Recent Water Damage Posts

NPM 2021: Week Three "Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness"

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

This week is the third week in the 2021 National Preparedness Month. This week's theme is Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness. 

The list below has a few ways that you & your family can be prepared for disaster for no-cost or low-cost. Thanks as always to Ready.gov for creating such great resources for us to share with our local community!

  • Download or order your free preparedness products to help your family plan and prepare for the next emergency. www.ready.gov/publications
  • Drills aren’t just for your toolbox. Practice emergency drills with your family regularly. 
  • Emergencies can happen anytime, and less than half of American families have a communication plan. Plan ahead: www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan 
  • Make preparing fun for kids! Go on a scavenger hunt around your house for items you already have to add to your disaster supply kit. Follow this list: www.ready.gov/kit and see how many items you can check off!
  • Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Visit: www.ready.gov/be-informed.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

What is Secondary Water Damage?

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Secondary water damage is less obvious damage that you may not notice immediately (compared to primary water damage). Often times, secondary water damage is the result of long term damage not being taken care of in a timely fashion.

So, what happens with long term secondary damage? It typically results in swollen wood materials (i.e., doors, floor boards, baseboards) as well as inexplicable cracking in the walls, and more. In some cases, secondary water can result because of large amounts of water that begin evaporating quickly. In those specific cases of secondary damage, it usually results in high humidity that can cause the room to reach its dew point and can cause the moisture to penetrate porous materials (i.e., fabrics, furniture, etc.).

If you experience water damage in your Harris County residential home or business, don't hesitate to give us a call. 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Caring for Your Belongings After Disaster

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage affects not only the structure of your house, but also your belongings. We wanted to share a blog post about how we clean your contents after water damage strikes your Harris County home.

First, we want you to know that we understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform just a house in Cataula into a home

We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

You can trust us to take care of not only your home but also your belongings. 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!