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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.

SERVPRO Helps with Water Remediation After a Water Leak in San Jose Homes

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

mold colony SERVPRO has trained IICRC certified technicians for every kind of disaster. Our team of experts is ready for the water damage restoration challenge.

SERVPRO Provides Water Remediation and Restoration in San Jose Homes

Water pipes can begin leaking at some of the most inopportune times in San Jose. Whether it is just before you head off to work or in the middle of the night, there will never a good time for water to be leaking all over the floors, damaging carpets, hardwood flooring, and cupboards.

That’s why SERVPRO responds 24/7 within four hours of your call for water remediation help in San Jose. Our team of IICRC technicians will always be available to provide emergency services for water damage remediation. Once we assess the situation and turn off the water supply, we begin extracting all water from your flooring materials and any cavities that the water may have entered.

We know it is imperative to remove all of the moisture to avoid any opportunities for mold colonies to become established. Mold will begin growing as fast as in 24 hours and will continue growing. Hardwood floors can swell, porous materials like drywall can soak up moisture, sometimes causing permeant damage if the water is not removed immediately. We deploy air movers and dehumidifiers to remove all remaining moisture and return your home to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO provides the following services:

  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damage
  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Restoration

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

Can SERVPRO Help with Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration in San Jose?

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher behind fire background An extinguisher can only put out a fire. SERVPRO will have your home back to preloss condition after fire restoration services.

SERVPRO Provides Water & Fire Damage Restoration Service in San Jose

A fire in your home in San Jose creates fire damage in the immediate area of the fire and also produces smoke residues that travel to every area of your home, leaving smoke odors that must be removed. Fire and smoke damage restoration means removing the damaged materials and also the smoke residues produced from the fire. Variables such as heat, oxygen, moisture, gases, various materials burned create a requirement for multiple cleaning methods to remove all smoke residues.

SERVPRO fire technicians have the knowledge and experience to assist with fire and smoke restoration in San Jose homes, regardless of the type of fire and the materials consumed in the fire. After we assess the damage caused by the fire to your home and the materials burned, we can begin removing damaged items and cleaning.

We use different cleaning methods and materials to clean smoke residues and odors caused by various food items, wood, glues, plastics, natural fibers, and more. The amount of agitation, dwell time, and cleaning materials also depend on surface types, porous and non-porous.

SERVPRO can help your recover from a fire, “Like it never even happened.” Call us for help with:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Smoke Remediation
  • House Fire Clean Up

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

How Can Black Mold Get Removed from San Jose Homes?

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Mold with SERVPRO Logo Mold is no DIY project. Call the trained professionals of SERVPRO. They are IICRC certified technicians with the latest equipment available.

Professional Mold Remediation can Efficiently Remove Active Colonies from San Jose Properties. 

Black mold can be a challenging obstacle for homeowners to endure, especially when organisms spread quickly throughout the property. Organic materials can become hosts for migrating colonies, ultimately deteriorating to the point of requiring replacement. Our experienced remediators can help with direct mold removal and cleaning methods.

What Mold Remediation Practices Are Efficient in San Jose Homes? 

There is no set universal approach that works best when it comes to starting mold remediation in San Jose properties. The choices made for this necessary service are a product of mold inspections and careful evaluations of the condition of hosting materials. Our technicians will work to preserve the installed structural materials to prevent tear-out and controlled demolition when possible. Most of our remediation solutions include:

  • Sanding
  • Soda blasting
  • Abrasive surface cleaning
  • Antimicrobial products
  • Controlled demolition

Mold remediation is an immediate need when you discover active colonization in your home. Our experienced SERVPRO of NE San Jose mold removal professionals can help. Give us a call at (408) 834-7663.

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.