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Storm damage and snow in Willits

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Freezing weather, high winds, and snow-call us at 462-3848 for immediate assistance.

Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties were hit with a big fire storm in October. Now, the same geograhical areas are preparing for another February storm, which is supposed to bring at incredibly cold temperatures and higher winds. Parts of Willits and Redwood Valley have also had snow!

SERVPRO of Mendocino County is on standby for Willits residents to deal with Willits storm damage cleanup. Many businesses and homes were affected the first time around from the firestorm, and calls were pouring in! (no pun intended) We intend to be around for this second storm, more prepared than ever. Remember your sand bags, emergency supplies, and emergency phone numbers. One of those numbers is ours, 462-3848. Keep us in mind for all your storm damage restoration needs, we are here to help ALWAYS. 

 

House floods in Ukiah-why call SERVPRO?

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Sometimes, there isn't a whole lot you can do about a water damage situation. House floods in Ukiah happen more often than you'd think, but everyone handles them differently. We will tell you that you should call us because we want you to call us! But, why should you call a professional company instead of just dealing with it yourself?

1.) Doing the work yourself could cost you more in the long run

What if you miss something, or didn't get your house completely dry? You saw the dishwasher overflow, you cleaned up the water, everything was fine...or so you think.

What about the water you don't see?

Do you know how to properly dry out your home and belongings so you don't have to replace them, which can cost thousands of dollars?

2.) SERVPRO of Mendocino County offers guaranteed, thorough work.

We strive to completely dry out your home and belongings, clean and deodorize the areas affected, remain professional at your home, and deal with any complications that happen along the way.

3.) We are friendly, trained, and skilled at dealing with damage and restoring your home. 

We have IICRC certifications, and conduct regular customer service training as well as keeping track of paperwork for your insurance company. We can't stress enough about making sure your homeowners policy is up to date and covers your needs. We also know how to work with specific materials (tile, wood, laminate, etc.) so they are able to be restored. 

House flooding in Ukiah has nothing on us, whether by natural disaster or man made machinery! Call us at 462-3848 to get your home back into shape, after a fire/flood/mold loss. We do it ALL!

Mendocino Mold Removal

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mendocino Mold Removal This home experienced a major water leak in the kitchen, and all the appliances had to be removed in order to deal with the issue.

There are three essential tips for dealing with mold damage: stay out of affected areas, turn off any fans, and call 707-462-3848 for immediate Mendocino mold removal assistance.

A little mold may not seem like such a big deal to the average person, but mold spores can travel. Why would you wait any longer to clean up mold? Perhaps the cost seems through the roof. The price to perform Mendocino mold removal services is very low when SERVPRO professionals are contacted right away, instead of months down the road. Getting mold removal work done right away will save you more money, as well as you and your family's health. We handle mold jobs left and right; the one pictured below was just last week! What a mess.

Do you have questions about mold removal in your home in Mendocino? Please give us a call at 707-462-3848 for more information and advice. We are always here to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 

Mold removal in the Fort Bragg area

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold removal in the Fort Bragg area Extreme mold exposure over a long period of time leads to this type of mess.

Coastal conditions make for excellent mold growth-call 462-3848, 24 hours a day 7 days a week for mold removal

Mold growth is only positive in the mold community! Black mold is being discovered all over Fort Bragg due to the idea conditions present in which mold can grow. Professionals should only handle black mold removal. SERVPRO of Mendocino County can remove black mold by using the proper techniques, equipment, and protocols. Whenever mold is present, no matter what type, SERVPRO tapes off the area so no more exposure occurs, and so mold spores cannot spread to any other part of the home or business.

Not all mold can be removed, mold removal is an inaccurate statement. It's a natural occurring substance. However, being able to remove a large amount of mold in your living quarters can make a huge difference in indoor air quality and the overall quality of life. We are here to help with that!

Commercial cleanup work in Ukiah-even on the holidays!

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

We've had a lot of water losses and Ukiah commercial cleaning needs recently. This is due partly to faulty roofing, as well as smoke damage from the recent wildfires . 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 non-business 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 government buildings/properties and schools in Mendocino County experience natural and man made floods, as well as businesses down the road. 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 mold remediation-what we recommend

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold-don't let it grow on you!

While we get a lot of phone calls about mold issues, we have heard horror stories of people leaving mold to grow for weeks before dealing with it. Not having proper ventilation, cleaning practices, or a dry area for storage can all lead to negative health effects. Don't let it just sit there-attack it with gazelle intensity!

What is gazelle intensity, you ask?

Gazelle intensity is a phrase coined by money management guru Dave Ramsey, who has a regular talk show on the ins and out of being financially sound. When you attack something, you need to attack it swiftly and quickly, like a gazelle running away from its attacker. Don't be afraid to get dirty is the whole idea. However, SERVPRO would most definitely recommend that the gazelle invest in PPE-breathing in mold is incredibly dangerous!

We begin Fort Bragg mold remediation with the intention of removing dangerous black mold. We have completed jobs that are absolutely atrocious; often, these jobs aren't covered by insurance. Unless you were unaware of water damage that led to the mold growth, or there is some other clause included in your insurance policy, not cleaning up mold leads insurance companies to believe it was an act of neglect. Keep up on regular maintenance of your home or business, and you shouldn't have any issues!

Fort Bragg storm damage-how to deal with it this winter

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fort Bragg storm damage-how to deal with it this winter This home had water damage due to a roof leak, which wouldn't be noticed until after a big storm.

What can you do to help yourself during flood damage?

Coastal residents have been urged to be cautious during this winter season due to the massive floods and heavy rainfall that usually happens after the beginning of the year. Even if you can't prevent storm damage completely, there are still some steps you can take to make your situation less costly, and help get your life back to normal. We can take care of the rest.

Fort Bragg, CA storm damage professionals advise the following:

1.) Be cautious of exposed wires, appliances, and water-these three don't mix.
2.) Do NOT go into any room with a caved ceiling.
3.) Pick up any items that will leave a color residue, or that are of extreme value to you.
4.) Remove excess water by mopping, blotting, or wiping furniture.
5.) Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

If you have any questions or need more assistance, don't ever hesitate to call SERVPRO of Mendocino County, proudly serving the coast! 707-462-3848

 

Mold removal process for the coast

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Need help with mildew removal? Make one phone call to SERVPRO at 707-462-3848 to get the cleanup process started.

Mold and mildew removal is quite simple, depending on the situation. Most of our mold and mildew cleanups don't take longer than a week. We find the source of the mold, set up containment, prevent further spread, and begin the cleanup and restoration process. We also want to make sure the mold and mildew don't grow back.

Don't go the cheap route to clean up mold only to have it be more expensive down the road. Call SERVPRO of Mendocino County at 707-462-3848 for immediate assistance and advice on the mildew removal process. We don't just spray bleach and hope for the best; we become mold and mildew's worst enemy! We are available for emergency situations, as well as weekends for certain projects. We understand mold and mildew grows often in coastal homes, and our goal is to mitigate it so it doesn't come back. 

Leaky roof repair in Mendocino

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Leaky roof repair in Mendocino This cleanup happened due to all the rain from this season, mixed with a roof that was already damaged.

'Tis the season for reindeer, cookies, and water damage. We always anticipate it, even though California storms aren't nearly as bad as other areas in the country.

Mendocino leaky roof repair took place because of the storm. Our crew went out and started to dry the location. But first, they tarp the roof, so no more water would enter the building. We've taken care of similar water damage issues in Lake County. 

Often, churches are affected pretty badly because they are not in use every single day of the week. Sometimes, the damage will sit there for a day or two before the emergency call is made to SERVPRO. We don't let this delay stop us; we are still always here to help, and urge our local communities to keep us first in mind because of our speedy response time, as well as educated crew.

462-3848 is the answer to your water damage cleanup needs!

Wildfire damage in Lower Lake

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Home repair and building services after damage

Many homeowners look for a quick fix to put their home back together due to a storm, fire, or vehicle striking their home. However, if a structure isn't built correctly or is lacking an important element, more damage may occur and thousands of dollars that could've been saved are instead being taken out of a college fund.

SERVPRO's experience with building repair

Demolition work, water damage repair, fire damage repair, mold removal and cleanup, post construction cleanup, biohazard cleanup and removal, and contents cleaning are just a few of the services we provide. Your insurance agent would be impressed by our communications, documentation, and handling of all your personal belongings.

We take pride in everything we do, and we know this attitude can make all the difference in your experience. We were working with victims of the Sulphur Fire to get their homes back into shape. We also had some employees who lost their homes. We always want to support our community, and these types of situations affect us even more when they affect our coworkers and their families.

We will remain Lake County Strong!