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Why Deodorizing is Part of the Water Cleanup Process for Your Home in Sacramento

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

drying wood floor using containments After a water damage event, your best bet is for quick water removal efforts to help prevent any secondary damages. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Seeing your home filled with water can be an overwhelming sight, particularly if you are unaware of what steps to take to take your home to its preloss condition. As with most emergency situations, the key to the best water cleanup process is to start it as soon as possible by calling on those who have the experience and technology to accomplish it from start to finish.

When your home is subject to water cleanup in Sacramento, our SERVPRO team is readily available to come to your home upon receiving your call. Keeping safety at the forefront, we will make sure that the source of water is contained and controlled and quickly assess the damage. Based on what we observe we will make recommendations and guide you through your best options to making the water cleanup process as seamless as possible. It is our goal to make your home look like nothing ever happened.

Our Green Fleet arrives with pumps for deeper waters as well as other equipment to aid in the extraction of water and drying of the structure and contents of your home. Our SERVPRO team has been trained on the use and benefits of different methods for achieving the most thorough water cleanup process possible and we will apply our expertise to your home upon arrival. Tools such as infrared sensors allow us to detect any remaining areas of concern including within walls and under flooring materials and help us achieve full results.

Our work does not stop once the property is dry. An important part of the water cleanup process is getting odors out of your home and at SERVPRO we are also prepared to help with that. When we deodorize your home we may use power pumps or hand sprayers to disinfect upholstery and other surfaces. We may also use foggers for hard to reach areas, all while protecting the health and safety of our team and your family.

What is most important to know is that our team at SERVPRO of North Sacramento is your ally when a water disaster affects your home and cleanup services are in order. Call us at (916) 587-3438 as soon as you need us and let us use our years of experience to your benefit.

Don’t go at your Sacramento damages alone, let us help.

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Our technician vacuuming the attic Sacramento we will show you Why we are always here for your Sacramento issues.

The job of a restorer is to slow down or completely stop damages at the point of arrival, then work to reverse those damages until the property is returned to its pre-incident condition. At times, restoration services can be completed without the need for any replacement materials. In situations where problems with the structure or structural contents are evident, a good restorer identifies these issues accurately and arranges for third-party contractors on the homeowner's behalf. SERVPRO of North Sacramento sets high standards for restoration of fire, water, mold and storm damages by relying on a restore rather than replace approach.  

Mold

SERVPRO act quickly to repair the immediate mold damage in your Sacramento home while putting in place safeguards to put an end to recurring microbial growth incidents. So when you come across mold growth in your home, contact SERVPRO for an expert assessment and remediation procedure from start to finish. 

The common causes of mold problems in a home are the presence of residual moisture in cavities behind walls, fittings, or flooring. Water can come from a variety of sources like slow leaks, heavy rainfall, or worn away sealant in wet rooms. When mold spores come into contact with these damp spots, they settle quickly and begin to propagate, causing unpleasant odors and visible colonies. Often, the visible signs of mold infestation are just the tip of the iceberg, which is why SERVPRO restoration service technicians may need to move items around or remove sections of drywall to gain the full picture.  

Mold remediation can span hours, days, or weeks in your Sacramento property. Since mold can germinate overnight, we work hard to shut off the water supply to the infestation. That can be achieved through advanced structural cavity drying equipment or by controlling humidity at a level that discourages microbial growth using dehumidifiers. Porous materials are frequently non-salvageable in an infestation like this but, once the mold is successfully remediated in your Sacramento home, we can replace them to return your home to its preloss condition.  

Fire

Understanding the behavior of smoke during a fire is crucial to performing an on-time restoration service of fire damage in your Sacramento home. Hot smokes are attracted to cooler surfaces. When they come into contact with those cool surfaces, soot deposits appear causing odor and soiling. During a fire, the temperature of the room rises significantly resulting in smoke pushing into cupboards, cabinets, or drawers. This process means that the bulk of smoke damages are frequently located inside pieces of furniture rather than in the room itself. 

SERVPRO restoration services train our technicians to return the interior of furniture to a preloss condition. One of the challenges in restoring rather than replacing furniture is that interior cavities are unfinished. In high-pressure fires, unfinished natural materials are particularly vulnerable and can absorb large amounts of soot or smoke. In inspecting the interior of furniture, SERVPRO technicians can test for the type of soot they are dealing with, as well as how well the surface can cope with cleaning agents.  

When working with wood and natural materials, SERVPRO technicians take extra care to preserve their natural condition. In many situations, a wooden structure can be adequately restored using a combination of light sandblasting with a cleaning solution to clear away soiling. In situations where outer finish sustains smoke damage, we can refinish the furniture to its preloss condition at the end of service. 

Water

A water loss recovery incident usually involves large quantities of water in an area of the home that is not designed to withstand it. Small gaps in construction between walls and flooring can allow large quantities of water to migrate into the cavities of your home, presenting an immediate mold and odor issue. Dealing with water damage for Sacramento homeowners is a specialty restoration service that requires professional care and attention to complete effectively. 

SERVPRO has technicians with qualifications in applied structural drying (ASD). These qualifications provide a restorer with the tools needed to access cavities in the home and remove residual moisture that may be residing inside. The primary means of drying restricted access areas is by creating air circulation inside the cavity to allow natural evaporation of the offending moisture. Our equipment incorporates heating elements to speed up the evaporation process further and get your home back to its pre-incident condition.  

There is some minor deconstruction required to efficiently drywall cavities, which is why Sacramento homeowners should seek professional restoration services. We must remove the baseboard of the wall so that we can drill small holes into the wall without affecting the aesthetic appearance of your home. From there we can attach inject dry equipment or use rapid air-movers fitted with a flex hose to dry the interior cavity thoroughly. Once drying is complete, we can replace the baseboard safe in the knowledge that your property is safeguarded from secondary issues like microbial growth. 

Storm

Road overflows can result in backed-up sewage water entering your property. Emergency restoration for storm damage in Sacramento is available twenty-four hours a day via our call-line. We advise that you immediately contact SERVPRO on discovering blackwater in your Sacramento home. Our technicians are equipped with the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to enter the affected area. 

Containment of the affected area is essential to gaining the upper hand in a flood situation. SERVPRO technicians can remove or block furniture to remove it from standing water quickly. Using submersible pumps, we can transport much of the contaminated water supply to an open sewer point. However, any porous materials that have come into contact with black water must be discarded and replaced. 

Our restoration service encompasses the demolition of drywall. We remove the affected material at up to two feet above the standing water level to ensure any pathogens that may have been absorbed by the material are entirely removed. SERVPRO technicians can then thoroughly disinfect the affected area of your Sacramento home before deodorizing and then replacing the removed drywall with new material to bring your home back to what it was before flood water exposure.  

SERVPRO of North Sacramento is an authority on restoration services for your property after storm, fire, water or mold damages. Contact us today at (916) 587-3438 to arrange a visit from our expert technicians.

Overcoming Smoke Damages in Your Sacramento Home

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a structure Our SERVPRO team members have the expertise and equipment to restore your smoke-damaged home.

Smoke staining, odors, and residue can be among the hardest effects to overcome after a structure fire breaks out in your Sacramento residence. While many homeowners seek to clean up the mess on their own as much as possible, fires can cause too much widespread damage for untrained homeowners to restore.

Fire damage in Sacramento can present itself in many ways after the first responders have left your home. While you work to determine the severity of structural concerns as best and as safely as you can, many homeowners do not realize the full extent of the damages until trained professionals like our SERVPRO team arrive to perform our initial assessment of the scene. This estimation process and cataloging of damages can indicate the portions of the property most affected by the fire and where focused cleanup and smoke effects removal is necessary.

Smoke affects every home differently depending on the source of the combustion and the materials involved. Dry smoke comes from a hotter flame, which often leaves a powdery residue on surfaces and contents of the property. Wet smoke, comes from a smoldering heat that burns for much longer, and this can leave a thick residue that adheres to many surfaces and materials throughout your home and is challenging to remove. This invasive effect can infiltrate more areas of your property through the HVAC system, which also gets inspected and assessed when our professionals arrive.

Wet smoke is also known for leaving the areas with a noxious odor that requires our professional equipment to overcome. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to deep clean salvageable surfaces and contents affected by the staining residue of wet smoke, and utilize equipment like our hydroxyl generators and thermal foggers to handle indoor air quality purification and deodorization.

The effects from a fire can prove troublesome for a homeowner to overcome on their own. With our advanced training and industry-leading equipment, our SERVPRO of North Sacramento fire restoration specialists can help you to restore your home entirely after a fire. Give us a call today at (916) 587-3438.

Why Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento for your Residential Water Damage in Sacramento

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Picture of our technician extracting water from carpet. SERVPRO helped this homeowner to remove the water damage in their home

This Sacramento homeowner experienced significant water damage to his property. Our crew at SERVPRO of North Sacramento was called to assist with the water remediation.

Water damage in your Sacramento home describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it can enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many others.

Our crew at SERVPRO of North Sacramento is highly trained and competent. We are IICRC Firm. 

If you experience water damage? Let the professionals at SERVPRO of North Sacramento restore your home or business. Our mission is to exceed our customer’s highest expectations with quality and service while minimizing the stress and inconvenience caused by water.

Our continual desire to provide our customer with the most respectful and trained employee’s, we invest in our employee’s education. In addition to highly trained employees, each of our employees undergoes a background check and drug testing.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento Team is Ready to Respond – 24/7. Please feel free to contact us at (916) 587-3438 if you experience water damage to your residential or commercial property in Sacramento.

Enlist The Right Company And Face Flood Damage In Your Sacramento Home Head-On

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

Our Technicians extracting water from a flooded home We can make any situations, “Like it never even happened.”

If you find yourself facing flooding in a specific area of your Sacramento home or if your entire property becomes submerged in water, you need help. Homeowners should avoid taking flood damage repairs on alone, whenever possible. Avoid putting yourself in danger, contact a reputable, certified, flood damage specialist and enlist their help, today.

You need access to a trained professional, someone whose primary objective is to remove water from your flood damage Sacramento home. The right company can help limit flood damage to your home’s contents, reduce the chances of secondary damages forming and maintain the structural integrity of your home. All while keeping the costs of your restoration down and communicating clearly with your insurance company.

Our SERVPRO team handles flood damage throughout the area and are prepared to address any scenario you might face. Regardless of the existing condition of your home, we can provide you with qualified technicians who train in a broad range of skills and have years of experience. With access to advanced equipment, IICRC- technical training, and limitless resources, there is no situation we cannot handle.

SERVPRO technicians help you navigate the dangers and inherent risks associated with flooding in your home. By providing a full assessment of your property, we can locate problems hidden from plain sight and give you quality recommendations to help limit your losses. It is entirely natural to assume that your home just needs time to dry after a flood. However, water continues to damage the natural elements used to construct your home, and it grows progressively worse the longer you take to address the problems that exist.

SERVPRO’s flood damage restoration team prevents dry rot, where flood waters weaken the framing and structural integrity of your home. With the proper drying methods, we can help prevent cracking in the walls, ceiling, and floorboards throughout your home. Sometimes, flood waters can lead to shrinkage or expansion that causes windows and entryways to lock down, unable to open or close.

Give those of us at SERVPRO of North Sacramento the opportunity to provide you with quality flood damage cleanup and restoration services you deserve. We can make any situations, “Like it never even happened.” Turning your house back into a home is our business. Call today (916) 587-3438!

Expert Help for Flood Damaged Sacramento Businesses

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

Our technicians extracting water from a school Flooding after a pipe break requires powerful water removal to help prevent mold from starting. Call our SERVPRO team to assess and remediate.

Flooding is not a pleasant event for any property owner in Sacramento. The struggles felt by our local businesses when overland or internal flooding occurs in commercial spaces extend to the city at large as well. We all depend on our schools, restaurants, retail stores, workplaces, and entertainment venues to be open and ready to meet our needs. When a flood disaster strikes a commercial customer our efforts help both the business and our community.

A water supply line break in a commercial space can cause significant Flood damage in Sacramento. If the event occurs outside of working hours, the quantity of water flowing into a facility can be vast and incredibly destructive. As soon as the staff at the business first notes the flooding, fast action from water removal professionals is crucial to limit the damage done.

SERVPRO crews are expert at managing large flood water removal scenarios. We arrive in vehicles stocked with pumps and truck-mounted high-efficiency extractors powered by onboard generators if the electricity at the site is temporarily unavailable. Our crews jump on the tasks at hand as soon as a preliminary assessment completes, and the water is shut off, confident in our ability to begin and complete needed water evacuation.

After the majority of the standing water exits, SERVPRO crew members use a range of devices to detect and measure moisture levels to inform us as we structure drying goals and configurations. Infrared scanners help detect water trapped in recesses and cavities behind walls, under floors and ceilings, and any other place moisture collects in a commercial physical plant.

All water must be suctioned out or otherwise released or the risk of mold growth spirals. The SERVPRO team uses a host of strategies including flood cuts, drilled holes, and top-down wand extraction to rid the spaces of all liquid water. Then we employ air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture content of porous building materials by moving water out as a vapor to be captured and removed via condensation or absorption.

Water that remains unabated for 24 to 48 hours dramatically increases the probability that mold spores generate into colonies and multiply. Any other microorganisms present in a sewage backup or overland flooding during the event also have a window of opportunity to grow and spread. Because of this, SERVPRO concludes flood damage remediation with a thorough cleaning and treatment with EPA registered disinfectants to inhibit microbial infestation.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento works fast and hard to remediate commercial flood damage in the communities we serve. Contact us 24/ 7 at (916) 587-3438 to schedule an evaluation.

Utilize SERVPRO's Specialized Equipment For Your Benefit

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

Injectidry machine drying floor in a kitchen Injectidry Machine with drying mats

SERVPRO has some of the most advanced specialized tools and equipment of the trade. If a water leak or intrusion has occurred at your home or business, having professionals with the right tools is key. Water removal must be done properly as soon as possible, or secondary damages may occur, as well as mold growth could start. We use some of the best instruments to determine the presence of moisture in many types of materials. This allows SERVPRO of North Sacramento to determine what and how much is wet and how significantly saturated the walls, floor, cabinets, or ceiling might be. All of this allows us to determine how much and what kind of equipment is needed for the affected area.

Some of the best and most common specialized tools SERVPRO of North Sacramento utilizes are our dehumidifiers and air movers. Both dehumidifiers and air movers come in a few different strengths. Therefore, for each job, we can be sure to have the right equipment that will do the job that needs to be done. The dehumidifiers job is to bring down the humidity in the affected area because the water damage can cause humidity levels to rise, which can cause problems such as creating an environment for fungal or mold growth to begin. With the combination of air movers and dehumidifiers, SERVPRO of North Sacramento attempts to remove the water from the wet material, as well as the excessive moisture in the air, which is causing the humidity levels to rise. Due to the property of water taking the shape of whatever object it is placed in, water leaks and intrusions can cause a lot of damage that cannot be seen on a surface level. If water is against a wall or sitting on top of a floor for too long, it will begin to leak between the walls or under the flooring. 

When this happens there is a specialized machine which helps with the drying process to get between these layers. This is called an injectidry machine. It allows us to push air between the walls to help dry out the wall cavities. Technicians will drill small holes into the drywall and insert the injectidry's tubes into several of the holes to create circulating air flow to dry the walls quicker and more efficiently. The injectidry machine also allows us to dry underneath flooring. We use these specialized drying mats to create an airtight suction underneath each mat. The machine and mats create a circulating air flow that allows trapped moisture to be pushed out from underneath the floor. The injectidry machine requires more time to set up but in the long run it could help save your flooring or walls from having to get replaced.  

These specialized pieces of equipment are just a few things SERVPRO of North Sacramento has to offer when dealing with water damage. If you ever find your home or business with water damage, call us at (916)-587-3438. We will be more than happy to help and hopefully with specialized equipment get you back to your normal life or get your business back up and running. 

SERVPRO can Navigate the Insurance Maze

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

Insurance Maze Don't get lost in the maze of insurance; let SERVPRO help!

One of the biggest concerns when dealing with damages to your home or business is, "Will my insurance cover this?" If you are unsure of your coverage or deductible, feel free to call your insurance provider. To find their number simply go to Google, (insurance name) claim phone number. If you cannot find a number for claims, call the customer service number and they will provide you with a number to call. For some insurance providers you have the option of opening a claim online. They will assign an adjuster to you, who will handle your claim. This person works with you and us at SERVPRO of North Sacramento. If for whatever reason you disagree with the adjuster assigned to you, do not be afraid to call the direct line of your insurance provider and request a different adjuster. SERVPRO of North Sacramento works in conjunction with many insurance companies, but we can work with any insurance providers. Even though we work in conjunction with the insurance adjusters, keep in mind at the end of the day your insurance and us here at SERVPRO work for you. Your insurance may tell you to contact a certain restoration/ mitigation company, but it is your choice on who you choose to provide you with service. 

An issue a lot of customers tend to run into when dealing with a claim and their adjuster is what restoration and mitigation your insurance will cover or not cover within your policy. Misinformation or saying the wrong thing to your adjuster usually is the reason customers run into an issue with coverage and their insurance. Unless you have been in the restoration or mitigation industry it can be hard to navigate the situation. For example, one of our customers had called us to do a mold inspection. SERVPRO of North Sacramento came out and did the initial inspection and told the customer they needed a mold test. The test results came back positive for mold. The insurance company had denied her claim for the mold mitigation. The reason they denied the claim was because the customer just stated it was mold; the insurance company will assume this was from the customer's negligence, such as ignoring a leak. Wondering why the customer's claim was denied, our office staff contacted the customer, only to find out that the customer recently had fixed a roof leak and this was the cause of the mold growth. After our office staff talked to the adjuster and explained where and what caused the mold, the insurance ended up covering 80 percent of the mitigation work. Which obviously made our customer happy that she wasn't going to have to pay the whole cost out of pocket.   

Dealing with insurance adjusters can be difficult because it is their job to protect their company from insurance fraud and not approve fraudulent insurance claims. Some people often think their business is like their baby and would you not apply that same type of thinking to the home you live in. If that's the case, wouldn't you want to defend and stick up for your home or business as if it was one your kids. For a stress-free claims process, let SERVPRO work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork. Contact us at (916) 587-3438 if you have questions about how to communicate with your insurance. SERVPRO of North Sacramento really wants to get your home or business back to the way it was so it's "Like it never even happened."

Looking for a Career with SERVPRO?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro logo SERVPRO of North Sacramento

Here at SERVPRO of North Sacramento, we have many job openings and plenty of opportunities to move up in the industry. We are looking for people with good attitudes, that work hard, and are willing to work in teams. The positions we are wanting to fill are production technicians, crew chiefs, and administrators.

As a production technician you will work in small teams under the supervision of a crew chief. You will be required to do various tasks such as demolition, mitigation, and restoration. Experience is not necessary for a production technician, but any type of construction, mitigation, or restoration history is always welcomed. SERVPRO provides all the training you will need to learn about restoration and mitigation from their online university. At the end of the training, you will receive a certificate in water and fire restoration. Some of the tasks you will need to perform include setting up and placing drying equipment. As a technician, you will also be doing jobs that require water extraction, deodorizing, or disinfecting material from water, fire or mold damage. When demolition is needed, it can range from dropping ceilings and knocking down walls to a simple task of pulling baseboards and cutting small sections of drywall. 

As a crew chief, you will be a supervisor for your team of technicians. Being a crew chief means being able to do the same work as a technician, along with more responsibilities. These responsibilities include documenting the job, managing the work site and your team, and having good people skills. Documenting the job includes taking pictures of any pre-existing damages, before and after pictures of the demolition. You will also need to fill out daily job dairies and enter all the data into a mobile application we use on site. You will be required to have knowledge of water and fire restoration. Just like technicians, SERVPRO provides online training classes for crew chiefs as well.

For the administrator position you will be the office job file coordinator. Working in the office you will have different responsibilities than a technician or a crew chief, but part of your job will be to interact and coordinate with the production team and customers about jobs. Some of the responsibilities of the job file coordinator include monitoring jobs statuses, ensure customers requirements are followed, and daily job file coordination. Another responsibility is to be able to complete and review job documentation for final upload and complete audit process. SERVPRO of North Sacramento is looking for people with good attitude and people skills who can talk on the phone with customers and coworkers. You should have analytical skills, and be able to multi-task but at the same time be detail-oriented. SERVPRO of North Sacramento's ideal candidate would be one who is self-motivated, experienced, and someone who enjoys providing a high quality service. Some of the position's requirements are two years of administrative or related office work, excellent writing, verbal communication, and have a professional tone of voice at all times.

 If you happened to be interested in any of these jobs. Please feel free to contact SERVPRO of North Sacramento, we would be happy to make you part of our team.

Flooding in Your Sacramento Home Requires Professional Cleanup

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

Picture on water damage on the ceiling That's Right, Sacramento! No DIY Storm Water Removal--Call SERVPRO

There are circumstances which impact your Sacramento home that the average homeowner cannot handle on their own. With the right equipment and expertise, professional restorers like ours can overcome situations like flooding in your residence, where inadequate cleaning and attempts can only serve to make the damage worse and allow for secondary effects that are hazardous to the house and its occupants.

Overcoming flood damage in your Sacramento residence often requires an immediate response from dedicated and experienced professionals like our SERVPRO team. With the right equipment and training, flood effects can get handled systematically to lower the impact and irreparable damage to the contents and structural elements of the property. Even still, many homeowners work to try and cut corners or save out-of-pocket expenses by attempting to clean up flood damages on their own.

A concern about improper restoration techniques from DIY approaches is the potential to miss lingering moisture and dampness trapped in spaces challenging to see. In flooding situations, water damage can affect wall cavities, the space above the ceilings, and penetrate below flooring materials. Traditional equipment for cleanup cannot reach these affected areas, so the dampness persists.

Lingering moisture in these areas can lead to secondary effects like mold and microbial growth throughout the house. Within as little as a couple of days, mold spores can seat into organic materials like drywall and wood framing to feed on this matter and grow as a colony. If mold spores throughout the affected environment have a chance to colonize and begin to spread throughout the home, you are also going to need our SERVPRO IICRC-certified remediation technicians to overcome this situation as well.

While no homeowner gets prepared for the possibility of unexpected flooding in their home and the damage that it can do, having the right team of professional restorers ready to help you, can make all of the difference in recovery. You can always depend on our SERVPRO of North Sacramento team of qualified specialists to help you assess the situation and begin work quickly on returning your home to preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." Give our emergency response team a call anytime disaster strikes at (916) 587-3438.