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Are There Unexpected Benefits That Occur When Professionals Manage Flood Damage In San Jose Homes?

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles loading up with equipment in warehouse Flooding causes many issues in your home. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every storm damage restoration service.

SERVPRO Incorporates Preventive Processes during Water Cleanup in Flooded Properties

A flooding event can ruin your immediate plans. However, there is nothing worse than enduring after-effects long after you address the damage. One advantage you enjoy from involving professionals in restoring your San Jose home is identifying and fixing secondary issues.

One of the seemingly trivial issues that can lead to long-term flood damage in San Jose properties is the loss of power. Storms can interrupt power locally or over a vast area. Without power completing, tasks such as water extraction or drying of wet materials are challenging. Secondary structural damage also happens when the structure is left long without heating. SERVPRO teams easily overcome this problem since we bring portable generators to the loss site, thus erasing all the necessary mitigation processes.

A variety of electrically operated equipment are necessary for completing tasks like:

Another problem that can linger long after a flooding incident is the contamination of materials, thus unnecessarily endangering the residents. Our SERVPRO combat contamination using chemical agents and removing porous materials since it is impossible to sanitize them. Our technicians spray EPA-registered disinfectants into the water at your premises. We also remove all porous materials such as carpets, pads, and insulation if they are affected by the contaminated floodwaters. 

Other steps like proper moisture control are also useful in preventing secondary damages such as mold development and bad odors in the property.

The main steps that help reign in moisture include:

  • Improving air circulation
  • Heating the interiors
  • Dehumidification

SERVPRO of NE San Jose ensures no problems linger in your property after a flood damage incident. Call us at (408) 834-7663. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Precautions Help When Dealing With Electronics During Fire Restoration of San Jose Homes?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

homeowner fried from electrical calling SERVPRO When an electrical fire burns your home don't be discouraged. SERVPRO fire damage restoration services have you covered from start to finish.

SERVPRO is Mindful of Preexisting Damages and Post-Damage Usage of Electronics during Fire Restoration

Fire can damage electrical appliances slightly or extensively by soiling them with soot and other residues. For the salvageable ones, restoration normally takes wet cleaning the surfaces and polishing. However, precautions are necessary when completing these tasks in your San Jose home to ensure the best outcomes.

At the minimum, the electronic items should still work after fire restoration at your San Jose is over. The best outcome would be restoring preloss conditions, including maintaining the highly polished surfaces that most electronic appliances have. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the type of soiling, material, and even the item's function to determine the best course for the restoration.

Appropriate handling of appliances helps improve the outcome of:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • House fire clean up

Before starting the restoration processes, SERVPRO technicians confirm whether continued use is necessary, thus expediting the processes. For instance, your refrigerators and freezers may develop issues if they remain powered off over extended durations. If the soiling is minor and the appliances contain food, our technicians expedite the restoration of power. 

For all electronics, various tips are useful in improving restoration outcomes, including:

Our SERVPRO technicians also perform some disassembly, such as removing knobs and check vent hoods and any hidden crevices or recessed parts.

SERVPRO of NE San Jose takes appropriate steps to manage any fire restoration tasks resolving any issue, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (408) 834-7663.

How Crucial Are Safety Precautions When Performing Mold Remediation Processes in San Jose?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech stacking fans Mold will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. Our IICRC certified techs are trained and experienced in all phases of mold remediation.

SERVPRO Works to Limit Exposure to Occupants and Spread of Debris during Mold Removal 

Performing mold remediation successfully takes various things, including safety procedures to protect the structure and occupants. Uncontrolled removal can lead to challenges since mold can cause health effects or spread the problem further than the areas originally affected.

Bacteria and fungi fall within the biohazards category, which includes hazardous materials and microscopic ones that are difficult to notice visually. Safety during mold remediation in your San Jose home mostly focuses on controlling the microscopic mold residues limiting chances of contact with skin or inhalation. Our SERVPRO technicians take precautions to protect themselves, the structure, and the residents during every step of the restoration process. 

Mold remediation takes several steps, including:

Our SERVPRO teams take a multifaceted approach to guarantee safety during the remediation process. For instance, a simple step such as informing the occupants of the potential risks of exposure to moldy materials poses ensures that they keep away where possible. 

Removing moldy materials involves the use of chemical agents and the agitation of surfaces. The two processes can leave suspended residues in the air, leaving people exposed after concluding the remediation. Our SERVPRO technicians set up containment barriers and use air filtration devices to help remove any suspended materials from the air. 

With assistance from SERVPRO of NE San Jose, it is possible to complete mold remediation without damaging the structure unnecessarily or exposing occupants to hazardous materials. Call us at (408) 834-7663. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Leave Water Damage Cleanup in Your San Jose Business to the Pros

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

a broken blue pipe leaking water A burst wall pipe can potentially cause a quiet water damage situation before it’s blatantly visible. Contact our SERVPRO team 24/7 to help you.

When Your San Jose Café Suffers from Water Damage, SERVPRO Has the Best Tools and Techniques for the Job!

Whether you have water overflowing from a basin in your commercial kitchen or burst pipes overnight, time is of the essence at your San Jose café. Water damage remediation must begin as quickly as possible, and simply using a mop and bucket will not do. Calling in professionals for water removal services ensures your business gets back to normal faster than any DIY methods could achieve. This is where SERVPRO comes in, and We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Because your dining establishment thrives when fully functioning and it must meet cleanliness guidelines, having skilled technicians on the job to handle water damage in San Jose is imperative. Moisture levels and indoor air quality (IAQ) are two areas that we must consider carefully during the project.

Measures that we take during your water damage restoration job may include:

  • Extraction of standing water using powerful pumps and truck-mounted extractors
  • Setup of high-capacity air movers and fans to improve air circulation
  • Placement of industrial-grade dehumidifiers for removing moisture from the air
  • Moisture detection with the help of sensors, meters, and other equipment
  • Continuous monitoring of relative humidity (RH) as we move through the project
  • Controlled demolition for removal and replacement of any unsalvageable materials

Depending on the location of the water damage in your café, the SERVPRO team may put plastic sheeting or containment barriers in place. Our crew also wears personal protective equipment (PPE) and foot coverings for safety and ensures no moisture or contaminants get tracked into unaffected zones.

When it comes to prompt, reliable water damage assistance, you can trust the team at SERVPRO of NE San Jose. Call us at (408) 834-7663, and we will dispatch a crew as soon as possible.

Flood Damage After a Storm Could Spell Trouble in San Jose

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

a family standing in their flooded living room Flooding can quickly become an overwhelming situation. SERVPRO has the technicians and equipment to tackle flood damage in your home. Call now.

SERVPRO Provides Rapid Storm Flood Damage Clean Up to Restore San Jose Homes

Any flooding after a San Jose storm calls for emergency services water damage assistance from skilled technicians. SERVPRO has the manpower to handle any level of flooding, and we arrive quickly to begin the water damage remediation process. Because flood water often contains various suspended solids, debris, and contaminants, we act fast yet cautiously to navigate the clean up as safely and efficiently as possible.

To handle your flood damage in San Jose, SERVPRO’s Green Fleet arrives at your door, stocked and ready within hours of your call. The equipment we select depends on the magnitude of water, how high it needs to get lifted, and the solids and contaminants within. While some pumps in our arsenal can take a significant number of suspended solids, others will be better for high-lift capacity.

Professional Water Removal Services Equipment

SERVPRO has access to advanced technology for water clean up, including:

  • Submersible Pumps These pumps are used by our crews most often, especially in occupied spaces. They are quieter than other kinds of pumps, run on electricity, and have a broad capacity to handle anywhere from 100 to 18,000 gallons a minute.
  • High-Pressure Pumps – These are pumps used most often in high-lift situations, yet they are not the best for handling suspended solids. We use high-pressure pumps most for water extraction from underground garages or basements.
  • Self-Priming Trash Pumps – Whenever debris gets suspended within the water, we reach for this fuel-powered equipment first. Due to the limited lift capacity, they are best used when the lift-need is less than 25 feet.

No matter the type or extent of flood damage, SERVPRO of NE San Jose is here to help! Call us 24/7 for emergency response at (408) 834-7663.

Fire Damage and Smoke Remediation Assistance in San Jose

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged house with soot and debris everywhere Affected by a recent fire? Team SERVPRO can help with BOTH the certified technicians and the right equipment to tackle the job. Call us right away!

Handling Fire Damage Means Addressing Smoke Odors – Call SERVPRO to Your San Jose Property!

Addressing tough odors present after fire damage within your San Jose home can be difficult, at best. When you hire SERVPRO to handle fire restoration, we implement scientific principles to safely and effectively attack odor particles. Following the clean up of charred debris and unsalvageable materials, we tailor a cleaning and deodorizing plan to your exact needs.

Handling fire damage in San Jose goes beyond clean-up and controlled demolition. Fire damaged homes are susceptible to microscopic odor-causing particles that leave a constant reminder of the fire event. Small particles mean they can easily penetrate porous surfaces, which calls for specialized smoke remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Eliminate Smoke Damage

There are essential factors to consider when it comes to smoke penetration. Some of the things that our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) look for include:

  • Residue Levels – When residue is heavier in some zones within your home, the more surface materials it impacts, sometimes making it harder to neutralize.
  • Surface Porosity – Different porous materials are more likely to take on odor particles than non-porous materials.
  • Temperature – The hotter the fire burned, the deeper the odor penetration often is. Porous surfaces expand when subjected to heat, allowing particles to enter.
  • Exposure Time – The longer your contents and surfaces get exposed to soot and smoke residue, the more bonded they become. 

The SERVPRO IICRC-certified team has proven methods that allow us to carefully clean contents and surface areas. Depending on the soot and other factors listed above, we may implement wet or dry cleaning methods. For any materials deemed unsalvageable, we will perform controlled demolition to make your interior “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of NE San Jose by calling (408) 834-7663, and we can send our Green Fleet out for a fire damage assessment.

Water Seeping in a San Jose Home Threatens Furniture and Fixtures

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

floodwater on floor You can rely upon the professionals of SERVPRO completely for fast and effective water cleanup.

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation, and let its Expert Team Restore your San Jose Home.

A simple burst pipe in a bathroom can cause water damage to your San Jose home well beyond what you would expect. If water seeps through structural elements or sits for a long time, chances are you need professional water removal services, especially if the culprit involves sewage cleanup. Minimize your loss by calling a certified water cleanup crew to handle the issue.

In San Jose, water damage mitigation services are readily available as soon as you call our SERVPRO team. Trained and certified by experts in the water damage restoration field, our staff mobilizes with state-of-the-art equipment to fit the needs of water events of all sizes. Whether you need help with basement flooding cleanup or the aftermath of ceiling leaks, we have options when developing a targeted plan for your water damage remediation needs.

It is not uncommon for our customers to think of water extraction as synonymous with water restoration, but a thorough job is much more involved. Case in point, deodorization is a pivotal part of our process, which we perform diligently by following a rigorous approach, including the following-

  • Treating carpeting with EPA-approved cleaning and disinfecting solutions, as well as fogging it as needed.
  • Addressing walls and ceilings with sprayers and ultra-low volume foggers.
  • Using odor counteractant pellets to challenge the offending smell as water extraction occurs.

SERVPRO of NE San Jose is your one-stop resource when water damage remediation services are in order. As you consider water damage repairs and cleanup, let our experts become your allies in protecting your home. Call us at (408) 834-7663, and let us bring the best in water cleanup and restoration into your home.

How Important is it to Call a Mold Removal Service for a Home in San Jose?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in attic When SERVPRO remediates mold, we always check for hidden growth. Contact SERVPRO promptly for remediation and to help prevent additional mold.

Address Mold Presence in a San Jose Home as Soon as Possible

Mold specialists play an important role in assisting San Jose property owners with mold damage in their homes. A mold inspection and even your observations can point to the presence of mold and require professional help to restore your home. Mold removal must take place promptly to mitigate the health effects it poses.

For mold removal in San Jose, look no further than SERVPRO and our expert mold remediation crew. Our certified team tackles jobs of all sizes, including attic mold removal and black mold. Our job is to understand the ramifications of mold in your home and address them accordingly. When dealing with mold, one must remember that it floats and spreads easily and that careful containment is essential to a successful remediation process.

At SERVPRO, we achieve containment by erecting physical barriers to prevent cross-contamination and establishing negative pressure to prevent airborne spread. 

Following containment, we focus on mold removal from each surface in the home. Damp wiping, HEPA vacuuming, and cleaning solutions all play a pivotal role in restoring your home. Similarly, controlling excess humidity and its sources helps avoid a friendly environment for mold growth.

Environmental and internal conditions may contribute to mold growth in your home. Still, SERVPRO of NE San Jose is at your service for mold remediation and curtail factors that may invite a recurrence. Call us at (408) 834-7663 and let our competent staff leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

What to Look for in a Fire Damage Restoration Team in San Jose?

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

"Faster to any size disaster" SERVPRO teams are available around the clock to assist with any level of fire damage.

Business Owners in San Jose Facing Fire Damage Can Call Upon SERVPRO’s Expertise.

Fire damage to a business in San Jose can derail its operations, whether it is a startup or a well-established vendor. Fire and smoke damage restoration can be increasingly complex if regulations from entities such as the health department. Relying on a professional fire restoration team alleviates your worries and results in a cadre of specialists in the field at your service.

Our fellow San Jose business owners needing fire damage restoration services can call our SERVPRO hotline around the clock for help. Our work extends well beyond cleaning the smoke and soot left behind by the fire. We target all problem areas, including removing debris and smoke remediation, so your business returns to pre-fire condition as soon as possible.

SERVPRO fire restoration technicians pay close attention to the critical elements of cleaning fire-damaged settings. After understanding the flames’ trajectory and the nature of each surface they touched, we focus on the following:

  • Temperature- higher temperatures can accelerate the chemical reactions elicited in cleaning solutions. The surface and the selected cleaner will dictate the optimal temperature our technicians seek.
  • Time- each deodorizing and cleaning technique requires a predetermined lapse to maximize their effect. Our team applies and monitors their application within those parameters.
  • Agitation- rapid movement helps loosen up residue from the surfaces we clean, and we achieve agitation with manual tools such as brushes and mechanical equipment, including ultrasonic machines.

Regardless of your fire restoration needs, SERVPRO of NE San Jose is ready to handle fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup as soon as you need us. Call us at (408) 834-7663 and let us leave your business “Like it never even happened.”

Does SERVPRO Provide Flood Damage Restoration in San Jose?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

lined up SERVPRO equipment Stormwater damage recovery is not an easy task. SERVPRO uses top-notch equipment and techniques for every storm restoration service needed.

Need Water Removal Services After a Storm – Call SERVPRO

After a storm rolls through, bringing floodwaters and wind damage to San Jose homes, many consumers wonder how they will ever recover. Where do they even start? Everything is soaked and coated with mud and debris. Who knows what contaminants were carried into your home along with the floodwaters.

SERVPRO can help develop and implement a plan when flood damage strikes your San Jose home. After an initial inspection, we deploy equipment to remove the standing water and then begin cleaning everything in your home, including contents and structural items. Some contents may be too damaged to clean and restore. We keep records for your insurance claim and work closely with you and your insurance adjuster.

As we clean and dry your home and its contents, we apply the best approach to each item depending on the material, including dry cleaning, wet cleaning, spray and wipe, foam cleaning, and immersion cleaning. In some situations, complete removal of your contents facilitates faster water cleanup, restoration, and repair of all storm-damaged structures.

SERVPRO develops the right stormwater damage recovery plan for all your needs. We review the project details with you and your insurance adjuster:

  • Emergency Services Water Damage
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Repairs to a Leaking Roof from Storm Damage

Call SERVPRO of NE San Jose for flood damage in San Jose and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (408) 834-7663.