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SERVPRO Continuing Education: MARS

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Continuing Education: MARS What all is involved with the Water Damage Restoration Process? Come to our class to find out!

What is a MARS Class?

M-Mitigation

A-Awareness

R-Response

S-Seminar

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you on the importance fast response time when dealing with a water damage and all that needs to be considered when choosing a mitigation company. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 7/20/2018

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!

Are Your Prepared to Respond?

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are Your Prepared to Respond? The SERVPRO ERP is a 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know if case of an emergency.

SERVPRO’s Emergency Response Plan!

What is an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

It is often extremely difficult to know what to do on the spot when Mother Nature throws damage at your commercial building, that’s what the ERP is for! SERVPRO has developed a plan for business and homeowners alike to be prepared in any situation no matter the size.

The ERP is a 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know if case of an emergency. This file includes:

  • Photos of utility shut of locations ( Gas, water, alarms, etc.)
  • Local emergency personnel contact information
  • Emergency protocols
  • Floor Plans

This file is available for everyone both in a flip chart and mobile app form!

So, why get an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

  • It’s FREE! We do everything for you.
  • It is a concise document that has all the needed information for you in one spot.
  • It is easy to understand and read
  • Access is available 24/7
  • It is a password secured document

Call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor  today at 530-899-9141 to get started!

We’re here to help make you future damage “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a full service restoration company open 24/7? Call us today to find out more!

License#: 1013416 

SERVPRO Tips for Flu Prevention!

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Tips for Flu Prevention! Let's prevent the spread of the Flu this year!

Protect yourself and your employees during Flu Season!

It is no secret to Butte County that when the Flu season comes knocking on our door that it hits the local businesses and their employees hard. When one person in your workplace is down for the count with the Flu, your whole business suffers and the chances of it passing on increases.

Studies show that Flu related illnesses could cost businesses over $7 billion per year due to loss of productivity and revenue to illness. The financial consequences grow and grow as more and more of your employees are exposed. Let's prevent the spread of the Flu this year! SERVPRO has created a list of cleaning tips to help your business stay healthy during the Flu season:

1) Clean and disinfect the workplace regularly.

The Flu is known to be able to spread merely through touch. There are tons of products out there that are used specifically to clean the virus that gets left behind on surfaces throughout the workplace. 

2) Target the high-touch surfaces daily.

Objects throughout your workplace such as desks, counter tops, doorknobs, keyboards, and telephones need to be disinfected at least once a day with a disinfectant. Give your staff the responsibility of keeping their area cleaned and sanitized.

3) Choose the right products.

No matter which product you use (chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, ammonium based cleaners) it is important to ensure it is EPA-registered to kill the virus effectively. Make sure you know how to properly, and safely, use the product before use.

4) Use the product correctly.

Success is achieved when the disinfectants are used properly. It is important to refer to the product label for instructions on cleaning, storage, and hazards. Call the manufacturer with any safety concerns or questions.

5) Educate your staff!

 If one staff member comes in ill the risk for your other employees increases. Encourage employees to get the seasonal flu vaccine and to avoid coming in when ill. Instruct them to wash their hands regularly and to keep their work station clean.

Do you not have enough time to do a thorough cleaning of your commercial or office building? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can do that for you! Our staff are up to date on the most recent cleaning techniques and you will be amazed by the results.

Call today to make an appointment!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Happy Independence Day!

7/4/2018 (Permalink)

Community Happy Independence Day! Happy 4th of July! From- Your Friends at SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wishes everyone a fun and save 4th of July celebration! Make sure to keep an eye out for children and fire hazards.

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

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

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Do You Have Mold Lurking Behind Your Walls?

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do You Have Mold Lurking Behind Your Walls? Extreme caution must be taken whenever dealing with mold!

Trust SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation and Restoration Process Every Time!

Mold is a particularly tricky substance to work with due to the great number of hazards that accompany it. Extreme caution must be taken whenever dealing with mold. This knowledge and expertise is only mastered by the number one company in the restoration industry- SERVPRO! One of the most common areas to discover mold in your home is behind walls and siding as there may have been an undetected leak. This creates the ideal conditions for mold growth away from the watchful eyes of the homeowner. By the time you smell it, it is often too late, thus begins the remediation process.

Step 1: Quarantining and Removing the Source

As a start to any Butte County mold job, our SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff must first quarantine off the area and make sure other sections of the home are not affected by mold damage. We then remove the affected materials to remove the source and to begin drying the affected area.

Step 2: Drying and Scrubbing

After the affected materials are removed and the area is sealed off, we will dry the entire area with our advanced equipment. Mold needs moisture to grow, so by trusting SERVPRO to dry it out, you are stopping further growth in its tracks! Then we thoroughly scrub the area to make sure the area is clean.

Step 3: Sanitizing and Deodorizing

Once all the visible mold is gone, we eliminate microscopic remnants through the use of sanitizing compounds. Then, we begin the process of deodorization, where an foul odors left behind by the mold are handled.

Step 4: Repair and Replace

Once all of these steps have been taken, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will bring your property back to preloss condition!

We at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor make it our priority to work with you and to ensure you understand, and are involved in, the full mold remediation process. If you have mold in your home, call us today!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

4 Steps to Take After a Storm Has Passed

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 4 Steps to Take After a Storm Has Passed Our disaster restoration services are available 24/7, 365 days a year, to bring your home back to the way it was.

Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery 

Natural disasters are unpredictable and can be terrifying, especially when they hit your home and affected your loved ones. Although it is scary to think about, there are a wide variety of different catastrophes that could strike Butte County, Sutter County, Plumas County and surrounding areas. These disaster include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and more. If one of these unfortunate events should hit your home you don’t want to find yourself unprepared!

Follow these 4 essential steps for disaster rehabilitation and recovery:

  1. Assess the Situation

As soon as the calamity has died down, check yourself and your family members to make sure no one is injured and emergency medical personnel will not be needed. If you have any nearby neighbors see if they need help once the scene is safe. Turn off the gas and electricity in your home if it is safe to do so and avoid entering your home if you notice structural damage to your home that could cause the floors or ceiling to collapse.

  1. Find Food and Shelter

Food and water are vital for your health and keeping your strength during this difficult time so start searching for your necessities as soon as possible. Keeping nonperishable items in your home is essential during crisis and can be the determining factor in saving your health. If you home no longer has running water visit one of the many American Red Cross shelters that will be available after the disaster has passed through to those whose homes are no longer safe to inhabit. They also have shelters open regularly during these times at local churches, schools and other community properties. These areas are good resources if you have any needs.

  1. Be Cautious of Your Surroundings

Disasters always leave a trail of destruction behind; be wary of contaminated floodwaters, fallen power lines, or any criminals taking advantage of the chaos. Don’t turn the gas back on in your home until you have been given the promise of safety as there could be a leak.

  1. Recovering Important Information

One of the last steps of disaster rehabilitation and recover is to salvage as many of the important documents from the wreckage (insurance policies, birth certificates, drivers license, deeds, wills, financial statements). Collecting these documents will help you and your family recover from this crisis faster.

Should your home suffer from damage call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor! Our disaster restoration services are available 24/7, 365 days a year, to bring your home back to the way it was. These emergency services include (but are not limited to) water damage, flooding, fire damage, pack-outs and mold remediation services. Don’t wait another moment call us now at (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Fire Damage to Your Business Can Be Rectified

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage to Your Business Can Be Rectified The damage from a commercial fire can seem insurmountable here in the Butte County area, let SERVPRO help you get your business back!

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Restoration Services for your business!

The damage from a commercial fire can seem insurmountable here in the Butte County area, especially if items inside of your facility were damaged or considered to be a total loss. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can help you salvage what isn’t destroyed and save you from the hassle of needing to replace all of your belongings. This fast cleanup also help you regain your business faster and can keep your doors open longer.

For businesses in the Butte County areas that have fire damage- we can assist you in recovering inventory and other items are your place of business faster than any other company in the restoration industry. Sometimes, the only damage is from soot that has settled onto surfaces, this can be cleaned! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are experienced and knowledgeable on the most updated cleaning techniques and practices. Without this necessary cleaning service, you risk the potential of having permanent damage to your contents and/or structure. SERVPRO is not only able to help Butte County business owners but also property owners as well!

In addition to cleaning your belongings to stop the damage of soot we can also complete a detailed checklist of the inventory, but salvageable and non-salvageable. Presenting this to your insurance carrier can not only save time but it can also make the process of filing a claim a lot smoother for both you and your insurance adjuster. SERVPRO can also determine what items are salvageable but may need additional attention to prevent them from getting significantly more damaged. These items include artwork, electronics, antiques, and clothing. Fire creates particulates that, when airborne, can find their way deep into the material and may call for advanced cleaning methods.

Our experienced SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are waiting to help you with any size loss, both large and small, any time of day. Some fires, although small, may cause momentous damage.

If you’ve had a fire damage, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor so we can get you back on track and reopen your doors!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

What Happens To Your Possessions During a Water Damage?

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Happens To Your Possessions During a Water Damage? Making it "Like it never even happened" every time!

Having a water damage in your home is not only affecting the structure of your home, it has the potential of damaging, or ruining, your valuables. Often, homeowners are more devastated over losing precious family memories and heirlooms rather than having damage to their home. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands what a stressful and difficult time this is for you and your family. We also understand that this isn't just "some building" to you, this is your home.

As the leader in the restoration industry, you can trust that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is dedicated to giving you the best service and the most care when it comes to restoring your property and your keepsakes. SERVPRO staff specialize in the restoring of contents not just affected by water but fire and mold as well. Our mentality of “restore” versus “replace” will help to save you money while preserving your belongings. We utilize several methods to clean your contents and our SERVPRO team is knowledgeable to know exactly which technique to use-

  • Dry Cleaning- Used for cleaning light resides off to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning- An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray & Wipe- Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning- Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning-Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning- Contents are dipped into a bath of cleaning product

Should the damage to your home require extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can conduct and organize a move out of the affected area. A move out will result in a quicker remodeling process as they will be out of the way of the workers, they will be protected from potential damage during the restoration, and it will protect the contents from creating further on-site damage. Our team specializes in packing and moving your contents safely both during the pack-out and pack-back in. Once the restoration work has been completed, we will work with you to schedule moving your contents back into your home, making it “Like it never even happened.”

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Happy Fathers Day!

6/17/2018 (Permalink)

Community Happy Fathers Day! Happy Fathers Day From- Your Friends at SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wants to take the time to thank all of the fathers out there for all you do for your families. You are very much appreciated and we want to wish you a very Happy Fathers 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 days a year, Full Service Restoration company here to help you in your time of crisis!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Benefits of Choosing SERVPRO for Fire Restoration

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Benefits of Choosing SERVPRO for Fire Restoration Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor. We will come in and identify the problem. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal.

Having a fire damage is your home can be catastrophic. Your first priority should be your safety and the well-being of your family and all of those who live in your home. But when it is no longer a safety concern and the fire has been put out it is hard to decide what to do next and who to turn to. Since a fire damage is completely unexpected it is hard to mentally prepare yourself for it and hard to make sure you have a restoration plan lined up. That’s why SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help you every step of the way from start to finish.

Emergency Fire Response

Why is such a quick response essential for fire damage restoration services? Well, a quick response can actually limit the amount of damage to your home. No matter what size the disaster may be, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is guaranteed to respond quickly at your convenience. Since our response and restoration time is minimal you will save money and time by choosing our proficient staff. Whether you need antiques, fine-art, electronics, or irreplaceable items to be restored our experienced team will be there whenever you call.

Our Fire Restoration Mentality

When you call SERVPRO and our team arrives onsite our first instinct is to try and restore your property as much as possible. Why do we choose restoration over replacement? Well, our “restore first” mentality allows for more property and possessions to be saved which saves you money and time of getting comfortable back in your home after a fire damage. If we can restore your property through our restoration process without tearing material out, we will make the best possible effort to succeed in just that. We are the one company in the restoration industry with this mentality, which helps to relieve the stress from the homeowners.

Experience of Working with Insurance for Fire Damage Claims

It is very difficult trying to coordinate the restoration, contents, repairs (if needed) on top of trying to work on a claim with your insurance company. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has extenstive experience and knowledge on working with several different insurance companies so let us assist you with the claims process and communication. This will help you stay focused on getting back into your home as soon as possible.

Choose SERVPRO

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor. We will come in and identify the problem. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal. For more information on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor’s services, call now at 530-899-9141

License #: 1013416