Detwiler Fire Explodes in Size and Evacuations
Detwiler Fire Map
On July 16th, around 4 PM, the Detwiler fire broke out in Mariposa County, near Yosemite. The fire threatens much damage.
So far, over 70,000 acres have already gone up in flames and only 10% of it has been contained. 45 buildings have been destroyed and 6 have been damaged. Thankfully, there have been no casualties reported, but the fire seems to be rapidly spreading due to the extreme hot and dry weather.
CAL FIRE rescued a yellow lab while fighting the fires today, and through the power of social media, they were able to locate it's owners. The owners were very relieved to find out that their furry family member was alive and well.
If you occur fire damage (aside from being completely burned down), SERVPRO can restore your home or building in no time! We have trained experts ready 24/7 to help.
Corporate number for SERVPRO: 1-800-SERVPRO
SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova: 916-638-1720
SERVPRO of E. El Dorado County/W. Lake Tahoe: 530-494-9194
For more information on the Detwiler fire, click on the links below.
Legalized Marijuana in CA Calls for Commercial Opportunity
Marijuana in California
It is well known that California voted to legalize recreational marijuana in November of 2016. With these huge changes setting in, new opportunities for commercialized marijuana growth are emerging and many look to seize the opening.
Making it happen
On January 1st, 2018 recreational marijuana becomes legal to California for those 21 years and older. This poses great opportunity for massive production of marijuana growth and sales. Over 100 businesses have already applied for indoor grow permits with the City of Sacramento. The regulated areas for permitted marijuana growth are restricted to industrial, commercial and agricultural zones. Under the city legal code, these much greater grow operations would permit commercial growth of up to 22,000 square feet of marijuana. It is very apparent that many are trying to jump on this new business juncture.
With any size marijuana grow operation, there comes major lighting, irrigation and ventilation equipment needed for efficient production. All of that heavy production equipment can come with electrical and water issues. Marijuana plants require intense lighting for growth, thus have need for numerous, heavy duty, agricultural lamps. These lamps run off of high amounts of electricity which can bring about electrical problems. Whether it be from the heat from the lamps or a short circuit from the electrical lines, a fire could break out and cause serious damage. SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova can restore your building or office after a fire, quickly and professionally so you can get back to work per usual.
With irrigation systems set up all around the growth operation, water lines could break, spilling water everywhere. This kind of matter may produce water damage to the walls, floors, and (if above a story level) the ceiling for the below floors. SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova does extensive work on flooding and water damaged houses and commercial buildings.
SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova has highly trained technicians to come out and handle any water or fire damage created by commercial marijuana grow operations.
Give us a call at 916-638-1720 in any case of water, fire, mold or restoration problems.
Washer and Dryer Fire - Don't Let It Happen to You
An electric or gas clothes dryer is an essential part of life in most homes. In families with children, the laundry can seem a daunting task, going on forever with washing machines and dryers churning and turning away slowly at a never-ending mountain of laundry.
But, all that convenience carries with it the possibility of a deadly hazard -- a dryer fire -- the leading cause of home fires in this country at the rate of about 15,000 every year.
Don't dry dangerously. While today's clothes dryer is in itself a safe piece of machinery and a feature of modern technology, it isn't fail-safe and requires regular preventive maintenance to prevent fires that could start in your lint trap or anywhere within your dryer's venting.
When lint traps aren't cleaned as often as they should be, the resulting build-up in the screen or other areas can cause the dryer to perform poorly, operate at elevated temperatures and possibly overheat -- with dangerous consequences. Vent systems must also be checked and cleaned to maintain proper air flow for the same reasons.
Problems may also occur if consumers place improper items in their dryers, such as foam backed rugs or athletic shoes, or vent their appliances with plastic or vinyl exhaust materials. Make sure that whatever you put in your dryer is approved and safe to place in a dryer. When in doubt, check the washing instructions on the tag of the clothing or consult the manufacturers website for more information.
Please follow these useful tips to avoid a dryer fire. In the unfortunate event that you encounter a dryer fire and the damage left in its wake, please call us at SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova and we can make it "Like it never even happened."
Wall Fire in Butte County being Contained
Wall Fire of Butte County
Thanks to the amazing men and women with CAL FIRE, the massive 'Wall Fire' in Butte County is 75% contained. The fire started on the 7th of July at Chinese Wall Road. The fire has already burned up 6,033 acres and the cause is still under investigation. 41 residences have been destroyed and 3 damaged. Luckily, due to the perseverance of the volunteers and emergency responders, all evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Hopefully they can continue to put out the rest of the fires.
With this dry heat here in the greater Sacramento area, these fires can start and grow immensely. In the case of a house or building fire, call 911 immediately. For fire restoration services, call SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova!! We will come out and do our best to restore your building or home back to normal.
Give us a call, 24/7 at 916-638-1720
For more info on the 'Wall Fire', call (530) 538-7826.
Fire Damage and Effects
Because of the convection pattern that flames typically form during ignition, smoky residue saturates every opening. The soot constructs up in layers that may end up being solidified and tough to eliminate which is another reason to leave the cleaning to a specialist. When the cleaning teams do arrive, they promptly different salvageable items from charred debris, taking the things creating the strongest odors out for cleaning.
Following a fire, wall surface areas can be harmed by soot. Non-water based cleaners need to be used to remove soot from walls. These kinds of chemicals should be handled by a specialist due to the fumes and toxicity. Water-based cleaning items can cause spots to bleed into plaster walls which is why a trained specialist should be left to deal with these chemicals. Most importantly, a restoration effort reduces the after-effects a blaze can have on the health of those who return in.
If a homeowner does not have the property restored by a professional, the results can be found later on down the line. To an untrained eye they might believe the issue has been fixed, they experience the remaining impacts of indoor air pollution for numerous months later on in the form of increased respiratory discomfort.
Companies such as SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova are leading experts in fire restoration. They are trained to help remove your belongings as well as cleaning and storing them until your property has been restored to its original condition.
Call SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova at (916) 638-1720 and we'll make it look "Like it never even happened."
Biohazard - Call on the Experts at SERVPRO
Biohazard situations happen. Our biohazard cleanup and restoration company has provided many customers throughout the area with top-to-bottom cleanups to ensure their safety and protection, and we’re always ready with a 24 hour emergency crew. Be sure to find out the facts about bio-hazards before attempting to clean it up yourself. Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova Professionals are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova is here to help transform any unsafe environments back into clean, whether it's residential, commercial, industrial, or institutional.
Protecting Your Home
Whether you are purchasing a home or renting it, there are numerous things that people should pay close attention to, especially if they want to protect its value. Though there are many different types of problems that can compromise its overall structure, one of the most expensive and horrific is water damage. Because water damage can occur in a wide variety of ways, it is essential for everyone to be familiar with what the symptoms are as early as possible, to minimize all of the damages. To that end, here are a few common symptoms that the owners and those that rent should recognize as early as possible.
Leaks in the Roof
As mentioned, there are many different signs of water damage in and surrounding a home. One of the most notable involves leaks in the roof. Initially, these leaks may start off small but can also become vast as time passes. These water leaks can also lead to brown spotted discoloring on the roof as well as holes that people can see through. Therefore, it is essential for the individual to review the roofing as soon as possible for a professional to examine and repair before further damage occurs. In some cases, the water damage can be so severe that it can impact the structure of the home.
Bubbles in the Walls
Other signs of water damage are also visible to the naked eye. Because water damage can be found in the walls of a home and in the floor boards, it is not uncommon for the walls to reflect a certain amount of damage too. For those who have an opportunity to see water damage spread, they should be able to recall seeing the walls of the home puckering up with defects like bubbles that can be seen on top of its surface.
Leaks in the roof and bubbles in the wall may appear because of storm damage. However, water damage in a home is not limited to thunderstorms and rain but may also include flooding on the property too. So when the water rises too high, people may see wet carpeting that can eventually lead to mold damage if the water is not quickly extracted.
SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova is a leader in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water damage condition. Call us at (916) 638-1720.
Fire Extinguisher Tips
Here's a tip... Choosing the appropriate Fire Extinguisher
This is the most common extinguisher and can be used to put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper and many plastics.
Used on fires involving flammable liquids such as grease, gasoline and oil.
Designed for fires involving appliances, tools or other equipment electrically energized or plugged in.
For use on flammable metals; often specific for the type of metal in question. These are typically found only in factories working with these metals.
Intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils or fats in cooking appliances. These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, but are becoming more popular in the residential market for use in kitchens.
SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova is here to help! Call us at (916) 638-1720.
Organic Growth Exposure
According to the CDC mold exposure does not always present a health problem indoors. However some people are sensitive to molds. These people may experience symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation when exposed to molds. Some people may have more severe reactions to molds. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Immuno compromised persons and persons with chronic lung diseases like COPD are at increased risk for opportunistic infections and may develop fungal infections in their lungs.
If you find yourself in a situation that needs mold clean up, make sure to call on the experts at SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova at (916) 638-1720.
Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism Cleanup
Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova also offer fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners. Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.
SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova can help with the following issues:
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Methamphetamine Labs
- Crime Scene Residues
- Sewage Backups
- Black Water Intrusions
Mold Mitigation and Remediation State and local regulations vary. Contact SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova today for 24-hour Emergency Service at (916) 638-1720.