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4 Water Damage Restoration Tips for Your Business

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial property owners may be confronted with water damage at any time. Business owners who understands how to deal with the aftermath of water damage, on the other hand, can cut losses, reduce stress, and minimize financial outlays. To make a future water damage occurrence less devastating, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa recommends taking the following key steps to minimize commercial water damage.

Contact Your Insurance Provider

After a water incident, it is critical to contact your insurance provider to locate a local water damage restoration company and get them on the scene as soon as possible. Whatever restoration company your claims adjuster suggests for restoring and renovating your business, remember that the restoration company works for you, not your insurance company. If you do not feel at ease with the company, get someone else to work for you.

Prepare By Documenting and Planning

  • Take photographs. Do not hold your breath for the adjuster to arrive. Take pictures of the damage so that you do not have to see it for the first time when you meet with the adjuster and the water restoration company for a walk-through. You will have more confidence and be better prepared to identify and fix important areas of water damage.
  • Systems involving electricity. Before entering your home, make sure all electrical and gas utilities are turned off.

Determine the Type of Water Damage That Has Occurred

Three categories of water determine the intensity of the water damage. The type of water can be influenced not only by the water source but also by how long it has been stagnant and what materials are present in your business (such as wood, carpet, laminate, and tile). The sooner water is discovered and dealt with; the less harm will be done. 

  • Clean Water Damage: The first type of water damage that might affect your home or business is clean water. It is clean or uncontaminated water from a piece of defective equipment or a damaged water line, as the name implies. Clean water damage, on the other hand, can swiftly deteriorate into more serious harm if not addressed quickly.
  • Gray Water Damage: Water from a source that may include contaminants, such as a toilet without excrement, snow, rainfall, or even a dishwasher, falls into this second category of water damage. Mitigation of water damage demands immediate action and restoration.
  • Black Water Damage: This third type of water damage is the most severe and can do the greatest damage to your property. Water from overflowing rivers, sewage, and groundwater are all examples. This may include pathogens that transport viruses, bacteria, and parasites, and it should be cleansed by a professional, certified water mitigation company. When black water strikes, keep in mind that some aspects of your property may be irreparably damaged.

Work With a Water Damage Restoration Company

Assess the damage with the help of a water damage restoration company. Water damage restoration experts will arrive swiftly to perform the best cleaning and sanitation measures possible, including emergency water extraction to prevent further damage. To remove the water, professionals employ dehumidifiers, extractors, air movers, and driers. They will figure out what kind of water damage there is, how extensive it is, what repairs are required, and how much it will cost to restore the property.

Water damage can directly impact your business and cause a lot of stress in your life. Following these guidelines can assist you in obtaining quick and safe solutions to your water damage situation, allowing you to return to normalcy as soon as possible. 

For any water damage cleaning services, ranging from burst pipes to leaking roofs, contact SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa now. To prevent further damage, SERVPRO offers emergency water damage restoration services. 

Preventing an Electrical House Fire

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Electricity can be found everywhere in a home, from the corners of rooms to kitchen cupboards. As a result, there is a substantial risk of damage. Electrical fires can cause significant damage to your house and jeopardize the safety of your family. The good news is that electrical fires can frequently be avoided. By being vigilant and knowledgeable about preventing electrical fires, you may feel safe in your home, knowing that you have taken the necessary precautions to prevent them entirely.

1. Ensure that all electrical outlets are securely attached to the wall. Begin by inspecting all your home's electrical outlets. As loose-fitting plugs can cause a shock or a fire hazard, make sure they are snug and secured to the wall.

  • Replace any wall plates that are cracked or missing and cover any unused outlets with a new wall plate to prevent exposed electrical wiring.

2. Electrical plugs should not be tampered with. To fit a plug into a two-conductor outlet, the third prong should never be removed. It is also a good idea not to bend or twist the prongs on the plug, as this can cause an electrical hazard.

  • Never try to force a plug into an outlet. Instead, slip the plug into and out the electrical plug by holding the covered top piece firmly. Pulling on the cord might wear it out and put you at risk of an electrical fire.

3. Surge protectors should be used. An electrical fire can be caused by overloading an outlet with too many plugs. Instead, get many surge protectors or power bars and install them in your home's electrical outlets. After then, only one to three cords should be plugged into the power bar at a time.

  • Look for power bars that have internal overload protection. If the power bar becomes overloaded, the internal overload protection will shut down, averting an electrical fire. 

4. Replace any electrical cords that are frayed or damaged. It would be best to inspect your electrical cords to make sure they are not frayed or broken. Replace them with new electrical cords if they are worn out. For a replacement cord, you may need to contact the appliance's manufacturer.

  • Double-check that the electrical plug is attached correctly to the power cord. Any exposed wiring components on the plug or cord should be avoided.

5. Extension cords should only be used on a temporary basis. Though using extension cords to extend the cords on your appliances or electronics may be appealing, they should only be used as a temporary solution. It is preferable if you do not use extension cords as your home's permanent electrical wiring. They can pose a serious electrical risk.

  • If you must use extension cords, be sure they are equipped with safety closures. This will keep small children from being shocked by power cords.

6. Electrical cords should be kept away from carpets and water. Electrical cords should not be hidden under carpets, rugs, or furniture. If they fray and encounter carpet or furniture, they could cause a fire. It would be beneficial if electrical cords were put in low-traffic places where they would not be stepped on or interfered with any way.

  • Keep any electrical cords away from water, as water can cause the cords to spark, resulting in an electrical fire.
  • Do not attach or staple electrical cords to walls, floors, or other objects, as this can cause an electrical hazard by interfering with the electrical current.

Contact Us When You Need Help

When you contact SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa at (707) 588-8226, you can be confident that your house will be cleaned and repaired by our team of specialists. We are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you with a fire damage event. 

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Prepare an Emergency Readiness Plan for Your Cotati Business

A disaster can strike at anytime, anywhere; it waits for no one. That is why it is essential to have a plan for emergencies to protect your business.  A disaster can be a devastating experience, so businesses should evaluate their plans and implement strategies to protect their commercial property, employees, and customers when a disaster strikes down the line.

How does disaster affect your business?

Following a disaster, as many as 50% of businesses close, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that can survive a disaster event, a vast majority had a preparedness plan ready. Pre-planning can not only provide peace of mind but also serve as a form of an insurance policy. Knowing that you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks volumes by instilling trust with your employees and clients. When a disaster strikes, it does not necessarily mean your business has to be affected.  

What is involved in an Emergency Readiness Plan?

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate action plan. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage

Our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a start-up approach that provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.

This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

  • A guide to help gets you back into your building following a disaster.

This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate action plan.

  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

This saves time, so we can begin mitigating the damage that can save you time and money.

  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Having an easily accessible guide that effectively lays out solutions in the event of a disaster is essential to keeping your business afloat. If the unthinkable occurs, you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa is very experienced in disaster recovery and remediation. If you want to be properly prepared for an unexpected disaster, contact SERVPRO to learn more. We are faster to any disaster and can help you recover and get you back to business as usual! Call Us 24/7 at (707) 588-8226

Do's and Don'ts of California Wildfire Cleanup

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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California Wildfire Cleanup

Strong winds and low relative humidity in the past have caused wildfires to spread throughout California rapidly. Droughts along with high temperatures have caused dry conditions across fire-prone areas, further fueling the wildfires spread. While homes and businesses may not be destroyed during a wildfire’s uncontrolled spreading, there may still be significant damages suffered as a result.

Personal safety is a significant concern in the event of a wildfire. The first several days after the fire is controlled are critical to preventing irreversible smoke and soot damage. As soon as the local authorities confirm that it is safe to return to your home or business, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa offers the following dos and don’ts when facing wildfire damage to help minimize additional harmful effects.

DO:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into the upholstery.
  • Keep hands clean as soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Brush vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes, and carpet.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim, and appliances with Vaseline or oil light coating.
  • Wash house plants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over registers.

DON’T:

  • Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances, TV sets, radios, etc. that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Do not use any canned or packaged food or beverages that might have been stored near the fire, heat, or water. They may have been contaminated.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet because the wiring may be damaged.
  • Do not send garments to your standard dry cleaner as improper cleaning may allow smoke odor to set.

Regardless of the Fire Damage, SERVPRO Can Help

Wildfire damage knows no bounds and can cause widespread damage, so it is vital to contact a company you can trust to step up to the plate. Regardless of the extent of the damage, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa can handle any size disaster. Our Disaster Recovery Team will respond quickly with additional resources during catastrophic events like the wildfires in California.

Why Commercial Cleaning is Important for Your Santa Rosa Business

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning is Essential to Your Business

Consider this: How many hours a week do you and your employees spend at work? At least 40 hours, maybe more, therefore your office is essentially your second home. You would not want to be surrounded by filth in your home, so you should not have to live in it at your place of work. Commercial cleaning provides a wide range of benefits that will help you, your office, and your employees. 

Maintaining professional commercial cleaning from an expert like SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa is essential. Listed below are a few benefits of prioritizing workplace cleanliness:

A Positive, Professional Appearance

If your business is in disarray, it leads to assumptions that it is unprofessional. Water-stained walls, dirty carpets, unkempt furniture and machinery, and dusty light fixtures can turn away potential customers and clients because of the idea that you are not a professional business. By simply scheduling commercial cleaning regularly, it can help address this issue before it even starts.

Improve Employee Productivity

The bottom line is that a clean workplace is a more productive workplace. A clean office environment can encourage your employees to be more productive and perform their duties to the best of their ability. Providing a clean workplace through advanced cleaning services can push employees to take pride in what they do.

Reduce Amount of Sick Days

Having a hygienic and germ-free workplace environment serves to reduce the number of illnesses spread around the office. As a byproduct, your employees will have fewer days off sick. A reduced number of sick days means your employees can focus on their daily tasks, bringing more revenue into your business.

Higher Quality Clean

When looking for a professional commercial cleaning service, determine the extent of the services provided. Not all commercial cleaning services are equal in terms of the level of service they perform. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa carry out a deep cleaning to your commercial property for improved maintenance, cleaner air, and a spotless appearance. SERVPRO Professionals offer a broad scope of cleaning services, including:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Document Restoration
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa can help with all your commercial cleaning needs. When there is no time to worry about the everyday wear and tear that gradually tarnishes your office, we will make it "Like it never even happened." When grime, odor, and moisture issues go far beyond a standard janitorial service, call in SERVPRO. Ranging from removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to ensure your commercial property is the highest standard of clean.

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After a Storm Strikes, Look Out for Roof Damage to Your Rohnert Park Home

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

After the Storm: Detect and Repair Roof Damage

Your roof is designed to shelter you and your belongings from the elements. Roofs are designed to withstand the worst weather conditions, but your home may face damage from wind, hail, or debris during a severe storm. However, this type of roof damage is typically tough to see with the untrained eye. Homeowners must be able to identify roof damage, so you can quickly restore your home's overall safety. If not handled swiftly, your home can face structural damage, every homeowner's worst nightmare.

Stay Safe and Assess Storm Damage

Before surveying the exterior of your home, it is essential to wait until the storm has passed and outside the conditions are safe. Even if everything looks clear, proceed with caution, particularly on or near your roof. Your roof can be the most dangerous place for post-storm damage to hit as it can create structural damage that is out of your standard line of sight. 

Detect Signs of Roof Damage from Hail

Hail damage is evident as hail has a distinct and powerful sound striking your roof and windows. You will see a collection of ice pellets on the grounds of your property. Hail causes damage in the form of dents to your siding or can even shatter your windows if it is strong enough. Additionally, hail can leave marks on your roof or even break off shingles.

Hail damage typically causes the following damage to your home's roof:

  • Missing Shingles: Keep an eye out for gaps in the roof pattern or segments of the exposed roof. It is also common to find missing shingles on the ground close to your property.
  • Damaged Shingles: Look for shingles on your roof that are curled, buckling, dented, or cracked.
  • Look for gutter and downspout buildup that have collected asphalt granules. Moreover, downspouts that are dented, hanging, or even missing.

Check for Signs of Wind damage

Winds with high speeds can incite chaos by knocking over trees, shattering windows, and damaging roofs. If shingles fly away from strong winds, underlayment is unprotected from the elements. This can make your home a hazardous living environment that is susceptible to water damage. 

Look for Signs of Water Damage

Missing or broken shingles from hail and wind damage are easily identifiable, but the effects of water damage are more challenging to detect. If water damage and leaks are left untreated it can lead to mold growth, damaging your home's foundational structure.

Your roof is designed to shelter you and your belongings from the elements. Roofs are designed to withstand the worst weather conditions, but your home may face damage from wind, hail, or debris during a severe storm. However, this type of roof damage is tough to see with the untrained eye. Homeowners must be able to identify roof damage, so you can quickly restore your home’s overall safety. If not handled swiftly, your home can face structure damage, every homeowner’s worst nightmare.

Stay Safe and Assess Storm Damage

Before surveying your homes exterior, it is important to wait until the storm has passed and outside the conditions are safe. Even if everything looks clear, proceed with caution, particularly on or near your roof. Your roof is typically the most hazardous place for post-storm damage to hit as it can produce structural damage and is out of your sightline.

Detect Signs of Roof Damage from Hail

Hail damage is obvious as hail has a distinct and powerful sound hitting your roof and windows. You will see a collection of ice pellets on the grounds of your property. Hail causes damage in the form of dents to your siding or can even shatter your windows if it is strong enough. Additionally, hail can leave dents on your roof or even break off shingles.

Hail damage typically causes the following damage to your home’s roof:

  • Missing Shingles: Keep an eye out for gaps in the roofs pattern or segments of the exposed roof. It is also common to find shingles on the ground close to your property.
  • Damaged Shingles: Look for shingles on your roof that are curled, buckling, dented, or cracked.
  • Look for gutter and downspout buildup that have collected asphalt granules. Moreover, downspouts that are dented, hanging, or even missing.

Check for Signs of Wind Damage

Winds with high speeds can incite chose by knocking over trees, shattering windows, and damaging roofs. If shingles fly away from strong winds underlayment is unprotected from the elements. This can make your home a more hazardous living environment that is susceptible to water damage.

Look for Signs of Water Damage:

Missing or broken shingles from hail and wind damage are easily identifiable, but the effects of water damage are more challenging to detect. If water damage and leaks are left untreated it can lead to mold growth which can damage your home’s foundational structure.

SERVPRO experts emphasize important places on the interior and exterior of your home to check for signs storm damage that requires restoration services.

  • Gutters: Check for water build-up because if water is not appropriately redirected, it can create pooling in your home and trigger mold growth.
  • Ceilings: Keep an eye out for water spots and yellow or brown discoloration.
  • Walls: Inspect for signs of cracking, peeling, or bubbling in the paint or wallpaper.
  • Look for mold or wood rot and leaks in your attic, basement, and crawl spaces. This can materialize with a musty smell, which can take place in the short time span of between 24 to 48 hours following a storm.
  • Flooring: Check for gaps or curling floorboards, sagging wood or expansion in wood and laminate floors. This expansion can occur when the materials become saturated with water.
  • Roof: Shingles that are cracked, curled, or missing.
  • Windows: Examine moisture buildup in the form of fog between glass panes.

In case of water damage, roof leaks, and storm damage, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa provides 24-hour emergency services, 7 days a week.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (707) 588-8226

Kitchen Fire Safety Tips for Your Petaluma Home

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

How to Prevent a Kitchen Fire in Your Petaluma Home

For many, the kitchen is a space to prepare meals that bring the family together, and for others, it is a space in their home that they are unfamiliar with. Regardless of your experience level in the kitchen, accidents can occur. You can help reduce your risk of a kitchen fire taking place by learning these kitchen safety tips. This will ensure your home is fully stocked with necessary fire safety equipment.

  1. Always Stay in the Kitchen When Cooking

Unattended cooking is the number one cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). If you are whipping up a meal on the stove or oven, an adult needs to remain in the kitchen to watch the food so it does not burn. It would help if you also used a timer when cooking to guarantee you do not lose your sense of time, which is a common cause for accidents.

  1. Keep the Kitchen Clutter-Free

Remove items that do not need to be in the kitchen to avoid any additional fire hazards. Additionally, be aware of flammable kitchen items that can rapidly catch fire, like oven mitts, wooden utensils, towels, curtains, or even excess food packaging, and do not place them near the stovetop.

  1. Unplug or Turn Off Your Appliances

Unplug any kitchen appliances when you are not using them, such as toasters and coffee machines. This will significantly reduce the occurrence of a fire. Turn off the appliance that you are using immediately after you finish cooking. It is also beneficial to wipe away leftover dust, food crumbs, and grease from your stove-top after use.

  1. Install Reliable Protection

Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home, outside of each sleeping area and in every bedroom. It is vital to remember to install smoke alarms at least 10 feet from cooking appliances. Remember that if you are cooking something that involves a lot of smoke, while it might be tempting to disable your house smoke alarms briefly, it can create an unsafe environment for you and your family. Moreover, test your alarms monthly to guarantee they are functioning correctly and replace the batteries every six months.

Fire extinguishers in your home should be placed on every level, as well as in the kitchen and garage. Keep your kitchen fire extinguisher nearby, allowing it to be more easily accessible in a fire event. Kitchen accidents happen but following these tips can allow you to protect your home and family.

Kitchen fires can happen fast, even when you are following all the proper precautions. If you experience a kitchen fire, contact SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa to help restore your kitchen to normal. We are here 24/7 to serve you! Call us at (707) 588-8226

Be Prepared for Wildfires

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

If you watch the TV or read the papers, you know it's time for the wildfires! As the heat rises, and the vegetation dries, we're only a spark away from disaster. Will you be ready?


If you live on a remote hillside, or in a valley, prairie or forest where flammable vegetation is plentiful, you could be vulnerable to wildfires. These fires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents.

1. Fire facts:

  • Once a fire starts in a rural area, it is hard to control. Wildland firefighters are trained to protect natural resources, not our homes or buildings. The fact that many homes are located far from fire stations, causes longer emergency response times. Within a matter of minutes, an entire home can be destroyed by fire. Limited water supply in rural areas can make fire fighting difficult. Homes that are secluded and surrounded by woods and brush fuel fires.

2. Be prepared and have a fire safety and evacuation plan:

  • Practice fire escape and evacuation plans.
  • Mark the entrance to your property with address signs that are clearly visible from the road.
  • Know which local emergency services to call and have those numbers posted near telephones.
  • Provide access for emergency vehicles at least 12 feet wide with turnaround space.

3. Tips for making your property fire resistant:

  • Keep lawns cut, leaves raked, and the roof and rain-gutters free from leaves and sticks.
  • Keep Stacked firewood at least 30 feet away from your home.
  • Store flammable things in metal containers outside the home at least 30 feet away from buildings and wooden fences.
  • Create a "defensible space" by thinning trees within 30 feet around your house.
  • Landscape with more fire resistant plants to prevent fire from spreading quickly. For example, hardwood trees are more fire-resistant than pine, evergreen, eucalyptus, or fir trees.
  • Make sure water sources, such as hydrants, ponds, swimming pools and wells, can be reached by the fire department.

4. Protect your home:

  • Use a fire resistant or protective roofing materials like stone, brick and metal to protect your home.
  • Cover all exterior vents, attics and eaves with metal mesh screens to prevent debris from collecting and to help keep sparks out.
  • Install multi-pane windows, tempered safety glass or fireproof shutters. This helps to protect large windows from heat.
  • Use fire-resistant draperies.
  • Have chimneys, wood stoves and all heating systems inspected and cleaned every year.
  • Insulate chimneys and place "spark arresters" on top.
    NOTE: The chimney should be at least three feet above the roof, and be sure to remove branches around the chimney, or any that hang over.

5. Follow local burning laws:

  • Do not burn trash or other yard waste without knowing local burning laws.
  • Before burning anything in a wooded area, make sure you notify local authorities and obtain a burning permit.
  • Use an approved incinerator with a safety lid or covering with holes no larger than 3/4 inches.
  • Create at least a 10-foot clearing before burning debris.
  • Have a fire extinguisher or garden hose on hand when burning.

6. If a wildfire threatens your home (and you have time), consider this:

Inside

  • Shut off gas at the meter. Turn off pilot lights.
  • Open fireplace damper. Close fireplace screens.
  • Close windows, vents, doors, blinds or noncombustible window coverings. Remove flammable drapes.
  • Move furniture into the center of the home away from windows and sliding-glass doors.
  • Close all interior doors and windows to prevent drafts.
  • Gather people and pets into one room. Make plans to care for your pets if you must evacuate.
  • Back your car into the garage or park it in an open space facing the direction of escape. Leave the key in the ignition and the car doors unlocked. Close garage windows and doors.

Outside

  • Seal attic and ground vents.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Place combustible patio furniture inside.
  • Connect garden hose to outside taps. Place lawn sprinklers on the roof and near above-ground fuel tanks. Wet the roof.
  • Wet or remove shrubs within 15 feet of the home.
  • Gather fire tools such as a rake, axe, handsaw or chainsaw, bucket, and shovel.

7. If you are advised to evacuate, do it! Don't wait. Choose a route away from the fire.

The secret of dealing with all disasters is being prepared!!! With a lot of thought and preparation, situations that may have been deadly, can often be dealt with safely.


Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christine_E_Cederquist/8320 

SERVPRO is Here to Help

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

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When your property experiences a burst pipe, water damage, mold issues, or even fire damage, it's critical to find the right restoration company to handle the repairs. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa provides this guide to find the right restoration company for your property.

1. Offers a Detailed Plan for Damage Repairs

Getting your home or business back to it's pre-condition after a disaster means having a straightforward plan of action for making all repairs, as well as preventing potential problems such as mold growth. An experienced restoration company will offer you a comprehensive assessment of your property's damage. Additionally, provide you with the repairs that need to be made and a reliable estimate of costs, which will ensure that you make the decision that best fits your needs. 

2. Uses the Latest State-of-the-Art Equipment and Techniques

After water damage occurs, your home or business will need to undergo water extraction, drying, and dehumidification to prevent mold growth in the future. By using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, a restoration company can speed up the restoration process altogether. A reputable restoration company has updated and sanitary equipment, industrial-grade cleaning products, and sufficient personal protective wear.

3. Understands the Insurance Process

A water restoration company that understands the insurance process makes all the difference. SERVPRO has extensive experiences working with insurance companies, and we will work on behalf to make the claims process run as smoothly as possible. 

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Signs of Water Damage in Your Home

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Water damage is a tremendous hazard and occurs far more frequently than many realize. It can happen in virtually every home and at any time, resulting in an array of problems. A simple leak can cause severe structural damage if not correctly handled and repaired that worsens over time.

Your home is not only at risk for structural damage, as mold can swiftly begin growing if water damage has taken place. Water damage can be tricky to spot as it is not always apparent to the naked eye. In some instances, it can be obvious, but often times it develops gradually and subtly.

Here are a few things to look out for if you suspect water damage.

1. Dark or wet spots

Watch for discoloration, such as watermarks on the ceiling and the interior and exterior walls of your home.

2. Crackling, bubbling, or flaking

If the drywall or paint on your ceiling or walls is beginning to crack, bubble, or flake, water damage could be present.

3. Pooling water or puddles

Persistent leaks and ongoing drips can result in pools of water. If a puddle appears after it is tended to, it could convey that there is a presence of a leak.

4. Increase in utility bills

If you've noticed your water bill has suddenly spiked, it may be a sign of a hidden leak.

5. Damp, musty, or moldy smell

Damp, musty, or moldy smells can be a significant indicator of water damage. Dampness carries a distinctive odor that is hard to ignore. The smell is often accompanied by the presence of mold, which brings water damage.

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

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