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Flooded Basement in Ukiah

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Basement in Ukiah Contents were damaged due to the basement flooding. SERVPRO has the capabilities to restore, instead of replace, these items.
 

Water damage in your home? Give us a call at 707-462-3848

Last week, we received a call for water damage repair on a home in Ukiah, CA. The water damage was quite extensive due to the basement flooding while the family was out of town. A pipe from their sprinkler system burst causing water damage throughout the basement. Unfortunately, the damage was extensive because the water sat in the basement while they were out of town. There was also a very unpleasant odor from the sitting water.

The family called us right away. We quickly responded and began the water damage repair process. We were able to effectively cleanup all the water damage. You would never know their basement had been flooded, even the smell was eradicated.

Ukiah Commercial Cleaning

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

We've had a lot of water losses and Ukiah commercial cleaning needs recently. This is due partly to faulty roofing. A lot of ceilings are collapsing due to the weight of water, lack of drainage, or poorly placed shingles. 

Preventing water damage in commercial buildings

Having sudden damage, especially during business hours, can be very taxing. You may not lose your customers, but you could lose business for at least a couple weeks (or even months) if you don't get a handle on the loss. You wouldn't want any customer injuries while repairs are being made! Some businesses opt for us to work during nonbusiness hours, or on the weekend depending on the type of business. We've had offices all of a sudden flood, or ceilings fall due to water damage. 

Is there a commercial job we can't handle?

Historically, no. We've had a few major buildings/properties in Mendocino County experience natural and man made floods. We have been on site within a few hours, with our crew ready to go. We also contacted other SERVPRO franchises to assist. That's the benefit of working with SERVPRO; you have access to dozens of workers on short notice if necessary!

Fort Bragg Home Repairs

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Due to the infestations happening on the Mendocino Coast, SERVPRO of Mendocino County has been incredibly busy handling several phone calls in one day regarding losses. Mice, rats, insects, you name the animal and it's infested a home.

We are prepared to deal with it!

Infestations are considered a biohazard because there could be some underlying pathogen that is dangerous to humans. The diseases can spread through the air, bites, or ingestion. Insects and rodents can be the host of numerous diseases including leptospirisos, high fevers, Lyme disease, and West Nile Virus. There are very specific procedures that have to be followed in order to safely and effectively clean a contaminated area. 

SERVPRO uses PPE, heavy duty breathing masks, and special chemicals to clean and disinfect the contaminated area. But first, we remove any urine, droppings, or remains of rodents and insects. Then, we clean the area and dispose of any materials that were contaminated. Lastly, we disinfect.

Attics, crawlspaces, basements, and other storage areas have special procedures because these areas could still be infested. 

This is not as simple as a Google search 

While you can search for ways to clean up rodent and insect infestations, if you miss a crucial step or the cleanup isn't thorough, it will be all for nothing. You, your family, and potentially your pets will be at risk for disease and illness. Call SERVPRO of Mendocino County at 707-462-3848. We will take care of you, your family, your home, and the infestation all in one cleanup! Fort Bragg home repairs have always been available; we care deeply for our communities. 

Ukiah Crime Scene Cleanups

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Crimes of passion, planning, and violence often cause destruction of property and can send some folks to the hospital. After everyone is bandadged up and reports are taken, what's next? Who takes care of the broken window, the blood on the sidewalk, or the meth lab that exploded down the street? We hope you're not burdened by all that emotional responsibility. 

SERVPRO of Mendocino County understand the worries families have about crime scene residues. There are no Ukiah crime scene cleanup teams quite like SERVPRO. We come quickly, prepared, and with gusto. The nature of the beast likes to strike at anytime, so at any time day or night, we have to be ready. Are you ready to call SERVPRO? 462-3848 is the direct link to the crime scene cleanup responders you can trust. 

Fort Bragg Water Damage Over the Weekend

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fort Bragg Water Damage Over the Weekend This crawlspace was affected by a water supply line break.
 

Damage doesn't wait for regular business hours, so we don't either. 24/7 assistance with water damage is what we provide, call us at 462-3848 for service on the Mendocino coast.

A recent Fort Bragg water damage situation happened on a home. The damage was extensive, reaching several bedrooms, bathrooms, and the crawlspace for the home. The problem started from the supply line to the toilet, and mold damage started growing soon afterward. Masks and special suits are essential when dealing with this kind of damage. 

Don't mess around, call SERVPRO of Mendocino County, the professionals who know how to clean up water damage, get rid of mold growth, and get your home restored to as good as new, "Like it never even happened."

What We Do

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Community What We Do Our crew goes the extra mile to make sure the work is done right the first time, minimizing headaches, paperwork, and insurance hassle!
Not sure what to do? Give us a call, 462-3848, for fire and water damage repairs.

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "like it never even happened."

We specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. We can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. SERVPRO also has the capabilities to clean up after biohazard waste. 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. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today! (707) 462-3848 for Mendocino County. SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust, since 1967.

Water Damage in the City of Mendocino

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

The carpet had to be pulled from a home due to a huge flooding from a broken pipe underneath a bathroom sink. Mold had started to form underneath due to the carpet sitting for about a week while the building owner had to make decisions on what to do. There’s only one thing you need to do: CALL SERVPRO of Mendocino County. We work closely with most major insurance companies to make sure your home is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible. Understanding the claims process can be difficult, so we help with the process because SERVPRO understands the difficulties that come with a water loss to your home!

What is black mold?

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is black mold? Call SERVPRO at 707-462-3848 if you find black mold in your home!

What is Black Mold? The Bottom Line

Black mold, also referred to as mildew, can range from mild to severe. It's the most common fungus in the world, and mostly grows in moist places. Moist conditions and can be found on almost any material found in the home, ranging from sheet rock to wood. Mold can range in appearance, from a powder like substance or a beautiful, feather like formation.

One of the most common causes of black mold growth in homes is an exposure to water. Whether the exposure is through a leak, flood or excessive condensation, it all leads to black mold. Black mold can also grow inside air conditioning units and HVAC systems, due to the presence of moisture. Our homes make a wonderful home for this dangerous fungus.

Be sure to check your air conditioning unit, shower area, and any area that has recently been flooded or not exposed for a long time for signs of mold. If you see mold, call SERVPRO of Mendocino County. We can assess the situation, help deal with your insurance company, and restore your home to a healthy state.

Fort Bragg Fire Damage Restoration

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fort Bragg Fire Damage Restoration This damage may look impossible to restore, but you'd be surprised what SERVPRO can do!

5/31/18

Types of fire damage that can happen

Fire damage can happen from a number of things; burning toast, leaving in the curling iron, embers from the fireplace, a broken water heater, or an exposed electrical wire. Going through your home on a regular basis to check for hazards can prevent the need for fire restoration. However, sometimes fire damage is beyond your control, whether it’s from a cloth accidentally catching fire from a gas stove or a faulty electrical outlet.

How do you know if your home is repairable after a fire?

While most housing structures that experience a fire need some replacing of wood on the outside structure, the inside of most homes can be cleaned up from fire damage rather easily. If most of the main structure is intact, a home can be reconstructed if needed. 

When should you contact a Fort Bragg fire restoration specialist?

 You should contact a Fort Bragg fire restoration specialist AS SOON AS THE FIRE IS OUT.  Although the flames are out, soot and housing materials such as wood or your furniture can start to rot or come even more apart. All your contents can be removed, inventoried and cleaned at our facility. We also have the ability to store them until your home is ready to be packed back. We will help you from start to finish, no matter how short or long it takes. 

Fort Bragg Leaky Roof

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

5/23/18

Water damage updates

We frequently post weather updates, water damage tips and tricks, and photos of people from the community on our Facebook page. Please check it out and if you have Facebook, like our page so you can get regular updates. We also update safety information, and flood warnings. 

Nasty weather on the coast

Although the weather has been pretty rainy this winter and spring, we've had nice weather for the past week. This may all of a sudden stop, without warning. You may start getting a leak in your roof! Fort Bragg leaky roof repair is one of the many coastal calls we get. Often, homeowners notice mold in their home, even if they didn't notice any previous leaks. Sometimes, the leaks can dry due to nice weather. However, even if you fix the roof, you may have not been able to reverse the water damage.