Recent Commercial Posts

Do you have water damage at your business?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda provides business owners with commercial water damage restoration services.

Most businesses have a source of water in their building. For some, this may be crucial, others it may be secondary. Whether it's water for a client such as food preparation, or services such as dentistry or cleaning, all water sources are at risk for leaks or breakage. Failures in these systems, high pressure or not, can and will lead to water damage in your commercial business. SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is here to help businesses in the greater Sacramento area with their water damage based issues.

There are a multitude of ways to receive water damage, but the best way to solve this issue is to allow trained professionals to assess the damage and act accordingly. Our North Highlands / Rio Linda SERVPRO technicians are prepared and IICRC certified to tackle water damage due to flooding, toilet overflows, sewer backups, pipe breakages, and more. Even clean water needs to be removed professionally to prevent further damage. Dirty water from sewage, drains, or floods especially needs expert care and removal to prevent the spread of pathogens that may exist in these conditions. 

Damage will often be visible, but can just as well not be readily apparent to you. When it comes to bacteria and pathogens, this is especially critical as uncleaned areas from these issues can and will spread. Furthermore, water can spread into materials, damage, warp, and ultimately permanently change them.

An important part of the drying process for the quickest cleaning, is the pack-away of items off-site. This provides security from damage during the cleaning and repairing process and also protects against theft of supplies and inventory. SERVPRO is here to help.

If you face water damage, commercial or otherwise in the greater Sacramento area: call us at (916) 991-1522. We are available 24/7 to help you get your business back on track. For more information on commercial services, call or visit our website.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

1/1/2022 (Permalink)

24/7 Emergency Services is one of the many ways SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is there for you faster.  We know Fire and Water damages are never scheduled. You could end up with a burst pipe in in an office building, faulty wiring in an apartment complex, or a multitude of unexpected inconveniences in one of your commercial property.

With SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda you KNOW you are getting professionals.

  • Years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry.
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process.
  • Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to multilevel office properties.
  • Quick response to help avoid revenue loss for property owners and minimize inconvenience to tenants.
  • Restoration services can help you resume normal business functions quickly while avoiding costly construction downtime.
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money.

If your commercial property is experiencing any fire or water damage give us at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda at 916-991-1522. Let us help to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Minimize Vacancies, and Maximize Income

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

If you own commercial properties you know that property managers rely on you to enhance the value of their rental properties. In other words tenants will come and go, but the longer it takes to clean a space after they leave the longer it will take the property manager to get a new one in. Resulting in less revenue since you can’t collect rent when the property is vacant.

SEVPRPO of North Highlands / Rio Linda has a multitude to services to help get your commercial property ready for that next tenant.

  • Carpet and hard floor cleaning and care
  • Ceiling and wall cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Upholstery and drapes: Wet or dry cleaning methods
  • General cleaning services
  • NOW due to recent events we have a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program for businesses. This is a viral pathogen cleaning service

Whether the tenant left a small mess resulting in general cleaning services or your property is facing complete restoration SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is ready to help you. We know that every day your property is vacant is a dollar lost and want to get your property move in ready as quickly as possible. Call us today with all your questions and concerns 916-991-1522. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year ready to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

What is a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program?

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

You probably know the importance of having an emergency kit or emergency plan ready for action in case disaster strikes. If you are a business owner then you know that OSHA requires you to have some sort of emergency action plan to help ensure you and your employee’s safety.

But what about your property. Do you know what to do after the disaster and how to get your business back on track as quickly as possible? What does insurance cover, does everything need to be rebuilt, can we use our equipment again, and when can people go inside and get back to work, the question go on and on…

At SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we know the headache that follows a disaster and the need to have everything go back to normal. We are here 24/7 to answer your calls and quickly start the process of making it "Like it never even happened." We also provide a free program that will help decrease your stress during the aftermath of the disaster.

Like an emergency kit or emergency plan we have the Emergency Ready Program. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your commercial property, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

This Program is;

  • Free – No cost assessment of your facility
  • It is easy and doesn’t take long to create your company profile
  • It was designed to contain the critical information needed in case of an emergency
  • Provides a quick reference of what to do, who to call, and details such as shut-off valve locations
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO, SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda as your disaster restoration provider
  • Helps you understand the order of action that authorizes disaster work to begin - This minimizes time which saves you money and gets you conducting business sooner

For more information on commercial disaster mitigation and restoration call SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda at 916-991-1522. Or click here for more information on the Emergency Ready Program.

Is Your Business Prepared for the Cold?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fall is Becoming Winter!

Is your commercial building winter ready? In the greater Sacramento area we can 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 professionals at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda.

If you have a water loss of any type call our highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda. Our staff has experience with pipe burst emergencies and have 24/7 emergency service. Call us at 916-991-1522 to help get your commercial property restored.

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is There for YOU

8/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda have helped many people in the greater Sacramento area with both Commercial and residential property damage.

Services such as;

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services ~ Now! Including Covid-19 Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

We know there's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your business/commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.  Call SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 24/7 at 916-991-1522.

Did your commercial building have a water or fire loss?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Has you commercial building been affected by a water or fire loss? Restoring commercial properties can present unique challenges. We understand that every hour spent restoring your property, is an hour lost in revenue and productivity. No matter the size of your loss SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda knows how important it is to get your building back up and running “Like it never even happened.”

Our team here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is IICRC certified and they receive continuous training throughout the year. If your commercial building has a water or fire loss, call our professional team at (916) 991-1522. For more information about our commercial services, visit our website.

Don't Take on the Stress of Vandalism Alone!

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vandalism and Graffiti SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda Restores properties in the Greater Sacramento Area after Graffiti and vandalism damage

Vandalism is damage and destruction to private property. 

Examples of vandalism are: Spraying paint on the property, breaking windows, flooding the property by clogging sinks or toilettes, arson, raiding and trashing inside of the property.

Sometimes vandalism can go unnoticed, and depending on the type and scale of the damage it can cause a larger problem to your home or business. Especially when vacant, broken windows or other damage may occur without someone immediately noticing. Rain, sprinklers, or other sources of moisture may then move into the property where it will create an ideal environment for mold.

Vandalism and graffiti are an upsetting headache for any property owner. SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is always here to help. Our team is highly certified and our technicians are prepared to handle many issues followed by vandalism. Some of our services include:

  • General cleaning/graffiti removal
  • Cleaning of concrete, stone, and brick (including for mold)
  • Odor deodorization and removal
  • Water damage and restoration
  • Fire damage and restoration
  • Mold damage and restoration
  • Item cleaning and restoration

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda will remediate and restore damage to your property after it has been vandalized or unattended for a long period of time. Visiting our website here you can find more information about mold damage, and why it is important to hire professionals to clean it. Also, here for more information on specialty cleaning.  Or Call SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 24/7 at (916) 991-1522

What to do if Your Business or Property has Been Subjected to a Fire

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helping make fire damage "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda make businesses and properties in the greater Sacramento area look they never even had a fire.

Here are the first steps you should take with your business or other property after a fire disaster.

  • Assessment of Work Required

It may be tempting to enter the property yourself after a fire to see the damage that has occurred; but we strongly recommend against this. Fire damage creates a toxic and possibly harmful environment that should only be first assessed by professionals. Professionals will need to assess possible structural damage, as well as water damage from the efforts of firefighters. Further, smoke damage may cause damage throughout the property even though the fire only affected one area.

  • Apply Restoration and Repair Plan Best for You

Depending on damage, there are many steps from start to finish to get your business or property up and running again. SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda will arrive quickly prepared to handle all of your cleaning needs after a fire. Some services we provide are as follows, removal of unrepairable structure and items, professional restoration cleaning for carpet, furniture, and upholstered furniture, and pack out and safe storage for your items if build back is required.

  • Guaranteed Timely Results

When working with SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda, you are receiving a service that handles all aspects of the damage restoration. This makes us the most timely, effective, and professional option to get your business or property ready and back to its former glory.

If you have suffered from fire damage, and need help, we are here for you with 24 hour service. Call SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda at 916-991-1522. You can also see information on fire damage restoration on our website by clicking here.

SERVPRO Remediates Mold in the Greater Sacramento Area

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Mold SERVPRO Sacramento Greater Area Got Mold, at your home or business in the greater Sacramento Area? SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is here to help! Call us at (916) 991-1522.

Moisture in buildings can allow for many types of mold. Molds are highly adaptable and can grow in many environments and conditions. 

Apartments, Rental Properties, and Hotels/Motels - Mold tends to want to live where we want to live given the moderate temperatures we keep ourselves in. As a result of this, landlords and hotel/motel owners are some of the most afflicted business owners when it comes to mold, especially when spaces are inhabited frequently and for short periods of time. Renters can contribute to mold growth without knowing, and with their short stay may not notice it while they are there. Regular checkups are essential in the fight against long term mold growth. 

Restaurants - Food service is the most common business for mold damage in Sacramento. With food preparation, there is an ample source of nutrients, plenty of water, and a humid working environment. Unnoticed scraps of food can fall, or find itself out of sight where mold can grow and spread. 

The most frequent living conditions for mold are moisture, darkness, plentiful food sources, and moderate temperatures. Different businesses and different types of mold will have varying environments for growth, meaning that your commercial property may be more or less susceptible to mold depending on the business. 

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda technicians receive professional mold remediation training and use EPA approved products that follow CDC guidelines. If you need mold remediation in your home or business, Call us at (916) 991-1522, or view our mold services here.

If you're a business owner in need... We do commercial water damage and restoration!

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water and mold damage Examples of water and mold damage we have encountered in our many years of service for the greater Sacramento area.

There are a multitude of ways that your business may receive water damage.

One of which could be, the water source inside the building. Whether it's water for a client such as food preparation, or services such as dentistry or cleaning, all water sources are at risk for leaks or breakage. Failures in these systems, high pressure or not, can and will lead to water damage in your commercial business. 

The best way to solve this issue is to allow training professionals to assess the damage and act accordingly.

Our technicians at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda are IICRC certified to tackle water damage due to flooding, toilet overflows, sewer backups, pipe breakages, and more. Dirty water from sewage, drains, or floods especially needs expert care and removal to prevent the spread of pathogens that may exist in these conditions. 

Damage will often be visible, but can also be unnoticeable to the human eye.

When it comes to bacteria and pathogens, this is especially critical as unclean areas from these issues can and will spread. Some areas that moisture hides are, under and around items inside your business and inside of walls. One important part of the drying process for the quickest cleaning can be to pack-away items off-site. This provides security from damage during the cleaning and build back process of your business.  

SERVPRO is here to help!

If your business or home, in the greater Sacramento area has water damage. Call us at (916)991-1522. We are available 24/7 to help get your business back on track. For more information on commercial or other services, visit our website. 

At SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda we have your back at anytime and anywhere

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

We have your back We Have Your Back

SERVPRO® of North Highlands/ Rio Linda has had its own reconstruction division for years. We are experienced and capable of large and small loss insurance claims and able to handle them from start to finish. This makes it easier for homeowners and speeds up the claim process, which also benefits your insurance company. We know they’re scary, which is why we are here to help you every step of the way.

Our teams are caring and compassionate and know just how to handle the situation at hand. We focus on restoring, not replacing, so any and all of your belongings that can be restored will be, and you can rest assured that they will be taken care of as though they are our own. We have special equipment, tools, and cleaning supplies to make sure that your life gets turned right side up, and you’re back on your way.

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.

Are You a Victim of Graffiti and Vandalism?

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Images of Vandalism and Graffiti. Are you in the Greater Sacramento Area and have a Graffiti or Vandalism problem? SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is there for you 24/7.

Vandalism and graffiti are an upsetting headache. Regardless of your location or business it may end up happening to your property. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is always here to help.

Often it is found that acts of vandalism can go unnoticed, and depending on the type and scale of damage can cause larger damage to your home or business. A forgotten broken window, or perhaps a damaged wall can allow for water damage, or even just allow for mold damage without direct water damage if not addressed quickly. Especially when vacant, broken windows or other damage may occur without someone immediately noticing. Rain, sprinklers, or other sources of moisture may then move into the property where it will create an ideal environment for mold. 

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here to help you remediate and restore damage to your property after it has been vandalized or unattended for a long period of time. Visiting our website and blog you can find more information about mold, mold damage, and why it is important to hire professionals to clean it. Our team is highly certified and our technicians are ready and prepared to handle:

  • General cleaning/graffiti removal
  • Cleaning of concrete, stone, and brick (including for mold)
  • Odor deodorization and removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Item cleaning and restoration

Be sure to call your friends at the SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda 24/7 at (916) 991-1522

Here to Help Your Business With All Its Cleaning Needs!

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees cleaning business Help is just a phone call away! SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda has cleaning services to suit your commercial needs.

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda have the commercial cleaning services you need. For a company that delivers superior results for any problem, SERVPRO is here for you. If you need a professional cleaning, emergency water or fire restoration, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Whether it is a small office building, large office building, apartment building, restaurant, hotel, retail store, residential, manufacturing, or school and government buildings, we are here for your timely and professional needs. Be sure to contact us when you need help with your property damage next.

Recently this year we also introduced the Certified SERVPRO Cleaned Program because after recent events the words standards of clean have changed. Certified SERVPRO Cleaned Program is a weekly viral pathogen cleaning service, designed just for your business.

For all your cleaning service needs (General, Vandalism, Bio Hazard, Mold, Water, Fire, and Smoke clean up and restoration), Call us at (916) 991-1522. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here for you. Emergency service is 24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

Be Concerned With Your Office Cleanliness!

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning Your Office Is Important Cleaning Your Office Is Important

Have you ever considered how an office space might affect your health?  Industry research consistently reveals that office environments can be breeding grounds for germs.  Notice these statistics:

  • The average desk harbors about 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat, with some of these bacteria types being incredibly harmful and contributing to the spread of disease.
  • Office phones have been found to harbor 25,127 germs per square inch.  And, these germs can be different types of bacteria – everything from Helicobacter pylori, to E- Coli.
  • Office kitchenettes can be heavy ‘sickness-inducing’ germ offenders.  For example, refrigerator handles, cabinet tops, water coolers and the like can host a heavy concentration of germs.  Research showed one office water cooler to house 2.7 million germs per square inch!  
  • A survey of 1,000 office workers found that over two-thirds of workers put themselves at risk by not following recommended guidelines for how often to clean your workspace.

Thus, the cleanliness of your office can directly affect the health of office employees and customers.  Cold and flu season can greatly exacerbate the risk.  Your Facility Manager and Cleaning Company should be concerned with your office cleanliness to reduce harmful germs and bacteria.

Here are a few reminders of high impact office cleaning tasks:

  • Keep entrance glass spotless.  Smudges and a ‘greasy look’ will generate an immediate negative perception.
  • Foyer and lobby floors should be well maintained.  Even small amounts of debris and dirt can give the impression the ‘whole office must be dirty.’
  • What about odors when entering your office suite?  Does it smell clean and fresh?  Or possibly stale or ‘slightly off’?  Often, carpets can be the culprit in office odor.  Regular professional carpet cleaning is highly recommended.
  • Dirty HVAC vents and returns will quickly relay an unclean environment.  Use a HEPA vacuum to thoroughly clean vents without dust reintroduction.
  • Water fountains and water coolers that reflect stains, debris, and standing water are off-putting and unsanitary.  Often daily sanitizing is necessary to maintain a clean look and healthy use.  Also, take note of carpet stains or wet areas caused by leaking fountains.

Thus, a clean office will assuredly enhance your brand reputation.  However, a dirty one will drive opinions to the negative, and this can indeed spread quickly via word-of-mouth, social media, and online reviews.  Ensure you have a strong commercial cleaning program.  Foot traffic, geography, industry and the like play an important role in cleaning tasks and frequency.

SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda 

Keep Your Office Clean by Anticipating Changes

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Take care of everyone by keeping your office clean Take care of everyone by keeping your office clean

Keep your office clean by anticipating changes.  How so?  We’ll start by focusing on a proactive versus a reactive mentality.  For example, If you have guests over to watch a game, you don’t wait until the guests arrive and then check if you have enough snacks and drinks.  Rather, you take a proactive approach and prepare for the increase in people in your home.  Indeed, it takes a bit of proactive planning!  You don’t want to be reactive and wait until your party has started to address your guest’s needs.

In like manner, to keep your office clean, avoiding a reactive state is vital.  Many factors will affect the cleanliness of an office.  A little bit of planning can go a long way to maintaining a clean office.  Here are a few ideas that can help you stay ahead of the curb.

Factor 1:  Weather & Foot Traffic

Many businesses see an increase in foot traffic at predictable times of the year.  For example, the warm spring season brings about an army of landscapers!  This often leads to outside debris bring tracked indoors.  In addition, the change in weather often energizes employees for more outdoor breaks and lunch activities.  This means more outdoor-to-indoor foot traffic.  Thus, it’s important to proactively plan for these changes.  Here are a few ways that can help:

  • Increase winter time floor cleaning activities with your janitorial vendor.
  • Schedule professional carpet cleanings well in advance.
  • Increase your janitorial vendor’s cleaning schedule.  For example, add Saturday’s during the spring season.

Winter can bring a whole new set of challenges.  Often, roads and walkways are covered in salt.  This can be tracked into your building and wreak havoc on hard floor surfaces.  It can even cause dangerous slipperiness.  Prepare for this winter change by adjusting your floor cleaning routine.  Do you typically wet mop the lobby twice a week as an example?  It might be best to increase this rotation.  It can also be helpful to machine auto-scrub large hard floor areas with heavy foot traffic.

Factor 2:  Construction Projects

Office building construction projects can greatly complicate office cleaning success.  If your facility is having remodeling or repairs performed, you can expect all types of debris!  Drywall dust, wood shavings, paint splatter, and all manner of dirt.  This is especially evident after large scale construction work.  If not prepared for, these projects can leave an office space covered in drywall dust, even in areas where the construction is not active.  The impact of this can be catastrophic for medical office environments, data centers, labs, and other critical environments in your building.

Be sure and notify your cleaning company of the upcoming construction.  Work with them to ensure a solid plan for the construction.  Even the smallest amount of construction can have an impact on customers and patrons.

Also, a reputable cleaning company that has experience handling post-construction cleaning as a specialized service could be necessary.  Such a cleaning company will know details that a less experienced company might not, such as:

• Post-construction cleaning requires several cleaning phases of the same area.
• Dust will continue to settle on surfaces many days after construction is complete.
• Special attention must be given to high reach areas, HVAC systems, computer rooms and more.

Your experienced janitorial vendor can help you with the planning and response to construction activities in your facility.

Factor 3: Cold & Flu Season

Every year thousands of people catch colds and the dreaded flu.  Many of these people will enter office spaces, bringing these contagious germs with them.  What can an office do to prepare for this?

Having the proper cleaning supplies and cleaning rotation is paramount.  There are many types of cleaning agents, but not all are designed to deal with cold and flu germs.  Make sure you have proper disinfecting and sanitizing cleaning agents.  Also, make sure they are used correctly.  Areas like lobby’s, bathroom touchpoints, lunchroom touchpoints, doorknobs and the like need to be consistently sanitized.

In addition, having good office environment hygiene is a major factor in keeping the spread of germs down.   Thus, consider training staff to the following:

• Washing hands regularly and thoroughly.
• Sanitizing shared office supplies and equipment.
• Keep disinfectant wipes around the office and in bathrooms.
• Encourage sick employees to stay home and not share germs!

Call SERVPRO North Highlands/ Rio Linda today!

Best DIY Pet Stain Removal Solution

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Keep Your House Clean & Your Fury Friend Happy Keep Your House Clean & Your Fury Friend Happy

Even when you have a well-trained furry friend, accidents can still happen.  If the stain they left behind is not properly cleaned right away, it may take the right carpet cleaning professional to get your floor looking and smelling like new again.

When you think of SERVPRO of North Highland/ Rio Linda you probably know we are the industry’s leading experts when it comes to fire and water restoration, but did you also know we can also help you tackle the less disastrous messes, like the ones your favorite pet might occasionally leave behind?

 That’s right, if you live in the Seattle area, SERVPRO of North Highlands/ Rio Linda will help you with your carpet cleaning and odor elimination by using our state of the art equipment. Our experienced technicians are experts at deodorizing and eliminating the source of the odor. For good! Because almost nothing is worse than walking into a home that smells like pet urine! Even if you can’t see the stain, many times it will have saturated the carpet padding underneath, causing a foul smell you won’t be able to get rid without the help of a trained professional.

However, for the smaller pet stain problems you might encounter, here are a couple of inexpensive and easy solutions our experts recommend to help solve your pet stain and odor problems. 

The sooner the better when it comes to cleaning urine stains.  If you can blot the stain with paper towels when it is still wet you will decrease your chances of having a permanent stain. Once all the excess liquid has been absorbed mix the following simple solution together, put it into a spray bottle, and then spray directly on the stain.  Let it sit for at least 10 minutes then use more paper towels to let it dry.

Pet Stain Remover

2 cups vinegar

2 cups warm water

4 tbls of baking soda

You can also use the baking soda/vinegar method for older stains that have settled into the carpet.  However instead of lightly spraying, pour the vinegar directly on to the soiled spot, followed by a couple tablespoons of baking soda over the top of the vinegar. Let it sit and dry for 24 hours, before sweeping and vacuuming up the remaining amount of baking soda.

What Needs to Be Done to Properly Clean Up My Flood Damage?

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Proper Flood Damage Require Experts Proper Flood Damage Require Experts

Proper Flood Damage Cleanup in Sacramento Requires Expert Water Extraction, Waste Removal, Structural and Content Drying, and Disinfection and Deodorization.

What Gear is Necessary to Clean Up and Restore My Flood-Damaged Home?

Sacramento Flood Damage cleanup and restoration companies, like SERVPRO, use a wide range of advanced tools to quickly and effectively remediate your flood-affected home.  This high-tech gear includes the following:

  • Portable and truck-mounted water extractors to rapidly remove feet of standing water from your residence
  • Submersible pumps to facilitate large water extraction projects
  • Refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers that quickly remove moisture from your home’s air and interiors
  • Air movers and box fans to circulate and dry interior air
  • Injectidry systems that dry difficult-to-reach spaces behind ceilings and walls

SERVPRO technicians, using this equipment, can effectively dry all areas of your house following a flood.

How Does SERVPRO Sanitize My Residence?

After removing standing floodwaters and drying your interiors, our remediation experts sanitize your home with state-of-the-art foggers.  These foggers broadcast the following types of antimicrobials into all affected areas of your house:

  • EPA-approved bacteria, virus, and fungus-killing antimicrobials
  • Pairing agents that combine with harmful particles, causing them to drop from the air onto surfaces where they can be more easily removed
  • Humidity-reducing agents that hinder microorganism survival and growth

These chemical agents help remove the harmful bacteria and viruses deposited by floodwaters from your home. Also, they help prevent future structural damage resulting from dry rot and other fungal issues.   

If you ever need help cleaning and restoring your flood-damaged home, call SERVPRO of North Highlands/ Rio Linda.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

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.

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.

Keep Your Business and Mind at Ease, Thanks to the Professionals at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

From creepy cob webs to disastrous floods, SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is ready for your call 24/7 - 916-991-1522

But What About Your Business?

You may not worry about a little bit of cobwebs and dust around your home but your business is a different story. Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on our professional at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda to make your workspace look its very best.

SPECIALTY CLEANING SERVICES

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing bio-hazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and exclusive cleaning products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Vandalism
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Bio-hazard
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Carpet and Upholstery

NO JOB IS TOO LARGE!

At SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we have years of experience cleaning an array of different types of business in the surrounding and greater Sacramento area.

Some examples are:

  • Property Management / Rental Facilities
  • Apartments
  • Medical / Hospital Facilities
  • Retirement Homes
  • Education Facilities
  • Government Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities
  • Food Truck / Trailers
  • Office Buildings of All Sizes
  • Mall Department Stores
  • Drug Stores
  • Entertainment Facilities

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 916-991-1522

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Happy Labor Day

9/2/2019 (Permalink)

Happy Labor Day from all of us at SERVPRO of North Highlands/Rio Linda

Labor Day is a day to honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our nations strong and successful labor force.

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. – Theodor Roosevelt

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.

Restoring Commercial 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 Highlands/Rio Linda

SERVPRO of North Highlands/Rio Linda 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.

Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands/Rio Linda One of professionals answers the phone ready to help at any hour!

Call Today 916-991-1522

Is Mold Taking Over Your Commercial Building?

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that mold is everywhere? It is microscopic and can be carried into your home from your clothes, animals, or even just through the air. Mold can cause allergens and irritants? Mold can cause serious health problems if you don’t get the problem taken care of right away. Mold thrives off of moisture and grows rapidly when exposed to water.

When owning a commercial building you can have the issues of flooding, water leak, or pipe burst and when you don’t get the issue resolved right away you can end up with mold damage. When you spot mold in you commercial building it is important to call professionals so they can contain the mold before it spreads. Mold can spread very quickly and be carried from room to room without you even knowing.

Call the experts at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda to help remediate your home to the way it was before the mold took over. We are just a phone call away 916-991-1522.

Commercial Water Damage

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

When owning any type of property you are taking a risk in the challenges that it may present. When you have a commercial property it presents more unique challenges than just a normal residential property would. When a commercial building has water damage, it can occur from several things such as sewage backup, pipe leaks, flooding, and more.

Whether the water damage is large or small you are going to want experts assess the problem as soon as you notice the damage. The longer you wait to contact someone the more damage can be caused to your commercial building. Just remember that the smallest leaks can cause the biggest problems.

If you notice that your commercial building has water damage call the experts at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda. Our team here has the specialized equipment and the knowledge needed to take care of your commercial water damage needs.  

Dealing with the Aftermath of Squatters

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Left: The results of a trash can garbage fire. Right: Debris left over after police removed unlawful inhabitants of a property.

So some squatters moved in while you glanced away from a property?

You have finally been able to contact local authorities and had the issue with the people in the property resolved. However, you are left with the aftermath of their unique choices of living arrangements.

The squatters are out, but my property is an absolute disaster!

Don't worry! Call SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda and we can help you with anything you need!

  • Fire, soot, water, and mold damage mitigation
  • Full property cleaning
  • Junk and debris removal
  • Deodorization
  • Biohazard removal including needles and other paraphernalia
  • Board-up and securing of property
  • Communicating with your insurance
  • And everything else in-between!

Squatters have no care for your property whatsoever. They have no fear of local laws or any form of liability. Therefore the results of unlawful inhabitance in your property could be anywhere from relatively contained to massively widespread.

We have the experience and training to help you through this. We will be able to guide you to what needs to be done if this is your first time dealing with these problems, we can get to work immediately if you are already experienced with the processes involved in these situations. We can handle your insurance for you, or we can let you have the reins and minimize our contact with your insurance. We will communicate and work with your individual and personal needs to make this problem "Like it never even happened."

Having issues dealing with the aftermath of squatters in one of your Sacramento Properties? Call us today at 916-991-1522

Your Business Should Never Suffer Due to Bad Scheduling

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

We set up a way for this local skating rink to continue their normal operations throughout this water loss through barriers and careful scheduling.

When disaster strikes your Sacramento business, you can’t afford to just “shut down” until it is taken care of.

Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we know what it is like to run a business, and that every second wasted is lost profit.

While everyone is concerned about getting the job done fast, we also take great care in planning what order things need to get done. Let’s say a pipe in the attic of your business bursts, if you need to run your fax machine to enable your profits and an I.T. isn’t scheduled to be onsite to evaluate your machine until after the drying is complete, that is pure loss of profit. That is why with your commercial property the most important factor of our work is tackling every obstacle with proper organization. If we can set up temp offices in an unaffected area but that was the only fax machine, then drying is not the highest concern at this time. Our highest concern will always be your bottom dollar.

Through constant communication and intelligent scheduling we will work with you to plan the quickest and most efficient way for you to get back on track as soon as humanly possible. After all, if you run a company you need income to stay afloat, so any problem that is not a direct opposition to income can wait its turn.

Does your business need a job done not only fast, but right? Then call us today at 916-991-1522!

Commercial Sewage Backup

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Sewage debris in a main hallway.

Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands/Rio Linda, we know just how important it is to recover after a loss. Whether it be fire damage, water damage, mold issue, storm damage, or any number of issues, our goal is to get you and your business back up and running as fast as possible.

Sewage Backup in Local Building

A local property manager called recently about a sewage backup they had. They were rather worried that they may have to shut down, and did not want it to impede on their business. We reassured them we would be there as soon as possible to handle the situation. Our crew went in and got the sewage cleaned up within a day or so. The property manager was thrilled that they did not have to shut down and so appreciative that we got there so quick and handled everything.

If you experience any kind of damage in your commercial business, give us a call at (916) 991-1522.

Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda provides business owners with commercial water damage restoration services

Most businesses have a source of water in their building. For some, this may be crucial, others it may be secondary. Whether it's water for a client such as food preparation, or services such as dentistry or cleaning, all water sources are at risk for leaks or breakage. Failures in these systems, high pressure or not, can and will lead to water damage in your commercial business. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here to help Sacramento businesses with their water damage based issues.

There are a multitude of ways to receive water damage, but the best way to solve this issue is to allow trained professionals to assess the damage and act accordingly. Our North Highlands and Rio Linda SERVPRO technicians are prepared and IICRC certified to tackle water damage due to flooding, toilet overflows, sewer backups, pipe breakages, and more. Even clean water needs to be removed professionally to prevent further damage. Dirty water from sewage, drains, or floods especially needs expert care and removal to prevent the spread of pathogens that may exist in these conditions.

Damage will often be visible, but can just as well not be readily apparent to you. When it comes to bacteria and pathogens, this is especially critical as uncleaned areas from these issues can and will spread. Furthermore, water can spread into materials, damage, warp, and ultimately permanently change them.

An important part of the drying process for the quickest cleaning, is the pack-away of items off-site. This provides security from damage during the cleaning and repairing process and also protects against theft of supplies and inventory. SERVPRO is here to help.

If you face water damage, commercial or otherwise in sacramento: call us at (916) 991-1522. We are available 24/7 to help with get your business back on track. For more information on commercial services, visit our website.

At-Risk Types of Businesses for Commercial Mold Damage in Sacramento

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Infestations in All Kinds of Businesses

Moisture in homes can allow for many types of mold. Molds are highly adaptable and can grow in many environments and conditions. The most common threads between mold are moisture, darkness, plentiful food sources, and moderate temperatures. Different businesses and different types will have varying environments for this mold to grow, meaning that your commercial property may be more or less susceptible to mold depending on the business. Below is a list of a few of the types of businesses that are most susceptible, though we receive calls from all types of businesses with mold issues.

Industrial Settings - Some settings with moist environments can be excellent for mold growth. Commercial areas often with unused areas, lots of corners, and neglected space are perfect places for mold growth. Industrial workers also have a tendency to ignore mold growth under the assumption that it is a mess from another part of the job.

Apartments, Rental Properties, and Hotels - Mold tends to want to live where we want to live given the moderate temperatures we keep ourselves. As a result of this, landlords and hotel owners are some of the most afflicted business owners when it comes to mold, especially when spaces are inhabited frequently and for short periods of time. Renters can contribute to mold growth without knowing, and with their short stay may not notice it while they are there. Regular checkups are essential in the fight against long term mold growth.

Restaurants - Food service is the most common business for mold damage in Sacramento. With food preparation, there is an ample source of nutrients, plenty of water, and a humid working environment. Unnoticed scraps of food can fall, or find itself out of sight where mold can grow and spread.

SERVPRO of North Highlands & Rio Linda offers professional damage restoration and cleaning services, with the training needed for even the toughest commercial jobs. Call us at (916) 991-1522, or view our mold services here

Restoring Your Sacramento Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Sacramento commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible

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 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 Highlands / Rio Linda

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 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.

Dust, Mold, and Electricity Bills: Clean Your Ducts

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

When it to the cleanliness of your office, the cleanliness of the air is an important consideration. If your ducts are collecting and possibly spreading dusty and dirty air around your office, the office itself will get dustier. Ducts can be the most unsanitary part of a building, regular cleaning of ducts is part of proper building maintenance.

Alongside dust, the other main consideration for duct dirt and grime is possible mold growth. A duct can be a cool, and damp place where mold growth will flourish. With the proper food and temperature, mold will grow anywhere. If it is growing in your ducts, this can lead to the quick spreading of spores throughout your property.

As a benefit to cleaning the ducts, you can count on some increased efficiency too. Ducts and HVAC systems are designed with the ductwork in mind, if there are blockages and materials that cause lack of efficiency, this will be reflected in your power bill. But conducting proper maintenance, you can prevent that loss.

Your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here for you, call us at (916) 991-1522 for your next commercial air duct cleaning.

Business, Commercial Property, or Home: Property is Property

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda has made a lot of great content for property owners, be sure to take advantage

No matter what the situation is, or what type of commercial property is, most information applies to you. If you own a business that does a lot of building, mold tips for kitchens still apply! If you are a homeowner in a residential neighborhood, vandalism cleanup is still something you should be concerned about.

Beyond property-specific blogs, be sure to check out our safety blogs. Having a barbecue for your employees or coworkers? Be sure to read our grilling tips for safety. About to lease an apartment? Check out our commercial leasing tips, as there is no such thing as too much advice when making a financial decision.

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda are your friends, locally owned and operated and proud to serve OUR community. Like your doctor, we hope you’ll never have an urgent reason to call us: but are always here when you need us. Call us, 24/7 at (916) 991-1522

Keeping Your Business’s Carpets Clean

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Cleanliness is Key for Your Sacramento Business

Keeping clean is important for your Sacramento business

Your business, when dealing with customers, will leave a positive impression if it clean. When it comes to the people that are supporting your business, you want to make them feel they are in the right place for their business. If there are visible dirt spots, stains, or other wear and tear on your carpets, this may give your customers a negative opinion of your business.

For large projects, or a professional cleaning, contact us. For everything us, here are a few tips that can help you keep a general level of cleanliness for your carpets.

Stains and spots are different, if a liquid spills you should immediately blot it with a towel, rag, or paper towel to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Try not to wipe or rub this are as you can increase the amount of staining that affects the carpet which will be more difficult to manage.

If you have a spot, try and pre-spray cleaning solution onto the spot. Cleaning solutions often have chemicals designed to break down the dirt, grime, oil, or spill that causes spots. Always read the directions on the products you are using, as if improperly used it is possible that you could do more harm than good. In the same vein, a routine cleaning regimen helps to prevent permanent staining over time.

Before doing a deep carpet cleaning, be sure to vacuum before hand to remove excess material from the carpet. In doing this you are allowing the cleaning product you are applying to work as effectively as possible.

Restoring Your Sacramento Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Sacramento commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible

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 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 Highlands / Rio Linda

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 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.

Sacramento Graffiti and Vandalism “Like it never even happened”

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Vandalism and graffiti are an upsetting headache. Regardless of your location or business it may end up happening to your property. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is always here to help.

Often it is found that acts of vandalism can go unnoticed, and depending on the type and scale of damage can cause larger damage to your home or business. A forgotten broken window, or perhaps a damaged wall can allow for water damage, or even just allow for mold damage without direct water damage if not addressed quickly. Especially when vacant, broken windows or other damage may occur without someone immediately noticing. Rain, sprinklers, or other sources of moisture may then move into the property where it will create an ideal environment for mold.

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here to help you remediate and restore damage to your property after it has been vandalized or unattended for a long period of time. Visiting our website and blog you can find more information about mold, mold damage, and why it is important to hire professionals to clean it. Our team is highly certified and our technicians are ready and prepared to handle:

  • General cleaning/graffiti removal
  • Cleaning of concrete, stone, and brick (including for mold)
  • Odor deodorization and removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Item cleaning and restoration

Be sure to call your friends at the SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda 24/7 at (916) 991-1522 and visit our website for more information.

What You Should Think About Before Leasing in Sacramento

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Leases are an important decision in your business, be sure to make the right one.

There are lots of factors to consider when finding space for your business, here are a few tips and resources to get you started.

Whether you are starting a new business, expanding your current business, or even moving a business you need to make sure you are making the right decision. Asking the right questions is the best way to finding the information you need.

  1. Who is the Landlord? Who owns the building?

It is important to know who the people you are going to be renting from, and what their background are like. You can change the way you approach negotiation, or have an understanding for what their expectations will be.

  1. How long has the building been owned by the current owners?

Depending on the answer to this, they may have more or less likelihood to keep it, or to possibly sell it in the future. Having the property be sold while you are leasing can be disruptive and should be avoided. New owners will also probably have a high mortgage cost, making renting from them more expensive than normal.

  1. Is the landlord/property manager/building owner close?

Should you need to reach any of these for any reason, it is important that they are close. Whether you need a decision, have a question, or any concerns having all of these easily accessible is a good thing.

  1. What businesses have been in the building, what is the history?

Depending on the age, you may have more considerations for upkeep once you have moved into the space. As well, if a similar business has operated here and had to shut down, you should find out why that happened and possibly avoid the space if it is a concern for your business.

  1. Who were the last tenants and why did they leave?

If you can find these tenants, they can provide valuable information for dealing with the landlord, rental agency, or property management.

  1. Are there plans to sell?

Plans to sell the building you are leasing will prove disruptive to your business. One strategy of a person looking to sell may involve increasing rates to increase the market value of the property.

  1. Who is the largest tenant?

Also known as anchor tenants, these tenants likely pay the most rent for the building and can have large effects on the traffic driven to a particular property. If they are about to move or leave, you should know about it before leasing a property.

From your friends at SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda, we hope the next time you move your local business, or start one you make the right decision. Be sure to check out our other blogs to find out if your business is at risk for mold, and what you can do to prevent mold, water, and fire damage. Visit our website for more information, and call us 24/7 if you need mold, water, or fire remediation at (916) 991-1522

Restoring Your Sacramento Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

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 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 Highlands / Rio Linda

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 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.

Be Prepared for Your Next Commercial Mishap

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

50% of small businesses do not reopen after a major fire or water disaster occurs in their business

SERVPRO of N. Highlands and Rio Linda is here to mitigate this disaster 24/7 to help your business stay on track and out of harm's way. No matter what the size of the damage, by calling us you can help to make sure your business is not part of the 50% that close when disaster strikes. We will help to make it “Like it never even happened”, so you can get back to business as soon as possible. You can't schedule when the unthinkable will happen, but you can take the correct steps to mitigate it. 

Locally owned, SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda are there for your commercial damage restoration needs. See other local Sacramento businesses and organizations we've already helped with before and after photos. Call SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda at 916-991-1522 24/7 if you need help, or visit our site for more information about our services.

Help at your fingertips, what SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda can do to help you!

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning services to suit your commercial needs

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda have the commercial cleaning services you need. For a company that delivers superior results for any problem, SERVPRO is here for you. If you need a professional cleaning, emergency water or fire restoration, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Whether it is a small office building, large office building, apartment building, restaurant, hotel, retail store, residential, manufacturing, or school and government buildings, we are here for your timely and professional needs. Be sure to contact us when you need help with your property damage next.

For your cleaning service needs, visit our website or call us at (916) 991-1522. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda are here for you. 

Where to Start When Fire Damage Occurs

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda provide professional fire damage services for commercial and non commercial needs

When a fire damage event occurs at your Sacramento business or commercial property, it is important to get damage repaired as quickly as possible. Fires often leave businesses or commercial properties in a state where business cannot continue, which is bad for your business. Keeping downtime to a minimum is crucial.

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is “Faster to Any Disaster”

Here are the first steps you should take with your business or home after a fire disaster.

Determine the scale of work required:
The first step in any Sacramento fire, commercial or residential, is to have a professional assessment done. Although it may be tempting to enter the property yourself after a fire to see the damage that has occurred; we strongly recommend against this. Fire damage creates a toxic and possibly harmful environment that should only be first assessed by professionals. Professionals will need to assess possible structural damage, as well as water damage from the efforts of firefighters. Further, smoke damage may cause damage throughout the Sacramento property even though the fire only affected one area.

Explore your options for repair:
With fire damage and possible water damage to your Sacramento home, there are many steps from start to finish to make your property “Like It Never Even Happened”. Depending on the extent of the damage, drywall may need to be removed if it has been damaged by smoke or water. Other damage may include carpeting, furniture, including upholstered furniture which will need to be professionally cleaned. By calling SERVPRO we will be there quickly and prepared to hand all of your cleaning needs after your Sacramento fire.

Guarantee timely results:
When working with SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda, you are receiving a service that handles all aspects of the damage restoration. This makes us the most timely, effective, and professional option to get your Sacramento commercial property or business back up and running as soon as possible. 

If you have suffered Sacramento fire damage, and need help now, SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda can be reached on our website, or by culling us 24/7 at 916-991-1522.

Commercial Water Damage and Your Business

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda provides business owners with commercial water damage restoration services

Most businesses have a source of water in their building. For some, this may be crucial, others it may be secondary. Whether it's water for a client such as food preparation, or services such as dentistry or cleaning, all water sources are at risk for leaks or breakage. Failures in these systems, high pressure or not, can and will lead to water damage in your commercial business. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here to help Sacramento businesses with their water damage based issues.

There are a multitude of ways to receive water damage, but the best way to solve this issue is to allow trained professionals to assess the damage and act accordingly. Our North Highlands and Rio Linda SERVPRO technicians are prepared and IICRC certified to tackle water damage due to flooding, toilet overflows, sewer backups, pipe breakages, and more. Even clean water needs to be removed professionally to prevent further damage. Dirty water from sewage, drains, or floods especially needs expert care and removal to prevent the spread of pathogens that may exist in these conditions. 

Damage will often be visible, but can just as well not be readily apparent to you. When it comes to bacteria and pathogens, this is especially critical as uncleaned areas from these issues can and will spread. Furthermore, water can spread into materials, damage, warp, and ultimately permanently change them.

An important part of the drying process for the quickest cleaning, is the pack-away of items off-site. This provides security from damage during the cleaning and repairing process and also protects against theft of supplies and inventory. SERVPRO is here to help.

If you face water damage, commercial or otherwise in Sacramento: call us at (916) 991-1522. We are available 24/7 to help with get your business back on track. For more information on commercial services, visit our website.

Start Your Year Off Right - SERVPRO of North Highlands & Rio Linda Tips to Stay Organized

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Office Organization

Need to keep your Sacramento office fresh? Here are a few tips to help you out.

  1. Give everything a place. If you need more storage, add more storage. Making sure you have a place to store the things you need is important, making sure it's stored properly means you can find it later. Organization is key in efficiency.
  2. File paperwork regularly. Walking into a messy office makes work more difficult and daunting. Avoid this by sorting and filing things properly in your newfound storage, so you can find them again.
  3. Move paperwork off your desk. If there isn’t somewhere to store every little thing, it ends up in the last place it was left; your desk.
  4. Get rid of what you don’t need. If it is not absolutely necessary, toss it. Does this item have unnecessary multiples? Does it have a purpose? Is it outdated? Did you even remember you had it before you started your cleaning? Do you really need it?
  5. Address your problem areas. Find out what is the messiest part of your office, and focus on that first. Often one large problem area can spill into other problem areas. Put things in their permanent locations to avoid the cluttering of them in the first place.
  6. Hide your cables. Cables can often be a source of mess, and a safety hazard. Cable ties, cable organizers, or hidden areas can be a great way to keep them neat and tidy.
  7. Clean and disinfect. Do it yourself, or hire a professional. We can often forget about something as simple as cleaning the office, but is certainly worth the effort.
  8. Keep your computers clean, too. Sorting your files away on your computer can make an old computer seem fresh again. Being able to find everything you need in a quick way can help you on task and efficient.

Whether its giving tips on how to declutter or providing 24/7 emergency services, SERVPRO of Rio Linda and North Highlands is here to help you.

For information on the Commercial Cleaning Services we provide visit here, or call today at (916) 991-1522.

Business Types At-Risk for Commercial Mold Damage in Sacramento

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Infestations in All Kinds of Sacramento Businesses

Moisture in homes can allow for many types of mold. Molds are highly adaptable and can grow in many environments and conditions. The most common threads between mold are moisture, darkness, plentiful food sources, and moderate temperatures. Different businesses and different types will have varying environments for this mold to grow, meaning that your commercial property may be more or less susceptible to mold depending on the business. Below is a list of a few of the types of businesses that are most susceptible, though we receive calls from all types of businesses with mold issues.

Industrial Settings - Some settings with moist environments can be excellent for mold growth. Commercial areas often with unused areas, lots of corners, and neglected space are perfect places for mold growth. Industrial workers also have a tendency to ignore mold growth under the assumption that it is a mess from another part of the job.

Apartments, Rental Properties, and Hotels - Mold tends to want to live where we want to live given the moderate temperatures we keep ourselves. As a result of this, landlords and hotel owners are some of the most afflicted business owners when it comes to mold, especially when spaces are inhabited frequently and for short periods of time. Renters can contribute to mold growth without knowing, and with their short stay may not notice it while they are there. Regular checkups are essential in the fight against long term mold growth.

Restaurants - Food service is the most common business for mold damage in Sacramento. With food preparation, there is an ample source of nutrients, plenty of water, and a humid working environment. Unnoticed scraps of food can fall, or find itself out of sight where mold can grow and spread.

SERVPRO of North Highlands & Rio Linda offers professional damage restoration and cleaning services, with the training needed for even the toughest commercial jobs. Call us at (916) 991-1522, or view our mold services here.