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Is Your Home Built Before 1983 in California?

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Your Home Built Before 1983 in California? 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)

Storm Damage Call the Professionals for Water Damages caused by Storms! 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)

Commercial Deodorization to Commercial Properties! 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)

Mold Remediation Mold in San Francisco, California 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)

Mold Remediation Why Re-grout your Tile? 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!

First Steps to Getting Rid of Odor after a Fire!

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage First Steps to Getting Rid of Odor after a Fire! This Photo shows the different Sources of a Fire Loss that can cause Odor to Permeate through a Home or Business.

The First Step to Getting Rid of Odor from a Fire!

If you recently had a Fire in your Home or Business and have a very strong Odor present along with Soot and Debris everywhere the First thing you want to do is remove the Source of the Fire.  Removing the First Source of the Fire, whether it be from an Electrical Fire, a Stove Top, Microwave Oven or even an Electrical Blanket, removing it will assist in getting rid of the Strong Odor Smell.

Of Course, removing all the other Burnt Items and Debris right away will also stop the lingering Odor permeating through the Home or Business. 

Depending Where and How the Fire Started, Once the Source and Burnt Debris are removed the Section that Caught Fire can be contained off with Plastic to stop the spread of that Odor.   

Special Deodorization Equipment can also be placed in the Home or Business to assist with the Odor from a Fire. 

Contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno for More Information on Fire Damage and Odor Control at 650-794-1000.  We are the Fire Damage Restoration Professionals!

Find the Water Intrusion Right Away!

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Find the Water Intrusion Right Away! Find and Fix the Source of Water Intrusion right away to prevent further Water Damages! Don't wait till it's to late!

Find the Water Intrusion Right Away during a Storm!

When a Storm Hits and you notice Water coming into your Home or Business during the rain find where and how the Water is getting in right away.

Don't wait to stop the Water Intrusion Once found.  Whether the Water is entering through your roof, cracks on the exterior, windows or even from the ground it is best to get the Source found and fixed right away to prevent further damages.  Having the Source Found and Fixed during the current Rain Fall will ensure you have successfully stopped the Source of Water Intrusion Completely.  

Waiting to have the Source fixed can cause serious damages to your Home or Business, especially when dealing with Water.

Contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno if you Recently had Water Damage at 650-794-1000.  We are the Professional Water Mitigation Specialists!

Did you know Pigeon Droppings are Hazardous?

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Did you know Pigeon Droppings are Hazardous? This Warehouse has a Pigeon Infestation. Before Cleaning can be started the Pigeons must be permanently removed and no longer able to Enter and Nest.

Pigeon Droppings can cause Serious Health Risks to Humans!

Pigeons can contract and carry many diseases and parasites which can be transferred into their droppings.  The Pigeon Droppings can grow Harmful Fungus once its dried.  When Pigeon Droppings Dry and Turns to Dust it can spread and Contaminate other areas. This Fungal Disease can also spread to Humans when inhaled and can cause serious health problems.

Not only is Pigeon Droppings Hazardous to Humans, it can also cause Severe Property Damage and destroy Certain Materials because it is Acidic.  

Pigeons will find areas to Nest and will continuously dispose themselves in the same area.  Pigeons will Nest on Roofs, Warehouses, Balconies, Gutters, Vacant Properties and even under Solar Panels causing huge messes.   It is best to deal with the Pigeon Infestation ASAP and Clean the Droppings right away. 

If you have an Area that requires Cleaning of Pigeon Droppings contact us now! We have the Right Protection, Cleaning Supplies and Equipment to make the area safe again!

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000.  We are here for you!

Got Visible Signs of Mold Growth in the Bay Area!?!

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Got Visible Signs of Mold Growth in the Bay Area!?! This Home had small amounts of Visible Growth Present. But when Mold Remediation started an Extensive Amount of Mold was found in the Rooms Cavity.

When it comes to Mold what you Can See can be 10 Times Worse where you Can't See! 

If you can see visible Signs of Mold Growing there's a good chance that there is more Mold where you can not see.  Our Home Structures not only have Walls and Ceilings, but also have Cavities where Insulation is usually placed.  Mold Loves Dark, Damp and No Air Flow Places. Usually, Mold would first start in the Cavities and would slowly start to spread to the outer surfaces. When the Mold is Found it should be taken care of right away by a Professional! 

Control and Prevent Mold Growth by:

  • Monitoring Humidity Levels in the Home
  • Ventilating after the use of Showers, Laundry Dryers and the Cooking Areas
  • Fixing any Leaks from Pipelines, Supply Lines, Windows and Roofs
  • Properly Cleaning and Performing Professional Restoration Drying after any Water Damage

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno for your Mold Concerns at 650-794-1000!

Attention Homeowners in the Bay Area, California!

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Attention Homeowners in the Bay Area, California! Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000 for your Fire or Water Damage Needs! We are here to Help!

With all the Fire Storms going on and the Winter Storms soon to be Approaching it is Highly Recommended to make sure your Homeowners Insurance Coverage is up to Date!

We hear many stories of Families and Friends loosing their Entire Homes and All their Belongings to the Current Fire Storms Happening in California.  It is truly devastating and sad to hear and see all that is going on.  It is Especially Sad to Us when hearing a Family Loosing Everything and to find out that their Homeowners Insurance Coverage has Lapsed and will not receive the help they would of had with that Insurance Coverage.  

Please make sure your Family and Friends are up to Date on their Homeowners Insurance.  This is very Important to have and that Coverage will defiantly help if you are ever affected by Any Fires or Water Damages.  

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno Cares for all the People and Communities out there! Stay Safe and Strong!