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SERVPRO and Commercial Property Damage Large-Loss Restoration

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO and Commercial Property Damage Large-Loss Restoration Commercial Property Damage and Restoration with SERVPRO in Redding, California. Call Now! 530-222-0200

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is a Leading Redding, California Area Restoration Service  Solutions Provider for Residential and Commercial Property Damage Resulting from Water, Fire, Mold and Storm Activity.

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We are also proud to be participating, as a local Shasta County, California and City of Redding area SERVPRO franchise, part of the overall 1700 franchisees network throughout the United States and Canada, in the recently announced Blackstone (NYSE:BX) recapitalization Core Private Equity strategy campaign.  SERVPRO’s CEO Rick Isaacson said, “"We are thrilled about this long-term investment from Blackstone and the strategic benefits its global platform can provide the company, our franchisees, and our customers.  SERVPRO was founded over 50 years ago with the vision of becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company, and we believe this partnership with Blackstone is a vital next step towards this goal."

View the article: SERVPRO, leading franchisor of residential and commercial property damage restoration services, announces recapitalization and long-term partnership with Blackstone

As the Redding housing market continues to grow all across Shasta County we believe that SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties name recognition and perhaps, more importantly, the community trust we have earned from over two decades of local restoration services in all sectors of residential and commercial properties; along with Blackstone’s considerable real estate and property management holdings, will translate into strong economic value added improvements and growth to the office, retail, hotel, industrial and homeowner properties of our local Northern California community.

Commercial cleaning and restoration...

...presents unique challenges including fast, quality and professional expert service all the while keeping business revenue and customer satisfaction in mind while minimizing business interruption.  When the need arises, as it always does as we have seen from the recent Carr Fire, Camp Fire and then Redding area winter snow storms producing downed, fallen trees damaging roofing and producing home water damage, SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Here in Redding, the owners, property managers, facility directors across residential, office, retail, hotel and manufacturing industrial real estate recognize that SERVPRO is a high-quality company with strong management and a long track record of continuous growth based on core project management and job completion restoration standards of excellence strategically relevant to the needs of SERVPRO customersBlackstone’s partnership with SERVPRO is based upon the economic realization that as SERVPRO is a leader in the fire and water cleanup and restoration, mold mitigation and remediation services it would only makes sense to pursue an accelerated growth partnership.

This new Blackstone / SERVPRO team alliance 10X’s access to a broad range of property damage emergencies ...

...from small residential dwelling disasters to commercial large-loss multi-million dollar incidents.  Blackstone also recognized the relationship value, as do our customers, the SERVPRO brand has established among commercial clients and individual homeowners.

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How SERVPRO Can Save Your Water Damaged Redding Home Building Materials From Being A Total Loss

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Can Save Your Water Damaged Redding Home Building Materials From Being A Total Loss Water Leaking and Flooding your Redding Home? Call SERVPRO Now! 530-222-0200

Our SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties professionals here in Shasta County and Redding come prepared with specialized equipment and advanced water removal and drying technology to effectively restore your home vinyl, hardwood and tile floors.  We provide you with fast service 24 hours a day – 365 days a year.

Water Flooding Your Redding Home?  Call Us Immediately @  530-222-0200

When water pipes freeze, leak and break inside of your Shasta County home; whether from a faulty refrigerator or dishwasher supply line, a water heater, or a shower, sink or toilet plumbing hose, many of your home’s structural building materials like sheetrock, wallpaper, ceilings, flooring, carpet and home furnishings can become damaged . Keep in mind also that without immediate water extraction and drying, many of the water-soaked materials and contents begin to grow toxic mold.

** See Our Popular Article: Flood Water Removal and Cleanup by SERVPRO in Redding, California

Wisdom dictates that you as a homeowner, even before phoning your insurance company, would want to get professionals on-site as quickly as possible to stop the loss and begin to save your valuable contents. We as a trusted, well regarded and long standing SERVPRO franchise, embedded here in the Redding property owners community, have over two decades of experience providing fast and effective solutions in Northern California. When water leaks from the source of loss, as we all know, it is pulled by gravity to the lowest point.  The more elevated the leak, i.e Roof, Attic, second-floor bathroom, obviously creates major problems with flooring materials including vinyl, linoleum, carpeting, rugs and wooden floors.  

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SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties Water Removal Professionals are experts in handling wet hard wood floors.

The primary concern of our SERVPRO technicians is for your health and safety especially when mold growth is found.  When we first arrive at a water removal project in Redding, our IICRC water damage restoration certified crew chief secures the working area. Once again you, your loved ones, family and, of course, your pets are first concern.  We assess the damaged areas for water slip and fall dangers before any restoration procedures begin.

Our SERVPRO crew uses software technology to map out rooms and water damaged walls, ceilings and flooring to strategically position our state-of-the-art water extraction and drying equipment for the best possible moisture dryout locations.  Hardwood floors, in fact, are one of our specialties. Ongoing standing water can seep below wood seals and cause buckling and fractures.  Our truck-mounted extraction tools are specifically designed for hard surfaces.  We also use vacuum floor drying mats specifically for genuine hardwood installations.  Placed at each end of the room, our SERVPRO Injectidry System produces a constant flow of warm, circulating dry air ventilation underneath and through the hardwood floorboard “flutes”; small gaps into which each board is connected to another, creating an outlet on the other side of the room for the moist air to be sucked up into multiple high pressure vacuum hoses drawing out water lodged within the porous material.  Additionally, our dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and our air movers propel water saturated air away from the damp floor speeding up the evaporation process.

If your vinyl, laminate and especially wood floors get flooded with water during a roof leak or plumbing failure call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties at 530-222-0200!

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SERVPRO Recommends Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Tips!

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Recommends Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Tips! SERVPRO Cleans Fire & Smoke Damage in your Redding Home or Business. Call Now! 530-222-0200

Top SERVPRO Fire Damage Helpful Answers!

Fire damage creates many problems for your home.  Complete and proper restoration not only for your health and safety but also to retain property value takes expertise and experience by certified professionals that only SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties in the Redding, California area can provide.  We operate from a homeowner’s perspective and understand the unique nuances of each fire, smoke, soot and ash cleanup and restoration encounter.

530-222-0200 

24 Hour A Day Emergency Fire & Water Clean Up & Restoration

We don’t play around. Fire damage restoration is technically advanced tough work requiring detail and the kind of focused care residential home owners and commercial businesses all up and down Northern California expect from our over two decades of intense community involvement here in Shasta County.

Our customers and online 5-star reviews on our SERVPRO website, Facebook page, Google Business listing and on Yelp speak for themselves. Insurance and real estate agents, apartment and multi-housing property managers, home and business owners constantly phone SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties to ask for advice on how to clean up after a fire. 

Self-Help Fire Damage Best Practices

Smoke Damage Removal

Sometimes, for example, after burning a holiday Turkey a greasy smoke film coats surfaces.  This yellow “protein” shellac produces a hard residue but also collects dust and produces discoloration if left on paint and cellulose based wall coverings. When that occurs phone us here in Redding at 530-222-0200.

Family & Pet Health and Safety Concerns

Smoke particles are often toxic from the burning of synthetic and chemical substances.  Soot particles can become embedded in carpets and upholstery.  Try to set down towels and plastic walkways in high traffic areas of your home – along entry points and hallways.  Finally understand the correct type of cleaning product for a particular job.  Remember to check and probably change your HVAC filters and also temporarily cut filter material to size and put over the air registers.

Getting Rid of Mold and Mildew

Firefighters are our local heroes however as we know they use water and sometimes chemical foam agents to extinguish fire.  In the process of saving lives, property and homes, the structure from roof to floor along with home furnishings and contents become soaked and wet with the acidic reaction of water to smoke and soot, areas become a breeding ground for flourishing mold spores to grow in the environment of sheetrock, wood, wet wallpaper paste and cellulose based surfaces. This also includes water logged mattresses and bedding providing the dank, hidden moist environment where mold colonies thrive

Our highly respected, recommended and trusted locally owned and operated SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties franchise here in the Redding Shasta-Cascade area strongly encourages you to call us as soon as possible.  Mold and mildew are considered by many health care professionals to facilitate adverse reactions.  SERVPRO professionals are trained, certified and equipped with the proper mold protection breathing gear to locate, identify and destroy mold growth at the source. 

From Roof to Floor – Water and Soot Go Down

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All the water used to put out the fire, of course, flow to the lowest point in your home – the carpets and floor.   Most of the time SERVPRO professionals recommend lifting and removing carpets.  Water also seeps underneath the cracks and crevasses of hardwood and vinyl flooring frequently producing warping.  But there is more…firefighters generally spray water on the roof – the highest point of a home – which floods down through the attic, insulation, structural beams and into the walls.  Sheetrock becomes soaked. Once again, this kind of damage, with all the elements working together -  fire, smoke, water and mold -  is, most times, more than a homeowner can handle. 

SERVPRO is here to help!  530-222-0200

Dishes and Food Utensils – Soak, Scrub and Clean

Don’t forget that plates, bowls, knives, forks, pots and pans become coated with smoke residue from fire.  Items like wood spoons or bowls and rubber spatulas should probably be discarded because of their porous nature.  Food and acidic, toxic ash and soot don’t mix.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties

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SERVPRO Cleanup for Commercial and Business Property Damage in Shasta County, California

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Cleanup for Commercial and Business Property Damage in Shasta County, California SERVPRO @ 530-222-0200 in Shasta County and Redding, California for Home and Business Property Fire, Water & Mold Cleanup

Because SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, located in the City of Redding ... 

... is a locally owned and operated area small business franchise we are not only well connected with local residents and business owners, we specialize in commercial large-loss projects and are able to seamlessly scale and call into action within a-moments-notice a massive array of personnel, vehicles, equipment and resources to meet the fire, water, storm, mold or flood damage cleanup and restoration needs of any commercial, business, manufacturing or industrial structure such as: warehouses, churches, hotels, retail stores, military bases, libraries, government facilities, manufacturing plants, hospitals, clinics, convention centers, apartment complexes, theatres, restaurants, distribution centers, schools / universities, office spaces, airports, and sports complexes.

Business Interruption, Project Management and Insurance

SERVPRO knows that commercial restoration typically requires more layers of planning than typical home property damage restoration projects. Providing a complete scope-of-work, project planning, and time plus materials estimate for known and unknown costs may include additional management, labor, and equipment.  

Our goal is to help get Shasta County and Redding commercial entities and businesses open and ready for customers fast. 

Property owners and managers, tenants, and of course the insurance company are all key players.  Many have “business continuation” or “business interruption insurance” and the insurance carrier, of course, is motivated to get the job done quickly to keep the payout of business insurance coverage as low as possible.

Commercial Property Cleanup and Safety

Water, flood and fire damage hurt business assets like inventory inside the commercial space.  Recent heavy rains and snow fallen trees knocked out power.  Heavy snow accumulation broke through the roof of a large commercial building recently here in Redding.  Safety, perhaps more so in this circumstance, became paramount because of the nature of the facility – a grocery store.  Unlike an office building where damage and water pour onto computers, documents and business equipment.  As we all know a grocery store contains all of that plus much more.  Chemicals like shampoo, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, laundry detergent and soap along with frozen and refrigerated food like poultry, dairy, lunch meat, frozen bags of vegetables and processed ready to cook food all break open and quite possibly mix while reaching room temperature, thawing out and creating a toxic and biohazard slurry. 

** Popular Article: Flood Water Removal and Cleanup by SERVPRO in Redding, California

When something as intense as an entire roof collapses upon these aforementioned items plus pet food, paper towels and toilet paper; loads of rainwater and heavy snow fill the inside retail space making everything wet – soaked with moisture two things happen. 

  1. Mold begins to grow.
  2. Previously frozen items begin to thaw creating additional risk because, for example, chicken and poultry left at room temperature produce dangerous salmonella bacteria.

The point is that not only is the business property structurally damaged and not only are contents wet but broken, opened and thawed inventory items create additional complications.  Plus, commercial buildings are outfitted with industrial heating and air conditioning units (HVAC), network cabling, high voltage electrical components for computer networks, POS register systems and high-capacity commercial refrigeration and freezer units.  Commercial restoration work, many times, requires forklifts, scaffolding, heavy-lift machinery all of which require trained crews and experienced project managers to orchestrate a smooth and quick recovery.

We are available at any hour of the day or night every day of the year.   24/7 – 365 Call Now!  (530) 222-0200

Fortunately, we here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties have the trained professionals and state-of-the-art industrial water extraction, drying and hazardous material removal equipment to get a commercial facility back to “open for business” safe condition.  As a city of Redding and Shasta County business owner and commercial point-of-contact, keep SERVPRO front of mind for the unexpected disaster. 

Visit us on our @SERVPRONorthShastaTrinityGreaterTehamaCounties Facebook Page for news and timely updates.

Thank You for choosing SERVPRO as your Commercial Fire, Water and Mold Damage Cleanup and Restoration provider. 

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Flood Water Removal and Cleanup by SERVPRO in Redding, California

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood Water Removal and Cleanup by SERVPRO in Redding, California Water Flooding Your Home or Business? Call SERVPRO! 530-222-0200 Fast and Professional Service!

A Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration Checklist

A recent “supercell” rainstorm hit hard homes and businesses in our neighboring Butte County and especially the City of Chico.  Northern California has certainly had its fair share of snow, wind and rain this year!  As a trusted Redding SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama franchise our water and flood damage restoration expertise is often called upon to provide regional assistance.

Flooding creates a new type of stress among residents.  Unlike fire the structure is not burned.  In the case of flood water intrusion, the structure itself soaks up moisture in walls, ceilings, floors, contents and home furnishings.  Many homeowners may panic and ask, “What do I do now?”  The following tips provide some answers.

Step 1:  Your Safety Comes First!

For example, when your basement is flooding you may be tempted to charge in to and stop the water.   Be advised that if the power is still on you could be electrocuted.  Additionally, flood water is automatically identified as Category 3.  That means sewage, toxins, and waste material could be flowing into your home.  Finally submerged sharp unseen objects like saws, tools and tables can cause personal injury. 

Step 2:  CALL SERVPRO IMMEDIATELY!  530-222-0200

You need the best help you can get.  We have the training, experience and equipment necessary to STOP the water and lay out an immediate plan of action for moisture removal and drying.  Our team of professionals have successfully defeated bad water damage to the inside of homes on hundreds of Redding and Shasta County properties – commercial and residential.

Step 3:  We Begin the Flood Water Remediation Process

All excess water will be removed.  We bring in any necessary equipment like Air Scrubbers, HEPA Air Filters and Dehumidifers to reduce moisture and regulate air quality especially if mold is present.  Our SERVPRO technicians also remove damaged drywall, insulation, carpet and hard wood flooring, bathroom fixtures and kitchen appliances to thoroughly mitigate any residual moisture in hidden areas.

Step 4:  A Plan of Action – Photos and Documentation

Your SERVPRO project manager will take photos and document every area of damage and clean up. Also your insurance company and adjuster will need proof of flood damage if they are going to write you a check.  A wise tip as a property owner is to have pictures of your home or business in a normal, undamaged condition to show pre-disaster structure and contents.

Step 5:  SERVPRO Can Salvage Wet Documents and Contents

Once all of the water damaged space is deemed safe and the contents are documented we usually are able to save, clean and restore most of a homeowner’s valuable personal possessions.  Family heirlooms, furniture, and especially water-logged personal documents and photos can be dried quickly to prevent further damage and mold growth.  We use a special SERVPRO state-of-the-art freeze-drying document restoration process to preserve the integrity of books, business documents and personal records.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is committed to you and your loved one’s safety and wellbeing.   We follow strict restoration industry IICRC standards to provide you and your insurance company with the fastest, safest and best water damage cleanup and removal available. Our team is your team and we are here for you.

We are on call 24 hours a day!  Reach us here in Redding at 530-222-0200!

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SERVPRO in Redding, CA - Water and Storm Damage Specialists for Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO in Redding, CA - Water and Storm Damage Specialists for Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties Heavy Rainfall? Flooding in your Redding Home? SERVPRO is here for you! Call Now! 530-222-0200

Heavy rainfall in localized urban space can cause small stream flooding. 

Recent storms have recently produced pea sized hail.  Pouring more water upon homes and businesses already flooded and damaged from our snow storm that knocked down power all throughout Redding and caused trees to fall and damage property.  Locations impacted include Redding, Shasta Dam, Palo Cedro, Shasta Lake, Anderson, Lakehead, Sugarloaf, Keswick, Central Valley, Olinda, Centerville, Igo, O'Brien, Mountain Gate, Ono and Lakehead-Lakeshore.

FLOODING CONTINUES IN SHASTA COUNTY, WITH ANOTHER STORMY DAY AHEAD

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, as storm, flooding and water damage specialists, has the advanced training and years of local Redding and Shasta County experience that allows us to quickly and professionally restore your property.  We use IICRC restoration industry standardized drying principles.  We document and validate every step of the process to ensure your property and contents are dry and the job is complete.

Call Now!  530-222-0200

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Dealing with Rainwater and Flooding

  • Keep towels and a mop ready to remove excess water.
  • Wood furniture wet?  Remove electronics and table top items to wipe off excess moisture.
  • Collect upholstery and cushions from sofas for drying.
  • If you have wet carpeting use foam blocks or aluminum foil to prop chair and table legs.
  • During summer months turn on your air conditioning to speed up and maximize drying.
  • Color dyed rugs can run when wet.  Remove if they are placed over wet carpeting.
  • Move important family heirlooms, documents and contents to a dry and safe location.
  • Remember safety.  Move wet or slippery items from walkways and traffic areas.
  • And one more thing….Many times we have found that residents forget to remove valuables from underneath beds.  Be sure and check!

When you are hit with a sudden storm, flood or water damage our professional and trained team here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is ready for a fast 24/7 – 365 response to your home or business.

Since we are locally owned and operated with over two decades of Northern California weather experience, we understand the complexities of storm, rainwater and flooding damage.  The goal of fast response is to stop water intrusion whether through your roof or leaks from groundwater, save what is possible, lessen damage and reduce restoration costs. We train our crews to high standards and provide them with the technology and state-of-the-art restoration industry equipment to handle any commercial or residential job of any size. 

STRONG LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVES THROUGH SHASTA COUNTY

Choose SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, a local company that specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  We are Here to Help® in Redding for any storm and flooding conditions!

Call Now!  530-222-0200

Very soon the Spring beauty and clear skies of our Shasta basin will arrive.  We are not out of the woods yet.  More rain, hail and wet weather is coming.  Remember to call SERVPRO!

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Fire Smoke Damage and SERVPRO Odor Removal

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Smoke Damage and SERVPRO Odor Removal Odor from Smoke and Fire Damage? SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is Your Solution! Call Now! 530-222-0200

Smoke can linger in your home after a fire and can damage your belongings.

The City of Redding and Shasta County, California home and property owners know well the lingering odor and persistent ash deposits from recent local fires, such as the Carr, Delta, Hirz, Camp and many others. Smoke enters attic vents, ventilation ducts and air conditioning systems to permeate furniture, books, electronic circuitry, carpet and belongings.  Additionally, health effects can occur from toxic synthetics burned off from automobile tires and far away chemical sites choking air quality from wind driven wildfires.

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SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties professionals undergo rigorous restoration industry training and know how to get rid of soot and the damage caused by smoke that will be present in a home ravished by flames.

Smoke and Fire Damage?  Call Today!  530-222-0200

Smoke from home, industrial and natural wildfires, in this age of populations and people encroaching into our local wildland urban interface zones, contain a rich soup of long-chain hydrocarbons, wood ash, rubber, tar, exposed plastics, formaldehyde from burned particle-board home and structure building materials and a plethora of other unnatural and highly toxic smoke compounds sticking to the inside of homes on the walls and ceilings. 

After Fire Hazard: Smoke and Ash Odor Inside Your Home and Belongings

Smoke damage can involve more than creating black soot.  Most smoke particles, especially with the combustion of synthetic materials, when wet, creates an acidic, oily residue that can eat away and pit metal, such as range hoods, refrigerators as well as sentimental objects like tea sets and tin or silver heirloom items.  Our goal as a locally owned and operated SERVPRO Franchise here in the North State is to reduce costs, save and salvage to restore contents and valuables.  Many home furnishings and possessions simply need professional cleaning and odor removal.  Our certified and trained SERVPRO technicians have the resources and expertise to do just that.

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Also, another type of smoke residue requiring detailed attention and specialized cleaning techniques results from Protein Fires.   A simple example would be a Thanksgiving Turkey burned in a hot oven.  Meat consists of protein and fat.  When these burn in an enclosed space such as a home kitchen the smoke and fumes coat every surface imaginable with a hard-brownish protein shell. 

Redding residents know all too well the tragic and damaging long term results of area fires.  

You need a qualified, professional team to provide fast 24/7-365 fire, water and mold emergency cleanup and restoration to help get your home back to “Like it never even happened” condition for you and your family.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is here for you – “Not if” but “WHEN” you need us!

Smoke, Ash and Soot Cleaning – Odor Removal and Deodorization 

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Winter Home Fire Safety – SERVPRO Professional Advice

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Winter Home Fire Safety – SERVPRO Professional Advice SERVPRO Takes Your Redding Home Fire Safety Seriously! We can help you 24/7 - 365. Call Now! 530-222-0200

Trying to stay warm in your home during these Winter months here in Redding?  

Especially with the recent massive snow storm, fallen trees and Shasta County wide power outages homeowners are forced to take uncommon drastic measures to provide heat such as using inside propane burners, candles, wood stoves and open flames.  Even when the power is on traditional space heaters and electric blankets deserve the same precautions – clearing away low hanging sheets, towels and checking extension cords for bad plugs and frayed insulation.

Our SERVPRO office here in Redding, California receives ongoing phone calls from residents who have experienced Winter related fires in kitchens and living areas - all in an attempt to keep warm.  Our highly trained SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties technicians understand that accidents happen.

Helpful Tips For Home Fire Safety

  1. When the power is out, it is usually a bad choice to use propane heating units inside living areas simply because of the immense danger of carbon monoxide build up. CO2 is highly lethal in strong concentrations. Without odor or smell the gas from internal space heaters can produce loss of consciousness for occupants.
  2. When the power is out a home is generally dark. Extra caution is advised with an open heating flame being too close to unseen combustible material such as paper, bed sheets and fabric towels.
  3. When the power is on be on the lookout for damaged electric wall sockets and exposed wiring in extension cords. Also keep in mind that home electrical wiring and the circuit breaker can only take so much wattage on a particular circuit.  Always use common sense and follow the voltage limits and manufacturer directions on the device.

More Tips for Space and Propane Heater Safety

  1. A) Space heaters require a clear, flat surface for safety and to remain stable while in operation. 
  2. B)   Don’t put space heaters on carpets or rugs.
  3. C) Newer model heaters are installed with a floor shut off device that if the unit is leaning or falls shut off occurs.  Check your heater to make sure it has that device.
  4. D) The key safety point for propane heaters is to have adequate ventilation to outside air. Also battery powered combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed around heating areas can be potential life savers – especially at night when temperatures drop, heaters are left on and occupants are asleep.
  5. E) Finally, children, pets and the elderly or those persons with compromised immune systems can be especially susceptible to the inhalation of invisible heater off-gassing, fumes and CO2. 

Your friends here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties hope that by implementing the above guidelines you never have to experience the impact of fire damage resulting from unsafe space heaters, propane heating units, and electrical device malfunctions.  

This winter season if you do experience any fire damage events in your home call us immediately for a fast day or night response from our trained and qualified Redding and Shasta County SERVPRO technicians.  

Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties Today!

530-222-0200

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SERVPRO Answers Customers WATER DAMAGE Questions!

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Answers Customers WATER DAMAGE Questions! Your Redding House is Leaking Water and Flooded? Call SERVPRO Today! Fast, Professional Response! 530-222-200

SERVPRO Water Flood Damage Cleanup for Redding, California Homeowners and Property Managers 

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties uses IICRC water damage restoration standards incorporating advanced zone containment, air quality monitoring and moisture reading equipment to constantly measure and document the water extraction process.   Our Green SERVPRO trucks will arrive at your home and our expert trained professionals will set up strategically located air movers, dehumidifiers and if necessary HEPA filter equipped air scrubbers.   An experienced project manager will be on site to supervise and explain in detail any concerns a homeowner will have about water cleanup process.

MY HOUSE IS FLOODED! SHOULD I CALL SERVPRO FIRST? 

530-222-0200

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YES.  As a matter of fact, here in the Redding, California and Shasta County area insurance agents and claims adjusters will ask you to call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties immediately to stop continuing water damage as soon as possible and begin the cleanup and drying process.  Don’t call your insurance company first and then wait for an insurance claims adjuster to arrive.  Our goal is to immediately save your contents, decrease restoration costs and protect the walls, floors, roof and structure of your home.

HOW DOES THE WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION PROCESS WORK?

Water cleanup and water repair is a several step process.

  1. The first step is to identify and remove all standing water from carpet, hardwood, laminate and tile flooring, wall paper and drywall. Fixing severe water damage intrusion may require the removal of drywall, carpet, flooring, cabinets, bathroom, toilet and shower fixtures as well as kitchen home appliances such as dishwashers, sinks and refrigerators.
  2. When water extraction is complete moisture drying dehumidifiers and a variety of highly advanced SERVPRO state-of-the-art equipment will be positioned in what we like to call “zones” in the home to target problem wet areas and effectively circulate air.
  3. Depending upon the severity, amount of water and the space of flooding damage this can take one or more days. All the while internal sensors in our equipment are recording moisture readings.  That moisture reading data is parsed by hand held mobile SERVPRO computers and charted to track job status in real time.   
  4. Water in a home can also produce dank mildew odor especially within carpet padding, wet insulation inside walls and within sofa upholstery and cushions. Our SERVPRO technicians may introduce odor removal and deodorizing technology as well as immediate mold mitigation procedures to quickly address unsafe and potentially hazardous moisture conditions.
  5. When our SERVPRO production manager deems the process is complete, we do a final sweep with moisture monitoring meters and hand-held thermal imaging cameras (if necessary) to absolutely make certain lingering water is gone and your home and belongings are thoroughly dry.

Call Today!  530-222-0200

HOW LONG SHOULD WATER CLEANUP TAKE?

Mitigation” as understood is “to identify and take the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something”. Under this definition, as a premiere SERVPRO franchise and preferred choice among Redding property owners, insurance and real estate agents in Northern California; mitigating water and mold damage is at the core of our insistence upon customer service excellence and timely fast around-the-clock response times!

  1. Thus, SERVPRO home water damage mitigation usually includes some degree of wall, ceiling, roof or floor demolition before cleaning and drying out the structure and belongings. For most one to two story single-family homes this phase usually requires no more that 3 – 4 days.
  2. Repair, restore and rebuild, based on the depth of damage, can take longer. Shasta County typically has a long lead time for rebuilds that require new building permits.  Redding area contractors are time crunched post-fire seasons.   The order time of required building and construction materials such as drywall, lumber, fittings, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, insulation and other materials such as carpeting, cabinets and flooring can be unpredictable.  All of that to say this: Your SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties assigned project manager will work closely with you and your insurance company to outline a detailed scope-of-work and completion timeline for your mitigation and repair requirements.   Our primary concern is that you, your family, loved ones and pets along with furnishings and contents are restored to a healthy and happy home environment.

** Read Our Recent Popular Blog Post: Water and Rain Dry Out – SERVPRO Fast Moisture Evaporation for Healthy Living

WHAT CERTIFICATIONS DOES SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties HOLD FOR HOUSE FLOOD WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION?

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides a specific set of standards for fixing water damage. We hold and are maintain current training in the coveted IICRC S500, water damage repair certification.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR WATER DAMAGE REPAIR?

Several factors determine costs.   The size and area of the property flooded.  The time and equipment required to quickly extract and dry water to minimize damage.  Insurance adjuster claims process is generally unknown.  SERVPRO works with both homeowners and insurance companies to reduce expense and save and restore as much as possible. Our goal is to target the source of loss and mitigate continuing structural damage and prevent toxic mold growth.

ARE THERE CATEGORIES OF WATER?  YES

Clean water – Always potable.  Before the water hits the ground, someone should be able to drink it.

Gray water – Possible harm or illness to persons.  Example would be washing machine, sink or dishwasher overflow. Containing chemicals, soap, and considered unpotable.

Black water – Extreme harm to persons.   Sewage, petroleum products, oil, gasoline, within the water as well as raw sewage, blood, bacteria, virus and others biological toxins.

CAN MOLD DEVELOP FROM FLOOD AND WATER DAMAGE?

The rule of thumb is that where there is water there is a very good chance for mold.  Dark, dank and moisture rich environments provide the perfect biological ecosystem for toxic black mold infestations to quickly grow.  Humidity and temperature can cause mold to grow in 24 to 48 hours.

Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties TODAY for immediate action 24/7 – 365 when you experience house water flood damage of any type!

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Wildfire Risk for Redding Homes and Neighborhoods

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Wildfire Risk for Redding Homes and Neighborhoods Get ready now for Wild Fire Season fast approaching! SERVPRO in Redding, California can help! Call Today! 530-222-0200

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties recognizes the high fire risk Shasta County home and property owners face living in suburban areas within Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zones.  

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The City of Redding, California in July of 2018 suffered one of the most destructive wildfires in California history.  Burning nearly half a million acres the Carr Fire devastated in excess of 2,000 structures and burned over 270 homes.  Just when Northern California communities and residents thought there was some relief wildfire again reared its ugly head.  The Camp Fire, occurring in early November, raged with such speed and intensity fueled by decades of overgrown brush and high winds quickly burning through the Butte County mountain town of Paradise and covering the neighboring towns of Chico, Orland and surrounding areas with blankets of ash and soot.

** SEE: Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire Project – Redding, California

New construction will be held to higher standards of code requiring:

  • Defensible space requirements surrounding structures
  • Using ignition-resistant construction materials
  • Clearing brush, safer forestry management and implementing wildland vegetation strategies.

Living among neighbors when it comes to wildfires is a team effort.  A single home fortified by fire resistant building materials and defensible cleared space will still burn if surrounding homes ignite.  The goal is to reduce the effect of fast-moving wind-blown embers lighting on fire flammable roofing materials and being sucked into attic vents.  There are three hazardous fire zones around a home. 

** SEE: Wildfire Conflagration Continues Report

  • The closest defensible space to maintain is an immediate 5-ft non-combustible area around the house. To use a real-life example SERVPRO was called to an area in the hilly terrain of West Redding. When our team of fire and water damage restoration professionals arrived, they discovered that the home was saved from surrounding Carr Fire destruction because the homeowners had created a stone and rock landscaped perimeter completely around the house.  The fire burned right up the edge and stopped a few feet away from the structure and thus saved the home.
  • The second zone extends 30-feet out. This area creates open space with extensive brush and branch removal.
  • The third zone is meant to resist the speed of wildfire growth through additional brush reduction.

Be sure and take a look at our popular article: California’s Wildfires: The Perfect Shasta County Fire Conditions

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties provides fast on-site fire damage inspections for residual soot, ash and charred structure odor and cleanup. 

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Homeowners, neighborhoods and local Redding area communities like Anderson, Red Bluff, Corning, Orland, Mt. Shasta, Yreka, Dunsmuir, Weed and extending out to Weaverville, Shingletown and Bella Vista, rely upon the knowledge, fire risk mitigation expertise and fast smoke damage response SERVPRO brings to our North State area.