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SERVPRO of North Sacramento - Biohazard remediation; also known as crime scene cleanup

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Sacramento knows biohazard cleanup can be a stressful and demanding process that requires trained professionals to work long hours and be subjected to a range of catastrophic circumstances.  Biohazard cleanup is NOT the same as a standard cleaning company or janitorial service. Crime scene cleanup is a term applied to forensic cleanup of blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious materials.  It is also referred to as biohazard remediation because crime scenes are only a portion of the situations in which biohazard cleaning is needed. SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides biohazard remediation and recovery services for many biohazard situations.  These include the following:

  • Coronavirus - viral pathogen.
  • Sewage backups.
  • Crime scene cleanup.
  • Natural death cleanup.
  • Suicide cleanup.
  • Homicide cleanup.
  • Accident cleanup.
  • Blood cleanup.
  • Hoarding scenes.

The job of a biohazard cleaner is to thoroughly cleansanitizedisinfect, and deodorize the site where a crime, natural death, suicide, homicide, trauma, or accident occurred.  It is important to understand each service offered and the differences between them:

  • Cleaning removes food and other types of soil from a surface such as a countertop or a plate. 
  • Sanitizing reduces the number of pathogens on that clean surface to safe levels.  It is meant to reduce, not kill, the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
  • Disinfecting a surface will “kill” the microscopic organisms.
  • Sterilizing is the process of making something free from bacteria or other living microorganisms.
  • Deodorizing is to remove or conceal an unpleasant smell.

Cleaning alone will always positively contribute to the health of occupants because allergens (a substance that causes an allergic reaction) and microorganisms (a microscopic organism, especially a bacterium, virus, or fungus) are removed from surfaces.  There is still a risk of cross-contamination because the solutions and the cleaning tools used could be spreading disease.

Sanitizing reduces the number of bacteria present by 99.9 percent but it does nothing about viruses and fungus.  Sanitizing is better than cleaning alone, however, the reduction of pathogen populations on environmental surfaces is exponentially better when you disinfect.

Disinfecting is the process of killing (inactivating) harmful and objectionable bacteria, and other microorganisms (pathogenic) by various agents such as chemicals, heat, ultraviolet light, ultrasonic waves, or radiation. Disinfection is usually considered a 99+% kill compared to sterilization that generally attains 100% kill.

Sterililzing is the removal of 100% of the organisms.

SERVPRO of North Sacramento knows biohazard cleanup requires qualified, experienced technicians to handle potentially hazardous materials such as human and animal blood, body fluids, tissue, and an awareness of proper handling of the crime or trauma scene which is critical for the safety of everyone involved.  There is an emotional toll involved in biohazard remediation, therefore, having dedicated professionals who understand the responsibility is key.  At SERVPRO of North Sacramento, our technicians are highly trained and experienced in biohazard cleanup.  We believe the expertise offered is another way of giving back to our community and leaving affected environments, "Like it never even happened."

Why Calling SERVPRO for Your Sacramento Property Restoration

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of SERVPRO technicians cleaning Fire and Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges, Call SERVPRO to assist you.

Flooding and water damage events at Sacramento commercial or residential 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 or residential 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.

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We are an IICRC Certified Firm

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians using technology to enter data. We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of North Sacramento is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

We are Cleaning Experts

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

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

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Moisture meter is being use to check the affected kitchen cabinets When water damage is a problem in your property, contact the expert to assist you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winning Tactics for Sacramento Water Damage Remediation

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Risks of Hidden Water

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

Dual Purpose of Controlled Demolition

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

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

Methods and Tools Used

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

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

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

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

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The Real Truth Behind Flood Damage Remediation Success in Sacramento

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why SERVPRO is the Authority on Restoration Services here in Sacramento

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

We make a point of explaining to customers that mold spores are a natural part of any home environment. Rather than instantly resorting to expensive, and time-consuming, laboratory testing, 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. During that time, SERVPRO may need to establish quarantines near the affected area. 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 soots or smokes. 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 injectidry 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 Orlando is available twenty-four hours a day via our call-line. Since contamination in water poses a real risk to your health, 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 without risking infection from harmful pathogens. 

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 to avoid cross-contamination.  

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.

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Don’t Let Water Cause Long-Term Sheetrock Damage To Your Sacramento Home

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438 for fast water removal from your home.

Water Removal In Sacramento Uncovers Long-Term Sheetrock Damage

The thing about water damage in a home is often there are two main types of water: visible and invisible. The visible is easily cleaned up, and the surfaces appear dry. The unseen water is moisture that migrates to areas behind baseboards, under flooring, wicked into drywall and in floor joists. All of these scenarios have the potential to bring issues such as mold, foul odors, and damage to building materials.

Our SERVPRO location received a call in the early morning hours for water removal from a Sacramento home. A supply line in an upstairs bathroom broke during the night, and the only thing that saved the situation from being worse was the family dog barking at the water pooling in the bathroom floor.

Why SERVPRO? No matter if the problem is a single room or whole house that needs cleanup from a water loss situation, we have the training and equipment to mitigate any size home disaster.
The homeowner placed towels in the floor to help absorb some of the water per our instructions, and when our technicians arrived a short time later, they began scoping the bathroom to determine where the water is located.

Using both probes and thermal imaging, we determined the floor joists were unaffected, and the concentration of water damage was around the supply line in the bathroom vanity. The state of the sheetrock told the story of a long-term undetected leak. We did a controlled demolition of the warped sheetrock so the interior of the wall cavity could be dried. We noted no signs of mold growth despite the evidence of prolonged moisture in the area.

Air movers and dehumidifiers dried the vanity area, and then our technicians cleaned and disinfected the affected areas. After confirming the wall cavity had no residual moisture, we suggested necessary repairs to fully restore the bathroom to its preloss condition and offered our Building Services.

Call SERVPRO of North Sacramento at (916) 587-3438 for fast water removal from your home. Our team of certified technicians can be onsite within hours of your initial call and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Why a Fast Reaction Time is Important to Mitigating Water Damage in Sacramento

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

We have the equipment to handle any size water loss event.

The Right Extraction Tools to Aid Your Sacramento Home

When water loss incidents affect your Sacramento home, you only have a small window of time before absorption and saturation from the exposed materials becomes too considerable to salvage with conventional restoration approaches. While our professionals fixate on protecting original construction materials whenever possible, this is not always the most cost-effective or efficient approach. With an immediate response to the emergency, we have a much higher success rate in preserving these saturated elements.

While we have a comprehensive approach to restoration from water extraction to full-scale reconstruction for Sacramento homes, the severity of the water damage often depends on the reaction time of the homeowner. With water loss incidents that can leave standing water throughout areas of your home, you have to react quickly to shut off the main supply of water to your home to prevent further damage and reach out to qualified IICRC-certified technicians like our SERVPRO team.

As a skilled recovery team, our technicians arrive with a production truck full of both extraction and drying equipment to mitigate water damage and loss as promptly as possible. Extraction is vital to begin right away as continued exposure of already saturated elements can begin to warp and distort materials, rendering them unable to get protected and preserved with our effective restoration approaches. Distorted flooring, drywall, or ceiling material must get removed and replaced in the reconstruction phase.

Our SERVPRO team can also work to protect exposed elements with effective drying efforts that begin with high-velocity air movers and either LGR or desiccant dehumidifiers. We also have specialized equipment for specific damages such as the injecti-dry system and drying mats to dry out damaged flooring and inaccessible areas. We have several drying units available on our production trucks, allowing us to dry out the entirety of the damaged areas, working to reduce overall moisture content as quickly as possible.

Not only can efficient extraction and drying protect the construction materials of your home, but it can reduce the possibility of secondary effects like mold growth from taking root. If you want to make water damage “Like it never even happened,” give our SERVPRO of North Sacramento rapid response team a call today at (916) 587-3438.

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Contact SERVPRO after Water Damage in your Sacramento Home

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO helped this homeowner to remove the water damage in their home.

Residential Water Damage in Sacramento

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.

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Why Our Experts Are The Best At Handling Flood Damage Restoration In Sacremento

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

We offer packets to store your belongings while we restore your home. We act quick, have the right equipment and are at your service 24/7.

Why SERVPRO? For Professional Flood Damage Restoration In Sacramento Homes

We are already ahead this year for rain in Sacramento, and the flooded roads, businesses, and homes on the news show us how bad it is every night. The forecast is not exactly dry either.

Flood damage to Sacramento homes in this situation takes far more than just moving furniture off the floor and setting up fans to dry the interior. SERVPRO response teams train to quickly inspect and remove not restorable structural property, dry and clean floors, and thoroughly dry the interior so it safe and comfortable for occupation once more.

Damage in this situation results from outside storm water which contains debris, soil, and other contaminants. Before and after removing the water, our technicians spray every surface and item touched by the flood water with an antibacterial agent to eliminate the immediate health threat.

As they clear each room, team members examine the building material for damage. While drywall is excellent for interior walls, it can quickly begin to dissolve and crumble after it absorbs too much water. If panels already show these signs, SERVPRO technicians remove them since each is cheaper to replace than to expend the labor hours trying to cut away affected sections and replace or patch them.

Carpets are not restorable to a 100 percent clean condition after a flood. We remove and dispose of them immediately, especially to prevent further damage to wood flooring underneath them. Technicians use another antibacterial cleaner to scrub contaminants from wood flooring and to clean concrete surfaces as well.

As team members complete these tasks, others lower the humidity inside the home. They use fans to pull damp air from inside each home, and air movers to replace the damp air with a warm, dry alternative. To speed up the natural evaporation process, technicians also install dehumidifiers to draw water from the air; each one can remove over 20 gallons of water every 24 hours, depending on the humidity level.

If your home flooded or is still underwater, call us here at SERVPRO of North Sacramento. Our goal for every resident is to dry, clean, and restore their homes to a safe condition. To schedule an inspection, contact our office at (916) 587-3438 today.

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SERVPRO Saves Sacramento Homes with Rapid Response after a Flooding Incident

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Don't Allow Your Sacramento Flooded Kitchen to Become a Wildlife Preserve--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

Swift Flood Extraction Services in Sacramento  

Flood damage can suddenly strike your home in a variety of ways but, no matter how it happens, it is essential for you to contact professional flood extraction services as soon as you can. In the case of your home, a severe storm brought heavy rainfall and intense winds to your house. In just one night, as the storm raged on, it managed to blast your kitchen door open and allowed rainwaters to rush inside. Upon waking up, you found that your kitchen had been covered in water. In particular, your floor was beneath a thin layer of water as well.

Calling professional flood extraction services to your Sacramento home as soon as you find the water makes it far more likely that the remediation inside of your home can go smoothly. Water damage of any kind only grows worse as it sits and should be addressed right away. However, the issue can become even more pressing when it comes to flood water, as it can also bring contaminants into your home. Hiring a professional cleanup and restoration company as soon as possible minimizes the chances of lasting damages inside of your home, as well as the creation of new problems, such as mold.
 
At SERVPRO, we are known for having highly skilled technicians who always focus on traveling to your home as fast as possible. We pride ourselves on being able to say that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. After speaking with you on the phone, SERVPRO can quickly assemble a team of IICRC-certified techs and send them to your home with a truck-full of advanced technology to combat the damage inside. We generally can begin working to mitigate the damage within four hours.
 
When extracting flood damage, SERVPRO can use pieces of equipment such as wet/dry vacuums, extractors, and portable pumps. All of these devices are designed to extract water from your home as quickly as possible, to minimize damages. We assess the need for any demolition as we proceed with the drying process. Afterward, SERVPRO can focus on cleaning the area the flood damage impacted, disinfecting it, before we finally move onto applying drying techniques to draw the remaining moisture out of your kitchen.
 
If you find yourself in dire need of flood damage extraction services, never wait. Dial (916) 587-3438 to talk to SERVPRO of North Sacramento. 24/7, our technicians are ready to remediate the damage in your home.

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How to Recover From Flood Damage in Sacramento

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Sacramento is available 24/7 to remediate your water damage.

Why Flood Restoration Must Happen Immediately in Sacramento Homes

Water loss incidents can take a severe toll on your Sacramento property. Once materials become exposed to floodwaters, saturation can begin immediately. Recovering from a disaster like this is not something homeowners can do on their own, but our team of highly trained professionals can help you to restore your home to its original condition fast.

Restoring flood damage to your Sacramento home begins with a thorough inspection of your property by our experienced experts. Our SERVPRO technicians get IICRC certified in water restoration and recovery, so we know what to look for and what areas require the most focused attention to limit loss in your house. We also have gotten extensively trained in safety and personal protective equipment, giving us the ability to move quickly in hazardous situations in both mitigation and restoration practices.

As with all water damage situations, recovery is time-sensitive. While much of the flood-damaged construction materials like drywall and carpeting must get removed from the home and replaced, arriving at the situation quickly can help to protect and preserve structural components like studs, beams, and supports that would otherwise not get removed unless they became too severely damaged to stay.

Our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24/7 to dispatch experienced technicians to emergencies as they happen. We can offer real-time mitigation tactics like pack outs that can protect what matters most in your home from irreparable damage and keep it safe until it is time to return them to your restored property. We also have fast extraction equipment to remove excess water from affected areas efficiently. Truck-mounted pumps in our Green Fleet can remove pooling water from your property at a rate of 300 psi, allowing us to get to vital drying efforts right away.

While there might be several options for restoration after a flood, you can count on the fast response and quality result from our SERVPRO of North Sacramento team. Give us a call anytime you need us at (916) 587-3438.

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SERVPRO of North Sacramento is growing!! Now Hiring

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Now Hiring!!

SERVPRO of North Sacramento is growing, and we invite you along as we provide unparalleled cleanup and restoration services to our friends and neighbors. Become part of our Awesome Staff!! Let us help you create a great future.

Administrative Assistant
Your primary duties are to perform all office administrative tasks related to customer calls, job management and tracking, scheduling of jobs and customer satisfaction activities. Perform basic accounting Duties regarding accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and banking. You will be involved in general office Duties such as drafting correspondence, filing and creating reports. We stress Customer Service.
Results Expected: All administrative work is processed and documented accurately and timely. Customers, COIs (Center of Influence), Production Team, Marketing Reps/ Estimators and the Office Manager/Owner are corresponded with in a timely and accurate manner. Customer satisfaction is your primary goal. Processing of accounts payable and receivables are kept current. All files and reports are maintained and provided as required. Your administrative tasks are completed as assigned.

Sales & Marketing Representative
Primary Role: Promote and sell franchise services in an assigned territory, which results in meeting or exceeding designated sales goals. Grow and develop a customer base by utilizing a systematic process to identify new prospects and to contact and follow up with customers routinely. Conduct repetitive contact calls to build relationships and educate the customer on why SERVPRO is the best cleaning and restoration company. Utilize the quarterly Marketing Media Kit to market SERVPRO services and to sell our features and benefits. Provide and communicate clear and accurate pretesting, scoping of services, and job estimates. Monitor and follow-up on all assigned jobs to ensure that customer needs are satisfied.
Results Expected: Established sales goals are met or exceeded. Your Customer Base is diverse, and new customers are routinely added as you successfully enlarge our footprint in our service area. Reaching out and networking ensure positive results. Both internal and external communications are timely and effective. Jobs, when completed, either meet or beat our customers' expectations. Customer Service and Fulfillment rank as the highest aims for SERVPRO. You have fun.

Production Technician
Primary Role: Perform services as assigned, following SERVPRO production guidelines. Communicate with our customer to make sure that all needs are satisfied. Support your crew chief and other production personnel as you work in a team-oriented environment. Clean and maintain vehicles, equipment, warehouse and office areas as needed. Always look sharp in your uniform.
Results Expected: Production processes are performed according to guidelines and work orders. Communications to crew chief and customer are timely. Jobs are completed at or beyond customer expectations, our number one goal. Vehicles, equipment, and facilities remain clean, orderly, and working properly.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Come and join a Team that can offer you a great future. Please consider us and check out this link http://www.SERVPROnorthsacramento.com/careers. Then email us at sawwad@SERVPROnorthsacramento.com or call us at (916) 587-3438 for an interview.