Recent Storm Damage Posts

Problems Caused by Storms

1/23/2021 (Permalink)

Strong winds and strong rainwater can do the most damage to the interior and exterior of your home, which can be devastating. After your home is damaged by wind or other natural elements, the storm is not necessarily over; in fact, it might be just the beginning.

Common types of damage after a storm include roof, window, and structural damage as well as exterior damage. You have seen it in the news. Extreme and some not so extreme weather events are leaving their mark on homes and properties across America. Storm and water damage affect not only the structure of your home but also your belongings. SERVPRO of West Sacramento understands that your home is more than a structure, your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience.

SERVPRO of West Sacramento professionals have the credentials, expertise, and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO of West Sacramento has the equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

When an emergency arises in your home or business, give SERVPRO of West Sacramento a call at 916-626-0426.

Calm Before and During the Storm

1/23/2021 (Permalink)

Storms are unpredictable. In northern California storms are caused by heavy rain and can lead to flooding that could devastate your home or business. Water damage can be undetectable to the naked eye since water can spread quickly and deteriorate walls, floors, or upholstery which could eventually become mold since they thrive in dark moist environments.

During our stormy and wet season, SERVPRO of West Sacramento has your back with the remediation of mold or removal of water through our highly trained technicians and our advanced equipment.

If you know someone or are you need our services for restoring damaged buildings, please feel free to contact us at any time. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call SERVPRO of West Sacramento at 916-626-0426.

Are You Prepared for a Thunderstorm?

12/27/2020 (Permalink)

In the past we have experienced large thunder and lightning storms. It is important to be prepared and have a plan in place. Talk with your family and create an emergency plan for thunderstorms, lightning, floods, and heavy winds. Think about an emergency shelter and evacuation plan. Below we have a few suggestions to make sure you and your family are ready for whatever happens. 

Protect your electronics

Your electronics can get fried if they are not properly protected. Plug electronics into a surge protector to avoid damage during a storm. 

Prepare for power outages

Have battery-operated flashlights and lanterns in easy to get to places. Check on these items from time to time to make sure the batteries still work, replace them if necessary. Also, think about keeping the refrigerator and freezer doors shut to keep food from spoiling. Call your local power company to inform them of the outage and to get information regarding when the power should be restored. 

Stay away from power lines

Do not go near power lines should they fall to the ground; they can be very hazardous. Call 911 if you see downed power lines. 

Go inside when you hear thunder

If you hear thunder, it is likely that lightning is also occurring. Lightning can be dangerous, so make sure to go inside when thunder occurs. 

Keep an emergency kit ready

Consider putting together a kit of things you may want to have on hand during a storm. Items you may want to include would be water, non-perishable food, flashlights, blankets, extra batteries, a radio, and a first aid kit. If an emergency does strike your home during a thunderstorm, SERVPRO of West Sacramento is ready to help get your life back to normal. Call us and we’ll be there for you! 916-626-0426.

SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster because we know what an impact quick action has during a property disaster recovery.

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

A quick response and cleanup are key to a successful storm damage restoration.


When rain and wind comes to local communities causing fallen trees, damages to roofs and flooding to basements, our local SERVPRO of West Sacramento is ready to help. We have years of experience handling disaster cleanup and mitigation, we know how important it is to be prepared, our SERVPRO teams are ready and always prepared to handle any size property disaster. Contacting SERVPRO of West Sacramento for immediate service after you experience a flood or water damage can be the difference between a quick cleanup and mitigation or more costly and intrusive restoration, construction, and mold remediation services. Our Emergency Service Team technicians are available 24-7 with to help cleanup and repair your storm and flood property damage. Our priority is providing quick and effective service and solutions to restore your property and belongings, “Like it never even happened.”
It’s critical to take quick action and call our SERVPRO team to begin taking steps to stop the damage from becoming an even bigger disaster. Our professionals first assess the severity of the situation and determine the full extent of the storm, flooding, or additional water damage. Restoring your home or business quickly, takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC professionals. Our team closely inspects the damaged areas; measuring the moisture content, humidity, and temperature to assess the full extent of the damage. They provide a step-by-step solution to restore and repair your property and contents to help minimize additional damages.

Our SERVPRO Team has the experience and resources to handle your storm property damage quickly and professionally. We know what comes next after the storm and we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help when you need us! Call us today at 916-626-0426.

3 Important Flood Safety Tips

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

When considering flood safety, it is a good idea to stay inside, as driving can be dangerous

Flood Safety Tips

When there is severe weather, it is important to stay safe. If you wait until an emergency occurs, it may be too late, so you should make sure that you are prepared beforehand. Here is some flood safety advice that you should keep in mind when it is storming or flooding.

  1. Make an Emergency Kit

If you know that there may be a storm in the area, you should gather a few things in case it becomes an emergency. It is possible that the power may go out, so always keep a flashlight and extra batteries in your kit. A radio can be helpful as well, so you can keep track of the weather. Always include canned foods and bottled water and store these in a safe location.

  1. Avoid Flood Waters

When considering flood safety, it is a good idea to stay inside, as driving can be dangerous. If your home has more than one level, you should stay on the upper floors in case the waters enter the house. These waters are considered Category 3 or black water which means they are highly contaminated. You should avoid coming into contact with them and never consume any food or beverages that have been in the water.

  1. Relocate if Necessary

While one of the most important safety tips is to avoid driving on a flooded road, there are some cases when you may need to evacuate your home. Ideally, this would be done before the streets become unsafe for travel. Keep updated with the news to determine if this is something that you will need to do.

During a storm, flood safety is an important thing to consider. Use these tips to ensure that you and your family are prepared for any emergencies. If your home is damaged during the disaster, contact an emergency restoration service to perform mitigation and repairs.

Prepare for Fall Rain Storms

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

As the West Sacramento area approaches winter weather, it’s important to be aware of the flood and storm risks that could affect your home or business. If you suspect that your home or flood could be exposed to high levels of water due to storms, here are some tips to prepare your property to minimize damage.

First, ensure that crucial utilities are elevated to avoid water damage. This would include furnaces, water heaters, and electric panels.

If necessary, install “check valves” in sewer traps to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home or business.

Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to help avoid seepage. 

If water does flood your home or business during a storm, disconnect electrical appliances if it is safe, and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.

If water enters your home or business, make sure to call SERVPRO of West Sacramento as soon as possible to prevent secondary damage. As experts in water damage, we can assist you in putting your life back together after storm damage.

916-626-0426

Faster Response - Did you know Heavy Rains can cause Sewer Backups in your Home or Business?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Storms bring heavy rains and heavy rains can bring floods.  Floods are known for causing extensive Water Damage to homes and businesses.  Even if the flooding area is away from your property it can possibly cause a sewage backup inside your home or place of business.

When the public drain system becomes overburdened with water and exceeds its boundaries the combined sewer system becomes overwhelmed and starts to stop the flow of water which then causes water and sewage to reverse its flow of direction.  When this happens the sewage and water starts to back up in toilets, sinks, showers, bathtubs and floor drains.  That sewage and water will spread beyond its limits inside homes and businesses.

Storm & Wind Damage

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

There are many areas of the United States that have experienced heavy winds and storms this season and the strong powerful winds can cause significant damage to a home.  Wind damage and water damage are the most common results of a heavy storm and it is important to contact SERVPRO as soon as the storm is over to help limit and repair the damage.  Wind damage can happen to your home directly from the strong wind or indirectly from the wind blowing debris into your house.  These wind damage facts will help you better understand the potential for wind damage and how to prevent it.

Wind Type Varies by Storm and Causes Different Degrees of Wind Damage

Thunderstorms are the most common source of wind and storm damage but winds from hurricanes or tornadoes are stronger and can cause more severe damage.  It is important to know when a storm is approaching your area and what type of storm it is so you know the potential and level of damage to expect.  Thunderstorms are responsible for over half of all wind damage cases in the U.S. but the storm damage repair may be more costly for hurricane or tornado wind damage.

Characteristics of the Wind Affect the Wind Damage

The wind has many characteristics that differ depending on the situation.  Some characteristics to take into account include speed, direction, and duration of the gusts and recognizing them can help you protect your home and property effectively from wind damage.  Recognizing the characteristics of the wind can also help you determine how much potential damage to expect.

Preventing Wind and Storm Damage

Most wind damage is caused by flying debris either from plants or other structures and objects that are not secured.  If a storm is approaching your area, make sure any potential debris around your home such as patio furniture, toys, garbage cans, and other objects are either secured or brought inside.  Your doors and windows should also be secured to help minimize the potential storm damage to the home.

Wind and Storm Damage Repair Costs

Wind damage can cause a range of destruction to your property from broken windows and fallen tree branches to more severe damage to the roof, garage, or car.  Billions of dollars are spent on wind damage repair and storm damage restoration each year and understanding the nature of wind damage can help you limit the amount of damage to your home and save on restoration and repair costs. 

If your home sustains wind damage during a storm, make sure to call SERVPRO of West Sacramento immediately.  Our qualified technicians can provide effective wind damage and storm damage repair. Call us today: (916) 626-0426

3 Circumstances that Require a Flood Cut

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

When flooding affects your home, having a professional cleanup and restoration company come to inspect and repair the damage can be an important step in preventing further problems and beginning the cleanup process. Flood technicians may perform a variety of repairs to restore your home, including a flood cut, which requires cutting out sections of drywall about a foot above the flood line to inspect the wall behind it. While this process is not always necessary, there are a few circumstances that may require it after a flood occurs.

  1. Black Water Floods

When outdoor flooding invades your home from overflowing streams or rivers, it may contain sewage, chemicals or dead animal carcasses. This water can be considerably contaminated and is known as black water. A flood cut is usually necessary when this type of flooding occurs because your home’s drywall and any insulation behind it may be affected by the dirty water and may need replacing.

  1. Wet Insulation

Flood technicians may perform a flood cut and tear out sections of drywall if they believe any insulation behind your home’s walls has water damage. Because insulation cannot be properly dried, a flood cut may be needed to remove any wet material. Once the interior wall is cleaned and dried, new insulation can be installed.

  1. Mold Growth

After flooding, mold can begin to grow behind interior walls and spread quickly if it is not addressed. Flood technicians may perform a flood cut to check for mold and treat the area if any is found. Because mold does not need sunlight to grow, it can spread from interior walls to other areas and cause an unpleasant odor in your home. A flood cut can prevent this and keep mold at bay.

Flooding in your home can cause a variety of problems in your home long after the waters recede. Having flood cuts performed may resolve these issues and prevent costly repairs later on. Give SERVPRO of West Sacramento a call, (916) 626-0426

Signs of Storm Damage

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

  1. Roof:Look for shingles that have discoloration, tearing, or even holes in them. These can all be signs that your roof has been damaged. Another sign is if there are leaks in your roof or your ceiling.
  2. Gutters:After a hail storm, looking for dents or dings can also give you a better picture of what the storm did to the rest of your home. Your gutters can also give you insight to whether you have roof damage. Check to see if there are granules from the asphalt shingles in your gutter.
  3. Windows:Look at each of the windows at your homes and note any signs of shattered or broken windows and frame damage. This is especially important after a hail storm or a strong wind storm.
  4. Exterior:Not only is it important to look at the siding of your home to check for damage, it is also important that you check any appliances. Inspect your AC/HCAC unit as well as items such as a barbeque grill.

After your inspection, if you notice any signs of storm damage follow up by checking the area for signs of mold, mildew, pests or other secondary damage. If damage has occurred have it repaired immediately. Call SERVPRO of West Sacramento at (916) 626-0426 for any restoration or repair needs you may have.

Severe Rainstorms in the Winter and Spring

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Here are some tips and advice of what to do before a severe storm. This is very helpful for the family to be prepared. I know outside it does not seem like much of a winter for our part of the country but we have had instances where we do need the info.

  • Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.
  • Make an emergency kit for at least three days of self-sufficiency.
  • Keep space heater safety in mind: Use electric space heaters with automatic shut-off switches and non-glowing elements. Remember to keep all heat sources at least three feet away from furniture and drapes.
  • Prepare your home:
    • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside.
    • Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.
    • Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety precautions.
    • Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).
    • Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.
  • Hire a contractor to check the structural ability of the roof to sustain unusually heavy weight from the accumulation of water, if drains on flat roofs do not work.
    • If you have a wood burning fireplace, consider storing wood to keep you warm if winter weather knocks out your heat. Also, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected every year.
    • Have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out:
      • Extra blankets, sleeping bags, and warm winter coats
    • Prepare your vehicle:
      • Keep an extra emergency kit specifically created for your car. In addition to the basic essentials, consider adding a portable cell phone charger, extra blanket, and jumper cables.
    • Make sure you have a cell phone with an emergency charging option (car, solar, hand crank, etc.) in case of a power failure.
    • People who depend on electricity to operate medical equipment should have alternate arrangements in place in case power is out for an extended period of time.
    • Plan to check on elderly/disabled relatives and neighbors.
    • Plan to bring pets inside.
    • Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it in case you lose power.
    • Fill a gallon container with water and place them in the freezer to help keep food cold.

Are you ready for Severe Weather?

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Severe weather is unpredictable and SERVPRO of West Sacramento wants you to be safe no matter the season! Below are some severe weather readiness tips to help guide you, no matter what type of disaster you may encounter.

Weather Radios: Weather radios are the most reliable way to receive notifications of severe weather in your area. Although cellular phones, weather apps, social media as well as wireless emergency alerts (WEA’s) are what the majority of us depend on to keep informed, the truth is those devices can have their limitation during severe weather and can be interrupted. Mobile devices rely on towers and those towers can be damaged and cease to function during sever weather. A weather radio, WITH CHARGED BATTERIES is the most reliable way to be informed of severe weather. Be sure to properly program your weather radio so you only receive the alerts you want for the counties you want.

Emergency Supply Kit: Having an emergency kit can be a life saver. Most emergency management agencies recommend supplies for up to three days. The following is a list you can use as a guideline:

  • Water – 1 gallon per person per day
  • Food – non-perishable
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a weather radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries for radio and flashlight
  • First Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal help
  • Clothing, blankets
  • Dust mask or bandannas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags, and duct tape
  • Wrench or other tools to shit off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents. (Copy of insurance policy, bank account info, identification, etc.)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in waterproof case
  • Cash

 Make family plan: Make sure all members in the household are aware where they are to go in the event of severe weather. If for some reason the family is separated in the event of a severe storm, have a meeting place established as to aid in finding each other amidst devastation.

Important things to know about Black Water

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Immediately after experiencing life-altering flooding in West Sacramento, CA the first thing you probably want to do is start dealing with the water damage from the flood. Before diving in to the problem it is important to know about the associated dangers of black water. 

What is this water and why should it be avoided? 

Black water is liquid presumed to have multiple contaminants. It could contain: 

• Fecal matter 
• Urine 
• Used toilet paper 

Sewage systems frequently become compromised and leak after water damage, they can pose health threats to those who encounter the dirty liquid. 

It’s also important to be aware of gray water. This type often comes from washing machines, dishwashers, sinks and showers and is not immediately as dangerous as the black variety, but can become more hazardous after 48 hours of contact with building surfaces. 

How can you stay safe from contaminated water? 

The best way to limit your risk to hazardous water from flooding is to limit your exposure to it. Instead of trying to handle the cleanup process yourself depend on our team of professionals to assess the damage and tackle the steps necessary for a thorough restoration of your home.

Black water is a likely contaminant after a flood, and it’s a primary reason why you should not deal with the water damage on your own. Contacting a professional team to assist with damage from flooding gives you greater protection from possible risks and increases the likelihood of positive outcomes.


Call SERVPRO of West Sacramento at (916) 626-0426 for more information on mitigating storm damage and how you can be prepared.

When Storms or Floods hit West Sacramento/Sac Area SERVPRO is ready!

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Sacramento specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit West Sacramento, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today

(916) 873-8085

West Sacramento Storm Damage Cleanup

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (916) 873-8085

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals

Why Choose Your Local SERVPRO Professional?

 

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

They're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

They specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have extensive water damage restoration training that enables them to get you back to normal.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

They Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team strategically located throughout the country.

Regardless of the Storm Damage, They Can Help

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can handle any size disaster. 

DAMAGE TIPS UNTIL HELP ARRIVES.

Your primary focus should be safety, be especially careful of electrical and "slip and fall" hazards.

West Sac/Land Park, Storm Water Damage

7/12/2018 (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

Sacramento Storms

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storms can be very serious. In the Greater Sacramento area we don’t always see a lot of major storms come through; but when we do SERVPRO West Sacramento is available to address all of your clean-up needs. When dealing with storm damage immediate action is very critical for your home or building. SERVPRO of West Sacramento is part of a national network of Franchises with a special Disaster Recovery team in place throughout the country to better handle these large scale events. Here are some suggestions on what you can do in the event a storm:

Pre-storm:

  • Look for potential hazards on your property
  • Trees
  • Branches leaning over 45 degrees over your roof
  • Anything close to utility lines
  • Check your gutters, remove debris to prevent water damage

During the storm:

  • Follow all guidelines for evacuations
  • Don’t hesitate to get help
  • Stock up on non-perishable foods, drinks (water and drinks with electrolytes), gas, batteries, etc.
  • Prepare in advance

After the storm:

  • Stay clear from all utility lines, trees, hanging branches, unsecure areas
  • Evaluate what you can and can’t handle for cleanup
  • Call the professionals at SERVPRO West Sacramento for cleanup and emergency services

Prepare Your Sac/West Sac Business For 2018 Storms!

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

West Sacramento Residential and Commercial Storm Damage

7/11/2018 (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:

Summer Storm Damage Prevention For "City of Trees" Residents

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Some say it feels like we live in a park. With just under 3 million trees across Sacramento, there's a reason it has been called the 'City of Trees

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.....

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

Busy Business

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

Chris Amaral, Owner SERVPRO West Sacramento.

Chris, owner of the new SERVPRO West Sacramento franchise has been busier than expected. "We've received many more calls than I anticipated due to the recent storms. The one thing I wasn't tracking to in becomeing the owner of a SERVPRO franchise is how good it feels to help homeowners in a time of need. We have been blessed with not only business but amazing and kind customers. It feels great to love what you do." Our testimonials are a direct reflection of the quality of SERVPRO West Sacramento technicians and staff. We take great pride in our work and deliver a high level of service to our customers.

We are local, professional, and a business you can trust in a time of emergency. Check out our wonderful reviews from customers and if you have a water/fire/mold issue in your home give us a call!  916-873-8085