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House Cleaning Check List

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

House Cleaning Check List Master House Cleaning List

SERVPRO of Tracy has this checklist includes all of the essential chores to tackle, according to the pros. 

Follow this house cleaning schedule and you will be pleased with the progress and you'll enjoy a cleaner home every day....

Dust all furniture, shelves and decor. Dust window ledges and blinds. Dust lamps, light fixtures, and ceiling fans. Dust baseboards. Wipe down doors and doorframes.

Wipe clean all surfaces in the home, including tables, countertops, appliances, chairs, dressers, window sills, sink basins and faucets. 

Spend extra time in the bathroom, cleaning the bathtub, shower, mirrors and toilet. Light fixtures, picture frames and baseboards and dust them all

SERVPRO of Tracy is here to help you with the clean up your property needs. Call 209-834-0200..

Scope of our Services

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Scope of our Services YES! WE'RE OPEN 24/7..

Many people know SERVPRO of Tracy as the Water Restoration company. Although we handle Water Restoration better than anyone else in the industry. 

We are the industry leader in the following areas; Fire Soot & Smoke Damage, Mold Remediation, Catastrophic Storm Response, Pack-Outs and Contents Restoration, Document Drying and Electronic & Equipment Restoration. 

SERVPRO of Tracy serves Tracy, Mountain House, Lathrop, Manteca, French Camp, Ripon, W. Manteca, Holt, Vernalis even Turlock and surrounding areas.

We are certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and understand the details that go into being the best in the industry!

Our goal is to serve our customers "Like it never even happened."

For more information call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200 to find out more..

How To Clean a Moldy Washing Machine...

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

How To Clean a Moldy Washing Machine... Any washing machine can begin to develop mold..

Tips To Keep Mildew Out Of Your Washer...

SERVPRO of Tracy says any washing machine can begin to develop mold. Front-load washers are known for being gentler on clothes and getting clothes cleaner than traditional top-load washers. However, front-load washers are notorious for developing an unpleasant, sour-scented smell. This foul odor is due to mold  and mildew inside the tiny cracks and crevices of your washer. Luckily, you do not have to be stuck with a stinky laundry room that smells like dirty laundry. There are several simple methods you can use to keep mildew out of your washer.

1. Clean the Drum
Mix together 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup water. Pour the mixture into the detergent container and pour two cups of vinegar into the main part of the washer. Run a full cycle on hot. As the baking soda and vinegar mix together, the chemical reaction should kill any mold growing inside your washing machine.

2. Scrub if Needed
If you still see or smell anything suspicious, mix together equal parts of vinegar and water. Dip an abrasive sponge into the mixture and scrub away the remaining grime.

3. Clean the Gasket
The rubber seal around the door is a common area for mold and mildew to develop. Clean the gasket thoroughly with an equal solution of water and vinegar by rubbing a rag around the interior seal.

4. Prevent a Recurrence
Since regular soap can leave behind too much residue, use a detergent that is made for HE machines. To encourage complete drying between cycles, remove your laundry promptly and leave the door open when the machine is not in use. By following the previous recommendations once a month, you can keep your machine from developing a mold smell.

If the steps to clean your washing machine do not work, or you notice a moldy smell coming from other areas in your laundry room, you may need to call a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO of Tracy. With a little help from the experts, your home will soon be back to its pre-mold condition. 

Any questions please call SERVPRO of Tracy @ 209-834-0200

History of SERVPRO

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Industries, Inc. Franchise System is a national leader in fire, water, mold, and commercial and residential cleanup and restoration services.

SERVPRO's professional network of over 1,700 franchises has responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters such as the Pentagon after 9/11, to those suffered by individual businesses and homes.

Providing coverage nationally, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals work with major insurance companies and commercial clients nationwide. 

  • Our History 

Since 2006, SERVPRO of Tracy has been helping the people of Tracy, Manteca, Lathrop, Mountain House, Ripon and French Camp. More than several hundreds of satisfied and repeated customers have called upon us to restore their property.

Call us today for a quote on commercial and residential remediation and cleaning services. Let our team help make your fire, water, mold, bio-hazard, storm, flood, or vandalism damage "Like it never even happened."

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today at 209-834-0200

COVID-19 Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned...

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

COVID-19 Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned... Call SERVPRO of Tracy if you have any questions or concerns! We are here to help 24/7, 365 days a year!

At SERVPRO of Tracy, being  open for business is just the beginning of our journey forward. Customers still wonder whether the businesses they patronize are safe.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Are you ready to communicate with your customers and employees that you’ve chosen a higher standard of cleanliness for all Americans? Are you ready to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes far beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. When you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard—you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business or home become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO of Tracy professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE™, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting while our certified technicians use proper PPE, we will help ensure you and your business are set up to inspire customer confidence now and in the future as health remains at the center of consumer concern. 

Cleaning and disinfecting can reduce the risk of spreading infection by reducing and killing germs on surfaces people frequently touch.

SERVPRO of  Tracy is here to help you with the clean up your property needs.  Just call 209-834-0200

What YOU Should Know About Drain Cleaners..

4/3/2021 (Permalink)

What YOU Should Know About Drain Cleaners.. A clogged drain is a common problem in many homes

SERVPRO of Tracy has tips for you. A clogged drain is a common problem in homes here and throughout the world.

It is usually the result of an accumulation of materials such as hair and oils. When this clump of stuff settles into an elbow of the pipe or gets thick enough to cause an obstruction, the drain either stops working or moves much more slowly.

In many cases, the problem can be fixed easily enough, often without the need to call in a plumber. Simple mechanical options such as using a plunger or a drain snake should probably be the first attempt to clear the drain. In some cases, the drain can be disassembled and cleaned out in less than an hour.

The Use of a Chemical Drain Cleaner

This option can work well on a clogged drain but should be considered a last resort. A chemical method for clearing a drain comes with the following cautions:

  • The chemicals are often harsh and could be harmful to skin
  • The chemicals can be harmful to the pipes
  • They pose a threat to pets
  • The chemicals can drain into lakes, rivers, and landfills

In some cases, the chemical cleaner only moves the problem further down the pipe. This method should not be used on completely blocked pipes as the chemicals will often just sit in one area and cause damage to soft or plastic piping.

The Services of SERVPRO of Tracy Professionals

The Services of Professionals

A clogged drain isn't always a serious problem, but there are times when it demands the attention of a quality water remediation franchise. If water backs up into the home causing water damage, highly-trained technicians like SERVPRO of Tracy may be needed to take care of the problem. If the spilled water contains contaminated water a professional sewage cleaning process is essential. This will remove the dirty water from the home, dry out the affected areas and clean, sanitize, and disinfect all impacted surfaces.

It is the sure way to make certain your family and your home is protected.

Any questions please call SERVPRO of Tracy @ 209-834-0200

How to Make Your Workplace Fire Drill a Success..

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

How to Make Your Workplace Fire Drill a Success Have regular fire drill exercises to prepare your employees for the worst..

How to make Your Workplace Fire Drill a Success..

SERVPRO of Tracy says most people see the workplace as a safe environment where they build careers and make money. However, you run the risk of getting caught up in a fire every time you walk into the office building. Whether it is an electrical fault or terrorist act, you will need a solid escape plan to get out safely.

Here are the top 3 tips that will make your workplace fire drill a success:

  1. Set a strict interval
  2. Don't announce mock evacuations
  3. Add the element of surprise

Set an Interval and Stick to It.

Too many people see fire drills as interruptions to the workflow, but you shouldn't. Always include the evacuation exercise in the company's to-do list and don't let anything else get in the way.
Still, you have to get the timing right. For example, bi-weekly drills might be extreme, and annual intervals are not reasonable either. The sweet spot is anywhere between 3 to 4 months.

Don't Announce Simulated Evacuations.

There is a high chance people will not take publicized emergency evacuations seriously, and they will not work as you hoped. People will exit the building as they usually would, walking past any "blocked exits" on their way out. So, it is better to scare them every time.

Add the Element of Surprise.

Emergencies are often unpredictable. There could be a fire behind a door, forcing victims to find an alternative route. Therefore, it is important to make sure everybody knows at least 2 exit points on every floor in case of a real disaster. To practice this, you will need to assign people to random exits holding a sign that's written, "Exit blocked, find another way out." Also, don't forget to include visitors in your plan. An escape plan is as good as how often it is practiced. For that reason, have regular fire drill exercises  to prepare your employees for the worst.

Call SERVPRO of Tracy if you have any questions: 209-834-0200

Make a Checklist for Fire Prevention..

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Make a Checklist for Fire Prevention.. Check that the fire extinguisher in your home is up to date. Having one in the house that is in usable condition can help stop the spread of fire.

A safety checklist is a must for being prepared for a fire at home.

SERVPRO of Tracy would like to advise you to take personal responsibility and prepare long before a fire threatens your home and your family’s safety.

Sit down with your family and review this fire safety checklist:

  • Install and maintain a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in every bedroom, outside of every sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement, and remember to change the battery at least once a year.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
  • Know where your fire extinguisher is mounted, and make sure everyone in the family knows how to use it.
  • Designate two escape routes from each bedroom and practice them regularly.
  • Teach everyone the "Stop, Drop, and Roll" technique in case clothing catches on fire.
  • Avoid storing old mattresses in the home or garage.
  • Teach kids that matches, lighters, and candles are tools, not toys. If you suspect that a child is playing with fire, check under beds and in closets for telltale signs like burned matches. Matches and lighters should be stored in a secure drawer or cabinet.

Keep these quick tips in mind, and prevent a major fire damage emergency from taking place in your home.

Call SERVPRO of Tracy if you have any questions: 209-834-0200

Why Should You Call a Professional Restoration Company for Water Damage?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Why Should You Call a Professional Restoration Company for Water Damage? Home and Business Owners are Not Equipped With the Necessary Tools and Expertise to Handle a Sewer Backup. Call SERVPRO of Tracy...

A water damage restoration service is the kind of professional that no one wants to call, but when they are needed it is important not to delay.

Homeowners know that moisture is the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space, and taking advantage of every little crack and structural problem. No matter how moisture gets into a building, the response should be the same. Calling a certified firm like SERVPRO of Tracy, immediately to extract, dry and clean the structure to ensure that there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the structure through a contaminated source, do not try to handle it on your own.

Floods and sewage backups contain multiple types of deadly bacteria, viruses and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can have serious effects on people causing serious illness.  A certified water damage restoration service not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, but they also have the necessary protective equipment to remain free from harm.

Restoration technicians have a lot of technology at their disposal. 

These include powerful truck mounted vacuums and pumping systems, high velocity air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture reading equipment, and a number of cleaning products formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While our SERVPRO of Tracy technicians work on the structure, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a structure to be safe to live and work in. Any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

The professional technicians at SERVPRO of Tracy have the latest IICRC certifications and the most up to date equipment and technology to help with any size water damage issue in any buildings or home. Call us today at 209-834-0200 for emergency water damage or estimate, to help clean and restore your structure from water related damage.

25 Ways to Save Water at Home..

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

25 Ways to Save Water at Home.. Save Water - Help Our Planet

SERVPRO of Tracy has tips on how to conserve water.

  1.  Check your toilet for leaks
  2.  Stop using your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket
  3. Put a plastic bottle in your toilet tank
  4. Take shorter showers
  5. Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors
  6. Take baths
  7. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  8. Turn off the water while shaving
  9. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  10. Use your automatic dishwasher for full loads only
  11. Use your automatic washing machine only for full loads only
  12. Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables
  13. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator
  14. If you wash dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing
  15. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  16. Water your lawn only when it needs it
  17. Deep-soak your lawn
  18. Water during the cool parts of the day
  19. Don't water the gutter
  20. Plant drought-resistant trees and plants
  21. Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants
  22. Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps - not your hose
  23. Don't run the hose while washing your car. Use a hose only to rinse it off at the end
  24. Tell your children not to play with the hose and sprinklers
  25. Check for leaks in pipes, hoses faucets and couplings.

For more information call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200