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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

Happy Easter!

4/1/2018 (Permalink)

Community Happy Easter! Happy Easter! From- Your Friends at SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wishes everyone a wonderful Easter Celebration! We hope you all have a great time being with family, stocking up on chocolate bunnies, and finding Easter eggs!

Should you be unlucky this year and have a water damage in your home, hop on over to your phone and 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

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!

(530)899-9141

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