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SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville Water Damage Process

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville know that water damage is more common than any homeowner would hope. A few of the common sources of water damage besides storms and flooding include, but are not limited to:

  • Sinks and bathtubs overflowing due to drainage issues
  • Toilets overflowing due to drainage issues
  • Poor sealing around showers, tubs, and toilets
  • Leaking appliances and fixtures such as dishwashers, washing machine, water heaters and more
  • Water and chemicals sprayed by firefighters
  • Sewage backups
  • Plumbing blockages, leaking pipes, and burst water mains

It is helpful to know the most common source of water damage to minimize the potential for it happening.

So, what do you do once it happens? How does SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville get your house back to normal?

Here is a basic breakdown of the process, from start to finish.

Step 1: You can minimize further damage

Water damage is a process that can progress quickly, or very slowly. Either way, you want to act fast to try and stop as much of that process as possible. A few minutes can be the difference tearing out the floor in one room and tearing out the floors and walls in half of your home.

If the water is originating from your plumbing or a fixture, shut off the main water valve in your home. If there is a great deal of flooding, shut off the power to avoid accidental electrocution from appliances and wiring in the affected areas. Consult us before considering removing carpeting and underpadding.

Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville for help and inform your insurance company. For insurance purposes, hold onto all receipts for items and services procured to deal with the water damage.

Step 2: Assess the extent of the damages and provide emergency services

The first thing we must do when we get on-site is to inspect your property and assess the situation. It is very important at this stage to determine if contaminants are present in the water because this will affect the restoration process. Water contamination generally falls into three categories:

  1. Clear water. This is water that is fresh out of the faucet and uncontaminated.
  2. Gray water. It is water that contains dirt and other contaminants, but it is not toxic or disease-carrying.
  3. Black water. This is water that could be potentially disease-carrying, due to harboring harmful microorganisms. Black water is biohazardous, and black water contamination should only be handled by a restoration specialist like SERVPRO.

Once we know how contaminated the water is, and have taken the necessary safety precautions, then we can thoroughly assess the level of damage to your property, and the presence of other materials that may be a safety hazard, such as asbestos or lead.

Step 3: Removing the water

If necessary, we can assist with moving your contents to help remove water from the loss area. Once the area has been cleared, our technicians and use our truck mount or portable to extract water from the affected area to remove any standing water as quickly as possible.

Once the water has been extracted, then we can determine whether any existing carpeting or attached floor covering need to be removed to protect subflooring, and the extent of the damage to floors and walls. We have a variety of tools for detecting where moisture has penetrated.

Step 4: Drying structure materials

To salvage as much of your home or other structural property as possible, we must ensure that all moisture is removed from the materials. Wood flooring and drywall can look dry to the naked eye, but it can retain a great deal of water without looking visibly moist. Without immediate remediation of this, long term damage such as swelling, warping, and the growth of mold can result.

Our industrial grade fans and dehumidifiers are used to maintain constant air circulation and to actively extract moisture from surfaces within the affected area.

Step 5: Cleaning, deodorizing, and sanitizing affected surfaces and items

Drying alone is not enough. Without the proper sanitization, mold may grow and spread, causing odors, unsightly stains, and ultimately, additional damage to your home and property.

We aim to provide full water damage restoration and help to prevent secondary damage to your home. Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890 to assist you with water damage. We are available 24/7 for emergency services.

SERVPRO provides restoration services to businesses in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding areas

5/27/2022 (Permalink)

commercial water damage in placerville SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville dispatched to resolve flooding to Placerville commercial building.

There are many things to be aware of when there is a leak in a commercial establishment in El Dorado Hills. A team of experienced experts can help you to navigate these parameters and through the process of water damage restoration.

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is the leading water restoration company in the El Dorado Hills area. Our office and technician can help you to connect with us and you can trust our knowledge and ability in extracting water and identifying problems that may result from a leak. We document the process and can help you file insurance claims or coordinate repairs.

Can secondary damage be avoided after a leak?

If you have a business leak, it is important to act quickly. First step is to determine what the cause is and to turn off the water supply to stop the water from causing further damages. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville knows that water extraction  and drying equipment quickly creates an environment in which mold and other problems cannot thrive. This is why we have our extractor van and special drying services available. We may use other technology to dry your commercial business.

  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Containment to shrink the drying zone

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is your first call when you have water problems. Call us at 916-933-3890 to have us leave your business looking "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage and Home Safety Tips for El Dorado Hills Residents

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

When you have water damage to your home, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will respond quickly to prevent further damage and begin the water repair and restoration process.

Water Damage and Home Safety

When you suffer from water damage in a home, it is important to note the steps that could have led to its prevention. Plumbing, storm, or flood issues can be extremely costly and typically require immediate action to remediate.

Leaking Supply Line

Washing machines have supply lines that face constant pressure. The problem lies in whether or not the washing machine contains supply lines composed of PVC or rubber. These can easily rupture and wear out, which can result in an entire laundry room flooding in the span of a couple of minutes if you fail to shut off the source of water in time.

Air Conditioning Condensation

AC units are designed to produce condensation in which moisture drips from the evaporator coil into a pan and is ejected from a property via a drain line. This system works until damage is taken by the pan or the drain line becomes clogged with dirt or dust. When water cannot escape, it will leak out from your AC straight into the house. All that unwanted water can damage the walls, floors, and weaken the insulation.

Blocked Drains

Any drain, regardless of whether it is a kitchen sink, bathtub, or bathroom floor, can clog for a variety of reasons. Grease buildup, dirt, hair, toiletries, and other foreign objects have the potential to obstruct the pipe and prevent proper drainage. When not taken care of on a routine basis, they can easily back up, resulting in water damage and flooding.

SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in repairing and restoring following residential water damage. Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890.

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville Offers Water Damage Prevention Tips For Your Home

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage is a nightmare that every homeowner hopes to never happen to them. Water could come from leaking pipes, a neglected roof repair, or a flood that started outside - these possibilities could ruin floors, walls, furniture, and personal keepsakes. By taking simple precautions, it can help you avoid expensive mitigation and contractor repairs. If you would like to learn more about preventing water damage to your home, keep reading.  

Tip #1 – When buying a new home, check for mold & water lines

The first tip is to make sure that you are not taking on an old problem with a new house when buying a new home. As you walk the home's exterior, look for water lines close to the foundation where signs of previous water damage can be seen. This will tell you whether or not there have been previous problems. Additionally, sometimes mold will grow behind baseboards when a wall gets wet time after time.

Tip #2 – Take advantage of extras in your security system

Many modern security systems will not only provide a warning if an intruder gains entry to your home, but they will also include flood sensors that they often place under sinks or next to washing machines. You can also put these flood sensors next to doors where you may have had issues in the past.  

Tip #3 – Monitor your water pressure

One of the first signs that there may be an issue inside your home is a slight drop in your water pressure that remains constant. This can signal a leak in a pipe in the foundation or under your home where it is not readily visible. If you do not have a way to measure or monitor your water pressure, keep an eye on your water bill for extremely unusual usage; this may also mean the same thing.  

It does not always take a natural disaster to cause significant water damage. Your home can be susceptible to water damage through all different types of issues within the home. We hope you use these tips to help prevent water damage and find them helpful.  

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville offers a 24/7 emergency and water damage cleanup that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call 916-933-3890 to have an emergency response crew at your home within hours.

Commercial Services Offered by SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville offers a number of commercial services, all available to the business of our community. We are dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the local areas of El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Diamond Springs, and Placerville.

We can respond immediately to your emergency to provide water/storm damage mitigation or fire damage restoration to your commercial property.

In addition to being locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. Our highly trained technicians use advanced restoration and cleaning equipment, have the training and expertise through IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) to respond to your emergency, and are available to provide 24-hour response to your emergency to help get your business back on track.

For business owners, every hour spent cleaning up after a disaster is an hour of lost revenue and productivity; our team understands that there's never a "convenient time" for your commercial property or business to sustain water or fire damage. When you have a need for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, call on the team at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville.

No matter the size or type of your business, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is here to help. We provided services for the following types of buildings:

  • small office buildings
  • large office / high-rise office buildings
  • apartment buildings
  • restaurants
  • hotels and motels
  • small retail stores
  • large retail / big-box stores
  • high-rise residential buildings
  • manufacturing & industrial buildings
  • government / military buildings
  • gyms, fitness centers, athletic buildings

We offer the following services:

  • Commercial water damage restoration
  • Commercial fire damage restoration
  • Commercial mold remediation
  • Commercial storm damage cleanup

Learn more about our commercial services on our website, or call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890.

SERVPRO provides restoration services to businesses in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding areas

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

There are many things to be aware of when there is a leak in a commercial establishment in El Dorado Hills. There are many factors to consider when dealing with regulatory issues. A team of experienced experts can help you to navigate these parameters and prepare your business for success.

SERVPRO is the leading water restoration company in El Dorado Hills. Our expertise shines through in every action we take. Our office and technician can help you to connect with us and you can trust our knowledge and ability in extracting water and identifying problems that may result from a leak. We document the process and can help you file insurance claims or coordinate repairs.

Can secondary damage be avoided after a leak?

If you have a business leak, it is important to act quickly. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville knows that water extraction quickly creates an environment in which mold and other problems cannot thrive. This is why we have our extractor van and special drying services available. We may use other technology to dry your commercial business.

  • Use Injectidry technology for drying wall cavities
  • To remove moisture from flooring materials, dry mats
  • Carpet vacuums that can be used on porous surfaces or carpets

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is your first call when you have water problems. Call us at 916-933-3890 to let us leave your business looking "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Restoration with SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

The world of water damage restoration is one of intricacy and precision. For restoration strategies to be a success, they need to be backed up by the right equipment and skills. This can mean something as sturdy as a pair of safety boots or an industry specific tool like a moisture meter.

The assortment of tools put together for every job reflects the uniqueness of water damage restoration. As every task is different, so too is the toolkit. While not all water damage requires technicians to rely on heavy duty equipment, there are some occasions when demolition tools are needed to remove compromised materials as fast and as safely as possible.

Personal Protective Equipment

Whether the level of risk posed by contaminants is high or negligible, technicians are required to wear protective clothing. This gear includes rubber gloves, rubber boots, safety goggles, and a breathing device to filter potentially harmful gasses and particulates. Hazmat suits are required under extreme clean up conditions such as blood clean up and severe sewage back-ups. In areas where moisture has been present, mold, mildew, and bacteria must be taken into account.

Moisture Meter Devices

The moisture meter is one of the most important tools for a water damage restoration specialist. This device is utilized to measure the moisture percentage of materials so that technicians know which areas are affected and need attention most urgently. It is not possible to make these kinds of assessments by sight alone, so a moisture meter is an essential part of the restoration toolkit. Hygrometers detect the relative humidity in an open environment to ascertain the level of humidity in the ambient air.

Drying and Products

Once most of the standing water has been extracted from the property by industrial grade water pumps like our truck-mount or portable extractor, more precise drying techniques can begin. There are some various tools which can be used to help with this. Industrial sized high-velocity fans, air movers, dehumidifiers (refrigerant and desiccant for larger jobs), and heaters are often used after standing water has been dealt with, and only small amounts of liquids and moisture remain.

SERVPRO technicians can put the finishing touches on the water damage in a property by using antimicrobial products to sanitize and remove lingering odors. The well-equipped vehicles of SERVPRO also carry air scrubbers and ozone machines, if needed. Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville to restore your property to its pre-water damaged condition "Like it never even happened."

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety. Call us 24/7 for an immediate emergency response at 916-933-3890.

SERVPRO Protects Businesses in El Dorado County from Flood Damage

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville has the manpower and experience for any size commercial water damage restoration. 

Why Do You Need Professional Restorers for Flood Damage Restoration for Your El Dorado Hills Commercial Property?

Water cleanup after flood damage at your commercial property can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Seeking immediate help from SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville can save you a lot of time and headache dealing with the aftermath of flood loss. Our technicians are available 24/7, and “We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.”

The restoration process after flood damage involves meticulous planning and spot-on execution to restore your Mulford Gardens commercial space to preloss condition. SERVPRO experts have the experience, training, and equipment to get the job done. 

What Steps Do SERVPRO Technicians Take During Flood Restoration at Commercial Properties?

The experts at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville carry out the water flood restoration in many steps-

  • Establish engineering controls which includes setting up containment and establishing negative air to limit exposure to unaffected parts during the water cleanup process
  • Remove excess water from carpets and other flooring by extracting with truck-mounted or portable extractors and wet vacuums.
  • Provide humidity control by placing dehumidifiers and air movers control the humidity to minimize potential secondary damage and microbial amplification.
  • Decontamination of salvageable material by pressure washing, wet cleaning, and HEPA vacuuming to clean the damaged material. SERVPRO technicians also use antimicrobials and disinfectants to decontaminate surfaces and materials

Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville for a fast and efficient flood damage restoration service. Call us today at 916-933-3890!

Why should you hire SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville professionals for fire restoration?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

A disaster strikes when you least expect it, but all is not lost. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is a fire and water restoration company based in El Dorado Hills. We have experienced fire technicians who have assisted numerous homeowners throughout the El Dorado County area with fire restoration services to make fire disasters a thing of the past. 

Although you may consider any type of restoration service to be costly, and consider searching the internet for a cleaning solution, this can actually make the fire damage worse. Many homeowners will attempt to clear, clean, or repair the rooms where the damage only occurred, but have not considered the other adjoining rooms being affected. With fire damage, there can be water damage from firefighting efforts. If both fire and water damage is not handled immediately, it can lead to long term damages. 

With fire damage, there is smoke damage which can infiltrate numerous areas of the home and is tough to remove. There are different severity levels of smoke, and each one needs to be treated with certain chemicals for proper and permanent odor removal. Chemicals need to be handled with care, preferably by professionals of SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. Our team of technicians will provide home inspections, damage assessment and fire restoration services that are individualized to each home’s condition. They have the training and equipment needed to determine the extent of the fire damage.

Trust your professional fire restoration technician to take care of your home. With 24/7 service, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will repair and restore your home as soon as your call us at 916-933-3890.

Commercial and Residential Fire Damages in El Dorado County

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville provides 24/7 emergency service in El Dorado County and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. We also offer free inspection.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Certified & Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Residential Services

Whether your El Dorado Hills home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. The residential services SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville offer are:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration

Commercial Services

Fire or water damage that strikes your commercial property is never convenient. Every hour that is spent on cleaning or restoring is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, call our franchise to promptly respond to get your property back to business. The commercial services SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville offer are:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial COVID cleaning

Do you still have questions? Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890.