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

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom flood illustration After a water mishap in your Redwood City bathroom, you will need help from the experts. Call our skilled water remediation technicians right away.

Water Damage From A Half Bath In Redwood City

A broken water supply line can dump a large amount of water quickly. If your half bathroom has unleashed a mini-river, turn off the water, and contact SERVPRO. We can work on the moisture left in the bathroom, vanity cabinet, and wall.

Water damage in Redwood City of any size needs to be addressed quickly. On arrival, our technicians can remove the soaked bathroom rugs to dry in another area and use portable pumps and squeegees to remove as much residual water as possible from the floor and cabinet interior. We determine if the subflooring was affected. Weep holes can be drilled to allow for both drainage and airflow behind the wall cavity.

Why SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration? 

We are local, and our emergency response teams are available 24-hours a day to meet your needs for remediation with 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 consider the shape of the room and the particular angles necessary to pull moisture to the surface best to be captured and removed. SERVPRO technicians can remove the wood baseboard under the vanity and use 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 can be warped from exposure to too much moisture. We are able to replace it for the property owner as a 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 damage to your property and contents.

Does A Fire Contained In A Room in Redwood City Homes Require Significant Fire Restoration Effort?

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

"Fire damage restoration experts" Fires can happen without warning and you are going to need a company to come in and take care of the damage. Call SERVPRO for fire damage remediation.

SERVPRO Helps With Entire House Fire Cleanup to Restore City Homes to their Pre-loss State

Most fire incidents tend to affect vast sections of a structure. However, some incidents, such as a candle falling over and lighting up combustible materials, can be contained in a single room. However, the smoke still filters out, leaving residues and pungent odors in the rest of the structure, necessitating fire restoration.

Fire damage restoration in Redwood City homes where the blaze is contained in a single area mostly involves soot removal, which can simply require wiping surfaces or deep cleaning processes. Smoke tends to move to colder areas leaving soot concentrated in concealed areas such as inside cabinets. Factors such as the physical condition of surfaces also affect the process since rough or unfinished surfaces are harder to clean. SERVPRO is equipped to handle any challenge and deliver any service needed.

Typical restoration services include:

  • Smoke remediation
  • House fire clean up
  • Water & fire damage restorations

Before starting the house fire cleanup process, it is essential to estimate the amount and type of residues involved. Our SERVPRO technicians perform simple tests such as running a cleaning sponge along wall surfaces starting near the seat of the fire, allowing us to establish the depth of the residues and the spread pattern. We also evaluate the texture of the collected residues to determine whether it is a wet or dry smoke situation. 

To simplify the cleaning process, we use various mediums. For instance, chemical sponges allow surface cleaning without leaving smudges. We also wet-clean surfaces where there is significant residue concentration. 

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos provides excellent fire restoration services. Call us at (650) 591-4137 when you need assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Ugly Mold Patches in Your Foster City Home!! A Good Reason to Call SERVPRO

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

a mold damaged wall in a building Did you first see or smell the tell-tale odor of mold? Contact Team SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the mold damage.

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Technology to Handle Mold Damage in Foster City

When you call SERVPRO to your home in Foster City for a mold damage remediation, we pledge to put our best equipment and personnel to use to reverse any damage that has already happened. Prevent any more mold damage from happening, and safeguard the home and its occupants against any potential health effects that may come with an infestation. Along with our expertly-trained technicians, the core of our highly efficient restoration procedures is made up of our extensive array of advanced equipment and technology designed specifically to take care of fungal problems in the home. Calling us into the site guarantees the use of these devices and more, should the situation call for it.

Detection Tools 

Our ability to detect hidden areas of mold damage in Foster City homes has drastically improved in recent years, thanks to advances in detection technology. We stock and use infrared cameras to identify patches of growth behind walls and other surfaces that can completely prevent visual detection. We also use moisture detecting thermo-hygrometers to identify sources of moisture in the home and eliminate them to avoid any further spread of spores that can develop into new colonies.

Our top priority when dealing with any species of fungus is safety for anyone living in the household. To this end, we employ industrial strength sanitizing tools to kill off any spores remaining in the home after we remove growth through traditional means. Our high-powered UV ray generators can wipe an entire area clean of dangerous microbes and spores quickly and without using any additional resources.

Complete Odor Removal 

We at SERVPRO equip our crews with the strongest, most modern odor elimination tools on the market. Using chemical fogging devices, we can reach into even the most inaccessible parts of your home and neutralize odor molecules at the source. We also use some specially formulated products for this purpose. Once we are done, your home might smell newer and more fresh than the day you bought it. 

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos provides comprehensive and thorough mold remediation services for homes across the local community. Give us a call at (650) 591-4137.

SERVPRO's Guide To Comprehensive Flood Damage Mitigation Services In Redwood City

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen and dining room with items floating everywhere Flooding can bring in many other particles and contaminants into your home. Stay safe and contact SERVPRO to mitigate the situation.

When Flood Damage Ruins Your Redwood City Home, You Need Comprehensive Mitigation Services

Flooding from severe weather pushes more than water into your home. Mud, garbage, sand, chemicals, and worse all get washed in with the water when areas in Redwood City become flooded. Responding afterward to the mess and getting it cleaned up can protect your home from continued damages.

We help homeowners in Redwood City cope with the aftermath of flood damage. Flooding is only one of many disasters that can affect families and businesses. While being prepared cannot prevent all tragedies from happening, the safety tips learned can help reduce any harm your family suffers.

Recovering after a flooding event takes time, but SERVPRO works as quickly as possible to mitigate the damage and leave your residence "Like it never even happened." We also protect against related problems. Instead of merely exchanging wet drywall and other materials for new, we air the interior of your property out until it reaches normal moisture content levels again. Only then do we bring new materials into your home. We use moisture meters to determine when we reach our goal in this and other aspects of your home's restoration.

The floor under your carpet can harbor many various types of debris. Food particles, other organic matter, soil from outside, and much more filter through the carpeting and cracks in the flooring. Before installing new carpeting, we remove this debris. Without it, any microbes have less to consume. Removing the debris also removes any traces of moisture that it may have absorbed. Floors that have concrete underneath might require removing some wooden pieces to dry out the concrete beneath and prevent buckling due to a lack of space caused by swelling.

Cleaning and sanitizing your belongings that either fell to the floor or were below the flood lines helps restore the majority of belongings affected. SERVPRO looks to you as a partner in the restoration of your home. We discuss such issues with you before disposing of anything found in your home. It is imperative that you are satisfied with our work and how your house's mitigation and restoration turns out. We're here to listen to all your concerns and help guide you in any way possible.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos wants to help families get back to normal after flood damage. Call us at our 24-hour emergency services line, (650) 591-4137, so we can begin helping you make your home safe, dry, and beautiful again.

Professional Water Mitigation in Redwood City is a Must

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling that is falling apart Excess water needs to be removed quickly before the materials further deteriorate. Call our team to bring the water removal equipment.

Involve Professional Restorers like SERVPRO for Water Mitigation in Redwood City Even If a Small Water Leak causes it

Water damage can take a significant toll on your property. Damage related to more than one inch of water from a faulty water heater or dishwasher can be expensive to restore if you do not act fast. Involving experienced restorers like SERVPRO is the best way to minimize damage and get your home to its preloss damage.

Since we understand how disruptive and stressful water damage can be, we respond within the shortest time possible to conduct water mitigation in Redwood City. We conduct a thorough inspection to gauge the severity of the damage. Our SERVPRO team of highly trained technicians can dry out a property effectively. This helps in:

  • Speeding up the drying process
  • Minimizing the chances of mold growth
  • Preventing structural instability

We can extract the excess water on your carpeting and pad using a self-propelled extraction tool. The tool squeezes the excess water in the carpet using the restorer’s weight, leaving only moisture behind. If water has seeped into your wooden floor, our SERVPRO restorers could use portable electric heaters to speed up evaporation. We contain the heat against the wooden floor using 6-mil plastic and sandbags. 

It is essential to allow professionals to perform water mitigation for effective restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos for excellent water mitigation “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (650) 591-4137.

Who Do You Call When a Washing Machine Hose Malfunctions in Foster City?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

view of brightly colored clothes on spin cycle in top loading washing machine Malfunctioning washing machines are a main source of water damage each year. Our team is trained to located the hidden water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Provides Water Removal Services to Foster City Residents

Gallons of water can rapidly pour into your home when a washer hose comes loose. If you catch it right away and shut off the water, the water damage can seem minimal, but hidden moisture damage can cause problems days later.

The Washing Machine Was on An Upper Level 

When the washing machine is on the second story, the water migrates. The water in this situation spread into the hallway and the ceiling below. Professional water removal services in Foster City are needed at this point. Moisture moves in different ways:

  • Liquid flow
  • Air movement
  • Capillary suction
  • Vapor diffusion

Our team is trained to seek out and remove hidden water damage. Employing various water damage restoration methods, including water extraction, drying the home, cleaning, and restoring, our crews can handle ceiling repairs from water damage and basement flooding cleanup. Water damage repairs will put your home back in working order in no time. For professional water removal service, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 today.

Whom Do Redwood City Homeowners Call for Flood Restoration?

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

storm clouds against night sky; lightning within clouds Storms are a part of life. And when storm damage occurs, SERVPRO is ready and equipped to restore your home.

SERVPRO Answers the Call When Redwood City Residents Need Flood Damage Help

Storms and flooding are a rising concern in California and its coastal towns. Cities further inward are affected as the torrential rains move into their path. All of this can lead to extreme flood damage and the need for water damage remediation.

What Are Some Issues That Happen with Flooding?

When flood damage happens in Redwood City, your home is impacted in several ways. Immediate water damage restoration is needed to prevent secondary damage. Calling SERVPRO right away can make all the difference. Here are some things that can occur with flooding:

  • Contaminated water impacting your home’s content
  • Ceilings, floors, walls, and cavities get flooded
  • Plumbing and electrical systems are damaged
  • Secondary damage such as mold
  • Water migration
  • Structural elements impacted

SERVPRO’s IICRC technicians can be there within hours of your call. We provide:

  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Removal Services
  • Food Restoration
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup

We use moisture meters, probes, and sensors to find hidden moisture. We restore as much as we can. Specialty cleaning options clean and restores structural elements and more. Antifungals and antimicrobials are applied to all affected surfaces. For professional flood damage services, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137.

In-Home Flooding Means Water Cleanup is Needed in Redwood City

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged home Water damage can come from a variety of sources. Whatever the scope, SERVPRO is ready and equipped to restore your home.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Remediation When a Water Intrusion Occurs in your Redwood City Home

Redwood City got its start as home to the Ohlone people, a Native American group from Northern California. It went on to become a port city, becoming the destination point of goods and lumber. Today, it is in Silicon Valley and is the headquarters for numerous global technology companies. Although home to technology, there are many historic landmarks and lots to see and do.

Famous Redwood City People

Redwood City is home to quite a few notable people in various areas of endeavors. There are politicians, sports figures, and entertainers. They include:

  • John Huntsman, Jr – politician & diplomat
  • Davante Adams – football player
  • Geoff Blum – baseball player & broadcaster
  • Jeff Clark – wave surfer
  • Lily Zhang – Olympic table tennis
  • Bela Lugosi – actor
  • Chelsi Smith – Miss USA & Miss Universe

Union Cemetery

This California Historical Landmark was started in 1859. It was San Mateo County’s first American burial ground. The cemetery closed in 1918, but the poor continued to be buried there. Visitors can see the graves of California volunteers who died during the Civil War, plus other historical plots. It is a beautiful area and well worth the visit.

Lathrop House

Built in 1863, the Lathrop-Connor Mansfield House is an eleven-room house. The home initially rested on the spot the Fox Theatre is on. Tall arches and gables adorn the building making it a lovely architectural work. The unique steamboat design is specific to the period. Today it is a museum and heritage center dedicated to preserving Redwood City history.

The Fox Theatre

Originally known as The New Sequoia Theater, it opened in 1929 and drew visitors to new motion pictures. It is a work of art with a Moorish design on the inside and a Gothic-style exterior. In one manner or another, it has been an ongoing venue for entertainment featuring entertainers such as Bill Cosby, BB King, and Melissa Etheridge.

Bair Island Ecological Reserve

Bair Island is made up of three islands, Inner, Outer, and Middle Island, which span over 3,000 acres, are part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Reserve is an ecological wetland and is home to many species, including the Salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper rail, and endangered species. Visitors can tour the wetlands and marsh area on guided trails.

Parks & Recreation

There are a plethora of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in Redwood City. If you love wildflowers, Edgewood County Park is famous for them. There are over 25 city parks residents and visitors alike can take advantage of throughout the year. And if you are in our area on July 4th, you won’t want to miss one of the largest Independence Day parade events in the US.

SERVPRO Provides Water Cleanup Service to Redwood City Residents

Whether you need basement flooding cleanup, sewage cleanup, or ceiling roof repairs from water damage SERVPRO has you covered. Fast mitigation is necessary to prevent secondary damage whenever there is a water intrusion. We provide:

  • Water extraction with various pumps
  • Drying with commercial air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Water damage remediation
  • Ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Flood restoration

If you need professional water cleanup, give SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos a call at (650) 591-4137.

Flood Damage from Storms in Foster City

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

storm clouds Flood damage? Call SERVPRO! We are always on call.

Containing contaminated materials after flood damage in Foster City

Flooding can cause catastrophic damage, carrying debris, chemicals, and biohazards damaging buildings and contents. These elements can be dangerous to human health. We take appropriate precautions to protect everyone, including employees and our teams.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup in Foster City using the appropriate PPE levels and containment necessary for the conditions present. We dispose of all debris and damaged contents. They are bagged and carefully removed from the site. We clean the remaining contents and structures, handling them carefully to avoid further exposure.

We utilize a variety of processes and equipment to protect everyone from further danger. For example:

  • Manage the flow of air from clean to contaminated areas
  • Our team utilize PPE
  • Your family or employees are asked to avoid the area
  • We protect uncontaminated areas

We employ various levels of containment depending on the situation:

  • Source containment – wrap in 6 mil plastic and remove
  • Local or mini containment – set up a mini enclosure wrapped in 6 mill plastic
  • Full-scale containment – work area is contained, or a separate decontamination area is maintained

Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos for flood damage services in Foster City and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (650) 591-4137.

Water Restoration for Local Companies in Redwood City

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used to day water damaged wall SERVPRO has the right equipment to restore your water damaged home.

Why Does Water Restoration Take Longer for Some Materials in Redwood City?

Almost all materials absorb moisture to some degree. For example, carpets tend to absorb a great deal more water than hardwood floors or cement floors. Why do some walls absorb more than others?

SERVPRO completes an assessment of the materials and the absorption rates before beginning water restoration activities for Redwood City companies. An unpainted wall with drywall may need to be replaced, while one that is painted may not need replacement due to the difference in moisture absorption rates of painted surfaces. This process is called Permeance.

Examples of materials with low permeance absorption rates include:

  • Vapor barriers
  • Glass, enamel
  • Masonry brick
  • Vapor retarding paints such as high gloss or semi-gloss paints.

Materials with high Permeance include:

  • Fabrics, carpets
  • Unpainted drywall
  • Particleboard

Fabrics and carpeting can usually be dried, while drywall and particle board tend to swell as they absorb moisture. We replace these items with new materials.

Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos for water restoration services at companies in Redwood City and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (650) 591-4137.