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Staying Prepared for the Possibility of Mold Growth in Your Gold River Home

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Staying Prepared for the Possibility of Mold Growth in Your Gold River Home Mold appears in many colors and spreads quickly. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage and to offer you tips to stop a recurrence.

Team SERVPRO Offers Effective Mold Remediation Services to Homeowners in the Area

Many homeowners do not ever become fully aware of the threats that face their Gold River home. From structural concerns to safety issues, disasters and their damaging effects are never far away. Staying prepared to face these situations as they happen might often be easier said than done, but preparedness to combat instances like mold damage and mold growth can happen in just a few steps that require limited effort on your part.

While no homeowner wants to consider the possibility of mold damages in their Gold River residence, it happens more often than many would care to believe. It is one of the reasons why a select grouping of our technicians at SERVPRO gets held to the high remediation certification standards set in place by the IICRC. This certification gives them the ability to diagnose situations and present the best approach to removing mold located in your home while minimizing our impact on your daily life.

You can help in these efforts by working to prevent this occurrence in the first place, long before remediation technicians get dispatched to your residence. Mold requires moisture and dampness to grow and thrive. Identifying areas that might persistently hold moisture can help you to isolate these areas and work to correct this condition before mold spores have the opportunity to seat and colonize.

Another way that you can stay ahead of the curve regarding removing this damaging presence from your home is knowing how to spot a colony before it gets out of control. Spotting on drywall and other organic surfaces is often the earliest stages of mold growth, and this is typically early enough for our SERVPRO technicians to be able to preserve and restore the affected surface or material.

Finally, one of the best ways that a homeowner can stay prepared for removing mold growth as it happens in their home is to trust in the experienced certified professionals that we employ at SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova. Our applied microbial remediation technicians can arrive quickly and help you to overcome this damaging presence throughout your house. We are available 24/7 at  (916) 638-1720.

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Immediate Action Can Mitigate Fire Loss To Your Rancho Cordova Warehouse

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Immediate Action Can Mitigate Fire Loss To Your Rancho Cordova Warehouse Our professionals have unique training and industry-leading equipment to help restore every part of your facility “Like it never even happened.”

Immediate Action Can Mitigate Fire Loss

While there are many different scenarios that could affect your Rancho Cordova warehouse, unexpected disasters threaten not only the buildings that you use but also the work that you do in them. While you work hard to maintain the building and the equipment that helps to move stock and materials from place to place, an event like a fire could threaten all of these elements simultaneously. Recovering from a widespread incident like this takes time, but it takes significantly less of that time when you choose professional restoration services.

Part of the role of the overseer of a Rancho Cordova warehouse is to have a plan in place to contend with significant issues like fire damages. While this incident could have left various types of effects to the facility, overcoming them doesn't have to be overwhelming. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique training and industry-leading equipment to help restore every part of your facility “Like it never even happened.”

One of the important things that you should keep in mind as the owner of the warehouse is the valuable equipment and merchandise that you keep inside of the facility. Even if this was not directly affected by the fire, lingering effects could adversely impact these items. This circumstance could ruin this equipment or the stock, but it might also just cost more overall by requiring further restoration measures.

When you are battling the effects of a fire in your facility, it is critical to respond to the problem as quickly. This fact is why our franchise is available to our clients 24/7. We provide you with the right personnel and respond promptly to work to mitigate losses to your facility, and ultimately, your profit margin.

It might be overwhelming at first to see the destruction that fires can do to your facility. If you can respond to the situation quickly by reaching out to our SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova fire restoration specialists, we can get to work swiftly to set things right. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (916) 638-1720.

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Smoke and Soot Damages Following a Fire in Your Rancho Cordova Home

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot Damages Following a Fire in Your Rancho Cordova Home When a Rancho Cordova Homeowner Can't Bear to Cleanup after a House Fire, He Calls SERVPRO

Professional Elimination of Fire Damage and Smoke Odors Needed? Contact SERVPROP for the Solution

While there are many things that Rancho Cordova homeowners feel that they can do to preserve and restore on their own for their properties, some disasters require professional assistance. For many of these widespread concerns, your insurance company requires professional restoration teams to do the work to ensure that the entire process adheres to building codes and that the appropriate measures get taken to restore the home entirely.

Fire damages are an excellent example of where Rancho Cordova homeowners often have to step aside from trying to do the work on their own and leave it to experienced and certified technicians like our SERVPRO team. While there are multiple effects that you have to contend with when you are dealing with the aftermath of a fire, smoke and soot damages are often among the most widespread and challenging to entirely remove.

There are specific approaches and equipment that get used in taking care of these issues following a fire. For soot damages, our technicians work to remove what we can with the use of dry and wet sponges. Some surfaces only require some focused cleaning efforts to eliminate the film of carbon matted to it. In other areas, high powered vacuums pull this debris from the walls and ceilings, even from the air circulation system of your home. HVAC systems often harbor foul odors and residues that our skilled technicians can extract using industry-leading equipment.

When it comes to contending with smoke damages, our SERVPRO technicians often have the challenge of restoring the environment in all of the affected areas of your home. This process requires multiple pieces of equipment working together from hydroxyl generators and HEPA and Carbon filtered air scrubbers to deodorizing equipment to pull the noxious odors from the atmosphere. Improving your IAQ indoor air quality is of paramount concern for your family's health and safety.

While you might get overwhelmed at the sight of your home following a fire, our SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova team of IICRC certified restoration technicians can help you overcome every impact to restore your home to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened." Our emergency response team is ready 24/7 by calling (916) 638-1720.

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The Inadequacies of DIY Fire Damage Restoration at Your Rancho Murieta Home

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Inadequacies of DIY Fire Damage Restoration at Your Rancho Murieta Home Fire & Soot Mess in Your Rancho Murieta Home? Call SERVPRO for a Stress-Free Cleanup and Restoration

Rely on SERVPRO to Provide Fire & Smoke Cleanup in Your Residence

There are much confusion and misinformation about professional restoration services for your Rancho Murieta home. Overcoming disasters and emergency situations promptly continue to be the most pressing of concerns, but many homeowners struggle to see how their efforts differ from the experience and equipment available to professional technicians.

This question is especially the case when it comes to overcoming lower scale fire damages in your Rancho Murieta residence. Without the looming structural concerns and blatant destruction common to widespread disasters of this nature, many homeowners believe that restoring the effects from the fire is something they can handle on their own. While this might initially seem like it could save you money, there are a few things that you should consider.

The first of these considerations is the damage that you cannot see. While there are clear effects that anyone can identify following a fire in a home, there are usually as many that are challenging to find. These all pose the same threats and problems for your house moving on from the incident and require correction and restoration the same as the highly visible adverse effects. Our SERVPRO technicians have a wide range of equipment that helps us to identify problem areas without the need for senseless demolition.

Another consideration that a homeowner should have is their lack of experience in assessing risks and the adequate restoration of materials and areas within the home. A great example of this would be soot removal. While you might be able to remove some of the stainings from this effect with elbow grease, the widespread nature of this symptom can spread throughout air ducts and ventilation systems to impact multiple locations within your house. Our SERVPRO technicians can inspect and clean ventilation systems with specific specialized equipment, limiting its continual spread throughout your house.

Fire damages can appear in your home in various ways. Most of these effects can be challenging to overcome without the right training and experience. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova restoration technicians to show you the difference between high-quality restoration work in your home following a fire and a DIY effort. Give us a call anytime at (916) 638-1720.

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Proper Procedures Guarantee Cleanliness During Water Cleanup in Rancho Cordova

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Proper Procedures Guarantee Cleanliness During Water Cleanup in Rancho Cordova SERVPRO Provides the Red Carpet Treatment for Water Removal and Restoration in Rancho Cordova

SERVPRO Dries and Restores Carpeting in Rancho Cordova After a Water Damaging Event

Water damage restoration might involve more than just drying the excessive moisture from your Rancho Cordova property. The exact steps involved depend on the kind of water flooding the property. In the restoration world, water types fall into different categories depending on the source or more precisely, the level of contaminants present. For example, clean water from the tap falls into a different category compared to sewage water. Involving a professional during cleanup guarantees the use of correct procedures.

During water cleanup in Rancho Cordova, the technicians need to establish the kind of contaminants present in the water. By following established industry standards, our SERVPRO team checks whether black, grey or clean water is involved. These are the three levels of categorization and black is the most contaminated. In cases of grey water, use of disinfectants is necessary in addition to the typical water extraction methods. Our preferred mode of delivery is to spray the EPA-registered disinfectants all over the affected areas to reach every corner. If it is a case of black water, the only way to ensure proper cleanliness is to dispose of the carpet. Tiled floors can be sanitized and disinfected.

Even when the water flooding a property is clean water, materials in the affected area might transfer stains to carpets or upholstery. Simple, yet easy to miss items such as books, area rugs, and curtains are the worst culprits. Immediately our SERVPRO team arrives at your property; they remove all these items reducing the effort and time needed for cleaning. If the carpet has any furniture stains, we remove them before extracting the water. Doing this saves more time because stains dissipate quickly when the carpet is still wet than when it is dry.

Part of the cleaning by our SERVPRO team involves prevention of bad odors. After all, the awful smell would ruin the experience no matter how clean the place looks. Our best weapon against undesirable odor is a quick reaction. We can use truck-mounted extractors to suck water quickly from carpets and other materials in the affected areas. We also have portable water extractors for hard to reach areas. For hard surfaces, a squeegee attachment does a splendid job. Of course, we have many products like deodorizers and cleansers and use them accordingly to reach our drying and ambiance goals.

Calling a professional cleanup crew when your property is flooded helps ease the process of returning it to its preloss state. You should contact SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova at (916) 638-1720. We are available twenty-four hours a day, every day of the week.

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Why Water Damaging Incidents In Your Rancho Cordova Home Might Need Professional Restoration

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Water Damaging Incidents In Your Rancho Cordova Home Might Need Professional Restoration SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Cleanup and Build-Backs for Rancho Cordova Properties

SERVPRO Provides Full Service Water Damage Cleanup, Restoration, and Rebuilding for Your Property

Understanding the risks of water incidents in your Rancho Cordova home is nearly as essential as having an action plan in place to restore the damages to preloss condition. It is a common belief among homeowners to take care of episodes on their own, but many lack the expertise or equipment necessary to entirely recover from a water-damaging event, even one on a smaller scale.

As much as you might like to think of incidents like these as being simple mop and dry events, water damages in your Rancho Cordova require skilled expertise to overcome in many situations. Something as seemingly straightforward as a leaking pipe underneath the sink can enable water access through the cabinetry, wall cavity, and into the flooring, requiring specialized equipment to extract and dry the area sufficiently.

Our SERVPRO professionals have handled all manner of water damage events, from the small-scale situations into substantial water loss disturbances. An assessment can tell us quickly the equipment and approach that are necessary to restore the home and ensure that the source of the water damage has gotten repaired. Often drying efforts with air movers and our high powered dehumidifiers can help to dry out the area after our extraction equipment has done its job. Our professionals carry many other specialized pieces of equipment in our Green Fleet like the injectidry system and drying mats.

Once the area is sufficiently dried to our high standards using moisture content baselines, we can catalog the materials that had to get removed or torn out during the drying and clean up. We strive to restore and not replace, but our full-service company always works in the best interests of our customers. A unique advantage to choosing our water damage cleanup and restoration franchise is the inclusion of licensed contractors. We can provide a "one-stop" shopping experience to reduce costs and completion times. Why stress out and deal with multiple contractors?

Persistent damage and moisture might have allowed mold or microbial growth, which either requires remediation by our SERVPRO technicians or even controlled demolition and rebuilding. Removing possible mold and rebuilding areas of your damaged home with new materials are all services that our experienced professionals can offer the homeowner should the problem require it.

Trust our experienced and professional SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova water damage technicians. We can make you feel "Like it never even happened." You can reach our rapid response team anytime by calling (916) 638-1720.

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City of Folsom Rotary Club House Fire Clean

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage City of Folsom Rotary Club House Fire Clean Technician cleaning the thick soot.

A small local park in Folsom has a rotary club house that hosts classes, lunches, parties and more. A few months back, the kitchen in the club house had a fire and it left soot all over the walls and ceilings. One of our competitors was called out to clean and restore the damages but was quite unsuccessful.

 A few months after, we reached out, offering to fix and restore the fire damages that another restoration company couldn't. 

Using our top of the line SERVPRO chemicals and restoration products, we were able to tackle the caked-on soot stains that were left there for an inessential amount of time. The soot stains grew stronger when coated with other cleaning chemicals that did not remove it and were left there; but when using the correct tools and products, the job can be done. 

American Red Cross Support Project for Armed Forces

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation American Red Cross Support Project for Armed Forces Andrew and Ariel being interviewed for the local news.

Heroes Coming Home

Roughly 2 years ago, active duty Coast Guard Andrew Trevino got very sick, just before his first-born child was birthed by his wife and 6th grade teacher Ariel Smith. After a long and grueling 2 years of unanswered health problems for Andrew, come to find out, he was being exposed to heavy amounts of organic growth not only at home, but at his desk at work. Andrew fell very weak and sick, even hospitalized. It wasn't until a few months back that he discovered the organic growth to be in his home as well. He and some friends tried to remediate themselves, but like we would always suggest... leave it to the professionals. When Andrew and friends opened the walls in his home, it allowed even greater exposure from the organic growth spores, rendering him even weaker. At this point, Andrew, Ariel are pregnant with another child and are living in hotels and friends/family's houses while Andrew tried to fix the home himself.

It wasn't until a family member reached out to The American Red Cross for help, that a selfless miracle happened. DH Construction, The Home Depot, D&G Cabinets and SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova teamed up to remediate, restore, and even remodel Traveno's home. The goal in mind had us on a ticking clock due to Ariel's due date. We came in and remediated all affected parts of the house structure and cleaned the contaminated contents. DH Construction and The Home Depot restored and remodeled the home, from the inside to the outside. Even new furniture, appliances, and paint. The house is like new... and more importantly, safe.

We all came together to provide these services out of the kindness of our hearts with no payment at all. The home was revealed to Ariel (Andrew had already saw it a week prior) on Thursday, June 21st, where KCRA3, Fox40, and ourselves were there to capture the beautiful reveal. Wife Ariel was speechless and in tears as crews from The American Red Cross, DH Construction, Fox40, KCRA 3 and ourselves welcomed her into her new and improved home.

Being less than a week from the due date of baby #2 being born, the family are in the house, ready to move forward with their lives. We knew we had to get them in there before the baby came, and we succeeded. Grateful as can be, Andrew and Ariel thanked us endlessly; but the true gratitude is from us, for their services.

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House Fire Turns to Abatement Services

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

A local home had a devastating fire that seared the inside and some of the structure, rendering almost every surface in the home black with soot. Upon removal of all contents of the home, we also boarded up the house, including the burned down structural portions which left the house exposed. Boarding up a home or building after a fire is essential to keep thieves out, knowing their possessions are still in the home. 

Because the homeowner wants her belongings (contents) salvaged, we proceed to document and clean every item. 

Once we got to the remediation portion, after tearing out all appliances, furniture and personal contents, we tested the structure for asbestos because of the old age of the home. Testing revealed the home to be positive for asbestos and we had to begin abatement. 

Instead of us just demolishing the affected drywall, ceilings, and flooring, we did abatement to all walls down to the studs. All flooring was removed as well, leaving the home barren to the basic structure.

Thankfully, because we were able to find the asbestos before disturbing the walls, we were able to prevent exposure to the hazardous asbestos mineral. This way, when the home is rebuilt, it will be structurally healthier for living.

From a basic fire restoration call, we were able to find an additional harmful source that could've affected long term health.

Here at SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova, we perform services from the remediation to the reconstruction, in addition to lead or asbestos abatement. 

Fire Sprinkler Gone Wrong

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fire Sprinkler Gone Wrong In this picture you can see the damage the water pressure did to the ceiling and insulation.

In this particular project, we performed emergency water mitigation services for a commercial tenant who had a big, wet problem.

One morning an unsuspecting employee of a glass store was opening up the shop, where a large commercial roll up door was being opened to the building suite. Upon rolling open the door, one of the track wheels for the door broke off and the door came off of its track. The door knocked into a fire sprinkler and knocked the head right off which created a direct and powerful spout spray. The force of the water pressure was great and caused a lot of water damage to both that tenant's suite, and the neighboring tenant's suite. 

As soon as we received the call for the water loss, our owner Rose headed out to the scene. She assured the client our process and readiness and got the okay to begin the emergency water mitigation. 

We were able to quickly manipulate the contents in order to remove the affected insulation from the ceiling and walls as well as the water from concrete and carpet flooring. After drying the area and cleaning all contents that were salvageable, the client was pleasantly surprised to have her commercial suite back to a functioning state.