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Why Insurance is Important

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

It's important to have insurance for our homes, whether it be a homeowners or renters insurance policy.

It is more common for homeowners to have insurance than for renters to have it. According to a survey conducted by The Insurance Information Institute in 2014, although 95% of homeowners had homeowners insurance, as little as 37% of renters had an insurance policy. Renters insurance is very important and policies usually cover personal contents such as furniture and jewelry in the event of a fire, water damage, or due to theft. The cost of renters insurance is also very affordable, generally at less than $20/month. It can also help cover the cost of living expenses while your residence is being restored.

It is important to also be informed of what your policy includes. For example, earthquakes and flooding from outside water are rarely included and would be a separate policy.

If you don't have insurance, the costs can be excessive. At SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties we offer competitive pricing and will do our best to work with your budget.

Call SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 209-912-9205

Smoke Alarms Saves

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

For the past 3 weeks as I've stood in my front yard of my home I've heard an annoying chirp of one of my neighbors smoke alarms letting them (and me!) know that the batteries are low. While we joke that the alarm battery usually runs down at 3:00 AM, there is a reason behind the madness!

Smoke alarms play a vital role in saving lives, and when properly installed, can reduce the risk of fire injury in half. The National Fire Protection Association recommends smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside all sleeping quarters and on every level of the house. Business owners should consult the local Fire Marshall to ensure specific building fire codes and smoke detector requirements are met. 

Smoke alarms work best when paired with a fire escape plan. A plan allows your family, employees or clients to escape quickly and safely in an emergency situation. 

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of the home, including the basement. 
  • Smoke alarms should be installed away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance. 
  • Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm "chirps", the battery is low and should be replaces right away. 
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

For fire/smoke damage call the specialists at SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 209-912-9205

The Pros of Duct Cleaning

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

While your commercial business is focused on providing a service, it’s easy to forget the services you need as well. One thing you should always put first is making sure that your employees are breathing clean air and are operating in a safe work environment. Chemicals, pollen, construction debris and dust can easily be transferred from the exterior of a building to interior through the air duct system. Here are a few advantages to having your building’s HVAC system professionally cleaned by a SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties professional:

  • Allergies & Dust - Having your commercial business’s air ducts cleaned by SERVPRO can help fight allergies because pollen and dust particles will be removed in the process and the affected area will become sanitized and more conducive to a safe work environment.
  • Efficiency - Years of dust, hair, pests, and other pollutants in ductwork will hinder an HVAC system’s airflow. A proper cleaning will help remove the buildup and promote the proper airflow needed to run the system at peak efficiency.
  • Eliminate Odor - The professional technicians at SERVPRO use their specialized chemicals to break down the molecular bonds that create troublesome odors. This helps to improve the overall air quality within the entire building and reduces the chances of your employees feeling uncomfortable from strange and unsettling odors that may linger in the air.

For all of your commercial duct cleaning needs - Call SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 209-912-9205

A Long Winter With Bizarre Weather !!!

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties: Water Damage Specialists

2019 has brought some bizarre weather and record breaking amounts of snow. With so much snow in the mountains that eventually will thaw and melt, flooding is imminent. SERVPRO specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm/flood condition. During these crazy winter months of 2019 we're ready to help you with your emergency water damage challenges.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 209-912-9205

The Cleaning Experts

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties are Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties, 209-912-9205

Commercial and Residential Services

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Certified & Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions Call 24/7 209-912-9205

Residential Services

Whether you are in Amador or Calaveras County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your  commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Do's and Don't for Fire Damage

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

As temperatures begin to rise, and we enter into summer, the risk for fires greatly increases. Even if you don't live in a high risk wildfire zone, the hot, dry weather still makes residential and commercial fires dangerous. The high temperature and dry winds help fuel the fire, causing more damage. If your home or business is affected by fire or smoke damage, follow these steps below, then give SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties a call            209-912-9205

What to do after a fire:

  • Keep hands clean and wear gloves so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Avoid spreading soot through the home by placing clean towels or old linens on high traffic areas and carpet.
  • If the electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator as soon as possible and prop doors open to avoid odor from rotting food. Make sure to take photos for insurance purposes.
  • Wash houseplants gently on both sides of leaves.

What NOT to do after a fire:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may result in permanent damage.

Covid Cleaning Services

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

ERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and leaders in the community to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize their properties. SERVPRO uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices.

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogen claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC.

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

Here at SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties, we are here to help with this - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Commercial Restoration

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Lodi's commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and quick response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties - Supports our Local Salvation Army

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Every year over 25,000 volunteers with red kettles ring bells in front of retail stores to help raise money for the Salvation Army relief efforts.

The Lodi Salvation Army is heavily involved in the community providing year round services and programs to low income families, children and the homeless. They offer overnight shelter and meals to families in time of need and provide disaster relief in times of tragedy.

The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in London England and gained prominence in the United States after the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties happily supports the Lodi Salvation Army and their generous volunteers!

Call SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 24/7 209-912-9205 We are your restoration specialist.