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Finding Mold in Your Home or Business?

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding Mold in Your Home or Business? Mold does not always appear in visible areas of your home. If you suspect to have mold hiding behind your walls, give us a call!

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere both indoors and outdoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. The other restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" or "100% guaranteed mold removal" which is just a fallacy as it cannot be done. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is the one company from which our staff are certified and knowledgeable of the IICRC Standards. Unlike the other companies, we understand the mold exists naturally in all environments and it is impossible to guarantee the complete removal of all mold spores. SERVPRO does not specialize in "mold removal", rather, we advance in Mold Remediation.

Mold Remediation is the process of reducing the mold spore count in your home back to its natural or baseline level. Consider the following facts about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere- indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along the air. They may enter your home through windows, doors, AC/Heating systems, or may hitch a ride on your clothing or pet.
  • Mold spores thrive and grown on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water must be addressed. Otherwise the mold will return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty, odor and using that sense can lead you to the mold growth region.
  • Even higher-than-normal humidity can support mold growth. Try to keep indoor humidity below 45 %.

If your home or business has a mold problem, call SERVPRO! We can inspect and assess your property and resolve your specific mold problem. 

Did you know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24/7 Full Service Restoration Company? Let us also help you with your repairs after the mold remediation has been completed!


License #:1013416

SERVPRO Advice and Information for Water Damage

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Advice and Information for Water Damage SERVPRO is constantly updating our training and techniques to provide you with the best possible results every time!

How and why SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can restore your Butte County home!

If your home has been damaged by water in Butte County and it has left you with an unwanted mess, you should consider a professional water damage company to get your home back in order. If it's more than a small puddle that a mop and bucket can handle with ease, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for assistance. The level and expertise of services, that only SERVPRO can provide, are essential when you are needing restoration. There are several steps that SERVPRO will take to get your property back in excellent condition.

Water Extraction

Water extraction in any larger scale water damage is essential and is a top priority when SERVPRO is responding. However, before this step can be initiated, an inspection and assessment will be done to find and stop the source of the water damage as needed. The rapid water removal will lessen the on-going damaged caused by water absorption of walls, ceilings, carpeting, upholstery and fabrics- not to mention wooden structural materials. Naturally, the severity and volume of the standing water will dictate the correct course of action to be taken by our knowledgeable technicians. 

Water Migration

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will take count and inventory in each room that has been affected by the water and has sustained damage. We have a proprietary software developed by our SERVPRO Corporate Office called the CCIS- short for the Contents Claim Inventory Service Report. This document will list items and building materials that have been deemed salvageable, non-salvageable and questionable. This detailed report will help with communications to go smoother between you and your insurance company. In the long run, this document will save you money. SERVPRO has extensive experience working with all insurance companies and our staff are trained on the documentation process that is expected from your adjuster and agent. We are either considered a preferred vendor for your insurance company or we are at the top of the list! With this knowledge, we are able to help alleviate the stress that may come with the claims process.

Moisture Detection

Moisture detection is a process of determining the moisture levels, in real numbers, throughout the affected areas of your home. This may include the use of infra-red detection methods, moisture meters and hygrometers to ensure all hidden picks of water or moisture are uncovered and can be dried. We utilize large, powerful air movers to increase the circulation which then increases the evaporation of water and humidity. We also use dehumidifiers, chemical and mechanical, for rapid and thorough drying. 

Choosing SERVPRO

If your Butte County home is in danger after having a water damage and it is in need of immediate restoration, give us a call! Our industry experts are IICRC-Certified, which means you will have the best capable hands on your job. With the use of our training, cutting edge techniques and tools SERVPRO is able to offer you unbeatable services, guaranteed.

We'll make the water damage vanish- "Like it never even happened."


License #: 1013416

Happy New Year from SERVPRO!

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Community Happy New Year from SERVPRO! Happy New Year. From- Your Friends at SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff wish everyone a very Happy New Years Day! We hope the 2018 year brings happiness, opportunity, and growth for everyone.

We were honored to be serving our wonderful community throughout 2017 and now we are thrilled to continue helping our community through 2018!

2017 Adopt-a-Family Toy Drive

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Community 2017 Adopt-a-Family Toy Drive Our Sales and Marketing Rep, Misty, along with Mix 95.1 and the Chico Firefighters Association!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor had a wonderful time at the Adopt-a-Family Toy Drive with Mix 95.1 Radio and the Chico Firefighters Association!

The Adopt-a-Family program is a cause that SERVPRO is proud to participate in each year. The program collects funds and toys for children of the community who otherwise may not have gotten Christmas presents or a Christmas dinner. 

We are looking forward to the Delivery Day on December 23rd!

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Community Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving from our SERVPRO family to you!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

We hope you all remember what you are grateful for during this holiday season and that you spend the holidays safely with the people you love. Remember, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24/7, full service, restoration company here to help should you have an emergency in your home during the holidays. We are always faster to any disaster and are here to serve you, day and night. 

Feel free to give us a call anytime- (530)899-9141

Who Do I Call For a Water Damage in Plumas County?

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Who Do I Call For a Water Damage in Plumas County? Water damage can come from any area in your home or business. If you're suspicious about having water damage call us for an inspection.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is available 24 hours a day to respond to your water damage emergency, large or small, faster than any other company in the area. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity and the damage caused to your home or business.

We answer the phone ready to help!

We understand that when you call us you may be feeling confused about the process, stressed about the damaged to your home, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. Our staff specializes in water damage restoration- in fact, it’s the cornerstone of our business.

What to expect.

When you call our office we will be asking you a couple of questions regarding your specific and unique water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment, what resources, and what procedures will need to be taken by our staff in order to help you the very best way. Below is a list of questions that our SERVPRO Office will be asking you.

  • Your name and contact information
  • You insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known) and has it been stopped?
  • Is there electricity available onsite?
  • What areas and materials got affected by the water?

About SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor specializes in the clean-up and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, mold or water damage event. Our staff are highly trained in property damage restoration and are equipped with the most updated forms of equipment and technology.

Trust the company that is faster to any size disaster.


License #: 1013416

Thank You Veterans!

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Community Thank You Veterans! "With respect, honor and gratitude. Thank you Veterans."

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor would like to thank all veterans, currently active military, military spouses, and families for your dedication and service to your country. 

We thank you for the sacrifice, the pain, the change, and the love for your country. We remember those who have fallen and we keep the injured in our thoughts.

Happy Veterans Day.

5 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Community 5 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain Rain is a top cause of most auto accidents. Be safe out there.

It's that time of year again here in Butte County when the rain is going to becoming more and more common which has the potential of increasing the rate of vehicle accidents. Not paying attention and driving more cautiously may lead to devastating results. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor compiled 5 tips that all drivers should take heed of during the rainy weather to not only protect yourself and everyone in your vehicle but the drivers around you.

1) Think and pay close attention to your surroundings. 

Many people drive subconsciously, out of habit, and sometimes even the crazy weather conditions will not change their way of driving. Make sure you are alert and well-aware of your surroundings. When conditions are less than ideal this rule is even more important. 

2) Turn on your headlights and keep them on.

It's the law to turn on your functioning headlights when visibility is low. Make sure to get all needed repairs done for your vehicle so that your headlights, windshield wipers and tires are in good working order. Having any one of these important safety items damaged could lead to dangerous conditions in severe weather. 

3) Beware of hydroplaning.

Hydroplaning is the technical term for what occurs when your tires are getting more traction on the water in the road rather than on the road itself which leads your car to sliding. If weather conditions are difficult or impossible for you to drive through safely, pull over and wait for conditions to improve. 

4) Turn off cruise control.

Ironically cruise control may cause for you to lose even more control of your vehicle especially if your vehicle is hydroplaning. 


Speed limit signs are not suggestions for how fast you should go, it is the law. Focus more on getting to your destination safely rather than faster. Allow yourself more time to spare to get to your destination.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wants everyone to be safe during these conditions and to be mindful of it. Driving safely isn't a suggestion, it is a necessity.

Restoring Your Commercial Property

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Commercial Property SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is honored to be serving our community businesses and helping them to reopen their doors in record time!

Flooding and water damage events in the Butte County and surrounding areas are often complex and can arise with numerous damages to your building and create potential safety hazards for yourself and your employees. These cases require a specialize knowledge and expertise. Whether it is a relatively small water clean-up or a large loss, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help as the number one trusted company in the restoration industry.

When the problem is not taken care of in a prompt, or in the correct, manner your business has the potential of never reopening the doors. By trusting SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor with your unique water damage situation you are in the best capable hands. We are here, 24 hours, to walk you through every step of the job process to get those business doors reopened easily. In many instances, normal work operations are able to continue through the job process due to our technician's flexibility with your specific job. 

Our professional staff are trained to by mindful of both the legal and environmental concerns that come with restoring a commercial property. They strive to fully restore the damaged area without causing more damage to your building. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost of revenue and productivity for your business. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, trust the number one company in the restoration industry to be there for you.

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour, full service, restoration company here to service your needs across the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas? Give us a call today to see what services SERVPRO can provide for you!


License #: 1013416

Annual Harvest Party (2017)- Thank You.

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Community Annual Harvest Party (2017)- Thank You. Thank you all very much.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor would like to thank all of our employees, the Chico Firefighters, the Chico Kiwanis Club, the Casino Party People, Bounce Pros, Persect Custom Cakes, and Snapshots for coming out and volunteering your time and resources for such an incredible cause.

We would also like to thank all of the community members and the customers for coming out and donating your time and funds toward the Chico Firefighters Association Adopt-a-family and Justin's Bike Fund.