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Why Professional Mold Remediation is Needed for Your San Jose Property

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Professional Mold Remediation is Needed for Your San Jose Property SERVPRO Franchise professionals have the training to locate hidden mold in your home.

Your Best Resource to Remove Mold from Your Home in San Jose

Homeowners hear about mold infestation often, but rarely do you think it could happen to you. Even those living in San Jose, which is not as humid as other parts of the country, are susceptible to having their home threatened by mold. The question is whether to call a professional team to help or if you want to tackle the issue yourself. As tempting as it may be, it is best to rely on experts when dealing with mold remediation.

When you encounter mold damage in your home in San Jose, your initial call should be to your local SERVPRO Franchise System. Our crew not only has the years of experience but is also specially trained to eliminate your mold infestation. Mold spreads throughout our environment very quickly, and it requires very little to reproduce. Even when you utilize readily available mold killing solutions, you may be missing on an entire area of growth in places like behind your walls, attic or basement. When our team of experts reviews your home, we recognize the extent to which mold has invaded your structure.  

It is during this assessment that our SERVPRO Franchise professionals utilize plastic sheeting and other methods to stop any further spread of mold in your home. We use personal protective equipment to make sure we are not affected as we act swiftly to remove and prevent the spread bacteria. In more extreme cases we may even use negative air pressure to avoid the spread of mold spores. In the removal process, we scrape and wipe each surface, as well as implement other advanced techniques. Soda blasting and disinfecting solutions are also part of a complete remediation process.  

Our industry experience allows us to achieve a swift and thorough success. This success is only possible because we train on the latest techniques and utilize equipment well beyond what the average homeowner would use. You can capitalize on our experience as well by calling us whenever you first detect the presence of mold in your home.  

At SERVPRO of Campbell, we are one phone call away. Call us at (408) 371-4001 so we can visit your home and inspect the damage. Together we can develop a plan to make sure your home is mold-free and safe for you and your family.

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How SERVPRO Franchise Professionals Restore Your Flood Damaged Saratoga Home

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO Franchise Professionals Restore Your Flood Damaged Saratoga Home Each van in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to remove flood water quickly.

A flooding incident can happen any time even a few days after dealing with a similar incident. Hiring a professional restorer eliminates the burden a homeowner would have to shoulder doing the cleanup and restoration. Involving a professional also ensures the best steps are utilized at every stage, whether it is cleanup to restore sanitary conditions or to dry all excess moisture to forestall problems likely to develop in future.  

Incidents of flood damage in Saratoga present a cocktail of problems. Apart from the water reaching different parts of the house, it is also likely to deposit wastes and contaminants such as silt, raw sewage, pesticides and other chemicals in the affected areas. Removing these wastes is not easy without the right equipment and skills. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals use simple tools like shovels and brushes or advanced equipment like power washers to remove silt, debris, and other soils, which guarantees better outcomes.  

Restoring a flood-damaged property can be a costly affair especially if you have to replace many items and materials affected by the water. The processes of removing all the water may also involve teardown, which drives the cost even higher. If you can reduce the level of damage from teardown, you can save some cost. Our SERVPRO technicians follow specific procedures such as performing a flood cut 2 feet above the water line, drilling ¼-inch weep holes or 1½-inch vent holes to access wall cavities. By doing this, we reduce the level of destruction while creating enough access room.  

Flooding incidents and the cleanup process that follows leave moisture in concealed spaces which if not addressed can lead to mold infestation and rot among other issues. Tearing down materials in these areas to reach the moisture can be useful, but it is also likely to extend the work or lead to extra costs. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals try to avoid such extra problems where possible by using specialized equipment such as the injecti-dry system, which is effective and minimizes the need for teardown.  

Dealing with damages from flooding in San Jose, Fremont and Campbell should not be too difficult. Call SERVPRO of Campbell at (408) 371-4001 to help you. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How SERVPRO Remediates Mold in San Jose

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Remediates Mold in San Jose Mold is common in San Jose. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold.

Mold Remediation for Your Home in San Jose

If you have ever walked through a home and greeted by a musty odor, mold exposure is possible, even without you knowing it. Even if you do not smell it, your home may have mold damage already working its way through your walls and structure, which may affect your health and that of your family. Mold is present everywhere, so it is not entirely uncommon for it to take hold of your home and leave you in need of professional mold remediation services.

When you encounter mold damage to your home in San Jose, call SERVPRO and enlist our team’s expertise towards managing and eradicating the presence of mold on your belongings. Moisture is the breeding ground for mold, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers guidelines focused on cleaning, discarding and drying moldy items per relevant recommendations. Our team is well-versed on these action steps and is trained to act accordingly. Our professional approach and extensive training are what sets us apart from others.

As part of the mold remediation process, our SERVPRO team prevents further dissemination of mold spores by utilizing plastic sheeting to act as barriers to contaminated areas. We also seal your vents to prevent your HVAC system from further circulating any unwanted bacteria throughout your home. Once we have removed mold from your home utilizing techniques that recognized as industry best practices, we ultimately proceed to disinfect and deodorize your home, so it is ready for you to enjoy once again.

What differentiates our SERVPRO technicians from others, is the variety of approaches available at their fingertips. With mold remediation, in particular, each surface requires a specific method for mold to be removed; e.g., we treat solid surfaces differently than soft ones such as upholstery. To this end, our experts use different methods to achieve full mold remediation in your home. From baking soda blasting to dry ice blasting to hand scrubbing, we employ a variety of methods for your benefit.

Above anything else when you face with mold damage, please call SERVPRO of Campbell at (408) 371-4001 so you may have an experienced and reputable team at your side. We work very hard to make your home "Like it never ever happened."

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SERVPRO Will Put The Flame Of Worry Out In Your San Jose Home

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Will Put The Flame Of Worry Out In Your San Jose Home Call SERVPRO to save your belongings after fire and smoke damage have struck your home.

Fire Damage Experts In San Jose Talk About Refinishing Charred Surfaces

If something ever burns inside your San Jose home, it is possible that the blaze torches things fast and engulfs a good portion of your contents and building materials. Once flames ignite, they can quickly spread throughout your home and use just about any substance as fuel causing you a significant amount of fire damage. In most cases, if the fire gets extinguished quickly, the loss will be less than if it has time to burn. The more oxygen the blaze receives, the hotter and faster it will burn. When several items inside your home get heated, it can become necessary to call in a professional fire damage restoration company such as SERVPRO.

Whenever things burn inside a building, items can get fully combusted and just partially charred. Any time our SERVPRO technicians work on a fire damage project in San Jose, we first figure out what we think we can save with cleaning and refinishing and what we know will have to be removed and replaced. To figure this out, our estimators arrive at your residence with a testing kit. The kit comes with all of the proper tools to test objects and their surfaces to see what work will need to be done to bring your house back to its original, preloss condition. Once we determine the overall scope of the job, we calculate an initial estimate detailing what we think needs to be done during restoration and give it to you and your homeowners' insurance provider.

After fire damage, during some situations, wooden surfaces of your contents and structural components can get charred on the surface. If the charring only exists on the surface of wooden items such as your wall studs, then it is possible that we can refinish them without having to replace them. If the charring on wooden materials only exists on the surface and does not exist a quarter inch into the wood, then we can often sand off the burnt substances and save the object. If you ever need help with your contents or building materials getting burnt or charred during a fire, call SERVPRO of Campbell at (408) 371-4001 any time of the day.

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Our Team Has You Covered When A Mold Infestation Has Taken Over Home In San Jose

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Team Has You Covered When A Mold Infestation Has Taken Over Home In San Jose Give us a call at any time so that we can handle the infestation before it gets worse.

Mold Clean Up Services For Your San Jose Home

When you discover mold in your San Jose home, it can be an upsetting find since mold can cause health effects. However, now that it is found, you can get it taken care of right away. To do so, you need a professional mold remediation company, as mold cannot be cleaned thoroughly with regular household cleaners, and it can also be difficult to find hidden mold if you are not sure how to do it.

When you need clean up services for mold damage in your San Jose home, SERVPRO’s professional staff is standing by to help you. We have the proper training and tools that we need to remediate the mold and fix the moisture issue causing it in the first place, so it does not return.

The first step of SERVPRO techs is to contain the mold contamination to ensure it does not spread into areas of your home which are not contaminated. Containment can include installing plastic sheeting for barriers and then establishing negative air pressing in the area with the mold. We seal HVAC vents to stop the spread of the mold into your duct system. We also establish clean rooms and decontamination roofs for entering, leaving and decontaminating materials and equipment.

The method we use to remove the mold depends on what kind of surface the mold is on. Nonporous materials can be cleaned. However, porous materials with visible mold growth many times have to be removed and discarded.

Dust and settled spores also need to be cleaned. In most situations, we can remove settled spores by using a HEPA vacuum and damp wiping, even when it comes to porous materials. We clean the surfaces first from top to bottom. We clean in the direction of the airflow toward the negative air machines, and once a round of cleaning is done, we allow time for mold spores and dust to settle again before the next round of cleaning.

Lastly, the contents and structure need to be dried back out. Dehumidifiers with a low airflow need to be used to prevent any further spread of mold. We bring the area back to its normal moisture content levels to prevent further mold growth.

SERVPRO of Campbell is careful when cleaning up mold growth in your home in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, or Santana Row so as not to make the problem worse and to ensure mold cannot keep growing. Give us a call at (408) 371-4001 at any time so that we can handle the infestation before it gets worse.

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A Flood Damage Restoration Team Can Help You After A San Jose Storm

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Flood Damage Restoration Team Can Help You After A San Jose Storm A San Jose home that has been effected by water damage after a storm.

Making The Most Of Flood Damage Restoration Services Available Throughout San Jose

There are more than a few reasons why professionals recommend starting flood damage cleanup in your San Jose home fast. You want to attempt to get everything under control quickly, avoiding secondary damages, and structural integrity problems that often develop after a flood.

Naturally, everyone’s first concern after flood damage occurs in your San Jose home is your safety. You want a restoration company that can provide you with as many services as possible, things that help protect your family as well as your home. Everything from IICRC certification to advanced training in odor removal and asset recovery should be well within your technical team's wheelhouse.

The longer water has to sit around your house, the easier it becomes to penetrate certain materials. Bacteria, mold, and other pathogens often accompany flood waters into your home. Keeping your family safely out of harm’s way and providing you with excellent flood damage restoration services is what SERVPRO is all about. Our initial inspection after a flood addresses every inch of the affected area. We can also check the surrounding area for any hazards or those that may develop over time if given the opportunity.

Water can get into your furniture, leaving stains, odors and additional damage behind. SERVPRO’s technicians put many restoration methods to use. We can remove water with extraction equipment, normalizing moisture levels from the inside out, preventing cracking, separation, tearing, and splitting that often occurs after items are affected by flood waters. No item should be considered non-restorable until after your restoration specialist has an opportunity to look things over. It is conceivable that you might be surprised by the sheer number of items we can restore that you would otherwise consider lost.

SERVPRO has entire flood damage restoration teams available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We pride ourselves on providing quality cleanup and restoration services that you and your family can count on to get things back up and running quickly. You are never alone, there are professionals available, day or night, to help, regardless of the size of your flood damage situation.


Our team at SERVPRO of Campbell provides expert solutions to flood damage throughout the surrounding areas of Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and Los Gatos. Call us for help, today. (602) 507-6163

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When Water Has Damaged Your Commercial Property In San Jose Contact Our Team At SERVPRO Immediately!

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Has Damaged Your Commercial Property In San Jose Contact Our Team At SERVPRO Immediately! We understand that your carpet business needs to be in full operation for you to make a profit, which is why you can expect our team to work fast.

We Provide Professional Commercial Water Damage Services In San Jose

The storm last night left water standing in the front office of your carpet business. Flood waters contain contaminants such as rodents, chemicals and raw sewage, which is why it is highly necessary for you to call professionals right away to clean and sanitize the building. Our team sets out to make sure your business is safe for you to return after the cleanup process. When possible, our techs can restore your office to its pre-storm state. Plus, we work quickly and aim to save as many items and contents inside the structure that we can.

SERVPRO commercial water removal crews in San Jose are skilled and well trained. The first thing the team can do is stop water from flowing inside your office. Next, they can begin removing water with truck-mounted or portable extractors. The crew may also employ vacuums, wands and pumps to remove excess water from inside the affected areas quickly. We understand that your carpet business needs to be in full operation for you to make a profit, which is why you can expect our team to work fast.

The techs may need to pack-out various items and contents such as desks, chairs, electronic devices, carpet samples, showroom displays, and paper documents. This step is taken to help protect your contents and to prevent additional damage. Plus, working fast can prevent extensive structural damage. If the crew has to remove materials from the premises, they itemize, categorize and keep track of every item they take from the structure during the pack-out stage. If your furniture, computers and paper files become contaminated with gray water, our team can remove, clean, sanitize and dry the items that we can save.

Drying and removing moisture from the structure is an essential phase of the restoration services we provide. We may employ air scrubbers to clean and purify the indoor environment. Plus, our crew may utilize industrial air movers and axial fans to enhance drying. Also, the team can place dehumidifiers in various areas to push moisture from the structure to the outside. We may also use heaters to quickly dry specific sections such as the flooring, lower walls, and baseboards.
 
SERVPRO of Campbell can restore your business when possible. We are close by and available 24/7 to help you get back in business fast. Contact us at (408) 371-4001. Our teams can help you recover from any size water emergency and can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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Did You Know That Mold Damage Can Quickly Affect Your San Jose Home?

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Did You Know That Mold Damage Can Quickly Affect Your San Jose Home? Mold spreads very quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the mold infestation in your home.

How to Deal with Mold Damage in San Jose Effectively

The proliferation of mold colonies has different adverse effects on properties. You need to start remedial action immediately early signs appear in your San Jose property. Surfaces infested by mold can be an eyesore, and the musty smell associated with such growth is not comfortable either. The smell is produced by the chemical changes that happen to the mold during its lifecycle. The spores also produce hyphae which attach to surfaces or grow deep into porous materials. This process leads to a breakdown of the affected materials causing deterioration and loss of structural strength. As certified AMRT, Applied Microbial Remedial Technicians, our team comes up with unique approaches to deal with any situation.

We understand the need for containment in areas where there is severe mold damage in San Jose. Based on the extensive IICRC training, and experiences we have had dealing with mold, we take various steps to create proper containment areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can install plastic sheeting creating containment barriers. We also seal HVAC vents preventing contamination of the duct systems which can lead to long-term air quality issues. By taking these steps, we prevent the spread of debris to other unaffected areas.

Cleaning affected areas properly is also essential. Our highly skilled team takes various steps when cleaning these areas. To get rid of loose fragments of mold, we HEPA vacuum affected materials. To remove residue from semi-porous materials such as wood and concrete, our SERVPRO technicians damp wipe, wire brush, or sand the infested materials. We also rely on specialized techniques such as Soda blasting when removing mold residue because it is very efficient and unlike the abrasive techniques, it does not damage the surfaces.

Removing airborne spores and other debris is also important. By establishing negative air pressure in the problem areas, our SERVPRO technicians get rid of airborne debris. We also use HEPA filtered air scrubbers that capture 99.97% of particles helping improve the air quality.

Dealing with mold issues should not be a big problem. Call SERVPRO of Campell at (408) 371-4001 for a customized solution for the problem you are facing. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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San Jose, Wild-Fires and Help from SERVPRO

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage San Jose, Wild-Fires and Help from SERVPRO San Jose House and Wild Fires Get Help and Cleanup from SERVPRO

The Cost of Fire Damage Repair to Your San Jose Home

When you need professional restoration for any of the potential disasters or emergencies that could affect your San Jose residence, most homeowners have the same question: how much is this going to cost? Understanding pricing and related expenses for restoring a residence can help you to appreciate that while initial estimates could seem steep, at least you still have a structure that can be rehabilitated.

Overcoming fire damages in your San Jose home vary in cost depending on multiple factors. The first and most obvious of these is the severity of the damage to your home. A widespread structure fire is going to cost more to restore than a small kitchen fire localized to a single room. If the effects are from a wildfire, there may be only the ground left. Then, that is between you and your insurance company on where to proceed. Our SERVPRO technicians can help initially to determine both the scope of the work to get performed, the personnel required to do it, the equipment needed, and a general idea of how long it should take to complete. Lucky structures, not burnt out, typically have substantial heat and smoke damage that does need mitigation. We can do that.

All of these components work into the initial estimate provided to your insurance company following a fire incident in your home. By working promptly to determine this estimate, we can help you to achieve an approval on your filed claim much more quickly. Under the added pressure that insurance adjusters go through during natural disasters like wildfires, we aim to work as efficiently as possible with the both of you. Even with all of these factors, you still do not have all of the components that factor into the cost of restoring a home after a fire.

While many companies have dubbed expenses as “the cost of doing business,” our SERVPRO franchise has strived to be as transparent as possible. Much like any business, we have overheads to cover and administration rates and personnel. We have dedicated professionals that assemble a job plan, take photographs of the work to get performed, deliver and pick-up oversized equipment, and oversee the work of our technicians on-site at your home.

Initially, homeowners do not fully appreciate the gravity of what it takes to operate a restoration company with the training, certifications, and efficiency that we have. Of course, when the surrounding area has suffered catastrophic damage, our SERVPRO of Campbell emergency response team is available 24/7. Give us a call anytime at (408) 371-4001.

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Important Steps To Take Before Our Experts Arrive At Your Flood Damaged San Jose Home

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Important Steps To Take Before Our Experts Arrive At Your Flood Damaged San Jose Home While most of the drying and mitigation work should be left to the professionals, we recommend taking a few steps while waiting for us to arrive.

How To Help Start The Flood Damage Drying Process In San Jose Before We Arrive

When flood damage hits San Jose, many local homeowners struggle to figure out what to do to protect their property best. Although professional damage mitigation companies like SERVPRO can arrive at your home within hours of the disaster happening, it may still be important to begin some minor preventative treatments before a crew of technicians arrives. While most of the drying and mitigation work should be left to the professionals, we recommend taking a few steps while waiting for us to arrive.

Turn on the A/C and Start Mopping
Unless there is still standing water in your flood damaged San Jose home, you can immediately begin the drying process by activating the home's air conditioning system and beginning to mop up excess water. You most likely cannot mop the entire home before SERVPRO arrives to start drying on an industrial scale, but removing moisture early on can be an important preventative measure against permanent damage to the flooring materials and home foundation. You can also wipe down wood furniture and countertops to achieve a similar effect.

Separate Objects
By providing space between objects and surfaces, you allow them to dry out faster and not spread water between materials. Placing wood blocks, aluminum foil or any other non-porous barrier between the legs of furniture and the ground promotes faster drying and decreases the time we need to take to dry and restore these objects once we arrive. Also, try to separate any pillows, sheets, cushions, and other components of furniture so that they do not trap moisture between them.

Pick Up and Remove Debris
Removing debris and small objects from the floor of your home can help to accelerate our initial drying process. However, be careful not to touch anything that could pose a safety hazard, such as shards of ceramic or pieces of damaged metal. SERVPRO technicians wear advanced safety gear to protect them from anything the flood might drag in.

SERVPRO of Campbell stands ready to respond to local cases of flood damage on a 24/7 basis. Call us at (408) 371-4001 for our help.

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