the area that has been damaged is not properly cleaned and dried. This can result in mold and fungus growth. If the water has been standing in your home fore over twenty-four hours, it is advisable for you to contact an emergency restoration service, such as SERVPRO of Galveston/Lake Jackson, to ensure that the water is dried thoroughly. This is especially important when the area affected is easily saturated, such as carpets or drywall.

6 Common Types of Fire Damage to Homes

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Electrical Fire Damage

1. Class A Fire Damage: Fire damage from a Class A fire is the result of a fire involving flammable solids, including, various plastics, paper, rubber, wood, and cloth.

2. Class B Fire Damage: Class B fire damage consists of damage as a result of flammable liquids or solids that can become liquefied. This includes gasoline and various forms of petrol, oil, various waxes and plastics, and paint. However, fires caused by cooking oils and fats don’t count as Class B.

3. Class C Fire Damage: A Class C fire damage is one involving flammable gasses, including hydrogen, propane, butane, and natural gas.

4. Class D Fire Damage: Class D fire damage consists of fires caused by combustible metals. This may include magnesium, potassium, and sodium.

5. Class E Fire Damage: Class E is fire damage that results from the factors in both Class A and Class B. The difference being, Class involves the introduction of electrical elements, which makes fighting the fire and the resulting damage very different from Class A and Class B.

6. Class F Fire Damage: Class F is a fire that results from cooking oils and fats. This type of fire differs from Class B because these fires are significantly hotter and the damage more severe.

Call SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson Immediately at 409-762-4411

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson Trusted to Help Commercial Customers Get Back to Business When Disaster Strikes

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is committed to helping commercial customers get back to normal as quickly as possible after they have faced a loss. 

Types of losses commercial customers could possibly experience are, fire damage, water damage, storm damage, vandalism, biohazard contamination, and many others. It is imperative that business owners call experts in the industry to help them restore the property to the preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson has helped many businesses in and around the city, when they have faced the unthinkable. The professional team is dedicated to providing the best possible service. Understanding the situation, the business owner is in, is important and the team knows they play a key role in that business reopening.

The faster a business is able to re-open after experiencing a loss the more likely they are to succeed. SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson takes pride in helping business owners in Galveston Island / Lake Jackson and the surrounding areas succeed even after experiencing a loss, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Customer on Experiencing a House Fire

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

A homeowner and SERVPRO customer received a call no one wants to receive from neighbors telling her that her home was on fire. The family had just left to get something to eat when they received the call. The neighbors in her tight knit community called the fire department before contacting her, but the fire moved fast and a significant amount of damage was done in the short time it took for the fire department to arrive. 

Returning home, they were devastated to find their home completely burned and that they had lost nearly all of their possessions. In the moments after the fire the family learned that the fire also took their family pets and they were devastated. 

During this difficult time the last thing the family wanted to do was have to clean the damage from the blaze. Having a company like SERVPRO to handle this for them allowed them to process the tragedy away from the home. It took months for the family home to be rebuilt and for them to cope with the loss of their beloved pets, but slowly life returned to normal for them. 

They now live happily in their rebuilt home and the homeowner shared that she tried to find the positive in the situation as that was the best way for them to cope with the fire.

While rebuilding the family was able to add two additional rooms to their family home, giving each of their children their own room. This is something that helped the family as they tried to get back to life before the fire. The homeowner says anyone experiencing a fire should try to stay positive and that it might take a while, but that life will return to normal. 

SERVPRO is a Leader in Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is a leader in commercial cleaning. They offer many commercial property cleaning and maintenance services to businesses in the communities they serve.

Some of the services they offer are general cleaning, biohazard cleaning, mold remediation, carpet cleaning, inventory and packing and many others. 

If you are interested in having services completed by SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson you can call for a free estimate anytime! We would be happy to send out one of our professional team members to assess your needs and give you a free estimate for our services. 

We are always available when you need us 24 hours day 7 days a week you can reach us in the event of a disaster. We are "Faster to any size disaster."

Different Types of Damage You Could Experience with a Fire

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage

Fire damage is caused by the actual fire. This can include damage to the structure of the property. Often materials are melted and can ignite other materials with this type of damage. 

Fire damage can also cause different toxins to react causing explosions or they can act as accelerant spreading the flames and causing additional damage. 

Water Damage

Water damage is always present with fire damage because the flames have to be extinguished. Often the damage caused by the sprinklers in a building is much more significant than the initial fire damage. 

Smoke Damage

Soot from a fire can be found in every room of a house that has been badly burned, even those rooms that were not burnt. Often homeowner's belongings, furniture, clothes in drawers, important documents, paintings, and more are completely covered in charcoal black soot. Some items are not salvageable and the items that are have to be properly cleaned or the soot can permanently destroy them. 

Mold Damage

After experiencing a house fire, the water damage has to be professionally handled, because when it is not properly dried mold can grow. Mold is a toxin that can cause numerous potential health problems for those living in the property. It is important to make sure the water damage is taken care of by professionals like those at SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson. 

Water Damage can Result in Mold Only 24-48 Later

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

It is extremely important to have a reputable company like SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson handle water damage, as the threat of potentially hazardous mold can develop as soon as 24-48 hours after the original water damage. 

When a water loss occurs, humidity levels are high. The team at SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson uses specialized equipment like dehumidifiers to dry properties and reduce the humidity levels. This is an extremely important part of cleanup after water damage. 

Normal drying methods are simply not enough to reduce the humidity levels in a home after a major water loss. Mold is able to grow behind cabinets, walls and under flooring quickly, so the threat has to be handled by professionals who know how to properly dry flooring, walls, and other fixtures in the property. 

There Could be Mold in Your Home if You Have Had a Leak

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

If you have experienced a water leak there is a good chance that you have mold growing in your home around the area where the leak occurred. It is important to remember that even condensation can cause mold to grow in humid climates. 


Mold growth from leaks can often be hidden. If the leak was behind a wall or other surface then any mold will probably be hidden behind the surface too. Even if the leak was not behind a surface there could still be mold hidden out of view behind a wall or other surface from water which seeped through. 

Often mold is found in air vents, behind sheet rock, under flooring and in insulation. Many times, when mold is present in these places the homeowner is not aware that they are living with the potentially hazardous toxin. If you suspect there could be mold in your home call SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson. 

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is a Trusted Commercial Vendor

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is a trusted vendor for commercial property management companies and insurance agents. Galveston Island is a tight knit community of residents and commercial business owners. The business owners and residents work and live together. 

Both the residents and the commercial businesses who call Galveston Island home trust SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson. They know SERVPRO is one of them and looks out for the best interest of the residents of Galveston Island. 

Many property owners who live in Houston or other cities call SERVPRO when something goes wrong with their rental or vacation property. They trust that SERVPRO will take care of the problem and that the will return to their property with it looking "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson Commercial Customers

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson provides commercial cleaning and restoration services and they are trusted by many local businesses for building maintenance services. Some of the many commercial services that SERVPRO offers are: 

  • Mold remediation 
  • Water restoration
  • Fire restoration
  • Floor cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Packing
  • General cleaning
  • Biohazard cleanup

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is licensed and trained to handle all of your commercial cleaning and restoration needs and the team is available 24 hours a day 7 day a week. 

The team is always ready when you need them. You can trust that they will be professional and have the right equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson commercial customers are always pleased with the work performed by the licensed team of professionals who pride themselves on the slogan, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson Responds to Storm Disasters Nationwide

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson responds to storm disasters across the nation when local franchises are unable to meet the need created by emergency disasters. When they receive the call the storm response team is quickly on the scene of any disaster. 

Often the SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson team is on the scene before they are able to get to work, but they are ready as soon as they can to get to work helping the community in need. 

When the SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson team responds to out of state disasters they assist local teams in handling the needs of the community created by storms or other disasters. Helping other communities is part of being a SERVPRO owner and team member. It is an opportunity for SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson to help communities across the nation in their time of need. 

SERVPRO of Galveston Island and Lake Jackson - Leader in Commercial Cleaning and Restoration Services

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is a leader in commercial cleaning and restoration services and is trusted by many businesses In Galveston and Lake Jackson to provide cleaning and restoration services. 

Property owners know that SERVPRO will handle the job professionally and completed it in a timely manner. When something unexpected happens business, owners trust they can call SERVPRO 24/7 to restore their properties to preloss condition. This helps business owners get back to business when something happens that is beyond their control. 

Often the time it takes for a business owner to get back to business makes the difference in them recovering from the loss or having to close their doors for good. The longer a business is closed after a loss the more likely it is that customers will start doing business with competitors. When a disaster happens SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is always ready to help you get back to business, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson Trusted Storm Restoration Leader

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is a trusted leader in storm restoration services. As a member of the Galveston community SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson has experienced two major storms during which they helped residents of the island rebuild during one of the most difficult times they faced. 

SERVPRO is committed to being faster to any disaster and as a part of the community of residents and businesses that call the island their home SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson that commitment is even greater for the community they serve. 

When you experience a loss call SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson first as they are always ready and the dedicated team of storm restoration professionals will complete the job, "Like it never even happened", allowing you to get back to life and work faster.

Hurricane and Other Types of Storm Damage

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson customers are in an area where they could experience the following types of storm related damage: 

Hurricane Damage

Hurricane season is June 1 to November 30th. During this time residents in Houston, TX and surrounding areas are susceptible to hurricane damage. 

Tornado Damage

Local residents do not normally experience tornadoes, but it is possible to have tornado anywhere. The tornadoes experienced locally are usually small and only last for short times. The damage they can do during that time is extensive. 

Flooding Damage

Flooding is always a concern in and around Houston, TX. The city often experiences major flooding events from regular thunderstorms. The city has experienced several major flooding events in the past few years but has not had a major tropical storm or hurricane in many years. 

Hail Damage

Hail damage can occur at any time. Hail is formed by strong rising air currents that carry the rain drops high enough for them to freeze into ice balls before falling as rain. Hail can range in size from the size of a normal rain drop to softball and even larger sized hail. 

Lightning Damage

Lightning can strike a property during a storm causing the structure to catch on fire. When this happens, wiring is often burnt and systems within the home may fail. It is important to call emergency services immediately to put out any fire caused by a lightning strike. 

Ten Tips for Homeowners on the Care of Water-Damaged Family Heirlooms and Other Valuables

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

If the object is still wet, rinse with clear water or a fine hose spray. Clean off dry silt and debris from your belongings with soft brushes or dab with damp cloths. Try not to grind debris into objects; overly energetic cleaning will cause scratching. Dry with a clean, soft cloth. Use plastic or rubber gloves for your own protection.

Air dry objects indoors if possible. Sunlight and heat may dry certain materials too quickly, causing splits, warping, and buckling. If possible, remove contents from wet objects and furniture prior to drying. Storing damp items in sealed plastic bags will cause mold to develop. If objects are to be transported in plastic bags, keep bags open and air circulating.

The best way to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew is to reduce humidity. Increase air flow with fans, open windows, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. Moderate light exposure (open shades, leave basement lights on) can also reduce mold and mildew.

Remove heavy deposits of mold growth from walls, baseboards, floors, and other household surfaces with commercially available disinfectants. Avoid the use of disinfectants on historic wallpapers. Follow manufacturers' instructions but avoid splattering or contact with objects and wallpapers as disinfectants may damage objects.

Note: Exposure to molds can have serious health consequences such as respiratory problems, skin and eye irritation, and infections. The use of protective gear, including a respirator with a particulate filter, disposable plastic gloves, goggles or protective eyewear, and coveralls or a lab coat, is therefore essential.

If objects are broken or begin to fall apart, place all broken pieces, bits of veneer, and detached parts in clearly labeled, open containers. Do not attempt to repair objects until completely dry or, in the case of important materials, until you have consulted with a professional conservator.

Documents, books, photographs, and works of art on paper may be extremely fragile when wet; use caution when handling. Free the edges of prints and paper objects in mats and frames, if possible. These should be allowed to air dry. Rinse mud off wet photographs with clear water, but do not touch surfaces. Sodden books and papers should also be air dried or kept in a refrigerator or freezer until they can be treated by a professional conservator.

Textiles, leather, and other "organic" materials will also be severely affected by exposure to water and should be allowed to air dry. Shaped objects, such as garments or baskets, should be supported by gently padding with toweling or uninked, uncoated paper. Renew padding when it becomes saturated with water. Dry clean or launder textiles and carpets as you normally would.

Remove wet paintings from the frame, but not the stretcher. Air dry, face up, away from direct sunlight.

Furniture finishes and painting surfaces may develop a white haze or bloom from contact with water and humidity. These problems do not require immediate attention; consult a professional conservator for treatment.

Rinse metal objects exposed to flood waters, mud, or silt with clear water and dry immediately with a clean, soft cloth. Allow heavy mud deposits on large metal objects, such as sculpture, to dry. Caked mud can be removed later. 

Call SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson Immediately at 409-762-4411

SERVPRO of Galveston Island/Lake Jackson: Hurricane Preparations

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane season and storm damage go hand in hand!

Hurricane season officially started on June 1st and will end on November 30th, 2019. SERVPRO of Galveston Island/Lake Jackson wants to makes sure you are prepared this hurricane season. Follow the tips below this hurricane season:

Stock-up on Necessities

Water, canned food, charcoal, necessary medications, toiletries and anything else you may need if you cannot get to the store for several days. 

Make a Disaster Kit

Many stores run out of necessities like water, batteries, and other supplies when a storm is going to make landfall. Buy supplies before a storm is on the way, so you have everything you need. Make a disaster readiness kit and include the items below:

  • Flashlight 
  • Batteries
  • Copies of important documents
  • Cash
  • Fully charged backup cell batteries or a portable charger
  • Battery operated radio
  • Candles
  • Medications
  • First aid kit
  • Water (several cases)
  • Canned food
  • Pet food 

Make a Plan

Create a disaster readiness plan with your family. Figure out where you will go if you need to evacuate. Create a list of important phone numbers. Make sure each member of the family is accounted for in the plan and knows what to do. Plan for pets too, as pets are often forgotten in storm preparations and many pets are lost each hurricane season. 

If you experience flooding or storm related damage call the professionals at SERVPRO of Galveston Island/Lake Jackson at 409-762-4411. 

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson Knows Storm Damage

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson serves a community that is no stranger to massive storm disasters. Owner's Tom and Kristina Norlander purchased the franchise in 2002. Since they purchased the Galveston Island / Lake Jackson franchise they have served the community through two major hurricanes, hurricane Rita in 2005 and hurricane Ike in 2008. 

During both hurricanes the island was hit hard and the cleanup involved contractors from around the nation to rebuild the island. These tragic storms have prepared SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson for any storm that effects the island. 

Additionally, the team of experienced storm professionals also responds nationwide when needed to respond to storm damage. SERVPROs across the nation spring into action when a disaster occurs to help the communities effected and to restore properties to their preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

IICRC Certified Firm

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

MOLD REMEDIATION: The Importance of Using a Licensed Mold Remediation Specialist

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold remediation is a serious job that always needs to be handled by licensed mold remediation specialists like the team at SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson. Mold is a potentially hazardous health concern. 

FEMA warns residents of homes that flood to thoroughly clean and dry any areas affected by flood water to ensure that mold does not grow, but sometimes that is not enough. SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson uses dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity present in water damaged properties. 

A home owner is unlikely to have access to the specialized equipment used by the team at SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson, which is one reason insurance companies trust the team when their policy holders experience a water loss. 

Many insurance companies call SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson first when their clients experience a loss because they trust that the team will complete the work properly preventing subsequent mold claims. 

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson Customer Shocked When a Car Drove Through Their Home

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

The home of a SERVPRO of Bellaire customer after a car drove through their home during the night.

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson recently received a call from a homeowner after a motorist drove through their home in the middle of the night. The car plowed through the back of the customer's property crashing into the living room. Thankfully, no one was injured in the accident, but the customer was left with a big mess and a giant hole in their home. 

The SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson team quickly arrived and helped the customer by cleaning up the damage and boarding up the home, so the customer could live safely in the property with their family. It is always a shock when a motorist drives through a building, especially a home when the family is sleeping. The team at SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson was happy that they could help this family. 

Cost Saving Water Damage Tips while waiting for SERVPRO to arrive

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Example of residential water loss damage.

  • Ventilate wet areas. Turn on air conditioning for accelerated drying in summer; in winter alternate cycles of opened windows and heating.
  • Remove standing water from flat surfaces by sponging and blotting.
  • Take up saturated rugs and carpets when hardwood floors are at risk.
  • Stay out of rooms were ceilings are sagging from retained water.
  • Transport computers to a dry environment, remove cases and blow dry with low pressure air.
  • Remove lamps, telephones and decorative items from wet furniture tops.
  • Open drawers and cabinet doors for interior drying, but do not force open stuck drawers or doors.
  • Freeze valuable books and documents to retard mildew growth until drying can be performed.
  • Place aluminum foil squares, china saucers or wood blocks under furniture legs to avoid carpet staining.
  • CALL SERVPRO of Bellaire Immediately 

SERVPRO "Like it never even happened."

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

A customer's home as SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson helps to restore the property after water damage.

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson prides itself on its slogan "Like it never even happened." When a disaster or emergency happens the dedicated team of professionals springs into action saving homeowners and insurance companies thousands of dollars by offering services to return properties to the preloss state. 

The team is professional and assists families in need to help them get back to normal as quickly as possible after an unexpected disaster or damage. Some of the property maintenance services SERVPRO offers are mold remediation, property restoration, board ups, air duct cleaning, fire and water restoration and more! 

The SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson team prides itself on providing excellent customer service during the customer's time of need and works closely with insurance companies to make the entire process as easy as possible. 

SERVPRO: Helping Business Owners Get Back to Business After A Loss

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is committed to helping commercial customers get back to normal as quickly as possible after they have faced a loss. 

Types of losses commercial customers could possibly experience are, fire damage, water damage, storm damage, vandalism, biohazard contamination, and many others. It is imperative that business owners call experts in the industry to help them restore the property to the preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson has helped many businesses in and around the city, when they have faced the unthinkable. The professional team is dedicated to providing the best possible service. Understanding the situation, the business owner is in, is important and the team knows they play a key role in that business reopening.

The faster a business is able to re-open after experiencing a loss the more likely they are to succeed. SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson takes pride in helping business owners in Houston and the surrounding areas succeed even after experiencing a loss, "Like it never even happened."

CE Class of SERVPRO

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

CE Classes being taught by our Sales Manager Keith Thompson.

CE Classes of SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson

10777 Westheimer Ste. 110 Houston TX 77042

Jan 14th

Ethics Course #90420 3hrs 8:30 – 11:30am

Feb 11th

Deodorization of Malodors Course #26205 2hrs 8:30 – 10:30am

March 10th

Cleaning & Restoring Smoke Damage Contents Course #26207 2hrs 8:30 – 10:30am

April 13th

Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry Course #10115 2hrs 8:30 – 10:30am

May 11th

Restorative Drying for Water Damage Course #80904 4hrs 8:30 – 12:30

June 15th

Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Course #98221 4hrs 8:30 – 12:30pm

July 14th

Biohazard Cleanup Course #86895 3hrs 8:30 – 11:30am

August 11th

M.A.R.S. Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar Course #86896 8:30am - 10:30am

Deodorization of Malodors Course #26207 10:30am – 12:30 pm

September 14th

Restoring Contaminated Building Course # 80901 2hrs 8:30am – 10:30am

October 12th

Restorative Drying for Water Damage Course # 80904 4hrs 8:30am – 12:20pm

November 17th

Understanding the Restoration Industry Fire Damage Course # 98211 4hrs 8:30 – 12:30pm

December 15th

 Biohazard Cleanup course # 86895 3hrs 8:30-11:30am

Luxury Living

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

A vacant apartment affected by the flooding.

Why is it important to have a rapid response team ready to go 24/7 365? Well, as this 24-story luxury apartment building found out at 5:30 one Saturday morning, it is critical. The property manager of this building had used SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson during Hurricane Harvey and remembered our hard work and professionalism. They called us Saturday morning and we were out to asses the damage. All in all, this job has over 10 stories and 81 apartment units affected by a 4-inch water main bursting in the top floor. SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson has 3 subcontractors and over 70 people working on the job. So, it does not matter if a pipe burst in your home or 24-story luxury apartment building. Call SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson “Faster to any size disaster!” Call us today at 4097624411.

Happy Fathers Day 2018

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Happy Fathers Day from SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson! Take a look at some activities around town!

All Weekend Long

  • $50 Gift Card for $40: Dad’s Month Specials at Birds Barbershop in the Heights| Daily –Snag a $50 gift card, plus a hat or t-shirt, for just $40 for Birds Barbershop in the Heights, now through Saturday, July 1, 2018. Simply stop by Birds Barbershop’s location at 420 E. 20th Street to get a $50 gift card for only $40 and take your pick of a signature Dad Hat or Cool Dad Tee. All day.
  • Houston Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanin Concert at Jones Hall | Friday, June 15 to Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 – The Harry Potter phenomenon continues with the third film of the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert at Jones Hall. The Houston Symphony will perform every note from John Williams’ sensational score while audiences relive the magic of the film projected in high definition on the big screen. Tickets start at $39. Times vary.
  • Comic Ryan Hamilton at Houston Improv| Friday, June 15 to Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 – Laugh it up with Dad and score 2-for-1 tickets to see fresh-faced, clean-cut comedian Ryan Hamilton. An observational comic, he “often riffs on the absurdity of his own wholesomeness.” Tickets range from $20 to $30, but for a limited time, 365 Houston readers can score 2-for-1 tickets to the Thursday, Friday, and Sunday shows with promocode Happy365Times vary.

Friday, June 15, 2018

  • Yoga in the Park at Evelyn’s Park| FREE – Relax with your dad as Define Bellaire hosts an outdoor yoga class at Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 8:30am.
  • Backyard Jam Concert Series at Market Square Park| FREE – Market Square Park in Downtown hosts a free outdoor concert series featuring local bands and musicians. Take Dad to enjoy music in the park from Ume. 7pm.
  • The Eagles and Chris Stapleton at Minute Maid Park Sing along to “Hotel California” with your pops as one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time, The Eagles land at Minute Maid Park for one night during their massive stadium tour. Nashville recording artist Chris Stapleton opens the show. Tickets start at $69.50. 7pm.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

  • Dads, Dinos, & Donuts at The Woodlands Children’s Museum Celebrate your Father with breakfast donuts, meet a life-size dinosaur, create a dinosaur hat, and take part in some Father’s Day art projects that would make great gifts at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. This event is included with general admission to the museum. 8am to 9:30am.
  • Flea by Night at Discovery Green| FREE – Shop for everything from art to furniture and collectibles from a variety of vendors while enjoying live music and food trucks during Discovery Green’s Flea by Night. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Sugar Land Superstar Round 1 at Sugar Land Town Square| FREE – Bring your lawn chair and enjoy Round 1 of Sugar Land Superstar, an American Idol-like competition at Sugar Land Town Square. 7:30pm tp 9:30pm.
  • USA Rugby vs. Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium Get loud as the USA Rugby team plays against Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets for this match range from $23 to over $175. 8pm.

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018

  • Father’s Day Breakfast at Hermann Park Celebrate Father’s Day with your family at Hermann Park with a scenic breakfast on Pinewood Cafe’s patio overlooking serene McGovern Lake. Continue the fun with a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad, a fun arts and craft activity, and pedal boat ride. Tickets are $14 for adults; $7 for children 12 and under. 8:30am to 10am.
  • Father’s Day Brunch at Cadillac Bar Houston Cadillac Bar Houston hosts their Father’s Day Fiesta Sunday Brunch with over 70 buffet items to choose from. Menu prices vary. 9am to 4pm.
  • Father’s Day at Churrascos Treat Dad to a delicious meal when all Churrascos locations host a Father’s Day Brunch buffet from 10am to 4pm and dinner after 4pm featuring their signature South American food. Churrascos locations include River Oaks, Westchase, and Memorial City. Cost of the dinner is $34.95. 10am.
  • Father’s Day at Américas Bring Dad over to the South American restaurant, Américas in River Oaks for a special brunch buffet from 10am to 4pm or a three-course dinner beginning after 4pm. Cost of the dinner is $39.95. 10am.
  • Father’s Day Out at Traders Village Houston| No Cover – Bring the whole family out to Traders Village Houston for the Father’s Day Out concert and car show. Local’s Wet Deam VW Club hosts the show with over 50 cars and live music by Sol Flair. Free to attend; $4 for parking. 10am to 5pm.
  • Father’s Day Barbecue at City Acre Brewing Co. Celebrate your pops with some tasty barbecue at City Acre Brewing Co. There will be a dad-friendly playlist going, dad-friendly movies on the TV and lots of yard games for the kiddos. Plates are $18.95. 11am to 4pm.
  • Father’s Day: Free General Admission for Dads at MFAH Share a day of art with your fathers and grandfathers at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. All fathers will receive free general admission. 12:15pm to 7pm.
  • Father’s Day at Bayou Bend Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens host a Father’s Day event that includes complimentary lemonade and cookies at the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center. Fathers and grandfathers receive complimentary admission. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Father’s Day Fried Chicken Party at Revival Market Celebrate Dad with a fried chicken parking lot shindig at the Heights neighborhood favorite, Revival Market. The eatery will have live music from the Will Van Horn Trio, beer from Spindletap, games for the whole family, and of course, fried bird. Plates can be purchased in advance for $35; Kids plates are $10. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Father’s Day Screening: True Gritat Alamo Drafthouse Houston – Take Dad to enjoy a screening of the iconic 1969 Western, True Grit, on the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Houston. Tickets are $9.74. 6pm.

New Series: Texas Road Trip

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Introducing the new SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson series " Texas Road Trip". Every so often our social media guy Dave will head out to part of our territory and snap a photo of an interesting place within it. Could be landmarks, historical sites or any other interesting place within the boundaries of the Galveston Island / Lake Jackson territory. As this territory is quite large and encompasses nearly the entire Brazoria and Galveston county limits we've already found a treasure trove of material to see and find out there. We look forward to showing you parts of your home and ours we didn't even know about. Go to our Photo Gallery under the About Us tab to check out our first entry.

SERVPRO Teams Up with Green Ready, Inc. on a Job in Bay City, TX

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO and Green Ready, Inc. team up to provide excellent customers service to a Bay City. TX refinery.

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson and Green Ready, Inc. recently teamed up  to provide excellent service to a refinery in Bay City. This chemical refinery experienced a water related loss and needed restoration. 

Green Ready, Inc. was called in to handle the asbestos abatement at the business, because all asbestos work has to be performed by an EPA licensed asbestos contractor. 

SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson is the first one on the scene of an incident. The industry leading restoration company secures the property and completes all necessary restoration work. After SERVPRO of Galveston Island / Lake Jackson has completed the initial restoration other companies are called to complete any additional repairs, abatement services, or services that other companies are licensed to preform. 

Partnering with other companies to offer exceptional service is an important part of the restoration industry. 

SERVPRO: April 1-9 2017 Free Activities for Families

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bellaire is committed to providing excellent customer service. As part of our commitment to our customers and the community we serve, we will be posting free events for the families in our coverage area to enjoy. Check back frequently for an updated list of activities you and your family can enjoy. 


April 2017 Activities


April 1st, 2017


 


The Grand Kids Festival - Galveston, TX 


The festival will be held on April 1, 2017 at:


20th to 23rd Streets

Galveston, TX, 77550


The festival will introduce art to families with non-stop performances during the festival which starts at 10 am and ends at 5pm. 


2nd Annual Houston Health Day - Judson Robinson, Jr. Community Center - Houston, TX


The 2nd Annual Houston Health Day will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at 2020 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004. The event is free and will offer healthy eating classes and cooking demos as well as assistance applying for government assistance programs.


Houston Health Fest - Discovery Green - Houston, TX


Houston Health Fest will be held at Discovery Green on April 1st 2017 between 9 am and 5 pm and will feature various brands, partners and health and wellness companies. 


April 07-09, 2017


Viva Frida! XII Annual Frida Festival - East End Studio Gallery - Houston, TX


The annual Frida Festival will be held at the East End Studio Gallery located at 708C Telephone Rd., Houston, TX 77023, April 07-09 at 6pm. There will be art exhibits, vendor booths, children's activities, a Frida look-alike contest and more. 


Community Easter Egg Hunt - Kity Hollow Park - Missouri City, TX


April 8, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm The Promise Church will be hosting a free community Easter egg hunt. Over 5,000 Easter eggs for the kids to find, as well as bounce houses, a DJ and more!!


More information can be found at fresnoegghunt.com.


Good Oil Days 2017 - Humble Senior Activity Center - Humble, TX


Humble Senior Center is putting on the 37th annual Good Oil Days Festival, where all ages are invited to enjoy great food, arts and crafts, the famous senior plant sale, and a KIDS ZONE dedicated to kids with games and activities just for them. The festival is free and held on Main Street Humble, TX on April 8, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm. 


 

Lead & Asbestos Abatement Leader

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Green Ready leaders in the asbestos and lead industry.

Green Ready provides asbestos and lead abatement that are primarily focused on a safe and healthier environment. Using environmentally safe products makes us green and being available 24/7 make us ready. Green Ready can handle any size abatement. If you need any lead or asbestos abatement work done please give Green Ready a call 281-342-1972 or visit us at www.greenreadyinc.com.

SERVPRO goes pink for October

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

Servpro Breast Cancer Logo

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.

The American Cancer Society is actively fighting breast cancer by helping women get tested to find breast cancer earlier, and helping them understand their treatment options and cope with the physical and emotional side effects. We also fund research to help prevent, find, and treat breast cancer.

Ten Tips for Homeowners on the Care of Water-Damaged Family Heirlooms and Other Valuables

12/15/2015 (Permalink)

If the object is still wet, rinse with clear water or a fine hose spray. Clean off dry silt and debris from your belongings with soft brushes or dab with damp cloths. Try not to grind debris into objects; overly energetic cleaning will cause scratching. Dry with a clean, soft cloth. Use plastic or rubber gloves for your own protection.

Air dry objects indoors if possible. Sunlight and heat may dry certain materials too quickly, causing splits, warping, and buckling. If possible, remove contents from wet objects and furniture prior to drying. Storing damp items in sealed plastic bags will cause mold to develop. If objects are to be transported in plastic bags, keep bags open and air circulating.

The best way to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew is to reduce humidity. Increase airflow with fans, open windows, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. Moderate light exposure (open shades, leave basement lights on) can also reduce mold and mildew.

Remove heavy deposits of mold growth from walls, baseboards, floors, and other household surfaces with commercially available disinfectants. Avoid the use of disinfectants on historic wallpapers. Follow manufacturers' instructions, but avoid splattering or contact with objects and wallpapers as disinfectants may damage objects.

Note: Exposure to molds can have serious health consequences such as respiratory problems, skin and eye irritation, and infections. The use of protective gear, including a respirator with a particulate filter, disposable plastic gloves, goggles or protective eyewear, and coveralls or a lab coat, is therefore essential.

If objects are broken or begin to fall apart, place all broken pieces, bits of veneer, and detached parts in clearly labeled, open containers. Do not attempt to repair objects until completely dry or, in the case of important materials, until you have consulted with a professional conservator.

Documents, books, photographs, and works of art on paper may be extremely fragile when wet; use caution when handling. Free the edges of prints and paper objects in mats and frames, if possible. These should be allowed to air dry. Rinse mud off wet photographs with clear water, but do not touch surfaces. Sodden books and papers should also be air dried or kept in a refrigerator or freezer until a professional conservator can treat them.

Textiles, leather, and other "organic" materials will also be severely affected by exposure to water and should be allowed to air dry. Shaped objects, such as garments or baskets, should be supported by gently padding with toweling or uninked, uncoated paper. Renew padding when it becomes saturated with water. Dry-clean or launder textiles and carpets as you normally would.

Remove wet paintings from the frame, but not the stretcher. Air dry, face up, away from direct sunlight.

Furniture finishes and painting surfaces may develop a white haze or bloom from contact with water and humidity. These problems do not require immediate attention; consult a professional conservator for treatment.

Rinse metal objects exposed to flood waters, mud, or silt with clear water and dry immediately with a clean, soft cloth. Allow heavy mud deposits on large metal objects, such as sculpture, to dry. Caked mud can be removed later.  

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