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What Containment Measures Can Prevent Widespread Water Damage in San Jose Businesses?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment We have the experience, specialized training, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your property to pre-damage condition.

We have Physical Barriers and Mitigation Tools to Stop the Spread of Migrating Water in San Jose Structures. 

The spread of water damage can be threatening to area shops. As challenging as these effects become to remove, prolonged moisture exposure can lead to costlier needs of reconstruction and repairs. Deterioration and degradation can affect several building materials and areas of the shop, including:

  • Structural cavities
  • Subflooring
  • Ceiling systems

What Initial Water Damage Restoration Actions Help San Jose Shops?

While water removal services can be beneficial in starting water damage restoration for San Jose businesses, our drying measures can have the most significant impact on recovery. Strategically placed air movers and dehumidifiers can promote efficient evaporative drying that limits moisture migration to more challenging areas of the property. Positive pressure systems are instrumental in this effort, forcing blasts of warm, dry air into structural cavities.

Water damage restoration involves several steps and stages, and our experienced SERVPRO of NE San Jose team can help. We are available 24/7 at (408) 834-7663.

Is Flood Water Extraction the Same as Traditional Water Removal in San Jose Homes?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with storm flood damage in your San Jose home.

There are Added Obstacles to Removing Flood Water from San Jose Properties. 

Floodwater extraction must begin as soon as possible when homes become exposed to contaminants from natural flooding. We have a fast-responding team of experts capable of deploying powerful water removal devices to help. From job scoping to build back and repairs, we are a one-stop shop for flood restoration.

How Threatening Can Flooding be to San Jose Homes? 

Flooding can often be one of the most destructive emergencies that area homes face, so flood water extraction in San Jose properties must begin immediately. Standing water is devastating for houses, condos, and apartments. It is the immediate concern of responding technicians to address these pooling issues as soon as possible. Overexposure of building materials or contents can lead to microbial development or irreparable damage.

What Obstacles Prevent Efficient Water Removal Services? 

Efficient water removal is not always a guarantee after flooding occurs. Many potential hurdles exist in the elimination of floodwater. Structural concerns are often among the most threatening conditions, as the property is unsafe for restoration and recovery services until these dangerous areas get addressed. The location of flooding can also be a point of concern when reaching the area with extraction devices could prove challenging. The damage assessment process can often determine where specialty drying or extraction efforts might be necessary.

How Can Flood Water Extraction Occur? 

Our SERVPRO team arrives with several extraction devices capable of overcoming standing water as severe as several feet in depth. Quiet and continuous operation of these machines can ensure that we provide the most efficient water removal services for customers and protect their property as best as possible. Homes can become continually destroyed by standing water concerns, making the removal of this pooling a priority for responding technicians. We have several tools that can remove both water and any small debris that might be present. Some of these include:

  • Self-priming, gas-powered trash pumps
  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Extractor trucks
  • Wet vacuums and light wands

How Does Flood Water Extraction Benefit San Jose Homes? 

Removing standing water is a considerable concern for all area homes and businesses. After flooding occurs, many contaminants and debris can be introduced to the household, much of which floats and spreads through standing water. Our professionals implement multiple extraction devices in our inventory to ensure that we can overcome this persistent threat and remove the several inches or more of pooling water on the surface throughout the property. Once water gets removed, identifying other potential issues and threats to the property can be easier.

No matter how threatening flooding might appear in area properties when flood water extraction gets started quickly, the situation is more manageable. Our SERVPRO of NE San Jose team has experienced water restoration professionals ready to mobilize quickly when emergencies occur to get flood water extraction, water clean up, and flood restoration started as soon as we can. We are ready to help 24/7 when you call (408) 834-7663.

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.