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WHY SERVPRO® - Safety, Experience and Friendship

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO WHY SERVPRO® - Safety, Experience and Friendship Like it never happened.®

The reasons families trust SERVPRO® to restore fire and water damage in their homes.

Northern California can bring many different weather conditions producing fire, flooding, tree and snow damage. On top of unexpected incidents that can take place, like, broken pipes, sewage-biohazard. When these events happen to your home, nervousness and stress about the damaged conditions can last much longer. Our trustworthy and highly trained SERVPRO® technicians use their training to work in Redding and Shasta County making your recovery from tragedies, stress free and organized. 

We understand that safety and communication with your family is key and it is maintained throughout the entirety of the restoration and recovery process. Our business staffing model is extremely strict and selective through the background vetting and training process. We always look at every situation as if we personally are going through the disaster.

Our goal is to make sure all customers have a seamless stress-free experience when disaster strikes. Let our team of professionals eliminate concerns when it comes to navigating your insurance claims with agents and adjusters. SERVPRO®’s experts can guide your family in the right direction with both the work we complete and outside professionals that we network with such as, framers, plumbers and electricians. We also work closely with city, county and state agencies that help simplify efforts with your family’s home restoration after a disaster.

Our staff would like to know how we can assist you and your family when disaster hits. We hope the first number you call is SERVPRO® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties  530-222-0200

Fire Dangers From Summer Activities

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Dangers From Summer Activities Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Fire hazards in the summertime and how to avoid them.

July in Redding and surrounding areas bring the full effect of wildfire danger.  A single spark from a sparkler can create immense fire damage for our area.  Summer hits the North State hard with camping, fireworks and barbeque gathering. As you enjoy these great summer activities, we here at SERVPRO ® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties hope you take safety as your highest priority. Fire accidents are much easier to prevent than the huge cost of fire, smoke and water restoration from this type of accident. Here are some tips to help your summer activities stay safe, as well as, memorable and fun.

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  • Keep a fire extinguisher, water or bucket of sand available while you have a campfire going.
  • Remember to check all firework laws for your city, county and state. If you want to see fireworks, we suggest going to a public show put on by experts such as Redding, Ca’s Freedom Festival.
  • Over time, leftover food debris and grease can build up in your grill. To help prevent fires, remember to complete routine maintenance on fitting and connections, also clean your grill after every use.
  • Before starting your grill or campfire, make a defensible space around the area. Clearing all flammable objects nearby. This may include items like; dry grass, leaves, sticks, low hanging branches or porch railings. It is important to note that barbeques should NEVER be used under your home’s eaves or indoors. Before starting any campfires, be sure to obtain laws and regulations for the area you are planning to camp.
  • When you are completely done using your grill or campfire, ALWAYS be 100% positive that is it completely extinguished. If embers are left unattended it can become a huge disaster.

FACTS:

  • Barbeques should be minimum of 10’ away from your home or business.
  • Build campfires at least 25’ away from tents while camping.
  • 1 out of 4 victims of fireworks related incidents are NOT the users.
  • Sparklers can exceed 1100 degrees. Glass melts at 900 degrees. Wood burns at 575 degrees.

If you find yourself needing emergency repair and restoration from fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is here to restore your home or business Like it never even happened. ®  

Please call 530-222-0200

Resources:

https://www.thurswell.com/hazards-fireworks-know/

https://www.nfpa.org

Commercial Business Loss – Water, Fire and Mold Damage – Call SERVPRO® – 530-222-0200

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Business Loss – Water, Fire and Mold Damage – Call SERVPRO® – 530-222-0200 Like it never happened®

Does your Redding or Shasta County business need commercial fire or water damage restoration? Look for a company that provides 24-hour emergency services.

SERVPRO® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is available 24-hours a day 365 days a year. We will be able to come out at any time of day in order to offer immediate help and get started with a strategic mitigation and restoration plan quickly.  Also remember that the Redding Fire Department can’t leave a site until the property is secured.  Many times, they will ask YOU the property manager or owner who you want to use?  

Call Us for Emergency Board Up Services to Protect Your Contents and Inventory – 530-222-0200

When we enter at damaged commercial business our first responder project manager assesses the extent of the damage and lays out a specific plan of action for effectively addressing whatever the damage may be – fire, water, mold and many times all three. Often the extent of the damage might be more severe than it appears at first with collapsed ceilings, wet carpet, smoke and ash residue, damaged business assets like office furniture, phone and computer systems and valuable revenue generating inventory. For example, our trained technicians would check hidden and exposed structural components to see if toxic mold is accumulating in another room as a result of water damage, or if smoke got into an adjoining part of the building.  SERVPRO® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties will use heat and water mapping sensors and other tools to accurately assess the damage.

Our immediate concern when beginning commercial restoration is to find and stop water and gas leaks. We then contain mold outbreaks and seal building windows and entrances to protect contents.  Whether it requires tarping a roof or adding window and door board ups our on-site team of professionals knows what to do because we are industry certified and have decades of local commercial loss restoration experience.

SERVPRO® does Important Business Document Drying and Restoration!

We salvage contents and pack-out what we can. Our document drying process uses freezer trucks to transport wet business records and files to a secure facility and utilize an advanced “freeze-drying” technology to stop further damage and remove moisture. Back on site our commercial restoration specialists will begin the structural drying process and extract any water and moisture from carpet, vinyl and hardwood flooring, wallboard, and ceilings. Anything that is damp will need to be dried thoroughly to prevent the spread of mold, while sanitization will also be necessary for health reasons. Safe air quality is measured and brought to the highest standards with our proprietary SERVPRO® HEPA Air-Scrubbers and Dehumidifiers.

Unexpected Fire, Water or Storm Damage Emergencies Cause Inconvenienced Customers, Business Interruption and Lost Revenue

Removing Bad Odors

Remember that lingering bad smells from mold, soot and ash can permeate cellulose based products like wallpaper, sink into carpet pads, emanate from ceiling tiles and HVAC systems.  Bad Odors can also sit inside uncleaned electronic equipment.  SERVPRO® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties uses a thermo-fogging ozone process which penetrates to the deepest parts of crevices, wood studs and everywhere to change the atomic structure of the odor particles to neutral status – we do not mask odors. We literally clean and deodorize everything.

Ultimately, commercial restoration done by SERVPRO® here in Redding and the Shasta County area can provide a wide variety of proven, tested and technologically advanced services which together can help to clean and restore a property after it has been affected by a storm, flood, fire or any other type of damage. This will then allow you to return to business as quickly as possible.

Project Documentation and Customer Communication Transparency from Start to Finish

We work closely with business owners, property managers, facility directors and insurance companies to communicate and document every single step of the project from the time we first show up on site to the final moments of removing equipment – our SERVPRO® software makes it easy for the key decision makers to constantly stay abreast of every step.

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company here in the Redding area that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, emergency water or fire restoration services, mold remediation, SERVPRO® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Redding Wildfire Risk in Shasta County and SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Restoration

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Redding Wildfire Risk in Shasta County and SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Restoration Redding Wildfires - Smoke, Ash and Soot Damage Clean Up - Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties - 530-222-0200

How do Home and Business Owners Recover from Severe Wildfire Ash and Smoke Damage?

Wildfires in Northern California, such as last year’s Carr, Delta, Hirz and Menicino Lake Complex fires in the forest and dense Manzanita covered hills of Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties spread so fast that home and residential property owners were evacuated from many East Redding and Shasta Lake City neighborhoods as home after home was tragically burned to the ground.  Our team of professionals here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties have spent the last year working with home owners, insurance companies, agents and adjusters continuing to pour our considerable SERVPRO technology and equipment into cleaning those homes left standing of attic insulation infused with soot and ash, cleaning contents and deodorizing long-standing bad odor residue inside walls and ceilings.

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Our beautiful City of Redding has been particularly hard hit by wildfires. 

With triple digit temperatures on the way we approach a new hot and dry Summer.  Complicating matters are dead and uncleared trees and branches lying on the ground having fallen from the Winter snowstorm.  We are not out of the woods yet. Northwest and Southwest Redding along Shasta View and Old Oregon Trail connecting to College View and onto Oasis Road through the Hwy 299 and Hwy 44 corridors into the small communities of Bella Vista and Palo Cedro have remained largely unscathed. The small town of Shingletown, surrounded by dense underbrush and uncleared trees remains, at risk. 

Strong and gusty winds carry not only vegetation soot and ash but also hazardous long-chain hydrocarbons from plastic, industrial chemicals and synthetic building materials, automobile tires and chemically treated sheetrock and wallboard.

How can we ever forget the massive and historic Camp Fire in Butte County’s small town of Paradise that forever changed the landscape?  How can you and your home or business come back from fire damage?

Massive Fires, PG&E and No Electricity?  Be Prepared

Additionally, another new development and area of great concern is our North State power company PG&E recently sent out a press release stating that in the event of massive wildfire incidents the electric grid and power could be shut-off for an extended period of time affecting perhaps hundreds of thousands of Redding area residents.  The unknown effects could be devastating.  Check the links here for more timely information on PG&E’s preparedness information.

The Aftermath of Wildfires and Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties are experts in wildfire damage emergency cleanup and restoration to make your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

We have the answers. We also understand the distress, economic and emotional loss homeowners and businesses feel when suffering fire loss.  We also have years of experience knowing how to talk to and working with both insurance agents and insurance claims adjusters from every major company such as State Farm, Farmers, The Hanford, All State and many more. We deal directly with your insurance company to ensure coverage for your fire loss or water loss.

We offer 24/7 – 365 emergency service and will come out at any hour. 

Call SERVPRO First!

530-222-0200

We work tirelessly day and night to help local communities such as Redding, Red Bluff, Corning, Orland, Dunsmuir, Mt. Shasta, Weed and Yreka and areas in between to service and restore residential and commercial properties to their previous clean and safe condition.

Fire Damage Leads to Water Damage Leading to Mold Damage

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Leads to Water Damage Leading to Mold Damage Fire, Ash, Smoke and Soot Damage with Wet Contents? Call SERVPRO Now! 530-222-0200

Firefighting efforts use water to extinguish the fire but also soaks home contents with wet ash, smoke and soot

When water combines with toxic soot it produces an acidic chemical reaction within cellulose based wall coverings like wallpaper and particle board.  Aluminum, Copper and Silver based contents like silverware, decorative vases can become pitted and damaged with long term surface exposure to slimy toxic soot.  Finally, the high-pressure water from fire hoses, in fact any water, shot into the crevasses of interior spaces, attics, ceiling, behind walls and along floorboards and carpeting, if not removed and dried quickly will develop the additional and greater problem of toxic black mold.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Our SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties experts...

530-222-0200

...study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration services.

Our on-site Project Manager and technicians bring to homeowners and businesses the following certifications.

Wildfire Preparedness - Preventative Steps to Protect your Property

Recognize that large flames don’t have to be close by to burn your home.  Wind gusts can blow glowing embers long distances into attic vents, under shingles and into openings in storage sheds and under wood deck porches.

Read the very interesting Smithsonian Magazine article:

Untangling the Physics Behind Drifting Embers, ‘Firenadoes’ and Other Wildfire Phenomena

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides helpful fire preparedness material on key steps you can take to help protect your home and property.   CalFire also provides helpful information here.

  • Thin out heavy accumulations of flammable brush, trees and vegetation around your property by creating safety zones called “defensible space”.  ( In fact, California law requires a 100 foot clearance around homes and structures.   For more information read the article: Defensible space for wildfires: It’s the law in California, and it works.)
  • Clear combustible materials away from your house, such as piles of firewood, propane tanks and gas grills.
  • Use fire-resistant roofing material and shingles like fiberglass, slate, metal, clay and concrete tile. 
  • Check and enclose sundecks and porches, as well as eaves and overhangs. Remove leaves, trash and other fire hazards away from decks and patios.  Especially accumulations of pine needles.
  • Clean out rain gutters on a regular basis, since debris can be ignited by wind-blown embers. If used, gutter covers should be noncombustible.
  • Cover house vents such as attic vents, soffit vents, or other openings with ¼ inch or smaller corrosion-resistant wire mesh. For chimneys and stovepipes, cover using 12-gauge spark arrestors or woven wire mesh.
  • Use fire resistant house siding such as stucco, metal, brick and cement, concrete and rock. Treat wood siding with UL-approved fire-retardant chemicals.
  • Treat windows to reduce fire risk. Recommended are dual or triple-paned thermal glass and fire-resistant shutters or drapes. Tempered glass windows and noncombustible awnings can also help reduce your risk.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is on-call 24/7 – 365 for you! 

We are able to amass considerable resources carrying the weight of the known and trusted SERVPRO Franchise Brand and are able to rapidly scale to meet the needs of any disaster.  This is why, again and again, insurance agents, real estate agents, facilities and property managers, home and business owners rely upon us as their trusted resource for water, fire, storm and mold cleanup and restoration emergencies. 

Call us at 530-222-0200 for immediate assistance for residential and commercial fire and water restoration and smoke odor removal cleaning services.

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.

Call Now!  530-222-0200

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.

Please phone us 24/7 – 365 at 530-222-0200

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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.  

** Act Fast!  530-222-0200

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!

Visit us on Facebook @SERVPRONorthShastaTrinityGreaterTehamaCounties for the latest news and timely updates.

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

** Watch Our Popular Video: Water Damage Hard Wood Floors Drying

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. 

** Also check out our 5 Star Reviews from satisfied customers on Google and Yelp!

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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