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Emergency Remediation in Austin, Texas

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Emergency Remediation in Austin, Texas Kitchen Emergency Remediation

Remediation means the action of remedying material in stopping or reversing environmental damage from occurring. 

Emergency Remediation means being ready to get the job done.

SERVPRO of South Austin takes pride in knowing that we are ready to handle any emergency situation when it comes to fire, water and mold. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our emergency services follow the 1-4-8 rule.

  • Within 1 hour we will return your call.
  • Within 4 hours we can be at your location.
  • Within 8 hours we will be well in to the remediation process.

Our Remediation Services can help you to make it "Like it never even happened."

Call us today 512-301-7765
No matter how long ago or how big the leak was, we can help restore it.

General Proposal

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

General General Proposal Hall Bathroom

At SERVPRO of South Austin when we do an estimate for a client, we really spell it out.

Below is an example of one we just did:

On January 28, 2019 a visual and moisture inspection was conducted at the above address. The areas affected as a result of moisture intrusion were the ceiling and adjacent wall (mirror side) in the Hall Bath.

Moisture measurements were taken with a protimeter penetrating probe.

The ceiling joists had suspect discoloration as a result of a moisture intrusion.

There was less than 25 contiguous square feet of visible suspect discoloration present. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations do not apply (State Notification will not be required).

Appropriate control strategies will be implemented. A dust suppression containment and decontamination chamber with air lock entries. An air filtration device will be used in the containment (all affected materials will be removed and discarded). All HVAC registers will be covered and sealed with 6 mil poly.

All suspect discoloration will be HEPA vacuumed prior to hygienic wet wipe down with an antimicrobial (EPS approved general antifungal cleaning solution). Areas requiring a more aggressive approach, such as sanding or wire brushing, HEPA vacuuming will be done concurrently, and the cleaned area sealed.

Sanosil (5% hydrogen peroxide, 1% silver ions) to be applied, using “dry fog” method. The fogging is a precautionary measure to make certain that all (99%) surface and airborne fungal spores/ bacteria/ virus will be rendered non-viable.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation rules will be followed based upon Requirements of the State.

The following Object Services to be Performed in the Hall Bath:

  1. Hall Bath
    1. Containment (ceiling to floor) – 6 mil plastic decontamination chamber
    2. Air lock entry
    3. Air filtration device, negative air mode – exhaust through attic access in garage
    4. Remove moisture impacted drywall 12” to 18” past last detected suspect
    5. Clean and treat with antimicrobial
    6. Mist antifungal

SERVPRO of South Austin makes no guarantee that the underlying cause of the moisture has been corrected. Should moisture be reintroduced, remediation would be required.

Call us today! 512-301-7765

Flood

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood Covered in mud

Living in the beautiful hill country around Austin can also get dirty if you are in a low lying flood zone.

SERVPRO of South Austin has helped many people to clean out the mud and debris a flood can push into a home.

Our crew are experts at knowing what needs to be done first to restore your home back to livable.

Removal of the mud is most important to make a safe place to walk and work. Checking all baseboards in every room and sheet rock to see how much the water penetrated them and then to dry it all out.

If you have any kind of fire, water or mold damage, call SERVPRO of South Austin for all of your remediation needs 512-301-7765

Flood

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood Covered in mud

Living in the beautiful hill country around Austin can also get dirty if you are in a low lying flood zone.

SERVPRO of South Austin has helped many people to clean out the mud and debris a flood can push into a home.

Our crew are experts at knowing what needs to be done first to restore your home back to livable.

Removal of the mud is most important to make a safe place to walk and work. Checking all baseboards in every room and sheet rock to see how much the water penetrated them and then to dry it all out.

If you have any kind of fire, water or mold damage, call SERVPRO of South Austin for all of your remediation needs 512-301-7765

Construction Cleaning

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Building Services Construction Cleaning Home Building

Post Construction Cleaning

Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate. SERVPRO of South Austin can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design.

Dehumidification and Drying

During the construction phase, a building can trap moisture. Excessive moisture could result in mold growth. If you think one of your projects may have a moisture issue, rely of SERVPRO Professionals to provide the help you need eliminating moisture and preventing the potential for more mold growth.

  • Carpet, resilient and non-resilient floor prep and finish
  • Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Debris Removal
  • Window Cleaning

SERVPRO of South Austin helps to ensure your finished projects always look their best!

Do's and Don'ts After a Fire

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Do's and Don'ts After a Fire Fire Damage

A few helpful tips about what you can do and what you should leave to the experts for clean up after a fire.

DO's

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot from being embedded
  • Keep hands clean
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on traffic areas
  • If electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets
  • Wash both sides of leaves on house plants

DON'Ts

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces
  • Don't attempt to shampoo carpet of upholstered furniture, it will smear
  • No food or beverages that may have been stored close to the fire or heat
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet

If you have any fire damage, call SERVPRO of South Austin so that we can help you restore your home and items in the right way 512-301-7765

Fire Damage Process

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Process Fire Damage

ONE HOUR
Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of South Austin professional will contact you for specifics and to put you on the schedule.

FOUR HOURS
Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO staff member will be on-site to start the mitigation process. The key to salvaging your items and helping you save money, is to respond quickly.

DETAILED EXPLANATION
We will walk you through the job process and explain each step that needs to be taken. 

PRETESTING
Our professionals pretest for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

CLEANING, RESTORATION AND DEODORIZATION
SERVPRO of South Austin will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain your property. We use the most updated techniques to ensure quality.

FINAL WALK-THROUGH
After the work is completed, we walk through with you to make sure you are satisfied.

5 Principals of Mold Remediation

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 5 Principals of Mold Remediation Mold on the ceiling
  1. SAFETY AND HEALTH
    • Containment
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Controlled source containment
    • Follow OSHA standards
  2. DOCUMENTATION
    • BEFORE Remediation begins
    • DURING Remediation
    • AFTER Remediation is finished
  3. CONTROL CONTAMINANTS
    • Control mold at its source
    • Minimize dust during demolition
    • Use AFD (air filtration device)
      • Large fans, called air filtration devices, are used to circulate air through a four-filter system when performing mold remediation
  4. REMOVE THE CONTAMINATION
    • Physically remove the mold from the structure
    • Remove porous materials contaminated extensively with mold
    • Clean mold from nonporous materials
    • HEPA vacuum all surfaces
    • Dispose of moldy debris
  5. CORRECT THE MOISTURE PROBLEM
    • Identify and correct moisture problems contributing to mold

SERVPRO of South Austin is dedicated to helping you achieve a safe and healthy home or environment to work in. 

Give us a call and let our experts take care of you properly! 512-301-7765

Because we CARE!

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Because we CARE! Morning Meeting

Our compassion for our clients starts first thing in the morning, every morning. We start with a brief training about zones and/or the chemicals we use and then go over the schedule for the day. It is important for us to be efficient with our time, and yours, while we are restoring your home or place of business back to normal.

SERVPRO of South Austin is proud of our customer base and the relationship with our reoccurring clients that keep coming back. We work with home builders, insurance companies, large businesses and of course individuals like you and me.

We believe in continuous training so that our customers receive the best service possible.

Call SERVPRO of South Austin for any type of water, fire or mold damage. 512-301-7765

Commercial Kitchen Clean Up

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Clean Up Great Teamwork!

For Immediate Service in South Austin, Call SERVPRO!

Whether it's your whole home, commercial kitchen, or business you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property or any room look it's best.

This particular commercial kitchen changed ownership and desperately needed to be cleaned. We found grease, food and garbage all over everything. The walls, ceiling and floor had to be pressured washed in order to find the surface. Before and after pictures located on our photo gallery page.

Our crew went in and cleaned from the ceiling, to the counter tops (and behind), the floors and even the walk in cooler.

There is never a convenient time for this type of thorough cleaning, however SERVPRO of South Austin can make it easy for you!