Winter is approaching
SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville would like to remind everyone that the upcoming winter season will be a very wet one indeed! With the rain we had last year, we expect to get about just as much this year! That being said, our franchise would like you all to take precautions necessary to have a safe and joyful winter!
1. Double-paned windows - remove the screens and install storm windows to ensure that the heat stays in and the cold stays out. If that doesn't work for your budget, try picking up an inexpensive plastic-film sheet kit from your local hardware store. This should help keep your home nice and warm!
2. Remember to protect your pipes from freezing this winter! The most susceptible pipes in your home will be located in attics, crawl spaces, basements, and near outer walls. You can try adding more insulation to them to keep them from freezing.
3. Make sure tree and bush branches are away from your home. With the rain and possible snow coming our way, the branches can be so weighed down that they'll break and fall onto your roof.
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Fire and smoke damage in Santa Rosa
Half of our team is currently conducting work in and around the Santa Rosa area to help with those who are in desperate need of smoke, soot, and ash cleanup. Luckily, the buildings we've been working on have very little damage to them; mostly light cleanup throughout the structure. This is great news for the store and shop owners! However, with a tragedy like this, not all were lucky... Many homes and businesses were completely burnt to the ground, leaving absolutely nothing left but ash for the owners to rummage through. Many businesses have opened their doors for other business owners to work out of, many property managers and owners have opened their doors for donation centers. Essentially, the entire town has come together to help one another through this tragic time. It warms our hearts here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville to see a community come together to achieve greatness!
MOLD MOLD MOLD
It is very common to think that mold is a scary thing! However, mold is a lot like pollen in the way that it’s prevalent in everyday life and how it travels both indoors and out. There is a lot of information on the internet regarding mold, mold damage, and how to treat it. In fact, most people aren't allergic to common mold spores. There are some very dangerous varieties of mold that can pose health hazards, however! Fortunately, these varieties are very rare. If you notice mold in your home, we always recommend contacting an environmental testing agency to test the air quality. This will give you a definitive idea how much mold is in the air in your home, and what kind it is.
After you have consulted with an environmental hygienist, call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. We will come inspect the areas of concern and give you a thorough plan of how we are going to fix it. Don't try to do it yourself!
Mold Growth in Sacramento
When a home or commercial building catches fire, the local fire department will use excessive amounts of water to put out the flames. Even hours after the fire, materials can still be extremely hot and dangerous to touch. Typically, a restoration company isn't called to scope a fire for about a week after it's occurred. The time in between allows materials and contents to soften, and really soak up any moisture.
Water can, and most likely will, cause secondary damage to a structure. This can include mold growth, musty smells along with soot and char smell, saturated contents, etc. With mold growth being the most prevalent secondary damage issue in this type of situation, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville has the experience and expertise to restore your structure back to its normal and sustainable conditions. This type of circumstance is something we handle on a weekly basis.
SERVPRO and Hurricane Harvey
On August 25th, 2017, Louisiana and Texas coasts were hit by a massive Category 4 strength hurricane we now refer to as Hurricane Harvey. Once the storm landed on the coast, it quickly spread to Mississippi and Tennessee, making it the largest hurricane to hit the United States!
Thankfully, SERVPRO is a large corporation with many franchises scattered about the United States and Canada. Our corporate office dispatched our Disaster Recovery Teams shortly after the hurricane hit in preparation for damage repairs and cleanup. Currently, we have over 400 franchise teams helping with restoration and mitigation and multiple franchises are dispatching every day to the scene! SERVPRO’s motto is “Faster to any sized disaster”, and as a team, we will bring forth our best efforts to restore these states back to their normal conditions. Disasters can’t be prevented, however, with restoration teams all around the world, we will rebuild and make it “Like it never even happened.”
Rain is coming soon!
Last Friday, this area experienced its first rain of the fall season. Our office was called by a school here in El Dorado Hills because they were experiencing a major roof leak due to a blocked drain in their large 5,000 square foot gym. A teacher discovered the mess in the morning before class was in session, and they immediately knew who to call for water damage cleanup.
When we arrived on scene, more than half the flooring had buckled in the short amount of time the rain water had been pouring down. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville immediately soaked up the standing water, of course, and placed the appropriate equipment in equal sections of the gym. With ceilings being 24 feet tall, we will use a scissor lift to remove the affected drywall. Call our office today for any of your commercial building restoration needs.
Fire Damage in Santa Rosa 2017
SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville's technicians have been extremely busy with cleanup in Santa Rosa due to the fires that started in the beginning of October of 2017. With thousands of building structures effected by this fire, "all hands-on deck" happens to be the attitude of many restoration and construction companies around the United States!
It's great to know that our country is coming together during this tragic time. Thousands of individuals have set up donation drop off zones at their home or place of business. In fact, if you or anyone you know would like to donate to the families affected by this fire, please feel free to reach out to us here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. We would be happy to drop of donations for you. You can contact us at (916) 933-3890 or office@SERVPROeldoradohills.com
Fire Damage is Devastating
Take a look at this picture... What do you see?
Here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, we see memories, sentimentally valuable items, and a life time of treasures collected by the homeowner or tenant. Our goal is to not only restore your items and home back to the way it used to be before the fire, but most importantly, we also want to make sure YOU and YOUR FAMILY are taken care of during this tragic time. SERVPRO has a motto that we all like to stick to and stand by; “Like it never even happened.” So, when a home fire strikes, and it’s hard to find the composure to schedule times for cleanup and restoration – call our office. We will provide a smooth and quick claims process and we have the tools and connections necessary to help you through this disastrous time.
This past week, we had a customer call us because she discovered a wet spot in her living room. At first, she thought maybe her dog just had an accident in this house, but when it continued in the same spot for more than a few days, she became very suspicious. Soon after, while walking to her car in the morning, she noticed the outside hose faucet next to the house on full blast, and the source of the problem was resolved!!! But once the source has been found and shut off, what do you do next!?
You call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at (916) 933-3890 to help with drying out your home and decontaminating all affected surfaces. Although the water coming from the faucet was clean, it had run through dirt and soil prior to seeping into the home. In this instance, it is always best to call SERVPRO, your local restoration experts to get the job done effectively!
Water Damage Restoration!
Here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, we pride ourselves on being the go-to restoration company for El Dorado County and the surrounding areas. Your home and business will always be in good hands when our technicians come out for emergency water damage restoration. Our team is available and at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year! We are centrally located in the El Dorado Hills business park near Highway 50 for quick response to your emergency. With our technicians living only minutes from our office, we can respond “faster to any size disaster!” and focus on getting to our clients in an impressive amount of time. Give us a call if you’re ever in need of our services, (916) 933-3890, and SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will take action right away to help you with your water damage crisis!!!