Recent Commercial Posts

Commercial Work

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we specialize in large commercial jobs. In fact, one could say that the reason why SERVPRO is so good at residential work is because all of us are trained for larger, more fast paced situations. Most of the people in our community would assume that we only do or prefer residential jobs. This couldn't be further from the truth. We here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress have the equipment and the man power to handle any large job thrown at us. Our team of certified, highly trained technicians are ready and waiting for any disaster or situation to occur, so we can get your business, back to business. We at SERVPRO know what's important, to our community of business owners. We urge anybody with question or concerns to contact us at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress. 

Commercial Work II

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has a policy that we live by. Its the called the One, Four, Eight policy. This means that we will have you contacted by us within an hour, be on site within 4 hours, and have a full scope of services within eight hours. We know that time is key in situations such as these. We use this as a point to help the customer know why we are one of the leading restoration company in the U.S. In most cases of large commercial restoration, we know that the faster we arrive and start work the better chance that business has to come back and thrive in our community. Its important for our community to know how important they are to us. Without their support, we wouldn't be here. so we thank you! Contact us here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress for any and all of your commercial needs. 

Proof of Skills (Commercial Restoration)

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Since we here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress specialize in large scale losses, how about we go over some of the work that we have done with commercial properties. Let’s start with hurricane Harvey. In case you were living under a rock during September of 2017, Hurricane Harvey came through and pretty much destroyed our wonderful city and most parts of southeast Texas. There were a lot of commercial properties that were closed post hurricane. Most large losses that occur during disasters like that are considered an emergency. With in the first few weeks SERVPRO did and or assisted with numerous apartment complexes, High schools and colleges, fast food buildings, and countless merchant shops in our community. Sometimes money and time can’t fix everything. There are businesses that never came back due to the flooding because they just could not recover. Being out of business for too long can prove to be costly. We here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress urge the business owners in our community to keeps us in mind when the damages start. Why wait, we are only a phone call away.

The Commercial ERP

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress has been providing superior commercial recovery services to commercial companies throughout the greater Houston area, for almost 20 years now. We take pride in our Emergency Ready Profile plans. Our Emergency Ready Profile Program allows SERVPRO to work with you before a disaster ever occurs. When a disaster strikes, our certified and highly dedicated recovery team can respond faster to begin work. Our goal is to get you back in business. We at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress have emergency ready profiles or (ERP) set up with countless commercial properties all over our great city. For some properties this proved worthy post hurricane Harvey. Sometimes it’s something simple as a toilet over flowing in a third-floor bathroom that can cripple a business for weeks depending on time. How long was that toilet leaking? How much saturation occurred? Time is who SERVPRO is fighting in cases such as these. Let SERVPRO deal with the hassle while you worry about other things. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is only a phone call away. Don’t let time become your enemy.

Commercial Fires and Safety Plans

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

No one expects a fire to break out in there building, but this type of emergency strikes businesses across the country everyday. You and your employees could be forced to evacuate at a moment's notice. One should be ready and create an emergency action plan, which outlines the responsibilities of the employees, during a fire or another type of emergency. Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, our trained technicians are on call 24/7, 365 and ready to help in a residential or commercial disasters. Be prepared for the unexpected disaster, plan an evacuation route for the building. Decide whether to instruct a specific employee to use fire extinguishers or evacuate immediately. While preparedness is essential in a fire emergency, the proper preventative training may keep a fire from igniting in your building in the first place. You and your employees exiting safely and responsibly is the number one priority.

Commercial Properties

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Our business minded commercial restoration technician experts understand the pressures you are facing as a business owner. We are here to get your business up and running as quickly as possible. Further more we understand that the longer your business is down, the more money you as the business lose over time. This is why SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress are one of the leading professionals in our field for our community. We know that time, financials, and communication are the key essentials to getting the job done on time and up to par for that business owner. As we say in our offices, "perfection is in the details." At SERVPRO we have a little program called the (Emergency Ready Profile) or ERP. The program can help prevent damages by getting the job moving faster. If you want to know more about this, ask your SERVPRO representative today.    

Commercial Properties II

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

No one wants their business to experience a catastrophe, but if it happens it’s important to resolve the issue as quickly as possible so you can resume operations. We are a one stop shop for all your property recovery needs. Our certified technicians are equipped to provide solutions from start to finish. When a business has the ERP (emergency ready profile) set in place it makes it more efficient for both parties to get the situation taken care faster. The longer one wait to get there priorities in order the more the business owner will lose. Hurricane Harvey proved that many time over. In fact some businesses never recovered from that devastation. We at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress urge the business owners in our community, and all over our wonderful city to have a emergency program in place. At the end of the day it can save money, time and even lives. 

Commercial Properties III

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

To end the Commercial Property trilogy series, we want to focus even more in depth of the ERP. We here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress want our community to understand the importance in this tool that we provide for free to all business owners and their properties. Yes, you heard that correctly, its totally free and takes any where from 20 minutes to an hour depending on the size of your property to set up. What does the ERP do for your business? It make sure that even if something horrible happens while you are at home on the weekends or on vacation with the family, you are covered. We get all the business property info such as gas, electric, and water shut offs and if they need keys to operate. All staff names and info, from the CEO to the night security guards. It insures that even if you as the business rep or owner aren't around, it would give us (SERVPRO) the ability to enter the property and begin working out the issue. We do this while remaining in contact with all parties associated with the business. In the past, this has saved business owners thousands of unnecessary damages. Contact your friendly neighborhood SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress to get your ERP set up today, because tomorrow might be too late.     

Your Commercial Properties

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Every minute spent cleaning and restoring your business property, is time lost in revenue and productivity. Your local SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress always pushes this idea to our community business owners. A person can lose their business if the issue isn't taken care of in a timely manor. When it comes to commercial restoration, time is crucial. Once damage has occurred, the key to restoring a commercial building is in treating the obvious damage, but also in repairing concealed damage, while maintaining a honest and upfront  relationship with the client. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Whether your need is removing some kind of odor, or deep cleaning floors and carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress to get the job done right the first time. We pride ourselves on that. 

SERVPRO meets Disasters & Commercial Losses

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, is a team that provides help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard and or flood, etc. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster occur. Your local SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is one of these storm team and helped work the front lines of Hurricane Harvey in August of 2017. Major disasters including fires, floods, severe mold growth, and damage caused by large storms can always happen suddenly. Therefore, we here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress ask the members of our community to be ready and prepared for anything at all times. The damage from a natural disaster can mainly be severe on commercial property. These properties are often much bigger and include assets such as equipment and machinery that can sustain damage. We are always ready for a large disaster or large commercial loss and provide aid to all other SERVPRO franchises if needed. We sometimes travel to other states or countries to assist with large loss situations.

Commercial Equipment

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

When the time arrives, and you need to call your friendly professionals at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, don’t be afraid to ask question about our equipment. We at SERVPRO are educated and proud when it comes to the equipment we use on small and large losses. One of the pieces of hardware we use is a wet/dry abrasive blast system. Abrasive blasting is an effective cleaning method for fire and smoke restoration, mold mitigation and remediation, graffiti removal, surface prep and cleaning and odor elimination. The wet/dry abrasive blast system uses compressed air mixed with an abrasive material to provide a pressurized stream of media capable of cleaning a variety of surfaces. The blast gun and hose have integrated wet/dry connections allowing for Low Dust Emission blasting when its needed. All SERVPRO technicians are required to wear proper (PPE) or personal protective equipment while operating this unit. This machine is required to be emptied and clean after every use. This is one of many pieces of equipment that SERVPRO use on large commercial losses.

Commercial Equipment Part II

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians arrive on site in many different conditions. We have tools that we use on all kinds of jobs, large and small. One of these tools is known as a circuit breaker finder. They are used to locate circuit breakers and test receptacle wiring. SERVPRO uses this device locate branch circuit breakers without flipping breakers to other circuits, to confirm proper wiring and to test ground fault receptacle operation. In layman terms, its gives the technicians the ability to finder the proper breaker with hurting themselves or causing more damage to the situation. This is correctly done by, plugging the transmitter into the outlet and trace for correct breakers at the electrical box. Transmitter injects a signal onto circuit which can be detected by the receiver. The receiver will beep when the signal is detected. The transmitter will also read receptacle wiring and test (GFCI) or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt, conditions. These are one of many tools used by the professionals at SERVPRO to better insure the safety of the technicians and the civilian crews on site.

Commercial Building

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Buildings 

We (SERVPRO of Katy Cypress) are a restoration crew that performs all sorts of work. We provide fire and smoke restoration, water and flood restoration, mold mitigation and remediation, storm response, document drying, pack outs, reconstruction, contents claim inventory service, HVAC cleanup, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, deodorization, and even biohazard and crime scene clean up. We are a one stop shop for all the things you do not want to do. We do this for residential properties but we also do this for commercial buildings. So, let us start with a simple question; what is classified as a commercial building? A commercial building differs from a residential building in the fact that it is not where someone lives but where a business is. Pricing can vary as well, when it come to a commercial job. That covers what a commercial building is and how it is different from a residential building (house). 

Commercial Buildings Part II

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Buildings Part II The secret to commercial restoration is to stay organized

Now that we have that covered, let’s go over what makes doing restoration on a commercial building so important. When we perform restoration on a residential property it is extremely important to us because someone has invited us to their house to make it livable again. Usually there are very important things around the house that have high sentimental value. They must live here or are staying in a hotel. They want us to finish our work as soon as possible. Having said how important residential properties are commercial properties are important too. These properties are a source of income for people. So everyday this place must be closed due to our work is a day they didn’t make money plus they are paying for our services which cannot be fun as well.

Commercial Building Part III

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Building Part III The secret to commercial restoration is to stay organized

Let’s go over some of the work that we do on commercial properties and do some scenarios. Recently; hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas and devastated our city. There were a lot of commercial properties that were closed due to the hurricane. I actually remember that the McDonalds was open next to my house and I could not believe it. It was so nice to go to a place to get hot food. Having said that we (SERVPRO of Katy Cypress) did a lot of work on some commercial properties. There were schools, businesses, and government buildings flooded. I know of one school that is still closed due to the flooding and this is devastating. These kids will be going to school well into the summer. There are businesses that have gone out of business due to the flooding because they just could not recover from the lack of cash flow. I know Drink Houston is out of business for good.

Commercial Building part IV

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Building part IV The secret to commercial restoration is to stay organized

This shows the importance of timeliness for restoration on a commercial building. WE (SERVPRO of Katy Cypress) work by the one four eight policy. This means that we will have you in contact with us within an hour, be on site within 4 hours, and have a full scope of services within eight hours. Timeliness is key. We also use a time and materials software that is second to none. This helps us keep the client aware of everything that is going on and helps us mitigate costs to keep the cost of our job as low as possible. So, if you have a business and a disaster happens just remember a couple of key things. First you need to get this fixed as soon as possible. Second you need to use a trustworthy company that will be able to handle the size of this job (ask your insurance agent who you should use). Lastly, you are not going to fail if you have a plan and stick to it.

Desiccant Dehumidifers

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Desiccant Dehumidifers Desiccant Dehumidifers

SERVPRO of Katy Cypress and Champions 1960 Desiccant dehumidifiers have many applications in restorative drying, but they are most commonly used to dry materials such as hardwood floors,  and lathe walls, or other dense material. Desiccant effectively accelerate drying inside walls when used in conjunction with air movers. Desiccant dehumidifiers depend upon a chemical attraction to remove water from air. They produce the lowest vapor pressure of any dehumidifier. Moist air passes through a desiccant rotor collecting on silica gel material embedded on rotor. They are for indoor use only and do not operate at air temperature over 120 f. Avoid damages or clogging of rotor, always operate with clean Merv 8 filter. They operate vertically or horizontally , if necessary, use extension cords with minimum 6 AGE rated not less than 9600 watts. 

Desiccant

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Desiccant Desiccant Dehumidifer

When a commercial property has a pipe burst it is different than when a house or a residential property has a pipe burst. Inside this commercial building you have much more space for the water to run. A huge property is now flooded. Not only is this huge property flooded but it is also now closed for business. Every single day that this place is flooded and closed is a day of potential money lost as well. That is why we, at SERVPRO, use desiccant dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers are larger and dry at any temperature more efficiently than your regular lgr dehumidifiers. If you have a business make sure that you understand the difference between these types of dehumidifiers. If you live in Houston and own a business make sure you call SERVPRO if you have a flood, pipe burst, or any other type of disaster hit your business.

Commercial Restoration

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration Owner Chris Johnston

Commercial Restoration


              Often when something goes wrong to your property it is your home. It is the place in which you sleep and cook your dinner. It is your sanctuary. It is your home. While your home is a wonderful place that is extremely important it isn’t a place in which you pay for your living. It isn’t a place that makes your income, unless you are renting it out or about to sell it. Your home does not make you any money. When something goes wrong with a commercial building however it is a place that is very precious. I am not saying it is more important than a residential property but what I am saying is a commercial building costs money each day it is closed. Each day that this business is closed is a day that has lost money.


-The list of our services are water restoration, fire restoration, mold mitigation, storm response, move outs and contents restoration, electronic restoration, document drying, contents claim inventory service, reconstruction, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, air duct and HVAC cleaning, deodorization, biohazard and crime scene clean up, and vandalism cleaning in the greater Houston, Katy, Alief, Cypress, Champions, 1960, highway 6, Bellaire, Myerland area and many more!-

Commercial Restoration Part II

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration Part II Owner Chris Johnston

Commercial Restoration Part II


              When something goes wrong with a commercial property timing is everything. While timing is everything on every job it is under a bigger magnifying glass during commercial properties because the longer this property is closed the more money the business owner is losing. Here at SERVPRO of Katy Cypress and Champions 1960 we know this. When we receive a call to go work on a property we are out there on average within an hour and will work at any hour on any day. If there is one thing we know it is this, a disaster never takes a day off so neither do we. We will work until the job is done and the property is back open. We want to make sure that you can stay in business and get your life back together!


-The list of our services are water restoration, fire restoration, mold mitigation, storm response, move outs and contents restoration, electronic restoration, document drying, contents claim inventory service, reconstruction, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, air duct and HVAC cleaning, deodorization, biohazard and crime scene clean up, and vandalism cleaning in the greater Houston, Katy, Alief, Cypress, Champions, 1960, highway 6, Bellaire, Myerland area and many more!-

Schools Out

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Schools Out Commercial Water Restoration and Fire Restoration Team

Schools Out


              Last year had an unprecedented amount of rainfall. All across the world had the same problem; too much precipitation. If you looked in any part of the world you saw rainfall and floods being a problem. There were flood problems in France. Hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean and the eastern side of the world. There were hail storms in the north and rainstorms in South America. Luckily Houston didn’t get any storms. If only that were true. Houston had the giant rainstorm that everyone knows about last year but there were also many mini floods (in comparison to the flood that wreaked havoc on the city of Houston, Texas) that happened throughout the year.


Here at SERVPRO of Katy Cypress, we specialize in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, and any type of cleaning that you could ask for. Having said that we were shocked with the amount of rain and storms that hit the city. With all of this water we were up to our eyeballs (metaphorically) in water and work. As SERVPRO of Katy Cypress, we were well equipped to handle this amount of rainfall. The hidden variable in the precipitation and flood problem was the amount of construction and building that is occurring in the greater Houston and Katy, Texas area. Where there use to be grass and trees and dirt there is now concrete and streets.


If you have ever poured water onto sand or soil you know that the water goes into the soil. This is a basic principle in farming. If you have ever poured water onto concrete, you see that it doesn’t get absorbed by the concrete. It flows like a river. That is a basic principal of what a liquid does. So, while we are part of this community and are ecstatic about the growth and development of the schools and businesses it also causes a problem for water flow.


-The list of our services are water restoration, fire restoration, mold mitigation, storm response, move outs and contents restoration, electronic restoration, document drying, contents claim inventory service, reconstruction, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, air duct and HVAC cleaning, deodorization, biohazard and crime scene clean up, and vandalism cleaning in the greater Houston, Katy, Alief, Cypress, Champions, 1960, highway 6, Bellaire, Myerland area and many more!-

Schools Out Part II

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Schools Out Part II


That’s where SERVPRO of Katy Cypress and Champions 1960 comes in. We as a company specialize in water restoration and fire restoration. We saw a lot of business and houses that have never had a flood or water damage get flooded and they did not know why. While preparation is key there is little you can do when water starts to reach your doorstep. A few things you can do are move your electronics and valuables to higher ground. Take a profile of your building to know where these valuables are, where the utility shut offs are, and where an escape is just in case a fire happens. Next have our (SERVPRO of Katy Cypress and Champions 1960) number saved to your phone so you can call us as soon as possible so you can get the process of the restoration started as fast as you can. Timing is everything.


Now we (SERVPRO of Katy Cypress and Champions 1960) were getting calls from businesses constantly that have never had this problem (floods and water damage). One of the commercial buildings that called us was a school that is going to remain un named. They called us during the week before spring break last year saying they had a flood and that it was a first time something like this has ever happened. This school was also having another wing added to the school and having a lot of construction done to the school building. With all of this happening the soil was now concrete. This concrete acted as a highway for the water to go straight into the school building.


              Once the school gets the construction finished the water wont flow right into the building but while it is being done it will continue to receive flood damage when it rains like it did that week. After doing a walk through with the school we found that there was a lot of dirty water in the entire left side of the school.


-The list of our services are water restoration, fire restoration, mold mitigation, storm response, move outs and contents restoration, electronic restoration, document drying, contents claim inventory service, reconstruction, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, air duct and HVAC cleaning, deodorization, biohazard and crime scene clean up, and vandalism cleaning in the greater Houston, Katy, Alief, Cypress, Champions, 1960, highway 6, Bellaire, Myerland area and many more!-

Schools Out Part III

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Schools Out Part III Commercial Water Restoration and Fire Restoration Team

Schools Out Part III


As a water restoration company (SERVPRO of Katy Cypress and Champions 1960) we did what we always do. We did a walkthrough and found the point of origin. We used a moisture detector to detect all the moisture in the building and found where the building did not have water damage. Knowing that this was CAT 3 water we knew that we were going to have to remove porous contents and see what was restorable and what was not restorable.  There were plenty of porous materials that were restorable. Most notably were the books. There were hundreds if not thousands of books that received water damage from the flood. Luckily, we have the perfect tool for that. We use a freeze dryer that uses sublimation to dry paper. Carpet had to be torn out. Dry wall was soaked. We removed these porous materials and restored all the restorable materials.     


              After that the next step is to perform laser measurements of the building to determine how much drying equipment is needed. This is the easy part that we enjoy because while we take pride in our work in helping our community it is still hard work. Measuring a building is easier than ripping out carpet. Having said that this is possibly the most important part because it determines the exact amount of drying equipment that is necessary.


              The school was dried so quickly that the kids didn’t even have to miss school (I’m sure they appreciated out fast work). We dried the school quickly and safely. We restored the restorable materials and helped keep kids in class. Here at SERVPRO of Katy Cypress and Champions 1960 we take pride in our work and our chance to help the community. Whether it is a small carpet clean or it is a giant flood at a school we will do our best work on the job. We will restore the job and make it look like a flood didn’t even happen.


-The list of our services are water restoration, fire restoration, mold mitigation, storm response, move outs and contents restoration, electronic restoration, document drying, contents claim inventory service, reconstruction, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, air duct and HVAC cleaning, deodorization, biohazard and crime scene clean up, and vandalism cleaning in the greater Houston, Katy, Alief, Cypress, Champions, 1960, highway 6, Bellaire, Myerland area and many more!-

SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is a Large Loss Franchise!

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is a Large Loss Franchise! SERVPRO has Commercial Large Loss Covered!

Recently SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress joined the ranks of leading franchises nationwide as a Commercial Large Loss franchise!  SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress has invested heavily in people and equipment over the last few months, greatly increasing our capacity to perform at a very high level on large commercial losses.  One of the biggest benefits to our community and other surrounding communities is the assets that can be brought to bare for large commercial business in need of mitigation services. Our commitment to growing as a franchise and servicing the communities that support us is our number one goal!          

Commercial Water Damage Strikes Again

11/4/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Strikes Again One of 4 floors affected by the water damage

The unfortunate tenants of this high-rise building came to work one morning to find standing water in their office. I'm sure you are asking yourself "how in the world could something like this happen on the 17th floor of a building"?

It can happen to any building at any time and this monster sized water damage occurred after one urinal on the 19th floor malfunctioned. That is correct, ONE urinal! Water flows downhill and this building is now all too familiar with that basic law of physics.

The good news for them is that SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress was called and our crews have been working day and night to restore the property to its original state, and it only required 5 days of drying. Go Team!