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Our Water Damage Technicians Can Restore Your San Francisco Clothing Boutique

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Water Damage Technicians Can Restore Your San Francisco Clothing Boutique If your commercial facility needs expert disaster cleanup, give us a call today at (650) 591-4137, and we can send a team out to you within hours.

Cleaning Up Commercial Water Damage In A San Francisco Clothing Boutique

The unfortunate truth of commercial water damage is that it can often occur when you least expect it. Your stylish boutique's fitting room can be left with soggy walls from a leaky pipe that, if left unchecked, could become a breeding ground for mold and warped or crumbling drywall behind fixtures like full-length mirrors. To fully mitigate damage and ensure the safety or your customers and employees, it is prudent to hire a team of professionals to get the job done right.

If leaky pipes result in commercial water damage in your San Francisco boutique fitting room, SERVPRO technicians are ready to assist you. Our crew can restore your space to its pre-damage condition so you can get back to business as usual.

When our SERVPRO team comes to you, we use a variety of tools to measure moisture levels in your water-affected surfaces. Moisture sensors are an excellent preliminary measure, but tools such as thermal imaging and moisture meters are also used to get a more accurate read on and behind surfaces. If there is damage behind a mirror or other fixtures such as benches, we can move those and dry them to minimize or eliminate damage and stains.

For drying a soaked wall, small holes can be drilled to facilitate drying while centrifugal air movers can be placed at 45-degree angles to maximize drying. In many cases, air movers are positioned one per 150 square feet or 10 to 16 linear feet. Dehumidifiers take the moisture pulled out of surfaces by air movers, pass it over a material such as silica gel or refrigerated coils, and collect water to be drained while expelling warm, dry air. We can also use an EPA-registered antimicrobial to prevent bacterial growth on your surfaces.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos strives to leave your businesses pristine after disasters. “Like it never even happened.” If your commercial facility needs expert disaster cleanup, give us a call today at (650) 591-4137, and we can send a team out to you within hours.

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When Your San Francisco Bathroom Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, Our Crew Is Here To Help!

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Your San Francisco Bathroom Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, Our Crew Is Here To Help! Water damage in San Francisco of any size needs to addressed quickly.

Water Damage From A Half Bath In San Francisco

A broken water supply line has the potential to dump a large amount of water quickly, and that is what happened in this half bath. A homeowner came home from work to find his downstairs bathroom had unleashed a mini-river. He turned off the water and pulled up as much water as he could. Then he contacted us to work on the remaining moisture left in the bathroom vanity cabinet and wall.

Water damage in San Francisco of any size needs to addressed quickly. On arrival, our technicians removed the soaked bathroom rugs to dry in another area and used portable pumps and squeegees to remove as much residual water as possible from the floor and cabinet interior. We determined the subflooring was not affected; however, the vanity was saturated. Weep holes were drilled to allow for both drainage and airflow behind the wall cavity.

Why SERVPRO? We are local, and our emergency response teams are available 24-hours a day to meet your needs for remediation with both compassion and professionalism. Each time we set up air movers and dehumidifiers, it is a specific configuration to the area in the property we are drying. We take the shape of the room into consideration and the particular angles necessary to best pull moisture to the surface so it can be captured and removed. SERVPRO technicians removed the wood baseboard under the vanity and used hoses to direct air both under and throughout the cabinet for thorough drying.

Once verified as dry through moisture readings, SERVPRO technicians leave the premises sanitary as they hand-clean surfaces with our antifungal and antibacterial cleaners. We offer building services, and the baseboard under the vanity was warped from exposure to too much moisture, we were able to replace it for the property owner as part of our restoration to make this mini-flood “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage cleanup needs to happen as soon as possible, that is why SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 is available 24/7 to come to your property and restore and repair water loss to your property and contents.

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Winning Tactics for San Francisco Fire Damage Remediation

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Winning Tactics for San Francisco Fire Damage Remediation Turn to SERVPRO when overloaded sockets cause fire damage in your home. We make it “Like it never even happened.”

Get Prompt Fire Damage Restoration for Your San Francisco Residence

Home fires occur due to many reasons, one of them being overloaded sockets. If you plug many devices into an outlet using extension cords, too much power is drawn into the outlet’s apparatus, causing it to overheat, and possibly melt, ignite or malfunction. To deal with the aftermath of a fire, you need fire damage restoration services. Walls, ceiling, and carpets can absorb the smoke a fire leaves behind, and it can remain even after several months. You can avoid long term problems and high repair bills if you follow the right steps to get your property back to normal.

The most crucial step is contacting a fire restoration service like SERVPRO. Our technicians can assist you in restoring your San Francisco residence after fire damage. We have the technical expertise to assess your property and then plan and complete the restoration process. We respond to calls within an hour of receiving them and begin the cleanup process quickly since fire damage is corrosive.

We use our expertise to deal with fire and smoke destruction. Your carpets, floors, walls, and ceilings may need a thorough cleaning. SERVPRO technicians use the appropriate cleaning products and equipment to clean and protect different surfaces. We can clean the soot on the walls in preparation for refinishing or painting.

We can also clean and deodorize the restorable contents like furniture, area rugs, upholstery and draperies in the affected areas. We also clean and deodorize possessions like bedding, clothing, art, and electronics to restore them to the preloss condition. Deodorization eliminates bad odors.

If the fire was massive, fire-fighters might have used a lot of water used to put it out. The water has to be cleaned up for it can ruin construction materials and contribute to mold growth. We can use dehumidifiers, water extraction units and blowers to quickly remove the water. We can also assist you in filling out the insurance forms required to claim damages linked to your fire accident.

After a fire, SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos can help you to restore your property. We have the expertise to make your home look like it never caught fire. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Contact us at (650) 591-4137 for fire damage restoration services in San Francisco, Redwood City, and Foster City.

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Fire Damage in San Francisco? SERVPRO Has What it Takes to Restore Your Property

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in San Francisco?  SERVPRO Has What it Takes to Restore Your Property SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is always on call for your fire damage restoration needs.

Fire Repairs and Reconstruction of Your San Francisco Home

Structural damages are an everyday staple to widespread fire emergencies that affect San Francisco homes. While many homeowners want to address these concerns immediately, it is only part of the widespread effects that could impact your property during and after a fire has occurred. Addressing all of these effects as well as the structural concerns that exist requires comprehensive restoration services that provide a seamless transition between mitigation, restoration, and final restoration steps.

While many residential contractors can work to provide reconstruction after fire damages to your San Francisco home, it is more cost-effective and efficient for your time to trust in a team that can provide both effective restoration and quality reconstruction. Our SERVPRO team has years of experience servicing the area with a 24/7 response to emergencies to begin necessary mitigation work immediately. This rapid response can reduce the need for reconstruction and help to prepare your home for that step to follow immediately after mitigation efforts complete.

Through the fire debris removal process, our licensed contractors oversee these efforts to ensure that only the damaged portions of your property get removed. Not only does this mean fewer materials that must get reinstalled, but it also means less out-of-pocket expenses and wait time for you to get back into your restored home.

We work to provide a seamless transition between the recovery efforts of the mitigation phase into the needed restoration work to come. With licensed contractors with experience in all of the building trades pertinent to residential reconstruction, we can transition from the initial mitigation into reconstruction right away. While other outfits might have you seeking out your reputable contractor, our SERVPRO team has already started work on returning your property to its original condition.

It might seem overwhelming to contend with fire damage that leaves structural damage to your house, but our SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos response team can help. With effective mitigation and experienced reconstruction, we can make fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (650) 591-4137.

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After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Foster City Home We Are Here To Help

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Foster City Home We Are Here To Help Effective mitigation of a water loss incident in your home begins with water removal services from competent professionals like ours.

Preventing A Spread Of Water Damage Through Your Foster City Home

Many things can cause water loss incidents to occur in your Foster City home from plumbing breaches to appliance malfunctions, but the damage caused is equally detrimental to your residence. It is critical to respond to these situations quickly by getting in touch with professional restoration technicians like ours with the tools and expertise to make a difference in your home to prevent other unaffected areas from becoming damaged as well.

There are many steps to contain a loss incident, but one of the first steps to restoring this hazardous situation is water removal in your Foster City home. Our SERVPRO professionals have many levels of extraction equipment and have extensive training in effective mitigation strategies that can help to reduce the spread of the water throughout your property.

With our team being available to work on your damaged home 24 hours a day, we can arrive to the situation with the ability to help contain the current damage and repair the source of the water damage to allow you to reopen the water supply valve to your property again. Our extraction equipment can help to clear out excess water present in exposed areas such as our gas-powered pumps and our weighted extractors that can help to pull saturation from carpeted areas of your house.

Rapid extraction work can allow our SERVPRO technicians to begin moisture removal and drying efforts which can contain the spread of the damage with the use of our efficient and effective drying machines like our high-velocity air movers, injectidry system, and LGR dehumidifiers. With the appropriate drops in moisture content, many exposed structural elements and materials can get restored without requiring replacement.

Effective mitigation of a water loss incident in your home begins with water removal services from competent professionals like ours. With our fast response time and industry-leading equipment, you can be confident in choosing our SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos team whenever disaster strikes. Give our crew a call today at (650) 591-4137.

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Our Specialists Explain Our Five Point Plan For Your Foster City Home After A Fire

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Specialists Explain Our Five Point Plan For Your Foster City Home After A Fire A detailed plan of action is part of the journey to restoring your property to preloss conditions, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos to begin.

The Five Point Fire Damage Plan For Foster City Residences

Unforeseen events at home can result in lengthy restoration procedures and testing to ensure it is safe for you to return. Often starting in the kitchen, a fire can be contained to one place, but smoke can spread outwards causing significant damages to furnishings or other areas. Using professional services with experience can help to mitigate losses and reduce the amount of time it takes to remediate your home.

When it comes to fire damage in foster city residences the majority of cases are minor or medium in scale. SERVPRO classify a medium scale fire as significant smoke residues which may require repainting, restoration, and replacement to ceilings, fittings, contents, walls or floors. Thankfully, in most medium losses, contents restoration can be done onsite without the necessity for expensive pack outs or relocations.

SERVPRO has technicians with IICRC certificates in fire damages and operates with a five-point plan to bring your property back to preloss conditions. We begin with mitigation which could involve performing temporary board ups or drying properties that are wet due to firefighting procedures. Temporary electrical generators can be provided if the property's primary source of electrics is shutoff.

Mitigation procedure is about preventing further damage and performing immediate, albeit temporary repair. SERVPRO follow it up with structural and contents cleaning. Repainting damaged walls and ceilings or removing items to a clean zone to allow both in-depth cleanings of the structure and restoration of personal possessions.

Some property owners may need specialty restoration. This restoration could include valuable items like artworks to be packed out and treated to advanced methods. Ultrasonic cleaning can be provided where necessary to help remove ingrained soot from valuable metals or woods, mechanical cleaning for clothing or refinishing furniture.

It is rare for medium scale fire damages to require reconstruction. However, where it is necessary, SERVPRO can leverage our trusted third-party contacts to perform architectural remodeling if areas of the structure are beyond repair. Odors left behind after a fire can be treated at the source or neutralized using industrial grade foggers.

A detailed plan of action is part of the journey to restoring your property to preloss conditions, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 to begin.

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How Does a House Fire Impact the Air Quality of Your San Francisco Home?

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Does a House Fire Impact the Air Quality of Your San Francisco Home? Smoke and soot can cause damage to the indoor air quality of your home.

The Tools to Improve IAQ After a Fire in Your San Francisco Home

After a fire occurs in your San Francisco home, many homeowners work to reach out to their insurance company to get the process started for recovery and restoration. As a result, this insurance provider requires documentation, photographic evidence, and cataloging of the damage to approve a claim made for home restoration. As simple as it might seem to gather this information on your own, there are risks with entering a home after a fire that many homeowners might not understand.

Indoor air quality can often become steeply compromised after fire damage occurs in your San Francisco home. Smoke and soot particles can remain in the air after the incident, posing a risk of their own for inadequately protected people entering the home. Additionally, threats like chemicals, gases, and contaminants can cause health effects to exposed individuals assessing the property without respirators or even SCBA gear. Our SERVPRO technicians can assess these risks and arrive with the personal protection equipment needed for a thorough inspection of your property to acquire the information your insurance company needs.

Improving the indoor air quality of your home begins with reducing the particulates and contaminants that could be circulating through the air. We can set up several pieces of equipment including air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators. Both of these have HEPA filters inside that can trap particles as small as .3 microns. The equipment continues to run through debris removal and any necessary tear out processes to reduce dust, debris, and further spread of soot and smoke effects.

Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals can also work to improve harsh odors that often follow a structure fire. Treating open areas and exposed materials simultaneously with equipment like our thermal foggers can permanently eliminate odors and help to make the damage “Like it never even happened.”

From the time that the first responders leave, give our SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos fire restoration technicians the opportunity to show you how our extensive training and industry-leading equipment can work to restore your home entirely. Give us a call at (650) 591-4137.

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Some Tips To Help Your Home Recover From Redwood City Flooding

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Some Tips To Help Your Home Recover From Redwood City Flooding Whether flooding in your home is due to internal or external causes, the need to contact team SERVPRO still exists. Contact us for water removal.

Act Quickly When There is Flood Damage to Your Home in Redwood City

Living in Redwood City is ideal by most standards. Its proximity to San Francisco and the growth of technology makes it a lovely place to set up home. However, it can also fall victim to the effects of mother nature, and homeowners need to prepare. As implausible as it may seem, a torrential downpour can quickly escalate, causing floods and leaving significant damage in its wake. When water enters your home, it is best to call a professional team to your aid.

If you encounter flood damage to your home in Redwood City, SERVPRO is ready to become your most invaluable resource. Time is of the essence when reacting to a flood in your home, but so is a targeted approach. Our team is trained and specialized in assessing the extent of the damage, including the anticipation of collateral effects left by the entry of water into your home. Mold, for example, may eventually appear if the remediation process is not done correctly, which is why the help of our professional team makes a difference.

Upon arrival, our Green Fleet ensures that all work areas are safe. With precautions in place, we proceed to extract water remains from your home. We have at our disposal an array of tools and technology to achieve ideal moisture levels in your home, ranging from submersible water pumps to wet/dry vacuums. As we extract water, we collect information on the air quality of your home and continue to act accordingly. Once our sensors and monitors verify that we have achieved industry-defined optimal water levels, it is time for us to deodorize and disinfect your home.

The process may sound simple, but our SERVPRO team has carefully studied the principles of psychrometry to inform us of our progress. We also train on the use of techniques, such as drilling small holes on your baseboards, focused on promoting the air flow through your home and walls. This thorough approach far exceeds what the average homeowner can achieve with household-grade equipment. It is important to remember that any water excess can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, which may be a hazard to your health.

At SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlos, we put our best foot forward to protect your home from long-lasting flood damage. All you need to do is call us at (650) 591-4137 where our team is ready to respond to your emergency 24/7 should you ever need our expert advice.

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What is Protein Based Soot and How Does it Affect your San Carlos Kitchen

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage  What is Protein Based Soot and How Does it Affect your San Carlos Kitchen SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is ready to restore your fire damaged home.

What To Expect When Restoration Professionals Respond To San Carlos Fire Damage

Bringing your San Carlos home back from the damage done by a kitchen fire is a job for professionals. The residues deposited on surfaces are toxic and require a specific protocol for proper removal. Smoke and soot drift far from the original fire location, charred structural components need assessment to determine if restoration is possible, and lingering odors cannot continue to remind homeowners of the disaster. We can help. 

Our team of trained and well-equipped technicians addresses all these concerns and more when we arrive on-site after fire damages your San Carlos residence. We are a full-service disaster restoration company, employing industry best practices to return a fire-ravaged residence to refreshed and comfortable preloss condition. 

The first issue is almost always water and chemical removal, coping with these common complications after firefighting efforts. SERVPRO crews are experts in water extraction and structural drying, carrying the pumps, extractors, heated air movers, and dehumidifiers on response vehicles. Ridding the home of water first is a safety requirement, reducing the likelihood of slip and fall injuries and reducing the chance of electrical shock. 

Then the crew assesses and begins to use appropriate techniques and products to clean sooty residues. Kitchen fires produce protein-based soot, nearly invisible on surfaces. It is difficult to remove without abrasive action and special solvents best applied by our trained workers. The SERVPRO crew leads also assess the characteristics of the soot deposited in other spaces. Depending on the fuel consumed coatings can be ashy, sticky, light, or thick. We might use brush and vacuum, spray and wipe, or agitation to clear the different types of soot, matching the types we observe to the correct products and tools.

Let us help with odor neutralization, using modern advancements in equipment and methods. SERVPRO technicians are also able to save structural materials you might fear too charred to consider for anything but removal and replacement. Throughout the fire damage remediation and restoration process, we work with your insurance to minimize your out of pocket costs.

Reach out to a leader in the fire mitigation industry when you engage the services of SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos. Call us at (650) 591-4137 immediately after the firefighters leave to get your home back. 

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Fast Action Is Required When Water Causes Significant Damage To A Historical San Francisco Property

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast Action Is Required When Water Causes Significant Damage To A Historical San Francisco Property Our SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos rapid response team is available 24/7!

Protecting Flooring In Historical San Francisco Properties

San Francisco has a rich and illustrious history and remains committed to preserving some of these historic buildings and properties through intricate renovations and refurbishments to protect their beauty and function. Water loss incidents can adversely affect any property, but it can prove devastating to older construction. Our professionals can respond quickly in the event of a water loss emergency to provide effective mitigation tactics designed to reduce the spread of water and protect the property.

Hardwood flooring and intricate moldings are often hit the hardest by water damage in your San Francisco historical property. Touring individuals or even office spaces that have been tucked into the property now become affected by the need for immediate servicing by trained professionals able to remove water quickly while focusing specifically on preserving original materials. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced equipment that can do this with the right response from the owner about the incident.

Hardwood flooring, as an example, requires fast attention from trained personnel. Our SERVPRO team can arrive quickly to set up air movers and dehumidifiers to begin removing moisture from this saturated material. The longer this dampness and moisture remain in the wood, the more likely it becomes that the material bloats and distorts. Once this swelling has occurred, there is no choice but to remove these materials and replace it with new construction.

Large drying mats play a significant role in drying out flooring materials in a water-damaged historical building because they can penetrate beyond the surface to the subflooring without pulling the moisture out too rapidly. A steady draw of the moisture until the area gets thoroughly dried prevents warping and protects the integrity of the material itself.

While you might guide tours through harrowed halls of former celebrities or musicians, or oversee the grounds of refurbished office space in a historical property, water damage can be devastating without a fast response from trained professionals. Our SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos rapid response team is available 24/7 at (650) 591-4137.

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