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Cleaning up mold in Ukiah homes

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning up mold in Ukiah homes One cannot simply wipe down mold that is already IN the wall, due to too much moisture.

Why wouldn't you get mold removed from your home?

We receive a lot of calls regarding mold damage. However, often the homeowners don't want to deal with getting mold cleaned up and removed because of simply the cost. We say simply because everything is just going to go uphill if you leave the mold where it is, including cost! It will spread, which will require more effort down the road to clean, and possibly partial deconstruction of your house to completely eradicate the mold...which could have been removed the first time. 

Getting it done the first time

Just like ripping off a band aid, you just need to buckle down, get to business, and pick up the phone. Make time to get the business done, and we will take care of the rest. We have certified mold cleanup technicians and project managers, all the equipment that is IICRC cleared, and special protective gear to keep the mold from spreading. 

It sounds very technical, but we've been doing this sort of work for a long time. We work more directly with mold within a few months than a homeowner will encounter in a lifetime!

County commercial building floods at night!

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial County commercial building floods at night! Leo, one of our Project Managers, is checking the moisture level after equipment has been running for a couple of days.

We weren't shocked when we received the phone call; instead, we were prepared. Our vans were packed, cell phones were charged, and we were on the road...well, we went right down the street, but what matters is we made it!
The Mendocino County Public Library had a pipe break, and most of the library had to be dried out, and water had to be extracted. We would hate to see it close down for several days; libraries are so important to have in our communities. We worked swift and in an organized fashion in order to get as much done as fast as possible.
Do you know what you would do if the building, business, or company you managed all of a sudden had a malfunction such as the library did? They contacted us right away; you should too.
We are here for you, 24/7!
462-3848 is our 24 hour number; we are your emergency service company for fire, water, and biohazard damage!

Offices flood in inland Mendocino County

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Offices flood in inland Mendocino County These offices flooded due to the sprinkler system being activated.

Most people figure that fire damage is more likely to happen than water damage in the summer due to the heat and more hazards it presents. However, water damage can catch you off guard if you're not prepared.
We recently assisted in an office that flooded due to malfunctioning wires and the sprinkler system that was triggered. Thankfully, the building was fine, but there was water damage as a result. And of course, it happened on a Monday at 4:00! We rushed over there and began work immediately, so office personnel wouldn't have to be displaced for long. 
If you find yourself in the same predicament, don't hesitate to contact us, as well as your insurance company! Although dealing with insurance companies can be difficult, we can help along with documentation and working out all the details that your company needs.

Flooded basement in Ukiah

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded basement in Ukiah This flood was caused by a broken pipe; and took weeks of drying and cleaning to restore the basement and its contents.

Water damage in your home? Give us a call at 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.

If you wait too long to respond, the damage will get worse. Water damage is no joke, and will create more work and stress--until we get involved.

Give us a call as soon as you hear that water rushing!

Vacation Rental Water/ Fire Damage Reminder

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Getting ready to hit the road for that week of camping, with those amazing views, great food and memories to be made?? Have the grocery list checked off and everyone is packed and ready to go….

Or so you thought.

What about that frayed lamp cord that you never unplug, just turn off. Ever thought what kind of damage a spark from the cord can do while no one is home? How about those smoke alarms? When is the last time you checked to make sure those work?  Don’t wait for them to beep at you because the battery is dead.

Do a walk-through of your house, garage and even outside before you get on the road for that trip. Check for left on water faucets and water spikets, little leaks, running toilets, things plugged in that don’t need to be, expired or expiring food, candles or wax burners. Don’t forget about that AC. Give it a rest while you’re gone. Turning it up a couple degrees with keep it comfortable for when you come back but won’t kill your pocket while you’re gone. Just like you would check your oil and tires on the car before you leave. Make sure you will have a beautiful home to come back to after that amazing vacation!

FUN TIP:  Just because things in your fridge and freezer look the same as when you left doesn’t mean they are. Power could have gone out for a few hours. So here is a cool trick on how to check:

Freeze a small container of water solid, and then put a penny on top of the ice; if the coin has sunk into the ice when you return, it means everything else in there thawed, too. Throw it all out.

Redwood Valley Water Damage

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Call us at 462-3848 to take care of any water damage to your home.

Water seeks the lowest level it can travel, so be sure to check floor grills! SERVPRO of Mendocino County, the Fire, Water and Mold Damage experts inspect thoroughly to be sure we catch water wherever it hides and prevent or eliminate mold.  Pick a company that does more than make it look good; choose SERVPRO, because we do it right and stand behind our work. 

Cleaning is one thing; restoration is similar, but more extensive (not necessarily expensive). There is testing, drying, and evaluation involved. It's not a quick glance and then signing off the job. Mistakes can be made if the proper steps aren't taken. From the first call, to the collection of payment, we want the entire process to be as painless as POSSIBLE. 

Biohazard in Calpella

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard in Calpella A thorough wipe down isn't good enough for this type of work-call in the pros!

CALL SERVPRO, 707-462-3848. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, because disaster doesn’t wait for you to be ready!

A sewage loss happened in Calpella while the homeowner was on vacation. A neighbor noticed the smell and called the homeowner, who called SERVPRO!

All you need to do when experiencing water, fire, mold, or sewage loses: breathe, and then call SERVPRO. We can also help with filing a claim with your insurance company because dealing with losses can be very technical. This is why the technicians and professionals of SERVPRO of Lake and Mendocino County want to gather as much information as possible in order to put a plan together on how to get your home back to normal. We also work right away in order to prevent secondary damage, and reduce cost. Our goal is to restore, not replace, as much of your home and belongings as possible. 

Water damage in Ukiah

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage in Ukiah Pay close attention to the dial; when checking for moisture after repair work, we always want to see it at ZERO!

We have a break from rain at the moment, looks like we officially have spring! Even with the dry weather, keep an eye on your home. Whether your electricity goes out or your roof starts leaking due to a broken pipe, we need to expect the unexpected during these unpredictable times. Better safe than sorry, and better dry than wet. 

Water damage loss in Ukiah

Water started coming in from the street; all this heavy, consistent rain has led to a lot of flooding. The bathroom of the home, as well as two bedrooms, started having water come in through the floor and walls. We consider water damage like this an emergency service. Water damage in Ukiah has been fair consistent this winter. We intend to keep our services consistent as well. 

Mold removal in Willits

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold growth occurs due to intrusion of water into your home or place of business. It can grow on organic materials such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation. Excessive humidity can also foster mold growth.

SERVPRO of Mendocino County professionals handled a mold removal in Willits last week. We understand water damages happen every day and are aware of the damage mold can do to a home and structure if it's not handled right away. They are also trained in mold remediation, and will examine the structure or home for any visible signs of mold. SERVPRO professionals understand the processes and procedures necessary for mold cleanup. We also removed mold in Lake County just last week. Call SERVPRO of Mendocino County if you think you have a mold problem. 

Home repair for Mendocino

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Essential home repair after a water loss

SERVPRO of Mendocino County is IICRC Certified, professionally maintained, and the one stop shop for water damage cleanup, restoration advice, and home repair in Mendocino, CA. Between the long distance traveling of our competitors and the lack of community ties of our competitors, we are the only reliable home repair and restoration company in our area.

We are able to get to the water damage location in Mendocino in no time flat. The scope of the damage is assessed, the equipment is assembled, and we work directly with your insurance company. We are available to answer any questions and emergency related inquires 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our phone number is 462-3848; we have a Project Manager on call after our office hours, so you don't need to wait until 8 am to call!