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Can Your Water Damaged Carpet Be Saved?

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Can Your Water Damaged Carpet Be Saved? The best way to protect yourself, and your family, is by calling SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor now!

Answer: "What is...call SERVPRO!"

After a water damage has affected your home the first step is to make sure the cause of loss has been stopped to avoid any further damages. The next step is to stop the water from spreading any further into the unaffected areas of your home. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are faster to any disaster and we will be onsite to help you with initial emergency services immediately.

Our community is no stranger to having water damages so picking SERVPRO, as the number one restoration company in this County, is an easy choice! 

So let's answer the question...Can your water damaged carpet be saved?

After the water has been extracted from the carpet our technicians will look for the damage to your carpet. A common problem with water damaged carpet is that if it is not dried quickly there will be delamination and possibly mold. A way to tell that the carpet is delaminating is by looking at the carpet backing and seeing if the backing latex adhesive looks sound or if there are signs of mold or delamination. 

Delamination is when there is separation of the secondary backing from the primary backing of the carpet. If the carpet and the secondary backing are not attached strongly enough they can separate and cause installed carpet to wrinkle.

If the water damage cause came from a grossly contaminated source, the carpet cannot be saved and it will be considered a Category 3 Water Damage. Grossly contaminated sources include( but are not limited to) storm water, sewer backups, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth. 

The best way to protect yourself, and your family, is by calling SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor now!

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are IICRC Certified in Water Damage Restoration? We are also a Full Service Restoration Company available 365 days a year to respond to any of your water damage needs.

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO Continuing Education: Fire Damage

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

What does Fire Damage Restoration Services include?

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of fire damage restoration and process needed. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 5/25/18

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 7:30 AM

Course Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

^Lunch is provided at the conclusion of the class!

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

(530)899-9141

cec@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Happy Mothers Day!

5/13/2018 (Permalink)

Community Happy Mothers Day! Happy Mother's Day From- Your Friends at SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wants to thank all of the mothers out there for everything you do for your family and we would like to wish you a very Happy Mothers Day!

Should you be unlucky this year and have a water damage in your home, call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24/7, 365 day a year, Full Service Restoration company here to help you in your time of crisis!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Faster to Any Water Damage Emergency

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to Any Water Damage Emergency When significant water damage is noticed calling SERVPRO is essential to saving the structure of your home!

Get your Butte County Residential Water Damage Taken Care of Immediately!

Having a water damage affect any area of your home may be a truly insidious event. First, there are many reasons or causes for this type of damage and each possible cause of the water damage may lead to all different severities of water damage. It could come from outside the home, such as from an overflowing river, torrential rains, or defective rain gutters. It might also be coming from inside such as a leaking pipe, water heater, and appliance. There are an insurmountable amount of ways that water can enter your home.

No matter where the intruding water comes from, a water damage requires specific knowledge and expertise that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor specializes in. When significant water damage is noticed calling SERVPRO is essential to saving the structure of your home as well as everything inside of it. There are several things that need to be considered when dealing with a water damage that are crucial to our goal of restoring over replacing and saving you money in the long run. SERVPRO is capable of completing these needed services in a way that will prevent further damage from popping up down the road and finishing them in a timely manner.

Once SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is onsite, we will look to see where the water started and where the water damage ended. Once that is done we will determine what materials have been damaged and need restoration or removal. The inspection, already begun by the water damage technicians, locates the places where molds are present. They accomplish this by specially developed equipment that locates the smallest source of moisture even if behind or inside walls. Often parts of these walls must be removed in the pursuit of thorough cleaning. When all water damage is located, and all water has been removed, the actual restoration is accomplished by repairing any of this damage and getting the entire house back to the way it looked before. This means replacing drywall, cleaning fabrics, such as clothing, carpets and throw rugs. It also entails painting and sanitize every surface. 

Call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor now for all of your water damage needs.

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

How to Avoid Fire Damage While Cooking

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Avoid Fire Damage While Cooking Make sure you know when to call it quits and evacuate if the fire gets out of control.

Leaving cooking unattended and not taking proper safety precautions may lead to a fire endangering not just your home but the lives of everyone in it.

Cooking tops and stoves have been used for thousands of years. They are essential to our civilization and lifestyles, but we have yet to find a way to completely stop cooking fires from happening altogether. This means that, until these fires are a part of history, safety precautions need to be taken. These appliances carry out basic necessity, but also carry a lot of risk while in use. The lack of installed smoke alarms in the average kitchen is staggering. They should regularly be placed directly above the stove, or nearby, for fast detection. Stoves can cause fire damage, large and small, and can sometimes even lead to the total loss of a home. Avoiding dangerous practices and taking care to attend to all cooking is essential for your safety and the safe keeping of your home and items. Here are some tips to avoiding fire and smoke damage to your home caused by cooking or stove malfunction.

Always Mind Food

A common source of fire damage in the Butte County area is when food is left unattended to while cooking on a stove. Even if you are minding the time and have a timer set up while cooking, being out of the room altogether is dangerous and is advised against. Fires are instantaneous and are difficult to stop once they are started. Especially oily foods, dry foods, or cooking utensils being left on stovetops can burst into flames very easily. Safe cooking practices involve regular monitoring of the food and the stove, this is essential to kitchen fire prevention.

Watch Where Your Put Things

Another common cause of fires, one we have discussed previously, is leaving items unattended beside the stove or food. This includes items such as potholders, kitchen rags, cooking utensils, and other items that are easily flammable. A hot, or in use, stove should never be used as a resting place for anything.

Keep Safety Materials Nearby

If worst comes to worst and a fire does occur having a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher nearby is the best way to stop the fire from spreading after it has started. Damaging your stove, or not being able to eat the burning dinner, should be the last thing on your mind. Focus on saving your home and your loved ones. Make sure you know when to call it quits and evacuate if the fire gets out of control.

Fire and smoke damages to your home can be devastating. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to assist you. To bring your home back to the way it was takes special care and knowledge that only the leader in the restoration industry has. The moment your home is safe to reenter, call us at (530)899-9141 anytime for emergency, restoration, and repair services.

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO Continuing Education: Restorative Drying for Water Damage

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Continuing Education: Restorative Drying for Water Damage What has the potential of causing a water damage? Come to our class to find out!

What all is needing to be done after having a water damage?

Water Damage services require a specialized knowledge as well as the use of the most advanced equipment that only one restoration company has!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the process of handling a water damage and what all you can expect during the restoration.

Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 4/19/2018

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 9:30 AM

Course Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

^Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the course!

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

(530)899-9141

cec@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Mold in Plumas County Homes

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Plumas County Homes When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

Mold exists in almost all environments naturally. It is when the mold spore count is excessive, and the interior environment supports this mold growth, that this mold becomes a problem.

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

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor 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.

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration Company?

License #: 1013416

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor  530-899-9141

Don’t Let Storm Damage Stop You!

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don’t Let Storm Damage Stop You! After a flood damage please make sure it is safe before you reenter your home by getting an inspection and evaluation.

When your home sustains flood damage during the stormy weather, call SERVPRO!

It can be tragic when a flood bring devastation and water damage to your home. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to serve our community but rapid water removal, cleanup and repairs are needed immediately to reduce damage and cost. Safety is a top priority for SERVPRO. After a flood damage please make sure it is safe before you reenter your home by getting an inspection and evaluation done.

Should you be choosing to file an insurance claim make sure you call your insurance to ascertain if you are covered under your standard home owner’s policy or if you do possess flood insurance. An insurance adjuster will then be dispatched to your property to inspect the damages soon after offer a settlement. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has experience with working with several kinds of insurance companies in California and we are the best in the industry. We can assess and document all water damage, help you with your insurance communications, and expedite the water removal and damage restoration.

Once you are given the authorization to reenter your home safely you should do all you can to document the damages you are seeing for your insurance company. Be sure to take specific notice of any damage to personal contents. Once you and the insurance adjuster have inspected the damages then the restoration can start. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will make sure your home gets dried and your contents properly taken care of in order to prevent further damages from happening. The fast response is crucial and something that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can swear by every single time. We are faster to any size disaster and we are always here to help!

A benefit about choosing to have SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor serve you is that we can handle the job from start to finish. Our technicians can extract whatever standing water there is and we can also assist you with any and all repairs that need to take placed after the mitigation and drying services have been completed.

We’re Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As the top water and storm damage specialists in the industry, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has the knowledge, expertise, and certifications needed to restore your property quickly the first time! Call us anytime at (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Don’t Lose Your Business to Fire Damage!

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Don’t Lose Your Business to Fire Damage! We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your business to pre-fire condition!

Call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for Fast, Accurate, Safe, Fire Remediation Services!

The word “fire” strikes fear into the hearts of most business owners, and for a good reason! Whether it is your home or business having a fire damage can bring your life, as you know it, to a screeching halt.

If your business or commercial property caught on fire, don’t panic. Instead, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor and let us assist you to get your doors back open. Acting right now is the key to limiting damages and expediting the remediation process. Choosing our unbeatable team of industry specialists is the secret to attaining the sophisticated services you deserve. All of our IICRC- Certified technicians will work with diligence and determination to get your business back in pristine condition, so call us now at (530)899-9141 to get the process started!

Knowing which steps to take in the face of a commercial fire can help prevent you from becoming anxious, losing money, undergoing extensive property damages, and having your business be closed for any amount of time. To handle fire damage successfully and speedily, implement the following four tips!

  1. Call The Insurance Company for Assistance.

Be sure that you call your insurance company once the fire is out. This step is important because your insurance agent will work with you to file a claim and help determine coverage.

  1. Contact a Fire Remediation Expert- SERVPRO!

In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage your business may also suffer from water damage as a result of firefighting efforts.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your business to pre-fire condition.

  1. Assemble Your Records.

In addition to contacting SERVPRO, make sure you assemble your business’ essential records. You’ll want to have this information with you when you start working with your insurance company.

  1. Get Permission to Reenter the Building.

Always ask the fire department or another local authority before reentering your building. In some cases, a fire can weaken the structural integrity of your business which can endanger you.

Don’t let your business suffer, trust SERVPRO!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Can You Trust SERVPRO for a Water Damage?

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Can You Trust SERVPRO for a Water Damage? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff is trained on the most up to date techniques on how to properly monitor and dry your home after a water damage.

The Answer is Yes!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff is trained on the most up to date techniques on how to properly monitor and dry your home after a water damage.

Our advanced equipment helps our staff to get the job finished faster and more accurately than our local competitors. SERVPRO invests in the latest technology and equipment because when it comes to restoring your home we are able to complete the tasks more quickly which means less cost for you. The sooner that SERVPRO is called and is there to help you, the better your chances are of avoiding mold. Mold can start growing just 48 hours after a water damage event which leads to more cost and a longer job process.

It's never easy dealing with something new and catastrophic but SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor makes it a little easier with their knowledge and expertise that cannot be beaten. Here are the steps to our Water Damage Restoration Plan.

Please keep in mind that every water damage in the Butte County, Plumas County, Sutter County, and surrounding regions are all different and cannot always be handled the same water as another. But the general, tried and true, SERVPRO-Way stays the same!

  • Emergency Contact

-SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour, 365 days a year, emergency service company. Our staff are ready to respond to any size damage faster. Our staff are here to help you get through one of the most difficult times a homeowner can go through.

  • Inspection and Damage Assessment

-The first step to helping you with your water damage is to provide you with a thorough inspection of the affected area. After checking for the source of moisture on your home or business the source must be stopped prior to any restoration or drying of the building. We will then identify the contamination of the water to ensure that the best practices will be made during the restoration of your property. SERVPRO staff inspect and test to determine the extent of the damage and how far the water has migrated to ensure proper and complete restoration. We also inspect for safety concerns for both you and our employees. If there are any safety issues, we will bring them to your attention immediately. Our staff will then help you by removing your contents from the affected area. The faster that your personal items are moved to a safer location, the better chance there is of restoring and saving them.

  • Water Removal/Water Extraction

-After the thorough inspection and the damage assessment has been completed, the water extraction process begins. This is the removal of the majority of the water to stop the water from migrating any further. Should your home require extensive restoration services, our trained technicians can conduct an organized and efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage. The goal is to complete the emergency water removal immediately so stop from damaging your home further. Removing this water effectively and quickly with reduce the chances for secondary water damage including mold and bacterial growth. Once the water has been removed, we inspect the carpet and pad to determine if they should be removed to protect and dry the subfloor beneath. If needed, we will then remove the carpet and pad. Advanced equipment will then be used to monitor the conditions of the home, check for additional moisture and additional extraction as necessary.

  • Drying and Dehumidification

-Once the water has been removed, the floors and walls are inspected for trapped moisture. Nearly all building materials are porous and can retain the water. This water can break down the material, warp, or cause mold damages. Our professional staff will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal amount of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home quickly and effectively. We’ll carefully monitor the conditions daily to ensure that the drying is progressing until the materials reach the acceptable drying goals.

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing

-In addition to cleaning the structure, SERVPRO staff are also able to clean your contents, upholstery, furniture, clothing and other restorable contents damaged by the water. This cleaning is necessary as the contents affected by the water will need professional attention and care to restore the material. SERVPRO specializes in the restoring of contents from fire, water, and mold. Our mentality is to “restore” vs. “replace”. This mind set will help you save money while preserving your keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We are also trained to identify and eliminate remaining offensive odors so that you can return to your home feeling comfortable again. Depending on the water damage, we may use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or other disinfectant treatments to clean your home. SERVPRO will also make sure that we remove and dispose of all damaged materials with guidance from you.

  • Restoration

-Restoring your property is the final step. SERVPRO staff will bring your home back to preloss condition. Restoration may include minor repairs or major repairs in your home.

Trust the number one company in the restoration industry to bring your home back to normal- 

"Like it never even happened."

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416