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Tips to prevent getting sick with Coronavirus!

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

As everyone knows now the virus known as Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China is now is the United States.

Here are a few steps you can follow so you can help prevent yourself from getting and spreading the Wuhan Coronavirus and other respiratory illnesses:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or if soap and water are not available use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with dirty hands.
  4. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, don’t use your hands.
  5. Clean and disinfect hard surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  6. Wash clothing and bedding multiple times when someone is sick.
  7. Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading germs.

By protecting yourself and following the few steps above it will help prevent you from getting sick.

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is always here to help 916-991-1522.

Are space heaters safe?

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Winter is here and maybe those extra layers of clothes and the extra blankets that you through on aren’t doing the job. Well, with it being winter and the temperatures dropping, we are all having to pulling out are space heaters to stay a little warmer.  Just remember that even though our space heaters are convenient they do pose as a fire hazard. How you ask? Well here a few things to help you prevent a fire from your space heater.

  • Keep your space heater away from anything flammable.
  • Check for any frayed cords.
  • Keep the space heater out of any foot traffic so it doesn’t get knocked over.
  • Turn off your space heater when you are finished with it.

If you have any questions or need help restoring your property after a fire loss give our team of experts at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda a call 916-991-1522.

Had a Fire? What types of Smoke and Residues were left behind?

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know there are different types of fires? Depending on the type of fire they let off different types of smoke and residues. There are 3 different types and those are:

  • Protein Fire – The residue between a light yellow to brown color that is greasy.
  • Synthetic Fire – The residue is a grey to black color that is dry like a powder.
  • Natural Fire – The residue is a black color that is thick and smears

If your home experiences any one of these types of fires or has smoke damage give our team a call at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda. Our highly trained technicians have the cleaning materials needed to get your home back to the way it was before you had your loss. Let us come and access the damage, give us a call at 916-991-1522.

Time to Clean out your Storm Drains!

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

It is that time of the year when the storms are headed our way. So what does that mean for you? This means commercial and home property owners should take the time to clear out all your drains and gutters. Not clearing out the drains and gutters around your property during the storm season can cause you to have debris build up.  I’m sure you are wondering how that can affect your property; well debris build up can lead to a water loss. So before the storms come in to town you should head out to your commercial or home property and clean out the drains and gutters.

If your home experiences damage from the storms  give the experts a call at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 916-991-1522.

Come Home from Vacation to a Water Loss?

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

A water loss can happen at any time and the worst time it can happen is when you are away on vacation. When you are on vacation you don’t really think about things that could go wrong at home because you are so excited for your trip. If you are planning a vacation, whether that is for a weekend, a couple weeks, or maybe months you may want to consider these few tips to prevent a water loss while away.

  • Have your plumbing checked
  • Find someone to house sit
  • Shut off the main water supply

If you do experience a loss while you are away contact the highly trained production crew here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda. Our team is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can reach us at 916-991-1522.

Do you have an Emergency Ready Plan?

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Does your business have a plan for when something happens, who to contact and what to do. Our team at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda can help you put together and Emergency Ready Plan. This plan will help your employees know what to do and who to call in case an emergency happens and a business owner is not around. Having an Emergency Ready Plan can help your business 

Here are a few things that are included in an ERP:

  1. Main Utility Shut Offs
  2. Emergency Contacts
  3. Property Overview
  4. Copy of Evacuation Floor Plan

If you would like us to provide you a free Emergency Ready Plan contact SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda t 916-991-1522. We are here to help your business succeed.

Does your Commercial Property have a water loss?

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Imagine it’s end of day Friday and you are leaving work. You lock up the building and everything is fine. Monday morning comes and as you walk into the building it is completely flooded. A pipe in the bathroom broke over the weekend and is continuously spewing out water. What do you do? Well here are a few things you need to do right away.

  1. You want to shut off the water (whether that is at the source or the main water shut off).
  2. Call the owner of the building and let them know what happened.
  3. Call the experts at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda.
  4. Ask the experts if there is anything you can do before they get there.

If you have a loss at your commercial property and you need someone to restore your property then SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is here to help. Feel free to give us a call at 916-991-1522.

Have a Loss and Need a Pack Out?

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

When you own a home or business you never know when water, fire, or mold damage is going to occur. Depending on the type and the size of the damage done to your home, you may need your things put into an onsite storage unit while your property is being restored. Our team at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda have the resources needed to pack out all your personal belongings in your home. We make it simple so you don’t have to worry about hiring several different companies.

The next time you have a water, fire, or mold loss occur, call the experts at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda to come help pack out and restore your property. Give us a call at 916-991-1522.

Frayed Cords and Dust Build Up

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Whether it’s your home or work place we all have things plugged into an outlet. Many of our outlets are out of our site and once we plug things into them we don’t really look at them until we need to plug something else in or unplug something. We aren’t really looking at the other cords plugged in. But, it’s important to check the cords that are plugged in to the outlets to make sure they are not frayed or have too much dust build up. Frayed wires and dust build up is a major fire hazard. All it takes is a tiny spark to cause a disaster. So next time you are in your work place or at home take the time to check the cords plugged in and clean the dust in the area.

If your home or commercial building experiences an electrical fire and you need help restoring it. SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is only a phone call away 916-991-1522.

Did you winterize your commercial property?

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

Winter is officially here!

Did you remember to winterize your commercial building? In the North Highlands / Rio Linda area we get some pretty cold winter nights. During those cold nights our commercial properties could experience pipes freezing and they can crack causing a significant water loss. This kind of loss is very frustrating and could cause more damage than we think.

If your commercial property has experienced a significant water loss from a cracked water pipe, follow these few simple tips:

  • Turn off the main water valve immediately
  • If any flooding occurred and power cords and plugs are affected shut off power to those rooms.
  • Call the professions.

If you have a water loss of any type call our highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda are ready to assist you to restore your property. Our staff is available for you 24/7 at 916-991-1522.