Recent Water Damage Posts

Have you experienced water damage in Medina County Texas?

7/6/2023 (Permalink)

Three pipes that are disconnected in a wall SERVPRO of Medina County is here to help with for all of your remediation needs

Although the temperatures have been hot with no storms in sight, there are still many ways that a home could experience water damage.  Oftentimes customers don't think that SERVPRO of Medina County can help them unless their home has been damaged by a storm, but there are many daily instances of water damage that are best handled by professionals. Just think if any of these has happened to you before:

Has a toilet overflowed? Think SERVPRO of Medina County in Texas.  

A leaky dishwasher? Think SERVPRO of Medina County in Texas.

A pipe burst? Think SERVPRO of Medina County in Texas.

A leaky supply line? Think SERVPRO of Medina County in Texas.

An AC leak? Think SERVPRO of Medina County in Texas

When in doubt, call 830-584-1704 and let our IICRC experts ensure that your home is remediated properly.  We are available to help twenty-four hours a day every day of the year.

SERVPRO of Medina County has the experience needed to attack any job!

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

The People, Experience, Training and Equipment to make it

Like it never even happened.®

The People

With over 10,000 quality teammates nationwide, SERVPRO® Of Medina County Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you get your life back.

The Experience

SERVPRO® is a Franchise System with over 40 years of leadership in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and commercial property managers and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon. 1970’s 1980’s 2000’s

The Training

SERVPRO of Medina County Professionals undergo extensive water restoration training and certification.

SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is an approved IICRC school to help ensure our training meets and exceeds accepted industry standards.

The Equipment

With over 5,000,000 square feet of building space, housing over 140,000 pieces of cleaning and restoration equipment, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have the resources to help you take back control of your life.

Lower Recovery Costs –The SERVPRO® System Helps Save Money

_ Emergency Mitigation Services help minimize additional property damages.

_ SERVPRO® of Medina County Professionals use specialized test equipment to determine hidden water.

_ Restoration versus replacement of contents saves heirlooms and money too.

_ By using advanced drying techniques, SERVPRO® of Medina County Professionals monitor and ensure your property is properly dried. Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a

SERVPRO® of Medina County Professional arrives on-site to perform water cleanup, the better the results – including lower claim costs.

Could you have mold after a water damage?

4/15/2022 (Permalink)

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 had a water damage that may have lead to a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Do you know what to do if you have a busted pipe?

4/15/2022 (Permalink)

A burst pipe is something that can come about suddenly, which means it often catches homeowners off-guard when it happens. In addition to this, having a burst pipe can cause significant amounts of damage, especially if it occurred inside of a wall or in a finished basement, which is often the case.

Water damage is something that none of us hope to experience, but it does happen more frequently than many people think. Around one out of every 50 homes experience water damage in a year, but many people do not have a plan in place to handle it. Acting quickly after water damage is key, so it is vital to know what to do if you are surprised by a burst pipe in your home.

Steps to Take If a Pipe Bursts in Your Home

Shut off your water main. Depending on the pipe that bursts, there will often be water gushing from it continually as it drains, so knowing how to find and shut off your water main is important. Only shut off your water if it is safe to do so.

Shut off your electricity. If it is safe to get to your circuit breaker, shut off the electricity in the home. This will ensure that the water cannot interact with any outlets or electrical supplies and cause secondary issues in the home.

Contact your restoration company. Getting in touch with your chosen restoration company as quickly as possible is a great way to expedite the restoration and prevent secondary damages from occurring. Be sure to choose a company that will be there for you at any hour, as burst pipes are never on anyone’s schedule.

Take a record of the damages. Taking photos, videos and inventory of what is damaged can help you and your insurance company as you work to recover from the water damage. Be sure you thoroughly document all that has been impacted by the water for your records.

Contact your insurance company. While your coverage will vary depending on the details of your policy, contacting your insurance provider is the only way to know exactly what your coverage extends to.

Open windows and doors if possible. Weather permitting and as long as it is safe to do so, open up the windows and doors of the impacted area to create airflow and help the water evaporate more quickly.

If you have water damage in your home due to a burst pipe or another cause, you can count on us for restoration assistance. 

When the flood waters rise...SERVPRO is ready!

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

As the rainy season approaches we wanted to make sure that the Medina County community is prepared for any floods that may happen with some tips.

Before the Flood:

Tips from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for Preparing Your Home or Business for a Flood.

  • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
  • Do not walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can make you fall.

During the Flood:

  • Listen for news reports to learn if the community’s water supply is safe to drink.
  • Avoid floodwaters. Water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged.
  • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.
  • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.

 After the Flood:

Flooding is still possible. Listen to weather radio, commercial radio, or TV for information.

Know the terms:

Flood Watch:

Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to weather radio, commercial radio, or TV for information.

Flash Flood Watch:

Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

Flood Warning:

A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.

Ask SERVPRO of Medina County about setting your business up with an Emergency Response Profile.

SERVPRO of Medina County is here to help with your water damage needs!

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen in any number of ways. When your business or home is under a few inches of water, everything else takes a backseat.  Only one-thing matters when your business can't operate, and there is just one thing on the mind of the waterlogged resident: A solution.

Your local SERVPRO of Medina County professional is that solution. Equipped with the knowledge, the experience, and the training to help make your water damage "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Braun Station will start helping the moment you call us at (830) 584-1704.

Backed by more than 40 years of experience, your local SERVPRO of Medina County will help put your worries at ease, because they understand the science of drying.

When water damage strikes, give your professionals at SERVPRO of Medina County a call; they will help make things dry and make it "Like it never even happened."

Faster to your Medina County Water Damage Event

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Medina County 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 Medina County 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 -        830-584-1704

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 a 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 increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Medina County

SERVPRO of Medina County 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. 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.

Medina County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Medina County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the phone ready to help

Call Today 830-584-1704

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Medina County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Medina County

SERVPRO of Medina County 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. 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.