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Fire Damage

9/23/2022 (Permalink)

There has been a horrible disaster at your home or business property, a fire! To minimize business interruption and additional recovery costs, the restoration process must begin as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to count on professionals to assess the damage and get to work quickly so that business can resume as normal.

5 ways to get rid of smoke smell

  1. Air out the structure as soon as is safe and possible
  2. Make sure the area has positive air pressure, by bringing the outside air in and forcing in the inside air out.
  3. Get rid of all items that are not salvageable and clean the salvageable items with proper chemicals.
  4. Wash all the items that are washable.
  5. Call the professional restoration company SERVPRO of West Sacramento which have industrial cleaning equipment and the training to effectively deodorize and clean the affected areas.

Should the unexpected happen give SERVPRO of West Sacramento a call at 916.626.0426.

Leakproof Your Home

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Always be ready! It is time to prepare your home and/or business for cold and rainy weather but keeping water out of your property can be quite complicated. For example, plumbing issues or light rain can cause moisture and leaks through the roof, walls, foundation etc. When this occurs the moisture eventually reaches the porous materials in your home, which may then lead to structural damage and other humidity concerns. It is equally important to note that if left untreated you risk mold growth. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that you take proper care of all potential areas prone to leaks such as the following:

  • Inspection of the plumbing pipes system
  • Inspection of the roof/chimney
  • Inspection of the water heater
  • Check attic insulation
  • Clean the gutters
  • Repair any cracks
  • Seal proof doors and windows
  • Check exterior faucets and irrigation system

In the event that you encounter any leaks or flooding, please contact SERVPRO of West Sacramento at 916.626.0426.

Your business after a fire!

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

Presentation is important for any business, and doubly so in the service sector. If you own or manage a store or restaurant, your customers will likely be discouraged or even scared off by obvious signs of damage and visual blemishes on your property. SERVPRO knows first-hand that the most thorough visual damages to a building can come from fires, whether through the burn itself or any associated events and factors. These blemishes and issues are commonly cleaned up by our restoration teams, to ensure that once a company's doors re-open, they stay open. 

 
Burn Marks 
 
When a fire has affected an area, burns and char easily rank among the most visible types of commercial fire damage to any observer. Blackened or darkened materials, even if they have no other major damage beyond discoloration, reparation can still be time sensitive, often requiring a wide cleaning and repainting job to make sure colors blend well and no burn material remains. 
 
Smoke and Ash 
 
Smoke and ash leave a profound impact on a building to both the sight and smell of anyone nearby. Smoke is a pervasive scent and easily noticeable in most cases but can heavily coat and smear surfaces. Depending on the type of smoke and conditions of a fire, this may be a relatively easy clean-up, or thorough repainting may be necessary. 
 
Structural Damage 
 
SERVPRO can also help to restore mild structural damage caused by a fire such as rebuilding walls, floors, supports, and other building elements if they have been burned through or collapsed on. We always aim to restore before replacing and in this way can potentially save you thousands in unnecessary reconstruction costs. 
 
SERVPRO of West Sacramento helps businesses to get back on track after a disaster. Give us a call at 916.626.0426!

Plumbing Problems Can Cause Water Damage

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

If your dishwasher or garbage disposal springs a leak, you can expect water damage within cabinets and across your flooring in addition to compromised plumbing. Areas below your kitchen or wet bar can also sustain damage including soaked walls and ceilings. SERVPRO can repair the leak and begin the recovery process within hours of contacting us and we can be reached any time, day or night. When you place your plumbing problems in our hands, we act fast. By assessing the situation and making an efficient plan we can save you from mopping or dealing with unpleasant odors and have you back in your home as soon as possible.

Dirty dishwater or food debris can swiftly contaminate clean water. Our fast response can often reduce your water damage to a mere moisture problem, which is a straightforward issue we can resolve quickly. If the affected areas are saturated with gray water and full of decaying food, microbial growth can begin very quickly. Our technicians are trained to follow the water trail. After the source has been alleviated, they evaluate where the plumbing leak may have migrated so that you are not surprised by additional damage. Once we have completed our inspection, we devise a plan that repairs, cleans, and dries out all affected areas to prepare for the final touches that bring your house back to its preloss condition.

We extract any standing water and follow proper protocol to clean and dry out cabinetry. Our SERVPRO staff is trained to remove moisture without harming hardwood or laminated under sink cupboards. The tile, wood, or laminate flooring in your kitchen also needs attention; it will be inspected carefully for leakage into the subfloor or ceiling below. While the humidity is reduced, airflow and gentle heat application can dry out flooring and the structures underneath with as little residual damage as possible. Effectively completing these steps reflects the up to date, IICRC training that each of our technicians complete before entering your home. Reversing the effects of water damage can rarely be mitigated with do-it-yourself techniques and we are ready to lend our expertise to make sure it is done correctly.

When your kitchen appliances fail, SERVPRO of West Sacramento is the first call you should make at 916.626.0426.

SERVPRO of West Sacramento is here to help your business!

9/16/2022 (Permalink)

You never know when a water damage can affect your business - be prepared with SERVPRO!

Water damage can happen to anyone at any time. However, preventative maintenance can help reduce the chances of a water loss from occurring; it is always best to have a plan in place prior to the loss resulting in property damage.

For businesses, experiencing a water damage can be detrimental if not managed correctly. SERVPRO of West Sacramento understands that responding quickly and acting efficiently will help a business’s all-around bottom line. Minimizing business disruption is our number one goal when responding to commercial losses. Know that SERVPRO of West Sacramento specializes in creating the proper mitigation plan for your business that will help your production get right back on track. SERVPRO of West Sacrament is ready to assist day or night, call our office today 916.626.0426!

Essential Ways to Prevent a Sewage Backup

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

Only things that disintegrate should be flushed!

A sewage backup is something that no homeowner wants to experience. Not only can this water be difficult to clean up, but it can also cause lasting damage to your property. While it is possible to repair the damage, it is best to prevent it from occurring in the first place. The following are a few ways that you can do that.

  1. Dispose of Items Properly
    There are only a select few items that are designed to be flushed down your toilet or poured down your kitchen sink. Disposing of other things in this way can cause a backup. Make sure you are not flushing napkins, paper towels, or other products that do not disintegrate quickly. You should also refrain from pouring grease or food down the drain.
  2. Remove Plant Roots
    Plants can be drawn to the moisture in your pipes and begin growing their roots there. This can make it difficult for the water to drain, resulting in flooding in your yard or in your home. Check for overgrown roots and remove these when necessary.
  3. Unclog Your Drains
    If there is nothing on the outside affecting your pipes, then you might simply have a clog. If you cannot identify the source of your backup, this is likely the case. Use chemical cleaners or a plumbing snake to remove anything that may be blocking the pipes.
  4. Maintain Pipes Regularly
    Storm damage, plants, and aging can result in your pipes not performing as well as they should. If your pipes are broken or blocked, water will not be able to move through them efficiently. In some cases, repairs can be done, but your pipes may need to be replaced depending on their type and age as well as the severity of the damage.
    If clogged or broken pipes result in water overflowing into your bathroom or kitchen, you may need to have sewer cleaning done by a professional. A cleanup and restoration company can remove water and can make repairs to return your home to its previous condition.

Did you know there are 3 Categories of Water Damages?

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

There are 3 categories of water damage:

Category 1—Clean Water

Category 1 water damage is water damage from broken pipes, overflowing sink, or rainwater. Health risks associated with category 1 water damage is low, provided, you respond to the situation in less than 48 hours.

Category 1 water damage if left untreated for more than 48 hours gets exposed to different contaminants which can turn it into category 2 water damage.

Category 2--Greywater

Some common sources of greywater are equipment discharges, chemical wastes like detergent, laundry, and soap. Category 2 water damage can pose mild to severe contamination risks. Greywater can promote microbial growth and the severity of the condition usually escalates with time. Both direct and indirect exposure to greywater damage can affect your personal health and property.

Category 3--Blackwater

Waters from sewers or water containing grease, oil, urine, etc. are ideal examples of black water. Presumably, this water type hoards bacteria, viruses, and other toxic allergens, which makes it contagious.

It is mandatory to exercise special caution when dealing with black water.

If you have any questions regarding water damage. Call SERVPRO of West Sacramento at 916.626.0426

Untreated Water Damage Can Cause Extra Damage To Your House

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

  • Water damage can ruin your electrical system- Electricity can short out and cause further damage with electrical appliances.
  • Water damage lowers the value of your home- Untreated water damage can long term damage, dry rot, and mold.
  • Water damaged ceilings- Ceilings that have water damage can cave in dropping sheet rock, insulation, and debris into your living space.
  • Break down of carpet- Carpet fibers, glue and carpet pad can breakdown from water damage if left untreated. If you catch a water damage on your carpet quick enough it may be salvageable.
  • Ruin Drywall- Water can soften and break down drywall. Untreated wet drywall may lead to mold damage.
  • Health hazards-Toxins, chemicals, and contaminants remain on water damaged furniture long after they dry. Flood waters can contain harmful bacteria and microbes that can make you sick and linger on your belongings.

 If you have undergone a water damage do not wait. Call SERVPRO of West Sacramento at 916.626.0426. We are experienced experts that will get you back to normal living fast.

Water Damage - What are some signs?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

When water damage happens to your home it could be stressful and overwhelming. We at SERVPRO of West Sacramento care about your property and belongings.

Water damage inside your home is very time-sensitive, the best way to mitigate damages is to find the water and source as soon as possible. Early signs of water damage can sometimes be overlooked. If you know what you are looking for, it will make it easier for you to spot the water damage you should be aware of in your home.

Visible stains and Discoloration  

Ceilings, walls, and floors may also show spots or stains in areas where water is present. Water spots cause discoloration in many different shades and shapes. These marks may appear darker and then fade. This is a common trait of water damage.

Strong Musty Odors

Pungent, earthy, and musty smells are almost always a giveaway that there is some kind of growth. Growth happens when excess water or moisture is present. Often microbial growth and water damage are coupled. Whatever the source of water is, it will need to be stopped prior to any remediation efforts for the microbial damage.

If you are unsure if you have any water damage, give SERVPRO of West Sacramento a call today at 916.626.0426 – 24/7 – 365 Days a Year!!!  

3 Ways You Can Prepare for Winter Storms

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

3 Ways You Can Prepare for Winter Storms

Planning and preparing ahead of time can prevent unwanted winter storm disasters.

Unfortunately, property owners don’t get to choose when a storm moves into the area — but we can be ready for when it does. SERVPRO of West Sacramento specializes in fast, affordable, and efficient storm damage restoration services. Below, we've compiled a few tips to help reduce and prevent severe storm damage from impacting your property.

  1. Regularly Inspect Your Roof

Checking whether any shingles have blown off your roof or if there are any minor leaks and repairing such problems immediately will help you avoid serious structural damages when extreme weather sets in. If you find your home has suffered extensive storm damage, it may be necessary to invest in the services of a water damage restoration professional like the experts from SERVPRO due to rain leaking through the roof.

  1. Trim Dead Wood

No matter what time of the year, hard winds or heavy rain and snowfall can easily snap dead limbs, branches, or trees surrounding your home and cause storm damages. The professional technicians from SERVPRO recommend regularly trimming dead wood and branches on your property. Doing so will help keep you safe and minimize storm damage to your home should a storm set in.

  1. Consider Storm Windows

One way to help minimize the need for storm damage restoration is by investing in high-quality storm windows or hurricane shutters. These investments will help prevent leaks and other storm damage by protecting the glass of your windows and adding an extra layer to protect against wind and rain.

For more tips on how to avoid the need for costly storm damage restoration services, contact the professionals from SERVPRO of West Sacramento at 916.626.0426.