Recent Storm Damage Posts

SERVPRO of Santa Clara Assisting in Storm Damages

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water-stained ceiling Don't let your property damage continue to worsen, call SERVPRO of Santa Clara today!

Rain storms can be the cause of a variety of different types of property damage. In the picture here, you can see the result of a leak deriving from a home’s skylight after a major rain storm. Skylight leaks may occur due to improper installation or from a sealing or flashing failure. Whatever the reason, if you are experiencing ceiling discoloration, bulging, or water actually dripping down from the ceiling – the very first step you should take would be to have a roof company install a roof tarp as soon as possible to stop additional damage while awaiting a permanent solution. After a roof tarp is installed, your second step should be to call SERVPRO of Santa Clara to assist with the interior damages and dryout! Our expert technicians are ready to respond to your storm damage needs 24/7, call us today!

SERVPRO of Santa Clara, (408) 392-9700

Preparing Santa Clara County for Wildfire Season

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Wildfire SERVPRO here to help with your Wildfire Cleanup 24/7

As the hot summer months quickly approach, many Santa Clara County residences may feel anxiety surrounding the possibilities of another Wildfire season. The aftermath of the 2020 SCU Wildfires is still very fresh for much of our community and the fear of the continued dry conditions leading to more fires in the area is very real. It is always a good idea to stay prepared and understand the steps to keep safe for these possible disasters.

If you’re area is prone to wildfires, stay prepared by:

  • Knowing your neighborhood exit routes and shelter locations.
  • Discuss a plan of action with your household so everyone knows what to expect if evacuations are necessary.
  • Have an arrangement for your pets and livestock predetermined as not all emergency shelters accept animals.
  • Keep emergency supplies organized on hand and ready to easily transport as needed.
  • Register to receive local evacuation alerts and weather condition notifications.

If you’re area is experiencing a wildfire, remember these safety tips:

  • Attempt to keep smoke out of your home and reduce respiratory smoke exposure.
  • Use high efficiency filters for central air conditioning systems and set your fresh air intake to recirculate mode to prohibit outside air from entering.
  • Prepare for possible long-term power outages with supplies of batteries, flashlights, water, food with extended shelf life, etc.
  • Keep updated on current conditions and heed Emergency Alert System evacuation notifications.

Now that the wildfire flames have been put out, ensure to follow these safety tips on what to do after a wildfire:

  • Do not return home until after authorities have cleared the area.
  • Continue to monitor the air quality reports in the area, use N95 respiratory protection as needed, and pay close attention to any health effects.
  • Understand that embers and ash may still be hot. Child should avoid affected areas if possible and should not assist in cleaning. Adults should ensure to wear various protection if in affected areas, including gloves, long pants, long sleeves, goggles, shoes, etc. Wash ash off as soon as possible if in your mouth, eyes, or on the skin.
  • Be aware of driving and building hazards. Access affected areas during daylight to better see pending hazards.

Experiencing a community catastrophe like a Wildfire is devastating. SERVPRO of Santa Clara professionals understand how traumatic these situations are and have assisted in numerous fire cleanups spanning the past 20 years. We are here to help guide you through each step of the way.

If you’ve experienced fire damage, do not hesitate to contact our representatives for assistance today. SERVPRO of Santa Clara (408) 392-9700, here for you 24/7.

How to Avoid Disaster during a Power Outage

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Melting Candle How to Avoid Disaster during a Power Outage

It’s important to prepare for and protect our Santa Clara County homes, businesses and families during power outages as the stormy months approach and many hazards can go unnoticed.

Candles left unattended can quickly turn into a tragedy, possibly creating a structure fire. The safer option would be utilizing flashlights or other battery-operated lighting options that avoid the presence of an open flame. This means keep extra batteries on hand. If candles are your only option, it is vital to never leave the fire unattended and that the candle is placed in a fireproof holder stationed away from any flammable materials and or drafts.

Fire hazards are not the only disaster lurking during power outages. Carbon Monoxide poisoning from indoor grills or generators are also extremely dangerous. If these appliances are used in enclosed areas (including homes, garages or sheds), the outcome could be lethal. Carbon Monoxide gas can go unnoticed as it cannot be seen, smelled, nor tasted. A person may not realize they are being poisoned until it’s too late. It is essential to use these items exclusively outside in a well ventilated area and operated according to manufacturer’s instructions.

If you have experienced any fire, soot or property damage to your Santa Clara County home or business, rest assured our experienced technicians and customer services representatives are here to help 24/7. Please call our office today (408) 392-9700.

SERVPRO of Santa Clara – Ready to Respond to your Storm Damages

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning Call SERVPRO to help with your storm damages!

Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara immediately if you’ve experienced storm damage and/or flooding at your home or business.  Our highly trained technicians use specialized equipment designed particularly to accelerate the restoration process to get your property back to pre-storm condition as soon as possible.

Rapid Response

Being locally owned and operated allows us to dispatch our skilled techs and arrive onsite faster equipped with all the essential resources. Rapid response is particularly vital and will help to stabilize the environment and minimize additional damages from occurring, resulting in lower restoration expenses and quicker recovery timelines.

All the Right Resources to Manage Disasters

When aggressive weather conditions affect our Santa Clara County, SERVPRO has the ability to scale our resources accordingly and take on large storm or flooding disasters head on. With access to mass equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and the elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO is ready to help you when disaster strikes, no matter the size.

Are you experiencing damages from a flood or storm event? Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara 24/7 408-392-9700. We are here to help!

When Storms or Floods hit Santa Clara County, SERVPRO of Santa Clara is ready!

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Car under water Our qualified teams are ready to take action 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Santa Clara County.

SERVPRO ofSanta Clara is highly knowledgeable in storm and flood property mitigation.  Our skilled crews use specialized equipment designed specifically to expedite the restoration of your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Being locally owned and operated allows us to be able to dispatch and respond quicker with the proper resources, which is particularly vital. A rapid onsite arrival will help to minimize current damages, assist in stopping additional damage from occurring, resulting in lower restoration expenses.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When hostile weather conditions hit Santa Clara County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. With access to equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States, we’re ready to help when disaster strikes.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us 24/7 408-392-9700.