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Restoring and Cleaning Contents
Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we do so much more than just fire and water restoration. We are known for our quick response times and how well we can restore a home/business after a disaster. What you may not know is that we also clean and restore contents that are in your home or business. Contents are your things that you own inside the home or business. Lets say you have a house fire and only part of the home was affected by the fire but the rest of the home was affected by smoke and soot damages. This is where contents cleaning and restoring would come into play. Contents can include a wide variety of items, such as clothes, pictures, paintings, nick-knacks, etc. Cleaning and restoring these item are the details, that create the prefect that is your home. At SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we know this and take pride in it.
Did You Know About Lead?
Lead paint and lead poisoning as it pertains to old houses, have long been a lightening rod of controversy. Some people fear old homes of having lead paint and have difficulty buying them. Lead paint may not be the national health concern you've been told. For children and pregnant women, even the smallest amount of lead can be dangerous. Recent EPA, CDC rules and regulations concerning lead paint are completely unwanted and accomplish nothing , but increased cost for home owners. If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead base paint. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is very careful to follow the complex array of rules laid out in the Era's renovation, repair and painting act or (RRP), that went into effect in April 2010. Determine if your family is at risk for lead poisoning with the lead poisoning checklist. Be aware that a older home is more likely to have lead paint.
When Water met Wood
Water and wood don't mix. This is abundantly clear if you've been following the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. When water sits on top of hardwood floors it can permanently ruin the hardwood, as the wood will absorb the water through It's pores causing warping and discoloration. So if you have water damaged floors or even just a spill, you'll want to remove the water and dry your floors as quickly as possible. Speed is the key. The first 24 hours are critical and the longer the wood is in contact with water, the worst the damage could be. When water is removed from hardwood floors and properly dried you may be able to save the wood. Most likely you will need to sand and refinish the wood afterwards. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress will help you avoid the cost and hassle of ripping up and hauling away the hardwood, as well as paying for new wood and installation. Refinishing hardwood is less expensive vs replacing it.
(Left to right) Doug Tyte, Thomas "T Dog" Kennedy, and Hendrick "HP" Palmer applying their expertise to the job
Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress and Champions 1960 we are known for our water restoration, fire restoration, and mold remediation. Usually when we get called it is because someone had a pipe burst or a kitchen fire. We are a great restoration company and enjoy helping people get their lives back to normal through water restoration and fire restoration but we do many other services.
Some services that we apply our certified expert technicians to other than water and fire restoration are move outs, contents restoration, electronic restoration, document drying, reconstruction, contents claim inventory, carpet and upholstery cleaning, HVAC cleaning, deodorization, biohazard, and vandalism cleaning.
We are dedicated to keeping our community running through doing these dirty jobs that no one wants to do because we love our community. We are certified in all the above services because we know that to do a good job you need to know the topic. We make it our duty to do the job right and to make it "Like it never even happened."
Scope of Services
Keep Calm, it's going to be OK!
Many people know SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress as the Water Restoration company. Although we handle Water Restoration better than anyone else in the industry, we are the industry leader in the following areas; Fire Soot & Smoke Damage, Mold Remediation, Catastrophic Storm Response, Pack-Outs and Contents Restoration, Document Drying and Electronic & Equipment Restoration. We are certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and understand the details that go into being the best in the industry!
Our goal is to serve our customers so that they can move on from a disaster "Like it never even happened."
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Continuing Education Courses
For all Insurance Professionals; please come and join us for our next CE Seminar on June 15th at Pappas Barbeque on the Southwest Freeway. The next course is a 4 hour course and will cover Water Damage Restoration. Our classes are always fun and informative and the food is delicious! Free breakfast and lunch for all participants while earning your required hours to maintain your licensure in the State of Texas. Please see the flyer for details. We look forward to seeing you there!
Good morning from all of us here at SERVPRO! Don't forget to watch out for that chance of rain on Sunday. Remember that when disaster strikes, we're here to make it look like "it never even happened!"
SERVPRO Christmas Party!
Here's Kathy, Taylor & Ashley before enjoying a round of White Elephant at the Annual SERVPRO Christmas party. Happy Holidays!
SERVPRO Christmas Party
Chris and Joseph are enjoying themselves at our annual SERVPRO Christmas party!
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is a wonderful organization based on helping those who are less fortunate to have a wonderful Christmas. Be sure to stop by any local donation drop off and leave either a new or even an old toy. SERVPRO is proud to have been able to be a part of this fundraiser and help those who deserve it. Have a very merry Christmas a happy New Year!
Our SMRs are hard at work putting together special holiday gifts for our clients. Here we have some caramel (homemade by Kathy) and red and green apples. A perfect healthy and festive snack that anyone can enjoy. Have a very blessed and happy holiday from our family here at SERVPRO to yours!