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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.

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  • A story based on the unpublished work of Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally.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.

What Can Business Owners Expect From Mold Remediation?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in petri dish You can rely on SERVPRO's experienced technicians to take care of your mold damage.

No Hype -- SERVPRO Offers a Solid Plan to Businesses Needing Mold Remediation in San Jose.

Mold damage in commercial property spaces can make San Jose specialty food grocery owners nervous and embarrassed. Relax a bit by knowing that mold growth hotspots do not mean your cleaning crew is not doing its job. Mold damage also rarely links to carelessness in stock rotation or other inventory decisions. Problematic mold growth results from one thing -- excessive moisture. We can help find, mitigate, and remediate the water damage. We are also mold remediation experts, able to halt the current mold proliferation and inhibit future growth. 

Can Remediators Promise to Remove Mold Entirely?

We are precise in our services' characterization, offering mold remediation for San Jose commercial spaces, not mold elimination. Elimination of all active mold growth and spores is not attainable without crushing and ongoing expense. Molds are everywhere in both the outdoor and indoor environments. Most of the time, mold spores cause little concern because they remain dry. Water is essential for mold growth, so if we can help you manage the moisture, the mold problem slows and stops. 

How Do Mold Remediators Reach Their Goals?

SERVPRO mold remediation technicians follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol for schools and commercial buildings. 

  • Locate the Mold

We rely on business owners to direct us to the visible outbreak or the characteristic musty smell of multiplying mold. Testing is available, but often unnecessary and expensive. 

  • Contain the Mold

Our technicians wrap the affected area in 1.6 mil polyethylene, using plastic conduit to build partitions if needed. SERVPRO negative pressure air scrubbers join the configuration in many cases, sealing off the enclosure and clearing the air of airborne mold residues by forcing air through HEPA filters.

  • Remove the Mold

Scraping and brushing mechanically remove the bulk of the mold off non-porous surfaces. Soda or dry ice blasting can remove surface mold and incapacitate the hyphae inside porous materials, avoiding the disruption of removing the building materials.

  • Clean Up and Appropriate Disposal 

The mold organisms, any porous materials we cannot save, and residues from floors and surfaces are double bagged and disposed of according to local hazardous waste rules.  

  • Disinfect and Seal Affected Surfaces

EPA-registered antimicrobials inhibit the rebound of mold growth. Proprietary antimicrobial coating can halt further mold development and prepare surfaces for repainting.

The SERVPRO of NE San Jose mold remediation crew is ready to remove the current infestation and help business owners avoid future infection. Call us at (408) 834-7663 for an honest evaluation of your business's circumstances.

How Can I Get a Toilet Backup Cleaned Quickly in My Commercial Property?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians stacking restoration equipment in storage facility SERVPRO is equipped to handle any water damage emergency you may have.

SERVPRO techs can cleanup any size water damage to your San Jose commercial property

Besides the distinctive odor that can clear a room, a sewage backup in your business property needs fast action to limit the amount of damage. Anything this water seeps into may require disposal as a biohazard. The quicker the cleanup begins, the less time the business needs to stay closed and the less replacement of articles and building materials that needs to happen. 

Can Exposure to Commercial Water Damage From a Toilet Backup Be Dangerous?

When commercial water damage in your San Jose property contains sewage, it has the potential to have a host of issues such as

  • Harmful bacteria
  • Pathogenic elements
  • Solid waste matter 

All of these things can be harmful to come into contact with or even aspirate. SERVPRO techs wear full-body protective gear to ensure they work safely. For this type of cleanup, the use of containment and negative air setups to port away airborne particulates and improve air quality is standard. 

The use of moisture detection equipment is critical with this type of mitigation, as it is vital to locate all paths of water migration within the structure. Because sheetrock wicks moisture so readily, it is not uncommon for the bottom portion of the building materials to require removal after coming in contact with the backup water. SERVPRO techs use their comprehensive training in controlled demolition to cleanly remove the ruined portions. This action also assists with allowing greater airflow into the wall cavities for faster drying. 

Disinfection and odor control go hand in hand for this type of restoration service. The techs hand clean surfaces after drying with their professional cleaning agents that include exclusive antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions. When the building reopens for business, there are no traces of what occurred.   

When you need commercial water damage cleanup, especially if sewage is involved, contact SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663. The technicians are available 24/7 to restore your property to its original condition, "Like it never even happened." 

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