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Stay Safe and Follow These Fire Safety Tips!

10/23/2023 (Permalink)

Fire safety is paramount to protecting lives and property. Here are some essential tips to keep you and your loved ones safe:

  1. Install smoke alarms: Ensure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and inside every bedroom.

  2. Create an escape plan: Develop a clear and practiced fire escape plan with your family, including a designated meeting point outside.

  3. Keep fire extinguishers handy: Place fire extinguishers in key areas of your home, such as the kitchen and garage.

  4. Practice safe cooking: Never leave cooking unattended, and keep flammable items away from the stove.

  5. Electrical safety: Inspect your electrical outlets and cords for damage, and avoid overloading circuits.

  6. Store chemicals properly: Keep flammable materials and chemicals in a well-ventilated, cool area, away from open flames.

  7. Teach children fire safety: Educate kids about the dangers of fire and how to respond in case of an emergency.

  8. Regular maintenance: Maintain your heating systems, chimneys, and other fire sources to prevent accidents.

  9. Smoking safety: If you smoke, do so in designated areas and dispose of cigarette butts safely.

  10. Close before you doze: Sleeping with your bedroom door closed can buy you valuable time in case of a fire, as it can slow the spread of smoke and flames.

Taking these precautions can significantly reduce the risk of a fire disaster and ensure the safety of your family and home.

What to do if you experience fire damage

10/23/2023 (Permalink)

Recovering from fire damage can be overwhelming, but with the right approach, you can gradually rebuild and restore your life. Here are some essential tips for handling the aftermath of a fire:

  1. Safety First: Ensure the property is safe to enter before returning. Contact professionals to assess structural stability and electrical hazards.

  2. Contact Your Insurance: Notify your insurance company immediately and document the damage with photos or videos.

  3. Secure the Property: Protect your property from further damage by boarding up windows and covering the roof.

  4. Cleanup: Remove debris and damaged items, but do not throw anything away until your insurance adjuster has inspected it.

  5. Restoration Professionals: Hire SERVPRO, fire damage restoration experts who can clean, repair, and rebuild your property.

  6. Document Losses: Keep a detailed record of all your expenses and losses related to the fire for insurance claims.

  7. Emotional Support: Seek emotional support from friends, family, or counseling to cope with the trauma.

  8. Rebuilding: Plan your rebuilding process and ensure it complies with local building codes.

  9. Smoke and Soot Cleanup: Address the lingering effects of smoke and soot damage with professional cleaning services.

  10. Prepare for Future: Take fire prevention measures seriously, like installing smoke alarms, fire-resistant materials, and creating an evacuation plan.

Fire damage can be a long and challenging process, but with patience, the right professionals, and a supportive network, you can eventually restore your life and property after a fire.

What to do if you find mold in your home

10/23/2023 (Permalink)

Discovering mold in your home can be distressing, but swift action and a structured approach can help mitigate the problem. Here's a step-by-step guide on what to do if you find mold:

  1. Safety first: Prioritize your health by wearing protective gear like gloves and a mask, especially if dealing with extensive mold growth.

  2. Identify the source: Find and address the source of moisture that caused the mold, whether it's a leak, poor ventilation, or high humidity.

  3. Isolate the area: Seal off the affected area to prevent the spread of spores to other parts of your home.

  4. Clean carefully: Use a mold-specific cleaner, and scrub the affected surfaces. Discard any porous materials like drywall or insulation that can't be adequately cleaned.

  5. Consult professionals: For extensive mold or health concerns, seek out SERVPRO mold remediation services.

  6. Prevent future growth: Improve ventilation, fix leaks, and reduce humidity levels.

  7. Monitor: Regularly check for signs of mold recurrence.

  8. Evaluate your health: If you experience mold-related health issues, consult a healthcare professional.

Remember, it's crucial to tackle mold promptly and effectively to maintain a healthy living environment in your home.

Preventing mold growth in your home

10/23/2023 (Permalink)

Mold growth in your home can lead to health issues and damage your property. To prevent mold from taking hold, follow these proactive measures:

  1. Manage humidity: Keep indoor humidity levels below 50% by using dehumidifiers and properly ventilating your home.

  2. Fix leaks promptly: Repair any leaks in your roof, plumbing, or windows to prevent moisture from seeping into your home.

  3. Proper ventilation: Ensure proper airflow in your home, especially in areas prone to moisture, like the bathroom and kitchen.

  4. Use exhaust fans: Use exhaust fans when cooking, showering, or doing laundry to remove excess moisture.

  5. Regular cleaning: Regularly clean and dust your home to prevent mold from settling on surfaces.

  6. Avoid carpet in moisture-prone areas: In areas like the basement or bathroom, consider using moisture-resistant flooring like tile or vinyl.

  7. Keep gutters clean: Regularly clean your gutters to prevent water from overflowing and seeping into your home's foundation.

  8. Monitor basements and crawl spaces: Check these areas for moisture and use a dehumidifier if needed.

  9. Store items properly: Keep belongings off the floor in basements and garages, as moisture can seep into cardboard boxes and promote mold growth.

  10. Proper insulation: Ensure your home is well-insulated to prevent condensation and maintain a consistent indoor temperature.

By implementing these preventative measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of mold growth in your home, promoting a healthier living environment and protecting your property from damage.

SERVPRO’s Fire Safety tips

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

As the month of October, Fire Safety Month, has started, it’s important to have resources on-the-go in case of emergencies. SERVPRO’s team of highly equipped and trained professionals are ready to help you, just at the touch of the call button.

 If you find yourself in a fire damage situation, remember these safety rules as you wait for help:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • We materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

We understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and more than a little vulnerable. Our technicians will treat your family with empathy and your home with great care. Follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Call our expert team at 806-780-6311 whenever you might need SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock.

SERVPRO is for YOUR Fire Damage needs

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us to restore your home to pre-fire conditions.

Here are a few things to do after a fire:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on ruge, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change the HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with fire damage? That’s why at SERVPRO we are available to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Call our expert team at 806-780-6311 whenever you might need SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock.

SERVPRO: Mold Remediation and Restoration Experts

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Mold can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects. Mold can spread quickly through your Lubbock home or business in as little as 48 hours.

Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. When checking for mold, mold often produces a strong, musty odor that can lead you to possible mold problem areas. Mold spores thrive on moisture and quickly grow into colonies that are exposed to water. Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Call our expert team at 806-780-6311 whenever you might need SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock.

Do you have Mold? Call SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property.

If you have a mold problem, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of South Lubbock for mold remediation services.

What NOT to do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold. 
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Call our expert team at 806-780-6311 whenever you might need SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock.

SERVPRO: Storm Damage Restoration Experts

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

Giant Hail Hail storms can destroy roofs, windows, and so much more!

When a storm hits, the last thing you should be worried about is “How are we going to fix our home?” Serving Lubbock since 1967, SERVPRO® of South and Southwest Lubbock specializes in storm damage restoration. We pride ourselves on restoring your home or business “Like it never even happened.”

If knowing that SERVPRO® has over 65 years of experience in restoring storm damage doesn’t assure you, here are some certifications and awards that SERVPRO® has received for its quick and thorough restorations:


  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technicians
  • WRT-Water Restoration Technician


  • 2010-Directors Gold SERVPRO® Industries
  • 2011-Directors Gold SERVPRO® Industries
  • 2011-Franchise of the Year Award
  • 2012-Franchise of The Year
  • 2012-Franchise of the Year Award
  • 2012-Silver Award for 2011 Outstanding Sales Performance
  • 2013-Bronze Award for 2012 Outstanding Sales Performance
  • 2014-Silver Award for 2013 Outstanding Sales Performance
  • 2015-Business of The Year from the Volunteer Center of Lubbock
  • 2015-Platinum Award for 2014 Outstanding Sales Performance
  • 2016-Franchise of The Year
  • Chairman’s Bronze for Outstanding 2016 Sales Performance

Let our highly skilled teams help you in your time of need. Call SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock whenever you need us, day or night, at 806-780-6311.

Storage Is Important

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

Storage Keeping an organized storage is important.

We know your personal items mean a lot to you. Usually when you’re storing them away, it’s important to know they will be safe from harm and will remain in storage until you need them. SERVPRO® of South and Southwest Lubbock is all about safety and helping to restore items and spaces that are damaged. Here’s a few tips we have when it comes to storing your items safely and smartly.

Security: Video surveillance? Key pads? Your own lock? These are all things to pay close attention to. When putting your storage away, it’s recommended to do an overview and look closely as to what kind of security your things have. The more security the better….better safe than sorry!

Flooring/ flooding: Look for high flooring when deciding your storage unit. Higher floors will keep your items safe from potential hazards such as flooding. You can also cover your items with plastic covering to keep them from debris.

Damaged goods: Maybe a disaster struck and your items are destroyed? Let us help! We offer 24/7 emergency service for water and fire damage repair. We use advanced water removal and drying equipment to get your space dried fast.

Have water or flood damage? Call us! 806-780-6311

Record of Items: KEEP a record of your items as a written list to keep track of everything you have to ensure nothing is going missing. Whether you’re storing a few or a lot in your storage space, it’s easy to forget what you have when you’re not in front of it every day.

Insurance: Making sure your possessions are insured and protected are crucial before you put them away in storage. Even if you don’t have homeowners insurance, many storage companies offer insurance and this is a category you won’t want to be cheap on.

We know how much your possessions mean to you and if you ever experience any damage in your storage unit or home, give us a call, we are happy to help!