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We Are Your Best Option After A Flood Has Damaged Your Campbell Daycare

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Are Your Best Option After A Flood Has Damaged Your Campbell Daycare SERVPRO of Campbell at (408) 371-4001 is ready to assist our local community with the mitigation of commercial flood damage.

SERVPRO Restores Commercial Flood Damage In Campbell Daycare

A sobering statistic from the National Flood Insurance Program showed 20% of commercial flood damage claims were from low to moderate-risk areas. A whopping 90% of insurance claims filed by businesses affected by natural disasters included flooding as part of the damages.

SERVPRO answered an emergency call from an adult daycare facility with commercial flood damage in Campbell. The owner of the daycare was initially upset at the prospect of closure during mitigation of the water loss. Once our technicians explained the conditions of the building were unsafe for clients due to both the potential for floodwater to have contaminants as well as the danger of slip and fall accidents, she agreed it would be best to close during remediation.

We immediately scoped the recreation room as the area where the water intrusion happened, and the water was over the baseboards at one point but had receded, and thermal imaging confirmed it wicked into the sheetrock in various places. Unfortunately, once sheetrock weakens from water exposure, there are no techniques to restore it, and removal is the only option.

There were very few water damaged items for us to remove, as the daycare had a policy of picking up items on the floor and placing chairs on tables every night so their janitorial service could sanitize the floor. If there was any positive in this situation, probes confirmed the seal on the tile floor stopped the migration of water to the subflooring. We used controlled demolition techniques, including "flood cuts," where sheetrock is cut away roughly six inches above the highest area where the water hit. The reason for this is that it lets warm, dry air from our air movers penetrate within wall cavities, working in tandem with dehumidifiers and speeding the drying process.

Sanitary conditions are a must after mitigation, and once the premises are dry, all surfaces are cleaned thoroughly using our antibacterial solutions. We placed the steel tables and chairs on blocks during drying since they were non-porous; they could be hand washed and disinfected.

We gave the daycare owner an overview of the necessary repairs to restore her facility to its preloss condition. She hired our Building Services division to restore her property and let her reopen as quickly as possible as a secure space for her clients to spend their days.

SERVPRO of Campbell at (408) 371-4001 is ready to assist our local community with the mitigation of commercial flood damage. We are available 24-hours and arrive on site within hours to help make your water loss “Like it never even happened.”

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Proof That Commercial Water Damage Remediation in San Jose Really Works

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Proof That Commercial Water Damage Remediation in San Jose Really Works If your fitness center facility has water damage, time is of the essence to prevent any mold from setting in. Call us right away.

Overcoming the Challenges of Commercial Water Removal in San Jose Fitness Centers

Water loss in a fitness center presents various challenges, so it is essential to carry out water removal fast. Most of the equipment used has metallic parts, which might rust due to exposure to water. Also, high levels of relative humidity likely to prevail after a water spill can interfere with their electronic components. Our professional water removal services can help you deal with the loss at your San Jose fitness center "Like it never even happened."

Big open spaces in fitness centers can hinder commercial water removal in San Jose because restoration crews have to cover greater distances. Also, the floors are mostly level so water might not flow out through gravity. Our SERVPRO technicians overcome such challenges by using sophisticated water removal equipment including dry-wet vacs and truck-mounted water extractors. We also use plastic sheets to divide the wide, open spaces, so smaller drying chambers thus expediting the process.

The floors in fitness centers are made of different materials, which can pose another challenge to water removal efforts. Some options such as rubber floors are impervious to water, but when it sits for too long, the water can breach through the seams on each tile reaching the plywood subflooring. Other floor materials present different challenges. Our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of moisture detection equipment to check for wetness. With FLIR thermal cameras, we can check for wet areas on subfloors allowing us to take mitigation steps before problems such as mold develop.

Drying wet materials and restoring relative humidity in the facility to normal levels is essential. Normal humidity levels ensure those using the facility feel comfortable. Our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of air movers to increase the evaporation rate. We also have trailered desiccant dehumidifiers, which expedite the extraction of moisture from the air.

In case of a water loss situation in your Fremont, Campbell or Saratoga area fitness center, call SERVPRO of Campbell to help with the removal. You can reach us at (408) 371-4001 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Solutions for Special Situations When Restoring Commercial Water Damage in San Jose

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Solutions for Special Situations When Restoring Commercial Water Damage in San Jose Our technicians have the proper technology to restore business documents from water damage.

Commercial Water Damage in San Jose Properties 

When there is a water leak or spill in a commercial establishment, most of the focus is on removing standing water to restore normal operations. However, apart from what pools on the floors, the water might affect other areas too causing unforeseen challenges especially if a professional does not do the restoration. We have extensive experience handling such special situations in San Jose.

Documents and electronics are likely to be involved in the case of commercial water damage in San Jose emanating from a problem in the fire suppression sprinkler system. The issue with such loss is not the replacement cost of the items, but the loss of data, which can cripple day-to-day operations at the business. Our SERVPRO technicians take steps to safeguard your documents. This mostly involves freezing them to prevent further deterioration, then drying them through sublimation, which changes a solid directly to vapor, without passing through a liquid state. Through such processes, we help safeguard ownership documents and business records.

Cabinets and other holding spaces in commercial establishments can present challenges when restoring water damage especially if you do not have the right equipment. Many cabinets have laminated surfaces that act as a vapor barrier. Such a barrier can interfere with detection thus leaving excess moisture in the material that can cause problems in the future. Cabinet backs also add an extra layer of materials over drywall, which can prolong the drying process. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors with probes to check the actual level of saturation in affected materials. We also use hole-saws to cut holes at the back of the cabinet allowing a venting system to circulate air in the wall cavity expediting drying.

Checking HVAC ducts is also essential if there is a chance, the water affected them, to eliminate the possibility of mold development and air quality issues. Our SERVPRO technicians check the material lining the ducts before determining the best course of action. Cleaning sheet metal duct is simple. However, other materials like flex duct and fiberboard may require additional steps.



Call SERVPRO of Campbell to help you deal with special situations after water loss in your business. You can reach us at (408) 371-4001 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Our Team Will Help You Recover From A Commercial Water Damage Emergency In Your San Jose Coffee Shop When it comes to water removal services for your San Jose shop, professional outfits like our team can help you to remove the excess water quickly.

Efficient Water Removal For Your San Jose Coffee Shop

As a proprietor of a San Jose coffee shop, you can appreciate the customers that you have pouring in from the time that you open your doors until you close them again. This demand for the product makes the slightest hiccup in the ability to provide for the customers a significant drain on potential profits. Instances like water loss events can put an immediate stop to your ability to serve the community, but with the right 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 to remove the excess water quickly can get to assessing 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 as well as 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 that you have to consider about a water loss 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 components of the wiring 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 loss 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.

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What To Do When A Commercial Water Damage Happens

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time and without notice. The effects of commercial water damage can be devastating to a business owner who is now faced with having to clean up the water damage and reopen their business as soon as possible.

Do you know how to handle water damage at your commercial property? Are you prepared to make the necessary decisions after a pipe breaks, your roof leaks, or the streets flood to protect your property? What is your plan?

Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. A little preparation for a water damage emergency and a plan of action in the event it ever happens can significantly reduce property damage and will get you back to business as soon as possible.

Commercial Water Damage Prevention

Large-scale losses can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines.

    1. Know where your emergency water shut-off valves are located, and have a contingency plan in place in case you are not available.
    1. Create an Emergency Ready Plan with directions for what to do in an emergency as well as a list of phone numbers of who to call in an emergency. Make sure someone you can trust has the authorization to make decisions if you are unavailable.

It is a good idea to have a trusted commercial restoration company such as SERVPRO of Campbell with information on file before disaster strikes. How quickly cleanup begins will impact the size of the loss.

Causes of Commercial Water Damage

Water damage can happen at any time. Whether from natural disasters, leaking roofs, frozen pipes, sewage backups, or flooding, water damage is a serious concern and a major threat to your commercial property.

Understanding the source of the water damage is essential for proper cleanup, as clean water from a broken pipe or a leaking roof during a rainstorm will be treated differently than floodwaters and sewage backups. Always protect your health, and let the commercial water damage experts handle the cleanup and restoration of your property.

Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage

Proper removal and drying of the water is critical after a water damage emergency, and will prevent any long-term problems some experience after attempting water damage cleanup themselves, or by hiring someone who doesn’t have the proper equipment or experience. Mold growth can begin 24-48 hours after water damage, and starting extraction and drying as soon as possible after water damage is your best line of defense against mold.

Call SERVPRO Campbell to extract the water, dry your structure and to clean and remove any potentially dangerous contaminants.

SERVPRO of Campbell  (408)371-4001 Our SERVPRO team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

SERVPRO Campbell/Los Gatos is ready for any Emergency at your Business.

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Long Island commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In any emergency situation in your business, give us a call an we'll be there fast with the help you need. 

SERVPRO of the Campbell/Los Gatos specializes in cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage, fire and mold events. 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.

Restoring Your Campbell Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/17/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Campbell commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Campbell

SERVPRO of Campbell specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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.