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Prevent Damage to Your Home from Rainwater Intrusion

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevent Damage to Your Home from Rainwater Intrusion Mold Growth supported by Rainwater Intrusion

With the recent and ongoing rainstorms there have been many residences that have sustained damage from rainwater intrusion. If your home has experienced moisture intrusion, the first and most important step is to stop the source of water intrusion by means of a roof tarp, sand bags, a sump pump, a French drain, or a combination of these depending on the source of water intrusion. Then give SERVPRO of Santa Clara a call to perform a moisture inspection, determine which materials sustained damage and provide an estimate to dry the structure. If moisture is left on the building materials and is not addressed, the conditions can cause secondary damages and mold contamination. For mold to colonize, the organism needs moisture and food. The moisture provides the means for mold to assimilate and digest food. The food is anything cellulosic which in layman’s terms is anything from plants. This includes many of the materials that are used to construct your home, i.e. the paper on drywall and on the backing of vinyl floors, the wood used to frame your home, wooden floors, doors, baseboards, trim and the list goes on and on. Mold contamination can damage your structure and create an unhealthy indoor environment for you and your family. If your home sustains moisture damage from rainwater intrusion or if you suspect moisture or mold contamination call SERVPRO of Santa Clara. Our friendly office staff will help schedule a time to inspect your home and recommend the steps necessary to dry the structure and remediate any mold that is discovered. SERVPRO of Santa Clara has anAmerican Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor on staff, who can guide you through the remediation process.

Disaster Preparedness - Make a Go Bag

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Disaster Preparedness - Make a Go Bag Disaster Preparedness

The recent fires in California emphasize that the need for an emergency plan for each household is essential in staying safe during these emergencies. SERVPRO of Santa Clara expresses that an important component of practicing safety is making a Go-Bag.

SERVPRO of Santa Clara has put together a list of items that are needed for your Emergency Go-Bag. These items should be ready to go and are simple to grab during an emergency if you must evacuate quickly. You might not always be at home when a disaster strikes so make sure you keep additional supplies in your car and at work. Make sure to take your Go-Bag with you if you are not going to be home for an extended period of time. Disasters are unpredictable. 

Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy to carry container. Make sure each member of your family or household has one of these Go-Bags, that include supplies for your pets, in case family members are separated during the evacuation. 

  • Flashlight
  • Radio- Battery Operated
  • Batteries
  • Whistle
  • Emergency Cash and Change for Laundry and Phone Calls
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Changes of Clothing
  • Water and Food to Last a Few Days
  • Photos of Family Members and Pets for Identification Purposes
  • List of Emergency Contacts
  • List of Allergies to Food and Medications
  • Copy of Health Insurance and Identification Cards
  • Prescription Medications and First Aid Supplies
  • Extra Toiletries
  • Extra Keys to Your Home and Vehicle
  • Any Special Needs Items for Children, Seniors or People With Disabilities

Make sure you are keeping yourself and your family members safe during these unpredictable emergencies.

Call your local fire department or American Red Cross for further preparedness tips and practices.

SERVPRO is the Answer for Fire Damage Restoration

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO is the Answer for Fire Damage Restoration Fire damage can range from small to devastating. This is a reminder to check your fire alarms frequently. Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara at 408-392-9700

Making the decision of who to call after you have a smoke or fire damage in your home is easy. SERVPRO of Santa Clara is the answer for your fire restoration needs.

Santa Clara is home to many unique historical buildings, hospitals, educational facilities, museums, parks, family homes and more – many of which have non-replaceable valuables and technological assets. To imagine any of these facilities falling victim to fire damage is devastating. However fires do take place daily, whether caused naturally from a storm, arson, electrical malfunction, or human error.

SERVPRO is your go-to fire restoration company!

If there is ever a fire in San Jose, Santa Clara or surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Santa Clara! We have the specialized equipment and techniques to promptly help you through a tough and stressful time, while bringing your building back to preloss condition. We attempt to restore valuables to avoid costly replacement when it comes to your home and personal items. Following the mitigation and clean-up process, our Construction Department can rebuild the structure and help to make it "Like it Never Even Happened" 

This separates us from the other companies and assists to lower costs, getting you back in your home sooner. Our professionals are trained and certified by IICRC Restoration Standards and have the knowledge and experience to help with your specific loss.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

We are dedicated to responding immediately when you need help with any emergency damage situation. Our remediation process involves an industry approved inspection/damage assessment, immediate board up or roof tarp service, water removal (if present), smoke and soot removal from all surfaces, cleaning, sanitizing, deodorizing, and reconstructing your home to its preloss condition. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened”.

We don’t arrive on the scene, work a bit, and call it good. We can be there from the moment the firefighters complete their service until your home restoration is complete. When your home is back to preloss condition, we have the ability to assist in the process of moving you back into your home comfortably. We help guide you through each step along the way. We will treat you and your home with the outmost respect and care, as though they were our own.

As SERVPRO of Santa Clara is the leader in the restoration industry, our reputation is based on our excellent customer relations. Our expert restoration process begins when you pick up the phone and call our offices. We respond rapidly as we are a 24/7 emergency business, here to support you in your time of need.

Who Do I Call For Fire Damage Services?

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Who Do I Call For Fire Damage Services? For FIRE damage call 408-392-9700

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home or business which can then lead to hidden damage and odors. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to properly inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. There are several components to consider when dealing with a fire damage-

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and the upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

We also need to take into consideration the type of smoke.

There are different types of smoke and as a result there are different types of soot residue found after having a fire damage. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Santa Clara will test the soot to determine what type of smoke damage it is and the best way of treating it. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information gathered in the pretesting. Here is some information on the types of smoke and residue-

Wet Smoke- Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke- Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore so does the smoke.

Protein Fire Residue- Produce by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

SERVPRO's Fire Damage Restoration Services:

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and knowledge to fully restore your home after a smoke or fire damage. Our staff will always treat you and your home with the outmost respect and care.

Did you know SERVPRO of Santa Clara is a 24/7 Full Service Restoration Company that will work with you from start to finish and make your home like new again, "Like it never even happened."

Have questions about Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage?

Call us today!

(408)392-9700

What to do after a fire damage at your property

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What to do after a fire damage at your property  Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara at 408-392-9700

The first 24 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Santa Clara provides timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to deodorization, contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help to ensure your property and belongings are restored to preloss condition when possible. If you do suffer a fire in your home or business, remember to follow these tips to minimize damages; limit movement in the areas affected to prevent further damages. Place old linens on carpeted traffic areas to prevent soiling and do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces. SERVPRO of Santa Clara have been serving the community since 2001. We are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are ready 24/7, 365 at 408-392-9700 to help you. #SERVPRO #waterdamage #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #santaclara #sanjose

Leading cause of fire is from cooking

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Leading cause of fire is from cooking Call SERVPRO at 408-392-9700

Fire can and do happen anywhere and anytime, they do not take holidays off. SERVPRO® of Santa Clara is here for you when disasters such as water or fire damage strike. Whether it be from a smoke in the breakroom at work from popcorn left to long in the microwave, or a space heater left to close to a blanket at home, we are Here to Help® you to life as it was before the disaster. We know that just because we deal with emergencies every day, you do not. So we are here to share our decades of experience with you, as we guide you through the process of making it “Like it never even happened.” Our crews work with you and your insurance to take care of the details to insure you can come out after the disaster as if the fire never occurred. We walk with you through the process, guiding you with answers, advice and experience through to the other side where life will come back together. We are always open to help you, call us at 408-392-9700 #SERVPRO #waterdamage #santaclara #sanjose 

FAST RESPONSE IS KEY

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial  FAST RESPONSE IS KEY CALL SERVPRO OF SANTA CLARA AT 408-392-9700

SERVPRO® of SANTA CLARA is a 24/7 Emergency Service Provider. We respond when disaster strikes no matter what time or day it is. But did you know we can help you to create a plan before anything happens to make sure you are prepared for whatever may occur. We can come out and provide your business with Emergency Ready Planning to compile the information needed to getting back to business quickly after disaster strikes. We are Here To Help® you keep your doors open and minimize damage to your business and loss of revenue due to the disruption of operations. Call us at 408-392-9700 to speak about how we can help you. We are Here To Help® make it “Like it never even happened.” Make sure to call us at 408-392-9700. #SERVPRO #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp #ReBuildingStories #SERVPROOFSANTACLARA

Here for your business

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Here for your business  Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara at 408-392-9700

When tragedy strikes, we focus on getting your business back up and running.

SERVPRO® of Santa Clara has been serving the community since 2001. We are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened,” We are ready 24/7, 365 at 408-932-9700 to help you. 

#SERVPRO #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp  #SERVPROofSantaClara

When your business is in crisis, you can depend on us,

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When your business is in crisis, you can depend on us,  call SERVPRO of Santa Clara at 408-392-9700

SERVPRO® of Santa Clara is there for your business when you need us most. SERVPRO® of Santa Clara is ready 24/7, 365 for you, we are just a phone call away. When your business experiences a disaster no matter the time or day we will be there to speak with you and dispatch a crew to you to start mitigating the loss and minimizing the damage. We are ready to help you make it “Like it never even happened” at 408-392-9700.

SERVPRO® of Santa Clara has been serving the community since 2001. We are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened,” We are ready 24/7, 365  to help you. #HereToHelp #SERVPROofSantaClara 

SERVPRO of Santa Clara is your one stop shop for restoration and Construction

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services  SERVPRO of Santa Clara is your one stop shop for restoration and Construction SERVPRO of Santa Clara Building Division.

When disaster strikes your property and the clean-up is completed, time becomes a major factor in the restoration of your home or business. Choosing the wrong company could lead to delays that increase your costs exponentially.  
  
Following a catastrophic event to your Silicon Valley area home or business that requires building and restoration services means that you should seek qualified professional help. However, not all restoration companies offer the same services or produce quality results.  
  
What would be more useful and convenient to you?  
A company that specializes in a single portion of your restoration process, requiring you to plan, schedule, and coordinate various professional services to complete the job? 
OR  
A company with qualified professional builders who have the resources to manage the entire reconstruction process providing you with any necessary services to get the job done for you?

The answer is obvious.  
  
SERVPRO of Santa Clara manages your entire reconstruction and restoration process from beginning to end, everything from the board up services needed to keep your property safe, to tree removal and temporary warehouse space that helps maintain the condition of the contents found in your home or business. Whether water extraction, smoke and odor removal, or mold remediation, or extensive cleanup, the job gets done and the restoration process continues whether it is a small remodel or reconstruction from the foundation up as is seen in this photo. 
  
We are professionally licensed contractors that perform installations and repairs on various general construction issues found on your property. SERVPRO of Santa Clara technicians offer scalable resources concerning drywall, painting, flooring, roofing, plumbing and electrical services, perfect for any size job. 
  
Giving SERVPRO of Santa Clara the ability to provide you with a one-stop source for all of your reconstruction and restoration needs. Our staff follows IICRC standards and best practices concerning cleaning and restoration services and produces results that often exceed your original expectations.  
  
Our reconstruction, remodeling, and rebuilding services help you obtain the results you merit, assisting with fully restoring your property to a quality preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." We help you avoid having to deal with stress filled days, making your entire restoration project as fast and efficient as possible.  
  
We are willing to help you manage your insurance paperwork and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give SERVPRO of Santa Clara a call today for additional information concerning reconstruction and restoration services available throughout the entire area. 408-392-9700.