Mold Damage Remediation Services
Black Mold - Toxic and Dangerous. Call 530-222-0200.
Mold is an often-hidden toxic spore growing in the damp and wet crevice and crawlspaces in your home or businesses’ public or living areas, bathrooms and food production areas. Mold does more than just grow and spread. Black mold mycotoxins can poison a person’s respiratory tract causing asthma attacks, allergic reactions, severe sinus problems and quite frequently lead to extreme fatigue and depression.
Because mold and mildew develop in damp areas these microorganisms are found everywhere. No home or business is immune from a mold outbreak. Unseen leaking water collecting in dark unseen areas behind cabinets and storage closets can unknowingly affect the health and wellbeing of your possessions, clothing, bedding, drywall, insulation and the structural integrity of the building itself.
A key point to defeating a mold outbreak is to quickly extract residual water and to bring in our professional grade water drying equipment to stop the spread of water, mold and mildew.
We are a Redding California fire and water damage restoration company certified and trained to perform all types of mold damage remediation resulting from commercial or residential water emergencies including, firefighter water residue, storm flooding, and sewage water contamination, ranging from dry rot to dangerous black mold and pink, yellow and white molds. Mold can grow virtually anywhere, and we frequently see these problem areas:
- Window frames
- Ventilation systems
- Cabinets and furniture
- Drywall and subflooring
- Wallpaper or painted walls
- Wet walls
- Water-damaged mattresses
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties professionals are trained and certified in mold remediation to ensure that hard to reach toxic spores are removed quickly and state of the art sanitizing technology is used to clean and prevent further outbreak.
Our Residential and Commercial Mold Removal Service Include:
- 24/7 emergency fast response
- Our trained SERVPRO professionals have the personal protective equipment to safely inspect the mold.
- Because we are a SERVPRO franchise we have at our disposal the highest industrial-grade water extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers and drying technology available.
- Air quality testing, containment and safe removal of the mold infected area.
- Cleaning and sanitizing of contents and other personal possessions.
- We structural treatment disinfectants and antimicrobials used inhibit and prevent futher mold growth.
- Sanitation, deodorization and air purification
When you have a mold problem in your home or business call the mold damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties at (530) 222-0200
Active Shooter and Commercial Business Crime Scene Clean Up
SERVPRO - Active Shooter Commercial Crime Scene Clean Up - Prepare Your Emergency Plan Before It Happens
Active Shooter incidents at highschools and businesses, unfortunately, are becoming commonplace.
Commercial buildings, churches and schools, dealing with the tragic human toll, must maintain business continuity. Reopening doors, rebuilding locations and restoring property loss include, as hard as it may be to discuss, the crime scene clean up and sanitizing of interior and exterior structures - floors, walls and ceiling.
Once law enforcement has completed crime scene operations the physical location is handed back to the business organization. Employees return to the workplace environment potentially reliving traumatic events. A business needs to bring in a certified disaster restoration and crime scene clean up company such as SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, instead of using internal custodial or janitorial staff who may have witnessed the aftermath they would be handling in their commercial facility.
Redding, California’s Fire Chief Gerry Gray recently provided information to Shasta County business owners and residents discussing police, fire and public safety departments response and preparations. You can read his message here. >> Active Shooter Response SERVPRO encourages local commercial and educational facilities, as part of an active shooter emergency response plan, to coordinate with a highly rated local disaster restoration provider to better-coordinate an effective and efficient “back to business” post-shooting game plan. Additionally, free local Active Shooter training in Redding and Shasta County is available.
FEMA's How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident is an excellent resource. Also look at Ready.gov's Active Shooter Checklist.
We recognize the tragic consequences of an active shooter event in a crowded school or workplace. Biohazard cleaning is only one component of the process. Fire and water damage to commercial spaces, merchandise and carpets speaks to the need for business owners to pre-plan active shooter disaster clean up response. Especially important for businesses is to contact us for your free Emergency Readiness Plan; an onsite and detailed layout of your facility including key notes and photos of utility shut-offs and emergency contacts.
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Blood, Decomposition and Pathogens - SERVPRO Biohazard Waste Clean Up
Trauma - Crime Scene - Biohazard Clean Up - Call Us 24/7 365 at (530) 222-0200
Biohazard waste is all too often the product of a bad situation.
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties technicians first and foremost are trained to exercise compassion and professionalism with loved ones and family members having to confront the sanitization and removal of infectious materials. With that said, as a SERVPRO franchise, we are fully California Department of Health and Safety certified and IICRC trained to contain and remove biomedical waste and infectious substances.
Hazardous waste falls within in a broad range of categories: blood, body fluid from trauma and decomposition, tissue, organs and body parts, medical laboratory waste such as used hypodermic needles and surgical instruments along with, chemicals and waste from illegal drug manufacturing. Pet urine and animal fecal matter, rodent droppings, burst sewer pipes and infected storm runoff water and flooding from severe weather provide a well-rounded list of what can be considered biohazard.
Let’s discuss for a moment emergency vehicle decontamination. Police and Fire first responders rushing to provide assistance to the City of Redding and Shasta County residents in need rely on absolutely sanitized emergency vehicles free of previous bloodborne pathogens from a suicide or homicide. We address these public safety concerns by adhering to rigid health standards and medical waste containment. Blood, in particular, carries a host of disease microorganisms including Hepatitis B (Serum Hepatitis), Hepatitis C (HCV), HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis, Bacterial Meningitis and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD).
We work closely with our local EMS and health professionals to decontaminate and sterilize the walls, ceilings and floors of homes. Our technicians utilize the latest biohazard protective suits and package, label and transport these wastes in biocontainment vessels. As one of Northern California’s leading restoration providers we fully understand the traumatic moments just after a death or crime scene and the professional response of timely biohazard clean up.
Contact us at (530) 222-0200
Redding Storms, Flood Water and SERVPRO
Storm Damage Emergency Clean Up and Restoration - Trust SERVPRO - (530) 222-0200
Shasta County disaster relief and storm clean up requires a SERVPRO professional with protective gear, cleaning techniques, tools and state of the art restoration industry products to adequately recognize and treat both the seen and unseen health concerns and hazards of the devastation a severe rain, thunderstorm or flooding event.
Although many Redding homes would suffer some property loss...
...our trained restoration technicians can often save, clean and restore the sentimental memories of family heirlooms and irreplaceable family furnishings.
Because we are experts in fast storm response and personal protection equipment (PPE) we wanted to pass along a few tips.
1. Respirators and goggles in post-flood conditions are especially critical. Walking into a flood damaged home unprepared could be catastrophic. Household detergents and industrial chemicals, oil, gasoline and sewage swelling up from the earth by the rising flood water create a hazardous mix of pathogens and fumes. >>> Natural Disaster Flooding
2. Keep in mind that animals, snakes, predators and wildlife along with formerly friendly family dogs and cats become confused and displaced when flood water invades their territory. The American Red Cross provides some helpful animal post-storm resources here: >>> Pet Disaster Preparedness
3. Storms produce debris. Downed trees, live electric transformers sparking and flashing in the rain-soaked pools, branches, displaced vehicles, roof asphalt and shingles and any number of structural material from residences. Extreme care and caution is required. Read our article: Flood Water Damage Insurance Regulations for Commercial and Residential Property Owners for further information
4. A word about insurance claims. Flood water silt and mud bury and remove property. Homeowners must prepare by taking pre-storm photos and videos of inside and outside spaces and a full inventory of personal belongings. Photos with a date and time provide proof to an insurer and expedite a successful claim.
Our goal is to respond quickly, dry and save property to limit damage and reduce the costs of restoration. We cover the entire region of Shasta County and have served the local Redding, California community for many years.
Toxic Mold in Commercial and Residential Buildings
Water Damaged Walls, Moisture, and Mold
Home and Business Mold and Water Damage
Mold is multicellular fungi such as Penicillium colonies and other thread-like growths known as hyphae. Single cell fungus is known as yeasts. Some mold organisms provide useful benefits such as found in bread and yogurt, antibiotics and various enzymes. However, as the SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties technicians encounter on a routine basis in the moist walls and dark crawl spaces of Redding commercial and residential properties, mold is a very toxic growth to the wellbeing, air quality and health of tenants, owners and occupants.
In fact mold outbreaks particularly within commercial office buildings have increased as a response to the 1970’s energy crisis because of the new building codes aimed at conserving energy and thus making spaces more airtight. There is much to be said for healthy outside air and balanced cross-ventilation. The term “sick building syndrome” is derived from these air quality concerns in modern air conditioning and building construction. SERVPRO’s vast experience in mold mitigation inside Redding and Shasta County commercial and residential structures supports that conclusion.
Mold species number in the thousands. Six are considered to be the most virulent and common toxic molds outbreaks found in buildings: Aspergillus, Fusarium, Paecilomyces, Penicillium, Stachybotrys and Trichoderma. The associated links provide more information.
Damp building materials caused by a burst water pipe or by a leaking roof after a rain storm retain moisture and water initiating the growth of dormant microbes. Home and offices, although under routine circumstances appear to be healthy and mold-free, contain all forms of highly destructive fungus. One in particular, Dry Rot Fungus (Serpula lacrymans) is found in older water damaged buildings that have repeatedly experienced the wet-dry-wet cycle. Surprisingly, this type of mold is generally undetected by typical mold inspections. This dry rot bores into wood structural supports and flooring allowing it’s root system, the mycelium, to deeply embed into masonry and grow into inner wood panels.
Mold feeds on carpet, paper, clothes, leather, drywall, wood, insulation and food by breaking down organic matter and requires moisture. Everyday household activities of washing, cooking and winter cold weather condensation create water vapor and increased humidity inside poorly ventilated living and work spaces. Certainly, plumbing and corroded toilet pipes break at unexpected moments and produce large, sometimes unseen, pools of standing water.
As a SERVPRO Franchise we have access to the latest mold damage mitigation and restoration technologies, containment and training to effectively deal with any moisture and fungus issue.
Call us 24 / 7 / 365 at (530) 222-0200.
Fire Damage Property Casualty Insurance Strategies
Insurance Fire Damage Policy Coverage - Read the Details, Plan, and Be Prepared.
Most Fire damage residential insurance policies provide coverage.
However, there is more to the story. Coverage costs increase in high-risk areas such as near fire-prone terrain. In Northern California whole communities have been destroyed and insurance dollars for home rebuilding skyrocket with materials and labor. Insurance coverage promotion offering “peace of mind” quite often leave out the reality of the fine print. Insurance adjusters ultimately decide the final costs of claims.
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties provides this information to help inform our local North State residents on staying informed and safe as fire season approaches. (530) 222-0200
Insurance companies such as Farmers, Allstate and State Farm become careful after regional fires about homes they cover. Every year large portions of California, because of the drought, Santa Ana Winds and especially large human population, burn down. In these cases, insurers typically work with already insured property owners to handle and expedite fire claims. Residents seeking new policies for homeowners and property insurance may not be able to obtain those policies so easily.
See the following links for further insurance risks associated with fire.
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America - Wide range of information for water, fire, storm and disaster casualty and property damage events.
California FAIR plan – this is a last resort insurance program and helpful to take a look at.,
Additionally, Hazards Fuel (i.e. Vegetation) dried and combustion prone in the summer heat remains a top risk maintenance priority by the Redding Fire Department. Collaboration throughout Shasta County with partners at Redding Electric Utility (www.reupower.com), our Redding Parks & Recreation Department (www.reddingrecreation.org), and CALFIRE (www.shastacountyfire.org). For more information on the hazard fuel reduction program, please contact the Redding Fire Marshal at (530) 225-4575.
Commercial entities and Businesses (City of Redding Code of Ordinances (9.20.050)) allows for annual fire safety self-inspections. Business safety is key. Tips on the inspection process are as follows:
- Exit doors are fully operational and clear of debris.
- Electrical switches and cover plate are installed and in code.
- Extension cords in good condition.
- All doors and exits are use appropriate signs.
- Fire extinguishers are in date and properly pressurized.
- Sprinkler and overhead extinguishing systems are inspected and in date.
- Clear space for Inventory, machinery and boxes stored 18 inches from fire sprinkler systems.
Preparing for fire damage in the Golden State requires a dual strategy. Personal and companywide assessment and preparation are critical. Knowing the fine print of your insurance coverage and keeping it up to date is also essential. Regional fire damage also has the economic impact of increasing construction material costs such as wood, concrete and electrical wiring.
Talk with your insurance company and agent about an extended replacement cost endorsement. Essentially it is paying a small additional fee which provides coverage for a portion of the unexpected additional costs of rebuilding your home or business. The extended endorsement is additional coverage intended to accommodate at least a portion of any unexpected cost increases.
SERVPRO Commercial and Residential Cleaning
Home and Business Cleaning - SERVPRO North Shasta
Homes, schools, universities, churches, restaurants, hotels and manufacturing facilities, look to SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties as their preferred...
Redding and Northern California cleaning and restoration service provider
...because of our years of local community involvement, expertise and knowledge providing professional restoration services. Carpet cleaning, odor removal, trauma and crime scene clean up, tile grout and hard surface cleaning, spot and stain removal services require specific advanced technologies, certifications, and training to adhere to IICRC and California Department of Health and Safety requirements.
Ceiling, Floor and Wall Cleaning
For example, our commercial hard surface cleaning (grout and tile) is perfect for corporate and convention centers and hospitals. Our SERVPRO trained technicians restore tile and grout to a clean and fresh surface. Surfaces are pre-sprayed with a contaminant emulsifier that extracts dirt, dust and debris build up.
Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services
Ground-in dirt and grime wreak havoc on business carpet installations. Discoloration and buried filth in the carpet fibers contain dirt, bacteria, hair, allergens and dust mites. Miniscule contaminants not only grind down carpet fibers but also pollute office air. Carpets act as a type of air filter. The dirtier the carpet the filtheir the air.
SERVPRO as one of the industry’s oldest and most trusted carpet cleaners is your partner when you invest in our commercial cleaning services. Professional and certified technicians deep-cleaning your carpets with our state of the art equipment. We follow manufacture and warranty guidelines during the deep-down contaminant extraction process. Our carpet technicians, using vehicle mounted carpet cleaning system to specifically match a carpet treatment for your specific needs. Multi-level commercial buildings require the use of our portable extractor with recovery tanks, vacuum and solution hoses and quiet operation.
Water, smoke, soot, mold and any variety of chemical and pet stains emit strong and sometimes toxic odors. Stubborn and strong, unpleasant smells require technical expertise. Through training supervised by the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification our SERVPRO North Shasta technicians possess the restoration industry’s best products, methods and practices along with the advanced skills necessary to eliminate smells caused by pet, body, chemical, fire, smoke, soot, water and mold.
Call our locally owned Redding, California facility at (530) 222-0200 to schedule your home or business cleaning.
Northern California Freezing Winter Snow Storms and SERVPRO
SERVPRO North Shasta Snow and Freezing Rain Emergency Response - Always Ready
During late February and early March in Redding and the lower elevations of Shasta and North State counties are experiencing an unexpected Winter blast bringing high winds and large accumulations of snow. As always, SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties stands ready in catastrophe situations following a disaster across multiple regions.
Our capability as a SERVPRO franchise to deploy and scale our personnel and equipment is unparalleled.
With resources including multiple stage locations throughout Northern California resources can be mobilized at any number of offices throughout our coverage regions. We offer immediate help to secure your property and prevent further damage from occurring.
Cold weather extremes and freezing temperature drops cause pipes to freeze and burst. Ice accumulation in roof gutters and eaves melts and refreezes creating unexpected water damage to shingles, crawl spaces damaging structural integrity. This is exactly why SERVPRO’s experience and fast response is focused on saving property and reducing insurance claims.
Current alerts from the National Weather Service include the following:
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts greater than 16 inches possible above 5000 feet.
* WHERE...Western Siskiyou County, South Central Siskiyou County and North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County above 3000 ft. The Mt Shasta City area, Black Butte Summit, Highway 89, Scott
Mt. Summit, and Greyback road.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible, including during the morning commute. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Blowing snow will also be possible in the Black Butte Summit area and on Highway 89.
Caltrans warns motorists to check their brakes, tires and windshield wipers, and make sure their vehicle's defroster, heater and exhaust system are in good condition.
Make sure vehicles have plenty of antifreeze. Caltrans suggests drivers add special solvent to their windshield-washer reservoir to prevent icing. Also make sure your tires have good tread for icy and wet conditions. Also fill your tank with gas before travelling. Avoid traveling and remain home if possible. Caltrans also recommends motorists take water, food, warm blankets and extra clothing in case of long delays.
Go to http://www.dot.ca.gov/cttravel/chain-controls.html for chain requirements and installation information. Go to the District 2 Winter Maintenance and Operations web page at www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/chainup/winmaint.htm for more winter driving and preparation tips.
Also local Redding weather forecasts are at these links:
During our winter storms frost and freezes the sheltered lower elevations will have colder temperatures and longer duration freezing conditions than the thermal belt areas of west Redding. This occurs when a polar or arctic air mass moves southwestward from central Canada into Northern California. The air mass is very cold and dry and these events are usually accompanied by strong north to northeast winds. The chilly winds of the last week in February in effect eliminate the thermal belt of Shasta Basin.
Be Prepared. Be Safe. SERVPRO is your trusted severe weather emergency responder.
SERVPRO and California Commercial Business Insurance
SERVPRO understands business owners and commercial insurance.
Commercial insurance will be one of the most important financial investments you, as a business owner, will make in the life of your company.
Property damage, business interruption, theft, liability and worker injury all demand coverage. This is exactly why SERVPRO as a first-responder working hand-in-hand with insurance brokers, agents and adjusters at the forefront of an unforeseen business disaster can make the difference between going out of business after a severe loss or recovering with minimal business interruption and financial impairment to your company's operations.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster, and for those that do, only 29% were still operating after two years.
This is why is is so crucial to develop and utilize SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business to minimize interruption with an immediate plan of action.
Commercial Insurance Broker-Agent
One of the first steps in purchasing small business insurance is to contact a licensed insurance broker-agent who specializes in commercial coverages. Also building a working relationship with SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties (530) 222-0200 can be as crucial to your business plan as getting professional advice from an accountant, banker, human resources analyst, payroll specialist, lawyer, or a trusted business mentor.
Professional broker-agent and restoration provider associations can assist you in your search for a licensed commercial insurance broker-agent. Many already are aware of SERVPRO’s reputation for excellence in fire, water and mold damages to commercial property and rely on our fast response and mitigation expertise to reduce client costs and claims. The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California (IIABCAL) and the Western Insurance Agents Association (WIAA Group) are recommended professional associations. Also, when conducting your broker-agent search, it is important to verify the broker-agent's insurance license with the California Department of Insurance (CDI).
Commercial property insurance coverage and endorsements can include the following:
Builder's Risk - Covering a new building or structure under construction or an existing structure undergoing additions, alterations, or repairs.
Legal Liability or Fire Legal Liability - Covers your legal liability for loss or damage to real and personal property of others as the result of your negligent acts and/or omissions.
Glass - Basic specified perils for glass coverage include any resulting damage to other property from broken glass due to vandalism and also vandalism to glass building blocks.
Casualty Insurance - provides coverage primarily for the liability exposure of an individual, business or organization. Liability from the negligent acts and omissions of an individual, business or organization that causes bodily injury and/or property damage to a third party is the subject of casualty insurance coverage.
What Kind of Insurance Do I Need to Purchase for My Business?
SERVPRO knows that businesses carry risks. Your broker-agent will discuss business operations and the types of exposures (the possibility of loss).
Causes of loss are divided into two main categories: specified perils and open perils.
Specified Perils are a list of specific disasters such as fire, explosion, windstorm, vandalism, et cetera.
Open Perils covers all losses unless specifically excluded. Earth movement (including earthquake) and flood are two common perils that are typically excluded under open perils coverage. Look at our blog post Flood Water Damage Insurance Regulations for Commercial and Residential Property Owners for more information.
Commercial claims are complex and the insurance company and it’s preferred restoration provider SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties must assess the damage and mitigate quickly to lessen loss especially when high dollar amounts are at stake. Business owners know that claims loss relates to the rating formula and premium costs. SERVPRO, the business owner and the insurance company are together partners the mission being to keep claim costs and thus premiums low.
FIRE | WATER | STORM |MOLD
“Like it never even happened.”
Emergency Board Up After Home and Commercial Fire Damage
SERVPRO - Industry Leader in Home and Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Local Shasta County home and business owners
...who experience property fire damage will benefit by calling a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties who specializes in the full scope of fire clean up and emergency board up. The process includes utilizing specialized tools and technology to eliminate excess debris and particles from the fire, smoke and soot damage. The point of quick response and mitigation is simply to preserve the value of the property, protect an owner’s investment and make heroes of insurance agents by reducing claim expenses. Boarding up windows, doors and property access points provides a level of security, asset protection, prevention against theft and vandalism along with protecting against ongoing severe weather.
Residential and commercial property fire damage is not just the immediate fire and water used to extinguish. Ongoing aftereffects like smoke, protein fire residue, soot and the resulting odor soak into walls, flooring, the internal space of electronic equipment and any porous wood or cloth material. The point of fast board up and internal cleaning of debris and particles is to quickly stop the process of destruction and save whatever is left to prevent further ruin. When a fire burns through a home or business the contents contain a plethora of chemical, industrial and manufacturing compounds – electronic and business equipment, plastics, heavy metals in circuit boards, flat screen TV’s and foam, synthetic materials in carpet, couches and flooring. The smoke, soot and thus odor is in fact extremely toxic from the long chain hydrocarbons sticking to the internal surfaces. When the firemen use water to extinguish the flames the burned out toxic residue mixes with water and forms an acidic compound slowly etching and eating away at surfaces.
Fast emergency pack out and board up by your local disaster restoration provider is paramount. That is exactly why we have a team of trained technicians in our Redding, CA facility who wipe down and clean individual contents such as plates, books, family heirlooms, pictures, business equipment and many more. Quickly removing the soot, acidic reaction and thus odor whether through state of the art ultrasonic chemical bath or a complete individual cleaning of items, sanitizing and restoring contents to a like new condition. Particularly from homes, many items we restore are sentimental and irreplaceable. Emergency board up is much more than sealing and securing a structure. Board ups become a first step of preservation not only of property but more importantly memories, investments, and time. The “Why” behind what we at SERVPRO do really comes from compassion and holding “your best interest” to the highest level.
Phone us at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. We are your resource to call when the unexpected occurs.