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Plumbing Problems Can Cause Water Damage

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

If your dishwasher or garbage disposal springs a leak, you can be looking at water damage within cabinets and across your flooring in addition to compromised plumbing. Areas below your kitchen or wet bar can also sustain soaked walls and ceilings. SERVPRO can stop the leak and begin the recovery effort within hours of contacting us any time of the day or night. When you place your plumbing leak problem in our hands, we act fast, assessing the situation and making a plan that can have you back in the kitchen enjoying good times with friends and family, rather than mopping and dealing with unpleasant odors.

Dirty dishwater or food debris can swiftly change clean water to a contaminated condition. Our fast response can often contain your water damage to a moisture problem only, which is a straightforward issue we can resolve quickly. If the affected areas are saturated with gray water, full of decaying food, microbial growth can begin within a very short time. Our technicians are trained to follow the water trail, evaluating where the plumbing leak may have migrated so that you are not surprised by additional damage after the obvious problem seems to have been solved. Once we have completed our detective work, we devise a plan that repairs, cleans, and dries out all affected areas, ready for the final touches that bring your house back to its preloss condition.

We extract any standing water and then use proper techniques to clean and dry out cabinetry. Our SERVPRO staff is trained to remove moisture without harming hardwood or laminated under sink cupboards. The tile, wood, or laminate flooring in your kitchen also needs attention, inspected carefully for a leakage into the subfloor or ceiling below. Airflow and gentle application of heat as the humidity reduces can dry out flooring and the structures underneath with as little residual damage as possible. Effectively completing these steps is dependent upon the IICRC, training that each of our technicians completes before entering your home. Reversing the effects of water damage is not a do-it-yourself proposition, and we are ready to lend our expertise to make sure it is done correctly.

When your kitchen appliances fail, SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin is the first call you should make. Our locally based water damage restoration team is available for appointments 24/7 at 916.632.2250

Leakproof Your Home

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Always be prepare, it is time to prepare your home and/or business for cold and rainy weather. But keeping water out of your property can be quite complicated. For example, plumbing issues can cause moisture and even light rain can cause leaks through the roof, walls, foundation etc. When this occurs the moisture eventually reaches the porous materials in your home, which may then lead to structural damage and other humidity concerns. It is important to note that if left untreated you also run the risk of mold growth. For these reasons it is highly recommended that you take proper care of any and all potential areas prone to leaks such as the following.

  • Inspection of the plumbing pipes system
  • Inspection of the roof/chimney
  • Inspection of the water heater
  • Check attic insulation
  • Clean the gutters
  • Repair any cracks
  • Seal proof doors and windows
  • Check exterior faucets and irrigation system

After all, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. However, in the event that you encounter any leaks or flooding occurs, please contact SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin. We specialize in helping property owners recover from water damage and make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin - Here to Help Your Business!

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

You never know when a water damage can affect your business - be prepared with SERVPRO!

A water damage can happen to anyone at any time. Though there are steps that can be taken as preventative maintenance to help reduce the chances of a water loss from occurring, it is always best to have a plan in place prior to being face-to-face with the damage.

For businesses in particular, experiencing a water damage can be detrimental if not handled correctly. SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin understands that responding quickly and acting efficiently will help a business’s all-around bottom line. Minimizing business disruption is our number one goal when responding to commercial losses. Know that SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin specializes in creating the proper mitigation plan for your business that will help your production get right back on track. SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin is ready to assist day or night, call our office today 916.632.2250!

Your Business After A Fire

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Presentation is important for any business, and doubly so in the service sector. If you own or manage a store or restaurant, your customers will likely be discouraged or even scared off by obvious signs of damage and visual blemishes on your property. SERVPRO knows first-hand that some of the most thorough visual damages to a building can come from fires, whether through the burn itself or any associated events and factors. These blemishes and issues are commonly cleaned up by our restoration teams, to ensure that once a company's doors get back open, they stay open. 

 
Burn Marks 
 
Burns and char easily rank among the most visible types of commercial fire damage immediately giving away to any observer the fact that a fire has burned in the area. Blackened or darkened materials, even if they have no other major damage beyond discoloration, can still be resource and time-intensive to cover up, often requiring a wide cleaning and repainting job to make sure colors blend well and no burn material remains. 
 
Smoke and Ash 
 
Smoke and ash leave a profound impact on a building, to both the sight and smell of anyone nearby. Smoke is a pervasive scent and easily noticeable in most cases but can also leave behind a great deal of smearing and coat surfaces. Depending on the type of smoke and conditions of this fire, this may be a relatively easy cleanup job, or a more thorough repainting may be in order. 
 
Structural Damage 
 
SERVPRO can also help to restore mild structural damage caused by a fire, rebuilding walls, floors, supports, and other elements of a building if they have been burned through or collapsed on. We always aim to restore before replacing, and in this way can potentially save you thousands in reconstruction costs where they are not necessary. 
 
SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin helps businesses to get back on track after a disaster. Give us a call at 916.632.2250!

How to Avoid a Disaster During a Power Outage

4/15/2022 (Permalink)

Use these best practices during power outages!

It’s important to prepare for and protect your homes, businesses and families during power outages in the winter months, as many hazards can go unnoticed.

Candles left unattended can quickly turn into a tragedy, possibly creating a structure fire. The safer option would be utilizing flashlights or other battery-operated lighting options that avoid the presence of an open flame. This means keep extra batteries on hand. If candles are your only option, it is vital to never leave the fire unattended and that the candle is placed in a fireproof holder stationed away from any flammable materials and or drafts.

Fire hazards are not the only disaster lurking during power outages. Carbon Monoxide poisoning from indoor grills or generators are also extremely dangerous. If these appliances are used in enclosed areas including homes, garages or sheds, the outcome could be lethal. Carbon Monoxide gas can go unnoticed as it cannot be seen, smelled, nor tasted. A person may not realize they are being poisoned until it’s too late. It is essential to use these items exclusively outside in a well ventilated area and operated according to manufacturer’s instructions.

If you have experienced any fire, soot or property damage to your home or business, rest assured our experienced technicians and customer services representatives are here to help 24/7. Call SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin at 916.632.2250.

Keeping your family safe during a storm

4/15/2022 (Permalink)

A THUNDERSTORM WATCH means a thunderstorm is possible for your area.


A THUNDERSTORM WARNING means a thunderstorm is taking place in your area.

IF YOU’RE OUTDOORS:
•Keep an eye at the sky. Look for darkening skies, flashes of lightning, or increasing winds. Lightning often proceeds rain, so don’t wait for the rain to begin. If you hear the sound of thunder, go to a safe place immediately.
•The best place to go is a sturdy building or a car, but make sure the windows in the car are shut. Avoid sheds, picnic areas, baseball dugouts and bleachers.
•If there is no shelter around you, stay away from trees. Crouch down in the open area, keeping twice as far away from a tree as far as it is tall. Put your feet together and place your hands over your ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.
•If you’re with a group of people stay about 15 feet from each other.
•Stay out of water. It’s a great conductor of electricity. Swimming, wading, snorkeling, and scuba diving are not safe. Also, don’t stand in puddles.
•Avoid metal. Stay away from clotheslines, fences, and drop your backpacks because they often have metal on them.
•If you’re playing an outdoor activity, wait at least 30 minutes after the last observed lightning strike or thunder.

IF YOU’RE INDOORS:
•Avoid water. It’s a great conductor of electricity, so do not take a shower, wash your hands, wash dishes, or do laundry.
•Do not use a corded telephone. Lightning may strike exterior phone lines.
•Do not use electric equipment like computers and appliances during a storm.
•Stay away from windows and doors and stay off porches.

Where is that Water coming from?

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

When hard rainfall hits, make it a habit to check on spaces in your home or place of business that may have potential for water damage.  This recommended practice can undoubtedly save you time, money, and the headache of uncontrollable damages down the line.

Once discovered, Water Intrusion can enter through:

  • Roofs
  • Cracks on the Exterior of your Building
  • Window Sills
  • The Ground Level or Foundation

After Discovery, it’s crucial to determine the Source, and repair it right away.  Waiting on this vital step causes severity in fixing it. Having the Source located, identified, and repaired promptly during the current storm will work in your favor that your water intrusion problem is no more.  

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration call SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin at 916.632.2250. We are your 24/7 Emergency Service Providers.

Do You Need Water Removal Services?

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

After the removal of pooling water, what is left behind can be unpleasant to look at or even release bad smells. Getting rid of staining and soiling can go beyond the scope of household cleaning products, in which case you need professional help. We have built our reputation on the removal, remediation, and cleanup of water. We stick to a few simple principles that have served us well.

The infrastructure of the home usually takes on the immediate impact of water damage properties. Subfloor mats that become saturated with moisture can quickly become hotbeds for bacteria and fungi. Equally, wall cavities or furniture fittings can take on moisture undetected to the naked eye causing long-term problems. SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin are experts at spotting potential problem areas that may have slipped your notice.

A professional solution is best left to the water damage experts. Contact SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin at 916.632.2250 for assistance.

Escape Plan

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Fire experts agree, people have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out. In a matter of moments, a small flame can become a major fire, making it critical to be prepared and have an escape plan in place. A survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Once a plan is developed, it is critical everyone in the home understands the plan; the best way to do this is by practicing the escape plan at least twice a year. Increase your chance of surviving a fire by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building an escape plan, and then practicing the escape plan. The following are a few suggestions to help you develop an emergency escape plan. 

Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily. 

Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Store them near the window where they will be used. 

Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan. 

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Plan for everyone in your home with special considerations for elderly or disabled individuals. 

Practice your fire escape plan? during the day and at nighttime. 

How Fire Damage Can Lead to Water Damage

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

When the first responders finish their job, ours begins.

When a fire occurs, many are concerned with the potential of catastrophic fire damage. But did you know that water damage can occur as a result of fire damage?

  • Fire damages the integrity of a building's electrical system, resulting in leaks or ruptured pipes. 
  • A fire will remove most or all insulation from walls which in turn causes condensation on interior surfaces like windows and ceilings. Condensation on windows and ceilings may drip down onto furniture and floors.
  • Firefighting efforts can cause water damage to a structure during the firefighting process. Even if fire sprinkler systems are working correctly, they are designed to extinguish a fire - not to prevent water from entering your home.


At SERVPRO, we work diligently to help prevent water damage and to respond quickly when it occurs. We offer premier water damage fire cleanup and fire restoration services in the region. Contact SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin at 916.632.2250.