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Working Fire Damage Options to Residents of Manteca

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Working Fire Damage Options to Residents of Manteca Smoke and soot residues can destroy your property after a fire if not remediated right away. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response and action plan.

Our Technicians Bring Their Understanding of Fire When Remediating Fire Damage in Your Home

Never be overwhelmed with panic after your property experiences fire damage, especially when you are a resident of Manteca. The combustion process leaves behind the smoke and heat residues that you need to handle with much care. To do the restoration correctly, make sure you contact professionals in this field.

Understanding the theory of fire is so important to control fire damage incidents in Manteca. That is what a service provider like SERVPRO, which operates in the area brings on board. As professionals, we know not all types of soot are the same. While there are those which you can effortlessly clean, some are so difficult to deal with. The secret lies in learning more about combustion and smoke.

The burning process is known as combustion, and it leads to the production of smoke. For complete combustion to take place, we must have a balance of oxygen, heat, and fuel. In most cases, achieving that balance is not possible, and it leads to incomplete combustion - which accounts for smoke residues that we see.

When your solid contents burn, they release aerosol, gases, and particles. When these particles float in the air, they form smoke. The particles in smoke can absorb odor, and that is why it smells. You should note that the smoke contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are considered carcinogenic. That is why restorers from companies like SERVPRO wear respirators when conducting the restoration process.

After some time, the smoke lands on a surface, and it forms soot - a composition of the residues of smoke. When the soot mixes with moisture, it leads to the formation of acids. When the resulting acids come in contact with materials, corrosion and discoloration results. It implies that the sooner you restore your property, the earlier you can prevent further damage and incurring unnecessary loses.

At SERVPRO of Tracy, we respond faster to any fire damage cases irrespective of the time you contact us. Call us today at (209) 834-0200 to learn more about the available options.

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Plan For Unexpected Water Removal In Tracy Retail Space

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Plan For Unexpected Water Removal In Tracy Retail Space Rely on SERVPRO and the ERP to Keep Tools from Rusting in a Tracy Auto Parts Store

The ERP, Emergency READY Profile Plan from SERVPRO Protects Your Tracy Business from Damage and Closing

Malfunctions in commercial systems installed for safety purposes can cause unexpected damage to Tracy businesses. Sudden flooding endangers building structure, fixtures, and inventory. A quick and informed response makes all the difference for your business’s future success.
You installed a sprinkler system to prevent fire damage, but its malfunction requires water removal in your Tracy auto parts store. Hundreds of gallons of water flood the store without warning, but we are ready to jump into action because you partnered with us earlier to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP).
Unique to SERVPRO, the ERP allows us to assess your physical plant long before any disaster occurs. You invite one of our experienced project managers to walk through your store, including all storage and utility areas. We discuss your priorities should a disaster happen, and we suggest strategies to make your business more resistant to a catastrophe. Using our mobile app, you designate members of your staff who can authorize work and identify the location of utility shutoffs.
Our project manager explains possible responses when a SERVPRO team arrives to remediate a standing water situation, and you determine how at least an area of the store can continue to serve your individual and business to business customers needs during the recovery. This commitment to operate without a break is crucial because enterprises that close even for a few days struggle to regain their market share.
When we react to the water issue after the sprinkler misfire, expect a quick setup of submersible pumps and extractors because we already have the plan in place. Our vehicles are equipped with power sources for these tools if electricity has been cut for safety purposes. SERVPRO technicians contain and dispose of the obvious water, and then search for hidden pockets of trapped moisture. Because we have inspected the area earlier, we have a good idea of where the last quantities of water may have migrated.
Drying requires industrial air movers and dehumidifiers. SERVPRO technicians know how to position these appliances for the fastest effect. Meanwhile, we monitor the falling moisture levels, so we do not remove the equipment too soon. Your inventory requires specialized drying methods ensuring it is not permanently damaged. Suctioning storage areas and using vented bins to drain liquid helps. We may also use desiccants to absorb the lingering drops of water.
Rely on SERVPRO of Tracy to keep your business in operation even when a water crisis happens. Call us at (209) 834-0200 to set up an ERP and then when that problem planned for actually occurs.

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Common Laundry Mistakes That Can Cause Water Damage in Tracy Homes

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Common Laundry Mistakes That Can Cause Water Damage in Tracy Homes Over-filling the drum of your washing machine can cause damage to it and could result in flooding your floors.

Tips for Preventing Your Washing Machine to Malfunction and Cause Water Damage

Having a washer at home in Tracy is very convenient. A home washing machine means no trips to the laundromat, and that is good news for any busy person. However there is one downside to having a washing machine in your home – like any machine they can break down, and if they break down, there is a risk of leaks. Leaks in your home mean water damage, so naturally, you want to avoid leaks if possible. Here are some common laundry mistakes that harm your machine and increase the chance of a breakdown.

Metal items are a leading cause of washer breakdown – and that means more risk of water damage in your Tracy household. The three most common culprits are:

•Coins – always check the pockets of every item for coins before starting your washer.

•Zippers – you cannot remove zippers from your clothes, but you can zip them all the way up to the top, so they do not flap around as much.

•Brassieres – underwire and clasps on lingerie might cause damage. You can protect your washer by placing underthings in a mesh laundry bag.

Another thing that causes washer damage is over-filling the drum. It is tempting when you have much laundry to stuff as much in as you can. Unfortunately, putting too many clothes in the machine puts extra stress on the delicate workings. SERVPRO recommends checking out the manufacturer’s guidelines about weight.

Power surges present another potentially dangerous situation. A sudden spike of electricity can harm your washer, including melting its plastic components. Protect your machine by using a surge protector, and by unplugging when not in use.

Sometimes even being careful does not prevent leaks. In the event of water damage, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to extract water, dry out carpets, baseboards, and floors and restore your laundry room as soon as possible. We bring in dehumidifiers and air movers to speed the drying process when necessary.

For help with water damage in Mountain House, Banta, Holt, Ripon and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Tracy at (209) 834-0200 today.

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Fire Damage Restoration In Manteca

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration In Manteca Manteca Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Efforts are the Cornerstone of SERVPRO SERVICES

SERVPRO Offers Industry-Leading Fire Cleanup and Restoration Services

The devastation of a Manteca home fire often seems beyond any remediation. Soot and smoke damage, along with charring, is exacerbated by the large quantities of water used to extinguish the flames. Modern fire damage abatement techniques employed by highly qualified restoration companies inspire hope that the harm is reversible, and your house can be made whole again.
Fire damage to your Manteca house can include significant water devastation and persistent odors. It is crucial that the company you chose to deliver recovery efforts be skilled in a wide range of restoration methods and techniques. Our project managers and crews train regularly, attending courses approved by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The Institute is responsible for developing industry standards the public relies upon when seeking for the best approach to return a home to preloss condition.
SERVPRO employs only workers who master both basic and advanced fire restoration techniques, as well as water damage remediation and odor elimination. In fact, most fire scenes require water removal and damage control before addressing the fire residues. Standing water and high moisture levels of saturated building materials lead to deterioration, and secondary damage like mold growth and restoration must happen fast.
Once the water damage stabilizes, SERVPRO teams begin addressing smoke and soot deposits. Ashy and light soot deposits usually respond well to vacuuming or dry sponging. Heavier residues, like those from grease fires or blazes, extinguished through chemical means, need cleansers or solvents and sometimes abrasive tools to loosen the debris. Fabrics and intricately designed items like blinds or knick-knacks require wet or dry cleaning using specialized materials and sometimes immersion or agitation.
It may be astonishing to the layperson just how many examples of fire damage can be recovered with the proper education, tools, and professional products. SERVPRO has a restoration mindset, saving you time and money by finding a way to bring structures and contents back to life rather than tearing out and replacing damaged materials and possessions. Even something as tough to manage as persistent smoky odors can be eliminated through our gradually more technologically advanced methods. We move from a good scrubbing to the use of thermal fogging or hydroxyl generators to change the chemical composition of odor particles, rendering them neutralized.
Cleaning up after a fire is a complicated business, but SERVPRO of Tracy is more than up to the challenge. Call us at (209) 834-0200 as soon as the firefighters release your property for restoration, and we will begin the many tasks necessary to transform your home to its previous state, “Like it never even happened.”

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Our van is fully equipped for your needs.

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Our van is fully equipped for your needs. Inside of one of the SERVPRO OF TRACY van with equipment. Give us a call on 209-834-0200

Here at SERVPRO OF TRACY, our vans are equipped for any kinds of water or fire damage in an emergency.

Our crews are professionals and highly trained for any kinds of disaster 24 hours a day - seven days a week.

Most importantly, a restoration effort reduces the after-effects a blaze can have on the health of those who return in. If a homeowner does not have the property restored by a professional, the results can be found later on down the line. To an untrained eye they might believe the issue has been fixed, they experience the remaining impacts of indoor air pollution for numerous months later on in the form of increased respiratory discomfort.  

SERVPRO OF TRACY are leading experts in fire restoration. They are trained to help remove your belongings as well as cleaning and storing them until your property has been restored to its original condition.

Getting Items to High Places Before Lathrop Flood Damage Can Hit

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Getting Items to High Places Before Lathrop Flood Damage Can Hit Protect Your Possessions in Lathrop by Storing Above the Flood Line--SERVPRO Tip

Minimize Flood Damage by Temporary High Storage--SERVPRO Says

If you suspect a flood is incoming, and you still have time to prepare, there are steps you can do to keep your valuables safe. The most important factor to consider when saving items from flood damage in Lathrop is elevation: the higher above the ground something is, the less likely it is to be damaged by floodwaters. You probably don't have time to move everything upstairs, or may not have an upper floor, so try to take advantage of these potential storage spots for ground-level items.
Countertops and Tables
While countertops and tables are perhaps the most obvious places to protect belongings from flood damage in your Lathrop home, it is important to utilize this space most effectively. Use every inch of countertop and table space you can by layering items on top of one another and attempting to reduce space between items as much as possible. SERVPRO suggest to not just throw things into a pile - this takes up extra space and makes SERVPRO's item inventory process more difficult.
Overhead Cabinets
While most homes have substantial overhead cabinet space, this often goes unused due to the presence of dishes and other items already there. However, in the heat of the moment, many fail to consider what exactly is stored up there. Are those items at serious risk of damage from the flood in the first place? Would space they occupy be better spent on something more fragile and valuable? Keep these questions in mind as you check through overhead and wall cabinet space.
Upstairs and Attic Spaces
If your home has a second floor or an attic, try to get large items up there first. Furniture and large electronics may have no other place to go, so be careful not to fill upstairs space with small items first. Plus, larger objects can often hold other, smaller items on top of them once they are safely relocated.
When flooding hits the local area, SERVPRO of Tracy is at the ready to respond to calls for help. If your home has been or is about to be damaged by a flood, call us at (209) 834-0200 so that we can respond as fast as possible.

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SERVPRO of Tracy Emergency Water Damage Service

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Tracy Emergency Water Damage Service Water Damage from anywhere, call SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200

SERVPRO of Tracy is available 24 hours a day for any kinds of water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate acrion is crucial.  A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
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We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Tracy has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Tracy

SERVPRO of Tracy specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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. 

Call today on 209-834-0200

Delivering Fire Damage Solutions That Manteca Residents Can Trust

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Delivering Fire Damage Solutions That Manteca Residents Can Trust If you experience fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO to help you through every step of the restoration process.

Rely on SERVPRO for Smoke & Fire Cleanup and Restoration

If you have ever faced fire damage in your Manteca area home, you understand how frightening and traumatic these type of incidents can be. Everything from a small to large fire causes significant damage that makes a recovery rough.

Facing this type of event for the first time can be overwhelming. You need someone on your side that understands how to react to different kinds of fire damage on your Manteca property. Not only that, you need to decide which company to contact, long before you ever have a problem. Making fast, informed decisions after fire takes hold can make a huge difference in the quality of the restoration you receive. The longer you wait, the more time smoke and soot residues have to settle in, penetrating even the toughest most durable surfaces, creating damage that might have been avoidable otherwise. 

SERVPRO provides you with 24-hour emergency response services, giving you access to highly trained professionals, industrial-grade equipment, and a vast amount of resources whenever you need us. Choosing to use us as your restoration specialists, means that you gain access to valuable information that helps limit your losses and gets you the help you need immediately after disaster strikes.

SERVPRO has a variety of EPA-registered disinfectants, dry chemical sponges, HEPA filtered vacuums and foggers that make removing stubborn odors, easier. With advanced odor elimination training, our cleaning technicians combine a variety of methods to make smells disappear, providing solutions that make it, “Like it never even happened.”

We provide you with quick, efficient restoration services while also completing any repairs or some reconstruction necessary to finish the job entirely. SERVPRO manages your complete restoration process from start to finish, providing full-service solutions to fire, smoke, and water damage in your home.

Take advantage of services available throughout your local area, contact SERVPRO of Tracy for additional information or to schedule your home’s restoration, now. We give you access to IICRC-industry certified professionals and everything you need to get back on track, call today. (209) 834-0200

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The Truth About Performing Mold Damage Remediation Services On Your Own

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Truth About Performing Mold Damage Remediation Services On Your Own Trust the professionals at SERVPRO to remove mold found in your home.

Mold Remediation By Professionals Is the Right Choice

Did you discover a small patch of mold in your Lathrop area home? If so, did you call a professional, or did you attempt to clean the area yourself?

Most people these days try to remove mold damage found on their Lathrop property alone, having little success, before calling a professional mold remediation company to take care of a much larger problem over a week later. Whether you believe us or not, it is true. 

More often than not, people end up spreading mold further, causing additional damages to their home and property while attempting to follow some do-it-yourself post they found online for dealing with mold growth in the home. Who can blame them?

A variety of different websites have posted remedies, with a slightly different explanation and approach, to mold contamination, they make it easy to get lost. Unless you receive professional training, you really cannot tell the difference, which leads to people making the mistake of moving forward with half of the information needed to control mold found on their property, correctly.

AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians here at SERVPRO would like to help you understand that regardless of the amount or type of mold found in your home, there is no match for the quality cleaning you receive from professionally trained mold remediation technicians, try as you might.

SERVPRO technicians take training concerning the control of mold found in your home and use a variety of containment methods, air moving, and negative air-flow equipment to prevent its spread. Spraying chemicals you purchase at your local grocery store does not provide you with a full solution you can rely on, nor should they be used as your only control method.

SERVPRO technicians physically remove contaminated materials, often replacing many contents that consist of organic materials mold uses as a food source. We transport and dispose of these items according to EPA, local, state, and federal guidelines while using small applications of an EPA-registered disinfectant to assist with preventing airborne spores from getting away.

Get professional assistance for controlling mold found on your property by calling SERVPRO of Tracy. We provide you with full-service solutions and help you understand how to prevent mold contamination in the future. (209) 834-0200

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Fire and Smoke Damage Tips

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

  • Limit the movement in the structure to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean.  Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Blow or brush-vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes and carpets.
  • Place clean towels on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely, and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with a light with a petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Pour RV antifreeze into sinks, toilet bowls and tubs if heat is off during freezing season.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on indoor plants.
  • Change HVAC Filters.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.