Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat
Midland Police Department Presents this years Trunk or Treat
This years Trunk or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 29th starting at 6 pm - 8 pm at the Scharbauer Sports Complex (Parking Lot). Bring your kids and don't forget to dress up for a spooky and friendly time. The Midland Police Department will be hosting this for your families and friends. Due to the COVID please remember to wear your mask to help protect everyone and to have a safe time. Come on out and have a safe and fun time with your family.
Why SERVPRO is the First Choice for Water, Fire, Storm, and Mold Damage Restoration Needs
Fire and Rain
Why Midland TX Residents can Act Decisively Against Storm, Mold, Fire or Water Damages
Midland residents use restoration services when unexpected home emergencies occur. By doing so, they can often save thousands of dollars in potential secondary damages that may occur as a result of improper or home restoration services. Our company has been a stalwart in the community of Midland for several years. It partakes in regular donations of both money and time to charity missions like clothing drives or children's shelters. Throughout the year, our servicemen and women are on-hand to help you overcome an emergency with minimum inconvenience and expense. Contact us anytime to arrange restoration services for water, mold, storm, or fire-related damages.
Water Damage Restoration
Homeowners may experience water damage in their Midlandhome at any time of year. These can be either in the form of excessive quantities of moisture in a short period overloading a home's defenses, or long-term problems creeping up over several months. Whether your Midland home falls victim to flooding or a slow internal leaking, our water restoration technicians (WRT) are on-hand to provide the assistance you need. SERVPRO is available twenty-four-hours a day and even runs an out-of-hours service for emergencies.
Water incidents in your property can cause a chain reaction of interrelated issues. These issues may include problems with odor, microbial bacteria, fungi, or soiling of your possessions. SERVPRO restoration services are comprehensive in their approach to your Midland home and can stop damage as well as putting in place proven methods to reverse it. Usually, we start by thoroughly removing water from the property, then drying using proper drying methods.
Bringing venting box fans to your Midland home, as well as the careful placement of portable heating, can help to encourage natural evaporation. Natural evaporation is useful in removing moisture that may have absorbed into furnishings, upholstery, or flooring. Using moisture probes, SERVPRO can accurately assess the moisture content of any given material and can keep returning during the restoration service to ensure reaching our goals.
Indoor air quality is becoming increasingly prominent in the restoration service industry. Often, homeowners are surprised by quite how many toxins can exist in a home environment. The issue is especially pertinent in homeowners that have Midland homes. Molds breed by releasing microscopic spores into the surrounding atmosphere. These spores can cause unpleasant odors as well as ingestion when inhaling indoor air. SERVPRO takes decisive action during mold remediation to ensure the spread is limited and your air-quality restored.
Setting up containment is an essential part of the restoration. Usually, an area of your Midland home that shows evidence of mold growth needs quarantining. The removal of mold colonies or demolition of infested materials increases airborne spores. SERVPRO applies negative air pressure when performing controlled demolitions to ensure that the spread of spores is under control. Also, we may use physical barriers such as polyurethane sheeting to prevent microscopic spores from escaping.
Airborne particles are frequently invisible to the naked eye. This invisibility makes it challenging for a homeowner to assess or act against unwanted indoor air particles. Using high-efficiency particulate air-filters (HEPA), SERVPRO technicians can remove particles from the air that are as small as 0.3 microns. Air scrubbing equipment combined with deodorizing methods saves time on the turnaround of your restoration service.
Storm Damage Restoration
Storms can expose your home to outdoor elements as well as pathogens that may enter in floodwaters. Extraction is the most effective method of controlling storm damage in your Midland home. However, to be truly useful, you need to combine rapid extraction with careful cleaning and drying. At SERVPRO, we often find homeowners suffering from microbial growth or mold issues traced back to initial flooding several weeks or months before.
Our restoration services focus on a complete, thorough approach to both removal and drying of moisture in your Midland home. When water is extracted and dried, it can leave behind microbes or stain on the flooring materials of your home. We use rotary floor machines to both loosen soiling from hard surfaces and apply pre-conditioning agents to soft ones like carpets. Rotary machines not only help to dislodge severe soiling but can help to buffer floors and leave them in a preloss condition.
Flooding as a result of stormy conditions can seem unfair. SERVPRO can help you to redress the balance by providing expert, Midland-based technicians who can complete the job on time and on-budget. If the damage necessitates relocation temporarily, we can perform the vital mitigation tasks needed to prevent your home from suffering permanent damage in the interim period. SERVPRO restoration services are available to all residents of Midland in an emergency.
Fire Damage Restoration
If your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system are on, it can cause extensive fire damage toyour Midland home. Air entering the supply side can overload filters causing hot smokes to travel through ventilation shafts. Return side outlets can then end up spewing soots, odor, and ash into unaffected regions of the house. SERVPRO restoration services incorporate a comprehensive game plan for HVAC inspection, cleaning, and replacement of ventilation ducts.
Hot smokes are attracted to cooler surfaces, which include the metal insides of a ventilation shaft. These can deposit thick soiling onto the inner sides of an HVAC system, which can be challenging and technical to clean. SERVPRO restoration services here in Midland can remove both return and supply-side air ducts to carry out in-depth inspections. Using air whips, we can dislodge loose soiling, which can then vacuum out using negative air pressure machines. Cleaning of the interior closest to the wall- where soiling builds up- can be cleaned using water and oil-based solvents.
Once your HVAC is clean, we can begin to perform repairs. Cavities opened with a circular drill for negative air pressure machine access can be resealed using aluminum plating. We can replace ducts in every room inexpensively. Return side ventilation filters need replacing to ensure that odor remains under control, and your home brought to a preloss condition.
Home emergencies are unexpected and, at times, seem unfair. Contact SERVPRO of Midland TX at (432) 620-0086 for assistance with mold, storm, fire, or water-related incidents
Have an escape route clearly marked and run safety checks to allow new employees to learn them.
If you are a building owner with tenants or a property manager, you should always have an exit plan in case of a serious fire or water damage in the building. Part of the plan should be multiple exits for all occupants of the building and a meeting spot for each group of people. There should never be a question when an emergency arises where people should go and what to do. It is very important to have your occupants, staff or visiting persons apprised of this information and is prepared. The details of these plans should be both a visual drawing and written directions. If you are able to, the building should have arrows marked on all areas where the exit plan is activated. For example, take a look at the photo. Never forget, SERVPRO is always here to help in case of an emergency in your commercial building.
COVID-19 and Your Business
COVID19 and Your Upstate Business.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has sent the Upstate on a rollercoaster ride this year. We begin to feel relieved as we see a decline in cases, only to stress out again when we see case numbers rise as schools and businesses open back up. One thing that has been consistent, is the number of business owners reaching out to learn more about our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program. We've developed plans for all types of businesses to help them keep their staff and patrons safe. The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program provides business owners and their patron's peace of mind when they see our logo on the front door. They can tell and feel that the space has had a high level of cleaning. We sanitize all high touch areas.
Stores, restaurants, office buildings, and commercial buildings are great candidates for the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program. Please call SERVPRO of Midland TX for more information on the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program.
Fire in the Workplace
PREVENT WORKPLACE FIRE
October is National Fire Prevention month. Here is list of 5 simple safety tips you can implement into your workplace in order to prevent fire and to keep you safe.
One of the ways to reduce fire related episodes is to remove clutter out of office hallways and anywhere else in the office. Clutter contributes to fires by providing fuel and by preventing access to exits and emergency equipment.
Extension cords and power distribution strips are rated for a maximum wattage and amperage that they can safely withstand. Overloaded extension cords can cause a fire hazard.
All businesses must have fire extinguishers. Maintain the appropriate type of extinguisher for your workplace and number of fire extinguishers and learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher.
Fire detection systems
Never block sprinklers, firefighting equipment or emergency exits. Observe clearances when stacking materials. Make sure these devices are protected from corrosion or other potential damage and provide enough warning time for employees to evacuate the workplace.
Hazardous chemical storage
Use and store chemicals safely. When storing chemicals, make sure to keep incompatible groups apart. Check the safety data sheets and the hazard labels for further information.
Emergency exit diagrams should be posted and emergency exits should be well lit with neon-regulation signs.
No matter the size or type of business, the risk of workplace fires is present. By following these tips, it will help protect your workplace and reduce the risk of injuries. If there is a fire-related emergency in your workplace, our expert fire restoration team can assist you in restoring your business quickly.
Call us at SERVPRO of Midland TX at (432) 620-0086.
Workplace Water Damage
Water in the Business
When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms.
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.
2. Damaged appliances and equipment
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result.
4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Midland will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (432) 620-0086 for fast help.
Remediation after the Storm
Quick Response and High Standards Will Leave you Satisfied after Remediation
When heavy rains and high winds hit hard, property destruction and loss can be devastating to you as a homeowner. Structural damage to the exterior of your home is followed by interior devastation from water and winds. Storm damage is rarely isolated to just a few buildings in an area adding the challenge of finding a restoration company that can respond swiftly to your needs to an already anxiety provoking situation. SERVPRO of Midland delivers the help you need swiftly even when a local disaster is widespread as we are able to call upon a network of over 1,650 franchises nationwide to respond if the need is great.
Storm damage in Midland, TX can feel overwhelming, but your fear and panic will disappear when our team of professionals responds to your water, wind and flooding repair and restoration needs. Your particular situation is of paramount importance to us, and you need not worry that your repairs and restoration will take a back seat even when many in your area are struggling to recover from the same issues you face. Choosing our company puts in motion a vast support system, but our local ownership means you will receive a personalized approach to your particular situation, efficiently returning your home back to its pre-storm condition just “Like it never even happened.”
Placing your trust in SERVPRO of Midland for your storm damage needs will reap you benefits that less qualified companies simply cannot deliver. We use state of the art equipment to clean, repair and restore your home and in the process, we also restore your and your family’s peace of mind. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified, current in Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIICRC) for any procedure needed to bring your home back to the comfortable and comforting refuge you deserve. We also work closely with your insurance company, ensuring that all the work necessary is approved and compensated according to the terms of your policy. Our high standards and relentless drive to do the job on time while meeting local specifications means you and your family will quickly return to the quiet enjoyment of your house and neighborhood. We are not satisfied until you are happily back in your restored dwelling.
Once you make sure that your family is safe after a major storm, your first call should be to SERVPRO of Midland. Dial (432) 620-0086 24/7 and begin the road to recovery by scheduling an inspection with our storm damage experts.
Know The difference
Flood Watch or Warning
What is the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service?
- Flash Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.
- Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
- Flood Watch: Be Prepared: A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
- Flood Advisory: Be Aware: An Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
- Information from http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/
Summer Fun The Grill
Charcoal or Propane
We here at SERVPRO know that we are still using the grill since the evening are now getting a little cooler. There is nothing like firing up the grill on a nice cool afternoon and throwing a couple of steaks on with some friends. Did you know that the backyard barbecue can become dangerous if safety precautions aren't considered. Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals want you to have an enjoyable and safe fall. We have a few tips that could help with your safety.
> Propane and carcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
> The grill should be placed away form the home, deck railings, and out from the under eaves and overhaning branches
> Keep children and pets away from the grill area
> Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup form the grills and in trays below the grill
> Never leave your grill unattended
> When using a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing the coals in a metal container
Always enjoy yourself, but always keep an eye on what is going on around you and stay safe.
According to FEMA, failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death.
To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your home, SERVPRO® of Midland can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup. We would use our duct cleaning machine to run through the lines to get them looking new and keep you safe.
Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird’s nest, or other potential obstacles.
For more information on cleaning dryer vents, contact SERVPRO of Midland at 432-620-0086.
Stay safe please.
*Courtesy of Restoration Newsline Vol 15, Iss 4