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California Wild Fires

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage California Wild Fires Team El Dorado Hills!

This past fall, California experienced some of the worst fire damage in history. SERVPRO franchises from all over the country travelled to this event to help with restoration efforts to bring people's homes back to livable condition.

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, as well as many other franchises, were presented with this award at our annual kickoff meeting with our distributorship.

Our company is truly a team of amazing individuals with a passion for restoring structures affected by disasters. Without emergency service providers working day and night to clean up a firestorm, our state would still be in extreme disarray. This is our passion, our career, and our livelihood.

Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville if you're still experiencing smoke and fire damage within your Sonoma County home or business - we're here to help make things "Like it never even happened"! Our phones are answered 24/7/365 – call at any time!


2/16/2018 (Permalink)

This past week, our franchise was in Portland Oregon for the annual kickoff meeting with all of the Pederson Directorship. This meeting provides us with not only the important information for the upcoming year, but it is also a time to celebrate those who have really made an impact over the last year in this industry.

This year, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville was recognized as one of the top leaders for our directorship with the amazing solid silver coin labeled "Flying With Eagles".

Our franchise knows what it takes to make things happen efficiently and affectively. With our young staff and young business owners, we are savvy with our ways of thinking, have the energy and power to complete each and every job beyond the customers satisfaction, and we do all of this with a smile on our face!

Hard work really does pay off when Dan Pederson recognizes YOU as being one of the leaders of this wonderful directorship.

We are honored to "Fly with Eagles"!!!!

The Best Is Yet To Come...

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

General The Best Is Yet To Come... Keep your Fork

"There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things in order, she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

"There's one more thing," she said excitedly.

"What's that?" came the Pastor's reply.

"This is very important," the young woman continued. "I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand."

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.

"That surprises you, doesn't it?" the young woman asked.

"Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request," said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. "My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!"

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder "What's with the fork?" Then I want you to tell them: "Keep your fork ..the best is yet to come."

The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman goodbye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She knew that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, "What's with the fork?" And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come."

SERVPRO Testimonials

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, we pride ourselves on being the best restoration company in the area. You can count on our team to make your home or business look like damage never even occurred. 

The testimonials from our customers means everything to us. We love to hear your feedback, and the ideas/tips you may have to help us become an even better restoration company than we already are!

If you or anyone you know is ever in need of restoration services (fire, water, mold, and biohazard cleanup), please feel free to reach out to our office and franchise for professional help! We work with most major insurance companies, and will make your structure look "Like it never even happened."

Our office 24/7/365 phone number is (916) 933-3890 and our email is


1/23/2018 (Permalink)

There are many options when it comes to eliminating, masking, and deodorizing the smells that can collect inside and out of your home or business. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville offers many different solutions to help you with the "smelly smell of something that smells smelly." - Spongebob Squarepants

Odors can be eliminated by the use of ozone, hydroxyls, disinfectants, enzymes/engineered bacteria, odor counteractants, and fogging.

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville typically gets around 5 phone calls a month regarding cigarette smoke odor in a home. With this type of smell, often times more cleaning is required than one would think!
Nicotine is sticky, and will cling to all surfaces including, but not limited to, walls, ceilings, counter tops, fans, and just about any horizontal surfaces you could think of! Because of this, all surfaces need to be wiped down with a disinfecting agent, and then ozoned to pair with the smoke odor and eliminate it for good!

Often times, a duct cleaning is also in order. This will clean out the vent system to ensure that smoke odor won't come back due to the use of a dirty HVAC system.

Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville for your deodorization needs in and around the El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, Amador, Calaveras, and Sonora counties! (916) 933-3890

Sewage backup in Placerville

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewage backup in Placerville Sewage Backup

If you experience raw sewage coming up through your toilet, shower drain, sink, etc., no matter where it’s coming from, it’s never pleasant! This homeowner was away for the weekend and came home to discover the house smelling a bit “funky”. With a quick sniff around the home, the homeowner was able to discover her entire downstairs basement was flooded with toilet paper and questionable liquid about 3-4 inches thick! In these types of situations, please give SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville a call for our top of the line emergency services! We dispatch in record time to keep secondary damage to a bare minimum. Our customers mean everything to us – so when you call because you’re experiencing chaos within your home due to sewage backups, expect SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville to be there ready to work until the job is cleaned up beyond your expectations.

Gotta Teach Em' Young!

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Gotta Teach Em' Young! Doug and Alexa! Photo bombed by Blaze the SERVPRO mascot!

Here we have a photo of Douglas Scott (SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville franchise owner) and young daughter Alexa!

In our opinion, learning a trade at a young age is extremely beneficial to the human body, mind, and soul! The children of SERVPRO El Dorado Hills/Placerville have learned so much over the last 3 years, they could practically tell you how to dry out a home after a flood, wipe up the soot off walls due to smoke damage, and how to properly crawl into a crawl space!

Today, Alexa learned about crawl spaces, what their purpose is, and how to properly go about inspecting one for water/mold damage!

She sure is a trooper, and we wouldn't have it any other way!

Call your local FAMILY owned and operated SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville franchise for more information on your restoration needs. We are the experts in this industry, and we would be happy to help you navigate the delicate waters!

Gymnasium Flood - El Dorado County

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Gymnasium Flood - El Dorado County Affected Maple Floor

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville knows/expects emergency calls to come in when the first major rain of the year hits our county.

One of our first calls of the season happened to be a school that experienced a "roof leak" over the weekend, and was discovered Monday morning by the employees. Unfortunately, the drain system on the roof had a malfunction, causing rain water to gush into the gymnasium, down an exterior wall, and under the thick maple floor.

As a certified restoration company, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville attempts to dry a structure if there is a possibility to do so prior to taking away the affected floor and dry wall. With valiant efforts, we tried to dry this structure. Unfortunately, the water made its way under the hardwood flooring and protective moisture barrier, making it impossible to dry out.

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville removed affected materials, and brought in the best drywall and flooring companies around to complete the gymnasium in time for the school’s annual play! Call the experts today for your emergency loss – you’ll be happy you did!

Water Damage in Shingle Springs, El Dorado County

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Shingle Springs, El Dorado County Water Damage Caused By Pin Hole Leak

Rats and mice can be one of the most destructive pests in a home or structure. Not only do they leave traces behind of feces, nests, and urine, but they also chew.... ON EVERYTHING!

Quick fact about rats and mice; their teeth never stop growing. This is why they are constantly chewing and gnawing on different materials in order to file down the front teeth. If they stopped shaving them down, their teeth would then grow in a spiral, resulting in an inability to eat which will then lead to death!

This home in Shingle Springs, El Dorado County experienced a PVC pipe leak due to rats and mice chewing on a piece of hard plastic holding two pipes together. The pin hole leak caused an extreme amount of water damage over a short amount of time! The homeowners knew just who to call for their emergency water damage restoration. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville has your back; we can even recommend a wonderful pest control company to you if you experience this kind of problem. Give us a call today for more details (916) 933-3890.

JFK Air Port, New York

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage JFK Air Port, New York JFK Airport New York

A water pipe that feeds a sprinkler system in a privately-operated Terminal broke over the weekend in JFK Airport, New York! Talk about flood damage! It's said that if they open the doors to the outside, the water inside the terminal will freeze due to weather conditions, and the terminal would then turn into an ice rink!

Restoration companies like SERVPRO handle flood damage like this on a daily basis. Although the flood damage isn't this extreme each and every time, our franchises are equipped and ready for disasters such as this.

If you or anyone you know experiences flood damage within their home or place of business, please feel free to give us a call at (916) 933-3890 for a free estimate and tips on how to prevent further damage from occurring. Believe it or not, flood damage can be even more destructive than a structure fire. With electrical outlets being submerged in water, there is a great chance for electric shock, sometimes making the area unsafe for those to walk around unless all electricity has been shut off to the building.

Please be careful when dealing with water and flood damage. Call the experts for advice!!!