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Why Should Sacramento Residents Choose SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade for Water Damage Mitigation of Their Homes?

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Homes with water damage from a burst water line, need the help from SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade. We have certified and trained technicians and industrial equipment for the job.

Water damage mitigation in Sacramento homes can be a stressful and complicated task, which may be fit only for trained professionals. SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade water damage restoration experts have years of experience in dealing with water issues in the Sacramento area which includes, but are not limited to:

  • Ceiling leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Sewer backups
  • Basement floods

If the water damage due to any of these issues is not mitigated promptly and properly, there is a chance of incurring extensive damage to the property which can be more costly. Our team of technicians have industrial equipment to handle any size disaster. We aim to mitigate the water damage in your Sacramento home “Like it never even happened.”

So, what makes SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade the first choice among water cleanup companies?

Our SERVPRO technicians understand the need to adapt to various water damage situations. We train our experts to use the right equipment to get the best results under any given condition. Here are the typical steps involved in water damage repairs:

  • Water extraction - the objective during water damage mitigation is to avoid secondary damage due to standing water. Extraction equipment we utilize are extractors, wet vacuum, and carpet wands to achieve this.
  • Remove excess water - in order to achieve this, dehumidifiers and air movers are strategically placed around the affected area to ensure a fast and efficient drying process.

Call SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade for around-the-clock assistance. We are available 24/7 at 916-285-7257.

Does Your East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade Business Need Crawl Space Mold Removal?

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know mold can spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours? SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade has trained technicians in mold remediation services for your commercial building and will carry out mold removal for businesses.

Mold is an occurring substance that is present in nature. That means there are always some mold spores present in your business premises. The problem comes when those mold spores find the right conditions to form a colony. Once a colony grows, it is easy for spores to split off from the main colony and find a new place to grow, causing a series of mold patches to spring up in your shop or office.

The fungus thrives in dark, damp places. That makes crawl spaces an ideal home for mold. If you have mold growing in your Sacramento business premises crawl space, you will need SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade mold removal service. But how do you know there is mold in the crawl space of your business? 

  • Use your nose – if the crawl space smells musty, there might be a problem.
  • Shine a torch in and see if there are any visible mold patches.
  • Look for damp patches or signs of mold on the floors or walls near the crawl space.

SERVPRO technicians can seal off your crawl space and then tackle the mold using remediation techniques that include but are not limited to: hepa vacuuming and spraying with antimicrobial.

If you are concerned about crawl space mold removal, call SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden-Arcade at 916-285-7257.

Flooded House in Sacramento

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

A house can flood at any time! Flooding may occur when a pipe inside your home leaks or a toilet overflows. There are many reasons why a Sacramento house can flood. Listed below are several reasons.

-A blocked or failed pipe

-Heavy rain pooling around the house

-Storm sewer backup

-Water supply line break or hot water heater tank failure


The flooding in this Sacramento house was caused by washing machine overflow. We were on-site within an hour to provide emergency services and begin the water extraction process on the carpets. SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade assesses the water damage and documents the damage to discuss with the insured’s insurance adjuster. Our franchise sets up drying equipment on the initial day of loss, followed by monitoring visits to determine if the structure is actually dry. If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to the Sacramento house, not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Keep in mind that the longer water damage is left, the worse the problem will get. SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade specialize in water mitigation. Our team of technicians are highly trained in water restoration techniques to restore your property to its preloss state. We are a preferred vendor to many national insurance companies and we bill the insurance directly, so it is one less thing for our customers to worry about during this stressful time.

Call SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade at 916-285-7257. We are available 24/7 for all your water restoration needs.

How Do I Clean My Sacramento Property After Water Damage?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can come in different forms, and each one can be equally damaging. For instance, water damage can be caused by recent storm damage, a burst pipe, fire fighting efforts, or from any other sources - the results will be the same: extreme damage to property that can disrupt your daily life. SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade can assess the water damage and prevent further damage.

Mold will often follow a water damage event if not handled immediately, so it is essential to know how to clean your property afterward. You may want to rely on a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade to help you get your premises cleaned up after a flood or other type of water damage.

What are some important steps to take when cleaning my Sacramento property after water damage?

First, call SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade. 

Here are some things you can do while you wait for SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade to arrive:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Call SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade at 916-285-7257 for water damage.

What Does The SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade Water Damage Restoration Process Look Like?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment 

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification 

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing 

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning content using several techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration 

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Here at SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade, we are water damage restoration specialists, and we have the necessary drying equipment and knowledge to help restore our Sacramento home or business to its preloss state. We can quickly provide water extraction services and begin the drying process, all while dealing with any mold growth that has occurred. Call SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade at 916-285-7257.

What Are Water Damage Categories at SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage to your Sacramento home or business can be the result of many different situations such as storms, burst pipes, firefighting efforts, or overflows. Did you know there are different classifications of water damage. Some water damage scenarios are small and manageable while others can be disastrous. The SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade team of technicians are well equipped to handle water damage events of all classifications. We will be on-site as soon as we receive your initial call.

So, what are the elements of each water damage category?

There are 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage:

  • Class 1 involves the least amount of water, absorption, and evaporation. It affects only part of the material that has absorbed minimal moisture. Little or no wet carpet or cushion is present.
  • Class 2 involves a more significant amount of water, absorption, and evaporation. It affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion (pad). Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches. There is moisture remaining in structural materials and substructure soil.

  • Class 3 involves much more significant amounts of water, absorption, and evaporation. This includes saturated ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion, and subfloor.
  • Class 4 relates to specialty drying. For example, situations involving wet materials with very low permeance/porosity. This includes hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, lightweight concrete, and stone. Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity. These types of losses may need longer drying times and unique methods.

Call SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade for all your water damage needs at 916-285-7257.

Protecting Your Sacramento Home From Water Damage

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

There is nothing worse than water damage for a homeowner. It can often occur with little-to-no warning, leaving the homeowner completely unaware that there is an issue until the water damage is visible or significant. From weakening a structure - such as framing, walls, ceiling, and flooring - water damage creates an optimal environment for mold invasion. 

SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade believes that one of the best ways to protect your home from water damage is to be prepared in advance. Preparation can involve:

Maintenance

Maintaining the condition of your home is smart, both financially and with regards to safety, so keep an eye on the areas involving water. Windows and doors need to be kept in good condition, sealed well in advance of wet weather. Additionally, check the pipes under the kitchen sink, and provide regular care to prevent pipes bursting.

Flooding

If you live in an area that is near a river or creek, or if you have drainage ditches on your property, you will want to take the necessary precautions to ensure that rising waters of any kind will not get near your property, especially during rainstorms.

Spills

If you have a spill or accident in your home, such as an overflowing dishwasher, that can be a huge issue when it comes to the clean up. If the water is not managed properly and quickly, warped floorboards, baseboards, and carpeting can be the result. Take the steps you can to clean up standing water, and then give your friends here at SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade a call!

SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade can be on-site to help with any type of water damage emergency you have experienced. We handle all types of damage: water, fire, mold, biohazards and more! Give SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade a call at 916-285-7257.

SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade - The First Steps In Recovering After Water Damage

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

You will often have no idea that water damage has occurred. It can be due to a natural event, such as a rainstorm, an overflowing creek or river, or maybe just a big spill. Other times, it can be because an appliance or piping has sprung a leak. Some areas of your home or business are more likely to experience water damage than others; rooms with sinks, as in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas are always at risk, while low-lying areas such as basements and cellars are places that will be more likely to see water damage. So, what do you do? SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade will inform you of the first steps in recovering after water damage.

Recovery from water damage:

  • Turn off all water sources immediately and soak up standing water using mops, or towels, blankets, and rags. Get ceiling or oscillating floor fans started to dry the affected areas as soon as possible. Make sure all electrical tools and machinery are away from standing water before you plug them in
  • Remove and prop up all wet upholstery and cushions so that they can dry, and protect carpeting by placing wooden blocks under furniture legs

Safety precautions of water damage

  • Refrain from using household appliances and ceiling fixtures while surfaces are wet
  • Avoid rooms with sagging ceilings or warped flooring; inspect areas that have experienced large amounts of water to ensure there is no severe structural damage
  • Wet materials are often extremely heavy; avoid moving anything that is difficult
  • Never wade into water when you don’t know how deep it is or if you aren’t sure whether it is contaminated

When you experience a water damage event, keep SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade in mind. Our team of office staff and technicians have the experience and expertise you will need to manage through a water damage event. We are also experts when it comes to fire damage, mold remediation, and biohazards. Give SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade a call at 916-285-7257.

What are the types of storm damage that could happen to my home?

1/30/2022 (Permalink)

There are three types of possible storm damages in the Sacramento area: flood damage, wind damage, and fire damage. If a storm does hit your home or business, SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade offers a few tips to help you in your situation.

Flood Damage

If your property - home or business - is near a low-lying area or near a body of water, it is at a risk for flood water damage. Heavy rains like the storm in late-October and flooding may cause water damage. Another cause of flooding is if the land surrounding your home or business cannot redirect water. The moment you have water damage or see your property flooding, call SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade to begin the drying process and mitigation.

Wind Damage

Although it is rare in Sacramento, strong winds can lift the roof shingles. This results in sections of the roof cracking or the entire roof being damaged. Make sure to enlist in a roofing company to inspect your roof for damage and a restoration company to check your roof for signs of moisture or leaks.

Fire Damage

Fire season happens during the summer months. The fierce winds can pick up and spread fire through residential areas causing structure fires or smoke damage. Once the evacuation ban has been lifted, SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade can be at your property to inspect and assess the fire and smoke damages.

Major storms can cause damage to your home or business. A phone call away - pick up the phone and call SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade to minimize the damages. We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 916-285-7257.

What to do after a fire happens?

1/30/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires are more common than you think. It can be oil spilling onto the burner or forgetting your cookies in the oven. What do you do after a fire happens? The immediate danger of the fire has passed, but what about the problems the damage of fire or smoke leaves behind? The issues that remain are the cleaning of the structure - walls and ceilings, and cleaning of the flooring will need to be handled by a professional like SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade. 

We can suggest several steps that can be taken to prevent further damages or minimize the damages until SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade arrives at your property. Here are a few tips:

-Keeping movement within the home to a minimum. It limits the particulates from the fire from traveling. For instance, repeated movement allows soot to become ingrained in carpet.Use towels to cover up high traffic carpeted areas.

-If you need to evacuate your home due to the fires, empty the fridge and freezer of all food contents and leave the door open to prevent unpleasant smells upon return.

A few small tips can be helpful when restoring your home and personal belongings prior to our arrival. SERVPRO of East Sacramento / West Arden Arcade is there every step of the way during a fire loss, so call us at 916-285-7257. Our team of fire technicians have the experience and knowledge to minimize or restore your home from fire damage.