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Happy Labor Day From SERVPRO

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Happy Labor Day Happy Labor Day

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, and Labor Day 2020 occurs on Monday, September 2 (it’s traditionally observed on the first Monday in September). It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

SERVPRO of North Highlands/Rio Linda hopes you are enjoying a work free relaxing Labor Day today. But if disaster does strike your home or business we know the importance of immediate action and are available 24 hours a day for emergencies because we know even small damage has the potential to cause serious structural damage.

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.

The #1 fire damage restoration service in Sacramento, and surrounding areas.

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

2020 Fire Damage 2020 Fire Damage

We handle clean up, sanitization, and restoration after fire and smoke damage.

Fire damage to your property, whether it’s residential or commercial, can be an overwhelming burden and oftentimes a traumatic experience. After you have taken care of your own physical welfare, it’s important to think about the destruction caused to your property. Here at SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda. We offer 24-hour fire damage restoration response to help you begin the process of restoring your property.

The first two days after experiencing fire damage are considered the “golden hours” of recovery. This is because a quick response can ensure the restoration and recovery of as much property as possible. The soot and smoke that lie in your property will continue to linger well after the fire has gone out. This can accelerate the corrosion of the structure and degrade the integrity of the building, leading to further deterioration. The dry chemicals and water that go into putting out a large fire coupled with toxic smoke need to be dealt with immediately. 

SERVPRO North Highlands can help with that immediately. Call Us Today 

SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda We Are The Experts, Always Here To Help

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands/ Rio Linda are the experts for you SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda are the experts for you

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.

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:

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda can help you remove mold quickly

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

Brown Mold Growing Brown Mold Growing

Many people think mold is little more than a nuisance; the reality of the situation is that mold is horrifically dangerous--to both you and your home. Mold moves in silence, contaminating the infected area swiftly

Mold can be seen in many different colors (ie. brown, green, and black) and often times appears as spots. Additionally, a musty odor may be present. While it is impossible to eliminate all mold spores in an indoor environment, the mold spores will not grow in the absence of moisture. Thus, controlling moisture is the key to preventing mold growth.

If you suspect you may have mold in your household, it is best to call a specialist. Many a time people will attempt to resolve the matter by themselves, resorting to common items such as bleach in an effort to drive back the infestation. This is a bad idea. Not only is this putting getting you within range of mold, it may worsen the situation. Moreover, the cause of the problem must be remedied first before taking any further action.

It is wise to avoid using your homemade remedies to minimize the issue and let a professional handle it for you. If you suspect or you see that you have a mold issue in your home SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda, call us, and we will immediately respond to solve your problem before it worsens.

Don't put your home in danger, SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda can help.

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Safety 2020 Fire Safety 2020

The first and most important step to take after a fire is to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe. Should anyone feel at all ill, it is imperative that you seek medical attention.

The best decision you can make when your home is exposed to fire is to rely on an expert for the safest cleanup methods. Certain tools and knowledge are required in taking the necessary precautions to get your home back to its original condition post fire. 

What NOT To Do After A Fire 

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO 
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.
  • Are you running out of time?

    The IIRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), a globally recognized leader in all types of remediation, identifies these time windows:

    • Within minutes
      Porous materials and synthetics must be immediately addressed to prevent permanent discoloration.
    • Within hours to days
      Wooden furniture, flooring, painted walls, and clothing can become permanently stained if not addressed within hours to days of damage, and metal surfaces will at this point begin to rust, pit, and corrode, requiring refinishing or replacement.
    • Within weeks
      Prolonged soot exposure will embed itself in the fibers and surfaces, resulting in a longer, more costly restoration with a higher likelihood of replacement.

How important is it to protect your home from water damage ?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water Leak In House Water Leak Can Damage Your House

Water coming from the ceiling is a symptom of some other home system that is leaking. When a ceiling shows signs of water damage and dripping water, the place to look is in one of two home systems: the roofing system or the plumbing system. Ceiling leaks may be evidenced by actual water dripping down, but before the problem escalates to that point, you may see blistered or peeling paint, or discoloration over a spot in the ceiling.

It also could also be a pipe burst 

Follow these steps to control damages from a broken pipe:

  • Immediately turn off your home’s water supply at the main cutoff valve.  
  • Drain pipes by running cold water faucets and flushing toilets. 
  • Locate and fix the break with epoxy putty or a pipe repair clamp.
  • Thoroughly dry affected areas by running fans for approximately 2-5 days depending on the severity.

If repairs and cleanup turn out to be more than you can handle, contact your insurance company. Most homeowner policies cover burst pipe water damage, and you should let your agent know you'd like to hire SERVPRO North Highlands/Rio Linda.

Our teams are always ready to help you with busted pipes, water damage and repairs. We take care of it all, and we also offer certified mold remediation services. When a broken pipe at the house tries to ruin your winter, give us a call here at SERVPRO North Highlands/Rio Linda.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS USED TO REPAIR & RESTORE A HOME

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire Damage House Fire Damage

These cleaning agents are available in various dilution options, so we will never apply too much to sensitive areas of your home. Depending on the extent of the soot debris that has accumulated around your home, we have special products for use on your home's carpeted areas. These gentle products are stain-resistant, so you can rest assured that we will restore your home without causing further damage.

All of the smoke and soot removal products we use are non-greasy and won't leave any unwanted residue behind. They work well for removing heavy smoke odors that have infiltrated your home.

Our contractors use these cleaning products and dry cleaning soot sponges to efficiently remove soot and silt debris from your property.

We Are Always Here For Our Customers SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda. 

12 Tips for Using Your Fireplace

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Tips 2020 Fire Tips 2020

Using the fireplace for the first time after the summer or fall puts you at a risk for accidental fire, so here are 12 helpful tips to make sure your fireplaces and wood stoves are fire-safe.

  1. Have your chimney or wood stove inspected and cleaned annually by a certified chimney specialist.
  2. Clear the area around the hearth of debris, decorations and flammable materials.
  3. Leave glass doors open while burning a fire. Leaving the doors open ensures that the fire receives enough air to ensure complete combustion and keeps creosote from building up in the chimney.
  4. Close glass doors when the fire is out to keep air from the chimney getting into the room. Most glass fireplace doors have a metal mesh screen which should be closed when the glass doors are open. This mesh screen helps keep embers from getting out of the fireplace area.
  5. Always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces that do not have a glass fireplace door.
  6. Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures.
  7. Keep air inlets on wood stoves open, and never restrict air supply to fireplaces. Otherwise you may cause creosote buildup that could lead to a chimney fire.
  8. Use fire-resistant materials on walls around wood stoves.
  9. Stack firewood outdoors at least 30 feet away from your home.
  10. Keep the roof clear of leaves, pine needles and other debris.
  11. Cover the chimney with a mesh screen spark.
  12. Remove branches hanging above the chimney, flues or vents.

If you or your family need any help, don't hesitate to call u at SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda 

Remodeling Removes Mold & Mildew

8/2/2020 (Permalink)

Bathroom Mold Bathroom Mold

One of the most dangerous aspects of water damage is the resulting mildew and mold that builds up, grows, and then spreads if not removed. Mold in particular can be very damaging to your house. If left unaddressed, mold causes structural damage to your home which can spread and create even worse problems in the future.

Insects and other pests love damp, dark places. A flooded kitchen provides these creatures the perfect place to hunker down and multiply. Pests like termites eat away the wood in your home, while spiders and other venomous pests can easily come into contact with family, friends, and pets in your home. Spiders are never a welcome pest, especially when they are venomous and their bite can cause serious infections. When you remodel your kitchen after flood damage, the contractors will aid in removing any pests that may have taken up refuge in these dark, wet spaces.

Do you need your kitchen restored or remodeled after a flood? SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda always here to help. 24/7 available 

Detect Plumbing Problems to avoid Home Flooding

8/2/2020 (Permalink)

The Warning Signs The Warning Signs

The Warning Signs

A few of the warning signs that your plumbing way be failing are:

Slow Moving Drains

Drainage speed is a great indicator of a possible future plumbing issue. Drainage speed slowing is a sign of a possible blockage building up within your piping system. Blockages can lead to much bigger issues so it is important to quickly and effectively remove the blockage before your piping system begins to fail.

Clogged Drains

Multiple clogged drains is a sign of a serious future pipe failure. Clogged drains can cause large amounts of water to become clogged in certain areas of your home’s plumbing. This is turn can cause a burst in your plumbing system.

Soggy Patches of Grass

When sewer lines break, the water has only one place to go, and that is into the ground. As this wastewater collects it will begin pooling in areas throughout your yard. This is a telltale sign that there has been a break in your home’s piping system.

Bad Odor

Just like with soggy patches of grass, when a sewer line breaks and sends wastewater throughout your yard you will be able to literally smell the wastewater that is pooling throughout your yard. This is turn means there could be a crack in your plumbing system.

If you are a home or commercial property owner and you have noticed any of these signs on your property, please do not hesitate to give SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda a call