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Your Redding Storage Unit and Toxic Mold

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Your Redding Storage Unit and Toxic Mold Mold Growing In Your Storage Unit? Call SERVPRO immediately for fast Mold Removal and Deodorization! Redding, California - 530-222-0200

Is mold growing in your storage unit?

We all like to have the peace and security of storing our extra household items and important business documents in a storage unit.  Mold growth, believe it or not, is still quite common.  Perhaps, more so, because storage units are frequently closed, dark environments holding unmoved and uncleaned paperwork, artwork, business equipment, sentimental family heirlooms and especially mold spore containing objects like clothing, curtains and fabric covered furniture. 

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is a Redding, California Mold Removal and Clean Up Hero. 

Storage units could be described as non-living environments.  In other words, the frequency of human presence to quickly see a mold spot growing and take preventative measures for sanitization is low.  Most storage units are left unattended for months and even years at a time.  We don’t really know what is occurring.  Certainly, with outside units, we are left at the mercy of storage facility property owners and managers to maintain enough dry air and rain water leak-proof roofing to ensure toxic mold protection from moisture build up and retention.  Once again, because these units never see the light of day for long periods of time a rich and fertile, humid and dark habitat exists within which mold spores grow, multiply and thrive.

Climate controlled units help with lowering humidity levels.  What happens is that even in the best of circumstances a once clean unit becomes the epicenter of a mold outbreak because of unclean items transported in from your home or business at the outset.  Quite often mold prevention begins at home.

Mold Awareness and Prevention is the Key to Keeping a Moldy Storage situation from getting worse.

  1. Before you store, check the ceilings, walls and floor of you unit for any musty odor or obvious signs of mold.
  2. Be aware that roof leaks may not be immediately visible. Especially here in the North State and Shasta County we experience long periods of harsh summer heat.  Left unchecked, winter storms bring high levels of rainfall to an isolated and frequently unvisited home or business storage area. 
  3. Be aware of any standing water around the storage facility and ask your storage provider about on-site unit checks.
  4. Proper ventilation is very important to maintain a standard level of dryness. Especially after an extreme wet weather event
  5. When bringing any items to the unit, or removing them, check the floors, ceilings and walls for any signs of mold. That musty smell we are all familiar with will help you here.

Here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties we provide a full stack of mold removal and cleaning services because where there is water there is mold.  We provide as necessary full onsite mold assessment, water drying extraction, HEPA and ODOR air scrubber filtration and sanitization, content cleaning.

Ask us about our state-of-the-art Document Drying and Business Record Preservation services.

If you open the door of your storage unit and see the reality of mold you had long suspected was there lurking in the darkness; that bad mildew smell and the green, black and orange spots of a mold colony eating away at your precious assets then call us immediately here at our Redding, California office.    

SERVPRO – 530-222-0200.

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Apartments in Redding, California and Winter Water Damage

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Apartments in Redding, California and Winter Water Damage Apartment Water Damage from Winter Rain and Storms? Call SERVPRO Now! 530-222-0200 Redding, California

Shasta County Commercial Property, Multi-Unit Housing and SERVPRO Water Damage Emergency Cleanup

Landlords and property managers are frontline providers of housing to our local communities.  The residential properties they own and manage are, of necessity, expected to be maintained at an acceptable level of health and safety.   Many times, we here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties are called out to provide fast water extraction drying to a premise’s floors, walls and ceiling because of an unexpected sudden rain water leak or broken shower pipe flood pouring into the sheetrock and insulation of a tenant’s apartment or condominium.

Winter snow, ice and wet freezing rain can hit hard during these extreme weather seasons.  Windows and doors require proper weather stripping to prevent water leaks and seepage.  But that is only the first step of protection from outside moisture.  Examine the tightness of your exterior doors.  Check the fidelity and structural soundness of rain gutters and your apartment complex roofs to ensure tenant water damage property protection.

Outside areas also include the necessity for properly sloped landscape and parking lot water drainage intakes cleared of seasonal debris accumulation.  Slip-and-fall safety and prevention is the key because proper signage, effective water runoff, slip resistant walkway matting all reduces liability insurance claims because tenants have a safe pathway to vehicles, common areas, event rooms, laundry and workout areas.

Rain gutters and drain spouts, often, quite high on the edge of multi-story, multi-unit commercial housing complexes are easy to miss during seasonal maintenance checkups.  Water back up and leaking through cracks into the walls and hidden areas of adjoining units creates hidden damage to multiple adjoining apartment units.  That is when the problems really begin because not only is there water damage, but the wet and untreated surfaces allow preexisting mold spores to thrive and grow.

Everyone likes shade, especially during the scorching heat of Redding summer days.  Large trees with bushy overhanging branches look great in the hot afternoon.  However, when winter storms strike those same trees with their aging untrimmed and brittle branches are waiting to fall upon roofs, gutters, eves, carports and possibly a tenant. Also, utility power lines and telephone poles, by themselves are dangerous enough during strong winter wind and rain storms.  When those same lines, over time, become embedded in the branches of uncleared brush and tree limbs the situation becomes exponentially more dangerous for resident safety and opens the door to extensive property and structural damage.

Because SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has over two decades of water, mold and fire damage clean up and restoration to just about every apartment complex from Weed, Yreka, Mt. Shasta and Red Bluff we are intimately familiar with how to quickly scale our experts and resources for any type of inside or outside property damage.   We have also had the opportunity to develop close working relationships with many well-known local insurance agents and adjusters

You need the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile!

An extraordinary benefit of having SERVPRO on your side is that we provide a **FREE onsite disaster preparedness assessment aptly named the Emergency Ready Profile.   The ERP is a preexisting report (available on Apple or Android mobile devices) specifically outlining the phone numbers of first responders, property managers, photos and location information of key gas, electric and water shut off locations on your property.  In a nutshell, the ERP provides peace of mind that SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has your back – day and night.     

Call Now!  530-222-0200

Roof Snow, Ice, Frozen Pipe Damage from Winter Rain and Extreme Weather Storms

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Roof Snow, Ice, Frozen Pipe Damage from Winter Rain and Extreme Weather Storms Northern California winter storms bring freezing rain, snow and ice. SERVPRO can help you with any winter home damage. Call Now! 530-222-0200

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


Business and major home property damage can occur with very little warning from freezing rain, ice storms, snowfall accumulations and cold winter temperatures.  During the Redding, California winter months the higher communities and mountain passes in Shasta and surrounding counties like Trinity and Siskiyou frequently experience longer travel delays and road closures from higher than average snow levels.  Throughout these winter months Northern California is visited by dark and quickly moving low hanging storm clouds facilitating fast damaging winds and heavy mountain snow drops. Wind gusts can topple trees and rip loose shingles and siding from residential dwellings at speeds of 40 to even 50 mph.

Roofs and Ice Damming

Gutters and roofs also suffer damage from large drifts and piles of snow weighing down lose or weak beams.  Especially when afternoon temperatures rise from occasional sunlight and cause snow to melt and then refreeze in cracks, under shingles and expand to the point of a possible structural collapse.  This cycle of frozen water thawing and refreezing causes small cracks, most of the time hidden, to become exposed and produce unsound structural integrity this continuous cycle of thaw, freeze and expansion continues; all the while, snow continues to fall producing more stress.  

Another serious result of winter snow storms is when ice buildup forms on the gutters and eves.  As the surface is exposed to slightly higher temperatures melting water slides around the frozen encasement and creates an ever increasing weight of unsupported refrozen ice underneath roof supports. 

The good news is that most correctly built and up-to-code roofs can support quite a bit of additional weight.  Construction industry experts agree that roofs that are maintained and in sound condition can hold 20-pound snow packs per square foot.  New home construction in the SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties regions, under extreme weather conditions, are built to support much more weight.  One cubic inch of water or ten to 12 inches if snow weighs in at approximately 5 lbs per square foot of roof.  Thus, if your roof is not decaying from age or damage, up to 4 feet of snow is a widely accepted benchmark for determining the risk level of collapse.

Frozen Pipes

Water inside pipes becomes cold to the point of freezing.  Once again, over time, the contraction and expansion of seasonal freeze and thaw patterns weakens traditional copper, galvanized, iron and especially PVC plumbing. Pipes are more likely to burst and rupture seams when they are exposed to below freezing temperatures in the 20 degree Fahrenheit range.  Our experienced SERVPRO professionals can safely repair water damage resulting from frozen pipes.   Winterizing plumbing fixtures exposed to outside elements, such as pipes in laundry rooms, outside access bathrooms, within garage or exterior facing wall spaces, and exposed sewer plumbing would include insulating those pipes and fittings with commercial grade foam insulation.

SERVPRO is Here For You!  

Northern California Winter has arrived.  We brave the elements to serve the mountain communities of Trinity, Siskiyou and Lassen Counties along with our local areas of Shasta and Tehama.  Fast and effective SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties experts have specialized training in water, fire, thunderstorm, snow, and home property damage cleanup, water extraction dryout and restoration.

Call Us Today at 530-222-0200.

Camp Fire Paradise, Carr Fire Redding, SERVPRO and Wildfire Insurance Value

12/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Camp Fire Paradise, Carr Fire Redding, SERVPRO and Wildfire Insurance Value Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties at 530-222-0200.

California wildfires, like Redding’s #CarrFire and Butte County’s #CampFire consuming to apocalyptic devastation massive sections of overgrown forest throughout our SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties region, extended, by surprise in early November, to destroy the entire town of Paradise in Butte County.  Our sister SERVPRO franchise in Chico suffered loss.  The fortitude and support of national SERVPRO STORM teams rushing to aid continues deploying an ever-increasing multitude of fire damage restoration professionals, air cleaning equipment and resources from the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, Oregon, Nevada and beyond, to soot, ash and smoke odor infused structures in the immediate Northern California footprint of wildfire damaged communities.

SERVPRO – Trusted by Homeowners and Businesses  - Fire & Water Damage Restoration.  Call Now!  530-222-0200

Residents and business owners increasingly enjoy all that California has to offer and choose to build homes, commercial buildings, and multi-unit housing properties in what are known as “wildland urban interface areas”.  These areas such as the Paradise community, Magalia and in Redding the French Gulch, Shasta, Keswick, Swazey Drive, Centerville, Marylake Subdivison, Lake Redding Estates, River Ridge Park areas and many others are surrounded by compressed and largely uncleared, indefensible, Manzanita trees fueled by natural oils that burn with ferociously hot temperatures.  High winds and long hot dry Summers create these all-to-often perfect fire-storm conditions igniting California oakwoods, Juniper steppe woodlands, mixed conifer and fir forests, Ponderosa shrubs and Cedar, hemlock, and Douglas fir wildland areas; all surrounding the ever-expanding neighborhoods, homes, businesses and schools.

Let’s talk about Homeowners Insurance:  It should be very simple.  Policy premium is calculated from the cost to replace the premises value.  The problem arises when multiple massive California wildfires occur in a short time.  Essentially insurance companies run out of money to continue to write home and property coverage.  Market value of a home and it’s replacement cost are two different things.  A totally burned structure includes the additional insurance claims components of toxic residue disposal, soil testing and debris clean up along with a whole host of additional unknown factors such as contractor licensing, Shasta, Trinity, Tehama and Butte Counties permitting, lead and asbestos testing along with local, state and federal regulations.

The point is that California insured who own homes must be insured to value.  Many, it turns out; are not. This could be from not keeping up to date on increased valuations from remodeling and home improvement or insufficient value calculations at the inception of the policy.  The key target insurance providers are looking for is that property owners meet the 80% of replacement value threshold.  This industry threshold is known as “coinsurance.”  When total-loss occurs the policy limit is paid out and when partial loss occurs the full amount of repairs is paid out.  SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has been working with insurance agents and insurance claims adjusters for years.  We work with all the well-respected names like State Farm, Farmers, AllState, and many others. We have long standing friendships and relationships with our local Redding, Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, Weed, Yreka and Weaverville insurance property and casualty specialists.   

Defensible Space Zones

There are two zones to consider when clearing and maintaining open space.

Zone 1 – Extends out 30 feet from the structure and decks.

Zone 2 – Extends an additional 100 feet out.

A recent example tells the story.  Our SERVPRO soot and smoke odor inspection teams are regularly called out to homes that survived the Carr Fire.  Many residents tell their story of coming back and finding that the early efforts they made to clear brush, remove trees, take down dead branches and large dry collections of leaves as well as install gravel and water saving landscaping open spaces all paid off when the flames burned just up to the edge of their property and stopped. 

Within both of these zones removal is required for excess vegetation, dead plants, woodpiles, leaves and pine needles and certainly tightly overgrown Manzanita and wildland grass that fuels the ignition point of a not-if-but-when wildfire disaster.

Call SERVPRO in Redding, California.  Our response times are very fast! 

We are available round-the-clock at 530-222-0200

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Commercial Cleaning Services in Redding, California by SERVPRO

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services in Redding, California by SERVPRO Commercial Business Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water and Mold Cleaning Services. SERVPRO - Redding, California - 530-222-0200

We are here to help restore and support our local Redding, California area communities.

Just as Shasta County area towns were seeing the results of SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties fire and water, soot and ash, cleanup; our neighbors, quite suddenly, in Butte County experienced even greater commercial and residential large loss as the Camp Fire consumed homes and businesses throughout the entire town of Paradise and blanketed Chico, Magalia and Oroville with soot and ash debris for months to come.  

** See the Article: SERVPRO Employees Lose Homes in Camp Fire, Butte County, California

We know what to do next.  We are SERVPRO!  Phone us at our Redding office 24/7 – 365


Time is of the essence when a commercial large loss occurs. Our SERVPRO professionals, some of whom themselves have experienced residential fire loss, remain committed to our communities,

Responding quickly our SERVPRO teams will assess smoke, soot and ash residue and property damage from water to strategically place IICRC trained professionals along with SERVPRO’s proprietary state-of-the-art odor removal and drying equipment. Our restoration industry leading disaster project management system puts you, the customer, at the forefront-of-care by the best on site recovery professionals in the industry.

At SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, business continuity from commercial loss thrives on communication and documentation with owners, project and facilities managers, insurance agents, claims adjusters, contractors and many more.  We move quickly with a structural safety and building walk-through assessment.  Our SERVPRO trained inspectors determine the “cause of loss”.  We document water damage and moisture contamination findings. Odor from smoke, soot and ash deposits is neutralized with advanced HEPA filters and thermo fogging technologies. 

** Watch our Video - Biohazard ULV Fogging - Antimicrobial / Antivirus - Redding, California - SERVPRO

We remove and restore valuable and business critical document records and contents from the disaster zone for damage mitigation and drying. Our structural restoration process would also include the removal of smoke infused attic insulation and burned beams, carpet and upholstery cleaning and hard wood floor drying.

**Watch our Video - Carr Fire Smoke Odor Insulation Clean Up

We provide commercial service to Northern California facilities including Retail, Education, Property Management, Healthcare, Hotels, Motels and Restaurants including all Industrial and Manufacturing sectors, as well as Federal, State and Local Government entities.

Call Now!  530-222-0200

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SERVPRO Helps Redding, California residents with Winter Rain and Snow Storm Damage

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Helps Redding, California residents with Winter Rain and Snow Storm Damage Rain, Ice, Storm, Snow Damage to your home? SERVPRO is here for you in Redding, California. Fast Response by Professionals - 530-222-0200

Winter Ice and Water Damage from Northern California Storms

December is upon us and we have experienced the beginning stages of rain and snow accumulations.  January, February and into 2019 will bring the heavy onset of Winter beauty and the ravages of high winds, ice, rain, and the resulting storm damage to homes and businesses.  As always, SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties stands ready in catastrophe situations following a disaster across multiple regions.

SERVPRO’s STORM response is unmatched in the ability of scale and deploy resources, equipment and personnel at a moments notice to water and fire damaged and ravaged local communities such as what we saw with the Carr Fire in Redding and now with the Camp Fire destroying Paradise and affecting the living conditions of thousands in Butte County.

Temperature drops from freezing cold cause water pipes to freeze and crack.  Ice expansion through melting and refreezing in roof structures damages shingles, crawl spaces and overall structural integrity.  SERVPRO’s experience and quick response servicing commercial businesses and residences in Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties is focused on saving property and reducing insurance claims.

Follow these winter tips:

  • 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.
  • Caltrans road advisories suggests motorists add special winter solvent to their windshield-washer reservoir to prevent icing. 
  • Check your vehicles to ensure they have plenty of antifreeze.  Vehicle tires require sufficient tread for icy and slick conditions. 
  • Fill you gas tank before travelling. 
  • If possible, avoid road travel altogether. 
  • Caltrans also recommends motorists take water, food, warm blankets and extra clothing in case of long delays.

Go to for chain requirements and installation information. Go to the District 2 Winter Maintenance and Operations web page at more winter driving and preparation tips.

Also, local Redding weather forecasts are at these links:

During our winter storms frost and freezes in higher mountain elevations will endure considerably colder temperatures and longer freezing conditions than the lower Redding areas of the Shasta Basin.  Polar and arctic air masses move South into Northern California from central Canada.  These dry and cold arctic blasts along with strong winds produce property damage from fallen trees and already weakened building materials.

Be Prepared.  Be Safe. SERVPRO is your trusted severe weather emergency responder.

(530) 222-0200

Why SERVPRO? – Trust, Customer Service, Professionalism and Excellence for You!

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO? – Trust, Customer Service, Professionalism and Excellence for You! Why SERVPRO? Fast, Professional Response to Your Fire and Water Damage Emergency. Call Us Now! 530-222-0200

Redding, California’s SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is ideally located in the heart of Shasta County.  Our extensive service area blankets destination communities in the Shasta-Cascade region like Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta.  Also, extending from Corning, Orland, Anderson, Red Bluff and traveling up the I-5 corridor to the Oregon border communities of Weed, Yreka and extensive points West into Trinity and Siskiyou counties, Igo,  Weaverville and as far East as Palo Cedro, Bella Vista, Shingletown, Round Mountain, Burney, Alturas, Lassen and Modoc counties.  


Carrying the weight and recognition of our SERVPRO brand strengthens the quality, professionalism, solutions and results we bring 24 hours a day to Redding and North State home owners, commercial property facility managers, insurance and real estate agents for fire, water, mold and sudden regional fire or storm disasters like we just experienced with the #CarrFire and possibly may experience more with the soon coming wet Northern California Winter rains and flooding.

In the News…

SERVPRO and College Football on ESPN - New SERVPRO® First Responder Bowl to be played at Cotton Bowl Stadium – December 2018    Exciting News – The anticipated annual football game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.

Fire & Water - SERVPRO® Disaster Recovery Teams Activated to assist in Northern California Wildfires

We all block emergencies and disasters from our minds and hope they never happen to us. When those sudden fire, smoke and water emergency disasters do happen to your home or business in the middle of the night you can rest assured that SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is here in Redding waiting take your call and respond quickly and with professional compassion and expertise to your home or business quickly. Take it from us, we will put your stress at ease!

Mold RemovalApartments, condos, homes and commercial buildings, at some point, will experience leaks, flooding, or other forms of destructive indoor moisture damage.


Call SERVPRO for residential mold remediation.

Our professional technicians will set up containment barriers and air scrubbers to remove toxic black mold spores.  Along with mold and mildew deodorization and cleaning we pride ourselves on providing clear communication, reasonable pricing, and an effective project schedule. This is exactly what you, our customer, requires; to feel safe and have your unique needs and whishes as top priority.                             

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We also provide a wide array of services to address any cleaning or restoration needs: Biohazard, Carpet & Upholstery, Ceilings, Floors & Walls, Document Restoration, Drapes & Blinds, Odor Removal, Sewage, Trauma & Crime Scene, Vandalism & Graffiti.

Our local Redding, California community knows and trusts our local family owned approach to on-site emergency clean up.  We are certified and industry leading experts.  We hold ourselves to high standards to give you the attention, compassion and response you need by a team of friendly, clean, background checked and trained technicians with years of combined experience servicing residential and commercial clients just like yourself.

Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties Today!  530-222-0200

Why SERVPRO? – Shasta County, California Commercial Fire, Water, Mold Damage Cleaning

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO? – Shasta County, California Commercial Fire, Water, Mold Damage Cleaning Commercial Business and Property Loss? Call Us at 530-222-0200. Experience the "Why SERVPRO?" Advantage.

Customers appreciate your commercial property’s clean and safe “open for business” presence.

Unexpected disasters will happen, and you need to find professional commercial cleaning or emergency restoration services fast.  SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call us at 530-222-0200 24 hours a day to drastically minimize your business interruption.  Our certifications and training include restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also Redding, California and Shasta County’s primary resource for commercial mold remediation. We bring our extensive capabilities, equipment, professionals and experience to any commercial cleaning sector including retail, education, property management, healthcare, hospitality, food service and restaurants.

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Your business need could be removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets. You can always count on SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to get even the most extensive commercial large loss projects completed right the first time. We respond quickly and work hard to ensure that your office, client, and business workspaces are restored, clean and odor free.

Fire, Water and Mold Cleanup 

  • Water damage from a major Northern California winter storm event or even a broken water line can bring your customer service and revenue to a halt.
  • Fire damage, as our local Redding and surrounding areas of Shasta Lake, Dunsmuir, French Gulch and Whiskeytown Lake communities suffered from the Carr Fire, can be very devastating for the continued operation of business or commercial property. Keep in mind that beyond fire, smoke, and soot damage the resulting water damage from firefighting efforts and fire extinguishing systems often occurs.
  • Mold grows in warm and moist crevasses, walls and structural openings and can be caused by even a minor water intrusion, such as a loose water pipe fitting or slow unnoticed roof leak. Mold problems can also present a serious health risk to clients, customers and employees exposed at your commercial property.


Biohazard Cleanup – Decontamination of your business premises from trauma, industrial, chemical and sewage backup spills, vandalism, or other biohazards is not only emotionally detrimental to everyone involved in your business enterprise but also produce unsafe and biologically toxic pathogenic exposure to humans and animals.  Our Redding, California SERVPRO professional technicians carry the necessary certifications, training and experience to safely remove, contain and sanitize blood, homicide, animal waste, chemical, tear gas and meth lab residue.

Office Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning – Professional office carpet cleaning can remove and deodorize moderate to heavy soil conditions that accumulate from ongoing public and business usage such as dust, dirt, body fluid, food, animal hair and foot traffic grime in your carpets.

Document Restoration – Business interruption in commercial facilities extends beyond fire and water structural damage.  Documents, photographs, books, client files and irreplaceable paper records could be permanently lost.  SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has the capabilities of quickly securing wet or soot infused contents and “freeze drying” these in a state-of-the-art facility to dry, clean, disinfect and deodorize to a restorable condition.

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup – Businesses and educational facilities, as public spaces, are not immune from criminal activity.  Certainly, in recent times, even the unspeakable tragedies of active shooter events require the cleanup services of a compassionate and certified restoration provider to sanitize and deodorize the aftermath of fingerprint powder and forensic chemicals, tear gas, pepper spray, fire extinguisher residue, blood, body fluid and tissue remains.

Read Our Article: - Active Shooter and Commercial Business Crime Scene Clean Up

Vandalism and Graffiti Clean Up - Riots, burglary or negligent vandalism, like breaking a window or a hole in the wall, can cause significant water and mold damage.  We are able to remove and clean spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, masonry, brick, stone and concrete.

Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties – 530-222-0200

Experience has taught us that people want to work with a company that operates honestly and with care for their customers and commercial properties. We have become a trusted advisor to the insurance industry and a wonderful resource for our current and long-time Redding and Northern California customers along with anyone who calls for advice. We are that locally owned and operated family business with over two decades of home and business fire and water cleanup and restoration experience; that's why it is an absolute joy to get out there every day and let homeowners, commercial businesses, property and facility managers, insurance producers and real estate agents in Shasta, Trinity and Greater Tehama Counties know that they do have a choice when hiring a restoration contractor. 


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Water and Rain Dry Out – SERVPRO Fast Moisture Evaporation for Healthy Living

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water and Rain Dry Out – SERVPRO Fast Moisture Evaporation for Healthy Living Water Damage? Call Us at 530-222-0200. Your trusted Redding, California area flood, water, storm and rain damage clean up choice!

Redding, California - Our 24/7 – 365 fast response to your water damage cleanup is essential to minimize damage, save possessions, and prevent additional mold growth.


SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties can deal with the smallest home water leak to large-loss commercial flood damage from thousands of gallons of water.  We quickly respond to all water damage emergencies with IICRC Certified Water Restoration Technicians, state of the art equipment, necessary drying equipment and a proven customer-first SERVPRO game plan.  Upon arriving at your home or business, our SERVPRO water restoration professionals will perform an extensive water damage inspection using moisture metering and infrared cameras to map the extent of water damage. 

We are locally owned and operated serving the Northern California region including Redding, Weaverville, Anderson, Red Bluff, Corning, Orland, Willows, Dunsmuir, Yreka, Weed, Mt. Shasta, Shasta Lake, Burney, Igo, Happy Valley and many more. 

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Visible water loss is only the tip of the iceberg. Carpet, tile cracks and holes in the wall, loose hardwood flooring, concrete; these all suck in water to flooring mats and drywall. An important first step in any water loss emergency is to identify the source (class) and pollution (category) of water.  Based on that inspection, our technicians create a water restoration plan for your property, explain the process, and answer your questions. SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties works with your insurance company every step of the way.

Water Damage Inspection and Services

  • 2-hour on-site assistance 24/7/365.
  • Structural drying and water removal.
  • Insurance claim, agent and adjuster assistance.
  • Restoring your home or business to a preloss condition.
  • Specialized document drying
  • Content cleanup, packing, and storage
  • Uncover hidden water intrusion using state-of-the-art inspection equipment

Water Damage Source Classes and Pollution Categories

Water is identified in the restoration industry in two ways.   1.  Where is the source and what is the saturation level of the water?  2.  What type of water is coming from the source? 

  • Class 1 Water – A slow evaporation rate typically from a drip or slight water line break. Seepage only affects part of a room or space, carpeting is slightly damp.  The key is low permeance rate of surface materials that come into contact with moisture like plywood or concrete.
  • Class 2 Water - With a fast evaporation rate. Water at this level would affect an entire room including carpeting and furniture cushioning. Moisture will have soaked into structural materials and wall up to 12’
  • Class 3 Water - This class has the fastest evaporation rate, and ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, and sub-floors are all saturated. The liquid may have come from overhead.
  • Class 4 Water - This class is used for special drying situations. The sheer quantity of water combined with time allow for saturation to occur in materials that retain water such as hardwood, brick or stone.

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Categories of Water Contamination

The situation worsens as water becomes more polluted. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classifies water into three categories in its S500 Standard:

  • Category 1: “Clean Water” - Generally sanitary water – This category includes water that comes from sources that we would consider to be potable or drinkable under normal circumstances such as from burst water pipes, broken supply lines on appliances, or falling rainwater. Category 1 water because it is open to outside conditions becomes increasingly contaminated as it mixes with ground soil or floor coverings and structural materials like subflooring, walls and decks. Time and temperature, of course, cause water to become a welcome breeding ground for bacteria and microorganisms.
  • Category 2: “Grey Water” - Significantly contaminated water – Water which is recognized as already having some degree of preexisting contamination. Once again, the pollution triangle is water, time and temperature as the state of the water becomes worsened.
  • Category 3: “Black Water” - Grossly contaminated water - Water which is highly contaminated. Examples would be flood water from overflowing banks of rivers and streams flowing over industrial chemical and toxic waste, ground water flooding into homes and, of course, broken and open flows of sewage.

Our goal is to whenever possible save and restore your water damaged household belongings.

We will work with you and your insurance company, agent and adjuster determine what is salvageable and restorable.  Items to be restored are carefully, stabilized and packed by SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties inventory specialists to facilitate the cleaning of individual contents.   Our document drying process, in fact, uses a “freeze dried” methodology to stop any further moisture damage and save important and irreplaceable documents.

Water Extraction

Water extraction is a strategic and highly scientific process initiated by our on-site emergency technicians to quickly stop any further water damage at the source and begin the restoration process.  We match our extraction process to the specific category and class of water and the types of water affected building materials. Removing standing water in visible and hidden areas is only the first piece of the extraction puzzle.  Water evaporates and fills the internal air space with moisture and also mold spores and bad odor.  We calculate the number and strategically place throughout the home or business SERVPRO HEPA air cleaners and dehumidification equipment as necessary to completely sanitize and purify both surfaces and air.

Moisture Drying and Monitoring Water Removal

We follow an IICRC “Standard of Care”.  Which means that our drying equipment is monitored and remains in place until the water damaged property has be dried to a recognized industry standard.  When SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties quickly arrives on-site a project lead takes the helm and maintains oversite of daily moisture readings of relative humidity and variations in levels of structural moisture to make a determination of complete water damage restoration.  Using advanced moisture reading technology our SERVPRO professional will make necessary adjustments to equipment settings to maximize drying at the fastest speed possible.

Water Loss and Preventing Mold

The key to reducing mold growth is fast water drying. Our state-of-the-art drying techniques are trusted restoration industry best practices for successfully creating a drying system that maintains balanced moisture reduction, airflow increase and optimizes temperature.  Introducing into this process an odor cleaner and sanitizing microbial agent produces the clean and fresh surfaces and air quality that SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is known through the Redding and Northern California region for achieving.

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SERVPRO Employees Lose Homes in Camp Fire, Butte County, California

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO Employees Lose Homes in Camp Fire, Butte County, California Supporting our sister SERVPRO franchise in Chico. Owner and Employees lost homes. #CampFire #ButteCounty See the link above for fundraising help.

SERVPRO of Chico / Lake Almanor has employees who have been displaced by the Camp Fire of California. 

**URGENT - Go Fund Me -

It began at about 7am on Thursday 11/8/18 and spread through the small town of Paradise, and is traveling to Chico as I type this.  7 families from the SERVPRO of Chico / Lake Almanor team have lost their homes, including the Owner, William Jones and his wife Babette.   William has taken quick action and setup temporary shelter for them, but he can't and shouldn't have to do it alone.

The SERVPRO of Chico / Lake Almanor team has given countless times to the community they serve, and we're hoping there are others that will return the favor.

This fire is continuing to spread around the area, and may affect more of their team, as well as the tens of thousands in the area.

Please help with whatever you can, and let's get them back on their feet so that they can continue their service to their community.