Recent Community Posts

How to cool your home and save Money

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is coming and so is hot weather, with high temperatures and high electric bills. Now is the best time to avoid high electrics bills and save money. Some tips to prepare your home from the hot weather and keep your home cool, install or update the insulation in your home. Replace air conditioner filters, install exterior window coverings, install timer or a programmable thermostat on air conditioner. Get your air conditioner ready and shut off power before cleaning the inside. Seal all your windows an doors. SERVPRO of Champions 1960 trained technicians know that keeping your home comfortable can be expensive but, also the dangerous if your air conditioner runs too often, it can stress your electric system and put you at risk for a fire. You don't have to sacrifice comfort to stay within your budget , call SERVPRO for questions and concerns.

Examples of hurricane basement tips

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

Starting June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and runs from June 1 St to November 30th and sharply peaking from late August through September. Now is the best time to prepare your family and home for the upcoming weather. Here at SERVPRO of Champions 1960, our professionals know that now is the best time to start getting ready for hurricane season with, plenty of supplies in stock. Hurricanes can produce dangerous conditions with, winds in excess of 155 mph and heavy rain, floods and tornadoes and more. Don’t wait until a hurricane comes your way, prepare ahead. Some safety tips can help you and your family pre be better prepared and make sure you have the supplies you will need for at least 3 days including water and food the first priority on your list. Secure your home is highly recommended, all windows and doors. Make an emergency plan now including, a safe evacuation route. For questions or concerns call SERVPRO and keep your family safe.

Coronavirus Safety Tips

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has people quickly trying to figure out how to best protect themselves, their families and their businesses! SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is dedicated to help with your commercial property cleanup and provide a rapid response, ensuring the highest professional standards when it comes to dealing with something so new as this recent outbreak.

Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to a week and people infected by the virus don’t show symptoms until approximately two weeks after infection, making it difficult to track and contain. In commercial properties, your business comes in contact with many people and many germs during this cold and flu season. This is why having a trusted professional cleaning service like SERVPRO on your side is so important. 

We strictly follow the most up to date procedures when it's time for the clean up and disposal of the Coronavirus.

  • We use CDC and EPA approved industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad spectrum kill claim
  • All infected materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed of as biohazard waste
  • Fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE) and full-face respirator masks are worn at all times by our certified cleanup technicians
  • We adhere to a stringent coronavirus demobilization process for our equipment, trucks and waste storage areas

It doesn't matter if you have a school building, nursing home, bar, nail salon, or local business, SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is here to help you with the clean up your property needs.

Safety During Holidays

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Put a Freeze on Holiday Fires! The holidays are a time when we put aside practicality to indulge whimsical tradition and  fantasy. We hang many lights from the rooftops and all around the house and bring live trees into our living rooms. We all need to take a break from the normal routine we are in day in and day, but the magic of the holidays can be ruined so quickly by a serious injury or carelessly placed candle.

SERVPRO Katy/Cypress has some holiday tips that will keep you safe to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends!

Make sure to check the wiring on your Christmas lights. If the wires are frayed, replace them, even if they still work. The cost of new lights is minimal compared to the cost of fire damage restoration.

Next, SERVPRO encourages you to keep an eye on the weather while traveling. Texas is notorious for having big dips in the weather and temperature! If freezing temps are on their way while you will be out of town, make sure to wrap pipes, cover plants and take cold weather precautions just in case!

Also, candles are one of the top causes of holiday fire damage. You could possibly use battery-operated lights instead of candles to lower your risk of a accidental fire. If candles are needed for your holiday traditions, or are just too hard to part with, be careful not to place them too close to flammable curtains, greeting cards, or your Christmas tree.

SERVPRO wants you to enjoy the holiday season with as much safety as possible!

In the Heat of the Summer

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Its that wonderful time of year for grills, pools, beach, family, friends and play. For most, it the best time of year. For others, it can be the most dangerous time of year. They say that Houston has been dubbed one of the most air-conditioned city in the nation. The locals here know that during the dead of the summer, to carry a sweater for the freezing restaurants, malls, and theaters that are running air conditioning at full blast. We have all been here. How bout those who do not have access to running air conditioning? What do they do when the summer month hit their peak in heat? During the dead of the summer here in Texas, temperatures can reach as high at 105-109 degrees with the heat index. This can prove to be highly dangerous for young children and the elderly. Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we want to express to the fine people of our community to stay hydrated while staying out of the sun and heat if you can help it. Look for signs of heat exhaustion and help if you can. We share this community together. 

Hurricane Season

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

That time of year is upon us. Starting June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season. Hurricane season is the period in a year when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic are called hurricanes. When Cyclones form in the southern Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico, they are know as depressions. Here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we train and prepare for this all year because of the implications that storms can bring to our community. We understand that its our responsibility to take care of our community, by making sure that we are prepared to help and/or restore in a timely manor. Do you have an emergency plan? We urge the wonderful people of our community to prep on their end as much as possible so that we can do our part faster in case of an catastrophic like storm such as hurricane Harvey. If anyone has any concerns or questions, please contact us at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, we will be happy to help in anyway possible.

Cold Nights and Warm Days

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Winters in Texas can be frustrating, to say the least. Freezing nights to mildly warm days can cause problems with your health as well as your over all living conditions. Going from hot to cold can have a negative effect on your immune system. It can also have an effect on your home. Going rapidly from warm to freezing can cause problems with older homes plumbing systems. It can cause the pipes to subtly bend and eventually bust, leading you to call a plumber as well as a restoration company to fix the problem. Sometime the burst or leak can be so minor that one may not even notice, resulting in major damages. Water damage in homes that go unnoticed can also result in mold issues. 

Preparing For the Heat

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

The heat is on for this summer. Now is the time to prepare for high temperatures that kills hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat causes 71,415 related deaths in the United States. At SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress we want everyone to take measures and stay cool while remaining hydrated. Getting too hot can make you sick during the extremely hot weather. People are at great risk for heat related illness, and should take protective action to prevent this. By staying in the air-conditioned buildings as much as possible and drinking more water than normal, can greatly decrease your chances of heat stroke. Do not rely on fans as your primary cooling device. Limit your out-door exposure and wear light weight clothing and sunscreen. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress wishes everyone a safe and relaxing summer.

Disaster Preparation

5/24/2018 (Permalink)


Do you have an emergency ready plan in case of a disaster? Being prepared now, can save lives later. An advanced preparation can be important, when a hurricane like disaster hits without warning. Developing and practicing your emergency plan with your family numerous times can be beneficial to all family members. Take a moment and practice your emergency plan with your family and include holding drills to test. Every family member should have a role to play.

June first marks the beginning of hurricane season and it goes thru the month of November. Our professional team here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress, is ready 365/24/7 all year around in an event of a emergency. Here at SERVPRO we follow our city’s disaster plan first and recommend to our community to do the same. Begin planning and be prepared for anything. Starting with these four steps. Plan to go, plan to stay, plan to stay in touch, and plan when you’re away.

Its a Winter Wonderland in Houston, Texas

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress service trucks topped with our "once every ten years, snow fall."

Its a Winter Wonderland in Houston, Texas

It’s a winter wonderland here in Houston Texas this morning. Houstonians across the metro area are waking up to white yards and slick streets after an overnight dusting of snow. The first reports of light snow came late Thursday in Katy, Spring and The Woodlands as near-freezing weather blew through the region. The winter weather produced just enough for a few snowballs or maybe even a small snowman.

On average, a snow event like this in Houston and the gulf coast happens only once every 20 years. Houston gets about one snowfall every 10 years. The odds are not with us that we will have snow this winter season, let alone on Christmas morning. However, things are about to get quite cold here with a strong cold front this Thursday and a freeze for the northern counties this weekend.

All of us here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress want to remind all Houstonians about the small dangers of snow fall, even at a minor level. Due to the overnight freeze, Houstonians are waking up to frozen busted pipes and cracked windows. These are a few our least favorite things. There is nothing to worry about, because SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress is always here for the people of this great city of ours.

Free Astros VS. Rangers Tickets

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

A chance for 2 free tickets at the Texas Rangers At Houston Astros baseball game! (Wednesday, June 14th at 7:10 P.M.)

We are offering two tickets as a customer appreciation event! Please like our page, like and share this post and tag someone below! If you are a Houston Astros fan like us then make sure you do this as soon as you see this. We plan on doing promotions like this often so following us on Facebook is in your best interest! Thank you for checking out our page and have a good one!


-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!-


3/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Marketing Rep J.T. Basile gets excited to meet the owner and get some cupcakes from the owner Jay and Rachel is ecstatic to give out cakes


              You must love a business where you can come in and see the owner. It gives you a sense of caring. It makes you think that if something goes wrong the business is going to show initiative to help you have a great experience. Well if you love that feeling then come look at the new Smallcakes Cupcakery and Cremery located at 24437 Katy freeway Katy, TX 77494 located right in front of the Main Event.

              Walking in you see endless rows of freshly baked cupcakes as you get smacked in the face with a delicious surgary smell. As I walked up to look at the 20 different options of cupcakes a man came up to me and asked how he could help me. He was the owner Jay.

              Smallcakes has opened just in time for the summer break so if you need some ice cream or cupcakes go check them out. As a local business, we support other local businesses and want to help get the word out. While we are usually performing water restoration and fire restoration; a break for cupcakes never hurt us!

-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!-


3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Paul Mcentire (CEO) and fellow YMCA employees cut the ribbon to open the new gym

If you are looking for a new place to work out and you live in Katy, TX then you should check out the new YMCA location in Katy. They had a ribbon cutting ceremony this past Friday (March 3, 2017) and it was a smashing success. Paul Mcentire the president and CEO of YMCA was there and was extremely excited.

He talked about how they have been trying to open a center in Katy and how he is so excited because Katy, TX is growing so fast and he wants to be part of this growth. If you have a family or you are just trying to get in shape come check this gym out. While we are usually doing water restoration or fire restoration we also know that we need to stay in shape to perform a great job!

They have all the work out equipment that you could ask for, dancing classes, yoga, basketball gyms, children’s daycare, and an amazing staff and location. This state of the art YMCA workout center is a great addition to Katy’s growth and development. As a local business, we support other local businesses and want to help get the word out. Go check them out!

Like Father Like Son

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Chris and Mike Johnston, Father and Son, Restoration Experts

Like Father Like Son

              The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Like father like son. Monkey see monkey do. There are a million sayings that you can say when referring to a son acting like his father. Mike Johnston was the owner of SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress and SERVPRO of Champions 1960 for a long time. He has performed many water restoration and fire restoration jobs throughout his life. Working under him as a helper was his son Chris Johnston.

              When Chris, who is now the owner, was in high school he bought his own car. To pay for this car he worked at SERVPRO of Champions 1960 under his father. Performing hands on water restoration and fire restoration jobs. As Chris said “I knew I wanted the car but I didn’t think about the cost of gas!” So throughout high school Chris paid his gas bills and car bills by being a restoration technician.

              After College Chris came back to Houston, TX to take over the family business so his father could retire. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress and Champions 1960 is truly a family owned and family operated business; second-generation business. Chris cares about this business almost as much as he cares about his clients.

Continuing Education Classes

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Chris Johnston approves teaching classes on water restoration and fire restoration

Continuing Education Courses

              Here at SERVPRO we always want to make sure our customers are happy with our work on water restoration and fire restoration. While it is our main concern to handle our jobs we also want to make sure that the insurance agents that send us jobs know how much we care about them.

              At SERVPRO we are known for our expertise in the field of water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, and any other type of restoration that is needed. One way we help spread our knowledge on our expertise is through continuing education courses.

              About once a month SERVPRO holds classes called continuing education courses for insurance agents. These classes are on things such as water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, ethics, and anything else that SERVPRO might have to do.

              If you would like to come to our Continuing Education classes, please contact our office and we will be glad to have you! They are free!


2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mannie Gamez representing SERVPRO at a local BNI standing next to Vice President of Mathnasium John A. Labuda


              As a local business, we try and make sure that we help out other local businesses. Our sales marketing representative Mannie Gamez represents our company at a local BNI. The BNI (Business Network International) is a collection of local businesses who agree to help refer each other. This way we help our community through fire restoration and water restoration and we help support local businesses too.

              Usually at BNI events many representatives of many local businesses get together and introduce themselves. There is food and coffee and everyone gets a chance to talk about what their business can do for you. It is truly a great business to business meeting that helps your local business and your local community.

              It is very important to us to help our community. While we are experts in mold remediation, fire restoration, and water restoration we also want to help our community in other ways. Joining your local BNI can help support your community though specialization. After all capitalism thrives on specialization. It is the reason we have so many options for so many things. We love our community and will do what it takes to support it!


5/16/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress would like to send a big THANK YOU to all of the SERVPRO franchises that came to help during one of Houston's biggest storm events in history. Without their assistance, many homeowners in the area would still be struggling with the devastation that the storm caused.

SERVPRO of Allen/Barren/Hart/Green and Taylor Counties

SERVPRO of Biloxi/Ocean Springs and Gulfport

SERVPRO of Birmingham South

SERVPRO of Central East Baton Rouge Parish

SERPVRO of Cheatham/Robertson and Dickson Counties

SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge

SERVPRO of East Central Cincinnati

SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia

SERPVRO of Hammond

SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties

SERVPRO of Hattiesburg

SERVPRO of Jackson

SERVPRO of Jackson and Dekalb Counties

SERVPRO of Lakeland

SERVPRO of Lawrence/Ottawa

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties

SERVPRO of Marble Falls/Lampasas and Brownwood

SERVPRO of Monroeville/Evergreen/Brewton

SERVPRO of Montgomery County

SERVPRO of North Centraul Austin

SERVPRO of North Laredo

SERVPRO of Northeast Delta Lands

SERVPRO of Northeast Jefferson County

SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati

SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby County

SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill/Sequoyah Hills/South Knoxville

SERVPRO of Slidell

SERVPRO of South Austin

SERVPRO of South Chattanooga

SERVPRO of South Mobile County

SERVPRO of South Tulsa County

SERVPRO of Sone Oak

SERVPRO of The Quad Cities

SERVPRO of Seacoast

SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North

SERVPRO of Versailles/Nicholasville and Danville

SERVPRO of Warren County

It was truly a blessing to have all of these franchises come together as a team to help clean Houston up. We all bleed green and we all work together to make it like "It Never Even Happened!"

Pumpkin Contest!

11/5/2015 (Permalink)

Our SMR girls had a busy week getting their clients to carve pumpkins for us to judge! First place winners received a pizza party!

Pumpkin Contest!

11/5/2015 (Permalink)

Our SMR girls had a busy week getting their clients to carve pumpkins for us to judge! First place winners received a pizza party!

Pumpkin Contest!

11/5/2015 (Permalink)

Our SMR girls had a busy week getting their clients to carve pumpkins for us to judge! First place winners received a pizza party!

Pumpkin Contest!

11/5/2015 (Permalink)

Cinderella pumpkin carriage

Our SMR girls had a busy week getting their clients to carve pumpkins for us to judge! First place winners received a pizza party! Check out this Cinderella inspired pumpkin carriage!

Pumpkin Contest!

11/5/2015 (Permalink)

Skunk pumpkin

Our SMR girls had a busy week getting their clients to carve pumpkins for us to judge! First place winners received a pizza party! Check out this skunk pumpkin!

Happy Halloween!

10/22/2015 (Permalink)

Our SMR girls are getting ready for the Halloween season! Can you guess how many jolly ranchers are in the thermos? Happy Halloween everyone!!

Getting Ready

10/16/2015 (Permalink)

Hendrick and Ashley are preparing themselves for a busy day. Happy Friday everyone!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/15/2015 (Permalink)

Hey everyone! As we all know, October is all about Breast Cancer Awareness. Don't forget to donate to local charities such as Bras for a Cause! And also don't forget that when fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO helps you take it back!