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Why is SERVPRO a Trusted Name for Fire Damage Restoration Amongst San Leandro Businesses?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

smoke Smoke and fire damage is no easy task. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call. We are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Fire at your San Leandro Commercial Property? Leave the Fire Damage Restoration to SERVPRO

Named after Saint Leander of Seville, San Leandro is a beautiful city located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. Like many towns in California, Spanish Missionaries had a major influence on the city of San Leandro in the mid-18th century. The city has a population of over 90,000 people, which is on the rise. 

The city's temperate climate, along with a variety of landscapes from mountains in the east to coastland in the west, makes it a great place to visit. There are tons of activities to keep you occupied in the city, but if you want to wander a little bit, the city of San Francisco is just a few miles away as well. 

Notable tourist attraction of San Leandro

There are many things to do while you are in the city. Here is a list of some of the most popular tourist destinations-

  • The San Leandro Farmers Market- Open from spring to fall each year, the farmer's market is fun for the entire family. The market is held in downtown San Leandro on Parrott Street. There are often additional events such as live music, fun activities for the kids, and even cooking classes. 
  • Walking Historic Tour- The city of San Leandro still has numerous historic buildings and monuments. A massive earthquake in 1868 damaged many historical buildings, but the local government and historical society successfully preserved several. If you don't mind walking on the pavement, take a self-guided tour for the best experience. 
  • Daniel Best House- Built over 150 years ago, it was the childhood home of Daniel Best, America's one of the most prolific thinkers and inventors. His contributions to the tractor and farm equipment industry are monumental. His company, later on, merged with another local equipment manufacturer and became Caterpillar (CAT), the world's leading farm equipment manufacturer. The tour of the Best house provides a glimpse into the life of this great American hero. 

How SERVPRO Helps in Fire and Smoke Cleanup of San Leandro Businesses? 

Fire damage restoration at your San Leandro place of business can be expensive and time-consuming. The best step forward after a fire damaging incident is to call in the professionals of SERVPRO to help you assess the damage and plan the mitigation process as we advance. We have years of experience in dealing with fire and smoke restoration of many San Leandro businesses. Our experts use meticulous planning and state-of-the-art equipment to limit the damage and restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Depending on the extent of the damage and severity of the fire, SERVPRO techs can use any of the following approaches-

  • HEPA vacuuming- To eliminate loose particles of soot and carbon after fire and smoke damage
  • Chemical cleaners- To eliminate sticky residue.
  • Spot cleaning- To eliminate stains from delicate surfaces. 
  • Soda blasting- To clean and polish the exposed brickwork. 

Call SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480 round the clock for fire damage restoration of your San Leandro property. 

Does Your San Leandro Business Need Crawl Space Mold Removal?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling Mold will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO has trained technicians in mold remediation services for your commercial building.

SERVPRO carries out mold removal in San Leandro business premises

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 all too 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 San Leandro business premises crawl space, you need a San Leandro mold removal service. But how do you know there is mold in your crawl space?

  • 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 techs can seal off your crawl space and then tackle the mold using media blasting, HEPA vacuums, and wiping down.

If you are concerned about crawl space mold removal, call SERVPRO of San Leandro (510) 352-2480.

Can San Leandro Homeowners Speed Up The Flood Damage Process?

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Floodwater may contain pollutants. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size storm-damaged property.

What should you do after flood damage in San Leandro?

When a storm causes flooding, it often leaves affected homes looking wet, dirty, and uninhabitable. Thankfully SERVPRO is here to help restore your house “Like it never even happened.”

After you call SERVPRO to help with flood damage in your San Leandro home, you might wonder if there is anything you can do to speed up the cleanup process. The short answer is, yes, there are some things you can do, but please be careful. If you are sure it is safe to do so, you can:

  • Remove paper products or anything likely to stain (such as art prints or books) from wet areas.
  • Hang up rugs or natural materials such as leather jackets to dry.
  • “Tent” sofa and chair cushions to allow airflow.

However, floodwater can contain contaminants, so please do not attempt any of these unless it is safe. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are trained to assess for pollutants and will advise you on what level of water damage you have and the best way to clean it. They will also take care of all aspects of cleaning, disinfection, and drying.

If you are worried about fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO of San Leandro (510) 352-2480.

Looking Inside Walls Prevents Water Removal Damage in San Leandro

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling pipe leak in commercial building Did your office receive water damage? Call SERVPRO for fast and reliable service.

San Leandro offices need careful pre-water removal testing

San Leandro is a bustling city of almost 90,000 residents that somehow still retains a small-town charm. San Leandro is ideally situated for a visit to the San Francisco Bay area. The town sits on the edge of the bay and also has easy access to wetlands and mountains.

Native people have inhabited the San Leandro area since around 3500 BC. European settlers visited the site in 1772. Settlers named it after Leandro of Seville, a sixth-century Bishop who was later canonized as a Saint.

Explore the San Leandro community

San Leandro has a strong community vibe. Some popular community attractions include:

  • Weekly farmers markets where you can purchase local food for cooking or ready-prepared hot food to take away. You can also buy local arts and crafts and fresh flowers.
  • A lively community library that offers regular events for children and teenagers.
  • A yearly cherry festival where you can enjoy San Leandro's best cherry crops, along with music, street entertainment, and kids' activities.

If you're craving some fresh air, the proximity to the sea and the hills will delight you. And if you want to go for a walk but do not know where to start, you might enjoy a self-guided history tour. The downtown area is full of historic buildings, such as the County Courthouse. Simply head downtown and take a wander – you will find lots to admire. Or visit the city website for ideas on what to look for.

There is plenty to see and do in San Leandro

Although San Leandro is conveniently located for San Francisco, there is plenty to do within San Leandro without traveling further afield. If you are looking for a fun way to pass the time, why not check out:

  • Cara Peralta is a historic house museum and one of the most interesting historic buildings in San Leandro. The house is modeled after a grand Spanish villa and even includes hand-painted tiles that tell Don Quixote's story.
  • Marina Park is perfect if you want to get away from it all without driving very far. The park is located very close to San Leandro and has bbq areas, picnic benches, green spaces for the kids to play, and stunning water views.
  • Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline used to be next to a landfill and is now a stunning area of natural beauty. Walkers, artists, and photographers frequent the site to enjoy the beautiful natural light and the vast array of wildlife.

What happens if office walls get wet and need water removal?

If you need water removal in your office, you naturally do not want to deal with extensive building repairs afterward. If the water soaks into the walls and baseboards, it can cause multiple problems such as structural damage and mold growth. Dismantling walls to look for damage is costly and inconvenient, so it is the last resort. Instead, SERVPRO uses a range of tools to examine inside walls:

  • Borescopes let us look inside cavities to determine what they are made of and any visible water damage.
  • We use moisture meters and probes to determine water levels inside materials.
  • Infrared cameras let us track water across the surface and spot potential problem areas.

Being able to examine inside and outside of walls lets us take care of water removal with minimal damage to your office.

If you need help with water removal, call SERVPRO of San Leandro (510) 352-2480.

Can Debris Removal Benefit Post-Fire Cleaning of San Leandro Homes?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home with fire damage SERVPRO is quick to get your fire damage under control. Call us for swift action recovering your property after a fire.

Emergency Services Play a Part in Lessening Loss Effects to Make Restoration Efficient.

Fires can occur from multiple sources, making restoration and recovery of these situations a broad spectrum of action. Often, the initial steps taken to reduce loss and out of pocket expense for customers can be among the most important to maximizing restoration efficiency. Emergency services can encompass multiple actions but often involve debris removal.

How Can Debris Removal Help Your Fire-Damaged Home in San Leandro? 

By removing heaps of charred remnants of the structure and particles like ash and soot, we can help the property in multiple ways after a fire in your San Leandro home. Our technicians recognize the benefits of debris removal to reduce the severity of carcinogenic particles and harsh odors in the environment. Other emergency services available with our general contracting license #937457 include:

  • Controlled demolition
  • Utility repair
  • Board-up/tarping
  • Water removal

The combination of our general contractor license and experienced fire restoration professionals on our SERVPRO of San Leandro team can make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (510) 352-2480.

What Can Professionals Do to Help Flooded San Leandro Homes?

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded street Flooding in your San Leandro home can lead to significant loss from water damage. Contact our team of experts for help.

Our Experienced Restorers Can Help with Mitigation and Cleaning After a Flood. 

Floods are common enough to the San Leandro area to warrant a preparation plan. Homeowners should know what to do in case of these emergencies, and often that means whom you can call to help when contending with the damage that these circumstances can cause. There are multiple strategies for restoring and cleaning up after a flood loss in your home, and our SERVPRO team can help.

How Does SERVPRO Address Standing Floodwater? 

One of the immediate obstacles to flood damage in San Leandro homes is standing water in the property's lower levels. Because traditional extraction devices might not be useful in these situations, namely, due to solids and debris, more powerful units must get used instead. Some of these options include:

  • Self-priming trash pumps
  • Truck-mount extractors
  • Wet vacuums

Despite how overwhelming flood losses can be for area homes, our SERVPRO of San Leandro team can help with a fast and reliable response. Give us a call today at (510) 352-2480.

Can SERVPRO Protect the Diversity of San Leandro from Water Damage?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Our technicians are prepared with the training and state of the art equipment your property needs after a water incident.

With Historic Structures and Areas of Cultural Significance, Water Damage Can be Devastating to the Region. 

San Leandro can experience a broad spectrum of weather events and potential emergencies leading to water damages. As a trusted restoration team for Alameda County and the Bay Area, thousands depend on the fast and reliable response of our SERVPRO team. Protecting the city's cultural diversity and heritage as it continues to grow is a strong focus in the work that we do and the pace of our restoration practices. We have professionals available 24/7 to respond to developing water disasters. 

The Spanish Era

Much of the Portuguese American population at this time began in the 1800s when Spanish soldiers first settled the area, and a labor force was shipped in from Hawaii to meet work demands. By the early 1900s, this Portuguese presence would be a two-thirds majority. The earliest settlements still exist in part to this day, with some structures preserved from both the Rancho San Leandro and Rancho San Antonio, owned by founder José Joaquín Estudillo and his family.  

The American Growth in San Leandro

Through major national and global conflicts, the scope of San Leandro would change. Much like everywhere else in the country, through situations like the Civil War and World War II, San Leandro residents would rise to the occasion and get involved. Shelley v. Kraemer would be instrumental in diversifying San Leandro's population again after the 1940s when covenants preventing racial diversity in the neighborhoods were deemed unconstitutional. 

Current Cultural Climate for the City 

Today, much like the rest of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Alameda County, San Leandro is a versatile landscape of cultures, art, and heritage. From retail experiences like the Marina Square Mall or the Bayfair Center to historic properties like Casa Peralta and the Daniel Best House, the city is growing without losing its cultural roots. 

Protecting Area Homes from Water Damages 

Water damages remain the most common emergency that our professionals get tasked with restoring, making it a situation we must be prepared to face at all times. The majority of our roster has accreditations with Water Restoration (WRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring that no customer waits for the response their home needs after a disaster. 

From the structures of the San Leandro Marina and famous properties like Casa de Estudillo or Casa Peralta, we put the same care into treasured buildings of the Bay Area as well as the thousands of homes that depend on us. We arrive with premier equipment and products designed to overcome water disaster effects promptly, including: 

  • Air movers
  • Extractors
  • Vacuums
  • Heaters
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Cleaning agents 

No matter when water damages occur in your home or business, our SERVPRO of San Leandro team can be there quickly to help. Call us 24/7 at (510) 352-2480. 

How Can I Identify Mold Damage in My San Leandro Home and Remediate It?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

mold removal services being done. Eradicating mold is no DIY project.Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the mold remediation services needed for your home.

Mold Damage is Best Identified and Remediated by Trained Professionals. 

While they may initially seem insignificant, mold growths have the potential of causing substantial damage to your home and greatly impacting its livability. 

In order to preserve your home’s fitness as a residence, aesthetics, and value, San Leandro mold removal companies like SERVPRO believe it is crucial to catch potential water damage and related mold issues early. Although professionals, equipped with moisture sensors/meters and infrared cameras, are most capable of doing this, homeowners can identify problems by looking for the following telltale signs:

  • Discolorations, often black, brown, green, or pink, on ceilings, walls, baseboards, and floors
  • Cracking and peeling of wall paper or paint
  • Deterioration of plaster and drywall
  • Warping of structural elements
  • Unpleasant musty odors

Once located, our trained technicians can often relatively quickly mitigate and restore mold-related damage by:

  • Expertly fixing water leaks
  • Removing standing water with wet vacs and water extractors
  • Using air movers, dehumidifiers, and Injectidry systems to dry impacted structural elements and household contents
  • Eliminating mold growths with EPA-approved antifungals
  • Neutralizing foul mold odors with advanced foggers

So, if you ever need help eradicating mold, call SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480 for assistance.

What Can Be Done to Restore My Fire-Damaged San Leandro Home?

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Trained professionals are hard to find. Call the pros for their IICRC certified technicians for any size job.

Trained Remediators Can Do Various Things to Restore Your Fire-Damaged Residence. 

Although a fire’s impact might initially seem insurmountable, there are things an experienced remediation service can do to effectively clean up and rehabilitate your property.

When your house burns, the combustion process affects both your home’s interior air and surfaces throughout it. Therefore, San Leandro fire damage restoration experts must take measures to address both of these issues. When cleaning interior air, technicians generally:

  • Employ cutting edge air movers to remove smoke and related odors
  • Filter interior air with scrubbers
  • Use Ozone machines and Vaportek systems to eliminate unpleasant smells
  • Work to prevent odorous particles from spreading around your residence by cleaning HVAC ducts with specialized equipment

Other innovative methods and gear are used to restore fire-damaged surfaces in your home, which include:

  • Using dry cleaning sponges to wipe away non-grease residues
  • Scraping away charred residues with abrasive blasting or wire brushes
  • Removing thick combustion remnants from delicate surfaces with the peroxide active cleaning method
  • Employing advanced foggers and injection devices to deodorize impacted surfaces/materials 

With all that said, if you ever need assistance restoring fire-related damage, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480.

San Leandro, Home to Numerous Thriving Businesses, is Susceptible to Flooding.

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

commercial building damaged by flooding. Flood damage to your commercial property is no easy task to handle. Call the pros at SERVPRO and let them do all the work.

Business Owners Benefit from San Leandro’s Opportunities But Also Suffer Its Hazards.

San Leandro has developed into a thriving commercial town. Over the years, this East Bay community’s proximity to San Francisco has fueled its growth and attracted various types of businesses to its environs. Initially, San Leandro became a center for the meatpacking industry, drawing in operations like the Santos Linguisa Sausage Factory and Saag’s Artisanal Meat Company. The town’s population ballooned following the Second World War, increasing from about 20,000 in 1945 to an estimated 90,000 today. This rapid growth attracted other types of businesses, like the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Maxwell House, The North Face, and JanSport, to the area. Today, like other parts of the southern Bay Area, this community is quickly becoming another home to the tech industry. 

The Environmental Perils of Operating a Business in San Leandro 

While San Leandro is an excellent place to locate your business, it is also susceptible to numerous potential environmental perils. The most serious of these regional dangers are substantially increased risks of earthquakes and flooding. These catastrophic events could be caused by any of a number of occurrences like:

  • Movement along the Hayward Fault, which runs under San Leandro, or one of the other six significant faults that pass through the Bay Area
  • Tsunamis, resulting from seismic activity along the Pacific Rim, which could deluge the local area
  • Strong spring and summer winds that could possibly cause significant tidal flooding
  • The failure of the Lake Chabot Dam, which recent studies have shown could send a seventy-one-foot tall wall of water toward our town
  • Rising sea levels resulting from climate change, which could make flooding much more likely in the not-so-distant future

Ultimately, potential earthquakes pose one of the greatest threats to business owners and residents of the San Leandro area. In fact, just along the seven major faults in the region, the United States Geological Survey estimates that there is a 62% probability that a 6.7 or greater magnitude quake could occur between now and 2032. The chances of this occurring are greatest along the Hayward Fault that runs under our community. 

Local flooding can result from earthquake-related events, wind action on tides, catastrophic dam failures, climate change, or other causes. Regardless of how flood damage occurs, SERVPRO of San Leandro is always ready to help your business recover and can be reached at (510) 352-2480.

How Does SERVPRO Remediate Your San Leandro Business’ Flood Damage?

If flooding ever damages your San Leandro business, you want the resulting mess professionally dealt with quickly and cost-effectively. At SERVPRO, we understand the importance of rendering timely, swift flood damage clean up and restoration services so that you can return to normal operations as soon as possible. This is why we employ the following innovative measures and equipment when solving your flood-related issues: 

  • Removing standing water with commercial-grade wet vacuums and extractors
  • Professionally disposing of hazardous waste according to EPA standards
  • Drying interior air with air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Using Injectidry systems and floor pads to dry areas behind structural elements
  • Fully or partially reconstructing damaged structures using our advanced skills
  • Treating flood-impacted materials/air with foggers filled with EPA-approved agents 

If you ever need commercial flood damage remediation services, call SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480.