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Why SERVPRO for Fire Protection?

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

There are numerous causes of fires in homes and businesses. Depending on what materials burn, this can produce different types of smoke and soot.

Below is a list of the types of smoke and soot and their characteristics:

Wet Smoke – Caused by burning plastics and synthetic materials; Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.

Dry Smoke – Caused by burning paper and wood; Fast burning, high temperatures, dry, powdery, non-smeary residues.

Protein – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace Puff Backs. Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue.

What to do after a fire:

  • Keep hands clean and wear gloves so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas to avoid spreading soot.
  • If the electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open to avoid odor from rotting food.
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • 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 Lodi.
  • 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.

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras 209-912-9205

Rain, Rain go Away!

12/29/2021 (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

Water Losses in a Commercial Building

12/27/2021 (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 24/7 at (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. 

Supporting Local Chapter of The Salvation Army

12/27/2021 (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.

IICRC Specialists

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties is a proud member of the IICRC: Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration. 

The IICRC has a specific set of standards for water, fire, smoke, mold, trauma cleanup, remediation of drugs, and upholstery cleaning.

The IICRC is also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), further ensuring that standards are being followed on a national level.

Here at SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties we value the training and knowledge that the IICRC provides. We are proud to send our employees to classes where the curriculum is taught so that they can become certified. This certification is a guarantee that every time a job is performed, from the smallest water loss to the largest water loss, SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties is here to professionally ensure that the job is completed correctly.

Being Storm Ready

12/27/2021 (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

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.