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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.

(530)899-9141

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. 

5) SLOW DOWN.

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!

(530)899-9141

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.

SERVPRO Saves the Day for a Local Business!

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Saves the Day for a Local Business! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour, Full Service, Restoration Company here to service the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas.

It is impossible to schedule or anticipate that your business will suffer from a water damage. This case was no different.

We received a call after hours from one of the contacts of a commercial building very near to our office in Chico California that had a toilet overflow. They immediately called us after discovering the problem as we had done a community service event with them during the Oroville Spillway emergency. Our staff rushed immediately over to begin the water mitigation services. We had found that there was standing water in almost every room of this building. Our team jumped in and started extracting the water to stop the migration into the unaffected areas. The customer was overjoyed by our staff's promptness to not only respond but to start work immediately. They observed our staff well into the night and couldn't have been more pleased by our employees' performance. 

The customer was even more amazed when we made an appointment with them on the spot to return the following day to come back and monitor the conditions. Thanks to our fast reacting staff and their determination to help their fellow community members we were able to cut the job time in half. The customer was able to start repairs and the business was back to preloss condition in no time at all. 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is honored with every opportunity to help a fellow business in need, 24 hours.

How To Put Together an Emergency Go-Bag!

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Put Together an Emergency Go-Bag! Thank you to all of the emergency personnel keeping our community safe during these emergencies.

With all of the emergencies currently happening in the Butte County region, particularly the fires, the need for an emergency plan for each household is essential in staying safe during these emergencies. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor expresses that an important component of practicing safety is making a Go-Bag.

SERVPRO has put together a list of items that are needed for your Emergency Go-Bag. These items should be ready to go or are simple to grab during an emergency if you must evacuate quickly. You might not always be at home when a disaster strikes so make sure you keep additional supplies in your car and at work. Make sure to take your Go-Bag with you if you are not going to be home for an extended period of time. Disasters are unpredictable. 

Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy to carry container. Make sure each member of your family or household has one of these Go-Bags, including your pets, in case you are separated during the evacuation. 

  • Flashlight
  • Radio- Battery Operated
  • Batteries
  • Whistle
  • Emergency Cash and Change for Laundry and Phone Calls
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Changes of Clothing
  • Water and Food to Last a Few Days
  • Photos of Family Members and Pets for Identification Purposes
  • List of Emergency Contacts
  • List of Allergies to Food and Medications
  • Copy of Health Insurance and Identification Cards
  • Prescription Medications and First Aid Supplies
  • Extra Toiletries
  • Extra Keys to Your Home and Vehicle
  • Any Special Needs Items for Children, Seniors or People With Disabilities

Make sure you are keeping yourself and your family members safe during these unpredictable emergencies.

Call your local fire department or American Red Cross for further preparedness tips and practices.

SERVPRO Biohazard-Clean Up CE Classes

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard SERVPRO Biohazard-Clean Up CE Classes Did you know that when you take a continuing education class with SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor there is no test?

Are you a local insurance agent or adjuster looking for Continuing Education Credits? Are you tired of taking the classes online? We are here to help!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is going to be hosting 2 Biohazard Clean-up CE Classes for the Butte County and Glen County Regions. This class is one of our most popular classes so the seats will fill up fast. See below for specific location information and contact us to save your seat at (530)899-9141.

Marysville CE Class

Date: Friday 10/20/17

Location: 519 D Street Marysville, CA 95901

Registration Time: 12:30 PM

Class Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

*Beverages and Snacks will be provided for you!

Chico CE Class

Date: Friday 10/27/17

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 7:30 AM

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

*Lunch will be provided for you at the conclusion of the class!

Can't call us? Email us your information and we'll make sure we get you registered!

Email us at cec@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com

Commercial Power Outage Tips

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Power Outage Tips Protect your building and your employees during a power outage!

Although power outages can be minor they can cause enormous problems for businesses. With nasty weather the threat of power outages increase. Being without power in a commercial building can be dangerous.

Here are some steps on how to prepare for power outages without having several losses. 

1) Prepare an Emergency Kit.

It is important that in the event of a power outage that the people inside of the commercial property are taken care of. Keep an emergency kit with the essentials so they have what they need to be safe and secure even in your absence.

2) Back up Your Data.

It is important for you to protect your digital data that you need to keep your business up and running. Ensure that you regularly back up your data so that in the event of a power outage you minimize any damage to your records.

4) Keep a Backup Generator

In the event of a minor power outage a back up generator can be enough to temporarily give you the power you need until it is restored.

Keep your building and all who are there safe.

If you have any questions on how to get an Emergency Readiness profile made for you at absolutely no cost, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor today to make an appointment. 

(530)899-9141

Water Damaged Carpet-Can it be Saved?

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damaged Carpet-Can it be Saved? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is faster to any disaster!

After a water damage has affected your home the first step is to make sure the cause of the 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. 

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 possible mold growth. A way to tell that carpet is delaminating is by looking at the carpet backing and seeing if the latex adhesive on the backing looks sound or if there are signs of mold or if it is peeling off. 

Delamination is the separation of the secondary backing from the primary backing of the carpet. If the carpet and 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. Category 3 exposure may cause severe illness or even death if ingested. 

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are IICRC Certified in Water Damage Restoration?

We are also a Full Service Restoratioin Company available 365 days a year to respond to any of your water damage needs.

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416