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Mold remediation completed in Cloverdale

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold remediation completed in Cloverdale Would you dare to touch this stuff? Certain insurance policies cover this type of loss, so let us deal with it.

How bad can mold growth get?

Often, mold can be rather easily to clean up, depending on which surface it's growing. Bleach and a scraper is used on windowsills when there is frequent condensation or growth in bath tubs. This problem happens often due to water sitting and bacterial growth.

Mold removal mistakes that happen often

If one doesn't do research before starting a mold removal project and instead attempts to remove out of desperation, mistakes can be made which just lead to frustration. 

One of the biggest mistakes of performing demolition is not removing dust and debris. Mold spores can still remain on these particles, and will spread much more quickly if not cleaned up or removed right away from the home.

Another major issue is using bleach to spray. While this method does sound appealing because bleach is a common germ killer, killing mold doesn't eliminate it. Even if a mold is dead, it can still remain toxic. Using bleach is potentially dangerous if you're not in a well-ventilated environment. Furthermore, the material being essentially bleached will most likely become ruined. 

What is a better alternative?

SERVPRO of Sonoma County NE has experience in Cloverdale mold removal, which has been necessary more recently due to the on and off wet season, as well as humidity. We are a company of experts in water damage restoration, mold damage remediation, and contents cleaning. We can get your home, and your memories, restored as good as new!

Removing mold is 99% effective-Healdsburg cleanup

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing mold is 99% effective-Healdsburg cleanup How tempted are you to just rip out this wall? We would be too.

Healdsburg mold removal services available

There are other companies in the Sonoma County area that can clean up mold, but can they clean it up well, thoroughly, and completely? Any company, but one that has proven its reputability and has up to date training shouldn’t retain this kind of service.

Positive review on our services

"I was astounded with the wonderful level of professionalism that I saw with SERVPRO. They told me every step of the process and kept in touch with me from day one. They are really top-notch people! KEEP IT UP!" This review came from Michael Bentley in Healdsburg. His home pictured below was affected by mold, and his insurance agent recommended our services. We may be newer in the area, but we carry our expertise from the surrounding counties of Lake and Mendocino. We have been in business for 5 years and our technicians have at least 10 years training and experience. We believe everyone can benefit from our services, and we strive to be the best we can possibly be. 

Give us a call today for help with Healdsburg mold removal. We will explain the process, find the cause, remove the mold, and help you work with your insurance company on replacing any items. 

Windsor mold damage-how can we help?

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

We received a call recently about a homeowner who left the country for a few weeks and came home to discover mold had grown up her kitchen and living room walls. The water was left on while she was away, and a leak had started.

What a way to be welcomed home! Not knowing the type of mold that is growing is dangerous, as well as possibly other presence of bacteria. Dealing with it yourself isn't recommended. What are some of your choices?

1. Call your insurance company

This could be one of the best choices you ever make! Depending on your policy, mold damage removal can be covered if it was due to a water pipe leak, broken appliance, leaky roof, etc. They can help alleviate the pain of the cost. After all, that's why we have homeowners insurance. Also, any contents that have beena affected can be replaced if needed. 

2. Call SERVPRO of Sonoma County NE

We are right in the Windsor area, we've dealt with many mold issues, especially on the coast. We are part of a Franchise, but we're independently owned and operated so we can serve the needs of our county. Our owner has been a member of the community for 3 decades, and all our technicians are trained to handle all sorts of dangerous removal situations. No Windsor mold damage will keep us away! We are also IICRC Certified, which means we adhere to the highest standards in our industry of cleanup and restoration.

Windsor storm and mold damage recovery

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Some homeowner’s insurance policies don't cover storm damage. Doing everything possible to prevent water damage during storm season is recommended. However, we know performing those tasks isn't always realistic. Large water damage disasters caused by the nastiest storms can be full of inconveniences and frustrations. Insurance companies also have to perform their own investigations to determine the cause of the loss, and whether it will be covered by the current insurance policy. Often, lots of mold is produced from storm damage due to the large amounts of water that protrude into a home or business.

SERVPRO's storm damage cleanup services

Windsor storm damage can be handled by our team of professionals. We have the capabilities of getting many pieces of equipment, as well as coordinating with other Franchises, to get any job done. We understand Windsor and the surrounding areas become regularly flooded during the winter. No job is too big for SERVPRO of Sonoma County NE. We can take care of you, whether it is your home or business, during storm season. 

Cloverdale commercial cleanup

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial cleanup services; what qualifies?

There are some jobs that standard cleaning companies simply can't handle. Smoke, soot, fire, water, mold, biohazard, sewage, and almost anything else under the sun, we can handle.

SERVPRO of Sonoma County NE is reaching out to businesses that need any assistance with cleanup that is of an unusual circumstance. Cloverdale commercial cleanup isn't unusual to us; we have been servicing the area for years. We coordinate with our entire team to help all homes and businesses affected by water damage from a malfunctioning washing machine to a broken pipe in the wall, or smoke damage from a house or wild fire. No matter the circumstance, we can handle it.

Commercial jobs could mean larger jobs

No matter the capacity, SERVPRO is able to deal with large loss. We may bring in additional workers or contact another franchise to assist. We work as a team, either way, to get your business dry and running. The longer you wait, the more money is lost and the higher the cost of restoring your investment.

Learn more here about how we can help with the recent fire damage in California.

Smoke cleanup at Piner High School

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Smoke cleanup at Piner High School Piner High School was massively affected by the surrounding fires; thankfully, the structure is sound.

We did some work after the results of the Tubbs Fire. Many buildings, mostly commercial, were affected. We called on all three of our franchises (Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma NE) to work together so the students could start school on time.

We also worked with insurance adjusters, water and smoke damaged homes, and training new temporary employees. This summer kept us busy with mostly water and fire damage-the score was even, but we never like to see entire communities up in flames. The Piner High School was very happy to have us on board. School was back in session within about a week, and families can get back to their regular routines. We have special techniques to handle commercial smoke damage cleanup on a large scale. 

We care deeply about our communities, and want them to thrive. We are Sonoma County STRONG!

Water damage in Santa Rosa businesses

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water damage in Santa Rosa businesses This water damage issue was caused by a roof leak.

Commercial cleaning 

Running a business is a lot of hard work, with licensing, getting your products, paying employees, dealing with customer complaints, the trends and fads of the market, and all the paperwork! The LAST thing you need is to worry about fire, water, mold, or bio-hazards affecting the way you run things. You have a family to support, and customers to serve.

Services for commercial jobs

We offer the same services for commercial businesses as we do for residential; commercial water damage removal is no exception. We offer bio-hazard removal, vandalism repair, dry outs, contents cleaning, upholstery repair, and ozone cleaning. If a new situation presents itself, we find new ways to assist or get trained in new techniques. We are universal with cleanup and restoration, and will add more to our plate if it means we can serve our community.

If you're not sure about a service we can provide, give us a call. Even if we aren't able to assist, we can refer you to someone who can. We want to be helpful in every way possible! 

The effects of storm damage on commercial buildings

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

We've already received calls about wind and storm damage to some roofs. Check your building's insurance policy! Some building owner's insurance policies don't cover storm damage. Doing everything possible to prevent water damage during storm season is recommended. Inconveniences and frustrations tend to accompany storm damage.  Insurance companies also have to perform their own investigations to determine the cause of the loss, and whether it will be covered by the current insurance policy.

SERVPRO's storm damage cleanup services

Storm damage on commercial buildings can be handled by our team of professionals. We have the capabilities of getting many pieces of equipment, as well as coordinating with other Franchises, to get any job done. We can deal with water, fire, or roof damage. A lot of people don't realize their roof could have become affected by a swift of strong winds, falling branches, or even excessive water. Emergency tarping could be needed, and will make a huge difference on the amount of water damage inside the structure.

Prepare for storm damage in Geyserville

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Our experience with storms

SERVPRO employees have no problem working in the rain! We've had countless interactions with different weather conditions-blistering heat, freezing cold, dead of night (well, that's not a weather condition, but you get the idea)-and we've powered through because of the importance for the customer. Each day that we don't work on a water damaged home could be tens or hundreds of dollar spent that isn't NECESSARY.

Sonoma County storms

Although we have only been doing continuous active work in Sonoma County, we have previously come across dozens of storm jobs. El Nino kept us busy last year as Geyserville storm damage took up most of our time. We have worn special suits to crawl under houses during the rainy season. Even with severe water damage and leaks, we aren't afraid to get dirty. When it's absolutely necessary, we want to do everything possible. 

Fire damage repair in Windsor

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Having to deal with fire damage repair doesn't sound like fun. Wouldn't it be helpful if you knew you could avoid dealing with fire damage repair for your Windsor home?

Below are some helpful tips and some advice on how to prevent fire damage and deal with fire damage if it does come:

1.) Trim your trees

This chore needs to be done before the summer heat hits. However, if it's summer already and you still haven't done it, take care of it at night or on a day that isn't too hot. Sparks from fuel operated or electrical equipment is all that's needed to start a fire.

2.) Keep a 100 ft. defensible space around your home

We can't stress enough, and neither can the fire department, on the importance of having at least a 100 ft. space around your home that is free of debris, dry brush, tree branches, or dry leaves. These are kindling for fires, and disposing them properly or keeping them away from your home will help prevent a house fire mishap. 

If you do have fire damage, here is the advice we'd like to give:

1.) Call your insurance company right away

Every house should have homeowners insurance, or renters should have renters insurance to protect their belongings. We cannot stress this enough; the cost is very minimal, but the loss of your stuff if you don't pay $12 a month for insurance is very high. Keeping up to date on your renters insurance policy every 6 months to 1 year will also ensure you have proper coverage. 

2.) Keep out of the home after a fire.

Your safety is at a huge risk if you enter your home before an investigation and safety inspection has been conducted. You also may be breathing in toxic smoke.

3.) Call SERVPRO of Sonoma County NE!

We will stay out of the fire department's way as they finish their work, and we can assist you in filing a claim. We may also be able to help you decide whether you should, or need, to file a claim depending on the estimated cost of fire damage repair. 

For more information on our services, be sure to check out our fire damage restoration page.