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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!

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!

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.” 

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!

Did you know Pigeon Droppings are Hazardous?

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

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!

Deep Cleaning to Restaurant on the Peninsula

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

This Restaurant on the Peninsula had Deep Cleaning and Sanitizing Services Performed after a Sewage Back Up from the Floor Drain.

Worried about the Health Inspectors Visiting your Restaurant?

Why wait for the Health Inspector to visit your Place of Business and give you a Failing Report with Violations that could have been prevented.  Keep your Place of Business Open with a Clean Bill of Health!  

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno Specializes in Cleaning and Sanitizing.  We are your Local Emergency Service Providers here to assist you in your time of need.  Whether it be from too much Cooking and Preparing of food in the Kitchen or a Sewage Over Flow from the Main Restaurants Bathroom we are a call away.

Have your Customers not only talk about how good your food is, but how clean your restaurant is too!

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno Now to Visit your Restaurant before the Inspector Does at 650-794-1000.

Water Damage at Shopping Centers in the Bay Area!

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

This Shopping Center had Water Damage occur After Hours. Our Technicians was able to Extract the Standing Water Right Away!

Shopping Centers have Water Damage Too!

Water Damage doesn't only happen in Our Houses, but happens in Shopping Centers too. Many people don't think or worry about Water Damage happening and shouldn't have too. Unless, of course it does happen. 

Unfortunately, Water Damage can and does happen to the best of all of us!  Especially during unexpected times; for example, a Customer can be Shopping in a Department Store and all of a sudden notice Water Gushing through the Walls. Or an Employee can unexpectedly have Water Drops Fall on them from the Ceiling of the Store. When this Happens it's best that the Managers of the Store are notified right away!  Delay in Water Damage Restoration Services will only cause more Damage to the Store and Business.  

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno hopes when this Happens the Shopping Center wont leave their Customers or Regular Employees to worry about the Water Damage, but has a Plan of Action Set for Water Damage Emergencies.  

Call SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000! We Provide Emergency Water Restoration Services!

Sewage Extraction and Clean Up

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Extraction and Sanitizing was performed in the Sump Pump Pit. Raw Sewage was cleaned out and the Pit was Disinfected.

Commercial Sewage Extraction!

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno offers Emergency Sewage Extraction and Sanitation to Commercial and Residential Properties.  If your Property or Place of Business  has an unexpected Toilet Over Flow, Sump Pump Failure, Sewer System or Septic Tank Back Up with Raw Sewage Call Us Now!

To Prevent further Spread and Contamination avoid all contact with the Raw Sewage or Waste Water.  Open any nearby Windows to air the Building out. 

Sewage Extraction and Clean Up requires the Handling of Infectious Waste.  Do not wait to have the Raw Sewage Cleaned and Sanitized.  Raw Sewage is a Health Hazard and can cause serious Disease.  

When you call us we provide Decontamination, Water Extraction, Pressure Washing, Cleaning and Disinfecting.  We have Special Equipment and the right Protection.  We aim at protecting your health by providing a safe, disinfected and clean environment.  

Call Us Now if you need Emergency Sewage Extraction at 650-794-1000

San Mateo County Commercial Water Damages

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

This Hotel in South San Francisco had a Sprinkler Water Loss that affected Multiple Rooms and Levels. We were able to Extract the Water right away!

Don't Wait to Mitigate!

What do you do when your Place of Business or Commercial Property has an unexpected Water Loss?  Do you know who to call?

When your Place of Business or Commercial Property has a Water Loss it is best to start the Drying Process as soon as possible to avoid Secondary Damages.  The longer you wait to Mitigate the Water Loss the Damages becomes more severe and will interrupt your Business.  Is your Business Prepared? 

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno offers a special program that can help your Place of Business or Commercial Property be Prepared during a Water Loss or Emergency.  The No Cost "Emergency Ready Profile" provides Building Photos, Facility Details, Priority Area's and Priority Contact Information when you need it most.  Your Key Management Employees can retrieve Critical Information Right Away to begin Mitigation and Recovery Services.  

Avoid Delay and Start Today! Call 650-794-1000 and Mention Free "ERP"!

Commercial Sewage Damage in San Bruno, CA

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

This Commercial Property had a Sewage Loss Occur Outside. Our Technicians took care of the Mess so the Business did not have too!

Sewage Damage in Your Place of Business or Commercial Building!

When your Commercial Property or Place of Business sustains a Sewage Loss Will You Clean it Up? Or make your Employees Clean it Up?  We hope not!

Sewage Damage is the most Dangerous form of Water Clean- Up.  The Contaminants and possibility of Blood - Borne Pathogens are Extremely High.  It is strongly encouraged that a Certified Restoration Company take Action and perform the necessary Sewage Clean- Up.

Contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno to Clean the Sewage Up and Perform Services!  We are the Professionals, with Experience, the Right Equipment, Cleaning Supplies and Personal Protection.  Let us do the Dirty Work, so your can keep your Business Moving!

Call Now if your Place of Business or Commercial Property Encountered a Sewage Loss at 650-794-1000.

South San Francisco Commercial Properties

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

This Business had an After Hours Sewage Loss. Our Technicians arrived Onsite and performed the necessary Emergency Mitigation Services.

We are ready when you need us most!

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno is ready to assist your Business or Commercial Property with Restoration Services.  Don't wait to get your Business Back Up and Running.  

We are here to help with your Commercial Property no matter the Size of Job or Time!  Contact us if your are Experiencing:

Water Damage

  • Sewage Main Break
  • Sprinkler System Failure
  • Toilet Over Flow
  • Supply Line Breaks

Fire Damage

  • Laundry Fire
  • Grease Fire
  • Electrical Fire
  • Spontaneous Combustion
  • Wild Fire

Mold Damage

  • Visible Mold
  • Pre-Existing Mold
  • Water Damaged Mold

Odor Control

  • Smoke Odor
  • Sewage Odor
  • Musty Odors

We will perform all necessary Services to get the Job done Correctly and Completed in a Timely Manner.   Contact us now at 650-794-1000!

Demolition and Removal in Residential and Commercial Properties

12/14/2016 (Permalink)

This is an example of a Clean Water Loss. The entire Ceiling was affected by water. Demolition was required since there was Wet Insulation present.

Why do you need Demolition during Mitigation?

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno specialize in Residential and Commercial Restoration for Fire, Water and Mold Losses.  We take pride in our work and provide quality service.  During Mitigation we want to save as much as possible and restore materials back to normal.  But unfortunately, at times, that Mitigation requires Demolition because some Materials just can’t be saved and salvaged. 

Examples of Materials that would require Demolition and the Reason:

Drywall: would require Removal because Wet Insulation is present, affected by water for a long period of time or Category of Water, Visible “Mold” Growth Present, Fire Damaged and Burnt.

Insulation: would require Removal because it is non-salvageable when affected by Any Type of Water, Mold or Fire Loss.

Tile: would require Removal because it acts as a vapor barrier covering wood sub-floors, Drywall and Framing.  Tile would have to be removed in order to clean and Dry the Wood Sub- floor or Framing when affected by Water, Mold or Fire; depending on circumstances and Category of Loss. 

Vinyl: No matter what type of sub-floor the Vinyl would have to be removed.  Vinyl acts like a vapor barrier and delaminates when affected by any type of water.  Vinyl would have to be removed in order to clean and Dry the Wood Sub- floor when affected by Water, Mold or Fire; depending on circumstances and Category of Loss. 

Contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno when you need to make a decision on demolition during a Fire, Mold of Water Loss at 1-650-794-1000.  We are always here to help!

Rescuing Your San Mateo County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/16/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to Commercial Water Damage Events in the San Mateo County.

Flooding and water damage events in San Mateo County 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.

About SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno 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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 650-794-1000

Restoring Your San Mateo County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/11/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at San Mateo County 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 South San Francisco City/ San Bruno

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno 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.