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If Your Monte Sereno Pool And Spa Experiences Water And Fire Damage, Call Our Technicians!

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Monte Sereno Pool And Spa Experiences Water And Fire Damage, Call Our Technicians! We are available 24/7 at (408) 600-2020, and since we are local, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

More Water Than Fire Damage In Monte Sereno Pool And Spa Store Blaze

Fire damage is traumatic enough without adding severe water damage into the mix. Because soot is caustic, it corrodes surfaces after a short time. When combined with water, not only does it stain and smear, it also creates more damage from the excessive moisture.

SERVPRO mitigated commercial fire damage in a Monte Sereno spa and pool store. An electrical fire began in the ceiling, and the sprinkler system failed to start. The fire caused burning ceiling tiles to fall around a demo hot tub model that was filled with water and running. Once the floor caught on fire, it then melted one side of the demo model, and the water rushed out onto the floor. This helped stop the fire from spreading on the floor but left a large amount of water to clean up.

Because of the propensity of water to migrate, we scoped the property with our moisture detection equipment, including:
    •    probes
    •    thermal imaging
    •    hygrometers

We moved out the undamaged hot tub units and items on shelves in the damaged area for cleaning outside the store, so they were not affected by the moisture or soot during mitigation. We immediately extracted the excess moisture with portable pumps to lessen the drying time. The ceiling tiles received damage from the fire, and we removed the charred debris. Because of the fire in the electrical system, we used our own generators to power our equipment rather than delay restoration services until the property owner had the electrical panel repairs completed.

SERVPRO team members know it is hard for a business to remain closed during mitigation from any type of damage and our goal is to disrupt operations as minutely as possible to get things back to normal with zero reminders of the loss. Even with the scale of the water spill, due to bringing in cleanup services so quickly minimized the loss to the store.

After water extraction and drying along with cleaning away the smoke residues, we then turned our attention to the residual odors left behind. As certified Odor Control Technicians, we have the expertise and specialized equipment to neutralize any level of scent in a property. After verifying the space met drying goals and a final wipe down with our antimicrobial solutions to inhibit mold growth, we gave the property owner a list of the needed repairs to bring the store back to its preloss condition so the store could reopen as soon as possible.

Get your commercial fire damage professionally and quickly mitigated with SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno. We are available 24/7 at (408) 600-2020, and since we are local, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Technicians Explain The Damage Caused By Soot In Your Campbell Home

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Technicians Explain The Damage Caused By Soot In Your Campbell Home No matter how soot and smoke damage affect your home, our SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno team can help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Bad Is Soot After Fire Damage To Campbell Homes?

You might not always know what to expect after fire loss incidents affect your Campbell home. As much as you might work to try and get things back to normal as promptly as possible, there are often multiple layers of effects that must get overcome to do this successfully. Understanding fire damage in each of these layers can help homeowners to provide the best possible care for their property immediately following a loss incident, and through the needed professional restoration and recovery efforts to come after.

Smoke residues and soot are two fire damage effects Campbell homeowners can struggle the most with overcoming. Even with experienced individuals capable of handling many potential problems, their residence can experience, soot and wet smoke damage recovery require advanced equipment, products, and tools that our SERVPRO team has to remove entirely. There are two main risks with attempting to remove soot from surfaces and contents of the property without the appropriate approach and equipment:

    •    Improper cleaning techniques can lead to smearing of the residue, which can transfer to new surfaces, areas, and contents of the damaged home.
    •    Without the appropriate products and tools, surfaces and items can become stained during the cleaning process.

Smearing is a substantial issue because it can put previously unaffected and undamaged surfaces and materials in the house at risk. Preliminary approaches to alleviate the bulk of this buildup of soot particulates or thick wet smoke residue involves the use of high-powered HEPA vacuums. These tools not only remove the bulk of this sediment but also reduce these same particulates recirculating through the area.

Staining is another concern that can come from inexperienced soot and smoke recovery approaches. The risk here is that many instances of staining do not appear until days after the “cleaning” occurs. By this point, the damage has already happened, and the only recovery possible is tear out and reconstruction by our SERVPRO professionals.

No matter how soot and smoke damage affect your home, our SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno team can help you make it “Like it never even happened.” No matter when disasters strike, give us a call at (408) 600-2020.

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Cracking the Code to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Los Gatos Business

6/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cracking the Code to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Los Gatos Business Water damage can accumulate quickly. Contact SERVPRO at the first signs to investigate the cause and remediate any associated damage.

Plan for a Commercial Water Damage Crisis You Hope Never to Experience in Los Gatos

Successful businesses in Los Gatos always have contingency plans to respond to a broad range of issues and disasters. Usually developed for scenarios concerning the day to day operations of your business, disaster planning should also include what your response should be when a water loss or other crisis endangers your commercial building and its contents. We look forward to working with as you craft this plan.

Like businesses throughout the rest of the country, companies significantly increase their risk of permanent closure if water damage in Los Gatos causes an even short term period of unavailability to customers and the general public. We live in a world where consumers often have many options for goods and services. Make sure you put safeguards in place to protect your business from the reality that nearly 50 percent of commercial endeavors shutter forever after a severe disaster.

SERVPRO has an alternative for our commercial clients. The Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) is a free, no-obligation service we developed to allow potential disaster recovery customers to work with us to draft a personalized and effective blueprint we use if a crisis occurs.

The process could not be more straightforward. Call for an appointment to consult our experienced management team. After a walkthrough of your commercial building and a discussion to clarify how you do business, we design a water damage remediation plan. While inside your business property, SERVPRO looks for weaknesses and vulnerability concerning how a disaster is likely to affect your operations.

To give us even more details, we encourage commercial customers to use our mobile app, permitting you to share information that could help us react and respond. SERVPRO then merges our assessment with your profile to complete a digital plan accessible 24/7 from any device. Give us the contact information for vendors and contractors who developed your systems. Name trusted employees or family who can act for you if you are unavailable to respond so precious time is not wasted. The faster we take on water damage, the more successful our efforts.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno is ready to meet with you to develop an ERP that ensures nearly uninterrupted business operations even after a water loss. Call us at (408) 600-2020 to schedule an appointment today.

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Look Here for Property Cleanup and Restoration in Los Gatos!

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Look Here for Property Cleanup and Restoration in Los Gatos! Los Gatos Restoration Services Are Underway with SERVPRO to the Rescue

Why Property Owners in Los Gatos Trust SERVPRO for Restoration Services

You can plan for accidents and take preventative measures to protect your Los Gatos property from water, fire, mold, storm, or other damage. However, the best-laid plans have a way of getting derailed by the unexpected. When disasters happen whether the cause was from a busted pipe under the bathroom sink, flash fire in the kitchen from an overheated pan or lack of ventilation in an attic bringing mold into your residential or commercial property, you need restoration services that handle any type of loss.

Water damage to a Los Gatos property needs to be addressed as quickly as possible to avoid costly future issues such as mold.  The longer building materials and home contents remain exposed to excessive moisture before water removal from a Los Gatos home, the more potential for loss.  Mopping and blotting with towels works to remove water from the surface, but once it has migrated behind areas in a room such as baseboards or subflooring, the situation needs professional water cleanup in your Los Gatos home. 

SERVPRO employees hold certifications (WRT) in several areas of the restoration sciences, including Water Removal Technicians, which gives them working knowledge of water extraction techniques for deeply embedded moisture. We use powerful air movers that do not merely blow air on wet areas in a property. The high-velocity airflow works to pull the absorbed moisture to the surface where our dehumidification equipment captures and ports it away. This deep-drying of both structure and contents inhibits the potential for mold or foul odors to become a problem later.

When fire damage hits a Los Gatos property, it leaves different levels of challenges for our technicians to address. Charred building materials and contents contribute nothing but odor, so SERVPRO technicians perform fire debris removal in Los Gatos homes using controlled demolition techniques to leave as much of the property intact as possible for reconstruction after the completion of restoration services. 

Smoke damage in a Los Gatos residence is both unpleasant and unhealthy to live around, our proprietary methods for smoke damage and soot removal return the home into a clean place where it is safe to live.

Even a small fire in a Los Gatos kitchen often requires fire odor removal applications. SERVPRO technicians receive certifications in Odor Control (OCT) and learn how to neutralize odor-causing molecules, not only cover them. When hot air expands during a fire, it drives soot into porous objects resulting in the need for odor neutralization techniques such as thermal fogging to eradicate foul odors. 

Mold spores exist indoors and outdoors, and therefore mold removal for a Los Gatos commercial or residential property is a misstatement. Our team can reduce the effects down to near-zero. The problem occurs when mold spores find an area of excessive moisture, ambient temperatures, and food such as the wood framework in your attic leads to the establishment of colonies which then spread until remediated.

The first sign that leads many Los Gatos homeowners to mold damage discovery comes from a musty smell that will not dissipate. Professional mold remediation is crucial as improper cleaning and removal techniques quickly spread mold spores. Our technicians are experienced and certified from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in the remediation of mold (AMRT) and containment methods to inhibit the spread of airborne spores to other areas of the property currently unaffected.  The specialized training SERVPRO technicians receive includes methods of mold colony abatement such as soda blasting which removes dried mold colonies with little surface abrasion.

For Los Gatos property owners, storm damage is the root cause of many secondary damages to both residential and commercial properties. Inadequate flood water removal or drying of an affected property leaves it open for mold growth and weakening of building materials. SERVPRO has portable pumps to quickly extracted small water intrusion as well as truck-mounted dehumidifiers and pumps to handle large-scale water loss. When our technicians arrive onsite, we take preventative measures such as tarping a damaged roof or packing out possessions to our facility for safe storage or restoration as needed. 

Why SERVPRO? We know you have choices when it comes to restoration services in Los Gatos. SERVPRO technicians hold many certifications earned through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) This organization is widely regarded as the gold standard for best practices and techniques in the cleaning and restoration industry. Because our technicians are local, we are members of the same community as you, and we know unique nuances that apply to Los Gatos such as humidity levels when calculating drying goals during water damage cleanup or mold remediation and restoration services needed after an earthquake or another natural disaster.

In some cases, the damage to the residential or commercial property is so severe the best outcome is to get it ready for reconstruction. Our technicians perform a thorough cleanup of debris and damaged building materials and ensure the structure is clean, disinfected, and odor-free for when the rebuilding starts.

Dealing with insurance after a home disaster can feel overwhelming. When you bring SERVPRO on to mitigate any type of home or commercial property disaster, we can collaborate with both property owners and insurance adjusters during every step of remediation. Part of our standard service includes a detailing listing of ever action taking during the mitigation process and we take photographs of both the structure and contents before and after for expedited processing of insurance claims. We provide our unique CCIS Contents Claim Inventory System to catalog and document the restoration service.

SERVPRO technicians keep up on the latest developments in the restoration sciences. In doing so, we can assist property owners with lessening loss from home disaster events. For example, we utilize the same techniques as the Library of Congress for restoration and cleaning of fire and water damaged books. Thus saving important documents and reading material from being included as a loss and the burden of the cost of replacing items of the property owner.

The SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno team is ready to assist you 24/7 with any restoration services caused by water, fire, mold, or storm. Because we are locally based, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Just call (408) 600-2020. 

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Our Trained Technicians Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Los Gatos Home After A Flood Disaster

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Trained Technicians Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Los Gatos Home After A Flood Disaster When their is a power outage we bring our own source of power to operate the necessary water damage restoration equipment.

Flood Damage Incidents Should Not Bring Your Los Gatos Property to a Halt

Severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms may lead to flood damage. Though most of us understand the need to take steps to prevent basement flooding, some situations may be overwhelming and demand professional help. For instance, weak areas or cracks within the foundation may allow flood water to seep into the basement. When that happens, we end up with damp carpets, and there is a need to pump out the water as well as remove the debris that the water carries into your Los Gatos property.

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home to perform flood damage restoration in Los Gatos we start by inspecting the property. During this step, we determine whether it is safe to enter the site. There are several dangers to expect when you visit flooded properties, and some of them are gas leaks, foundation cracks, chemical spills, and the danger of electrocution. You now understand why we turn off the electricity and seek alternative sources of electricity whenever we are working for you.

Our SERVPRO technicians wear protective equipment when dealing with flood water since it may be comprised of black water, which is highly contaminated. Using the right protective gear during the restoration process prevents possible health effects. If the water is still flowing into the site, it is our work to prevent the flow and put in place procedures of drying the affected items.

To hasten the drying process, we may remove the water soaked items from the site. In some cases, we may enhance the circulation of air within the area by using air movers and fans to speed up the drying process. As wet items lose water, it settles in the surrounding air, and with time, it may condense and cause further flood damage. To prevent such an eventuality, we set up dehumidifiers to absorb the excess moisture. We usually advise the property owner to discard carpets that have been contaminated by flood water.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno has highly trained restoration technicians who work 24/7 to make your property appear “Like it never even happened.” Call (408) 600-2020 and get a chance of working with a reliable industry leader.

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Why We Are The Leader In Fire Damage Restoration In Los Gatos

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why We Are The Leader In Fire Damage Restoration In Los Gatos The cleanup and repair of the fire and smoke damage can seem overwhelming to homeowners. We are here to help 24/7 so call us right away.

Trained Technicians and Appropriate Equipment Are Why SERVPRO Delivers Successful Fire Damage Remediation in Los Gatos

Cleanup after a fire crisis in Los Gatos can prove overwhelming. The tasks required to bring a sooty mess back to preloss condition are many and complex. Ordinary cleaning approaches often make things worse, much to your frustration as a homeowner trying diligently to bring order out of chaos. Our focus on research-based strategies that deliver successful results is why our team is uniquely qualified to offer fire remediation to our community here in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The rigorous training our technicians master during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework is why our team is the leader in fire damage remediation in Los Gatos. Certification in multiple remediation specializations is the norm for our crews, streamlining response to complex fire restoration scenarios.  

Frequently firefighting efforts leave large quantities of water and chemicals in your home. Removing the moisture and drying out the structure is essential before soot and smoke cleanup can begin. The familiarity our IICRC-trained technicians have with water damage remediation is another reason why SERVPRO is well-positioned to address all aspects of your fire disaster.

Our service vehicles contain the equipment needed to pump out or extract the firefighting water as well as the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers necessary to return moisture levels to normal readings. We also stock a range of tools and products to remove the toxic and corrosive residues deposited after a fire. Flexibility and anticipation of the many ways a fire damages your property are why SERVPRO has your back during this stressful time.

Matching cleaning products and techniques to the fire residues remaining after extinguishing the flames is the key to the most favorable outcome, why SERVPRO provides results that meet or exceed your expectations. Dry, ashy soot vacuums or dry sponges away, while thick, sticky soot needs a cleaner with surfactants and wetting agents that loosen the coating. Protein-based soot often requires a solvent and abrasive tools to dislodge. Our technicians are expert at soot assessment and removal.

Professionalism and attention to superlative customer service are why SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno earns your business for fire damage remediation. Call us at (408) 600-2020 to set up an assessment as soon as possible after the firefighters give the go-ahead.

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The Quickest and Easiest Way to Fire Damage Remediation in Your Los Gatos Home

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Quickest and Easiest Way to Fire Damage Remediation in Your Los Gatos Home Fire can quickly affect your home causing widespread damage. This can create a difficult clean up alone. Contact SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Deodorization of Fire Damaged Items in Los Gatos Homes

With sophisticated equipment designed to reduce the time it takes to restore and recover fire losses in Los Gatos homes, many homeowners see the advantage of trusting our team to help them through every phase of bringing their property back to preloss condition. With odors being a common, widespread symptom for homeowners to contend with after a fire, addressing these concerns must happen swiftly and thoroughly. Even the contents in affected areas of the house can become a magnet for this harsh odor, so these items must get treated as well.

With the arrival of our professionals, we can get to work quickly on addressing these widespread fire damage effects throughout your Los Gatos home with modern practices and advanced tools. We have an array of deodorization products, cleaning agents, and air purification machines that can work to eliminate the presence of foul odors after a fire incident in both the open areas of the property and in the individual affected items.

Our SERVPRO Contents Department can assess the full scope of the damage to your belongings, furniture, and keepsakes in exposed areas of the house. While many of these items might require on-site attention and cleaning with the Esporta Washing system, we also have the tools to begin effective odor removal for these items too. In many cases, thermal and UV foggers can provide enough direct exposure to remove even set-in smells like smoke and charring.

For more complex and embedded scents that can linger after a fire loss incident, our SERVPRO professionals can utilize both our ozone machines for on-site work and our ozone chamber in our facility for the deodorization of multiple items simultaneously. While these approaches are unsafe for humans and pets to get directly exposed to, it is an efficient and effective manner to remove odors from removed contents of your home.

We understand how quickly effects like odors and soot can spread throughout a fire-damaged home, so our SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno team responds fast to get containment established. Whenever disaster strikes, you can count on us to make fire effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (408) 600-2020.

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Carpets Require Special Care after Water Damage happens in Your Home in Los Gatos

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Carpets Require Special Care after Water Damage happens in Your Home in Los Gatos Water damage in your home can leave your family in devastation. No worries SERVPRO has you covered.

Let SERVPRO save your home from water damage. 

When a pipe bursts in your Los Gatos home while you are away at work, thousands of gallons of water can end up all over the place, affecting flooring of all types. Carpeting poses special issues because of the size and weight involved. Different flooring materials, like tile, quickly break down into smaller pieces when saturated.

When your home's pipe break and flood your Los Gatos house, water damage begins ruining things immediately. Some items, like concrete and denser woods, can sustain more prolonged periods of contact with water than others before showing signs of destruction and other changes. SERVPRO's professionals can discuss these factors with you and help you decide which options seem best-suited for your particular situation.

SERVPRO sends out employees certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to stop the damage from becoming more widespread and affecting other areas of your property. Our employees arrive ready to do this and also to repair and restore affected areas, making your home “Like it never even happened” quickly and efficiently.

Thinner carpets dry faster and often do not require elevating or 'floating' to allow for our specialists to dry the sub-floor. The density, thickness, and composition of the pad can affect the rate at which the floor below can dry out, however, making the floating of some thinner carpets a necessity. Raising the carpet allows our air movers to push air into the area and circulate dry air into the damp cavity formed between the carpet and the floor.

When water remains on a floor for a day or two, this can cause our categorization of otherwise clean water to shift towards gray water. When this happens, we need to remove the padding and install new materials for you. Doing so prevents microbial growth, and in many cases, can provide you with significant savings.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno has qualified professionals and specialists ready, 24/7, every day of the year, to serve our communities in Lexington Hills, San Jose, and Campbell. To stop water damage and protect your carpets and other floorings, call us at (408) 600-2020.

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We Can Resolve Any Mold Issue That May Occur In Your Los Gatos Home

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Can Resolve Any Mold Issue That May Occur In Your Los Gatos Home Call us at (408) 600-2020, and we can provide you with additional information and set up a convenient time to begin making your home feel clean again.

Why Families Rely On SERVPRO To Resolve Mold Damage Problems In Los Gatos

Mold can happen to any home. The cleanest house in your Los Gatos neighborhood contains spores that only require a scant amount of moisture to begin growing. When darkened areas, such as those behind large pieces of furniture, receive little airflow, microbes can begin to grow at a prolific speed.

This is why it is essential to know that SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster involving a home in Los Gatos, especially mold damage. We want to remediate such invasive microbes and reduce their numbers back to normal. The sooner we can begin the work, the sooner we can consider your home free of a microbial infestation.

Mold damage can affect more than walls behind furniture, however. It can also find its way under appliances, particularly those that use water or produce condensation. Our team of specialist use IICRC approved measures that work in controlling the spread of microbes while we work, protecting your house from further contamination. We also implement microbial-killing sprays that seal any existing spores while making the area treated hostile to newly-settled spores.

Remediation needs these methods to protect your home during the removal of mold from surfaces. Spores are microscopic and travel freely on air currents once the mold releases them into the interior of your home. Containing them helps us trap them and eliminate them from your home from the beginning of our remediation work.

Because containing these microbes remains a crucial aspect of any remediation work, we also use containment apparatus during the cleaning of personal items and household furnishings. Chambers made of clear plastic sheeting provides the necessary enclosure while we clean and remove mold from your belongings.

No matter how extensive your mold damage problem seems, SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno can scale our equipment and team's size to fit your needs. Call us at (408) 600-2020, and we can provide you with additional information and set up a convenient time to begin making your home feel clean again.

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Here is What You Should do for Your Commercial Water Damage Situation in Los Gatos

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Here is What You Should do for Your Commercial Water Damage Situation in Los Gatos If your deli or commercial kitchen suffers from a water damage situation, your reaction and quick call to SERVPRO is key to effective remediation.

Commercial Water Removal Keeps Your Deli Open and Serving Los Gatos Residents Delicious Food

Kitchens often become the location of accidents due to spilled water. Floors covered in slick spots of water can come from broken pipes or leaky drains, melting ice in a malfunctioning freezer, or overhead from a leaky roof. SERVPRO specialists help businesses in Los Gatos recover after disasters involving lost and intrusive water from various sources.

Having misplaced water on your deli's floors can harm your business in several ways, so SERVPRO acts fast in providing you with commercial water removal services in Los Gatos. We are always Faster To Any Size Disaster because we are locally owned and operated. We also know how important each business is to our economy and we want you to thrive. Helping you remain open and in business is very important to us.

One of the most critical aspects of water located in areas where electrical appliances come into use, such as in a kitchen, centers on safety. Because of the dangerous mix between electricity and water, we often partner with licensed electricians who can quickly assess the situation and ensure that we can safely work within the area.

The first part of removing water from your deli involves making sure surfaces become dry again. Once we complete this aspect, we can begin working on testing for saturation levels in materials near the area in question. We use drying equipment designed to remove moisture from porous materials and the air rapidly. These machines work quickly, but this efficiency requires a trade-off in noise volume.

While we can make a muffler-like adaptation on some pieces of machinery, this does not hold for all of them. If your deli remains open during this time, we may need to discuss hearing protection for your employees who intend on occupying the area where our louder machines need to operate. This inconvenience should only require a couple of days, but the long-term benefits mean your deli recovers more fully that much more quickly.

When your deli or other Lexington Hills or Campbell business needs SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno for water removal and drying services, call us at (408) 600-2020. We are happy to help neighboring businesses succeed in spite of disasters and other emergencies.

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