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Why is Insurance Important

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Everyone makes sure we have car insurance, health insurance, and sometimes we have health insurance for our pets too! It's also important to have insurance for our homes, whether it be a homeowners or renters insurance policy.

A survey conducted by the Insurance Information Institute in 2014 stated that although 95% of homeowners had homeowners insurance, only 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.

Take care 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 offer competitive pricing and will do our best to work within your budget. We are "Here to Help" 209-912-9205

"Leave it to the Professionals" - Fire Restoration

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Why You Should Hire Professionals for Fire Restoration - Amador/Calaveras Counties

A disaster strikes when we least expect it, but all is not lost. With comprehensive fire restoration services, you can return to your usual life quickly and easily.

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras, California is a fire and water cleanup and restoration company based in Lodi,CA. Since 1971, the experienced technicians have assisted homeowners throughout the area with essential fire restoration services to make the effects of disasters a thing of the past.

Any type of restoration services can be costly. While the thought might make you want to open up Google and search for a crafty remedy to your problems, this could actually make your home an even more dangerous, uninhabitable place to live. 

With 24/7 service, SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties will repair and restore your home as soon as you call them. For more information, call (209) 912-9205

"Are you storm ready?"

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 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 condition. During these crazy winter months of 2017 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 Amador, Ca 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 Us Today 209-912-9205

Water Loss in a Commercial Building

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage, from the smallest overflow from a toilet to full house flood from a pipe burst, threatens your home or office call SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties (209) 912-9205. Our technicians are are here to help and care for not only your home or office, but for you as an individual. We are a family owned and operated business and know that each job is not simply a job, but is someone allowing us to come into their lives during a very stressful event.  

Walking you through each loss each step of the way is our specialty. SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties ultimate goal is to help make it a little less stressful on you. In the case of a large water loss or smaller contained water damage. Our crew will get you up and running to open your doors and continue your day to day operations.

Wireless Emergency Alerts - (WEA)

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government- alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service. 

Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. WEA alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harms way, without need to download app or subscribe to a service. WEA may be used to share: 

  • Extreme weather warnings
  • Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action. 
  • AMBER Alerts
  • Presidential Alerts during a national emergency

WEA will look like a text message will typically show the type and time of the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters. 

Visit www.ctia.org/wea to learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts, including how to determine if your mobile device is WEA-capable. 

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties available 24/7 209-912-9205

Rain, Rain Go Away!

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

With the relentless series of storms we've seen since last December, SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties has seen a marked increase in water damage from roof leaks. Roof leaks can be a challenge to deal with! A roof leak only happens at the worst possible time, typically during the peak of a heavy rain/windstorm.

Roofs will leak for a number of reasons, including shoddy construction, holes made by animals, missing shingles thanks to intense wind and rain, problems with plumbing vents, damaged flashing and clogged and overflowing gutters. Consider the age of the roof, too. It may be so old and worn that it’s time for a proper replacement. Additionally, skylights and chimneys traditionally leak because they’re essentially sealed holes in the roof! There's a joke, there's 2 types of skylights, those that leak and those that will....

Typically you’ll see staining on a wall or ceiling that will give you an idea you have a leak coming from somewhere. In extreme cases SERVPRO of Lodi has been called out when the ceiling has already come crashing down. The insulation in attics is very absorbent and can hold quite a bit of water; a slow leak can take weeks sometimes to reveal itself, usually with a loud crash and ceiling drywall and insulation covering everything in the house!

The best time to trace where the leak is coming from is to examine its trail as best you can when it’s raining outside. SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties has the tools to help track the leak to its source. Once it's found a roofer can come by and either temporarily tarp the roof or get it repaired if the rains stopped! SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 209-912-9205

Importance of Insurance

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

We make sure that we have car insurance, health insurance, and sometimes we have health insurance for our pets too! It's also important to have insurance for our homes, whether it be a homeowners or renters insurance policy.

A survey conducted by the Insurance Information Institute in 2014 stated that although 95% of homeowners had homeowners insurance, only 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.

Take care 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 offer competitive pricing and will do our best to work within your budget. We are "Here to Help" 209-912-9205

Is your business "Emergency Ready?"

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

If you own a business and suddenly have a water or fire damage, would you and your employees be prepared?

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties offers the ERP: Emergency Ready Profile, a useful tool that can help prepare your business for anything that may happen. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information. It can be an ideal supplement to any existing emergency preparedness plan. Rather than simply reacting to a disaster, businesses can be proactive by establishing a relationship with a restoration company. SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties is a leader in fire and water damage response and can help you get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile offers the following:

A free assessment of your facilities emergency preparedness.

Secure information in one location that will help you get back into your building following a disaster.

Facility details such as, pictures with shut off valve locations, priority contact information and identification of the line of command to authorize emergency work to begin.

Be prepared! We are "Here to Help" 24 hours a day 209-912-9205

Seconds Count in a Fire

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Fire experts agree, people have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out.* In a matter of moments, a small flame can become a major fire, making it critical to be prepared and have an escape plan in place. A survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Once a plan is developed, it is critical everyone in the home understands the plan; the best way to do this is by practicing the escape plan at least twice a year. Increase your chance of surviving a fire by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building an escape plan, and then practicing the escape plan. Here are a few suggestions to help you develop an emergency escape plan.

Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.

Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Store them near the window where they will be used.

Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Plan for everyone in your home with special considerations for elderly or disabled individuals.

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties is ready at a moments notice to help get you and your home back to its preloss condition. We're available 24/7 at 209-912-9205

Why SERVPRO for Construction Protection

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

Every construction project, no matter how large or small, will create a cleaning project. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep post construction cleaning to a minimum, all of which SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties can provide. We work with numerous local remodeling contractors to be sure your home is kept clean and dust free throughout the rebuilding process.

Pre-construction site protection certainly has some financial benefits.  It will reduce required labor, prevent incidental damage to unprotected areas, and shorten project lifetime. Containment also has some safety benefits – it creates a safety barrier to keep non-construction people away from the work area and it will help prevent the spread of airborne particles/construction dust, some of which may be toxic and difficult to clean completely.

Overtime these particles settle over surfaces and belongings, traveling through HVAC systems and permeating throughout the home. It is possible to suffer from post construction dust for months or even years, especially if the HVAC system has not been properly sealed or cleaned. This can negatively affect the occupants, chiefly those with compromised immune systems or those sensitive to allergens.

Our IICRC certified team creates a site protection plan in accordance to each customer’s unique needs. Construction and site protection can at times be obstructive to those who choose to occupy the home throughout the project. However, our team strives to design contaminate shields that won’t compromise the occupants’ use of the home. By utilizing our vast range of materials to protect HVAC systems, carpeting, walls, ceilings, and everything in between,

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties can save you time, money and headaches. Available 24/7 Call 209-912-9205