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Yacht Cleaning on the Delta

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Boat cleaning including mold removal.

Stockton Yacht Cleaning

SERVPRO of Stockton by Clayton A. Barry

Over the years, I have personally performed specialty cleaning of yacht interiors. Sailing and motor yachts are usually appointed with fine carpets and furnishings that are covered in top-grade leather or synthetic textiles. Just like the floors and furniture in our homes, yacht interiors get soiled and often require professional cleaning. Today, the three SERVPRO Franchises I’m associated with, continue to do this work. Thus, we have cleaned numerous yachts that are docked in Alameda, Berkeley, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, Point Richmond, San Leandro and on the Delta.

Of all the jobs we performed, one was especially rewarding. A few years ago we dried and cleaned a sailing yacht interior that was badly wetted during the return leg of the Trans-Pacific Honolulu Race. A forward hatch was not securely closed when the racing yacht was hit by a rough wave about four-days out from the Golden Gate. The boat was never in peril of sinking. However, the interior was sloppy wet for the remainder of the cruise. By the time the yacht made its way to it’s’ slip in the marina, it was beginning to smell ripe. We installed a dehumidifier and performed mold cleanup. Since fiberglass yachts are “tightly” constructed, it was relatively easy to dry.

What made this job so satisfying was this yacht took first place in the race and I was invited to the victory party. The owner told me, “You made my boat look and smell as good as when it was new.” That was a good thing because the winning yacht is on tour during the victory party.

Whether it’s cleaning carpets and floors or eliminating severe odors in your boat, you can rely on SERVPRO of Stockton to make your boat, business or home look as good as new. Call us at 209-477-3090 and we’ll get you sailing again. 

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