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Visible Mold Growth after the Rainy Days!

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows different mold growing on ceilings and top of walls after the rain SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno assists our customers and their concerns when it comes to mold and what steps to take for remediation!

The weather in San Mateo County and San Francisco County are usually consistent with warm sunny days and some winds.  We usually don't see strong storms hit the Bay Area.  However, when it does rain, it pours!  The rain can last a few days to a couple of weeks at a time and of course since our weather is odd its mixed off and on with sunny days and rainy days!

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno noticed a trend after a couple of weeks to months with no rain.  We start to receive calls with mold growth found visible on ceilings and at the top of the walls.  Usually our customers have no idea how mold could have grown or became visible in odd sections of the home or businesses and are unaware that the mold was possibly caused by the previous rains.

The rain water can find it's way into the structure by possible roof damage/ leaks or even through the smallest cracks or deteriorated window seals on the exterior of the house or building.  The rain water will keep coming in as long as it rains and the source of intrusion is not fixed and corrected.

If you see visible mold growth happening after it rains on the ceilings or top of walls or even around windows than there is a possibility rain water is getting in!

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000 for more information and we will assist and lead you in the right direction!   

Before the rain comes!

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows a couple of clogged drains with build up of water SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno can assist with water damage caused by blocked drains and the rain!

Usually the San Mateo County and the San Francisco County areas are sunny, windy and/or foggy. Our dry months are in May, June, July, August and September.  A lot of rain usually comes in January, February and December.  The weather in the Bay Area is pretty consistent! However, we do get a lot of rain when it starts.  And with rain water there can also be water damage!

There are some ways to prevent the unexpected water damage that comes from rainfall.  Just by checking all your drains you can prevent water damage!

Some drains can be found on your roof, light wells and gutters.  There are also storm drains at the exterior of the houses and businesses.  Just by making sure theses drains are clear of debris, leaves, branches and even papers can definitely prevent water build up and damage. The best time to check and clean out the drains is during the dry months or right before the rain starts!

If you have experienced water damage caused by a drain from the rain make sure to clear the drain and call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000!

Standing Water in a Crawl Space!

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows standing water in a crawl space SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno performs water extraction, cleaning, sanitizing and drying to crawl spaces!

Do you notice an odor or a musty smell permeating through your home, but can't find any causes or damages inside the home? Was there a big rain fall that passed by recently?  You may have standing water in your crawl space!

Water can get into the crawl space many ways.  Usually by a broken pipe lines from under the kitchen or bathroom areas; however, water can also get in crawl spaces from rain and flooding outside! 

Sometimes we don't realize when we change the outside landscape in the front or back yards that water can then be accidentally deferred into the crawl space.  Not knowing there's standing water for a long period of time can then produce an odor or a musty smell and other damages.

During the rainy days it's best to check your crawl space to make sure no water is building up!

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000 if you discover standing water in your crawl space or for more information!

Commercial Freezer Cleaning!

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows an industrial freezer in the cleaning process SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno is using special floor cleaning equipment and products to get this freezer cleaned and sanitized!

Does your commercial freezer need a good cleaning?  Does your freezer have food build-up that gets stuck to your employees shoes?  Do you and your employees notice a slight odor around the freezer of spoiled and rotten food that lingers around?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions than it's time to have your freezer professionally cleaned and sanitized!  You and your employees will be amazed by the difference and will no longer have to deal with any food stuck on the bottom of shoes!

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno offers cleanings to commercial and industrial freezers!  Our professional technicians use special equipment and products with extra elbow grease!

Give SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno a call at 650-794-1000 and we can start the scheduling process!

What is Weighted Extraction?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows the weighted extraction unit extracting water from carpeted flooring SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno uses the Weighted Extraction Unit on most water losses that have carpeted flooring.

There are many different machines used during water removal.  The weighted extraction unit is one of them!

The weighted extraction unit is mainly used on carpeted flooring that has been affected by water.  Not just a spill of water, but with water that completely soaked the entire carpeted floor.

The weight of the technician and the machine combined assists with extracting the water out of the carpet and even down to the carpet padding.  The weighted extraction unit is controlled and driven around the affected room to extract the water from the carpeted flooring. 

The weighted extraction unit is a ride-on machine that maximizes water removal to assist with faster drying.  The point is to get all the standing water out as much as possible, so drying can easily be performed!

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno for more information or to assist with your drying needs at 650-794-1000

After a water loss how do you know it's wet?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows a thermal camera and a moisture meters in action SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno uses Thermal Camera's and Moisture Meters to determine if materials are wet and require drying!

If you had a water loss at your business or home, but do not see any visible water or puddles your not alone! 

Many customers feel their business or home is unaffected by water because they cant see any visible water or they feel since they cleaned the water away nothing is wet! Sometimes customers even use their hands to determine if surfaces or walls are wet, but feel nothing and automatically assume the area is dry!  It would be wonderful if our hands was that magical!

In the restoration industry we have special devices called moisture meters and thermal cameras that show our technicians if something is wet or has elevated moisture levels present.  The meters and thermal cameras are non-invasive and can easily be used to determine if materials in businesses or homes are affected by water.  The meters are also used throughout a drying process to show when the materials are dried and back to acceptable levels!

For more information on wet materials and the drying process give SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno a call at 650-794-1000! 

Sewage in a Warehouse!

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows a warehouse with sewage being cleaned from the flooring SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno has the equipment, products and technician to clean and sanitize your warehouse affected by sewage!

Imagine your at work siting at your desk and all of the sudden a bad rotten odor comes permeating through the air in your office.  You wonder what is that awful smell?

You run and check all the bathrooms.  Nothing!  You run and check the kitchen/ break area.   Nothing!  You check the outside surroundings. Nothing, not even a smell!

You remember there's a hidden floor drain in the warehouse and you go check it out to find an abundance of sewage coming up from that drain. The sight is not attractive or pleasant.

Thinking you can have one of your employees handle the mess, because they provide most of the regular cleaning at the business, but remember they are on vacation! 

So, you ask another employee if they can take care of it?  You call them over, they start to feel sick from the sight and smell and immediately say " there is no way I can clean all that mess up!"

Now your in a bubble, your warehouse smells and you have sewage spreading all over the floor! And none of your employees will clean it!  What do you do?

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000.  We have professional technicians that are trained to clean and sanitize sewage messes!  This is what we do!

San Bruno, CA Trained Staff is Here to Help!

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows a Profuction Technician assisting a customer in a kitchen SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration services in San Mateo County!

When disaster strikes it is imperative that you act quickly. A delay of just a few hours can severely affect your home or business negatively. That is why SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno operates 24/7 days a week to get your property back to “Like it never even happened.”

We place our staff in the highest regard. Our team is highly skilled 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.

We value or community and cherish being a locally-owned and operated business. Our Mission is to recruit and employ quality individuals within our community, who enjoy helping others and delivering quality customer services that pertains to our industry. 

Being a part of a National Franchise gives us the ability handle any size disaster. Our Franchises are prepared to mobilize in order to help get your community back to normalcy when a storm hits.

Big or small, “We are always here to help.”

Call us today at 1-650-794-1000

Faster to your South San Francisco, CA Water Damage Event

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows a bathroom with a toilet over flow water loss SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno responded to a Toilet Over Flow Sewage Loss. We quickly provided cleaning and sanitizing services!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we.  SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. We are fully equipped and ready to handle any size disaster. With a network of over 1,800 Franchises we are prepared for any emergency you might have.  Additionally, we invest deeply into our teams through in-house training, and IICRC accreditation's. (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)  

Faster To Any Size Disaster 

Flooding and water damage is very invasive and destructive. Water can quickly spread throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Having a quick response is crucial to the restoration and mitigation process. 

Our 1-4-8 Service Response policy dictates that: Within one (1) hour from the notice of loss, a SERVPRO Professional will contact you to arrange for service. Within four (4) hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary.) With in eight (8) business hours of on-site arrival a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person. *Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation. 

Need Emergency Services? Call Us at 1-650--74-1000

What is Mitigation?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Photo shows standing water in an office building SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno provided Mitigation Services to an office building that was flooded with water.

Whether the cause was an unexpected flood or a broken water pipe, water damage can cause serious problems for your home or business. Excessive moisture in carpets or drywall encourages mold growth, which doesn't take long to spread and take over your home. 

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno is here to help you in your time of need. Our Professional staff is highly trained and experienced to get your home or business back up and running.  

The key to avoiding excess damage is to mitigate quickly and properly. Mitigation is the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, of your damaged property.  

Why Mitigation? 

  • Mitigation enables people to recover more quickly from a disaster.
  • Mitigation lessens the financial impact water losses can incur. 
  • As mitigation specialists, SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno focuses on reducing loss, enabling your home or business to have a quicker recovery time and lessens the costs involved with restoration of property damage events.

Without proper mitigation the following could take place: 

  • A longer amount of time the homeowner is inconvenienced. 
  • A longer amount of time business is interrupted. 
  • The potential for mold growth. 
  • The loss of personal valuable and beloved belongings. 
  • Increase in expenses. 

Give us a call today at 650-794-1000, to help get your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”