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Residential Water Damage in Pilot Hill

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage, wet ceiling paint falling off, drywall fallen to laminate flooring, wet materials, wet walls, wet carpet Water damage and wet materials in Pilot Hill home. We were able to provide emergency water restoration services. Call us at 916-933-3890.

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville received a call from a customer in Pilot Hill with a two story home requesting for water damage restoration services. We provided emergency services and loaded up the van with drying equipment - dehumidifiers, water extractor, and air movers. When we arrived on site, there was damage to the ceiling, the exterior wall, and the carpet. The main cause of the water damage was the water supply line in the laundry room upstairs. The loft area and bedroom carpet was soaked with water and we proceeded to use the water extractor. In the downstairs living room and kitchen area, we performed moisture readings and moisture mapped the area. We determined the exterior walls, ceilings, and laminate flooring were wet. We proceeded to remove the laminate flooring to set up drying equipment.

This two story emergency services water damage was a large job that took most of the day to stabilize the environment with drying equipment. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville understands that water damage to your home can be overwhelming. We will help you through the process from providing the necessary equipment, to communicating with your insurance adjuster, and more. Call us today if you have water damage at 916-933-3890. 

Biohazard: SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is always here for you

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Do you have a biohazard? Don’t know what to do? A fast and effective solution is just a phone call away. Available around the clock, 24/7, we are here for you with whatever kind of house cleanup you may need after a death.  We handle the following types of biohazards: sewage backups, crime scene residues, homicide cleanups, blood cleanups, hoarding scenes, chemical spills, and more! Our staff here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville have years of experience cleaning up biohazards, so we can tailor our work to fit your exact needs. Give us a call today at 916-933-3890!

Biohazard: If you live in the El Dorado County area, call us to arrange for an inspection and quote

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

male wearing gloves, mask, shoe covers ppe suit, biohazard inspection nearby near me, near cameron park near placerville We are available 24/7 for any type of biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. Our staff are respectful/compassionate!

We all want to see our loved ones live in a clean environment and our property investments protected and so we make sure our biohazard cleanup work is of the highest quality. Compassionate and discreet, our staff are always available to answer your questions and clean out any property.

If you live near the El Dorado County area, in the following cities: El Dorado Hills, Placerville, Cameron Park, Pilot Hills, Shingle Springs, Rescue, and Diamond Springs, call us to arrange for an inspection and quote for a hoarding scene and/or biohazard cleanup. Our staff are always respectful of every person, their belongings, and we work hard to keep prying eyes away. With us, you can rest easy knowing we will put you first. Call us at 916-933-3890.

Why Should You Leave Mold Remediation to Professionals?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

silver attic piping with black mold between the crawlspace walls near coloma near pilot hill near el dorado near somerset A customer called for mold damage and remediation in Coloma. We, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, responded immediately! Call us today!

Here is why you should leave mold remediation to the professionals at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville

Attic mold removal is difficult

Mold growing on rafters, trusses, or sheathing in the attic is extremely difficult for a layperson to remove. This is because of poor access, tight quarters, uncomfortable temperatures, and unsafe working conditions caused by exposed insulation and roofing nails. Professionals have the tools and experience to perform the job to your expectations.

Post-remediation testing puts your mind at ease

If any mold remains, it can spread. How will you know if the mold was removed completely? Professional testing can tell you whether adequate cleanup was achieved.

Personal protective equipment is important

Do you have the gear to protect yourself against harmful mold exposure? At minimum, professionals use an N95 respirator and eye, hand, and clothing protection.

To make use of today’s best mold removal technology and begin the cleanup process without delay, please contact SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. With our help, it will be “Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville?

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is locally owned and operated, and serves Shingle Springs, Cameron Park, Diamond Springs, Coloma, El Dorado Hills, Rescue, and Pilot Hill. Our certified cleaning and restoration technicians are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - including all holidays! You can expect an immediate response time, day or night. 916-933-3890.

What To Do If you Notice Water Dripping From a Light Fixture?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Water dripping from a ceiling light fixture can be extremely dangerous and deserves immediate attention. That is because electricity and water can be a dangerous combination. Most people understand that water drips can come from their plumbing fixtures, but some do not consider that it is also possible to suffer water damage in your light fixtures. To ensure your family’s safety, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville recommends these steps that can help you to safely resolve the issue. 


Turn off the electricity. Water can conduct electricity from an active electrical line, and that can become an extremely dangerous situation as the current flows through the metal parts of the light fixture. Any contact with the electrical current from the fixture and the source of water can cause electric shock. To stay safe, better to turn off your electricity for home through the breaker box.

Determine the Source of the Water

Once the electricity is off, try to figure out where the water is coming from. If the source of the water is a leaky pipe, you should turn off the water main valve to your home to prevent the spread of water. Leaving the water flowing can develop more ceiling damage.


The water drips often and causes protrusion in your ceiling. If that is the case, you may consider draining the area.

Have the Light Fixture Replaced

To replace the light fixture, first contact a professional water damage specialist to fix the leak. Once the water has been removed and the leak has been repaired, you should have an electrician replace the light fixture. Do not attempt to do the repair by yourself, you may end up making the problem worse and causing more damage or injuring yourself.

Water in a light fixture can be dangerous and can cause injury as well as damage to your house. Take every precaution and allow professionals to do the most important work.

If you notice a problem and need water damage mitigation and restoration, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will provide trustworthy and effective water damage restoration services. Call us at 916-933-3890.

Commercial Water Damage at Hotel in Sacramento

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, we service all types of commercial buildings. We work on restaurants, office spaces, to hotels, and apartment complexes. 

We have had to send our team of technicians out to cities in our territory and outside of our territory only when we receive calls from customers requesting our services. We had a recent water damaged hotel in Sacramento that called us for water damage restoration services because they had a basement flood the entire bottom floor of the building. Our services included: water extraction, placing equipment to dry the wet materials, and removing the wet damaged materials that were unable to dry completely. 

If you have you need water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, or biohazard clean up services, call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890. We operate 24/7.

Commercial Water Damage at Apartment in Sacramento

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings can be office spaces, apartment complexes, or restaurants. 

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville service water damage and fire damage restoration, mold remediation, biohazards like sewage backups and suicides/deaths.

We recently received a call for an apartment complex that was affected by water damage in Sacramento. With apartments, we typically want to communicate with both the property manager and tenant on the damages so there is no miscommunication. The customer had a washer unit flood the upstairs floor of the apartment unit, with water travelling down through the flooring and ceiling into the second floor. Typically, we request for a plumber to fix any leaks and to stop the main water line to prevent further water damage. If there is standing water, we will provide water extraction emergency services. We will remove the water and set equipment, followed by mitigation services such as removing the affected materials once we have approvals from your assigned adjuster. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will be with you every step of the way, from the initial call and inspection, to communicating with your adjuster.

Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville if you need water damage restoration for your apartment building or apartment units! We are available 24/7 at 916-933-3890.

Common Causes of A Leaky Ceiling In An Apartment Building

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Leaking is the most common problem in apartments. It is a serious business and if left unchecked, it causes major damage. Apartments are subjected to structural ceiling leaks the same as any home. Because there are different people living on other floors, structural may not always be the cause of leaks. Ceiling leaks can be a frustrating issue, so it is best to ascertain where the leak is coming from, if possible, then notify the apartment manager as soon as you can.


The two most common types of leaks in a bathroom are from the toilet or the bathtub. The leak could be caused by a leak in your upstairs toilet. A toilet leak is usually a result of some sort of a break or defect in the seal of the wax ring that adjoins the toilet to the floor. Every time a toilet is flushed, it causes water to penetrate through the bathroom floor and into your ceiling. A bathtub leaks if the drain gasket is bad, or the caulking has deteriorated around the sides of the tub. Each time the tub is used, splashed or draining water leaks through the floor and comes through the ceiling.


Plumbing leaks generally are from pipe joints or drains. Pipes run through walls, so a plumbing leak may begin where the ceiling and the wall come together. The ceiling may show signs of leaking water. The wall directly beneath the leaking ceiling also may show signs of water damage as the water runs down the inside of the wall.


Water leaks occur through roof failure, ice dams, and water condensation or frost build-up inside an attic. Rainy weather causes the first type of leak. An attic above an apartment may leak and deposit water anywhere onto a ceiling wall and causes leaking at any point.

If you are a renter or a property manager or owner and you think there might be a water damage situation, do not forget to call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. We are dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits additional damages, and reduces the overall potential cost. Please call us SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890.

Storm Damage in Sacramento

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

brown staining patch on white drywall ceiling from water damage in sacramento A customer had storm damage in Sacramento from a rain storm which caused a roof leak affecting the bedrooms. Call 916-933-3890 for restoration!

Storm damage is a seasonal occurrence. Every winter and early spring season, many of our customers in the area experience storms which in turn causes water damage to residential homes. 

For this customer in Sacramento, he had storm damage due to a rainstorm that had recently happened. The rain storm ultimately caused a roof leak in two bedrooms. The ceiling drywall had visible staining.

In this instance, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will recommend that we remove the affected drywall and insulation to prevent further damage and potential organic growth. 

If you or someone you know experiences storm damage / water damage in the following areas:

  • El Dorado Hills
  • Cameron Park
  • Shingle Springs
  • Diamond Springs
  • Placerville

Give SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville a call at 916-933-3890. We are always here to help our customers in a time of distress from water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, and biohazard services.

Biohazard in Sutter Creek

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

What is a biohazard? For SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, a biohazard exposure can be biological or chemical, which in turn can affect your health.

Common biohazard scenarios we receive are:

  • sewage backups
  • bloodborne pathogens
  • illegal drug manufacturing labs
  • and more!

Other scenarios can be crime scene residues, suicide or death accidents, hoarding scene, animal waste, tear gas clean, and blood cleanup.

We recently received a call for a biohazard in Sutter Creek. This customer had a suicide happen within their home. Once the biohazard scene has been released by police authorities, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville can step in to assess the situation and perform biohazard services.

For suicides and deaths, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville typically gut the entire room the incident happened in and properly dispose of all biohazardous materials. Some items we can test with a liquid blood detector and clean, but every situation is different and each item cleaned or salvageable will vary.

Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville if you need biohazard services which may involve sewage backups, suicides, deaths, or blood cleanup. We are available 24/7 at 916-933-3890.