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What To Do With Debris After San Jose Fire Damage?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Room with fire damage The situation can feel quite overwhelming when your home is affected by fire damage. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Assists With Fire Damage Cleanup in San Jose

The scene of devastation after a small fire can be overwhelming. You might find yourself wondering where you should start with a house fire cleanup in San Jose. Debris from fire damage might be a particular concern, especially after a more significant fire and smoke damaging event.

If you are dealing with fire damage in your San Jose home, it is best to call SERVPRO as soon as possible. You may notice debris such as wood, glass, metal, roof tiles, or pieces of furniture lying around your home. We recommend you do not attempt to move them. Debris can pose a trip and fall hazard, glass can cut people, or there might even be contamination from firefighting chemicals.

SERVPRO techs deal with debris by:

  • Taking any photographs that you might need for insurance purposes.
  • Identifying potentially hazardous debris and removing it safely.
  • Clearing the work area and putting up signs and tape to identify no-go spots.

Our team will keep you updated at all times so you never have to worry about what will happen next or where in your home you can go.

For a safety-conscious fire damage repair service, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Can San Jose Water Damage Repair Help Your Heirloom Quilt?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technician We have state of the art equipment necessary to dry the water damage in your home. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

SERVPRO Helps Save San Jose Valuables During Water Damage Repair

One of the worst aspects of San Jose water damage is seeing bad things happen to family heirlooms or irreplaceable favorite items.

SERVPRO understands that water damage repair in San Jose is about much more than water extraction and drying your home. You are concerned about your favorite items and hoping they are salvageable. Quilts are beautiful textile creations that are often passed down from generation to generation.

Sometimes we cannot save a quilt, for example, if sewage has contaminated it. However, in many cases, we can help. Some potential fixes include:

  • Specialist dry cleaning or our hydraulic ESPORTA washers.
  • Spot cleaning if the damage is confined to a small space.
  • Gentle ULV fogging to get rid of lingering odors.

No matter which method we choose, our techs understand the importance of thorough drying. We can lay out your quilt and use air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process. Proper drying helps eliminate damp odors and reduce the risk of mold.

If you need water damage repair for your textiles, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Are Your Papers Salvageable During Water Removal in San Jose?

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee Call in the professionals for water removal, to avoid additional water loss in your property. Our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Helps San Jose Residents With Water Clean Up

San Jose is a buzzing city right at the heart of Silicon Valley. The Spanish Empire claimed California in 1542. In 1776, King Carlos III sent an expedition to the area and settled on San Jose as an ideal settlement site (along with the San Francisco Bay Area.) San Jose was the first civilian settlement in California. It later became part of the First Mexican Empire before the Conquest of California won it for the United States.

During the Second World War, San Jose became a center of industry and manufacturing. By 1990 it had a greater population than San Francisco. These days San Jose is known for its position in Silicon Valley, its luxury housing, great amenities, and high-class living.

San Jose is Great for Sports Lovers

San Jose is not all about tech and manufacturing. The city also has a lively sports community. You can join with thousands of fellow cheering fans and watch a game or get out of doors and enjoy some leisure time of your own. Some popular sports venues in San Jose include:

  • Earthquakes Stadium is home to the Major Soccer League team, the San Jose Earthquakes. While you are enjoying a game, why not visit their outdoor bar for a beverage? It is the largest outdoor bar in North America!
  • Excite Ballpark is home to the Minor League Baseball team, the San Jose Giants, and the San Jose State University Spartans College Baseball team. The stadium includes a family fun zone and a BBQ joint.
  • The CEFCU Stadium is home to the San Jose State Spartans football team from San Jose State University. The stadium is the San Jose Earthquakes' former home and hosts high school football games and several music events throughout the year.

You can also visit the World of Sports Memorabilia, where you can choose from an exciting range of sports memorabilia. The owners can even frame your memorabilia for an unforgettable keepsake.

Get outdoors in San Jose

Ready to get active? San Jose is excellent for outdoor pursuits:

  • Raging Waters offers 23 acres of thrilling water slides and rides, plus a lazy river for when you want to relax in the sun without the thrills and spills.
  • Calabazas Park features an unmatched BMX track – the biggest in the Bay Area.
  • Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve offers miles of glorious walks through native oak forests and chaparral. You can spot diverse wildlife, including frogs, badgers, foxes, and salamanders.

Is it Possible to Save Paper Products During Water Restoration?

The damage to paper items is one of the most distressing parts of water damage. Photographs, books, letters, and important papers such as insurance documents can all suffer from being waterlogged.

However, do not despair. SERVPRO trains our technicians to handle documents, and in many cases, we can help by:

  • Freeze drying documents to prevent further harm.
  • Drying out papers with minimum damage.
  • Using gamma radiation to disinfect paper products.
  • Deodorizing to get rid of unpleasant odors.

We can even help you digitize your documents to keep them safe in the future.

For help restoring your papers and pictures, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Fire Cleanup Services in Commercial Buildings in San Jose

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle with equipment Fires can happen without warning and you are going to need a company to come in and take care of the damage. Call SERVPRO for fire damage remediation.

Can High Gloss Surfaces be Cleaned Safely After a Fire in San Jose?

Many commercial buildings, especially with customer-facing offices, tend to have professionally designed premises with high gloss display surfaces for their products. Can these surfaces be safely cleaned and smoke residue removed without damaging the glossy surfaces?

SERVPRO utilizes a variety of cleaning products providing fire cleanup services in San Jose commercial properties. Whether it is a high gloss display case or an employee's workspace, our fire and smoke restoration technicians know which cleaning products to use for every type of smoke residue and surface.

  • Spray and Wipe cleaners control the amount of cleaner applied to the surface
  • Foam cleaners work well on fabrics and high gloss surfaces
  • We can use mild abrasive cleaners to remove more difficult to remove residues

We can test small hidden areas first to determine which cleaner does the best job and avoids damaging the surface in any way. SERVPRO can also clean contents by immersion in a cleaning solution. This process is beneficial for Venation blinds.

Contact SERVPRO of NE San Jose for commercial fire cleanup services in San Jose and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (408) 834-7663.

Flood Removal Safety Hazards in San Jose

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Drying Equipment If you need professional flood damage remediation services, don't hesitate to reach out for help. Call us at (408) 834-7663.

What is the Best Approach to Contain Bio-hazards During Flood Removal Restoration in San Jose?

Floodwaters can bring many hazardous chemicals and bio-hazards into the home, coating everything with dangerous organisms. It is tempting to save heirlooms, documents, and items with a lot of value. However, you may be placing yourself and your family at risk.

SERVPRO has the know-how, equipment, and disinfectants to manage cleanup and flood removal in San Jose of bio-hazards and chemicals that may have been washed into your home. Homeowners can identify any contents that we should look for in the process.

We take the security and safety of our clients and our employees seriously. Our equipment and processes include:

  • Full PPE equipment
  • Half or full-face respirators with fresh air supply
  • Containment protocols to prevent further spread of infectious waste
  • Application of EPA registered disinfectants.
  • Thorough cleaning of all equipment and clothing
  • Wastewater disposal following state and local guidelines
  • Follow infected trash disposal guidelines.
  • We may test for infectious pathogens upon completion, including 3rd party testing in public situations, e.g., such as day-care, hospitals, and nursing homes.

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

Water Cleanup Services in San Jose

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Effectiveness of Using the AC vs. Open Windows for San Jose Water Cleanup?

San Jose is the largest city in Northern California by area as well as population. It is also the political, financial, and cultural center of Silicon Valley. Over one million people live in the city, while the metropolitan area contains over two million people. Technology developments in Silicon Valley have made this city one of the country's wealthiest, with a greater number of billionaires and millionaires than any other city in the United States on a per capita basis.

The city was founded in 1777 and became part of Mexico in 1821. It was not until the Mexican-American War that San Jose and California became part of the United States in 1848. San Jose has over 60 miles of walkable recreation and active transportation trails in the city used for recreation and commuting to work.

There are numerous activities to consider while visiting or living in the San Jose area. We have listed a few and provide additional detail about several of them in no particular order.

  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
  • Santana Row
  • Winchester Mystery House
  • Happy Hollow Park Zoo
  • Children's Discovery Museum
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail
  • Almaden Quicksilver Country Park
  • San Pedro Square Market
  • Ball Stadiums, Parks, and Vineyards

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is popular with all ages. The museum offers online virtual tours, educational programs for students and teachers, lesson plans, and worksheets. The museum's tools provide an exciting and informative approach to learning about ancient Egyptian culture. Choose from:

  • Interactive maps
  • Exploration by period
  • Learn about the deities worshipped in ancient Egypt
  • Videos describing language and customs
  • Videos of favorite artifacts and their historical importance
  • Search capabilities by period, type, or Egyptian cultural life

The museum urges groups to make appointments for their visits. There are also classroom curricula suggestions for before and after visits to the museum. Check availability before you go and plan your visit.

Santana Row

Santana Row is an exclusive shopping and dining area located in the west end district intersected by Westfield Valley Fair and Stevens Creek Blvd. There are over 70 shops, nine spas, and 20 restaurants to enjoy. The village within the city covers 42 acres providing a mix of luxury shopping and residential living. There is also a theater and a hotel. A great place to shop, dine, and people watch.

Los Gatos Creek Trail

The trail is popular with nature lovers, cyclists, hikers, and walkers and maintained by San Jose and several other jurisdictions. There are multiple access points – including East Main Street at College Avenue and Miles Ave. There are restrooms, playgrounds, trail access, and picnic areas at Oak Meadows park to enjoy.

Can Outside Air Be Used to Dry Interior Rooms Effectively?

Many clients are surprised to learn that sometimes it makes more sense to close all windows and turn the AC on to help remove moisture from homes in San Jose. SERVPRO considers the specific and relative humidity levels of the outside air compared to the air inside your home to decide the best approach for water cleanup and drying in San Jose. If the outside air holds more moisture than the air inside your home, opening the windows will bring additional moisture into your home. Dying will be delayed or not progress at all.

Factors to consider are:

  • Indoor and outdoor temperatures
  • Relative humidity levels
  • Specific humidity levels

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

Handling Hazards after Fire Damage in San Jose

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks in a warehouse Overwhelmed by fire damage? Contact team SERVPRO at (408) 834-7663 for remediation during this time.

SERVPRO fire damage teams are safety conscious

A home fire can feel devastating, and it is natural to want your home back “Like it never even happened,” as soon as possible.
If you need help after fire damage in your San Jose home, call SERVPRO. Our safety-conscious teams will clean up the soot, vacuum away water from fire hoses, and repair structural damage to your home.

Safety is a cornerstone of our process. Some possible hazards after fire damage include:

  • Electrical shock risks if wires are exposed, damaged, or in contact with water.
  • Damaged ceilings that are at risk of collapse.
  • Inadequate lighting makes it hard to see to do our jobs.
  • Slip and trip hazards from leftover debris such as nails, floorboards, or drywall.

We equip our teams with hard hats, steel toe boots, breathing apparatus, and other PPE to keep them safe during fire damage cleanup. Securing the site is our priority, and you can rely on us for safety advice as we proceed.

For safe fire damage cleanup you can trust, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Do You Need Mold Removal for Your San Jose Business?

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

the back of a SERVPRO van Have you seen or smelled mold and mold damage on your property? Contact SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663 right away.

Wait for the experts and do not attempt mold removal

There are some tell-tale signs of mold in your business. These include dark green, gray, or brown mold patches, damp patches on walls or ceilings, or an unpleasant musty odor.

If you suspect your San Jose business needs mold removal, call SERVPRO at once. We train our technicians to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards, which means they have the latest tools and techniques to handle mold.

While you are waiting for our team to arrive, please do not:

  • Attempt to clean the mold with bleach or any commercial mold cleaners.
  • Try to scrub away the mold with brushes.
  • Walkthrough the affected area unless necessary.
  • Switch on fans or open windows as this can encourage the mold spores to spread.

Mold spreads very quickly. That is why our team sets up containment around the area and uses negative air machines to prevent spores from escaping. The less your staff disturbs the mold before we arrive, the better.

For mold removal in your business, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Help is Here for Water Damage Restoration in San Jose

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration devices in a water damaged bathroom Facing water damage? SERVPRO is ready to help with restoration equipment and many experienced technicians. Call right away!

Even the most modern properties can suffer water damage

San Jose, population 1,021,795, is the most populous city in Northern California. This multicultural gem is well known for being a modern and affluent city that is a seat of technological innovation.

A wealthy place to live, work and visit

The dot com bubble of the 1990s led to increased jobs and business opportunities in Silicon Valley and a housing market boom. Although the dot com bubble is over, San Jose is still a center of innovation and a wealthy city. There are more millionaires and billionaires per capita than in any other part of the United States, and its GDP per capita is the third highest in the world. With expensive homes, all the amenities residents could wish for, and many world-famous employers, San Jose is a city that is looking to the future. Some of the companies headquartered here include Samsung, Acer, Zoom, eBay, and Adobe.

A vibrant arts and cultural center

San Jose is not just about the tech. The city also has a vibrant arts culture, and there is always something to see or do. The city has a public art ordinance, and as a result, many buildings in the downtown area make an effort to include art and design in their spaces.

San Jose is also home to a multitude of museums and historical sites. Some must-see museums and attractions include:

  • The Tech Interactive Science and Technology Center. This unusual orange and purple colored building houses many exhibits, including space for people to design and build their own robots or view plastinated human bodies. The museum also has its own IMAX theater that shows a mix of mainstream and educational movies and frequently partners with other organizations to run temporary exhibits and outdoor events, such as a Star Wars exhibit.
  • History Park lets visitors experience an early 1900s Californian town. Replica buildings on display include a blacksmith, post office, doctor's surgery, dentist's office, a working print shop, and a firehouse. Most facilities are free admission, and there are frequent events throughout the year. Many of the replicas are now home to galleries or individual interest societies.
  • The Portuguese Historical Museum honors the history of Portuguese people in the area. Exhibits take the visitor on a journey from the early European colonization of America to Portuguese settlements in the Santa Clara Valley.
  • The Japanese American Museum of San Jose focuses on Japanese American art, history, and culture, especially relating to Japanese American culture in the San Francisco Bay area.

SERVPRO helps dry San Jose homes after water damage

Water damage can happen all too quickly. Common causes of water damage include:

  • Broken pipes
  • Backed up toilets 
  • Overflowing sinks
  • Damaged or leaking appliances

After water damage, it is essential to dry your home as soon as possible. SERVPRO uses air movers to help with the drying process. First, we extract water using pumps and extraction tools. Then, we measure the moisture levels in carpets, walls and floors, the temperature, and the humidity. The readings help us create an optimal drying environment. Finally, we set up a range of axial and centrifugal air movers to encourage evaporation and speed up drying.

For help with water damage restoration, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Need a Unique Way to Connect with Family, Friends, or Coworkers in San Jose?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO San Jose Van Our dedicated technicians at SERVPRO will restore storm damage on your property "Like it never even happened".

Schedule a San Jose Scavenger Hunt Adventure for a Fun Day Outside Learning About the City -- Your Smartphone Is Your Guide

Everyone is looking for innovative ideas to get outside and interact with others safely and responsibly in San Jose. Try a virtual San Jose Scavenger Hunt Adventure. You are in charge of the timing, but let the algorithms of the San Jose-specific app lead you and your group to both little known spots of interest and “must see” landmarks. Compete or collaborate -- make it all about you and your group.

  • Perfect for families 
  • Affordable price -- beginning at $20.52, adjusted by group size
  • Learn, laugh, and love sharing the excitement 

Sign up on Viator -- 

  • Search for San Jose Scavenger Hunt Adventure 2021
  • Ongoing availability 
  • Spots open on and after January 25, 2021 in San Jose

Just like you never know what to  expect on a scavenger hunt, flood water mitigation can be a puzzle you need professionals to solve. Call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663 for assessment and a proven plan.