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Choose SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael for Restoration and Mitigation

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

24 hour service SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael is a professional restoration company that will solve your needs.

When a disaster happens in your private or commercial property, the next thing is to seek mitigation and restoration. Meanwhile, it takes a lot of experience and professionalism to take precise measures to reduce the harmful effects of home or office disasters such as flooding, fire outbreak, and more. 

Nowadays, we have many companies that claim to be offering restoration and mitigation services but hiring the right company can be challenging. Hence, homeowners need to be meticulous in choosing the right restoration company to get the best result. 

A professional restoration company knows what to do at specific times and how to use the most modern equipment to solve even the most severe cases in the shortest time possible. 

Typically, household disasters can lead to many more damages. That is why you need to choose a restoration company that offers a wide range of expertise to get a comprehensive solution. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael is a professional restoration company that will solve your needs. 

We understand the stress and worry that comes with household disasters, and we know how to mitigate its effects from affecting your life, home, or business. We have the expertise to make everything perfect "Like it never even happened." 

What makes our restoration process different

When restoring a damaged home or business, our restoration and mitigation service professionals are not only concerned about your property. We do everything in our care to give you peace of mind. Here are some facts that make us your best choice:

24-hour Emergency Service Disasters don’t give notice before they happen. Hence, you need a restoration company that is always available - around the clock. We know what it means to respond to disasters, so we are still on our toes every day and night. Our emergency service is efficient and fast. 

  • Highly Trained Technicians

All our technicians are qualified and trained in the IICRC standards. To get better results, we invest in our technicians to continuously upgrade their knowledge in damage restoration and get them more familiar with modern equipment handlings. We use the most current and well-functioning equipment for every operation. 

How to Prepare Your Home for Heavy Rainfall

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Rainfall on the street SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael is your best option for storm mitigation and restoration.

Rainfall is crucial to keeping a functional environment. From it, we get rainwater for showering, toilet flushing, and so much more. It also keeps our gardens green and fresh with pure air that also has a calming effect on the body. However, just as an excess of everything could be dangerous, too much rainfall can be disastrous. 

Heavy rainfall can pose several harmful effects on your home due to flooding, which may damage properties and every other valuable item both on the inside and outside. 

Meanwhile, you don’t have to wait until it happens. As a professional mitigation and restoration company, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael has helped you compile great pro tips to prepare both the outside and inside your home against heavy rainfall. 

Getting ready from the outside

Having a perfect preparation for your building's outside area to prevent heavy rainfall is the best way to secure the inside. Hence, you need to pay attention to these external preparation tips.

1. Check your roof. 

Checking if your roof is in perfect condition is the first step of the external preparation. A leaked or damaged ceiling can be a door through which floods can storm your building. Ensure that you fix every damage in your roof accurately to put it in the proper condition to withstand the pressures of excess rainfall. 

2. Clean your gutters

A dirty or blocked gutter can redirect water into some places that can cause damage to your home. When water pools in your channel, it can affect the basement or the foundation, which can pose more threats to the building. 

Aside from cleaning the gutter, you should also ensure that you clear every debris from street grates and be careful enough to cover all your valuable items on the outside area of your building.

Preparing the inside 

1. Keep your Sump pump 

Preparation for the inside area of the building begins with running some tests on your sump pump to ensure it’s working correctly. If it is faulty and causes flooding, you call us the team for mitigation and restoration. 

2. Get your emergency kit ready

You should always be alert for the unexpected. It is essential to have good batteries in place for your flashlights, charge your cell phones and get an emergency kit to serve you should you go out of power for an extended period.

Not only that, you should always ensure you close your doors and windows to prevent water from entering the building when rainfalls. 

Conclusively, it is essential to ensure that every necessary repair is served to your building to prepare your home against heavy rainfall. While there are some do-it-yourself tips to repair your roof on the internet, you should contact a professional restoration company for the best results. 

If your home is in Citrus Heights, Roseville, or Carmichael, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael is your best option for storm mitigation and restoration. We have all the technical know-how to keep your building safe from any damage. Call 916-966-2601. 

Advanced Technology and Techniques for Storm Damage Restoration

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

 Moisture Detection and measurement equipment Advanced Technology and Techniques for Storm Damage Restoration

The storm damage restoration industry has experienced a surge in technology techniques and advancement due to complexity and technical demands. 

Dealing with natural disasters is a matter of life. For this reason, The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets high and practical standards for companies offering restoration and cleaning services. 

Growing with this technology advancement and maintaining the highest standard, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael has helped countless homeowners in the localities to restore their apartments to the status quo in the shortest time possible.

Here are a few types of advanced-technology equipment that have helped us deliver more efficiently:

1. Moisture Detection and measurement equipment

As storm damage restoration professionals, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael now depends on some specialized and efficient equipment for accuracy to detect, measure, and monitor your home’s moisture level. We use modern equipment such as infrared cameras to detect water through a ceiling, wall, or floor. 

An infrared camera helps to detect hidden water for removal. We also use hygrometers, sensitive moisture detectors, and other innovative technology to measure the extent of moisture saturation.

2. Water extraction equipment

Our dedicated team uses powerful extraction equipment to speed up the drying process. This modern equipment helps remove the excess water that logs into your home or business spaces. It doesn’t take long for us to dry out every drop of water in your building. We have truck-mounted and portable extraction units to remove water more efficiently. Also, we use submersible and gas-powered pumps to pump out excess water.

3. Drying equipment 

Dehumidifiers and industrial strength air movers give the best results for removing the residual moisture in the floor wall and ceiling to achieve perfect drying for your home or business space. Proper drying prevents your furniture, walls, and floor from swelling and warping.

4. Odor removal and deodorization 

After water or fire damage, odor removal or deodorization is the next best thing. The impact comes with exasperating odors. We use air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and deodorization agents to remove airborne contaminants and achieve the best air quality during the damage restoration and cleanup process.

We also use germicides, sanitizing agents, and anti-microbial treatments to clean and remove odors and contaminants in your home or business space. We are just a call away; contact SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael at 916-966-2601 for our mitigation and restoration services. 

5 Reasons to Choose SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael for Storm Damage Restoration

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

street with raindrops falling Storms bring heavy rain and flood, resulting in property damages. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael can help.

Natural disasters come without notice – they can happen at any time. Storms bring heavy rain and flood, resulting in roofs being ripped off or damaged. Storms can also cause dangerous electrical problems. When this overwhelming situation occurs, you need a professional storm restoration company to help you fix the damages, get your home back to the initial condition it was in, or even better. Meanwhile, you need to choose the right storm restoration company to get the best results.

If your home is in the greater Sacramento area, you cannot get a better option than SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael. Our professional team offers exceptional storm damage restoration and cleanup services for homeowners in Citrus Heights, Roseville, Carmichael, and the surrounding areas. Our dedicated team offers experience and top-notch expertise.

Important reasons you should hire Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael for your storm damage restoration needs:

1. 24-hour Emergency service
Time is of great essence when it comes to storm damage restoration. Storms can occur anytime, so you need a company that opens 24 hours a day and seven days a week, including holidays. SERVPRO operates round the clock, and our emergency team is always on its toes, ready for the next call. We have all the equipment ready. You only need to put a call through; our team will get to your home in no time.

2. Certification and experience
You can’t afford to hire a brand new uncertified storm damage restoration company with no experience. Unfortunately, you wouldn’t know how inexperienced they are until you have paid and they fail to deliver.

At SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael, all our technicians are IICRC certified, having met all the institute's high standards. Aside from that, all our employees continuously attend e-classes and higher certification training to learn new techniques. We have been serving homeowners in Citrus Heights, Roseville, and Carmichael since 1967.

3. Advanced Technology
Storm damage restoration requires professional handling with state-of-the-art technology. When you are about to choose a restoration company, you need to ensure that they have the most modern equipment. Hiring a company with old malfunctioning tools will only incur more damage to the building. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael uses only the best well-functioning equipment operated with advanced technology for every restoration works.

4. Locally owned and operated
Choosing a locally owned and operated company goes a long way in getting the best result. Local companies understand the environment's climatic conditions, which will help them work according to tangible predictions to prevent your home from storm damages.

Although SERVPRO is a nationwide company, we operate each franchise locally to treat each locality according to their climatic conditions.

5. Familiar with insurance requirements.
If the company you are hiring has no idea how insurance payments work or do not work with any insurance company, you might be dealing with the wrong company. Our specialists have restored thousands of homes and businesses in Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael; we have helped several homeowners handle the insurance claims process without complications.

Call SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael for your storm mitigation needs at 916-966-2601.

What to Do When Water Floods Your Home or Business

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO staff cleaning Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do when water floods your home or business.

A flood is a damaging occurrence that can make homeowners and tenants devastated. Floods can lead to a massive loss of valuable belongings. In worse cases, it may involve the loss of lives. For most businesses, flooding can cause significant damage that can make you lose more than you have ever gained in the company so far. 

While prevention is always better than cure, everyone needs to know what to do to save the day when this overwhelming incidence occurs. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do when water floods your home or business.

Step 1: Ensure your safety first.

The first thing to do when a flood comes threatening is to ensure your safety and every other member of your household. Staying safe might mean leaving the building immediately to a safe place nearby, taking valuable items that you would never want to lose as long as it is safe to do so.

Before you leave the building, ensure you turn off the power and take protective clothing such as rubber boots and gloves, which will be useful when you are returning to deal with the aftermath. Note that you don’t have to evacuate the property if the flooding is minimal. 

Step 2: Stop and remove water 

Before the flood becomes overwhelming, it is essential to find the water source coming into your building and make every attempt to stop the continual flow of water. Though this step might be somewhat challenging considering the pressure that comes with having a flood in your building, it is one of the best ways to stop the flood. 

After you might have successfully stopped the water's inflow, the next thing is to start removing the water that has already occupied your property. You can use buckets, bins, and hoses to drain the water.

Step 3: Dry out the building. 

After removing the water in the building, you will have to dry the place before moving in again. You can use an air conditioner or portable fans to dry all wet areas. Dehumidifiers are also one of the easiest ways of drying out a property.

Step 4: Clean up

After the whole building becomes dried up, it’s time to clean up the mess and rearrange it for living or business again. Note that you may need to remove drywall, flooring, and other things that the flood might have damaged. 

Step 5: Repairs

Indeed, the flood would have damaged some things in the building. Ensure that you do every necessary repair to make the property ready and conducive for use again. If the flood had soaked some electronics, you would need to fix them or replace them if the damage is beyond repairs. 

Floods can pose a lot of damages to homes and businesses, but an early response can help you reduce the amount of wear and lower the risk of losing most of your valuable belongings. Following the steps mentioned above will save you big from losing your business or homes to a flood. 

How to Handle a Basement Flood

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

basement window Basement floods can be very a hassle and dangerous, especially when the damage is very severe.

HOW TO HANDLE A BASEMENT FLOOD

Floods in your basement can create a real mess. From soaking up your carpeting to floating your boxes of books and sopping sofas, looking at the flood damages in your basement can make you feel overwhelmed. 

However, when this disaster happens, don’t lose your mind. What you need to do now is to act quickly to stop the water and make everything look good again. Are you confused about how to get on it? Here are essential tips on how to handle a basement flood.

1. Drain out the water.

When flood evades your basement, don’t delay! Drain out the water as fast as you can. Meanwhile, you would have to remove all the electronic devices or any other harmful items in the basement before stepping into it. 

Get your buckets or hoses to drain out the water to prevent your basement from further damages. If the basement water is more than 2 feet, you need a professional mitigation and restoration company like SERVPRO Of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael right away. 

2. Remove every damp object 

The first step in drying out your basement is to remove every damp object to a dry place where you can dry them separately. This step will make the whole drying process more comfortable.

While removing the damp objects, make sure you also remove your wet carpet to dry and reuse. You need to be aware that you may need to replace your carpet if the damage is beyond repair.

3. Dry the wet areas 

After removing the damp objects in your basement, the next step is to dry out the wet areas. You can rent industrial blowers or use fans or air conditioners to make it easier. Dehumidifiers can also help to dry out your basement faster.  

4. Scrub the floor 

if you use vinyl tile or any other hard surface in your basement, you may have to scrub the floor with a solution of one cup of chlorine bleach and one gallon of water. Ensure that you wear protective eyewear and rubber gloves while using this chemical.

Basement floods can be very a hassle and dangerous, especially when the damage is very severe. However, you don’t have to deal with the hard work yourself. These valuable tips from experts give you good start until a professional team can come and help. Our team is here for you 24/7 and will come to you quickly to assist in your water damage needs.

Post Pandemic Commercial Cleaning Challenges to Businesses

2/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van parked outside of a building Choose SERVPRO if you're around Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael for a perfect commercial cleaning process.

There are many challenges modern-day businesses are facing across the world with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, this implication means that businesses have to rethink their operating strategy. The need to retain economic stability in return for the same level of productivity happens to be top the list of the worries for business owners.


In today's world, the need to adapt to the new ways of staying safe, while keeping a business afloat remains am ultimate objective for businesses. The coronavirus pandemic has taught us all the importance of a thorough commercial cleaning process, and how a thorough cleaning process has positive effects on businesses.
Reopening after a long time out of business is one challenge that many businesses face as well. The demands for a high level of cleaning exercise for commercial outfits by the government have left many businesses postponing their reopening. The sad reality, everyone has to adapt to the new operating model set in place to ensure the safety of everyone. Many businesses have resulted in remote work, however, many businesses do not have this option. While remote working is ideal for an office environment, remote working does not work well for service companies or those in the food business. Dining in, getting take out, or delivery options the food industry uses to stay in business. Proper use of chemicals and methods in commercial cleaning is a must in this example.

For both work models, the most important safety precaution is the observance of a high standard of cleaning. Transparency in the reopening plans is proving to be crucial to a successful reopening. This has been observed in a study conducted by SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael. It has been found that many businesses are in favor of a high-level cleaning schedule. They understand that as long as the pandemic is still around, the need for safety of the business, owners and, the customers need to be guaranteed.

Choose SERVPRO if you're around Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael for a perfect commercial cleaning process. You don't want to miss the next dollar bill due to your continuous absence from work.

Maintaining a Safe Commercial Kitchen Environment

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Kitchen Useful tips on how to maintain a good cleaning schedule for a Commercial Kitchen

Commercial kitchen cleaning is a very important task, and it requires great detail. It is recommended for a professional cleaning company to help design and manage an adequate kitchen cleaning culture for commercial spaces. A company like SERVPRO of Citrus Height/Roseville and Carmichael offers the best services and guidelines to maintain a healthy commercial kitchen cleaning habit. 

Should you be willing and able to handle the cleaning yourself, you can keep your commercial kitchen clean by adhering to equipment guidelines and instructions. Keep track of equipment warranties and understand the aspects that need professional handling.

Useful tips on how to maintain a good cleaning schedule:

Annual Cleaning

Things such as your ovens, grills, fire suppression system, and fire extinguisher are some of the most useful kitchen equipment that should be cleaned and/or tested yearly. Cleaning and testing your equipment annually keeps your equipment in good shape, allowing them to function effectively. Regular cleaning practices allow you to be aware of each of the equipment's warranty lapses, and it helps you make good business decisions in keeping your commercial kitchen safe.

Biennial Cleaning

Cleaning should be carried out at least twice a year for the exhaust hood of your commercial kitchen. It is best to read the manual of your kitchen equipment so that you will know the best cleaning procedures to follow. Pay close attention to the cleaning procedures recommended because of the grease effects arising from continuous use. Remove any grease to prevent fire hazards on the property.

Monthly Cleaning

  • Grease build-up is a fire hazard. It is, therefore, necessary to prevent its build-up behind ovens, fryers, and ranges.
  • Prevent heavy frosting and bacteria issues in your ice machine and freezers.
  • Calibrate free-standing oven and freezer thermometer.
  • Wash your ceilings and kitchen walls.

Weekly Cleaning

Empty, wash and sanitize walk-in coolers, ovens and delete the faucet and sinks.

Daily Cleaning

  • Change the foil lining on the grill, range, and flattops to remove particles and grease.
  • Wash can openers and meat slicers—consider polishing to avoid rust.
  • Sweep and mop the floor.
  • Empty sanitizing buckets
  • Clean kitchen rags, aprons, and coats into the laundry

Tips to Stay Safe from the Dangers of Floodwater

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded street To ensure utmost safety measures are being followed pre or post-flood, let a professional company help.

Floods are devastating and with strong winds and rains, the Citrus Heights, Roseville, and Carmichael area have been hit with recently, we all have to be very careful. Knowing what to do if you are affected by a flood can save you from much injury and repair costs. Not only is a flood a costly disaster but diseases, chemical threats, and injuries are a likely consequence of a flooding event no matter how large or small. 

Health Consequence of Exposure to Floodwater

Not only is safety key but so is your health, here are some health-related risk due to flooding if exposed to contaminated water or materials:

  • Wound infections
  • Skin rash
  • Gastrointestinal illness
  • Tetanus
  • Leptospirosis (not common)

Floodwaters and Safety

When a flood event occurs a number of losses can come to play as well. Be careful of the following safety issues if affected by a flood:

  • Downed power lines
  • Waste from humans or animals
  • Hazardous waste such as chemical, biological, and radiological
  • Contaminants that can cause illness
  • Physical objects such as wood, glass, or metals

If entering a home or business that is flooded you can easily injure yourself with objects such as metal fragments left behind, glass with sharp edges that may have broke in the event. This debris can cause injuries or even infection if wounded by such objects. On top of that, it is possible in the event of a flood, electrical hazards are a huge concern. Be very careful if you must enter a home or business in the event of a flood.

Preparing Ahead for Flood Management

To ensure utmost safety measures are being followed pre or post-flood, let a professional company help with the transition from flood damages to the restoration of your home or business. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael offers mitigation and restoration for flooding and does so safely, in a cost-effective manner, and in a very professional way in the post-flooding transition. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael does this by providing accurate results in their analysis, and by having the best flood mitigation and restoration team who are highly qualified.

What To Do When Flooding Strikes in Citrus Heights, Roseville and Carmichael

1/30/2021 (Permalink)

Equipment lined up in a hallway to help with water damage Reach out to good restoration service companies like SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael to help with the mitigation and restoration of

The effect of a flood can be severe if not attended to quickly and efficiently. The most important thing for flood victims to prioritize is their safety. A professional mitigation and restoration team like SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael should handle the rest. 

When flood strikes start with safety and follow the steps below if safe to do so: 

SAFETY is the most important to keep in mind for victims of flood events. Start by removing everyone away from the affected property to a location outside the flood area. The best place would be a dry spot that is far from the property. Emergency services should be called in for immediate evacuation if water damage is a result of a natural cause.

The second step is to find out where the source of the flooding is in the situation when it is not naturally triggered. Controlling it from the source is a good way to prevent further damage. Stop the water at its source if it is safe to do so. 

Turn off the electricity supply that runs into the affected area if it is safe to do so. It helps to prevent situations of electrocution when water contacts electricity. If turning off the electricity is not safe or an easy task for you, call an electrician to do so. If safe to do so, document the affected areas with videos and images for your insurance company.

The cleaning procedure should follow a pattern like this if it is manageable:

Wear protective gear before stepping into a flood-damaged area to prevent exposure to contaminated water and hazardous materials.

Remove water from the building with the aid of a vacuum or a pump.

Open the window and doors to let in some fresh air.

Salvage items that have not been seriously affected.

Disinfect the area after you have dried out the property. Doing this helps you to remove the breeding space for mold spores which defaces the surface.

Water damage can be severe, thus affecting and damaging a lot of things. It is advisable that flood victims reach out to good restoration service companies like SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael to help with the mitigation and restoration of the property.