Recent Cleaning Posts
Covid Cleaning is Still a Priority for Business Facilities
Call SERVPRO if you have any questions or concerns! We are here to help 24/7, 365 days a year!
Being open for business is just the beginning of our journey forward. Customers still 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 with your customers and employees that you’ve chosen a higher standard of cleanliness 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 while our certified technicians use proper PPE, we will help ensure you and your business are set up to inspire customer confidence now and in the future as health remains at the center of consumer concern.
Call SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress/Champions/1960 to learn more about having regular cleanings serviced at your property.
The beauty of clean carpet
Carpet cleaning is recommended every 12 to 18 months, no matter how clean your home is, eventually cleaning your carpet will become necessary. Carpet fills up with bacteria, allergens, and other contaminants that are then released into the air you breathe. During the holiday season guests are in your home with a greater risk of spills and stains from dirt that people walking on carpet leave. SERVPRO of Katy/ Cypress trained technicians have the knowledge on how to remove stubborn stains and identify carpet fibers for the first step to take to clean carpet. Clean carpet can help your home look its best plus, makes your home healthier and safer for your loved ones and extends the life of the carpet and saves money. Call SERVPRO for the best carpet cleaning service in town.
After a Hurricane
Since we are in the middle of hurricane season, this makes it prime time to learn more. Many hurricanes and tropical storms hit the coasts every year, causing millions of dollars worth in damages. Not to mention the toll it takes on the citizens of the cities in which the storm hit. This SERVPRO, SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is a leading member in what we call storm team. So if a major catastrophe happens, we are there with in hours, to help clean and restore. After arriving in the affected city, we start the cleaning process almost immediately. Following the clean up, we begin to fix and restore. This is were things start to change for the good. You can see the physical change in the surroundings areas which makes the hard work, worth it. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress works night and day cleaning and restoring, until the job in done. That's our guarantee.
Being a home owner can prove to be a full time job in itself. There are many tasks that one must do in order to prevent small issues that can become bigger problems later down the road. One of these small tasks, is cleaning out your gutters. Cleaning out your gutters twice a year, depending how many trees you have in your yard, can help prevent roof leaks. Small roof leaks can lead to thousands of dollars in damages. Roof leaks over a longer period of time, can cause the roof to rot, which weakens it structural integrity, and eventually the water will seep into the interior of the home. That is where you would need SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress to come in and conduct a water mitigation. Depending on the severity of the damage, it could prove to be costly. These are just a few small tasks that could prevent catastrophic damage to your home or business. For concerns on these issue, please call the experts at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress.
We provide many services here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress including residential and commercial fires restoration. There are many actions involving cleaning up a fire. One of them being cleaning soot from items, walls, floors and ceilings. Cleaning soot from the house is one of the most important parts of the fire restoration processes. Most hard surfaces with soot stains can be cleaned by scrubbing them with a special sponge, and a special cleaning detergent. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress professionals, have specialized fire damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home like it never happened to begin with. These are just some of the services that we provide the members in our communities. For any concerns or questions because contact the experts at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress.
We now live in an age, where certain design features of homes are changing. Carpet is starting to become a thing of the past. Especially in cities where flooding occurs frequently. For the rest of us who do still have carpets in our home and/or apartments, this blog is for you. Vacuuming and cleaning your carpets on the regular is a pretty important activity when maintaining your house hold. Dirty carpets can cause a foul small in your home. This smell can cause all types of issues. Most people run into this issue when it comes time to replace their carpets or its time to sale the home and move. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress can help you with all of that. We are one the leading experts in floor restoration, including carpet cleaning.
Water Damage Restoration Cleanup Safety Tips
If your home or commercial property has been flooded, your first priority is safety. Stay away from the area until it's safe. When starting the cleaning and restoration process after a flood, removing all the damaged furniture and carpets is a good place to start. Wearing gloves and other protective gear (PPE) is a moral imperative when doing any clean up or restoration. One must always wash hand frequently. Remove all wall coverings and throw them out. Remove affected drywall, porous materials and insulation that's been in contact with flood waters. Be careful And watch every step to prevent falls. Be caution around appliances and electrical equipment. For any concerns and question about clean up restoration after a flood or water loss contact SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, the experts in all types of restoration.
The Odor Killers
Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we are the odor experts. We pride ourselves on making sure that each and every customer feels like their home and or business is back to the way they left it before the damages occurred. Other companies may use masking techniques to try and cover the odor instead of removing it all together. We at SERVPRO have the trained professionals and high tech equipment to tackle any job consisting of a persistent smell. We tackle the issue at the source and work our way out from there. If the situation calls for it, we will bring in a ozone generator to kill odor enzymes in the air. Ozone generators are one of the most common ways to quickly remove airborne odors from homes, businesses, and even cars. The same molecular process that makes ozone generators so effective is also what makes them dangerous. Which is why it our last protocol when it comes to our odor removal and deodorization. For any comments, concerns, or questions on this subject please contact SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress. We will be happy help.
What to Do to Wood Furniture After a Flood
After a flood, furniture is one thing that hurts the most to lose. Some tips to help you salvage your favorite upholstered and wood furniture in the unfortunate event of a flood. Due to the terrible disaster that Harvey did on Texas, many people lost mobility when it came to flood damaged furniture. There are two things we need to assess to start the restoration process. First, we need to know the source of the flood, water supply from pipes or anything related to the plumbing system, usually is not very clean at all. Second, is the furniture made of solid wood? Furniture is vulnerable to water as you know, especially when its not made with real wood. If the damage is severe, the solid panels and tops can wrap and break pieces of the furniture. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress will use equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to remove water moister from the area. Don’t dry out in sun or you may cause the wood to wrap. Dry furniture as much as possible so the item can receive proper restoration afterwards by SERVPRO professionals.
Saving Your Rugs
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned logo.
Area rugs are an important part of your interior decor. It may be smaller in size as compare to carpeting, but the beauty adds to your rooms is magnificent. Area rugs are available in a variety of textures, colors and patterns. Area rugs can be added to any room, however just like carpets you must get area rugs cleaned. To retain the beauty of the your rugs for years to come. It's important to schedule for rug cleaning with SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress. Not only does it help remove all dirt and allergens that tend to accumulate on them overtime. Our skilled technician are able to enhance your rugs, bringing out the richness in color and softness of wool and with their specialized techniques they will clean your rug square inch by square inch.
What Does Your Air Ducts Look Like?
Breathing the air around you is one of the most natural things that humans do. Which is why many of us never stop to think about what could be in the air that we breath. Unless the air has a different smell to it, we won't stop to see if it's a good idea to evacuate or remain inside. There are quite a few reasons why you should consider getting your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. According to the (EPA) you should have your air ducts cleaned regularly, especially if you notice dust build up and or mold residue that exists in the pathway of the ducts themselves. Family members with frequent allergy symptoms or an unexplained illness, are prone to heavier illnesses and being sick more frequently. We know air ducts do accumulate dust and grime over the years, so don't be afraid to have them checked by a professional at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress. After all, the health of your family is to be considered.
Water Damaged Carpet
Water damage is one of the biggest threats to your carpet. Some of the everyday causes of carpet damage is overflowing washing machines, burst pipes, a leaky roof or window and even moisture below. The quicker the water is removed the less likely it will cause serious damage to the carpet and or pad. Carpets should be cleaned and dried within 24 to 48 hours or more damages could occur. Call the experts at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress to assess the damage and determine what course of action should be taken. Replacement is not the only option after water damage. There is a possibility that the carpet can be restored, depending on the extent of the damage, and how much water was present. If the carpet is affected from a leaky pipe, most likely the carpet and pad can be saved. If the water came from a river or overflowing toilet, then most likely the water is contaminated and everything will be removed, disposed, and replaced. If you have any questions about assessing the damaged that occurred to your carpet, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress.
Pack outs can be an essential part of the restoration process. Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we do such jobs all the time. We do pack-outs after water losses, fire and or smoke damages.
Damaged property will be removed and transported for processing and restored, after an initial inspection to determine whether or not an item can be restored. All contents will be checked for existing damages and documented before being sent out. Small items will be individually wrapped in paper, boxed, labeled and inventoried. Large items like wooden furniture will be carefully inspected, using high intensity light to detect all damages. Items that do not require be packed out will be secured and protected while repairs are made to the property.
Some affected items can be cleaned in place to prevent acidic residues and further damage. Restoration process will be monitored and the property owner will be informed of the status, before items are ready to go back to home owner or business. To assure belonging will be fully restored call the experts in restoration; SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress.
Ozone generators are one of the most common ways to quickly remove airborne contaminates and odors from homes, offices, and even cars. The same molecular process that makes ozone generators so effective is also what makes them dangerous. When inhaled, ozone can damage the lungs. It can take up to 60 minutes after the generator cycle ends for the ozone to be neutralized, making it safe to breathe.
What is ozone? Ozone is a molecule composed of three atoms of oxygen. Two atoms of oxygen form the basic oxygen molecule. Ozone generators create O3, (ozone) which disburses into the space to be treated. Nature creates O3 as a natural cleaner during thunderstorms, and from sunlight striking the earth’s atmosphere. Have you ever taken a walk after a thunderstorm and experienced the clean, fresh smell in the air? That's O3, or ozone cleaning the air.
After removing the source of the odor, use the ozone machine to oxidize remaining organic odors. Ozone can be especially helpful in fire or smoke damage restoration. We here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress use our ozone machines in these type of jobs, large and small. After drying the area fully and removing any organic matter, set the unit as a high as possible. Ozone is heavier than air and will fall. Set up an air mover to help circulate the ozone. Once completed, you must ventilate thoroughly for it to be safe.
Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we handle an abundance of jobs in our community. We apply or expertise to many services like fire and water restoration, but we are known for doing other types of jobs such as vandalism. Vandalism can be an unexpected event that can hurt a business, or ruin a home.
Our certified technicians clean up by removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, they can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Most people in our community don’t know that we offer this service, but it is something that our sales/marketing team pitches to their clients and customers. Most places where this service is applied is mostly in residential communities like homes and apartment complexes.
Our certified technicians have dealt with every type of vandalism. We assess damages and assist with the contents that need to be moved and cleaned. Doors and windows will be secured and repaired. Graffiti will be removed, and the walls will be repainted if necessary. Our professional team member will apply our motto to every job including vandalism, “Like it never even happened.”
Carpet Cleaning SERVPRO Style
We have said it before, we are not afraid to do jobs like carpet/textile cleaning. We here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, have a mission to treat every job like its our first. That includes something as simple as carpet cleaning. Everyone needs their carpets cleaned. Everything from residential to commercial, we got it covered.
Like any great SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress job, it requires the expertise of our technicians. They always make sure that the floors are vacuumed thoroughly. Depending on the severity of the job, they could apply a cleaning agent that will dwell for 10-15 minutes before the extraction begins. After the preliminary steps are taken care of, we could use a machine like the PEX 500.
The PEX 500 is a carpet/upholstery cleaning and extraction machine with an evolution wand. Every job may require a different type of machine, so all jobs can vary like the equipment. The PEX 500 delivers adjustable pressure and heated solution to the wand for cleaning of the carpets and upholstery, and extracts moisture into the recovery tank. The inline heater for on-demand heat, heats up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit. The equipment we use to the technicians that use them, is what separates a good carpet cleaning from an excellent carpet cleaning.