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Water Cleanup Services in San Jose

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

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

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.

Looking for a Way to Give Back to the San Jose Community?

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew Our SERVPRO team is ready at a moments notice. Call us right away following a fire in your home.

Partner with Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen to Serve Your San Jose Neighbors a Hearty and Nutritious Meal During January 2021 

Nothing brings a smile more quickly than being part of a solution. San Jose residents, both adults, and children, experience food insecurity.  Help them find a welcoming ambiance and delicious food at Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen.

  • Volunteer Expectations?
  • Prep the food
  • Serve our guests
  • Assist with clean up



  • Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen Volunteer hours are:
    • 2:30 to 4:30 pm
    • Monday through Friday only
    • Dates are available after January 18, 2021.
  • Volunteer age restriction is ten years and older -- make it a family event!

Check for complete details on Eventbrite San Jose

  • Search for Meal-Serving Volunteer Opportunity @ Goodwill Site 
  • Select a date to volunteer.

Much like you want to stop a child or family from going hungry through your volunteer work, the fire mitigation team from SERVPRO of NE San Jose aims to halt the harm of a household blaze. Call (408) 834-7663 to see how we can help in your time of need.

Travel to the City Center from Alum Rock for a Delicious and Festive Brunch on January 17, 2020

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Enjoy a nice brunch while SERVPRO takes care of your fire repair needs.

Grab a Seating at San Pedro Square Market Sunday Mimosa Brunch to Set the Tone for the Rest of Your Alum Rock Weekend

Enjoy an elegant and mouth-watering brunch once a month at a lovely downtown San Jose venue, just minutes from Alum Rock. Choose from among luscious entrees and delightful patisserie. Accompanied by coffee, tea, or soda, it’s hard to ask for more. But do not skimp on the bottomless mimosas!

  • Next Available Date: January 17, 2021

Seatings 10:00am, 11:30am or 1:00pm

  • Location: Three Sisters

170 West Saint John Street

San Jose, CA 95110

  • Reserve your seating through Eventbrite

Relieve your stress by engaging SERVPRO of NE San Jose for fire restoration services. Although it is not precisely as relaxing as a luxurious mimosa brunch, feel the weight of worry lift from your shoulders when we answer your call to (408) 834-7663 and pledge that help is on the way.

What Makes One Water Restoration Company Stand Out Among the Many Offering Services in San Jose?

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

San Jose If your property requires any level of water removal or restoration, you need experienced technicians. Call SERVPRO.

Emphasis on Employing Evolving Research-Based Strategies Underlies the Confidence San Jose Residents When Choosing SERVPRO Over Other San Jose Water Restoration Companies

Would it amaze you to know that long before computing and tech companies became paramount in San Jose and Silicon Valley, many other lifestyles and industries reigned supreme? A little thought makes that reality obvious, as modern electronics and software are clearly a late 20th-century development. Like many other places in the country, our city and region have worn different hats and personas over the years. Check out the following interesting facts about San Jose, and appreciate the strengths, skills, and flexibility of those who preceded current residents. It is no wonder that San Jose prides itself on openness to endless innovation.

Who Are the Muwekma Ohlone People?

Before Spanish contact, the land now known as San Jose was the hunting, fishing, and living space for the indigenous peoples known as the Muwekma Ohlone. Also called the Tamyen people, these groups were a hunter-gatherer society. The language these individuals spoke is also called Tamyen, or sometimes Tamien or Santa Clara Costanoan. San Jose's Coyote Creek was the location of sewerage villages of indigenous people who spoke these languages. After the arrival of Spanish colonizers in 1769, many changes occurred:

  • Missions built along the coast had the goal of Christianizing the Ohlone.
  • The number of indigenous people rapidly dropped to about 10 percent of their pre-contact numbers.
  • Many say the Ohlone became a "hidden" minority, indistinguishable from the Latino community to non-Hispanic settlers moving in during the 1800s.
  • An agrarian society supplanted the hunter-gatherer life, with many Ohlone toiling in the fields described in the next section.
  • Isabel Meadows, the last fluent speaker of Rumsien, an Ohlone language, died in 1939.

What Industry Thrived After Colonization for More than 150 Years in San Jose?

The Spanish colony of Nueva California, afterward known as Alt California, had a consuming need for agricultural products. El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe produced the food required. Enticed by a $10 monthly stipend, settlers also received farm animals, implements, and seeds, and grew the colony's food. Later, the San Jose area produced food for military installations in San Francisco and Monterey. Canning and drying proliferated after 1871, resulting in a boom of 10 canneries and 13 dried-fruit packing facilities into the 1920s and 1930s. A dozen fresh fruit and vegetable businesses also shipped produce immediately out of the fields. Del Monte's "Fruit Cocktail," debuting in 1938, was developed originally by Herbert Gray of San Jose's Barron-Gray Packing Company. Fruits and vegetables grown in quantity in San Jose included:

  • Plums (especially dried as prunes)
  • Grapes (raisins)
  • Apricots
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Broccoli 

What Type of Mining Was Prominent in the San Jose Area?

The Ohlone knew of cinnabar's presence, a mercury-bearing rock in deposits about 12 miles south of modern San Jose. When the Spanish recognized the ore as a mercury or "quicksilver" source, mining began in earnest in the mid-1840s at New Almaden Mine. Preceding the Gold Rush by just a few years, mercury mining was essential as the element can extract gold from ore. Mining at New Almaden produced $70,000,000 worth of mercury, more than any California gold stake. Cornish, Mexican, and Chinese mining families were instrumental in the success of the mines. The discovery of the cyanide gold extraction process in 1887 contributed to the eventual bankruptcy and closing of the mercury mines by 1912.

What Other Roles Did San Jose Serve in the 1800s?

San Jose was California's first major urban area. During the Gold Rush years, San Jose was a supply staging area and produced the critical mercury for gold extraction. The city also stood as the state capital from 1849 to 1852. After California became the 31st state on September 9, 1850, San Jose was the site of the initial and second sessions of the California Legislature in 1850 and 1851.

What Drives San Jose Today?

Naming itself the Capital of Silicon Valley as part of a 1988 publicity campaign, San Jose continues to look forward to further innovations. Now the headquarters of a proliferation of thousands of tech companies, the city is the third most populous in California after Los Angeles and San Diego. Companies that call San Jose home include among many others:

  • IBM
  • eBay
  • Cisco Systems
  • Adobe Systems.

Why Should You Choose an Innovative San Jose Water Restoration Company?

Just like any other San Jose industry, water restoration companies can leverage innovations to improve outcomes. We are diligent in obtaining the most up-to-date training and certification for our workforce. Our investment in evolving and enhancing water damage mitigation, remediation, restoration, and drying equipment supports our well-prepared managers and technicians. Advances in technologies and the methodologies available to water restoration professionals hasten the process and encourage success.

What Is SERVPRO's Water Restoration Standard Training for Extraction, Cleaning, and Drying Specialists?

SERVPRO promotes the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for our managers and technicians. The IICRC is an international standards-setting and education organization promoting research-based interventions for the most efficacious results. Although new approaches offer better outcomes, the continuing focus is on restorative principles that limit disruption and save time and money. 

How Do Water Restoration Equipment Advances Enhance the Chance of SERVPRO Resolving a Water Loss?

Our promise to customers remains to make a disaster "Like it never even happened." Assisting us in this quest are improvements in water extraction, structural drying, and odor control, such as:

  • Truck-mounted and portable high-efficiency extractors
  • Adaptable negative and positive pressure systems such as Injectidry that permit moisture removal from layered materials and building cavities plus targeted drying technology
  • Evolution of different types of dehumidifiers and a knowledge base that suggests the appropriate equipment for varying conditions
  • Odor elimination technology that goes beyond masking to chemical changes in odor-bearing molecules
    • Ozone machines
    • Hydroxyl generators
    • Enzyme products and equipment for organic-based stain and smells



Seek water restoration companies that value and incorporate improving and evolving best practices like SERVPRO of NE San Jose. Call us at (408) 834-7663 to learn how we can earn your confidence.

Kids Can Get in The Festive Spirit at Kids Market Near San Jose

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team members standing in front of SERVPRO truck We are available and ready to restore your fire damage so that you can focus on the holidays.

Teach Little Ones the Joy of Shopping for Gifts for Loved Ones

For many people, part of the joy of the festive season is giving gifts to loved ones. Now you can teach your kids about budgeting and shopping for presents in a fun, immersive market designed just for children.  

  • A 30 – 40 minute festive market experience – parents and guardians not allowed in!
  • Selection of kid and budget-friendly gifts for purchase.
  • Each purchase includes a gift bag.
  • Regular puppet shows to keep kids entertained.
  • Every child gets a clipboard, shopping list, and pencil. 

Kids Market is located at Westfield Valley Fair and runs from 17 – 24 December. Entry is $5, and slots must be booked in advance. You agree to your allotted budget with your little one before entering the market, and you will not be charged more than the agreed upon budget.  

When you store your festive gifts, please be wary of fire hazards and do not keep them near open flames or against heaters. If you need assistance with fire cleanup and restoration, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Enjoy Opera in San Jose from Your Own Home

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Advertisement for Three Decembers We loom forward to seeing you at the Opera!

Join San Jose Opera for Their First Fully Staged Digital Production 

Opera lovers will be delighted with San Jose Opera’s latest show. World-renowned singer Susan Graham leads the company in a performance of Three Decembers that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Three Decembers is an emotional journey featuring: 

  • A story based on the unpublished work of Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally.
  • A world-class ensemble cast.
  • An unforgettable score by Jake Heggie and a libretto by Gene Scheer.

Three Decembers is a poignant story about one family’s journey to understanding themselves and one another. This intimate chamber opera lasts for 90 minutes, and tickets are $40 per household. The performance is an on-demand streaming performance and is available until Sunday, January 10, 2021.  

SERVPRO understands that whether the performance is in-person or digital, theaters must still keep their properties free of mold. Wet weather and unused buildings contribute to the risk of fungal growth. For help with mold damage, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.