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When Flood Damage Becomes a Problem in San Leandro

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in front of SERVPRO office; stocked with equipment and ready to go When flooding happens, SERVPRO is ready! Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked and ready to go.

Why SERVPRO for Exceptional Service for Cleanup and Restoration After Flooding

When heavy rains cover the Bay Area with precipitation, streets, highways, and homes are at risk of flooding. In the San Leandro area, basements, crawl spaces, and foundations can fill with water, a disaster that non-professionals cannot manage on their own. Our crews of IICRC trained technicians provide support for residents of our community struggling with flooding events.

Forces of nature that cause San Leandro flood damage cannot be resisted, but with a highly qualified team of restoration experts, a home can be returned to preloss condition. Complications arise when areas of land near the bay show signs of sinking and ocean levels may be rising. Climate change and acreage formed of fill and debris can make flooding events even more common. Our skills and experience buoy up our efforts in these stressful situations.

Fast response times are crucial when dealing with lower-level flooding. Building materials can withstand standing water for a brief time. Still, every hour and day without relief increases the possibility that foundation walls and interior paneling, gypsum board, mechanical systems, stored items, and appliances become severely damaged. When our SERVPRO flood remediation team arrives, an interrelated and integrated process starts with complete water extraction and structural drying.

Equipment for Flood Damage Restoration

Each of our service vehicles drives up with submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors on board. If power is cut to your flooded home, we work off generators on our trucks. This immediate response is vital to a successful outcome. The quality of the water -- clean, gray, or black -- is evaluated by SERVPRO trained and seasoned technicians. The earlier our intervention, the more likely that contamination is minimal. Hazardous items stored in the lower level like paints and chemicals, and any sewer backup, common with heavy rains, can taint the water swiftly.

If the water is gray or black, SERVPRO keeps current with local hazardous waste disposal rules, protecting our customers from misstepping and the public from dangerous substances. Once the water exits via our high-efficiency equipment, we use proven disinfectants to inhibit microbial growth in the affected areas. Pumps and extractors make way for air movers, dehumidifiers, and possibly heaters to create the optimum conditions for drying. Our crew determines a drying target based on moisture measurements and industry standards, and we persevere until it is achieved.

Training and technology help SERVPRO of San Leandro stay ahead of the challenges of flooding events in the Bay Area. Call us at (510) 352-2480 to schedule an assessment of your flood damage scenario.

Restoring Fire Damage in Your San Leandro Home Returns Life to Normal

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room from under door Do you know how to remove smoke odors? SERVPRO does! Call us today!

Returning Your Home to Normal After Fire Damage

Life goes on, no matter what kind of tragedies happen, and your responsibilities remain. While these can become harder to fulfill, SERVPRO understands the needs of our customers during the phases of regaining regular routines and patterns after a catastrophe. Fire can happen when a home is occupied by sleeping residents, during an extended vacation, or even when you are engaged in activities around the house.

Fire department regulations typically forbid residents from occupying a home in San Leandro until all fire damage is eliminated and the house has been restored to livable conditions. In addition to providing safety and security, the family home is also a focal point of everyday routines for a family. Without it, families face additional and unexpected challenges that easily make life miserable and highly stressful.

Our technicians have excellent skills in understanding the complexities involved in the restoration of homes and businesses. Cleaning and repairing surfaces to reclaim them from soot deposits, removing charred and burned materials so replacements can be brought in and installed, and eliminating all the other evidence of a fire are a few of the steps during fire damage restoration. Restoration of your home to a condition your family can safely live in can happen quickly when our experts do the work.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

The renewal of the structural integrity of support systems from your foundation up, repairing your roofing system, and everything in between that your home needs can seem troubling and complicated. Still, SERVPRO has the experience required in such situations. Our team members have certificates from the IICRC in many areas of restorative work, including Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT).

Our certified Odor Control Technicians (OCT) ensure that the customer is satisfied with odor control and elimination to complete any home restoration work. We want to restore your home so that it not only looks excellent again but that it also smells “Like it never even happened.” Having any lingering odors can remind families of the tragedy and interfere with their ability to concentrate on the future. We do not want fire damage to hinder your family. We have families and know that nothing compares with the importance of keeping them safe and comfortable in a healthy environment.

We at SERVPRO of San Leandro are your neighbors. We want to ensure the stability of our neighborhoods by restoring homes made unlivable by fire damage or other types of catastrophe. You can contact us at any hour of any day of the year, including holidays and weekends, by calling (510) 352-2480.

What Is the Appropriate Time to Start Water Damage Restoration for San Leandro Homes?

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment stacked in warehouse Our warehouse is stocked with equipment to restore your water damaged home. Call us today!

SERVPRO Prioritizes Water Damage Repairs Immediately a Moisture Problem is Identified

Most people think of water damage as the sudden release of water into unintended areas of a home. However, materials can gradually deteriorate if there is a hidden leak or other unidentified moisture problem in the house. Whatever form the loss in your San Leandro home takes, you should start remedial action in time.

The discovery time of the intrusion determines the steps you need to take for successful water damage restoration at your San Leandro home. For burst water pipes or other sudden water releases, it is possible to resolve the issue by extracting standing water and drying wet materials if the response is timely. However, if a small leak remains hidden for a long time, restoration involves several other processes.

Experienced professionals readily adapt when delivering:

Several factors can help shed light on whether the intervention process is timely. For instance, the presence of mold shows that the moisture exposure is at least 48 hours old. If there are significant mold colonies, the moisture exposure is at least a couple of weeks old.

Other things that could help shed light on the period of moisture exposure include:

  • Warping of solid wood materials
  • Rusting of metal items such as furniture or fittings
  • Crumbling of drywall or composite materials
  • Development of foul odors

SERVPRO of San Leandro is experienced in handling any water damage restoration, addressing any deterioration, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (510) 352-2480 for immediate help.

Flood Damage Remediation and Checking for Hazards in Your Mulford Gardens Home

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with items floating everywhere Facing flooding after a recent storm or flood damage event? Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

Checking for Hazards After Flood Damage

If heavy rains, thunderstorms, and flash floods are frequent in Mulford Gardens, you must know the steps to take to protect your home and family from flood damage. Just one inch of floodwater can cause thousands of dollars of damage to an average-sized home. Regular maintenance is the best way to protect your home, such as keeping your gutters clean and checking storm drains for debris.

Flood damage to your Mulford Gardens home can be devastating, and the more time the water sits in your home, the worse the damage is. You need the professional help of our staff at SERVPRO to dry your home out as fast as possible. We do not hesitate to get to your home after reaching out to us so remediation can be started right away.

Storm-damaged structures could pose hazards, and floods can create large amounts of damage to a building. Exposure to water can weaken things such as flooring and drywall, making hazards for everyone. We check for structural problems before water damage restoration.

Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages

Other steps we take for safety include checking for gas. If gas is present, we contact the local gas company right away. If water has entered from above, we look for trapped water in ceiling cavities. Drywall disintegrates when wet, and ceilings could fall on you or our staff. We drill holes to release any trapped water in the ceiling and are careful not to punch them in a row and perforate the ceiling.

Particle Board floors that have been exposed to water might not hold the weight of machines or people. SERVPRO workers inspect the subfloor to figure out the kind and how steady it is. Exposed nails, broken glass, fragments, and other sharp objects could be present as well. The staff is careful to watch where we step and what we pick up.

Water Damage Restoration

Once hazards are located and taken care of, our IICRC-certified team can begin removing the floodwaters and dry your home. SERVPRO works quickly but efficiently to ensure that your home does not suffer additional damages.

You can be sure SERVPRO of San Leandro takes the safety of everyone involved in every case of flood damage remediation. If you live in Mulford Gardens, San Leandro, or the surrounding areas and have suffered from floodwaters, call us immediately at (510) 352-2480.

Effectively Treating Flood Damage In Your San Leandro Area Home

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

a floating house with a family on top Regardless of how the floodwaters entered your home, team SERVPRO can help. Contact us 24/7 for water removal services.

Storm Damage to San Leandro Properties Can Often Present Hazardous Conditions

Floods cause significant damage throughout your home, making it necessary to secure professional help to recover. Entering your home after a flood can be emotional; you should leave your family safe and secure in temporary housing while letting trained personnel evaluate your situation.

When you experience flood damage in your San Leandro area home, the first thing you should do is get your family to safety. After that, contact your insurance agent and any family members to let them know you are okay. Once secure, communicate with the professionals necessary to get you the help you need.

It is important to understand that your home can contain contaminated mud and debris. By contacting a company like SERVPRO, you get the help you need to remove this debris while also cleaning and disinfecting various surfaces found in your home. It would be best if you secured any furniture and other household items before recovery can begin.

Flood Damage Clean Up

SERVPRO technicians make quick work of removing saturated, unrestorable materials from your home. All wallboard, plaster, or paneling up to 2-feet above any flood level requires removal before an efficient drying procedure begins. The structural materials, exposed wiring, and plumbing require special handling. Saturated insulation needs replacing, along with carpeting and pads in most situations.

SERVPRO technicians understand how to avoid hazards that often accompany floods, turning off electrical systems, checking appliances and your HVAC system as a part of our initial inspection. Vinyl and tile flooring may require removal to properly dry the subfloor, while wood floors can dry gradually over time.

Leaking Roof from Storms

There may be roof damage from defective flashing, clogged downspouts or eaves, cracks, and deterioration caused by missing shingles. A complete inspection reveals problems like this and provides you with the recommendations required to save your home. We can help you avoid future damage by installing additional draining, backflow valves, or sump pumps.  

Contact SERVPRO of San Leandro for access to IICRC certified technicians 24-7. Leave your troubles to us; remain safe and sound. (510) 352-2480.

Why You Need Professionals for Mold Remediation of Your San Leandro Home

6/6/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the walls and ceiling of a room Has mold been found in your home? Team SERVPRO can investigate the situation and remediate the mold damage.

SERVPRO Offers a Premier Mold Remediation Service that San Leandro Residents Trust

Mold remediation from your San Leandro home needs to happen fast as unmitigated mold can cause health effects. IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians have expertise in mold inspection, remediation, and removal, allowing for a safe and efficient restoration process. 

SERVPRO mold specialists carry out mold remediation from your San Leandro with utmost care not to spread the damage to the unaffected areas. We understand how the mold behaves and grows in different conditions. SERVPRO experts also address the underlying problem, such as water damage or excess moisture that gives rise to mold damage. It pays to know a few basic things about mold to understand how mold can affect your home and be better prepared in case of mold damage. 

What SERVPRO Mold Experts Want You to Know About Mold 

Mold is a fungus that grows in damp areas of your San Leandro home. Following are a few things that you might not know about mold-

  • Mold begins with spores- Mold begins its life as spores- highly resistant microscopic structures present everywhere. Once they find a conducive environment in your San Leandro home, they germinate and give rise to a filamentous mass that bears thousands of spores in turn upon maturing. 
  • Mold spores are highly resilient- Mold spores are airborne and can stay viable for long periods, even years, without food or water. 
  • Spores love moisture and warmth- Spores germinate in conditions of high humidity and warm temperatures; this is the reason why you see attic mold developing near a heat source or a damp wall. 
  • Black mold is not more dangerous- It is a scare tactic of some mold removal companies, but the truth is black mold is not any more or less hazardous than regular mold. 

Call SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480 for fast and efficient service.

SERVPRO Protects Businesses in Mulford Gardens from Flood Damage

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

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Why You Need Professional Restorers for Flood Damage Restoration of your Mulford Gardens Commercial Property

Water cleanup after flood damage at your commercial property in Mulford Gardens can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Seeking immediate help from SERVPRO can save you a lot of time and headache dealing with the aftermath of flood loss. Our technicians are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The restoration process after flood damage involves meticulous planning and spot-on execution to restore your Mulford Gardens commercial space to preloss condition. SERVPRO experts have the experience, training, and equipment to get the job done. 

What Steps do SERVPRO Techs Take During Flood Restoration at Mulford Gardens Properties? 

SERVPRO experts of Mulford Gardens carry out the flood restoration in many steps-

  • Establish engineering controls- Include building containment and establishing negative pressure to limit exposure to unaffected parts during the water cleanup process
  • Remove water- Excess water from carpets and other flooring is extracted with truck-mounted or portable extractors and wet vacuums.
  • Provide Humidity Control- Dehumidifiers and air movers control the humidity to minimize potential secondary damage and microbial amplification.
  • Decontamination of salvageable material- We use pressure washing, wet cleaning, and HEPA vacuuming to clean the damaged material. SERVPRO technicians also use antimicrobials and disinfectants to decontaminate surfaces and materials

Call SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480 for a fast and efficient flood damage restoration service.

Why Should San Leandro Residents Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation of Their Homes?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Homes with water damage from a burst water line, need the help of SERVPRO. We have the techs and equipment for the job.

SERVPRO Offers Premier Water Damage Remediation to San Leandro Residents

Water damage mitigation in San Leandro homes can be a complicated task fit only for trained professionals. SERVPRO water damage restoration experts have years of experience in dealing with water issues in San Leandro, including-

If the water damage due to any of these issues is not mitigated promptly and properly, you stand a chance of incurring extensive damage to your property. SERVPRO's team of experts has state-of-the-art equipment to handle any size disaster. We aim to mitigate water damage in your San Leandro home "Like it never even happened."

What Makes SERVPRO the First Choice Among Water Cleanup Companies? 

SERVPRO technicians understand the need to adapt to local conditions unique to San Leandro. We train our experts to use the right equipment to get the best results under any given conditions. Here are the typical steps involved in water damage repairs-

  • Extracting water- The goal during water damage mitigation is to avoid secondary damage due to standing water. We use extractors, wet vacuum, and carpet wands to achieve this.
  • Removal of excess moisture- Dehumidifiers and air movers placed strategically around the damaged area ensure a fast and efficient moisture removal. 
  • Deodorizing- Equipment such as thermal foggers and air scrubbers eliminate odors quickly and efficiently. 

Call SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480 for round-the-clock assistance. 

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.