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Mold or Dry Rot?

Mold or Dry Rot?

Both. In this photo the support beams (floor joists) are contaminated with dry rot and mold. Dry rot is member of the Fungi family that "eats" wood by sucking the moisture from the wood, causing it to loss it's density and crumble. Mold often grows along side dry rot. Mold puts out gases that produce odors and can pose potential health issues to humans. When you see dry rot or mold it needs to be removed. 

Dedicated content cleaning professional.

Dedicated content cleaning professional.

Few restoration companies are willing to perform content cleaning. It is tedious and detailed work. At SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos we take pride in the talented and hard working team of dedicated technicians who perform this work for our customers who have experienced a fire in their home or place of business. Over the years we have cleaned contents on location and in our shop. Be assured, if you suffer smoke and soot damage, we can make it like it never even happened.

Mold discovered under the carpeting.

Mold discovered under the carpeting.

A property management company asked us to find the source of a musty odor. We concluded that the carpet and underlayment were the source of the odor. We were told to remove the carpet and carpet pad. Carpet cleaning vendors had over wetted the carpet several times causing mold to grow on the wood sub floor. Cleanup and new carpet and the problem was solved. Call SERVPRO at 650-591-4137 for solutions to odor problems.

Halfmoon Bay Fishing Boat Fire

Halfmoon Bay Fishing Boat Fire

One of our most interesting and unique cleaning jobs was aboard a commercial salmon fishing boat. Our technicians cleaned up the contamination of an oily soot fire that started in the engine room and spread to the galley, sleeping berths, and wheelhouse. removed the odor. We cleaned the boat in three days. The captain was happily back on the water for the first day of salmon season. You can count on SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlos to float your boat.

Animals in Attic

Animals in Attic

Animals in an attic create a biohazard cleanup situation. Over the years, we have learned that Raccoons establish a designated toilet area. In some ways this simplifies the cleanup effort compared to other critters that make a home in an attic. If your home or facility needs help, give us a call at 50-591-4137.

Storing Contents of a San Carlos Home

Storing Contents of a San Carlos Home

Fire damage to a San Carlos home led to content removal. We cleaned and stored the homeowners belongs at our facility. Content cleaning near our specialized equipment is an efficient method of restoring the homeowner's belongings with the added benefit of preventing more damage during the restoration process required after a San Carlos Fire loss. When fire and water damage restoration involves tearing out ceilings and walls, this is common practice. If your home or office suffers fire damage or water damage, call SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlos 24/7 at (650) 591-4137. We are always ready to help.

Equipped to Help

Equipped to Help

Owning and maintaining a substantial inventory of restorative drying equipment is one of the requirements for being operating a successful water damage restoration company.We have to be equipped and ready for the occasional large property emergency.

Extreme Team to the Rescue

Extreme Team to the Rescue

SERVPRO has an group of Extreme Team Franchises, also known as the Disaster Recovery Team who have a vast amount of experience in producing large commercial projects. We are a part of this team and have experience in completing large property disaster cleanup projects.

SERVPRO CEO Award

SERVPRO CEO Award

Cleanair Image Inc., DBA SERVPRO of Belmont/ San Carlos, SERVPRO of San Leandro and SERVPRO of Stockton is proud to have earned the SERVPRO CEO Award.

The award was presented to us for educational work we perform in the community, including building a "demo room" where we are able to cause water and smoke damage to portions of walls and floors and then demonstrate the various cleaning procedures we use to reverse the damage... to make it "like it never even happened."

Our original demo room was located in our San Leandro facility. Recently it has been moved (and expanded) in Stockton. The room is used during continuing education classes and workshops for the real estate and insurance communities.

Mold Growth Caused By Wet HVAC Ducting

Mold Growth Caused By Wet HVAC Ducting

When water floods basements and crawl spaces the water can enter the heat and air conditioning air ducts that run under the floor. Moisture inside the air supply ducts can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria as has the one in our photo. SERVPRO always checks the conditions of HVAC ducting during our inspections.

"Fungus Among Us"

"Fungus Among Us"

The Fungus Kingdom includes mushrooms, yeast, dry-rot  and mold. Molds are often addresses microbials. (Micro means small, bial means short-lived bacterium.) By contrast a mushroom is a macro (large) mold. Yes, many fungus are edible.

Molds are found everywhere on the planet, in hot deserts, in arctic regions, forests and jungles. While molds have adapted to a wide variety of environments, the majority of molds thrive in 60 to 90 degrees, the temperature range humans are accustomed to living in.

Further more, molds are a natural part of life on our planet. Their spores can be found floating in the air, both outdoors and indoors.

Good news... most molds are harmless. More good news, we have effective ways to remove and reduce the mold from your indoor environment. Call SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at 650-591-4137.

Ultrasonic Cleaning Technology

Ultrasonic Cleaning Technology

Our technicians are working at the fresh water rinse station of our Ultrasonic cleaning system. Items that are able to be wet cleaned are placed into a pre-soak tank, then transferred to an ultrasonic chamber where sonic (sound) waves will vibrate the soils (soot, grease, grime( from the item. Then the cleaned items are rinsed and moved into a drying oven. The machine is effective at rapidly removing difficult soil from delicate items such as ceramic ornaments, glassware and others.

Document Recovery

Document Recovery

Water and fire can damage documents. Our team of specialists may be able to save the important content of damaged documents. We can't always make them look "pretty" again, but salvaging the  valuable"content" can be important.

SERVPRO NATIONAL STORM TEAM

SERVPRO NATIONAL STORM TEAM

The SERVPRO National Storm Team certainly gets around. The team has trailer loads of equipment staged in a shopping center parking lot in Colorado to address a major property disaster at that mall.

BOARD UP

BOARD UP

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos provides emergency board-up services for door and windows at commercial and residential property disaster location. We are even able to paint window board ups to be compliant with city codes if required.

"Flood Cuts"

"Flood Cuts"

SERVPRO water cleanup technicians have a term for the way gypsum board is cut and removed from a structure. They call it, "Flood cuts" and it describes the straight line that is made so that the damaged sheetrock is removed cleanly to facilitate the easy insertion of replacement sheetrock. The drywall installers appreciate the effort.

Cleaning out a Sump Pump

Cleaning out a Sump Pump

Ground water will carry silt with it as it flows through or under structures. The apartment building in the photo has a small water course that runs under a corner of the building. The building also has a sump pump as a backup to handle heavy flows of water. We are flushing out the sump pump so it is in tip top condition and ready to do its job.

Inner wall cavity drying

Inner wall cavity drying

It is possible to pump HEPA filtered air into damp wall cavities to dry the interior space. This means that we do not have to remove large sections of gypsum board. The least amount of demolition reduces the overall cost of the mitigation and restoration project. It also will shorten the drying and repair cycle time. This too saves money by reducing the interruption to a business or resident that is affected by property damage.

The inner wall drying system can get the walls dry from the inside and all that is required when the wall is dry to complete the job is a simple plaster and paint repair.

Mold covered beam cleaned.

Mold covered beam cleaned.

A mold infested beam in a school classroom was cleaned, sanded and stained. It was made to look as good or better than new. All of this was done over a weekend so class time was not interrupted. 

Smoke & Soot Removal

Smoke & Soot Removal

Removing soot from a ceiling may look easy, but unless you use the right cleaning agents and techniques you can "set" the soot. It is important to use a professional service and cleaning products to solve the problem.

Automobile Salvage Services

Automobile Salvage Services

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos provides drying, cleaning, deodorizing and mold removal services for auto dealers and for a major automobile brand. Sometimes, even new cars get damp and require  cleanup services. We travel around Northern California providing this service. 

Sheetrock Removal

Sheetrock Removal

When water flows through a structure it often ruins portions of sheetrock (drywall). When the sections of damaged material has to be removed we always make straight cuts in two foot increments so it is easy for the construction team to perform the replacement.

Forest Fire

Forest Fire

El Nino rain from this past winter have caused grasses and forests to grow. This could be a huge fire danger year with plenty of fuel for fire.

SERVPRO is ready to help cleanup smoke and soot fallout from wildfires that could damage houses and structures.

Mold might look pretty, but....

Mold might look pretty, but....

Close up pictures of microscopic mold are impressive, even pretty... but some molds can be toxic and pose health threats to certain people. When mold is growing indoors it needs to be removed. Many time this can be done by the occupant. When professional help is required call SERVPRO at: 650-589-7045

Storm Team on the Way

Storm Team on the Way

SERVPRO is sending skilled technicians who are part of the nation Storm Response Team to Oklahoma. Over the past number of years, SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos has sent talented and experienced crew members to many events across America. 

Thermal Fogging

Thermal Fogging

A thermal fogging machine is an important tools used in removing smoke odor from fire damaged buildings. An odor neutralizing treatment is heated and becomes a "smoke vapor" that is able to penetrate everywhere that the smoke and soot from the fire went.  

53 Foot "storm" trailer

53 Foot "storm" trailer

Loaded and ready for property damage cleanup action locally or anywhere in the country. These large trailers contain hundreds of pieces of drying equipment, cleaning supplies and other materials for large restoration jobs.

Tool crib and repair shop

Tool crib and repair shop

This is our storage crib for power tools, and our tool repair shop for servicing our drying equipment. Keeping our equipment in good working order is just another way we are ready to serve our clients.

Printing company water drying

Printing company water drying

This photo shows a SERVPRO truck and power generation parked by a printing company in Washington D.C. We were pleased to have been able to travel on storm duty to participate in cleanup in our nation's capitol.

SERVPRO award.

SERVPRO award.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos (Cleanair Image, Inc.) has been one of SERVPRO Industry's  top one hundred franchises (out of 1,700) for the last seven years. We are proud of our commitment to be big enough to serve our clients, but small enough to care.

Detail Cleaning

Detail Cleaning

Cleaning a slate and tile floor often requires the use of a "floor machine" and hand cleaning techniques followed by applying a sealer coat and floor finish. Detail work like this brings the best results... happy customers.

Sewage Overflow Cleanup

Sewage Overflow Cleanup

Hard to believe this was once a sewage spill cleanup job. After the dirty water extraction, cleaning process and the polishing this floor is better than before.It was like brand new.

Storm Damage in Burlingame

Storm Damage in Burlingame

Note the temporary support beam being used to prop up a wall that was damaged by a mudslide in Burlingame.... making a location safe while we work is just pat of what we do.

Contamination to an Oil Painting

Contamination to an Oil Painting

A small electrical fire caused soot soiling to a large oil painting. SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos provided expert cleanup using natural cleaning agents such as potatoes... not joking. We have cleaned a numerous oil painting over the last several years.

Soot Cleanup

Soot Cleanup

Our technician, Onofra is seen hard a t work cleaning contents to remove soot contamination requires skill and attention to detail. We use a combination of automated equipment and good old fashion hand labor.

Bathroom remodel in Foster City

Bathroom remodel in Foster City

A thirty-five year old bathroom was transformed by SERVPRO's construction team. A water damaged vanity room was gutted and rebuilt. It feels great to be able to repair damage and make it better than before.

Biohazard Cleanup

Biohazard Cleanup

SERVPRO technicians wear a variety of safety gear (personal protective equipment-PPE) to keep them safe from bacterial, toxic chemicals and microbial contamination. These yellow suites are moisture proof rubber and are safety yellow colored... they are for working on sewage cleanup and other wet spills and hazardous situations. Note, our technician pictured is also wearing a mask with filter cartridges... this job scene was a sewage spill with mold contamination! 

Working in the San Carlos Hills

Working in the San Carlos Hills

We maintain a fleet of service vehicles that are within a size range to be able to service the Peninsula hills in San Carlos and Belmont. "There's little point in trying to get a semi tractor and 53 foot trailer into the hills", said Robert Marshall SERVPRO Fleet and Facilities Manager.

On location document drying.

On location document drying.

During a large commercial water damage drying event, we spotted books and paper materials that were damp. We were able to set up an emergency drying proceedure as we dried the structure... as a bonus for the customer. Costs were controlled and damage was kept to a minimum. 

Grow house cleanup

Grow house cleanup

Recently our SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlo team worked in Fremont, California to cleanup the damage caused by a large four-bedroom house that was turned into a "grow house". Pot farmers had flooded this house and caused mold damage throughout. This plant was just one of several hundred seized by the authorities as evidence.

Emergency Ready Application

Emergency Ready Application

SERVPRO is proud to offer an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) that is cloud based and can be accessed on a smart phone. This application allows a company owner, building manager of facility manager to have helpful information at their finger tips during an emergency propertry damage event.

Pressure Washing the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier

Pressure Washing the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos provided cleaning services to help restore and maintain the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet docked in Alameda at the former “Naval Station, Alameda”. The team of SERVPRO volunteers, working hard is Manny Gomez, performed power washing of the hangar deck. The team also dusted many of the interior rooms including operational equipment that are on display to the visitors to this Museum.

Chris Peterson believes in continuing education

Chris Peterson believes in continuing education

Chris Peterson, our Business Development and Customer Service Representative participated in a recent SERVPRO e-Learning opportunity. From initial training to regular online webinars, continuing education is a priority for our experienced team. The goal is to keep up to speed on industry standards and provide our customers the most professional residential and commercial restoration options available. Chris is a member of The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and is active with commercial facilities managers in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. To find out how to prepare your commercial property for a quick recovery when unexpected water, mold or fire damage occurs, Call Chris at 650-591-4137.

New Additions and Equipment to Our Fleet

New Additions and Equipment to Our Fleet

Partner, Roy Drake and Production Operations Manager, Manny Gomez flew back to Nashville to bring two new vehicles filled with restorative drying equipment back to our SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlos franchise in time to service potential El Nino storm damage in Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood City. Along the route they endured a winter storm in Nebraska, but made it safely home in time to press the vehicles into use in our local service areas that also include Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. Flood and storm damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation. We guarantee results. (650) 591-4137