Recent Commercial Posts

Lead Paint Safety Tips

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

During early 1978 EPA (Environment protection agency) required most industries to stop the use of lead paint because of the hazards it caused. And being that this paint had been used on surfaces built before 1978, we as a SERVPRO of Tracy are required to test surfaces before that time period to clarify if the surface has lead in it. Here are some tips on what you can do to protect your family from lead in Pre-1978 property. 

  • Keep young kids from chewing any parts of the wall as it could be poisonous.
  • Any pieces of paint or drywall that becomes detached to the wall, clean and remove it immediately.
  • Remove any shoes before entering the property as it could bring in more lead.
  • Wash children's toys, hands and bottles frequently.

If you don't know if your property has lead paint, notify your landlord before deciding to chip paint or drywall. 

SERVPRO of Tracy will assist in any kinds water loss. If your property has water damage, our technicians are trained to deal with lead paint and many more things.

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

Safety Tips - Back to School

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

As Summer vacation is almost over and parents are preparing for back to school for their children. SERVPRO OF Tracy can only think of the many safety tips that parents should consider around the house.

In the Kitchen:

• Are knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp tools in a drawer with a childproof latch?
• Are glass objects and appliances with sharp blades stored out of reach?
• Are matches and lighters stored in a locked cabinet?

In Bedrooms:

  • Are window blind and curtain cords tied with clothespins or specially designed cord clips?
  • Is there a smoke alarm outside the bedroom?

In Bathrooms:

• Are razor blades, nail scissors, and any other sharp tools stored in a locked cabinet?
• Are all medication bottles, loose pills, coins, scissors, and any other small or sharp objects out of reach?
• Are all bleaches, detergent, and any other cleaning product out of reach and in a locked cabinet?

Electrical:

  • Have you checked for and removed other potential electrical fire hazards, such as overloaded electrical sockets and electrical wires running under carpets?
  • Are all unused outlets covered with safety plugs?

If you have any questions please call SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200

Commercial Water Damage at Dentist Office

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Tracy were called to this Commercial Dentist Office in Town during Christmas Holidays.

In the event of a burst pipe or flood? Firstly if possible and safe to do so turn off the water supply line to prevent further water entering the premises, but be aware that with water damage comes other safety risks such as electrical items being in contact with water, if in doubt stay out.

You don’t want to lose business due to restoration work, however, delaying the work or doing this yourself improperly could mean you lose a lot more time and money for your business in the long run.

While hiring SERVPRO of Tracy, cleanup and restoration team may seem costly it will save you money in the long run.

If the primary damage is mitigated quickly and properly, then secondary damage cannot occur and this will save you money down the line as secondary water damage is more costly to repair both in terms of the cost of the repairs and the time it will take to complete the restoration which may prevent you from conducting business at the property.

In this picture toilet water supply line broke, causing water flooded in entire Dentist Office during the Christmas Holidays. SERVPRO of Tracy extracted water vapor from the air,  dehumidifiers lowered the relative humidity, which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. In a water damaged structure, dehumidifier pull in the moist humid air and than discharge dry, warm air.

The owner was very happy that SERVPRO of Tracy did a very good job and his business is back to normal in no time.

Restoring Commercial Property after a Water Damage..

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

We, at SERVPRO of Tracy specialize in flooding and water damage events in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges.

Our professional technicians are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints.  We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call at SERVPRO of Tracy 209 834 0200 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Tracy specializes in the clean-up and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff are highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property back to "Like it never even happened."

Place of work Flooded

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help get your doors open sooner after water damage strikes your business.

SERVPRO can help when your commercial space experiences water damage...

Water damage is one of the biggest threats to your carpet. When this local Tracy work place was flooded due to heavy rain over night. SERVPRO of Tracy came to the rescue. Quick action from an experienced restoration company SERVPRO of Tracy reverses the effects of water damage, often while allowing business as usual to continue.

Huge outpourings of water need powerful pumps and extractors, and SERVPRO of Tracy arrives with professional grade, truck-mounted equipment, so even a power outage fails to stop the restoration process. Once the standing water exits the building, high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers continue the work of drying out your business to businesses. Your interior benefits from its warehouse characteristics, and we are able to save most inventory because it is stacked up off the floor. The lack of carpeting and drywall further speeds our efforts, and you operate as usual in the areas unaffected by the water or where our team completed the removal of water and restored appropriate moisture levels.

SERVPRO of Tracy is ready to help with even a large commercial loss due to water damage. Call (209) 834-0200 to set up an inspection, and consider working with us on an Emergency Ready Plan before disaster strikes.

Have you checked your HVAC lately?

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200 for your residential or business needs.

Please call SERVPRO of Tracy to inspect your building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) and subsequent ducts are the key component to air quality.

  1. HVAC and duct cleanliness have a direct impact on the functionality of the equipment as well, a clean system ought to function at maximum capacity. If your system is clean and properly functioning, it should provide you with positive indoor air quality and a lower monthly cost of running your HVAC system.
  2. You can keep your commercial ducts in a row by changing the filters within the system regularly - it is recommended to change them every 90 days. Check any connections for damage. If you can see any damage to the connections, wires, or motors then the damage needs to be repaired immediately in order to keep your HVAC system safe and properly functioning.
  3. You  should annually inspect your HVAC system and ducts to see if there is visible mold, a surplus of dust and/or debris, and rodent infestation. Signs of a rodent infestation would be feces and odors in your system or noises occurring in the system. If your HVAC system and ducts have any of these signs then it is time to call in the professionals. SERVPRO of Tracy has highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians that will provide you with a free estimate for your HVAC system and ductwork.
  4. If you notice that your system isn’t working as well as it normally does such as an increase in electrical bill costs or the system is running more often than usual then it may be time for a cleaning as well. If your system is regularly providing you with maintenance issues such as improper temperature or humidity issues, these may be signs or symptoms of your HVAC system needing a checkup.

SERVPRO of Tracy understands the significance of a properly functioning HVAC and duct system. We want to help you do all you can to maintain your system. When you are in need of professional cleanup and restoration of your commercial ducts call SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200 for an estimate.

Church pipe broke?

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

When a water pipe broke at a local church, not only are other people affected, but members of the Tracy community who comes there, their needs have their supplies cut off. Damaging 9 rooms in a church. Quick action from an experienced SERVPRO of Tracy restoration company reverses the effects of water damage, often while allowing business as usual to continue within less than five days.

Huge outpourings of water need powerful pumps and extractors, and SERVPRO of Tracy arrives with professional grade, truck-mounted equipment, so even a power outage fails to stop the restoration process. Once the standing water exits the building, high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers continue the work of drying out all the rooms. Your  interior benefits from its church  characteristics, and we are able to save most inventory because it is stacked up off the floor. The lack of carpeting and drywall further speeds our efforts, and you operate as usual in the areas unaffected by the water or where our team completed the removal of water and restored appropriate moisture levels.

The owner of the church was very happy and to see everything back to normal "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Tracy is ready to help with even a large commercial loss due to water damage. Call (209) 834-0200 to set up an inspection, and consider working with us on an Emergency Ready Plan before disaster strikes.

Storm Damage Cleanup

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

  • Our technicians at SERVPRO of TRACY are trained for any kinds of damages, whether it is a business or residential.
  • The storm damage cleanup is never easy and can be emotional. The cleanup will take a while, if there is hurricane damage, this might include broken windows, a roof leak and other types of roof repair. There might also be hail damage, which can lead to even more roof damage.
  • A flood pump will likely be needed to deal with all of the flood water.  It’s common for flooding to take place after a storm. The water restoration will involve getting rid of the water as well as drying all of the materials that can be salvaged from the flooding.
  • Call SERVPRO of TRACY on 209-834-0200 for your residential or business needs.

Commercial Fire or Flood

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy has all the tools for your  Fire or Flood needs.

If you have a large commercial flood or fire in your building. SERVPRO of Tracy is here to help! We have a lot of large loss experience and have been family owned business for many years. 

We have several team members that are trained and specialize in different areas of large loss restoration industry.

It is important that every large loss is properly handled with documentation and proper steps taken. Doing the job correct the first time is important to prevent secondary damages from happening. 

We strive to be an education company in the disaster restoration industry. With that said if you have any questions on what to do or how to even be better prepared, feel free to reach out to us at anytime.

We can get your production back on track.

Call SERVPRO of Tracy today at 209-834-0200 for an inspection and initial estimate.

Do Not Let Mold Damage Ruin Your Tracy Restaurant

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Let Mold Ruin Your Dining Experience in Tracy.

SERVPRO Helps Stores and Shops in the Tracy Area When Mold Strikes

Your Tracy restaurant might be doing well over the last several years, but as an entrepreneur, you can appreciate the lingering effects of bad press in the area. The presence of something as striking as mold in the kitchen areas of your restaurant could force you to have to close your doors to the public to get the situation resolved, especially before it could become an issue with the integrity of the food that you are serving to customers.
 
While there are rarely extreme cases of mold damage to be seen in Tracy businesses, to begin with, you do not have to be completely overrun with mold colonies before it becomes an issue worth resolving. An inspection made of your kitchen areas that find even the smallest traces of mold or fungus on surfaces could be enough to call the business into question, which typically means a lot of red tape and money to get back on the right side of things.
 
It could be tempting to try and remove these colonies yourself, but it could get trusted to qualified professionals like the staff we have at SERVPRO. Our certified technicians get trained using the latest standards in mold remediation from the IICRC. Our team has the skills and the equipment to thoroughly remove mold colonies while working simultaneously to stop spores from spreading to new areas of the restaurant.
 
Our SERVPRO antimicrobial specialists utilize scrubbers with HEPA filters to deeply clean affected surfaces where fungus hyphae grow. By using negative air chambers and ozone machines, the spores are contained in the area and neutralized before they have a chance to spread to new surfaces and form new colonies. Finally, the moisture issue in the air is resolved using air movers and dehumidification devices.
 
The last check of the area from our SERVPRO team ensures that the source of the moisture (which was a primary cause of the mold damage) has gotten resolved completely. The check goes a long way to prevent mold growth in the future and allows you to have peace of mind when you open up your doors again to customers following the completion of the remediation process.

If you have discovered mold or smelled a musty scent in your business, let the experienced specialists at SERVPRO of Tracy help you out. You can reach us anytime at (209) 834-0200.

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Water Damages to Your Tracy Laundromat

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Machines break down and fail. When facing the potential of water damage at your laundromat, you should have SERVPRO's number on speed dial.

Our Technicians Remediate BOTH Small and Large Scale Commercial Water Damage Situations

Washing machines are not always the most reliable appliances. When they decide to go on the fritz, they can start to leak or pour out enormous volumes of water onto the floor. When you have a room full of washing machines, like what you will find in a Tracy laundromat, this becomes an ever-present possibility.
 
How do you prevent this kind of commercial water damage to your Tracy laundromat? While one solution could be meticulous preventative maintenance to the machines themselves, this is not always full proof either. In truth, you might not be able to keep the damage from happening at all in certain circumstances, but there are solutions for when your business is at stake.
 
When you have a machine that is broken down and allowing water onto the floors, this can be a cause to have to shut down until the problem is corrected. Linoleum or tiled floors are very slippery when they get wet, so this puts the steady flow of customers coming to clean their clothes at risk for falls and consequent injury.
 
SERVPRO professionals like ours work quickly to assess damages, as well as the source of the current problem. In many cases, issues like pooled water or lingering wetness to structural components can be remedied in little time, which can help to mitigate your loss of business and out-of-pocket expenses. Our rapid response ensures that you can reopen quickly, or in some cases, do not have to shut down at all.
 
The assessment will begin shortly after your initial call, where our SERVPRO technicians will arrive on the scene with the equipment to handle all manner of water damages. Depending on the severity, portable pumps are used to remove the pooled liquid from the floor and air movers are then implemented to dry the area completely. The problem is identified and corrected, so that further damage will not ensue.
 
Having a laundromat comes with the risks that your appliances might wear down and fail over time. When you have a considerable mess to deal with, call us at SERVPRO of Tracy to help clean it up. We can be reached anytime at (209) 834-0200.

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Plan For Unexpected Water Removal In Tracy Retail Space

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

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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Wholesale Water Damage in Your Tracy Super Store

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help get your doors open sooner after water damage strikes your business.

SERVPRO can help when your commercial space experiences water damage

Bulk purchases are common today with both individual and business customers. When water invades a warehouse store, not only are other commercial enterprises affected, but members of the Tracy community who shop for household needs have their supplies cut off. Quick action from an experienced restoration company reverses the effects of water damage, often while allowing business as usual to continue.

The break of a major supply pipe in your Tracy area discount store presents a severe water damage problem. Thousands of items risk ruin and your many customers may not be able to carry on their own businesses if they cannot count on resupplies from your caches. Commercial operations that shut down for even a few days because of a water disaster often never reopen; statistics indicate half close their doors forever. The destructive power of water meets its match when our teams of water damage restoration specialists stand with you.

Huge outpourings of water need powerful pumps and extractors, and SERVPRO arrives with professional grade, truck-mounted equipment, so even a power outage fails to stop the restoration process. Once the standing water exits the building, high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers continue the work of drying out your business to business and retail spaces. Your store’s interior benefits from its warehouse characteristics, and we are able to save most inventory because it is stacked up off the floor. The lack of carpeting and drywall further speeds our efforts, and you operate as usual in the areas unaffected by the water or where our team completed the removal of water and restored appropriate moisture levels.

Improve the odds of a fast and thorough remediation by completing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile. Experienced project managers assess your set up and help you develop a plan that shares crucial information about your commercial blueprint, utility shut-offs, and the priorities you set regarding which areas of a vast building require restoration first. Delegate authority to trusted staff in your organization to direct restoration efforts if you are unavailable.

SERVPRO of Tracy is ready to help with even a large commercial loss due to water damage. Call (209) 834-0200 to set up an inspection, and consider working with us on an Emergency Ready Plan before disaster strikes.

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Water Removal for Manteca Self Storage

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

If you find your storage units needing water removal services, call the trained professionals at SERVPRO.

Quick and Efficient Water Removal Services

Even if you have 24-hour staffed security at your storage facility, unseen water can be filling some of the compartments. This problem may not be noticed until a tenant arrives to deposit or remove articles. An immediate response from an experienced water removal company is crucial to begin the process of restoration when a water buildup is noted.

Water removal is the first step to avoid serious damage within your Manteca storage location. If plumbing leaks or a clogged drainage system from your facility’s roof causes water to collect in storage areas, your customer's’ property is in danger of deterioration and suffering collateral damage like mold growth. We have the specialized equipment and IICRC- certified technicians to make water removal happen fast, and a response time that typically has a crew at your site within hours.

The construction of most storage facilities uses cinder blocks, a choice that poses some challenges when water is seeping or pouring into the structure. Each block has at least a couple of cells that can hold water you cannot see. The materials used to make the blocks, and the mortar that holds the blocks together usually is porous, allowing water to pass into and between the storage units.

SERVPRO water removal specialists learn many efficient procedures that pull water out of the main storage areas and the hidden accesses where water pools and may cause issues in the future. We start with submersible pumps and move to our powerful water extractors after the majority of the water is removed. To release water in the cinder block cells, we look to access from above or drill holes in the bricks or the mortar joints. The water then is suctioned or drains out.

To ensure we have removed all the moisture we use scanners and probes to measure humidity and moisture levels. Air movers and dehumidifiers are positioned to complete the water removal process. In some cases, we use heat to amplify the effect of both the fans and the dehumidifiers.

Reach out to SERVPRO of Tracy when you find your self-storage units flooded with water. One call to (209) 834-0200 gets an experienced team and cutting edge equipment on the job, leaving the areas dry and ready to provide the added storage room your customers need.

For more information about Manteca, California, visit https://www.ci.manteca.ca.us/.

SERVPRO of Tracy 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Service

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

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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 action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help. Call Today on 209-834-0200

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.

Commercial Equipment Air Mowers

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

You can reach us 24/7 at 209-834-0200 or visit our website

The most effective method of removing moisture from a structure is extraction. This is why it is critical to respond quickly to any kinds of water damage and to provide emergency mitigation services.

When the water is extracted quickly, the environment can usually be dried much faster.

We at SERVPRO of Tracy has the tools for your needs. Air movers are used in water damage restoration to enhance evporation at a surface level. Thereby reducing drying time. As air flows at the surface level increases, the moisture in the air increases. This moisture is than eliminated via the use of dehumidification equipment.

By extracting water vapor from the air,  dehumidifiers lowered the relative humidity, which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. In a water damaged structure, dehumidifier pull in the moist humid air and than discharge dry, warm air.

The dry air acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture from wet materials. 

Any job is not too big or small. SERVPRO of Tracy has the tools for your needs. Call 209-834-0200

Commercial Fire Damage in Town

7/27/2017 (Permalink)

  1. Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or a commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur.
  2. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.
  3. If your business experiences a fire loss, call SERVPRO of Tracy, the fire and water damage restoration experts and we'll respond immediately to get you back to your business.
  4. We cover Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, Carbona, Banta, Ripon, Holt, Mountain House and surrounding areas. No job is too small or too big when SERVPRO of Tracy is around for service.
  5. Our SERVPRO motto is "Like it never even happened."
  6. Commercial Fire Damage?? Call SERVPRO OF TRACY today (209) 834-0200

Fire & Smoke Damage

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire & Smoke Damage. To Prevent Call SERVPRO OF TRACY on 209-834-0200

  • Fire and Smoke damage can be especially devastating to your home or business. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO OF TRACY, and we'll respond immediately to get you back to business.
  • According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification), when the fire trucks are gone, without proper immediate response, the real damage and costs are just beginning. Returning your home or business to preloss condition requires professional restoration.
  • Don't let your business suffer and lose revenue; call SERVPRO OF TRACY to take control and put your business back to working order! Call 209-834-0200...
  • We are open 24/7 for your needs to serve you anytime