High Chance of Storms this Year 2020
Damage from a storm? Contact us!
According to an article written by Reuters, an international team of scientists forecast that there is an 80% that El Niño will make its way across the Pacific. Which means we might in for a chaotic winter season here in the bay area. There is a high probability that if El Niño will flood our streets which could lead to water damage to our properties.
Prevention is Key
Here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa we provide services such as our Emergency Ready Profile, an app from SERVPRO® that enables you to list out critical information needed in the event of an emergency. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us through the number provided below. Through this free of charge service, we want you to know that we have your best interest in mind, and we can equip you with the tools needed in the event of intense weather conditions. Also be sure to follow this blog which will be updated at least weekly and follow us on social media so that way in case you need restoration services, we are only a click away.
SERVPRO® professionals are known to be, "faster to any size disaster," and we take pride into making your damaged property look, “Like it never even happened.”
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Six Ways to Protect Your Home Before A Storm
This roof needs repairs.
1. Reduce flying debris
If you see any tree branches near or hanging over your structure, the best solution may be to cut them off. You can also secure weak and loose fencing and anchor any heavy objects around your yard into the ground.
2. Replacing windows and exterior doors
If possible, consider replacing your windows and outside doors with pressure and impact resistance improvements so that you can have better protection from the outside force of a storm.
3. Inspect and repair your roof
Inspect your roof and overhang to look for signs of wear or damage. This is crucial to prevent water from entering through the cracks and damages your ceilings, causing mold.
4. Check caulking
Make sure the caulking around your windows and doors are in good shape and not cracked or broken. If there are any gaps, make sure to get a caulk gun to fill up holes around pipes or wires that enter your building. This will reduce the risk of leaks from wind-driven rain.
5. Inspect carports and other attached structures
Have porches, carports, entryway canopies, and storage sheds inspected to make sure they are firmly attached and in good condition.
6. Create an inventory list
This can help you out when filing an insurance claim.
Taking these preventative measures can help you before a storm hits. However, if your property does suffer damage from a storm. Our SERVPRO® team of professionals are either a click or call away.
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Do you Have a Plan In Case of Emergency?
Download the SERVPRO® App today!
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 restoration company we have an app that is available for download to help you create a plan in case of an emergency.
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.
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This Home Was Destroyed During a Wildfire
A home we visited that was destroyed by fire damage.
We speak a lot about fire prevention but there are times where natural disasters occur and a storm can devastate your property. Recently, we experienced the destruction of Kincade, which destroyed many homes and businesses. Fortunately, there are no reported casualties due to quick decision making and mass evacuation of people north of Santa Rosa, CA. Many surrounding counties suffered blackouts and even we had to undergo a time period with no power. However, we at SERVPRO are always prepared and were there along with teams from other counties and states to lend a hand and help businesses and homeowners restore their property or protect them from harmful air pollution.
However, there are times when our representatives arrive to a location that has been completely decimated by a fire. In this case, an entire home was destroyed leaving a family with the decision of relocating while the repairing process began.
Prevention and planning are key for ones' safety during a storm that is out of our control.
Restoration of an Educational Facility
A school needed our help and we came in with the equipment needed to get the job done.
Recently, we were contacted by a school that needed our services due to a minor flood that damaged a huge portion of their floor. We came in and inspected the damage and found that although there were many rooms that were affected, we had the tools and resources to get the job done quickly and efficiently so that we could make it look, “Like it never even happened.” To get this done we sent in our best team to investigate the flooring, check for mold, and begin the drying process using our specialized equipment. After drying, we use a device to check for any moisture or mold again to make sure that no additional damage would ensue.
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Why SERVPRO is a Leader in the Restoration Industry
SERVPRO® is a national brand known in the cleanup and restoration industry, you’ve probably seen or heard our national advertisements. Recently, we hosted the NCAA First Responder Bowl which had the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers played against the Western Michigan Broncos. A game we were proud of watching here at our local franchise in Petaluma/Rohnert Park.
When disaster strikes your business or home, we understand the hardship of having to deal with the issue. Therefore, we would like to inform you about our best practices procedures that we take to ensure that your business or home is in good hands.
Disasters involving water and mold are never easy to process and our goal is to make it easy on the clients to avoid any further frustration. In many cases, we inspect the damages and communicate our findings to all stakeholders by using an estimating software that is preferred by insurance companies due to its standardized pricing and fair approvals of estimates. This process can take days and we utilize this system to make sure that we gain your approval prior to proceeding with services. Disasters may arrive and destroy quickly. However, we at SERVPRO® like to take our time to assess the situation to do a good job in mitigation and restoration.
Here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park we are committed to ensuring our clients a positive experience.
Be safe and thank you for choosing SERVPRO®
IS4000 of the Storm
December is on average the wettest season in the north bay. However, we are not in the clear skies yet, as the rain will persist during the month of January. Therefore, I would like to discuss the process of contents or item restoration. When a storm hits your home, the devastation may leave numerous locations in need of restoration or repairing. That is why we also conduct organized and efficient pack-outs for all belongings in your property. This ensures a quicker remodeling process and protects your items from any potential damage from a coming storm or from on-site work. We take your belongings to our warehouse where we will cleanup and remove any water damaged using our Esporta IS4000. This machine can restore up to level 4 water damaged items. We remove any water and leave it to dry with our specialize heaters and dehumidifiers.
This ensures that your belongings can also either be restored like nothing ever happened or protected to ensure that nothing happened. Like our tagline says, we make it, "Like it never even happened."
For any storm related situations, feel free to contact us and our service professionals will help you through the process.
We Support Small Businesses!
SERVPRO as a nationwide company is known to help restore your property and items during a disaster. However, we do not only specialize in huge disaster losses. Any type of loss is an important job for us and we do the best we can to help make your home look as it did before disaster struck.
We may have the resources and backing from a corporate location to restore large loss properties, however, when it comes to small local businesses. We would like to help you too!
SERVPRO® or Napa County is a locally owned franchise and we are small business too. Therefore, we understand the value and the importance of time we need to keep our businesses growing. Any inconvenience, big or small, we are, here to help®.
The Rainy Season is Here
Water damage at an office.
Sonoma County has been issued a flood warning. Previously we have shared how to's on preventing water damage. However, if you do happen to experience water leakage or flooding. Contact us as soon as you can to have us remove and mitigate any potential harm to your home.
Listed are a few tips on what to do and what not to do in the even of a storm.
- Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
- Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
- Remove as much excess water as possible with by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
- Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
- Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
- Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
- Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
- Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
- Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
- Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
- Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
- Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
- Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
When you want a superb water removal service. Trust the trained technicians here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park. We work to get your home looking, "Like it never even happened."
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Choosing a restoration company when a disaster strikes your home is a difficult choice to make. Trust is one of the biggest decision makers and we work hard to establish that trust to our clients and communities. Therefore, we are at your service 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for whenever you need us. When fire, flood, or mold attacks your home, we at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park restore through the mitigation of damage created by unpredictable natural disasters. When it comes to these services, we want your office or home to look, “Like it never even happened.”
As a trusted leader in the restoration industry with more than 1300 Franchises Nationwide, 79 Large Loss Response Team, and a team of professionals who are highly trained and certified in IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Which sets the standards for best practices in the cleaning and restoration industries.
Call us here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park. (707) 588-8226