Recent Water Damage Posts
Preventing Ice Maker Leaks in your Home
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Inspect and Replace Defective Parts or Call SERVPRO of Tracy for Help
Ice makers are a great convenience item to have in your home. You do not ever have to worry about those annoying ice trays again, or someone not refilling them and you running out of ice. When you add this device in your home, you need to be aware of some things first.
- The installer should use a small metal saddle, called an ice maker valve, that is attached to a cold-water pipe close to the refrigerator. The kits for ice-makers usually include a clear plastic water pipe fitted to the valve and the water inlet on the fridge. This flexible piece of plastic tubing is the biggest culprit for a leak and water damage.
- Miniscule holes in the tubing are unnoticeable during installation in your kitchen, and stay unnoticed for years, hidden behind your refrigerator.
- Over time, many gallons of water seeping out the tubing can cause serious structural water damage to the floors and walls around your refrigerator.
This water damage means you need professional help from SERVPRO of Tracy, a water damage remediation company. Our experienced technicians have the tools and the knowledge to fix any water damage these types of leaks can cause.
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 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 is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
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True Facts of Clogged Gutters
Clogged Gutters Can Cause Water Damage and More..
Here at SERVPRO of Tracy, fire and water damage calls are an everyday occurrence. Since we are offically in fall season and leaves are falling everywhere, even in our gutters.
Here are Top 5 home problems that can be caused by clogged gutters:
- Roof Damage....
- Wood Fascia Damage. ...
- Damage to Walls, Windows, Doors and Patios. ...
- Damage to Foundations and Landscaping. ...
- Slip and Fall.
For example, clogged gutters can cause damages to your home. Which is a good reason why cleaning your gutters bi-annually could help prevent an uncomfortable situation for you and your family. A lack of maintenance can cause major problems for homeowners and can lead to costly repairs when left untreated.
A lot of times homeowners tend to over look the importance of gutter maintenance. Clogged gutters can cause home damages due to water causing cracks in the foundation overtime. Which then could lead to more severe problem like mold and or the collapse of the structure.
In most cases, when clogged gutters occur it can spill over the side and cause rot in the siding of the home. In colder climates, ice can form and cause a temporary block which most likely will cause an over flow.
SERVPRO of Tracy has the right equipment to check for moisture in your home, if this scenario applies to you. These are some recommendations from your trusted friends at SERVPRO of Tracy.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions.
Water Damage in School..
This Elementary School had a water leak, result of a broken pipe. Notice the water damage caused wet carpet and surrounding area.
The specialist at SERVPRO OF Tracy were called to the scene for emergency service. Our technicians extracted the standing water, followed up by moisture mapping and the drying process began.
It took us three days to dry the entire class room after the incident.
The principal was expecting a much longer process and she was thrilled with the results. All the young students were moved back to their original classrooms and everyone was happy. Next time if something like this happens again, Principle said we'll for sure call SERVPRO OF Tracy.
Principal thanked SERVPRO of Tracy and said you made it "Like it never even happened."
Have a Water Heater Leakage in garage?
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SERVPRO of Tracy is the leading restoration vendor for water damage, fire damage, mold damage, odor remediation, and bio-hazard and crime scene cleanup. We treat our customers right and they know that we have their best interests at heart.
SERVPRO of Tracy is equipped to handle any size flood or water damage that you may have in your home or business. We have a large storehouse of equipment and access to additional equipment, should it be needed. We have a fleet of vehicles that are stocked and ready to respond to your call for need at any time of day or night.
Not only does SERVPRO of Tracy have many contracts with national insurance companies such as State Farm, Nationwide, The Hartford, and more, we are also a preferred vendor for many insurance companies locally such as Mercury and Farmers. We know that this is a difficult process to navigate, so let us help you. We will respond to your emergency and let you know whether it would benefit you to file an insurance claim, or if our cost will even meet your deductible.
SERVPRO of Tracy is your water restoration contractor. We are here to help. If you notice a musty smell, have standing water, sewage backup, toilet overflow, mold growth, or warped flooring and you suspect you have water damage, please call us at 209-834-0200
Facts about Water Damage
Water damage is one of the most common forms of damage to your property.
Whether it's from a busted water pipe, sewage backup or flooding, water damage can wreak havoc on your property if not addressed immediately. While you likely already know the importance of proper water mitigation following a water loss, there's still a lot that may surprise you about water damage situations.
Here are some essentials you should know about water damage restoration:
The more polluted the water, the worse your situation. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classifies water into three categories in its S500 Standard:
- Category 1: Generally sanitary water
- Category 2: Significantly contaminated water
- Category 3: Grossly contaminated water
The category of water on any loss will dictate how it's restored and how much can be salvaged.
Mold can be debilitating to your home's structure and to your health. And, it doesn't take long to begin to grow. Mold needs only five perfect conditions to grow in 48-72 hours:
- Food source
- Prime temperature
- No/minimal air movement
- No/minimal light
Fast action is crucial. In order to begin processing an insurance claim, your agent needs to know about a water damage situation immediately, what happened, how it happened, the source of the water, etc. The longer you wait, the worse the situation gets - not to mention, your chances of having a "sudden damage" claim approved begin to dwindle.
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Kitchen Sink Leaking?
Leaking kitchen sink is not only annoying but can be potentially be dangerous especially when waking up to water on the floor, first thing in the morning. Flooding due to a leak can quickly become a serious safety hazard, so immediate action must be taken. Before you begin to think about kitchen repair, there are several steps you should take to mitigate damage and ensure your safety and that of your household
If it is safe for you to stay in your house, the first thing you need to do is shut off your water to prevent further flooding. When determining whether it is safe to do so, check to make sure that there are no cords or wires in the water and that you can safely navigate the area without risk of slipping and falling Once you are absolutely sure it is safe, locate the two stop valves under the sink. These can usually be found at the back of the cabinet. Next, turn each of the small valves under them clockwise.
Call Your Insurance Company
Now that the leak has been stopped, you will want to call your insurance company to find out what steps you should take to make a water damage claim. Insurance policies vary, so the quickest and most efficient way to figure out what you need can be to read your policy and call your insurance agent. Coverage will also depend on the extent of the damage. Kitchen leaks will often damage walls, floors and cabinetry.
.Call a Local Restoration Company
Once you’ve made a claim against your insurance, you should then get in touch with a restoration company SERVPRO of TRACY to make the necessary repairs. We have the skilled technicians and equipment to restore your kitchen as quickly as possible. Services often include water removal, drying and dehumidification, and cleaning.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed when your kitchen is flooding, but following these steps can allow you to mitigate as much of the damage as possible and get your kitchen back to its pre-flood condition.
It is time to contact SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200 for any kinds of water damage restoration.
Water Removal and Your Carpets After Washing Machine Leak in Manteca
Regardless of whether the washer and dryer are upstairs or on the main level of the house, contacting SERVPRO after a leak gets you the best results.
SERVPRO Technicians Follow the Water's Path in Order to Thoroughly Remediate the True Extent of the Damage
In a lot of the more modern homes in Manteca, you find laundry rooms on upper levels of the homes. Although it might be more convenient to do your laundry, it can cause problems to the rest of the home if the washing machine ever leaks. You can suddenly wind up with a big flood of water which can also leak downstairs into other rooms, causing all kinds of damage to your home.
If this has happened to you, the amount of water put out by your washing machine in your home is likely a lot. You need professionals to help you with water removal and cleaning up any damage that has occurred in Manteca. SERVPRO is always standing by and has the tools and training to help you prevent any further damage to your home.
Our primary goal when restoring water damage is to preserve and protect your home and its contents. One of our first concerns is carpet and padding that is water-saturated. The construction of carpets poses two fundamental problems – separation of backing or delamination, and latex deterioration.
SERVPRO staff know that carpeting has a primary and secondary backing. Latex holds the carpet fibers into the primary backing and also holds the secondary and primary backings together. Latex begins breaking down as soon as the carpet is installed.
Delamination usually appears in the form of bubbles. High traffic areas are more likely to delaminate; it is a pre-existing condition we look out for. It can be caused by improper installation of the pad or carpet, excessive folding, and overly aggressive extraction. Delamination cannot be fixed.
Water damage to carpeting which is glued down can cause bubbling, which happens from the loss of adhesive and is not a result of cleaning or extraction. If just a small section is bubbled, we might be able to fix the issue. Otherwise, the carpet might have to be replaced.
Many situations also require the padding to be replaced. It can break apart when its wet, but most padding is inexpensive. The cost of removing, replacing, and reinstalling new padding is many times less than the added costs of drying it in place.
SERVPRO of Tracy takes the time to salvage anything in your home that is possible during the water removal and cleanup process. Just give us a call at (209) 834-0200 whenever your home in Banta, Ripon, or Holt has a water damage emergency.
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Why Professional Water Damage Restoration Makes Sense in Tracy
Spills happen. When spills are too large for a homeowner to clean up successfully, it is time to contact SERVPRO for water damage restoration.
SERVPRO Technicians Make Sure That Contaminated Water is Properly Removed From Your Home After a Water Damage Incident
Nearly every Tracy homeowner has entry-level experience with mopping up minor spills. After all, water is used daily for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and washing, just to name a few commonplace tasks. Some splashing and dribbling are inevitable and may not need professional intervention. More significant overflows or long-term leaks require the experience and expertise of a professional water restoration company.
Burst pipes and water heaters, toilet and sink overflows, clogged gutters, and incursions through roofs, foundations, and other water damage in Tracy responds best when trained and experienced technicians provide restoration services. Only IICRC certified technicians are equipped to determine the techniques, equipment, and products that safely recover the water damaged structure and contents of your home. Chances are good hiring a restoration company saves you both time and money over the long term as you may discard many items we could restore because the average homeowner lacks the skills and experience.
SERVPRO managers and work crews train extensively to deliver fast and reliable water damage recovery services. The characteristics of the water causing the damage need assessment as soon as possible. Clean water leaves most structural components and possessions wet but usually completely restorable through the use of professional drying equipment and strategies. Gray water contains some contaminants, including soaps, cleansers, food, dirt, and oils or grease. Overflows of appliances like dishwashers or laundry machines are examples of gray water. With proper training and experience, professional restorers can remove gray water and its debris from most items.
Black water is tainted with human and animal waste, corrosive or poisonous chemicals, or other substances hazardous to human health. Toilet backups and clogged sewage lines, as well as runoff from rains or flooding, may be contaminated with feces, bacteria, viruses, or bloodborne pathogens, and are considered black water. Porous articles saturated with black water may not be suitable restorative risks. SERVPRO crew members are certified to make hard decisions about which items and materials must be discarded and which can be sanitized after soaking in black water.
Once the type of water damage is determined, SERVPRO workers swing into action, removing and properly disposing of standing water and then setting drying goals for salvageable items. Speedy drying is crucial, particularly when contaminated water is involved. Microbial growth begins within 48 hours and is amplified if the water is full of organic materials that provide nourishment for mold spores. We use heavy-duty, high-efficiency air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to move water vapor out of structure and contents quickly. Our professional reputation adds support to any claims you make to your insurance carrier, limiting your out of pocket costs when water damage strikes.
Hiring SERVPRO of Tracy for water damage remediation immediately increases your options and the odds of restoring much if not all of your home’s structure and contents. Call (209) 834-0200, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for top-notch professional help.
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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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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
Facing Water Damage Restoration In Your Tracy Area Home
Water Damage from a Split Pipe Is Mitigated in Your Tracy Home with a Fast Call to SERVPRO
Trust the Swift and Comprehensive Water Removal and Cleanup Team from SERVPRO
Water damage affecting your home in Tracy can come from a variety of sources. However, whether you face a small leak or an entire flood, professional services provide you with the highest chance of recovering. Always keep in mind that the time involved in getting the help you need has a significant impact on the results you receive.
With a qualified professional on your side, dealing with water damage in your Tracy area home is easier than you might think. You gain access to professionals who understand that water can migrate, filling cracks and crevices in tight places including your attic, basement, and other hard to reach areas that have the potential to cause severe problems over time.
At SERVPRO we offer highly trained, fully certified technicians with years of experience dealing with water issues for homeowners just like you. Using a variety of water extractors, drying equipment, and cleaning methods, we make your home safe and healthy for your entire family. We have access to infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, air movers, HEPA filtered vacuums and dehumidifiers that help us provide you with a quick, efficient drying process.
SERVPRO technicians are IICRC-industry certified, offering a stress-free restoration process. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, anytime, day or night. You can count on us to be there when you need us, providing you with services you can trust to recover after disaster strikes, or you need a mop and bucket clean up. Our team manages the entire service, providing updates and answering any questions you might have throughout your restoration process.
We believe in safety above everything else, using a variety of personal safety equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, boots, and breathing apparatus as necessary. SERVPRO technicians are proud to provide you with full-service solutions to a variety of emergency situations that might occur on your property and show it in our performance on every job. You never have to contact or schedule additional companies to get the job done right. We are committed to restoring your water damaged home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."
Contact SERVPRO of Tracy for access to qualified professionals, dedicated to providing exceptional services that help protect your property, today. (209) 834-0200
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Water Damage to Any Shape or Size
Equipment with Box Truck to Cleanup and dry out a facility with a large loss
We responded to a water damage for a local food processing plant. Their first question on the telephone was "Can SERVPRO OF TRACY handle this?" We explained to them no job is too big or too small for SERVPRO OF TRACY.
After our trucks, vans, and professional team members pulled up to the job site after business hours, the management was relieved! This relief of stress is what SERVPRO of TRACY is known for. We worked over night to clean and extract the water. Emergency services can be a great help in times of trouble.
We placed various equipment including but not limited to dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, and air movers to dry and remidiate the problem.
We also cleaned and dried under the soaked pallets and left the facility immacuately clean and dry, its the SERVPRO Of TRACY way.
The customer was thrilled to see that the job was done overnight. The next day the clients business was operating as usual, hence, our SERVPRO motto "Like it never even happened."
How To Handle Water Damage
Call SERVPRO OF TRACY on 209-834-0200 for your any kind of water or fire needs at business or at home.
SERVPRO OF TRACY understands the stress when you have an unexpected water damage in your home or business. That's why we are available 24/7. Even on Christmas Day or on New Year's Day. We are always open for you 24/7 to help.
Our certified technicians are highly trained in property damage restoration. Technicians will mitigate the damage to prevent mold, mildew or bacteria. Using EPA disinfectants, we will make your home or business safe to re-enter and occupy. "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO OF TRACY has been trusted by local business's and insurance companies to assist with their water damage projects.
If you have an emergency water damage, water heater or fire damage needs, please call us now anytime on
SERVPRO OF TRACY to Rescue !!
SERVPRO OF TRACY will be there to make it "Like it never even happened." Call now (209) 834-0200
- While homeowners were out of town, their toilet supply line broke. Next morning when their son woke up, he noticed water on the floor and he panicked and called his parents. Homeowners called SERVPRO OF TRACY right away.
- Randy and his highly trained technicians showed up early in the morning, which was a Father's Day.
- More than 2 inches of water we extracted on a 3,000 square feet home, which was dried within 4 days.
- "We are so thankful that Randy and his professional technicians showed up at our difficult time. While we were out of town and not even at home.
- Thank you very much SERVPRO OF TRACY for doing a great job even on a Father's Day.You deserve 10 out of 10."
- The after picture shows "Like it never even happened."
What Do You Do with Unexpected Flood?
Flood Damage To Your Property
Where you are, what you do, and where your buildings sits on your property has a lot to do with whether you receive significent damage during a flood. With the proper attention, you can increase the chances of your home's survival during even the worst possible situation.
By using a qualified flood damage restoration company, SERVPRO OF TRACY to inspect your Tracy and surrounding area home gives you access to a professional with a keen eye, someone that has the experience to point out problems often overlooked by everyone else.
Flood can happen anywhere, anytime, which makes it necessary to receive help before disaster strikes.
Having a relationship with your local SERVPRO OF TRACY provides you with expertly trained technicians, industrial-grade equipment, and the proper certifications to handle any damage to your property. If you leave things to chance, secondary problems develop that lead to additional damage down the line. You may face situations that involves a slowly rising flood or something that gets entirely out of control within seconds. Any situation that involves water intrusion on your property must be dealt with swiftly to ensure that your cintents and the structure of your home remains intact.
SERVPRO OF TRACY's drying technicians use a variety of moisture detection, removal, drying and dehumidifying equipment to return moisture levels to normal. Without these devices, you are simply guessing, causing any building materials found on your property to wrap, bend, crack or swell, leading to signifiant problems that require professionally trained experts to correct.
Calling SERVPRO OF TRACY helps you receive quality assistance when you need it, something you can rely on during emergency situations that occur on your property. Take the time to learn more about what we can do for you. Call today 209-834-0200.