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How to Check Your Manteca or Modesto Home for Storm Damage

11/28/2021 (Permalink)

damaged roof SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto’s highly-trained professionals can assist you in completing storm damage repairs.

The storm has passed, and the wind has calmed down. The skies begin to clear outside, and your Manteca or Modesto property appears to be unharmed. It is essential to do a quick check around the home to ensure there is no storm damage! What about the ceiling? The windows? What about the rain gutters and siding? What about your home, in general? How do you know your home is undamaged after a storm?

It is impossible to predict how much damage a storm may cause. Even if your home appears to have weathered the storm, a trip around your property may expose a hazard you would not have noticed otherwise.

Roofing might break, paint can flake, and concrete can wear away. The sooner you examine the damages, the better. And even if you feel your home survived the storm with minor damage, it's always a good idea to do the following:

1. Check the roof for visible wreckage and check for missing or broken tiles.

Even if the affected site is minimal, a dented or damaged roof can pose significant issues. Water may have leaked into the interior of the home during the storm, and if ignored, it will result in more severe water damage issues. Are there any missing shingles? And even if a shingle is still on the roof but has slipped, it might still cause water damage.

2. Try to assess the water stains on the interior and exterior walls.

Is there any evident moisture on your external walls or within your home? Water damage can result when heavy rain pours during a storm and gets into minor gaps in the walls.

After a storm, it can take a few days for external walls to dry up, so keep an eye on them for a few days. Keeping watch ensures you won't miss any moist spots that become prominent after the storm has passed and the house has dried out.

3. Exterior walls should be checked for holes and dents.

A spider-web pattern of cracks spreading out from a single site is a common indication of storm or hurricane damage. It implies that an impact on the outer wall was substantial enough to damage the interior foam insulation.

Chipped paint or plaster and small holes in the cement surface are damage symptoms and should be taken seriously.

4. Check for water pools in the basement and other crawl spaces.

If at all possible, look underneath your house in the crawl areas. Look for water pools, as this could indicate a more severe drainage issue.

It is imperative to get rid of any water pools or flooding underneath your home. To prevent it from happening again, use a sump pump to remove the water. Mold formation, wood decay, and structural damage can arise from water accumulating in basements, tight spaces, cracks, and crevices.

5. Carefully inspect each window, fascias, and gutters.

Although the storm may not have damaged your windows, always examine them. Look for signs of water inside your windows, as this could indicate a minor leak that could turn into a major one.

It is also equally important to examine the surface of your soffits and fascias when you have safe access. Any dents, cracks, or paint chips caused by hail could indicate a more significant problem beneath the surface.

Because hail and windstorms are usually directional, only one side may be damaged, while the other sides seem to be unaffected. It is also essential to check at different times of the day to see whether the difference in lighting allows you to see damage more clearly.

You can make a lot of minor repairs yourself after a storm. In addition to a comprehensive examination, you would like to ensure that your home is ready for any future storms.

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto’s highly-trained professionals can assist you in completing storm damage repairs as well as preparing your property for future storms or harsh weather. We want you to be able to return to your home as soon as possible. Whether you are dealing with minor storm damage or something more serious, our team has the skills and equipment to clean, restore your house and get your life back to normal after a storm. 

Four Most Common Types of Storm Damage

10/16/2021 (Permalink)

water on the street from the rain SERVPRO of Modesto / Manteca has highly qualified personnel that will restore your property to its pre-storm condition using specialized equipment.

Many countries around the world have experienced violent storms that have destroyed homes, devastated communities, and had long-term effects on their lives and their properties. Sadly, damaging storms are becoming more common, and it's critical to know what to do if your home has been damaged by one.

Storm Types and Expected Damages

Thunderstorms

All thunderstorms are dangerous and can cause a variety of problems. Thunderstorms can inflict damage owing to high winds, flash flooding from rain, and lightning strikes. As the weather worsens, it's critical to keep a close eye on it and take necessary safety precautions, as storms can cause damage to properties and injury or death, both indirectly and directly.

Hailstorms

Hailstorms are unavoidable, and no matter the speed and size, they can cause significant damage to homes. Hail damage is one of the most common causes of homeowner claims each year.

Hail can dent aluminum siding, shingles, and gutters, as well as crack vinyl siding, asphalt roofs, and wood shakes.

Lightning

One of the most dangerous weather conditions is lightning. Lightning may quickly start a fire in a home, apartment, or commercial building by burning wood, insulation, roofing, or siding. Electrical fires can also result from a rapid and intense surge of electricity, creating a dangerous condition for anybody inside or near the home.

Floods

The most prevalent natural calamity is flooding. It might develop slowly or rapidly, and it can strike without warning. Floods cause power outages, traffic disruptions, building damage, and landslides. 

When your home and business are damaged by a storm, it might feel as if your life has been turned completely upside down. You may be feeling overwhelmed by the storm's devastation, and deciding what to do first might be difficult. 

SERVPRO of Modesto / Manteca, a reputable restoration and storm cleanup firm is who you need to get your business back up and running quickly with a quick turnaround time to avoid losses. 

SERVPRO of Modesto / Manteca has highly qualified personnel that will restore your property to its pre-storm condition using specialized equipment. Our professional technicians examine and assess the situation swiftly and efficiently, preventing further harm and restoring your organization to peak performance while minimizing financial losses.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Manteca and Modesto Areas

10/16/2021 (Permalink)

rain and buildings Water damage in the workplace might make it challenging to perform business.

Commercial water damage restoration is significantly more challenging than residential water damage restoration and demands a more thorough strategy. The restoration process is affected by the size and construction of commercial buildings, the level of damage, the various uses of space, and the number of tenants. Apart from that, the job is frequently under a time limitation because the business must operate as quickly as possible.

Water damage in the workplace might make it challenging to perform business. It might potentially compromise your employees' health and safety. It's essential to respond quickly as soon as you notice indications of business water damage. And it may be hard to find the best restoration service company, now that they are popping up in practically every neighborhood. 

As a business owner in Manteca or Modesto, you must carefully choose your restoration provider. To begin with, you'll need an expert restoration provider that can handle any level of damage, and SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is the finest choice. 

Here are the reasons why you want to use SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto:

  1. Quick Response

We are committed to responding fast to your calls and attempting to get to your home the soonest we can. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We recognize that natural disasters can be life-threatening, so we never hesitate to respond.

We also provide emergency preparedness services to ensure that our clients receive prompt assistance whenever they need it.

  1. Licensed, Skilled, and Well-Trained Team

We've been in the business for decades with a staff of licensed professionals with high-profile credentials and qualifications. We guarantee that all members of our team have the necessary skills and experience to deliver on time. Most of our employees continue to undergo additional professional training to serve you better.

  1. Detailed Damaged Restoration Plan

We make sure that every affected site undergoes outstanding damage solutions. Our pride is in restoring your home to its pre-disaster condition. We've never failed to do the essential repairs to enhance your property and keep it safe from future damages.

  1. Advanced technology and equipment

We have the necessary tools to restore your home to its best. Our cutting-edge technology makes our work more accessible, faster, and precise.

  1. The procedure for filing insurance claims

We understand how to manage insurance claims. We are very knowledgeable when it comes to assisting clients with properly documented timely claims.

Commercial water damage restoration is a job best left to the experts. SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is certified in water damage restoration and committed to providing the highest degree of restoration services. We are committed to providing outstanding service that suits your mitigation and restoration needs efficiently and effectively.

Fireworks Safety

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

girl holding sparlker It’s important to know the risks of using fireworks and the safety measures we have to be aware of to avoid untoward incidents.

Fireworks bring joy to people from all walks of life, whether you’re the one lighting them or you‘re just watching how it lights up the sky and brightens the night. Either way, it’s important to know the risks of using fireworks and the safety measures we have to be aware of to avoid untoward incidents. 

According to NFPA’s Fireworks Fires and Injuries report, an estimated 19,500 fires started by fireworks were reported to local US fire departments in 2018. These fires caused five civilian deaths, 46 civilian injuries, and $105 million in direct property damage. To help address this situation, we have listed some safety tips to avoid serious injuries and millions of dollars in property loss. 

1. Don’t use or patronize illegal fireworks. Use only State Fire Marshal-approved fireworks. Local ordinances should be verified before purchasing or using fireworks.

2.Fireworks are not toys. As such, don’t play with them. Moreover, children should never be allowed to light fireworks. Just in case, close adult supervision is advised.

3.Never use fireworks near dry grass or other flammable materials. Flammable liquids, such as gasoline, should be kept at a safe distance. 

4. Keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies. A small spark can be controlled with adequate water and tools. It is also a good idea to keep a garden hose near or attached to outdoor faucets.

5. If a firework does not go off after it is lit, don’t ever attempt to fix or re-light it. Never experiment with fireworks! It is also wise to pour water over so as not to tempt other people to pick it up and play with it. 

6. Don’t attempt to light fireworks when you have been drinking alcohol. Alcohol affects the part of the brain that controls how your body works, slows down your movements and your ability to make sound decisions, and the ability to be in control.

7. Reading is a must! Read all fireworks instructions carefully.

Fires have devastating impacts on people, property, and the environment. Let us all be responsible enough to take precautionary measures, act fast and think fast in case of fires. Disaster preparedness is still one of the best options to prevent large uncontrolled fires from happening.

However, accidents still happen even when we do all preventive measures. If there is a fire at home, you will need to hire a professional fire mitigation and restoration company. Our staff at SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto are fully trained to clean up and restore your home if there is a fire.

Water Damage After Flooding

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

damaged home with trash outside Flood creates a nuisance that has the potential to cause worrying damages to your structure and contents.

Water damage is a relatively popular form of natural disaster with various sources like leaking roofs, burst pipes, flooding, and more. Flood creates a nuisance that has the potential to cause worrying damages to your structure and contents.

Flood victims are mostly left physically and emotionally down because they are short of ideas on the exact point of beginning the recovery procedures.

Here at SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto, we are expert professionals with a wealth of experience dealing with water damage caused by flooding. We have the necessary tools to educate and assist our clients before the help eventually arrives. You are assured of our impeccable services in any event of securing your valuable assets. 

We have expertly concluded various degrees of water losses, and this puts us in good stead to keep you and your property in safe hands. We will lead you through the best ways to handle water damage after the flooding.

FLOOD CLEANUP EQUIPMENT:

· Pump, pail mops and squeegees

· Gloves, masks and all other protective gear

· Soaps and unscented detergents

· Plastic garbage bags

AFTER A FLOOD, YOU SHOULD:

· To eliminate electrical accidents, try to turn off the mains supply not to be power in the building.

· Be careful not to injure yourself, as you use pumps and pails to remove standing water, then mop up the rest and avoid further damage to surfaces.

· Clean up excess water from wood furniture after removing tabletop items

· Apply detergents and disinfectants to flush and disinfect floor drains and sump pumps, scrub them to remove stubborn dirt and grime.

· In summer, put on your air conditioning to increase drying.

· Pick loose items from the floor.

DON'T DO THIS AFTER FLOODING:

· Don't leave furniture, books on wet carpets, it further damages them. Instead, get pickable items off to a safe place, and put saucers underneath the furniture legs above the damp surface.

· Never use your household vacuum to evacuate water. Not only is it ineffective, but it could also cause damage to the vacuum cleaner.

· Never attempt to turn on the ceiling fixture if the ceiling is wet and ensure you stay out of a ceiling-sagging room.

· Forget to hang all valuables like leather items and leave your wet fabrics in place.

Fire Restoration and Mitigation Elements

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

house burned to the ground It is a traumatizing experience to be caught up in or affected by a fire outbreak.

Fire outbreaks can be very devastating. A lot of people take necessary preventive measures such as fire alarms or extinguishers. However, these measures might not be enough because they are designed to quench small fires as they can't handle full-blown infernos. However, a small size outbreak may become destructively severe.

It is always a traumatizing experience to be caught up in or affected by a fire outbreak. Firefighters put up their top act to ensure that lives, valuables are evacuated and extinguish the fire.

During this process, there might be several unconscious actions that look seemingly destructive. Worst of all, some timid and quick responses may begin another damage source.

Ruins caused by fires doesn't end when the flames are put off. The effect sees victims lose their prized assets, sometimes leaving them in search of shelter. Meanwhile, businesses, most of the time, shut down if necessary fire damage restoration processes are not considered.

Prompt fire damage restoration goes a long way to limiting the emotional and financial stress caused by fire. In any case of fire accidents, there are three kinds of repair that your space needs after putting out the flames.

1.     Fire Damage: The picture that comes to mind during a fire outbreak is the movement of flames as it consumes everything in its path. The extreme temperatures they can reach cause significant damage and ultimately destroy objects in contact. Damages caused by fire may be rectifiable during a fire clean up, but it will depend on property type, the severity of the injury and the amount of time passed since the fire.

2.     Smoke and Soot

They both are created minutes after the fire has been put off and spread quickly over the affected area. It is challenging to remove evidence of smoke damage because of its easy permittivity, resulting in an offensive odor that may be a nuisance. Immediate smoke cleanup is crucial because its byproduct becomes more difficult to remove over time.

3.     Water Cleanup: In stopping a fire outbreak, faulty firefighting equipment, damaged sprinkler systems and burst pipes may result in severe water damage, which is always devastating.

In conclusion, recovering from a fire outbreak is physically and emotionally difficult for victims as some aspects of restoration require skill-intensive labor. SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is just waiting for your call to make the process easier, giving you back your joy again. They are professionals specializing in fire, smoke and water cleanup. Make that call and recover your valuable property.

Keep your Kitchen Safe While Cooking

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

white modern kitchen However, if, for some reasons, you forget any of these safety tips and experiences an eventual accident, call SERVPRO of Manteca and Modest.

Great Kitchens make cooking fun. It is a place where we depend on preparing all our favorite recipes and getting our desired meals. However, it could turn into a fire trap when in the wrong hands. For everyone, Kitchen safety is a priority and failure to adhere to some kitchen safety guidelines strictly could be hazardous.

It is safe to consider basic kitchen safety rules to reduce fire risk.

BASIC TIPS TO MAKE YOUR KITCHEN SAFER

1.     Microwave Safety: To avoid fire outbreak, you are advised to plug your microwave directly into an outlet rather than an extension, except the extension cord is rated for its use. Additionally, be sure you don't use containers that have aluminum foil because these foils have metals in them that cause sparks, which may result in fire. Use a microwavable safe dish such as a paper plate, glass plate, and bowl. If your microwave catches fire, turn it off and call for help.

2.     Be close by

It is important to stay nearby when cooking, except for slow burners. Fire may begin within seconds when cooking or frying foods becomes too hot. Food can quickly transient from browning to burning and eventually into flames. Turn off your cooker when getting far away from the kitchen.

3.     Switch off Appliances: The use of appliances is safer when plugged directly into an outlet than an extension cord. It keeps the electrical appliance within the safety ratings, which avoids cable heat-up that can cause an eventual fire outbreak. Unplug your appliances after use.

4.     Understand your Equipment and Handle them properly: Getting familiar with complex kitchen tools and equipment is necessary for cooking. However, it is important to read instructions that come with appliances and understand how to use them. You won't be needing the services of a qualified restoration company when you do this.

 In conclusion, keeping your kitchen safe is crucial and abiding by the above guidelines will reduce fire risk in your kitchen. However, if, for some reasons, you forget any of these safety tips and experiences an eventual accident, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is a trusted leader with 40 years in the restoration industry. They are always at your fingertips with their professional agents who will find the best coverage to match your needs.

Preventing Grease Fires

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

grease fire outdoors All home chefs should know how to deal with a grease-related fire because its risks are high.

Most times, cooking fires are the primary cause of home fires and home injuries. However, do you know what to do if grease catches fire in your kitchen? They self-ignite and get out of hand in a matter of seconds. Proper control techniques and intuitive thinking are critical to deal with the spread. Hence, the reason why it is essential to be close by the kitchen always while cooking.           

Be informed beforehand that it is dangerous to grab some water during grease related fire outbursts because water and grease aren't friends, so they don't mix. Please don't go for a fire extinguisher for a grease fire because it could make things get worse. The chemicals released from the extinguisher come out with force, and the pressure is sufficient to possibly splash the oil all over the kitchen spreading the fire.

With the following essential tips, you can prevent a grease-related fire:

1. It is crucial to gradually heat oil, ensuring that the temperature limit is not exceeded.

2. Resist every distraction that takes you away from your fryers and pans on fire because grease is a highly flammable liquid. 

3. At any instant of noticing excessive smoke, reduce the heat source.

4. It is hazardous to toss anything into a hot grease-filled pan carelessly, so ensure you reduce splatter by gently and carefully immersing your food.

Follow These Tips with Grease Fires:

Ensure you switch off all burners when dishes go up in flames and try to deprive the hot flames of oxygen by covering them with a metal lid. After completing the step, try to call the fire department for help.

In conclusion, all home chefs should know how to deal with a grease-related fire because its risks are high. Therefore it is essential to know ahead of time what to do when the need arises. Face grease-related fire incidents that go out of hand. You could find yourself facing a fire cleanup scenario, one which will require building restoration expert and professionals. Don't hesitate to contact us at SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto. We bring back the lost glamour just as perfect as it newly was.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto for Mitigation and Restoration

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles No matter the complications involved, you can rely on us for quick restoration. We are your best option when maximum expertise is required.

Restorative services require significant expertise and experience. Hence, the importance of a restoration company's reputation and track record. 

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto operates on an advanced level beyond the regular restoration companies in the industry. Over the years, we have accrued a wealth of experience delivering efficient and effective mitigation and restoration solutions to residential and commercial spaces. We are in the industry's upper echelon, satisfactorily meeting our clients' demand and setting that pace for excellent service delivery since 1967. 

We are loyal to our community. We are committed to providing excellent mitigation and restoration services to humanity. We have an impeccable history of restoring private and commercial establishments to the status-quo with our magical wand, using limited resources. Our excellent track record and impeccable reputation stand us out from other competitors in the industry. 

WHY WE ARE TOP A PLAYER IN THE INDUSTRY

Competence

We don’t just employ. Our profile boasts of a team of experienced, certified cleaning and restoration specialists trained in property restoration and damage control. Our competence has offered us a space in the hearts of our numerously satisfied clients. 

We are constantly on the go for an innovative solution to improve and continuously increase our already vast knowledge that keeps us maintaining a high standard in the restoration business. 

Advanced Techs-Second to none.

At SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto, we use state-of-art equipment with innovative technology and advanced techniques to perfectly deliver mitigation and restoration services. A few of our specialized equipment includes but not limited to water extraction equipment, moisture detector, dryers, and many more. 

24/7 hours Service

Home disaster happens anytime within the hour. As such, we are here waiting for your call anytime. Holidays are not an exception. At SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto, we don't go on holidays, so call us now!

High Professional Profile

Our certifications include:                                                                                                           

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician 

In conclusion, You deserve the best services in terms of mitigation and restoration. That is the reason SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto gives you all it takes to restore your residential or commercial spaces. No matter the complications involved, you can rely on us for quick restoration. We are your best option when maximum expertise is required.

Why SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto? Hear from True Customers.

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

stars on a brown background Just as the name implies, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto are professionals, ever ready to ‘serve’ you optimally.5 Stars for sure!

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto offers impeccable and outstanding restoration services. We give our clients, both residential and commercial, the best quality service to efficiently meet their mitigation and restoration needs. 

Customer satisfaction is our primary goal, and our clients as the top priority in everything we do. So, that’s why we continually ensure that we give the best service possible no matter the complications involved. We have a track record of continuously providing excellent customer service. 

Here’s what our SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto customers have to say:

“5 Stars for sure! There was a fire outbreak in our house, and after the fire damage, we didn't know what to do. They came and talked to us and calmed us. They explained how they would fix everything for us and got to work. I highly recommend his company to anyone who needs extensive cleanup.”

- Sammy, Manteca, CA.

“Everyone was great. My kitchen caught fire, and there was a lot to clean up. They did everything quickly, and my house is in great shape.”

- Sandy H., Modesto, CA.

"A Leaky water heater damaged a wall and seeped into an adjacent room. Nightmare right? It wasn't too bad. SERVPRO was a preferred vendor of my homeowner's insurance. After calling their 800 number, they passed my info along to the local servicing franchise. They were responsive, professional, courteous, and self-contained. Danny, my SERVPRO project manager, was a pleasure to work with, very personable and professional. The whole process was relatively painless, removing water damage and moldy drywall. The area was thoroughly contained and dried, and tested came back negative for microbial. Yay! Now, I can get that wall put back together."

- James Morgan, Manteca, CA.

“Hopefully, you never have to find yourself in a situation as I did. But, I can assure you, if you're in any need of emergency cleanup assistance, you won't find another more sympathetic and empathetic team than here. Danny and Orlando, thank you for doing what you do. Your professionalism, technical knowledge, and communication helped one of the most difficult times someone would ever have to go through bearable. Overwhelmed and alone, trying to figure out what to do, you helped me take that first step towards healing. I will never forget Danny. Can't thank you enough.”

- Ryan, Modesto, CA.

“SERVPRO of Manteca Technician and his assistant were everything you would expect of good customer service! They went above and beyond my expectations. Thanks, guys; keep up the good work!”

R. Brown, Riverbank, CA.

Just as the name implies, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto are professionals, ever ready to ‘serve’ you optimally. We are a team of professionals equipped with adequate knowledge and certifications to provide optimum customer service. We are your best choice for mitigation and restoration services. Let us take care of your residential and commercial damage issues.