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Mitigating Commercial Flood Damage in Roseville Garden Supply Shops

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial  Mitigating Commercial Flood Damage in Roseville Garden Supply Shops When SERVPRO technicians mitigate flooding disasters, we make sure that the moisture level is reduced and that sanitary conditions are also restored.

When Your Commercial Property Suffers Flood Damage, SERVPRO Will Be There To Help


Flooding can affect even those businesses that sell products that are dependent on water to ensure many products are viable. Bulbs and seeds do not need to be soaked for them to begin sprouting. Increased moisture can become trapped inside packaging and trigger germination soon after flooding commences.

In Roseville, flood damage can happen from external sources, requiring that floodwater residue be removed and sanitation ensue after, or clean water can also be the source of water woes. In garden shops, however, fertilizers and other chemicals used in gardening can turn water from Category 1, which is relatively clean, to Category 3, which is considered to be contaminated with a high risk to people.

When SERVPRO technicians mitigate flooding disasters, we make sure that the moisture level is reduced and that sanitary conditions are also restored. To complete this, we remove standing water and work toward smaller levels of moisture-elimination as quickly as possible.

We would like to start at the humidity level, but this is impossible because moisture travels from wet areas to dry areas. Because equilibrium can never be achieved when there is a source of moisture, we must eliminate from largest to smallest – from standing water to puddles, then on to wet areas, and eventually from dampness to higher humidity.

Sanitizing everything includes cleaning every contaminated surface and also the air. The air must be cleaned, so that not only is breathing pleasant but also safe. Contaminants produce appalling odors for a reason - they are not safe to breathe in, especially on a regular or continuous basis. This is true for garden shops even when the water that created the disaster is from a pipe or other heavy water leak.

While there is no possible way to un-sprout bulbs or seeds, we can set these items aside so that you can reduce your loss as much as possible by selling them, or using them another way by donating them to a local non-profit. We may have IICRC certifications in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration (WRT), but we are also experienced in the disasters that can affect any business, and we can help you solve the problems that come with these disasters.


Locally Owned Company with National Resources


When your garden supply shop has experienced flooding that threatens to wash your business away, call us, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville, at (916) 966-2601. Emergencies and disasters have no off-hours, so we never close, making us always available, even on holidays.

Water Damage Mitigation

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Mitigation Commercial Water damage mitigation

Water damage to merchandise is hurtful for any business, but small shop owners are often hit the hardest. The loss of some or all inventory to water damage can be devastating, and it may well be that saving your goods is a top priority in the wake of commercial water damage, be it from clean or murky water. SERVPRO has access to a number of advanced cleaning and restoration tools and techniques, and contacts to help repair many more items, so be sure to ask us how you may be able to save inventory when you call.

Fabrics

For clothing and fabrics, SERVPRO has a cache of high-performance machinery and specialty techniques to help them avoid the worst of your commercial water damage in Carmichael. In some cases, a thorough wash will be sufficient; we keep high-capacity and thorough industrial-grade washing machines available for just such a task. For more delicate work or items that can't go through the wash, however, we are also able to apply specialty cleaning solutions (such as hand-applied foam scrubs) and contract out work to local dry cleaners. Depending on the situation and type of water damage, fabrics may also need very little or no cleaning at all.

Electronics

If your store sells electronics, it can be difficult to come to terms with the loss of these items. Electronics are, of course, valuable and highly vulnerable to water damage. However, a total loss may be avoided, and we often employ contractors to help restore and refurbish water damaged electronics. In most cases, these devices are then sold off individually (often online, on platforms such as eBay and Amazon) or sold to a bulk buyer who does this on a regular basis.

SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville  is committed to helping business owners save money in any way possible after a disaster. For fast and affordable restorations, call us at (916) 966-2601.

Preventing Water Damage

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preventing Water Damage Exposed water damage before containment.

January through March of 2017 have been some of the wettest months on record. Sacramento County Board of Supervisors issued a local state of emergency effective for 30 days on Tuesday in response to the series of storms, with heavy rainfall throughout the Sacramento, Roseville and Citrus Heights Area’s.


Most homes are at least slightly at-risk for flood damage, but in many cases, multiple factors in the topography, environment, and positioning of the home can increase risks and lead to more frequent flooding. However, there are also some factors which can also significantly reduce the chance of your home being flooded, and prevent many calamities from happening in the first place. Here are some considerations to make when trying to determine how likely it is your home will be flooded in the future. 


Storm Drains


Most streets in Citrus Heights and Orangevale have curbs with storm drains that help to keep any water on the roadways out of people's private property, these may become inundated and overwhelmed during a flooding scenario. If your home is near near a storm drain make an effort to monitor the flow and check the drain for debris that could plug the flow of water.


Location


One of the most important factors in determining how much risk of flood damage your Citrus Heights or Roseville home is in is often the topography of the home and surrounding areas. At its simplest, a high elevation relative to surrounding areas for your home will reduce the risk of flooding, but lower elevations will increase risk. However, other factors can also cause problems, such as positioning between two large hills or wide, open flat areas. Your home is generally at its safest if it is high in elevation, at least relative to homes surrounding it.


Sandbags


Careful positioning of Sandbags around the perimeter of your home can greatly reduce your risk of water damage. Sandbags are provided for Citrus Heights Residents through the general services department, with information on the Citrus Heights website.


What should I do if I have water damage?


Call SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville immediately and we will respond with a plan of action to manage your residential or commercial flooding damage from start to finish. We are a full turn key solution for flooding damage cleanup and restoration with the experience, the training and the equipment to evaluate the situation and return your home to you, dry and restored. 


Call today! (916) 966-2601

Commercial Client Benefits

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Client Benefits Water Damaged Office Space

Multi-family, Residential and Commercial Property Managers

 

If you work in the property management industry you understand the value of a quick response and fast turn around time when it comes to an emergency situation. A quick response time can mean a reduction in the size and scope of the damage, It can also mean the difference between having a chance at saving business critical documents and equipment for the clients that are most important to you.

 

Multi-family, residential and commercial properties throughout the region have seen better days. Despite proper maintenance, many 30 to 50 year old structures were in danger of slowly succumbing to the severe showers saturating Sacramento in early spring.

 

Carmichael experienced record setting rainfall, causing intermittent flooding throughout the area. Strong winds ravaged roofs, hurling twisted limbs and branches into gutters, which sagged under the weight of rainwater. Our crews were out mitigating various types of water damage, remediating and restoring apartment complexes, commercial offices, retail establishments, and government property.

 

Commercial Client Benefits

 

Choosing SERVPRO of Carmichael for your commercial damage mitigation accrues you benefits not limited to:

 

 

    • Working with you to tailor the solution to you, priding ourselves in accurate and straightforward communication.

 

    • 34 years of experience sets us apart from the competition, we are the leader in commercial damage mitigation.

 

    • Every large commercial loss is supervised by a local commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

 

    • The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

 

 

We are Faster to Any Disaster!

 

An extra wet winter meant SERVPRO of Carmichael answered the call for commercial property managers in the following areas:

 

 

    • Crosswoods

 

    • Greengate

 

    • Sunrise Oaks

 

    • Sierra Gardens

 

    • Hillcrest

 

    • Crest Haven

 

    • Sierra Vista

 

    • Lead Hill

 

 

Call us today!

 

Contact the Commercial Fire and Water damage experts at SERVPRO of Carmichael when you discover damage at your business. Call (916) 967-2500 to set up an appointment for an inspection and consultation.

You can count on SERVPRO for Flood Restoration

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage You can count on SERVPRO for Flood Restoration Count of SERVPRO of Carmichael for your water damage restoration.

The US knows all about floods. Every year, a major storm or hurricane (sometimes several) rampages along the coast and causes hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage. These incidents leave homeowners feeling helpless because it is tough to prevent water intrusion at such a depth and volume.

Fortunately, restoration teams like SERVPRO are on hand to pick up the pieces after flooding. While flood damage in Carmichael homes is unpleasant, it does not have to be permanent. We have all of the skills and tools that you need for effective repairs. We clean wet carpets (if not contaminated), scrub stained walls and eliminate bad smells.

Today, we are going to clear up some myths about residential flooding. So, keep reading to find out more about certified flood damage restoration.

Restoration is a Luxury
Whether your home is full of standing water or just residually wet after flooding, it is at risk of further damage. Where there is moisture, there is a risk of rust, rot, and mold. The difference between drying items yourself and having the experts do it is that we remove as much liquid as is technically possible. We remove all of the water that you cannot see with the naked eye; in the air, in your fabrics, in your HVAC system, etc. True restoration does begin with pumping out floodwater, but that is only the first step. We do this so we can get to the hidden sources of moisture. For SERVPRO, the job starts with drying on a molecular level, via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Restoration Means Drying
Drying is clearly the most important part of flood damage remediation. However, it is not the only service that we offer. In fact, our company provides a comprehensive restoration package. The aim is to try and bring your home back to its pre-flood condition, "Like it never even happened." So, our technicians may have to repaint, apply new plasterboard, and lift carpets to dry subflooring.

In the past, we have replaced damaged wood, supervised the removal of asbestos, and worked with a wide variety of insurance agents, contractors and professionals. Depending on the task, we may suggest a third party for repairs, SERVPRO partners with others to provide a seamless full service to you.

Real Experts Can Save Almost Anything
The thing to remember about flood repairs is that they depend on a large number of different factors. In many cases, the liquid is gray water. It is likely to contain debris, chemicals and bacteria, but we can dry and clean it and return items to their former condition. Unfortunately, this is not true of black water, high in hazardous materials. Black water contains sewage or highly toxic materials. We can clean non-porous items because the danger sits only on their surface. However, porous materials (curtains, carpets, drapes, clothing, soft toys, etc.) absorb toxins and require safe disposal. Where essential structural materials are involved, we can organize appropriate repairs.

SERVPRO of Carmichael offers a local service. We provide flood damage repairs to residents in the Carmichael, Citrus Heights and Roseville areas. Whether your flooding is an emergency or a minor problem, our technicians can solve it. Call us 24/7 at (916) 967-2500.

Fire Damage near you

4/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage near you Fire Damage in Citrus Heights

While the last thing anyone would ever want to do is take something away from the services that our firefighters perform on a daily basis, putting the fire out is only the beginning. Homeowners often get stuck with communicating damages that they do not understand, to a restoration company they do not know or have never used before. How can you tell whom to trust?


First, it is never too early to contact a local restoration company near Hillcrest to discuss fire damage or other services that they have available. The company you contact should be more than willing to explain what they can do for you and answer any questions that come to mind.
 
Take the time to research your local company fully, discover everything you can about them and make sure that you feel comfortable about using them before you let them perform any restoration services on your property. It does not hurt to form a relationship with a company, like SERVPRO, before emergency issues become necessary, the right company is willing to help you prevent as well as recover.
 
Just keep in mind that checking for certifications is important, the company you use should be IICRC certified and follow rigorous safety and restoration guidelines provided by the EPA and OSHA. These certifications show proof that the technicians performing repairs in your home have the correct training and specialize in restoring your home to a quality condition.
 
SERVPRO offers a variety of services including, fire, water, storm, and mold remediation services. They help you manage the entire situation from beginning to end and help you get things under control quickly. However, one of the most valuable services anyone can offer is safety.
 
Before any work begins on your property, SERVPRO technicians fully inspect the surrounding area looking for any possible hazards that exist. Electrical, structural, and slip – trip and fall hazards are all too common. Keeping you, your family, and our team of technicians safe during your restoration process takes priority.
 
Looking for help with fire damage restoration, contact us for help. SERVPRO of Carmichael can give you the services you need and get you the peace of mind you deserve. (916) 967-2500

Benefits for Commercial Clients

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Benefits for Commercial Clients A broken water main resulting in partial foundation replacement.

Multi-family, Residential and Commercial Property Managers


If you work in the property management industry you understand the value of a quick response and fast turn around time when it comes to an emergency situation. A quick response time can mean a reduction in the size and scope of the damage, It can also mean the difference between having a chance at saving business critical documents and equipment for the clients that are most important to you.


Multi-family, residential and commercial properties throughout the region have seen better days. Despite proper maintenance, many 30 to 50 year old structures were in danger of slowly succumbing to the severe showers saturating Sacramento in early spring.


Citrus Heights and Roseville experienced record setting rainfall, causing intermittent flooding throughout the area. Strong winds ravaged roofs, hurling twisted limbs and branches into gutters, which sagged under the weight of rainwater. Our crews were out mitigating various types of water damage, remediating and restoring apartment complexes, commercial offices, retail establishments, and government property.


Commercial Client Benefits


Choosing SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville for your commercial damage mitigation accrues you benefits not limited to:



  • Working with you to tailor the solution to you, priding ourselves in accurate and straightforward communication.

  • 34 years of experience sets us apart from the competition, we are the leader in commercial damage mitigation.

  • Every large commercial loss is supervised by a local commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

  • The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.


We are Faster to Any Disaster!


An extra wet winter meant SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville answered the call for commercial property managers in the following areas:



  • Crosswoods

  • Greengate

  • Sunrise Oaks

  • Sierra Gardens

  • Hillcrest

  • Crest Haven

  • Sierra Vista

  • Lead Hill


Call us today!


Contact the Commercial Fire and Water damage experts at SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville when you discover damage at your business. Call (916) 966-2601 to set up an appointment for an inspection and consultation.

Mold Prevention in Citrus Heights

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Prevention in Citrus Heights The mold was safely removed from a Citrus Heights business.

Mold Prevention in your Home or Business


Mold Damage Remediation is not something you should try yourself, especially if the damage is occurring at your business. Restaurant owners and managers should take particular caution when commercial health code standards are as strictly enforced as they are in Citrus Heights. Spores are always in the air and on top of surfaces indoors, and you, your staff, and your customers also carry them into your eating establishment on clothing and footwear. Simply reacting each time you note some mildew or mold is ineffective.


Let's develop a plan


Invite us to work with you to design a mold remediation plan that manages a current outbreak while also minimizing the chance of mold damage in the future.  In most cases, the contamination can be isolated to a single room or area of the business, apartment or single family home. If the mold has grown into or started in the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, then certain steps must be taken to keep mold from spreading further.


Let us handle everything


SERVPRO crews use a protocol approved by the EPA to manage mold damage effectively. Expect a three prong attack on mold damage.



  • First, we find and contain all evident mold colonies. Other areas of your business need not close down in most cases. We keep uncontaminated spaces mold-free by misting the existing mold to prevent it from floating through the air, erecting physical barriers, or using negative air pressure machines during clean up.

  • Second, the mold is removed completely, including porous items it infiltrated. We encase and dispose of the actual mold colonies according to codes local to the Roseville, Sacramento, and Citrus Heights areas.

  • Third, spores stirred up settle and we wipe them down with a detergent solution or vacuum up using HEPA filters. Once the mold damage is removed and areas cleaned, the final step is to eradicate the moisture problem that fed the spores. SERVPRO staff will inspect for plumbing leaks, clogs in HVAC drainage systems, condensation around AC units or refrigerators, and other sources of water. Abatement of the water problems is the best protection against future mold damage. We test for moisture levels and reduce air humidity levels using ventilation, dehumidifiers, or a combination of strategies.


Call us today!


Contact the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville when you suspect mold growth in your home or business.


Call (916) 966-2601 to set up an appointment for an inspection and consultation.

What happens after your Roseville Fire

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What happens after your Roseville Fire Recent fire damage to a Residential Property.

In 2016 Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department reported a total of 2,662 confirmed fires for the prior year, that’s approximately 7 fires a day in the Sacramento Area. The 17 year old fire department utilizes 37 Fire Engines, 27 Ambulances, and over 40 other special purpose vehicles to protect an expanse including Antelope, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elverta, Fair Oaks, Florin, North Highlands, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, Rosemont, Sacramento, Sloughhouse, Vineyard and McClellan Airfield.


The Roseville Fire Department; with an estimated 128,000 people living within its 36 square miles of jurisdiction, keeps it’s 8 fire engines at ready to respond to more than 12,000 emergency calls every year.


It’s likely that you or someone you know has had a very bad day, and the brave men and women of the fire department were there to help, and for that we can all be grateful. 


But what happens next? 


First visit our page on what to do immediately after you've experienced fire damage.


When it comes to cleaning and remediation of property with fire damage, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights /  Roseville first determines which cleaning methods to use on the various surfaces and materials in a structure. Structural items include framework, ceilings, doors, windows, floors and floor coverings, bath fixtures, cabinets, light fixtures and the HVAC system.  In simple terms, if something can't be carried out of a building, it is considered structure.


All materials and surfaces fall into two categories: Washable and Non-Washable.


Washable - These materials and surfaces can be cleaned using a water-based cleaning product. This is possible because using one will not further damage the item or surface (floor or wall) being cleaned. We maintain an extensive inventory of cleaners for every type.


Non-Washable - These are materials and surfaces that cannot be cleaned using a water-based cleaning product. Doing so would cause further damage to the material or surface. Non-washable methods include dry solvent, dry sponges/cloths, and vacuums.


Over the years, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville has seen many examples of what can happen when an unqualified company or individual tries to tackle fire damage restoration. The assumption, for many, is that cleaning and removing damaged items is easy. The truth is it’s hard work that requires special equipment and techniques. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville technicians are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?


Call Us Today – (916) 966-2601

Look Out For Water Damage In Your Citrus Heights Home

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Look Out For Water Damage In Your Citrus Heights Home The first thing to do when you notice water damage is put in a call to SERVPRO.

Watch For These Signs of Water Damage in Your Citrus Heights House


Water damage is sometimes obvious. The damage is easy to see after a flood, a burst pipe, or an overflowing toilet or sink. Water damage also happens in less noticeable ways. This is caused by an undetected leak or seepage. Some key causes of water damage are a damaged pipe, a leaking washing machine or dishwasher, seepage from your garden, and a leak in your roof or guttering. SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians are trained to deal with water damage from any source and restore your home.

Water damage in your Citrus Heights home is unpleasant and causes harm to your belongings and the structure of your home. Look out for these common signs of water damage:

Water Pooling


Always look for the cause of any pool of water, no matter how small. A pool of water means something in your home has leaked, or water has got in from the outside.

Mold


Water damage causes mold. Look out for telltale signs of mold in your home or on your belongings.

Stains On Ceilings Or Walls


Water damage often leaves behind a discolored stain. Be aware of any new stains on your walls or ceiling.

Unpleasant Smells


Unseen water often stagnates and causes an unpleasant smell. A musty or moldy smell is an indicator of potential water damage.

Sagging Walls or Ceilings


The build up of water over time saturates wall and ceiling materials and eventually causes them to sag. Walls or ceilings that have suffered enough water damage to buckle are unsafe, and it is vital to seek professional assistance at once.

Damp Floors


Damp floors are a sure sign of water damage. Obvious signs include wet patches or stains on floors of all kinds and visibly damp areas on wood floors. Check carpets and rugs regularly for damp patches and lift them up to check underneath.

The first thing to do when you notice water damage is put in a call to SERVPRO. Our IICRC trained technicians arrive fully equipped to assess the extent of the problem and devise the most effective drying plan for your home. We have both truck-mounted, and free standing pumps to remove water. Our teams bring air movers and dehumidifiers to aid the drying process. Our aim is to dry out your home and belongings - “like it never even happened.”


Locally Owned Company with National Resources


SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville is on hand to help with water damage to your home. Call (916) 966-2601 for assistance.