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When you Notice Mold, Do you know what to do?

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Auburn/Rocklin Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it, you can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, it can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate throughout your home.

 What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin for mold remediation services.

 What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

 SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

 If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 916-632-2250

Use a Professional Water Restoration Company

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Picture this: you come home from vacation only to find water in your home! Who can you call to help? Your initial response may be to call a contractor, but there are differences between contractors and professional Water Restoration Companies. As a professional Restoration Company, we try to restore, rather than replace, whenever possible.

 A contractor’s job is to replace everything that is affected. This will often will include all flooring, walls, cabinets and even furniture. SERVPRO® of Auburn/Rocklin technicians are certified in drying and cleaning water damage to industry standards. We will not remove materials unless it is necessary. The average time to dry is 3 days, his prevents further interruption to your daily life and also saves you money. We try to mitigate the water damage, and restore when possible. Restoring your home is more cost efficient than replacing materials in your home.

 Call SERVPRO® of Auburn/Rocklin.! We are available 24/7 for emergency water losses!

Water Damage, Sewage Cleanup and Contaminated Water

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

 Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Sewage cleanup must not be taken lightly. Serious long term health issues to adults, children and even pets may occur due to bacteria, viruses and even parasites. Don't delay. Take immediate action. Call SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin at (916) 632-2250 today for a free estimate.

Beware of Burn Ban and How to Protect Yourself

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

At home:

  • Avoid cooking outdoors during a drought season. If you do cook, never leave barbeque grills unattended. Place your grill on concrete or your driveway away from your home or any structures. If using charcoal or wood, make sure that the fire has been extinguished by soaking it with a garden hose before disposing of the coals.
  • During this time, do not burn household trash in barrels. Check lawnmowers and farm equipment for properly working spark arresters.
  • Mow lawn at least 30-50 feet away from your house and water to create defensible space.
  • Cut back or remove any dry and dead landscaping plants or bushes around your home. Clear leaves from your roof and gutters; rake them away from the sides of your home.
  • Move anything that will burn far away from structures, items like firewood, compost piles, brush piles, etc.
  • Notify the electric company when dead trees or overhanging limbs endanger the electric wires.

 Fire Safety for you:

  • Practice fire safety with your family. If you see suspicious fire or smoke, call 911.
  • Clearly mark driveway entrances with address and street names.
  • Plan escape routes away from your home by car and foot. Have a meeting place with your family.

Fire Damage Restoration

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

 Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

 There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

 Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

 Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

 Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

 Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

 Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – SERVPRO Auburn/Rocklin 916-632-2250

Rain Damage and Flood Damage to your Home

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Rain damage is caused by falling water. A leaky roof or window can cause rain to intrude into your home unexpectedly. Obstructed gutters and downspouts can also be a large contributor to rain damage. So, it is extremely important to thoroughly clean your gutters and downspouts and to keep the rain from entering your home and seeping into your walls.

 Rising water, improper grading, drainage fails, or rising creek water are all examples of how flood damage can occur in your dwelling. Another example that allows excess water to intrude into your home are cracks in your foundation, becoming yet another victim to flood damage.

 It is extremely important to professionally dry the structure as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to the residence. SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin uses updated equipment and professionalism to treat your home as it is ours. We want to help you restore your home and make it “Like it never even happened.”

 Have Storm Damage? Call Us Today-- SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin 916-632-2250

When "What If?" becomes "What Now?".... Emergency Ready Profile

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Being a property manager or landlord is not always an 8 to 5 job. Mishaps and problems do not care if you are on vacation or if you are out of the office; they can arise 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The key to being prepared before disaster strikes and dealing with these unforeseen circumstances is to implement our Emergency Ready Profile.

 A large percentage of businesses have to close down following a disaster. Majority of businesses that survive a disaster had some form of a preparation plan in place beforehand. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile not only helps your business in having a plan in place but also assists to keep you and your staff members informed on exactly how to handle fire and water damage.

 To learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile you can visit http://ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO Rocklin/Auburn at 916-632-2250.

Make Sure You Are Keeping Your Commercial Air Ducts Clean!

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Make Sure You Are Keeping Your Commercial Air Ducts Clean!    Air Duct Cleaning refers to the removal of dust and contaminants within the ductwork.

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) the rule of thumb for consumers is “If your air ducts look dirty, they probably are.” Although it is not necessary to clean your air ducts every year, it is not something that you should neglect to maintain. Regrettably, there are many businesses that tend to overlook certain aspects of their commercial buildings when they are going through their maintenance checklist. One item in particular that is often overlooked is air duct cleaning. Cleaning an air duct system that is not easily visible or causing any obvious problems can seem like an unnecessary expenditure of time and money. Provided below are five benefits to cleaning your air ducts:

1.Improved indoor air quality

2.Greater HVAC system efficiency

3.Longer HVAC component lifespan

4.Air duct cleaning conserves energy

5.Air duct cleaning will save you money in the long run

Are You Ready For Severe Weather?

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Severe weather is unpredictable and SERVPRO wants you to be safe no matter the season! Below are some severe weather readiness tips to help guide you, no matter what type of disaster you may encounter.

Weather Radios: Weather radios are the most reliable way to receive notifications of severe weather in your area. Although cellular phones, weather apps, social media as well as wireless emergency alerts (WEA’s) are what the majority of us depend on to keep informed, the truth is those devices can have their limitation during severe weather and can be interrupted. Mobile devices rely on towers and those towers can be damaged and cease to function during sever weather. A weather radio, WITH CHARGED BATTERIES is the most reliable way to be informed of severe weather. Be sure to properly program your weather radio so you only receive the alerts you want for the counties you want.

Emergency Supply Kit: Having an emergency kit can be a life saver. Most emergency management agencies recommend supplies for up to three days. The following is a list you can use as a guideline:

  • Water – 1 gallon per person per day
  • Food – non-perishable
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a weather radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries for radio and flashlight
  • Frist Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal help
  • Clothing, blankets
  • Dust mask or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags, and duct tape
  • Wrench or other tools to shit off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents. (Copy of insurance policy, bank account info, identification, etc.)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in waterproof case
  • Cash

 Make family plan: Make sure all members in the household are aware where they are to go in the event of severe weather. If for some reason the family is separated in the event of a severe storm, have a meeting place established as to aid in finding each other amidst devastation.

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot can be a lot more invasive than you’d think. It can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin’s smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two main types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

  • Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
    • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
    • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
  • Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
    • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. If you have smoke or soot damage, call today – (916) 632-2250