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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.

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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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We Can Restore Your Damaged Home In Los Gatos

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Restore Your Damaged Home In Los Gatos You can reach us at (408) 600-2020. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Saving Contents From Severe Flood Damage In Los Gatos

If a flood hits your home, you have to deal with the adverse effects on both the structure and the contents it holds. While many of the effects, such as soiling and pile up of debris like silt happen immediately the floodwaters start flowing into the house, others happen gradually. Fast action can help save contents especially from the damages that take time. One of the advantages of hiring a professional team to mitigate the effects of flooding in Los Gatos is a fast response.

One of the main ways to save contents in homes affected by flood damage in Los Gatos is moving them from the property or the affected areas to areas untouched by the floodwaters such as rooms in higher floors. To complete such moves quickly, you need resources such as people or lifting equipment, especially when dealing with heavy items such as furniture. Our SERVPRO technicians work in teams making it easier to move items. We also arrange move outs to offsite climate-controlled warehouses.

Floodwaters are classified as black because of contamination with chemicals and disease-causing microorganisms. Therefore, replacement is the only solution for any predominantly porous contents affected by floodwaters including carpets, pad, and upholstery. However, it is possible to save a highly valued area rugs through cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians clean such rugs, immerse them in a biocide and re-clean them before drying. Such thorough cleaning helps eliminate any traces of contamination left by floodwaters.

Flooding also soils non-porous contents such as wooden furniture, cabinets and other fixtures. Washing such items thoroughly and drying them helps restore their preloss state. Our SERVPRO technicians use pressure washers and professional cleaning agents to disinfect and sanitize the items. Our crew will then use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry them. We can also create drying chambers with plastic sheets to improve the drying rate.

You can save more contents in your flooded home with help from SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno. You can reach us at (408) 600-2020. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Call Our Certified Technicians For All Your Los Gatos Fire Damage Restoration Needs

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call Our Certified Technicians For All Your Los Gatos Fire Damage Restoration Needs We make sure to keep equipment clean, well-maintained and ready to service your home. We are available 247 so call us right away.

Los Gatos Home Needs Professional Fire Damage Restoration

Very often homeowners do not realize just how devastating fire damage can be to their home. What may start as a small kitchen fire can leave a trail of problems behind if not addressed promptly. The trick to avoiding widespread damage is enlisting the help of a professional team to carefully examine your home after the fire and make recommendations on the restoration process. The visible residue of soot and smoke is only a visual manifestation of other ailments hiding within your home.

Luckily, our SERVPRO team can help return your home in Los Gatos recover from fire damage. The sheer impact a fire big or small can have on the air quality of your home is enough to warrant the expertise and technical knowledge our team delivers. Our IICRC- certified technicians use industry-specific tools such as hygrometers and thermal imaging to evaluate the air in your home and plan for next steps. As tempting as it may be to air out your home and apply store-bought air purifiers, you are better off calling a professional team to eliminate any remaining odors permanently, rather than masking the smell.

Our SERVPRO team has at its disposal several methods to purify the air in your home, and they apply them based on the extent and path of the fire and smoke itself. In some cases, we use charcoal activated filters to purify the HVAC system, whereas in others we bring in an ozone generator to break down the smell molecules and neutralize them. In some cases, we apply thermal fog to your home with the goal of reaching all corners and surfaces of your home, including structural elements. Our technical knowledge and on-the-field experience allow us to determine the best course of action for your home to succeed.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us at SERVPRO of Los Gatos/Monte Sereno for your needs after a fire. Our number, (408) 600-2020 is available 24/7 for your convenience. Even if your fire damage seems small, let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Attention Los Gatos Homeowners--SERVPRO Says to Check Your Appliances to Prevent Water Damage

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Attention Los Gatos Homeowners--SERVPRO Says to Check Your Appliances to Prevent Water Damage SERVPRO Uses Advanced Technology to Grapple with Water Losses in Los Gatos

Broken Seals Allow Water Loss Incidents in Los Gatos Homes

Many appliances are water-fed throughout your Los Gatos home. From the water heater to the dishwasher in the kitchen, these convenience elements are essential to comfortable living. Without the proper upkeep and maintenance, however, they can also be the source of substantial water loss incidents. Something as simple as a damaged or compromised seal intended to prevent water leaking can allow water to flow out unabated until the supply to the appliance gets shut off.

As dire as this situation might be, this water damage for your Los Gatos home is something that requires professional restoration technicians. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that by sopping up the water that they can see that the primary problem has gotten resolved, but water damage often spreads too quickly for conventional cleanup methods to be effective. A wise choice is our SERVPRO professionals, as we can arrive quickly with extraction and drying equipment to help protect your structural elements like flooring and wall materials.

While our team cannot repair the damage to the appliance itself, we can help to clean up and dry out the affected surfaces and materials throughout this area of your property. We have effective extraction equipment that can quickly remove standing water on the flooring. Our moisture detection and thermal imagery cameras can determine the spread of moisture throughout this region of your home to determine the best locations to set up our efficient drying tools.

Drying is a critical element to water damage recovery from larger loss incidents like this. We can set up more than one air mover and a dehumidifier if necessary to double the effectiveness of removing lingering moisture from walls, flooring, and the environment. If the flooring has suffered water penetration and saturation as well, we can install our injecti-dry system to begin removing dampness at a controlled pace.

You cannot predict when appliances might suffer damages to seals and degradation, which can lead to substantial water loss incidents. Our SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno rapid response team can arrive quickly with the expertise and equipment to make a difference fast. Give us a call anytime at (408) 600-2020. "Like it never even happened."

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Mold Damage Keeps Customers away from Los Gatos Malls

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage Keeps Customers away from Los Gatos Malls Mold damage will turn away mall customers. SERVPRO Franchise professionals can quickly remediate the mold.

Prevention of Commercial Mold Damage in the Common Areas in Shopping Malls in Los Gatos

Daily cleaning and regular maintenance tasks keep most buildings' maintenance problems from becoming significant hazards. One area that cleaning crews rarely clean include the ceilings of Los Gatos businesses. While bathrooms and walls in common areas stay well-maintained, the uppermost regions can slowly develop darkened areas and patches.  

People visiting malls hope to find great deals on merchandise and expect to do this in a clean environment, free of mold damage in any part of the commercial settings in Los Gatos where they venture. SERVPRO professionals can help with regular maintenance that prevents mold from taking hold and dirtying up any area in your mall.  

Cleaning up mold patches on smooth surfaces, and cleaning the air of spores can help you maintain control over the microbial population in any setting, including retail outlets. Strip malls with areas regularly enduring exposure to the outdoor elements can also become covered in pollution from local industries, traffic, and dust carried on the wind. That same wind can carry spores, allowing them to settle on walls and ceilings, windowsills, and any other surface.  

Our mold remediation specialists remove excess mold, mildew, and other substances that detract from the aesthetics of your property and provide a better shopping experience for your tenants' customers. We are ready to help you with either the preparation process for the application of new paint, or to maintain the common areas, both indoors and on the exterior. Our goal is to prevent mold from damaging structures and to remediate it with as little loss as possible when damage already exists.  

The use of our air scrubbers in interior environments drastically cuts the number of spores as our machines use HEPA filters. Able to grab and contain 99.97% of particles 3 microns or larger floating in the air removes dust and allergens, making the air cleaner and less likely to cause health effects.  

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno is always ready to help and answers our 24-hour service line, (408) 600-2020, every day of the year. No job is too large or small, and we help maintain and protect businesses of all sizes and kinds in the San Jose, Saratoga, and Cambrian Park areas.

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Los Gatos Property Owners Love How SERVPRO Removes Unwanted Water

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Los Gatos Property Owners Love How SERVPRO Removes Unwanted Water Why Choose SERVPRO for Los Gatos Water Damage Cleanup? When Completed--this carpet will look "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO Specialists Use Different Attachments When a Home Needs Water Cleanup in Los Gatos

Water that finds its way into a home can create damaged areas and let infestations of mold ruin clothing and other possessions. When an incident happens that places water on your carpeting and rugs, you want someone who can address not only the removal of the water but also any stains that develop because of its presence.
The different capabilities of our attachments help us in restoring a water damaged home in Los Gatos, which is why SERVPRO uses several for the most effective water cleanup experience. Our truck-mounted pumps pull large amounts of water from wherever we place our equipment because of the lengths of the tubing we use. The different attachments, some connected to powered, portable wands help us extract water and moisture from varying materials from soft fabrics to hardwood flooring.
When invasive water causes light-colored carpeting to become stained from either soaked furniture legs or other non-colorfast items that cause slight or significant discoloration to the carpeting, our IICRC certified techs can use a highly specialized attachment that provides excellent results. This attachment, called the claw, concentrates the suction from our pump into a very small area. We treat stains with a unique formula that releases it from the fibers and then extract the liquid with the claw. We then flush the area out again to ensure all traces of both the stain-removing formula and the substances that caused the stain no longer remain. There are circumstances where some staining can be permanent, but we do our best to make it "Like it never even happened."
Other equipment helps us dry wood floors and extract water from below cabinetry. Drying mats and injecti-dry devices are stored on our Green Fleet ready to be deployed for rapid and safe water removal. Wherever water flows, it requires removal and drying equipment to get the area mitigated of current damage and prevent future damage from affecting your home. You can trust SERVPRO to deliver results because we know which methods work in a multitude of situations that might occur in your home.
Contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at our 24-hour service line, (408) 600-2020 when you need professionals with IICRC certification to perform water cleanup services. We also offer our mitigation services for homeowners in Saratoga, Campbell, and Lexington Hills.

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Contact Our Crew After A Flood To Avoid Potential Dangers In Your Cambrian Park Home

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Contact Our Crew After A Flood To Avoid Potential Dangers In Your Cambrian Park Home For questions or our damage mitigation services, call us 24/7 at (408) 600-2020.

Major Hazards Arise From Flood Damage In Cambrian Park

While all natural disasters can carry safety hazards and become a serious risk for any homes and homeowners caught up in them, flood damage in communities like Cambrian Park can catch many people by surprise. Many of the most severe safety hazards associated with the average flood remain unseen while representing a constant or growing threat, but with advance knowledge of what to look out for, you can avoid most or all of the potential health effects of a flood.

Both during and after most flood damage in Cambrian Park, anyone without sufficient personal protective equipment may be at very high risk of illness or infection. Storm floods give microscopic organisms an excellent chance to grow and multiply at unprecedented rates. Mold, bacteria, and other bacteria can cause health effects when exposed to open wounds, and with a high risk of being scratched or cut in a flood-damaged environment, these risks pose such a significant threat that we recommend you never enter a wet area without the permission and guidance of an on-site SERVPRO employee.

Electrocution hazards may be ubiquitous in the aftermath of a flood. Electrical outlets and electronic devices can both send strong electrical currents through anything in contact with a wet area, and in some cases, loose wires may pose additional problems after they are severed by debris carried by flood waters. Particularly strong storms may also knock over power lines, potentially creating a fire and electrocution hazard throughout the entire home. Once again, stay away from wet areas and avoid electronic devices to protect yourself from these threats.

Other Hazards
Floods can cause many more safety complications to arise. Fire hazards can present themselves, gas leaks can create additional threats, and many more unfortunate situations can pose a threat to your health. The best way to safeguard yourself from the unexpected is to wait for a SERVPRO inspector to arrive and evaluate the situation before entering the flood-damaged building.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno has the professional equipment and experience necessary to identify and navigate around safety hazards after a flood. For questions or our damage mitigation services, call us 24/7 at (408) 600-2020.

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Don't Let Your Cambrian Park Hardwood Floors Get Damaged By Water, Call In The Experts At SERVPRO!

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Let Your Cambrian Park Hardwood Floors Get Damaged By Water, Call In The Experts At SERVPRO! When water loss incidents occur, protect your investment in this flooring by calling our SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno experts.

Water Cleanup For Hardwood Floors In Cambrian Park Homes

Renovations and remodeling throughout the Cambrian Park area have seen many homeowners hanging up their insistence on plush carpeting for the sleek and modern look of hardwood flooring. Many DIY enthusiasts have also taken to some of the vinyl and laminate options that look like the graining or texture of hardwood, but are available at a lower cost and with tongue and groove easy installation. Water incidents that occur over this kind of material can begin to affect it quickly, so getting the right professional assistance is vital as promptly as you can.

Of all the troublesome situations that can occur that require water cleanup for your Cambrian Park home, water penetration and absorption into hardwood or laminates can be destructive. Water can find a way to seep into the cracks, crevices, and connection points of plank flooring to reach the subflooring underneath. Even with waterproof flooring options, like what you might install in a bathroom or kitchen, only repel the moisture and dampness for so long before imperfections in the installation allow for penetration and damage to occur.

Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to water loss incidents, as water damage can spread quickly throughout a property. Within hours of exposure, water can breech waterproofed materials and begin to saturate subflooring and soak into the flooring material itself. Without a proper cleanup and drying plan at this point, warping and distortion of the wood can begin within a few days of the initial incident.

Even more pressing than this timeline for water damages that our SERVPRO professionals have to endure, is the tear out and replacement required when our team gets notified of damages too late to salvage the materials.

Hardwood flooring is becoming more and more common in modern construction for its ease of cleaning and sleek appearance. When water loss incidents occur, protect your investment in this flooring by calling our SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno experts. We can respond quickly with the equipment and expertise to clean up the mess and dry out the damage. Call us today at (408) 600-2020.

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