Recent Water Damage Posts

Don’t Allow Your Santa Clara Home Fall Victim of a Severe Water Damage

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara today, (408) 392-9700!

This tragic photo is witness to something a Homeowner never wants to experience upon coming back home from a vacation; this unfortunate residence fell victim to an enormous second story toilet overflow as the home was unoccupied for multiple days. The ongoing flow of water continued its persistent flow, wreaking havoc through most of the beautiful home. SERVPRO of Santa Clara received notice of this loss when the Homeowner called into our office after a holiday weekend and we were able to be onsite within 30 minutes to start the mitigation process.

Note to Homeowners: if you plan to leave a property unattended for a vacation, even if only for a short period of time, it is a good practice to turn of the property’s water supply and take a quick walk around before leaving to ensure all appliances are in order.

Even still, some water damages are unavoidable. If you find yourself in need of water mitigation services, call SERVPRO of Santa Clara to have a highly trained professional get your property back on track, (408) 392-9700.

SERVPRO of Santa Clara Knows the Science behind Tackling a Water Damage

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Water stained subfloor Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara to help with your water damages today!

Some Homeowners may react to a water damage by throwing down a few towels to clean up the standing water, maybe even placing a fan or two in the area to help circulate the air flow. However, the structural damage may be much worse than one may think or see visually, and not addressing the full problem will lead to bigger issues down the road. There is a science behind SERVPRO of Santa Clara’s drying processes.

SERVPRO of Santa Clara's professionals continually go through a series of trainings to stay current with the industry standards of the science of water mitigation. Holding to specific processes helps to minimize the possibilities of secondary damages (i.e. microbial growth). When you call SERVPRO of Santa Clara to assist with your damages, you can expect our trained professionals to:

  • Take a full scope/inspection of the property and the loss area to detect and chase the hidden moisture
  • Document extensive measurements of the damages and effected materials to fully communicate the onsite conditions to you and your property insurance carrier
  • Strategically install specialized equipment to expedite the drying process and monitor that equipment to ensure its highest level of productivity

Be assured SERVPRO of Santa Clara has the certifications, skills, and experience to help your home or business through your water damage. Call to speak with our professionals today, (408) 392-9700.

Don’t Let Your Water Damage Lead to Mold Growth

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Before and After of Crawlspace Don’t Let Your Water Damage Lead to Mold Growth - call SERVPRO of Santa Clara today!

With Summer fast approaching leading us into hotter weather, you may start seeing microbial grow pop up if you’ve decided to ignore a previous water damage! MOLD – not exactly the word you'd want to hear when you’re trying to enjoy your Summer Vacation! However, if a water damage was not handled properly, the chances of mold growth is very high especially in humid conditions with temperatures between 77° F and 86° F. Mold will thrive in damp, muggy, and moist conditions. Whether you live more near the beaches or inland, the weather we have in Santa Clara County is beautiful and perfect weather not only for our community but also for the mold spores to spawn - yuck!

Schedule an inspection with SERVPRO of Santa Clara and we will send one of our trained technicians to assess the water and mold damages in order to provide recommendations to properly remediate your home. Please call SERVPRO of Santa Clara to schedule an inspection today (408) 392-9700.

Don’t let Rainwater Intrusion Damage your home:

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water intrusion leaking from ceiling Water intrusion can happen to anyone - call our office today!

With winter nearing and possible rainstorms pending, some homes may start to see damages from rainwater intrusion. If your home is experiencing any kind of water intrusion, the first and most imperative step is to repair or resolve the source of the intrusion to stop further damage. This could be by means of a roof tarp, sand bags, sump pump, French drain, or a combination of these depending on your unique situation.

Once the origin of the intrusion has been addressed, your second vital step would be to call SERVPRO of Santa Clara (408) 392-9700. During our moisture inspection, we would determine which materials sustained damage, the severity of the damages, and provide an estimate to dry the structure.

Making the mistake of ignoring water damaged materials is guaranteed to result in secondary damages and mold contamination. For mold to colonize, the organism needs moisture and food. The moisture allows the mold to assimilate and digest its food. The “food” would be considered anything cellulosic (which in layman’s terms means anything derived from plants). Many of the materials used to construct homes are cellulosic, i.e. the paper on drywall and on the backing of vinyl floors, the wood used to frame your home, or any wooden floors, doors, baseboards, trim, etc. etc. The presence of mold contamination within your home will not only damage the structure, but will create an unhealthy indoor environment for you and your loved ones.

If your home has sustained moisture or mold damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Santa Clara today (408) 392-9700. SERVPRO of Santa Clara has an American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor on staff who can guide you through the remediation process.

SERVPRO of Santa Clara can respond 24 hours a day to water damage

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara for 24 hour Emergency Response 408-392-9700

If your home or business sustained a Water Damage, SERVPRO of Santa Clara is available 24 hours a day to extract the water, remove damaged materials and dry the structure. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage and can cause secondary damage from high humidity, deeply saturated materials that are harder to dry and the increased risk of microbial growth.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call 408-392-9700

We understand that most of our customers have never dealt with water damage before and it can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. You need an expert to guide you and complete the work according to Industry Standards. SERVPRO of Santa Clara has the water damage training and experience necessary to help you through this tough time.We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will complete what is referred to in our industry as a First Notice of Loss. This is when a representative from the office will ask you questions so that we can assist as quickly as possible. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask the questions below to get the Team Dispatched and prepared to start restoration.

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Santa Clara

We have been providing “Fire and Water Clean-up and Restoration” ® as a SERVPRO Franchise since 2001. We have an IICRC Master Fire & Smoke Restorer, Master Textile Cleaner, and Master Water Restorer on site. We also have an American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Board Certified, Microbial Remediation Supervisor. We want you to feel confident that you have chosen a Provider that really cares and can provide you with the Professional Services you need for complete satisfaction. SERVPRO of Santa Clara is here to Help make it "Like it never even happened." ®

Santa Clara County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Clara provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Santa Clara County

SERVPRO of Santa Clara is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (408) 392-9700

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Santa Clara has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • What materials are affected?
  • What year was the structure built?

About SERVPRO of Santa Clara

SERVPRO of Santa Clara specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Faster to your Santa Clara and San Jose Water Damage Event

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Clara emergency responds to a water damage at a local school. Faster to any size disaster. Servicing Santa Clara and San Jose.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Santa Clara provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Santa Clara arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 408-392-9700

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Santa Cruz

SERVPRO of Santa Clara specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our crew!

http://www.SERVPROsantaclara.com/employee-photos