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From Carpet Cleaning to Catastrophes SERVPRO can Help

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO of North Sacramento Franchise Professional for all your commercial and residential cleaning needs.

Can't figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento for all your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your property, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Though it all, you expect the most reliable information and very best service at a fair price.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento Professionals are committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery cost.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento can provide:

Restoration:

  Fire, Smoke and Soot

  Water Removal and Dehumidification

  Mold Mitigation and Remediation

  Catastrophic Storm Response

  Move Outs and Contents Restoration

  Electronics and Equipment

  Document Drying

  Contents Claim Inventory Service

Cleaning:

  Air Ducts and HVAC

  Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism

  Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds

  Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors

  Deodorization

  We are always available for your emergency home restoration needs. Our SERVPRO of North Sacramento team is local and ready to respond 24/7. Contact us anytime at (916) 587-3438.

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Sacramento Flooded Homes Need the TLC of SERVPRO to Mitigate the Damages

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Technician measuring the moisture content of the framing and beams with a meter SERVPRO Takes the Guesswork Out of Flood Cleanup and Drying in Sacramento Properties with Advanced Equipment and Measuring Devices

Issues You May Deal With after Flood Damage in Your Sacramento Home

Flooding can happen following a hurricane, a tornado, or a flash flood, and even a well-prepared Sacramento homeowner can be caught up in flood damage. Having floodwater in your home can be dangerous and inconvenient.

In the aftermath of flooding in your Sacramento residence, you need to handle several issues. It is beneficial to hire a certified company to help you manage the destruction. SERVPRO can help you deal with issues such as:

Damaged floors

During groundwater intrusion, mud and debris can cover wood flooring. Our staff can dry your floors by using pumps or wet/dry vacuums to remove the water and using air movers and dehumidifiers to dry them. Shovels and squeegees may be the first tools used to clear away the murky deposits. If the flood damage is severe, we can tear out the non-salvageable boards and dry the underpinnings or concrete pad.

Ruined appliances

Electric appliances that get submerged in water can stop functioning. We can assess your electronic equipment to determine the severity of the damage. If they can be salvaged, we can wipe water and debris from their surfaces and contact an electronics restorer to repair them.

Health risks

Regrettably, flood damage can impact your health and that of your family members negatively. Floodwater carries debris and silt of every kind. It can contain chemical contaminants, disease-causing organisms, and possible fecal matter. If your carpeting and other porous material are contaminated, we recommend replacing them. Restoring porous materials like drywall and soft materials like carpets after Black Water absorption is not a wise decision. Though we strive to restore, and not replace, flood-damaged materials, safety comes first.

Mold

Mold grows in moist areas, and a flooded house is perfect for mold to breed. Mold can lurk under wooden floors, on the ceilings, or walls. Mold spreads fast, and it needs a trained eye and advanced tools to locate hidden mold in your home. Our team can identify the areas where mold is present and physically remove contaminated porous materials. We can also dry the affected surfaces thoroughly. Our team can also use quaternary compounds and chlorine bleach solutions to inhibit mold.

Bad odors

Bad odors are linked with flood damage because of the dirty water and possible mold infestation, which leaves a stench. Your upholstered furniture and draperies can have unpleasant smells. Our SERVPRO team can remove the bad odors using thermal fogging equipment and air scrubbers to leave your indoor air fresher and healthier.

After experiencing flood damage in North Natomas, South Natomas, and Sacramento Airport, you need fast, professional help. SERVPRO of North Sacramento can help you remove the water and clean up your home. Call us at (916) 587-3438 for efficient restoration.

How to Restore Water Damage From Lead and Copper Pipe Leaks in Sacramento

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from copper pipe Inspect your plumbing often for sign of water damage. And should you find a leak, call SERVPRO!

Should You Convert Plumbing in Your Sacramento Home to PVC?

After a water loss incident occurs, many homeowners begin to question the composition of some aspects in their Sacramento home. If you have experienced even one substantial breakdown of your plumbing network, for example, you might begin to wonder whether replacing the entire system is a worthwhile investment. There are many points to consider in determining the best possible time to make this investment and how to go about it.

Up until around 1980, many homes throughout the area used mainly copper or lead plumbing. This construction has led to water damage now in Sacramento properties, as these older materials weaken or degrade as. As there are many homes in our service area that even date back to the turn of the 20th century, we stay ready and prepared as a premier restoration company to address water loss incidents expected to occur.

After loss incidents get cleaned, dried, and restored for your home, you get to face the reality of the fragility of the plumbing installed in your house. As much as contractors like the plumbing team that you hire to repair this damage to the system might want to upsell you on a full replacement, you need to know that this decision is in your best interest. Here are some tips to help you decide.

  • Inspect your plumbing on your own when portions of the drywall get removed for the repair to occur.
  • Do your research about what you get told by the professionals to ensure that you are getting truthful information.
  • Check to see if your insurance offers a reduction in premiums for upgrading your old lines to PVC or PEX.

Even upgrading your plumbing does not guarantee further breaks and leaks are not going to occur. Our SERVPRO team has a rapid response to these emergencies with advanced tools to address most obstacles we encounter in a water-damaged home. Between our air movers, positive pressure systems, and desiccant dehumidifiers, we can make moisture damages, “Like it never even happened.”

 We are always available for your emergency home restoration needs. Our SERVPRO of North Sacramento team is local and ready to respond 24/7. Contact us anytime at (916) 587-3438.

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Use Our Certified Technicians to Successfully Mitigate a Water Damage Scenario in Sacramento

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

bathtub floating in a bathroom Don't let water damage overwhelm your bathroom. Contact SERVPRO to assess, remove excess water and remediate any damage.

Why SERVPRO Uses High-Tech Devices to Locate Water Damaged Areas in Sacramento Residential Properties

Leaks around a drain from the tub, a sink, or a toilet can release water into enclosed spaces within your Sacramento residence every time water passes through it. If the water never accumulates and steadily spreads out, it can weaken the ceiling downstairs or cause the framework below to rot and increasingly lose strength. Finding where water migrated after leaking out through a crack in a drain pipe also prevents unexpected situations in the future.

Saving our customers time and money with fast and accurate detection in Sacramento when water damage exists is why SERVPRO technicians use specialized equipment. Such devices help us quickly find hidden water before it can damage your home’s interior without the need to dismantle any structures. Eliminating any unnecessary work keeps costs where they should be and also shaves considerable time off the length of time we need to work inside your home.

Having a leaky drain in one location does not rule out the possibility of additional problems with plumbing or other sources of water. Some water that might cause deterioration of your home could come from the outside. Windows with air conditioners installed in them often age faster because of the additional weight, as well as any dampness that accumulates within them.

Because we want to provide all of our customers with mitigation and restoration work that adequately addresses their property, we inspect the house for other locations. Infrared imaging is a non-destructive, highly accurate, and rapid means to find damp areas within a home. Because of variations in temperature, more than one reading might need to take place after we have adjusted the indoor temperature.

These readings from our infrared equipment can rule out areas that are not damp at the moment. When water damage already exists, we need to restore that area to prevent continued deterioration. We do this so that the job at hand requires as little replacement materials as possible. When your belongings sustain water damage, we can provide you with an inventory sheet of those items that need replacements purchased. Cleaning and restoring costs less than the expense involved with replacing those same things, and often takes less time, as well.

When water damage is a problem in your North Natomas, Gardenland, or South Natomas residence, call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438. We also serve the neighborhoods around Sacramento Airport.

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Winning Tactics for Sacramento Water Damage Remediation

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

leaking water heater Water heaters and other appliances can dump a large amount of water when they fail. Contact SERVPRO for efficient water removal services.

A Robust Range of Water Removal Strategies: Why SERVPRO Rises to the Top of Restoration Options in Sacramento

The quantity of water a broken water heater or washing machine sends into your Sacramento home can be substantial. Household appliances continue to obtain water from the supply lines if a pump or hose breaks or the tank or drum leaks. If the malfunction happens overnight or while you and your family are away at work or school, hundreds of gallons can infiltrate your home. We have experience ridding residences of significant amounts of water, why our team is a preferred community resource.

Risks of Hidden Water

One of the issues faced by professional Sacramento water removal specialists is how to access fluids from a water loss that migrated into building cavities. Leaving the water to drain slowly or eventually evaporate is not an option. Lingering moisture progressively deteriorates building structures and can result in vigorous microbial growth and damage. We are familiar with these threats to your home’s integrity and safety, and this knowledge is why we explore every option to get the water out of every affected space in your home.

Dual Purpose of Controlled Demolition

As water moves from the laundry or utility room into spaces behind walls and above ceilings, building materials wick up moisture. Wet, porous materials quickly become unsalvageable, swelling, and warping. Using careful demolition techniques permit two desired outcomes:

  • Ruined building materials are excised, reducing odors, microbial growth, and the tell-tale distortion of water damage.
  • Removing sections of drywall allows access to the pooled up water and improves airflow and ventilation for more efficient drying.

Methods and Tools Used

Although demolition might appear to be a radical move, it is considered a best practice, why SERVPRO employees learn how to complete it appropriately during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. Our technicians mark the wall 24½ or 48½ inches up, ensuring we make flood cuts above the waterline. Stud finders assist us as we plan the cuts. We choose from among our inventory of tools, relying on our training and experience to select the proper option: 

  • Razor knife
  • Drywall saw, or keyhole saw
  • Rotary saw
  • Kett saw
  • Reciprocating saw

When using the power tools, our technicians adjust the cutting depth of saw blades or bits, so they do not penetrate past the drywall. Safety and avoidance of further damage to plumbing, utility lines, or other components is the goal.

The crew we send is highly-qualified in water damage solutions, why SERVPRO of North Sacramento can answer any queries you have about our water removal strategies. Call (916) 587-3438 to schedule an assessment immediately.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water in Sacramento Businesses

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water on floor of office building When the owners of this office called, we removed the water then dried the building. Our goal is to restore your business quickly.

Commercial Water Removal in Your Sacramento Business 

A pipe bursting in the bathroom of your retail shop can have a significant impact on your business. If the pipe burst outside regular business hours, it may be some time before you become aware of the issue. Once aware, it is crucial to work immediately to mitigate as much damage as possible. 

Our SERVPRO team moves quickly toward successful commercial water removal in Sacramento. While you are waiting for professional assistance, you should ensure the water main is off to stop more water flowing from the pipes and begin drying the impacted areas by mopping tile floors and using towels to sop up any excess moisture. Mopping is especially essential to ensure that your business does not suffer any secondary damage, such as loose floor tiles or hazardous mold infestations. 

We understand that any time your business is out of operation is money lost. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our project manager or crew chief first assesses the damage to the structure, materials, and merchandise within your store. Then, they develop a plan for fast and effective removal of excess moisture from within the establishment. 

SERVPRO restoration technicians remove the merchandise from impacted areas, to ensure that excess moisture and humidity do not damage items that sustained no initial damage. These undamaged items should be kept in a safe, dry place. Damaged items should be inventoried with details for insurance purposes before removal. 

The water damaged areas should be thoroughly dried, and the relative humidity (RH) of the room restored to restore the commercial space to preloss conditions. Technicians use extraction equipment to take the remaining water out of the space. Typically, portable extractors can remove water after a pipe bursting. Technicians may make several passes for optimal extraction. 

We place high-velocity air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers throughout the impacted area. These tools pull excess moisture from the materials, contents, and air within the room. The dehumidifying process stops when RH levels are under 60 percent, and the contents are dry. We make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Contact SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438. 

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Why SERVPRO is Your First Choice for Flood Damage Restoration in Sacramento

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment drying water damaged room Don't stress over flood damage, Call SERVPRO!

Understand Why SERVPRO is the Answer for Flood Damage Restoration In Sacramento 

Any homeowner must be diligent when faced with flood damage, which is where restoration professionals come in handy. After the storm and flood-threat have passed, returning to your property can be a tedious process without the assistance of a trained team. 

We follow specific steps following flood damage in your Sacramento home. Our team at SERVPRO helps you work through these steps to ensure that the cleanup and restoration process flows smoothly. We always encourage homeowners and business owners alike to contact us directly after returning to your property after a flood loss event. Our team can get to work immediately, taking photographic evidence of the damage and assessing the situation to get the cleanup underway. The longer the exposure that construction materials have to water and moisture from the flood, the more deterioration and decay take place.

With our initial assessment, SERVPRO gathers the information that helps your insurance company approve your damage claim in a timely fashion. 

Why SERVPRO? 

Our technicians at SERVPRO go through extensive training to understand all the best methods for both commercial and property flood damage cleanup and disaster restoration. We work to save you from costly replacements and potential dangers and health hazards that floodwater poses by using proprietary methods and all of the latest tools, products, and technology. 

Restoration After Flood Damage 

Water wicks quickly throughout sheetrock, so repairing and removing damaged walls is elemental. SERVPRO puts a plan of action in place to help with any necessary repairs to help restore the flood water loss portions of your home or commercial space to the preloss condition. You must wait to re-enter your property once it is safe to do so. There could be many threats to structural elements or from contamination that came inside with the floodwaters. Our technicians ensure that your property is safe before re-entry so that you can have added peace of mind. 

No matter the type of flood damage you are faced with, our team at SERVPRO of North Sacramento is here to help. Once you contact us, we can deploy a team of trained technicians as soon as possible to get to work with the assessment and restoration process. Give us a call today at (916) 587-3438. 

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Professional Tips for Reducing Damage From Water Leaks in Sacramento

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage on ceiling. Part of ceiling removed to expose studs for drying. A leak in the office above caused water damage below. We removed the damaged materials to complete drying and restore the building..

Quick Action Reduces Damage from Water Leaks in Sacramento

Water leaks in apartment buildings present unique issues. There is always a concern about damage to the contents of the unit, as well as the unit below. There is also worry about the impact on other apartments below the affected unit as well. Sometimes the first sign of a leak is water dripping from the ceiling of the apartment below where the original leak occurred.

SERVPRO can help with water removal from a leak in Sacramento in your apartment as well as other apartments in the building. The most crucial step is always arranging to stop the leak. Contain the spread of water within your apartment and units below. Turn off the main water supply or shut off the offending water faucet when there is an overflow.

Apartment buildings are a significant concern for many owners when considering water leaks. A leaking pipe can quickly cause damage to the apartment where the leak is as well as the one below. A slow leak may occur for some time before being noticed. Water may soak the area immediately below the leak, potentially causing structural damage as well as providing an excellent location for the growth of mold.

Use towels to soak up liquid water as much as possible. If a great deal of water has leaked, you may also want to contact the landlord or warn your neighbor below. The owner of the building or the superintendent may need to be involved, especially if SERVPRO is needed on-site to remove water and moisture.

SERVPRO can bring water removal equipment on site as well as air movers and dehumidifiers. We also utilize moisture sensors to locate pockets of moisture. If these areas are not dried, the moisture could be the source of mold growth later, which can cause odors and health issues for some people.

Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve South Natomas, Sleep Train Arena, American River Parkway, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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The Real Truth Behind Flood Damage Remediation Success in Sacramento

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

flood damaged living room Don't let the stress of flooding and flood damage get to you! Contact our experienced technicians for water removal and remediation services.

Why SERVPRO Uses Extraction Equipment when Mitigating Flood Damaged Homes in Sacramento

After a flood happens, getting houses and businesses restored to safe and stable condition takes time. The amount of time it takes to recover after a disaster prolongs the stress experienced by everyone in the affected area. Extracting any remaining water trapped inside your residence before we begin drying out your property is 1200 times more effective than just removing water vapor from the air.

This considerable boost is why SERVPRO uses powerful extraction equipment to start working on mitigating and restoring homes in Sacramento experiencing flood damage. We want to reduce your costs, make the process as fast as possible, and restore, instead of replace, as much of your property as possible. The extraction of standing water helps us achieve all of these goals.

Our extraction equipment comes in many sizes. This lets us adapt to any structural components that might keep floodwater trapped in areas. We can swiftly and easily remove water from more than just visible, open spaces of your home.

Injecti-Dry units let us pull water out from under wooden flooring, when we use the mats, or from below cabinetry flooring, with only the extraction tube. Instead of needing to remove all of the uppermost part of the floor, we only need to remove one or two boards. When we find trapped water, we only need to drill a tiny hole to feed the tubing through and into the cavity.

We also use units that look like regular vacuum cleaners, except they're designed to remove water. These wands move across the floor easily and pull up water from small spaces like bathrooms and closets. For larger areas, we can use a Rover extraction unit. This type works with the weight of a technician who rides while standing, extracting any water below the machine.

After extracting, we can begin drying out your house and its contents. Some of these items do require we throw them away, as they can pose significant health risks. We provide you with a complete inventory of these items, and this can help with insurance claims and replacing them, as well.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento's goal is always to help you recover as quickly as possible, with as little stress and worry. Call (916) 587-3438 for help in recovering after flood damage that affects your Natomas or Gardenland residence.

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The Pros and Cons of New Construction on Mold Growth after Flooding in Sacramento Businesses

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

drying equipment in a break room SERVPRO Deploys Advanced Equipment in Sacramento to Mitigate Flood Damage and Mold Infestations

Commercial Flood Damage Sacramento – Avoiding Mold in Air Tight BuildingS

Flash floods sometimes materialize in seconds, making it challenging to prepare and protect your business contents. Everything is wet, and debris has washed into the office area. Newer office buildings are designed to be airtight to reduce the cooling and heating requirements. With little fresh air coming into the building, mold can proliferate, especially after a severe flood.

Our SERVPRO crew chief is usually first on the scene at every commercial flood damage event in Sacramento. One of their first tasks is to assess the damage, debris in the building, safety concerns, contamination, type of building, and whether the building air exchange system is still operating. The crew chief or the project manager develops a plan to mitigate the damage, arranges for the appropriate equipment and staff to respond, clean, dry, and restore your business.

Managing Fresh Air

Air Tight buildings rely upon air exchange systems to bring fresh air into the building and expel stale, humid air. Depending on local conditions, especially after a storm, the outside air can be very humid. In these situations, the air exchange system may bring in the humid air while SERVPRO is attempting to dry the interior of the building after it has been cleaned. Technicians may recommend turning the air exchange system off or establish negative pressure areas to manage the humidity.

Mold can proliferate in these conditions. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC-certified and trained in mold remediation and prevention. With the assistance of the buildings AC system, dehumidifiers, and internally placed SERVPRO air movers, we focus on removing all areas of moisture. Moisture sensors are utilized to detect moisture pockets and dry these areas before mold can develop.

Occasionally SERVPRO may have to make flood cuts in the walls to access water or moisture pockets. Any of these sources of moisture may contribute to the growth of mold, especially in buildings that are designed to be airtight.

Our crew chief always communicates our plan to our clients, and the approach technicians plan to take to return your commercial space as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve North Natomas, South Natomas, American River Parkway, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.