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Some Critical Mistakes With Flooding in Campbell That You Should Avoid

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle Our storm damage technicians have the equipment and experience to restore your property to pre-damage condition.

Proper Cleanup is Necessary after Flood Damage in Campbell

When property floods, various contaminants are introduced. Proper cleanup helps make the property habitable again and also forestalls future problems. You can only clean your Campbell property thoroughly if you understand the contaminants you are facing. We offer professional restoration services to help deal with the different aspects of damage “Like it never even happened.” 

Among the likely problems in cases of flood damage in Campbell is sewage backup. Because sewage is heavily contaminated, removal of porous materials in the affected area before cleanup is necessary. Carpets, pads, and insulation are among the porous materials that should be removed from the contaminated site. Our SERVPRO technicians have the expertise required to handle such removals safely. After removal, we pressure wash the affected area and use professional cleaning agents to eliminate any contaminants left. 

Floodwaters soil the affected areas with mud and other types of dirt. It can even sweep pet waste into concealed places. If such waste stays in place, it leads to foul odors in the house. Our SERVPRO team anticipates such issues, so we check and clean all nooks and crannies where waste may lay hidden. 

Mold infestation is common after a case of flooding. Mold spores are ever-present in any environment and only require enough moisture for growth to occur. Since some of the surfaces affected by the floodwaters, such as wall cavities, remain hidden from view, mold can proliferate long before it is detected. Our SERVPRO technicians remove drywall to access wall cavities for cleanup and thorough drying, diminishing any chances of mold growth. 

Airing the affected property is necessary because it eliminates excess moisture from the air. The process also helps dry any wet materials entirely through evaporation. It is possible to do this by opening doors and windows in ideal conditions, which exchanges the moist indoor air with drier outside air. This approach is known as an open drying system. Our SERVPRO teams use a closed drying system that seals off the affected area, separating it from outside air and air from other parts of the structure unaffected by flooding. After such isolation, it is possible to dry the property faster using air movers and dehumidifiers. 

To overcome challenges from flooding, call SERVPRO of Campbell at (408) 371-4001. We are available 24/7. 

How Our Team Can Help You Recover From A Water Damage Emergency In Your San Jose Coffee Shop

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician SERVPRO teams are ready to assist with water damage situations day or night. Give us a call right away.

Efficient Water Removal For Your San Jose Coffee Shop

As a proprietor of a San Jose coffee shop, you can appreciate the customers you have pouring in from the time you open your doors until you close them again. This demand for the product makes the slightest hiccup to provide for the customers a significant drain on potential profits. Instances like water damage events can put an immediate stop to your ability to serve the community. With the proper professional assistance like our technicians, you can be back in business much more quickly.

When it comes to water removal services for your San Jose shop, professional outfits like our SERVPRO team can help you remove the excess water quickly to assess the effect that it has had on the building and the contents of your shop as well. This assessment can determine the extent of drying efforts that have to happen and the presence of moisture throughout the affected areas so that our experienced technicians can focus our equipment on these points.

One of the initial things you have to consider about a water damage incident in your building is the need to act quickly. Water damage can spread rapidly, saturating materials and the contents of your shop to the point of irreparable conditions without the appropriate intervention. The wood flooring in your shop is an excellent example of affected material, as this surface is porous and can absorb the water to the point of swelling and distortion.

Another concern that you should have is the investment you have made into promoting business through efforts like open mic nights. The electronic equipment like speakers, microphones, and even the wiring components for the stage itself can quickly get affected by the moist environment. Our industrial-strength dehumidifiers can help to remove this threatening moisture and dampness and preserve this investment you have made in your business model.

While you cannot avoid disasters like water damage incidents entirely, you are never alone in facing their effects either. Give our SERVPRO of Campbell emergency response team a call anytime that disasters threaten your business. We are available 24/7 at (408) 371-4001.

What Happens When Flood Damage Causes a Move Out of a Home in San Jose?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team packing box You can trust that your property is in good hands with our experienced team members.

SERVPRO Can Store your Belongings, Secure your Home and Provide Flood Damage Restoration

Sometimes the impact of a storm and consequent flooding can be so severe that occupants must temporarily vacate the property. These situations are rare but can be highly stressful for the homeowner. SERVPRO is a restoration company that you can trust to repair:

  • Leaking roof from storms
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Sewage cleanup

Residents with flood damage in San Jose may struggle to find a place to store belongings while restoration takes place temporarily. Our technicians can pack, dry-clean, box, and transport your belongings to a climate-controlled warehouse while the repair is underway. Any items are fully insured during the pack-out process. 

  • Belongings are digitally inventoried before, during, and after storage.
  • We can perform mechanical washing, dry cleaning, and deodorizing of textile items or clothing.
  • Using our digital inventory, technicians can return packed-out items to their original place in your home. 

After a storm event, contact SERVPRO of Campbell for flood damage restoration at (408) 371-4001.

Technology Meets Biology in San Jose Mold Damage Remediation

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

a woman looking at her mold infested wall Team SERVPRO has tools to determine the extent of the mold infestation in your home. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

SERVPRO uses the most advanced equipment to combat mold growth in San Jose

Thanks to recent advances spurred by years of experience, our technology is better than ever to fight mold growth in your home. Modern tools and training turn SERVPRO technicians into mold-fighting superheroes.

Technology helps us to track, control, and eliminate mold damage in San Jose homes. SERVPRO technicians receive training in industry-leading technology that enables them to combat mold growth in ways that would have seemed impossible in years past. Our recent advances allow us to:

  • Track mold growth in your home through infrared imaging devices
  • Control the spread of mold by establishing decontamination rooms and negative pressure spaces
  • Eliminate fungi through specially-made cleaning agents and tools

Of course, none of these tools would be very effective without adequate training to use them. On both the local and national level, our crew members receive hands-on instruction with the latest and greatest technologies. This intense training regimen affords us a reputation for high quality and reliable service. We follow IICRC guidelines as AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians.

SERVPRO of Campbell is a leading local provider of mold damage remediation services in San Jose. Contact us at (408) 371-4001.

Where do San Jose Fire Damage Residues Go?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with burned cabinets Knowing how to deal with fire debris and residues is our specialty. Contact Team SERVPRO for certified technicians when fire damage affects your home.

SERVPRO takes away the ash and smoke – but to where?

Part of the reason why so many people trust us to restore their homes after a fire is due to our strict following of local and federal regulations. When disposing of waste and byproducts, we make no exceptions to this rule.

Most of our San Jose fire damage projects involve gallons of ash and smoke residues trapped in many different ways. Over the course of a single house fire restoration project, we may generate wastes in these forms and more:

  • Liquid waste containing both residues and cleaning agents
  • Solid dry powder containing ash and potential contaminants
  • Bulk garbage that may be contaminated with hazardous materials

Different chemicals require different methods of disposal. Some may be tossed in with regular garbage, but most of our byproducts require professional handling and careful destruction at chemical waste processing facilities. Our meticulous tracking and disposal practices ensure that hazardous byproducts never touch the soil or drains outside your home.

SERVPRO of Campbell has years of experience handling fire damage restoration projects for local homeowners. Call us at (408) 371-4001.

Our Fast and Safe San Jose Flood Damage Cleanup

4/18/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with items floating everywhere Regardless of the room flooded, team SERVPRO can help with water removal services. We work 365 days a year and are standing by 24/7.

San Jose murals face modern threats from storms

San Jose’s roots and history as a center of Mexican-American culture stretch deep. Founded by Spanish settlers in the late 18th Century, the town grew after Mexican independence, accumulating a sizable American community as well.

To commemorate this history and the thriving Hispanic culture in the late 20th Century, artists such as Diego Rivera created over a dozen beautiful murals across the city. From grocery stores to hospitals, previously ugly concrete walls became filled with beautiful imagery of Mexican culture. These murals became so well-known that they would eventually become a tourist attraction for many travelers.

Decades after their creation, these murals appear threatened. In the past decade, at least four of them have disappeared. Some have been painted over, others removed after years of neglect by their building owners. Some local artists worry that, in another decade, there may only be a couple of these painstakingly painted works of art remaining.

Unfortunately, most of the murals reside on private property, affording them few to no protections if the owners want them removed. On the bright side, others have been painted on public buildings or other structures with little to no removal chance. In some form or another, these murals should continue to exist for generations.

The largest library of the West

San Jose calls itself home to a broad selection of academics and brilliant innovators. Perhaps, it is fitting that the largest library in the Western United States rests within our city limits.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, located downtown on San Fernando Street, is an eight-story public library with almost 500,000 square feet of interior space. A favorite of local students, the library dedicates entire floors to quiet or silent study space. Comfortable and modernized interior accommodations facilitate pleasant afternoons of learning and productivity.

Although used mainly by university staff and students, the library is open to the public as part of the San Jose Public Library System. Individuals and families alike can find much to love here. Library amenities include:

  • Library media check-out
  • Public computer access
  • Tutoring services
  • Quiet study areas
  • Educational and vocational events

With a capacity of over two thousand visitors at one time, the facility has more than enough room to accommodate entire social circles with ease. Membership, which includes access to a colossal selection of digital resources, is free to all San Jose residents.

The steps involved for safe and efficient flood damage cleanup

San Jose flood damage can bring debris and contaminants into your home that can often represent a hazard. Whenever floodwaters enter your home from the outside, you should keep away from the area and call in SERVPRO technicians right away. Once they arrive, our professional damage mitigation crews don industry-leading protective equipment before bringing out decontamination tools that include:

  • Sprayers filled with EPA-registered disinfectant products
  • Water extractors that pump out dirty water
  • Chemical and UV light decontamination devices

As the water levels recede and your home dries out, more surfaces become exposed that our prior decontamination efforts may not have reached. As a result, the cleaning process happens constantly throughout the project, with our technicians applying many rounds of treatments to ensure that your home returns to being safe and damage-free.

SERVPRO of Campbell is a local specialist in flood damage mitigation and restoration. Call us 24/7 at (408) 371-4001.

Why is Skilled Restoration Best for Fire and Smoke Cleanup?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke surrounding smoke detector Smoke and soot from even small fires can travel throughout your home. SERVPRO is always available for the restoration process.

Rather than Leaving Lingering Reminders in Your San Jose Home, SERVPRO Handles Fire and Smoke Cleanup Thoroughly!

Navigating the following steps after a fire in your San Jose home can be challenging to process. SERVPRO makes it easier on residents by offering our services will skill and compassion. There is already plenty on your mind after such an event, so let us make it “Like it never even happened,” so that your home gets back to pre-fire condition.

Why call SERVPRO for fire and smoke cleanup in San Jose? We take care of restoration for you, but there are some simple steps you can do to make the process easier, including:

  • Prepare yourself for smoke and soot damage, which often impacts areas where the fire did not reach. There may also be damage unavoidably caused by first responders attending the blaze.
  • Wait for entry into your home. It is important for safety reasons that you do not enter until you get the green light.
  • Contact your home insurance agent to start the claim filing process. SERVPRO is also available to ensure all of the correct documentation is available to facilitate your claim.
  • Document any damages to ensure you remain organized and provide some insight on what needs replacement.
  • Enlist our help as soon as possible. Waiting too long after a fire causes corrosive smoke and soot residue to wreak havoc on various surfaces and materials.

Let us get to work on your fire and smoke cleanup! Call SERVPRO of Campbell when you need us at (408) 371-4001.

What Do Water Restoration Companies Do?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water stains on baseboard and wall Water stains are telltale signs of damage. Inspect your walls and cabinets often for signs of water damage.

Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Provide San Jose Residents with Unmatched Services While Saving Both Time and Money!

Few things are more frustrating than when you realize there is a slow leak in the plumbing under your kitchen sink or that you get slammed with a burst pipe in the middle of the night. San Jose residents need someone to work quickly on the cleanup rather than handle it with DIY methods. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster at SERVPRO, which means we get there within hours of your call to start the water damage restoration process.

Water restoration companies in San Jose, like our team at SERVPRO, can help save you time and money when faced with a water-related emergency. Once you call us, you can count on us for:

  • Rapid response time –the longer the moisture festers in your home, the quicker that costly secondary damage occurs.
  • Superior knowledge –our technicians are IICRC-certified, ensuring you have industry insiders on-the-job and putting best practices into place for cleaning, drying, and restoring your home.
  • Proper equipment –with all that goes into a restoration job, you cannot rely on a mop and bucket alone. We arrive with our Green Fleet, which includes industrial grade pumps, dehumidifiers, air movers, and a large selection of EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants.

San Jose residents should never feel as though they have to tackle water cleanup on their own when their home gets hit with an emergency. SERVPRO of Campbell has crews standing by to help 24/7, which is just part of what makes us the best water restoration companies in the area. Call us at (408) 371-4001 for rapid response.

Who Can San Jose Residents Call for Fire Cleanup?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

fireman discharging water from fire hose Did you know that water damage arises from extinguishing fires? SERVPRO has the tools to restore your fire and water damage.

Fire Damage is No Match for SERVPRO – Call us When You Require Restoration of Your San Jose Home!

San Jose is a central hub for Silicon Valley and the biggest city in the Northern California region. The name means Saint Joseph in Spanish, and the city had an estimated population of 1,026,908 in 2015. Before the Spanish arriving in the area, the Ohlone people were the original inhabitants.

1777 was when San Jose got founded, where it became the first civilian town to get founded within Spanish Alta California. In 1850, California gained statehood, and it made San Jose the first capital of the state. Once World War II was over, San Jose experienced a notable economic boom. The growth of electronics and high-technology helped bring the region from agricultural beginnings to a more urbanized metropolitan area.

Exploring Historical San Jose Neighborhoods

From culturally diverse neighborhoods to outstanding theaters and shops, there is something for everyone to explore and experience in San Jose, California. When it comes to communities, some of the most notable in the city include:

  • Alum Rock/Berryessa –Here, you will find the largest skate park in the state of California, Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park. There is also the Raging Waters water park and the oldest municipal park in the state, Alum Rock.
  • Mayfair –This neighborhood includes Cesar Chavez Memorial Walkway, which highlights several stops along a five-mile route heading into the Mexican Heritage Plaza in the East Side.
  • Little Italy –This was the first and last neighborhood in San Jose of Italian immigrants, to which there were three initially. While only spanning several blocks, you will find incredible Italian pride and some of the best Italian cuisine around. Many people like to visit Henry’s Hi-Life restaurant, the original site for the Torino Hotel.

When you are in the San Jose area, there are countless places to stop for a bite to eat so that you can enjoy a lot of local flavors and diverse cuisines. Some of the top dining establishments in the city include:

  • La Foret Restaurant –located on Bertram Road, this is a fine dining establishment featuring French cuisine. Favorite dishes on the menu include soufflé, wild boar, and American wagyu beef.
  • Bill’s Café –located on Willow Street, this café features a broad selection of breakfast and brunch favorites like eggs benedict and thick-cut French toast.
  • Henry’s Hi-Life –Located on W. Saint Jon Street, this steakhouse and bar feature craft cocktails, famous cuts of meat, and a delectable dessert selection.

Let the Water and Fire Restoration Team at SERVPRO Address the Damage to Your San Jose Property

Home fires lead to more than just burnt materials and belongings. There can be immense water damage that calls for skilled cleaning efforts. SERVPRO arrives fast to ensure your San Jose home gets returned to pre-fire condition as soon as possible.

Our emergency restoration team is available to handle all water-related issues and fire damage in San Jose. Some of the causes of water damage after a fire come from:

  • Ruptured piping from extreme heat
  • Storm damage where water comes in during or after a fire
  • Water from fire hoses used to douse the blaze

Avoiding costly repairs and looking for the most efficient way to address moisture along with your fire damage is paramount to our team at SERVPRO of Campbell. Call us at (408) 371-4001 when you need an emergency response.

How to Recover from San Jose Fire Damage

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fleet ready for action 24/7 365 days a year. Large or small fire damaged done to your home is no DIY project. Call the pros at SERVPRO for the fire restoration services needed.

Getting your San Jose home back to normal

Most property owners are astonished by the number of house fires that occur in their neighborhoods, almost on a daily basis. The sad part is that most of these destructive events could have been avoided with better safety habits.

Large or small, house fires can cause terrible grief for any homeowner. Fire damage happens across San Jose daily, leaving many families clueless about getting things back to normal. Professional damage restoration services like SERVPRO can help to reverse many of the most severe consequences of a fire, but there are a few things that you can do on your own.

  • Take an inventory of belongings that survived the fire and figure out what you lost.
  • Move objects away from affected areas so that you can avoid further complications.
  • Use the opportunity to remodel and repaint parts of your home interior.

While SERVPRO technicians work to remove some of the more complicated effects of the fire, such as smoke odors, you can work on these tasks to move on faster and perhaps even improve your home at the same time.

SERVPRO of Campbell provides affordable and timely damage restoration services for the local neighborhood. Call us at (408) 371-4001.