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Why is Water a Problem?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Why is water a problem? Just dry it and you will be fine right?

 The answer is NO!

 Water causes damage. It swells materials, It causes structural integrity issues, it often leads to secondary damages if left untreated. These damages come in the form of bio-hazards, damaged flooring, damaged cabinets, damaged wall coverings and possible mold growth. This is why it is highly important to get the right company involved as soon as possible. The right company will respond quickly, provide technical expertise, execute a detailed plan for mitigation, restoration and repair. The right company will also work with your insurance provider in all stages of the remediation process. SERVPRO has over 50 years of experience, we are nationally recognized by all major insurance companies, we have over 1900 locations across the U.S., and our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

If you experience water damage call SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park at (707)588-8226

What Do You Do Now That There Is a Leak?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is a very tricky problem to assess, you know there is damages but have no idea where the potential leak is located and how to shut it off. If you are unexperienced in disaster mitigation the best thing to do is to first identify where the leak is coming from. Remove and store all your precious belongings away from the leak, in a separate room or higher up , away from the flooding. 

call SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park 

 SERVPRO of Petaluma/ Rohnert Park  is your premier restoration company that can mitigate any more potential damages to your property or business. Upon calling SERVPRO, we will dispatch a crew to come and start the remediation . SERVPRO prides itself on our innate ability to respond to any size disaster 24/7, 365 days a year. Our highly trained technicians will go in and start extracting water, remove damaged building materials such as baseboards, drywall, insulation, doors , flooring, subfloor and even down to the joist if affected.

Call a reputable plumber

After potentially finding where the damage has incurred and you have shut off the water main, schedule a plumber to come out and repair the damages.  If you cannot identify exactly where the leak is , an experienced licensed plumber will be able to assist you. In the time being, start by getting towels and soak up as much of the water as possible.  

Call you insurance company

A SERVPRO representative will come out and assess the damages that incurred.  Water damage spreads quickly and can become very costly if not addressed immediately . Water damage can lead to mold growth which would need even more remediation services. The structural integrity could be affected, it is best to get your claim started immediately. Depending on your region, certain floods or water damages will not be covered under your policy, so it is best to reach out and speak with your insurance once a SERVPRO technician has assessed the damages. 

We Help with Large and Small Jobs

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Disasters are unpredictable and can bring in huge losses. However, here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park, no job is too big for us to handle. Recently, we experienced the devastation of heavy rain storms in our area.  SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park helped our community during this time of need.  We took care of large commercial losses as well as residential water losses.  No job is too big or too small for us.  SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park professionals  are, Here to Help®.

Please be safe and if you need any water mitigation or fire damage restoration. Call us at (707) 588-8266. Thank you

Flood Damage Prevention

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Anywhere it rains heavy for long periods of time, levees break, drainage systems are clogged or old and where there are hurricanes and tropical storms, flooding can result. Floods can happen anywhere and to any property. There are preparations that can help minimize the potential flood damage and speed up the damage recovery after a flood.

The first thing that needs to be done is to get flood insurance. After that, there are other preparations and preventive actions that you can do to lessen the losses in the home. Creating a file (flood file) with information on all of your possessions will help you and the insurance company if there is any flood damage. The insurance company can process the claim faster and you can get on with the damage recovery process. This "flood file" should contain; a copy of the insurance policy with the companies phone number and any other important documents. It should also have a room by room inventory sheet of all your possessions. Photographs and video would also greatly help with the documentation. Make sure the "flood file" is kept in a secure waterproof container.

As with any prevention process there are preventive actions that can be done around the house to prepare your home for a potential flood. If you have a sump pump ensure it is in working condition. Clean leaves and debris from downspouts and gutters. Make sure (especially if you are in a high risk zone) that the washer and dryer, furnace and water heater are on cement blocks. They should be at least one foot above the elevated flood projection. Also, the electrical components need to be at least a foot above the elevated flood projection.

Developing a family emergency plan is also a great idea to help prepare for the possibility of a potential flood. Prepare a safety kit with drinking water, blankets, first aid kit, batteries, flashlight and a radio. Plan and practice your family flood evacuation routes and safe routes when on the road. Everyone in the home needs to know emergency phone numbers and have an out of state emergency family contact. If you have pets, they have to be considered too.

Educating yourself on flooding and flood risks will give you an idea of what kind of flood insurance you will need, the extent of flood preparations that need to be done to your home and a better understanding of flood areas. Flood maps of all areas are made to show the high risk, moderate-to-low risk and the undetermined risk flood areas. High risk flood areas are most likely to flood with the right conditions. All this information will help you prepare, plan and make informed decisions on flood damage prevention and safety.

SERVPRO Cleaning Program

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO a nationally branded company is recognized by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification for our ability to keep at industry standards. As our communities get back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. This in turn, created a new way of cleaning, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

This program extends much further, as this defensive and proactive pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. We have created proactive measures to ensure large-scaled brick and mortar businesses are able to combat COVID-19, efficiently and effectively. Contact SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park at (707)588-8226

Preventing Duct Fires

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Clothing dryers are one of the nation's leading causes of both residential and commercial fires. These fires are typically due to overwhelming amount of lint trapped in your exhaust duct. According to The Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,500 fires occur annually from clothes dryers. A study conducted by The U.S. Fire Administration reports the leading cause of these fires, is failure to clean the dryer vent. It is estimated that five deaths a year , over one hundred injures and thirty-five million dollars in damages incurred solely from improper care of your dryer vents. The combination of heat and accumulated dryer lint and dust are the leading causes of dryer fires . taking a few of these preventive steps will promote safety from dryer fires. 

  1. Continuously clean the lint screen. Every time you use your dryer verify that the lint screen is free of any lint
  2. inspect and maintain your exhaust pipe. If the vent pipe isn't exhausting any heat, it is time to assess your exhaust ducting
  3. keep your dryer in a working place , free from any clutter . Ensuring you have a dedicated area that is free of any dust lint or any loose clothing 
  4. check with load capacity on your dryer and do not overload it. 

If you experience fire damage please don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park at (707)588-8226

We Respond Fast To Any Emergency

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. The first step to reopening your doors is just a telephone call away.

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park professionals are available 24-hours a day and have the expertise, training, and equipment required to put you back in business. Our technicians are highly trained and are ready for dispatch to restore your business.

Whether you need your business cleaned up or dried out, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park Professionals will be there to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 707-588-8226.

Causes of Kitchen Fires

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

The kitchen is the source of many fire hazards because it's where heat, electricity, water and grease come together.  The most common type of fire is the grease fire.  A grease fire is extremely dangerous as it can get out of control quickly and spread from the stove throughout the kitchen and into other rooms of the house.

Common Causes of Kitchen Fires

  • Too high temperature in the fryer
  • Vegetable, more flammable, oils
  • Old, more flammable oil, in the deep fryer
  • Fat deposits in the flue and ventilation ducts
  • Misalignment sprinklers due to equipment moved around
  • Clogged melting links of the sprinklers leading to impaired function

Other types of kitchen fires include oven fire or the microwave.  When a fire starts, keep the door closed and turn off the oven.   The lack of oxygen will suffocate the flames. If continues to smoke like a fire use a fire extinguisher or call fire department.

At SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park we are available 24 hours and 7 days a week.  Give us a call at 707-665-0822.  We can help make any fire damage you are facing and make it, "Like it never even happened."

Ready Plan App

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Damage and disaster can strike at a moment's notice. Smart business and property owners use SERVPRO restoration experts to not only get their property up and running after a disaster, but can now help them create a Ready Plan even before damage occurs.

SERVPRO revolutionary Ready Plan App is your property's best friend for disaster recovery. How powerful is this app?

We perform a no cost assessment of your facility. Build a concise Profile Document with critical emergency information. A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. Establishes a local SERVPRO Professional as your restoration provider. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. Create a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call.

This is the only time in history that you hold the power of disaster restoration in the palm of your hand.

SERVPRO of Petaluma/ Rohnert Park / Santa Rosa is here for your peace of mind. Make the smart choice. Contact us today at 707-588-8226

Thanksgiving Is Around The Corner

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Turkey Day is almost here. Family, friends, good food and good times are what it is all about. Unfortunately, disaster can and do strike during the holiday. Grease fires, smoke from burnt food, and water damage from spills can dampen your spirits during a normally enjoyable event. This season, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park askes you to take a few minutes to help avoid these possibilities. Here are just a few tips you can do to disaster proof you holiday.

  1. Check to make sure all smoke detectors are operating properly.
  2. Make sure you have fully charged fire extinguishers available in areas where cooking or open flames are present.
  3. Never leave cooking food unattended.
  4. Make sure you are in an open area clear of combustible if you are deep frying a turkey.