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What Can I Expect from Professional Water Removal in My Stockton Retail Store?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking out of a burst copper pipe Leaking water could cause slips and falls in your store and this could lead to more trouble for you and your store. Contact SERVPRO today.

Count on Clear Communication and Diligent Work from the Stockton SERVPRO Team When You Need Safe and Efficient Water Removal Services at Your Retail Establishment

Most everyone has experienced a minor water issue and come out the other side a little wetter but wiser. But when a supply pipe for an entire strip mall ruptures in the hallway outside of your Stockton shop, you have a severe water catastrophe on your hands. A few towels and some grunt work with a bucket and mop cannot make thousands of gallons of water disappear. You need help from a local company with scalable water removal resources.

Where Do I Even Start When My Whole Store Is Nearly Underwater?

Start by calling a reputable water removal service to facilitate water removal from your Stockton retail store. A water crisis of this severity needs professional inspection and intervention. The sooner you welcome trained and well-equipped technicians to your shop, the better for the most successful outcome. The quantity of water involved is considerable, and you need commercial-grade equipment along with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained operators. Building management or cleaning crews you regularly contract with will be overwhelmed with the damage and cannot help avert the severity of the potential long-term damage.

What Do Professionals Need to Inspect? The Water Is Everywhere And Obvious to Anyone--What Needs Assessment?

The first phase and following stages of a commercial water removal project are laid out for our IICRC-trained SERVPRO team as follows:

  • Provide for the health and safety of technicians and occupants
  • Document conditions and work procedures
  • Mitigation
  • Drying
  • Cleaning and repair

Ensuring the safety of property occupants and technicians is essential. The time we take to note the conditions and plan the project is time well spent. It holds you, your employees, and your customers safe and ensures we prepare for every contingency, removing water in all its forms wherever it migrates. Leaving any water behind exposes your store and its contents to progressive deterioration and the risk of secondary damage such as mold growth?

What Things Do Professionals Seek to Identify in a Safety Assessment?

Water, especially standing or moving water contained in your store’s space after a massive pipe rupture presents many dangers. Professionals are vigilant not only for the inconveniences and disruption water removal in your retail store can cause but also against risks that can injure individuals or are even deadly:

  • Water can cause slip, trip, and fall incidents
  • Water collected in confined spaces and hidden recesses must be removed, but the effort can be dangerous and precise planning can avert harm
  • Water increases the conductivity of electricity and can shock or even electrocute 
  • Water breaks down highly permeable materials, and that disintegration can expose biohazards such as asbestos and lead
  • Water, even if it starts as relatively clean, picks up and supports the multiplication of contaminants over time, including molds and pathogens
  • Water collects in building cavities, eventually causing a structural collapse that can cause injury and destroy contents

How Do Disaster Company Crews Control the Safety Issues Posed by Water Damage in a Commercial Space?

Our capacity to meet your retail water removal needs is scalable. As we work through the initial plan, adaptations make it move responsive to your situation. We use commercial grade water removal equipment, positioning submersible pumps at the onset. We have multiple truck-mounted extractors available, each able to lift and move 36,000 gallons of water a day. Removal also requires:

  • Scoping for trapped water with infrared imaging, moisture detectors, and moisture meters
  • Careful removal of the hidden fluids to avoid structural collapse and ensure no moisture remains, which can involve controlled demolition:
    • Holes drilled or cut in drywall or mortar joints (cinder block construction) to release fluids
    • Weep holes punched in bulging paint or wallpaper, or ceiling tiles before their removal 
    • Flood cuts made parallel to the floor and several inches above the waterline

Note: the above controlled demolition aids in effective drying as well

  • Containment of contaminated water and disposal as required by local laws
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces with EPA-registered products
  • Drying of excess moisture-containing spaces, including confined cavities, using scalable numbers of:
    • Air movers
    • Heaters
    • Dehumidifiers -- evaporative or desiccant types, or both

If the Water Removal Efforts Alters Structures, Who Can Repair the Damage?

Our construction division helps perform the controlled demolition appropriately. We also have all the skills and tools to build back damaged materials “Like it never even happened.”


SERVPRO of Stockton is ready to assist commercial customers with water removal needs fast after catastrophic events. Please call us at (209) 477-3090 to schedule a prompt assessment and plan to get your store back to business.

What Do I Do When the San Joaquin River Floods My Home?

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood" Flooding quickly causes water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Call SERVPRO of Stockton For Fast and Effective Flood Damage Remediation! 

A severe storm passing through Stockton could cause significant issues for anyone who lives adjacent to the San Joaquin River. As rain falls into the river and overfills the basin, homes in the immediate area are liable to flood. Flooding can cause damage to your home, including water-based losses and mold damages. 

The best thing you can do for your Stockton home if it suffers flood damage is to immediately reach out for help. Getting help right away can mean the difference between a water cleanup, and a deeper remediation requiring days of drying time. Here at SERVPRO, we're dedicated to helping you when you need it. 

If the Area Around my Home is Experiencing Flooding, How Can You Help Me? 

Our SERVPRO techs are dedicated to arriving as quickly as possible. However, obstacles can slow us down or get in the way. Even so, our technicians can still come to your home as quickly as we can, and we can take certain measures to avoid obstacles, such as: 

  • Driving pre-packed vans, so we can go as soon as we get your call
  • Avoiding roads with heavy traffic and flooded roadways
  • Using GPS software to ensure we take the quickest and safest route to your home 

Flooding may slow us down, but we always commit to getting to your home as swiftly as possible during an emergency. 

What if a Significant Portion of the Lower Level of my Home is Flooded? 

Our SERVPRO technicians can handle water-losses large and small. If your home has a large volume of water inside, we can: 

  • Use truck-mounted extractors, to remove the floodwater as soon as possible and then drain it elsewhere
  • Use extractors to reduce moisture on fabric-based materials such as carpets, drapes, and furniture
  • Use portable submersible pumps to remove significant volumes of water from one area 

Our technicians are talented and have the foundations to approach any flood-scenario. When it comes to your home, we always strive to leave you feeling, "Like it never even happened." 

If your home needs flood remediation, get help today! Call (209) 477-3090 to speak with SERVPRO of Stockton. No matter when you need our help, we're ready. 

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How Is Water Restoration of My Stockton Home Different from Water Mitigation or Water Remediation?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

A white room with water on the wood flooring. No matter how the water got in, SERVPRO can help you get it out. Call us today!

The Full-Spectrum of Services Offered by SERVPRO to Local Homeowners Starts at Assessment and Ends with Your Stockton Water Damage Restored “Like it never even happened.”

A water loss in your Stockton home disrupts everything. Floors are slick, walls sometimes ”sweat,” ceilings can bulge, and an unpleasant and worrisome smell takes hold over a day or two if a response is lacking. The cause can be a burst pipe, a malfunctioning appliance, a poorly caulked tub, or a neglected gutter and downspout system, among dozens of other catastrophes a home can endure. An immediate response is critical because water begins damaging structural components and contents within minutes to hours, and the harm is progressive and cumulative.

Are There Best Practices Standards for Water Restoration?

When your Stockton home needs water restoration, experts suggest hiring a firm certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC develops international standards for the mitigation, remediation, and restoration of a broad range of household disasters. Mitigation is defined as the halting of water damage. Remediation involves cleanup and attempts to bring structures and contents back to preloss condition. Restoration can include the build-back of severely damaged structures. Each of the underlying standards is based on research, proven by successful outcomes achieved by legions of trained and certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT). Our crews are among the most highly qualified water damage restorers available.

What Difference Do Our Trained Technicians Make?

One of the most frustrating aspects of water damage is the difficulty of determining where all the moisture migrated. Because of our training and experience, we know that water often appears to disappear while it has crept through cracks and crevices, and wicked into highly permeable or porous materials. The SERVPRO team realizes that unless the water is traced and tracked, damage continues to accelerate, although perhaps unseen. Eventually, some or all of the following occur if we do not locate and remove the moisture:

  • Wood framing swells, distorts, and weakens as the structure breaks down.
  • Metal supports and fasteners tarnish and fail in their original purpose.
  • Insulation packs down and loses its ability to maintain consistency in temperature.
  • Hardwood and subfloors absorb water and warp -- cupping, crowning, and even buckling (coming loose).
  • Drywall crumbles and lath and plaster breaks down.
  • Mold spores in the atmosphere or on surfaces absorb water. They then use organic surfaces (wood, drywall) as a food source and incubator for multiplication as the organisms form destructive colonies.

How Do WRT-Certified Experts Find the Moisture?

The project manager first conducts a visual inspection, looking for evidence of water incursion that can be seen with the naked eye. Bulging ceilings or peeling paint on walls signal pooled-up water and potential safety hazards if the structures collapse. “Rolling” planks or strips of hardwood flooring indicate a wet subfloor, as do displaced ceramic or other tiles. Cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom might have doors that stick or shelves that pull away because of absorbed water and the subsequent swelling. We cannot rely solely on these signs, so we also employ tools to find and quantify the hidden and trapped water:

  • Moisture detectors  
  • Moisture meters 
  • Infrared imaging 

What Helps Release Hidden Water and Dry Out Wet Building Cavities?

If the water, standing or absorbed, is challenging to reach with conventional pumps and extractors, we consider controlled demolition techniques to access the fluids. Strategies include drilled holes, removal of beadboard and paneling, or flood cuts, where wall sections are sawed parallel to the floor several inches above the waterline. We suction liquid water with extractors, using wand extensions or hoses inserted into holes to reach into recesses. When we move on to the drying phase, we direct warm dry, pushing air into the cavities to enhance evaporation so that our dehumidifiers can capture the water vapor for disposal.    

Now That My House Has Holes and Missing Walls Do I need to Hire a General Contractor?

Our construction division can manage any repairs, replacements, and rebuilding needed to complete the restoration. Streamlining all aspects of a water restoration through one licensed and certified company saves time and expense and reduces stress for you, the homeowner.

Be confident when you engage SERVPRO of Stockton for your water restoration project. We have the capacity and capability to take on everything needed from assessment through rebuilding, ensuring your home is back to preloss condition. Contact us day or night at (209) 477-3090 and receive our professional wrap-around services.

How Long Will Flood Water Cleanup Disrupt My Stockton Household?

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room with washer and dryer Take precautions when facing flooding in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Mitigation Helps Restore Your Stockton Interior Faster Than DIY Methods Alone

Unpredictable weather, flash flooding, and high winds can be detrimental to your Stockton home. If you get left with floodwaters throughout one or more rooms of your home, you need to act fast to ensure secondary damage does not take hold. SERVPRO works quickly to lessen the devastation and cost, and help you return to your routine sooner. We are available 24 hours a day with crews on standby to get the prompt action that you deserve.

What is the Recovery Time Like After Flooding?

The great thing about calling in the help of skilled technicians for assistance with flood damage in Stockton is that you get fast response and efficient results. SERVPRO features a team of IICRC-certified technicians that have been through extensive training and uses all of the latest techniques to handle any size water loss event. Our crew chief comes out to your property in as little as a few hours or less after your call to begin the assessment and planning for fast cleanup and restoration.

Why is Flood Water Considered Dangerous?

Whenever you experience a storm that results in high levels of flooding in Stockton, the water that comes into your home may contain:

  •   Mud, silt, and other debris
  •   Chemicals or fuel
  •   Fecal matter and high levels of bacteria

Homeowners have the tough decision to make whether to attempt cleanup with DIY methods or calling in the help of expert technicians. However, DIY plans alone using consumer products and equipment take longer, and you run the risk of leaving moisture and potentially harmful contaminants behind. When SERVPRO is on the job, we come equipped to handle flooding situations with an extensive selection of tools, such as:

  •   Extraction Tools & Pumps
  •   Industrial-Strength Fans & Centrifugal Air Movers
  •   Professional-Grade Dehumidification Equipment
  •   EPA-Registered Disinfectants & Cleaning Agents

The higher the humidity within the loss zone and your interior, the longer the drying times will be. We use a specialized formula that allows us to monitor the relative humidity within your home, and we adjust all of our equipment accordingly. The temperature within the space impacts the ability to extract water from materials as well as the capacity of the air to hold moisture. Our skilled technicians understand all of the best practices for manipulating both humidity levels and temperatures to create an environment that allows us to achieve our drying goals.

For any water loss event, we pay close attention to the critical factors of drying:

  •   Humidity – we must lower the humidity ratio within your home to lower vapor pressure. This allows water to evaporate more rapidly as long as the air located above the saturated materials has lower pressure.
  •   Airflow – while the water is evaporating from various materials, the air in the boundary layer above it becomes saturated and cool. Targeted airflow disrupts this boundary layer to increase the evaporation rate with warmer, drier air.
  •   Temperature – it is vital to increase material temperatures. Doing so helps increase energy within the trapped water molecules, thus increasing evaporation rates.

Will Flood Mitigation Efforts Be Safe?

SERVPRO always works carefully to ensure a safe working environment for our technicians and anyone else in the home. We take the time to look for potential hazards in and around the affected area, such as:

  •   Slip and fall hazards due to standing water on floors or subflooring that has begun to deteriorate
  •   Electrical dangers and the potential for shock due to water intrusion 
  •   Hazards overhead, including saturated ceilings that could collapse
  •   Contamination within the floodwater itself
  •   Hazards due to inadequate lighting in the flood-loss zone
  •   Safety concerns for bystanders or occupants during the mitigation and restoration process

Why is Time an Issue with Flood Damage?

The longer that water intrusion is left to dwell within your living space, the higher the chance the microbial growth sets in. Microbes are present within all water damage situations and can grow at an exponential rate given the right environment. Clean water situations can turn into gray water situations within days. With a floodwater event that includes contaminated water, the need for immediate action becomes amplified. The potential health hazards from microbes come about when they enter the human body by way of:

  •   Breathing them into your lungs
  •   Ingesting them
  •   Absorption into the skin

The longer that the floodwater is left to fester, the more the health risks increase. Our crews work fast while wearing all of the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure our safety while ensuring that contaminants do not get tracked from one zone to the next.

When you call SERVPRO of Stockton to help with flood damage after a storm, you can trust that we get to work quickly and follow best practices to ensure quality results. To have a crew deployed to your property 24/7, call us at (209) 477-3090.

What Does Water Mitigation Look Like After My Showroom Experiences Damage in Stockton?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

store owner standing in a pool of water Don't think twice about who to call for the water damage in your Stockton business. SERVPRO is the company to keep you running.

SERVPRO Uses Restoration Industry Best Practices to Achieve Water Mitigation in Your Wet Stockton Business

You hear a lot of words and comments bandied about after your Stockton retail center experiences water loss due to a pipe break. Until you need water disaster help, there was little reason to consider what the many steps back to normal might entail from professional disaster recovery firms. At the onset of the overarching project, just after a safety assessment, efforts taken to mitigate the loss commence.

What Is Water Mitigation?

Mitigation of your Stockton water damage is a simple concept that can entail a lot of moving parts. To mitigate is to halt, so when we discuss mitigation options with you, we concentrate on strategies that stop the water damage from progressing further. In your showroom that might include some or all of the following:

  • Shutting off the main water line
  • Moving inventory to a dry space in your commercial building
  • Disconnecting equipment and raising it and hard to move inventory up on blocks
  • A full or partial pack-out of inventory and equipment

How Can SERVPRO Mitigate Damage that Cannot Be Packed or Moved?

The structure and many fixtures of your business are stuck in the middle of the water loss. Permitting the water to continue to soak into these materials promotes deterioration, the antithesis of mitigation. The answer is employing our cache of state of the art water mitigation equipment to prevent more water damage while the wet materials remain in place. Our technicians, tools, and powerful equipment remove the water and prevents spread through:

  • Erection of water baffles and barriers
  • Use of wanded extraction to limit soaking of wall to wall carpeting, followed by weighted extraction
  • Release of water from building cavities using planned cuts and holes
  • Pumping and extraction of standing water
  • Structural drying

Place your confidence in the people and equipment of SERVPRO of Stockton. Skilled mitigation followed by remediation and restoration of all types of commercial water damage is just a phone call away--(209) 477-3090.

What is the Safest Way to Repair my Home After a Storm?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Home in flood water Let us help you get your Stockton home back in order after a devastation.

SERVPRO is a Qualified Flood Damage Restorer for Storm and Water-related Property Losses.

Can storms lead to a full-building collapse?

It is rare to experience storms and floods that are powerful enough to cause property collapse here in Stockton. For a building to collapse, there needs to be significant structural harm to a property, which is unlikely to occur when winds remain below ninety miles per hour. However, a storm flood can shift ground at the foundation of your home or exert significant pressure onto the walls and ceilings. Without timely intervention, these factors can weaken a property to the point that it may collapse. Use SERVPRO to ensure your property recovers.

Where am I most likely to find property damage after a storm?

You may experience flood damage in the lower regions of your Stockton home. Flooding commonly occurs during storms due to groundwater swells, dam busts, or coastal overflow. Strong winds may also cause harm to your roofing structure by blowing off tiles or guttering. The final places you are likely to find damages are windows or doorways, which can break under the pressure of rushing water or high winds. SERVPRO restorers can mitigate these losses while you organize remodeling or re-installation of the core structure.

What should I do when water intrudes into my home?

- Keep out of contact with floodwaters which may have contamination

- Evacuate the property bringing with you only essential items

- Contact your insurer to inform them of your situation

- Bring in professional restorers to mitigate losses

How can I dry out a flooded property?

Removing excess water using water extractors or pumping equipment is the first step toward drying your property. Extractors can be up to 900 times more effective at drying a property than dehumidifiers. Once excess moisture is gone, you can begin to dry the structure. Crucial to drying is to provide ample airflow, temperature, and dehumidification

To manage property losses following a storm, contact SERVPRO of Stockton at (209) 477-3090.

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The Right Way to Handle Water Damage in Your Stockton Residence

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Photo of man in water Handle your water damage properly and call SERVPRO today.

water loss and use structural drying techniques to dry the affected areas thoroughly. We determine what should be done, monitor and document the drying process with accurate measurements and recorded data.

After we dry the affected areas, we begin the restoration tasks required to return a property to its preloss condition. Restoration work may include cleaning, reinstalling or repairing floors and floor coverings like carpets, carpet pads, hardwood flooring, and resilient or non-resilient floors. We can also install tack strip, seam carpets, repair or replace subfloors and refinish structural materials like ceilings, walls, the plates behind baseboards, framing, insulation, and vapor barriers. Once we complete the repairs to the structure and contents, we perform final cleaning and inspections. Our SERVPRO technicians ensure that the work satisfies our customers by requesting them to sign a certificate of completion.

If water has damaged your home after a plumbing leak, call SERVPRO of Stockton at (209) 477-3090 for remediation services. Our goal in every restoration job is to get a home back to normal as fast as possible. We have the expertise to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

Professionals in Stockton Give Fire Prevention Tips

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Prevention is the First Step in Fire Damage Mitigation in Stockton


While professional damage mitigation companies like SERVPRO can help to reduce the costs associated with fire damage and control the effects of a home disaster, the most effective way to reduce the impact that fires can have on your home comes in the form of prevention. Preventing fires from starting (and getting out of control) requires a bit of diligence and care in your day-to-day life, but can be well worth the effort to avoid trouble in your household. Keep these tips in mind, and you could avoid some of the most common causes of house fires in America.

Turn Off Appliances

Heat-generating appliances such as stoves, ovens, and even toasters can cause severe fire damage to your home in Stockton if they are left turned on without supervision. Whether through malfunctions in the appliances themselves or the spontaneous ignition of anything placed on or inside of them, fires can start suddenly and unexpectedly whenever a source of heat remains in use. Taking care to turn off the oven or stove when it is not in use could save you an expensive repair and restoration bill later on.

Watch Over Candles

Candles can enhance the atmosphere of your home and imbue the air with pleasant aromas, but using them too much can sometimes lead to disaster. Even though contained within ceramic or glass holders, candles can cause large-scale house fires without much warning. Be careful around their flames, and never leave a candle burning unattended in your home.

Keep Fire Extinguishers Ready

If a fire starts somewhere in your home, being able to respond quickly with a fire extinguisher can stop a small incident from becoming a severe disaster. Keep a foam fire extinguisher in one or more accessible spots of your home to ensure that you can handle a small blaze without needing to call in the fire department.

SERVPRO of Stockton can help control costs and damages in your home after fire damages take place. If your home has been affected by a fire, call us 24/7 at (209) 477-3090.

What Equipment Does Best Clean Up for Floodwater?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

flood in living room Call SERVPRO of Stockton to mitigate the flood issue in your home.

Calling SERVPRO for Flood Damage Ensures Your Stockton Home is Cleaned Quickly with Professional-Grade Equipment

Even if you try to be prepared for a flood, this is an emergency that leaves you stressed and confused. Knowing that you have a team of Stockton area professionals on your side to address your needs gives you peace of mind. Instead of trying to carry the burden of floodwater removal on your own, our trained technicians at SERVPRO come to the rescue with the latest technology and careful planning to execute the job. When all is complete, your interior ends up, “Like it never even happened.”

How Do You Begin the Loss Assessment?

We must have a total understanding of the flood damage in Stockton so that our crew can formulate a detailed plan for action. Our team works with you to determine the level of damage and conditions that may have been pre-existing. This thorough evaluation helps us streamline the cleanup and drying approach so that restoration efforts get focused on any contents or materials directly impacted by the water loss.

Why Call SERVPRO for Help?

We use tried-and-true methods for flood restoration. Everything we do to streamline recovery helps to save both time and money for our customers. Additionally, we work hard to reduce potential harm from microbial threats and the onset of mildew and mold. We also bring air movers, dehumidifiers, and other equipment to each water loss job to make everything go faster.

Is the Floodwater in My Home Dangerous?

Floodwaters bring a broad range of potential contaminants into your home that must be addressed with care and professional cleaning agents. Debris, silt, bacteria, and chemicals barely scratch the surface of what could be contained in the water flooding into your home. Our team works quickly to block off the flood loss to keep water from migrating as we begin the cleanup process.

• Powerful pump extractors mounted on our trucks allow us to pull up hundreds of gallons of water, including small debris.
• We treat the flood-loss zone using EPA-registered agents that lessen the potential of harmful contaminants spreading throughout the home.
• All of our crew wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for both our safety and to keep from tracking contamination from one room to the next as we work.

What are Air Movers and How Do They Work?

One of the most productive tools that we use for water loss projects is our air mover technology. These are high-velocity, centrifugal fans that optimize airflow, which then speeds up drying times in conjunction with our formula for appropriate humidity levels and temperatures in the loss zone.

Understanding Centrifugal Air Movers

Our inventory of equipment at SERVPRO includes hundreds of recovery tools, fans, and more. The centrifugal air movers produce concentrated air blasts that our team directs to specific points within the loss zone. Options include:

• Axial air movers: Great for use in open spaces, these air movers put out an immense amount of air. This helps to boost airflow throughout the impacted area while increasing evaporation. We often place these at exit points to help channel the moist air outside by way of negative airflow.
• Low-profile air movers: These low-profile models allow our crew to reach tight or challenging spaces that might be difficult to dry. We use these air movers for drying using carpet floating methods, and we also have several snout attachments that we can change out depending on the situation.

Can I Use My Dehumidifier?

We have industrial-strength desiccant dehumidifiers that we use in tandem with our fans and air movers to create the ultimate environment. Our unique formula for drying tells us how many fans and dehumidifiers to set up within the loss zone to amplify drying while also addressing the relative humidity levels.

What is a Controlled Demolition?

Materials impacted by harmful floodwaters must be removed and replaced to ensure safety and structural integrity. Drywall is porous, so our team uses flood cuts several inches above the waterline to remove all saturated materials. This also allows us to position our air movers to complete wall cavity drying, thus ensuring no hidden moisture gets left behind.

For cleaning up during the last phases of the project, our skilled technicians address residue and soil removal by wiping down all surfaces and cleaning any contents exposed to the standing water. We also remove and replace floodwater-saturated carpets and then deodorize your interior. Our Green Fleet carries a range of products and tools that facilitate easy cleanup and neutralization of foul odors, including ozone machines and thermal foggers.

Flood damage is no match for our trained team at SERVPRO of Stockton. To have a crew deployed to your location 24/7 for emergency assessment, call us at (209) 477-3090.

How Do I Protect My Merchandise After A Water Leak At My Stockton Vintage Consignment Shop?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

An old scale on a counter with old pots on a shelf. Don't let water distruct your treasures, let SERVPRO help.

SERVPRO Technicians Remove Merchandise to a Secure Offsite Storage Facility

A water leak can spell destruction for any business in Stockton. Not only do you have the unwanted expense of cleaning up the mess, but you may also face the loss of merchandise and not operating your business while you tend to the damage. The professionals at SERVPRO understand the importance of keeping your business running and are Faster To Any Size Disaster. Part of this is removing any affected merchandise to our offsite facility where technicians dry and clean your items before returning them to your store.

Why Does SERVPRO Take the Items Offsite?

Dealing with commercial water removal in Stockton means that your merchandise may be impacted. Luckily, your business sells vintage items that are not necessarily new with tags, so your things have a better chance of restoration over brand new items. Technicians can use specialized cleaning equipment and products to restore your items offsite. Having your valuable merchandise offsite also allows technicians to complete work on-site without worrying about further damage. 

While My Merchandise is Offsite, What Do Technicians Do Onsite?

  • They dry the interior of your business through the use of air movers and dehumidification equipment. 
  • They extract excess water with portable or truck-mounted extraction equipment.
  • They work with your landlord to repair any structural damage in the walls, ceiling, or flooring. 

If you are concerned about the security of your items, technicians keep items inventoried every step of the way from moving them out to moving them back in, ensuring their safe return. They also identify important rush items to get back to you as quickly as possible. Our goal is to restore your business to preloss condition as soon as possible. 

For assistance, contact SERVPRO of Stockton (General Contractor: 937457) at (209) 477-3090.

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