Archived Storm Damage Blog Posts
We have Confidence in our Cleaning Protocol
With the unprecedented times that we are all facing, SERVPRO is aware of the many concerns and questions you may have with regards to keeping your (facility) clean and sanitized.
We at SERVPRO want you to have the confidence and security in knowing we have the experience and resources to take care of your cleaning and sanitizing needs. We are working around the clock, and have all of the necessary supplies and resources to perform the work on local properties should the need arise.
In the past six months, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, our well-trained staff has cleaned and sanitized an office space, homes, vehicles and contents with Seproxide disinfectant in Brentwood, CA for preparation to reopen for service.
We strictly follow the Center for Disease Control CDC approved disinfecting protocol for California residents.
We use science to our advantage in deodorizing
In recent times we have been asked by our clients about eliminating odors after a storm damage that affected their homes, offices, cars and boats.
Some odors can linger after a storm event and it can be very disturbing to the property owner. Sometimes these smells cannot be completed eliminated without a carpet or padding removal and disposing. Also, for any deodorizing protocol used, the protocol might need to be applied a few times to completely neutralize the pungent odor.
We at SERVPRO like to use the OZONE generator which is used to oxidize organic odors such as smoke, pet odors, mildew, organic pollutants and more without chemicals and that is used for oxidizing, bleaching, disinfecting, and deodorizing.
We use this technology especially for clients that do not like a chemical odor neutralizing protocol in their property.
Protecting my Property
The aftermath of a storm event can be very devastating to home or business owner and a community as a whole. A storm situation distorts the daily activities of any one affected.
As we approach storm season, there are certain measures we can take to help prepare for such an unprecedented event, and to reduce further damage it might cause.
In the case of fire, you can ensure we clean up all dry leaves and debris from our surroundings. Dead/dry leaves and branches can act as a perfect fuel in the case of a fire. You can also inspect our surrounding for are plants or trees that might be leaning too close to our buildings or structures and have them removed.
In the case of water damage from storm, you can start by cleaning our roof gutters to prevent water retention in the building structure in a storm event. We can also inspect the structure for any holes that might have been made by pets or pests and have them restored. This will ensure the integrity of the structure is intact in the case of a storm event.
Track record of excellence
At SERVPRO we understand the aftermath of a storm event and the burden it brings to the property owner to get the structure back to what it was before the damage.
At SERVPRO we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have been trained and prepared to respond to storm events with the best trained staff and state of the art equipment.
We are experts in mitigation to avoid secondary damage, cleaning and restoration services for any size disaster of water, fire, mold or bio-hazards damages.
We have a an industry track record of bringing smile to the faces of our clients by making it look "Like it never even happened."
We most importantly work with property owners by walking them through the entire process from inspection to restoration or reconstruction. We understand that this gives the customer a sense of comfort and trust in the us, our products and process.
Stop! Don't do it yourself!
In the event a storm, fire, or any other type of disaster strikes your home, the aftermath can be very devastating. It’s hard to know what to do and where to begin picking up the pieces. Where there is significant damage to your home or business, the cleanup process and all that it entails can be overwhelming. While thinking of the cost of cleanup, you may be tempted to do the cleanup yourself to save the cost of hiring a professional. How hard could it really be? In actual fact, the cleanup and restoration process after a disaster is a complex job that requires a professional. It is not as simple as a DIY job. There are many factors that need to be considered and many hidden dangers that can get worse if not handled properly. Here are some of the reasons why it’s best to hire a professional restoration company after a disaster has struck your property.
For Example, visible smoke stains may be removed with some household cleaning supplies but the smell will linger and can possibly cause respiratory issues. Smoke particle inhalation has been linked to lung diseases.
Also, water damage left unattended or not dried properly can in less than 48 hours turn to a perfect spot for mold growth and infest your home.
In conclusion, if a disaster strikes, please call a professional.
Safety after a storm event!
After experiencing damage from fire, flood, or another natural disaster, safety should always be the number one concern. If you have not had a professional assess the damage to your home, the damage could easily turn to a secondary damage within a couple of hours and because a source of danger. The flooring might have been weakened during flooding and it could collapse or buckle and cause a hazard. Also, the adverse effect on your health associated with mold or smoke exposure. After a storm, your roof may be left vulnerable and a quick repair might be all that you need to avoid extreme and costly damages. To keep your family safe, it is best to have your home properly assessed, cleaned and by a professional.
Damage to your come caused by a natural disaster can be very upsetting and cause a lot of stress to the owner. The thought of spending money on repairs and restoration by professionals can be difficult to think, especially when you think you can try to do it yourself. However, the cost of restoration being done by professional should be considered a worthy investment, in the health, safety, of your family, preserving the structural integrity of the property and its contents as well. Please if you have been affected by a disaster, call a professional today to get your home restored quickly.