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Placing a Containment in the Bay Area!

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

This photo shows the different Containment's built with Plastic and Tension Poles around openings and stairwells. SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno creates many different types of Containment's for Fire, Water and Mold Losses.

What's the point of a Containment?

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno gets asked many times why placing a Containment is important and if it's really necessary.  Well the answer is Yes! Containment's are very important and can play a huge role in Fire, Water and Mold Damage Restoration Losses.  

A Containment is placed to control the environment, minimize the work space and/or to keep something that can potentially be harmful under control and to avoid cross contamination.  In most cases Containment's are placed to block the affected areas from the unaffected areas which stops the spread of any further contamination. 

Containment's are placed by using thick plastic sheeting with the assistance of tension/support poles or wooden frames and strong tape. The Containment's are usually placed around doors, openings, stairwells or even to divide rooms.

It is recommended that no one enters through the Containment's once set up and in place!

For more Information on Containment's or Concerns with Fire, Water and Mold Losses give us a call at 650-794-1000! 

Food After a Fire in the Bay Area!

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen showing Smoke and Soot Damage caused by a Fire. This Kitchen was affected by an Electrical Fire. The Smoke and Soot can be seen throughout the Floor and Walls. All the Food had to be disposed.

What About My Food!

Many wonder what foods can be saved and eaten after a fire.  It's understandable to want to save as much as possible and not let foods go to waste.  However, it must be taken into account that foods, opened or unopened, do become contaminated by fires and can cause health risks.  

Unfortunately, not only can foods be affected by fire directly, but can also become affected by the water, chemicals, smoke and by heat damages caused by fires.  The toxic fumes from fires also contaminates the food.  Strong smoke odor or rotten food odor is a sign the food is no good.

The smoke, soot, toxic fumes along with other contaminates in the fire permeate through the air which taints the food.  The food can be fresh, packaged, sealed and even in the refrigerator or freezer and can still become contaminated because the seals are not all completely air tight.  Even canned foods, foods in jars, bottles can be affected by the heat of the fire causing the foods to slowly cook within which can be harmful to eat.   

It's not recommended to try and eat the foods to see if it's good or not.  It's highly recommended to throw away and dispose of foods that have been in or around a fire to avoid getting sick.

If you have questions or need assistance give SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno a call at 650-794-1000.  We are here to help!

Emergency Board Up Services in the Bay Area!

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Photos of Emergency Board-Ups on Different Structures This Photo shows Emergency Boards- Ups on different Structures. The Board-Ups provide Security until replacements can be installed.

A Temporary Fix for Home or Place of Businesses Security!

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno offers Emergency Board-Up Services During Regular Business Hours and After Business Hours!

If you had a Fire, Break-In or have been Vandalized we can help secure your Home or Place of Business!  All we need is the information and location! 

Let us know if your Doors, Windows, Garage or Exterior of Building is Damaged. If you know the Dimensions that's even better!

Emergency Board-Ups are a Temporary Fix until the actual replacement can be installed.  Emergency Boards-Ups keeps the honest man honest!

Give SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno a call at 650-794-1000 for immediate assistance or for any questions!

Saving your True Hardwood Floors from Water Damage in the Bay Area!

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

Showing the Hardwood Floor Drying System in progress Showing our Hardwood Floor Drying System in action! The special drying equipment was placed right away to save these Hardwood Floors in the Bay Area!

Choose SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno to save your true hardwood floors!

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno has special and professional drying equipment.  Our Hardwood Floor Drying Systems can save your hardwood flooring caused by water damage.  One of the main keys is to start the drying process quickly to avoid secondary damages. 

Drying Hardwood Floors can take roughly 5-10 days to completely dry and save.  We have successfully saved and dried many hardwood floors with our special hardwood floor drying equipment.

It's always best to attempt to dry and save true hardwood floors.  Not only are saving your homes wood floors, but your actually saving the environment or in other words another tree!

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno for more information or to schedule an appointment at 650-794-1000

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno is Hiring!

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Green Vehicle with Service Number SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno is Hiring! Come join our Team in South San Francisco!

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno is currently hiring Production and Cleaning Technicians!

Requirements for these Positions:

  • Must have a great attitude and professional appearance
  • A Valid Driver's License with reasonable driving record
  • Authorized to work in the USA
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Back Ground Check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft
  • Ability to be on call, work some nights and weekends
  • Able to lift 30+ pounds
  • Can read and write
  • Willing to learn and advance
  • Pays attention to detail and is hardworking
  • Can follow directions and schedules

If you or someone you may know is interested in finding a career Please call 650-794-1000 or 650-451-8629 for more information or email your resume to

Is Your Home Built Before 1983 in California?

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Contact the Professionals when you have Mold, Water or Fire Damage. We will lead you in the right direction and prevent further contamination!

Houses Built Before 1983 Requires Asbestos and Lead Testing Prior to any Demolition!

Do you have Mold or Water and Fire Damage that requires Demolition to Affected Materials?  Is Your Home Built before 1983?  If so, Testing for Asbestos and Lead will be required.  

Asbestos and Lead is no longer used in Homes; however, many older structures still contain the Substances.  Asbestos is Highly Toxic and Inhaling its Fibers can cause lung scarring and cancer over time.  

California Law has strict Regulations for Removing Asbestos and Lead contaminated Materials.  Asbestos is found in Blown-In Insulation, Drywall Joint Compounds, Furnaces, Ductwork, Pipe Insulation, Vinyl Tile Flooring and Roofing Materials.   Lead is usually Found in the Paint.  

Only Licensed Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, with Specialized Equipment are allowed to Test, Detect and Report Asbestos and Lead Presence.  The Testing is Completed Prior to Any Demolition or Disturbance of the Substances.  Identifying Asbestos and Lead is your Responsibility.  

For More Information on Testing and Demolition for Mold, Water and Fire Damage contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000.  We are here to help!

Call the Professionals for Water Damages caused by Storms!

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

The longer you wait to start the Drying Process the longer it will take to get your Home or Business Back Together!

Did your Home or Business get affected by a Storm?

Don't wait to call in the Professionals if you had Water Damage caused by Heavy Rain Falls or Flooding.  The longer you wait to start the Drying Process the more severe damages can start and the more expensive it can get. 

Contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno, we specialize in the Cleaning and Drying to all Water Damages.  Don't wait to get your Home or Business back to normal.  Don't wait for the Water Damage to turn to Mold Damage! 

Whether your Water Damage is caused by Storms, Supply Line Failures or Sewage Over Flows Call the Professionals Right away!  We receive many calls weeks after the Source of Water Intrusion and by then its to late! 

Don't wait any longer!  Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000!

Deodorization to Commercial Properties!

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Our Special Deodorization Equipment is Safe to be around, so you can still Operate and Function your Place of Business!

Does your place of Business have an Odor Problem?

If so, SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno has Specialized Deodorization Equipment to help with that Problem!

We can Inspect and Access your Property and Inform you the best way to get rid of that Odor! Most Odors are caused by Sewage Losses, Soot and Fire Damages and even Standing Water not Noticed. 

The majority of the Time the Special Deodorization Equipment can do the Trick; however, sometimes additional Cleaning may be required.  It is not always guaranteed to permanently remove all Odors and more Invasive Solutions may possibly be required.

Contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000 for a Free Verbal Estimate and Inspection!  Deodorization is just one of our Specialties!

Mold in San Francisco, California

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

This Photo shows Visible Mold in different sections of Homes. Mold likes to grow in damp, warm places, no ventilation or bad humidity.

Did you know Mold in San Francisco, CA is considered a "Public Health Nuisance"?

Owning Property in San Francisco, CA is very expensive and holds a lot of Responsibility, especially for the Property Homeowners that are Currently Renting-Out Units.  Property Homeowners that Rent-Out to Tenants have many obligations and requirements to follow and dealing with Mold is one of them!

When a Tenant living in a Rental Property in San Francisco Suspects Mold in their Unit the Property Homeowner must take Action right away to make sure and keep that Property Mold Free.  San Francisco has Tenants Rights in Place to make sure their Rental Properties/Homes stay in Habitable Conditions.  If Not, the Tenants can possibly Sue their Property Owners. 

If Mold Situations Arise, The Property Owner should immediately take diligent steps to Properly Remediate the Mold Issue and remove any Visible or Demonstrable Mold located anywhere within the Interiors of the Rental Property.  This will ensure the Property Owner is providing their Responsibilities as a Landlord.  

For More Information on Mold Remediation and Steps that should be Followed contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000.  We are here to Help!

Why Re-grout your Tile?

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

This Shower Enclosure had Cracks in the Grout which caused Water to intrude and over time caused serious Mold Damage behind the Tile.

Re-grout your Tiles to Prevent Mold Damage!

Almost every Home and Business has Tile Built within it's Structure.   Tile can be set on Walls, Shower Enclosures, Counter Tops, Back Splashes and as Flooring. The most common places Tile can be found is in Bathrooms, Kitchens and in Laundry Rooms.  Which are the places that have the most Water Flow and Moisture Build Up.

The Grout is a filler between the Tiles. The Grout is a Porous Material that holds onto Moisture.  Grout being wet constantly can cause discolorations, cracks, chunks to separate or even peel away and over time can compromise the integrity of the Grout causing it to fail.   

When Grout Fails the Water can get into the smallest cracks, Mold can start to grow on the Outer Surface of the Grout.  Over time of with Water Intrusion and constantly being wet it can become a lot worse within the Structure Behind or Under the Tile where you cannot see. 

This is why it is very important to Re-grout your Tile!  To Prevent Damage and Extra Out of Pocket Cost.

For More Information contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000! We are your Mold Remediation Company!