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National Preparedness Month 2021

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

September is National Preparedness Month. NPM is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

The first week of September is all about “Make a Plan”. Be sure to talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the CDC recommendations due to the coronavirus.

The second week of September is “Build a Kit”. Gather supplies that will last several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs of each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

The third week of September focuses on “Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness”. After Hurricane Laura, our area recognizes how important it is to prepare for a disaster. It is important to know the risk of disasters in our area and check over your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

The last week of September is “Teach Youth About Preparedness”. Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

For more information go to ready.gov/September

Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

Commercial Duct Cleaning

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Want to improve your air quality?

Duct cleaning can help!

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but you can help change that! Inspecting the ductwork in your facility should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building.

A routine part of SERVPRO of Beaumont & Orange/Nederland/Lumberton’s service is inspecting the HVAC and ductwork. Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the lifespan of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help you save money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO will inspect your ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help you save money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

For more information on commercial duct cleaning, contact SERVPRO of Beaumont & Orange/Nederland/Lumberton today!

May is National Building Safety Month!

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

This month is the 41st year of recognizing May as National Building Safety Month. “The International Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. We come together to support Building Safety Month because we understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.” – ICC Website

The theme for 2021 is Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save.” with a focus on safer communities over the five weeks in May. One of the topics highlighted during the fourth week of the month is “Disaster Preparedness”. The public may not be aware how codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship, and play, and this month can certainly improve that awareness and educate communities on this topic!

https://www.iccsafe.org/advocacy/building-safety-month/2021-building-safety-month/

Commercial Property Management

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beaumont & Orange/Nederland Lumberton is here to help 24/7, 365 days a year. We recognize many of our local property managers have many duties and the last thing anyone wants to think about is a disaster to one of their properties.

So how can SERVPRO help?

SERVPRO has service response guidelines to help ensure timely mitigation which can reduce job cost, completion time and inconvenience to the tenant.

  • Within ONE hour from notice of loss, SERVPRO of Beaumont & Orange/Nederland/Lumberton will contact you to arrange for service.
  • Within FOUR hours, SERVPRO of Orange/Nederland/Lumberton will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary).
  • Within EIGHT hours, a verbal briefing of the scope of services will be communicated to the adjuster by our SERVPRO team.

Contact our SERVPRO of Beaumont & Orange/Nederland/Lumberton team today with any questions you may have or how we can help service your properties today.

Portable Fire Extinguishers

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

As a business owner, it is required to have portable fire extinguishers throughout your business. These are handy in the event of a small fire in your business. However, in the event a fire arises; do you know how to use one?

Portable fire extinguishers can be life and property saving tools when used correctly. In order to operate an extinguisher, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS:

  1. Pull the pin. Hold the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.
  2. Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
  3. Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
  4. Sweep the nozzle from side to side.

Be sure to read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out. Remember, extinguishers do have limitations. It is also important to ensure that you have the correct type of extinguisher for your facility.

To find more information on choosing the appropriate class of extinguisher, please visit the NFPA website at nfpa.org.

Commercial Document Restoration

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that the SERVPRO of Beaumont can help restore documents after a water or fire loss at your place of business? SERVPRO provides document restoration services. We can dry, clean, sterilize, deodorize, destroy and offer digitization services of all your important documents. The SERVPRO document restoration team members are trained and certified in HIPPA compliance. This certification protects the privacy and security of certain health information.

  • Drying-Process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.
  • Cleaning- Onsite cleaning. This is cleaning each document front and back to remove debris and any surface particulates.
  • Sterilization- Gamma Irradiation is a process that is used for disinfecting and decontamination documents or other consumer goods.
  • Deodorization- Once paper has been wet, an odor can begin to form. By letting SERVPRO deodorize your documents, the odor can be reduced and sometimes eliminated completely.
  • Destruction- We offer certified destruction of documents.
  • Digitization- Digitizing documents makes them easier to access as well as making storage of these files easier. We use state of the art equipment to turn paper copies into digital files.

Have questions about SERVPRO’s document restoration? Contact us today! - (409) 729-2800

National Preparedness Month 2020

9/5/2020 (Permalink)

national preparedness month logo Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

September is National Preparedness Month. NPM is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this month.

The first week of September is all about making a plan. Be sure to talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the CDC recommendations due to the coronavirus.

The second week of September is focused on building a kit. Gather supplies that will last several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs of each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

The third week of September focuses in on preparing for disasters. After Hurricane Laura, our area recognizes how important it is to prepare for a disaster. It is important to know the risk of disasters in our area and check over your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

The last week of September is all about education. Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Window Seal Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned--a defensive cleaning program

Being open for business is just the beginning of our new journey forward. Employees may be hesitant to return to work and customers may wonder whether the businesses they patronize are safe. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Are you ready to communicate to your customers and employees that you’ve chosen a higher standard of clean for all Americans? Are you ready to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes far beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. When you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard—you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE™, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will help ensure you and your business are set up to inspire customer confidence as the economy begins to reopen.

To schedule your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation—Contact the SERVPRO of Beaumont today (409) 212-1977!

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Be Proactive

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

For a business owner, a worst-case disaster scenario involving fire or water damage can seem unthinkable until it suddenly becomes a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, a quick response time by a disaster recovery company such as SERVPRO can help minimize property damage.

Owners need to have a quick and convenient emergency disaster plan that connects them with vendors, necessary contacts, and pertinent information when disaster strikes. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is a respected industry tool during a disaster event. An ERP is so valuable, that in the midst of the confusion and panic that often surround a disaster, an owner or manager can be provided with a sense of calm and clarity in reaching out for an expert for help.

Contact the SERVPRO of Beaumont today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Plan—(409) 212-1977!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Beaumont today at  409-212-1977 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t have to wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Beaumont/Orange/Nederland/Lumberton provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture and more. SERVPRO of Orange/Nederland/Lumberton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call us 24/7—(409) 212-1977

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1-24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increases dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structure rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Fire Extinguisher Use

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher Fire extinguisher showing instructions on proper use.

It is important to know the locations and the type of fire extinguishers that you have in your workplace prior to using one. Make sure that you read the operating instructions and warnings found on the fire extinguisher label. Not all fire extinguishers look alike!

When it is time to use an extinguisher on a fire, just remember PASS!

Pull the pin.

Aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire from the recommended safe distance.

Squeeze the operating lever to discharge the fire extinguishing agent.

Sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side until the fire is out. Move forward or around the fire area as the fire diminishes. Watch the area for re-ignition.

Have extinguisher dust covering your business? SERVPRO of Beaumont/Orange/Nederland/Lumberton can help! Contact us today

National Preparedness Month 2019

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month 2019 Weekly Theme Calendar National Preparedness Month

As a business owner, insurer, or property manager, you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers and community to follow.

This year for National Preparedness Month (NPM), join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and lead efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. “Disasters happen” and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

               The 2019 theme for National Preparedness Month is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. You can become prepared for a disaster by taking three simple steps:

  • Have a plan to stay in business
  • Encourage your employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship, and neighborhoods are ready for any type of disaster that can potentially affect your local community. At Ready.gov/business, companies like yours can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an emergency situation.

The SERVPRO of Beaumont can help your business be ready for when disaster strikes with the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program.

Be Prepared with an ERP

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure that you are “Ready for whatever happens.” In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations, utility services contact information, insurance information and also priority areas. The SERVPRO READY Profile can be easily accessed from your smartphone in a simple app. An ERP can be easily set up in fifteen minutes and can help minimize damage in a matter of seconds in the event of a disaster!

Call the SERVPRO of Beaumont/Orange/Nederland/Lumberton today to establish your FREE Emergency READY Profile!

Commercial Document Restoration

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that the SERVPRO of Beaumont can help restore documents after a water or fire loss at your place of business?

SERVPRO provides document restoration services. We can dry, clean, sterilize, deodorize, destroy and offer digitization services of all your important documents. The SERVPRO document restoration team members are trained and certified in HIPPA compliance. This certification protects the privacy and security of certain health information.

  • Drying-Process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.
  • Cleaning- Onsite cleaning. This is cleaning each document front and back to remove debris and any surface particulates.
  • Sterilization- Gamma Irradiation is a process that is used for disinfecting and decontamination documents or other consumer goods.
  • Deodorization- Once paper has been wet, an odor can begin to form. By letting SERVPRO deodorize your documents, the odor can be reduced and sometimes eliminated completely.
  • Destruction- We offer certified destruction of documents.
  • Digitization- Digitizing documents makes them easier to access as well as making storage of these files easier. We use state of the art equipment to turn paper copies into digital files.

Have questions about SERVPRO’s document restoration? Contact us today!—(409) 212-1977

Improving Air Quality in Your Business

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but you can help change that! Inspecting the ductwork in your facility should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building.

A routine part of SERVPRO of Beaumont’s service is inspecting the HVAC and ductwork. Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help you save money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO of Beaumont will inspect your ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address an indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help you save money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

For more information on commercial duct cleaning, contact SERVPRO of Beaumont today!

Faster to Any Size Disaster

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t have to wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Beaumont provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture and more. SERVPRO of Beaumont arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call us 24/7—(409) 212-1977

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1-24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increases dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structure rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Portable Fire Extinguishers

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

As a business owner, it is required to have portable fire extinguishers throughout your business. These are handy in the event of a small fire in your business. However, in the event a fire arises; do you know how to use one?

Portable fire extinguishers can be life and property saving tools when used correctly. In order to operate an extinguisher, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS:

Pull the pin. Hold the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.

Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

Sweep the nozzle from side to side.

Be sure to read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out. Remember, extinguishers do have limitations. It is also important to ensure that you have the correct type of extinguisher for your facility.

To find more information on choosing the appropriate class of extinguisher, please visit the NFPA website at nfpa.org.

National Preparedness Month

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month 2018

As a business owner, insurer or property manager you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers and community to follow.

This year for National Preparedness Month, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. “Disasters happen” and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster. You can do this by taking three simple steps:

  • Plan to stay in business
  • Encourage your employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship and neighborhoods are ready. At Ready.gov/business, companies can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and address their unique needs during an emergency. You can also contact the SERVPRO of Beaumont to find out more on how to be ready when disaster strikes with the Emergency READY program.

Improving Air Quality

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Inside dirty ductwork

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but you can help change that! Inspecting the ductwork in your facility should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building.

A routine part of SERVPRO of Beaumont’s service is inspecting the HVAC and ductwork. Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help you save money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO will inspect your ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address an indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help you save money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

For more information on commercial duct cleaning, contact SERVPRO of Beaumont today!

National Building Safety Month

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

May is National Building Safety Month. Building safety month is its 38th year and is an initiative of the International Code Council (ICC) and their 64,000 members across the world, as well as their partners in building construction and design and the safety community. Building Safety Month is an opportunity to educate insurance and commercial property professionals, as well as the general public, on “what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable, and energy efficient homes and buildings,” according to the ICC website.

The theme for 2018 is Building Codes Save Lives with a focus on safer communities over the five weeks in May. One of the topics highlighted during the third week of the month is Protecting Communities from Disasters. The general public may not be aware how codes and code officials “improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship, and play,” and this month can certainly improve that awareness and educate communities on this topic!

Document Drying

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is a leader in the much overlooked market of document drying. In the event of a commercial water loss—it’s imperative that important documents such as legal documents, medical records and government documents are not overlooked.
SERVPRO has the capability in the event of a disaster to restore these documents. Listed below are just a few techniques that are used to help commercial clients and their pertinent documents.
• Vacuum Freeze Drying—Process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.
• Digitizing—Ability to digitize records and documents eliminating the need to have massive file rooms.
• Gamma Irradiation—is a process that is used for cleaning/disinfecting decontaminated documents. In sewage or flood water (CAT 3) situations, documents are not only deteriorating, but they are infested with all types of bacteria.
• Certified Destruction
If you have any questions about SERVPRO’s document drying services, contact us today at (409) 212-1977!

Carpet Cleaning Tips for Your Business

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Stains in your carpet can happen at any time. If you have the right tools, you can get some nice results on your carpet at home or business. Keep these tips in mind the next time disaster strikes!

  • Always blot spills and liquid stains. NEVER scrub. Scrubbing just pushes the stain particles further in the carpet fibers, making the stain harder to remove and accelerates deterioration. Blot the stain starting from the edges and much of the stain can be removed without other cleaning supplies.
  • Club soda works wonders in the event someone spills beer or wine on your carpet. Blot club soda on the stain. If club soda does not do the trick, mix it with a bit of white vinegar and spray the solution on the stain. Let sit for 15 minutes and then blot it up.
  • Scrape off stuck on debris. Families with kids need the best arsenal of carpet cleaning tips because children can do a lot of damage in a short period of time. When candy or gum are stuck to the floor, try scraping it off with a knife before applying any moisture.

The best carpet cleaning tip, is to call SERVPRO of Beaumont for regular deep cleaning. This can help protect the integrity of the flooring and ensure that any stains or soil will not cause any permanent issues.

Emergency Water Damage Tips

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Extracting water from commercial water loss.

In the event that your business has a water loss; here are some steps to help minimize damage and get you back in business.

  • Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.
  • Don’t enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid shock hazards.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum cleaning to remove water; this could cause electrical shock or damage the vacuum cleaner.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Be Prepared

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Is your business prepared in the event of an emergency or a disaster? As many as 40% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster. Here are a few helpful tips to prepare your business for the unexpected.

Technology is a vital tool for most businesses. Many of us use technology on a day to day basis already. Did you know that this same technology can help prepare your business in the event of a disaster?

Store Information Online:

There are many places to store important information securely online. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox offer free ways to store different types of files all at the touch of one button. Ready.gov suggests saving an electronic version of insurance policies, identification documents, medical records, etc.

Mark Yourself Safe:

The American Red Cross offers a Safe & Well check-in site to list yourself safe or find family and friends in situations where communication is difficult to establish. Facebook also has a check in feature that is activated after natural disasters or a crisis.

Get an Emergency Ready Profile:

SERVPRO of Beaumont is proud to offer free Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) to help prepare you, your property, and your business for an emergency. By setting up and appointment with SERVPRO, our team helps set up your ERP to minimize business interruption by developing this immediate plan of action.

Contact us at (409) 729-2800 for more information about your FREE ERP!