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Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Property

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Our crew having a meeting prior to the job At SERVPRO of North Sacramento we are an IICRC Certified Firm

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your property, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Sacramento will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, Soot, Mold, or Water Damage?
Call Us Today – SERVPRO of North Sacramento: (916)5873438

Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento for Storm Damage

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage on a ceiling due to a roof leak SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of North Sacramento arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (916)587-3438

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of North Sacramento

SERVPRO of North Sacramento specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water Categories Based on The Level of Contamination

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Technician extracting water from carpet SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento

There are three basic categories of water damage, based on the level of contamination.

Category 1 Water - Refers to a source of water that does not pose substantial threat to humans and classified as "clean water". Examples are broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows or appliance malfunctions that involves water supply lines.

Category 2 Water - Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminated and causes discomfort or sickness when consumed or even exposed to. Known as "grey water". This type carries microorganism and nutrient of micro-organisms. Examples are toilet bowls with urine (no feces), sump pump failures, seepage due to hydrostatic failure and water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.

Category 3 Water - Known as "black water" and is grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness. Type 3 category are contaminated water sources that affect the indoor environment. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, storm surge, ground surface water or standing water. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant may be re classified as Category 3 Water. Toilet back flows that originates from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Need Help with your Water, Fire or Mold Restoration and Cleanup, call us at: 916-587-3438

Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento for Your Commercial Water Loss

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Drying equipment for a commercial loss Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Stabilize Structure After Water Damage

After a severe water damage event like a flood or major interior water leak. Your building might have suffered some structural damage. To remedy this, your restoration contractor will need to fix these problems before finishing out the building.

Structural problems could include things like:

  • Roof damage that is causing leaks
  • Wood rotted from water damage or saturation
  • Shifting soils that undermine your building’s foundation
  • Rusted or weakened building components like metal studs and fasteners
  • Leaning or damaged window and door frames

Replace Water Damaged Mechanical & Electrical

HVAC and other mechanical equipment may need to be replaced.

Electrical wiring, conduit and outlets may need to be replaced due to corrosion.

Water saturation in electrical motors or electrical infrastructure can cause irreparable damage.

Light fixtures may require replacement.

Local code may dictate some of replacement requirements as well.

Replace Water Damaged Windows & Doors

Depending on the source of the leak and how deep the water accumulated.

You might need to replace some windows and doors.

Roof leaks or pipe leaks inside ceilings can flow down and around windows.

When that happens.

Wood framing or window components may swell or warp, rendering the windows useless.

With any standing water, you may need to replace your doors.

Hiring The Right Water Damage Cleanup Company

Finding the right water damage restoration company for your needs doesn’t have to be tough.

While you’ll likely be in a rush to get someone out as soon as possible, you still need to ask plenty of questions to ensure you’re making the right choice.

Here are a few tips to help with the hiring process.

Ask About Experience with Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

There are a ton of water damage cleanup companies out there. However not all of them specialize in commercial services. Most cater to residential customers that require a different set of needs.

Ask about certification by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Determine Cost for Water Damage Cleanup Services

Some providers work by the entire job.

Others have a running list of totals where each action or use of equipment means a separate charge.

Insurance Experience

Most commercial building owners want their insurance to cover the cost of repairs.

Which is highly understandable considering the scope of the work that needs to be done.

Finding the right water damage mitigation and cleanup team means using someone who understands the insurance claim process.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento Can Assist you with Restoring Your Commercial Property. Call us at: 916-587-3438 

We are 24 Hours Emergency Water Damage Service

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Drying Equipment SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento

SERVPRO of North Sacramento is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (916)587-3438

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Sacramento has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of North Sacramento

SERVPRO of North Sacramento specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento is Ready for any Storm

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Technician extracting water from carpet Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Sacramento.

SERVPRO of North 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 Sacramento and surrounding areas, 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 in our area that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at SERVPRO of North Sacramento: 916-587-3438

SERVPRO of North Sacramento can Restore your Commercial Property

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Technician extracting water from carpet Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Sacramento commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of North Sacramento

SERVPRO of North Sacramento specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoration Services

  • Fire, Smoke & Soot
  • Water Removal
  • Mold Mitigation & Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs
  • Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

Cleaning Services

  • Biohazard, Crime Scene & Vandalism
  • Carpet & Upholstery
  • Drapes & Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
  • Deodorization

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Why Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento to Assist you with Restoring your Property

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Our vehicles Sacramento Residents: We provide immediate service for your water and fire damage restoration day or night!

At SERVPRO of North Sacramento, we understand that many people do not realize just how common home fires are.  According to a survey conducted by the American Red Cross in 2019, many people overestimate their ability to react to a home fire and do not take the necessary steps to keep their loved ones safe.  The American Red Cross states that “Every day seven people in this country die in a home fire and another 36 people are hurt."  They also reported that during the most recent five year period, US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 354,400 home structure fires per year. These fires caused an annual average of 2,620 civilian deaths; 11,220 civilian fire injuries; and $6.9 billion in direct property damage.  It is important to recognize that home fires are the most common disaster people face in the United States. 

Many homeowners and tenants do not understand that they have very little time to escape from a home fire.  The rule of thumb is that you have approximately three minutes to escape a house fire that occurs at night when you are sleeping. The earlier a smoke alarm alerts you of a fire, the more likely you will be able to react and get out without injury or loss of life.   One of the reasons you have so little time to escape a house fire is because furniture burns much quicker than it used to because of the materials being used today.  Many types of furniture are now made of polyester and artificial fabrics which are basically petroleum turned into the fabric so they burn quickly.  Furniture used to be made of wool, leather, and cotton and took longer to burn.  In addition, modern homes are often constructed with lightweight construction materials, therefore, fires spread faster and burn hotter and arrive at their ignition point much sooner  All this means you have much less time to escape safely.  

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – SERVPRO of North Sacramento: 916-587-3438

Water Damage Repairs are one of our Specialties

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

picture of infrared camera showing moisture in the ceiling SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento

Water damage can quickly materialize after a fire due to the excessive use of water by firefighters to extinguish the fire.  To a lesser extent, a building's fire sprinkler system can also cause water damage if the fire is allowed to continue to spread.  The water can cause flooding in the structure which can potentially damage ceilings, walls, floors, and appliances.  In addition, extensive use of water can destroy ground cover and cause soil erosion in the homeowner's yard affecting trees and plants.

Bedding, clothing, draperies, rugs and carpeting will all absorb the smell of smoke and will need to be treated to be safely used. Like dishes, clothing can also retain toxins that may be harmful, and clothing should not be worn until properly cleaned and disinfected.

 And because water is denser than oil, it sinks right to the bottom of the pan — underneath the grease fire. The water molecules turn to steam. As the water goes from the liquid state to the gas state, the water vapor molecules leave the pan as fast as possible. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire affected area and let it sit for at least 3 hours and absorb the odors. Then, vacuum the carpet or furniture to remove the baking soda. It is best to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to keep the baking soda and smoke odors contained.If you need any assistance with Water or Fire restoration, please call SERVPRO of North Sacramento: 916587-3438

Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento to Assist You with your Fire or Water Damage

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Our technician extracting water from the floor. SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento.

When you've suffered a fire or water, your first step is to hire an experienced fire and water cleanup and restoration company like SERVPRO of North Sacramento.  

SERVPRO of North Sacramento maintains highly qualified and trained professionals to deal with the mitigation after a fire or water damage.  The mitigation includes specific protocols, processes, actions, and activities that are taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their impacts.  Once the personal property has been properly removed from the loss, the first step in mitigation is having a demolition performed correctly.  There is a proper way to remove a variety of materials without damaging adjacent materials. 

At SERVPRO of North Sacramento, our crew chiefs and production managers have the knowledge, skill, and experience to ensure home or business mitigation needs are handled correctly.  There are seven reasons why SERVPRO removes materials:

[1] we remove materials to eliminate safety hazards,

[2] we remove materials that have suffered primary damage and are not restorable,

[3] we remove porous materials that have come in contact with contamination,

[4] we remove porous materials that are holding odor,

[5] we remove vapor barriers to assist with drying efforts,

[6] we remove materials to reduce drying time, and

[7] we remove materials to open cavities or areas to provide additional needed services. 

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER DURING WILDFIRE SEASON:  Many families choose to live in remote, wooded forests or wildland areas surrounded by trees which can create a real danger to your home due to wildfire.  It is important to know how to protect your home.  One of the many steps to consider is the fire resistance of your home, the land surrounding your home, and the nature of the vegetation that grows near it.  You can locate a homeowner's checklist on the FEMA website that will help you learn what you can do before a wildfire happens in your area.  Do not hesitate to contact your local fire department for information about local fire laws, building codes, and protection measures.  Everyone needs to be ready for emergency evacuation as it may be the only way to protect your family and business in a wildfire. Know where to go and what to bring with you. You should plan several escape routes in case roads are blocked by a wildfire.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

For any assistance call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at: 916-587-3438