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Why Call a Professional for Your Butte County Water Damage?

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Call a Professional for Your Butte County Water Damage? Our Restoration Technicians have a lot of technology in their hands to use for your specific loss to make sure you are getting the best service!

A water damage restoration service is the kind of call no one wants to make, but when emergency services are needed it is important to not delay. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is faster to any size disaster every single time. Homeowners know that excessive moisture is the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space to create additional problems to the structure of your home. No matter how moisture gets into your home, the response time should be the same. Bring in SERVPRO, a certified firm, to immediately extract the water, dry and clean the structure to your home to minimize the health and structural 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. This is a shout out to all of those who are DIY-ers or find it hard to make that initial call to SERVPRO. Floods and sewage back-ups contain multiple types of deadly bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Even having skin contact with these materials can have serious effects on health and may cause serious illness. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has not only the tools to eliminate the moisture but we have the needed knowledge to handle your specific, and unique, damage correctly the first time.

Our Restoration Technicians have a lot of technology in their hands to use for your specific loss to make sure you are getting the best service possible. This technology includes truck mounted vacuums, pumping systems, high velocity air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture reading equipment, and a number of SERVPRO cleaning products. All of these items help prevent further damage that comes with a water damage if it is not handled correctly.

Trust the number one company in the restoration industry. Trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor.

Call us today for an inspection- (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

3/17/2018 (Permalink)

Community Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy St. Patrick's Day From- Your Friends at SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor hopes you all have the luck of the Irish today and that you all have a fun, safe, celebration!

Make sure to trust your SERVPRO friends in green should your luck run out and you have a water damage! We are always available 24/7, 365 days a year!


License #: 1013416

Faster to Your Flooding Emergency

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to Your Flooding Emergency Leaving water damage can lead to serious mold issues which can then cost you more money to remediate and repair. Don't wait!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for the most convenient time to happen or even during regular business hours. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours, 7 days a week- including all holidays.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage are very invasive. The water quickly spreads throughout your home and begins getting absorbed into floors, walls, furniture and more. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor responds quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This fast-paced response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning/restoration costs for you. Each water damage situation is unique but the timeline is typically the same. Below is the timeline of damage for a water damage if left unattended:

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent damage.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper good start to swell and warp.

1-24 Hours

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious bacterial contamination is possible.

More than 1 Week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically
  • Replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety decreases.
  • Mold growth poses serious health risk to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor:

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor specializes in the cleanup and restoration of Residential and Commercial properties after a fire, smoke, mold or water damage event. Our staff is IICRC certified in property damage restoration so you will be in the best capable hands for your unique damage situation.

Call us today for more information at (530)899-9141.

License : 1013416

Strategies for Mold Detection and Prevention

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Strategies for Mold Detection and Prevention Mold in excess can cause serious problems especially if the mold is left unchecked or allowed to grow.

Strategies for Mold Detection and Prevention

Practice these strategies for mold prevention and control in your Butte County home!

You may spend hours each day cleaning your home but no matter how tidy and spotless you keep it, mold is likely to exist to some degree. Mold is naturally found in almost every environment, however, mold in excess can cause serious problems. Especially if the mold is left unchecked or allowed to grow. So how do you know if you have a mold problem? Here are some ways you can assess the seriousness of the problem and determine if you will be needing a professional:

Mold Causes

So how does mold grow?

Windows and doors provide an entryway for mold spores to enter your home from the natural environment. It gets out of hand when these mold spores find moisture and are able to grow and thrive in the affected area. Spores feed on paper, cardboard, carpets, drywall, upholstery fabric, and just about anything made from wood.

Mold Appearance

What does mold look like?

Common household molds can appear as a slight discoloration in your ceiling, wall or floor. Colors can range from blacks, blues, oranges, reds and yellows. Not all discolorations are classified as mold though. Cigarette smoke, dust, oils and grease stains are often mistaken for mold due to their odor and their colors on materials. If you suspect mold, don’t panic, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help you.

Mold Odors

What does mold smell like?

If you smell something musty or earthy in your home, if may be that you are smelling mold. Sometimes mold can exist inside of walls and smell is the only immediate way to know if you have a mold problem without a professional. Check for leaks both inside and outside on a regular basis to prevent this.

Mold Quantity

If you live in a very humid or rainy climate, a small amount of mold growth is not unusual. That said, you should be wary of any mold that covers more than about 3 square feet. This is cause for concern and requires a professional like SERVPRO.

Mold Remediation Services from SERVPRO

So who should you call if you discover a mold problem?

If you need professional mold cleanup and remediation then SERVPRO are the people to call. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor offers a range of cleaning services for jobs of any shape or size. We follow EPA codes and can help keep your air ducts clean and mold free in order to keep it a healthy and happy place to live. For more information on our services-

call (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (2 hr)

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (2 hr) Where are potential areas in my home for mold growth? Come to our class to find out!

How does mold grow and why?

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of mold remediation and how mold exists in almost all environments. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 3/16/18

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 7:30 AM

Course Time: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

Give us a call today to save your seat or email your information to the email address listed below:


We look forward to seeing you!

Where Should You Turn With Commercial Water Damage?

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Where Should You Turn With Commercial Water Damage? Trusting the right company for your large loss is easy for those who have SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor on speed dial!

Rely on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for the Water Damage Restoration of your Commercial Property!

Commercial properties sometimes have a higher chance of being damaged by rain, floods, internal plumbing issues, and appliance malfunction due to the amount of exposure. This is especially common with plumbing issues and appliance malfunctions from overuse. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor promises property owners a speedy response when water damage compromises the use of your business property. We offer a full range of restoration services that mitigate even the worst damage that water may cause. Our technicians are highly trained to industry standards place by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring your commercial property’s water damage repair is in the best capable hands. No business property is too large or too small to benefit from the proven knowledge and experience of our trained water damage control and restoration specialists.

When Butte County, Sutter County, Plumas County and the surrounding areas suffer water damage caused by severe weather, plumbing malfunctions, floods or other natural or man-made disasters take a large economic toll to the industries affected. Whether it involves only your business or also prevents other businesses from operating effectively, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to respond faster than any other company in the restoration industry. Not only to we have the required experience with most types of water based damage but we also have a love for our community to respond faster and help you to open your doors faster.

If water damage of any nature threatens your business, rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor to restore your property to pre-disaster condition. Commercial water damage can be reversed. Call us today for more information!


License #: 1013416

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is Ready!

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is Ready! Noticing damage after the storm has passed? Give us a call to make it "Like it never even happened"!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor specializes in the clean-up and damage restoration when storms and floods hit the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas. Our Restoration Technicians are IICRC Certified and are able to use specialized equipment to restore your property to its preloss condition.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

Faster Response

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is locally owned and operated so our crew is able to respond faster to any size disaster which is important to reducing damage and overall cost. A fast response time can save your home and your wallet.

Better Resources

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will handle your unique and special storm damage by following the IICRC s500 standards of Water Damage Restoration. This will uphold safety for you and your family and will bring your home back to its preloss condition faster. You can trust that you are in the best, capable, hands when you call SERVPRO.

Full Service

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration Company. Meaning we can assist you from the start of your storm damage to the repairs. That means you are trusting the best company around to walk you through one of the hardest times you will ever experience.

When storms hit Butte County and the surrounding areas SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help!

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call us today!


License #: 1014316

Happy American Heart Month!

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Community Happy American Heart Month! Happy Valentine's Day & American Heart Month From- Your Friends at SERVPRO

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor!

In addition to it being Valentine's Day today it is also American Heart Month. Celebrate heart health by donating blood, sharing on social media, and supporting your local hospitals and care takers!

SERVPRO hopes you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day celebration with your Valentine and that you all remember American Heart Month!

Have a Flooded Basement? No Problem!

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Have a Flooded Basement? No Problem! With the help of our advanced equipment and knowledge you can rest assured that you are in the best capable hands!

Attention Butte County Residents: SERVPRO of Chico/Lake ALmanor specializes in flooded basement clean up and restoration!

A basement can flood at any time, although, flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level.  There are a number of reasons why your home basement could flood, including the following:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe.
  • Heavy rain causing surface water to pool around your home.
  • Storm sewer back-up.
  • Sanitary sewer back-up.
  • Foundation Drainage Failure.
  • Water supply-line break or hot water tank failure.

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety as well as cause severe damage to the structure of your home. The best way to prevent the irreversible damages is by calling SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor as soon as you notice there is a problem! You can trust that our crew will handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of thousands of homeowners, business owners and property professionals in the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas.

So Why Call SERVPRO?

  • We are the preferred water damage specialists.
  • We are available 24 hours/7 days a week- including all holidays.
  • Our technicians are IICRC Certified and follow the s500 IICRC Restoration Standards.
  • We use Advanced Methods and Equipment.

Trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor with your flooded basement from start to finish!

Have questions about basement flooding?

Call Today- 530-899-9141

License #: 1013416

Commercial ERP Benefits During Fire and Water Damage

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial ERP Benefits During Fire and Water Damage Don't be stuck with a disaster unprepared! Let SERVPRO help you make a plan and prepare for a better future.

When a disaster hits your business unexpectedly, every moment after counts. Here at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor, he help local businesses prepare in advance for building disasters.

SERVPRO is the only restoration company in the industry that provides our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). This special document provides you and your personnel with the information you need to handle an emergency service any time of day that only SERVPRO provides. With this essential information you will be able to minimize damage and become full operational again as soon as possible.

Emergency Ready Profile

A FREE SERVPRO ERP contains the following:

Action Plan- What to do in what order to ensure the safety of occupants and minimize structural damage.

Contact Information- Phone numbers for emergency services, building maintenance, and SERVPRO.

Utility Shutoffs- Photos and descriptions of locations of water, electric, and heating fuel shut offs. If a key is needed for access we note who has possession of the key or where to find it.

Building Specific Information- An ERP can be customized to add any information specific to your building or industry that helps with your disaster response.

A SERVPRO ERP is a free service we provide to help local business and property owners to be ready for whatever happens. Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor to learn more about this free service and to make an appointment to get yours today!


License #: 1013416