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What To Expect After a Fire

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

A fire in your home can cause serious damage. Your home and many of the things in your home may be badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water. You will find things not damaged by the fire may still be ruined by smoke and may be soggy with water used to put out the fire. Anything you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned.

To fight the fire, firefighters may have broken windows and cut holes in the roof. This slows the fire’s growth and gets rid of dark smoke that makes it hard for firefighters to see. They may have cut holes in your walls to make sure that the fire is completely out and not hidden in the walls.

It is important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items.

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park is ready to help please call us at (707)588-8226

Fire Losses

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

The National Fire Protection Association reports that a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States every 20 seconds. One in five of those calls is for a building fire. Preventing a fire in your home and having an escape plan in case one occurs are crucial to your family’s safety. But when fire strikes, having a basic idea of what to do in case of a fire  can make the recovery a much less stressful process.

WHAT TO DO AFTER A FIRE

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Of course, the most important thing to do after any size fire is to have the home inspected for safety. There may be hidden damage to electrical wiring, wall supports, and foundations that should be corrected before cleaning and finishing cosmetic touches like painting walls. The inspection may be conducted by the fire marshal or by a representative of your insurance company.

 Once the site is cleared as safe to enter, you'll still need to take precautions before heading in to document the damage. Adults should be wearing close-toed shoes, long-sleeved shirts and long pants, safety glasses, and work gloves. It is best to wear face masks and keep small children away from the damage. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park  is always ready to help and assist you with any fire damage questions.  Please call us at  (707) 588-8226

PREPARE FOR THE WORST

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Most companies protect their personnel and computer data from an emergency, but what about getting the facility back in business? SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park provides a plan to get back to work when you're most prepared to plan... before the crisis occurs.


Should the unimaginable happen and a natural disaster strikes your business, it may be too late to effectively manage your recovery. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park Professional can help you prepare an emergency response plan today.


We encourage our business customers to learn how to best protect their business for all types of emergency situations. Contact SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park at (707) 588-8226 for free resources, including:

  • Disaster preparedness plan assistance
  • Family and business communication plans
  • Home and workplace emergency contact cards
  • Emergency supply checklists

HAVE A PLAN

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

With just a little bit of time and minimal effort, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park  can help prepare and protect your employees and customers should an emergency occur. Don’t wait until it is too late—prepare now for what you can’t prevent.

According to FEMA, 40% of Businesses do not reopen after sustaining a disaster. Although, we do not plan for disasters to occur, the unfortunate truth is that they could. Therefore, as a nationwide company we have an app that is available for download to help you create a plan in case an emergency occurs.

Introducing the SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile.

This is a free resource that we recommend each business takes advantage of. We make a detailed report of your facility with critical information such as emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations, emergency exits, emergency locations for staff, and much more. Information that only you have access to and for your usage in the event of an emergency. The ERP also provides a guide to help you back into your building, which minimizes the amount of time your business could stay inactive.

STORM DURING SPRING

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Spring calls for rain and storms, and for many people that can lead to wet floors or even flooding. Intrusion of water into your home can result in mold growth if left unattended. The best way to control mold growth is to control the moisture. Getting rid of mold completely in a household environment is nearly impossible.

If you find yourself with a soggy or soaked carpet, give SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park a call!

We know how to handle your small water damages as well as your large water damages. If you have any questions or need assistance at any hour of the day just dial (707) 588-8226 and we will answer 24/7! We are here to make it Like it never even happened!

SERVPRO 24 HOUR EMERGENCY READY

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Choosing the right company if you have experienced a water, fire, or mold damage can be one of the most important choices you make. After helping many disaster victims, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park has the expertise, facilities, and equipment to help you resolve your emergency fast. Our team of professionals technicians are certified, bonded and insured -- not to mentioned trained to help you get your property back to its original state as soon as possible.

As the trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO provides 24-hour emergency help and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Call us SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park today for more information 707-588-8226.

Workplace Safety Tips For Businesses

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

Small businesses, especially start-ups need to make sure that before operations occur, safety should be of upmost importance. Although this may seem like a given, there are instances when businesses do not follow certain requirements set by OSHA, get an employee injured and set themselves up the legal repercussions.  Therefore, here are 5 steps that we take here at SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa that can protect you and avoid most accidents in the workplace.

Easy Access to your Safety Rules

Every job site or office needs to make their rules visible or easily accessible by their employees instead of just containing them within a rule book. This can work as a friendly reminder for your team members in case a situation arises.

Make Employees Involved

If you give a damn, your employees will too. Make sure that you are sincere and mindful of your employee needs and that their safety is not just for your protection but because you would not want any accident to befall them.

Communication

Although it is important to effectively communicate safety rules. It is even more important to emphasis that other employees should communicate quickly if they see something potentially unsafe or a hostile work environment. Communication is key!

Avoid Making Shortcuts

Getting things done quickly may look attractive with productivity, however, these conditions and work environment can increase the likelihood of workplace injuries. Therefore, productivity should not be at the expense of your employees.

Practice an Emergency Ready Plan

Make sure you have a plan for your employees that follows federal protocol about any situation that might arise. In the event of a natural disaster, contact your local SERVPRO and we can get you started on one of our own Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP). This complimentary plan would be easily accessible through an app on your mobile device that would contain the necessary information in the event of a disaster.

Safety should be the priority of every business. Prevention is key, and we have your back.  

Commercial Loss

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

When dealing with a large water loss, it is important to understand that water mitigation is needed immediately to prevent any more damages to the commercial building. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park is well versed in large loss remediation. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park has the necessary equipment to restore your property right the first time , regardless of the size of the job. If left untreated for days or even hours, the damage caused by a large water loss could ultimately create more problems such as mold growth, the structural integrity being damaged, along with all contents effected could be deemed a total loss. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park has the innate ability to respond and start remediation faster than any of our competitors with all the necessary equipment to remediate your water loss to industry standards . Armed with air scrubbers, HEPA filters , air movers and the right personal protection equipment , SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park has the manpower in place to start remediation. If needed, our crew can perform a pack-out as well as a highly detailed list of items removed from your commercial loss.  During a pack-out, we remove all damaged items removed from the area , and are relocated to our warehouse for cleaning and storage.

Please call us at (707)588-8226 

Commercial Fire Loss

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damages are especially complex for the different types of damage they cause, all of which have to be documented and proven to your insurance company. For example, fire can create serious damage from smoke, burning residue, and corrosive substances released in the flames. There can also be substantial water damage from the effort to extinguish the blaze. In the aftermath, your property and valuables may be exposed to the elements and become more damaged if not addressed immediately. As the policyholder, it is your responsibility to minimize the damage while you focus on keeping your business running. 

Call SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park at (707)588-8226 

We have experience handling commercial and residential fire losses.