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Why SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto for Water Damage Restoration

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

High School Gym Flooded The most common residual after effects of water damage includes structural damage, damage to the building foundation, and mold growth.

Most people today are aware of the problems water damage can cause to homes and businesses. The most common residual after effects of water damage includes structural damage, damage to the building foundation, damage to walls and carpets, and mold growth which will cause damage to personal belongings and furniture.

Water damage will progressively cause further problems in a home or business as there is a high risk of the water damage spreading if the signs are not noticed and dealt with quickly.

Water damage can be devastating to families and business owners whose properties are affected by water ingress from flooding or leaks. Damage from these sources is a major inconvenience to lifestyle or business operations but also damaging financially. When such an event occurs it is recommended to contact a certified professional company that focuses on water damage restoration and water damage mitigation to minimize financial losses.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto?

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is a locally owned business that deals with Water damage restoration during and following a flood or leak to your home, business, or commercial property. Our technicians are highly trained in water damage mitigation to reduce structural and personal damage.

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto will respond to any situation immediately with emergency service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto understands that every case of water damage can vary from case to case, and is more than prepared, equipped, and trained to deal with any situation or scenario.

The first task is to assess the situation by first identifying and fixing the source of the flood or leak. We have access to the best equipment with a large variety of resources available.

Once the water damage restoration process begins, homes and businesses affected are restored quickly to allow you to return to day to day activities or operations.

If you are a victim of Water damage caused by weather, flooding, or a leak, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto on (209) 823-8877 for a fast, professional, and efficient solution today.

What to Do When a Water Loss Occurs

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged Roof With storm season in Manteca and Modesto, expect harsh rains and winds.

Water loss can occur as the result of floods from major rains, a burst pipe, water tank flooding, water main flooding due to storm damage or wear and tear of the equipment or structure over time. When this type of event occurs, there are both preventative and post water damage measures recommended to follow to prevent further damage to the building or pipe systems affected. 

Steps to take during the event of water loss are:

Protect Yourself and Contents

Water damage can be harmful to your health and can damage possessions in the home. Water from any type of flooding can be contaminated and have lasting negative effects. 

Ensure to shut off any electricity by switching off any circuit breakers and unplugging devices. Only turn off electricity in the home if it is safe to do so. When reentering the home ensure you are wearing protective gear such as rubber boots. If safe to do so grab the most valuable items such as electronics, jewelry, and documents.

Stop the Water Damage 

You must know where the water is coming from. Once you have pinpointed the root of the water event you can shut the water off at its source. 

A common cause of water damage is a broken pipe or a hot water tank leak. Always know where shut off valves are. This way when a water loss occurs you are prepared and can act fast. As for natural causes, like flooding, if you live in a flood zone be prepared by being equipped with sandbags and possibly making the home more flood safe. 

With storm season in Manteca and Modesto, expect harsh rains and winds. A leaking ceiling can come at any moment. Have an expert check for any damages if you have a leak and allow a professional to fix a leaking roof. 

Through all the possibilities of a water loss, the prime damage can be mold or mildew. Keep aware and look for signs of moisture along baseboards, look for discolored buildings, and seek to be aware of foul odors. 

Be prepared and be aware of these measures this storm season. 

Why SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto for Storm Damage Restoration

1/30/2021 (Permalink)

residential neighborhood in a storm Prevent storm damage and natural disasters from ruining your business by contacting SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto

Storm damage is a serious issue in present times for both homes and businesses. Research shows that the effects of a storm disrupt the finances and operations of 70% of businesses across the world. Storm damage and natural disasters can have present and future adverse effects and lead to reduced service and operational failure. Businesses including but not limited to restaurants, stores, and recreational companies depend heavily on a local customer base, so it is important to recover as quickly as possible.

When affected by storm damages, a reliable restoration and storm cleanup company are recommended to get your business operational in a speedy timeframe with a rapid turnaround time to circumvent losses incurred for both the business and business owner.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is a locally owned, certified, and a trusted leader in storm damage clean up and restoration with more than 1,700 franchises nationwide. We have highly trained professionals with specialist equipment who will restore your business property to pre-storm condition. With immediate response inside and outside of normal business hours, emergency service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our expert technicians work quickly and efficiently to investigate and assess the situation and reduce further damage which will have your business back to optimal operation and minimize any financial losses.

Major Storm and Natural Disaster Clean up

Natural disasters come in many forms such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and blizzards. These natural disasters can be detrimental to homes, businesses, and commercial properties. SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto has a professional Disaster Recovery Team on standby for all of your storm cleanup needs. Our staff is elite specialists prepared to deal with any major storms and natural disasters of any size with access to a large scale of resources and advanced training to strategically deal with the damages with full efficiency and effectiveness.

Prevent storm damage and natural disasters from ruining your business by contacting SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto at (209) 823-8877. Our lines are open 24/7 around the clock across the United States, give us a call today.

Why SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto for Sewage Cleanup

1/30/2021 (Permalink)

Sewer cover in the grass SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto who are specialists in sewage cleanup and storm damage restoration

The dangers of sewage damage, blockages, and overflows

Sewage overflow and drainage backups are unsanitary, unhygienic, 

dangerous, and is a major health and safety hazard. The water can be teeming with bacteria, disease, and viruses from feces, chemicals, or hazardous materials that can cause anyone who comes into contact with the contaminated water to become very sick and cause injury or even death.

Sewage and drains become blocked over time through improper disposal of materials such as fats, oils, and solid non-soluble materials including items such as paper or even diapers, causing a drain or toilet to overflow. Drains will commonly overflow in the event of heavy rain or flooding from storm damage. When an overflow occurs, clearing the blockage and sewage cleanup of the surrounding area is extremely important, a priority, and should be dealt with immediately and requires sewage cleanup and/or storm damage restoration.

Untreated sewage and sewage damage cause increasing damage over time, which can affect the structural integrity of the affected structure and pipework such as corrosion and mold. 

Why SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is a locally owned specialist in sewage cleanup and restoration with advanced, and in-depth training, knowledge, and expertise to safely and efficiently restore your home or business to new with a fresh, clean, and professional finish.

Our expert technicians will inspect the contaminated water, and assess the situation to plan the best and most effective way to contain the sewage overflow and clean and restore the affected areas using the most up to date equipment to get the job done.

Our 24 hour, seven days a week emergency service team is available around the clock and will respond immediately. A sewage backup affecting homes, businesses, commercial properties, or in a public space should be seen as an emergency and needs to be rectified as swiftly as possible.

Take action immediately by contacting a professional, and trusted company like SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto who are specialists in sewage cleanup and storm damage restoration. Call us today at (209) 823-8877 for an immediate response.

Why SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto: IICRC Training and Certification

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

people learning from an instructor Our team studies the best practices that are set forth by the IICRC in areas of cleaning and restoration.

At SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto, our functions and operations are guided by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standard. IICRC ultimately sets the criteria for the cleaning and restoration industries throughout the country.

Our team studies the best practices that are set forth by the IICRC in areas of cleaning and restoration. These areas studied by our team are as followed: water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, as well as other cleaning and restoration courses.

Certified Specialist

Our staff is IICRC certified in water restoration, fire restoration, carpet and upholstery, mold remediation, cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. We continually build our expert team's skills through constant training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility. There is no job too small or too large for them to handle, be it residential or commercial. Our staff's certificates are boldly displayed on our office walls to remind us of their dedication. 

At SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto, learning improves efficiency and quality of service. We aid our staff and non-staff in learning through our designed emergency mitigation programs to enhance their knowledge and develop their skills. We offer courses to our team of professionals, insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and real estate professionals. The courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

Related Services of Specialization

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm and Major Events
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building Services
  • Commercial Services 

Should you need a certified specialist in mitigation and restoration in water damage, mold damage, or fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto (209) 823-8877. Our team is ready for your mitigation and restoration needs, no matter what size the job.

Why SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto for Cleaning and Restoration

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

emoji faces on a blackboard with a smiley face checked We listen carefully to our customers' needs and give a resounding solution. We brief our customers on the process and progress for accountability.

Are you in need of cleaning and restoration service? You're in the right place. For many years, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto have rendered it's unflinching services to businesses and residences. We are undoubtedly known as the best, efficient, and customer-friendly cleaning and restoration company in Manteca and Modesto. We adopt advanced technology and techniques in cleaning and restoration to improve efficiency as we are in a constantly changing world.

Our cleaning practice is technologically enhanced by specialized equipment like air movers, dehumidifiers, centrifugal, axial & structural cavity drying. We sanitize and disinfect your home and offices to remove mold and hidden bacteria that may cause health effects. We replenish the air with a nice fragrance and restore your properties in the best shape. We are committed to restoring properties to a better state.

Our technicians are frequently trained and updated on the latest cleaning and restoration techniques and are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is customer-friendly because we are trained to put smiles on the faces of our customers. Just checking our reviews will give you a perception of the quality of services we render, and you'll surely be in agreement.

Below is a list of services SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto renders:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm and Major Events
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building Services
  • Commercial Services

We are just minutes away from getting to you. We have a mobile presence in Manteca and Modesto, 24 hours a day. We listen carefully to our customers' needs and give a resounding solution. We brief our customers on the process and progress for accountability.

Contact us now for any cleaning and restoration job and we’ll surely leave a lasting impression on you.

Commercial Cleaning: Reopening Businesses

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

biohazard cleaners cleaning an office Our team is only a call away. Contact SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto for your disinfecting and cleaning needs.

Commercial Cleaning Services

As businesses reopen after the long holidays, you tend to be welcomed by dust, cobwebs, germs, insects, and the likes. Many businesses are closed currently due to local pandemic guidelines as well. For sanitizing and disinfecting, and for grime, odor, and moisture challenges that are beyond the scope of your regular janitor, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto will make sure your commercial properties are cleaned thoroughly and left sparkling.

With our defensive pathogen cleaning program, we’ll make sure your business environment is disinfected and sanitized. We clean restaurant hoods, remove biohazard contaminants, and more

Our expert staff is trained at best to work with modern cleaning equipment to return your workspace to its very best.

Every single one of our staff is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICR). When you hire us, be rest assured that your commercial property will be given a professional touch by our team of professionals who go beyond the regular scope of work to serve you better.

Our commercial cleaning services include:

• Air Ducts and HVAC
• Biohazard and Sewage
• Trauma and Crime Scene
• Carpet and Upholstery
• Drapes and Blinds
• Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
• Odor Removal and Deodorization
• Vandalism

Get in touch with SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto today to reopen your business to your customers in a safe, sparkling and refreshing surrounding.

Below is an overview of our Commercial Services

• Certified SERVPRO Cleaned
• Commercial Restoration
• Commercial Water Restoration
• Commercial Fire Restoration
• Commercial Mold Remediation
• Commercial Storm and Major Events
• Disaster Recovery Team
• Commercial Cleaning
• Building Services
• Specialty Cleaning Services

Our team is only a call away. Contact SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto for your disinfecting and cleaning needs.

Fire Sprinkler Commercial Building Flood in Manteca and Modesto

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

sprinkler system in a building Fire sprinkler systems are essential for commercial properties.

Are you having trouble at work with flooding? SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is a locally owned cleaning and restoration service provider in the community. We have specially trained technicians with modern equipment and resources to get your commercial property back to business quickly.

Fire sprinkler systems are essential for commercial properties. They are intended to save lives and properties affected by a fire outbreak. However, they can lead to flooding of a building once set off. As a commercial property owner, you should know what to do when a fire sprinkler system causes a flood.

What could go wrong?

Once the fire sprinkler system identifies a fire, it is immediately triggered. It disperses water to extinguish the fire before it escalates. Typically, you would have to clean up the water afterward. A single fire sprinkler system releases between 15 and 25 gallons of water per minute. Imagine how many gallons of water would flood your commercial property if the fire isn't extinguished quickly. There is also a possibility of the fire sprinkler system failing and releasing water uncontrollably; this could be a disaster. 

The pipes connecting the reservoir to the sprinkler head may be corroded and may burst, leading to flooding. Extreme heat or cold could cause sprinkler pipes to burst as they are susceptible to severe weather.

Things you need to do after a fire sprinkler system flood

• If an actual fire triggered the sprinkler, then you need to let professionals handle the situation. Wait for them to tell you when it’s safe to re-enter the building after the fire has been put out.

• Call a cleaning and restoration service company to clean with dedicated equipment to prevent mold from growing in the walls and other surfaces. Mold poses a danger to human health. Cleaning and restoration companies like SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto are equipped with water extractors, commercial-grade fans, and dehumidifiers needed for the job.

Cleaning and restoration procedures can be challenging for anyone. The procedure includes:

• Removing all items from the affected commercial building

• Using dedicated equipment to dry, clean, and disinfect all surfaces to prevent mold growth and kill bacteria.

• Repair damages and restore items that can be salvaged.

These processes are tedious. Your insurance policy should be able to cover the cost of the damage or inform you of what they can cover. Should you have flooding, contact SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto.

Five Winter Fire Safety Tips You Need to Know

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

fireplace in the dining room Protect your fireplace against stray sparks by shielding it with tempered glass or a good quality fire screen.

Winter is a cold time of year where we try to keep ourselves warm at home or in the office. We rely on various heat sources to stay warm. Nevertheless, we also need to be careful with these heat sources to avoid fire risk. We should be prepared for a fire outbreak resulting from high heat equipment or direct fire usage.

Many homes suffer from fire damage in the Manteca and Modesto area; these home fires could have been prevented by proper planning and safety measures being adhered to. 

Five essential winter fire safety tips

Install Smoke Alarms In Key Areas and Maintain Them Regularly

A smoke alarm should be mounted in high heat areas like the kitchen, living room, and laundry room. Check the batteries and replace them when low.  

Inspect Your Chimney

A chimney can get clogged over time, hindering the exit of smoke, causing the production of creosote, a flammable substance that may lead to a fire outbreak. Have your chimney inspected annually and have it cleared of debris and unclogged regularly.

Dry seasoned wood will give you bright flames with less smoke. Excess smoke could lead to suffocation and is harmful to health.

Protect Your Fireplace With a Screen

Protect your fireplace against stray sparks by shielding it with tempered glass.

Keep pets and children away from a fireplace and avoid disposing of flammable materials in it. Sometimes people may not dispose of various materials properly and find it convenient to dispose of them in the fireplace. Doing so is extremely dangerous as it may cause the fire to get out of hand or even combust, causing a fire outbreak.

Maintain Your Furnace

Maintain your furnace annually by getting a professional to inspect and maintain it. This helps you avoid the unit's wear and tear and potential damage that could lead to problems with the furnace.

Use Candles and Space Heaters with Caution

Remember that candles are considered an exposed flame and can escalate quickly when in contact with a flammable surface or material. Place candles away from flammable surfaces even when in trays. Wind can also blow the candle flame into the path of a nearby combustible material or surface, so make sure the surrounding area is clear.

Place space heaters roughly three feet from each other. Make sure the heater has an automatic off switch so that its internal mechanisms do not overheat.

Remember to blow out candles and turn off space heaters before leaving the room or going to sleep.

Safety first, you need to put your home in order when preparing for winter. 

At any time of the day in Manteca and Modesto, SERVPRO is committed to protecting the people and properties of the community from fire damage. We’re known not only for our reliability and expertise as a professional restoration and cleaning services provider, but people love us for our friendly customer service too.

For help with Fire Damage cleanup and restoration, you can give us a call any time.

Home Heating Fire Safety Tips

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

Heater with shadows from blinds and sunshine You may be tempted to keep heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces on during cold nights, it’s safer to turn them off.

Studies have shown that home heating is a significant cause of house fires during winter. An increasing reason you should familiarize yourself with these heating fire safety tips.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and we at SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto couldn’t agree more. As you enjoy the winter days with family and loved ones, keep in mind the following fire safety tips to keep them warm and safe:

Check all Heat Units

Check the space heaters, fireplace, or other heating devices and ensure they are clean and in good working conditions. Clean off all lint and dust for proper ventilation and to prevent overheating. Get old units with worn or frayed wiring repaired and serviced by a certified professional.

Poorly maintained fireplaces and chimneys can be the cause of many household fires. In Manteca and Modesto, broken chimney flues, layers of soot, and flying embers are all significant causes of fire damage. Have a professional clean and inspect your fireplace and keep a fire extinguisher in strategic places. Practice emergency fire safety routines with your family for both safety and awareness.

The “3-Foot” Rule

There should be a 3-foot gap around heating units; this is very important for flammable items such as furniture and passers-by. Maintain the 3-foot rule to avoid knocking over units or tripping over cords.

Keep Children and Pets Away From Heat Units

Heat unit areas should be considered a danger zone for children and pets. Always watch your pets and children's movement and ensure they keep their distance and are aware of heat units' danger.

Check Your Smoke Alarm

Test your smoke alarms regularly by pressing the test button. Ensure smoke alarms are to placed in areas where there are heating units. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) also recommends that you replace smoke alarms every ten years.

Turn It Off Before Heading To Bed

You may be tempted to keep heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces on during cold nights, it’s safer to turn them off. The risk of fire damage and fatalities rise significantly with unattended heating sources.

The fun in family gatherings and can suddenly be cut short by a house fire. Maintain the above safety tips to keep your family and home safe. However, for a professional safety and inspection service, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.