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Storm Damage Experts In Land Park/West Sacramento Area

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

                 Local and Trusted.        

        SERVPRO West Sacramento? 

     We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your West Sacramento home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO of West Sacramento can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events. 

  SERVPRO West Sacramento

                        (916) 873-8085

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of West Sacramento is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major storm or flood event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

 We are proud to serve our local communities:

West Sac/Sacramento Area Commercial Damage Restoration

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes your business, call SERVPRO West Sacramento!

We understand that time=money for business owners. We are available 24/7 for your emergency needs and will have your business back up and running LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED.

SERVPRO West Sacramento are your local, trusted professionals for Water Damage, Flood Damage, Sewage Damage, Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, Wind Damage, Hail, Damage, Mold Damage, Vandalism and Graffiti Damage, and Odor Removal.

We have the assets to perform any size job and can also take care of your cleaning needs for your home... carpet, upholstery, walls, and ceilings and floors!  

              FASTER to any sized disaster.....

                 SERVPRO West Sacramento

                       (916) 873-8085

              Highly Trained

                Restoration 

                 Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

       IICRC Training

  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Fall Weather 2017 Can Affect Your Sacramento Area Biz And

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fall Weather 2017 Can Affect Your Sacramento Area Biz And “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin

The extremely heavy rainfall we experienced in of more storms such as this. Many local business' suffered a negative impact last year either tthe Sacramento area last year was the result of El Nino. This year we could have a higher than 50% chance o the physical location of their business (exterior flooding, interior leaks, as well as damage to carpets etc). 

"Since 1870, we haven't seen a second strong El Niño in such quick succession, so if 2017 turned out to be one, it would be unprecedented,"  New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) told weather.com.

NOAA's CPC currently forecasts a 53-percent chance of El Niño's development sometime September through November.

Now is a good time to begin in advance for the possibility of storms to prevent damage that may have the potential to impact your business. The link below has storm preparedness tips you may find useful.

http://storms.ca.gov/individual-preparation/

Is your business in a flood zone, and if so, how can you obtain flood insurance? The informative link below can help provide answers to these important questions.

https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

Land Park/Sac/West Sac Sump Pump Tips

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

We have run into this issue a few times, most notably in the Land Park area which has many older historic homes. We would like to encourage our neighborswho have a sump pump to take advantage of the nice weather and check before the fall rains arrive. A sump pump is much like a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, or your home’s security system; there is rarely a time when you actually need to use it, but it can be an essential tool if a dire situation occurs. Sump pumps help mitigate and prevent such situations by quickly draining flood water from the basement of a home through an external discharge pipe. And like most emergency equipment, it is important to make sure that your sump pump is well maintained and free of mechanical problems. Otherwise, you may one day find yourself with a flooded basement and thousands of dollars in damages.Click on the link below for some helpful tips tomake sure your sump pump is in good shape before the rainy season begins.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/test-sump-pump-34954.html

If you have storm or water damage call your local trusted professional:

    SERVPRO West Sacramento (916)873-8085

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Storm Water Damage And Contamination West Sac/Land Park

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storms can wreak havoc on your home in more ways than one. Many people assume that since the initial source of the water begins with Mother Nature it is safe. That is not correct. Groundwater that may enter your home can contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents making it category 3 which requires a professional for cleanup. There are 3 different categories that identify the level of contamination and what type of remediation should be used. Below we have included detailed information on these types.    

Category One: Clear Water 

This water is the cleanest, most non-toxic form of water damage. It is potable water, perhaps directly from the tap. It is unlikely to cause you any harm, even if you are exposed for some time. Nevertheless, even clean flooding can lead to electrical and structural faults, so it is safer you to call in the experts for repairs. Clean water comes from things like a broken water supply line, tub or sink overflow with no contaminants, appliance malfunctions involving water-supply lines to name a few. However, once clean water leaves the exit point, it might not remain clean after contacting other surfaces or materials.    Although it is considered the "safest" of the categories, it can degrade to category 2 or 3 if left untreated.

Category Two: Gray Water 

Gray water damage is a little bit more serious and requires a speedier removal process. This is because it may contain potentially unsafe levels of chemicals, microorganisms, or dirt. Examples of Cat 2 water include, but are not limited to: overflow from dishwashers or washing machines; overflows from toilet bowls with urine; seepage due to hydrostatic pressure and broken aquariums.   If left untreated, it can quickly degrade into category 3.
 Category Three: Black Water
  Cat 3 water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents.  Cat 3 water can include, but are not limited to:  sewage; toilet backflows from beyond the trap; flooding from seawater, rivers or streams, ground surface water or other contaminated water entering the indoor environment.     It is important to use experts who are very skilled in the safe handling of black water and will use breathing filtration apparatus and protective clothing to eliminate the risk of sickness. They will also contain the affected area so that no dangerous materials are allowed to escape during the restoration process. Knowing what type of water is damaging your property or where it is coming from helps restoration experts to approach the situation in a safe way.  If you have water damage in your West Sacramento, Land Park, or surrounding Sacramento area home call your local and trusted professional:   SERVPRO West Sacramento (916) 873-8085        Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

 

West Sacramento/Sacramento Area Commercial Building Damage

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

All the same types of damage that can affect residential properties have an equal chance of affecting commercial buildings. These include:

  • Storm and wind damage – Damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain which can remove roof tiles, break windows and more.
  • Water damage – Water damage can be caused by burst pipes, floods, rain or a number of other things. In any case, this can then result in contaminated water affecting surfaces and furniture, in mold growing and in items being eroded. Electricity and water damage are particularly volatile when combined.
  • Fire damage – Fire damage can come from a cigarette that isn’t properly put out, from a gas stove or from lightning. In any case, this can then cause severe destruction to your property which requires cleaning and restoration services.

Mold – Mold is highly unhygienic as well as being unappealing to look at. Mold spreads quickly around properties as air-borne spores and remediation is very important to prevent it from getting out of hand.

If your business has a water/fire/mold issue please contact your local and trusted professional:

  SERVPRO West Sacramento (916) 873-8085

      Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

IICRC Training

  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

"City of Trees" Prevent Storm Damage In The Summer

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know....

Sacramento (nicknamed The City of Trees) has the largest tree canopy in the US and third-largest in the world? We have over 450 varieties of trees in our river town. Trees play a key role in reducing overall temperatures, help shield city dwellers from air pollution and absorb excess water during strong storms, thereby potentially preventing floods. Now is the time to prepare for fall and winter storms by minimizing the potential damage to your trees and home.

The link below provides additional information you may find helpful. Take advantage of this great summer weather by pruning and following some of these prevention tips in advance. 

https://www.stihlusa.com/information/articles/tips-for-tree-care-and-storms/

If you experience storm damage this fall, call your local and trusted professional-

SERVPRO West Sacramento. (916) 873-8085

             FASTER to any sized disaster.....

Summer Heat Brings Mold Concerns For Your Home

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO West Sacramento wants our friends and neighbors to be aware of the potential danger and damage summer heat can bring and adversely affect your home.

Summertime traditionally brings family trips, school vacations, as well as plenty of hot uncomfortable weather. Those sunny days, however, often come with high humidity — ideal conditions for annoying and potentially toxic mold.

It’s a pervasive menace that is poised each summer to grow and thrive in your house. Left unattended, fast-growing mold can cause damage that will cost in the thousands of dollars to eradicate or, worse, pose a dangerous threat to the health of your entire family.

In reality, mold is a fungus that can grow anywhere moisture is present. Mold spores thrive in warm temperatures (77 to 86 degree Fahrenheit) and wherever there are damp conditions. Mold spores are in the air we breathe, and they can grow on any surface. In a house, mold can be found in ceilings and walls, under sinks, in drywall, hidden behind wallpaper or baseboards, in the ductwork or even on furniture and clothes. It can also grow outdoors under wood piles or mulch, gutters or abandoned trash.

Mold in a house can lay dormant until it gets the needed heat and humidity to grow and multiply. Additionally, it needs a food source, such as dust, dirt or some other organic debris.

Stay alert and make sure you follow some of the tips we have posted in our other blogs to keep your home and family safe. If you do find mold, call your local and trusted professional- SERVPRO West Sacramento (916) 873-8085. 

Enjoy your summer and stay safe!

Water Damage? Choose SERVPRO

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

Your local SERVPRO West Sacramento is not just your neighborhood water/fire/mold remediation company, it's also certified by the IICRC-(Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). When your home has water damage choose a professional, trusted, and certified company.

SERVPRO West Sacramento (916) 873-8085

Like it never even happened.

Why choose a certified professional? 

Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.

More than just removing excess water, IICRC-certified restorers have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to preloss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.

All IICRC-certified professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return.

Your Business In Sac/West Sac

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO West Sacramento we understand business and customer service. If a water/fire/mold issue arises at your place of business call us 24/7.

Our priority is you, our customer and we will be on the job quickly to minimize the affect on your business and customers as much as possible.

We recently took on a fire job at a well known Sacramento restaurant and SERVPRO West Sacramento was  praised by the owners for the professional and timely work of our amazing technicians.   

In addition to water/fire/mold remediation we also offer service contracts for janitorial as well as carpet cleaning. Please contact our office if you have any questions or are interested in any of our new business services. We are happy to help!

 SERVPRO West Sacramento (916) 873-8085

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes