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Restoring Your San Leandro Home After a Storm

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

back of open SERVPRO box truck SERVPRO has the vehicles to help you in time of need in San Leandro from storm and fire damage.

For Stormwater Extraction from your San Leandro Home, Call SERVPRO and Its Team of Experts

San Leandro residents enjoy the benefits of living in the Bay Area, with its industry and intellectual capital. Most importantly, the whole region offers the best nature has to offer. 

Hiking trails, the ocean, a vibrant arts scene, and sports events are all within city boundaries and adjacent to other communities. Ideal for families, San Leandro boasts of top schools and plentiful parks, libraries, the Oakland Zoo, and other options for children.

If you are new to the area, you may find San Leandro very convenient to your lifestyle. Its transportation infrastructure includes numerous freeways and highways connecting most of the Bay Area and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), which provides a quick alternative to travel to nearby locations. In terms of connectivity, you can rely on LIT San Leandro, a private-public partnership built to offer the fastest internet to the city’s residents. Both the Oakland Airport and the San Francisco Airport are close-by and an open invitation to see the world and for visitors to arrive and experience what the area offers.

High Population Diversity

The diversity in San Leandro’s population dates back to the city’s origins. The area was first explored in the 1770s by Spanish settlers and took an important role following the Gold Rush in 1849. Even though its core business has shifted from agriculture to manufacturing, the city holds true to its roots. Fertile lands and easy access to the water made the place ideal for settlers and commerce. Eventually, neighboring Oakland became the seat for Alameda county, but San Leandro continued its growth. Its neighborhoods still reflect Spanish architecture, and homeowners take special care to preserve their character and stay true to their heritage.

Annually (except for 2020), San Leandro holds its Cherry Festival, which celebrates the city’s heritage and looks into the future. This remarkable confluence of vendors, live entertainment, a showcase of local artists and crafters is a veritable reflection of what makes this community so rich. Nearly 30,000 people attend the Cherry Festival each year. If you are not prone to crowds, you can visit one of the many beautiful parks or walk alongside the Marina, including dining, golfing, and boating activities. 

The city’s proximity to other Bay Area locations, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Oakland, broaden your scope even further. A quick BART ride can transport you into the unparalleled offerings of San Francisco, where there is even more to explore. The city’s diverse landscape becomes evident as soon as you step on the train and continues as you visit its landmarks. The Golden Gate Bridge, Haight Ashbury, the cable cars, and its financial district are juxtaposed to become the fabric that wraps a thriving business and artistic community. Whether you visit attractions like Alcatraz or decide to have afternoon tea at the Fairmont Hotel, people-watching alone can fill up your day. The traditions still evident in Chinatown are in stark contrast to the more progressive areas of San Francisco, and they all enrich the visitor’s view of the world.

Protecting Your San Leandro Home

Homeowners in the Bay Area, and San Leandro and particular, need to pay close attention to events within and outside their homes to identify risks and be prepared to deal with them. Although average temperatures are generally pleasant and make for the enjoyment of outdoor activities, storms can cause significant damage. The same can be said for accidents within the home, such as kitchen fires and ruptured pipes. Those, too, may leave homeowners needing professional restoration services.

The crew at SERVPRO of San Leandro is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), the certifying body in our industry that attests to our expertise level. Our experience in dealing with the aftermath of a storm or a fire makes itself evident from the minute we walk through your door. When you call our 24/7 hotline, you should expect-

  • Utmost attention to safety, including the use of personal protective equipment and establishment of physical barriers throughout your home as needed
  • Use of industrial-grade equipment tailored to the needs of your situation
  • Complete documentation of our process
  • Coordination with other relevant parties, including insurance and subcontractors

In the winter months, in particular, San Leandro residents may run the risk of stormwater entering their homes. Continuous copious rain can cause a rise in water levels and open houses to the possibility of flooding regardless of our efforts to prevent it. As some roads become unpassable and parts of the city come to a halt, homeowners find themselves needing professional help.

Stormwater Extraction Services Protect Your Home

SERVPRO water restoration technicians can address water damage and stormwater extraction in San Leandro homes. Our certified team arrives at your home equipped with industrial-grade tools and equipment designed to extract water while maintaining optimal humidity levels in your home. During the restoration process, we pay close attention to preserving structural elements that make your home unique, as well as identifying drying solutions for priceless items such as pictures and documents. Among the techniques we use, you may find the following-

  • Drying mats essential to suctioning water from hardwood floors
  • Injectidry technology to help us circulate warm air within wall cavities and other hard-to-access places
  • Dehumidifiers to reduce humidity in the air
  • Hygrometers to monitor our progress and identify problem areas

As our SERVPRO team moves through your home, assessing the damage, we carefully develop an action plan focusing on mitigating your loss. As necessary, we share our documentation with the homeowner for insurance claim purposes, making the claims process much smoother.

SERVPRO of San Leandro is an essential part of your life in our community. We are ready to help as soon as you call us at (510) 352-2480. Like you, we want everyday life to go on and your home to feel, “Like it never even happened.”

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