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Learn About Different Types of Food at the Flavors of Photography Event in San Francisco

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

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San Francisco Residents and Visitors Can See the Various Sumptuous Foods They Can Enjoy

The flavors of photography event is an exhibit that is dedicated to showcasing the work of prominent food photographers in San Francisco. The event takes place on November 28, 2020, at 9.00 pm at Palette Gallery, 816 Folsom Street. All are welcome to showcase their indigenous food.

The event also allows people the opportunity to learn about the different types of food and cultures. It also allows people to market and sell their products. Hoteliers are allowed to set up stalls throughout the event and promote their businesses. With food at the beginning, the artists take the observers to the plate, the field, and other places they have imagined.

The images capture the individual perspective of the artist on how food and everything that goes with it is an essential aspect of the human experience. The event features the works of several artists, including:

    •    Ed Anderson
    •    Caren Alpert
    •    Soraya Matos
    •    Eric Wolfinger
    •    Sara Remington
    •    Soraya Matos

Missing the event will be denying oneself a chance of enjoying the diversity of life. Book a ticket and avail yourself for the event.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos welcomes you warmly to the flavors of photography event. We are proud to assist businesses that make such events possible. If your San Francisco restaurant requires commercial flood cleanup, we can help you. Call us any time at (650) 591-4137 for prompt restoration.

San Francisco Dwellers Can Get Water Cleanup Services from Reliable and Certified Professionals

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Dedicated SERVPRO Restorers Respond Fast to San Francisco Business Owners Commercial Water Cleanup Needs

San Francisco is the backbone of Northern California as far as culture, financial, and commercial activities are concerned. It is the 16th most populated city in the U.S.A and the fourth most populated city in California, with close to a million residents. According to the metropolitan statistical area data, San Francisco ranks 12th in the U.S and is the 4th largest by economic output. In 2018, the county-city had a GDP of $549 billion.

The history of San Francisco
The city of San Francisco was founded on 29 June 1776. This was when Spanish colonists established Mission San Francisco de Asis and Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate. In 1849, the California Gold Rush attracted rapid growth in San Francisco, making it the largest city on the West Coast. Between 1870 and 1900, San Francisco's status peaked as the largest city on the West Coast. This was after 25 percent of California's population settled in the city.

In 1906, an earthquake and fire destroyed around three-quarters of San Francisco. However, the residents quickly rebuilt the city and hosted the Panama-Pacific International Exposition almost a decade later.

During the Second World War, the city became the principal port of departure for servicemen who shipped out to the Pacific Theater. In 1945, San Francisco became the birthplace of the United Nations. After World War II, several factors led to cementing San Francisco as the center of liberal activism in the country. Factors such as:

    •    The confluence of bringing home servicemen
    •    Liberalizing attitudes
    •    Significant immigration
    •    The rise of the "hippie" counterculture

Popular Tourist destinations in San Francisco
Many tourists visit San Francisco every year, and the city is known for its cool summers, steep rolling hills, the eclectic mix of architecture and fog. The frequent portrayal of the city in popular music and film has helped attract millions of tourists worldwide. The city witnessed the fifth-highest number of tourists in the country in 2016. About 25 million foreign tourists arrived in the city during that year. The city accumulated $9,96 billion from tourism alone.

San Francisco hosts popular landmarks such as:

Fisherman's Wharf
It is the home of Pier 39 and a sea lion colony. The colony of sea lions began residing next to the pier 39 way before the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. They lie on wooden docks that anglers used to dock their ships.

The area hosts a wide range of seafood restaurants, including the most popular floating Forbes Island restaurant that serves fresh seafood. The area also hosts several San Francisco events like the Fourth of July fireworks display.

The Golden Gate Bridge
This popular tourist attraction is a 1-mile wide suspension bridge that connects the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The structure links the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. It is the most recognized symbol of the city and California across the world. The American Society of Civil Engineers declared the structure designed by engineer Joseph Strauss as one of the Wonders of the Modern world. Tourists can bike ride, walk, or driver across the bridge to photograph or admire stunning views.

Former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
Found on Alcatraz Island, the maximum-security federal prison was built between 1910 and 1912 as a military prison for United States Army. The three-story cell house is believed to be America's strongest prison that is escape-proof. This is due to the cold water surrounding the island, the strong currents of San Francisco Bay, and the prison’s high-security measures.

The city is home to the largest Chinese enclave out of Asia, located on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street. The Chinatown in San Francisco is the largest in North America. Since the establishment of the Chinatown in 1848, it has been influential and highly important in the culture and history of Chinese immigrants in North America. The residents of Chinatown continue to maintain their culture.

When it comes to food, Chinatown restaurants in San Francisco have a wide range of ethnic foods. People consider the city as the origin of Americanized Chinese cuisines like Chop Suey, Cantonese dishes, and Chicken drummettes. Chinatown is rich with more than enough to meet the needs of both foreign and local tourists.

San Francisco’s financial sector
The town is the headquarters of five banking institutions and companies such as:

    •    Reddit
    •    Gap Inc
    •    Levi Strauss and Co
    •    Pacific gas and electric company
    •    Wikimedia Foundation and Craigslist

The institutions play a significant role in pushing the economic status of San Francisco. Commercial buildings are vulnerable to water damage resulting from a wide range of issues, including HVAC problems. HVAC condensate water can harm your commercial building. To prevent further damage, you need to hire reliable restorers.

How do SERVPRO restorers conduct commercial water cleanup in San Francisco?
Commercial water cleanup is a complicated task that is best handled by experienced professionals. At SERVPRO, we have a highly trained and experienced team of technicians who can perform commercial water cleanup in your San Francisco business. We can use hi-tech equipment and advanced products to restore your property to its original state.

    •    We are accredited and insured professionals.
    •    We respond fast to our customer's emergency.

Our response team is always prepared, including on weekends, middle of the night, and holidays.

SERVPRO technicians also work closely with our customers and insurance adjusters. We update the customer about every step we take. Our friendly yet professional technicians can also help you collect the necessary data required by your insurance company to file your claim.

Our technicians can begin by conducting thorough water removal using portable extractors. You don't have to shut down your business for small water leaks. With our wide range of advanced equipment and innovative techniques, we can restore the affected area without causing any destruction to your business.

However, during sanitizing and deodorization, we use advanced products that may affect your business for a few hours. The products consist of chemicals that may irritate those without protective gear. Since we are available 24 hours a day, we can conduct processes that involve such products when you close the business for the day.

If there is water damage in your office building, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos immediately. We can make the destruction seem, “Like it never even happened.” Talk to us today at (650) 591-4137.

Should Homeowners Paint Over Smoke Damaged Walls?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Minor Fires May Seem Easy to Clean Up but Professionals Are Recommended to Mitigate the Damage in San Francisco.

A fire doesn’t have to be a blazing inferno to cause damage to San Francisco homes. Smoke can spread throughout the home, quickly impacting areas that have no direct fire damage. 

Isn’t Painting the Walls a Quick Fix?

A small trash can fire that gets extinguished fast can leave smoke residue on walls. Homeowners may think a quick wipe down can clean the soot. Then it is a simple matter of repainting. But that may not be the best choice. Using the wrong product can cause further damage. Painting over the sheetrock may not remove smoke odors. Calling a professional fire damage restoration company in San Francisco to handle the problem is the better choice.

What Gets Done in the Case of Sheetrock?

Anytime we are called out to assess a fire-damaged home, our technicians carefully inspect ceilings and walls. Because there are different types of smoke residues, they must determine which type they are dealing with. Adding to the challenge is that there can be more than one type involved in a fire. The four types of smoke residue include:

  • Wet smoke 
  • Dry smoke 
  • Protein smoke
  • Fuel oil smoke

Each of these requires a unique cleaning process, so it is vital to know which kind is present. Smoke that has settled onto surfaces is known as soot. It has a very strong odor. If it has settled onto the sheetrock and you paint over it without removing the contaminant properly, you can trap the smell. Our technicians perform tests to ascertain the soot type. They then clean the surface with the appropriate cleaning products.

Using Sealants

The particulates can become embedded in the sheetrock, and typical cleaning methods alone do not work. Sealants may be used in this case. The sealants encapsulate the odors in a way that covers the foul odors. Priming and painting can take place after that.

Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 for professional fire damage restoration. We are licensed and bonded – Contractor Licenses: General: 937457. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Where to start with storm losses in my San Francisco home?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in property Assessing a property after a storm loss event is essential to ensuring a time-efficient restoration.

Storms Can Lead to Flood Damage in your San Francisco Home. SERVPRO is a Responsible Restoration Service for Local Residents.

How are estimates produced for flood losses?
A powerful storm can cause a tremendous amount of damage to a San Francisco property. Often, flash flooding can occur as a direct result of storms, causing severe harm to a property. Naturally, a homeowner wants flood losses to be fixed as soon as possible. To do that, SERVPRO uses advanced measuring equipment to produce an estimate of the costs associated with recovery. We work closely with insurance adjusters to ensure that your home is restored within the limits of your flood policy. By measuring accurately, we can avoid hidden costs or secondary damages that could occur through residual moisture.

What knowledge is needed for calculating flood restoration equipment?
    •    It is essential to know the correct equipment for each restoration task within the property.
    •    How to operate the equipment efficiently and avoid potential power outages or inefficient deployment.
    •    How to maximize the drying power of equipment through the careful setup and staging process

Do walls and ceilings need removal to produce an accurate estimate?
When you suffer flood damage in your San Francisco property, technicians need to understand the amount of harm. Water migrates quickly through buildings and, without proper intervention, can seep into crawl spaces or subfloors. To avoid unnecessary demolition of a building's structure, SERVPRO technicians can use thermal imaging cameras. Thermal imaging cameras detect temperature behind walls, floors, or ceilings, which can be used to calculate the extent of water migration. Equally, this equipment can be used to monitor the effectiveness of cavity drying without causing undue damage to the internal structure of your home.

What are thermal imaging cameras capable of?
    •    Thermal cameras display infrared images which can be used to estimate the extent of water migration in a property.
    •    This equipment does not see behind or inside walls but displays a temperature differential, which indicates hidden moisture pockets.
    •    Cameras can be used to measure thermal capacitance, which shows when the air warms up or cools down. These measurements are affected by moisture.

Assessing a property after a storm loss event is essential to ensuring a time-efficient restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137.

How Can Homeowners Reduce Bathroom Exhaust Fan Fire Risk?

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

bathroom exhaust fan Bathroom exhaust fans rarely catch fire. But if it happens in your home, be sure to contact the experienced professionals at SERVPRO for assistance.

IICRC-Certified Technicians Render Fire Damage Restoration Services for San Francisco Homes.

While bathroom exhaust fan fires account for a small percentage of home structure fires, they can cause a disproportionate amount of damages compared to other fires. Soot residues and char can settle in your HVAC system and adjacent rooms in your San Francisco home, which can lead to significant odors and potential corrosion from acidic residues.

SERVPRO provides rapid-response fire damage restoration to San Francisco residents within hours of their initial contact. These Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-accredited pros are also licensed to render general contracting services to perform structural repairs after mitigating fire damage (license #937457).

How Can Homeowners Maintain an Exhaust Fan to Minimize Fire Risk?

While bathroom exhaust fans rarely catch fire and sport an increasing number of safety features to prevent them, a little bit of maintenance once or twice a year can go a long way toward reducing your fire risk. Keep these tips in mind while maintaining your exhaust fan:

  • Remove dust and dirt. After removing the cover from your exhaust fan, wipe down or submerge it in soapy water before drying. Ducts can be cleaned with a flexible duct cleaning extension kit, which can be found at most hardware stores. Depending on how it is installed, it may be necessary to remove the fan itself before cleaning the ducts. Your local electrician is more than happy to perform these services for you.
  • Use low wattage LED light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs use significantly less wattage to achieve the desired amount of light for your bathroom, which is a must for preventing an overheating exhaust fan.
  • Quickly clean exhaust fans with compressed air. You likely already have a can or two of this in your home for keeping electronics clean. Make sure to turn the fan on before spraying it with canned air to get as much dust out as possible between deep cleanings.
  • Make a routine out of bathroom exhaust fan cleaning. The beauty of the bathroom exhaust fan is that it only needs to be maintained annually or semiannually to keep it in good shape, with quick cleaning in between servicing.

Bathroom exhaust fan fires are most commonly created by dust and dirt buildup that causes the fan motor to overheat. However, even with proper maintenance, disasters can still occur. That is why SERVPRO is committed to assisting homeowners 24/7.

Do New Bathroom Exhaust Fans Have Additional Safety Features?

San Francisco homeowners can breathe a sigh of relief with the knowledge that modern bathroom exhaust fans offer a bevy of safety features. These features are dedicated to reducing your energy costs as well as your home fire risk and include:

  • Thermal protectors, which were used as early as the early 1990s to reduce potential home structure fire risk.
  • Thermal fuses, which shut off the fan when the motor hits a specific temperature, usually around 260 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Time switches can also be installed to automatically shut off the exhaust fan after it has run for a designated amount of time. This function prevents a failure that results from running the fan for too long.

Hardware stores can also assist you with ensuring that your exhaust fan is the right size for the room. The general rule of thumb is to choose a fan that circulates at a rate of cubic feet per minute (CFM) that matches your bathroom’s size. A fan that is too small for your bathroom can overheat more easily.

Can SERVPRO Techs Restore a Fire-Damaged Ventilation System?

Restoration technicians at SERVPRO can replace fire-damaged flex duct ventilation. In contrast, sheet metal ducts can be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before reinstallation. Minding the ventilation system after a home fire is crucial for several reasons:

  • After fire suppression efforts, mold remediation may be necessary depending on how long the structure has been saturated. Mold growth can increase rapidly in as little as 24 hours.
  • Ducts free of soot deposits and soils do not spread fire damage odors through the rest of the home for a protracted period.
  • Sometimes, replacement is more cost-effective than repair for homeowners, especially with more fragile materials like flex duct.

After removing soils, SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) can focus on eliminating fire damage odors that spread through vents with thermal foggers, trays of scented granules placed at vent intakes, and EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is proud to assist the community with Faster to Any Size Disaster service, time after time. Call (650) 591-4137 for emergency-response mitigation and restoration services.

How Do I Get Rid of Burning Odors in my San Francisco Home?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

House fire If you are struggling to rid your home of smell, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137.

Smoke Odors Often Require a Fire Damage Restoration Professional to Remove. If Your San Francisco Home Suffers from Smoke Odors Contact SERVPRO.

Why do fire odors linger in a property?
Odor particles are naturally volatile, which can lead them to spread quickly in your San Francisco home. Since these particles move a lot, they should disperse naturally over-time. However, when dealing with fire or smoke odors, the malodor can affect the property's quality of life. In these situations, it is customary to use a professional odor control technician (OCT) to aid your home's recovery by using an array of techniques. It can be tough to find the sources of odors, which is why SERVPRO technicians employ a range of approaches to remove unpleasant smoke odors from your home.

What chemical treatments help to tackle fire odors?
- Odor counteracting beads which can be placed in regions of the home
- Pellets or deodorant granules to absorb odor particles
- Water-based odor counteractants which can be added to cleaning solutions

Is it possible to clear an entire house of fire odor?
Part of fire damage restoration in your San Francisco home is returning it to its preloss condition. For that, SERVPRO technicians take extra care to ensure that any residual odors are entirely removed or unnoticeable at the end of service. In large house fires, smoke odors can permeate an entire structure. To deodorize the structure time-efficiently, our technicians can use a thermal fogger. This equipment vaporizes solvent or petroleum deodorizers and develop a smoke. Smokes, or mists, are useful in counteracting odor because they can reach crevices or hidden areas of the home otherwise inaccessible using pellets or direct contact deodorants.

What machinery is used for odor removal?
- Photocatalytic Oxidisers which use UV light to rid odors
- Air-scrubbers or filtration devices
- Ozone generator that uses unstable gases to eliminate odor

If you are struggling to rid your home of smell, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137.

After a Business Had a Small Fire, But Still Smells Like Smoke - What Can Be Done?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Features Proven Fire Damage Restoration Techniques to Address Smoke Odors That Linger Inside San Francisco Businesses.

Once your business has a fire, the chances are good that you will have some odorous smoke particles that can hang around even after cleanup is finished. Even the smallest structure fire can lead to extensive damage, but you also need assistance if you notice foul smoke odors remain. SERVPRO features highly-trained fire restoration technicians who can restore your San Francisco business to eliminate the fire incident traces. 

How Does Fire and Odor Cleanup Work?

Whenever SERVPRO gets called for fire damage restoration in San Francisco, we pay close attention to several factors. For example, the cause of the fire and type of materials burned will play a role in the kind of smoke and soot left behind. Should you have stubborn residue or hidden particles that migrated throughout your HVAC system, everything must get meticulously cleaned to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Once you call us for restoration services, we take care of the following:

  • Removal of all debris and odor-causing elements, such as charred building materials, furnishings, etc.
  • Carefully clean all surfaces coated with odor-causing particulates. Every area of your business gets inspected to determine where the odors may have traveled.
  • We can also recreate the conditions that brought about odor penetration by way of thermal fogging technology. 
  • If necessary, our skilled technicians can also seal any surfaces that suffered exposure to malodors. This includes sealing the inside of your ducts or painting walls.

When there are charred studs in any of your commercial space walls, we can use steel scrub brushes, dry ice blasting, or soda blasting to remove the charring. Once complete, we can then finish off the studs with a seal coat to inhibit smoke odors from lingering.

For help with fire damage restoration and ridding your commercial space of foul odors, SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlos is here to help. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (650) 591-4137.

My San Francisco Area Is Prone To Coastal Flooding – How Can I Better Prepare?

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

Living room carpet flooding Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 for expert flood damage service.

Preparation Can Lessen the Impact of Flooding in San Francisco

San Francisco is a lovely coastal town and is home to historical buildings, trolley cars, and diverse cultures. Because it is a coastal town, this leaves it open to severe flooding. It averages 25” of rain yearly, but that can increase with little notice. If you are a homeowner in San Francisco, being prepared for storm possibilities is the smart thing to do.

Why Worry About Coastal Flooding?
Over the past 100 years, San Francisco has experienced an 8” rise in sea levels. A local tide station has reported 474 days of exceeded flood levels. This has happened since 1950 and was compared against National Weather Service flood thresholds, according to The flood level looked at is a 3’ flood. All the data points to a raised starting point for both high tides and storm surges. This can mean coastal flooding that happens more often and is more severe. It all points to the possibility of increased flood damage in San Francisco.

My Home is Low Level – Am I at a Higher Risk?
Many homes are below the 3’ flood level. This puts your home at higher risk if you fall into that category. Many folks believe it can not happen to them because it has not happened so far. Storms can appear out of nowhere, dumping massive amounts of water on the city. More than rainfall can increase the risk of flooding in your area, including:
• Tidal surge data
• Topography changes
• New construction
• Flood control measures

If you live in a high-risk area, you need to make sure you have the right kind of flood insurance. Flood hazard maps can help you determine the coverage that is best for your home.

What if My Home Experiences Storm Damage & Flooding?
The important thing in any potential flooding situation is to listen to local weather news and obey the warnings. If you are told to evacuate, do not stay in place. Your family’s well-being is not worth whatever possessions you own. Floodwaters bring a plethora of hazards with them, so do not enter your home until you are 100% sure it is safe. Calling SERVPRO is the next step once you have assured your family is safe.

The longer the water sits, the higher the possibility of secondary damage such as mold. In a residence that has experienced water damage from something like a burst pipe, a scope would get done first. This determines the needs of the home and allows a detailed plan to be crafted. But with floodwaters, there is often a need for emergency water mitigation. This can include roof tarping, checking for electrical issues, and making sure the structure is sound.

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Fast Intervention
Once any needed emergency procedures are put in place, our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified staff gets busy. Floodwater is what is known as black water and is highly contaminated. Removing that water is the main focus. It requires the right PPE, equipment, and experience. SERVPRO IICRC techs meet all of those qualifications. The process typically involves:
• Using an EPA registered disinfectant spray on all impacted areas.
• Preventing the contaminants from spreading to unaffected places.
• Debris and silt get removed using rakes and shovels.
• Proper disposal of the debris.
• Water extraction using trash pumps.
• Extracting water from the flooring.
• Structural assessment to determine what gets saved.
• Content management.
• Clean and dry the home with air movers and dehumidifiers.
• Repeat disinfecting surfaces as needed.

In a floodwater scenario, there are items that cannot be salvaged due to the contaminated water. This can include carpet, padding, and upholstered furniture. We work with you to decide what to dispose of and what can be salvaged. We use controlled demolition to repair and replace structural elements, ceilings, and walls. We do everything possible to save as much as we can without putting your family at risk.

Be Prepared – Be Safe
Everyone should have an emergency disaster plan in place. Having the proper insurance is necessary, but your family needs to know what to do if a flood occurs. Make sure everyone knows:
• Where to meet
• Who is responsible for the children
• What to do if family members are not home

Make sure you have emergency supplies ready to go with you if you need to evacuate. A communication plan is vital.

Our SERVPRO team lives in the San Francisco area. We understand the risks of coastal flooding. We have families and homes in the area as well. That is why we are committed to making sure your home is cleaned and restored right in the event flooding occurs. Our company is licensed and bonded. Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 for expert flood damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

YUCK There is Mold in My San Francisco Kitchen – Who Do I Call?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth on wall Mold is not something to mess with, so call in the professionals.

If You San Francisco Home has Mold, You Need a Mold Remediation Company with Experience

The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and fantastic food are all things folks love about San Francisco. Almost 5 million people live, work, and play there, many of whom are homeowners. The atmosphere in the city is moist and humid, making it a perfect breeding ground for mold.

Can Mold be Removed?

Mold removal in San Francisco is a term often used when it comes to dealing with an infestation. There are restoration companies that may tell you they can remove all mold from your home. They cannot. Mold is everywhere, inside your residence and outside. The spores are microscopic and enter a house through airflow, on clothing, thru HVAC systems, and even on your pet. These spores love moisture, and much of California is a place in which they can thrive. It is not conceivable to clear all mold even with mold removal help in San Francisco. The good news is, mold remediation can clean up the existing mold and help prevent the return.

Can I Clean Up Mold on My Own?

While it may be possible to take care of small patches of mold as a DIY project, chances are you have more somewhere else. Before any mold remediation can begin, the water source needs to be addressed. If not, it is an ongoing battle. SERVPRO has certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) who understand mold and what it takes to remove it, clean up affect areas and content, and prevent it from coming back.

Call a Company You Can Trust

When you call our company for mold remediation, you are not only getting well-trained technicians but also years of experience. Our mold removal process involves:
    •    Containment
    •    Moisture removal
    •    Disposal of infected materials
    •    Antimicrobial & antifungal agents
    •    Disinfecting
    •    Cleaning impacted content
    •    Cleaning structural elements
    •    Sealants

Mold is not something to mess with, so call in the professionals. Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 for mold remediation services.

Can SERVPRO Clean My Office Venetian Blinds During Fire Restoration?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

open venetian blinds When fire damages your office, nothing is spared from smoke and soot. SERVPRO knows how to clean and restore your office.

San Francisco Entrepreneurs Are Looking for Thorough Fire Restoration

San Francisco business owners know that when their business is not open, it is not earning money. However, they will still have overheads, such as staff wages, rent, and insurance to pay. That is why, in the event of a disaster, it is vital to open again as soon as possible.

Entrepreneurs in San Francisco need fire restoration services upon which they can rely. That is why SERVPRO should be your first call – we are Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Which office furnishings can be affected by fire?

Soot is a grimy, sticky substance that, unfortunately, bonds with many kinds of material. Soot damages all types of office furnishings, including:

  • Desks and chairs
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Cushions, wall hangings, and throws
  • Drapes and blinds, including Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds are a favored choice of window covering in offices as they fit most sizes of windows. But what happens when fire damages the blinds?

How does SERVPRO clean Venetian blinds?

Two main cleaning methods are suitable for Venetian blinds.

The first is immersion cleaning. We mix Ultra Content Cleaner with hot water and immerse damaged items in it, using a sponge to dislodge soils, which is particularly useful for small patches of soot.

However, if the blinds require full immersion, ultrasonic cleaning is an excellent choice. The steps are:

  • Decide on the correct water temperature, cleaning solution, and frequency of bubbles
  • Place the blinds in an ultrasonic tank filled with water and cleaning solution
  • Switch the machine on – the device creates millions of bubbles that implode and create microscopic jet streams that agitate and remove soils

What about the rest of the office?

Do not worry – we are here to clean your business premises from top to bottom. Our teams have the equipment and skill to scrub soot residues from walls and ceilings, furniture, wood, metal, and even HVAC systems. We also carry out repairs to put your premises back the way it was and make sure it is safe to use once more.

For help with fire restoration, call SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137.

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