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SERVPRO of North Sacramento process to any water damage restoration

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of wall and ceiling marked with tape for the water damage SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento, CA

At SERVPRO of North Sacramento, we work closely and quickly with families who have suffered a fire or water loss to ensure they understand the need to take care of water as soon as possible.  Water can damage the wood in your building and reduce structural integrity.  In addition, water damage can become a danger for your home and a health risk to your family.  It can quickly become a breeding ground for mold.  When water damage occurs in your home, it makes it damp and increases the moisture levels. Moisture is the main cause of mold growth.  In order for mold to grow, it needs water; without water, mold cannot grow.   Within an hour up to a day after your home has been exposed to water, it will begin to cause damage.  This is when drywall begins to bulge and break; the doors, windows, and wood flooring may swell and warp; furniture begins to swell and crack, and metal surfaces begin to tarnish.  Few people associate mold growth with house fires, however, the fire is extinguished with water which immediately causes excess moisture. When you have suffered a fire or water loss, you need to address water issues as quickly as possible with water remediation professionals like SERVPRO of North Sacramento.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides top quality service for water losses as they pose specific issues that may cause further damage to your property.  It is important for our customers to understand there is a "process" for handling water remediation losses.  Understanding the process helps our customers minimize stress and gives them confidence as to why work is done in a certain format.  We have developed a process which is closely adhered to on every water loss using best practices as a systematic way of providing consistently high customer service and a quality product.  Each phase represents a different portion of the project with individual steps to ensure the integrity of the project is completed to our customer's satisfaction.

Our project managers are professionally trained and certified to ensure the successful completion of each
water damage restoration project.  A single source of project management and decision making ensures that the mutually agreed upon scope of work is fulfilled, the plan is successfully executed, and schedule adherence is maintained.  This process assists our water mitigation team by providing clear and consistent directives and/or expectations of the project.  Our project manager is the primary contact for the customer, ensuring effective and consistent customer communication for updates and other issues or concerns that require solutions.

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What is Water Damage Mitigation?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Using Inject Dry system to dry the structure. SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento, CA

First, it is important to know that most homeowners' insurance policies may help cover water damage if the cause is sudden and accidental.  For example, if a washing machine supply hose suddenly breaks or a pipe bursts and floods your home, your homeowners insurance may help cover the damage.  However, it does not cover damage resulting from poor maintenance.  At SERVPRO of North Sacramento, we receive daily calls for fire and water cleanup, mitigation, and restoration.  This is the reason we are Faster to Any Size Disaster and have earned a 5 Star rating in our Sacramento community. Every water damage situation is different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.  SERVPRO of North Sacramento professionals respond immediately to water losses and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly.  The urgency is critical as any home or business can quickly become overrun with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 24-48 hours and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health issues.  In cases when fires are extinguished, the water used to extinguish it causes damage to your property and personal belongings which can be extensive based upon the size of the fire. Water damage mitigation includes the complete process of water cleanup from beginning to end (removal of water, drying items and structures, and moving restored items back). The water damage remediation process is designed to treat or reverse the damage caused by unwanted water accumulation. In other words, it is the process of cleaning, drying, sanitizing, and restoring materials where the water damage has occurred to prevent further damage to your property and personal belongings.  Water damage mitigation services aren't designed to repair or replace damaged property, but to ensure the disaster doesn't lead to further consequences. At SERVPRO of North Sacramento, the water mitigation process involves using specialized equipment and techniques to minimize the amount of loss, such as:

  1. Removing damaged furniture and materials, including drywall and flooring.
  2. Cleaning and disinfecting salvageable materials.
  3. Ensuring the home's structural stability.
  4. Extracting water and drying out the home with commercial-grade equipment.
  5. Protecting the integrity of the home by boarding up windows, applying tarps, and taking other necessary precautions.

It is important to know that SERVPRO of North Sacramento technicians are IICRC certified.  The IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and RestorationCertification. It is a certification program and set of standards to facilitate the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. The idea is to protect not only the interests of consumers but also professionals in these industries.  This certification allows our clients to understand that the technicians are experts in water damage remediation which is vital to ensure a job is done correctly the first time.

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SERVPRO of North Sacramento specializes in water damage remediation

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of moisture reading on the floor SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento.

Water  damage can be costly. It can ruin personal property you cherish such as family photos or your grandmother's antique hutch.  These items can be worth millions or be worth nothing to someone else.  Not only can water damage ruin your precious personal possessions but it can also seriously damage the home in which they are stored.  If you act quickly, you can minimize the damage and possibly save some of your possessions.   Some of your success depends on how long the water has been around.  It is possible that some pieces of furniture can be saved and restored, and sometimes, even carpet can be cleaned.  Unfortunately, electronics hit by water are, generally, not salvageable.  Any kind of water, liquid or moisture damage will void the warranty on that electronic, if a warranty exists.

Do not ignore flood water in places, like your basement, even if there is only one inch of water or you notice dampness.  Even slightly wet areas can become a perfect breeding ground for mold.  Mold is the result of unwanted moisture which forms colonies that will often appear as fluffy and hairy patches and spots.  Mold growth can ruin walls, carpet, flooring, furniture and cause poor indoor air quality.  Poor indoor air quality can cause respiratory problems such as asthma and lead to severe illness.  Preventing mold growth is key to keeping your home's air clean and healthy.  Call your insurance company immediately before you do anything, and file a claim, if necessary.  Then call SERVPRO of North Sacramento: (916)587-3438 and we will dispatch our trained professionals to your property asap to mitigate the water damage to your personal property and home.  Here are a few tips to deal with a flooded room:

  1. Disconnect the power, unplug any electronics, and remove electronics, furniture and movable items immediately.  
  2. Get rid of the water.   If you have no electrical power to the room, use towels, old blankets or mops to remove the water.
  3. Dispose of damaged items responsibly: Go to your city or town's waste management website to find out where to recycle old paints, stains, adhesives and other toxic liquids, any damaged electronics from cell phones to TVs and computers, furniture, and even drywall. You can also look through to find recycling centers in your neighborhood.

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety then immediate action is crucial.  Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento professionals and we will respond immediately and return your property to its preloss condition..."Like it never even happened."(916)587-3438

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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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.

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Fast-Track Your Water Removal Process in Your Sacramento Apartment

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

 Overflowing bathroom sink Should your bathroom sink overflow give SERVPRO a call for water removal.

The Equipment That Aids In Professional Water Removal In Sacramento

Once the interior of your apartment in Sacramento gets wet from a plumbing failure, prompt action should be taken to reduce further damage as time goes on. A professional water removal company such as SERVPRO can help you fix your problems promptly as well as help reduce future issues that could take place. Restoring moisture-related matters can involve a few steps and industrially advanced equipment.

The first step to any water removal project in Sacramento our SERVPRO team takes is to extract any liquid H2O present. We know that it is much easier to remove moisture when it is still a liquid before it has had time to soak into your contents and building materials. Wet materials can also increase your indoor humidity levels, which can become a situation that also takes another step to mitigate. Restoration usually takes three main procedures, including extraction, air circulation, and dehumidification, all of which require the following different types of equipment.

  1. Extraction

Submersible Pumps- Trash pumps or sump pumps can be sufficient to suck up any deep, liquid puddles and put it into a sewage drain

Heavy-Duty Extraction- Truck-mounted extractors can be used to vacuum up water from your floors, carpet, and other fabric items.

  1. Air Circulation

Centrifugal Air Movers- These air movers can push far away from where they get placed, and they usually get set up so that the air coming from them flows in a counterclockwise direction and hits wet walls at a 45-degree angle.

Axial Air Movers- These tools can be used to push higher volumes of air at a lower pressure and can be useful when drying out large, open areas.

  1. Dehumidification

Refrigerant Dehumidifiers- Refrigerant units work by pulling moist air across chilled coils forcing the moisture to condense and get dispensed as a liquid.

Desiccant Dehumidifiers- Desiccant machines work by drawing damp air across a silica gel and then heating the gel to release the moisture. They then exhaust the hot, dry air out to be used in the air circulation created by the air movers.

Prompt structural drying is essential to the successful mitigation of moisture-related issues. When items get wet in your apartment in South Natomas, Sleep Train Area, River Gardens, or American River Parkway, it is wise to call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We're Here To Help With Your Water Damaged Sacramento Home

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling after a leak Water damage can lead to possible mold growth.

Is Professional Water Removal Faster In Sacramento Homes?

It is easy to convince yourself that approaching standing water and the drying of your Sacramento home on your own is likely cheaper, faster, and less overwhelming. Many property owners hear professional restoration and only think of the incurred costs and less about the qualified technicians and cutting-edge equipment that becomes available with this option. The question that must get answered is, which approach is the most efficient for the customer?

Choosing between DIY and professional restoration often boils down to experience and equipment used for restoration tactics like water removal in Sacramento homes. The variable that can land on the side of the DIY enthusiast is that with residential extraction tools, such as a wet/dry vac, water removal can begin almost immediately upon the discovery of damage. While We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, our response still usually takes a few hours from your initial phone call.

As much as homeowners might be able to get the initial jump on starting property recovery, they can get limited by the equipment at their disposal. Our SERVPRO team, on the other hand, has a deep inventory of the industry’s best tools and machines. From our truck-mount pump truck in the Green Fleet to portable solutions like the extraction wands and submersible pumps, we have the right tool to suit the specific damage present on your property.

Discovery devices and moisture detection tools are other advantages to professional remediation and restoration services. Without these sophisticated items, homeowners could overlook the full drying of their properties. Not only can this leave the door open for detrimental effects like mold growth, but it can allow for a continual degradation of saturated materials which can ultimately lead to collapse and failure if severe enough.

Our team of professionals has accreditations through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying, making us a confident and knowledgeable choice for your loss. With our advanced equipment, we can provide a fast restoration of your property. Give our SERVPRO of North Sacramento team a call anytime that you need us at (916) 587-3438.

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We Offer 24/7 Service In Sacramento After A Water Damage Disaster

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our technician drying the carpets with our equipment in a home after water damage struck We responded quickly to avoid mold growth and prevent additional damage. We used our drying equipment to restore this home.

Water Removal Sacramento – Distraction Leads to Small Home Flood

Most water damage events in homes are due to leaking water connections, burst pipes, even overflowing bathtubs. One client had a different sort of problem. She was washing dishes with the water running and received a phone call which turned out to be a distressing call from a family member. She forgot the dishes with the running water until the phone call was completed and she discovered water all over the kitchen!

After turning the water off, she called SERVPRO in Sacramento to get help for water removal in her kitchen. At our suggestion, the client quickly began mopping up as much water as possible until our technicians arrived. She was very upset about the water and also the phone call she had received. Our technicians were able to assess the situation and quickly take control. We assured the client we would remove all of the water, and she could focus on her family situation.

While SERVPRO cannot help with family emergencies, we can help with water removal emergencies. After vacuuming up all of the water, we also checked for moisture under the cupboards and around the appliances. Water had seeped under the appliances and also the cupboards on the island. The appliances were removed, and the floors dried. No water penetrated the walls behind the baseboards.

The island needed additional attention. The contents of the cupboards were removed and dried using towels. The cupboards were also dried. We drilled holes into the base of the cupboards. A moisture meter was used to check for moisture underneath. Which indicated water had also penetrated this area. Mold is a concern in situations like this. We drilled larger holes and removed the excess water. Compressed air was blown into the area to enhance further drying.

At SERVPRO's suggestion, the client also turned on the air conditioning, which helps to remove further moisture and reduce the humidity in the home. The client appreciated our prompt response and thoroughness during a time when she was dealing with her family emergency.

Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438 for 24/7 service. We serve Sacramento, North Natomas, South Naromas, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We work on all sizes of water removal events!

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Removing Water and Extracting Trapped Moisture are Crucial Aspects of Protecting Wet Homes in Sacramento

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

Drying equipment placed for water remediation After water damage we place drying equipment to prevent further damage the property.

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When wind pushes water into your Sacramento home during a rain shower or a water line wiggles loose from your dishwasher, everything in the area can get drenched. Water does not stay confined to this area, but moves slowly along, spreading out and creating a larger area of temporary damage. At this stage, the need for proper mitigation increases.

The slow drip from a cracked elbow joint in the plumbing of your Sacramento home needs water removal experts to mitigate the area, also. Wherever water escapes into your living space, we need to stop the situation from worsening. If the water came inside from the rain during a one-time event, it might suffice to make sure that windows seal properly.

Allowing a residential property to remain in a damp state for more than a day without mitigation beginning puts that house at high risk for developing microbial infestations like mold. Deterioration of porous materials also begins to happen. Our water removal equipment stops these things from harming your home. We can also mitigate existing damage and restore the affected area.

Carpeting can dry rot or bubble up where it becomes weak and stretches when damp, creating a substantial loss for many homeowners. Floating a carpet can reduce the chances of stretching while ensuring that the carpeting becomes completely dry again. When only a small area has moisture, we can use another technique using our weighted device, called the claw, that extracts water out of the pad and the carpet.

Water trapped under wood floors can cause warping to happen. Our Injectidry system, often used to pull water out of enclosed spaces like a wall's interior cavity, also works great to draw the moisture underneath the uppermost section of your wood floor. Because these mats draw water out of the entire covered area, they prevent both cupping and crowning from causing permanent damage.

To remove excess humidity from a house, perhaps where exhaust from the bathroom allowed steam to escape into the attic space, we use air movers and desiccant machines. The air movers we use can pull the moisture out of porous attic materials, and then push that water vapor into the dehumidifier. An air scrubber works to remove any dust, pollen, or microbes from the air, making it cleaner and less likely to ruin anything stored in the vicinity.

For any situation requiring water removal and extraction from your home North Natomas, South Natomas, or near the Sacramento Airport, SERVPRO of North Sacramento can assist you in protecting your property from damage that misplaced water causes. Call us at (916) 587-3438 for our emergency services line.

Are You Struggling With Water Damage in Your Sacramento Home? Let's Chat

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

When water damage affects the home, you need to take definitive action - contact SERVPRO. Our technicians will make it "like it never even happened."

Steps that Help Expedite Water Removal in Sacramento

Any case of water intrusion into your property whether from burst water pipes or driving rain require fast action. Removing the water faster helps prevent secondary problems such as mold development, bad odors and staining from rust or bleeding dyes in non-colorfast fabrics. Hiring a professional restoration company is a great step to help expedite water removal from your Sacramento property because they are skilled and have a variety of equipment to handle the process.

The time taken to complete the process of water removal in Sacramento depends on the amount of water in the property. More water requires extra resources or time for removal. Our SERVPRO technicians overcome this challenge by using high capacity equipment. We use submersible pumps for water over two inches deep and truck-mounted water extractors to expedite the process.

The contents in the house can hinder the removal processes. Contents like carpets absorb lots of water while couches and other furniture items can limit access for the water extraction team and equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians remove carpet allowing smooth extraction of water from the pad and floor. We also move furniture items from the affected areas to other sections of the house to offsite storage facilities to ease the process of water removal.

Even after removing all standing water, lots of moisture remains soaked in contents, building materials, and concealed spaces. Removing such moisture fast requires unique approaches. Our SERVPRO technicians create vent holes to reach water trapped in wall cavities. We also position air movers to deliver rapid airflow over wet areas and dehumidifiers to deliver warm air. Heat improves the capacity of air to hold water thus improving the drying rate. We rely on IICRC recommendations to determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers for balanced drying.

For faster removal of water in your North Natomas, South Natomas, and Sacramento Airport homes, call SERVPRO of North Sacramento to help. You can reach us at (916) 587-3438 any time.

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Do You Need Special Equipment for Water Removal in Sacramento?

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Sacramento is equipped to handle any size water removal job.

Complete Water Removal Needs Special Equipment in Sacramento

One of the reasons homeowners in Sacramento need professional assistance after significant water loss is because moisture migrates and hides in normally inaccessible areas. Water flows across floors and down walls, seeping into cracks and crevices. When the water is no longer seen with the naked eye, a homeowner should not rest easy. Moisture trapped in, below, and behind building materials is both common and a serious problem. We can help. 

Water removal in Sacramento might start with pumps and wanded extractors, but it does not end there. Once the majority of standing water exits, our technicians use a broad range of technologically advanced devices to detect hidden water reserves in cavities and beneath surfaces. We also determine the level of moisture infiltration in porous building materials like drywall, framing, woodwork, and ceiling tiles to help us complete the project with efficient applied structural drying.

Hardwood floors pose a water removal challenge in which SERVPRO crews train and have the experience to tackle. Water flows between the planks, saturating the subfloor. The moisture is also absorbed by the hardwood to varying degrees and becomes an issue if delaying of proven water removal methods occurs. Warping, buckling, cupping, and crowning are words with which you become familiar if your hardwood floors are saturated, each describing a way wood can disfigure when water-soaked.

Our SERVPRO crews deliver efficient water removal results using negative pressure extraction systems. Mats lie flat on the wet floor, connected to the system with hoses that suction water from all layers. This process avoids resaturation of the visible hardwood which causes damage from swelling that occurs as wood fibers absorb water. 

The same negative pressure technology pulls out moisture hidden behind and above other structural elements. SERVPRO also considers making flood cuts when we need access spaces behind walls. Our technicians remove sections of drywall near the floor, allowing heated air movers to expedite the transfer of moisture from building materials to airborne vapor our evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers. 

SERVPRO of North Sacramento locates and eliminates the hidden water that migrates after a plumbing, storm, or other disasters. Call us at (916) 587-3438 to schedule an assessment.

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Some Tips to Help With Sacramento Water Damage Remediation

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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.
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Find Out Why You Need SERVPRO When Your Sacramento Home Suffers From Water Damage

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our certified professionals will restore your home after water damage strikes.

Sacramento's Water Removal Professionals Stress The Importance Of Using An Experienced Company

If water removal is not done correctly after a leak occurs, several types of secondary damage could take place. Any time the plumbing fails inside your Sacramento home, it is wise to seek out help from a professional and experienced company such as SERVPRO. Excessive moisture can cause many problems, several of which cannot be noticed by the untrained eye. When moisture gets inside a structure where it is not supposed to be, humidity levels can rise and cause problems in areas of your house that did not come into direct contact with any liquids. Most water removal projects involve both removing moisture in its liquid and gas forms. 

Mold can grow if organic substances get wet or if humidity levels rise. When conducting water removal in Sacramento, our SERVPRO technicians' number one goal is to prevent secondary damage like a fungal growth. To do this, we utilize the industry's most advanced technology. Everything from the instruments we use to test the presence of moisture to the drying equipment we use is pre-tested and proven to be some of the best and most modern tools available. We also have access to specialized technology that is designed for specific situations.

In addition to the specialized tools of the trade we use, our SERVPRO technicians are experienced and have received IICRC certifications. Our highly trained team uses both their on the job experience and classroom training to provide the best service possible. We know that removing moisture quickly can save you and your insurance company time and money, so we complete the project as efficiently as possible while still abiding by all legal and professional guidelines and regulations.

Our crew knows that time is of the essence when dealing with water damage scenarios. We always provide fast, 24/7 service so that we can begin work shortly after you notice an issue. If you ever are in need of help with excessive moisture inside your dwelling, call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Some Warning Signs of Water Damage in Sacramento

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

When plumbing issues affect your home, its great to know that our certified team is only a phone call away. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Common Types of Water Damage in Sacramento Homes

Water damage is one of the most common types of property damage a homeowner will face and it needs to be addressed as quickly as possible to prevent any secondary damage. Our SERVPRO team will use their tools and expert knowledge to evaluate the source of the water, remove the moisture from your home and possessions and clean up the home so you can get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

Common types of water damage in Sacramento that we see in homes include plumbing failures in the home, appliances or hot water heaters leaking, concrete slab cracks allowing water to enter the home and flooding from excess rains just to name a few of the circumstances SERVPRO technicians deal with on a daily basis.

Once you contact our SERVPRO team, we will access if there is standing water that requires removing, if possessions or furnishings are or have the potential to be affected by the water. For example, water travels rapidly through carpet and padding and rooms unaffected at first by water, can become drenched from the water soaking through the carpeting. Our team can eliminate this situation and choose the best drying method to remove moisture and mitigate the chances of harmful mold developing. We don't have a one-size-fits-all for our clean-up efforts and each case is handled to meet the individual needs of the consumer for the best outcome possible.

Our drying methods include everything from the use of manually mopping the area to the utilization of industrial-sized, truck-mounted extractors to remove large amounts of water in the most time-efficient way possible. We employ both open and closed systems to remove the moisture from the air and dry the affected areas in the most expedient manner.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento can restore your home to its preloss condition. We are available 24/7 for a fast response by calling (916) 587-3438, we are ready to assist you.
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How SERVPRO Removes Water from Your Sacramento Home

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

A broken water pipe caused a big headache for this homeowner. SERVPRO was able to remove the water and restore the home.

Call The Professionals For Innovative Water Removal Equipment And Strategies In Sacramento

When water intrudes into your Sacramento home, waste no time before engaging the services of a professional water damage restoration company. Remediating water scenarios requires assessment and planning, including detection of the source of the water and following where the water migrates inside a property. Allowing even a small amount of water to remain exposes spaces to progressive deterioration and secondary damage like mold growth.

Water removal in your Sacramento home cannot be considered complete until IICRC trained technicians are confident no excess moisture remains. We employ the best industry practices during each water removal project accepted. Water moves from wet to dry areas, seeping through cracks and porous materials. Our crew members master the operation of moisture measuring equipment and techniques. We use the data to establish baseline wetness levels at the commencement of a job and then monitor the moisture reduction as water removal and structural drying progress.

SERVPRO team members use infrared scanners to locate water built up and hiding in wall, ceiling, and foundation cavities. Handling a water removal challenged without the specialized detection tools we use risks failure of our pledge to remove the water harming the structure and contents of your home. Once we find the water trapped behind building materials, our crews use a wide range of methods to release and extract it.

Depending on where the water lies, SERVPRO crews choose from a number of strategies. We might select drilling holes in masonry joints or baseboards, using extension wands on extractors, and even removing sections of walls by making flood cuts to access and remove the water. Opening up flooded cavity areas also permits us to follow the removal of standing water with drying protocols that reduce high humidity and moisture content structural components to normal readings.

Trying to remove water from a plumbing leak, storm, appliance malfunction, or any other emergency without the help of the SERVPRO team dramatically complicates the situation. You count on us to have the highly qualified employees and efficient and effective equipment to make a water loss “Like it never even happened.” Resolving a water removal crisis requires our professionalism and innovative tools and techniques. SERVPRO of North Sacramento is ready to remove water inside your home from any source quickly and completely. Call us at (916) 587-3438 to schedule a timely assessment and fast implementation of a plan that works. 

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Sacramento House with Unwanted Water Leakage? Fast!! Call SERVPRO for Extraction and Drying

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO SAYS--Temperature and Humidity Control Means a Comfortable RH Relative Humidity Making Your Sacramento Home Water Loss Gone for Good!!

Why Immediate Water Removal is Essential for Your Sacramento Home

Many Sacramento homeowners strive to maintain the needs of their house through unexpected events and circumstances that threaten structural integrity or quality of life. While there are many instances that homeowners can benefit from handling on their own, water damages are rarely among them. These situations spread quickly and require a fast-responding team of professionals with the right equipment to overcome.

What many residents do not understand about their need for water removal services for their Sacramento home is that from the moment water begins to pool and collect, it immediately starts to impact materials and surfaces it touches adversely. Saturation occurs right away with materials like cabinets, drywall, and wood framing. The longer that these situations go unresolved, the worse the damage becomes to these essential elements of your household.

A reason that our SERVPRO technicians remain available 24 hours a day is to help mitigate emergencies like excessive water damages. Even smaller scale incidents can benefit from the fast response of our professionals equipped with top-tier equipment designed to make restoration and mitigation as efficient as possible. From the moment that our technicians arrive at your home, we assess the full scope of the damages your house has sustained while the team uses fast extraction tools like truck-mounted pumps and wet/vacs as needed.

Drying the area is critical to preventing lasting damages to structural elements throughout your residence. We have the equipment to force moisture out of saturated materials and unseen cavities of the walls to ensure that this moisture can get collected by the running dehumidifiers. We can check our progress and focus efforts by using thermal imagery cameras to detect moisture pockets.

While you might not want an experience that requires professional water removal in your home, these often cannot get avoided entirely. If you find yourself battling excess water and its damaging effects throughout areas of your residence, you can trust in our SERVPRO of North Sacramento rapid response team to help. We can arrive quickly to help keep the situation from getting worse as we make efficient plans to restore the damaged elements. Give us a call anytime at (916) 587-3438.

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Residential Water Damage in Sacramento

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Residential Water Damage.

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.

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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.