Recent Posts

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

12/25/2018 (Permalink)

Community Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! From- Your Friends at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday celebration and that you value the time you have with your loved ones.

Should you have an emergency water damage in your home during the holidays, please give us a call. 

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, even on Christmas day. 

(530)899-9141

SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (4 hr)

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (4 hr) How can you tell if you have mold in your home? Come to our class to find out!

What causes mold to grow in my home?

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of mold remediation and how mold exists in almost all environments. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 12/6/18

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!

Safety While Using a Space Heater

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Safety While Using a Space Heater Electric space heaters account for more than 70 percent of all winter injuries and more than half of all property damages caused by heating fires.

With temperatures expected to fall consistently throughout Plumas County and surrounding areas, people all over are flocking once again to their local box store in search of space heaters. For many Americans their only source of heat in their homes is the use of portable electric space heaters. But how safe are these space heaters? Let’s take a look at how truly safe these heaters are and how to use them correctly.

Portable Space Heaters

According to a 2013 report by the National Fire Protection Agency, electric space heaters account for more than 70 percent of all winter injuries and more than half of all property damages caused by heating fires. There are several different kinds of electric space heaters available: oil or water-filled radiators; fan-forced heaters, that blow hot air over hot metal coils; ceramic heaters, the blow air over a hot ceramic heating element; and an infrared heater, where the heat is created by infrared bulbs. Each of these heaters is different but they can all be dangerous if they are not taken care of properly.

Safety Tips

  • Before purchasing your new electric space heater
  • It is important to research which brand and model unit is the safest.
  • Look for a unit with both a tip-over and overheating protection mechanism. These protections are especially important if you plan on using the unit in a home with a child or pet that could knock over the unit.
  • Look for a unit with a temperature control and automated shut off when it reaches your ideal temperature.
  • Before plugging in the heater, make sure to inspect it to make sure it is not damaged and is safe to operate.
  • Keep the unit at least three feet from anything that could burn like a bed or curtains and away from children, the elderly, and pets.
  • Place the heater on a solid surface away from foot traffic.
  • Never plug your unit into an extension cord and be sure to turn it off before going to bed or when leaving a room. Leaving an electric heater on unattended could prove damaging or even deadly.

As with any possible hazard in your home, it is important to have certain things on hand: a fire extinguisher, a safety plan, and SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor’s emergency phone number. With these items on hand, your home will always be safe and in good hands!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor

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 530-899-9141.

License #: 1013416 

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/22/2018 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for being part of such a wonderful community. 

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

Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Storm.

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Storm. Need assistance tarping a roof? We do that too! Give us a call now!

SERVPRO Tips For Keeping Your Pets Safe During a Storm.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands that when a family owns a pet, they become a part of your family. During the winter months Butte County is no stranger to storms. Often times these storms bring in several problems including one of the largest being safety compromising. SERVPRO has developed a couple of tips for you and your family to make sure your pets stay safe during both storm situations and every day emergencies. 

1) Start Getting Ready NOW

-Make sure that all cats and dogs are wearing collars and identification tags that are up to date. This will increase your chances of being reunited with your pet if separated.

-Put together your disaster kit for yourself and your pets. This includes food, water, and basic necessities.

-Find a safe place to stay ahead of time. Never assume it will be allowed to bring your pet to an emergency shelter. So before a disaster hits, make sure that you are given the authorization by your local office of emergency management to make sure it is alright to evacuate with your pets. 

-Contact hotels outside of your immediate area and find out if they accept pets. Ask about restrictions to pets including number allowed, size, and species.

2)If You Evacuate, Take Your Pet

-If it isn't safe for you, chances are, it isn't safe for your pet either. You have no way of knowing how long you will be kept out of your home after the evacuation and you may not be able-or allowed- to go back for your pets.

3)After The Disaster 

-Make sure to assess the damage and hazards before letting your pets roam through your home. There may be wild animals who may have sought refuge in or near your home during a storm or emergency.

4) Be Ready For Everyday Emergencies

-Find a trusted neighbor, friend, or family member and give them a spare key to your home to care for your pets if you are not able. 

-Make sure the caretaker understands the specific needs of your pets.

If you follow these steps your pet will be safe during whatever emergencies come your way.

And trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for all of your storm damage needs. We make the damage "Like it never even happened."

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Happy Veterans/Remembrance Day

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

Community Happy Veterans/Remembrance Day Thank you Veterans. From- Your Friends at SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor thanks all of those who have served and sacrificed for our country. You are valued and cared for.

Make sure you take the time to thank a Veteran today for their service!

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

SERVPRO Continuing Education: Ethics

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Continuing Education: Ethics Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

How ethical are you and your staff?

Ethics is defined as- moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of Ethics in the work place and how it plays an important role in the lives of each individual. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 11/9/18

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 8:30 AM

Course Time: 9:00 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!

Happy Halloween!

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wishes a fun and safe Halloween celebration to all of those witches, ghosts, and ghouls out there tonight!

Make sure you stay safe while heading out- a Safe Halloween is a Fun Halloween!

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

Let SERVPRO Restore Your Commercial Building

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Let SERVPRO Restore Your Commercial Building These specific cases require special knowledge and expertise that only SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is able to promise and provide you every time!

Has Your Building Suffered Flooding or Water Damage? Trust SERVPRO--

Butte County region is no stranger to the effects of water damage and flooding from natural disasters and accidents. But this area has damages that are often unique and complex which, if not taken care of, can arise with numerous damages to your building and create safety hazards for you and your employees. These specific cases require special knowledge and expertise that only SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is able to promise and provide you every time! Whether it is a small loss, large loss, or total loss SERVPRO 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. The businesses in this community are treasured and are extremely valuable to Butte County as a whole. SERVPRO works hard so that these businesses never reach the point of having to permanently close their doors after a damage. 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. SERVPRO cares very deeply for our fellow community and local business owners so you can trust you are in the best hands when your building is needing to be restored. 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

Checking Your Property for Damage

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Checking Your Property for Damage The roof is typically one of the most vulnerable areas during a storm.

After the Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage.

As summer ends and fall begins by bringing in cooler temperatures, it can also bring with it heavy rains, strong winds and powerful storms. While your home protects you from the wrath of Mother Nature, it should also be thoroughly checked for problems after every storm.

Butte County and Plumas County are not strangers to storms nor the potential damages that occur with those powerful weather changes.
You may not have reason to suspect that your home has been damaged by a passing storm. However, once the inclement weather has safely passed, it’s important to look over the dwelling for any issues. This is also a great time to make emergency repairs and assess if an insurance claim is needed.


The following is a handy storm checklist from the National Storm Damage Center:


Roof
The roof is typically one of the most vulnerable areas during a storm. Hail, wind, rain and debris can adversely impact it. The following indicators can help in your assessment:
    •    Holes or tears in the roof
    •    Split seams
    •    Lost or missing shingles
    •    Ceiling or roof leaks


The Exterior of the Dwelling
Materials such as brick, siding and stucco are usually heavy and durable. However, during a storm, they can withstand significant damage. In some cases, problems may not be noticed until it’s too late to file an insurance claim, so you need to be diligent in your determination:
    •        Chipping, cracking, dents and dings are obvious signs that there is a problem. Even if your siding appears to be fine at first, you want to check it at varying times of the day. Different stages of lighting can showcase problems that you may have missed.
    •        Small or large holes in the stucco. No matter if the hole is small or large, this is a serious issue for a homeowner. If you find a hole or blemish, a knowledgeable and trustworthy company such as SERVPRO can conduct a thorough inspection of the property.
    •        Damaged tuck pointing and brick. Brick is a solid material when it comes to homes. However, it should be thoroughly checked for problems following a storm.
    •        Detached or ruined gutters, trim, downspouts, etc. Gutters, trim, downspouts and other exterior materials on a home are instrumental in its protection. If anything is out of sorts, it should be immediately repaired.


Driveways, Walkways, and Porches
Concrete can split, chip and crack with continuous storms and rain. This can reduce the lifespan of your walkway driveway or porch. To alleviate a safety issue, you’ll want to assess it for any imperfections.


Trees and Fallen Limbs
According to the National Storm Damage Center, fallen trees and branches can cause billions of dollars in damages every year. Most property owners would handle the removal of debris, even if the limbs or trees came from your neighbor’s property. Your insurance company may help in the retrieval of the costs, but it’s dependent on the type of policy and circumstances surrounding the incident.


Basic Tips
    •        Severe storms may knock down power and electrical lines. If this occurs on your property, you’ll want to cordon off the area approximately 30 feet in various directions from the fallen line. It’s also important to call the power company and 911 immediately.
    •        After a storm, you also want to assess the remainder of your property including fences, air-conditioning units, caps, vents etc. If your vehicle was left out of the garage, it would also need to be checked over for damage.
    •        Crawl spaces and basements should be looked over for water or flooding.
        Document as much of the damage as possible by taking photos at various angles.


Finally, it’s important to comprehend your homeowner’s coverage, limits, and deductibles before a problem occurs. In case something happens, you’ll be thoroughly prepared for any storm or disaster.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is always here to help once the storm has passed. Call us today to find out what we can do for you!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416