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Remain in Business While We Restore Water Damage to Your Stockton Commercial Building

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remain in Business While We Restore Water Damage to Your Stockton Commercial Building Contact SERVPRO now to prepare your company before water damage strikes to help minimize the damage and keep your doors open.

Prepare Your Business in Case of a Water Emergency with SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan and Profile

When a Stockton business faces the devastation caused by water incursion its owners and managers experience many concerns. Not only is there worry about the cost and effort to physically restore the property, but there is also anxiety about how customers and the public may react to the disaster. Fast and reliable restoration services are what you need, and what we offer.

Water damage to a Stockton business has the potential to close its doors permanently. An established customer base means little if you cannot meet their needs for a period of time. Our crews respond fast, and our management commits to working with you if at all possible to keep an ever-expanding section of your business open while restoration proceeds.

Consider approaching SERVPRO long before any disaster to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). We extend this opportunity to you so we can best serve as your restoration contractor if disaster strikes. One of our experienced IICRC certified managers travels to your site and evaluates your layout and learns about your business. Recommendations to avoid permanent loss of critical documents, equipment, and inventory should your property suffer a water damage event minimizes your potential downtime in case the worst happens.

You take control of listing your priorities and designating key employees to act on your behalf when you use our mobile app to answer a series of questions designed to develop a concise water damage recovery plan. Identifying SERVPRO as your preferred restoration partner and listing vendors and contractors who sold or leased your business equipment streamlines the recovery process. Locations of utility shut-offs and a ranking of restoration priorities get our responders off to a running start.

Water damages quickly and progressively, and SERVPRO reacts fast and with a full complement of the equipment and products we know we need to address your water damage scenario on service vehicles driven directly to your business. Water extraction, moisture level measurement, and determination of drying goals proceed seamlessly. Air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters positioned properly speed the restoration, and we endeavor to complete our water mitigation tasks while you reassure your clientele that you are still in business.

Take advantage of our on and off-site specialized drying resources during the crisis. Items you fear are destroyed often can be coaxed back to functional condition, saving you money and time as the water damage mitigation runs its course. Solutions like freeze-drying for documents, drying mats for floors, and the assurance that our team scans for and locates hidden pockets of moisture relieves your mind and rewards your hard preparation work with a thorough and speedy transformation “Like it never even happened.”

Reassure your customers that your water disaster leaves them unaffected when you partner with SERVPRO of Stockton. Call (209) 477-3090 now to develop a preparedness plan that keeps your business afloat while we remove the water.

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Fighting Mold after Water Damage in Stockton

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Fighting Mold after Water Damage in Stockton After water damage, it is likely to also have mold growth. SERVPRO is highly trained and experienced remediating mold damage.

Call SERVPRO after Water Damage to Help Prevent Mold Growth

Sometimes a slow leak occurs inside your Stockton townhome causing damage that goes unnoticed. Many times people do not know that water damage occurred until they notice a foul mildew smell or see the presence of black mold. Once mold exists, spores created by the fungus can travel to other rooms inside your townhouse.

The spores easily become air-bound and travel to other areas of your home, possibly creating an issue with fungi in other areas besides the source. SERVPRO's technicians know how to mitigate mold issues after water damage happens in Stockton. We always follow a strict set of procedures when mitigating fungal issues so that the fungus does not spread into other areas of the townhome complex.

Water damage scenarios create increased moisture that makes a good environment for mold development. Mold needs water, food and the ideal temperature to form and become a problem. Mold feeds off of any organic materials including paper and wood.

Various strains of mold grow in different temperatures. Some rare mold strains develop in extremely cold or hot temperatures. However, most types of fungi develop between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Most types of fungus need incredibly high levels of moisture to survive. Although, some mold strains exist in rooms that have a relative humidity of 65%. When trying to prevent mold growth after a water damage situation, we attempt to drop the relative humidity below 65%.

The time it takes for mold to develop depends on the conditions. Some forms of fungus grow within twelve hours of a water damage problem taking place. Other molds grow into colonies but take between 24 and 48 hours to develop.

Most townhouses offer many food sources for a fungus. Outside dirt, drywall, carpet, and paper all offer mold growth opportunities if the moisture levels and the temperature inside are ideal. The more time that passes, the worse a mold problem can get.

If water sits inside your home for a long time, then it spreads to areas where microbes already exist and cause mold to develop. For help preventing fungus growth, call SERVPRO of Stockton at (209) 477-3090 24/7.  

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Maintenance Checks on Water-Using Appliances Can Prevent Water Damage to Residences in Stockton

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Maintenance Checks on Water-Using Appliances Can Prevent Water Damage to Residences in Stockton Water Damage from a Faulty Appliance in Your Stockton Home? Contact SERVPRO for Water Removal and Restoration

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Damages Caused by Unwanted Water Leaks

Outside sources such as overflowing creeks and rivers near Stockton might come to mind when people think of water damage. However, most homes that suffer from the effects of water do so because of malfunctioning appliances.
Stockton residents help protect their homes from water damage when they know their appliances' setup. Many require water and typically perform as we expect them to function. The amount of water that can invade your home after an appliance's hose slips loose or cracks open can number in the hundreds of gallons. When this happens, you need a professional company that can handle both the extraction of the standing water and the task of drying out your home. At SERVPRO, our employees are dedicated professionals that many earn certificates in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and WST Water Damage Restoration, meaning they arrive at your home prepared and capable of performing the work necessary.
Our job is not only to remove the offensive water but also to restore your home's interior. We want to leave it just as you remember it, "Like it never even happened." Our Green Fleet includes trucks mounted with large and powerful pumps. These submersible units can quickly extract the water covering your floors. Rapid water extraction helps stop the water from spreading further and preventing additional absorption of moisture by the materials in your home.
Water seeps into anything porous almost immediately, requiring the use of heat, increased air currents, and machines to dehumidify your residence's interior environment. The air absorbs substantial amounts of water, which can then find its way to other areas of your home that otherwise would remain unaffected by the incident.
We work hard to get your floors dry again and prevent any undesired effects such as warping or cupping, which can become permanent requiring expensive replacement. Our SERVPRO techs can place special floor mats that not only increase the heat to the area, but they also extract the water within carpet layers or tongue and groove flooring joints to salvage these costly materials. While carpet restoration experts can rarely clean and restore carpeting adequately after it suffers through a flood from the outdoors, the chances significantly increase when water comes only from an internal source.
SERVPRO of Stockton restores homes in the areas around Ortega and Lincoln Village after events leading to water damage and other disasters. Call us at (209) 477-3090 for both large and small problems involving your home.

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Commercial Mold Damage In Stockton Sports And Recreation Venues

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Mold Damage In Stockton Sports And Recreation Venues Commercial Buildings in Stockton Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation and Cleanup

The SERVPRO Approach to Mold Remediation Follows Specific Protocols

Like any large metropolitan area, Stockton and the surrounding areas have many places where the public, students, and professional athletes gather to train, work out, play, and attend sporting and other events. The locker rooms, gyms, showers, training areas, restrooms, and a host of other spaces in a sports arena, health club, or gym can struggle with mold damage. We have the training and capacity to manage even extensive commercial mold remediation projects.
Mold needs one fuel to start its development from innocuous spore to active colony -- moisture. In Stockton’s sports and recreation venues, mold damage links to the many sources of water available. Because liquid moisture is a constant factor in these kinds of facilities, mold remediation must include strategies to reduce its presence. The steam rooms, showers, pools, saunas, and other areas also struggle with high humidity which can cause mold growth by itself when in excess of 60 percent. Our technicians train to meet or exceed industry standards in a comprehensive approach to mold remediation, including eliminating excess water and reducing ambient humidity levels.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed protocols to follow when remediating mold in commercial buildings and schools. We follow these steps to the letter as we respond to mold damage in sport and rec settings. SERVPRO technicians use physical barriers and advanced equipment including negative pressure air scrubbers with high-efficiency filters to contain the mold-infested area. Clad in personal protective equipment, our employees remove active mold colonies, including porous materials infiltrated with mold, and use proven mold remediation products and HEPA filtered vacuums to physically rid areas of moldy debris.
We then work with the business to adapt environments and cleaning routines to ensure moisture and humidity are controlled to prevent future mold damage events. SERVPRO has the unique ability to view the problems without the investment an in-house cleaning department might have. Our training and experience help recreation and sports facilities reach a baseline of moisture management that inhibits ongoing problems with mold growth.
SERVPRO of Stockton has the technology and the technicians to turn a chronic commercial mold damage problem around. Call us at (209) 477-3090 to schedule an assessment.

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Water Removal And Dehumidification Under Floors In Your Stockton Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal And Dehumidification Under Floors In Your Stockton Home Water or flood damage can compromise the structure and integrity of your home if the cleanup process is not handled by experts in restoration.

Water Removal And Dehumidification

Following flood damage in Stockton homes, the priority is to restore the affected property to its original condition as quickly as possible. Water or flood damage can compromise the structure and integrity of your home if the cleanup process is not handled by experts in restoration. The process should focus on minimizing secondary damage efficiently and effectively, as well as limiting disruption for the homeowner.

If your property is affected by a flood, either from a natural disaster or a plumbing problem, you can count on SERVPRO for emergency restoration services. We are available 24/7 to offer advice on cleaning up after a flood. Our staff and technicians use IICRC-certified methods to reverse water damage in the house and dry the structure in emergency situations.

It is important to contain the damage closing off the affected area as soon as possible. This is designed to prevent outside air and other elements that may add humidity to the space. It is equally important to eliminate the moisture as fast as possible. In most cases, this can be achieved by adding heat to the room.

SERVPRO water removal experts use a combination of various techniques to keep the water from penetrating deep into floors, walls, furniture and other parts of the building. In the event of underfloor water damage, it is usually necessary to replace the wet insulation under the flooring. This work is time-consuming and may keep the room virtually useless until the repair work completes.

However, in many instances, SERVPRO staff can use an advanced dehumidifier to boost heat to the process. This also helps to reduce the need for tearing up the flooring and saves a lot of money. The process involves feeding hot dry air underneath the floor using ducts from the dehumidifiers.

Water damage to your flooring can be costly and an inconvenience. If there is a flood in the house, SERVPRO of Stockton can provide quick and efficient water removal services. We are available 24/7, every day of the week. Call us anytime at (209) 477-3090.

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Removing Flood Damage in Ortega

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Removing Flood Damage in Ortega Floodwater is usually categorized as black water, being very contaminated and dangerous.

SERVPRO Categorizes Water in Your Home into Three Categories

Removing water from Ortega homes is, for the most part, a matter of time and having the right equipment at hand. If the water contains soil, sewage, or other debris, it is contaminated and can be both a greater expense and physical threat to the residents.

SERVPRO inspects and divides the water from Ortega flood damage into three types: Clean, Gray, and Black. Clean water is the simplest to remove, but the other two have specific requirements which may require specific precautions, tools, and protective gear.

Clean Water poses no real risk to personal health. Our response teams do not need any protective gear other than rubber boots to avoid getting their feet wet. To prevent mold or other contamination from forming in the water and turning it gray, we quickly remove it from each home.

Teams can do this by setting up pumps to drain the majority of the water and then switch to extraction wands to remove surface moisture and draw remaining water out of carpets and floorboards. Removing it quickly also lowers the risk of damage to drywall and other building materials. If the air is very humid, we can establish dehumidifiers to bring it down to normal levels.

Gray Water contains very low levels of contamination. Common sources are bathroom water, urine, and water from aquariums. These contaminants also cause bacteria to form and grow across the surface of the water quickly. Eventually, the bacteria grows large enough to become airborne and spread to uncontaminated areas of the home. Before starting any removal work, SERVPRO technicians spray the water and any nearby surfaces with an anti-fungal agent to kill any active mold spores.

Black Water is heavily contaminated. Much of the stormwater that gets inside a home contains a little bit of everything that it moved over before stopping. That means raw sewage and even animal carcasses depending on the severity of the flood. Water from a nearby hospital may also contain traces of medical waste.

To stop the threat of health effects, technicians put on protective gear to include masks and spray an anti-fungal agent over everything that they may touch. We pump the contaminated water into a tank truck for transportation to a water treatment plant for disposal.

Rain is in the near forecast, so if you are dealing with previous flood damage, now is the time to contact SERVPRO of Stockton. Call us at (209) 477-3090 today with any questions or to schedule a team visit.

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Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Stockton Residents

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Stockton Residents To learn more about the effects water damage has on your Stockton area home, contact a qualified restoration company for help.

Water Damage Restoration Services

New and existing homeowners in Stockton may not fully understand what water damage is or how they can help avoid these problems in their home. Being more informed about common causes of water damage and the results can help you deal with the problem more efficiently.

To learn more about the effects water damage has on your Stockton area home, contact a qualified restoration company for help. We can provide you with IICRC certified technicians 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, and help you on your road to recovery, faster.

Water damage can occur anywhere within the walls of your property; it can result from storms, floods, plumbing problems, appliance malfunctions, roof leaks, foundation cracks, poor drainage, overflows and more. It only takes small amounts of water to create damage to your home. Unfortunately, many of these situations can produce several inches of water in your home in less than a day.

Water intrusions can introduce your home to dangerous contaminants, which leads to the removal, replacement, cleaning, and disinfection of many materials, contents, and even structural components if given enough time. SERVPRO’s technicians can respond immediately to water problems in your home and take any necessary steps to prevent additional damages, mold growth, corrosion, or rot.

If this type of situation occurs in your home, get your family to safety and avoid reentering your home without professional help. Contact SERVPRO right away to avoid irredeemable damages, increased losses to wood framing, walls, carpeting, and alternative flooring options like hardwood floors.

Everything caught in the area affected by water damage can experience loss, this includes baseboards, insulation in your walls, furniture, unprotected wood, drywall, and any personal property. A SERVPRO technician can fully assess any damages that exist on your property and help you make the proper steps towards recovery, returning your home to a quality pre-water damage condition as quickly and efficiently as possible.

SERVPRO of Stockton offers professional water damage cleanup and restoration services throughout Ortega, Lincoln Village, and surrounding areas call today (209) 477-3090.

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Sump Pump Failure Can Result In Flood Damage To Your Stockton Home

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Sump Pump Failure Can Result In Flood Damage To Your Stockton Home Sump Pumps Help Stockton Properties Mitigate Storm Damage--SERVPRO Tip

Stockton Structures Under Water from Storms--Call SERVPRO

Stockton has a rich history, but with this age comes the understanding that many homes have gotten constructed well before modern implements to divert water. While there is certain equipment that can get installed into your home to help contend with water that works its way in (sump pumps being a good example), these are not cure-alls to the problem that exists by any stretch of the imagination.  

Many people who have equipment like sump pumps installed in their homes understand that if this equipment were to fail one day, the result could be a significant water emergency. Without other means of water diversion like functioning French drains or adequately applied waterproofing to the exterior of your foundation, you can be dealing with flood damage to your Stockton home if equipment like your sump pump fails and severe weather strikes.  
The unfortunate truth about machinery and equipment like this is that it is not designed to work forever. In fact, even the best pumps are only rated to get used for a specific number of years before they require replacement. When they officially malfunction or quit altogether, the resulting water damage to your lower levels can become catastrophic. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly in an emergency situation like this and work to keep the damage from getting worse.  
With any flooding event to your home, regardless of the cause, our restoration process remains the same. We begin with extracting the present water from the affected area. With substantial volumes, a truck-mounted pump from our fleet often gets dispatched to the site. Once the standing water gets removed, drying efforts with air movers and dehumidification equipment can begin. Other crew members may simultaneously be relocating personal belongings and furnishings to dry regions of the home if there are any.
An overall assessment can get done by our SERVPRO restoration specialists to determine the cause of the flooding and offer solutions to prevent it from reoccurring. While the construction of your home decades ago might have left you without modern water diversion devices, there are still ways to seal up weakened areas to prevent unabated water penetration.  
When you encounter flood damage to your home, it is often something best left to professional restoration specialists like ours. We can ensure that all of the water gets successfully extracted so that there are no lingering effects for you or your family. You can reach our SERVPRO of Stockton emergency response team anytime at (209) 477-3090.

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What To Expect From Professional Mold Remediation In Stockton

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What To Expect From Professional Mold Remediation In Stockton Moisture Buildup in Stockton Homes Can Lead to Mold Damage--Contact SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Growths in Stockton Properties and Explains How

Whether you discover obvious colonies of mold inside your Stockton home or are suspicious of a musty smell that does not go away, you need support from professional mold remediation experts. Mold outbreaks are a cause for concern but can be well-managed if trained and experienced technicians handle the abatement. Our IICRC trained employees have a solid mastery of the proper protocols for mitigating mold.

Mold damage in Stockton does not need to create panic in your household. Understanding what services a reliable mold remediation company delivers is essential to a homeowner trying to be responsible and proactive when faced with active mold growth. A reputable remediator never promises to make a dwelling mold-free or guarantees that the services and treatments provided prevent mold from recurring for a specified period. We instead offer a proven process that deals with a current infestation efficiently and lays out a practical approach that when followed minimizes the risk of future mold growth.
SERVPRO employs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to remediate mold colonies. Our employees can locate and contain the areas where the mold grows. Containing is a precise concept that has at its heart the prevention of permitting moldy material from migrating throughout the living spaces during remediation. We accomplish this by using physical barriers such as heavy-duty plastic sheeting and by taking advantage of our technologically advanced equipment like air scrubbers. These cutting-edge machines use negative air pressure to confine most mold particles within the working area, filtering the air exhausted to the outdoors.
SERVPRO employees wear personal protective gear while working in the containment spaces. We evaluate whether the mold lives on a non-porous surface that can be scrubbed clean and disinfected, or if the mycelium invades the interior of the object affected. If the fungi are found beneath the surface, the contaminated materials must be removed and bagged with the mold before proper disposal per local hazardous waste rules. After removing the moldy materials, we use vacuums with HEPA filters to eliminate every particle of mold in the containment area and apply professional-grade antimicrobials to inhibit future growth.
After the containment area returns to its former use, SERVPRO concentrates on the only truly effective strategy to help prevent mold from returning. We seek and find the source of moisture that activated the mold spores always in your home. Then we work closely with you to eliminate the water from intruding again. It might be a plumbing job, a regrading of the ground around your home, unclogging gutters, or recalibrating AC or dehumidifiers, among many other possibilities, which stems the flow or condensation of moisture. Control the moisture, and you gain control over the mold.
Mold remediation is a process that begins and ends with minimizing moisture. SERVPRO of Stockton has decades of experience in managing mold behind its current practices. Call (209) 477-3090 to schedule an appointment to get you some answers to your mold questions.

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Fire Damage Specialists In Ortega

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Specialists In Ortega Accidents happen, and many people find themselves in a situation where a minor fire starts in their home.

Fire Damage Specialists

Nobody ever expects horrible things to happen inside their beautiful Ortega home. House fires are something that most people do not think will ever happen to them. However, mishaps do take place, and one day it is possible that you have a fire inside your home.

Accidents happen, and many people find themselves in a situation where a minor fire starts in their home. If this ever happens to you, it's a good idea to call SERVPRO's fire damage experts in Ortega. Some people have small fires start inside their home, and they can put it out quickly.

However, even though you may not see an excessive amount of burn damage where the fire started it is still wise to call in SERVPRO to inspect the damage. Many times a fire causes damage that is not in the exact area of the source of the blaze. When a fire burns, it creates an excessive amount of smoke that spreads to all areas of your home.

The smoke a fire puts out can cause a surprising amount of damage. It can cause soot residue to build up on surfaces not close to where the fire started. A fire started in one room possibly creates odors that are present in other sectors of the home. A fire sometimes embeds an unpleasant burn smell into contents inside your home.

Any of these issues, if not treated correctly, might result in permanent damage to your house. When you call in the professionals, it is now up to them to figure out every area fire or smoke damage may exist. We are skilled at diagnosing every unique situation. Our experienced team knows how to find things that get ruined in the most unexpected places. Our team also knows the best procedures and practices we can use to mitigate the problem.

We are IICRC certified and skilled in all areas of fire damage restoration. Our experts know how to use the best equipment available in the industry to remove damage caused by the smoke. We can remove soot from surfaces such as walls and the ceiling with sponges and industry-specific chemicals. If needed we have equipment that will use ozone technology to get rid of odors.

It is always a devastating experience when a fire starts inside your home. Let our team take some stress out of the situation for you and call SERVPRO of Stockton at (209) 477-3090, for help 24/7.

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