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Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Olmos Park Can Clean and Sanitize for COVID-19 Safely

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Olmos Park Can Clean and Sanitize for COVID-19 Safely

First and foremost, we would like to thank our community’s medical professionals and essential workers for helping us all to get through this time together.

SERVPRO of Olmos Park is HAZMAT and Bio Hazard removal certified. The industrial grade chemicals that SERVPRO of Olmos Park uses to clean, disinfect, and sanitize are high-grade and effective. If you are looking to have your business cleaned and sanitized, please give us a call today. If you are looking to have your business cleaned and sanitized after COVID-19 has infected your office, business, or commercial space, please give us a call today. Because we are HAZMAT certified, we are able to clean areas with known COVID-19 contaminations. SERVPRO of Olmos Park is available and here to help. For more information on Commercial Cleaning, click HERE.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Olmos Park Understands That When It Comes to Business, Time is Money

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Olmos Park Understands That When It Comes to Business, Time is Money

When SERVPRO of Olmos Park restores commercial spaces from water damage, mold, fire damage, and other damage, we understand that the longer a business cannot operate, the longer it cannot generate revenue. SERVPRO of Olmos Park will work emergency hours and around the clock to get your business back up and running as fast as possible while working with your insurance company the entire way. No commercial job is too big or too involved for SERVPRO. We are faster to any size disaster and are here to help. To learn more about SERVPRO of Olmos Park commercial restoration click HERE or call today to learn more: (210) 871-9752

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Olmos Park has Great Reviews!

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Olmos Park has Great Reviews!

SERVPRO of Olmos Park works very hard every day to ensure a great customer experience. 

The review below is from a customer in Olmos Park whose kitchen flooded with water due to a refridgerator leak. We were able to come out right away and remove the water and dry out the flooring, cabinets, and walls. The sooner the water is removed, the better - especially for wood. 

Her review is below.

"Greatest experience in a very trying time. My house flooded from a broken ice maker line while I was at work. Angel was there within 45 minutes and had the water extracted lightning fast. He came back everyday exactly when he said he would and dried out my house perfectly! Thank you SERVPRO of Olmos Park!"

Thank YOU for the great review!

If your home or business has suffered from a water damage, please call as soon as possible. The first 48 hours are critical. (210) 871-9752

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Olmos Park Employees are Well-Trained

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Olmos Park Employees are Well-Trained

Back in 1992, SERVPRO Corporate developed a National Training Center to teach restoration and mitigation skills to franchise owners, employees, and insurance industry professionals.

The National Training Center offers employee training as a self paced program designed specifically for SERVPRO employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Training focuses include:

  • Water Restoration
  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

SERVPRO of Olmos Park is an approved IICRC (Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning) Training School that offers year-around classes in the following categories:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Applied Structural Drying

In addition, SERVPRO of Olmos Park is bio hazard and mold certified as well. Click HERE to view our full list of certifications and affiliations. 

Why SERVPRO – SERVPRO of Olmos Park Has Been Locally Owned and Operated in Olmos Park for Years

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO – SERVPRO of Olmos Park Has Been Locally Owned and Operated in Olmos Park for Years

The owner of SERVPRO of Olmos Park is a resident of San Antonio himself and has been helping home and business owners in the San Antonio area for over a decade. We have worked with all the insurance companies and know most of their agents. We are here to help not only you and your home/business, but Olmos Park as well. When Olmos Park is successful, we are all successful. We also service the surrounding areas of: Shearer Hills, Beacon Hill, Balcones Heights, and Tobin Hill as well. Each franchise of SERVPRO of individually owned and operated. Click HERE to view our team and HERE to learn more about us.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO is at the Forefront of Continuing Education for the Insurance Industry

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO is at the Forefront of Continuing Education for the Insurance Industry

SERVPRO of Olmos Park offers complementary continuing education credits for insurance and real estate industry professionals.  Call today to find out when and where the next class is.

SERVPRO of Olmos Park offers both credit and noncredit courses for: real estate professionals, insurance adjusters, insurance agents, and franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Restoration and Remediation
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
    (non-credit course)

When we all work together for our clients, everyone wins. Striving for the most efficient and cost-effective restoration process is always the goal. SERVPRO of Olmos Park is happy to offer CE credits in our specialty lines of business.

Why a Refrigerator Might Leak

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Three Probable Causes of a Leaky Refrigerator

WATER FILTER

If your filter is not installed properly, or the filter is old or doesn't fit correctly with your refrigerator model, chances are there is a poor connection between the filter and the water supply. To prevent your refrigerator from leaking, check to see if water is escaping due to holes in the filter. Also, check the size and model of both the fridge and filter to ensure it's the correct part for your refrigerator.

DRAIN PAN

Examine the drain pan for any cracks, which is located at the bottom of the refrigerator. If you notice a significant amount of pooling underneath, chances are the pan has a crack and that's what is causing the leak. Replace the pan immediately if you notice any damage.

DEFROST DRAIN

One of the most common causes of a leaky refrigerator is a faulty defrost drain. When the defrost drain is blocked by food particles or ice, it prevents the water accumulated during the defrost cycle to properly drain into the pan. Eventually, water will start to build up. Without anywhere to drain, water will begin to flow right onto your floor. Remove any blockage caused by food particles or ice by flushing the drain with hot water and removing debris carefully with a wire hanger.

If your kitchen has experience water damage due to a leaky refrigerator, please call SERVPRO of Olmos Park now - we are open 24 hours for emergency service. (210) 348-2911

Source: Roto-Rooter Online

What Type of Water Heater Do You Need for Your Home?

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

The installation of your home’s water heater is an important decision. There are many factors to consider:

  • Tanked vs. tankless water heater
  • The right water heater for your household size
  • Best location for your heater (installation)
  • Gas or Electric
  • How big of a water heater do I need

If you decided on a tank water heater, you may ask yourself, how big of a water heater do I need? Determining factors will be the size of your family and the utilities available in your home. Use this simple guide to determine your water heater size needs:

  • For 1 to 2 people: 30-40 gallons.
  • For 2 to 3 people: 40-50 gallons.
  • For 3 to 4 people: 50-60 gallons.
  • For 5+ people: 60-80 gallons.

Source: Zine Trip Online

Mold Found in San Antonio area Church

1/26/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Found in San Antonio area Church

After moving large kitchen appliances, a church in the San Antonio area found mold growth in their commercial kitchen. The professionals at SERVPRO of Olmos Park were called in to inspect and remediate the mold. SERVPRO of Olmos Park strongly encourages any place with a commercial kitchen: church, hotel, restaurant, etc to have their commercial kitchens deep cleaned at least twice a year. When SERVPRO of Olmos Park deep cleans, we sanitize as well as remove any dirt and/or food particles. We will move the fixtures to the best of our abilities and clean in and around those as well - something that is not typically, frequently done. To schedule a deep cleaning of your commercial kitchen, call SERVPRO of Olmos Park today: (210) 348-2911

Mold Growth in Commercial Buildings' Ventilation Systems

1/26/2020 (Permalink)

Ventilation systems should be checked regularly, particularly for damp filters and overall cleanliness. A preventive maintenance plan should be put into place for each major component of the building’s ventilation system. Contact your equipment supplier or manufacturer for recommended maintenance schedules and operations and maintenance manuals. 

Air duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems. The components of these systems may become contaminated with mold if moisture is present within the system, resulting in the potential release of mold spores throughout the building. All components of the system must be cleaned. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system. Water-damaged or contaminated porous materials in the duct work or other air handling system components should be removed and replaced. Ventilation system filters should be checked regularly to ensure that they are seated properly. Filters should be replaced on a routine schedule.

Looking to have your duct work system cleaned? SERVPRO of Olmos Park is here to help! Give us a call today - (210) 348-2911.

Source: OSHA Jan 2019