Our Fast and Safe San Jose Flood Damage Cleanup
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.