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Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today -  805-922-5457

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration- in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande

SERVPRO of Pismo Beach/ Arroyo Grande specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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Does Your Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today- 805-922-5457

All Fires are Not Created Equally

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage All Fires are Not Created Equally Fire Damage

House fires are a scary thing for everyone in involved. They can decimate a home and can start from something as simple as an oven being left on or a candle being lit. However, there are many different types of fires, so knowing which one you are experiencing can save your life and property. With that in mind, the team at SERVPRO Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande have released a report on the different kinds of fires and how to deal with them.

SERVPRO has been helping those with fire damage in Pismo Beach for years and can also help with water damage, mold, storm damage and other types of restoration. If you want to learn more about them and their services, check out their website or call them at 805-473-0772.

All Fire Are Not Created Equally

When you see a fire in your house, it can be a shocking and disorienting thing. While many of us think to go right for the water, this won’t always work. So to make sure you know the different kinds of fires and how to stop them, we have created this handy little guide. There are 5 classes of fire, each with different ways to suppress them.

Class A – This class includes fires caused by combustible materials such as wood, paper and fabric. Most suppression techniques work on these fires as they are the easiest to deal with. Smothering or dousing with water are two of the most common.

Class B – This class includes fires that were caused by flammable gases or liquids and the way to stop these ones is to break the chemical chain reaction, which is easiest done by water, mist or a dry chemical.

Class C – This class includes electrical fires caused by outlets, cords or other types of electronics. These should not be put out using water, and should instead be supressed or by using another method. Anything but water.

Class D – This class includes flammable metals like titanium, potassium, and others. These are among the hardest to put out as most suppression techniques may not work. A dry powder agent can be successful against these kind of fires.

Class K – This classification includes fires caused by cooking oils and fats, so is one of the most common in many house fires. These can be disastrous, so make sure to either dump water on the fire, suppress it or use a fire extinguisher.

If you find your home having fire damage in Pismo Beach or a surrounding area, be sure to call SERVPRO to help you get your house back to normal!

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Warning Signs of Water Damage in your Home

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Warning Signs of Water Damage in your Home Water Damage

Water damage can be very subtle as it destroys your home. Unlike fire damage, water damage can slowly and quietly deteriorate your home without you even knowing. Because of this, the team at SERVPRO of Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande has released a report of the warning signs to look for.

If you ever have a home or business with water damage in Avila Beach or any of the other communities nearby, SERVPRO will be able to help. In addition to water damage, they can help with fire damage, problems with mold, storm damage and more. Feel free to check out their website or call them at 805-473-0772.

Warning Signs of Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage can be hard to spot in your home, so with that in mind, here are some possible warning signs to look out for. One of the biggest tells of water damage in your home are stains on walls and ceilings. Water can also cause the shape of flooring and walls to change.

Also, if you start to see mold appear throughout your home (and smell an unpleasant odor throughout the home), this can also be a sign that you have yourself some water damage. Also, if your pipes are old and damaged, that can also make it easier for them to leak and lead to massive water damage.

Another warning sign of possible water damage is if your water bill is unnaturally high. If it is very high, that usually means there is a leak somewhere in your home. This is why it’s good to keep track of how much each utility costs each month, as the water damage isn’t always visible, so this is one of the only ways to know about hidden damage.

Checking the exterior walls can also be a fruitful place to check as it can also show signs of water damage. Cracking or discoloration of the interior and exterior walls can also be a sign that water damage is present.

If you find yourself with water damage in Avila Beach or other towns nearby, SERVPRO is ready and willing to help you get your home back in tip top shape.

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SERVPRO Releases Prevention Report for Homeowners Experiencing Los Osos Water Damage

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Releases Prevention Report for Homeowners Experiencing Los Osos Water Damage Water Damage

Professional fire and water damage experts, SERVPRO, this week outline five ways homeowners can prevent water damage during the upcoming rainy season.

 

Los Osos, CA —The cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO have released a recent report detailing five ways to prevent Los Osos water damage to flooring, appliances, and fixtures during the upcoming rainy season. Homeowners can prevent damage to their home by following these five simple tips.

 

To view the report, click here (link), or see below:

 

 

5 Ways Homeowners Can Prevent Water Damage During the Rainy Season

 

The rainy season is arriving soon. Proper preparation can save a home from water damage if excessive rain or flooding occur. Here’s five simple precautions homeowners can take to avoid damage to their property in anticipation of heavy rainfall this coming winter:

 

 

Inspect the roof

A leaky roof can cause major water damage to a home. Have a professional inspect the roof and patch any holes or cracks before the rainy season begins. Replace any missing or loose shingles and look for cracks in the ridge where shingles fold over to form the cap.

 

Clear gutters

Remove debris from gutters to avoid pooling and allow for proper draining of water. This save the gutters from damage and prevent flooding during heavy rains.

 

Inspect inside the home

Survey the interior of the home, checking the ceilings, walls and crevices for water rings, mold or discoloration. Make necessary repairs to prevent water damage when rains begin.

 

Purchase sand bags

If the home is located in a area prone to flooding, stock up on sandbags before they become a dire need. Having sand bags on hand if heavy rains occur will prevent water from seeping into the home. Place bags in areas where water could penetrate, including the garage and front door areas.

 

Move furniture and valuables to the highest room in the house

If flooding is imminent, consider moving all furniture, precious art, personal documents, and jewelry to the highest room in the house. If flooding does happen, these items will hopefully be saved from damage.

 

Following these suggestions can save time, money and stress about water damage during the upcoming rainy season. If water damage does occur, the professionals at SERVPRO regularly repair and restore Los Osos water damage and are available 24/7 to lend a helping hand.

 

SERVPRO in Los Osos

1741 8th St., Los Osos, CA 93402

(805) 528-2289

SERVPRO Releases Report for Homeowners Experiencing Arroyo Grande Water Damage

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Releases Report for Homeowners Experiencing Arroyo Grande Water Damage Water Damage

Professional water damage experts, SERVPRO, this week outline five measures homeowners can take to prevent further damage after an Arroyo Grande water damage incident.

 

Arroyo Grande, CA —The cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO have released a recent report detailing five ways to salvage flooring, appliances, and fixtures after water damage has occurred. Homeowners can avoid excessive water damage by following these five simple tips.

 

To view the report, click here (link), or see below:

 

 

5 Things Homeowners Should Do To Salvage Their Property After Water Damage

 

Once water damage has occurred and a professional, like SERVPRO, has assessed and repaired the damage, here’s five tips for getting one’s property back into tip top shape:

 

Remove excess water from flooring

It is important to remove excess water as soon as possible to avoid the growth of mold and damage to flooring. Use a mop or towels to blot the area dry. Remove wet materials, such as clothing or towels, from the area and hang dry.

 

Wipe excess water from wood furniture

After lamps and tabletop items have been removed, use a dry cloth to wipe excess water from any wooden furniture to prevent damage and avoid the growth of mold.

 

Place wet upholstery and cushions in a dry area

Anything which has been soaked by water needs to dry as soon as possible, especially couch cushions and pillows. Place items in a sunny, dry area away from the water damaged location.

 

Use air conditioning for maximum drying during summer months

Warm air will hold more moisture than cooler air so air conditioning helps remove moisture from air in the area. Close all doors and windows, then run the air-conditioning on high to help dry the house after water damage has occurred.

 

Remove art from water damaged area

Water can damage art pieces very quickly, even just excessive moisture in the air can have a negative effect on prized pieces. It is best to remove anything valuable from a water damaged area as soon as possible. Once the area has been thoroughly dried items can be returned to the area.

 

Following these suggestions can mean the difference between minimal water damage and a total loss. The professionals at SERVPRO have repaired and restored Arroyo Grande water damage and are available 24/7 to lend a helping hand.

 

SERVPRO Releases Report for Homeowners Experiencing Arroyo Grande Fire Damage

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Releases Report for Homeowners Experiencing Arroyo Grande Fire Damage Fire Damage

Professional fire damage experts, SERVPRO, this week outline the five things homeowners should do after a fire damage has occurred.

Arroyo Grande, CA —The cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO have released a recent report detailing five things one should do if their home has seen Arroyo Grande fire damage to prevent further damage. Homeowners can avoid excessive fire damage by following damage prevention tips listed in the report.

To view the report, click here (link), or see below:

 

5 Things Homeowners Should Do if Fire Damage Occurs

 

If fire damaged has occurred in the home there’s still hope for avoiding a total loss of one’s property. Here’s five things to do to prevent further fire damage to the property:

 

Call a repair and restoration professional immediately

If left to sit for several hours, the acids in smoke and soot can permanently damage appliances, walls, and fixtures, leaving a yellow hue behind. The longer fire damage is left to sit, the more expensive it will be to repair and restore.

 

Limit movement and wind inside the home

Try to limit the amount of movement around the fire damaged area. This will help avoid soot particles from embedding, and permanently damaging, upholstery and carpeting. Close any windows if possible to avoid wind from entering the area and blowing these particles onto undamaged items.

 

Empty the refrigerator and freezer if electricity is off

One commonly overlooked task is to remove all food items from the refrigerator to salvage and items not affected by the fire. If the electricity has to be turned off for an extended period of time, food items not kept under refrigeration will spoil.

 

Clean off houseplants

If houseplants were able to be salvaged, thoroughly clean both sides of all leaves to remove soot particles from hurting the plants. Take household plants outside if necessary.

 

Change HVAC filter

If smoke affected the home, be sure to replace the HVAC air filter as soon as possible. This will prevent left over toxins from being circulated around the home after fire damage has been repaired.

 

Following these suggestions can save time, money and stress after fire damage has occurred in the home. The professionals at SERVPRO regularly repair and restore Arroyo Grande fire damage and are available 24/7 to lend a helping hand.

 

SERVPRO of Pismo Beach / Arroyo Grande

1423 Raspberry Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

(805) 473-0772

Fire and Smoke Damage Santa Maria-based company releases report on Smoke Damage Tips

10/11/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire and Smoke Damage Santa Maria-based company releases report on Smoke Damage Tips Smoke Damage

SANTA MARIA, Ca. – Today, fire and smoke damage Santa Maria-based Company, SERVPRO, have released a report detailing tips to prevent fires.

Fire and smoke can cause severe damage to a home or business. Even a small fire can produce large volumes of smoke and cause unwanted and often unseen damage. Here are some tips to keep in mind when dealing with smoke damage.

  1. After a fire, one may be anxious to begin cleaning one’s house and attempting to restore it. The very first thing to be done is contact an insurance agency to check for coverage, and then contact a restoration company, like SERVPRO, to begin restoration
  2. Make sure to gain permission from the Fire Marshall before reentering the property. It’s critical to make sure that the property in question is safe to enter before setting foot inside. If entering, be sure to wear a protective device over the mouth and nose to prevent inhaling toxins left from the fire. If a professional restoration company has yet to be contacted, who knows what kinds of toxins may be in the air?
  3. Do not attempt to clean any household carpets, textiles, draperies, or upholstered furniture. Smoke is oily and must be cleaned in a very specific way, so attempting to clean may cause additional and possibly irreparable damage.
  4. Remember to change the furnace filter at least once a day. If the property has an operating filter, replace daily until no soot is visible.
  5. Smoke odors can remain in clothing, furniture, draperies, and carpets after any retail sprays evaporate. To eliminate the odor entirely, it is crucial to deodorize it with a highly-effective ozone treatment. Without one, the odor may never be diminished.
  6. Smoke will enter and remain in and between walls of the living space. If not properly removed, during damp periods the odor will return.
  7. Cover clean items with plastic. While repairs are being carried out in the property, cover unaffected items to prevent additional tarnishing.
  8. Carpets should be dealt with by professional cleaners. It may take a few cleaning, or may need to be replaced entirely.
  9. Do not attempt to wipe down walls. Professionals use chemical sponges to effectively clean smoke and soot from varied surfaces, attempting to wipe walls down may only result in further damage.


 

Fire and Smoke Damage Santa Maria

SERVPRO offers 24/7 restoration services to customers experiencing difficulties with water, fire, smoke, or mold damage! They’re always readily available to take care of any emergency restoration needs in a timely and professional manner possible to restore any property to pre-damage conditions and quickly make it “Like it never happened.” Give them a call at (805) 922-5457.

 

Fire and Smoke Damage Santa Maria-based company releases report on Smoke Damage Tips

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire and Smoke Damage Santa Maria-based company releases report on Smoke Damage Tips Fire Damage

SANTA MARIA, Ca. – When a fire hits, there’s not much that can be done to prevent damage. However, today, fire and smoke damage Santa Maria-based Company, SERVPRO, have released a report detailing tips to prevent fires.

Fire and smoke can cause severe damage to a home or business. Even a small fire can produce large volumes of smoke and cause unwanted and often unseen damage. Here are some tips to keep in mind when dealing with smoke damage.

  1. After a fire, one may be anxious to begin cleaning one’s house and attempting to restore it. The very first thing to be done is contact an insurance agency to check for coverage, and then contact a restoration company, like SERVPRO, to begin restoration
  2. Make sure to gain permission from the Fire Marshall before reentering the property. It’s critical to make sure that the property in question is safe to enter before setting foot inside. If entering, be sure to wear a protective device over the mouth and nose to prevent inhaling toxins left from the fire. If a professional restoration company has yet to be contacted, who knows what kinds of toxins may be in the air?
  3. Do not attempt to clean any household carpets, textiles, draperies, or upholstered furniture. Smoke is oily and must be cleaned in a very specific way, so attempting to clean may cause additional and possibly irreparable damage.
  4. Remember to change the furnace filter at least once a day. If the property has an operating filter, replace daily until no soot is visible.
  5. Smoke odors can remain in clothing, furniture, draperies, and carpets after any retail sprays evaporate. To eliminate the odor entirely, it is crucial to deodorize it with a highly-effective ozone treatment. Without one, the odor may never be diminished.
  6. Smoke will enter and remain in and between walls of the living space. If not properly removed, during damp periods the odor will return.
  7. Cover clean items with plastic. While repairs are being carried out in the property, cover unaffected items to prevent additional tarnishing.
  8. Carpets should be dealt with by professional cleaners. It may take a few cleaning, or may need to be replaced entirely.
  9. Do not attempt to wipe down walls. Professionals use chemical sponges to effectively clean smoke and soot from varied surfaces, attempting to wipe walls down may only result in further damage.


 

Fire and Smoke Damage Santa Maria

SERVPRO offers 24/7 restoration services to customers experiencing difficulties with water, fire, smoke, or mold damage! They’re always readily available to take care of any emergency restoration needs in a timely and professional manner possible to restore any property to pre-damage conditions and quickly make it “Like it never happened.” Give them a call at (805)922-5457.

SERVPRO of Santa Maria

260 N. Blosser Road

Santa Maria, CA 93458

(805)922-5457

SERVPRO® Pledges Ongoing Support to the American Red Cross Disaster

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO® Pledges Ongoing Support to the American Red Cross Disaster American Red Cross

Responder Program

Red Cross recognizes SERVPRO for their contribution to disaster 

preparedness and recovery efforts

The American Red Cross recently recognized SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration company, for participation in its Disaster Responder Program1.  As a Disaster Responder Program member, SERVPRO pledges a donation to the Red Cross in advance of disasters, allowing the organization to respond quickly and effectively to nearly 66,000 disasters annually, most of which are home fires. SERVPRO is entering their third year of partnership with the Red Cross; their donations to the organization to date exceed one million dollars.

According to statistics cited by the Red Cross, seven people die in a home fire each day in the U.S. Aiming to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent by the end of 2019, the Red Cross launched a Home Fire Campaign in October of 2014. The support of SERVPRO and other Disaster Responder Program members allows the Red Cross to pursue their home fire prevention goals while they continue to provide critical services to disaster victims.

One of the reasons home fires account for the majority of the disasters the Red Cross responds to annually is that the risk for home fires exists all year long, said Joseph Powers, owner of SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo. Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)2 show the majority of home fires are related to unattended cooking accidents and cooking is something most people do every day.

Although SERVPROs business is helping business and home owners recover from fire, flood and other disasters, the company and its franchisees actively support disaster preparedness education, including fire prevention efforts. When disaster does strike, their relationships with major insurance companies combined with industry-leading job-management technology help smooth the path to rebuilding and restoration for home and business owners affected by the unexpected.

SERVPROs commitment to the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program means that, when disaster strikes, homeowners can count on the Red Cross to address their immediate needs and supply essential services, said Powers. 

Once the immediate emergency is under control, homeowners can count on the expertise of restoration specialists at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo to help them restore their property and move forward with their lives.

http://www.redcross.org/news/article/local/tennessee/SERVPRO-Recognized-for-Contribution-to-the-American-Red-Cross

http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fires-by-property-type/residential/home-structure-fires

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and 

Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.