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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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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Stockton, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Stockton today at (209) 477-3090 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Preventative Cleaning for Essential Businesses that Remain Open in Stockton, California

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

technician mopping a hardsurfaced floor in a lobby SERVPRO works hard to clean and then apply disinfectants to your Stockton business

SERVPRO of Stockton Helps Fellow Essential Businesses

Even with the "stay at home" and business closure orders by California's governor, grocery stores and other essential businesses that are open in California, Stockton, and our vicinity. These locations need to step up their preventative cleaning measures in order to protect their employees and customers.

Consider having SERVPRO of Stockton perform periodic or scheduled cleaning.

We are able to offer Stockton stores with a deep cleaning and/or the application of disinfectants on high-touch surfaces and we are able to help establish and participate in scheduled preventative cleaning during certain times and on particular days that meet your specific requirements.  

Businesses that are closed or have restricted hours can take advantage of after-hours cleaning.

SERVPRO of Stockton is flexible in the timing of periodic deep cleaning and disinfecting applications. We can use your "down-time" to do advanced cleaning. We have powerful equipment and our team members follow guidelines from the CDC and EPA. While we perform this work at open establishments it is more convenient to do much of it while the business is closed.  

-    Experienced in environmental and biohazard cleanup
-    Trained and Certified in several specialty cleaning disciplines
-    Part of the Stockton Community since 1968

SERVPRO of Stockton can help stop the spread of pathogens with preventative cleaning at your business location. Oh, yes we do work residential work too. To discuss your needs, to answer your questions, to establish a defensive cleaning strategy, please call today,
209-477-3090.

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Whom do I Call After a Flash Flood Damages my Stockton Home?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Road closed sign across flooded road Flash flooding happen quickly. We have the expertise to restore your home.

Stockton Residents Should Call SERVPRO for Our Professional Advice Regarding Flood Damage

California cities experience natural events continuously. In between winds, fires, and floodings, property owners need to identify resources to help them cope in times of crisis. Relying on your efforts may be insufficient when protecting your home from future consequences, which is why a professional restoration service is your best option after disaster strikes.

In Stockton, homeowners with flood damage can call SERVPRO to alleviate the impact. Anyone who experiences floodwater in their home can attest to the severity of the issue. Microorganisms, debris, and biohazard materials can all make their way into your home. Professional assistance from a water remediation team is essential to mitigating your loss.

Do I need to disinfect my home after flash flooding?

Floodwaters are different from the water that leaks from a faucet. Typically, floodwaters have a high concentration of bacteria which can set up house in your home and multiply rapidly. Your water restoration process must include sanitizing and disinfection to avoid the proliferation of microorganisms. Our SERVPRO team incorporates those steps as they are essential to a successful job. When our crew arrives wearing its personal protective equipment, we assess the scope of the damage and outline each step to achieve restoration. Water extraction, drying, sanitizing, and disinfecting are building blocks in protecting your home.

Some disinfecting methods available to our SERVPRO crew may include the following-

  • Thermal foggers- this equipment lets us saturate your home with disinfectant and create a fog that penetrates hard to reach corners and personal belongings.
  • Ultra-low volume foggers- these foggers can be portable and disinfect the air in your home before falling onto your furniture and other surfaces. They can be quicker than other techniques.
  • Anti-bacterial solutions- we apply these solutions by following guidelines established by the EPA and recommended use by their manufacturers. Disinfecting solutions can be beneficial when treating surfaces directly.

SERVPRO of Stockton is at your service when your home needs it. Call us at (209) 477-3090 as soon as it is safe to reenter and let us use our knowledge and expertise for you. Our objective is to leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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